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The best illusionists of today, Lance Burton, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Siegfried & Roy and Criss Angel all use the same principles of deception you can learn here in these ebooks. They might have more stage hands and bigger stages, but the principles and methods are well known and you can learn about them. And concerning escapes, nobody has reached more popularity than Harry Houdini. Even decades after his death his name still is familiar and people know who he is. His magic was lousy his escape work and public relations acumen are unmatched. David Blaine tries to take Houdini's place, but boy does he have a long way to go to reach the master.

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Learn How to be a Handcuff King and Mystery Man by unknownThis booklet covers a good selection of Houdini-style escape illusions. Among others you will learn how to escape from a safe or vault or trunk. It teaches several rope ties, how to pick locks and how to escape from handcuffs. This is a worthwhile addition to your escapology library.

24 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. No 1: A Great Handcuff Trick
  3. No 2: Escape From A Safe Or Vault
  4. No 3: The Vanishing Assistant
  5. No 4: The Crack Marksman
  6. No 5: The Marvelous Levitation Act
  7. No 6: The Excelsior Rope Tie
  8. No 7: The Wonderful Trunk Escape
  9. No 8: Escape From 75 Feet Of Rope
  10. No 9: The Siberian Chain Escape ...
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B. Das

Levitation Secrets by B. DasThis is not an ebook of illusion blue prints, and it is not intended to be complete. As the title suggests, it is a book of “secrets”, illustrating how each levitation is performed. The illustrations and descriptions are sufficient for an experienced builder to translate into finished illusions. This ebook also satisfies the mere curious who would like to know how some of these illusions are accomplished.

Featured are:

  • INDIAN LEVITATION
  • FLOATING GIRL
  • MYSTERY OF LHASA
  • AGA
  • SWORD AERIAL
  • BED OF ARROWS
  • FAN ILLUSION
  • WALKING ON SWORDS
  • FLYING CARPET
  • ONE MAN LEVITATION
  • CHAIR SUSPENSION ...
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B. Das

Sawing Illusion Secrets by B. DasThis is not an ebook of illusion blue prints, and it is not intended to be complete. As the title suggests, it is a book of “secrets”, illustrating how each sawing is performed. The illustrations and descriptions are sufficient for an experienced builder to translate into finished illusions. This ebook also satisfies the mere curious who would like to know how some of these illusions are accomplished.

Illusions featured:

  • Sawing a woman in halves (Selbit’s Method)
  • Horace Goldin’s Method
  • Horace Goldin’s method (Using one girl)
  • Abott’s Method
  • Using circular saw and a plank
  • Vertical...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

The Invisible Man Effect by Ulysses Frederick GrantThis is a very rare and seldom seen release of U. F. Grant. It was released in 1934 by Nelmar and was only available from him. In this short release Grant explains several methods for creating the effect of an invisible man on stage. The invisible man is heard walking out on stage and wearing a hat, but no visible body; which the performer removes. He is heard to converse with the performer and even rock in a rocking chair. The invisible man goes out into the audience and looks at cards selected by spectators and returns to the stage and whispers them in the performer's ear so the performer...
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Harry Houdini

Handcuff Secrets by Harry HoudiniHoudini shines in this book. Handcuffs are his passion. He knows every little detail about them and every nuance in their mechanism. Houdini was not a particular good magician, but as an escape artist he is still unsurpassed. Thus, if you would like to know more about handcuffs and their inner workings, this book is for you.

1st edition, 1909, George Routledge & Sons, London; later reprinted by Magico Magazine, New York; 110 pages.

  1. Preface
  2. I.Introductory
  3. II.Opening Sealed Handcuffs
  4. III.Blunders of some Handcuff Exposers
  5. IV.Fake or Spoof Manacle
  6. V.American Manacles
  7. VI.French Letter...
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Floating Light Bulb by Ulysses Frederick GrantAlthough the original title of this manuscript is "Close-Up Floating Light Bulb", this is not a close-up effect but a stage effect. The method would not allow you to perform this in an intimate close-up setting.

