Gravatt, Glenn
Magic Limited (1937)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Gravatt, Glenn: JAP BOX TRICKS
©1937 Magic Limited, Oakland, CA
Hardcover, 123 pages

price range found 175.00 - 250.00

rare and collectable siqned 1st editionJAP BOX TRICKS by Glenn Gravatt rare and collectable siqned 1st edition

Signed hard back 1st edition 1937, an exhaustive treatise on the Japanese or Egyptian handkerchief box. This collectable book contains many new uses, tricks and ideas together with complete acts, routines and patter. Red leatherette cover with gold foil title stamped on cover. Book is clean and tight with no noticeable damage, save for a small 3/16th inch indentation on the back cover. Normal age/handling related wear. In fantastic condition for being over 77 years old. The interior is clean with no rips or tears and is slightly toned from age. Former owner's name written very samll on inside cover paste down. One similar to this just sold recently at auction for near $250.00 and it wasn't in as good of condition as this one. 8vo 123 numbered pages.


Published by the author ~ 1937 First Edition
123pp ~ Long Out of Print
5.75" x 8.50" x 0.625" Medium 8vo

Gravatt, a conscientious writer, corrected a few misspelled printed words in pencil prior to the sale of each book Ex: Clew corrected to Clue

A very nice example Gravatt's scarce exhaustive treatise on the Japanese or Egyptian handkerchief box, containing many new uses, tricks and ideas together with complete acts and routines

A seminal work on one of the most versatile conjuring props in magic, the Japanese Handkerchief Box

This clever book is divided into ten chapters covering the following topics:
Introductory Remarks ~ The Dealer Instructs ~ A Private Lesson From An Old Master (David Devant) ~ New Uses For An Old Box ~ Further New Uses ~ The Holmes' Production (Donald Holmes) ~ The Hull Routine ~ Wright's Radio Box ~ The Great Hanky Panky Act ~ Concluding Remarks

A real trophy acquisition for any magic book collector or performing magician!

Product Details
Extras Author autograph
No. of Pages 123
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf K
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Gravatt, Glenn G.
Glenn Gravatt became interested in magic as a child growing up in Kansas. At the age of 8 years he was already demonstrating magic for his friends and family. From Kansas, he went to California, where he worked as a newspaper reporter. He wrote " Encyclopedia of Self Working Card Tricks" (2 volumes, 1936 and 1937; later published under the byline of Jean Hugard under the title " Encyclopedia of Card Tricks." In writing the "Jap Box Tricks" in 1937, Gravatt effectively named this box for all time.

Invented: Extratour, Rope Appear, Visible Silk on Rope Appearance, Flying Silk and Ropes, Visible Rope and Ring Penetration, Rope-Silk-Bracelet Combination, Coat-Rope-Rings, No Clue Divination (1977),Five Cube Divination (1977), Psychic Spot (1976), Thimble Fantasy (1960), Card and Dagger (1956), Spooky Paper (1945), Multiple Match (1956), Magical Horse Race (1956), Percepo (1960), Close-up Cup Suspension (1958), The Antique Medallion, Color Ring Transpo, The Mystery of the Seven Veils, Super Penetration, Tube to Cigarettes, Color Riddle, 20th Century in Reverse, Ideal Solid Thru Solid, Dual Silk Production, Kondax (1921).
Compiled: Thayer Quality Magic Volumes 1-4 (1978-1981), Encyclopedia of Self-Working Card Tricks (1936-37)

Wrote: 50 Modern Card Tricks, 50 More Modern Card Tricks, Gold Mine of Magic, Jap Box Tricks (1937)