8th Edition 1975
This classic book could be the most definitive ever written for the serious beginner who wants to learn professional card magic. The book takes you step by step through all the basic card sleights with card effects applied to each. The easier sleights are discussed first with a gradual introduction to the more difficult moves and tricks toward the end of the book.
If you would like to confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings then mastering a few card tricks from this book will allow you to do all that and more. With the help of this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks. In fact, mastery of just the first chapter will enable you to perform a half-dozen astounding and entertaining sleights of hand.
The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy-to-understand explanations of shuffles, flourishes, the glide, the glimpse, false shuffles and cuts, the pass, the classic force, and many other techniques. These will enable card handlers to perform over 100 mind-boggling feats of card magic, including Thought Stealer, Gray’s Spelling Trick, Do as I Do, Now You See It, Obliging Aces, Rapid Transit, Kangaroo Card, A Tipsy Trick, and dozens of others. Illustrated with more than 120 clear line cuts that make the explanations easy to follow, this exciting introduction to card conjuring will enable even beginners to develop professional-level skill and the ability to perform tricks guaranteed to astound family and friends.
A book everyone must have in their library.
Hardbound, 302 pages.