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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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Dave Arch
Magic Keynote: Dreams by Dave Arch

These are portions from Dave Arch's magic keynote where he uses several of the effects taught in his "Tricks for Trainers" series:

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David Robbins
102 EZ Magic Tricks by David Robbins
  • 102 tricks you can learn quickly and amaze and mystify your friends
  • tricks with cards, coins, toothpicks
  • puzzles
  • mindreading
  • no special apparatus required
  • each trick is fully illustrated
Contents:
  • Checker Jumping
  • Goblet Juggling
  • Stars And Circle Trick
  • Levitation
  • Phantom Coin
  • One Or Two
  • He Drinks
  • Presto! Change - O!
  • Coin Vanish Secret
  • Painless Surgery
  • An Obedient Match Box
  • Mind Reader
  • Hole In Your Hand
  • Card Tossing
  • Houdini's Knife Trick
  • Vanishing Dime
  • Hypnotized Cigar
  • Takes Practice ... But
  • Do Your Eyes Lie?
  • Four Ace Production
  • Think Of A Number
  • Rising Cigarettes ...
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Harlan Tarbell
Tarbell Post-Graduate Service in Magic No. 1 by Harlan Tarbell

After Tarbell finished his 60 lesson Tarbell Course he decided to continue with post-graduate lessons. The name post-graduate stems from the fact that Tarbell sent out graduation diplomas for all who followed along his 60 lesson course. To my knowledge he only published one such post-graduate lesson. If you know about more such lessons I would be delighted to hear from you.

1st edition, 1926, Tarbell System Inc., Chicago; 33 pages.

  1. Tarbell Post-Graduate Service in Magic
  2. The Original Rope Release
  3. Three Silk Handkerchiefs Released from Ropes
  4. A New Ghost Ring
  5. A Button Off the Vest
  6. The Kick-Back Card...
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G. C. Hines
Modern Mysteries by G. C. Hines

To tell you the truth, I do not know much about the author, G. C. Hines. But this shouldn't distract us from the contents of this neat little booklet. He describes how you can dye your own handkerchiefs. You will find some routines with handkerchiefs and two methods for the rising card - one for a stage and one for a parlor setting; two floating ball routines and a flag vase routine.

1st edition, 1915, Modern Mysteries Co.; 12 pages

  1. A Word by the Author
  2. Table Levitation
  3. Dyeing Handkerchiefs
  4. Handkerchief Wand
  5. Flag between Handkerchiefs
  6. Rising Cards - Stage Method
  7. Rising Cards - Parlor...
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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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Wolfgang Riebe
Easy Magic Tricks by Wolfgang Riebe

Easy to do magic tricks with everyday objects!

"I thought it was a joke. It isn’t! What unbelievable value for money. All the tricks are real easy to do, and for all ages. I cannot believe that Wolfgang is selling this E-Book for this price. Admittedly I took a chance when I bought it, really not expecting much. What a surprise. This is the best buy ever!”" - Brendan Trichardt

Easy to do with everyday items you can find around the home. Great for everyone, from children to business people. Tricks with coins, glasses, dice, eggs, paper clips, cards, rubber bands and bananas. Mind...

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Milbourne Christopher
50 Tricks with a Thumb Tip by Milbourne Christopher

Milbourne Christopher explains how to do fifty different tricks with one of magic's greatest gimmicks, the Thumb Tip. Tricks are clearly described and illustrated.

Paul Fleming wrote:

The thumb-tip has been exposed so often in books, pamphlets, magazines, and even newspapers, that one might suppose that its usefulness was about ended. But its continued ability to render service, in the face of mistreatment both in print and on magicians' thumbs, is a clear indication of the vitality of this good old fake, which, according to Milbourne Christopher, made its first appearance on the magic scene around...

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Hereward Carrington
Hindu Magic by Hereward Carrington

The magic of India comes to life in Dr. Carrington's colorful look at the fables, feats, and magic of the mystical fakirs of India.

You'll learn the inner workings of the Basket of Death, Mango Seed to Tree, Buried Alive illusion, Flying Rabbit, the Dry Sands Trick, the Beans and Scorpion Trick, Snake Charming, and more.

Want to add something different to your act? Perhaps one of your primary assistants can adopt the role of a Hindu fakir and present one or two of these effects as an added attraction in your existing magic or hypnosis show.

For magic historians, Carrington provides...

