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New Tops Volume 14 (1974)

Neil Foster
New Tops Volume 14 (1974) by Neil Foster...
    Views - Colonel Bill Boley
    • Laughing Matter - John J. Bogorae
  1. A Tribute to Howard Thurston - Series 6, Part 7 - Robert E. Olson
    • The Million Dollar Mystery - Invented by Walter Jeans
  2. Gospel Magic - Rev. Robert E. Olson
    • The Discoverie of Witchcraft by Reginald Scot - Dover reprint
  3. Magic Market Report - Frances Marshall
  4. On The Spot - Ed Mishell
  5. Johnstone's Column - By George [Johnstone]
  6. ... and Now a Book - poem - A sequel to The Collector or The Collector's Wife by Esther F. Olson
  7. Kid Show Forum - Bruce Posgate
  8. Etiquette Decrees - re: calls after hours - Neil Foster
  9. The World Has Lost its Greatest Magician...
2016 / 10 / 18
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Magic Magazine 2003

Stan Allen
Magic Magazine 2003 by Stan Allen...
        the Road with Paul Wilson and Lee Asher - DVD
      • Wink - Gaëtan Bloom - effect
      • The Invisible Watch - Gaëtan Bloom - effect
      • Notes on Three Card Monte - School for Scoundrels - video
      • Aunt Mary's Terrible Secret - David Williamson - effect
      • Scarne's Magic Tricks - John Scarne - Dover reprint
      • Scarne on Card Tricks - John Scarne - Dover reprint
  1. In His Words: David Sandy - Interview by Rory Johnston
  2. Cover - A Joe Stevens Story - Ed Parrish
  3. A Couple of pages from The Stevens Scrapbook
  4. 25 Years of Comedy & Magic - Tina Lenert
    • Magic, Magic, Magic
  5. Phantoms of the Card Table - David Britland ...
2016 / 11 / 15

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Expert Card Technique

Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

This is the 3rd edition which includes an additional chapter by Dai Vernon and another one by Dr. Daley. (The popular Dover version is a reprint of the 2nd edition and is lacking these two interesting chapters.) This book describes serious stuff. Card moves and tricks for the advanced card man. (For an excellent introduction to card magic see The Royal Road to Card Magic or the Card College series.) Expert Card Technique lists and explains in detail a large quantity of card moves. Card moves are abundant and any good card man will come up with his own variations and twists due to his constant use of cards and tireless perfection of...

2005 / 8 / 30
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Annemann's Card Magic

Ted Annemann
Annemann's Card Magic by Ted Annemann...
not appear in the text as it was printed in The Jinx, and which add definitely to the clarity of the exposition.

This material was collected from JINX magazine after Annemann's suicide. Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 1st edition, 1943, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1977, Dover Publications, New York; Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic 1st edition, 1948, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1977, Dover Publications, New York; original 188 pages in total; PDF 177 pages.

Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks

    1. The Card on the Ceiling
    2. The Undercover...
2005 / 9 / 2
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Genii Volume 45 (1981)

William W. Larsen
Genii Volume 45 (1981) by William W. Larsen...
      - Supreme
    • Quazy Quick Change - Supreme
    • Shag and Charlie's Comedy Card Thru Ear - The Property Masters
    • Multum in Parvo - Karrell Priest
    • Cards as Weapons Poster - Lee Jacobs Productions
  1. Light from the Lamp - A Review of Magical Literature - Lloyd E. Jones
    • The Magic Mirror - Dover
    • Self-Working Mental Magic - Karl Fulves
    • Troublewit Simplified - Morrissey Magic
    • A Ray of Magic - Jimmy Ray
    • The Demonstrator's Dream, Number 3 - Lex Zaleta
    • The Art of Stage Hypnotism - Ormond McGill - reprint
    • Ascano [sic] Spread - Jon Racherbaumer
    • Legerdemain - periodical
    • Calliope...
2014 / 9 / 28

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The Royal Road to Card Magic

Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard & Fred Braue...
by Frank Rigney, and bound in dark blue cloth with gold-stamping on the spine. It will doubtless be, as it deserves to be, a standard work on the subject for years to come.

