Fleming Magic Classic Series edition of Sachs's classic and comprehensive magic instruction manual.
Very good plus in very good plus jacket.
"Produce the rabbit with all due appearance of surprise...I have even seen a kitten employed, but the difficulty was to get it into the saucepan."
Fourth revised and enlarged edition, issued as Volume Two in the Fleming Magic Classic Series. With Sachs's preface to the Third Edition of 1900, as well as editor Paul Fleming's new Preface to the Fourth Edition describing this work as Sachs's "great contribution to the art of magic - his textbook on the theory and practice of conjuring", encompassing both slight of hand (per the title) and tricks with apparatus. Tricks include: Mesmerizing a Dove, How to Make and Cook a Pudding in a Hat, the Wine-Drinking Crystal Ball, Bacchus's Maypole, the Magic Omelet, the Dancing Sailor, and many more.
Berkeley Heights, NJ: Fleming Book Company, 1946. 9.25'' x 6''. Original coral cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. In original unclipped ($5.00) yellow dust jacket. Illustrated with 131 drawings by Jeanne McLavy. 400 pages. Corners lightly bumped. Moderate wear and soil to jacket; spine sunned.
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