Following on yesterday’s post regarding the upcoming Milbourne Christopher auction:
In my copy of
- Parrish, Robert. New Ways to Mystify: A Guide to the Art of Magic. New York: Bernard Ackerman. 1945. 124 pp. Cover | Full Title
2277 • PARRISH, ROBERT. New Ways To Mystify A Guide to the Art of Magic. Illustrations by Doris Holly Peters. 124 pages. Large 12mo, wine cloth in white-lettered green jacket.
New York: Bernard Ackerman Inc., 1945
Five copies, one without jacket.
in the library catalogue
- Christopher, Maureen Brooks and Hansen, George P. The Milbourne Christopher Library: Magic, Mind Reading, Psychic Research, Spirtualism and the Occult, 1901-1996. Pasadena: Mike Caveney’s Magic Words. 1998. 339 pp. Cover | Full Title
His bookplate also masts atop the introduction of both volumes.
Mine would be the “one without jacket.”
New Ways to Mystify is an average-like-you-might-expect volume for the general public on magic, but contains one notable section: an entire chapter devoted to tricks which can be performed while confined to a bed! Including one clever ball vanish, in which the bed-bound performer make an impromptu servante out of his or her bedsheet.