(You might also be interested in the Annotated Royal Road to Card Magic.)

1st edition 1949, several reprints, ex. Dover 1999; 292 pages

  • Introduction by Paul Fleming
  • Preface

    Part One

  • I. The Overhand Shuffle, I
    • Position of the Pack in the Hands
    • Execution of the Overhand Shuffle
    • Using the Overhand Shuffle
    • Controlling the Top Card
    • Controlling the Bottom Card
    • Retaining the Top and Bottom Cards in Position ...
2005 / 8 / 29
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Hofzinser's Card Conjuring

Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Ottokar Fischer & Sam Sharpe
Hofzinser's Card Conjuring by Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Ottokar Fischer & Sam Sharpe... and invented many great pieces of deception. Anybody who wants to call himself a serious card man must study Hofzinser's material.

Translated by Sam Sharpe.

Translation of Kartenkünste by Ottokar Fischer; 1st edition, 1931, George Johnson, London; reprint, 1973, Karl Fulves; reprint, 1986, Dover Publications, New York; 188 pages.

  • Foreword
  • Editor's Preface
  • Preface
  • Biography of J. N. Hofzinser
  • Guide to Performance
  • Experiments with Unprepared Cards
    • The Sympathetic Numbers
    • Synonymous Thoughts (First Method)
    • Association of Thoughts
    • The Four Eights
  • Experiments with Duplicate...
2005 / 8 / 30
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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

Jean Hugard
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks by Jean Hugard... by Deusen and Gravatt. These items are bolded in the table of contents below. He also left out some of the material that was in the original volumes.

[Note that the hardcover edition has a different cover than the one shown here.]

1st edition, 1937, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1974, Dover Publications, New York; reprint, D. Robbins & Co., New York; 403 pages. PDF 379 pages.

Table of Contents (items in bold were added by Hugard and are not found in the prior volumes by Deusen and Gravatt)

  1. INTRODUCTION by Theo. Annemann
  1. Twin Souls
  2. The Magic Breath
  3. Reversed Court Card
  4. The Sagacious Joker No. 1 ...
2005 / 8 / 30
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Card Manipulations

Jean Hugard
Card Manipulations by Jean Hugard

This book is a collection of five little booklets. Each booklet typically has a section with sleights and a section with tricks using these sleights. The name Hugard guarantees for first rate material and so it is no surprise that Card Manipulations and the follow up More Card Manipulations includes some of the very best tricks and routines one can do with cards.

1st edition, 1934-1936, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1973, Dover Publications, New York; 163 pages.

    • The one Hand Top Card Palm
    • The Hindu Shuffle or Running Cut
    • The Hindu Shuffle as a Substitute for the Pass
    • And yet...
2005 / 9 / 2
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More Card Manipulations

Jean Hugard
More Card Manipulations by Jean Hugard

This is the sequel to Card Manipulations. It is a collection of four booklets. Emphasis is put on practical methods without any apparatus.

1st edition, 1938-1941, Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1974, Dover Publications, New York; 205 pages.

  • No. 1.
    • Part I. - TRICKS
      1. The Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan
      2. The Sheep and the Goats
      3. Snap - A Quick Trick
      4. Crime Club Detection - Dr. H. Walter Grote
      5. Infallible Prediction - Audley V. Walsh and Hal Haber
      6. The Continuous Spelling Trick - Jack McMillen
      7. The Burglars - Orville W. Meyer
      8. The Magic Thrust - Orville W. Meyer
      9. The Two Jokers - P. W. Miller
      10. The Ladies'...
2005 / 9 / 2
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Sleight of Hand

Edwin Sachs
Sleight of Hand by Edwin Sachs...
large collection of books on magic, but none has a cover so worn as Sleight-of-Hand, by Edwin Sachs."

Sachs' articles on sleights were first serialized in the Exchange & Mart magazine and later reprinted as the book Sleight of Hand.

