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The book of magic : classic tricks of the great professionals
Smith, Bruce, author.
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Publication Information:
London : Arcturus, 2012.
Physical Description:
254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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GV1547 .S65 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The Book of Magic is specially designed to give you a solid grounding in sleight of hand, timing, and presentation. It will enable you to perform a whole range of tricks with playing cards, rope, rings, handkerchiefs, coins, and banknotes. Before anyone can say Abracadabra, you'll be standing up in front of friends and family, amazing them with the classic tricks you have mastered.

Author Notes

A member of the Inner Magic Circle, and resident magician at the world-renowned Hamleys toy store since 1984, Bruce Smith has performed more magic on live television than any other magician. In addition, Bruce Smith is in demand as a performer at prestigious corporate events as well as exclusive private functions.

Table of Contents

Great Card Tricksp. 8
Glossary of Termsp. 10
Odd one outp. 11
The seven pile trickp. 14
Duck and dealp. 17
Joker's wildp. 22
Scarlet Pimpernelp. 26
The glide movep. 31
Observation testp. 35
Cutting the acesp. 38
You are the magicianp. 42
Card on windowp. 46
The next card I turn overp. 48
The stackp. 52
Las Vegas poker dealp. 54
Torn and restored cardp. 58
Card through handkerchiefp. 61
The crimpp. 65
Magnetized cardsp. 67
Great Money Tricksp. 70
Glossary of Termsp. 72
Jumping coinp. 73
Vanishing notep. 75
The French dropp. 78
The pinch vanishp. 81
Multiply your moneyp. 85
Miser's dreamp. 89
Making moneyp. 94
Coin up through handp. 98
Penetrating notep. 101
Holey coin foldp. 105
Into thin airp. 111
E-Z coin vanishp. 114
The vanishing banknotep. 117
Two coinsp. 120
The roll downp. 124
Flying coinp. 127
Great Handkerchief Tricksp. 130
Glossary of Termsp. 132
Dissolving knotp. 133
Vanishing wandp. 136
The secret helperp. 138
Hypnotized hankyp. 141
The serpent silkp. 144
Glorpyp. 148
Hanky through hankyp. 152
Houdini silkp. 156
Penetrating handkerchiefp. 159
Appearing silk hankyp. 163
The organ pipesp. 166
Wine glass productionp. 170
Colour predictionp. 175
Silk production and changep. 178
Broken and restored matchp. 183
Twentieth century silksp. 187
Great Rope and Ring Tricksp. 190
Glossary of Termsp. 192
Another one-handed knotp. 193
Quick knotp. 196
The pop-off knotp. 199
Quick slip knotp. 202
Appear-ringp. 207
Knotty braceletp. 210
Triple knotsp. 214
The sliding knotp. 216
Throwing a knotp. 222
Buttonhole releasep. 224
Double escapep. 227
The string and the strawp. 230
Ring restorationp. 234
Bangle releasep. 238
The captive knotp. 242
Through the thumbp. 246
Ring and bandp. 250
Cutting a girl in twop. 252