From the introduction by B.W. McCarron
This is not only a fun ebook to read, but it also carries some great lessons in performance mentalism. You'll learn from past masters of the craft, such as Washington Irving Bishop, J. Randall Brown and Paul Alexander Johnstone. You'll find newspaper reports of their exploits, lists of effects, and more.
You're also in for what I think is an unexpected treat: the method behind the "Mindreading Dog" routine that'll leave you with a healthy appreciation for the amount of work necessary to teach man's best friend how to be a canine David Blaine.
This revised edition contains important corrections in the figures and illustrations that accompanied the original descriptions. We've also completely reset the type, updated the formatting and corrected as many typos as we could find to make it easier for today's entertainers to digest the contents. I hope that you like the result.
In this wonderful age of electronics and fast-paced living, it's refreshing to discover that muscle-reading and psychic demonstrations can still border on the miraculous. Like another famous mentalist who finds his paycheck after each performance, perhaps you, too, will amaze audiences with amazing stunts of thought stealing. I predict you will.
1st edition 1905, revised digital edition 2016, 83 pages.
word count: 25612 which is equivalent to 102 standard pages of text