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Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 1

by Stewart James
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Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 1 by Stewart James

This is the first of three parts. It is by far the most thorough compilation of rope tricks ever created. From the preface by Percy Abbott:

To those who have eagerly awaited its publication, we believe we are giving them a work that was worth waiting for. In producing this volume, we have striven to make it a real compendium of rope tricks - not merely a collection of rope effects, but rather a reference work as complete and informative as possible. This we feel confident has been achieved.

Many months have been spent in research and the compilation necessary to give workers in the realm of magic the best of rope effects that through repetition have become standard - classics if you will - also others not so well known, and some that appear in print for the first time. All of these effects represent the cream of the crop in this branch of the magic art.

  • Publisher's Foreword
  • Chapter 1: Knots
    • G. W. Hunter's Puzzle Knot
    • The One Hand Knot
    • The Flip Knot
    • The Lightning Knot
    • Two At A Time
    • The Knot Of Enchantment
    • Any Number Of Knots
    • Guarding The Line
    • Adolph Ferber's Spectre Tie
    • The Vanishing Square Knot
    • Ralph Hull's Famous Vanishing Knot
    • Chefalo's Vanishing Knot
    • The Captive Knot
    • The Magic Shoe Laces
    • John Braun Combination Knot
    • Wholesale Knot Removal
    • Gone Again
    • Visibly
    • C. T. Jordan's Mystifying Knot Trick
  • Chapter 2: Penetrations (Two Ropes)
    • Ropes Through The Neck
    • Venable's Improved Ropes Through Neck
    • The Ropes And Rings Mystery
    • Stanley Collins' New Ropes And Rings Release
    • Relue's Ropes And Cups
    • Oriental Or Simplicity Rope Release
    • Walking Through Ropes
    • The 3-In-1 Ropes
    • Mimi-Cords - Adolph Ferber
  • Chapter 3: Penetrations (One Rope)
    • Loop The Loop
    • The Leg Tie
    • Nevil Maskelyne's Leg Tie
    • Tenkai Rope Through Neck
    • New Rope Through Neck
    • The Handkerchief Release
    • Jay-Bee's Undisturbed Knot
    • The Vest Turning Trick
    • The Ring On The Rope
    • The Ring Knotted On The Rope
    • Puzzling Ring On The Rope
    • The New Ring On Rope
    • Slater's Ring On The Rope
    • Borrowed Ring On Rope
    • The "Cheeky" Rope And Ring Trick
    • Edward Smith's Rope And Ring Trick
    • The Dropping Ring
    • Wholesale Ring Removal
    • Charles Leedy's Ropo Ringo
    • Charles T. Jordan's Psychic Ring Release
    • Eddie Joseph's Ringed
    • Graham Adams' Rope And Ring Experiment
    • The Rope Through The Stick
    • U. F. Grant's Witch's Broom
    • Cutting A Woman In Half
  • Chapter 4: Cut And Restored Cord
    • The Famous Kellar String Trick
    • Karl Germaine's String Restoration
    • Joe Berg's Japanese Paper String Restoration
    • Figure "8" String Restoration
    • Simple String Restoration
    • Twyno
    • Impromptu String Restoration
    • Eddie Joseph's Restored String
    • Ovette's Supreme String Mystery
    • Louis F. Christianer's Favorite String Trick
    • The Master Cut And Restored String
    • S. B. Blodgett's Double Restoration
    • L. W. Package Cord Mystery
    • Le-Roy's Hindoo Yarn Mystery
    • Ellis Stanyon's String Restoration
    • T. Page Wright's Variation
    • Rupert Slater's Variation
    • Baffling String Restoration
    • Wisenheimer String Restoration
