Magical Mysteries


Adams, S.S. [Samuel Sorenson]

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Adams, S.S. [Samuel Sorenson]. Magical Mysteries. Asbury Park, N.J.: S.S. Adams Co. | Privately Printed, N.D. [Circa 1920’s]. First printing. pp. 18, [2] pages. 12mo measuring 18 cm tall. Publisher’s advertisements (2 p.) at end. Illustrated stapled card covers depicting the devil and his cohorts, a tarot card reader, ghosts, skeletons etc. The author goes on to explain a variety of “magical mysteries” (tricks) and how perfomers go on about accomplishing their illusions for their audience. He includes explanations for: “Magical Finding of Magic Cards”, “Reading Sealed Messages”, “Sensational Mind Reading Act”, “Biting Nails Into Two”, “The Art of Ventriloquism”, “Ten Ichi Thumb Tie”, “Solid Through Solid” amongst many others. Many of the explanations are accompanied with amusing illustrations. Small chip to bottom corner of front cover, sticker residue to page 2 (slightly obsuring text). Overall, the contents remain overwhelmingly clean and unmarked; good+. OCLC#: 28976286. An amusing and scare title with OCLC indicating only three copies worldwide at time of cataloguing. Stapled Wraps. (#473) $150.00