It is with a great deal of pleasure that I write this foreword to my friend Hans Trixer's book on 'ring' magic, for in it the reader is presented with a number of most effective tricks, all of which are free from the suggestion of special apparatus. Every effect shows a naturalness of handling that comes from the mind of a natural magician.
Hans, through his many contributions to magazines is already well known to magicians in this and other countries. His penchant is for the smaller type of magic, and amongst the group in Holland which devotes much of its time to this special branch of magic, Hans was paid the tribute of being called Holland's 'Dai Vernon'. Certainly, on those occasions when I have had the privilege of seeing him work, his assuredness coupled with skill showed that he was that rarity - the magician who is born and not made.