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A Magician in Many Lands. Introduced by Professor Hoffmann., BERTRAM, CHARLES (the late):
1 BERTRAM, CHARLES (the late): A Magician in Many Lands. Introduced by Professor Hoffmann.
George Routledge and Sons Ltd. 1911 (1st.). 
Size: 14 cm x 20 cm. Maroon cloth gt. Coloured frontispiece and many illustrations in black and white. 315 pp. Extremities slightly rubbed. Front cover faded on 2 margins, also has a weak horizontal indentation. Binding a bit faded overall. Inside very clean. Near very good. A book of travel, through Calcutta, Kapurthala, Delhi, Jeypore, Agra, Dholpur, Kolar, Rangoon, Mandalay, Hongkong, Canton, Shanghai, (Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Honolulu, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Montreal, Quebec, etc.). etc. - he was allowed to see and participate in many ceremonies that was closed to the ordinary traveller. Of his own performances Bertram says very little except when relating an amusing incident. He does, however, devote 3 very interesting chapters to the tricks of the Indian conjurers. He gives minute explanations of the mango trick, the basket trick, and others less known. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Bunkum Entertainments: A Collection of Original Laughable Skits. On conjuring, Physiognomy, Juggling, Performing Fleas, Waxworks, Panorams, Phrenology, Phonograph, Second sight, Lightning Calculators, Ventriloquism, Spiritualism etc. To Which are Added Humourous Sketches, Whimsical Recitals and Drawing-Room Comedies., GANTHONY, Robert;
2 GANTHONY, Robert; Bunkum Entertainments: A Collection of Original Laughable Skits. On conjuring, Physiognomy, Juggling, Performing Fleas, Waxworks, Panorams, Phrenology, Phonograph, Second sight, Lightning Calculators, Ventriloquism, Spiritualism etc. To Which are Added Humourous Sketches, Whimsical Recitals and Drawing-Room Comedies.
London, L. Upcott Gill, 1896 1st edition 
Hardback. Size 7.5 x 5 ins. In dark green cloth with gilt lettering and printed decorative design to front and spine. Decorative floral endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Endpaper a little darkened with some mild foxing to rear of endpapers. Some darkening/ foxing to adverts at rear. (adverts dated 4/96. Pages very clean and tight throughout. A scarce copy in this early edition. 188pp + 16pp adverts. 25 b&w illustrations within text. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
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Magicians' Tricks: How They Are Done. With Contributions by Felicien Trewey, Karl Germain, Will Goldston and Others., HATTON, Henry: PLATE, Adrian:
3 HATTON, Henry: PLATE, Adrian: Magicians' Tricks: How They Are Done. With Contributions by Felicien Trewey, Karl Germain, Will Goldston and Others.
New York The Century Co. 1910 1st edition 
Hardback, size 7.5 x 5 inches. In cream cloth covers with black lettering and black and green pictorial design to front and spine. In very good condition. Some minor fading and darkening to cloth. Endpapers and pages very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy. 344p. With nearly 200 b&w diagrams and figures. 
Price: 120.00 GBP
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Twentieth Century Magic. And the construction of modern magical apparatus. With the introduction of new experiments. Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical. A Treatise on the Construction and Introduction of Scientific Magical Apperatus. Second Edition. One Hundred Illustrations., HOPKINS, Nevil Monroe:
4 HOPKINS, Nevil Monroe: Twentieth Century Magic. And the construction of modern magical apparatus. With the introduction of new experiments. Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical. A Treatise on the Construction and Introduction of Scientific Magical Apperatus. Second Edition. One Hundred Illustrations.
London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd., 1904 2nd edition, 
Hardback, 8 x 5.5 inches. Blue cloth, with gilt lettering to spine, pictorial design to front. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to edges and minor marks to boards. Endpapers slightly darkened, original bookseller label “A.W. Gamage” to front. Mild foxing to title and contents pages, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 160pp. 100 b&w illustrative diagrams. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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Conjurers' Tales. By Author of “Pethertons Phoenix,” “Apperatus for Amateurs,” etc., JOHNSON, George:
5 JOHNSON, George: Conjurers' Tales. By Author of “Pethertons Phoenix,” “Apperatus for Amateurs,” etc.
London & Plymouth, G. McK. Munro’s & W. J. Butland, 1910 1st edition 
Hardback, approx 7 x 5 inches. In orange cloth with black lettering and printed pictorial design to front. In very good condition. Some minor darkening to edges of cloth. Endpapers partially darkened. Slight crack to hinge at title page. Else an excellent copy. 80pp + 8pp adverts. One b&w illustrated chapter/title illustration. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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