Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

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In the first decades of the twentieth century magicians filled the magic journals with articles on card tricks, giving improvements on classic tricks and inventing new ones. If you could put together a collection of these magazines you would have almost a complete course on card tricks, by some of the world's greatest magicians. But where could you find these journals now that they are probably collector's items? And even if you could find them, how much would such a collection cost? Not very much. Because ...

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Overview

In the first decades of the twentieth century magicians filled the magic journals with articles on card tricks, giving improvements on classic tricks and inventing new ones. If you could put together a collection of these magazines you would have almost a complete course on card tricks, by some of the world's greatest magicians. But where could you find these journals now that they are probably collector's items? And even if you could find them, how much would such a collection cost? Not very much. Because all the best of these tricks are available in this one monumental book, containing nearly every practical card trick produced, invented, and improved by magicians over a span of forty years and more.
A truly staggering collection, this book explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks: impromptu card tricks, spelling tricks, "you do as I do" tricks, diachylon (a paste for gluing cards together) tricks, calculation tricks; tricks using key cards, slick cards, double-backed cards, reversed cards, short cards; tricks based on a one-way pack, prearranged pack, Svengali pack, Mene-Tekel pack, stripper pack; special packs; miscellaneous tricks including Everywhere and Nowhere, The Case of the Four Kings, Card in the Orange, The Buddha Whispers, and Inseparable Aces; and a final chapter on tricks using the famous Nikola Card System. In addition, a chapter on technique explains the most important sleights ― the overhand shuffle, riffle shuffle, false cut, palm, simple pass, double lift, glide, and force.
Based on a volume compiled by Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen and Glenn G. Gravatt, this collection was thoroughly revised by Jean Hugard and completely rewritten. It is easily the finest single compendium of classic card tricks, and the clear style makes the instructions easy to follow. An indispensable book for the professional or amateur magician, it is a magnificent source for anyone who wants just the right tricks to mystify his friends or delight his children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486212524
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1974
  • Series: Dover Magic Books Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 416,067
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION By Theo. Annemann
CHAPTER I MISCELLANEOUS IMPROMPTU CARD TRICKS
  Twin Souls
  The Magic Breath
  Reversed Court Card
  The Sagacious Joker No. 1
  " " " " 2"
  " " " " 3"
  " " " " 4"
  The Trio
  Cards of Chance
  Push
  Card Detectives
  "The "Easy" Card in Wallet"
  Prediction
  A Smart Location
  The Whispering Queen
  The Card Doctor
  Stampedo
  Color Divination
  The Vanishing Pair
  The Unknown Leaper
  Self Control
  In His Pocket
  Find the Queen
  Super Card Prediction
  The Finger Points
  The Five Card Mental Force
  "Just Think" Mental Mystery"
  Matching the Aces
  Supasso
  New Card Discovery
  Thought Card from Pocket
  Naming Cards in the Dark
  The Magic Thrust
  U Find Your Card
  The Card and Crystal Ball
  The Secret Mathematician
  The Card Miracle-Certain
  " " " Tucker's Version"
  " " " Abbott's Version"
  " " " T. Nelson Downe's Version"
  Cut in Detection
  Sleight of Foot
CHAPTER II SPELLING EFFECTS IN CARD MAGIC
  System for arranging card for any spelling combination
  Spelling a Card
  Duplex Comedy Speller
  Farelli's Impromptu Speller
  Knock Out Speller
  A Single Speller
  Superlative Speller
  You Selected the ?