    • Joseph Kolar's Straw And String Trick
    • Nelson Hahne's Version
    • George Wright's Version
    • Floyd Thayer's Wizzo
    • L. W. Restoring The String
  • Chapter 5: Cut And Restored Rope (Impromptu)
    • Figure "8" Rope Restoration
    • The "Hindoo" Rope Restoration
    • Bluey-Bluey's Method
    • Eric Impey's Impromptu Method
    • Dr. Ervin's Rope Restoration
    • The Short And Long Rope Mystery (Harold Sterling)
    • R. W. Hull's Stretching Rope
    • S. H. Sharpe's A Rope Repaired
    • John Goodrum's Sleight Of Hand Method
    • Graham Adams' Cut And Restored Rope
    • Fernand Verheyden's Method
    • Harlan Tarbell's "Many-Cut" Rope Mystery
    • Zenith Rope Restoration (Method Two) (Page Wright And William Larsen)
    • U. F. Grant's 1933 Rope Trick
    • Carl Brema's Knotted Rope
    • U. F. Grant's Sleight-Of-Hand Rope Trick
    • Heisey's Hindu Rope Trick
  • Chapter 6: Cut And Restored Rope (Unprepared Rope)
    • The L. W. Simplicity Rope Restoration
    • L. W. Tug O' War
    • L. W. Vinculum
    • The L. W. Gloved Deception
    • L. W. Restoring The Rope
    • Bert Douglas' Magic Skipping Rope
    • Ringing The Bull
    • R. M. Jamison's Severed Rope
    • Baffleso!
    • U. F. Grant's Stage Rope Restoration
    • Scotty Lang's Sucker Rope Trick
    • The L. W. Lost Chord
    • Will Brema's Convincing Rope Trick
    • The Aladdin Oriental Gimmick By Winston Freer
    • K. W. Liddle's Phenomenal Rope Trick
    • L. W. Chased
  • Chapter 7: Cut And Restored Rope (Prepared Rope)
    • L. W. Marking The Center
    • R. W. Hull's Marked Rope And The Thumb Tack
    • U. F. Grant's Super Rope Trick
    • Waldo Clarke's Little Rhody Rope Trick
    • The Tarbell Rope Mystery
    • Method A
    • Captain Jones' Rope Trick
    • Minocher Nowroji's Restoration
    • Ball Them Up
    • Nu-Cut Rope Trick By Eldon Nichols
    • Doc Nixon's Rope Mystery
    • The Encore Rope Trick
    • Additional Encore Rope Methods By Bert Douglas
    • Ned Asbury's Variation
    • Dr. Clyde Cairy's Follow Me Rope Routine
    • Winston Freer's Suggestion
    • S. Reilly's Rope Trick
    • Eddie Clever's Triple Cut Rope Routine
    • F. H. Jeudevine's Rope Routine
    • The Baker Takes A Cut
    • The L. W. Great Divide
    • The Gessing-Gordon Rope Trick
    • The Slow Motion Restoration By Harry Bjorklund
    • The Marvel Cut And Restored Rope
    • The "J. M." Rope Trick
    • Burling Hull's "Miracle" Rope Restoration
    • "Cut Yourself A Piece Of Rope"
    • L. W. Double Restoration
    • The L. W. Zenith Rope Restoration
    • The "Maxam" Triple Cut Rope Trick
  • Chapter 8: Miscellaneous Rope Tricks
    • Stabbing The Loop
    • The Bachelor's Needle
    • Same Ring - Same Finger
    • Seymour Davis' "Sinbad's Rope"
    • H. Berson's Miracle Rope Growth
    • Winston Freer's Alagen Rope
    • Winston Freer's Master Muscle
    • Winston Freer's "Tug-Of-War" Rope
    • The Hypnotized Rope
    • Grant And Maillow's Ropes Of Bengal
    • Herman Hanson's Climax Rope Trick
    • Percy Abbott's "Easy-Do" Rope Trick
    • U. F. Grant's Amazing Rope Trick
  • Chapter 9: The Hindoo Rope Trick
    • Rupert Slater's Moth And Rope
    • The Pocket Hindoo Rope Trick
    • The Vanishing Boy
    • Dunninger's East Indian Rope Trick
    • Svengali's Rope Climbing Trick Of India
    • J. K. Wright's Indian Rope Trick
    • David Devant's Hindoo Rope Trick

1st edition 1941, 498 pages; PDF 232 pages.
word count: 85454 which is equivalent to 341 standard pages of text

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