Martin Gardner's Table Magic
This excellent guide to mastering many mystifying acts of deception and manipulation will soon have you dazzling friends and family with professional-quality magic tricks. Martin Gardner, author of a host of popular magic and puzzle books, has compiled a clearly written manual that not only reveals secrets of the trade but helps you perform tricks at a moment's notice with such common objects as cards, coins, napkins, matches, and silverware.
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Ask the spectator audience bend beneath bill bottom card break card face card magic chosen card clip cloth coin concealed corner count cracker cube dime double lift drawer drop edge effect false cut Fan the deck ﬁg ﬁnd ﬁnish ﬁrst ﬁst ﬁve ﬂame ﬂap ﬂat fold folder Give the deck glass Half-Pass halves hand as shown hand on top handkerchief head held Hold the deck holding the cards in-jog index ﬁnger left hand left thumb lift little ﬁnger lower half magician Martin Gardner matchbox Max Holden method middle ﬁnger move napkin pack paper match pick pile pocket position pretend push remove reversed card right hand salt shaker selected card shaker shown in ﬁgure shufﬂe side six of spades slide someone spelling spoon spread Square the cards square the deck stick stunt swizzle stick thumb and ﬁngers top card trick turn upper half vanish