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The Expert at the Card Table

S. W. Erdnase

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

This book was rated one of the ten basic books for a working library of conjuring by H. Adrian Smith,...

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200 Tricks You Can Do

Howard Thurston

200 Tricks You Can Do by Howard ThurstonThis 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

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200 More Tricks You Can Do

Howard Thurston

200 More Tricks You Can Do by Howard ThurstonThis 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

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

Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

Show Stoppers with Cards by Jean Hugard & Fred BraueJean 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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Tarbell Course

Harlan Tarbell

Tarbell Course by Harlan TarbellThe 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...
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The Royal Road to Card Magic

Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard & Fred BraueThe 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.

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Expert Card Technique

Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard & Fred BraueThis 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...
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Hofzinser's Card Conjuring

Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Ottokar Fischer

Hofzinser's Card Conjuring by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Ottokar FischerHofzinser 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...
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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

Jean Hugard

Encyclopedia of Card Tricks by Jean HugardThis book is indeed worthy the name Encyclopedia. Originally compiled by Doctor Wilhelm von Deusen in collaboration with Mr. Glenn G. Gravatt, 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.

1st edition, 1937, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1974,...

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Annemann's Card Magic

Ted Annemann

Annemann's Card Magic by Ted AnnemannThis 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...
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Card Manipulations

Jean Hugard

Card Manipulations by Jean HugardThis 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.

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    CARD MANIPULATIONS - No. 1
  1. The one Hand Top Card Palm
  2. The Hindu Shuffle or Running Cut
  3. The Hindu Shuffle as a Substitute...
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More Card Manipulations

Jean Hugard

More Card Manipulations by Jean HugardThis 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.

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    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 -...
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Houdini's Unmasking

Jean Hugard

Houdini's Unmasking by Jean HugardHoudini 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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Sleight of Hand

Edwin Sachs

Sleight of Hand by Edwin SachsThis 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...
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Some Card Effects and Magical Talks

Geo DeLawrence

Some Card Effects and Magical Talks by Geo DeLawrenceThis 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.

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  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
 
  1. The Rabbit Pan
  2. The Spirit Hand
  3. The Egg Bag
  4. The Twentieth Century Handkerchief...
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Mysterien des Kartenspiels

Arthur Toskana

Mysterien des Kartenspiels by Arthur ToskanaDieses 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.

Erstausgabe, 1900, Berlinische Verlagsanstalt; 53 pages.

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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
 
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Arithmetical Prodigies

E. W. Scripture

Arithmetical Prodigies by E. W. ScriptureArithmetical 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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On Mental Calculation

George Parker Bidder

On Mental Calculation by George Parker BidderGeorge 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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How to Develop a Perfect Memory

Dominic O'Brien

How to Develop a Perfect Memory by Dominic O'BrienDominic 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.

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Roth Memory Course

David M. Roth

Roth Memory Course by David M. RothThis 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'...

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