MODERN MAGICIANS' HAND BOOK: An Up-to-Date Treatise on the Art of Conjuring.
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Frederick J. Drake & Co.
Date Published: (1902)
Edition: First edition
Condition: Light wear to spine, some rubbing to cover design on front cover, else very good; quite clean and tight and with no previous owner markings of any kind
Book Id: 21177
440, viii,  pp., frontispiece from photograph, many illustrations in the text; 8vo, original brick red pictorial cloth with cover design in black, white, and red.
William J. Hilliar (1878-1936) was a well-known British stage magician and author. In addition to the present volume, he ghost wrote other magic books, and edited Billboard magazines "Magic & Magicians" column for several years. Hilliar was also a close friend of Harry Houdini.