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Abbott Magic was founded in 1934 by Percy Abbott. In the same year Recil Bordner became 50/50 partner. The business is still owned by the Bordner family. Abbott Magic is recognized as one of the largest magic manufacturing businesses in the world. It is also the host of the famous Abbott's Magic Get Together held every year in summer.

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12 Brand New Tricks

Eddie Joseph
12 Brand New Tricks by Eddie Joseph
  • Introduction
  • The Mystic Seven
  • A Reverse Problem
  • Behind The Back
  • "Mirable Visu"
  • The Four Hands
  • Cutting The Cards
  • By The Toss Of A Coin
  • The Betraying Voice
  • The Personality Card Trick
  • The Caronia Mystery
  • The "Colon" Mystery
  • Not Quite Balanced

1st edition 1952; PDF 14 pages

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Abbott Magic Catalog #24 1993

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #24 1993 by Recil Bordner

A massive catalog featuring magic tricks in all categories from balls and birds to cards and coins and wands and watches.

1st edition 1993, 575 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #21 1976

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #21 1976 by Recil Bordner

A massive catalog featuring magic tricks in all categories from balls and birds to cards and coins and wands and watches.

1st edition 1976, 516 pages.

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Greater Card Tricks

Eddie Joseph
Greater Card Tricks by Eddie Joseph

This was Eddie Joseph's first card publication. As such, coming out in 1942, it represented already at that time 20 years of performing. It's unbalanced contents shows very much that it is not simply a book of card magic, but a summary of Joseph himself as a card man and his particular biases and interests. A chapter on his particular way of doing the fundamental sleights he depended upon and an entire chapter on the intelligent use of daub.

  • Introduction...

    PART ONE

  • Some Sl(e)ight Changes in Some Standard Sleights
  • Card Palming
  • Palming Cards on the Feet
  • How to Return Palmed Card into...
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X-Jargon

Wallace Lee
X-Jargon by Wallace Lee

This manuscript explains the art of "Double Talk" and how to use this to your advantage in magic shows.

PDF 8 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #2 1935

Percy Abbott
Abbott Magic Catalog #2 1935 by Percy Abbott

The second catalog already three times thicker.

1st edition 1935, 68 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #1 1934

Percy Abbott
Abbott Magic Catalog #1 1934 by Percy Abbott

This catalog started it all. It is the first one published in 1934, the start of a magic dynasty.

1st edition 1934, 23 pages.

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15 Great Illusions

Ulysses Frederick Grant
15 Great Illusions by Ulysses Frederick Grant

For the performer who plays carnivals, circuses, clubs or who just has a large stage show, this ebook is just what you need. The sensational illusions in this ebook can be built up after reading the directions. Add one or more of these effects for the coming season. Finely illustrated in detail, the clear instructions will enable you to build these feature illusions on your own at a small cost. A valuable manuscript for anyone.

  • The Book Of Life
  • The Rajah's Tent Illusion
  • Two On A Park Bench
  • Chen Lee's Screen Illusion
  • The Man Without A Head
  • Witch's Broom & Rope Illusion
  • The Human X-Ray ...
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Who Done It?

Jack Shepherd
Who Done It? by Jack Shepherd

A magical mystery in one act.

From the introduction:

It will be obvious after reading this manuscript that for the actual magical methods it would be simple to substitute other methods and other apparatus and still keep the basic idea. This is for the reader to decide, but we would suggest that if this is done, the apparatus used should be of a simple nature and not elaborate conjuring properties, as these would divert the attention of the audience from the story and routine to the magical mechanics, and it is the story that counts. The only way to get something really new is by a new...

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21 Gems of Magic

Ormond McGill
21 Gems of Magic by Ormond McGill

Ormond McGill describes this publication as a "Scrapbook of Magic" which includes chapters of Card Effects, Mindreading, Miscellaneous, Thoughts on Opening and Closing, and a Magical Sensation - Walking through a Keyhole.

[Note that if you own Bag-O-Trix you already have this ebook.

