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Harry Houdini
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods by Harry Houdini

In Miracle Mongers and their Methods, Harry Houdini turns a critical eye to wonders such as 'The Incombustible Spaniard' or 'Defiers of Poisonous Reptiles'. The timeless fascination with miracles and astonishing claims makes this classic as timely as when it was originally written.

1st edition, 1920, Dutton; reprinted, 1980, Cole; reprinted, 1981/1993, Prometheus; 240 pages.

  1. I.Fire worship. - Fire eating and heat resistance. - The Middle Ages. - Among the Navajo Indians. - Fire-Walkers of Japan. - The Fiery Ordeal of Fiji
  2. II.Watton's Ship-swabber from the Indies. - Richardson, 1667. -...
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Harry Houdini
Houdini's Paper Magic by Harry Houdini

Paper is a fascinating product. Being the son of a paper maker (my father worked many years for a paper manufacturer) I developed early on a fondness to paper. And Houdini's Paper Magic is all about paper. Tricks with paper, paper folding, paper tearing, and paper puzzles. It seems today paper folding was replaced by balloon modeling. I have only seen once an act entirely based on paper tearing. Maybe this ebook version of Houdini's Paper Magic inspires one to build an act around paper. This book is definitely a good start. The Modern Conjurer has also an excellent chapter on paper folding.

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Harry Houdini
A Magician Among The Spirits by Harry Houdini

Houdini writes about the famous mediums in his time. Names like Palladino and Ann O'Delia Diss Debar should ring a bell. He also elaborates on his exchanges with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who was a firm believer in spirits and paranormal phenomena.

1st edition, 1924, Harper & Row, New York; reprint 1972, Arno Press, New York; 296 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. Preface
  3. I. The Founders of Modern Spiritualism
  4. II. The Davenport Brothers
  5. III. Daniel Dunglas Home
  6. IV. Palladino
  7. V. Ann O'Delia Diss Debar
  8. VI. Dr. Slade and His Spirit Slates
  9. VII. Slate Writing and Other Methods
  10. VIII. Spirit Photography ...
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Harry Houdini
Handcuff Secrets by Harry Houdini

Houdini shines in this book. Handcuffs are his passion. He knows every little detail about them and every nuance in their mechanism. Houdini was not a particular good magician, but as an escape artist he is still unsurpassed. Thus, if you would like to know more about handcuffs and their inner workings, this book is for you.

1st edition, 1909, George Routledge & Sons, London; later reprinted by Magico Magazine, New York; 110 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. I.Introductory
  3. II.Opening Sealed Handcuffs
  4. III.Blunders of some Handcuff Exposers
  5. IV.Fake or Spoof Manacle
  6. V.American Manacles
  7. VI.French Letter...
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Harry Houdini
"Margery" the Medium Exposed by Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini spent a good part of his life exposing mediums and 'unexplainable' phenomena. In this booklet he describes the case of the Boston "Margery" and the prize the Scientific American put up for true paranormal effects. He not only clearly describes and demonstrates the tricks of this very clever medium but also tells the difficulties surrounding the actual exposure. Houdini was world class in the role of the detective. It is fascinating to read how he sensitised his leg to be able to feel the slightest movement the medium made.

Margery or Mina Stinson (1888–1941) was born in Canada...

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Thomas Nelson Downs
Modern Coin Manipulation by Thomas Nelson Downs

Learn coin magic from the best coin manipulator ever - the "King of Koins". T. Nelson Downs' original "Miser's Dream" is still unsurpassed. He invented many other new and innovative moves. The unique feature of this book is that it includes many photos of the hands of Downs detailing every important sequence in a move. He also offers helpful tips on presentation, patter, and other techniques. Another excellent book by T. Nelson Downs is The Art of Magic.

1st edition, 1900?, Hamley Brothers, London?; 1999 reprinted under the title "Classic Coin Tricks" by Dover Publishing, New York; 244 pages.

