Originally published in 1897. PREFACE: The nature of this book is very simple and practical. It is intended as a guide to the enjoyment of an art which has not yet succeeded in engaging public interest to the extent that it deserves. With the exception, perhaps, of the theoretical chapter, in which an attempt has been made to proceed beyond the explanation of the process to the elucidation of the principle, all subjects treated are matters of fact, and there is hardly any occasion for prefatory remarks........ Extensively illustrated throughout this works is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any enthusiast. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.