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S. W. Erdnase
The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase

Originally entitled Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, is probably the most cited and referenced book about card gambling moves - a classic in the history of magic literature. A must read for any card magician or aspiring gambling expert and an indespensable reference book. While the authorship of this book is hotly debated we are convinced it was Edward Gallaway. (For a detailed work on the search for Erdnase see Hurt McDermott's Artifice, Ruse & Erdnase.)

[A copy of this book is also included in Michael McDougall's Card Mastery. This ebook is also available in a German translation.

Paul Fleming wrote:

The information contained in this book is the very basis of modern card conjuring. When first...

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Howard Thurston
200 Tricks You Can Do by Howard Thurston

This book shows that Howard Thurston, sometimes refered to as the World's Master Magician, knew a lot about the Close-up side of magic, not just stage magic. He explains tricks with coins, cards, balls, matches, paper, ... There is something for everybody - easy and self-working tricks for the beginner, and more advanced ones for the intermediate skilled performer. Make sure to also check out More Tricks You Can Do

published 1926 by George Sully and Company; published 1939 as one volume together with "200 More Tricks You Can Do" as "400 Tricks You Can Do" by Blue Ribbon Books; 200 pages

  1. Preface
  2. A Brief Biography...
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Howard Thurston
200 More Tricks You Can Do by Howard Thurston

This is the sequel to 200 Tricks You Can Do.

published 1927 by George Sully and Company; published 1939 as one volume together with "200 More Tricks You Can Do" as "400 Tricks You Can Do" by Blue Ribbon Books; 186 pages

  1. I. CARD TRICKS
    1. 1. An Amazing Discovery
    2. 2. Finding a Chosen Card
    3. 3. Maltese Crosses
    4. 4. Mysterious Coincidence
    5. 5. A Card Through the Plate
    6. 6. An Easy Four Ace Trick
    7. 7. The Paddle Trick
    8. 8. Telephone Telepathy
    9. 9. A Mysterious Card Trick
    10. 10. Card and Coin Trick
    11. 11. The Mysterious Joker
    12. 12. Card Changing Under Foot
    13. 13. United Kings and Queens
    14. 14. The Circle of Cards
    15. 15. The Rosette ...
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Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
Show Stoppers with Cards by Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

Jean Hugard and Fred Braue stand for quality. This is a booklet for all card enthusiasts. It has tricks from Bert Allerton, Stewart James, Bob Madison, and several Braue routines. The now famous 'Homing Card' is one of Braue's creations and described here for the first time.

1st edition 1948; 16 pages

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  1. The Braue Double Lift
  2. Allerton's Amazing Aces
  3. Pockethereal
  4. 10 - 6 - 9 - 4
  5. Nail Cutting
  6. Nailcutting the Aces
  7. Dunbury Delusion
  8. Fan False Count
  9. Triple Do
  10. The Homing Card
  11. The Great Trunk Trick
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Harlan Tarbell
Tarbell Course by Harlan Tarbell

The Tarbell Course is without a doubt the most comprehensive and most encompassing magic literary work in existance today. It has almost 1300 pages and nearly 2900 illustrations. It covers practically every form of magic: sleight of hand with cards, coins, thimbles, cigarettes, silks, ropes, ..., up to mentalism and illusions. It goes beyond the mere technique and teaches patter, routining, marketing and other often neglected facets of being a magician. There is no other book which comes even close in breadth and depth of the material covered. It is amazing that since the late 1920s nobody has...

2005 / 9 / 10
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Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

The younger generation of card magicians probably knows or has heard of Card College by Roberto Giobbi. The Royal Road to Card Magic is very similar but of older vintage and doesn't cover as much ground. It introduces the novice into the art of card magic one move and principle at a time, always with tricks accompanying the moves. It is therefore not a mindless list of moves but a well prepared and thought out textbook. It will take the beginner to an intermediate level. Once The Royal Road to Card Magic has been mastered one can move on to Expert Card Technique which requires a higher skill level.

Actually because Expert Card Technique did not sell well...

2005 / 8 / 29
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Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

This is the 3rd edition which includes an additional chapter by Dai Vernon and another one by Dr. Daley. (The popular Dover version is a reprint of the 2nd edition and is lacking these two interesting chapters.) This book describes serious stuff. Card moves and tricks for the advanced card man. (For an excellent introduction to card magic see The Royal Road to Card Magic or the Card College series.) Expert Card Technique lists and explains in detail a large quantity of card moves. Card moves are abundant and any good card man will come up with his own variations and twists due to his constant use of cards and tireless perfection of...

