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Julius Hopkins
Effervescent Effects by Julius Hopkins

Here's a book that belongs on every magician's digital shelf. Inside you'll find 48 effects, tips and suggestions for close-up and club performers.

One of our favorites is the "Ring and Balloon Problem," as we can see it being used to win bar bets. Especially if you use an engagement or wedding patter story with your spectator. "Dollar Discernment" is also exceptionally clever as a mental test. We believe entertainers will make great use of it for those situations where they are asked to perform and have no props with them. Good stuff.

Here's a look at what's included:

  • Preface
  • The...
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Peter Warlock
Come A Little Closer ... by Peter Warlock

Going down the list of contributors one will find very prominent names such as Elmsley, Walton and Avis. When this book originally appeared they were young and largely unknown. Enjoy some of their early contributions to the art of close-up magic.

  • Foreword
  • The Repeat Card In Hat (Tommy Vanderschmidt)
  • The Cut And Restored Cigarette (Arthur Holland)
  • Jet Transportation (Bobby Bernard)
  • Point Of Departure (Alex Elmsley)
  • Knifed (Roy Walton)
  • The Seance Card Trick (Ted Danson)
  • The Monte Cristo Ring (John Derris)
  • The Cards Of Pegasus (Jack Avis)

1st edition 1953, 37 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, 30 pages....

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Fabian
TNT: Twelve New Tricks by Fabian

Fabian, in the role as literary and technical editor of Abracadabra magazine, selected and edited these routines.

  • Publisher's Foreword
  • "The Conjurer Comes Forward" Or Making Money Out Of Magic (Ron Bishop)
  • Allez Oop!! (Jack Shepherd)
  • Glass Distinction (Robert W. Edmanson)
  • The Grand National (Syd the Sorcerer)
  • Picture Projection (Arthur Eydmann)
  • The Spanish Prince (John K. Bays)
  • The Mechanical Banner (Jack Le Dair)
  • Blown Egg (Syd the Sorcerer)
  • The Chinese Chain (A. G. Jacobs)
  • Cigarettes To Pocket (John K. Bays)
  • The Quick And The Dead (Peter A. McDonald)
  • Decks In Sympathy (Arnold...
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Ellis Stanyon
Conjuring for Amateurs by Ellis Stanyon
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION
    • The Dress
    • The Table
    • The Servante
  • CHAPTER II. PRINCIPLES OF SLEIGHT OF HAND APPLICABLE TO SMALL OBJECTS
    • Palming
    • Le Tourniquet
    • The Finger Palm
    • The Reverse Palm
    • To Change a Coin
  • CHAPTER III. TRICKS WITH COINS
    • Magical Production of a Coin
    • The Wandering Coin
    • A New Coin Fold
    • Coin and Candle
    • An Artful Conjurer
    • The Invisible Flight
    • Vanish for Duplicate
    • To Pass a Coin Through the Body
    • Swallowing Illusions
    • Coin and Lemons
    • The Pocket Vanish
    • Florin v. Sixpence
    • To Pass a Coin into an Ordinary Matchbox held by One of the Spectators
    • Coin,...
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Elbiquet
Supplementary Magic by Elbiquet
  • Preface
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PART I: THE TRUE SECRETS OF CONJURING
  • PART II: TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS
    • Section I: CARD TRICKS
      • Palming Cards - Improved Method
      • Naming a Card that has been removed from a Pack
      • Improved Method of finding a Card in a selected Position in the Pack
      • An invisible Flight of a Card
      • Rising Card without Apparatus
      • Card Photography
      • The Four Ace Trick - A New Method
      • Two Cards placed in Envelopes Made to Change Places
      • The "Foreman and Miners" Trick
      • Magical Disappearance of Three Cards
      • A New Card Frame
    • Section II: MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS
      • The Drawer Box ...
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William S. Houghton
The Magic 36 by William S. Houghton

This ebook contains excellent variety for magicians and mentalists of all performing capabilities and experience levels. The effects and routines include apparatus tricks, mental stunts, spirit writing, predictions, magazine and book tests, thumb ties, and tricks with cards, silks, coins, cigarettes, billiard balls, sponge ball and a terrific rope routine.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This book derives its peculiar title from the fact that it contains 36 items. The text begins on page 5 and runs to page 71, making a total of 66 pages of more than average size; and there are 15 satisfactory line drawings. The...

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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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Arthur P. Felsman
37 Effective After Dinner Tricks by Arthur P. Felsman

Dinner's over, so now what? Entertain your guests, that's what! Here's a clever collection of after-dinner magic to entertain friends, business associates, and even total strangers.

