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You will find here a huge amount of magic tricks, illusions, moves, sleights, techniques, principles and concepts, starting from the earliest descriptions in the 16th century to the latest hot magic tricks performed by the likes of David Copperfield, Criss Angel or David Blaine. Regardless of if you want to find out more about Houdini or Erdnase, learn the best card tricks and methods from 'The Professor' Dai Vernon, or Roberto Giobbi, or study the classics as well as the latest developments in mentalism, this is the page to bookmark. Make sure to also drill down into the subtopics to find what you are looking for.

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Ken de Courcy
Magic in Cabaret Land by Ken de Courcy

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The word itself, "Cabaret", carries overtones that conjure exotic pictures of nude dancers, the "Moulin Rouge" and German Beer Cellars; a sort of high-class iniquitous entertainment enjoyed by the lucky few. But that is all changed. It's been brought down to the level of the man-in-the-street. Now he can have a ringside seat for dining, dancing, drinking, a show ... and gambling.

Yet he won't take advantage of all this 'loose-living' unless there is also a "SHOW", as the proprietors of these establishments well know. There is a plethora of singers and 'groups', and...

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Hal Saxon
Pocket Magic Show 3: Transformations by Hal Saxon

Imagine a Pocket Magic Show with a hundred amazing tricks/effects possible right in your pocket. The thumb tip can provide the ultimate (EDC) Every Day Carry for magicians. Thumb tip effects or tricks can be vastly different thus throwing anyone off the scent of a thumb tip. In fact, the effects or tricks being so diverse means that no one will realize that the 3 or 4 tricks you are performing right in front of their eyes are facilitated with the same gimmick .. the thumb tip.

The Beginner Learning Series is a series of eBooks covering the 4 main categories of thumb tip magic.

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Roy Johnson
Unique by Roy Johnson

A superb selection of items from the professional repertoire of Roy Johnson. Mentalism, comedy and visual magic with cards, books, rope, keys, shoe laces, music, fire and razor. Revealed are some of Roy's most closely guarded secret methods. Much of Roy's own patter is included for you to use, or adapt to your own style. The methods given are simple and effective, leaving you to concentrate on the "job in hand" ... entertainment!

  • Foreword
  • Music Maestro
  • The Key
  • Key Cords
  • To Hell And Back
  • The Library
  • Again The Library
  • The Card In Anything
  • Hyp-Knot-Ic
  • Impaled

1st edition 1995,...

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Billy McComb
McCombical Millennium Miracles by Billy McComb

From the introduction by Terry Seabrooke:

Billy is my longest standing magical mate - although we have been known to fall over now and again!!! We have shared so much in our lives, but the overall love we all have for Billy, is his help on all things magical, and his readiness to share with all of us his most creative ideas on new tricks and particularly on amazing and entertaining presentation. Give Billy, what to most of us is just an ordinary trick, and after thought and work, he will come up with a real commercial presentation which is above all - ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Why Listen To This Man?
  • Karrell...
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Pavel
Pavel's 15 Micro Tricks by Pavel
  • The Mysterious Silk
  • The Rings In A Matchbox
  • Ultra Combination
  • Double Color Laces
  • The Odd Vision
  • Discolora
  • Square Circles
  • The Pocket Rings
  • The Pack Of 19 Cigarettes
  • The Traveling Queens
  • The Rings On Rope
  • Two Possibilities
  • Three Color Mystery
  • The Laughing Rabbits
  • The Secret Of The Ring

For the German edition see Pavel's 15 Mikro Tricks (German).

1st edition 1971; PDF 32 pages.

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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1953 by Laurie Ireland
  • The Famous Jimmy Trimble Rope Routine
  • An Innovation With The Squared Circle
  • Tricks With A Folding Card
  • Mccallum's Rainbow Knife Routine
  • Tip On Bottomless Glass
  • Paper Tearing With A Color Change Tube
  • Routine For The Ireland Multiplying Watches
  • Follow Up On Hummer's Rare Coin Stunt
  • Three Lighted Cigarettes
  • Master Billiard Ball Routine
  • Production Of Four Solid Billiard Balls
  • Catchy Thimbles
  • A Spectacular Check Book
  • Comedy Card Rising Trick
  • Two Math Ticklers
  • Patter For Block-Kord
  • Cat And Canary - Quickie Version
  • A Japanese Bird
  • The Skunk Wringer
  • The Rabbit Trap Production ...
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Pavel
Colourful Magic by Pavel

A collection of some 15 effects with silks, ribbons, rings, balls, glasses, tubes, paper, dice, and other objects.

