New York: Newmarket Press, 1985.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed to previous owner by Harry Blackstone, Jr. to front free endpaper. Stated first edition, with full number line indicating first printing. 11" X 8 3/8". viii, [ii], 230pp. Moderate wear to pictorial dust jacket, with small tears to edges and extremities and some light scattered rubbing. Brown paper over boards, with spine backed in black and lettered in gilt. Mild edgewear to binding, with bumping to extremities. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid signed first printing of Harry Blackstone, Jr.'s account of the history, science, and art of illusion and the story of the Blackstone magicians--Senior and Junior--illustrated in over 250 photographs and drawings and a special 8 page full color portfolio and introduced by Ray Bradbury. Good / good. Item #6353