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Lewis Ganson

Lewis Ganson

#3 Coins, Chips & Buttons author

(15th April 1913 - 22nd December 1980)

Born in London, England. He was a professional close-up magician, except for his time in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps 1939-58. He edited the Gen from 1958-70 and received 1968 the AMA Literary Fellowship for his many books and booklets.

Coauthors: Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Aldo Colombini, Bobby Bernard, Geissler-Werry, Rovi, Harry Stanley, Rex Taylor, Will Ayling, Fred Lowe, Mark Weston, John Blunt

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Lewis Ganson
Routined Manipulation Volume 1 and 2 by Lewis Ganson

This is a combined softcover reprint of both volumes:

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Lewis Ganson
Mystery of Magic by Lewis Ganson

This rare booklet contains some real gems. The routines are described concisely and with lots of clear photos.

  • Introduction
  • Fooling with Hoola Fooler
  • A Ring and some rope
  • Matched Up
  • Card Production
  • Phoa Yan Tiong's Cut and Restored Handkerchief
  • Coin Manipulation
  • Eddie Wards Card rise
  • Quick Tricks
  • Malini's Vanish of Note from a Handkerchief
  • An effective routine for Equally Unequal Ropes
  • Giant fans
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Lewis Ganson
Aces in Deception or "How Right You Are" by Lewis Ganson

An easy and effective multiphase routine with a Svengali deck. A spectator is correct continually in finding a previously selected card which the performer underlines with the punch line "How Right You Are."

From the introduction:

Here is one of those card routines in which the happenings are inexplicable to the uninitiated. The handling of the cards is so natural and each move is performed so deliberately, that trickery appears out of the question, yet a series of effects take place which really are uncanny.

To begin with, I will confess that a Svengali pack is used throughout and...

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Lewis Ganson & Aldo Colombini
Colombini's Cups and Balls Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Aldo Colombini

Aldo Colombini teaches the routine with which he won the close-up competition at FISM 1976 in Vienna, Austria. It includes ideas by Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Pete Biro and Larry Jennings, as well as many original elements by Aldo himself.

This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

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1st edition 1977; original 26 pages; PDF 35 pages.

  1. CONTENTS
  2. DEDICATION
  3. INTRODUCTION
  4. THE COLOMBINI PRESENTATION
  5. REQUIREMENTS
  6. SET-UP
  7. GETTING READY
  8. PERFORMANCE
  9. - THE...
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Lewis Ganson & Aldo Colombini
Rings Supreme Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Aldo Colombini

This is a wonderful three ring routine developed by Aldo Colombini studying performances by Dai Vernon and Rink, Jay Marshall, Duraty and others. Aldo mixed these influences with his own unique creativity to develop one of the best three ring routines ever developed.

This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

[Get the full collection of all 17 Teach-Ins at a huge discount.

1st edition 1978; original 23 pages; PDF 28 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Requirements
  4. Performance ...
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Lewis Ganson & Aldo Colombini
Rings Supreme Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson & Aldo Colombini

Stapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson & Bobby Bernard
Bernard's Lesson on Coin Magic Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Bobby Bernard

Bobby Bernard teaches palming, sleights, stratagems, and T. Nelson Downs' Coin Star. Photographed and written by Lewis Ganson. This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

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1st edition 1978 by Supreme; original 35 pages; PDF 43 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. The Coins
  3. The Hands
  4. Palming A Coin
  5. Thumb Grip
  6. Stretch Palm
  7. Crease Palm
  8. After Ramsay
  9. Production In The Air
  10. Double Production
  11. The Miser's Misers Dream
  12. The Spellbound Move
  13. The Hummer...
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Lewis Ganson & Bobby Bernard
Bernard's Lesson on Dice Stacking Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Bobby Bernard

Bobby Bernard teaches you how to stack dice featuring Bobby's presentation of School for Croupiers. This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

If you prefer video instructions over photos and explanatory text we recommend Learn the Basics and for sophisticated tricks Mr. Dice Stacking and Friends.

