A treatise on the fundamental principle, theory, and practice of picking pockets – for entertainment purposes only.
Eddie Joseph attended in 1923 the Indian National Exposition in Calcutta. There he wittnessed the reactions of visitors to a pickpocket incidence. This gave him the idea to build an act around pickpocketing. Subsequently he studied the methods of pickpockets, developed an act, and finally wrote this guide.
1st edition 1940; 30 pages.
word count: 7730 which is equivalent to 30 standard pages of text