1941 Hardcover Book, Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic, Reference Book, How To Book, Illustrated, Instructional Book
A hardcover 1941 edition of Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic. It has a red cloth cover with black title on the binding. This is a book on doing card tricks and on how certain magic tricks work. It was written by Harry Blackstone a Master Magician.
Harry Blackstone (1885 - 1965) was a magician and author. He was possibly the most innovative magician after Houdini. Harry Blackstone (born Harry Bouton) started doing magic at the age of eight after receiving a magic kit for a birthday present and seeing a performance by the great Harry Kellar. He began his career professionally in 1904, and following Houdini's death, Blackstone would become the most well-known magician in America in the 1930s. His shows mixed small-scale slight of hand and elaborate prop-based illusions, and he pioneered such now-classic routines as the "buzzsaw illusion", "dancing handkerchief", "floating lightbulb", and his unique "frames of paper" illusion where he would smash his hand through a framed sheet of paper and withdraw various objects, livestock, and even his wife seemingly out of nowhere
8 x 5 1/2 inches
Red Cloth Cover With Black Title on Binding.
No Dust Cover
Published by Garden City Publishing Co, Inc -- 1941
This book is in Used but Good condition. The book's binding is tight but slightly sun faded. The pages are yellowed with age. There is no dust jacket. Shows the usual amount of shelf wear for a book of this age.
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