Peerless Prestidigitation: Being a Collection of Entirely New Ideas and Effects in the Fascinating Art of Modern Magic (Classic Reprint)

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In calling your attention to a deceptive entertain iment, Legerdemain, more generally known as Con juring, a few introductory remarks may not be out Of place. The superstition that existed in the early ages, when wizards and magicians were supposed to exist, time has not worn out; the mystery that hangs over all professors Of magic is still in part retained. Many there are who class them amongst supernatural beings, their 'seeming impossibilities are converted into positive. Realities, their power supposed to be supreme. Now, were I, in this the twentieth century, to -stand before you professing to be a wizard or a magician - or, in fact, to be that which I am not endowed with supernatural power, it would be looked upon as a gross insult to your good sense for in truth the only peculiarity of my profession is to deceive - yours to detect. If. My hands are quicker than your eyes, I shall have the pleasure Of deceiving you; but, on the contrary, if your eyes are quicker than my hands, the reverse will be the result.
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