16pp, printed wraps with three staples at spine, as issued, moderate general wear. Witty patter for the practicing magician. Several handwritten sheets of old paper are laid-in and titled, "More Tips and Gags" also by Grant. We do not know if it is actually written by the author or if these were notes taken by someone else from a performance by the author. The previous owner of this book was one Edwin Cottleer (Cotts the Magician) whose name is written in pencil on the front cover and in whose estate this item was found. From the text, specific to candles, "You will notice the candle is burning at one end. I just mentioned that because some people burn their candle at both ends." And concerning playing cards, "The last two cards I shall cause to disappear singly, or one at a time, whichever you prefer." And specific to coins, "Everyone is at liberty to make money naturally, but if you make it artificially you are not at liberty very long." The author, 1901-1978, born Ulysses Frederick Grant in Millerton, New York, was a magic dealer and inventor. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Grant's Patter Folio
Publisher: Nelmar Albino
Publication Date: 1934
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Good
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