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Sleight of Hand

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Sleight of Hand
AuthorEdwin Sachs
Publication Date1877

Sleight of Hand first appeared in serial form with "Bazaar Exchange & Mart" at the same time Modern Magic was being published elsewhere. [1]

The book version was first produced in two parts; Part 1, Drawing Room Magic; Part 2, Grand or Stage Magic. It was then reissued in the same year in one volume and there is also a rare De Luxe Edition (1877).

A paragraph on " Anti-Spiritualism " was not printed in the book.[2]


  • The second edition was published in 1885; some of these copies are dated and others are not.
  • 2nd edition enlarged in 1895, published by L. Upcott Gill, London.
  • The third edition was published in 1900, and is considered the best.
  • A fourth edition was published by The Fleming Book Company, U.S.A.


  1. Stanyon's Magic June 1901
  2. Wizard, April 1949
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