Master magicians of their time, Hatton and Plate recorded in this book — which they wrote in 1910 — solutions to problems that seemed unsolvable. Indispensible to today's amateur and professional magicians, the how-to manual explains 140 tricks performed with cards, coins, balls, eggs, handkerchiefs, and other common household items. 194 black-and-white illustrations.
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WITH BALLS AND EGGS
SOME AFTERDINNER TRICKS
appear asks assistant audi audience beginning the trick Billiard Balls borrowed bottom card bowl candle CARD MAGIc coat coin concealed conjurer cord corner cornucopia covered diamonds drops edge empty envelope euchre face fastened ﬁlled ﬁlls ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁrst and second ﬁrst ﬁnger ﬁt ﬁve ﬂag ﬂat folded four front glass goblet handker handkerchief heap hole inches inside Jack of clubs knot left hand left thumb little ﬁnger loop lower mouth nine of spades pack is held palmed paper pass performer picks performer’s piece pitcher placed pocket pull pushes Queen of hearts red ball requests right hand right thumb ring rope second ﬁnger selected card shell shown in Fig shows shuﬁied shuﬁled side silk slip knot slips strip Theodore Annemann third ﬁngers thread three of hearts thumb and foreﬁnger top card trick the performer triﬂe tube tumbler turned wand