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1st edition 1979; original 23 pages; PDF 27 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. The Materials Needed for Dice Stacking
  4. - THE WORKING SURFACE
  5. - THE DICE
  6. - THE CUP OR...
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

I was lucky that I stumbled across this book very early on in my magic development. It had a huge impact on how I approached magic and how I think today about magic. The introductory chapter "The Vernon Touch" should be mandatory reading for every magician. I would go so far as to recommend re-reading it every year. Martin Breese wrote: "One of the most important books of magic ever written." Max Holden said: "I consider Vernon the greatest man with a pack of cards of the present day." Many consider Dai Vernon, the professor, as one who had probably the biggest impact on magic in recent times. ...

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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

This is a fascinating combination of biographical detail and carefully described magical secrets researched and recorded by Dai Vernon and Lewis Ganson.

Vernon was an intimate friend of Leipzig. Vernon not only saw many performances given by Leipzig, but Leipzig also explained Vernon in detail how all of his tricks worked and how they are to be performed. Vernon recorded this in his notebooks from which this publication was prepared by Ganson and Vernon. It is therefore fair to say that this is as close as you will ever get to learn from Leipzig.

Leipzig was a gentelman of magic who could...

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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Symphony of the Rings by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

Lewis Ganson expertly and with care to minute details explains the famous six ring routine devised by Dai Vernon. Vernon first performed the entire routine in front of Ganson's cine camera. By studying the film in slow motion, they were able to determine the most suitable photographs to take with a still camera to illustrate the text.

Many considered the best and most beautiful routine for the Chinese Linking Rings. You can see Vernon perform this routine in Dai Vernon in Britain 1958.

1st edition 1958, PDF 31 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. THE SYMPHONY OF THE RINGS
  3. The Rings
  4. Arranging the Rings
  5. Performance
  6. 1....
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

This is the first part of Vernon's famous Inner Secrets of Card Magic series. It includes notable work on color changes. In "Dai Vernon's Colour Changing Pack" Vernon provides the proper motivation for the use of the Hindu Shuffle: showing the back color of the deck. "Emotional Reaction" is an example of a subtle and cunning use of a key card. Probably the best effect in this volume is the "Notis Stop Trick".

1st edition 1959; original 76 pages; PDF 59 pages.

  1. CONTENTS
  2. FOREWORD
  3. PREFACE
  4. INTRODUCTION
  5. CHAPTER ONE: TAKING THINGS EASY
  6. - Emotional Reaction
  7. - Cocktail Cards
  8. - The Bent Corner...
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon's More Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

The second part in Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic trilogy is the jewel in this series. It features such classics as "Twisting the Aces" (which includes the first publication of Alex Emsley's "Four as Four Count" - better known as Ghost count or Elmsley count), "Out of Sight--Out of Mind," "Oil and Water," "McDonald's $100 Routine," and "The Trick that Cannot be Explained" the ultimate jazz magic effect. You will also find a number of Vernon Touches on his riffle shuffle technique, crimps, Zarrow shuffle and others.

This ebook is absolute must read for any card magician. You should read...

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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon's Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

The highlights in this third part of the Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic trilogy are his teachings on the second deal including a one handed and a stud second deal, the chapter on the "Three Card Monte", and the chapter on palming.

1st edition 1961; original 72 pages; PDF 62 pages.

  1. CONTENTS
  2. FOREWORD
  3. CHAPTER ONE: THE FOUR BLUE BACKED ACES
  4. CHAPTER TWO: BLINDFOLD POKER DEAL
  5. CHAPTER THREE: CARDS OF COINCIDENCE
  6. CHAPTER FOUR: THREE CARD MONTE
  7. - The Three Cards
  8. - The Throw
  9. - The Game
  10. - 1. The use of a short card
  11. - 2. The Optical Move
  12. CHAPTER FIVE: LARRY GREY'S "CARDS ACROSS"
  13. CHAPTER...
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

This work was planned to be the last volume in Dai Vernon's Inner Card Secrets series. However, due to water damage caused by a fire the typed manuscript was lost. It took several years to recover from this mishap and therefore this last volume was originally published much later than the first three volumes (Inner Secrets of Card Magic, More Inner Secrets of Card Magic, Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic). The wait was justified because it was and still is one of the important works of card magic - now available as an ebook.

No serious card man can exist without reading and studying this work.

