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The Art of Modern Juggling
by Thomas "Anglo" Horton

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The Art of Modern Juggling by Thomas "Anglo" Horton

Anglo was the stage name of Australian juggler Thomas Horton, who was born in 1879 in North Adelaide, South Australia. He learned to juggle as a boy and created many original routines. He was eventually billed as Australia's Greatest Juggler.

When Anglo traveled to London for an engagement in 1903, he met with the Hamley Brothers, owners of the world's oldest toy store and toy company. The Hamley Brothers agreed to published the world's first full-length book about juggling, written by Anglo, titled The Art of Modern Juggling. The book was published in 1907 and is one of the rarest juggling books in existence.

This book was the first full-length book about juggling and was a popular book for jugglers to learn from in the first decades of the twentieth century. It gives us a glimpse into what jugglers performed at the time, and is, therefore, of great historical value.

  • Introduction
  • Chapter I: "Initial Points"
  • Chapter II
    • Juggling
    • Juggling With Balls
    • Plates
    • Bottles
    • Juggling Rings
    • Hoops
    • Knives
    • Forks
    • Knife, Fork And "Steel"
    • Clubs
    • Battle Axes
    • Revolvers
    • Lamps
    • Swords
    • Cigars
    • Hats
    • Billiard Cues
    • Umbrellas
    • Juggling Candle And Candlestick
    • Umbrella And Soda Water Bottle
    • Umbrella, Bag, And Hat
    • Eyeglass, Hat, Stick, And Cigar
    • Cannonball, Paper Ball, And Walking Stick
    • Cup, Saucer, And Teapot
    • Rifle
    • Table, Chair, And Flower Stand
  • Chapter III
    • Balancing
    • Balancing Feather
    • Balancing An Egg On A Straw
    • Balancing Cigarette Paper
    • Balancing A Coin On The Edge Of A Sword
    • The Volcano
    • Balancing An Egg And A Card On A Stick
    • Balancing A Billiard Ball On A Stick
    • Billiard Balls And Pockets
    • Balancing Plate, Whip, And Lamp
    • Balancing Pagoda
    • Balancing Japanese Parasol
    • Various Balancing Tricks With Billiard Balls And Cues
    • The Balancing Hat
    • The Balancing Swords
    • Balancing Candle On Forehead
    • Balancing Bottles, Egg, And Lamp
    • Balancing Ball On Fan
  • Chapter IV
    • Spinning
    • Pipes And Spinning Plate
    • Egg Spinning
    • Ball Spinning
    • Spinning Top On Sword
    • Spinning Three Basins At One Time
    • The Spinning Handkerchief
    • Great Spinning Fire Act
    • Spinning Candlestick
    • Spinning Cartwheel
    • Spinning Tub
    • Soft Hat Spinning
    • Fork And Ball Feats
    • Grand Balancing Act
    • The Great Spinning Feat
    • Candlestick, Stick, Card, And Cigar
    • Sword And Scabbard Act
    • Balancing Umbrella With Additions
    • The Clumsy Juggler
    • The Australian Blowpipe Feat
    • The Versatile Chef
    • A Scientific Miracle
    • The Bewitched Egg
    • The Three Coins
    • The Whirligig
    • Cannonball And Plate
    • A Spinning Whirligig
    • Bottle And Champagne Glass
    • A "Striking" Experiment
    • Spoon, Dagger, Card, Sword And Plate
    • Plate And Bottle Balancing
  • Chapter V: Concluding Remarks
  • Endnotes
  • 1908 Review In Harry Houdini's Conjuring Magazine
  • About The Author: Anglo - Juggler, Author, And Murderer
  • Appendix 1
    • Paul Cinquevalli
    • Adolf Salerno
    • FĂ©licien Trewey
    • Max Cincinnati
  • Appendix 2: A Long Ramble About Australian Juggling History
  • Appendix 3: The Greatest Juggler In The World
  • More Books Published by Niels Duinker

1st edition 1907; PDF 153 pages.
word count: 32480 which is equivalent to 129 standard pages of text