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Magician's Own Book

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Magician's Own Book
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PublisherDick & Fitzgerald
Publication Date1857

The Magician's Own Book or the Whole Art of Conjuring was published by Dick & Fitzgerald from New York in 1857, author unknown. Advertisement: 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.

Many libraries list authors under George Arnold but could possibly have been written by H. L. Williams with assistance from John Wyman.[1]

The 362 page volume borrowed from such sources as Wyman's Hand-Book of Magic (1851), Endless Amusements (1815), Parlour Magic (1838) and Brewster's Letters on Natural Magic (1832).

See also the book with the same title The Magician's Own Book (Cremer):recreations in chemistry, acoustics, legerdemain, electricity ... by William Henry Cremer, Junior of London in 1871 (which IS NOT a reprint of Dick & Fitzgerald).




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