Rules

1. The price charged for the reading of any modern work will be One-Third of the published price ; for the reading of any rare and consequently valuable work One-Third of the price for which it may be purchased outright from us.

2. The full price of the book required must in all cases be sent with the first order as security for the book while it is out of our possession. On receiving "back the book, the balance, over and above charge, will be returned to the reader, or it may remain as security for th* reading of a second and further works. The amount on hand as security must not in any case be less than the full value of the book required.

3. Books must be returned within seven days from the date they are received ; for every day they are kept, over and above the seven days, an extra charge of one penny per day will be made.

4. Readers must undertake to return books well packed, and in the same condition as received, and must not in any case turn down the corners—book-markers cost nothing. Any books returned in a worse condition than sent out, ordinary wear excepted, will be liable to a further charge.

5. To avoid confusion we propose to open an account on our books with all readers and to render a statement monthly—or as desired.

6. Forwarding Rooks.—On books valued at less than 5/-, postage will be charged. Books valued at 5/- and upwards will be forwarded post free. In all cases books must be returned at the expense of the reader.

7. As stated in rule 2 any balance will be returned at the request of the reader, or, on the return of the book, value may be taken out in Conjitring Apparatus.

8. I11 furtherance of Rules 2 and 7, and acting on the suggestions of several customers desiring to facilitate the purchase of the more expensive Conjuring Apparatus, we shall be pleased to accept small instalments of 5/- and upwards at any time, placing same to the credit of customer until the total amount received is sufficient to purchase the apparatus required. No charge is made jor booking.

The above Rules apply to any part of the World.

For particulars of the books obtainable, on the above lines, the reader is referred to Mr. Stanyon's original "Bibliography of Conjuring-" published in 1899 (a copy of which may be had post free for 6d), also to the Bibliography now running in these pages.

We undertake to give every facility possible to readers, and we hope that the library will have tlje hearty co-operation of all readers of Magic.

ELLIS STANYON & Co.

Items of Interest.

An interesting article of a column and a half 011 Lightning Calculators and their methods appeared in the Globe Special Edition for April 18th. The introductory subject is the recent performances of Inaudi at the " Hippodrome ; " the article is then mainly historical, mentioning the feats of Jedediah Buxton, 1754, also those of Zerah Colburn, 1812.

The June number of Magic will contain an Original Combination Card Trick by Professor Hoffmann.

Magicians may shortly expect the next serial by Ellis Stanyon (No. 7), entitled " New Juggling Tricks." This will be a revelation, as it will be the first treatise 011 genuine (i.e,, not bunkum) juggling tricks. The various tricks have been selected with a view to combining simplicity of execution with the maximum of effect, and as suitable to magicians desiring to vary their programmes. The author is an expert juggler, and not only understands what he is writing about, but is prepared to work every trick lie describes ; this being so, intending readers may be sure of a real treat and value for money. The price will be 3/-, as before, and when it is taken into consideration that these serials really form valuable lessons 011 the very latest tricks, we do not think that, even by a stretch of the imagination, the price can be considered exorbitant.

''New Card Tricks" (Second Series), No. 8, will follow No. 7 very closely.

The subject for No. 9 cannot be given at present, as it will probably depend upon what new magic act is presented in London in the autumn.

We are having a new wrapper, strong, durable, and attractive, made for Magic, in which the June number will be sent out completely enclosed—this at the wish of Subscribers, who write us that they desire the paper to reach them wTith edges clean and perfect for the purpose of binding.

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