Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (Dover Magic Books)

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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (Dover Magic Books)

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In the initial decades of the twentieth century illusionists filled the magic journals with posts on card techniques, offering improvements on classic techniques as well as developing brand-new ones. If you can put together a collection of these publications you would have almost a total course on card techniques, by some of the globe's greatest illusionists. Yet where could you locate these journals now that they are possibly collector's products? And even if you could locate them, how much would such a collection cost? Not quite. Since all the most effective of these techniques are available in this one significant publication, consisting of almost every useful card technique generated, developed, as well as boosted by illusionists over a span of forty years as well as even more.
A really astonishing collection, this publication discusses just how to perform over 600 professional card techniques: unscripted card techniques, spelling techniques, "you do as I do" techniques, diachylon (a paste for gluing cards with each other) techniques, estimation techniques; techniques utilizing key cards, glossy cards, double-backed cards, turned around cards, short cards; techniques based on a one-way pack, prearranged pack, Svengali pack, Mene-Tekel pack, pole dancer pack; special packs; various techniques consisting of Everywhere as well as No place, The Case of the Four Kings, Card in the Orange, The Buddha Whispers, as well as Inseparable Aces; as well as a final chapter on techniques utilizing the well-known Nikola Card System. On top of that, a chapter on method discusses one of the most crucial sleights-- the overhand shuffle, riffle shuffle, incorrect cut, hand, easy pass, dual lift, slide, as well as pressure.
Based on a quantity put together by Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen as well as Glenn G. Gravatt, this collection was thoroughly revised by Jean Hugard as well as completely rewritten. It is easily the finest solitary compendium of classic card techniques, as well as the clear design makes the guidelines simple to comply with. An important publication for the professional or amateur magician, it is a magnificent resource for any person that desires simply the right techniques to baffle his buddies or thrill his youngsters.

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