Twentieth Century Magic - and the Construction of Modern Magical Apparatus with the Introduction of New Experiments.....Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical
George Rutledge & Sons, Limited (1898)
Hopkins, Nevil Monroe: Twentieth Century Magic
©1898 George Routledge & Sons, Ltd, London
Hardcover, 5x8", 160 pages
Also David McKay Edition, Philadelphia, PA
Comments: "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 Apparatus."
1 Chapter I The Magician's State and Tables
1 The Design and Equipment of a Magical Stage
11 The Chute Table
17 The Cable Table
23 Electric and Combination Table
29 Chapter II Mechanical Magic
29 The Flight of the Timepieces
37 The Mesmerized Dial
47 The Magical Balance
56 The Salem Seamstress
63 Magical Cords
71 Chapter III Chemical Magic
71 The Enchanted Sun Glass
79 The Mysterious Goblet
87 The Miniature Inferno
98 The Strange Disappearance
106 Chapter IV Electrical Magic
106 The Obedient Padlock
114 The Demon Candlesticks
122 The Spiritualistic Cash Box
130 The Magic Clock
135 Spirit Chiorgraphy
144 Chapter V Equipment and Working Notes
144 Miniature Electric Footlights
150 The Induction Coil and Plate Machine
153 Soldered Joints
"Twentieth Century Magic and the Construction of Modern Magical Apparatus with the Introduction of New Experiments.....Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical" by Nevil Monroe Hopkins
1898 First Edition
"A Treatise On The Construction and Introduction of Scientific Magical Apparatus"
This old, hardcover book is 160 pages long. This book provides "new magical experiments, together with working notes for the construction of the necessary apparatus. As a number of very able conjurers have prepared works embracing tricks with cards and experiments dependent upon sleight-of-hand, the present little book is designed primarily to furnish additional field for the amateur conjurer to operate in, as well as constructive occupation if he has a mechanical turn of mind." Includes chapters on "The Magician's Stage and Tables", "Mechanical Magic", "Chemical Magic", "Electrical Magic", and "Equipment and Working Notes". Features 100 black and white illustrations throughout.
Binding is only lightly shaken. Hinges are fine. The covers and spine are moderately rubbed, with some light fraying to the corners and spine ends. Spine gilt is lightly faded. There are no loose, torn or missing pages that I saw. The interior is clean, with the exception of some very light foxing ONLY on the first and last few pages of the book. There is very faint yellowing to some of the page edges, as a natural result of ageing. Leo Behnke has SIGNED the first blank page, and there is a small "LEO" sticker on the inside rear cover. There is a previous owner signature on the inside front cover, and a "Martinka & Co." label has been pasted to the bottom of the title page (see picture below). Overall, this book is in VERY GOOD condition, especially considering it's age of 111 years old! As with any book this old, some ageing and minor imperfections should be expected.
Published by GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS
Binding: HARD BACK BROWN
Size: 5 X 8
Overall Condition is: VERY GOOD+
The construction of modern magical apparatus with the introduction of new experiments mechanical, chemical and electrical. There are 4 pages of advertisements for other magic books in rear, and 100 illustrations.
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