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by Edward Victor
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Magic of the Hands by Edward Victor

This is a classic in sleight-of-hand magic. From the foreword:

This BOOK is mainly on the art of sleight-of-hand and it is my earnest hope that these pages will afford practical help to both the specialist and the amateur magician.

During the period of over twenty-five years of practical magic I have formed the conclusion that in all conjuring, no matter how cleanly a trick may have been worked, it is the effect that counts.

A magical effect that one desires to "get over" must be definite and surprising. By definite I mean an easily followed plot or routine. By surprising I mean that a climax should be striven for that has not been foreseen by the audience.

  • AUTHOR'S FOREWORD
  • CHAPTER I. SOME USEFUL CARDS SLEIGHTS I HAVE PROVED EFFECTIVE
    • The Pass
    • The "E.V." Colour Change
    • The "E.V." Invisible Double Lift
    • A New "Glide"
    • A One-Hand Force
    • The "Book" Return
    • Two "Handy" Sleights
    • Sighting the Top Cards
    • A Substitute for the "In-Jog"
  • CHAPTER II. CARD PROBLEMS
    • Supreme Control
    • The Expert Deal
    • A Royal Exchange
    • "Sign, Please!"
    • The "Deo-Ace" Trick
    • The Thirty Card Trick
  • CHAPTER III. CONJURING WITH COINS
    • "A Silver Collection"
    • A Vanish for One or More Coins
    • The Changing Coin
  • CHAPTER IV. HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC
    • The "Super" Sympathetic Silks
  • CHAPTER V. BILLIARD BALL SLEIGHTS
    • A Few Words on "Angles"
    • The "Direct Palm" Vanish
    • The "Throw-up" Vanish
    • The "Push-in" Vanish
    • An Elbow Vanish
    • An Original Colour-Change
    • A Continuous Ball Production
  • CHAPTER VI. THIMBLE SLEIGHTS
    • The Hopping Thimble
    • The "Little Finger" Sleight
    • A "Slow Motion" Disappearance
    • A Triple Colour Change
    • A Sleight with Four Thimbles
    • A New and Original Thimble Holder
  • CHAPTER VII. CIGARETTE AND CIGAR SLEIGHTS
    • The "Closed-Fist" Vanish
    • The "Pull-Out" Vanish
    • The "Thumb-Pivot" Vanish
    • The "Finger-Clip" Vanish
    • Method of Producing a Cigarette or Cigar at the Fingertips from the Palm
    • A Change-Over Palm
    • Changing a Cigarette into a Cigar
    • The Magnetic Cigar
    • "Cigar to Money"
    • The Diminishing Cigar
  • CHAPTER VIII. MY ROPE TRICK
  • CHAPTER IX. AN IDEA FOR SLATES
  • CHAPTER X. MISCELLANEOUS MAGIC
    • "Visiting"
    • The Cigarette Paper Effect
    • A Match Divination
    • A Novel Matchbox Transposition
    • A Useful "Tip"
  • L'ENVOI

1st edition 1937, 1st digital edition 2016, 108 pages.
word count: 27951 which is equivalent to 111 standard pages of text

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Publisher: D. Robbins & Co.

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