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Charles Thorton Jordan

Charles Thorton Jordan

(1st October 1888 - 24th April 1944)

Born in California, USA. Inspired in 1898 (age 10) seeing Kellar. Invented Jordan Count (1919) and Gray Code (1919). Sold his collection of magic books to Earl F. Rybolt in 1943.

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Thirty Card Mysteries by Charles Thorton JordanThirty Card Mysteries is the most important work Charles T. Jordan published. Several card moves and ideas are credited to Charles T. Jordan. The most well known one is the Jordan Count. In this book he details moves like a single card reverse or half pack reverse. He describes spelling tricks and the effect Coluria is probably the first magical use of a bracelet code (much more on this binary code can be found in Leo Boudreau’s work).

1st edition, 1919, California; 48 pages.

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  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. Trailing the Dovetail Shuffle to its Lair.
  4. 1. Close-Range Mind Reading
  5. 2....
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The Four Full Hands by Charles Thorton JordanThis booklet is actually two booklets in one: Four Full Hands of Card Tricks and Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects. These were originally printed in 1921 and 1922 on large sheets 25 x 19 inches. Later in 1947 LLoyd E. Jones reprinted this material.

1st edition, 1921, Charles T. Jordan; reprint, 1947, Lloyd E. Jones, Oakland; 40 pages.

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  1. Foreword
  2. Hand No. 1
  3. Impromptu Card Tricks
  4. 1. The Master Stop Trick
  5. 2. Improved Satan's Phrophecy
  6. 3. The Vanishing Pair
  7. 4. The Four-To-One Detection
  8. 5. The Assistance Card Trick
  9. Hand No. 2
  10. An Impromptu...
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Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks by Charles Thorton JordanThis is number two of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series. It has contributions by T. Nelson Downs and Louis C. Haley.

1st edition, 1920, Penngrove, California; 23 pages.

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  1. Preface
  2. The Amazing Aces.
  3. Transposition Extraordinary. T. Nelson Downs.
  4. The Straight-Jacket Reversed Card. Louis C. Haley.
  5. The Triple Escape.
  6. Reverse English on the X-Ray.
  1. The Stabbed Pair.
  2. The Brain Twister.
  3. The Winged Cards.
  4. The Spelling Fool!
  5. The Suits Unscrambled.
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Ten New Prepared Card Tricks by Charles Thorton JordanThis is number four of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series. At one time Jordan prepared and sold faked cards and routines that went along with them. When he stopped doing this he decided to select the ten best faked card tricks and collect them in this booklet. You get the description of how to prepare the faked cards yourself as well as the routines.

1st edition, 1920, Penngrove, California; 24 pages.

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  1. Preface.
  2. The Spirit Aces.
  3. The Spook Card.
  4. The Demon Color Change.
  5. A Unique Reverse.
  6. Divino.
  1. Joker Monte.
  2. Pedro Monte.
  3. Speaking of Pink Elephants.
  4. The Contrary...
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Ten New Pocket Tricks by Charles Thorton JordanThis is number five of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series with contributions by Dr. E. G. Ervin and Louis C. Haley. It includes some of the most popular effects formerly marketed singly by Jordan.

1st edition, 1920, Charles T. Jordan, Penngrove; 23 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. Preface
  2. 1. The Mesmerized Alarm Clock
  3. 2. A Silk Production From Empty Hands
  4. 3. The Bewitching Umbrella
  5. 4. The Vanishing Coin
  6. 5. Paper Tearing Supreme
  1. 6. New Coin Trick
  2. 7. The Psychic Ring Release
  3. 8. The Impromptu Mind Reader
  4. 9. Up Your Sleeve
  5. 10. The Mystic Knife
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Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks by Charles Thorton JordanThis is number one of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series. It assumes you are familiar with some basic sleights like the Pass and the Palm.

1st edition, 1920, Charles T. Jordan; 24 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. Preface
  2. 1. Satan's Prophecy
  3. 2. The Spirit Mathematician
  4. 3. Co-incidentally
  5. 4. The Pinochle Ace Trick
  6. 5. The Vanishing Card
  1. 6. The Reversed Court Card
  2. 7. The New Pack Detection
  3. 8. The Life Saver
  4. 9. The Impromptu Arranged Pack
  5. 10. The Five Guesses
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Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks by Charles Thorton JordanThis is number three of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series. Charles Jordan was an excellent and very innovative magician. He collected in this booklet tricks with balls, ring and rope, thimbles, a book mystery and more.

1st edition, 1920, Charles T. Jordan, Penngrove, CA; 23 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. Preface
  2. 1. The Cord Restored
  3. 2. A New Ring Release
  4. 3. Coin Divination by James J. Moren
  5. 4. Another Date-Reading Trick
  6. 5. The Ubiquitous Poker Chips
  1. 6. The "Full-View" Color-Changing Thimble
  2. 7. The Letter-Mailing Mystery
  3. 8. A Clean Ball Production
  4. 9. A Manipulative Opening
  5. 10....
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