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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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Wilbur Kattner
You're On! by Wilbur Kattner

Here are not one, but two, fully routined magic acts that are commercial and different. They work equally well for the one- or two-person show. Each of the routines is a complete unit, with effects that lead up to a definite climax. Patter, music cues, stage movements and rehearsal suggestions are included. You also get standalone effects, new wrinkles for established effects, and additional patter and bits of business to add to your show.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

THE RESTLESS COLORS (Orville Meyer) is a routine on par with "Out Of This World." It is guaranteed to leave magicians and laymen in a daze. It...

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Robert Parrish & John Goodrum
You'd Be Surprised by Robert Parrish & John Goodrum

A mix of cards, mentalism, and quite unusual manipulation with glasses and thimbles.

1st edition 1937, reprinted 1963; 65 pages.

  • CARD AND MENTAL MAGIC
    1. The Heal Coincidence Trick
    2. Telephone Telepathy
    3. Telephone Telepathy Again
    4. Alias Divination
    5. Magazine Miracle
    6. Strange Interlude
    7. A Slate Writing Method
    8. Slate Psychics
    9. The Ultimate One Man Sealed Message Heading System
    10. Predetermination
    11. And a Routine
    12. An Improved Four Ace Routine
    13. Selective Card in Pocket
    14. Si Stebbins Up the Sleeve
    15. The Perfect Card Routine
  • MOSTLY MANIPULATIVE — With Glasses
    1. Glass of Liquid from Card Fan
    2. Some...
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John Wyman
Wyman's Hand-Book of Magic by John Wyman

This work covers a lot of ground, from various parlor tricks, chemical tricks, card tricks, to a section on two person codes, and a section on artifices of cardsharks.

  • description Of The Magician's Table
  • How To Make A Person Jump
  • The Invisible Chicken, Or Enchanted Egg Bag, As Performed By The Celebrated Wyman
  • Scrap, Or Blowing Book, As Performed By Potter
  • Gun Cotton - How Prepared
  • Sympathetic Inks
  • Apparatus For Writing In The Dark
  • Dancing Turkeys
  • The Self-Balanced Pail
  • Sympathetic Lamp
  • The Gas Candle
  • Ice Made In A Red Hot Vessel
  • Magical Colours
  • The Magic Nosegay Blowing At The...
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Steve Shufton
Wrinkles on the Table by Steve Shufton

These effects on this double-download-DVD are for serious finger-flingers. Intimately detailed instruction is unsurpassed. Every effect on this DVD features some original moves and thinking, addressing classic effects:

Cups and Balls - what would happen if they took on a life of their own? Steve's cup routine includes some new presentational ideas and strategies as well as some new wrinkles he is sure you will use. If you are a cup freak, this is for you!

Cards and Coins - a magician fooler. This routine accomplishes the same effect - with a backfire, using all new moves. Steve wanted...

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Oswald Rae
Wizardry with Watches by Oswald Rae

From the foreword:

Watches have always played a certain part in Magic, but the watch was usually a borrowed one. The excellent "prop" watches now on the market, manufactured of course exclusively for conjuring purposes, open up almost a new era in watch magic.

Having acquired some of these, I endeavoured to work out some effects therewith, and thinking that some of my ideas may be of service to my fellow magicians, I have put them into print. With the exception of those described under "Some Suggestions" all the effects have been actually worked, and the various stands described are easily...

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Terri Rogers
Wipe Out: seven remarkable tricks using wipe off pens by Terri Rogers

These are all effects which use wipe-off or white-board pens. Terri Rogers uses the Velleda brand, but there are others you can use. She also uses two types of Velleda films, one white and the other transparent.

[30 years after this booklet has been published we have a lot more pens available. While not wipe-off pens some of these effects can be adopted to the popular Frixion pens which can be erased by heat.]

Contents:

  • Tips, Warnings
  • Coverings
  • Preparation
  • Wiping Off

    Effects:

  • My Choice
  • Bunny Munny
  • A Word in the Hand
  • The Lady's not for Turning
  • X-actly
  • Charge Card
  • Demon

1st edition 1986, 1st digital edition 2013, 23 pages....

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Will Goldston
Will Goldston's Easy Road to Magic: in seven lessons by Will Goldston

From the introduction:

The ideal way of learning magic is, it almost goes without saying, to obtain lessons from a magician who is not only a skilful performer but who has also the gift of teaching. The number of such magicians is small. Skilful performers there are in plenty; but the gift of teaching is a rare one. Many a man knows his subject thoroughly, yet cannot impart his knowledge to others.

