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Al Koran's Miracle Blindfold Card Act

Brian Barnes
Al Koran's Miracle Blindfold Card Act by Brian Barnes

Performed and explained by Brian Barnes.

The explanation for the performance and method is in Al Koran's Legacy but as Brian Barnes has been performing this act for around 50 years he has taken bits of the routine out and has added some of his own subtle touches.

This is a brilliant act for any full time magical entertainer. It just requires the minimum of props including a blindfold, cards and a table. It can be worked absolutely surrounded and for audiences of virtually any size.

Brian Barnes not only performs the act in front of an audience of twelve but then explains how to perform it in detail....

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Sorcerer

Martin Breese
Sorcerer by Martin Breese

Back in the 1980's when Martin Breese was a fledgling Magic Dealer advertising regularly in Abracadabra he decided to create a little free house magazine to keep his clients in touch with magic that he was releasing and information about the magic scene for those who were not living in London or within easy reach of London. The Newsletter grew until one day it was so successful that he decided to turn it into a proper magic magazine and so Sorcerer Magazine was born.

Now in this digital edition we have combined all the issues of The Newsletter and Sorcerer Magazine. It is a window on the...

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Clue and other Mysteries

Jack Yates
Clue and other Mysteries by Jack Yates

Jack Yates is renowned as a creative innovator as evidenced by his many contributions to magical literature. This work contains nine first-class routines with a mental flavour including Clue which is worth its weight in gold and the P&S System.

Contents

  • Monty: Three spectators choose one card each and then exchange them so that no one has his original selection. Despite this you are able to tell each spectator the identity of the card he now holds.
  • Spy Story: A spectator's selected card is revealed when the performer magically decodes a secret message.
  • Choice: A spectator chooses one...
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Duplicity

Dave Campbell
Duplicity by Dave Campbell

Dave Campbell is another of Scotland's creative cardmen. He's perhaps best known as the creator of the popular 'Fred' card effect which was copied all over the world.

Here, in Duplicity Dave Campbell presents an entertaining card effect in which the performer re-enacts one of Houdini's famous feats - walking through a wall. A signed card represents Houdini and a jumbo card represents the wall. Although you have told the spectators in advance what is going to happen the signed card manages to disappear from among four blank cards and then reappear under the tabled jumbo card.

Perhaps the...

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Psychomancy

David Britland
Psychomancy by David Britland

Ten wonderful mental magic effects by David Britland. Here is David in his own words:

Although my first love is Card Magic I also have a great interest in the field of mentalism. I hope that I've been able to combine both interests in the ten items described in this book. They are all designed for close-up work and require little in the way of manual dexterity. You'll discover a variety of effects from the prediction of a spectator's choice as to whether he prefers Noughts or Crosses in Tic Tac Toe to the spectacle of multiple coincidences which take place in 'My Name Is Legion'. I hope that...

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Secrets of Gambling

Hugh Miller
Secrets of Gambling by Hugh Miller

This is a great book on the secrets of how to cheat with cards and dice at many popular games - a guide to dishonest gambling. It offers a good overview of the various methods from mechanical cheating methods to sleight of hand.

1st edition 1970, original 128 pages; PDF 82 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Cheating at cards
  3. Mechanical Methods: marking cards, sorts, deck switches, edge marking, daub, punch/nail marks
  4. Strippers: types of strippers, Vernon's "Bathroom Strippers"
  5. Locaters: short, corner shorts, thick cards, long cards, ridge/breather crimps
  6. Holdouts: Kepplinger...
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Top Secret Prediction Chest Mystery

Ted Lesley
Top Secret Prediction Chest Mystery by Ted Lesley

A classic Ted Lesley headline prediction mystery:

  • no expensive gimmicks (everything can easily and cheaply be made at home)
  • not stooges (strictly a one man effect)
  • no billet knives or visible gimmicks
  • clean and devastating effect
The Effect:

A chest with a prediction in it, is mailed to the place of performance two weeks prior to the performance date. The committee gives the chest to the mayor or the chief of police to guard. They try to tie up with the local media for publicity coverage.

On the night of the performance the chest is brought to the theater where it is opened by...

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Cardopolis

David Britland & Marc Russell
Cardopolis by David Britland & Marc Russell

Table of Contents

  1. Tunnel Sandwich
  2. Jedi Force
  3. Flipover Cut
  4. Snapover Flourish
  5. Panacea
  6. Martinez Display
  7. Tell Tale Triumph
  8. Zarrow Shuffle
  9. Exit Line
  10. Add On Finesse
  11. Going Under Ground
  12. Flesh Eaters
  13. - One
  14. - Two
  15. - Three
  16. Any Which Way You Can
  17. Fourlorn
  18. Double Trouble
  19. Cannon Fire
  20. Promenade
  21. M. C. Switch
  22. Spinner

1st edition 1984; original 32 pages; PDF 42 pages.

