This early manual of tricks is an absorbing work which will prove of much interest to the enthusiast or historian of magic. Intended as a complete how-to guide to the uninitiated, The First Book of Magic give a comprehensive and informative look at the subject. Contents Include: Tricks with Money, Tricks with Handkerchiefs, Tricks with String, Tricks with Cards, Tricks with Balls, Famous Magicians, Mind-Reading Tricks, Tricks with Numbers, Spirit Tricks, Magic at the Dinner Table, Your Own Magic Show, How to Get Ready and How to Give the Show. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.