  • Instant Silk
  • Colorings
  • Jet Rope
  • Effecto Tube
  • Top Match
  • Test-A-Colour
  • Chameleon Die
  • Transpo Silks
  • Jumping Knots
  • Silken Trio
  • Knotty Rope
  • Ribbon Prediction
  • Travelling Hole
  • Sucker Restoration
  • Super Ball

1st edition 1980, 34 pages; PDF 33 pages.

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Hal Saxon
Thumb Tip Handling Masterclass by Hal Saxon

"It's a thing of beauty. Everything is covered and I believe it might be one of the best purchases magicians can make today. You cover everything in detail and it's a pleasure to watch. - Olivier Boes

I want us to reimagine and revolutionize our tipistry. Tipistry means breathtaking thumb tip handling ability, competence, proficiency, and mastery. If we can pull this off, you'll also skyrocket your confidence with a thumb tip.

My methodology is to perform close up, with no weird or wacky moves. I just perform slow and deliberate with handling and moves that defy logic.

The Thumb...

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Harry Reeve
Intriguing Magical Ideas by Harry Reeve

From the introduction:

I think Edwin has been a little presumptuous in billing this lecture as 'Originalities'. Most new ideas and twists spring from something that has gone before so I lay no claim to the basics but enjoy playing around with them to produce 'new' material etc. to entertain. Time is short so let's get on. Descriptions are brief and condensed mainly printed here to serve as memory joggers to the demonstrations in the lecture. I hope they help you to make up and perform something that you have found to your personality. You have my permission to make a 'one-off' for your own...

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Hal Saxon
Elevate Your Tipistry by Hal Saxon

This is an intermediate to advanced thumb tip workshop for my friends at Lybrary.com. I want us to reimagine and revolutionize our tipistry. Tipistry means breathtaking thumb tip handling ability, competence, proficiency, and mastery. If we can pull this off, you'll skyrocket your confidence with a thumb tip. In our thumb tip magic, objections create skeptics and I don't want to create skeptics, I want to create awe.

In this 29-minute workshop, I will discuss the misconceptions and no no's of thumb tip magic and how to correct these flaws. I will show you how to elevate your Tipistry and...

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Dale A. Hildebrandt
Arch Hive by Dale A. Hildebrandt

Arch Hive by Dale A. Hildebrandt "Some Collected Works Volume One" is the first collected works of Dale A. Hildebrandt. From his first manuscript Hypnohole & Other Absurdities to later manuscripts, submissions to periodicals, and manuscripts by others, this is the first volume of collected works of Dale A. Hildebrandt.

Dale has been publishing magic books since 2001 and has contributed to various online and physical publications of others since a few years before that. He's created Dual Reality pieces, Out to Lunch Variations, Mentalism pieces, both funny and dark Bizarre magick, reading...

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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1969 - 70 by Laurie Ireland

This was the last volume in the series of Year Books Laurie Ireland published.

