DESCRIPTION: Five books on sorcery, magic and puzzle solving from the 1930s and 1940s. Includes: 1) "Mystery, Magic and Medicine: The Rise of Medicine from Superstition to Science" by Howard W. Haggard published in Garden City, NY by Doubleday, Doran in 1933. 192 page hardcover first edition copy with original dust jacket. 2) "Tricks and Magic: A New Bag of Tricks" by Will L. Lindhorst published in Chicago by Reilly & Lee Co. in 1934. 114 page hardcover copy with illustrated how-tos throughout. 3) "Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic" by Harry Blackstone published in Garden City, NY by Garden City Publ. Co. in 1941. Features both of Blackstone’s individual books Modern Card Tricks (202 pages) and Secrets of Magic (265 pages) inside one hardcover binding with original dust jacket. Includes six card and envelope trick sets with instructions. 4) "Illustrated Magic" by Ottokar Fischer, June B. Mussey, and Fulton Oursler published in New York by Macmilan in 1942. 206 page hardcover copy with original dust jacket featuring black and white photographs and illustrations throughout. 5) "Picture-puzzles and How to Solve Them" by Bob Bradley and William S. Meyerson published in New York by Harper & Brothers in 1937. 284 page hardcover first edition copy with illustrations throughout. MEASUREMENTS: Ranges in size from 5” x 7-1/4” x ¾” to 7-1/2” x 10” x 1”. CONDITION: Overall wear as consistent with age and use consisting of chipping, tearing, and toning to dust jackets, toning to book pages, and slight chipping to hardcover of “Mystery, Magic, and Medicine”. “Tricks and Magic” is missing dust jacket.