From the estate book collection of a retired professional magician.Vintage reprint of an even older manuscript.
Eddie Joseph (1899-1974) was a full-time professional performer and author.Based in Calcutta, it is said that he tried to create a new magic effect every day.Premonition was his most well known effect, the one he was proudest of creating.
THE EFFECT (as written on the manuscript): Anyone in the audience is asked to call out the name of any card. Person naming the card is asked to advance, pick up the pack which lies on the table within its case, and deal cards face up, one at a time until he comes to his card. Assistant deals every card in the pack but fails to find the one he named. He is now told to count the cards in pack and he finds only 51. ONE CARD IS MISSING AND THE MISSING CARD IS THE ONE JUST NAMED ALOUD. The Magician reaches into his pocket and without the slightest DELAY brings out the very card named by the assistant and just found missing from the pack.At no time does the magician ever touch the cards. There is absolutely no force of choice. This miracle works 100%, as the element of chance plays no part in it.
You will have a great time with this gem!
CONDITION: very good.Cover is aged, faded in spots and shows some staining.Inside pages are very good.Large 8.5"x11" size.Manuscript- stapled along the side. 8 pages.