16 Professor Hoffmann Magic Books Free Download

Have you heard of the story of Conjurer Dick Hazard magic book?

Actually this children novel is just titled “Conjurer Dick“, and the protagonist of the story is a boy magician named Dick Hazard.

This 1886 novel was written by Angelo John Lewis.

Angelo John Lewis who is more popularly known by its nom de plume Professor Hoffmann in the conjuring fraternity.

It is said that John Lewis used the pen name, Professor Hoffman, because his profession as a lawyer.

This was the first book that had his pseudonym, Professor Hoffmann, as well as his real name, Angelo J. Lewis, on the cover.

Dick Hazard Magic Book

The story of “Conjurer Dick” is about the boy magician, Dick Hazard and his travels and adventures.

dick hazard magic book

Dick Hazard started off as an apprentice to the eccentric and vice-ridden magician Professor Vosper.

At the end of the novel, Hazard quit conjuring when he finds life as a conjurer is no bed of roses.

He becomes a lawyer with a stable home and social life.

Hoffmann included the workings of several magic tricks in the fiction, that included: the “Egg Bag,” “Coin Box,” “Production of Sweets,” Die Through Hat,” “Dancing Sailor,” “Torn-and-Restored Card,” “Second Sight,” “Miser’s Dream,” and the “Inexhaustible Bottle”.

There are twenty-four chapters in this magical book by Professor Hoffmann.

He also wrote another entitled “The Haunted Hat: A Magical Short Story” which was first published in Chambers’s Journal, January 7, 190in 1905.

This story was reprinted in Stanyon’s Magic Magazine, Volume V, Number 8 – May 1905.

Angelo John Lewis even wrote a satirical play for the stage, titled “King Koko” or “The Pretty Princess And The Lucky Lover” .

Basically it is a drawing-room conjuring entertainment in the guise of a stage play.

It is an entertaining farce about a colorful King, his beautiful daughter, her fairy godmother, and the two suitors who try to win her hand in marriage.

In this play, it is filled with 20 magical illusions that enhanced the enchanting fairy tale.

There are twenty-seven illustrations help to explain the effects in this book.

All this time, Angelo John Lewis, or better known as Professor Hoffmann, was known for his classic book “Modern Magic“.

Modern Magic” completely sold out its first edition of two thousand copies within seven weeks.

After the success of this magic book, he came out with three sequels: “More Magic“, “Later Magic“, and “Latest Magic“.

Besides writing his own materials, Professor Hoffmann also translated a couple of books in magic by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin.

Free Professor Hoffmann Books For Download

Below here I have curated a collection of sixteen (16) Professor Hoffmann’s books relating to conjuring which are available free online.

Thirteen of the books were written by Professor Hoffmann, while the other three were by French watchmaker, magician and illusionist, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin.

Angelo John Lewis translated and edited them.

You just click on any of the link which will take you directly to the source of the free book.

Note: All the free e-books which I recommended in this blog, there is no redirecting to any landing page or the need to sign up any account.

You will get the free books there and then from the direct sources.

Here you are:

Modern Magic: A Practice Treatise On The Art Of Conjuring
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More Magic
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Later Magic
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Latest Magic
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Magic Tidbits
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The Haunted Hat
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Tricks With Cards: A Complete Manual Of Card Conjuring
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Card Trick With Apparatus
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Card Tricks Without Apparatus
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Conjuring Tricks With Coins, Watches, Rings And Handkerchiefs; From “Modern Magic”
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Hoffman’s Book Of Mystery
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Conjuror Dick
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King Koko or The Pretty Princess And The Lucky Lover
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Three Magic Books In French Translated By Professor Hoffmann:

Drawing Room Conjuring (Prestidigitation Moderne: Recueil de Tours De Physique Amusante)
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* The free book in French “Prestidigitation Moderne: Recueil de Tours De Physique Amusante” is found here.

The Secrets Of Conjuring And Magic: Or how To Become A wizard  (Les Secrets De La Prestidigitation Et De La Magie By Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin)
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* The free book in French “Les Secrets De La Prestidigitation Et De La Magie” by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin is found here.

The Secrets Of Stage Conjuring (Magie Et Physique Amusante By Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin )
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* The free book in French “Magie Et Physique Amusante” by Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin is found here.

Professor Hoffmann also published a book about puzzles.

You may want to check it out as well.

Puzzles Old And New
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If you are into mental magic tricks, then check out this free Dopamine by Nico Heinrich.

For card trick enthusiasts, check out this big collection of effects from these free Steve Beam magic books.