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Jamesosophy

Stewart James
Jamesosophy by Stewart James

Personally I find any trick using a swastica not a particularly good idea today, because the swastica is loaded with meaning not necessarily appropriate for entertainment. But we should not forget that this manuscript was originally written in the 1940s.

The gem in my opinion is the last effect, "The All Clear Card Transformation."

Here are the effect descriptions as they were originally written by Stewart James.

SWASTRICKA

The performer writes a prediction and anyone retains it for the time being. He now displays a card, the same size as a playing card, bearing a Swastica. The assertion...

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Zodiac Telepathy

Ken de Courcy
Zodiac Telepathy by Ken de Courcy

This is the perfect two person act to start with, if you have never performed anything like it. The performers only need to memorize 21 items. In the words of George Armstrong:

Here at last is a method for combining the fascination of horoscope readings with the mystery of telepathy, and a method in which the medium, who does all the "talking", has only ten code words and eleven signals to learn for the Telepathy part of the act, and absolutely nothing for the Horoscope readings. Everything is done for her by the innocent but clever piece of apparatus described in these pages.

Any person...

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The Magic of Billy McComb Volumes 1-7

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volumes 1-7 by Billy McComb

These are all seven volumes in the series.

This seven-volume series is probably the longest and most detailed audio-testimonial of a famous magician. Each of the recordings can be heard individually; if purchased and listened to in sequence they quite clearly form a complete course of magic for anyone with or without experience. Billy has worked everywhere and with most kinds of magic. What he relates on these tapes is the result of a lifetime of experience in magic. Invaluable lessons are taught. Each volume lasts around 90 minutes each (more than 10 hours in total) describing not only the...

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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 7

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 7 by Billy McComb

This is volume 7 of a seven-volume series. The full routine for the Bill in Lemon effect.

  • The Full Routine for the Bill In Lemon Effect
    • Side 1 [46:37 long]
      • Recording of Bill In Lemon Effect [0:00]
      • Discussion of the Bill In Lemon [5:18]
      • Preparing the lemon [13:09]
      • Identification of the bill [24:26]
      • Vanishing the bill [28:21]
      • Inserting the bill in the lemon [32:25]
        • Delaying the applause [33:59]
      • Cutting the lemon [35:59]
      • Getting the correct lemon selected [39:46]
    • Side 2 [31:16 long]
      • Getting the correct lemon selected continued [0:00]
      • Presentation...
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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 6

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 6 by Billy McComb

This is volume 6 of a seven-volume series. The full routine for the Nap Hand effect.

  • The Full Routine for the Nap Hand Effect
    • Side 1 [42:07 long]
      • History of the Nap Hand (Whist) effect [0:00]
        • What is Nap (and Whist)? [2:06]
      • Basis of the effect [2:46]
        • Do tricks the audience likes [6:24]
      • The blindfold [17:00]
      • The set-up [19:41]
      • The routine [20:23]
        • Getting volunteers on stage [21:13]
        • Following suit [35:51]
        • The run of the cards [39:19]
    • Side 2 [33:52 long]
      • The routine continued [0:00]
      • References...
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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 5

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 5 by Billy McComb

This is volume 5 of a seven-volume series. The full Ring On Stick routine.

  • The Full Ring on Stick Routine
    • Side 1 [44:01 long]
      • Himber Ring Routine [0:00]
      • Ring on Stick Routine [1:51]
        • About the recording [2:40]
        • Sound & lighting [6:38]
        • Practicing [9:25]
        • The stick [11:18]
      • Recording of performance – part 1 [13:10]
      • Ring on Stick Routine continued [14:48]
        • The jeweler’s loupe [14:48]
        • Rings & ring index [21:08]
      • Recording of performance – part 2 [27:06]
      • Ring on Stick Routine continued [28:08]
      • Recording of performance...
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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 4

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 4 by Billy McComb

This is volume 4 of a seven-volume series. Close Up Magic.

  • Close Up Magic & More
    • Side 1 [28:22 long]
      • Close Up Magic Conditions [0:00]
      • Cigarette Through Handkerchief [1:59]
      • Paper Napkin in Hand [7:53]
      • Silk Vanish in Hand [11:55]
      • Close Up Magic Conditions – again [15:57]
      • My Drink [17:25]
      • The Recurring Card [19:17]
      • Magic Auctions [20:41]
      • Punch & Judy Outfit [21:22]
      • Glove Monkey [22:27]
    • Side 2 [27:52 long]
      • Glove Monkey continued [0.00]
      • Selbit Sawing Through a Woman [1:21]
      • Crushing a Woman [5:48]
      • Compeering a show [7:23]
        • Thief Proof Case [9:32]
        • Flash...
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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 3

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 3 by Billy McComb

This is volume 3 of a seven-volume series. The Himber Ring Routine and Night Club Magic.

