Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Games - 312 pages
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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 79
19
Various Simple Tricks with Cards
30
l8 To Distinguish the Colour of the Cards Under a Handkerchief
43
Several Cards Pass Through a Book
44
Inseparable Kings and Queens
45
Naming a Card in One Packet by Looking at One in Another
46
Sighting the Index of the Drawn Card
47
Ace of Spades and Ace of Diamonds Change Places 756
156
Three Cards Appear on a Borrowed Hat 757
157
The Card Appears on an Arm
158
The Card Envelope and Handkerchief Combination 759
159
l0 The Card Thrown on a Silk Hat Jumps Up and Stands on One End l60 ll Balancing Any Card on a Hat 760
160
l3 The Mysterious Chain of Cards
161
l4 The Simple Throwing of a Card
162
l5 The Card Disappears from a Glass of Water
164

The Slip Change
49
A Subtle Deal to Find the Chosen Card SO 35 To Distinguish Court Cards by Touch
50
Inseparable Sevens 5l 39 The Old Mormon and His Three Wives
51
Queens Digging for Diamonds
52
4l The Roadside Inn
53
Card TricksCalculation
54
The Card at Unknown Number from Bottom Placed at Any Number from Top
56
The Spots on Card Indicate Number of Cards Secretly Added to Pack
57
Any Number of Cards Dealt Face Upwards to Discover One Chosen
58
The Twentyseven Cards
60
l0 A Reversed Count Brings Card to Any Position
61
To Name the Total Value of Several Chosen Cards
62
l2 Thirtyone Simple Version
63
l3 The Clock
65
l5 To Detect Chosen Card Amongst Thirtyfive
66
l7 The Square of Twentyfive Cards
67
l9 The Magic Triplets
68
2l Another Method for No 20
69
To Discover One of Two Cards Removed from Fiftytwo
70
To Discover Names of Three Cards Chosen by Three Different People
71
To Discover Card or Cards Amongst Sixteen After the Fourth Deal
72
To Discover Value of Two Cards Drawn from the Pack of Fiftytwo Without Seeing Any Cards
73
The Mysterious Addition
74
To Discover the Respective Holders of Three Cards or Objects
75
The Numerical Shuffle
76
The Transposed Cards and MindReading
77
The Card Chosen Corresponds with Paper in Persons Pocket
78
At Any Number from the Top
79
Thirtyone
80
The Position of Card Amongst Ten
82
Two Packs Shuffled and Card Found in Same Position in Each
83
Placing the Chosen Card at Any Number
84
Card TricksArrangement
85
Margerys Arrangement for a Piquet Pack
86
Changing the Pack
87
To Cut an Odd or Even Number
88
Card TricksVarious Arrangements
99
Card Tricks Using Confederates 7 70
110
Card Reading 7 75
115
Arranged Pack ll6 2 The Bottom CardSimple ll6 3 The Bottom Card and Palming
116
Round Convex Mirror ll7 5 Reflection in the Eye ? ll7 6 Tinfoil on the Back of the Card
117
Subtle Reuding of the Index ll8 8 Two Halves of the Pack FacetoFace ll8 9 Finger Ring Reflector ll8 l0 Sighting the Index Under Cover of the Pack l...
