Magic book Hocus Pocus Junior (1634) steals from The Discovery of Witchcraft (1584)

"Hocus Pocus Junior is, by and large, hocus pocus itself: if you bought a copy, you had bought chapters 22 to 34 of Scot’s Discovery of Witchcraft. Here are the tricks with cup and balls, coins (“the best piece for conveyance is a Tester, but with practice all will be alike,” this practice-minded redactor tells us, as Scot did before him), pieces of lace, along with instructions on how to construct trick boxes and other props. 
Just how word-for-word the two texts can be is shown in two passages describing the same trick of palming a coin."
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