With the aid of a hoop you let a light bulb float, rise and descend.

6 pages

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Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 23: Sensational Illusions by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content
  2. Enchanted Rickshaw
  3. Walking Through a Window
  4. The Death Penalty
  5. The Living Cremation
  6. Cheating the Hangman
  7. The Flying Huntsman
  8. Vanishing Carload of Girls
  9. The Scrap Book
  10. The Sword Box
  11. The Devil's Cage
  12. Sawing Through a Woman
You can also get the entire 25 lesson course on disc.

1st edition 1931; 22 pages.

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Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 22: Publicity Feats and Escape Tricks by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content

    Publicity Feats

  2. Introduction
  3. The Blindfold Drive
  4. Under Water Escape
  5. The Living Burial

    Escape Tricks

  6. The Mail Bag Escape
  7. Paper Bag Escape
  8. Straight Jacket Escape
  9. Upside Down Escape
  10. Regulation Handcuff Escape
  11. Packing Case Escape
  12. Unprepared Packing Case Escape

  13. The History of Magic (part 8)

1st edition 1931; 18 pages.

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Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 21: Stage Illusions by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content

    Audiences

  2. Children's Entertainments
  3. Church Socials
  4. Smoking Concerts
  5. Hotels

    Stage Presentation

  6. Technique of Stage Magic
  7. Music and Magic
  8. Getting Volunteers on the Stage

    Stage Illusions

  9. Stage Illusions
  10. The Vanishing Ghost
  11. The Bathing Beauty
  12. The Haunted Sentry Box
  13. Walking Away From Your Shadow
  14. The Floating Lady
  15. Performing Animals Regulation Act 1925

1st edition 1931; 23 pages.

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Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 20: Oriental Magic by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content
  2. Introduction
  3. The Hindu Needle Mystery
  4. Oriental Productions
  5. The Indian Basket Trick
  6. The Hindu Mango Tree
  7. Flowers by Request
  8. The Wonderful Fertiliser
  9. The Hindu Turban
  10. Sands of the Desert
  11. The Chinese Rings

1st edition 1931; 23 pages.

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Oudini

Secrets of the Great Mysteries by OudiniClearly 'Oudini' is riding Harry Houdini's coat tails with his escape act. However, this publication is quite good and does describe a good number of escapes including how to escape from handcuffs, iron boiler, mail bag, glass case, iron box, coffin, band box, paper bag, iron bottle, rope chair, tramp chair packing case and straight jacket.

1st edition 1909, this digital edition 2013, 54 pages.

2013 / 11 / 3
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

15 Great Illusions by Ulysses Frederick GrantFor the performer who plays carnivals, circuses, clubs or who just has a large stage show, this ebook is just what you need. The sensational illusions in this ebook can be built up after reading the directions. Add one or more of these effects for the coming season. Finely illustrated in detail, the clear instructions will enable you to build these feature illusions on your own at a small cost. A valuable manuscript for anyone.
  • The Book Of Life
  • The Rajah's Tent Illusion
  • Two On A Park Bench
  • Chen Lee's Screen Illusion
  • The Man Without A Head
  • Witch's Broom & Rope Illusion
  • The Human X-Ray ...
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Glenn Coleman

Magician's Guide to Making and Using Lockpicks by Glenn ColemanFor entertainment purposes only!

This ebook is divided into three sections: how to make tools, how locks operate, and the secrets behind lock picking.

1st edition 1988, 26 pages.

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Harry Blackstone

Spirit Dancing Handkerchief by Harry Blackstone[This is an edited and abridged version of a manuscript originally released by Harry Blackstone Sr. as The Spirit Handkerchief.

A borrowed white handkerchief takes on a life of its own, it moves and dances around the stage as though it has become a real spirit.

