The magician's own book, or, The whole art of conjuring. : Being a complete hand-book of parlor magic, and containing over one thousand optical, chemical, mechanical, magnetical, and magical experiments, amusing transmutations, astonishing sleights and subtleties, celebrated card deceptions, ingenious tricks with numbers, curious and entertaining puzzles, together with all the most noted tricks of modern performers. The whole illustrated with over 500 wood cuts, and intended as a source of amusement for one thousand and one evenings.
|Related Names:||Wyman, John 1816-1881., Williams, Henry Llewellyn b. 1842., Frikell, Wiljalba 1818-1903., Cahill, Frank. , Arnold, George 1834-1865.|
New York : Dick & Fitzgerald, publishers, no. 18 Ann Street, [ca. 1857]
Publisher's advertisements, p. [1-6] at end.
Cf. Toole-Stott, R. Conjuring, 481.
Bound in dark brown pebbled cloth. Gold stamping and illustrations on front cover and spine.
Produced from the same stereotyped plates used for the first ed. One variation is noted. On p. , the page number is obscure and lines 19 and 20 have been reset in larger type. Line 19 ends in "Egytpian" instead of "or."
Has been attributed to George Arnold and Frank Cahill, and to Wiljalba Frikell. This work is most likely a compilation from various sources, and may have been edited by Henry Llewellyn Williams. Indebtedness to John Wyman is mentioned in the preface, p. iv. Cf. Toole-Stott.
3, iv-xi, , 362,  p. :
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