This book came from the library of a magic collector who took pride in his books.This preowned book was professionally sealed in protective padding when the previous owner shipped it to us.We did not open the sealed protective padded wrapping.You will receive it in the exact condition it was shipped to us from the collector.
This out-of-print book is HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and HARD TO FIND.The few other copies currently available are priced from $250 and up! And they don't give you free shipping like we do!
Brother John Charles Hamman S.M. was a close-up magician and Marianist Brother. World renowned in the magic community, the tricks he invented are still an integral part of many a close-up magician's repertoire.
From the foreword by Brother John Hamman:
I have collected here those tricks and notions that I like, and audiences too. Some of my past material is included here, and some not, because I fell it is now dated or less effective. But what is here comprises a sweep of effects, magical, visual, and entertaining that should give you value for your efforts. Learn them in such a way that you understand them, why the effect is accomplished, not just how. Magic is in the mind of the spectator - mon in your fingers. If you understand what the flimflam is doing to the spectator's imagination, you will magically entertain him. Sleights will not - it's the plot, the visual sting, and the performer. So study the scams that fit your personality, don't just memorize them. They work for me because they are me. Have fun.
This is a 1989 FIRST EDITION of this book.
Condition: excellent. Viewed through the protective sealed wrapping, the book shows minimal shelf wear. AUTHOR: Richard KaufmanPUBLISHED: 1989 by Kaufman and GreenbergHardbound book. 252 pages.
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