Thurston, Howard. My Life of Magic. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., 1929. First edition. Publisher’s cloth, gilt stamped, with pictorial dust-wrapper (front inside flap torn). 8vo. Lengthy inscription on the flyleaf by Walter B. Gibson (ghostwriter) to John Henry Grossman concerning his contribution to the work, and reading in part: “The first twenty chapters were from material written by John Hilliard, around 1912, in much fuller form. In 1928, I worked all summer with Thurston, abridging the earlier MS and adapting various articles to go with new material Thurston dictated.” Portrait-frontis. of Thurston, photographic plates. Tape repair in front gutter, one page with marginal tear. With two 1984 TLSs from Thurston’s daughter, Jane, to John Henry Grossman, one regarding a recent visit to the Gibsons, and both discussing genealogical research she was conducting.