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Latest of the Victor Series, continuing the sleights of hand effects of the author with coins, cards, ropes, balls, cigarettes, etc.
Eight chapters, one of which is devoted to G.W. Hunter's Card Miracles.
This is the third volume in a series of which Magic of the Hands and More Magic of the Hands were Volumes I and II, respectively.
Like its predecessors, Further Magic of the Hands presents sleights and tricks with cards, coins, balls, thimbles, handkerchiefs, and other small articles.
Approximately half of the book deals with card magic.
In Chapter 1, the author explains an "invisible palm" which concludes with the production of a large fan of cards; a new version of The Rising Card Trick; an envelope for use in The Card in the Cigarette Trick; and an effective procedure for "switching" one deck of cards for another.
Chapter 2 consists of improvements upon or new versions of a half-dozen card tricks, among which are "burnt and restored," "ubiquitous," "do as I do," "pocket to pocket," and "27" feats.
The showiest trick in this chapter is The Haunted Pack, in which three chosen cards are returned to the deck, which is laid face up on the performer's extended fingers.
The selected cards now glide out of the pack, the first moving to the left, the second to the right, and the third toward the tips of the fingers.
These, in general, are tricks which require much noting of positions of cards in the pack, counting down, cutting, shuffling, dealing in rows and heaps, and other maneuvering which seems to us to place too great a tax upon the spectator's attention.
Nevertheless, for magicians who like this type of mystery, these seven tricks may be depended upon to provide material that will cause considerable surprise.
In Coin Magic (Chapter 3), the author explains a single-handed production of a coin; the transformation of a half-dollar into an English penny, and vice versa; and An Impromptu Coin Transposition, a trick in which two borrowed, marked coins are covered, each with a handkerchief, and caused to change places.
Chapter 4 describes but one trick. The "E.V." Stretching Rope.
Though the rope is lengthened only from six inches to three feet, the procedure is exceptionally clean-cut and neat.
Chapter 5 includes a new billiard-ball holder; two billiard-ball sleights - a vanish and a color-change; and a routine for the production of seven solid balls!
This startling production routine, described in four pages of text, is one for which Mr. Victor is well known, and is most ingeniously arranged.
In Chapter 6, the author explains two cigarette feats - a cigarette vanish and reproduction, and the rising and falling cigarette in a test-tube - and the production of cigars from the air.
Other card tricks are found in Chapter 7, an 18-page collection of feats by the late G. W. Hunter.
In the final chapter (Chapter 8) are a routine with a thimble and a handkerchief; a sleight with a visiting card, which can be employed in several effects explained by the author; the vanish, one by one - and the later reappearance - of a billiard ball, a silk handkerchief, a thimble, and a playing card; a memory feat with a die; and a mental test with cards in which the "subject" receives his answer by mail at some later time!
Further Magic of the Hands deals chiefly with small effects, consists more largely of variations on known feats than of strikingly new tricks, and we think it likely that the book will appeal especially to those who delight in "conjuring for conjurers" - in puzzling their fellow-magicians.
CHAPTER ONE: SLEIGHTS AND AIDS IN CARD WORK
An Invisible Palm
The "Diagonal-Palm Shift" As An Aid To The "Rising Card Trick"
A Useful Envelope For The "Card In Cigarette Effect"
Switching A Pack
CHAPTER TWO: SOME FRESH CARD EFFECTS
The Haunted Pack
A Miracle Burnt And Restored Card
The Awkward Ace
Another "Do As I Do" Effect
A New Pocket To Pocket Effect
Veneri's Card Trick
CHAPTER THREE: ON COINS
A New Single-Handed Coin Production
A Further Changing Coin Effect
An Impromptu Coin Transposition
CHAPTER FOUR: ON ROPES
The "E. V." Stretching Rope
CHAPTER FIVE: ON BILLIARD BALLS
A New Billiard Ball Holder And Its Uses
A "Drop-Vanish" Sequence
A Production Routine For Seven Solid Billiard Balls
A "Quick" Colour Change
CHAPTER SIX: ON CIGARS & CIGARETTES
A Useful Cigarette Vanish And Recovery
The Rising And Falling Cigarette
A Novel Cigar Production
CHAPTER SEVEN: G. W. HUNTER'S CARD TRICKS
No. 1 "Four Of A Kind"
No. 2 "The Sense Of Weight"
No. 3 "The Three Prophecies"
No. 4 "A Mental Impression"
No. 5 "A Nap Hand"
No. 6 "Spelling Bee"
No. 7 "Think Of A Card"
CHAPTER EIGHT: MISCELLANEOUS EFFECTS
An Impromptu Handkerchief And Thimble Routine
"Spiritualistic" Visiting Card Mystery
A "Mental" Dice Effect
The "Ghost" Mail
Author: Edward VictorSoftbound book. 112 pages with illustrations.Originally published 1946 by Max Holden