Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Games - 312 pages
Hundreds of tricks devised by one of the leading magicians of the early 20th century — from relatively complex maneuvers involving mathematical calculation and the discovery of a chosen card, to such simple sleights of hand as "The Traveling Ace" and "Putting the King and Queen to Bed." Fascinating, clearly illustrated material for amateurs and professionals alike.
 

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Contents

Simple Methods of Discovering a Chosen Card
1
Simple Methods of Revealing a Chosen Card
19
The Revolution Change Through the Pack
20
Jerking the Pack Out of Hand
21
Person Sits on a Chosen Card
22
To Cut the Pack at the Chosen Card
23
Nailing Chosen Card to the Door
24
The Card Found at Any Number
25
The Chosen Card Shuffled into the Pack Discovered by Anyone
212
The Long and wide Card
213
How to Force a Card
214
The Forcing Pack
215
The Ruffle Force
216
The Card Passes Upwards Through the Pack
217
The Name of the Card in a Nest of Envelopes
218
The Envelope Restores a Burnt Card
219

The Pack Cut into Four Heaps
26
Catching Two Selected Cards
27
At Any Number Chosen by the Audience
28
One of Three Dealt on the Table
29
Various Simple Tricks with Cards
30
The Three Robbers and the Constable
32
The False Count
33
Two Cards Placed in the Centre of the Pack Found on Top
34
The Travelling Ace
35
The Simple Four Ace Trick
37
Two Aces Separated Come Together
40
A Card Thought of Discovers Another One Freely Chosen but Lost in the Pack
41
To Vanish One of Five Cards
42
With the Half Card
43
Card TricksCalculation
54
Card TricksArrangement
85
Card TricksVarious Arrangements
99
The Genuine Shuffle as Affecting the Above No
106
Card Reading
115
Arranged Pack
116
Round Convex Mirror
117
Subtle Reading of the Index
118
The Index Removed from One End of the Pack
121
Card Tricks Using Special Printed Cards
122
Two Cards One in Each Hand Change Places
123
The Cagliostro or Balsamo Card Trick
124
Any Card from the Pocket
126
A Lightning Change
128
Phantom with Ordinary Cards
130
NoxEmAll
131
The Sphinx Card Trick
132
Papel Blanco
135
Will othe Wisp
137
Contrario Aces
138
Cremation and Confetti
139
The Yogi Wonder
140
The Princess Card Trick
141
The ThreeCard Trick
143
The Knockout Card Trick
144
Clevelands Presto Fly Card Trick
145
The Spotter or Educated Die
146
Mechanical and Other Prepared Cards
154
ForcingPacks and Tricks with Same
191
The Chosen Card Is Dropped at a Given Signal
205
The Monte Cristo Forcing Pack
206
The Pack Is Wrapped in Paper and a Knife Passed between Two Chosen Cards
207
Besauté Stripper and Cornered Packs
208
To Blow the Card from a Pack
209
To Draw Cards from a Pack One After Another
210
The Card Is Found at Any Number
211
The Card in the Pocket
220
Principles of Sleight of Hand
222
Various Methods of Palming Cards
237
from Hand to Hand
246
Palming When Crossing HandsProduction from Left Knee
247
Palming Cards in the Left Hand from the Bottom of the Pack
248
Masking the Palm with the Balance of the Pack
249
Passing the Fiftytwo Cards Up the Sleeves
251
The Card Thought of Is Removed and Replaced in the Pack
252
Various Methods of Changing Cards
254
Stanyons Method of Masking the Top Change
255
The Mexican Turn Over Change
257
Changing the Card by Rubbing It on the Sleeve
258
A New Top ChangeVariation
259
Changing the Card with Forward ColourChange Sleight
260
Passing the Bottom Face Card to the Rear of the Pack
261
VARIOUS CHANGES APART FROM THE PACK 14 To Change One Card Without the Pack
262
To Change a Number of Cards
263
The Excelsior Change for One Card
264
The Revolution Change
265
Changing the Pack at the Breast Pockets
266
Either One of Three Cards Is the Chosen One
267
Various Methods of Forcing Cards
269
Simple and Conclusive Mathematical Method
270
Forcing a Card with One Hand
271
Forcing a Card by Count and SecondDealing
273
Forcing the Choice of One of the Three Cards on the Table
274
False Shuffles and Cuts
277
Miscellaneous Sleights with Cards
291
The Slip Change
292
To Glimpse the Chosen Card
293
To Draw Back a Card
294
The False Count
295
Ornamental Sleights and Flourishes
296
Palming Cards when Reversing the Pack in the Same Hand
297
Changing the Face Card of the Pack
298
Colour ChangeSuiting Actions to Words
299
Cards Thrown from the Left Arm and Caught in the Left Hand
300
Revolution on the Table
301
Balancing the Pack on Endon the Back of the Hand
302
Catching the Pack from the Elbow
304
A Card Thrown Returns and Is Severed by Scissors
305
The Falling Ribbon of Cards
306
Catching Two Heaps of Cards from the Back of the Hand
307
OneHanded Pass Against Left Hip
309
Subtle Overhand Shuffle
310
Subtle Force with a Dinner Knife
311
Tearing a Pack of Cards in Half
312
BIBLIOGRAPHY
313
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Karl Fulves is one of the most respected authorities in the field of magic. For over 40 years, he has written hundreds of books on the subject and taught the art of illusion to thousands of people of all ages. This legendary figure also edited and published such magazines as Epilogue and The Pallbearers Review.

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