2005 / 8 / 30
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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Ottokar Fischer & Sam Sharpe
Hofzinser's Card Conjuring by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Ottokar Fischer & Sam Sharpe

Hofzinser was born at the beginning of the 19th century and lived in Vienna during a time called the 'Biedermeier'. This was a time where people enjoyed art and entertainment in drawing-room presentations and at little receptions in the houses and villas of the rich and famous. Hofzinser thus never performed on a stage but perfected the branch of magic today known as 'Close-up'. One could argue that Hofzinser is the grandfather of close-up magic in particular close-up card magic. And this book is all about card magic. We have to thank Ottokar Fischer for collecting Hofzinser's material about...

2005 / 8 / 30
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Jean Hugard
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks by Jean Hugard

This book is indeed worthy the name Encyclopedia. Originally compiled by Doctor Wilhelm von Deusen in collaboration with Mr. Glenn G. Gravatt (published in two volumes Encyclopedia of Self-Working Card Tricks and The Second Encyclopedia of Card Tricks), and later rewritten by Jean Hugard. It has a very interesting introduction by Ted Annemann where he addresses the issue of inventing new tricks and claiming ownership. This book will provide you with more card tricks than you ever wanted. The combined value of its contents, were the tricks to be computed at their original marketed price, was in the thousands of dollars. Now you can have it for a few bucks.

Hugard added a number of items over what...

2005 / 8 / 30
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Ted Annemann
Annemann's Card Magic by Ted Annemann

This book is actually two books: Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks and Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic. Annemann, perhaps more famous for his mental magic, was an extraordinary card man, a master of subtleties and misdirection. That is why most of the tricks in this collection do not require difficult moves, which does not mean that they are all easy to perform. His tricks have often the impromptu quality and can thus be performed without any prior preparation. You will also find contributions from such famous masters of card magic as Dai Vernon, Dr. Daley, Jean Hugard, Al Baker, Audley Walsh, Stewart Judah, and many others. ...

2005 / 9 / 2
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Jean Hugard
Card Manipulations by Jean Hugard

This book is a collection of five little booklets. Each booklet typically has a section with sleights and a section with tricks using these sleights. The name Hugard guarantees for first rate material and so it is no surprise that Card Manipulations and the follow up More Card Manipulations includes some of the very best tricks and routines one can do with cards.

1st edition, 1934-1936, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1973, Dover Publications, New York; 163 pages.

  • CARD MANIPULATIONS - No. 1
    • The one Hand Top Card Palm
    • The Hindu Shuffle or Running Cut
    • The Hindu Shuffle as a Substitute for the Pass
    • And yet...
2005 / 9 / 2
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Jean Hugard
More Card Manipulations by Jean Hugard

This is the sequel to Card Manipulations. It is a collection of four booklets. Emphasis is put on practical methods without any apparatus.

1st edition, 1938-1941, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1974, Dover Publications, New York; 205 pages.

  • No. 1.
    • Part I. - TRICKS
      1. The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan
      2. The Sheep and the Goats
      3. Snap - A Quick Trick
      4. Crime Club Detection - Dr. H. Walter Grote
      5. Infallible Prediction - Audley V. Walsh and Hal Haber
      6. The Continuous Spelling Trick - Jack McMillen
      7. The Burglars - Orville W. Meyer
      8. The Magic Thrust - Orville W. Meyer
      9. The Two Jokers - P. W. Miller
      10. The Ladies'...
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Jean Hugard
Houdini's Unmasking by Jean Hugard

Houdini wrote a very nasty book about Robert-Houdin claiming that Robert-Houdin stole many tricks and was in reality not as great a magician as he usually is portraid. Jean Hugard sets with this book the record straight and reveals Houdini's fabricated arguments. Houdini's unmasking of Robert-Houdin was just a revenge on Robert-Houdin's family and had little to do with reality. But you can find out for yourself and read The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin. Houdini's Unmasking originally appeared serialized in Jean Hugards magazine Hugard's Magic Monthly.

Published as part of "Hugard's Magic Monthly" beginning with volume 15, number 1, June 1957; 78 pages; PDF 48 pages....

