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Modern Magicians Hand Book

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by William John Hilliar
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Modern Magicians Hand Book by William John Hilliar

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What an excellent book. The quality of the material is outstanding. What makes this book particularly rare is a chapter on juggling and how to fake great juggle skills. I have yet to see another book on magic with such an extensive chapter on juggling. You will also find the obligatory chapter on shadowgraphy, a good write up of black art, and large sections on cards, coins, and tricks with many other props. You will find billiard ball manipulation as well as stage tricks with large apparatus.

1st edition, 1902, Frederick J. Drake & Co, Chicago; 440 pages; PDF 325 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. Introduction

    CHAPTER I

  2. Preliminary Observations
  3. The Magic Wand
  4. The Magician's Table
  5. The Magician's Dress

    CHAPTER II

  6. General Principles of Sleight-of-hand Applicable to Card Tricks
  7.    The Cards
  8.    To Make the Pass (Sauter la Coupe)
  9.    To Force a Card
  10.    To Make a "False Shuffle"
  11.    To "Palm" a Card
  12.    The Continuous Back and Front Palm with Cards
  13.    To "Change" a Card (Filer la Carte)
  14.    The "Color" Change
  15.    To "Slip" a Card
  16.    To Spring the Cards from One Hand to the Other
  17.    To Throw a Card
  18.    The Bridge

    CHAPTER III

  19. Card Tricks with Ordinary Cards, and not Requiring Sleight-of-hand
  20.    Simple Modes of Discovering a Given Card
  21.    The Four Kings Being Placed Under the Hand of One Person and the Four Sevens Under the Hand of Another, to Make Them Change Places at Will
  22.    To Name Cards Without Seeing Them
  23.    New Thought Card Sleights
  24.    The Lost Ace
  25.    To Name All the Cards in the Pack in Succession

    CHAPTER IV

  26. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-hand or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards
  27.    To Distinguish the Suit of Any Given Card by Weight
  28.    The "Three-Card" Trick
  29.    The Penetrating Card
  30.    The Long Card
  31.    The Ladies' Looking Glass
  32.    Torn Corner Card Trick

    CHAPTER V

  33. Card Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus
  34.    The Cards Rising Through the Air
  35.    Changing Card-Boxes, and Tricks Performed With Them
  36.    Mechanical Changing Cards
  37.    The Crystal Frame
  38.    The Cabalistic Star for the Production of Cards

    CHAPTER VI

  39. Principles of Sleight-of-hand More Especially Applicable to Coin Tricks
  40.    To Secretly Change a Coin
  41.    The Continuous Back and Front Coin Palm
  42.    To Palm a Coin and Yet Show Both Sides of the Hand Empty

    CHAPTER VII

  43. Coin Tricks Without Apparatus
  44.    To Pull Four Half-dollars Through a Handkerchief
  45.    To Extract a Coin from a Folded Paper

    CHAPTER VIII

  46. Tricks with Coin Requiring Special Apparatus
  47.    The Rattle-Box. To Make a Coin Vanish from the Box, Though Still Heard to Rattle Within It
  48.    The Demon Handkerchief (Le Mouchoir du Diable)
  49.    The Half-dollar Wand
  50.    The Shower of Money
  51.    New Coin Catching
  52.    To Produce Coins from a Lighted Candle

    CHAPTER IX

  53. Tricks with Watches and Rings
  54.    A Smashed Watch
  55.    A New Watch Trick
  56.    The Coin, Handkerchief, and Ring Trick
  57.    The Watch Box
  58.    Verbeck's Wedding Ring Trick
  59.    The Wandering Ring

    CHAPTER X

  60. Tricks with Handkerchiefs
  61.    The Handkerchief That Cannot Be Tied in a Knot
  62.    To Exchange a Borrowed Handkerchief for a Substitute
  63.    The Locked and Corded Box
  64.    The Burning Globe
  65.    The Dissolving Handkerchiefs
  66.    Red, White and Blue
  67.    The Balanced Handkerchief
  68.    Multiplication of Handkerchief (A silk handkerchief made into two or more)
  69.    New Handkerchief Sleights
  70.    New Handkerchief and Egg Trick
  71.    The Egg and Handkerchief Shot
  72.    Handkerchief Production with the Aid of a False Finger
  73.    The Spirit Handkerchief
  74.    The Handkerchief Which Changes Color

    CHAPTER XI

  75. The Cups and Balls
  76.    1. To Palm the Ball
  77.    2. To Reproduce the Palmed Ball at the End of the Fingers
  78.    3. To Secretly Introduce the Palmed Ball Under the Cup
  79.    4. To Simulate the Action of Placing a Ball Under a Cup
  80.    To Produce a Ball from the Wand
  81.    To Return a Ball Into the Wand
  82.    To Pass One Cup Through Another
  83.    Pass I. Having Placed a Ball Under Each Cup, to Draw it Out Again Without Lifting the Cup
  84.    Pass II. To Make a Ball Travel Invisibly from Cup to Cup
  85.    Pass III. Having Placed a Ball Under Each of the End Cups, to Make Them Pass Successively Under the Middle Cup
  86.    Pass IV. Having Placed Two Balls Under the Middle Cup, to Make Them Pass Under the Two Outer Ones.
  87.    Pass V. To Pass Three Balls in Succession Under One Cup
  88.    Pass VI. To Place Three Balls One After the Other Upon the Top of One of the Cups and to Make Them Fall
  89.    Pass VII. To Pass Three Balls in Succession Upwards Through the Table Into One of the Cups
  90.    Pass VIII. To Pass Two Balls in Succession From One Cup to Another Without Touching Them
  91.    Pass IX. To Make Three Balls in Succession Pass Under the Middle Cup
  92.    Pass X. The "Multiplication" Pass
  93.    Pass XI. To Transform the Small Balls to Larger Ones
  94.    Pass XII. To Again Transform the Balls to Still Larger Ones

