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Brick Tilley

Vanishing Doll by Brick TilleyAlso known as "Ne Plus Ultra" and "Bonus Genus", this was a favorite pocket trick at the turn of the century. Even Houdini was known to have fashioned a crude version of this out of a scrap of wood. Modern day toy companies create small dolls that make handcrafted ones a thing of the past. We located an ideal version at a local 99¢ store, it's a small figurine of a cherub playing on a flute.

EFFECT: A small doll is covered with a cloth. The cloth has a hole in the center, out of it protrudes the doll's head. The head is allowed to drop into the folds of the cloth. Immediately the cloth is shaken...

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Arthur Leroy

Outline of Mystery by Arthur LeroyHere are a devil's dozen effects, moves and miracles for the semi-professional that, for the most part, don't rely on external gimmicks. It's one of those rare books that, the more you read it, the more you'll appreciate it. Not written for the faint of heart. If you're after bold, professional magic, this is the book for you. (And yes, the title is a pun on H. G. Well's Outline of History. Kudos if you caught that.)

You'll find effects for close-up, platform and stage. The details are provided as if you were a trusted confidante of the author.

Partial Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Spell...
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Samuel Berland

More of Berland's Exclusive Tricks by Samuel BerlandHere are more brilliantly conceived magical effects for platform, TV and stage by that master of amazement, Samuel Berland. Long out of print, this slim volume fills a need for commercial, visual magic that makes the performer look like ... well ... a magician.

Just look at what's included:

INTRODUCTION

PERFECT RESTORED BILL. A torn and restored effect with a borrowed, marked bill.

RABBIT OR BOWL OF WATER PRODUCTION. A clever production effect, easy to make and perform.

CHALLENGE JUMBO CARD TRANSPOSITION. Two jumbo cards change places. Cards can be examined before and after. ...

2019 / 8 / 7
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

The Leaf by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphMagic is mostly performed with man-made products - cards, coins, silks, ropes, ... Why not perform magic with items nature provides? This is even more powerful, because there is inherently no suspicion of gimmicked objects. Ralf has created a stunning miracle that is easy to perform during a stroll in the woods, or during a garden party, or other places where plants are in reach. All you need is access to leaves growing on a tree or a shrub and a pen to sign a leaf.

Effect: You and your spectator collect a couple of leaves. The spectator tears one in half, and signs it. Miraculously the torn...

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Gregg Webb

Super Session #1: Key on the String by Gregg WebbEach ebook in the series will feature a single effect from Gregg's vast oeuvre. Whenever applicable, Gregg will present new handlings, suggestions, and presentations. The series follows Gregg's established style of graphics and hand-lettered text.

The effect, "The Key on the String," was originally published in Gregg Webb's ebook, The Shade.

1st edition 2019, 3 pages.

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Tommy Windsor

Street Faker Act by Tommy WindsorHere's a great change of pace routine for the magician -- an act that parodies the medicine pitchman. Audiences love it ... and you will, too.

The author includes his exact routine, including every bit of the hilarious patter and bits of business that made Tommy's act a laugh riot on stages from coast to coast. Not burlesque, but a clean comedy "pitch" act that can be performed in churches and schools as well as lodges and clubs. Full of laughs, but not a "blue" gag in the lot. A riot of fun but contains nothing to offend anyone.

You sell and demonstrate "Dr. Presto's Magical Medicines...

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Trevor Lewis

Orbital by Trevor LewisYou place a prediction in view. A spectator names any number between 1 and 50. You show a deck of cards and (without cutting or any moves) you count to that number. That card matches the prediction! Easy to do. No rough and smooth. [Note: These are merely the instructions that came with the prepared deck. You will not receive any cards. But it is easy to make up your own from a couple of duplicate cards.]

1st edition 1998; PDF 1 page.

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Len Belcher

Anything You Say by Len Belcher

An unusual magical murder game. All the necessary cards are enclosed in the PDF and you can immediately print them and perform the trick.

An unusual and exciting effect for your mental act or magic show. It has much audience participation. Each of three spectators, invited up, plays a part in the enactment of an 'Orrible Murder, one being the body, one the witness and one the murderer. Each "chooses a weapon" - printed on large cards. (But you could use real articles: rope, dagger, gun, poison bottle, hammer). Cards or weapons are hidden. While this is afoot you have your back turned or...

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Percy Naldrett

Magical Notes and Notions by Percy Naldrett
  • Fore-Word to Second Edition
  • The Chocolate Box Mystery
  • Flash Paper Ideas
  • A "Live" Rabbit
  • Fishing for Money
  • The Suffragette Problem
  • The Levitation of a Piece of Paper
  • The Transformation Tumbler
  • The Lightning Ink and Water Change
  • The "Eureka" Slate
  • An Egg, Handkerchief, & Milk Combination

1st edition 1913, 2nd edition 1920, 36 pages; PDF 23 pages.

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Devin Knight

A Lifetime in Magic 2 by Devin KnightVolume 2 continues where A Lifetime in Magic Volume 1 left off with detailed explanations for over 20 Devin Knight masterpieces. (Note that this is a compilation of items that were released earlier. All of them are available individually on Lybrary.com. See links throughout the product description.)

It starts with three stunning effects that appear to be as near to real mindreading as you can get - Almost Real Mindreading Feats. Devin explains little known principles which will enable you to reveal repeatedly which hand a spectator is merely thinking of, to remove the card a spectator simply looked at in a fan, and to name a mentally chosen card...

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Devin Knight

A Lifetime in Magic 1 by Devin KnightA selection of some of the best creations by Devin Knight. (Please note that all effects have been released earlier as standalone products and are available individually on Lybrary.com. See product links throughout the product description.)