118
l2 The Index Removed from One End of the Pack
121
Card Tricks Using Special Printed Cards 722
122
Two Cards One in Each Hand Change Places l23 2 Four Red Cards Change Places with Four Black Ones l23 3 New Precipitation
123
The Cagliostro or Balsamo Card Trick l24 5 The Disappearance of a Card
124
Any Card from the Pocket 726
126
A Lightning Change l28 8 The Phantom Card Trick l28 9 Improved Phantom Cards
128
I0 Phantom with Ordinary Cards l30 ll Two Cards Pass from One Plate to Another l30 l2 Perplexo
130
l3 NoxEmAll l3l l4 The Sphinx Card Trick l32 l5 The Vanishing Card
132
l6 Papel Blanco l35 l7 The Four Aces on a Handkerchief
135
l8 Will othe Wisp l37 l9 Fade Away l37 20 Nine to Five to Three to Ace to Blank
137
2I Contrario Aces l38 22 Chromatic Cards
138
Cremation and Confetti l39 24 The Card Problem
139
The Yogi Wonder l40 26 The Princess Card Trick
140
The ThreeCard Trick l43 28 Pickitout
143
The Knockout Card Trick l44 30 The Best Ever Card Trick
144
3l Clevelands Presto Fly Card Trick
145
The Spotter or Educated Die
146
The Surprise Card Trick
147
Edwards Dioramic Pack
148
Pippin ISO 37 The Four Ace Trick
150
The Twelve Ubiquitous Court Cards 757
151
Substitution of a Trick Set for Ordinary Cards 752
152
Mechanical and Other Prepared Cards 754
154
l6 The Card Disappears from an Empty Glass 765
165
l8 The Three of Diamonds Changes to Two 766
166
2l The Two of Hearts Changes to the Two of Spades 767
167
Got Em All Beat 769
169
The Card through a Hat l70 25 The Card in a Bottle 770
170
The Ink Card 777
171
The Envelope Changes to the Chosen Card
172
The Vanishing Pips 773
173
The Reunited Card
174
The Chosen Card Changes to a Box of Matches 775
175
The Mechanical Changing Pip Card 777
177
Changing and Enlarging the Card
180
The Card Changes to a Die l8l 39 The Moving Pip Card l8l 40 The Bullet Ace
181
4l The Chosen Card Appears Between Two Others on a Thread l82 42 The Torn Corner Card 752
182
An Ace Changes to a Three and Vice Versa l83 44 Eclipse Vanishing a Pack of Cards l83 45 The Protean Pack
183
Making a Half Pack of Cards Vanish l84 47 The Sticking Pack of Cards l84 48 The Electric Pack of Cards
184
Producing a Pack of Cards from an Empty Glass
185
The Chosen Card Is Found Printed on a Plain Card Placed in a Glass Tumbler l86 53 The Four Ace Trick
186
New Precipitation l87 55 The Tokio Card Trick
187
DeLands TwoCard Monte
188
A New Protean or Chameleon Pack
189
The Five of Diamonds Changes to the Five of Spades 790
190
Forcing Packs and Tricks with Same 797
191
Pack to Force Three Cards Together 792
192
The Ruffle Force with an Ordinary Pack l93 5 Discovering the Chosen Card by a Throw of the Dice
193
The Slip Force 794
194
The Fin de Siecle Forcing Pack of Cards 795
195
l0 The AeDiTseTal Forcing Pack 796
196
The Svengali Wonder Forcing Pack 797
197
l2 The Double Forcing Pack
198
l3 The Triple Forcing Pack
200
l5 The Forcing and Selfshifting Pack 20l l6 The Multiple Shifting Pack
201
l8 The Forcing Pack that May Be Genuinely Shuffled
202
The Key Card Forcing and Selfshifting Pack
203
2l Three Persons Select the Same Card
205
Besaute Stripper and Cornered Packs
208
Principles of Sleight of Hand
222
Various Methods of Palming Cards
237
Various Methods of Changing Cards
254
Various Methods of Forcing Cards
269
False Shuffles and Cuts
277
Miscellaneous Sleights with Cards
291
To Slip a Card
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
l2 Balancing the Pack on Endon the Back of the Hand
302
l3 Catching the Pack from the Elbow
304
l6 A Card Thrown Returns and Is Severed by Scissors
305
l9 The Falling Ribbon of Cards
306
2l Catching Two Heaps of Cards from the Back of the Hand
307
OneHanded Pass Against Left Hip
309
Subtle Overhand Shuffle 3l0 27 A Supposed Shuffle in a Silk Hat 3l0 28 OneHanded Genuine Cut 3l0 29 OneHanded Triple Cut
310
Subtle Force with a Dinner Knife 3ll 3l An Exciting Drop from the Back of the Hand 3ll 32 A Bridge of Cards Between the Hands
311
Tearing a Pack of Cards in Half
312
BIBLIOGRAPHY 373
313
VII
331
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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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