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The Book of Magic

by Archie Frederick Collins
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The Book of Magic by Archie Frederick Collins

Being a simple description of some good tricks and how to do them, with patter.

This ebook is very thorough and teaches routines from a full cross-section of conjuring including routines with and without apparatus, with and without skill, mentalism, big stage illusions, a good amount of performing advice, and other tips and resources necessary for the magician. It even provides a glossary in the back to define special words and phrases. It shows that Mr. Collins is an experienced author of textbooks.

  • A WORD TO YOU
  • CHAPTER I MAGIC WITHOUT APPARATUS AND WITHOUT SKILL
    • The Enchanted Cones
    • Smoking from the Air
    • The Pitcher of Omar
    • Lightning Crayon Sketches
  • CHAPTER II MAGIC WITH APPARATUS AND WITHOUT SKILL
    • The Multiplying Wand
    • The Electric Pack of Cards
    • Sharp Shooting Extraordinary
    • Wireless Eggs
    • Ariel's Flying Cage
  • CHAPTER III MAGIC WITH APPARATUS AND WITH SKILL
    • The Magnetic Wand
    • Moheni's Flying Handkerchiefs
    • Mysterious Flag and Candle
    • The Fairy Flowers
  • CHAPTER IV MAGIC WITH SKILL ONLY
    • Sleights with Coins
    • Card Manipulation
    • Handkerchief Sleights
    • The Flag and Candle Trick
    • Old Glory - The Red, White and Blue
  • CHAPTER V HOW TO DO MAGIC
    • What to Wear
    • The Personal Equation
    • The Mode of Working
    • Patter
    • Tables
    • Assistants
    • Programs
  • CHAPTER VI SECOND SIGHT EXPERIMENTS
    • Heller's Second Sight
    • Heller's Silent Second Sight
    • Kellar's Silent Second Sight
  • CHAPTER VII FEATS OF MIND READING
    • How the Tests Are Done
  • CHAPTER VIII SPIRITUALISTIC TRICKS
    • Slate Writing à la Slade
    • Table and Bowl Lifting
    • Table Rapping Extraordinary
    • Cabinet Manifestations
    • Physical Tests
    • Action Without Physical Contact
    • A Fourth Dimensional Test
    • Materializations
    • Patter for Cabinet Manifestations and Materializations
  • CHAPER IX THE ART OF BLACK ART
    • The Magician Who Came Out of the East
    • The Precipitated Wand and Tables
    • The Mystery of the Mango Tree
    • The Waters of the Ganges
    • The Glad Skeleton
    • The Magician Who Came Out of the East
    • The Precipitated Wand and Tables
    • The Mystery of the Mango Tree
    • The Waters of the Ganges
    • The Glad Skeleton
  • CHAPTER X SHADOWGRAPHS AND SILHOUETTES
    • Hand Shadowgraphs
    • The Black Swan
    • Gamboge, the Cat
    • Pat and His Pipe of Peace
    • At the Races
    • Lovers' Lane
  • CHAPTER XI SOME GOOD STAGE ILLUSIONS
    • Ya-ko-yo
    • Out of Sight
    • Walking Through a Brick Wall
    • The Great Milk Can Escape
  • CHAPTER XII HELPFUL INFORMATION
    • The Society of American Magicians
  • APPENDICES
    • Useful Articles for the Magician
    • Eggs
    • Dummy Jewelry
    • Other Dummies
    • Paper Goods
    • Chemicals
    • Paint
    • Silk Thread and Other Things
    • The Pantograph
  • DEFINITIONS OF SOME WORDS AND TERMS USED IN THIS BOOK

1st edition 1915, 177 pages; PDF 127 pages.
word count: 39440 which is equivalent to 157 standard pages of text


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