Modern Magic

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Biblo & Tannen Publishers, 1987 - Crafts & Hobbies - 382 pages
 

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This book is a definitive work on the state of the art of magic in 1877. This book is written as a tutorial for people who aspire to become performers and entertainers, not for people who are looking ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
Houdin
2
The Magicians Dress
8
To Force a Card
21
To Make a False Shuffle
27
Various Modes of Disclosing a Discovered Card
44
To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession
51
CHAPTER IV
60
To Produce Eggs from a Persons Mouth
329
The Rice and Orange Trick
337
Pieces of Apparatus of General Utility
343
The Changing Cover
356
The Flying Glass of Water
367
The Bowl of Ink changed to clear Water with Gold Fish swimming in it
373
To Fire Borrowed Rings from a Pistol and make them Pass into
385
The Inexhaustible Box 39
391

The Shower of Aon ____ _
97
Two Heaps of Cards unequal In Number being placed opon the Table
103
A Card having been secretly thought of by one of the Audience
111
A Card having been withdrawn and replaced to call It from the Pack
117
The Rising Cards Several having been drawn returned
125
To make a Card stand upright by itself on the Table
132
The Card and Bird Box
138
CHAPTER VI
146
TRICKS witH Coin WITHOUT APPARATU
159
To pull Four Quarters or Halfcrowns through a Handkerchief
168
Introductory Remarks
172
Torub One Sixpence into Three
180
The Magic Cover and Vanishing Halfpence
190
The Demon Handkerchief
197
The HalfCrown or Quarter Wan
204
The Changing Plate
210
The Cone and Bouquet 364
217
The Snuffbox Vase
218
Principles of Sleightofhand applicable to Ball Tricks
272
Burlesque Address to the Spectators
279
To pass three Balls in succession under One Cup
287
The Ball Box
295
The Obedient Ball
302
The Hundred Goblets from a Hat
309
CHAPTER XVI
317
The Dancing Sailor
323
The Butterfly Trick
397
The Birth of Flowers
411
The Vanishing Die e
419
The Crystal Balls
426
The Umbrella Trick
433
The Rabbit or DoveTrap
441
The MoneyTrap
445
The Rabbit Trick 45
452
The Demons Head
458
The Flying Watches and the Broken Plate
465
The Sphinx
471
The Indian Basket Trick
477
SpiritRapping
485
The Atrial Suspension
495
To again Transform the Balls to still Larger Ones
502
A PPEND I X
515
Kempelens Speaking Figure
522
His Talking Figure
524
CHAPTER III
530
CHAPTER IV
536
CHAPTER V
542
Questions and Answers
549
Spiritualism
551
The Floating Table etc n
557
Carrying Fire in the Hands
563
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Page viii - It is better, on this account, in graduating the bottle, to make two scratches as represented in the drawing, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the curve : this prevents any future mistake.

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