Improved Tri-Epic Deluxe - this is a clever three or even four way newspaper prediction effect reminiscent of David Copperfield's Graffiti Wall, but more portable and totally suitable for a one man act.

Psychic Money Sense - designed for an intimate close up show, this experiment apparently shows that a spectator has an excellent psychic sense as he achieves an impossible outcome using three...

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J. F. Orrin

On With the Show: Part II by J. F. Orrin

Primarily stage and parlor effects with mechanical apparatus.

  • PUBLISHER'S NOTE
  • I. The Soft Spot
  • II. The Restless Matchboxes
  • III. The Spelling Spider
  • IV. Bisecting a Belle
  • V. Dressing a Lady
  • SOME MAGICAL SUGGESTIONS
  • VI. The Curtain of Cards
  • VII. The Discriminating Dart
  • VIII. A Triangle Variation
  • IX. The Writing on the Slate
  • X. The Lazy Young Dog
  • XI. Painting a Picture
  • XII. The Homing Silk
  • XIII. Belling the Cat
  • XIV. Just Chance
  • XV. Making a Wand
  • XVI. A Queer Coincidence
  • XVII. Bluebeard's Bride
  • TAILPIECE

1st edition 1943, 47 pages; PDF 36 pages.

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J. F. Orrin

On With the Show: Part I by J. F. Orrin

Primarily stage and parlor effects with mechanical apparatus.

  • Foreword
  • I. The Dissolving Napkin Ring
  • II. The Posy From Nowhere
  • III. The Rainbow Ribbons
  • IV. Jim Pratt’s Cat
  • V. The Spelling Sphinx
  • VI. The Ghost Box
  • VII. The Diabolical Discs

1st edition 1943, 40 pages; PDF 28 pages.

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Brick Tilley

The Noodle Trick by Brick TilleyThe performer extends his arm and a paper streamer appears. This is gathered up, placed in a bowl. Water is added. Using chopsticks the water is stirred, and the paper streamer transforms into real noddles you can eat. A Chinese classic.

Everything is explained in a PDF and a video.

1st edition 2019, 4 pages, video length 2:12.

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Stanley Collins

Deceptive Conceptions in Magic by Stanley CollinsFrom the Foreword:
Written entirely during my service in the Army and the major part of it whilst under shellfire at Ypres and on the Somme, this book was ready for the press save the sketches, early in 1919.

Anticipating almost immediate demobilisation, I determined to post to my home the manuscript that had been such a labour of love to me, with some small magical apparatus that had accompanied me during the campaign. I am still awaiting the arrival of that parcel.

Considerably lightened by the possession of an exceptional memory, my task of re-writing is now finished and I confidently...

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Alexander de Cova

California Lecture 2006 by Alexander de CovaFrom the introduction:
You will find that most of my mterial is suitable for the stand-up performer. This is due to the fact that in Europe there aren't too many opportunities to work restaurants, bars and other close-up situations. We have to deal with small stand-up shows, birthday parties, wedding parties, smaller theatres and cabarets, and the like. Naturally, if you want to survive as a performer, you will have to adapt to this situation and develop suitable material. Above all, the material must be direct and to the point, because the European audiences generally don't have too much...
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Gregg Webb

Webb Mania by Gregg WebbFrom the Foreword:
Magic is changing and a lot of the reason for this is that people's attention spans are shorter because of the pace of life today and more distractions.

We don't have the luxury of people dying for entertainment. There is too much entertainment and to compete, we have to get to the point quicker.

If you look at my magic a certain way, it is a direct result of chipping away at long tricks trying to distill them down.

The format follows Gregg's established style of illustrations and hand-lettered text.
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Bill in Lemon XYZ
  • Three Minus One...
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William W. Larsen & T. Page Wright

The L. W. Pocket and Parlor Mysteries by William W. Larsen & T. Page WrightLong out of print, we're pleased to bring you this collection of baffling close-up and small group effects for magicians and psychic entertainers, from the minds of Larsen and Wright.

The material in this ebook was chosen for its entertainment value, its suitability for small audiences, and to ensure that the methods are new and novel. Not a rehash of old content, this is magic that your audiences will enjoy as much as you will enjoy performing it.

You get:

The Magic Mail - The magician forgets to stamp a letter. A spectator chooses a denomination from among 16 choices and holds the...

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Al Baker

Al Baker's Second Book by Al BakerFrom the introduction:
In presenting my "second" book to the magical fraternity I have kept in mind the old saw, "Brevity is the soul, not only of wit, but applies to many magical tricks".

I have tried to make the text brief and, by giving plenty of illustrations, cut down on too much solid type. I give no patter as I feel that every entertainer should be himself and develop a style of his own.

Fred Keating rose to stardom. "The Bird Cage", "Sympathetic Silks" and "Card in the Cigarette" were marvellous in his hands; others copied, but Keating's name still lives. "Be a magician, not...

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Al Baker

Al Baker's Book by Al BakerFrom the introduction:
Showing a trick is comparatively easy to putting it clearly in print, and I want to thank Anneman for his judicious use of the blue pencil, finding spots where I could write less and tell more, and in general, being a marvelous deleter and paraphraser.

To John Northern Hilliard, whom I consider the greatest writer on Magic as an Art, I want to extend my sincere thanks for the encouragement that caused me to start and finally finish my maiden effort, to wit: Al Baker's Book.

  • to My Friends, Magic Lovers
  • Al Baker's Pack That Cuts Itself
  • The One Man "Lights Up" Seance
  • A Card And A Number ...
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