  • salute To Our Collectors
  • Love & The Magic Collector
  • The Brotherhood Of Magic
  • Wild Magic
  • Fire Bowl From Paper Bag
  • The Super Duper Safety Match
  • Indian Maid Escape
  • Flaming Torch To Cane
  • Red The Crook
  • Clock Vanish Idea
  • Snow White Dove Production
  • Topper Production
  • Cane To Dove
  • A Tip
  • Johnny Brown's Split!
  • Johnny Brown's Instant Silk
  • From A Mentalist's Notebook
  • Mommy!!
  • Aristocratic Finger Chopper Routine
  • Prof. Cheer Bits
  • Paper Plate Caper
  • Flower Production Dox
  • Supersonic Silks
  • How Did You Do That? ...
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1967 - 68 by Laurie Ireland
  • Karrell Fox - Instant Fun For Everyone!
  • How To Be A Comedian In One Easy Lifetime
  • Thoughts On Magical Comedy
  • An A B C Of Magicomedy Bits
  • What Do Magicians Do When They Aren't Magishing?
  • Magic Isn't Funny
  • Our Sense Of Humor
  • If It's Laughter You're After ...
  • 3 Oriental Boxes
  • Magic Slept Here
  • Pretty Snaky
  • Red White & Blue
  • Foam Plastic And Magic
  • Flight Thru Space
  • Hoy Deploy
  • Transesp
  • Tish Kebob
  • Betty Hal - Astra Gal
  • Make Safety Your Watchword
  • A "Drop" Of Coffee
  • Lines For Safety
  • Ball That Went On A Trip
  • Flying Carpet Card Trick
  • Openers
  • Teeth And Fish Idea
  • Large Coin Routine
  • The Abacus...
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Hal Saxon
Pocket Magic Show 2: Transpositions by Hal Saxon

Transpositions are some of the most magical and satisfying effects for magicians and audiences. Spectators are often left dumbfounded when an item vanishes from one place and reappears elsewhere. In Volume 2, I will review what I consider to be the best tricks or effects in the main transposition category of thumb tip magic. If you can master these effects, you will learn how to perform many other related tricks or effects. These are the building blocks of effective transpositions in thumb tip magic.

A transposition is when you make an item vanish in your tip and reappear elsewhere or change...

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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1952 by Laurie Ireland
  • Six More Hummers
    • The Four G Men
    • The Card On The Window Pane
    • Double Thought
    • A Rare Coin Stunt
    • A Possible Impossibility
    • Imagination
  • Three Magical Beauties
    • Making A Production Out Of The Pyramid Puzzle
    • Chlorophyll Gag Card
    • The "Trey (Tray) Of Diamonds" Gag Card
  • Match-A-Card
  • Cavorting Cards
  • Animal, Vegetable And Mineral
  • Build It Yourself Nest Of Boxes
  • The Cigarette Vending Machine
  • The Extra Load
  • Kirk's Comedy Spaghetti Winder Gag Prop
  • A Paper Folding Routine
  • Secrets Of Sharpshooting
  • Ali's Eyeful
  • Flower Floats
  • Telephone Fooler
  • Boxadime
  • Idea For The Buddha Tubes ...
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Roy Baker
Baker's Capers by Roy Baker

From the Foreword:

What started out as a few lecture notes seem to have reached the size of a small book. I hope that the reader will find something to stir his or her imagination. Do try out some of the effects. All are practical and have been tried out. Most have been in constant use. The coin routine and the dice routine for instance. I must have performed both of these many thousands of times.

  • Foreword
  • About Roy Baker
  • "Stuck-Kup"
  • "Catch The Cup"
  • Cigarette Through Handkerchief Baker Style
  • Roy Baker's Method Of "Knife Thro' Coat"
  • Two Stunts With A Pen
  • It's Getting Larger
  • The...
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1965 - 66 by Laurie Ireland
  • Jack Gwynne
  • The Turn-Over Vanish
  • Houdini And Ponzi Gwynne
  • Penny - Thru
  • Tricky Farmer
  • Tips On Ball Handling
  • Severed Silk
  • Balloon Trix
  • The Safety Salesman
  • Following Directions
  • Jack Gwynne In U.S. O.
  • Linking Rings
  • Stock Market Manipulations
  • Banging The Bang Gun Around
  • "It's So Nice To Have A Ham Around The House"
  • When The Flag Goes By
  • The Invisible Match Box
  • "X Marks The Card!"
  • Bob Lewis' Top Hat Illusion
  • On The Establishment Of Comedy
  • Krazy Kumpass
  • Stronger Than Dirt
  • Beauty Of Magic
  • 93 Years Ago - A Lady Magician
  • Nun To Present Magic Shows At St. Vincent Festival Sunday ...
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Laurie Ireland
Ireland's Year Book 1951 by Laurie Ireland
  • O'day's Fried Egg
  • Mysterious Cigarette And Match Production
  • A Spooky Spots Finish
  • Second Portfolio Of Tricks
    • Ambitious Card Routine
    • 54 Card Trick
    • Your Card!
    • Dime, Penny And Bottle Cap
    • Obedient Cigarette
    • The Flying Match
    • Anti-Gravity Match
    • Pull Thru Matches
    • Flying Ink
    • Wine, Milk And Ink
    • Vanishing Lapel Flower
    • Pistol And Silk
    • The Amazing Ladies' Slipper
    • Chinese Pop Bottle
    • Crystal Flower Ladder
  • A Sticky Idea
  • E Z Magazine Test
  • Classified
  • Funny Cigar Gag
  • Tricky Telepathy
  • Flash Dollar Bill Change
  • The Mike Zen’s Card Act
  • A Pack Of Lies
  • The Sands Of Time
  • The Derelict ...
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Hal Saxon
The Pepper In and Salt Out Magic Trick by Hal Saxon