  • The Himber Ring Routine and Night Club Magic
    • Side 1 [36:53 long]
      • Night Club Magic – recording of a performance [0:00]
        • Half Dyed Silk [0:00]
        • Silk to Egg [4:09]
      • Cabaret Magic [8:46}
        • Heckler stoppers [11:46]
          • Coin in Bottle [18:32]
        • Gags and recording your act [23:02]
        • Opening Effects [24:18]
          • Six Card Repeat [25:06]
          • Golf Balls in the Handkerchief [27:37]
          • Torn and Restored Letter [27:47] ...
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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 2

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 2 by Billy McComb

This is volume 2 of a seven-volume series. Introduction continued, together with a great deal of information on working cruise ships.

  • Introduction Continued from tape 1
  • Together With a Great Deal of Information on Working Cruise Ships
    • Side 1 [29:50 long]
      • Teaching magic continued from tape 1[0:00]
        • What to wear [0:00]
        • Established acts [10:33]
        • What stagecraft you need for an act [17:05]
        • The business end [17:47]
        • Effects that suit the performer [21:54]
          • Two Linking Rings [24:29]
        • Knowing what pleases an audience [25:36] ...
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The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 1

Billy McComb
The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 1 by Billy McComb

This is volume 1 of a seven-volume series. Get to know Billy. A general introduction to magic.

The Magic of Billy McComb Volume 1

  • A General Introduction to Magic
    • Side 1 [29:38 long]
      • Introduction [0:00]
      • Adding a trick to the act [1:30]
      • Writing patter & structuring a routine [3:34]
      • Selling yourself vs selling the tricks [6:15]
      • Picking effects that have problems & overcoming them [7:36]
        • Rice Bowls [8:39]
      • Bad experience with a rocket trick [16:00]
      • Heckler stoppers [20:16]
      • Arriving at an engagement [23:37]
      • Taking an ordinary trick and dressing it up...
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Torn and Restored Magazine

John Calvert
Torn and Restored Magazine by John Calvert

Many consider this the definitive version of this now classic effect. The recording includes not just the instructions but also the music for your actual performance. However keep in mind that this is not a royalty free music.

Additionally to the audio you will also download a PDF with many photographs taken to show a step by step method of constructing and performing this great effect. Photographs were taken by Martin Breese.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

1st edition 1978

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Up Close with Schindler Volume 3

George Schindler
Up Close with Schindler Volume 3 by George Schindler

This is volume three of three on close up with the 'Kid from Brooklyn' Magicomedian, George Schindler.

Volume three is purely magic and explanations and absolutely no padding. You'll hear a detailed explanation of George's own chop cup routine, a superb ambitious card routine and several highly practical coin effects. Everything released in this recording is actually part of George's regular repertoire; everything has been used over and over again in front of paying audiences who demand and get the best.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created...

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Up Close with Schindler Volume 2

George Schindler
Up Close with Schindler Volume 2 by George Schindler

This is volume two of three on close up with the 'Kid from Brooklyn' Magicomedian, George Schindler. A highly recommended series of recordings packed with useful performing advice, the psychology of close up plus a great number of practical routines that are so clearly described that you will be able to learn them from the audio recording and include them in your own programme.

Volume two describes a number of effective coin and card routines as well as personal tidbits from Schindler's life as a magician.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created...

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Up Close with Schindler Volume 1

George Schindler
Up Close with Schindler Volume 1 by George Schindler

This is volume one of three on close up with the 'Kid from Brooklyn' Magicomedian, George Schindler. A highly recommended series of recordings packed with useful performing advice, the psychology of close up plus a great number of practical routines that are so clearly described that you will be able to learn them from the audio recording and include them in your own programme.

Volume one describes a number of effective coin and card routines as well as personal tidbits from Schindler's life as a magician.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created...

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Faucett Ross on Magic

Faucett Ross
Faucett Ross on Magic by Faucett Ross

Listen to one of the old timers talking about his friendship with Dai Vernon, T. Nelson Downs and many other big names. If you haven't read the Magic Of Faucett Ross by Lewis Ganson, then this recording will send you to your nearest magical dealer to buy it. If you have the book, then you will see how Lewis Ganson used the material of this recording to create the classic book. One of the funniest recordings in our collection.

This is a licensed reproduction of the famous Magicassette and MagiCD series created by Martin Breese - now owned by Lybrary.com.

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Card Notes

Roger Crosthwaite
Card Notes by Roger Crosthwaite

This is an ebook for the card specialist: beautiful routines and details, variations and tips on moves and technique.

Includes his Lecture Notes 1 and Lecture Notes 2.

1st edition 1982, original 100 pages; PDF 57 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. FOREWORD

    ROGER CROSTHWAITE'S LECTURE NOTES 1

  2. Introduction
  3. Definition Of Terms
  4. Abbreviation Of Terms
  5. A Philosophy Of Magic
  6. Magic Circle Prize-Winning Magic or The Patriotic Bishop Routine
  7. Cards From Balloon
  8. On The Hofzinser Change
  9. The Rear Palm Side Steal
  10. The Rear Palm Colour Change
  11. The LTP Side Steal
  12. The Delayed LTP Side Steal
  13. Technical...
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