It details methods of the era in which it was written in, yet is still relevant today.
Harry Houdini gave much praise to both the book and the author.
Johnny Carson is said to credit Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann for the reason he got into show business.
Many tricks are described in this legendary book using classic objects such as playing cards, coins, and rope; and unconventional items such as eggs, rice and utility devices.
The lack of English magic titles before Modern Magic by Professor Hoffmann meant it was the first of its kind.
Many magicians would agree that the book is as useful today as it was during the time of publication.