Parrish, Robert: The Magician's Handbook
©1945 Robert Parrish; 1945 Bernard Ackerman, Inc
A.S. Barnes and Company, Inc., New York, A Perpetua Book
New Edition 1958, Perpetua Edition 1960
Library of Congress Number 58-14113
Hardbound, 240 pages
The Magician's Handbook

Comment: A decent beginner's book

Contents: (sorry, chapters only)

1. Warning: The Fun of Magic: An introduction to performing

2. The Way It Looks and the Way It Is: An essay on the appearance of things

3. The Old Ways and the New: A short essay on how magic has changed

4. The First Trick: The importance of learning it well, A matchstick trick presented

5. After Dinner Magic: Knife paddle, variation of glass through table, walnut and kumquat exchange

6. Card Magic with the Greatest of Ease: Controlling Cards and some tricks

7. How to be a Psychic: Five mental effects

8. Manipulating Many Things

9. Larger Tricks

10. A Magic Show

11. And the Pursuit of Magic...

12. How to be Deceptive

13. The Magic Counterpane

14. The Magic Tea Table

15. Needlework Magic

16. Take a Little Magic After Dinner

17. Magic for a Night Out

18. Bring Magic to Your Week Ends

19. The Magician on the Brass Rail Road

20. The Show