2nd edition, 1885, L. Upcott Gill, London; reprint, 1980, Dover Publications, New York; 399 pages.

  1. Preface to the Second Edition
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter I - Palming
  4. Chapter II - Tricks with Coins
  5. Chapter III - Tricks with Common Objects
  6. Chapter IV - Tricks with Cups and Balls
  7. Chapter V - Tricks with Handkerchiefs
  8. Chapter VI - Chinese Tricks
  9. Chapter...
2005 / 9 / 4
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Practical Mental Effects

Ted Annemann
Practical Mental Effects by Ted Annemann...
Effects will hold first place as the outstanding work on mental magic.

[Note that the softcover version is the D. Robbins reprint which has a different cover than shown here.]

1st edition, 1944, Holden's Magic Shop, New York; reprinted 1983 with new title "Practical Mental Magic", by Dover Publications, New York; 310 pages.

    1. Bert Reese Secrets
    2. Billet Switching
    3. A Question and the Answer
    4. The Al Baker 3 Billet Trick
    5. A Day in Your Life
    6. The Germain Gem
    7. Tervil
    8. Mental Hat Pin
    9. Devil Device
    10. The O. M. Billet Switching Box
    11. The Ghost of a Chance
    12. Crystal Clear
    1. Mindreading Publicity Effect
    2. News Event...
2005 / 9 / 6
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The Art of Magic

Thomas Nelson Downs
The Art of Magic by Thomas Nelson Downs...

1st edition, 1909, Downs-Edwards Company, New York; 2nd edition, 1921; 1980 reprinted by Dover Publications, New York; 348 pages.

  1. The Card Fan
  2. Card Balancing
  3. To Tear a Pack of Cards
  4. The Fan and Ruffle
  5. The Downs Fan
  6. Springing the Cards
  7. Second Method
  8. Third Method
  9. The One-Hand Drop
  10. Second Method
  11. The Cards on the Arm
  12. A Series...
2005 / 9 / 7
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Modern Coin Manipulation

Thomas Nelson Downs
Modern Coin Manipulation by Thomas Nelson Downs

Learn coin magic from the best coin manipulator ever - the "King of Koins". T. Nelson Downs' original "Miser's Dream" is still unsurpassed. He invented many other new and innovative moves. The unique feature of this book is that it includes many photos of the hands of Downs detailing every important sequence in a move. He also offers helpful tips on presentation, patter, and other techniques. Another excellent book by T. Nelson Downs is The Art of Magic.

1st edition, 1900?, Hamley Brothers, London?; 1999 reprinted under the title "Classic Coin Tricks" by Dover Publishing, New York; 244 pages.

  • CHAPTER...
2005 / 9 / 7
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Modern Coin Magic

J. B. Bobo
Modern Coin Magic by J. B. Bobo...
Carl Waring Jones - are due the thanks of all to whom the production of a genuinely fine volume on magic is an event of major importance.

The revised and greatly expanded edition of this book is The New Modern Coin Magic.

1st. edition, 1952, Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis; reprint, 1982, Dover Publications, New York; 353 pages.

  1. Dedication
  2. Preface
  3. J. B. Bobo
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Prologue-Of Coins and Conjuring
  6. Scot On Monie, 1584
  7. I: Coin Concealments
    1. The Classic Palm
    2. The Edge Palm
    3. The Thumb Palm
    4. The Downs Palm
    5. The Finger Palm
    6. The Front Finger Hold
    7. The Back Palm
    8. The Back...
2005 / 9 / 7
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Card Control

Arthur Buckley
Card Control by Arthur Buckley...
to bring joy to the hearts of card conjurers. It is hard to believe that anyone who does sleight-of-hand tricks with cards could fail to benefit greatly by the information found in this latest treatise on the technique of advanced card magic.

1st edition, 1946, Arthur Buckley; reprint, 1993, Dover Publications, New York; 219 pages.