Exactly as performed by the great magician (and his successor son)! All the masterful comedy touches. Learn this electrifying effect as only the Blackstone's can perform it. Every beautiful move. Every innermost thought that has made the Spirit Dancing Handkerchief famous. Learn: The handkerchief in the cabinet. Learn: The handkerchief in the bottle. Learn: The handkerchief in the hat. Detailed directions for every move.

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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

The Farmer and the Witch Illusion by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. WhitneyHere's a stage illusion that fits in a suitcase. A miracle that your audience will talk about long after the curtain drops. Two children volunteers are selected and come up to the stage. A boy is dressed in a farmer's costume with mask and a girl is dressed in a witch's costume with mask and broom. The performer tells a story of how an old witch called at the farmer's door for food and water and how the farmer turned her away. But the old witch had magical powers and changed places with the farmer, to teach him a lesson.

The magician asks the farmer to remove his mask and in place of the...

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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Grant's Illusion Secrets by Ulysses Frederick GrantChuck Smith writes: "Twenty-four illusions as mysterious to audiences today as when they were performed years ago. Most are so easy to construct and execute that a teenager could do them. I know because I, as a student in highschool, built and entertained with several of them. A couple of three fold screens and a large sheet gives you the material for several of the illusions. Recently in a magic periodical I saw an ad for an illusion that looked extremely familiar. It was selling for over $5000. It's method, I'm sure, had it's roots in Grant's Super-Fine Suspension on pages 27-28 of this book....I...
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Jerry Andrus

Ghost Grates and other Negative Realities by Jerry AndrusI recommend you do NOT purchase this, unless you are a die hard fan of Jerry Andrus, connoisseur of optical illusions, and or a collector of strange and rare publications.

Essentially this ebook has 7 pages of squiggly lines. That's it. If you know what they mean, if you have seen or experienced Jerry's optical illusion which goes along with this, then it will probably make sense to you. Otherwise I doubt you will know what it is for and what it all means. There is no explanatory text. These were the lecture notes for a seminar Jerry gave in April of 1986 at Harvard University.

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Jerry Andrus

Optical Illusions by Jerry AndrusThis is NOT a complete account of optical illusions created by Jerry Andrus. We are collecting here explanations and instructions for a few of Jerry's optical illusions. We simply do not want to have these things get lost. If you do have other instruction sheets of this kind, please contact us.

Illusions described are:

  • Tri-Zonal Space Warper
  • Nut and Bolt Optical Illusion
  • Box Impossible

1st edition 2015, 8 pages.

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Jack Potter

Black Light: ultra-violet rays in the service of the magician by Jack PotterBlack light or ultra-violet light allows one to create fascinating illusions and visually stunning entertainment. While this publication is certainly dated when it comes to contact addresses and some of the technical information, it is a unique source and collection of information for the black light enthusiast and performer who wants to make use of its properties.

1st edition 1969, 17 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, 21 pages.

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Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Professor Hoffmann

The Secrets of Stage Conjuring by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Professor HoffmannTranslated by Professor Hoffmann.
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. The Theatre Of Robert-Houdin
  • CHAPTER II. A Conjuror’s Stage Arrangements
  • CHAPTER III. Handkerchief Tricks
  • CHAPTER IV. The Light And Heavy Chest
  • CHAPTER V. The Hundred Candles Lighted By A Pistol Shot
  • CHAPTER VI. The Ghost Illusion
  • CHAPTER VII. The Indian Basket Trick
  • CHAPTER VIII. Spiritualistic Manifestations
  • CHAPTER IX. The Bust Of Socrates
  • CHAPTER X. A Curious Effect In Acoustics
  • CHAPTER XI. The Decapitated Speaking
  • CHAPTER XII. The Protean Cabinet
  • CHAPTER XIII. The Feats Of The Davenport Brothers
  • CHAPTER XIV. The Enchanted...
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