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Renzo Grosso
Remote Close Up 6 by Renzo Grosso

Numbers have tremendous power. They rule life and the universe. There is no living being, molecule, event, evolution that cannot be described with an algorithm, a mathematical formula. Numbers, everywhere. From the speed of light to the circumference of the earth, to the inhabitants of the world, to the ATM pin. And then your lucky number, the number of destiny, bad luck, infinity ...

In my methodical (and obstinate) search for effects to be proposed on the phone, numbers are the absolute protagonist. Except for a few small tricks, they are all a consequence of one or more mathematical...

2021 / 10 / 11
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Gregg Webb
Aether #8: Sox, the Trick by Gregg Webb

Gregg Webb presents ideas using an egg bag to conjure up socks and other items that vanish in clothing dryers. The trick uses an egg bag and suitable small pieces of clothing.

Required props:

  • An egg bag (available through your favorite magic dealer)
  • Small pieces of colorful clothing, such as brightly colored socks
Here, you will learn how to:
  • Present a mirthful magic trick that uses an egg bag to produce clothing that disappeared in your dryer.
  • Create an alternate egg bag that resembles articles of clothing

1st edition 2021, PDF 2 pages.

2021 / 9 / 23
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Will Goldston
Great Tricks Revealed by Will Goldston

From the introduction by Horace Goldin:

The present book is, I think, one of Will Goldston's best perhaps - the best. I am quite certain that the man who cannot learn magic from this book will never be a magician. All kinds of tricks are clearly explained and, to make quite sure that his readers will understand every word, the author has supplemented his clear explanations of tricks with numbers of equally clear illustrations. Looking through the book I find that in many places the letterpress is hardly necessary; the pictures "do the trick".

I should like to add a word of advice to any young man who...

2021 / 9 / 21
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1945 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Unique Twentieth Century Silks
  • Glen Gloye's Necktie Trick
  • Practical Suggestions For The Welsh Rarebit Pan
  • Card Filtration
  • Back To Back
  • Betchas
  • The Magic Sharpshooter
  • Reversette
  • An Original Routine With The Milk Pitcher And Other Items Most Magicians Have
  • Wild Beer
  • My Favorite Card Routine
  • Cold Fire — The Magic Torch
  • The Earl Morgan Floating Ball
  • Using A Dart Board
  • Balloon To A Bouquet Of Flowers
  • The Hindu Rope Trick
  • The Z Ray Box
  • The Inexhaustible Hat
  • Tantalizing Thimbles
  • Rodeo Magic
  • "That's All" Wand
  • A New Idea On The 20th Century Trick
  • The Joe Sherman Spelling...
2021 / 9 / 21
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Archie Frederick Collins
The Book of Magic by Archie Frederick Collins

Being a simple description of some good tricks and how to do them, with patter.

This ebook is very thorough and teaches routines from a full cross-section of conjuring including routines with and without apparatus, with and without skill, mentalism, big stage illusions, a good amount of performing advice, and other tips and resources necessary for the magician. It even provides a glossary in the back to define special words and phrases. It shows that Mr. Collins is an experienced author of textbooks.

  • A WORD TO YOU
  • CHAPTER I MAGIC WITHOUT APPARATUS AND WITHOUT SKILL
    • The Enchanted Cones ...
2021 / 9 / 20
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Jeff Stone
Diary of a Madman by Jeff Stone

The latest ebook from Jeff Stone, Diary of a Madman is an eclectic collection of ideas, tricks, presentations, moves, and routines ranging from card control, to mind control. Sprinkled in amongst the madness you'll find card magic, voodoo doll magic, stuff with pendulums, the zodiac and more. The variety of each effect when combined together can make a complete show with texture, and take your audience on an emotional journey from the silly to the intimate, the scary, and the creepy all in one show. Enjoy Diary of a Madman.

Over the Mountain: Use this technique to prove that you can...

2021 / 8 / 23
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Charles C. Eastman
Inspired Magical Effects by Charles C. Eastman

Like the title says, this collection of excellent effects will inspire you to become a better magician. Magic author and dealer Chas. Eastman has compiled a dozen great magical mysteries that you will enjoy performing. There's something here for performers of all skill levels. Contributors include Bob Weill, Harry Valcarte, Will Ross, R. S. Bailey, James D. Taylor, and more.

From the introduction by T.A. Whitney:

Eastman has embraced his role as compiler by including only top-notch effects; there’s no filler here. While you'll no doubt have your own favorites among them, the ones that...