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Troy Murphie
100% Magic Notes by Troy Murphie

I attended the Pavel 100% Magic Lecture when he visited Sydney, Australia sometime around 2005. I traveled the 2 hr drive home after the lecture and made sure to jot down notes about the effects that I was impressed with before I retired to bed that night. In hindsight I wish that I had written explanations for all the effects, but it was not to be. So what we have here are 8 items from this lecture explained in my own words. Along with the 100% Magic Lecture 'pictorial memory aid' which contains diagrams of the routines, you should have no trouble following the brilliant thinking behind these eight items.

  • Silk on...
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Wm. Ravetta & Otto Waldmann
Up-To-Date Magical Ideas by Wm. Ravetta & Otto Waldmann

Here's an ebook of clever and original ideas and routines for standard parlor and club effects.

Originally published as a limited edition booklet by the manufacturer of the Mysto Magic Set, the authors have contributed several excellent performance ideas that will delight your audience.

In addition, the authors have supplied instructions for creating updated fekes and gimmics to perform popular tricks, such as producing a rabbit from an empty hat or performing the Aerial Treasury effect. An excellent ebook of audience-tested magic.

Here's an example. Imagine if a magician walks up to you and asks...

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Trevor Lewis
Orbital by Trevor Lewis

You 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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Ananta Deb Banerjee
Designed to Deceive by Ananta Deb Banerjee

Mr. Deb was initiated into magic at an early age. As a teenager, he was inspired by the Late P.C. Sorcar’s Magic Shows, and soon started performing his own magic shows in local clubs on many occasions. He developed an interest in the 'mechanics' of tricks and started making his own props in his own small home workshop. He gained a wealth of knowledge by avidly reading a wide variety of books on this subject.

The eight effects described in this ebook are mechanical self-working props, that "do" the magic. The performer has little else to do, once the props are ready, than pull the correct...

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Soumya Deb
Soumya's Brainstorm by Soumya Deb

Soumya Deb is one of the most prolific magic ideas-men it has been Sam Dalal's privilege to come across. Sam has been inundated by contributions from him. He has regularly sent several contributions for every Electro Fun Update, although space and the requirements of variety restrict the publication to a small fraction of his ideas.

When Sam told Soumya they would put out his better ideas in book form, he again received twice as much material as they could possibly use. This ebook brings you the best and most practical of his "brain storms" spanning from novel card tricks to easy to make...

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David Robbins
Practical Magic by David Robbins

The tricks in this ebook represent a selection of the best tricks from each issue of Magic Is Fun, a magazine now out of print. Wherever possible, credit has been given to the originator of each trick or its presentation.

Over 100 tricks that anyone can perform with simple inexpensive props. Including instructions in showmanship, sleight of hand and ventriloquism.

Tricks taught are:

  • The Vanishing Inch
  • Balancing a Glass on a Card
  • Boy or Girl
  • Blowing a Card
  • The Liquefied Block
  • Face-up Card
  • Hindu Thumb Penetration
  • A Strong Dollar
  • The Screwy Match
  • Multiplying Coins
  • Magic Light ...
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Howard Thurston
200 Tricks You Can Do by Howard Thurston

This 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

  1. Preface
  2. A Brief Biography...
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Howard Thurston
200 More Tricks You Can Do by Howard Thurston

This 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

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

Dieses Heft ist von einem der kreativsten Zauberer in Österreich, Kaldy-Karo, verfaßt. Er beschreibt Ideen für den Tisch, die Bühne, und einige Mental-Effekte. Kaldy-Karo wurde von der Deutschen Magiervereinigung zum Author des Jahres 1986 erchoren.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  1. 0. Einleitung
  2. 1. Close up Opener
  3. 1.1. Kreditkarte zu Geldschein
  4. 1.2. Breaking the Ice
  5. 2. Close up Tricks
  6. 2.1. Coin and Candle
  7. 2.2. Charmant, Charmant
  8. 2.3. Pyramide
  9. 2.4. Super Joker
  10. 2.5. Kreditkartenzauber
  11. 3. Mental
  12. 3.1. Super Mental Force
  13. 3.2. Once in a Million
  14. 4. Bühne
  15. 4.1. Supervitamin
  16. 5. Über den Autor...
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Charles Thorton Jordan
Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks by Charles Thorton Jordan

This is number three of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series. Charles Jordan was an excellent and very innovative magician. He collected in this booklet tricks with balls, ring and rope, thimbles, a book mystery and more.

