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Novel Magic
by Lu Brent


(1 review, 3 customer ratings) ★★★

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Novel Magic by Lu Brent

This famous book is once again available in a new, revision edition.

Professional magicians and reviewers have given this book an amazing reception. The reason is plain to see, for here is a collection of the very smartest magic, devised and used in his own act by Lu Brent, the topnotch Philadelphia professional. Those who know have called the book sensational, others, novel and original, while all highly endorse the practical value and the effectiveness of the magic that is so thoroughly explained and illustrated. There is something of value for every performer, as the table of contents will disclose.

"Approximately 30 effects of a pleasingly mixed type. The general make-up and illustrations are far beyond the average. We feel that the value given far surpasses the price asked." - Milton A. Bridges in The Sphinx

"Brimming over with clever tricks and ideas. Lu Brent has put his best in this book and you must have it for your library." - Steen Mfg. Co.

  • A Word with You?
  • A Waste Paper Basket
  • A Simple Coin Vanish
  • Coin Thru Cut and Restored Handkerchief
  • The Wisenheimer Magnetic Wand
  • The Flighty Cigar Band
  • Matches of Jinx
  • A Match Box Melange
  • He Watches the Matches
  • The Protean Pack o' Cigs
  • The Unlucky Strike
  • The Traveling Cigarettes and Matches
  • The Silken Adventure
  • Here, Bango! — There?
  • The Drum-Head Glass
  • Glass Through Hat
  • Straw Hats
  • The Torn Magazine Cover
  • The Surprise Reverse Torn Card and Cigarette Trick
  • Watch—Ho!
  • Your Tips
  • A Test for Cigarettes
  • A Test for Cigarettes - Method 2
  • Can You Imagine?
  • A Fantasy in Smoke
  • Gagging the Sucker
  • Just a Shadow
  • Jealousy of Time
  • About the Author
  • Thank You
  • Suggested Titles

2nd edition 1946, PDF 64 pages.
word count: 16869 which is equivalent to 67 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Brett McCarron
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 15 July, 2023

(Note: I am affiliated with Magic World Publishers; however, the following reviews were not written by me.)

Some comments from the magic press regarding this book:

"Twenty-seven effects for professional and amateur magicians. There is a cigar band stunt that can be used in bars or parlors which is exceptionally good. Under the heading 'Matches of Jinx', Lu Brent has about as cute an effect as any amateur would want. For the stage and night club magician, he has a non-mechanical 'Glass Through Hat' which he terms 'My Pet Trick'. You will like it." (Walter B. Gibson in "Conjuror's")

"First class material. Mr. Brent uses a number of the tricks described in his own act. 'Novel Magic' is smart magic." (J. G. Thompson, Jr. in "The Linking Ring")

"Lu Brent has put his best in this book and you must have it for your library." (Joe Berg in "The Linking Ring")

"Some of the cleverest and most entertaining effects seen in a long time." (Mitch Kanter in "Genii")

"Crammed full of clever club effects and routines. If you do club or nite club work, you must have this book." (Elray in "The Linking Ring")