This book is actually two books: Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks and Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic. Annemann, perhaps more famous for his mental magic, was an extraordinary card man, a master of subtleties and misdirection. That is why most of the tricks in this collection do not require difficult moves, which does not mean that they are all easy to perform. His tricks have often the impromptu quality and can thus be performed without any prior preparation. You will also find contributions from such famous masters of card magic as Dai Vernon, Dr. Daley, Jean Hugard, Al Baker, Audley Walsh, Stewart Judah, and many others.
This material was collected from JINX magazine after Annemann's suicide. Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 1st edition, 1943, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1977, Dover Publications, New York; Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic 1st edition, 1948, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1977, Dover Publications, New York; original 188 pages in total; PDF 177 pages.
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Reviewed by Feras A. Alkharboush (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Friday 10 November, 2006
Simply, a GEM. You get 155 card effects. Not all are anywhere anytime. But most of them are ( the ones contained in the second book ).
I read all the effects. Some of them are of those little pieces that you do when asked for a trick. Others. however, are very good, and worth the price of this book alone, or even more.
Go for it. You will enjoy performing these effects. I did.