New York: M.J. Ivers, 1883. First Edition. Hardcover. Late 19th-Century sleight-of-hand guide, with nearly 100 examples of close-up card work explained. Illustrated throughout. Most likely rebound to better protect this working "tool", as original was softcover. Stone marbled paper-over-boards , with two paste-on titles to front board ("Tricks", and "With Cards". Pages age-tanned, with a bit of cracking to bottom corners of last several pages. WorldCat lists only five known copies in libraries worldwide, two of which are in the United States (one of which is the Library of Congress). Quite scarce. Good Plus. Item #73764
Features such tricks as "To Show a Card within an Unbroken Egg"; "To Nail a Card to the Wall by Pistol Shot"; To Make a Card which a Person has Drawn Dance on a Wall", "To Make a Burnt Card Appear in a Watch", and others.