This was the first magic book written by June Barrows Mussey and the only one under his real name. All other magic books appeared under his pseudonym Henry Hay.
Here is a practical and fascinating ebook which shows you how to master simple and complex conjuring tricks for your own pleasure and the entertainment of your friends. Mussey stresses the proper presentation of magic stunts and tricks, rather than the mere mechanics. He shows you how to progress from comparatively simpler tricks to those which require diligent study and practice.
In the majority of the tricks described, little or no equipment is necessary for their successful presentation. Everyone, young or old, loves to watch magic. And it is a rare person who has never wished he could amaze and amuse his friends with hocus-pocus. And this entertaining ebook tells you how.
1st edition 1942. It appeared in the Barnes Idle Hour series. Original 83 pages. PDF 72 pages.
word count: 27827 which is equivalent to 111 standard pages of text