Minneapolis: Carl Waring Jones, Privately Printed for Professional & Amateur Magicians, (1945). Revised edition, Seventh Impression. Hardcover. xxvii, 1006 pp., illustrated; large quarto, original red cloth with gilt title and cover design, dustjacket. A fine copy in lightly edgeworn jacket. Item #22018
John Northern Hilliard (1872-1935) was an American journalist and author who immersed himself in the world of stage magic. In 1925 he joined popular magician Howard Thurston's traveling magic show, touring with the group for the next 10 years. "Greater Magic," first published in 1935, is the product of those years, during which he met virtually all of the best magicians of the day. The book is a comprehensive text book of magic. "It covers the whole field from pocket tricks to stage illusions." (from jacket front panel).