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More Magic by Professor Hoffmann

This is the second volume of the Hoffmann trilogy. If you liked Modern Magic you will love More Magic. There is too much to list. Refer to the 'Table of Contents' below for details. This book was rated one of the ten basic books for a working library of conjuring by H. Adrian Smith, historian, collector and owner of the largest private magic library in his time. Other books in this top 10 list are

1st edition, 1890, Routledge; reprint several times; 457 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. Introductory
    CHAPTER I.
    THE MAGICIAN'S WAND, THE MAGICIAN'S TABLE, AND THE MAGICIAN'S DRESS.
  2. The Firing Wand
  3. The Electric Wand
  4. New forms of "Servante"
  5. Substitute for the "Table"
  6. A Mechanical Hat
    CHAPTER II.
    PRINCIPLES OF SLEIGHT OF HAND APPLICABLE TO CARD TRICKS.
  7. The "Charlier" Pass
  8. To Force a Card (New Methods)
  9. To Force Three Cards together
  10. False Shuffles (New Methods)
  11. To Change a Card - The Revolution
  12. To Spring the Cards from the one Hand to the Other (with Mechanical Pack)
  13. The Bridge (Additional Methods)
    CHAPTER III.
    CARD TRICKS WITH ORDINARY CARDS AND NOT REQUIRING SLEIGHT OF HAND.
  14. Methods of Identifying a Chosen Card
  15. Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards (New Method)
  16. New Numerical Trick with Cards
  17. The Capital Q
  18. To name Cards without seeing them
  19. The "Alternate Card" Trick
  20. The "Spelling" Trick
  21. The "Twenty-seven Card" Trick - To cause a Card selected by one Spectator to appear at such number in the Pack as another Spectator may indicate
  22. A Row of Cards being placed face downwards on the Table, to discover how many have during your absence been transferred from one end to the other. (Improved Method)
    CHAPTER IV.
    TRICKS INVOLVING SLEIGHT OF HAND OR THE USE OF SPECIALLY PREPARED CARDS.
  23. To produce Three Cards at any position in the Pack thought of by another person
  24. A Card being freely chosen from the Pack, replaced, and the Pack shuffled, to make any given Card change to the one chosen
  25. The "Alternate Card" Trick with a Complete Pack
  26. To pass a Chosen Card through the Crown of a Borrowed Hat
  27. To change Three Cards, placed in the Pocket of a Spectator into three others previously chosen
  28. To make a Card freely drawn, and replaced in the Pack, change places with another Card on the Table
  29. To distinguish the Suit of a given Card by Weight
  30. The "Three-Card" Trick
  31. "Changing" Cards
  32. "Walking Pip" Cards
  33. The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards
    CHAPTER V.
    THE "CHARLIER" SYSTEM OF CARD-MARKING, AND TRICKS PERFORMED BY ITS AID.
  34. The method of Marking
  35. Reading the Cards
  36. The Charlier "Dial"
  37. Method of Calculation
  38. Practical Illustrations
  39. The Mysterious Pairs
  40. To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons
  41. To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards
    CHAPTER VI.
    CARD TRICKS REQUIRING SPECIAL APPARATUS.
  42. The Rising Cards (La Houlette) (Improved Methods)
  43. To Catch a Selected Card on the End of a Walking Stick
  44. Frames of various kinds for producing Cards
  45. Field's Card-Frame
  46. The French Card-Frame
  47. The Sand Frame
  48. The Velvet Frame and Artist's Easel
  49. The Crystal Frame
  50. The Cabalistic Star, for the production of Cards
  51. The Velvet Cloth, for the production of Cards
  52. The Black Cloth Target
  53. The Magic Card Case
  54. The Card Drawer. (Improved)
  55. A New Changing Card-box and Tricks therewith
  56. The Magnetic Wand and Walking Card
  57. The Enchanted Hand-Mirror
  58. The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards
    CHAPTER VII.
    METHODS OF SLEIGHT OF HAND APPLICABLE TO COIN TRICKS.
  59. The "Jerk-back" Palm
  60. Coin Changes
  61. To Extract a Coin from a Folded Paper
  62. To Wrap a Coin apparently in a Handkerchief
    CHAPTER VIII.
    COIN TRICKS WITHOUT APPARATUS.
  63. To make a Coin vanish from and return to the Left Hand
  64. To rub a Coin into the Elbow
  65. To vanish Coins and reproduce them from the Elbow
  66. The Penetrative Coins
  67. Another Method
  68. A New "Multiplication" Trick
    CHAPTER IX.
    COIN TRICKS REQUIRING SPECIAL APPARATUS.
  69. To produce Coins from a lighted Candle
  70. To pass Coins into a Bottle
  71. Multiplying Coins and Tricks therewith
  72. The eight Coins and two Brass Covers
  73. Head or Tail
  74. The Mysterious Tumbler - To pass a coin from a Glass of Water into the Centre of an Orange
  75. The Climbing Coin - A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top
    CHAPTER X.
    TRICKS WITH WATCHES AND RINGS.
  76. A Smashed Watch (New Methods)
  77. The Improved Watch Mortar
  78. A Watch found at the root of a Flower
  79. Taylor's Watch Trick
  80. Devono's Watch-bag
  81. The "Lady's Stocking"
  82. The Wandering Ring
  83. Verbeck's Wedding-ring Trick

