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by Ellis Stanyon
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Magic by Ellis Stanyon

A great little book from a great author. It is similar in style to the Hoffmann trilogy, though not as exhaustive. It covers the spectrum from little table tricks to grand illusions.

1st edition, 1901, Penn Publishing Company; 244 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface

  2. I. Introduction
  3. The Dress
  4. The Table
  5. The Servante
  6. The Wand
  7. Concluding Observations

  8. II. Principles of Sleight of Hand Applicable to Small Objects
  9. Palming
  10. Le Tourniquet
  11. The Finger Palm
  12. To Change a Coin

  13. III. Tricks with Coins
  14. Magical Production of a Coin
  15. A New Coin Fold
  16. Coin and Candle
  17. The Invisible Flight
  18. Vanish for Duplicate
  19. To Pass a Coin Through the Body
  20. Swallowing Illusions
  21. Coin and Lemons
  22. The Pocket Vanish
  23. To Pass a Coin into an Ordinary Matchbox held by One of the Spectators
  24. Coin, Wine-Glass, and Paper Cone
  25. Coins, Hat, and Plate
  26. To Vanish a Marked Coin From a Tumbler and Cause it to Appear in a Small Box, Wrapped in Paper, in the Centre of a Large Ball of Wool
  27. To Vanish a Number of Coins from a Plate in a Sheet of Flame
  28. Programme and Coin
  29. Filtrated Coin
  30. The Penetrating Coin
  31. Coin in the Bottle

  32. IV. Tricks with Handkerchiefs
  33. Peregrinations of a Handkerchief
  34. Handkerchief and Candle
  35. To Vanish a Handkerchief and Produce it from your Collar
  36. To Pass a Handkerchief into the Pocket of a Spectator
  37. To Fire a Handkerchief into a Gentleman's Hair
  38. The Handkerchief Cabinet
  39. The Handkerchief Vanisher
  40. Magical Production of Handkerchiefs
  41. Color-changing Handkerchiefs
  42. Mechanical "Pull" for Vanishing a Handkerchief
  43. The Flying Handkerchief
  44. Brass Tube to Produce, Vanish, or Change a Handkerchief
  45. Disappearing Handkerchief
  46. Handkerchief from Tissue Paper
  47. The New Cylinders and Handkerchief Trick
  48. The Handkerchief Burned and Restored

  49. V. Tricks with Balls
  50. Creation, Manipulation, Multiplication, and Annihilation of Billiard Balls
  51. Creation
  52. Manipulation
  53. Multiplication
  54. Annihilation
  55. Billiard Balls and Basins
  56. Color-Changing Billiard Balls
  57. The Change to White
  58. The Change to Black
  59. The Diminishing Billiard Balls
  60. The Handkerchief Ball
  61. The Dissolving Billiard Ball
  1. Fancy Sleight with a Small Ball
  2. Rouge et Noir
  3. Ball, Handkerchief, and Tumbler

  4. VI. Hat Tricks
  5. Loading
  6. The Magnetized Hat
  7. To Produce a Number of Eggs from a Hat held Crown upward

  8. VII. Anti-Spiritualistic Tricks
  9. The Climbing Ring
  10. The Mysterious Name
  11. A New Postal Trick
  12. New Slate Tricks
  13. The Spirit Handkerchief
  14. The Mysterious Communication
  15. The Great Dictionary Trick (New Method)
  16. Long-Distance Second Sight

  17. VIII. After Dinner Tricks
  18. The Chinese Cross
  19. The Floating Metal Disc
  20. The Balanced Coins
  21. Mutilated Cigarette Paper
  22. To Read the Whole of the Cards in a Pack just Shuffled (New Method)
  23. Balancing Feats
  24. Walnut Shells and Pea
  25. The Restored Cut
  26. The Garter Trick

  27. IX. Miscellaneous Tricks
  28. Flash Paper
  29. A New Fire Flash
  30. Conjurer's Ammunition
  31. Smoke from Two Empty Pipes
  32. Fire-eating Trick
  33. Exploding Soap-bubbles
  34. The Tube and Ball
  35. The Ubiquitous Thimble
  36. The Mysterious Tambourine
  37. The Bran and Dove Plates
  38. The Wandering Stout
  39. A Crystal Water Mystery
  40. The Wizard's Breakfast
  41. The Hydrostatic Tube
  42. The Hydrostatic Tumbler
  43. Paper Cone, Watch, Rabbit, and Boxes
  44. The Magical Production of Flowers
  45. Magic Incubation
  46. The Wizard's Omelet
  47. The Wonderful Production of Ribbons at the Finger-Tips
  48. Japanese Bird Vanish
  49. New Fire Trick
  50. The Ring on the Wand
  51. Disappearing Glass of Water
  52. Anti-Gravity Wand

  53. X. Stage Tricks
  54. Aerial Suspension
  55. New Vanishing Performer Illusion
  56. The Blue Room
  57. Levitation
  58. The Saratoga Trunk Mystery

  59. XI. Shadowgraphy

word count: 43789 which is equivalent to 175 standard pages of text
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