First English edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the upper board and spine. A very good copy indeed, the binding bright and firm with some light rubbing of the extremities and small spots of mottling. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without inscriptions or stamps. An excellent example of this scarce title.
One of only 500 copies printed, 80 of which perished when the binder's warehouse was destroyed in the London Blitz in October 1940. Without the publication of this book the work of Johann Hofzinser, considered the father of modern card magic, might well have been forgotten.
Stock code: 11670