An excerpt from the Introduction: "The following pages are devoted to a group of subjects which embrace a number of prominent and basic fields of the whole art of magic. When completed by the author in the late 1920's, the original manuscript was passed around among friends in the amateur and professional magic circles. They have persisted in encouraging the distribution of this materal to the fraternity of like concerns." Publisher's yellow wrappers, portait frontispiece, illustrated. Numbered and signed copy of 250 of the reissue in 1994. Generally in fine condition, though may have a few small scuffs to cover.