1st edition, 1920, Charles T. Jordan, Penngrove, CA; 23 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. 1. The Cord Restored
  3. 2. A New Ring Release
  4. 3. Coin Divination by James J. Moren
  5. 4. Another Date-Reading Trick
  6. 5. The Ubiquitous Poker Chips
  7. 6. The "Full-View" Color-Changing Thimble
  8. 7. The Letter-Mailing Mystery
  9. 8. A Clean Ball Production
  10. 9. A Manipulative Opening
  11. 10. The Book Mystery
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Charles Thorton Jordan
Ten New Pocket Tricks by Charles Thorton Jordan

This is number five of Jordan's Ten New Tricks Series with contributions by Dr. E. G. Ervin and Louis C. Haley. It includes some of the most popular effects formerly marketed singly by Jordan.

1st edition, 1920, Charles T. Jordan, Penngrove; 23 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. 1. The Mesmerized Alarm Clock
  3. 2. A Silk Production From Empty Hands
  4. 3. The Bewitching Umbrella
  5. 4. The Vanishing Coin
  6. 5. Paper Tearing Supreme
  7. 6. New Coin Trick
  8. 7. The Psychic Ring Release
  9. 8. The Impromptu Mind Reader
  10. 9. Up Your Sleeve
  11. 10. The Mystic Knife
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Ellis Stanyon
Magic by Ellis Stanyon

A great little book from a great author. It is similar in style to the Hoffmann trilogy, though not as exhaustive. It covers the spectrum from little table tricks to grand illusions.

1st edition, 1901, Penn Publishing Company; 244 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. I. Introduction
    1. The Dress
    2. The Table
    3. The Servante
    4. The Wand
    5. Concluding Observations
  3. II. Principles of Sleight of Hand Applicable to Small Objects
    1. Palming
    2. Le Tourniquet
    3. The Finger Palm
    4. To Change a Coin
  4. III. Tricks with Coins
    1. Magical Production of a Coin
    2. A New Coin Fold
    3. Coin and Candle
    4. The Invisible Flight
    5. Vanish for Duplicate ...
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Devin Knight
Disintegration Tube by Devin Knight

Effect: One of the most novel vanishes of a silk or bill ever created. Performer shows a small metal tube and inserts a silk handkerchief or borrowed dollar bill into it. Suddenly, the tube disintegrates and falls onto the table as loose rings! The silk or bill has vanished. Your hands are seen to be empty. This makes a stunning vanish of a silk if you sprinkle confetti over the tube, then let the loose rings and confetti cascade onto your table top. At the end everything can be examined. The spectators will have no clue as to how the rings were just a solid tube a few moments before.

Easily...

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Dave Arch
Man Becomes His Own Grandpa by Dave Arch

"I pause my magic show to bring you a special public service announcement. It has come to my attention that someone has regretfully become his own grandpa. Needless to say he has become the laughing stock of all far and wide. This should never happen to anyone. Consequently, through the help of this diagram, I am going to explain how it happened so you may not ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation."

For forty years this interlude has proven itself an enjoyable diversion for the middle of my magic show - demonstrating the versatility of the performer. No singing ability is required...

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Scott K. Anderson
40 Tricks with a Hot Rod by Scott K. Anderson

The Hot Rod is one of those great items that can be used to perform dozens of very different effects. This ebook provides clear instructions and ideas for getting the most out of your Hot Rod or any color changing rod.

  • Introduction
  • The Hot Rod
  • Various Moves
    1. Mouth
    2. Through Fist
    3. Swing
    4. D
    5. Little D
    6. Wheel
    7. Throw In Air
    8. Push Vanish
    9. Thumb Palm
    10. Finger Palm
    11. Thumb Vanish
    12. Another Vanish
    13. One In Each Hand
    14. Two In One Hand
    15. Lock
    16. Rubber
    17. Half And Half
  • Tricks With Household Items
    1. To A Pretzel
    2. To A Rolled Bill
    3. To Paper
    4. To A Cigarette
    5. To A Silk
    6. Through Silk
  • Tricks Made With Things...
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Milbourne Christopher
100 Latest Tips on Tricks by Milbourne Christopher

This ebook is profusely illustrated by Ed Mishell and includes tricks, tips, presentations, publicity, patter and ideas. Clever and ingenious routines, many with standard props or none at all.