2021 / 8 / 14
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Graham Reed
Audience Tested Originalities by Graham Reed

Twenty-seven practical tricks which you, and your audiences, will enjoy. A whole host of laugh-grabbing gags is worth a fortune to the working performer. A valuable look at publicity and promotion. Graham Reed is a top advertising executive; don't miss reading his suggestions. A useful collection of games for children's parties. This section, alone, is worth the price of the ebook. A mixed grill of extremely interesting ideas, comments, thoughts, hints, and tips.

  • Hello...
  • Section One: PRESTIDIGITATION
    • Bingo 'Just Chance'
    • Joker Prediction
    • Publicity Spot Paddle
    • Postcard Brainwave ...
2021 / 8 / 9
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Brick Tilley
Poor Man's Nest of Boxes by Brick Tilley

For centuries this classic has utilized elaborately crafted models that no longer fit into our performing style. Here is an up-to-date, inexpensive, suspicion-free version that you can construct with minimal skills that is perfect for any type of magical performance. Use your imagination to craft your own customized version that will separate you from other performers.

1st edition 2021, PDF 3 pages, video 1 min 9 s.

2021 / 8 / 8
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David Devant
The Best Tricks and How To Do Them by David Devant

David Devant's books are some of the best books on conjuring ever written. This one is no exception. There is so much wisdom and advice in them. Following it is bound to make you a better magician, particularly if you are relatively new to this performing art, or if you are struggling to have success with it.

From the insightful introduction:

One way of discovering the worth of a trick is very simple. Test it by performing it to an audience. If the trick passes that test it is a good trick. All the tricks described in this book have been tested in that way and have passed the test. I have...

2021 / 6 / 15
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P. T. Selbit
The Magical Entertainer by P. T. Selbit

The subtitle reads: Teaching you how to give a complete evening's entertainment of new conjuring tricks with highly-amusing patter, laughable ventriloquism and a diverting magical sketch.

From the introduction:

In venturing the contribution of a second magical manual to the already large library of works on conjuring, we are impressed with the belief that however modest our attempt may be we are at least going a step in the direction toward still further popularizing the art of the conjurer. We believe it is necessary for magic to be given to the public more as an amusing entertainment...

2021 / 6 / 14
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J. F. Orrin
The Conjurer's Vade-Mecum by J. F. Orrin

From the foreword by Will Goldston:

Although in writing this book, the author's thought has been mainly for the beginner, I feel confident that advanced magicians will find a good deal of very useful material in "THE CONJURER'S VADE MECUM." Mr. Orrin writes clearly and concisely, and in doing so draws upon a store of knowledge acquired by practical experience. He gives many a useful little hint as to the choice of tricks for different occasions, and in describing each trick he comes straight to the point and explains, first the effect and then the method of working, and finally adds suggestions for...

2021 / 6 / 12
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1942 by Laurie Ireland
  • A Different Kind Of Penetration
  • Routines For Clippo
  • Matchless Magic
  • An Alka Seltzer GAG
  • A Pick Pocket Gag
  • Ideas For Wiztax
  • Cigarettes - Cigars - Pipe
  • A New Deal In Poker
  • Douglas Kelly's Telephone Trick
  • A Suggestion For A New "Levitator"
  • A Bit Of Patter
  • New Routine For The Quarter In The Beer Mug
  • Making The Most Of The Newspaper Tearing Trick
  • The Health Magician
  • Black Jack Magic
  • The Card In The Mirror
1st edition 1942, 23 pages; PDF 27 pages.
2021 / 6 / 7
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Mark Leveridge
Keeping Control by Mark Leveridge

The Professional Worker Series is a selection of targeted and focused eooks which offer professional, sound advice on a number of key magical areas. The eooks are written in an easy-to-understand style which cuts out all the waffle and padding, and instead gets right to the core of each subject.

Volume 5 sets out to discover whether there is one key element that contributes more than any other to making a performer a success. The conclusion is that CONTROL is a factor that if properly harnessed can exert a huge influence on the life of any performing magician.

With this in mind, I examine...

2021 / 6 / 4
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Ken Muller
Cup of T by Ken Muller

Unique magical effects and routine ideas made possible by the handle on a tea, demitasse or christening cup. Dozens of new moves, sleights, and subtleties beyond traditional cups and balls and chop cup routines.

Descriptions and definitions of T-cups and objects suitable for producing minor miracles and new feats of conjuring with free and ungaffed materials – simple teacups and small, common objects.

