Fourth impression. Red cloth with three-color paper jacket in an archival mylar cover. Illustrated with line-drawn diagrams. Tricks and illusions involving thimbles, billiard balls, cards, handkerchiefs, pocket tricks, and others; with a chapter on the histories of magicians including Houdini, Carl Hertz, J.N. Maskelyne, Lafayette, Chung Ling Soo, and Thurston.