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Paul Rosini's Magical Gems by Rufus Steele

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After Rosini's death, Frederick Braue wrote in the February, 1949 issue of Hugard's Magic Monthly, "What a book Rosini could have written - and now his knowledge of audiences is lost. Others, take note." Unfortunately, Rosini never did get the chance to write a book detailing his own methods. He planned on writing one, but his dream was never realized during his lifetime.

In 1947 Paul approached his longtime friend and fellow magician Rufus Steele to aid him in writing a book of his tricks. Steele was a mysterious character whose background was questionable to say the least. An electrical engineer by trade, Rufus was also a gambler and card trickster. Rosini died before he and Steele had the chance to complete the book. So, in 1950, Steele published Paul Rosini's Magical Gems as a memorial to his friend Paul. Rosini's knowledge was not lost.

The prolific author of conjuring Robert Parrish is credited with only editing the book, but it was actually Parrish who wrote the volume. Parrish related in his 1994 book Words About Wizards that Steele was "incapable of writing a grammatical sentence." For this reason, Steele had Parrish write Paul Rosini's Magical Gems.

You will find several guest contributions in this ebook by Arthur Buckley, Harry Blackstone, Theo Bamberg, Paul LePaul, Jack Chanin, Ed Marlo, Al Leech and others. For a complete list of effects see the table of contents below.

1st edition 1950; 70 pages

  1. The Life Saver Trick
  2. Was It There?
  3. Somewhere in the Deck
  4. Hold My Wrist
  5. A Card in Flight
  6. The Card Under the Hand
  7. You Put It In
  8. Change in Hand
  9. The Fair Count
  10. Two Decks-Red and Blue
  11. Impossible
  12. Reflection
  13. Poker Prediction and a Principle
  14. The Card That Went to Pieces
  15. Coin and Pencil
  16. Card Through Handkerchief
  17. Daub
  18. Complete Cover
  19. Indicator Card
  20. A Comedy Card Trick
  21. The Card Through the Case
  22. Your Number-Your Card
  23. Rosini's Favorite Trick
  24. Do a Trick
  25. The One-Armed Magician
  26. The Coin Star
  27. Ace Delusion
  28. Skidoo
  29. A Sure Thing
  30. The Best Prediction
  31. Prediction Variation
  32. The Cigarette Trick
  33. Impressive Card
  34. The Peek Trick
  35. Aceo-Changeo
  36. A Card Turns Over
  37. Follow Your Card
  38. Okito Card Control (and a Trick)
  39. Kings and Queens
  40. Double Reverse
  41. Purely Mental
  42. While I Turn My Back
  43. Easy Enigma
  44. The Ten of Diamonds
  45. With a Short Card
  46. Aces Running Wild
  47. Secret Writing
  48. A Guess That Is Right
  49. Repeating a Good Guess
  50. The Homing Aces
  51. Tap

word count: 27633 which is equivalent to 110 standard pages of text

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