This guide will take you step by step through the process of learning the Pepper In and Salt Out Transformation and Vanish. This trick or effect is designed for beginner to advanced magicians. You will learn moves and handling that will serve you very well in dozens of other effects. There are several twists and turns that are very uncommon and not found in the normal salt/pepper shaker routines seen in the magic universe today.

Four things make this effect very special.

  1. Spectator Involvement. The spectator pours pepper from a pepper shaker into the closed fist of the magician.
  2. The...
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H. C. Mole & Arthur Charles P. Medrington & Ernest Hammond
The Magic of Tomorrow by H. C. Mole & Arthur Charles P. Medrington & Ernest Hammond

From the Foreword by David Devant:

Having read the proofs of some of the items in this book, I am eager to read the rest and add the completed volume to my bookcase.

  • A Foreword
  • "Ladies & Gentlemen"
  • Natural Selection
  • Shuffle For Arranged Pack
  • Aerial Treasury Up-to-Date
  • The Celebrity Trick
  • Thought Control
  • A Card Location Idea
  • A Fruity Experiment
  • A Use For The Charlier Pass
  • A Special Table & Suggestions therewith
  • Chameleon Balls and Water
  • False Shuffle For Arranged Pack
  • A New Precipitation of Cards
  • A Black Art Chair
  • The Dictionary Trick
  • Hammond's Method for Arranged Pack of Cards ...
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Arthur Charles P. Medrington
A Dozen of Magic by Arthur Charles P. Medrington

  • I. The Bones of Contention
  • II. A Lesson in Deception
  • III. Name Your Choice
  • IV. One Handed Magic
  • V. A Promising Pupil
  • VI. The Wicked Wizard and the Perplexed Parson
  • VII. All Smoke
  • VIII. The Rude Spirit
  • IX. Inexplicable Precipation
  • X. The Zancig Cards
  • XI. A Mix Up
  • XII. Dressing Dolly
  • XIII. Make Weight

1st edition 1917, 32 pages; PDF 29 pages.

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Hal Saxon
Pocket Magic Show 1: Vanishes and Productions by Hal Saxon

Impromptu thumb tip magic effects are by far some of the most popular and satisfying forms of magic. Impromptu effects appear to be spur of the moment and not prepared in advance. Being able to perform mini-miracles at a moment’s notice will cement your unquestionable reputation as an authentic magician. There are perhaps 150-200 core thumb tip effects that work well while performing for a small group. If you will learn to handle a thumb tip properly, you can perform these miracles right under the spectator’s nose and they will not see a thumb tip. In fact, the thumb tip is on the thumb...

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Harold Sterling
No Bottoms by Harold Sterling

50 tricks with a bottomless glass.

Here's a clever collection of fifty tricks, tips, and ideas that you can do with a bottomless glass. Tricks you never thought possible can be done: mental effects, transpositions, color changes, vanishes, penetrations, comedy effects, productions, transformations, and more. Tricks with silks, coins, eggs, liquids, chains, cards, balls, smoke, sand, rings, dice, and much more.

Get this handy utility device out of your magic drawer and put it to work, with the help of this manuscript. You'll no doubt think of many other fine effects, once you've read it...