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Edwin Sachs
Sleight of Hand by Edwin Sachs

This is an all time classic with 57 beautiful illustrations. It is one of the most complete books written on magic, because it teaches both stage and close-up magic (cards, coins, silks, cups and balls, etc.), technique, presentation, and all the peripheral skills necessary for great conjuring.

"I beg to say that it is far and away the very best work of its kind ever published" - Harry Kellar

"My den contains a large collection of books on magic, but none has a cover so worn as 'Sleight of Hand' by Edwin Sachs." - David Devant

The official byline read: The standard texbook on how to become a magician. Sleight-of-hand...
2005 / 9 / 4
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Geo DeLawrence
Some Card Effects and Magical Talks by Geo DeLawrence

This is quite an interesting booklet with very nice ideas for patter, as well as some card effects. Particularly noteworthy is a hilarious burlesque mind reading act. You have to check this one out!

1st edition, 1919, F. G. Thayer, Los Angeles; 45 pages.

  1. A Few Remarks
  2. Opening Patter
  3. Some Card Effects and Accompanying Patter:
  4. Four Ace Combination
  5. The Wrapped Cards Divided by a Knife
  6. Transposition
  7. Miscellaneous Patter:
  8. Kling Klang
  9. Solid Through Solid
  10. Straight Jacket Escape
  11. The Rabbit Pan
  12. The Spirit Hand
  13. The Egg Bag
  14. The Twentieth Century Handkerchief Trick
  15. Cards from the Pocket ...
2005 / 9 / 4
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Arthur Toskana
Mysterien des Kartenspiels by Arthur Toskana

Dieses Buch ist in Deutsch verfaßt und ganz dem falschen Spiel mit Karten gewidmet. Es behandelt unter anderem Griffe wie das Falschmischen, Spielaustausch, präparierte Karten und Gehilfen.

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  1. Vorwort
  2. Die Geschichte der Karten und ihrer Spiele
  3. Die Volte
  4. Das Falschmischen
  5. Das Eskamotieren der Karten
  6. Das inkorrekte Abheben
  7. Das korrigierte Kartengeben
  8. Vorbereitete Spiele
  9. Karten-Präparationen
  10.    A. Gezeichnete Karten
  11.    B. Beschnittene Karten
  12.    C. Gebogene Karten
  13.    D. Durchstochene Karten
  14. Das Vertauschen präparierter Kartenspiele
  15. Der Gehilfe...
2005 / 9 / 5
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E. W. Scripture
Arithmetical Prodigies by E. W. Scripture

Arithmetical Prodigies by E.W. Scripture is a remarkable paper about remarkable people. Published in 1891, it gives the first comprehensive account of those individuals who have displayed an astonishing capacity for mental calculation. The numerous and fascinating biographies alone make this work a 'must read' for anyone with a taste for the curious and sensational. The paper can also lay claim to being one of the first works of popular psychology. Its style - essentially that of a treatise that reads like a novel - has been replicated right through to the present day. In short, Scripture's...

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George Parker Bidder
On Mental Calculation by George Parker Bidder

George Parker Bidder is one of history's greatest mental calculators. In the early 19th century he toured Britain as a 'calculating boy'. The amazing demonstrations he gave caught the attention of eminent scholars who offered to fund his education. Bidder went on to become one of the leading engineers of his time. His position as vice president of the Institution of Civil Engineers afforded him the opportunity to speak openly about his views on mental calculation in a lecture to fellow members of the institution. That lecture, given in 1856, is the subject of this document. In it, Bidder describes...

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Dominic O'Brien
How to Develop a Perfect Memory by Dominic O'Brien

Dominic O'Brien is the eight times winner of the The World Memory Championships and has a number of entries in the Guinness Book of Records including the memorisation of 54 packs of shuffled cards after just a single-sighting of each card. How does he do it? What is his system and how can it help YOU remember names, faces, telephone numbers, pass exams, learn languages, win at Trivial Pursuit and clean up at the Blackjack table? How to Develop a Perfect Memory will show you in simple language and easy stages.

We have an exclusive on this ebook from Dominic O'Brien. The book is long out of...

2005 / 9 / 5
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David M. Roth
Roth Memory Course by David M. Roth

This is a wonderful course in seven lessons to improve your memory. It covers all fundamentals and shows how to apply these mnemotechnic tools to remember for example names, faces, spelling and numbers. It also gives applications for magic tricks. You will learn how to memorize a shuffled deck of 52 cards or how to remember the knight tour on the chess board. It is likely that Roth was a magician himself, since he mentions his friend Henry Hatton from Magicians' Tricks fame. Dai Vernon learned from this course and mentions it on the Revelations video tapes.

