This is from an estate sale in Good Condition. There are some minor creases on the top of the dust jacket and mild toning to the first few and last few pages.
First Edition 1981
With CARDWORKS, Richard Kaufman returns to the same innovative area that made his CARD MAGIC a bestseller in 1979.
Clearly written and beautifully illustrated, CARDWORKS contains many wonderful routines that you’ll find as enjoyable to perform as the audience will to watch.
While most of the material has been created by the author, there are contributions from the top names in closeup:
All this and more is in CARDWORKS.Richard Kaufman’s unique perspective as both author and illustrator gives him the ability to teach sleight of hand more clearly than almost anyone else!You can practically see the sleights being performed for you by just glancing at the many illustrations in CARDWORKS.
From ED MARLO: Banded: That’s Impossible!
Four seemingly impossible effects involving rubber-band surrounded decks.
From DEREK DINGLE: DazzleShop Aces
An Ace assembly specifically designed to astound other magicians.
From JON RACHERBAUMER: Purist Sandwich
one of the swiftest and most puzzling sandwiches in town.
From HARRY LORAYNE, KEN KRENZEL, and ROY WALTON: Solutions
To Red-Eye Special, Instant No-Shuffle Sandwich, One-Hand Mechanical Aces, and Ethereal Blackjack 7 and 2.
From HOWARD SCHWARZMAN: The Original Card Tunnels [with Ken Krenzel)
The never-before-published classics that started the tunnel craze.
From DARWIN ORTIZ and PAT COOK: Stapled Black
The ultimate handling of the Paul Harris plot; two cards magically transpose through a metal staple.
From JIM SWAIN: Passing Along the Vanishing Aces
A classic which has already gained a great reputation within the Inner Circle.
Richard Kaufman: ForewordUnknown: Flap Insertion to Separate CardsRichard Kaufman: Natural Grip Radical ChangeRichard Kaufman: Impromptu BlankwaveHarry Lorayne: HaLo CutEdward Marlo: Swing Cut DisplayTony Kardyro, Edward Marlo: KM MoveMeir Yedid: Slingshot SnapoutDerek Dingle, Richard Kaufman: Modified Bluff ShiftRichard Kaufman: Triple Slice Popup AcesRichard Kaufman, Harry Lorayne: One-Hand Mechanical AcesHarry Lorayne: Deck ReverseUnknown: One-Handed ProductionRichard Kaufman: One-Hand Exes to AcesUnknown: One-Handed Bottom Deal SwitchUnknown: Reverse KM RighteningJames Swain: Passing Along the Vanishing AcesGeoffrey Latta, James Swain: Collecting the Vanishing AcesRichard Kaufman, David Arthur, Gene Maze: FusionRichard Kaufman: The Inside Out DeckUnknown: Book BreakRichard Kaufman: Layer by LayerUnknown: TiltSlydini: The Slydini TouchRichard Kaufman: Even Odder IIRichard Kaufman: Red-Eye SpecialHarry Lorayne: Open Bluff SeparationUnknown: Faro FanRoy Walton: LettersKen Krenzel: Scene: August 23, 1980Harry Lorayne: Scene: September 8, 1980James Swain: Torn AsunderUnknown: Snap Over ChangeRichard Kaufman: The Splittin' ImageEdward Marlo: Banded: That's Impossible!Edward Marlo: Color Change PassEdward Marlo: Half PassEdward Marlo: Simulated Deck TurnoverHoward Schwarzman, Ken Krenzel: The Original Card TunnelHenry Christ: Subtlety for Tunnel EffectHoward Schwarzman: The Second Card TunnelRichard Kaufman: The Amazing Ace TunnelR Kaufman, D Arthur, K Krenzel: Ace Tunnel: Second PositionRichard Kaufman: Ethereal PokerArthur Finley: Tent VanishRichard Kaufman, Howard Schwarzman: Ethereal BlackJack No. 1Unknown: Double DealKen Krenzel, Richard Kaufman: Ethereal BlackJack No. 2Unknown: Second Deal LapUnknown: Table Edge Heel HoldoutRichard Kaufman: Quadruple Fingertip Cards to PocketsDerek Dingle: DazzleSnap AcesRichard Kaufman: Instant No-Shuffle SandwichRichard Kaufman: ApparitionUnknown: Hofzinser Top Change As TransformationRichard Kaufman: The SecondFromTheTop ChangeDarwin Ortiz, Patrick Cook: Stapled Black JackRichard Kaufman: In AdditionEdward Marlo: Cover-Up Cut