Drawing-Room Conjuring

Hoffmann, Professor [ Angelo Lewis ]

Published by George Routledge and Sons, Limited
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140mm x 195mm tall (5.5" x 7.75" approx.). Pp viii, 181, with 79 text figs. A couple of tiny chips to spine and small paper loss to lower corner of front board, otherwise very good, in the original colour-illustrated white paper-covered boards/blue titles. Illustration to front board by 'Peacock'. Undated and no indication of edition. The Preface is dated 1887, but the Publisher's adverts to rear board would seem to suggest circa 1920. Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Drawing-Room Conjuring
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons, Limited

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Hoffmann, Professor [Lewis, Angelo John]
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James M Pickard, ABA, ILAB, PBFA.
(LEICESTER, United Kingdom)

Book Description 1887. (London: George Routledge and Sons 1887). First UK Edition. Dated 1887, a translation of a French conjuring work"Recueil de Tours de Physique Amusante" by Hoffmann. Original brown boards boards with title in gold on the spine and black with illustration on the front board. 181 pages (+ 1 page of adverts on two sides for Morley's Universal Library). A VG copy with pushing at the spine tips and a small abrasion to the spine. More often seen with blue boards this is the first example that we have encountered with the variant brown boards which has the all-important date of 1887 to the title page. Pale yellow end-papers. 79 illustrations. Note: this is the hardcover edition and not the much-more-common stiff-wrappered edition of the same date. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 355490716786

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