Bertram, Charles. Isn’t It Wonderful? Inscribed.
Bertram, Charles. Isn’t It Wonderful? London, 1896. White cloth stamped in gold. Illustrated. 4to. De-accessioned from the McManus/Young collection and bearing the collection’s stamps and bookplate. Binding loose and spine worn and shaken; fair condition. Boldly inscribed and dated by Charles Bertram on the second free endpaper. This is the scarce large-format edition of Bertram’s book that describes card sharps, famous magicians, and explains several tricks. Bertram, though a successful stage performer, made his reputation entertaining royalty and celebrities by working close-up thanks to his matchless sleight-of-hand skills.