    CHAPTER XII

  95. Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus
  96.    The Ball Box
  97.    The Red and Black Ball Vases
  98.    Morison's Pill-Box
  99.    The Ball Which Changes to a Rose
  100.    The Obedient Ball
  101.    The New Billiard Ball Production
  102.    The Tube and Ball
 
    CHAPTER XIII
  1. Tricks with Hats
  2.    The Cannon-balls in the Hat
  3.    A Dozen Babies from a Hat
  4.    The Magic Reticules
  5.    The Drums from the Hat
  6.    The Birdcages from the Hat
  7.    The Cake (or Pudding) in the Hat
  8.    The Welsh Rabbit
  9.    The Bundle of Firewood
  10.    A Flower-Garden from a Hat
  11.    The Animated Cigar
  12.    The Wand Passed Through the Hat
  13.    The Magnetized Hat

    CHAPTER XIV

  14. Second-Sight Tricks
  15.    Reading Blindfolded
  16.    Dr. Lynn's Second-Sight Trick
  17.    The Thinkophone
  18.    The Box of Numbers

    CHAPTER XV

  19. Miscellaneous Tricks
  20.    The Vanishing Gloves
  21.    The Rice and Orange Trick
  22.    The Drawer-Box
  23.    The Changing Ladle
  24.    The Inexhaustible Bottle
  25.    The Bottle and Ribbons
  26.    The Mysterious Funnel
  27.    The Box of Bran Transformed to a Bottle of Wine
  28.    The Bran Bottle
  29.    The Bran Glass
  30.    To Fire Borrowed Rings from a Pistol, and Make Them Pass Into a Goblet Filled with Bran and Covered with a Handkerchief, the Bran Disappearing, and Being Found Elsewhere
  31.    The Butterfly Trick
  32.    The Wizard's Omelet (Borrowed Rings and Live Doves Produced from an Omelet)
  33.    The Chinese Rings
  34.    The Cannon-Ball Globe
  35.    To Balance an Egg on the End of a Straw
  36.    The Obedient Candle
  37.    The Bran Plate
  38.    Bran Disappearing from a Glass, and Reappearing Under a Plate
  39.    The "Coffee Trick" - Improved
  40.    The Mysterious Coffe-Cups
  41.    The Enchanted Colored Sands
  42.    The Famous Egg and Bag Trick
  43.    The Wine and Water Transformation
  44.    The Tambourine and Ribbon Trick
  45.    The Transformation of Paper Shavings into Coffee and Milk
  46.    The Bewitched Fan
  47.    The Vanishing Canary Bird and Cage
  48.    The Floating Coin
  49.    The Mystic Afghan Bands
  50.    The Cross of the Orient
  51.    The Latest Cigarette Evanishment
  52. Stage Tricks
  53.    1. The Plain Trap
  54.    2. The "Wrist" or "Pressure" Trap
  55.    3. The "Rabbit" or "Dove" Trap
  56.    4. "Changing" Traps
  57.    Pistons
  58.    The Rabbit Trick
  59.    The Fairy Star
  60.    The Card Bouquet
  61.    The Demon's Head
  62.    The Magic Picture Frame
  63.    The Flying Watches and the Broken Plate
  64.    The Cabinet of Proteus
  65.    The Broken Mirror
  66.    The Bewitched Skull and Talking Hand
  67.    The Mystic Flight
  68.    The New Half-Lady Illusion
  69.    "Oh! Where Am I?"
  70. Black Art Up To Date
  71. The Art of Juggling
  72.    The Balanced Coins
  73.    The Centre of Gravity
  74.    Stick Breaking
  75.    Remarkable Swordsmanship
  76.    The Balancing Billiard Ball and Cue
  77.    Egg-Spinning Extraordinary
  78.    Blindfold Jugglery
  79.    The Spinning Hat
  80.    Ball Spinning
  81.    An Egg-and-Stick Balance
  82.    The Sword and Coin
  83.    The Whirling Hoop and Glass of Water
  84.    The Spinning Handkerchief
  85.    The Traveling Billiard Balls
  86.    Novel Hat Manipulation
  87.    A Complicated Balance
  88.    The Card, Candlestick and Cigar Balance
  89. Hand Shadowgraphy
  90.    Dog and Rabbit
  91.    A "New" Rabbit
  92.    French Chef and Frying Pan
  93.    The Man and the Bottle
  94.    President McKinley
  95.    Mr. Gladstone
  96.    Napoleon
  97.    The Giraffe
  98.    The Preacher
  99.    Woman and Spoon
  100.    The Swan
  101.    Man with Pipe
  102.    The Conductor and Lady Vocalist
  103.    The Horse
  104.    The Dentist
  105.    The Snuff-Taker
  106.    The Fowl
  107.    The Dancer
  108.    A French Advocate
  109.    The Woman at Her Toilet
  110.    Mr. and Mrs. Caudle
  111.    A Good Story

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