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London, The Magician Ltd, (1912).. FIRST EDITION (1912), DE LUXE LIMITED EDITION WITH LOCK AND KEY, SIGNED PRESENATION COPY FROM GOLDSTON TO LOUIS STERLING, The Magician Ltd, (1912). 250 x 180 mm, 10" x 7", frontispiece portrait photograph of the author, numerous black and white illustrations in the text, 506 pages, bound in publisher's full morocco, gilt lettered on upper cover, expertly rebacked in morocco to match, gilt lettered spine, sturdy brass lock to close fore-edges, with key, illustrated endpapers. Corners and cover edges slightly rubbed, a little dark staining to covers next to spine, half-title faintly foxed, contents otherwise very bright and clean, lock still operational. A very good tight copy of the scarce de luxe edition. This is No. 968 of an edition believed to be limited to 1000, with facsimile signature of Will Goldston on Dedication Page which is dedicated to Harry Houdini. Goldston has inscribed it on the title page: "Louis Sterling from his pal Will Goldston, March 1915". Louis Sterling's name has been blocked in gilt on the lower edge of the upper cover. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
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