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Magic of the World
by John Mulholland


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Magic of the World by John Mulholland

This is a highly underrated magic book written by one of the masters and scholars of magic, John Mulholland, that is now again available in digital form as ebook. It comes with a brand new introduction by Ben Robinson, the expert on John Mulholland.

Here is an ebook of magic feats from countries all around the world that will delight aspiring young and old magicians alike.

John Mulholland drew on many years of experience as a performer. The result was this splendid collection of tricks, mysterious and fascinating to see, with which you can entertain your friends or paying clients.

Among the tricks described in this ebook are an Egyptian string trick, gypsy card tricks, a Viennese feat involving a "red ghost," a disappearing cube from Japan and an American Indian trick featuring a "dancing arrow."

Mulholland gives explicit, step-by-step instructions for all the effects, which require only inexpensive, easily obtainable materials. A generous number of clear drawings accompany the written directions. John Mulholland also provides suggestions for planning a magic show and perfecting a performance. Further, Mulholland tells intriguing facts about magic and magicians through the centuries.

1st edition 1965; original 190 pages; PDF 121 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction
  3. 1. From the Beginning
  4. 2. How Magic Works
  5. 3. The King's Power
  6. 4. Urbut
  7. 5. She-fa Cash
  8. 6. Mental Magic
  9. 7. Here, There, and Everywhere
  10. 8. Choose a Color
  11. 9. Jadoo
  12. 10. Der Rote Geist
  13. 11. Tagina Metal
  14. 12. Maza Cassa
  15. 13. First American Magic
  16. 14. Followers of Merlin
  17. 15. The Erring Eyes
  18. 16. Champion Bombyx Mori
  19. 17. The Magic Show
  20. About the Author

word count: 39164 which is equivalent to 156 standard pages of text