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Cups and Balls in 18th Century France

by Sean McWeeney

(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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Cups and Balls in 18th Century France by Sean McWeeney

English translations of the seminal 18th century French works on Cups & Balls by Ozanam and Guyot, respectively, with editorial commentary and explanatory notes by the editor, Sean McWeeney. Ozanam and Guyot are to be credited with the first full-length "blow-by-blow" detailed explanations in any language of the oldest sleight-of-hand trick in all of magic - the Cups & Balls (complete with illustrations from the original texts). Translations by Jane Poveromo.

1st edition 2012, 71 pages.
word count: 16342 which is equivalent to 65 standard pages of text

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Reviewed by Gillian Wilson (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 28 August, 2012

This is perhaps the best book ever written on cups & balls. McWeeney certainly has done a masterful job of researching. His writing is fluid and easy to understand - even for the beginner. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about this intriguing artform.
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Magic / [before 1800]

Magic / Balls, Eggs, Dice & Cups / Cups and Balls