1st edition 1967; original 246 pages; PDF 156 pages

  1. CONTENTS
  2. FOREWORD
  3. CHAPTER ONE:...
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Dai Vernon in Britain 1958 by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

A silent film record of Dai Vernon's visit to Britain in 1958.

If you have only read about the Professor Dai Vernon but never seen him in real life, then here is your chance for a glimpse into what he was like. You will see him sightseeing and you will see him perform several of his feature routines such as the Symphony of the Rings, card production, color change, wand spin vanish and more.

  • Portsmouth: H.M.S. Victory and Dicken's Birthplace
  • Polo at Cowdrey Park
  • Stratford-on-Avon
  • Fellow Magicians
  • Leipzig's Card Levitation
  • Card Production
  • The Symphony of the Rings
  • Colour Change
  • Wand spin Vanish
  • Jumping Jack
  • Charlie Miller's Diminishing Cards ...
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Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon
Symphony of the Rings (used) by Lewis Ganson & Dai Vernon

First edition softcover stapled. Some pages have a tiny tear on the bottom edge. Published by Harry Stanley. Exlibris of Weirdo and Margaret Yates. For details on contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson & Geissler-Werry
Werry's Fantastic Thimbles Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Geissler-Werry

Werry was an extremely innovative and creative magician, developing many new effects and founding the famous magazine Magische Welt in Germany (which continues to be published by Wittus Witt). You will also learn about Dean Metcalfe's thimble routine.

This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

[Get the full collection of all 17 Teach-Ins at a huge discount.

1st edition 1979, original 35 pages, PDF 33 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. The Basic Moves
  4. The Lifting Move
  5. A Complete...
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Lewis Ganson & Geissler-Werry
Werry's Fantastic Thimbles Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson & Geissler-Werry

Stapled booklet in like-new condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson & Rovi
Rovi Reveals Teach-In by Lewis Ganson & Rovi

Al Koran convinced Rovi that it was the easy-to-follow plot with a strong magical impact for which there appeared to be no explanation, that had the greatest impression on audiences. Rovi has followed that dictum with great success, devising routines of his own, all of which are styled to entertain. Those readers who expect to have to learn difficult sleights or memorize long sequences of moves, can breathe a sigh of relief. Rovi's magic is not like that, it is based on simplicity and subtlety.

These are all card effects except one, "Watched Coins" a marvelous coin routine.

This was part of the...

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Lewis Ganson & Rovi
Rovi Reveals Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson & Rovi

Stapled booklet in good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson & Tony Slydini
The Magic of Slydini by Lewis Ganson & Tony Slydini

This is a classic book, probably the best book on close-up magic ever written. Now available as an ebook with an improved layout. The original book had 448 photos grouped together in full-page photo plates. This meant that most photos were removed from the text which goes along with the photos. We have corrected this error in this digital edition. All photos have been inserted in the text where they are referred to.

Slydini was a genius of misdirection. Every movement and every word is deliberately chosen to direct the attention of spectators as well as to produce a graceful and engaging...

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Mark Weston & Lewis Ganson
Mark Weston's Continuous Cigarette Production Teach-In by Mark Weston & Lewis Ganson

Cigarettes are banned from most public places. The opportunities to perform this type of magic are limited. Nevertheless the magic is great. In this ebook you will find routines by Mark Weston, Bengt Nilsson, and Luis Gavilondo.

This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese whom we thank for the kind permission to reproduce this booklet.

[Get the full collection of all 17 Teach-Ins at a huge discount.

1st edition 1977, original 24 pages, PDF 27 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. Foreword
  4. The Action
  5. Presentation
  6. METHOD OF WORKING
  7. AQUITMENT ...
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Rex Taylor & Will Ayling & Lewis Ganson & Fred Lowe
The Endless Chain (Know-How Series) by Rex Taylor & Will Ayling & Lewis Ganson & Fred Lowe

This is not a magic trick but a carnival game, a con game, where the operator can decide if you should win or not. Everything looks fair and above board, but there is simply no chance for the mark to win. It looks so innocent, a ball-chain loop, put out on the table in a figure eight. One loop in the eight catches your finger the other does not. You have to find the one that catches your finger. Only problem is that you will never find it if the operator so decides.

This game is sometimes called Loopy Loop, Figure Eight, the Chain Swindle, or Pricking the Garter. You will find in this ebook...

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