Explanation of more than sixty (60) moves using T-cups.

Detailed patterns of performance with T-cups using these moves.

A complete description and identification of 57 cup and ball...

2021 / 6 / 4
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William W. Larsen
Tricks for Television by William W. Larsen

Learn what and what not to do when presenting magic for a TV audience. In no other field is it as easy to go wrong, or as easy to do right - if you're prepared with the proper information. Discover why these tricks are not good for television broadcasts: Twentieth Century Silks, Sucker Sliding Die Box, Zombie, Sympathetic Silks, Gloves to Dove, Cigarette Manipulations. Do you know the answers to why the above - and scores more like them - are so often performed poorly on TV? If not, you need this ebook, which gives you all the answers.

Written by a former television artist, Tricks for Television...

2021 / 5 / 31
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Supreme-Magic-Company
Fantastic Five by Supreme-Magic-Company

Five effects with simple objects.

All of the effects are easy to do . . . are varied in effect. None of them requires elaborate properties.

Effect No. 1. Invisible Dice. A clever novelty. A prediction with a box of matches and invisible dice. No matter what number a spectator "throws," you show your prediction to be correct. A trick that will become one of your favorite pocket tricks.

Effect No. 2. Fire! A gag - but an unusual one you can use in many ways. Any time you need a light, i.e. in the Dove Pan routine, Burnt and Restored note, etc., you say you will show the Magician's way of...

2021 / 5 / 31
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1940 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Card In The Sandwich
  • Misdirection Card Change
  • Card And Whiskbroom
  • Everready Pencil Trick
  • The Coca Cola Bottle And Nipple Effect
  • Card Control
  • The Spirit Bar
  • The Vanishing Cane For Close Up
  • A Hanging Episode
  • Magician's Lucky Card
  • Deuces And Trays
  • Manipulative Dollar
  • Reverse Card Trick
  • Ireland's "Live Bait" Card Fishing Trick Manuscript
  • Color Change With A Laugh
  • A Diachylon Trick
1st edition 1940, 25 pages; PDF 29 pages.
2021 / 5 / 4
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Dr. Edward George Ervin
Club Deceptions by Dr. Edward George Ervin

A choice collection of smart close-up and pocket tricks of the type for which Dr. Ervin was famous. Originally sold as four separate booklets, these have now been combined into a single, greatly enlarged volume, edited by Ralph W. Read and fully illustrated.

Contains tricks with bills, coins, cigarettes, tobacco, matches, silks, needles, playing cards, ropes, mind reading, livestock, and more. Comedy, straight magic, even a few stunts that will play well as bar betchas. There's plenty of variety to capture and keep any audience's attention.

Our favorites include a very clever Thumb Tie that uses...

2021 / 4 / 27
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1944 by Laurie Ireland
  • Introduction
  • Yogi Ray's Night Club Milk Glass
  • Jack Becomes An Aviator
  • Chix - Levitation
  • Buy Bonds
  • A Tip On A Tip
  • Victory Birdhouse Silk Production & Vanish
  • Mental Disclosure
  • Sense And Nonsense With Cards
  • A Routine For The Twentieth Century And Other Standard Magic
  • Glorifying The Dancing Handkerchief
  • The Migrating Card
  • A Follow Up
  • Four Corks And A Hat
  • Two Number Tricks
  • Gag With A Lady's Purse
  • A New Wrinkle For The Passe Passe Comedy Bottles
  • Your Mind Has Told Me So
  • Rope Through The Neck
  • Bottle Of Smoke
  • Modern Chapeaugraphy
  • Sgt. Jack Blades' Balls And Ribbons From The Mouth...
2021 / 4 / 27
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Mel Mellers
Commercial Gems Volume 2 by Mel Mellers

Three more performance pieces designed with maximum entertainment in mind. Each effect includes sample scripts, handling's, and the all important presentational hooks with the emphasize on comedy.

POCKET POWER

Cards are shown portraying various items a person may have in their pockets such as, keys, pills, spectacles, etc. The performer invites the spectator to place various cards in their pocket (doesn't have to be pocket). Using x-ray vision (can place some x-ray specs on) the magician correctly identifies the items and the pockets.

THE BREAD KNIFE CARD STAB.

A unique and original...

2021 / 4 / 25
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Frederick Montague
Westminster Wizardry by Frederick Montague

Montague was a member of the Hous of Commons and a hobby magician, which lead to his nickname "Conjurer of the House of Commons." Most of the tricks described here are of his invention.