This ideal way is therefore a difficult one. The learner has first to find an efficient instructor. He may be able to do so if he lives in or near one of the great cities. But if not he will...

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Will Goldston
Will Goldston's Card System of Exclusive Magical Secrets by Will Goldston

Contents:

  • CARD TRICKS
    • A Forcing Pack which can be Shuffled
    • The Card on Tape
    • A Card Changing Stand
    • A Trick with Giant Cards
  • COIN TRICKS
    • A New Coin Box
    • A New Stack of Coins
    • A New Coin Vanish
    • The Travelling Farthings
    • The Chinese Coin Trick
    • The Linked Coins
    • The Newest X-Ray Block
  • CLOCK TRICKS
    • The Tell-Tale Clock
    • The Clock Maker
    • The Vanishing Clock
  • HANDKERCHIEF TRICKS
    • The Burned and Restored Handkerchief
    • A Handkerchief and a Bottle of Ink
    • Thought Reading with Silk Handkerchiefs
    • The Newest Matter Through Matter
    • Improved Pistol to Vanish a Handkerchief
    • A Mysterious...
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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.

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Ward the Wizard
Wiles of a Wizard by Ward the Wizard

One of New York's busiest magic and psychic entertainers reveals the best of his audience-tested effects in this fascinating ebook.

This is not just a book for magicians. Several outstanding mentalism demonstrations are also included. These are effects that work and will get you repeat dates! This popular performer explains the effects and methods, just as if he was providing you with personal instruction. Ed Mishell's pen and ink illustrations distill the methods even further, ensuring that the workings of these audience-pleasing miracles are easy to understand and perform.

Here's what's...

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Peter Warlock
Wiles of a Warlock by Peter Warlock

Another silent film from the 1950s showcasing magic performed and explained by Peter Warlock. He teaches mostly magic with ropes and silks. It was recorded in the Harry Stanley Unique Magic Studios. The man behind the camera was Lewis Ganson.

  • Robin Hood Knot
  • A Colourful Surprise (cigarette pack to flowers)
  • A Tale of Three Ropes
  • Take Your Pick! (two rings one rope)
  • The Amiable Silkworm (appearing silks)
  • Porous Silk
  • Two Cords one Ring
  • See How It Runs (salt from silk)
length 12 min 30 seconds
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Kyle MacNeill
Wild at Heart by Kyle MacNeill
"Thanks for the amazing response that you had for Wild at Heart! Rachel had her operation in November 2010, and thankfully it went brilliantly. She and Aldo are now having their amazing farewell lecture tour, and all you brilliant people who bought this Ebook helped them lots. So, although this Ebook will not help with Rachel's operation anymore, all the money will still go to Aldo and Rachel, and you will be getting an Ebook full of great magic. Thank you." - Kyle
This is a very special ebook put together by an incredible person who is all but 13 years old and driven by his love for magic....
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Senor Mardo
White Sorcery by Senor Mardo

Acclaimed by experts, Senor Mardo reveals 19 choice close-up and platform magic miracles in this "lost classic."

It's not black magic, it's . . . White Sorcery! Mardo's wizardry with new effects and novel takes on existing magic makes this a worthy addition to any performer's library of legerdemain.

Here's a partial list of contents:

  • A Coin Routine
  • A New Rope Cut Technique
  • Another Rope Cut Technique
  • The Vanishing Light
  • Booming the Aces
  • Rose
  • The Nudist End
  • Television Technique
  • The Ball and Vase
  • Matching the Colors
  • Dye Tube Routine
  • The Adams Block
  • The Yarn
  • Three Out Of One...
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Abhinav Bothra
Whimsical Wallet by Abhinav Bothra

Introduce your business cards or credit cards in a fun new way.

EMERGE
Your Business Card / Credit Card or a Playing Card eerily emerges out of the inside compartment. [One time setup and you are good to go for hundreds of performances. The speed is completely under your control. Resets Instantly.]

CARD DART
Your Business Card / Credit Card jumps out of wallet. [Even for the laziest person set-up will takes less than 10 seconds]

Works with any regular bi-fold wallet. You can keep all your stuff in there and still perform these. Also included in the explanation is CARD DART II which is an impromptu take on it's earlier version.

(For the PDF please check your digital shelf.)

