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Self-Working Card Tricks by Karl Fulves What is a self-working card trick? A trick that does not depend upon legerdemain or special abilities on the part of the magician, but a trick that works automatically because of the mathematics inherent in the card deck itself. Long practice and supernormal dexterity are not needed to perform these tricks, yet they are often among the most entertaining and most spectacular of all card tricks.Some of these sure-fire tricks are simple, a...
Sleight of Hand by Edwin Sachs Covers every significant aspect — from palming to clairvoyance, vanishing and producing an object, using essential apparatus, etc. Explains hundreds of astonishing tricks — with coins, cups and balls, handkerchiefs, cards, more. A book with an excellent reputation among professional magicians for teaching techniques. 57 illustrations.
The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard With this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy to understand explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. More than 120 line cuts make explanations easy to follow, so that even beginners can develop professional-level skill. 121 figures.
Self-Working Rope Magic by Karl Fulves 70 of the best rope tricks ever devised using overhand knots, slip knots and square knots. Dissolve knots, cut and restore ropes, make ropes magically shrink or grow longer, rope escape tricks, flourish knots. 423 illustrations and clear, easy-to-follow directions make performing these startling feats foolproof.
Self-Working Number Magic by Karl Fulves Clear instructions for 101 tricks and problems, many based on important math principles. Calculations have been concealed; tricks are carefully streamlined for quick understanding and flawless performance. Master such number phenomena as Lightning Calculations, Giant Memory, Magic Squares, nearly 100 more. 98 illustrations.
Self-Working Mental Magic by Karl Fulves Sixty-seven sure-fire mental feats to delight and mystify: mind reading with cards, instant ESP, identifying the owners of objects given to you in random order, number prediction, magically reproducing drawings on slates, book tests, handwriting tricks, mind-reading done from a room away, much more. 73 illustrations.
Self-Working Handkerchief Magic by Karl Fulves 61 great tricks: pass objects through a handkerchief, dissolve handkerchief knots, make handkerchiefs appear and disappear, transform a handkerchief into an animated mouse, restore a handkerchief cut in half. Learn all the secrets of folds and knots essential to this type of magic. 509 illustrations.
Self-Working Coin Magic by Karl Fulves Clearly worded instructions, 251 step-by-step illustrations show novices, veterans how to seemingly pluck coins from the air, make a coin penetrate a tabletop, perform psychic tricks with coins and bills, much more. No special dexterity needed; no long hours of practice.
Science Magic Tricks by Nathan Shalit Over 50 safe tricks — all based on scientific principles. Grade-schoolers using common, everyday items will soon be performing such mystifying feats as making squares and lines disappear, creating a magical doorway out of paper, cutting glass with scissors, inserting a pin in a balloon without popping it, and much more.
The Key of Solomon the King by S. L. MacGregor Mathers How to make a magic carpet, become invisible, and find love are among the useful procedures detailed in this famous book of magic. Reputedly written by King Solomon himself, this major text of Western ritual magic contains chants, prayers, and instructions—both general and specific—on trafficking with the spirit world.Editor and translator S. L. MacGregor Mathers was a leader of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn,...
The Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase Considered by many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Includes author's own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, palming cards, 'skinning the hand' — even three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks.
Maskelyne's Book of Magic by Jasper Maskelyne A charming glimpse of stage magic in the early twentieth century, this engaging manual's time-honored tricks range from sleight of hand with coins, cards, and rope to thought-reading and juggling. Written by a famous magician, its tried-and-true feats and performance tips are illustrated by sixty figures and thirteen vintage photographs. A British stage magician of the 1930s and '40s, Jasper Maskelyne was a third-generation...
Martin Gardner's Table Magic by Martin Gardner Excellent guide to dozens of mystifying acts of deception provides aspiring magicians with all the information they need to perform professional-quality tricks. Step-by-step instructions and nearly 200 easy-to-follow diagrams show how to make cards vanish and reappear, get coins to pass through solid objects, make articles mysteriously travel from one location to another, more.
Martin Gardner's Science Magic by Martin Gardner Make an eggshell turn a somersault, spin a coin so that it lands on 'heads,' teach a bear to climb a string, and perform other acts of scientific wizardry! Martin Gardner, the master of mathematical puzzles, shares more than 80 of his finest magic tricks, teaching children and adults the scientific properties behind water, air, fire, heat, motion, gravity, inertia, friction, electricity, magnetism, sound, and light. Fun and...
Magicians' Tricks by Henry Hatton Master magicians of their time, Hatton and Plate recorded in this book — which they wrote in 1910 — solutions to problems that seemed unsolvable. Indispensible to today's amateur and professional magicians, the how-to manual explains 140 tricks performed with cards, coins, balls, eggs, handkerchiefs, and other common household items. 194 black-and-white illustrations.
Magician's Magic by Paul Curry Curry incorporated thoroughly engrossing material with a style that was truly elegant. This book by a 'magician's magician' discloses the secrets behind a collection of close-up marvels — including the author's 'Out of the World,' reputed to be the best card trick of the past century.
Magic Tricks and Card Tricks by Wilfrid Jonson Two excellent books for beginners, bound together in a single volume, ground novices in the fundamentals and lead them to a mastery of 80 different tricks. These illusions involve cards, coins, matches, tumblers, handkerchiefs, and other articles associated with legerdemain. Particular emphasis on presenting magic for entertainment of spectators. 89 illustrations.
Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants. Provides recommendations on the use of body language, posture, positioning, and movement. 60 original routines — from simple card tricks to major illusions.
Magic by Éliphas LÃ©vi 'The most arresting, entertaining, and brilliant of all studies on the subject.' — Arthur Edward WaiteA great work of literature as well as a pioneering classic of occultism, this voluminous historical survey traces the roots and manifestations of magic through the ages as a secret tradition persisting from remote times. Author Éliphas Lévi, pseudonym of Alphonse Louis Constant (1810-75), was a leader of the French occult revival, a spiritual...
Practical Mental Magic by Theodore Annemann Outstanding collection of nearly 200 crowd-pleasing mental magic feats requiring no special equipment. Author offers insider's tips and expert advice on techniques, presentation, diversions, patter, staging and all else needed to make any trick a foolproof success. Lucidly written, thoroughly diagrammed book by one of magic's legendary figures.
Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard Scores of methods — previously known only to card experts — include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms, and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands.
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks by Jean Hugard This giant-sized collection explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks, devised by the world's greatest magicians. The finest single compendium available, the book features a clear style that make the instructions easy to follow. An indispensable source for both professional and amateur magicians. 66 illustrations.