The first volume of the two classic card books by Jean Hugard, reprinted by Dover in 1973. (Cover price of only $2 -- ah, those were the days...)
Hugard's Card Manipulations teaches not just flourishes but essential sleights and applications in actual tricks. The items in the book are very strong, many of them very difficult also. But for a beginner who wants to practice, the book will provide a lot of material to grow into as he/she learns.
This FIRST EDITION from Dover is a beautiful addition to any serious magic library. This example is in near mint condition, just one small price sticker residue on the bottom center of the back cover.