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From the introduction:
The clever creations in the following pages are the result of the great demand for card tricks which has
swept the magical world. A few years ago practically all card tricks depended upon skill in sleight of hand. There were few, if any, real good tricks which the inexperienced could successfully perform without previous practice. The sudden demand of tricks for this nature has resulted in the invention of many clever and puzzling effects by some of the masterminds of the Magical Profession.
In the following pages are offered, for the first time, a collection of the best of these novelties, carefully selected from all sources. Bear in mind that these effects are not produced by sleight of hand or dexterity, but are self-contained, depending upon an ingenious preparation of the cards—the tricks almost working themselves.
Describes items No. 826 to No. 869.
1st edition 1910, PDF 20 pages.word count: 7244 which is equivalent to 28 standard pages of text