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by Robert Parrish
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For Magicians Only by Robert Parrish

This was a very successful book on magic when it originally appeared in 1944. Even the sophisticated New Yorker put at the top of its list of recommended books for servicemen.

A complete repertory of tricks that can be performed without elaborate equipment.

The only book on magic that tells exactly how to keep the audience from seeing the mechanics of performance.

Here's the book for every one who ever dreamed of pulling rabbits out of a hat or sawing a woman in two (and putting her back together again). The author, who has had a long experience in platform magic and two previous books on the subject, has succeeded in making prestidigitation simple and interesting, and his book can even be read by those who never expect to become magicians.

Mr. Parrish not only gives clear and explicit instructions for performing thirty popular "tricks," but he also explains the psychology of letting an audience see only what you want them to see. Distracting the audience is more important than the mere mechanics of performance.

Although the book is written in a sophisticated manner, it will be clear to young magicians, as well as to adult readers. It is illustrated with many diagrams and amusing chapter headings by Doris Holley Peters.

1st edition 1944; original 121 pages; PDF 74 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. CONTENTS
  2. Chapter One WARNING: THE FUN OF MAGIC
  3. Chapter Two THE WAY IT LOOKS AND THE WAY IT IS
  4. Chapter Three THE OLD WAYS AND THE NEW
  5. Chapter Four THE FIRST TRICK
  6. Chapter Five AFTER-DINNER MAGIC
  7. - THE KNIFE AND THE PAPERS
  8. - SALT AND WHISKEY
  9. - HERE AND THERE
  10. Chapter Six CARD MAGIC WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE
  11. - HOW TO KEEP A CARD FROM GETTING LOST IN A DECK
  12. - LETTING A SPECTATOR SHUFFLE THE DECK (IN VAIN)
  13. - A TRICK USING THIS METHOD
  14. - HOW TO USE CARD SYSTEMS
  15. - HOW TO BE MARVELOUS WITHOUT SKILL
  16. - CARD INTO POCKET AND NO SLEIGHTS
  17. - THE STABBING TRICK
  18. - TWO CARD TURNABOUT
  19. - HOP, SKIP, AND JUMP
  20. - A CARD TRICK WITH NEEDLE AND THREAD
  21. Chapter Seven HOW TO BE PSYCHIC
  22. - THE BANGALOR BILLET
  23. - PREDICTING THINGS TO COME
  24. - SLATE PSYCHICS
  25. - AN IMPROMPTU METHOD
  26. - HOW TO MAKE YOUR BEST FRIEND A MEDIUM
  27. Chapter Eight MANIPULATING MANY THINGS
  28. - A PAPER NAPKIN AND THE TABLES TURNED
  29. - HOW TO MAKE A COIN VANISH
  30. - HOW TO PRODUCE A COIN
  31. - VISIBLE MAGIC
  32. - THIMBLE TRICKERY
  33. - THE TROUBLE WITH THIMBLES
  34. Chapter Nine LARGER TRICKS
  35. - THE MAGICIAN'S WASTE BASKET
  36. - THE FLIGHT OF WATER
  37. - A DECEPTIVE LEMON
  38. - ENOUGH ROPE
  39. - THE HINDU ROPE TRICK
  40. Chapter Ten A MAGIC SHOW
  41. - AN IMPROMPTU PROGRAM
  42. - A SHORT MAGIC SHOW
  43. - ANOTHER MAGIC SHOW
  44. - CONCLUSION

word count: 27616 which is equivalent to 110 standard pages of text
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