From the editor's note and foreword:
The ideas emanate from the brains of those who are among the top flight of card men to-day, and I earnestly commend them for your serious study, because apart from being original - and never before published - they are all absolutely practical and every one of them has been audience-tested.
Arthur Holland and I have been through this book page by page, with cards in our hands, and are convinced that there are no sleights which cannot with due diligence be mastered. And the mastering is well worthwhile for the contributors have given what they were asked to give: not their simplest trick but their best.
Includes a glossary of sleights with bibliography.
- The Lady Tells All - Jack Avis
- Spectator's Choice - Francis Haxton
- Turnabout - Al Koran
- Card In Cigarette - Joe Stuthard
- Casting A Spell - Gus Southall
- New Nudist Deck - Edward Victor
- My Name—Your Name - Peter Warlock
1st edition 1953, 1st digital edition 2014, 28 pages.
word count: 9107 which is equivalent to 36 standard pages of text