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Author Name:    LANGHAM, Jack REYN, Jenny

Title:   Magic! First Scottish Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited, Edinburgh, 1961, 

Seller ID:   108176

LANGHAM, Jack. Magic! Illustrated by Jenny Feyn. Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson and Sons Limited, (1961). First Scottish Edition. Pp (4),v-vii,(1),1-225,(3). Illustrated. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gill 620: "Written with the beginner in mind, the text includes a historicacal survey of the great performers of the past, as well as a wealth of sound, standardeiiects and moves for close-up and stage magic. This is a readable and ins tructive work for the neophyte." "Real magic—the art of conjuring—is the subject of this book. It is practical magic . sinpiy and ciearly the autnor explains how a wide variety of sleights and tricks may be performed. Practically no expense need be involved ; and no previous experience is required. Any boy or girl can, after a few minutes' study and practice, dramatically and effectively ' vanish' coins, produce cigarettes from the air, name hidden cards, thought read. . . . And even though some of the major tricks of the great magicians of the past— vanishing an elephant, cutting a lady in half—may not be practicable for everyone, the accounts and explanations of them which are included in the book make fascinating reading." (from the dj).Contents : 1. Major Magic. 2. Sleight Magic. 3. Card Magic. 4. Mental Magi c. 5. Mixed Magic. 6. Minor Magic. Faint waterstain to edges, penned name, else very good in poor, worn and torn, price-clipped dustjacket (with some red leeching from cloth to inside margins of dustjacket). 30.00


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