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.