Written in 1918 and as good as any book on 'how to improve your memory'...

2005 / 9 / 5
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Bernard Zufall
Zufall's Memory Trix by Bernard Zufall

Back in 1940, a performer named Bernard Zufall ("The Mental Magician") put out a series of six booklets titled, Zufall's Memory Trix. These six booklets are here combined into one ebook. They cover memorizing feats such as calender memorizing, memorizing a deck of cards, the knight tour, memorizing facts and figures, a.s.o.

  1. Magazine Memorizing
  2. Mental File Index
  3. Calendar Memorizing
  4. Memorizing A Deck of Playing Cards
  5. Memorizing Numbers
  6. Memorizing Facts and Figures
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Fritz Anders
Der Junge Tausendkünstler by Fritz Anders

Dieses Buch ist für den jungen angehenden Zauberkünstler geschrieben. Es ist in einem netten Dialog verfaßt und lehrt dem jungen Zauberkünstler alle wichtigen Lektionen. Einige Kunststücke sind recht schwierig und nicht unbedingt für den Anfänger geeignet. Die zweite Hälfte des Buches widmet sich dem Schattenspiel und dem Puppenspiel.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  • Erste Abteilung: Die große und die kleine Kunst
    1. Vorbericht
    2. Erster Abend: Vorbereitungen und Kleinigkeiten
    3. Zweiter Abend: Das Becherspiel und die Escamotage
    4. Dritter Abend: Die Kartenkästen, das Tinteglas, der Eierstab und...
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Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster
Der Moderne Kartenkünstler by Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster

Dieses Buch ist ganz der Zauberei mit Karten gewidmet. Am besten kann es mit dem Amerikanischen Werk New Era Card Tricks, welches 1897 in Chicago erschienen ist, verglichen werden. Es beschreibt ausführlich mit 289 Abbildungen Griffe, Präparationen, Routinen, und Apparaturen. Kennen Sie die 'Deutsche', 'Amerikanische', 'Italienische', 'Französische', oder 'natürliche' Methode Karten zu markieren? Alles wird in diesem Buch beschrieben. Das Buch beginnt mit einer kleinen Kartenschule die dem Lehrling die Volte, das Glissieren und Filieren und vieles mehr beibringt. Das folgende Kapitel erklärt mehrere wunderbare...

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Robert Kaldy-Karo
Karomania 2 by Robert Kaldy-Karo

Dieses Heft ist von einem der innovativen Köpfe im deutschsprachigen Raum geschrieben. Kaldy-Karo beschreibt einige tolle Effekte mit Feuer. Er weiss um Feuer bescheid, da er selbst ein Feuerwehrhauptmann ist. Kaldy-Karo wurde von der Deutschen Magiervereinigung zum Author des Jahres 1986 erchoren.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  1. Vorwort
  2. Kartenblitz
  3. Mirakel
  4. Verschwindender Handflasher
  5. Brennende Fingerspitzen
  6. Automatik Fackel
  7. Wie der Blitz
  8. Mann, ist das Irre
  9. Feuerwerk aus der Hand
  10. Feuerwerk zu Spazierstock
  11. Wall Street oder Der 150 Schilling Trick
  12. Wie Baue Ich Meine Kaschees Selbst

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Robert Kaldy-Karo
Karomania 3 by Robert Kaldy-Karo

Dieses Heft ist von einem der kreativsten Zauberer in Österreich, Kaldy-Karo, verfaßt. Er beschreibt Ideen für den Tisch, die Bühne, und einige Mental-Effekte. Kaldy-Karo wurde von der Deutschen Magiervereinigung zum Author des Jahres 1986 erchoren.

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  1. 0. Einleitung
  2. 1. Close up Opener
  3. 1.1. Kreditkarte zu Geldschein
  4. 1.2. Breaking the Ice
  5. 2. Close up Tricks
  6. 2.1. Coin and Candle
  7. 2.2. Charmant, Charmant
  8. 2.3. Pyramide
  9. 2.4. Super Joker
  10. 2.5. Kreditkartenzauber
  11. 3. Mental
  12. 3.1. Super Mental Force
  13. 3.2. Once in a Million
  14. 4. Bühne
  15. 4.1. Supervitamin
  16. 5. Über den Autor...
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Robert Kaldy-Karo
Zauberei mit Creditkarten by Robert Kaldy-Karo

Zauberei mit Creditkarten ist eine weitere Meisterleistung aus dem Hause Kaldy-Karo. Creditkarten oder 'Plastikgeld' wie es manche zu nennen pflegen ist allgegenwärtig. Jeder hat eine oder mehrere immer bei sich. Sie sind daher ideal für diverse erstaunliche Tricks geeignet. Kaldy-Karo beschreibt etliche fantastische Methoden die ihre Zuschauer in Erstaunen versetzen werden.

