This is the deluxe reprint of Ellis Stanyon's Magic in 3 clothbound volumes housed in a slipcase.
Professor Ellis Stanyon was born in about 1871 and lived through many magical periods until 1951. He began publishing his Stanyon Serials in 1899, and in the following year he began the publication of this eventually massive collection, calling it simply, MAGIC. He wrote the entire magazine while performing and teaching magic and otherwise earning a living. In one 25-issue run alone, he presents well over 500 tricks in his Dictionary of Magical Effects, many of which are card tricks. The Cups and Balls are exhaustively described in 8 issues. Each issue contains his Original Lessons in Magic. Stage magic also abounds in this historic collection, just as workable today as nearly 100 years ago.