Modern Magic by Professor Hoffman is considered a classic on the subject of performance magic. It has helped many an aspiring magician learn secret ‘tricks of the trade’. Topics covered include “slight of hand” techniques and card tricks, coin tricks, handkerchief tricks. Also stage illusions with magicians equipment such as mirrors, hats, wands, rabbits, birds and balls. The writing style is clear and wonderfully Victorian. The images are all original plate engravings.