  • Preface
  • One Man's Opinion
  • Costly Cover
  • A Funny Bill Bit
  • Smooth Floating Ball
  • Karger's Coin Stack
  • Through The Ribbon
  • Cigarette Machine
  • Coin Catching Comedy
  • Flash Tv Frame
  • Brainwave Deck Gag
  • Baker Slate Tip
  • Much Into Little
  • Torn Center Tip
  • Buzz Saw Ideas
  • Four Ink Spots
  • Move For Mentalists
  • Knife Through Coat
  • Shooting A Candle
  • Bubble Gum Magic
  • Squaring The Circle
  • Silk In Box
  • Three...
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Marconick
Marconick Magic Nr. 2 by Marconick
  • Foreword
  • Yrutnec Hteitnewt
  • Coin Materialisation
  • The Coins Disappear
  • Ring Penetration
  • The Patriotic Change
  • The Inca Ring
  • Two Colour Production Tube
  • Two In One
  • Riffle Rice
  • A Ribbon Mystery
  • The Dove Mat Illusion
  • The Travelling Flame
  • Thimble Penetration
  • Mr. Rabbit
  • A Stacked Deck
  • Kleenex Production
  • Looped Rope Through Neck
  • Rope Through Neck
  • Silk Chain
  • Production Of A Silk
  • The Dancing Rings And Umbrella Finale
1st edition 1968, 32 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, 42 pages.
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Lance Charles
Tricks for the Few by Lance Charles

Here's a terrific book containing ten tricks, using cards, a magic wand, rope, and other items associated with the magic arts. Most of the effects require no special apparatus. What little is needed can easily be constructed. We think modern performers will really enjoy the card rise, where the action takes place with a borrowed deck! Also of interest will be "Through the Five-Spot," which is an impossible solid-through-solid effect where a five of spades visibly melts through the center of the magician's wand.

We've especially had fun performing the ball bearing mental test, which is a great...

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Devin Knight
Howard Thurston's Kid Hair Raising Trick by Devin Knight

A forgotten trick from the past that was first invented by Howard Thurston and used in his big show. The effect is that the magician invites up a boy from the audience and without touching the boy, he gestures toward the boy and the boy's hair stands on its end running from the front to back the back of his head, like a magical ripple. The hair falls down back to normal.

The magician raises his hand and the boy's hair once again stands on its end to the amazement of the audience. The magician quickly drops his hand and the boy's hair once again falls down, being normal again. The boy can then be used in...

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Dave Arch
Puzzling Placemats by Dave Arch

The next time you perform at or host a dinner (Thanksgiving?) consider making copies of these three different placemats - setting them out on the tables for people to play with during the dinner or prior to your show. The magic works for them, and they won't even be sure how it worked! They'll take the placemats with them to show their friends. While you're at it, why not put your contact information on the back? Includes a Bermuda Triangle Mystery based on a Jim Steinmeyer idea and a Terri Rogers' concept of using patterned borders for a fun pencil race. Designed by a professional graphic artist, these...

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Milbourne Christopher
Tips on Tricks by Milbourne Christopher

Christopher reveals his favorite tips, ideas, gags, patter and effects from his own shows. Get more from the magic you already own.

Divided into three parts, you get Tips on Tricks; Nite Club Magic (featuring suggestions from the author and Russell Swann); and Up From the Audience - a chapter of practical tips for getting the best audience helpers up on stage to assist you.

A wealth of practical, tested material for any performer, written by the author who brought you Stretching A Rope. One of the finest values in magic.

"[A] non-padded presentation of bits, gags and "business" that any active wizard can...
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Milbourne Christopher
More Tips On Tricks by Milbourne Christopher

Pro magician and author Milbourne Christopher reveals even more favorite tips, ideas, gags, patter and effects from his own shows. Get extra mileage from the magic effects you already own.

This ebook picks up from where his earlier book, Tips on Tricks, leaves off - with no duplication of material. Just practical, tested material for any performer. At this low price, we think it's one of the finest values in magic today.

"One of the most practical brochures on magic I've ever seen. 'More Tips on Tricks' is crammed with material which has obviously been performance tested." - Wm. W. Larsen, Sr.

"A fine volume full...

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Vick Lawston
House of a Thousand Mysteries by Vick Lawston
"It is a great, great read, especially your recounting of how Mr. Lawstone substituted workshop sheets for the actual apparatus." - Christopher Kenworthey
Many of you remember Vick Lawston's House of a Thousand Mysteries catalog. Most baby boomers that became magicians got their start from his catalog. They remember his slogan, "When you think of tricks, remember Vick's."

Inside his catalog he included three free tricks that you could try on your friends. These were decent tricks and were some of the first tricks I ever did. They have been re-written and included in this release. His...

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Harlan Tarbell
10 Magical After Dinner Stunts by Harlan Tarbell

Here are ten fun-to-perform mysteries from arguably the best magical artist and instructor on the planet. Easy enough for the beginner, the varied routines will entertain any audience, regardless of the performer's skill level. Despite the title, you'll find yourself using one or more of these stunts wherever people gather: at the dinner table, at your favorite watering hole, at parties, or at get-togethers with friends and family. Each effect is painstakingly illustrated in Doc Tarbell's famous style, making them fun and easy to learn and perform.

