[Henry Dean]. The Whole Art of Legerdemain. Or Hocus Pocus Laid Open and Explained by those renowned masters Sena Sama... New York: N. C. Nafis, 1833. New edition published for the trade of the first book published in the U. S. on magic (LOC, describing 1795 edition), originally published in England in 1722. Sixteenmo. 71, [1, blank] pages. Folding frontispiece. Original printed paper-covered boards with titles and illustration to front board and two tableaux to rear board titled "The Lawyer and his Client" and "Hocus poke-us". Front board detached; toning and edgewear throughout. Notation in pencil at front free endpaper; wormhole and slight loss to frontis and front free endpaper. Touches of foxing throughout. A good copy of a fragile and uncommon book.

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