Burbank, California: Hahne, 1991.
Presumed First Edition. Staplebound wraps. Signed and inscribed to previous owner by Jim Steinmeyer to half-title, dated November 1995. 8 3/4" X 8 3/4". 134pp. Bound in golden paper over boards, with spine backed in yellow cloth and both upper board and spine lettered in gilt. Front hinge a touch tender; binding remains sound. Original price sticker to front pastedown. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable, signed copy of this illustrated book of routines for modern stage conjuration by Jim Steinmeyer, the inventor behind many of the famous illusions used by magicians from Siegfried & Roy to David Copperfield.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Jim Steinmeyer’s first book on stage illusions, containing 9 surprising and deceptive illusions and 6 stand-up effects for magicians. In each case, the emphasis is on presentation and practicality, with diagrams and dimensions so the effects can be constructed in workshops.
Now a standard text on the subject, Device and Illusion has been acclaimed as a valuable and important collection of effects, and many of the illusions in the book have been featured by professional magicians. (publisher). Very good. Item #6363