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The Modern Conjurer and Drawing Room Entertainer. Explaining and illustrating tricks by J. N. Maskelyne

The Modern Conjurer and Drawing Room Entertainer. Explaining and illustrating tricks by J. N. Maskelyne, Trewey, Charles Bartram, T. Nelson Downs, Mdlle Patrice, Paul Valadon, H. De Manche, L. Graham Lewis, Frank Kennard, Ellis Stanton and others. Over 500 photo illustrations, first edition 1903, Includes Plate Spinning, Paper Folding, Chapeaugraphy, and Shadowgraphy. Magician John William Sargent’s copy signed with his inscription on the front paste down endpaper & with the personal printed card of Mrs. John William Sargent inscribed in her hand “Given to/ Joseph W Vermigly/ by/ Mrs. John William Sargent (printed)/ as a souvenir/ of his teacher J. W. Sargent/ Dec 1920″/ 728 West 181st Street (printed). With a passport photo of John W. Sar

C. Lang Neil. Introduction by Charles Bertram. John William Sargent's copy signed with his inscription & with a passport photo of John W. Sargent laid in, 8vo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), pp. (1-5), 6-414, (2) adv, bibliography, over 500 photo illustrations. Original gilt stamped red cloth. John William Sargent (July 9, 1852 - September 24, 1920), born in Bangor, Maine, magician, illusionist, actor and manager known as "The Wizard of the South", performed as Sargent the Merry Wizard. Sargent also wrote articles for Mahatma and was elected as the second president of the Society of American Magicians (1905-06). A few years before his death, he was secretary to Harry Houdini. H9288 Very good copy with light soil & bumped corners. Sheets clean, unmarked, complete. A unique copy. All Items Are Sent Insured. Insurance charges are included in the Shipping & Handling Charges. International buyers please be aware that we are not responsible for and do not include or estimate customs duties, fees or taxes in any way in our listings. We ship all orders within 5 days of cleared payment. We do not create and are not responsible for shipping times or delays associated with customs and international shipping. All Items Are Sent Insured. Insurance charges are included in the Shipping & Handling Charges.