This book came from the library of a magic collector who took pride in his books.
This out-of-print book is HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE and VERY HARD TO FIND.Currently selling for $375 on eBay and $350 on Amazon. And they don't give you free shipping like we do!
Chris Kenner's book is very different than any other magic books you own. First, there are actual instructions on HOW to read the book!And second, it is filled with great effects with ordinary objects- with a twist and spin from the mind of Chris Kenner- as well as fun weird visual puzzlers.
The book comes in two parts: Totally Out of Control and Out of Control. The second half of the book is printed upside down, so when you get to the end of the first half, you flip the book end over end and continue reading. CRAZY!
From the publisher:
This is two books in one: Out of Control from one side, and Totally Out of Control from the other end. Not only does it teach you some magician-fooling magic, but entertains you along the way. This hard bound book contains puzzles for the reader to solve on the way to learning this priceless material. There are thirty truly amazing effects that are explained both verbally and visually.The majority of the book is dedicated to cards and coins, but there are effects which use rubber bands, ropes, cigars, business cards and even your close-up pad!
Introduction by David Copperfield
Prelude by Chris Kenner
How to Read This Book
Missing Link: linking and unlinking rubber bands
Hellbound: Spellbound routine with Silver to Copper transformation
Three Fry: Three Silver coins vanish, reappear, and change to Copper
Perversion: Selected card turns face up in face down deck twice in a row. Finally the entire deck turns face up while selection remains face down
Travlrs 1: Travellers variation
For 4 For: a four card top of the deck switch
Diet: Four Kings eat two cards, and turn into Four “Ate’s”
Aftershock: Four Coin Assembly/Matrix
In Ten City: Two red tens and two black tens in a variety of transformations
Long Gone Silver: Vanish and reproduction of three Silver coins
Menage Et Trois: An at the fingertips coins across with three coins
Cloth And Pence: Three coins vanish and reappear one by one in a silk
Print Shop: a business card printing effect
Schwing! A rising card routine
Twin Peeks: Performer reveals chosen card twice in a row
Twister: A Twisting the Aces effect
The Deep: A four coins across routine
Into The Woods: cigars are removed from a too small purse, multiplied, and vanished
Sybil: a false cut
The Five Faces Of Sybil: flourish
Bad Credit: A Collectors plot
3, 2, Gone: 3 coins appear and vanish
Paint By Numbers: Triumph with a Royal Flush finish
Must Be 21 To Enter: 21 Card Trick
Poker In The Eyes: A poker demonstration
S.W. Elevator: Elevator card
Sybil The Trick: an effect using Sybil
O.O.S.P.C.A.: Another four coins across
Five Speed: an ambitious card routine, plus more!
3-D Ropes: A cut and restored rope routine
Condition: very good. Covers show some shelf wear and minor dings. White side of cover shows some age discoloration.AUTHOR: Chris KennerPUBLISHED: 1992, 2004 by Kaufman and CompanyHardbound book. 183 pages.
You will receive the exact book shown in the photo above.