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Double Indemnity

Peter Duffie
Double Indemnity by Peter Duffie

Here are two effects that use easy-to-make gimmicks which can be added to your regular deck.

FLASHPOINT is a sensational card routine with a topological flavor. Two cards, an Ace and a King, magically change places. The performer offers to repeat the effect under more stringent conditions. The King is placed on the table and covered with the performer's wallet. The Ace is placed between two blank cards. The Ace is visible through two holes cut in the middle of the blank cards yet, at the performer's command, it instantly and visibly disappears. When the wallet is lifted from the table the...

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Test Conditions Second Sight

Carroll K. Priest
Test Conditions Second Sight by Carroll K. Priest

The material contained within this ebook was first released to an inner circle of mentalists at a price exceeding one hundred dollars. In 1980 the material was organised in the form of a booklet and offered to mentalists on a world-wide basis. In order to eliminate the merely curious from its readership, the booklet was sold at a high cover price. Despite this fact, the book sold out completely. In 1985 Martin Breese reprinted it and now it is available as ebook for the first time.

When presented properly this "SECOND SIGHT" test will have the impact of an atomic bomb. There is no doubt that...

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Word of Mind

Terri Rogers
Word of Mind by Terri Rogers

A spectator is handed a theatrical review sheet and is asked to choose one of the hundreds of words that make up the various articles. There is no restriction of choice and the word is not written down. It is merely thought of by the spectator.

When the spectator is ready the mentalist begins to concentrate and slowly, letter by letter, reveals the mentally chosen word. It is that direct. A spectator things of a word and you reveal it. The spectator can choose a different word and you can repeat the effect right away.

Simple to learn, simple to perform, devastating in effect. What more...

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Wipe Out: seven remarkable tricks using wipe off pens

Terri Rogers
Wipe Out: seven remarkable tricks using wipe off pens by Terri Rogers

These are all effects which use wipe-off or white-board pens. Terri Rogers uses the Velleda brand, but there are others you can use. She also uses two types of Velleda films, one white and the other transparent.

[30 years after this booklet has been published we have a lot more pens available. While not wipe-off pens some of these effects can be adopted to the popular Frixion pens which can be erased by heat.]

Contents:

  • Tips, Warnings
  • Coverings
  • Preparation
  • Wiping Off

    Effects:

  • My Choice
  • Bunny Munny
  • A Word in the Hand
  • The Lady's not for Turning
  • X-actly
  • Charge Card
  • Demon

1st edition 1986, 1st digital edition 2013, 23 pages....

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Star Gate

Terri Rogers
Star Gate by Terri Rogers

An incredible effect based on a topological principle. Two cards are shown glued back to back. The spectator may examine them as there is nothing to find.

The performer takes the cards, gives them a few deft folds and then hands them back to the spectator ... but now the cards are face to face. It looks impossible because the cards are still glued together. What's more, they are the same cards that the spectator handled earlier. There is no switch of any kind.

You won't believe it yourself the first time you perform it.

[Note: Originally this booklet was supplied with a Jumbo cards already prepared and glued together. This ebook comes without a set of glued cards. However, the ebook has clear explanation of the construction. You can prepare a set from regular cards with a knife and tape in a few minutes.

1st edition 1985, 1st digital edition 2013, 11 pages.

[Below is a demonstration where the two cards are oriented in the same direction and not 90 degree rotated like Terri has originally designed it. The advantage of a 90 degree offset is that the card that is folded can at one time be seen partly from the front and partly from the back which is a very magical moment. This moment is missing from this version.]

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Boromian Link

Terri Rogers
Boromian Link by Terri Rogers

This booklet details Terri Rogers' Boromian Link an incredible linking card effect based on Paul Harris' Immaculate Connection. The Harris original is a great impromptu effect but if you are not working impromptu and can use your own cards then you'll find Terri Rogers' method even better. The linking effect looks excellent and in fact fools those familiar with the Harris original. The effect can be performed with any size cards and looks quite spectacular if done with Jumbo cards.