  Spell It
  Impromptu Speller
  Wizard Spelling Master
  Peculiarities of the Pasteboards
  The New Spell
  The Automatic Speller
  Spellino
  Spellino Climax
  Howard's Simplex Speller
  U Spell Your Card
  An Easy Speller
PRE-ARRANGED SET UPS
  Thought Spelling
  Quadruple Spelling
  Another Thought Spelling
  Improved Spelling Trick
  Think It?Spell It
  Improved Chevalier
  Spelling Any Card Called For
  The Shuffled Spelling Bee
  The Double Speller
  The Whispering Speller
  The Joker Spelling Routine
  Variation of Joker Spelling
  The Joker Speller
  Sure Winner Spelling Bee
  Frank Squire's Speller
  Gwynne's Speller
  Spell It Yourself
  Seller's Speller Idea
  Incomprehendo Speller
  Perfect Spelling Trick
  Card Spelling Deluxe
  Lazybones
  Think of a Card
  The Spelling Bee
"CHAPTER III "YOU DO AS I DO"
  A Peculiar Coincidence
  You Do As I Do
  Identical Thought
  Two Souls With A Single Thought
  Follow Me
  A Close Work Discovery
  A Follow Up Effect
  Coincidence
  Loyd's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  A Variation of the Above
  Another Do As I Do
  Do As I Do in the Dark
  Domination of Thought
  A Strange Coincidence
  Coincidence Again
  Sympathetic Sympathy
  Synthetic Sympathy
  Backs Up
  Mental Coincidence
  Another Marvelous Coincidence
  A Card Sympathy
  Paradox of Pairs
  Hugard's Follow Me
CHAPTER IV CARD SUBLETIES UTILIZING KEY CARDS
  A Couple of Cards Get Together
  Mental Vision
  Phenomenal Thought Cards
  Indetecto
  Detected by Fingerprints
  The Three Heaps
  Double Prediction
  Impenetrable Stop Trick
  Mephisto's Prediction
  The Sequel
  A Count Down Mystery
  The Card and Number
  Tone Control
  The Mystic Seven
  Master Mental Mystery
  Infallible Detection
  Face Down Detection
  Devilish Cards
  Comedy Twin Card Prediction
  The Nervous Card
  The Nifty Key
  Up Your Sleeve
  The Quartette
  Think of a Card
  Demon's Detection
"CHAPTER V "SLICK" PRINCIPLES IN CARD MAGIC"
  The Slick Card
  The Half Moon Location
  Location Plus
  Everybody's Card
  Stage Location
  The Master Card Speller
  Counting by Eye
  Odd or Even
  The Mystic Cut
  A Slick Card Routine
CHAPTER VI CARD MYSTERIES EMPLOYING DIACHYLON
  Diachylon
  The Flying Card
  The Missing Card
  Mesmerized Cards
  Diachylon Force
  The Queen Turns Over
  Diachylon Book Test
  Another Diachylon Force
  Twin Aces
  Turno
  Melrose
  Two Viewpoints
  Diachylon Stop Trick
  Reversed Color Surprise
  Diachylon Super Color Change
  Flyaway Cards
  Ace Transposition
  Remote Control Improved
  Card in Pocket
  The Diachylon Do As I Do
  A Real Magical Vanish
  The Acme Spirit Test
  Number Please
  The Sympathetic Pair No. 1
  The Sympathetic Pair No. 2
  The Sympathetic Pair No. 3
CHAPTER VIII MAGIC UTILIZING DOUBLE FACED CARDS
  Double Faced Cards
  Hat and Card Change
  The Funny Deck
  U Can't Do As I Do
  The Spotter Cards
  Sundry
  The Four Aces
  Kings and Aces
  The Triangle Trick
  Double Reverse
  New Card Monte
  A Book Test
  A Changing Card
  The Improved Burned Card
  A Spirit Message
  A Transposition
CHAPTER IX CARD MYSTERIES USING A ONE-WAY BACK DESIGN
  One Way Back Design
  Subtle Method of Setting the Deck Openly
  Devination Supreme
  The Phantom Stable
  Five Card Stabbing Mystery
  A Thought Card Prodigy
  The Five Senses
