This ebook describes 201 easy to do but effective tricks covering a wide range including feats of mentalism, tricks with paper and parts of your body.
From the inside flap of the original book:
John Scarne shows in this ebook how magic that is completely mystifying to the spectator can be as simple as ABC for the performer. From his own immense repertoire of tricks and from the specialities of other great magicians, he has selected the master-deceptions, the best tricks that can be done without skill, training, or special equipment - if you know the secret.
1st edition 1953; 256 pages
John Scarne is probably the world's most famous authority on magic, games and gambling; and his skill in performance is matched by his wonderful talent for simplifying and "showing how." In half an hour anyone can learn from this book how to do half a dozen perfect tricks.
word count: 84372 which is equivalent to 337 standard pages of text