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Thomas Nelson Downs
The Art of Magic by Thomas Nelson Downs

The collaboration of T. Nelson Downs and John Northern Hilliard produced this wonderful book. Downs was the first to introduce an act with small objects onto the vaudeville stage. He was most famous for his coin manipulation, and in particular for his version of the "Miser's Dream". The Art of Magic covers sleights with cards, coins, and balls, and teaches many tricks and routines with detailed explanations from the master.

The card section in this book was epoch making. It features the first appearance in print of the side steal. Based on the number of pages dealing with card magic this is more a card book than...

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Harry Houdini
The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin by Harry Houdini

Houdini was upset that the widow of Robert-Houdin did not want to meet him. As a revenge Harry Houdini wrote The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin, in which Houdini tries to push Robert-Houdin from his pedestal. He tries to show that most tricks Robert-Houdin claimed as his invention were in fact not his invention and that Robert-Houdin was not this great magician he usually is thought he was. But most of Houdini's allegations are fabricated and do not stand close inspection. Jean Hugard wrote as response to Houdini's nasty book Houdini's Unmasking, where Hugard point for point refutes Houdini's argumentation. I personally favor Hugard's opinion,...

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Henry Hatton & Adrian Plate
Magicians' Tricks by Henry Hatton & Adrian Plate

This book was rated one of the ten basic books for a working library of conjuring by H. Adrian Smith, historian, collector and owner of the largest private magic library in his time. It is a magnificent book featuring tricks from Germain, Conradi, Goldston, Okito, Elliott, and others. It is very difficult to get a hardcopy these days. Other books in this top 10 list are

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In 1910, Henry Hatton, a well-known writer on magic, and Adrian Plate, an equally well-known performer, collaborated in writing Magicians' Tricks: How They Are Done. The book promptly took its place as a standard work on the subject, and could be found in...

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Ted Annemann
Jinx Program No. 5 by Ted Annemann

"No Code" Telepathy. A complete routine, with explanations, of pseudo-telepathy between two people. It can be learned in one evening, its running time is 30 minutes, and everything necessary can be carried on the person.

1st edition 1940, PDF 13 pages.

  1. Duo - Telepathy. Robert H. Parrish.
  2. Impromptu Frame Up. Annemann.
  3. Telepathy On The Cuff. Robert H. Parrish.
  4. The Perfect Book Test.
  5. The Secret Order Of The Aces. Annemann.
  6. Thoughts In The Air. Annemann.
  7. Last Minute Notes.
  8. Ads.
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Ted Annemann
Jinx Program No. 4 by Ted Annemann

A "No Card" Mystery Act. Completely routined and fully described, this 25 minute presentation has only a total carrying weight of 6 pounds, and does not make use of playing cards.

1st edition 1939, PDF 18 pages.

  1. The Classic Cigarette. Lu-Brent
  2. A Visible Cigarette Vanisher. Lu-Brent
  3. Coins, En Route! Ottokar Fischer
  4. Brr!! (Meaning 'Very Cold'). Otis Manning
  5. The Spectral Seamstress. Charles T. Jordan
  6. Lock and Key. Henry Fetsch
  7. The Lucky Number Magic Square. Royal V. Heath
  8. The Mystery of the Blackboard.
  9. Last Minute Notes.
  10. Ads.
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Ted Annemann
Jinx Program No. 3 by Ted Annemann

A completely routined and explained magical club program running thirty minutes. All may be carried in a suitcase.

1st edition 1939, PDF 22 pages.

  1. A Flash Ribbon Restoration. John K. Bays.
  2. Twentieth Century Cards. Annemann.
  3. Simplex Torn Card And Balloon. Lu-Brent.
  4. The Lemon And The Dollar. Conrad Bush.
  5. The Supreme East Indian Needle Feat. Annemann.
  6. The Super Slates. Annemann.
  7. A Ring In Transit. Eddie Clever.
  8. Finale Trick. Keith Clark.
  9. Last Minute Notes.
  10. Ads.
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Ted Annemann
Jinx Program No. 2 by Ted Annemann

A completely routined and fully described thirty-minute act for one person, the necessary material for which may be carried in a brief case.

