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Tricks with Cards

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by Professor Hoffmann
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Tricks with Cards by Professor Hoffmann

A complete manual of card conjuring. This is not identical to the card sections in Hoffmann's other books such as Modern Magic etc.

  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY
  • CHAPTER II. SLEIGHT OF HAND PROCESSES, APPLICABLE TO CARD CONJURING
    • To Make the Pass
    • To Make the Pass with both Hands
    • Single-handed Pass, No. 1
    • Single-handed Pass, No. 2
    • Single-handed Pass, No. 3
    • To Force a Card
    • To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card
    • To Palm a Card
    • To Palm the Bottom Card of the Pack
    • To get Sight of a Card
    • To Change a Card
    • Hellis' Change, No. 1
    • Hellis' Change, No. 2
    • To Slip a Card
    • False Shuffles
    • The Bridge
    • The Ruffle
    • The Click
    • To Throw a Card
    • To Spring the Cards from Hand to Hand
    • To Change one Pack for another
  • CHAPTER III. SPECIAL CARDS AND TRICKS THEREWITH
    • Long or Wide Cards
    • Longs and Shorts
    • Biseaut√© or Tapering Cards
    • Tricks with Long Cards
    • Tricks with Biseaut√© Cards
    • "Cornered" Cards
    • Changing Cards
  • CHAPTER IV. MARKED CARDS, AND TRICKS THEREWITH
  • CHAPTER V. CARD TRICKS OF A SIMPLE CHARACTER, NOT NECESSITATING SLEIGHT OF HAND
    • The Turn-over
    • The "Nerve" Feat
    • The "Alternate Card" Trick
    • The "Spelling" Trick
    • To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession
    • The Whist Trick
    • Two Heaps of Cards having been placed upon the Table, to Predict with Certainty which Heap a Spectator will choose
    • The Pack being divided into two Heaps on the Table, and a Card taken from each Heap and placed in the other: to discover such Cards
    • The Queens digging for Diamonds
    • A Row of Cards having been formed Face downwards, to divine how many have been moved from one end of the Row to the other
    • To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose
    • The Affectionate Quartette
    • To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice
    • The "Whispering Trick"
    • The Capital Q
    • To pick out a Chosen Card under a Handkerchief
  • CHAPTER VI. CARD TRICKS WITHOUT APPARATUS, AND CHIEFLY DEPENDENT UPON SLEIGHT OF HAND
    • The Obedient Aces
    • Conus' Ace Trick
    • The Shower of Aces
    • Bertram's Ace Trick
    • Clairvoyance by Touch
    • To Pass a Card through a Hat
    • The Ladies' Looking-Glass
    • Everybody's Card
    • Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards
    • "Stop!" Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person may select
    • The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap
    • Thought Anticipated
    • A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found
    • To Invite a Person secretly to Think of a Card, and before such Card is named to pick it out of the Pack
    • A Card having been Thought of by one Spectator, to offer the Pack to another, and cause him to draw the same Card
    • Thought Doubly Anticipated. To Place a Card Thought of by one Person at such Position in the Pack as another Person shall mentally Select
  • CHAPTER VII. CARD TRICKS WITH APPARATUS, OR REQUIRING SPECIAL CARDS
    • The Transforming Sevens
    • The Protean Pack
    • The Four Queens changed to Kings
    • The Cards passing up the Sleeve
    • The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards
    • Card-Boxes
    • "The Card Table"
    • Two Drawn Cards, placed in Different Boxes, made to Change Places at Command
    • A Drawn Card, placed in a Closed Box, made to fly back to the Pack, while Another takes its Place in the Box
    • The Torn-Card Trick
    • Jumping Cards. - To Make Selected Cards Jump out of the Pack
    • The Sand Frame
    • Professor Field's Card-Frame
    • The Magic Sword. - A Chosen Card Caught on the Point of a Sword
    • A Card caught on the End of a Walking-Stick
    • The Magic Mirror
    • The Charmed Bullet and the Black Cloth Target
    • The China Plate and Flying Cards
    • The Card-Catching Plate
    • A Card found in a Cigar
    • A Card found in a Candle
    • Money-producing Cards
    • A Pack of Cards changed to a Handkerchief
    • The Black Velvet Banner
    • The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards
    • The Magic Star and Cabalistic Pointer
  • CHAPTER VIII. STAGE TRICKS
    • The Fairy Star
    • The Cabalistic Star
    • The Rising Cards
    • The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card
    • The Card and Smoke Trick
    • The Cascade of Cards
    • The "Sensation" Card Trick
    • The Crystal Frame
    • The Black Velvet Frame
    • The Card in the Candle
    • The Card Bouquet
  • L'ENVOI

1st edition 1889, 250 pages; PDF 172 pages
word count: 86079 which is equivalent to 344 standard pages of text

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