Last two pages had a spot of glue and I separated, by tearing a bit of paper. This is the second printing (undated, but 2005) of this Vernon's book.
Interesting material, but most of it is "for magician" or of cultural interest only, having little practical use. Nevertheless, some interesting effects and sleights are to be found. I found particularly amazing the Shigeo Takagi's trick where a note is apparently burnt.