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J. Stewart Smith

(USA: 1893 - 8th January, 1981).

Jasper Stewart Smith was an American building contractor and amateur card magician. Self-published 16 booklets on card magic from 1950 to 1966. These plus his 17th manuscript were reprinted as The Collected Works of J. Stewart Smith (1983, 478pp). Trick in Hugard's Magic Monthly.

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J. Stewart Smith
It Just Happens by J. Stewart Smith

J. Stewart Smith continues with his professionally-praised run of card magic routines, this one containing seven appealing card mysteries. Like his previous releases, all the work is accomplished without knuckle-busting sleight of hand. Only a few simple moves are necessary, easily within the grasp of the average magician. Smith strives to strip down his creations so every move is logical, from an audience's perspective. There is no confusion as to what happens. It looks like pure magic.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

  • A Transformation
  • The Nostalgic Trio
  • The Unseen Passage
  • Two Faces Up
  • Pure and...
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J. Stewart Smith
The Wave of the Hand by J. Stewart Smith

J. Stewart Smith's third book on card magic, containing six more card masterpieces. Like his previous releases, all the work is accomplished without knuckle-busting sleight of hand. Only a few simple moves are necessary, easily within the grasp of the average magician.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

  • Our Cards
  • False Cut
  • Ascent of the Black Fours
  • A Restoration
  • Triple Alliance
  • The Four Aces
  • Double Cut
  • A Prediction

Card workers the world over praise his beautiful effects and their methods. See below for a few brief quotes from experts in the field.

"The author has attempted to approach as...

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J. Stewart Smith
One More Thought on Cards by J. Stewart Smith

Available again after a long absence is this fine work by J. Stewart Smith, presenting eleven more of his mystifying card effects, each of which is accomplished without knuckle-busting sleight of hand. This is the book that had card workers talking all over the country. It had to be good to receive praise from such internationally known close-up workers. See below for a few brief quotes from some of the very best.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

  • Ascending Treys
  • Pop Over Treys
  • The Four Aces
  • The Four Queens
  • Follow The Leader
  • Sevens and Jacks
  • The Inseparable Sevens
  • Peek-A-Boo Discovery
  • Horse...
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J. Stewart Smith
Further Thought on Cards by J. Stewart Smith

J. Stewart Smith presents more of his mystifying card effects, accomplished without knuckle-busting sleight of hand. The author was something of an enigma, eschewing public performances in favor of fooling magicians and mentalists at magic conventions. After a process of continual refinements from demonstrating his effects under the critical eyes of magicians, he would assemble a small number of his latest creations and issue them in small, limited-edition booklets. To say that his books are hard to come by is a gross understatement. This is a shame since the magic is priceless.

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