1st edition 1938, PDF 17 pages.

  1. A Mental Club Act
  2. Two Papers and a Spectator
  3. Synthetic Sympathy (Annemann)
  4. The Lie Detective (Stuart Robson)
  5. The Twentieth Century Newspaper Test (Stuart Robson)
  6. Triple Coercion (Annemann)
  7. Slate Immortality (Robert Parrish)
  8. Extra-Sensory Perception (Annemann)
  9. Last Minute Notes.
  10. Advertisement
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Ted Annemann
Jinx Program No. 1 by Ted Annemann

This routined and fully explained program of magic runs approximately 25 minutes and can be carried in a brief case.

1st edition 1938, PDF 14 pages.

  1. A Cigarette Rolled By Proxy. Orville Meyer.
  2. The Henry E. Dixie Cigarette Vanish.
  3. The Itinerant Dollar. Jacob Steisel.
  4. A Matter Of Policy. Annemann.
  5. Seven Keys To Baldpate. Annemann.
  6. The Torn Deck Location. Julian J. Proskauer.
  7. The Acme Thought Card Pass. Dr. Jacob Daley and Annemann.
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Ted Annemann
Annemann's Test of the Tiber by Ted Annemann

Annemann has created a wonderfully direct telephone book test where he has eliminated faked books, pads, mathematical oddities, forcing decks and the thousand and one "foreign" objects that have been used in combination. He incorporated an Al Baker idea to make this a true miracle. You also get notes added by Kanter's magic shop which further explain various details and important points.

first edition, 1932; 2 pages.

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Ted Annemann
Sh-h-h--! it's a secret by Ted Annemann

Annemann describes a wealth of forty pieces in this wonderful booklet. The first, "Call me up sometime" is a beautifully direct telephone miracle. This is a prime example of Annemann's mantra of 'effect before method'.

I found the following line from Annemann's introduction funny:

I like to do these things so well that someday I'm going to write a twenty page introduction and follow it with one trick! Trouble is, however, that after that harangue the trick will HAVE to be good.

1st edition 1934; 50 pages.

  1. Call Me Up Sometime
  2. The Borrowed Deck Tragedy
  3. Help Wanted In The Dark
  4. A Thought...
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Ted Annemann
En Rapport by Ted Annemann

A complete, routined act of telepathy, mind reading, and clairvoyance, designed for two people, and possible of being presented before a most critical audience. The minimum of preparation is necessary for the maximum of effect.

Paul Fleming wrote:

There are several types of "two-person mental acts," but in most instances an exhibition of this kind consists of the performer transmitting information, apparently by means of "telepathic waves," to a "medium" seated a little distance away. The Zanzics, the Sharrocks, and the Ushers were among the leading exponents of such work in the vaudeville field; and...

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Ted Annemann
The Book Without a Name by Ted Annemann

This was the first book Annemann wrote. It has a glowing introduction by Al Baker, although later in their lives Al and Ted were not always the best of friends. As Annemann himself writes in the foreword, you will find routines employing simple methods and direct to-the-point presentations. This is mentalism at its best without any clutter confusing the effect. A few rare photos of Annemann performing can be found as well.

first edition, 1931, Max Holden; 62 pages

  1. Introduction
  2. Foreword
  3. The 'Really New' Locator Card
  4. An Original Set Up Discovery
  5. One in Fourteen
  6. A New Thought Card Spelling Effect ...
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Ted Annemann
Annemann's Buried Treasures by Ted Annemann

A collection of twelve typically ingenious Annemann creations, from the pages of The Sphinx.

first edition, 1952, Sphinx Publishing Corporation; 16 pages.