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Hal Saxon
The Magnetic Thumb Tip Done Right by Hal Saxon

This isn't your fathers magnetic thumb tip. Your tipistry reimagined and revolutionized. Tipistry means breathtaking thumb tip handling ability, competence, proficiency, or mastery.

This guide will show you how to dramatically improve your thumb tip ability (Tipistry) with magnets. How can something so simple and so overlooked be so amazing? One person posted on a forum many years ago and said, "Don't get a magnetic tip. You can do anything you can do with a magnetic tip with a PK Ring." (Magnetic ring). Nope. No way. Totally misguided. Absolutely untrue. Poor fellow, bless his heart. He...

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Bob Haskell
The Magic of Haskell by Bob Haskell

Bob Haskell's genius for brilliant story plots and well-thought-out mechanics made him a master of cabaret and platform magic. The inventor of such masterpieces as the Split Deck and the X-Salted Shaker digs deep into his performing repertoire to give you 17 of his favorites. Ranging from effects with cards, rope, a beautifully animated silk mystery, and a pair of mysteries using the "tap-it" principle, there's something within these pages for almost any necromancer worth his (or her) salt.

Here's magic for the performer who's up on basic card sleights and/or who can handle an effect using...

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Hal Saxon
The Ultimate Angle Proof Vanish by Hal Saxon

This can be the most powerfully deceptive steal or vanish in your thumb tip arsenal. No, it is not the Slydini Back Steal or the Vernon Kick Steal.

"This is the best 10 minutes of thumb tip magic ever! Thank you so much Hal." - Kim Fitzpatrick

The Ultimate Angle Proof Vanish video is by far the number one video download I have ever offered on the thumb tip. This is an incredibly deceptive, under your nose steal or vanish for not just a silk, but anything you can possibly fit in a thumb tip. Performed slow and with no wacky hand movements or gestures or crazy sleights; I believe this is the best...

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Edward Bagshawe
Novel Mysteries Part 6: More Miscellaneous Magic by Edward Bagshawe

This is the sixth and final part of the series.

  • The Flyaway Blocks
  • Reel Magic
  • The Cuban Cubes
  • The Crystal-Gazer
  • "About Turn"
  • Discs Of Enchantment
  • The Chinese Cashbox

1st edition 1932; PDF 22 pages.

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Jeff Stone
Jeff Stone 2022 Lecture Notes by Jeff Stone

A brand new lecture for 2022. This set of notes brings the live lecture footage directly to you with nearly 20 video clips and live performances.

  • 140 pages
  • Access to 17 video clips and performance footage
  • Access to a secret website with bonus content.
  • 12 effects
  • 12 rapid-fire ideas / effects
  • A total of 24 items!

Bermuda Box: A fun way to use a Gozinta Box set as something more magical than a mere puzzle.

The Man with the two Dollar Hands: An easy two in the hand, one in the pocket presentation.

Money to Burn: Make a drawing of a chosen coin turn into a real coin with no...

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Hal Saxon
Best Thumb Tip Modifications by Hal Saxon

This guide will take you step by step through the process of learning the thirteen absolute best DIY thumb tip modifications for magicians. These modifications will allow you to make your thumb tip a lot more sneakier. You will be able to move your handling to a whole new level.

Some of the modifications will allow you to handle liquids. Some modifications will allow you to handle granules like pepper, sand, or salt. And yes, some modifications will allow you to do both within one modified tip.

You will discover modifications that will allow you to handle the thumb tip in incredibly...

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Hal Saxon
22 Thumb Tip Handling Positions by Hal Saxon

Can we move beyond the basic silk vanish? Can we do anything more magical than the old bill change? Can you improve on the basic salt vanish? The answer is, "Yes!". It all starts with your handling of the thumb tip.

I have almost 200 very magical effects that I perform with the basic thumb tip and people never see or even suspect a thumb tip. The secret to skyrocketing your thumb tip skills is to learn how to handle the thumb tip.

Not a day goes by that I don't get asked about how to match a thumb tip color to an individual skin tone. Everyone is concerned about someone seeing it. My...

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