The magician's own book /
by the author of "The secret out," "The modern conjuror," &c. ; edited by W. H. Cremer, jun.
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London: : John Camden Hotten, 74 and 75, Piccadilly., 
Title page illustration in red and white.
Remainder of title page transcription: Containing ample instructions for recreations in chemistry, acoustics, pneumatics, legerdemain, prestidigitation, electricity (with and without apparatus). Performances with cups and balls, eggs, hats, flowers, coin, books, cards, keys, rings, birds, boxes, bottles, handkerchiefs, glasses, dice, knives, &c., &c. With 200 practical illustrations.
Usually attributed to Wiljalba Frikell. According to Toole-Stott, Frikell was not responsible for the work.
"London: Printed by J. Ogden and Co., 172, St. John Street, E.C."--T.p. verso.
Date of publication taken from publisher's catalog, p. [2-31] at end, entitled: Important new books. Special list for 1872.
According to Toole Stott, this work is "entirely different from" the several editions of "The magician's own book, or, The whole art of conjuring," first published in New York by Dick & Francis, c1857, although most of the Cremer books drew upon that title for material.
"An entirely new editon"--P. [ix].
Issued in printed and illustrated blue cloth. Gold stamping on spine.
Cf. Toole Stott, R. Conjuring, 192, 194, 481.
Publisher's advertisments, p. 1-2 and [2-31] at end.
Physical description: xii, , 14-325,  p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Originally published: London : John Camden Hotten, .
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