From the introduction by Will Goldston:

All the tricks explained in the book are thoroughly practical; that I should know if I had not seen the written explanations of the secrets, because all the tricks described in this book have been performed by the author at the Magicians’ Club. That being the case, I strongly recommend the reader to study the book thoroughly and thus add some of the tricks to his repertoire;...

2021 / 4 / 23
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1938 by Laurie Ireland
  • Preface
  • It Changes, It Shrinks, It Vanishes
  • Big And Little Sponge Ball Transposition
  • Mating The Cards With Jumbo Cards
  • Card Control
  • Coin Routine With A Silk
  • Thimble Holder In The Trouser Pocket
  • Thimble Surprise
  • One Ahead Coin Routine
  • Misdirection For The Two Handed Pass
  • Effective Golf Ball Move
  • You Caught Me That Time
  • Ireland's Two Card Trick
1st edition 1938, 18 pages; PDF 27 pages.
2021 / 4 / 19
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Mel Mellers
Commercial Gems Volume 1 by Mel Mellers

3 professional performance pieces direct from Mel's repertoire.

1: Spin a yarn a commercial presentation hook for the classic 'Gypsy thread' (performed with wool/yarn) with a great comedy spiel. Includes sample script and gags.

2: Around the world with a pack of cards. An offbeat and entertaining way to present the 'Six card repeat', enhancing the repetitive structure of the effect.

3: Totally scattered. Is a real fooler that plays big. A shuffled deck of cards is given to the spectator and they cut and note a card they then shuffle the cards again and scatter them. Under these impossible...

2021 / 4 / 17
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Peter Wilker
Wilker in Abra by Peter Wilker

This is a compilation of Peter Wilker's contributions to Abra. In 1991 he contributed a Triad Cavalcade to issue #2357. A couple of individual tips and tricks from other issues complete the collection.

  • Introduction
  • The Broken Match Ceremony
  • Third Clue
  • Dating
  • The Devil's End
  • Saltpetre Indices
  • The Missing Prediction

1st edition 1991, PDF 14 pages.

2021 / 4 / 12
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Mago Marko
Showstuff by Mago Marko

There are many books published for the card magician, the close-up magician, the mentalist, the illusionist, and even the kid show performer but there are very few books for the general practitioner of club and stage magic.

Showstuff caters to that neglected segment of the magic community. In this ebook, you'll find more than 50 tricks and routines, all of them professionally tested.

  • Original showy tricks for your club and stage shows.
  • Comedy routines that will get you laughs.
  • New uses for common magic props you own.
  • Strong closing items that will add professional luster to your show...
2021 / 4 / 11
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Bob Solari & Tom Ogden
Nailed by Bob Solari & Tom Ogden

The performer displays two straight large nails held at his fingertips. Slowly the two nails visibly bend to a 45-degree angle. The nails continue to visibly bend to almost a 90-degree angle. The nails remain in view throughout this bending process. The nails continue to bend to almost a horseshoe angle. The spectator can actually hear the nails bending, immediately hand the bent nails out for examination. The nails can even be examined before the bending. Nothing concealed in the hand. Resets in seconds. Nails can be used over and over again. No, you do not need super strength to perform this...

2021 / 4 / 3
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Maurice Sardina
The Magic of Rezvani by Maurice Sardina

Translated from French (La Magie du Sorcier) to English by Dariel Fitzkee. It details the tricks, moves, ideas, and improvements of Rezvani, the Persian magician who has been a sensation among the magicians of Paris. Overall it is an excellent work, particularly for those who appreciate the finer points of sleights and how they are deployed in tricks. There is a lot here for card magicians. Also his most famous trick the Tomato trick is explained, but for that routine, I suggest studying The Cushions of the Princess: or the tomato game.

Paul Flemming writes:

Medjid Kan Rezvani, a native of Persia who now resides in Paris, is recognized as one of the most...

2021 / 3 / 28
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Hereward Carrington
Magic is Fun / Magic for Everyone by Hereward Carrington

From the introduction:

There is no more fascinating study, when once an interest in the subject has been aroused, than conjuring - or, as it is popularly called, "Magic." One of the most delightful of all pastimes is the inventing and performing of new tricks, and watching their effect upon the audience - who do not know the secrets of the various "sleights" performed. We all know how fascinating the professional conjuror's entertainment is, - and how mystifying! So I propose to take my readers, - in the present book, - into the very heart of the mystery - to explain exactly how the important...

2021 / 3 / 21
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