  Premo Detection
  Thought in Person
  Think Stop
  The Deck That Isn't
  Twentieth Century Sorcery
  The Four Pile Location
  The Cut Pack Location
  A Card is Found Once More
  Odd or Even
  The Alternate Detection
  A New Kink
  Eight in a Row
  Gardener's Unique Principle
  Second Card Location
  Long Distance Location
  The Super Spread
  Simple Triple Location
  No Dice
  The Vanishing Mirror
  The Marked Deck
  The Fingerprint Discovery
  Living and Dead Trust
  A Count Down Discovery
  Siamese Twins
  "Your Card, Your Number"
  Elimination Extraordinary
  Reading the Cards
  Ne Plus Ultra Location
  One in Ten Detection
  Uni-Mentality
  Challenge of the Year
  Card Location Supreme
  Hummer Detection
  Instant Mind Reading
  A Counter Location
  A Principle in Disguise
  The Perfect Guesser
  Red or Black
  Transcendental Vision
  Find the Lady
  Call Me Up Sometime
  A Miracle
  Thought Transference
  Say When
  The Drunk Plays Bridge
  Incomprehendo
  The One Way Key
  One Way Decks
CHAPTER X REVERSED ORDINARY CARDS
  Simplified Reverse
  Upside Down
  U Bite
  The Haley Reversed Vard
  Sure Locator
  In The Dark
  Under Cover
  Behind the Back
  Coincidence
  The Reversed Count Down Trick
  French's Extraordinary Aces
CHAPTER XI CALCULATION TRICKS WITH ORDINARY CARDS
  Weirdo
  A Prediction
  Long Distance Mind Reading
  Two Card Location
  Improved Super Memory
  Spectator's Choice
  Mentalo
  Knock Out Counting Trick
  A card an A Number
  Projected Thought
  No Plus Ultra
  Uni-Mental
  Knock 'Em Dead
  Self Working Mystery
  Stop and Think
  Novel Card Discovery
  Improved Marvelous Prediction
  Ready Reckoner
  The Pari Detection
  Dead Easy Location
  Odd or Even
  The Wonder Force
  Psychic Prediction
  Prophesied Spot Total
  Cagliostro's Vision
  Quadruple Deck Mystery
  Mephistopheles' Touch
  Fair and Square
  "Your Card, Your Number"
  One in Fourteen
  The Fifteenth Card
  Sensational Card Mystery
  New X-Ray Trick
  Shark Food
  Thought Foretold
  Mysterious Detective
  Super Count Down
  Fate and the Joker
  Psycholia
  The Wizard's Dream
  Diabolica Transposition
  Card Memory
  Sensitive Thoughts
  Red and Blue Back Mix-Up
  Two Person Location
  Dual Sympathy
  Another Sympathetic Mystery
  A Quaint Happening
  "$1,000 Test Card Location"
  Seeing With the Finger Tips
  1. Lip Reading Test
  2. Here's Your Card
  3. The Master's Touch
  Perfect Card Divination
  Unique Telephone Test
  Psychological Discernment
  Another Impossibility
  A Discard Trick
  Count the Cut
  Cremo Card Restoration
  Strange Coincidence
  Premier book Test
  Between the Line
  Fathomed Thought
  Winning the Cut
  Wizard's Will
  Card Divination
  Double Divino
  The Missing Pair
  Premier Card Discovery
  Location
  A Simple Location
  Out of Sight
  Prophesied Discovery
  From Another Pack
  Divino
  Williams' Card Trick
  Red or Black
  Excello Card Discovery
  Naming Chosen Card
  Psychic Card Test
  A Card and A Number
  Mediumistic Stunt No. 1
  Mediumistic Stunt No. 2
  System
  The Knockout
  Six Piles
  Mephisto's Message
  Name O' Card
  New Pack Detection Four Fold Sympathy
  Telephatic Control
  Cards and Pockets
  Count Down Detection
  The Adventures of Diamond Jack
CHAPTER XIII MAGIC WITH A SVENGALI PACK OF CARDS
  The Svengali Deck