Originally published in 1930, after the...

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Robert Parrish & Oscar Weigle
Do That Again! by Robert Parrish & Oscar Weigle

Includes four sections, one on mental magic, card magic, silk magic and rope and lace magic respectively. All effects are easy to perform and do not require any exotic requisites.

  • MENTAL MAGIC
    1. Wrong Number
    2. A Prediction to End Predictions
    3. The Payoff Prediction
    4. . . . Things to Come
    5. The "Direct" Divination
    6. The Phantom President
    7. Picture Projection
    8. Transposed Minds
    9. Comedy Color-Changing Slate
    10. Two Routines
  • CARD MAGIC
    1. Thought on the Line
    2. "Picture This"
    3. Name Your Favorite
    4. Remote Re verso
    5. Synchronism
    6. Dual Impulsion
    7. Duo Prediction
    8. The Triple Enigma
    9. Nu-Locato
    10. Simplex...
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Jean Hugard
Close-up Magic by Jean Hugard

This booklet doesn't deserve the name 'booklet', because it is packed with many wonderful effects using small objects, from cards and coins, to ropes and silks and everything in between. There is also a nice section on vesting and sleeving. Jean Hugard is one of the outstanding teachers and authors in magic. My friend Chuck has been vanishing an orange for the last forty years in much the same manner that this booklet reveals how to vanish a dinner plate. He also remembers reading of Blackstone Sr. performing some of these stunts. Whenever the author is Jean Hugard - read it!

Paul Fleming wrote:

Close-Up Magic is...

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P. T. Selbit
The Magician's Handbook by P. T. Selbit

The inventor of "sawing a lady in half" has written quite an interesting book. It covers a good range of topics. Particularly the inclusion of fringe fields to magic, such as juggling and black art, makes this book unique. Certainly this is mainly a magic book, so tricks with handkerchiefs, and balls are many to be found as well as several interesting illusions. This book is in one other respect quite different to other books. The table of contents is in alphabetical order. So Selbit has kind of combined contents and index - interesting.

1st edition, 1901, Marshall & Brookes, London; 188...

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Donald Holmes
The Magic Art by Donald Holmes

The Magic Art is a book very much in the style of the Hoffmann books. It describes in particular the tricks invented or used by Mr. Holmes. Tarbell calls this book 'excellent' in the Tarbell Course. Holmes was a prolific author who wrote several other titles as well. In this volume he deals with all kind of props from pill boxes to cards, coins, handkerchiefs, gaffed glasses and the list continues.

Paul Fleming wrote:

In 1920, Donald Holmes announced his intention of writing a series of books which were to form "a complete library on the Art of Magic." Unfortunately, he abandoned the undertaking (for what reason we do not know)...

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Harry Leat
Thoughtful Magic by Harry Leat

As Harry Leat writes in his introduction, the tricks in this book are not pocket tricks, but ones which rely on some clever piece of apparatus. Some of his ideas are ingenious and have never been published before. Harry Leat was quite a character and it shows in his creations and ideas.

1st edition, 1923, Harry Leat, London; 111 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. The Mysterious Box of Parvo
  3. "Bloodless" Writing on the Arm
  4. Improved Card Frames
  5. Mister Makeshift
  6. The Necromantic Mummy
  7. Improved Passe-Passe Bottles
  8. The Only Bug
  9. The Real Magic Funnel
  10. The Travelling Glass
  11. A Magical Accessory
  12. Patter ...
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Harry Leat
Tragic Magic by Harry Leat

An original blurb read: Tragic Magic containing original magical sketches, tricks, some humour, and many interesting items that will grip you.

From The Sphinx: And here is another one that awakens my cereberzation - Harry Leat's Tragic Magic. Here is a book of 122 pages of the queerest conglomeration of sense and non-sense, good magic and irrelative matter - yet relating to magic - that has yet crossed my rugged editorial path. The table of contents lists 42 items, and I advise the purchaser of the book not to skip a single one of them. I do not know why the book is named Tragic Magic, for the magic...

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Harry Leat
Diversified Magic by Harry Leat

From The Sphinx: Diversified Magic is Harry Leat's latest contribution to magical lore. Diversified rightly describes the contents of the book. The variety is great, the quality superior, the originality genuine. Of the twenty chapters it is difficult to say which is the most interesting, and of the tricks and other effects, which is the best. The Organ Pipe Pagoda, and the Eclipse Ventriloquial Figure are alone worth more than the price of the book. Mr. Leat's introduction is full of matter for serious thought and consideration. The patter for the tricks, and the dialogue for the vent. figure are lively,...

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