From the estate book collection of a retired professional magician.TWO 1967 booklets, privately published by Arthur J. Emerson Jr.These books may be vintage copies of the originals.
Arthur (Art) Emerson (1928-2018) was a mail-order dealer/publisher, often partnering with Larry West , specializing in packet tricks.Over the years, Emerson/West successfully marketed more than 50 different effects.
YOU ARE GETTING TWO BOOKLETS.These booklets give the instructions for 15 effects Arthur Emerson featured when he was invited to perform at the prestigious Magic Circle.These were the effects he performed on his Second Night and his Fourth Night performances.
CONTENTS for Second Evening:This Is Magic: a clever way to introduce yourself and start your closeup showThe Coin - Card Compromise: a unique and surprising effect using both a coin and a cardInsight: a different mindreading effect invoving multiple spectatorsMatch Weight: make a short of long routine with this effect involving vanishing matchesMurder Most Foul: an entertaining routine all about murder!Affinity- The His and Hers Card Trick: the male and female spectators choose matching cardsThree Of a Kind: the chosen card matches a miniature card, but the back changes color!One-Nip-Manship: a very clever effect using those tiny liquor bottles
CONTENTS for Fourth Evening:The Currency Cut: a nice money trick involving paper bills turning into real currencyDark Design: a pair of card mentalism routinesThe Chests Of Wang Fu: a tabletop illusion involving blocks changing places inside a tubeThe Palace Guard: a version of "Thieves and Sheep" involving the transport of soldiers from one sentry box to anotherPent-Ultimate: great card mentalism effect with instructions for both closeup and stage presentation!Three Card Prediction: a multi-spectator card prediction effect meant to impress those who "know"Paleface Pasteboards: the chosen card is revealed, and all the other cards are blank!The Confetti Box: a very clever take on "Sands Of the Desert" where single colors of confetti are magically separated from a jumbled mix
Arthur Emerson was a very inventive closeup magician- these routines are well worth adding to your repertoire!
CONDITION: good.May be vintage copies of the originals.The cover and the inside pages have some foxing and age yellowing, especially along the edges. The edges are bent. Shows normal wear.8.5"x11" size.Softbound. Stapled in the upper left corner. 55 pages total.You are getting the exact booklets shown in the product photo.