This is not a book for beginners. But it is a book that will lift up the devoted student by two or three levels of proviciency in card handling. Buckley, born in Australia, was one of the masters and innovators of card magic. He studied the card gamblers as well as the top magic performers. This book with over 300 photos, of which most have been enhanced by drawing lines over them to increase contrast, and 40 outstanding routines, is a gold mine and challenge for any card worker.
1st edition, 1946, Arthur Buckley; reprint, 1993, Dover Publications, New York; 219 pages.
Table of Contents
word count: 79668 which is equivalent to 318 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Feras A. Alkharboush (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Monday 02 October, 2006
The book is PURE GOLD.
You know when they say: old gems? you got them all in here. These are the controls you will use!
Very advanced moves in here though. You got to have to experiance with a deck of cards. I finished Royal Road, and I can uderstand Arthur's explinations easily! I didn'n think I'm a book learner!
Altough explinations are good, some moves are hard, REALLY hard. Needs a practice.
For 5 Bucks? You cant beat that. Highly recommended