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Card Tricks: a practical treatise on conjuring with cards

by Ellis Stanyon
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Card Tricks: a practical treatise on conjuring with cards by Ellis Stanyon
This is a classic on card magic covering sleights, routines, special cards, and apparatus. It is very likely that already S.W. Erdnase read this book.
  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I: PRINCIPLES OF SLEIGHT OF HAND
    • The Pass
    • To Force a Card
    • The Change
    • To Palm a Card
    • The False Shuffle
    • To Slip a Card
    • The Ruffle
    • To Throw a Card
    • To Spring the Cards from One Hand to the Other
  • CHAPTER II: SLEIGHT OF HAND TRICKS
    • The Cards Passing up the Sleeve
    • The Card and Cigarette
    • To Pass a Card Through a Handkerchief
    • To Pass any Number of Cards along the Sleeve, and Produce them from the Breast Pocket
    • Card, Coin, and Candle
    • The Card in the Candle
    • A New Method of Discovering a Chosen Card
    • To Precipitate a Number of Cards
  • CHAPTER III: TRICKS PERFORMED WITHOUT THE AID OF SLEIGHT OF HAND
    • To Cause Two Cards Placed in the Centre of the Pack to Appear on the Top
    • To Instantly Name a Chosen Card
    • Foretelling Thought with Cards
    • To Discover a Chosen Card by Its Weight
    • To Name Cards in a Pack Previously Shuffled, without Seeing Them
    • Artificial Clairvoyance
    • Long Distance Second Sight with Cards
    • The Diminishing Cards (New Method)
    • Notes on the Above Trick
  • CHAPTER IV: TRICKS WITH SPECIAL CARDS AND APPARATUS
    • The Long Card
    • Longs and Shorts
    • Tricks with the Long Card
    • Tricks with Long and Short Packs
    • Changing Cards
    • The Fairy Star
    • To Fire a Selected Card into either of Two Candles Burning on the Table
    • Card Cricket
    • The Cards and Boards
    • The Card and Bottle
    • The Rising Cards
    • The Cascade of Cards
    • The Dissected Card Box
  • CHAPTER V: CONCLUSION

1st edition 1900, 129 pages; PDF 59 pages.
word count: 27199 which is equivalent to 108 standard pages of text


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