This is a pre-owned book and looks like it could be a first edition but can’t say for sure as the edition, date, and publisher information are not available because the first page and contents page are missing. The covers are worn and taped in the spine area. Page 83 (last page) has come loose from stapled binding and is torn. Other interior pages are intact and appear to be in good condition. This still makes for a very good reading copy.
Includes a wide variety of methods for producing and vanishing silks, dyeing silks, 20th Century silk trick, twenty-three tricks with silks, knots and flourishes, useful accessories, sleights, etc.
The silk enthusiast should certainly have this book and learn the large variety of beautiful effects possible with silk handkerchiefs.
Soft covers; eighty-three pages, illustrated.