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  1. Illustrationen
  2. 1. VORWORT
  3. 2. GRUNDSÄTZLICHES
  4. 3. OPENER
  5. 3.1 Flashcard I
  6. 3.2 Flashcard II
  7. 3.3 Opener mit Karten und KK
  8. GUMMIZÜGE
  9. 4.1 Zack I
  10. 4.2 Zack II
  11. 4.3 Zack III ...
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Roberto Giobbi
Grosse Kartenschule 1 by Roberto Giobbi

Die Grosse Kartenschule ist ein moderner Klassiker. Es ist mit Sicherheit das wichtigste und umfassendste Werk für den modernen Kartenkünstler. Dies ist der erste Band in einer Serie von fünf. Das Besondere an dieser elektronischen Version sind die 89 Videosequenzen, die Giobbi's Hände zeigen, und jede Technik veranschaulichen.

Dieses elektronische Buch ist meines Wissens das erste seiner Art nicht nur in der Zauberliteratur sondern generell. Die Einbindung von mehreren Dutzend Videosequenzen erweitert und ergänzt die Beschreibung von Grifftechniken und ermöglicht dem Studierenden ein...

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Roberto Giobbi
Grosse Kartenschule 2 by Roberto Giobbi

Die Grosse Kartenschule ist ein moderner Klassiker. Es ist mit Sicherheit das wichtigste und umfassendste Werk für den modernen Kartenkünstler. Dies ist der zweite Band in einer Serie von fünf. Das Besondere an dieser elektronischen Version sind die 108 Videosequenzen, die Giobbi's Hände zeigen, und jede Technik veranschaulichen.

(Bitte beachten Sie dass dieses Ebuch ein HTML-Ebuch ist. Sie brauchen den FireFox browser. Starten sie den FireFox browser und tippen sie in die Adressleiste about:config ein. Dann Enter drücken. Klicken Sie 'Risiko akzeptieren und fortfahren'. Dann privacy.file_unique_origin...

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1 by Roberto Giobbi

Card College is a modern classic. It is without a doubt the most important work on sleight of hand with cards. This is the first volume in a series of five. The speciality of this electronic book are its 89 video clips, which show how Giobbi executes each and every technique described. (If you are looking for the 8 hour video course please go here Card College 1 & 2: Personal Instruction.)

This ebook has also been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious EPPIE 2004 ebook award in the category non-fiction/how-to. This is the first magic book to be nominated for a non-magic book prize.

Please note that there are significant...

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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 2 by Roberto Giobbi

This is the second volume of the famous Card College series. Volume 1 and volume 2 can be considered a unit, covering most important moves as well as most if not all crucial theoretical points. Each section describes a move or a group of sleights in minute detail, using carefully chosen words, beautiful illustrations and clear video clips. There are a total of 108 video clips in this volume. At the end of each section you will find some of the best and most amazing effects. (If you are looking for the 8 hour video course please go here Card College 1 & 2: Personal Instruction.)

The many video clips, some in slow motion, some from different...

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Chapeaugraphy by various

It is fascinating what one can do with a simple felt ring. Three great books on Chapeaugraphy.

This compilation disc holds the following individual ebooks:

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Steven Youell
Steven Youell Teaches Advanced Card Techniques by Steven Youell

This video is packed with top notch information. You get 6 bonus effects in a PDF. And you get 17 video clips in MP4 format demonstrating and teaching advanced card sleights such as the Top Change, Zarrow Shuffle, Side Steal, Perfect Tabled Faro, Cardini Multiple Shift, Forcing and Palming. Steven is an accomplished card handler and performer. Learn from his experience and advice.

Steven Youell sold the same information on two separate CDs. We have bought the rights and combined them into this one download product.

