Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring: A Complete Compendium of Astonishing Illusions

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Quirk Books, 2008 - Games & Activities - 340 pages
Quirk's Amazing Magical Wonder Deck charmed amateur and professional magicians with its gorgeous aesthetic and fiendishly clever card tricks. Now these same readers can experience a complete course in magic with Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring a giant compilation of more than 300 tricks and variations.

Here are illustrated step-by-step instructions for rope tricks, money magic, mind-reading effects, stage illusions, everyday magic, and plenty of all-new card tricks. Readers will learn how to bend spoons, stretch handkerchiefs, levitate glassware, make small children disappear, shuffle playing cards with aplomb, and much more everything from simple street-magic effects to epic on-stage illusions. Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring is a beautifully designed reference for magicians of all ages and abilities.

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About the author (2008)

Mr. Mysteriowas the stage name of Alphonse Zenobius Rekulak, a Ukrainian immigrant to the United States who rose to become one of the world’s foremost illusionists. He died in New York City in 1936.Gabe Fajuriserves as associate editor of MAGIC Magazine, the world’s largest independent periodical for magicians. He is also the president of Squash Publishing, which produces scholarly and instructional titles on conjuring. He has written many books on the subject of magic and magicians, and he produces and consults on magic-related television programs, live events, and publishing projects. He lives in Chicago.

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