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Lewis Ganson

#3 Balls, Eggs, Dice & Cups 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
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
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
PDF 14 pages.
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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
Magic of the Mind (used) by Lewis Ganson

Hardcover book in fair condition, no dust-jacket. Harry Stanley edition. Top edges of front and back cover have a larger nick. Has name and address of prior owner handwritten on front fly-leaf. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

$25
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Lewis Ganson
The Art of Close-Up Magic Volume 1 (used) by Lewis Ganson

Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Dust-jacket has some minor damage on the lower edge and some minor soiling. Dust-jacket is protected by a clear cover that has been folded over it. Harry Stanley edition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson
Give a Magician Enough Rope ... and he'll do a trick (used) by Lewis Ganson

Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Dust-jacket has some damage but is protected by a clear cover that has been folded over it. Harry Stanley edition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson
Three Card Monte as Entertainment Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson

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

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Lewis Ganson
Three Chinese Rings Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson

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

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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
Zombie: The Floating Ball Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson

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

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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 (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
The Gil-Gan Swindle (used) by Lewis Ganson

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

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Lewis Ganson
The Hindu Thread Trick or Gypsy Thread Teach-In (used) by Lewis Ganson

Stapled booklet in good condition. Cover has a crease. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson
Patrick Page's Cards to Pocket (used) by Lewis Ganson

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

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Lewis Ganson
The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees (used) by Lewis Ganson

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

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Lewis Ganson
The Crabtree Connection (used) by Lewis Ganson

Booklet stapled in very good condition.

Torn playing cards link together. It is a variation of Cardboard Connection by Paul Harris utilizing an alternate gaff. Photos and detailed description by Lewis Ganson. It also includes Jim Cozzens instructions for preparing the linked cards set.

1st edition 1981, 16 pages.

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John Blunt & Lewis Ganson
Transcornered by John Blunt & Lewis Ganson

The reputation-making card routine with which John Blunt won the Premier Award of the London Society of Magicians for the best magical effect. Reviewing the effect, Claude Chandler wrote: "An original version of the Torn & Restored Card plus transposition etc. It is so original as to almost entirely conceal this fact. It gives us a series of new, interesting and baffling surprises, beautifully-routined. The cleverly worked-out methods make for clean presentation. Not the least of its merits and one that is valuable for close-up performance, is the fact that all evidence is disposed of and the...

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Lewis Ganson
Mini-Slate Magic (used) by Lewis Ganson

Softcover stapled in good condition. Published by Supreme Magic. For details on contents see the digital edition.

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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
A Magician Explains (used) by Lewis Ganson

Softcover stapled in good condition. Published 1955. Some discoloration of back cover. For details on contents see the digital edition.

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Lewis Ganson
Peter Kane's Wild Card Plus by Lewis Ganson

The original eye-popping effect plus great new routines by William G. Stickland and Bob Gill.

A version of this stunning effect first appeared in print in Hugard's Monthly Magic Magazine dated April 1962. The effect and method of the 'Wild Card' originated by Peter Kane, and described on his behalf by Gus Southall, has become a classic.

Top flight magicians all over the world acclaimed the effect. However, many magicians "fought shy" of it feeling that it was difficult to do, or, sometimes having difficulty in obtaining sets of cards which had really strong contrasts to emphasize the astonishing change. Peter Kane's 'Wild Card...

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Lewis Ganson
The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees by Lewis Ganson

Four superb card routines.

From the introduction:

It has been my pleasure to have seen Walt Lees perform his magic on many occasions and each time, the result has been very, very impressive. A quiet unassuming chap sat down, took out a pack of cards and within moments, had his audience spellbound.

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When we were discussing the composition of this book, I nominated those tricks which I would like to have and Walt readily and generously agreed to their inclusion. That I had selected just a few, is due to the need for conforming to the size and format of the books in this 'Teach-In'...

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Lewis Ganson
Mini-Slate Magic by Lewis Ganson

Top routines with miniature slates by Peter Warlock, George Blake and Edwin Hooper.

  • Introduction
  • Phantom Prediction
  • Shuffled Forecast
  • Sum Total
  • Spirit Message
  • Spirit Message Again
  • Duplication
  • Mini-Transpo
  • Two Messages
  • Two Messages On One Slate
  • Numbered Slates
  • Any Colour With White Chalk

PDF 28 pages.

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Lewis Ganson
Patrick Page's Cards to Pocket by Lewis Ganson

Like ghosts they pass up the sleeve and into the pocket.

From the introduction:

This routine has all the ingredients to delight the discerning performer, the effect is excellent and although it conforms generally to the classical version of "The Cards to Pocket", it has that dash of variation that makes it novel. The method is easy to perform, so easy that one wonders why many more have not thought of obviating the palming just as Patrick Page has done. It's a fine example of using subtle moves in place of sleight of hand; indeed only one simple move is used throughout and yet the effect...