1st edition 1986, 1st digital edition 2013, 12 pages.

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Secrets: the original magic of Terri Rogers

Terri Rogers
Secrets: the original magic of Terri Rogers by Terri Rogers

This recording was made many years ago by Patrick Page and released as a Trik-a-Tape Video. Martin Breese was able to purchase the full rights to the tape. It is now available as a video download.

The material on this download DVD consists of demonstrations and explanations of the following effects:

  • The Razor Blade Trick
  • Last Second Ring on Rope
  • The Flying Ring
  • The Aggravating Arrows
  • Smaller Than That
Some of these effects plus many others have been released in the three Terri Rogers ebooks that can be found here on Lybrary.com: Secrets (1986), More Secrets (1988) and finally Top Secrets (1998). Terri Rogers had an ingenious mind and...
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Equinox

David Britland
Equinox by David Britland

Card tricks with ungimmicked cards. One coin trick.

  • TOASTMASTERS: a revolutionary sandwich effect
  • WALTZ TIME: a packet elevator with visions of grandeur
  • LUNCH BOX: a large sandwich with very few calories
  • TRI-UMPH: in the midst of chaos something always turns up
  • ORIENT EXPRESS: the Chinese get the better of the exchange rate
  • HOMEWARD BOUND: a mysterious journey across time and space
  • THE MEXICAN TURNOVER SWITCH AND SOME INTERESTING APPLICATIONS
  • AUSTRIAN ACES: a simple solution to Johann's problem
  • VOO-DUO: two cards linked by uncanny forces
  • BULLS EYE: a pasteboard prediction
  • THE EYES HAVE...
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Computer Magic with the ZX-81

David Hambly
Computer Magic with the ZX-81 by David Hambly

The next time you download the latest and greatest magic app to your smart phone remember that it all started with this. This booklet is to the best of my knowledge the first publication on magic with a computer (published by Martin Breese in 1983). In this case the legendary Sinclair ZX-81 with the whooping memory of 1K.

The author addresses how one can use the ZX-81 during a magic performance. It includes numerous programs in the Basic programming language. The magic effects are not that great to be honest, but David Hambly was breaking new ground.

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Cutting Remarks

David Britland
Cutting Remarks by David Britland

Cutting Remarks was originally intended to form part of Card Kinetics, a booklet dealing with various methods of making playing cards move with various kinds of elastic loops, including those pioneered by Finn Jon and pirated by everyone else. However, this version of the Self Cutting Deck, for this is what Cutting Remarks is all about, doesn't use elastic of any kind, not even a thread. Peter Duffie used a similar principle in his effect Ascension to achieve a very unusual version of the Rising Card.

David's first introduction to a threadless Self Cutting Deck was provided by Bob Ostin. His version of...

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The Art of the Grafter: a pitchman guide to selling

Walt Lees
The Art of the Grafter: a pitchman guide to selling by Walt Lees

This ebook holds extremely valuable information for anybody who would like to become a pitchman or grafter who sells Svengali decks and other items. Even if you do not sell as a pitchman, but perform on the street or other public venues you will learn quite a bit from Walt Lees.

Some of the points discussed are:

  • Which magic tricks are suitable for pitching?
  • Types of pitching
  • Earnings and rewards
  • Requirements of a good pitchman
  • Styles of pitching
  • Choosing a good site
  • Peek selling times
  • What to have with you
  • Dealing with complaints, hecklers, pilferers, non-buyers, aggro merchants,...
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Classic Indian Street Magic

Martin Breese
Classic Indian Street Magic by Martin Breese

1920's film footage plus booklet revealing the closely-guarded secrets of the Indian Cups and Balls, the Mango Tree effect and much more. Together with attempts at the Indian Rope Trick plus bonus footage of Kuda Bux doing the Fire Walk.