  • Sleights
    1. The Strip
    2. A Blind Riffle Shuffle
    3. "The Force That Couldn't Be"
    4. Domico Double Lift
    5. The Exchange
    6. Greek Shift
    7. Greek Shift - Buckley's Method
    8. Hindu Shift
    9. Vernon's Multiple Shift
    10. Multiple Shift - Buckley's Method
    11. Buckley's Slap Shift
    12. Buckley's...
2005 / 9 / 7
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Silken Sorcery

Jean Hugard
Silken Sorcery by Jean Hugard...
tricks by Wilfrid Jonson, Ladson Butler, William Larsen, and others. Ninety drawings add to the attractiveness and clarity of the 83 pages of well-written text. It is a book that no lover of handkerchief magic can afford to miss.

1st edition, 1937 Max Holden, New York; reprint, 1974, Dover Publications, New York; 85 pages.

  1. Introduction
  2. Chapter I. Methods of Folding Silks for Production
  3. Chapter II. Sleights for Manipulating Silks Without Accessories
  4. Chapter III. Methods for Producing a Single Silk
  5. Chapter IV. The Production of a Number of Silks
  6. Chapter V. Various Methods...
2005 / 9 / 8
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Memoirs of Robert-Houdin

Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin
Memoirs of Robert-Houdin by Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin... d'un Prestidigiteur. The translation was done by Lascelles Wraxall.

1st UK edition, 1859, Chapman & Hall, London; 1st edition US edition, 1859, Geo. G. Evans, Philadelphia; reprint, circa 1880, Porter & Coates, Philadelphia; reprint, 1942, Laurie, London; reprint, 1944, Jones; reprint, 1964, Dover; 436 pages.

  1. Editor's Preface
  2. The Author's Overture
    My Birth and Parentage
    My Home
    The Lessons of Colonel Bernard
    Paternal Ambition
    My first Mechanical Attempts
    Had I but a Rat!
    A Prisoner's Industry
    The Abbé Larivière
    My Word of Honor
    Farewell to my darling Tools. ...
2005 / 9 / 9
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Ulterior Motifs

Peter Duffie
Ulterior Motifs by Peter Duffie

Twenty card tricks from the inventive Scotsman.

1st edition, 1992.

THOSE ENIGMATIC ROYALS: A simple idea based on the Vernon 'Card Puzzle' and inspired by Peter Kane's 'Royal Families' from his booklet A Further Card Session, plus Roy Walton's "Split Up" from The Complete Walton, Vol.1.

A SENSE OF FREEDOM: This is based on a number prediction by Shigeo Futagawa using four pieces of cardboard (See "Stunumbers" in Karl Fulves' Self-Working Number Magic, Dover). The only weak point was that the prediction couldn't be written until an advanced stage in the proceedings. The following effect uses playing cards and there is no need to worry about the prediction because...

2005 / 9 / 9
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Hand Shadows

Henry Bursill
Hand Shadows by Henry Bursill... But figuring out the exact finger positioning is not a simple matter; some shapes are quite difficult to obtain. The author of this delightful picture book of hand shadows spent long hours working out the figures in this book. By following his clear visual instruction (each of the 18 figures in the book is explained by a full-page illustration that shows you the precise positioning for fingers and hands), you can create a boy, camel, goose, deer, grandpa, bunny, bird in flight, ... After you have mastered these, it will be a simple matter to invent shadows of your own.

Parents can use this book to amuse their youngsters, or to teach them to recognize the various animals and other objects pictured here. A distinctly Victorian flavor adds considerable period charm to this collection of original designs.

1st edition, 1859, Griffith and Farran; reprint, 1967, Dover Publications, New York; 18 pages.