    CHAPTER XI.
    TRICKS WITH HANDKERCHIEFS.
  1. A Handkerchief Puzzle
  2. The Instantaneous Knot
  3. The Stretched Handkerchief
  4. To "Vanish" a Handkerchief (Sundry Methods)
  5. The Buatier "Pull"
  6. The "Bare-armed Vanish"
  7. The Dissolving Handkerchiefs
  8. The Two Decanters and the Flying Handkerchief
  9. Multiplication of Handkerchiefs
  10. Red, White, and Blue
  11. The Vanishing Pockethandkerchief found in a Candle. (New Method)
  12. "Flash" Handkerchiefs
  13. The Revolving Candle for Handkerchief
  14. A Pack of Cards transformed into a Handkerchief
  15. A Saucepan to cook a Handkerchief
    CHAPTER XII.
    FEATS OF DIVINATION.
  16. The Expunged Numeral
  17. To Predict the Sum of Five Rows of Figures
  18. The Magic Circle (To discover a Card or other Object touched during the Performer's Absence)
  19. "Second Sight" Tricks
  20. Reading Blindfold
  21. Dr. Lynn's "Second Sight" Trick
  22. The Thinkophone
  23. The Box of Numbers
    CHAPTER XIII.
    BALL TRICKS.
  24. The Billiard-ball Trick
  25. Another Method
  26. The Chameleon Ball
  27. The Obedient Ball (Improved)
    CHAPTER XIV.
    TRICKS WITH HATS.
  28. Hartz and his "Hat" Trick
  29. The Bundle of Firewood
  30. A Flower-garden from a Hat
  31. A New Folding Bouquet
  32. The Cannon-ball Trick (Improved)
  33. The Cannon-ball Globe
  34. The Paper Ribbon and the Barber's Pole
  35. The Animated Cigar
  36. A Hat with a Hole in it
  37. The Finger through the Hat
  38. The Cork through the Hat
  39. The Coin through the Hat
  40. The Cigar through the Hat
  41. The Wand passed through the Hat
  42. The Magnetized Hat
  43. Another Method
  44. The Smashed Hat
    CHAPTER XV.
    TRICKS WITH EGGS.
  45. The Egg made to Sink or Swim at Command
  46. To Balance an Egg on a Table
  47. To Balance an Egg on the End of a Straw
  48. To Spin an Egg on End
  49. To Produce Eggs from an Empty Handkerchief
  50. Another Method
  51. "Patter" for this and a "Cake" Trick
  52. Prepared Eggs - Paper from an Egg
  53. A Barber's Pole from an Egg
  54. To Produce Eggs from the Flame of a Candle
  55. Egg Swallowing
  56. To Pass an Egg through a Hat
  57. The Climbing Egg
    CHAPTER XVI.
    MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS.
  58. The Mysterious Release
  59. The Bottle Imp. (Improved)
  60. Conjurer's Cress
  61. Candle-lighting Extraordinary
  62. The Obedient Candle
  63. Newspaper Cuttings turned into Pale Ale
  64. The Bran Plate
  65. Bran Disappearing from a Glass, and Re-appearing under a Plate
  66. The Flying Glass, Watch, and Handkerchief
  67. The Inexhaustible Punch-bowl
  68. The Coffee Trick. (Improved Method)
  69. The Wine and Water Trick. (Improved Methods)
  70. Wine or Water. (Another Method)
  71. The Wine Proof
  72. The Inexhaustible Portfolio
  73. The Horn of Plenty
  74. The Bewitched Fan
  75. A Shower of Flowers
  76. The Spiritualistic Ball, Ring and Card
    CHAPTER XVII.
    STAGE TRICKS.
  77. The New Target, for Watch and Card
  78. The Broken Mirror
  79. The Card in the Candle
  80. The Bewitched Skull
  81. The Talking Hand
  82. The Shower of Gold
  83. The Demon Marksman
  84. The Vanishing Lady
  85. L'Envoi

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