Original Nineteenth century guide to stage illusion, magic, ventriloquism and legerdemain packed with illustrations. Written by "Anonymous" this is classic guide to Victorian era stage illusion. Tricks include "the dancing egg", producing silk handkerchiefs, cutting off body parts without injury, the use of magnetism, chemistry, galvanism, or electricity, "the shower of money" and an entire section on the arts of ventriloquism.
Illustrations: illustrations accompany the text
ISBN 10: 048682876x