Contents

  • About the Author
  • INTRODUCTION

    A Thought About Openings

  • GEM No. 1—The Candied Bird

    Scrapbook Card Tricks

  • GEM No. 2—A Reversed Card Location
  • GEM No. 3—The Card and the Boy
  • GEM No. 4—The Card in a Mousetrap
  • GEM No. 5—The Card in the Pocket
  • GEM No. 6—The Bewitched Aces
  • GEM No. 7—The Confetti Rising Cards ...
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A Lifetime in Magic

Percy Abbott
A Lifetime in Magic by Percy Abbott

Written by a man who spent seventy-four years ... a lifetime in magic! A professional magician, a world traveler, author, inventor, founder of the world's largest magic company. Percy Abbott, the 'Caliph of Colon', and magic are synonymous. In this ebook you will discover stories, experiences, secrets and advice that only a lifetime in magic can offer. You will uncover facts about the greats that will amaze you. There is a fund of information on tricks and illusions new to present day magicians.

Contents

  • Dedication
  • Memories
  • Foreword
  • The Chrystal Lantern
  • Comedy Snake Basket
  • Lost In...
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Sid Lorraine's Scrap Book

Sid Lorraine
Sid Lorraine's Scrap Book by Sid Lorraine
"Sid Lorraine has always been an idol of mine. Oh, I've been through fads like: Ed Marlo, Leo Behnke, Bro. Hamman, Tom Palmer, Don Alan ... even Jay Marshall! But, I always come back to Sid Lorraine. Whenever I've needed an idea or inspiration, my library of Sid Lorraine books or my files of his tricks and variations have provided both and more." - Ron Bauer
Sid Lorraine made his reputation as a writer and performer with a keen eye for the commercial. Sid's material, honed over a lifetime of performing, could be counted on show after show, year after year, to entertain his audiences. That's what magic is all about.

This...

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Occidental and Oriental Mysteries

Percy Abbott
Occidental and Oriental Mysteries by Percy Abbott

This publication is also known under the tile "Magic for Magicians".

  • Foreword
  • A Few Words From The Author
  • Finger-Tip Card Production
  • It Hasn’t Started Yet
  • Mental Masterpiece
  • Double-Over Card Steal
  • Testing Strength
  • The Game Of Thirty-One
  • Thirty Cards
  • The Twitching Muscle Just A Gag!
  • Two To Four Ball Move
  • Novel Four Ball Production
  • Mouth Ball Move
  • The Last Ball Move
  • Closed Fist Ball Move
  • Four Thimble Vanish
  • Passing Thimbles
  • Body Load
  • Disappearing And Reappearing Coin Stand
  • The Hairy Match
  • Comedy Penetration
  • The Repeat Candle
  • Vanish Of Grains Of Rice
  • An Egg Bag Move ...
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Paper Tearing Act

Vin Carey
Paper Tearing Act by Vin Carey

Tear paper to a shipwreck story producing a ship's wheel with girls and skeletons. The second phase of the act is a torn and restored paper routine. Includes patter and the folding/tearing instructions. Please note that the patter would not be appropriate anymore for today's audience.

13 pages

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Hitting the Headlines

Eddie Joseph
Hitting the Headlines by Eddie Joseph

You will involve five spectators with various tasks. Two persons are first called up. We shall refer to them as 'A' and 'B'. A pack of cards is dropped between them. 'A' is asked to cut the pack and 'B' is told to take half for himself by actual count. 'A' retains the other half.

From this point the mentalist turns his back on the spectators and does NOT face them again until AFTER everything is over.

The two persons are told to deal together from their respective portions of the pack. A THIRD person is asked to act as umpire and to stop the dealing at any point. As an added precaution...

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Improved Muscle Reading

Percy Abbott
Improved Muscle Reading by Percy Abbott

The general effect and principle of Muscle Reading is that a person merely thinks of any object and you take hold of his wrist or hand and lead him to the article he is thinking of.

