I was going through some old magic stuff and discovered a manuscript that I acquired about 1980, when I worked in a magic shop, but don't otherwise recall anything about.
It appears to be the original typewritten manuscript (with a hand-drawn illustration or two) of "Sensational Effects"by R. Alan Nelson. Copyright 1929 and 1948. (The last page says it was revised and re-edited by the author, Jan 20, 1948)
I'm not familiar with Mr Nelson's history, anyone care to shed some light? (I tried Google, but only found that this book was published in 1975 by Mickey Hades.)
Thanks in advance.