Learn lots of tricks and routines, sleights and secret techniques! HARD TO FIND BOOK!
This is an OUT OF PRINT book.
CONDITION: very good- some wear to the cover. No dustjacket.
You will receive the exact book in the photo.
AUTHOR: Bruce Elliott
PUBLISHED: 1956 by Harper & Row
Hardbound. 246 pages.
From the publisher:
One of the most popular experts writing on magic today here presents over a hundred brand-new tricks.
They are subtle, easy to do, and require little or no apparatus.
The inventions of some of our greatest magicians, these are sleights that involve a minimum of practice but achieve a maximum of effect.
Here are card tricks that are almost fool-proof
, and others that require some skill and more practice. Sleights for close-up performing
, where the magic takes place right under the noses of the audience, and tricks with paper-folding
, an ancient art adapted to modern magic, are outlined and shown in diagrams.
The author also includes tricks with coins and paper-money, rings, ropes and silks
. Mr Elliott reveals how the 'expert' at the card table operates
; and he exposes the secrets of 'mind-reading'
The final section of the book offers several routines that incorporate a series of deceptions, particularly useful for the amateur magician who expects some time to be on stage.
Sixty-eight full pages of how-to-do-it line drawings illustrate these tricks.