  • EFFECTS
    • Blinded By The Sleight
    • Gaffus Maximus
    • The Infamous Non-Working...
2005 / 9 / 6
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Harry Blackstone
Party Magic by Harry Blackstone

If you want to have a fun magic evening without doing magic this audio CD might be for you. You bring this disc to your next party. Put it into your CD player and listen to the instructions of Harry Blackstone. Your friends can follow along and be amazed. You only need readily available things like cards, coins, paper and pen. Before every trick a piece of music is played. But you can skip these if you wish.

Although the music is not my style and the tricks are not major blockbusters, the experience to hear Harry Blackstone deliver the effect is wonderful. There is a lot to be learned from...

2005 / 9 / 6
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Leo Boudreau
Leo Boudreau by Leo Boudreau

Leo Boudreau's work was said to be the next best thing to real mind reading. This is a must read for any mentalist. His books were out of print for a long time. Only a few hundred copies have been manufactured in the first place.

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Michael Close
Closely Guarded Secrets by Michael Close

This is a very well done PDF. Here is what Michael writes about his ebook:

This ebook offers unparalleled instruction by allowing text, photographs, and video clips to do what they do best and can be printed out to produce a spectacular 8.5 x 11, 179-page book. Each routine is described in complete detail in Michael Close’s clear, easy-to-read style. It’s almost like having private lessons with Michael Close. BONUS: Three Essays on Magic Theory and Michael’s Presentation & Handling of: Dean Dill’s Box & Gary Plants Magnetized Cards.

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Peter Duffie
Move Mastery 1 by Peter Duffie

This collection of videos features an outstanding selection of 16 original card sleights, Ace Productions & other Eye-poppers, all demonstrated and fully explained on 32 video clips!

We also offer a second volume Move Mastery 2 and a third volume Move Mastery 3.

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Jean Hugard & Milbourne Christopher
Hugard's Magic Monthly by Jean Hugard & Milbourne Christopher

Hugard's Magic Monthly consists of almost 2500 pages in 21 volumes and is packed with contributions from the finest artists and thinkers magic has to offer. People like Victor Farelli, Ted Annemann, Martin Gardner, Harry Lorayne, Milbourne Christopher, Ross Bertram, George Kaplan, Cliff Green, Fred Braue and Hugard himself. The subtitle says it all 'Devoted solely to the interests of magic and magicians'.

Jean Hugard and Fred Braue wrote some of the most read magic books in magic history, such as The Royal Road to Card Magic and Expert Card Technique. A good part of Martin Gardner's Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic Tricks can be found in Hugard's Magic Monthly. It featured book reviews by John J. Crimmins Jr., and the famous Frank Joglar...

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Chuck Romano
The Art of Deception by Chuck Romano

In 1997 The Art of Deception - The Affinity between Conjuring and Art was published. The 407-page, hardbound book was a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. It was well-received and quickly went out of print. The book has never been reprinted, and probably never will be, because the cost would be too great. The Art of Deception originally sold for $110. Now you can have a copy of this fascinating book for a fraction of the original price. An errata page and addendum are also included in this ebook.

The book contains hundreds of illustrations, with many of them in full color....

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Walter Gibson
Blackstone Magic Comics by Walter Gibson

This compilation holds electronic facsimile versions of the popular comics Blackstone, Master Magician, Blackstone The Magician Detective and Pennzoil Presents Blackstone Master Magician. Follow Blackstone on his daring adventures to save lives and catch the bad guys, using his knowledge as magician.

This electronic edition has been prepared from originals of James Kleefeld's collection. James was instrumental in making this electronic edition possible. We would like to thank James for his collaboration and work.

Blackstone, Master Magician started in 1946 and ran for three issues. It...

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William John Hilliar & Albert M. Wilson & John Mulholland
The Sphinx by William John Hilliar & Albert M. Wilson & John Mulholland

You get all 52 volumes (597 issues), almost 17,000 pages as color PDF files (one for each volume). We have added to that a complete index stretching over 540 pages. (Don't ask us how long it took to prepare this index because it will bring up painful memories.) Additionally you receive an introduction by Bill Kuethe, an article about The Sphinx by Gabe Fajuri, a presentation about The Sphinx also by Gabe Fajuri and the personal research A. M. Wilson's granddaughter, Mary Syphus, conducted about Wilson.

One could write long articles about The Sphinx. Two are included as introductions to this...

