440, viii,  pp., frontispiece from photograph, many illustrations in the text; 8vo, original brick red pictorial cloth with cover design in black, white, and red. William J. Hilliar (1878-1936) was a well-known British stage magician and author. In addition to the present volume, he ghost wrote other magic books, and edited Billboard magazines "Magic & Magicians" column for several years. Hilliar was also a close friend of Harry Houdini. Light wear to spine, some rubbing to cover design on front cover, else very good; quite clean and tight and with no previous owner markings of any kind. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MODERN MAGICIANS' HAND BOOK: An Up-to-Date ...
Publisher: Frederick J. Drake & Co. (1902)
Publication Date: 1902
Edition: First edition.
Book Description 1902. (London: Hamley's Magical Saloons [undated] 1902). Publisher's blue decorated cloth. 300 illustrations.440 pages + index. Bookseller Inventory # 355490716781
Book Description Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1902. First edition. Hardcover. 440 pp. Good. Light edge wear with a small repaired closed tear at the top of the title/copyright page. No frontispiece. Bookseller Inventory # 050854
Book Description Frederick J. Drake &Co., Chicago, 1902. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: no dust jacket. First Edition, First Printing. First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean blue cloth boards with black, white and red illustration on cover (man in tuxedo with two little red devils on his shoulders). White lettering with tophat and silver coin decoration on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, solid hinges, clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Very slight chipping to lettering on spine, still clearly legible. Introduction by Henry Ridgely Evans. Over 300 illustrations. 440 pages + 8 page index. Bookseller Inventory # 024198
Book Description 1902. Book Condition: very good. 1st edition, very good condition, pictorial cloth binding, wear to extremities of binding, interior pages are in near fine condition, published by Frederick J. Drake & Company, Chicago, 440 pages, plus an eight page index. The authors comprehensive guide to becomming an up to date Magician; SLeight Of Hand Card Tricks, Coin Tricks, Billiard Balls, Hankerchiefs, Stage Magic, Shadowgraphy, Juggling, Mind reading, etc. Profusely illustrated with over three hundred drawings. With an introduction by Henry Rigdgely Evans. Christopher vol.2 #1322, Price p.217. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 004635