In this improved method, we have overcome several obstacles to insure picking out the right subjects so you cannot fail. As anyone giving public performances wishes to be sure he will be able to accomplish what he starts out to do, this is a big asset. We also have found a good reason for holding the subject's wrist, and last but not least have a practical apparent non-contact method. This throws the audience...

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Zens Card Miracle

M. F. Zens
Zens Card Miracle by M. F. Zens

A spectator cuts the pack of cards and counts off 25 cards. Shuffle these cards and have five of them selected by members of the audience. The magician does not view this selection process as his back is turned away during all this. The cards are replaced and the pack shuffled. A spectator is asked to place the cards in five rows of five cards each on an unprepared stand or easel or display board. (When performing this close-up or at a party situation the cards may be placed on the table surface, rather than using an easel.) Note: The cards may be placed in any order, on any row, either face...

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Bag-O-Trix

Various Authors
Bag-O-Trix by Various Authors

Someone once commented that "If you want to hide a magic secret, put it in a book or magazine!" There is probably some truth to that statement, as there is "buried treasure" on each and every page of this work. Tricks, ideas, gags, presentations, suggestions and routines from a full complement of magical authors. Bag-O-Trix is a collection. It contains the complete texts of many books previously issued separately. Some of these volumes are (and have been) out of print. Some others are in short supply. None will be reprinted as a separate item again. This massive ebook will be the only source...

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Paper Magic

Percy Abbott
Paper Magic by Percy Abbott

If you already have Bag-o-Trix you have this book. Although Percy Abbott put his name on the book, UF Grant said many of the ideas were his. This dispute later resulted in UF Grant leaving the Abbott company. There are over forty of the most unusual, unique and amazing new tricks that can be worked with paper. This is a new and untouched field. Paper tricks are easy to carry and are most effective. A few of the outstanding effects are:

  • The performer makes a paper fir tree - and then actually climbs it
  • A cabinet is made from paper - shown empty - and a girl crashes through it from apparently nowhere
  • A paper bag escape...
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Anthology of Card Magic

Gordon Miller
Anthology of Card Magic by Gordon Miller

Originally sold in three printed volumes, now combined in one gigantic PDF.

Ever since the Abbott Magic Company started business in 1934, hundreds of card tricks have been offered for sale in their catalogs. As each new catalog was published, many of these tricks were omitted to make room for newer ones ... but like good books, great music and fine art, these effects of card magic still remain classics. Gordon Miller, who has been a member of the Abbott staff for over thirty years, delved into the archives and compiled over three hundred of these effects into this huge collection. Almost...

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Dark Matter Secrets: 80 Years of Spooky Magic

Various Authors
Dark Matter Secrets: 80 Years of Spooky Magic by Various Authors

One of the biggest bargains in magic. Over 80 years in the making. Abbott's Dark Matter Secrets is simply the greatest compilation of "spooky and bizarre" magic and mentalism effects ever assembled. Some date back to Abbott's beginning back in 1934. The ultimate spooky magic book, Abbott's Dark Matter Secrets has 142 effects and includes stage illusions (complete with workshop plans), sideshow illusions (again, complete with workshop plans), parlor effects, escape effects, mentalism effects, etc. Dark Matter Secrets is Abbott Magic's expression of spooky magic that it has sold in one form or...

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Tops Treasury of Dove Magic

Neil Foster
Tops Treasury of Dove Magic by Neil Foster

This ebook is a collection of ideas, tricks, suggestions and articles from the pages of TOPS Magazine of Magic, dealing with magic with doves.

Contents:

  • A cane appears and seconds later a dove appears on the cane.
  • A dove vanishes in a cloth foulard.
  • A piece of paper is folded into the shape of a bird - it magically transforms itself into the real thing.
  • The New Master Dove Vanish (based on The Dizzy Limit style of vanish) is easy to make and startling when used.
  • Ren Fetzers Dove from Newspaper, Dove in Balloon and Dove from Egg are all practical and unique.
  • There is Kirbys Streamlined...
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