This is a pre-owned book that is in good condition. The spine has an almost un-noticeable two inch tear on the back side and the bottom edge has some scuffing. The interior pages are very good without any damage that we can see. Hard covers. No dust jacket.
This is the 2nd printing (1947) of “The Modern Conjurer” which gives you a fascinating look at magic. It explains sleight of hand and the skills a magician must acquire. This book has long been recognized as a classic on the art of magic. Over 500 black and white illustrations and photographs with 386 pages.
A ground breaking book at the time it appeared on the magic scene and its contents are excellent. It was the first magic book which had photos instead of drawings or engravings throughout. It is one of the few books with a large chapter on chapeaugraphy. Add to this great chapters on shadowgraphy, plate spinning and paper folding. A large part is devoted to card magic, magic with coins, balls, and handkerchiefs, and much much more.
A must-have book for any serious magician.