Written by a famous Chicago magic dealer, the effects run the gamut from close-up miracles to routines for club and platform. You'll find entertaining matrix effects, cut and restored mysteries, mindreading experiments, and much more. Includes a very nice two-person mental act that could be the hit of your next corporate show, banquet, or awards dinner.

Some of these effects were sold individually by magic...

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Wolfgang Riebe
Sleightly Close-Up by Wolfgang Riebe

Close-up magic tricks for everyone - from cards to general close-up

This ebook is filled with various commercial close-up tricks and routines that have been tried, tested and performed for live audiences over many years. These are practical and commercial effects that will appeal to the working magician whose focus is on captivating and entertaining his audience.

You will find a mix of old and new items, original tricks, twists on old routines and ideas to tweak those close-up effects gathering dust in your cupboard.

For the card magicians, you will find sensational routines, such as...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
Grant in the Tarbell Magic Course by Ulysses Frederick Grant

U. F. Grant contributed some of his best material to the Tarbell Course in magic. Most of this material is unique to the Tarbell Course and does not appear elsewhere. Before Grant died, he compiled a manuscript containing all of the material he contributed. It ranges from close up to stage illusions. A lot of magicians don't have the original Tarbell Course, so here is your chance to get all of the tricks he created and contributed in one place. Fully illustrated and one of the best buys in magic. This is stuff you will use and do and as Harlan Tarbell said, some of the best magic in his course.

One of the best tricks that Grant created was Ghost...

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Paul A. Lelekis
Openers and Closers by Paul A. Lelekis

"Out of my, 44 books of magic, I am probably most proud of this one...powerful magic that can be used for Openers and Closers! Every detail worked out with pictures, 3 videos, history, and many underground sleights! This is a gold mine!" - Paul A. Lelekis

The ESP effect SHOCK! alone, is worth 10X the price of this e-book. However...all of these effects are priceless. All patter, psychology, history, nuances, and underground sleights are explained in detail.

1) OPENERS - essay of what they are, how they work, how to use them, transitioning, and why they work. ...and then four powerful...

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Lee Snyder
Just Like Magic by Lee Snyder

87 Tricks, routines, ideas, developments and bits that will help you get the most out of the magic you now own. Lee Snyder is a "thinking magician" and you can easily apply the magical thoughts he has come up with.

  • Lee-gerdemain
  • Portable Hole Made Portable
  • The Disappearing Cane
  • Business Card Business
  • A Rainbow Fantasy
  • Training Your Balloon Dog
  • The Memory Stick
  • Yogurt of the Yogi
  • The Weaving of the Rings
  • Balancing the Budget
  • Star Trick
  • Instant Rabbit
  • Pest Control
  • Magic Greeting Card
  • Balloon Transplant
  • Balloon Bazooka
  • Cold Cuts
  • Handcuffs
  • Tatooed
  • Simple Manipulative Routine ...
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Yu Sheng Chiam
Simple Ideas Huge Impact by Yu Sheng Chiam

Welcome to Simple Ideas Huge Impact, a collection of 6 close up magic effects utilizing everyday objects. All of these effects are simple to do and they require very little setup. Here are the effects:

King Split: A stunning two card production utilizing a double backed card. It can be used as great opener to any sandwich routine.

Simple Biddle: A simplified version of the classic Biddle trick with no Biddle Count.

Solvent Coin: A stunning way to change a drawing on a coin utilising a gimmick that most magicians are familiar with. No special ink.

Popcoin: A simple way to make a coin...

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Gerard Zitta
Pocket Mysteries 2 by Gerard Zitta
"Zitta has done it again. He has completed a new work that is outstanding, practical, and mostly Impromptu. I don't know how he does it, ideas, brilliant ones, flow like water. Get this. And if you don't have them, get all his work. They bring me and the audience wonderment, joy, and workable thoughts. 5 out of 5" - Marc Salem
This ebook is a follow-up to Pocket Mysteries 1 (2012). It is a compendium of some other magic and mentalism effects that are strong, and universal enough to be kept in your pockets all the time (especially "Big bet" and "Crossword" ...). There are practical and commercial ideas, principles...
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Hugh Miller
Baker's Bonanza by Hugh Miller

A wonderful ebook on the magic of Roy Baker, inventor of the PATEO force.