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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
The Crabtree Connection by Lewis Ganson

Torn playing cards link together. It is a variation of Cardboard Connection by Paul Harris utilizing an alternate gaff. Photos and detailed description by Lewis Ganson. It also includes Jim Cozzens instructions for preparing the linked cards set.

1st edition 1981, 16 pages; PDF 17 pages.

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Lewis Ganson
Magic with Faucett Ross by Lewis Ganson

Many effects from famous magicians such as Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller, Fred Keating, David Devant, T. Nelson Downs, Ross Horwitz, Nate Leipzig and of course Faucett Ross himself.

  • PREFACE
  • A Magician and his Magic
    • Faucett Ross
    • Letters to Charlie Miller
    • The Beginning
    • The Business Side
    • Rules and Common Sense
    • Practice
    • The Magician
    • Showmanship
    • A Bargain
    • Advice on Programmes
  • Section One: HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC
    • A Glass and a Silk
    • The Colour Change
    • Handkerchief Box Routine
    • Cut, Burnt and Restored Handkerchief
    • Novel Addition
    • Handkerchief Cane
    • Producing a Silk
    • Fountain of Silks
  • Section Two: AN ORIENTAL FLAVOUR
    • Snowstorm in...
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Lewis Ganson
Le Tour Du Fil Hindou by Lewis Ganson

Le tour du Fil gypsy fait partie de ces effets classiques dans la même lignée que les anneaux chinois et les balles et gobelets. Un fil est cassé en plusieurs petits morceaux, puis il est magiquement reconstitué en un long morceau de fil. Bon nombre des meilleurs magiciens ont intégré le Fil gypsy à leurs spectacles : Fred Kaps, Dany Ray, Ricky Jay, Billy McComb, Ali Bongo, Hans Trixer, Marconick et Eugene Burger pour n'en citer que quelques-uns. Lewis Ganson enseigne ici en détail avec du texte, des photos et des illustrations les tenants et les aboutissants de cette routine.

Ce...

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Lewis Ganson
Magic of the Mind by Lewis Ganson

This is a wonderful collection of some of the best mental magic published in The Gen.

CONTENTS:

Section One - Predictions

  • The 100% Prediction (Punx)
  • Total Prediction (Gerald Kosky)
  • The Direct Prediction (John Rice)
  • Note and the Jar (Tom Sellers)
  • Phenomenal Forecast (Jack Cook)
  • The One-man Full-Vu Prediction (Ken De Courcy)
  • Mental Flashes (Dr. Stanley Jaks)
  • The Patient Telepath (Peter Warlock)
  • Novelty Dice Prediction (Tom Sellers)
  • Predicted From the Papers (Tom Sellers)
  • Super Forethought (Cyro)
Section Two - Book Tests
  • Unique Book Test (Harry Stanley)
  • Magazine Test (Ali Bongo)
  • Danson's Book Test (Ted Danson)
  • A Telephone Directory Test (Eric...
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Lewis Ganson
Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards by Lewis Ganson

Lewis Ganson, mostly known as author of magic books, was also himself an expert stage card manipulator. This ebook is a complete course in the art of manipulating playing cards, from back palms, to catching cards, card fans, flourishes, gimmicks and holders, and how to put it all together into a routine.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This recent work on card manipulation is divided into four sections which deal with (1) the back-palming of cards, (2) card fans, (3) card flourishes, and (4) suggestions for routines. Since we have no special knowledge of card fanning or card flourishes - and, because they lack...

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Lewis Ganson
Lewis Ganson Manipulation by Lewis Ganson

This is a silent film from the 1950s from Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio featuring Lewis Ganson performing mostly card manipulation and a few other routines with silks, coins and lighters.

Contents

  • card manipulation (back palm)
  • diminishing cards
  • card fans (also see his Fan Finale)
  • card flourishes
  • giant fans
  • a clear case of anti-gravity
  • coins at his finger tips
  • multiplying lighters

length 6 min 40 seconds

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Lewis Ganson
Lewis Ganson Cups and Balls by Lewis Ganson

This is a silent film produced by Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studios. It shows Lewis Ganson performing his Cups and Balls routine as well as an effect with a glass plate, three transparent cups and three silks.

1st edition 1960s, length 9 min.

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Lewis Ganson
Rink's Rope and Ring Penetrations by Lewis Ganson

This profusely illustrated booklet. with 66 nice clear drawings, teaches you a complete and seemingly impossible rope and ring routine from Rink. The name of Rink of Holland is tied to many wonderful tricks and routines.

This Ganson description is, as always, a masterpiece and tells all you need to know to fool your audience with a simple piece of rope (with a little preparation) and a ring.

From the introduction

This series of penetrations was built up over a long period of time. The main theme is the linking and unlinking of a solid ring onto a piece of rope, the ends of which have...

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