1st edition 2015, length 18 minutes....

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Flip
What Is In A Name? by Flip
  • The flip-FLIP, ha-HA, card-CARD.
  • RRIINNGG, short and snappy.
  • Less is more, however...
  • Royal flush-flash (for stand-up performances).
  • Mighty mentalist versus magnificent magician (both using the front clip-palm).
  • Illusion, mystery and the art of thought projection.
  • Bank-a-bill-ity.
  • Flip-pen-cy.
  • A very lockkey affair.
  • A hat and a mat. A production routine based on an old principle.

1st edition 1988, 15 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 25 pages.

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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;...

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Gregg Webb
Webb Mania by Gregg Webb

From 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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Wayne Dobson
WD40 by Wayne Dobson

Wayne Dobson has had a life full of incredible highs and hard-to-bear lows, and in this candidly written ebook, he lays it all before you. The full story is here charting his meteoric rise to international fame and TV stardom in which, when he was at the height of his powers, he became a household name in the UK and was seen as a genuine alternative to Paul Daniels as a mainstream TV magician, right through to his valiant and uncomplaining struggle with MS. It's a tale of courage, is often very funny, and it is always fascinating.

As well as Wayne's life story this excellent ebook provides...

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Wayne Dobson
Wayne Dobson: The Definitive Collection by Wayne Dobson

The title says it all. A must-have for any Wayne Dobson fan. Lots of effects are explained, lots of anecdotes are told, and lots of photos are shown.

This eBook contains virtually every magic effect Wayne published up to 2011, and all have the hallmarks of Wayne's creative thinking. The methods are always simple and direct, and included amongst the selection of around 100 effects are some of the tricks that helped to establish Wayne as one of the top stage, cabaret, and TV magicians.

Much of the magic is suitable for close-up performance too, and the required props are either everyday...

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Wayne Dobson
Wayne Dobson and Friends by Wayne Dobson

Excerpt from the Introduction:

Some people perform magic and some people are magic, but very few possess both of these qualities. I believe that the contributors to this book are genuine exceptions. It was Derek Lever who suggested to me that I should write this book. At first I was a little apprehensive about approaching my friends as I didn't want to feel that I was exploiting their status. I really shouldn't have worried as all the people featured in this book were more than happy to oblige - they have all been very generous in contributing some of their best material.

  • Dear God
  • Introduction ...
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J. B. Bobo
Watch This One! by J. B. Bobo

This ebook features a variety of strong and easy to perform tricks. Of course, as the author of Modern Coin Magic Bobo includes a solid section on coin tricks, but he also teaches routines with cards, thimbles, rope, and there is also a detailed section on sleeving. Bobo was a master of it.

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: New Card Technique
    • Multiple Card Control
    • Bottom Up
    • Bottom Peek
    • Top Peek
    • U Peek, I Peek
    • Color Change
    • The Ebling Crimp
  • Chapter II: Keys And Tricks Therewith
    • A New Key Card
    • The Isolated Key
    • Stop Card Trick
    • Found
    • Bobo Locatrix
    • In His Hands
    • Telepathic Miracle
    • Two Backward...
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Someeran
Watch This Closely by Someeran

Excerpt from the preface:

This is a book on close-up magic. The effects described in this book are not only mystifying but vastly entertaining. I know they are practical and popular, because I do them all the time, and I love them. Some of the effects in this book were originally published in different magic magazines like Magigram, Mantra etc. While re-writing them for this book, I have updated the effect, handling and presentation, based on my experience of performing them several times, to make them more interesting and entertaining. Even readers who may have read the original versions will find something...

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Peter Warlock
Warlock's Way by Peter Warlock

This ebook covers a wide variety of stand up, close up, and stage magic from the brilliant mind of Peter Warlock. Mentalism, Cards, Silks, Rope, Ball and Cone, and more.

  • Aces Low
  • Touchdown
  • Kolar
  • Mind Out Of Time
  • Twang
  • Android
  • Android Two
  • Tinker Bell
  • Zodiac
  • Slalem
  • Tour De Force
  • Jinx
  • Five Chairs
  • Trivu
  • Tempus
  • Nick
  • Endora
  • 3 Times Lucky
  • Oldie
  • A Matter Of Note
  • Prize Winner
  • The Cone & Ball Routine
  • Willow Pattern Mystery
  • Silks & Beakers
  • Sympathetic Selection
  • Red & White Mystery
  • Triple Restoration

128 pages; PDF 79 pages.