  1. Camel
  2. The Goose a Prisoner
  3. Deer
  4. Grandpapa
  5. Bunny
  6. A Bird in Flight
  7. Goat
  8. Dog Toby
  9. An Elephant
  10. Greyhound
  11. Pig
  12. Bruin
  13. A Portrait
  14. Old Growler
  15. Fright
  16. A Tortoise
  17. Boy
  18. Head of a Camel
2005 / 9 / 10
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Hand Shadows Second Series

Henry Bursill
Hand Shadows Second Series by Henry Bursill... Wellington, a hare, Mike, Mike's pig, a cockatoo, a bull's head, a squirrel, Mrs. Gamp, Mr. Punch, and other people and animals. After you have mastered these, you will have the skill and be challenged to develop some of your own.

1st edition, 1860, Griffith and Farran, London; reprint, 1971, Dover Publications, New York; 16 pages.

  1. A Relic of Waterloo
  2. Wellington
  3. Shakespeare
  4. Hare
  5. Mike
  6. Mike's Pig
  7. Cockatoo
  8. Sage
  9. Bull's Head
  10. Squirrel
  11. Eagle
  12. Mrs. Gamp
  13. Sheep
  14. Wild Indian
  15. Mr. Punch
  16. Black Swan
2005 / 9 / 10
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42 Amazing Tricks and Stunts with Rope

Sam Dalal
42 Amazing Tricks and Stunts with Rope by Sam Dalal... others, where knots magically appear or vanish from a length of rope, rings or handkerchiefs penetrate through a length of rope, or a rope penetrates through your knee or neck. There are two Encyclopedias of Rope tricks for Magicians published by Abotts, with 100s of Rope tricks of all varieties. Dover publications has an excellent book of Self Working Rope Tricks by Karl Fulves. You will also find many Rope tricks in any book of Conjuring tricks, like the Tarbell Course, or Mark Wilson Course in Magic.

The purpose of this compilation is to give you many tricks of an assorted variety with...

2011 / 11 / 12
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Trucchi Divertenti per Bimbi Intelligenti

Billy Benbo
Trucchi Divertenti per Bimbi Intelligenti by Billy Benbo

"Finalmente!" Dirà qualcuno, "Finalmente!" Facciamo eco noi , si infine un libro sulla magia per bambini ! Ma l'attesa sarà ricompensata in quanto in questo libro Billy Benbo ( alias BilllLainsbury ) ci spiega nei dettagli ben 16 routines professionali di successo ( il meglio, possiamo dire) del suo repertorio!

Routines preziose per tutti coloro che si trovano a dover lavorare con i bambini ( cioè quasi tutti...). Ecco alcuni esempi delle routines ( molte delle quali dettagliatissime e tutte con una completa e divertentissima presentazione) che troverai in questo libro:


2012 / 7 / 15
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Il Manuale del Presentatore Magicomico

Aldo Colombini
Il Manuale del Presentatore Magicomico by Aldo Colombini

Sia che tu ti trovi a dover presentare degli spettacoli magici e di altro genere oppure no, questo manuale ti sarà utilissimo per portare un tocco di magica comicità nel tuo spettacolo. Consigli utilissimi sull'arte della scena sono seguiti da una serie esilarante di trucchi, gags e routines che è possibile inserire in qualunque spettacolo, facendo sganasciare dalle risate il tuo pubblico.

Un solo esempio : esilarante il trucco in cui uno spettatore sceglie una carta, la mescola nel mazzo e le carte vengono messe tra i suoi denti. Il comico con con una martellata assestata sulla testa...

2013 / 1 / 19
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Assolo Mentale

Ted Annemann
Assolo Mentale by Ted Annemann

Un intero numero (anzi 2) di straordinario Mentalismo subito pronto senza preparazione sul luogo dello spettacolo e con oggetti comuni.

Il sogno del Mentalista : un numero da fare senza dover fare ore di preparazione. Bastano pochi minuti e pochi oggetti per stupire il tuo pubblico. Non devi trasportare pesanti attrezzature. Praticamente porti tutto addosso !

"Veramente incredibile" ecco l'esclamazione di molti che leggeranno questo volumetto pubblicato per la prima volta in Italiano

Abbiamo scelto questo classico del grande Maestro del Mentalismo perché lo troverai assolutamente...

2013 / 7 / 11
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