  • Preface
  • Section 1: General Magic
    • Baker’s Beakers
    • Bisected Balloon
    • Air-Lite
    • Flap-Doodle Bag
    • Super Silks
    • Electro-Van
    • T and R Gag
  • Section 2: Card Magic
    • The Last of the Last Cards
    • Name Your Card
    • Star Location
    • Fantastic Aces
    • Ah-Bee Card in Envelope
    • Crazy Speller
    • Forceful Revelation
    • Blindfold Discovery
    • Psycho Card
    • Drunk Card
  • Section 3: Close up Magic
    • Bewildering Matches
    • Three Trees
    • Hat-Tissue!
    • Going Through the Rye
    • Ring Off
    • Shooting Star
    • Spoon on Nose
    • Coins Across
  • Section 4: Mentalism
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Samuel Berland
The Berland Book of Routines by Samuel Berland

Take your magic to the next level by incorporating one or more of Berland's beautifully choreographed routines into your act. This is magic that makes audiences, booking agents, and club owners sit up and take notice.

Not just one or two, but eight separate routines, using items already owned by most magicians. The performances are well-thought out, clearly described, and with 147 illustrations, easy for most any performer to understand and put to use. Just look at what's included:

  • A Word to My Friends in Magic
  • Routine Impromptu
  • Astrological Forecast
  • Liquor Finish for Cups and Balls ...
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Brick Tilley
70 Top Effects From 70 Years of Magician's Magazines by Brick Tilley

Brick Tilley has been a student of magic for decades. In particular he read magic magazines and kept notes about the best and most interesting effects, tips, tricks and articles. In this unusual ebook, he shares the 70 best and most interesting items to read, taken from eight magazines, spanning the last 70 years.

However, note that you are only getting the reference where you will find the article and a short description of what it is and why it should be of interest to you. You don't get the actual articles. You need to have the magazines to read the articles. Several of them are available...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant
The New York City Lecture by Ulysses Frederick Grant

U. F. Grant seldom did live lectures. One of the few he did was for the Magician's Guild of American in New York City on Oct. 13, 1952. These are the original lecture notes. These notes are very rare and almost impossible to find as they were sold only at the lecture and not distributed through magic dealers.

Here are the contents; none require any difficult sleights and all are easy to do.

Bombay Rope Cut: A cut and restored rope that involves tying no knots.

Zella Ring on Rope: A spectator ties the ends of a length of rope together. The performer then passes a borrowed ring onto...

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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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Pavel
100% Magic by Pavel

A selection of some thirty varied tricks for stage, parlor and close up, illustrating practical examples of magical plots and their solutions.

These are lecture notes for one of Pavel's lectures. Most of the descriptions are pictorial. Pavel intended this as a memory aid for people who attended his lecture. The descriptions are therefore not necessarily complete or very detailed in all cases.

[You might also be interested in Troy Murphie's notes he took after seeing this lecture.

  • Silk on Rope (plot)
    • Loop-a-Silk
    • Tenkai Neck Tie and Silk
    • Pavel's Rope through Neck (with Silk or Necktie)
  • Miracle Silk Pass
    • Silk Vanishers
    • The Ethereal...
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Kevin Parker
Lift: levitate a wallet by Kevin Parker

A new way to lift a wallet. It's not what you think.

You won't believe the video. This is an ultra-visual, realistic levitation of your spectator's wallet, without thread. You levitate their wallet after asking if he's seen the various ways of 'lifting' wallets (pickpocket style). You offer to demonstrate a new method on his wallet, needing to see his wallet first to see if it's the "right type," just an excuse for you to lay the wallet on the table (or whatever surface) and make it lift.

Practicality: Super Easy. From beginning to end, not one gimmick is seen nor anything exposed that...

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Paul A. Lelekis
Magic Medley by Paul A. Lelekis

10 full routines with ESP, coins, cards, silks, rings, and the real secrets of performance. A video of performance and explanation for a full four coin routine is included. An essay is included about how to control your spectators and recognizing and utilizing "repeat responses" to raise the 'bar' of your performances!

TAKING CONTROL - An essay explaining how to bring your spectators under your control.

AMAZING - A little game of 'what is where' that even "fools" the magician performing it. Easy to do and impossible.

COIN(S) PRODUCTION - A cool production of four coins. Includes a video...

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Nelson C. Hahne & Joe Berg
Here's Magic by Nelson C. Hahne & Joe Berg

When one of magic's most clever minds teams up with an award-winning magician and illustrator, you know the result will be unique effects that play strong and is so clever that even magicians are fooled. And that's what you get with Hahne and Berg's Here's Magic.

There is literally something for every performer within these 96 pages. Effects with cards, coins, silks, a gambler's monte effect using a single matchbook, club magic, a stage illusion that predates Copperfield's Statue of Liberty vanish by some 50 years (but with a similar method), mentalism effects, the award-winning poker chip...

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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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