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George H. Little
Mahatma by George H. Little

As Alfredson and Daily write in their Conjuring Periodical Bibliography, Mahatma is the 'first English language magical serial of any substance'. It is a fantastic resource for historians, researchers and other treasure hunters. A few of the prominent names you will find in Mahatma are Conradi, De Kolta, Downs, Elliott, Evans, Hilliar, Hoffmann, Houdini, Kellar, Leipzig, Plate, Selbit, Trewey and many more.

Some interesting facts about this periodical are:

  • Mahatma was printed in the rear of the storied Martinka's magic shop in New York City, then the central hub of all things magical.
  • Among the delightful period advertisements in Mahatma are some...
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P. R. S. Foli
Fortune Telling by Cards by P. R. S. Foli

This is a great book to get started on 'reading somebody from the cards'. It is also a great source for stories to go along with your magic tricks. It explains what each card signifies and even has a chapter on the history of cards. The bulk of the book is devoted to the various methods of reading cards, the French method, the Italien method, the Master method or Etteilla's Method.

123 pages.

  1. CHAPTER I: How we got our pack of cards
  2. CHAPTERII: What the individual cards signify
  3. CHAPTER III: The selected pack of thirty-two cards
  4. CHAPTER IV: The signification of quartettes, triplets, and...
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Reginald Scot
The Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot

Reginald Scot intended his Discoverie of Witchcraft as a sensible argument disputing the existence of witches. It also features a small section on magic. The magic section starts with Booke 13 and Chapter 22. You will find rich full accounts of charges against witches, witch trials and practice of the black arts. Further, interviews with convicted witches, excerpts from inquisition, astrology, alchemy, charms, the names of demons, angels and other "words of power", spells, rituals, sabbats, biblical and Egyptian magic, and more. The Discoverie remains a much quoted primary source for those interested...

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Chris Wasshuber
The Sphinx Index by Chris Wasshuber

The Sphinx Index is a 540 page PDF, indexing all 52 volumes of The Sphinx magazine. Three people worked for hundreds of hours to collect and categorize this information. It has more than 14,000 entries. The index covers all tricks, effects and articles, but does not include assembly reports and other short trip reports or news items. An interesting category is Portraits & Photos where all photos are indexed by the name of the person shown in the photo. This makes it easy to find image information about hundreds of magicians. The other index categories are: Articles - Biographical, Articles - Historical, Articles...

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Peter Duffie
Virtual Miracles by Peter Duffie

Virtual Miracles is a collection of card tricks by some of the best close-up magicians. The contributors are: Jason Alford, Steve Hamilton, Robert Neale, Steve Beam, Pit Hartling, Jon Racherbaumer, David Britland, J. K. Hartman, Dave Robertson, Dave Campbell, Richard James, Robin Robertson, Aldo Colombini, Marty Kane, Fred Robinson, Paul W. Cummins, Peter Lamont, Gavin Ross, Daryl, Walt Lees, Allan Slaight, Peter Duffie, Val Le-Val, Roy Walton, Iain Girdwood, Gene Maze, Gary Ward, Phil Goldstein, George McBride, R. Paul Wilson, Paul Hallas, Peter McLanachan and Andrew Wimhurst.

first edition 2004; 107 pages

  • Sandwich Spread, Jason Alford
  • Remember & Forget, Steve Beam
  • AT003, David Britland
  • Sweet Little Lies, David Britland
  • The last Game, David Britland ...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Grant's Illusion Secrets by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Chuck Smith writes: "Twenty-four illusions as mysterious to audiences today as when they were performed years ago. Most are so easy to construct and execute that a teenager could do them. I know because I, as a student in highschool, built and entertained with several of them. A couple of three fold screens and a large sheet gives you the material for several of the illusions. Recently in a magic periodical I saw an ad for an illusion that looked extremely familiar. It was selling for over $5000. It's method, I'm sure, had it's roots in Grant's Super-Fine Suspension on pages 27-28 of this book....I...

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Jean Hugard
Close-up Magic by Jean Hugard

This booklet doesn't deserve the name 'booklet', because it is packed with many wonderful effects using small objects, from cards and coins, to ropes and silks and everything in between. There is also a nice section on vesting and sleeving. Jean Hugard is one of the outstanding teachers and authors in magic. My friend Chuck has been vanishing an orange for the last forty years in much the same manner that this booklet reveals how to vanish a dinner plate. He also remembers reading of Blackstone Sr. performing some of these stunts. Whenever the author is Jean Hugard - read it!

Paul Fleming wrote:

Close-Up Magic is...

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