Here is some amazing 1920's film footage capturing street magicians at work with some of the great Indian classics that are so rarely seen by Westerners. Much of the material on this download DVD (it is accompanied by an exciting musical track) is explained in the 40-page PDF (to download it see your digital shelf).

You will see great performances of the...

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Bizarre: Surreal Sorcery

Tony Shiels
Bizarre: Surreal Sorcery by Tony Shiels

Psientific Pseudo Psi, Mountebankery, Monstrosities and Horrors. Weird tricks for the magickal story-teller.

1st edition 1988, 87 pages; 1st digital edition 2012, PDF 62 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

  2. CHAPTER ONE: PSCIENTIFIC PSEUDO PSI
  3. Around The World In 80 Seconds

  4. CHAPTER TWO: SURREALCHEMY
  5. Dreams And Destiny
  6. Automatism
  7. Le Jeu De Marseille

  8. CHAPTER THREE: MOUNTEBANKERY

  9. CHAPTER FOUR: BIZARRE MAGICK
  10. Black Christmas
  11. Casting The Runes
  12. Over-Familiarity
  13. Tools Of The Trade
  14. The Knowledge

  15. CHAPTER FIVE: CAIT SIDH
  16. The Witch's Web
  17. Psyche's Revenge
  18. The Irish Factotum ...
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Spell Binder Volume 1

Stephen Tucker
Spell Binder Volume 1 by Stephen Tucker

A fabulous download DVD featuring four of the best tricks from Spell-Binder magazine. Martin Breese asked Stephen Tucker the creator of the magazine to choose four of the best tricks that he created for the magazine and he has selected four wonderful effects. Each is performed and then clearly explained move by move.

Watch the performances of all four routines below.

[Note: If you prefer a physical DVD disc please go to Martin Breese International.]

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Card Kinetics

David Britland
Card Kinetics by David Britland

Card Kinetics is a manual dealing with methods of making ordinary playing cards move, rise or jump. A number of different approaches are used, all practical and baffling.

In Card Kinetics, David Britland carries on the work detailed in his other manuscript, The Angel Card Rise Plus, and details several versions of this popular effect, each using a simple, disposable gimmick which can be added to your own or a borrowed deck. Users of David's Angel Card Rise should be pleased with its final incarnation, The Ultimate Angel, described in this ebook.

But there is more. Angel Aces, Spring Heeled Jacks, Inside-Out Angel, Business...

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Parallax: a topological miracle

David Britland
Parallax: a topological miracle by David Britland

How many effects do you know that use only one playing card? Well Parallax is just that.

The performer shows a playing card (any size works from jumbo card down to regular size) . A spectator holds the card face up. He grips it firmly and does not let go until the effect is over. Nevertheless the performer turns the card face down, visibly, right in front of the spectator's eyes. Yes, the card turns over whilst the spectator is holding it. It looks quite impossible. Only one card is used and the effect is performed openly and without cover of any kind. It's a topological miracle that you...

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A Lady Through and Through

David Britland
A Lady Through and Through by David Britland

Two effects are described, both with a 'Queen gets penetrated by another card' plot. The first effect can live inside a regular deck. The second effect is a small packet trick. Both effects require some preparation, but all you need is a knife and tape. The gaffed cards are very clever allowing for beautifully visual effects.

1st edition 1984, 1st digital edition 2012, 10 pages.

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Maestro Leonardo Cups and Balls

Maestro Leonardo
Maestro Leonardo Cups and Balls by Maestro Leonardo

This is one of the most innovative cups and balls routines. Maestro Leonardo featured the routine in his IBM competition entry in 2008 in the UK and received a standing ovation from the audience. There are no moves in the routine that relate to any other cups and balls effects. The loads are invisible, and there is virtually no way that they can be spotted. Anyone who plans to use this routine and is prepared to put in the work perfecting it, could have a short act that is suitable for any kind of show venue. The Medieval Cups and Balls routine culminates with the production of water, a long...