  1. East Indian Needle Feat
  2. Cigarette in Bill Again
  3. Mentalex?
  4. Telephone Mystery
  5. Attention Mentalists
  6. No Title at All
  7. Three Card Monte Outdone
  8. The Master Mind
  9. My Original Swami Test
  10. Improvement 8,000
  11. Slate Writing Wrinkle
  12. Club or Stage Mental Number
  13. A Mediumistic Stunt
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Ted Annemann
The Incorporated Strange Secrets by Ted Annemann

Annemann teaches thirteen commercial mentalism pieces with slates, cards, dollar bills, telephone books and cigarettes. The majority of routines involves cards. Annemann's unique direct style is felt in each one of these effects.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This little collection of Annemann material, which was published in 1939, measures up to the high standard of excellence that has made Annemann's name synonymous with magical feats of great ingenuity. The thirteen items presented here may be described briefly as follows:

  1. Insto-Transpo. A marked card, placed in a spectator's pocket, changes place with...
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Ted Annemann
Annemann's Mental Bargain Effects by Ted Annemann

This booklet is indeed a bargain, with effects by Hewitt, J. G. Thompson and Annemann. Among the effects you will find the famous Mental Masterpiece from Annemann.

1st edition 1935, PDF 16 pages.

  1. Annemann's Diabolo Pellet Reading
  2. The Modern Mindreader (Hewitt)
  3. Annemann's Psychic Writing
  4. Annemann's Mental Masterpiece
  5. The New Double Telepathy Routine (Annemann)
  6. Greta Annemann's Eyes of the Unknown
  7. 30th Century Television (Hewitt and Annemann)
  8. Coincidence (Hewitt)
  9. Penetrating Vision (J. G. Thompson)
  10. The Impromptu Mind Reader
  11. GETIT! (Annemann)
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Ted Annemann
202 Methods of Forcing by Ted Annemann

If you have ever wondered what is the best way to force a card or number or item in a certain situation, then you can stop wondering. This booklet is nothing but forcing methods. It is ideal if you design your own routines and would like to find the most suitable force. It is also great for people who have problems with one or another force, since here they will find other methods to reach the same outcome. Very simply said, get this ebook and stop worrying about your forces.

You could also get the version which includes Victor Farelli's notes: 202 Methods of Forcing - with Victor Farelli Notes.

first edition, 1933, Max Holden, New York;...

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Ted Annemann
Annemann's Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine by Ted Annemann

Another great booklet from Annemann. It describes in detail his one man routine. Annemann wove together some of the greatest mental tricks. He discusses the question Magic vs. Mindreading and shares other invaluable advice with the reader. If you do mental magic you already know that anything from Annemann is a must read. If you just start with mental magic, read as much from Annemann as you can get your hands on.

Paul Fleming wrote:

No one who knows about the work of Joseph Dunninger and the size of the fees he receives for his performances is likely to doubt that the public is interested in "mental...

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Ted Annemann
Practical Mental Effects by Ted Annemann

This book packs almost 200 mental miracles, many of which are creations of one of the masters of mental magic - Ted Annemann. You will find the best book tests, psychic codes, tricks with slates, blindfold reading, publicity effects, and much more. This book together with Annemann's Card Magic covers a good part of the famous Jinx magazine, of which Annemann was editor.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks, which made its appearance about a year ago, has been enjoying a well deserved popularity ever since. There is no reason to suppose that Annemann's Practical Mental Effects, compiled in the main...

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Leo Boudreau
Spirited Pasteboards by Leo Boudreau

Max Maven writes in the introduction to Spirited Pasteboards:

There is an ancient Chinese curse which goes, "May you live in interesting times." Bearing this in mind, it is not without some playful malice that I inform you that you are now holding a tome which is extremely interesting.

As with the author's previous book, Psimatrika, the work in this text is primarily based upon stacking arrangements which generate information via binary codes. The principle is by no means new, but in its seventy-year history as a conjuring method it has remained little-known and woefully under-explored.

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