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Frances Marshall
Wanna Bet? by Frances Marshall

A lively and interesting, compelling collection of little known ideas, often referred to as "betchas". Bet you a drink you can't do so and so like pushing a quarter through a dime sized hole. You may know that one but there are dozens here that are fresh and different, and will get your spectators really involved with your challenges.

Great for bars, lunch table, offices, coffee break, parties, hospitality suites, young peoples affairs, etc. Although you introduce them as an impromptu stunt, you actually have a set program in mind for best results. These amusing little gags can make you the...

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Deepak Mishra & Oliver Smith
Walletrix by Deepak Mishra & Oliver Smith

Walletrix includes six amazing effects that can be done using a normal ordinary ungimmicked wallet.

"This is a very sexy method and utility device that doesn't just create miracles, instead it gives that moment of astonishment we as magicians desire" - Justin Miller

"This project is packed with brilliantly creative and practical material. Anyone watching this will be itching to test out the routines within." - Lloyd Barnes

  1. Six amazing super visual effects
  2. No special skill required
  3. Can be done with most wallets
  4. Gimmick/setup/method is super easy
  5. Wallet is fully examinable at...
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Charles Waller
Waller's Wonders by Charles Waller

A collection of practical magical effects.

  • the Introduction
  • The Spinning Card
  • The Flower Stall
  • Raps!
  • The Pusillanimous Pips
  • Plonk!
  • "A Hard Pill To Swallow"
  • A Penny Bun
  • The Sympathetic Sands
  • Second Sight
    • "Say It With Flowers!"
    • The Signals
    • The Code
  • Serve!
  • " - And Hit The Crow"
  • Hop, Skip, And Jump
  • A Sensational Opening Production
  • Light Fetters
  • A Harmless Explosion
  • Filling The Baby's Bottle
  • A Lightning Wrist Tie
  • A Bunch Of Bananas
  • Coffee For Two
1st edition 1927, 94 pages; PDF 46 pages.
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Ruhko Varen
Wait by Ruhko Varen

[Note that the English on this video is pretty bad. However, everything is also explained visually and you should have no problem to make the gimmick and to see how everything works together.]

The effect is straight forward. Show a few tictacs on your hand and an empty tictacs box. Slam the container on your hand and make all tictacs jump into the container. Your hand is empty and the container filled with tictacs. If somebody would have counted the number of tictacs in the container is exactly the same as there were on the hand. You can handout the container with the tictacs for inspection or even as a gift.

1st edition 2015, 11 min...

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Ken Brooke
Visions of Ken Brooke by Ken Brooke

On this download DVD are countless Ken Brooke movies showing him demonstrating and performing some of his classic routines together with many effects from Harry Stanley's Unique Magic Studio in London ... but best of all ...

Patrick Page has provided a remarkable and informative live sound commentary for this fabulous video compilation.

Martin Breese acquired the copyright to all of the Unique Magic Studio material some years ago. Amongst the many Unique Studio items were a number of silent movies and many of these featured the amazing magic of the amazing Ken Brooke – one of the most loved British magicians of...

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Verrall Wass
Visible Magic by Verrall Wass

This booklet was inserted in volume 44 number 8 of The Sphinx. It was published as a gift to the loyal subscribers. Illustrations were done by Francis Martineau.

1st edition, 1944, Sphinx Publishing Corporation, USA; 11 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. Eyes Colour Blind
  3. Verrall's Visible Four Aces
  4. From Deception to Doll's House
  5. Verrall's Chameleon Carnations
  6. Verrall's "Bango!"
  7. Grandfather's Nightcap
  8. Verrall's Vanishing Vase
  9. It Hasn't Been Done Before!
  10. Decanting a Rainbow
  11. Francis Martineau
  12. Verrall Wass
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B. W. McCarron
Video Magic by B. W. McCarron

Use your VCR as a video prediction chest!

Add amazing, audience-tested effects to your act, including French Postcards, Jokers Wild, Batter Up!, Break the Bank, Headlines of the Past, Mental Shopping, Lucifer's Lexicon, Movie-ola, Mental Lottery, and many others.

The subtle methods are broken into chapters where you'll discover the Three Outs Principle, The Multiple Outs Principle, the Index Principle, The Ultima Principle, and more. The author had previously sold this work only through Micky Hades' Seattle retail shop, which has since closed. The material in this ebook is just too good...

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