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Magic is Fun / Magic for Everyone

by Hereward Carrington
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Magic is Fun / Magic for Everyone by Hereward Carrington
From the introduction:
There is no more fascinating study, when once an interest in the subject has been aroused, than conjuring - or, as it is popularly called, "Magic." One of the most delightful of all pastimes is the inventing and performing of new tricks, and watching their effect upon the audience - who do not know the secrets of the various "sleights" performed. We all know how fascinating the professional conjuror's entertainment is, - and how mystifying! So I propose to take my readers, - in the present book, - into the very heart of the mystery - to explain exactly how the important and really effective tricks are performed - and not merely the "workings" of a few parlour tricks, which are out-of-date, and easy of detection. After reading this volume, the would-be magician will find himself possessed of a wealth of secrets, and a stock of information which will enable him to give an entertainment as good as many seen upon the public stage - if he will but give the necessary amount of time and trouble to developing and studying the tricks.
  • Chapter I Introductory Remarks
  • Chapter II Card Tricks
    • Methods Of Discovery
    • False Shuffles
    • Methods Of Disclosure
    • To "Force" A Card
    • The Left-Handed Pass (Charlier Pass)
    • To "Slip" A Card
    • The Moist Card
    • The Rising Cards
    • Card Levitation Impromptu
    • Thurston's Method
    • A Chosen Card Caught Upon The End Of An Ordinary Walking-Stick
    • A Card Caught On The Corner Of A Borrowed Handkerchief
    • The Velvet Cloth
  • Chapter III Coin Tricks
    • The Thumb Palm
    • Methods Of Exchange
    • The Hooked Coin
    • The Spinning Coin
    • The Warm Coin
    • The Heads And Tails Trick
    • The Travelling Coins
    • The Fifty Cents And Orange Trick
    • To Rub One Dime Into Three
    • To Multiply One Half-Dollar Into Two (New Method)
    • A New Coin Vanish
    • The Coin And Hat Trick
    • The Flying Coins
    • Travelling Coins: Second Method
    • The Coin And Card Trick
    • The Paper Fold And Disappearing Coin
    • Catching Coins In A Wine Glass
    • The Magic Coin Tray
  • Chapter IV Tricks With Handkerchiefs
    • The Flying Handkerchief
    • Handkerchief Production
    • The Candle And Handkerchief
    • The Soup-Plate And Handkerchief
    • The Shower Of Sweets
    • The Disappearance And Reappearance Of A Handkerchief
    • New Handkerchief Vanish
    • The New Cylinders And Handkerchief Trick
    • Colour-Changing Handkerchiefs
    • New Decanter, Handkerchief And Flag Combination
  • Chapter V Tricks With Eggs
    • To Make An Egg Stand Upright
    • The Spinning Egg
    • To Produce An Egg From An Ordinary Handkerchief
    Chapter VI Pieces Of Apparatus Of General Utility
    • The Bran Glass
    • The Magnetized Poker
    • The Dancing Handkerchief
    • The Rapping Wand
    • The Climbing Ring
    • The Mesmerized Wand
    • Table Lifting
    • The Floating Hat
  • Chapter VII Miscellaneous Tricks
    • The Phantom Wand
    • Walnut Shells And Pea
    • The "Spirit Touch"
    • The Tambourine Trick
    • The Japanese Paper Trick
    • The Torn And Restored Cigarette Paper
    • Red Or Black?
    • "Matter Through Matter"
    • The Flying Thimble
    • The Broken Match Trick
    • The Disappearing Matches
    • The Bent Watch
    • The Watch Which Stops And Goes At Command
    • Flower Tricks
    • The Magic Flower Pot
  • Chapter VIII Concluding Instructions

1st edition 1920, 138 pages; PDF 89 pages.
word count: 38631 which is equivalent to 154 standard pages of text


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