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Chan Canasta Live on Television March 18th 1960

Chan Canasta
Chan Canasta Live on Television March 18th 1960 by Chan Canasta

The download DVD is a complete Chan Canasta television broadcast from a 1960's BBC TV Show. You see a professional entertainer perform, how he controls his spectators, and how he builds up the effects.

Chan first performs a few card effects and closes with a book test. In the beginning spectators take a few cards each and Canasta divines which cards each one has. Then two spectators take one card from a full deck each and they magically take the same card. Later a spectator takes two cards from a deck and puts each one in one of his pockets, without Canasta looking, but again Canasta knows...

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Subtle Miracles

Peter Duffie
Subtle Miracles by Peter Duffie

Peter Duffie is one of the world's most creative cardmen and Subtle Miracles gathers together some of his most inventive work. Many of these effects were marketed as exclusive manuscripts (Solo, Duet, Trio, Quartet, Double Indemnity) and are now brought together for the first time, together with a selection of brand new routines using equally clever methods. David Britland contributed a routine called 'Red Alert' as well as added notes commenting on Peter's routines. An appendix teaches a couple of important sleights.

  • Introduction
  • Solo
    • Wildlife
    • Hamman Count Variation
  • Duet
    • Point Blank Assembly
    • Impulse: Two cards transpose under...
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The Best of Pentagram Card Magic

Martin Breese
The Best of Pentagram Card Magic by Martin Breese

Fabulous collection of card magic culled from the pages of The Pentagram, including an excellent chapter by Graham Adams.

  • Introduction
  • George Blake's Super Speller
  • The Nonsuch Card Prediction By Francis Haxton
  • A Legacy From Jordan By Francis Haxton
  • An Ace Change By Roy Walton
  • Double Stop By Franklin V. Taylor
  • R. J. Fisher On Double Stop
  • Double-Stoppered By Ron Baillie
  • Jack Potter On Double Stop
  • Full Stop, Double Stop By Hugh A Carroll
  • A Trick With A Purpose By Wilfred Jonson
  • Turnover Change By Harry Hickson
  • The Twenty-Seventh Card By C. Dudley Whitnall
  • Improved Sure-Fire Force By C. Dudley Whitnall ...
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Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man Volume 2

David Britland
Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man Volume 2 by David Britland

This is the long-awaited follow up to the first volume. It is a quality soft back publication, perfect bound. It contains a lot of information that arrived too late for inclusion in the first volume. We are grateful to all those who have helped us produce this set of books on the Remarkable Chan Canasta.

  • Publisher's Introduction
  • Further Discoveries by David Britland
  • Chan Canasta article (reprinted from Magic Magazine)

The first volume can be found here: Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man Volume 1

1st edition 2001, 45 pages.

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Paul Diamond Entertains

Paul Diamond
Paul Diamond Entertains by Paul Diamond

Anyone who has seen Paul work will know that he is first and foremost an entertainer. This book contains commercial routines he has used professionally for many years.

Includes:

  • Introduction by Martin Breese
  • "I'm There To Make Them Happy"
  • Paul's ESP Trick
  • The Flying Eagles
  • Coins Across
  • The Travellers
  • Two Copper, One Silver
  • Diamond Aces
  • Mandarin Coin

1st edition 1986, 38 pages.

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Revolutionary Coin Technique

Giacomo Bertini
Revolutionary Coin Technique by Giacomo Bertini
"Giacomo Does some of the finest and most innovative magic I have ever seen." - David Roth

"On our recent European tour, Roth and I were fortunate to spend time with someone who has techniques that will ROCK the coin magic world." - Michael Rubinstein

"Bertini's coin magic is not like anything I have ever witnessed in well over half a century of doing coin magic. It is nothing short of incredible. It truly looks like 'real magic.' All of his techniques are ground-breaking and far more refined than anything I have ever seen anyone else do before." - Harvey Rosenthal

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