I think this would boost a lot of wannabe magician's confidence, and could even give a few hinters for other presentations. I'd also make a comparison to trickery to other magics (dark arts such as necromancy and demonology.... maybe Arthurian magics, myths and boons/curses). Of course, that's just my view on magic. ^^
But sure, go ahead with it - I'd gladly see one if you wrote one, and I'd probably give it a shot if I knew how to become a professional magician.