  Various Methods of Handling the Pack
  Simple Effects
  Switching Packs
  The Three Heaps
  Cutting the Pack With a Knife
  The Wrapped Pack
  Any Heap
  Reverse Card
  The Unseen Card
  Think of a Card
  Card Stabbing
  Svengali Prediction
  The Mystery Problem
  The Cards and the Dice
  Svengali Clairvoyance
  The Prize Winner
  The Mirage Principle]
  Mirage Deck
  The Eye Popper
  Svengali Mind Reading
  The Siamese Svengali Pack
  Svengali Force
CHAPTER XIV MAGIC WITH A MENE-TEKEL PACK OF CARDS
  The Mene-Tekel Deck
  Controlling Several Cards
  Card Into Pocket. A Second Method
  From A Hat
  Card and Number
  One in Four
  The Pocket Rising Card
  Cards and Slates
  Coincidence Mene-Tekel
CHAPTER XV MAGIC WITH A STRIPPER PACK OF CARDS
  The Stripper Deck
  Tricks with the Stripper Deck
  To Separate the Red Cards From the Black
  The Four Ace Trick
  Finding a Card in Any Position
  Selected Cards Pass Through A Handkerchief
  The Turned Card
  Finding Any Number of Selected Cards At Once or Separately
  Finding All But A Chosen Card
  Companionable Kings
  Passing A card Through a Table
  The Animated Card
  Cutting At A Chosen Card
  The Blown Card
  Card From Spectator's Pocket
  "The "Cut" Count"
  Out of the Room Discovery
  The Court Cards'
  Naming the Cards
  Magnetized Card
  At Any Number From Pocket
  Card Through Handkerchief
  Just the Reverse
  The Four Kings
  Stripper Stabbing
  Card in the Hat
  Reunion
CHAPTER XVI MAGICAL MYSTERIES WITH SPECIAL PACKS
  Impossible Card Discovery
  One Ahead
  The Mentalist's Card Staggerer
  Coincidentally
  Magnetic Mental Control
  Movie Color Cards
  Transpo Color Change
  Invisible Flight
  Blind Man's Bluff
  Speaking of Pink Elephants
  Card Telepathy
  CARD X
  Sight Unseen
  Miracle Code
  Telepathic Cards
  Toy Telephone Reading
  Duo-Mentality
  Three in One Card Trick
  The Midnight Marvel
  The Limit Four Ace Trick
  Zen's Card Miracle
  A Novel Card Problem
  Get it in the dark
  Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick
  Neat Card Detection
  New Card Locator
  The Fourteen Deck
  Telepathy
  The Whispering Envelope
  Creat Psychic Card Feat
  Card Stabbing
  Miracle Card Location
  Miracle Location Card Version
  Telepathic Selection
  Mental Masterpiece
  Automatic Second Deal
  Magicardo
  Stereotyped Reading the Cards
  Thought Card Discovery
  Impromptu Detection
  Nine in Ten Detection
  It's Up To You
CHAPTER XVII THE USE OF SHORT CARDS IN MAGICAL EFFECTS
  The Short Card
  Cards From Nowhere
  On the Top
  X-Ray Eyes
  A Color Change
  Cut Card Force
  Another Force
  To Any Number
  Horoscope Card Force
  A Spelling Trick
  The Locator
  Behind the Pack
  Double Location
  A Reversed Location
  Vanishing Card
CHAPTER XVIII MORE MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS
  Everywhere and Nowhere
  The Original Stop Trick
  Say When
  A Means To An End
  Think Stop
  Psychological Stop Trick
  Number Please ( Walsh's method)
  Number Please (Al Baker's method)
  The Case of the Four Kings
  The J. M. Rising Card
  Miraskill
  Master Card Location
  Miracle Card Location
  Card Detected By Pulse Beat
  Imitation Seconds
  Psychological Force
  Face Up Location
  Dream Card
  Elimination
  A Super-Reverse Problem
  Card in the Orange
  The Slap Trick
  The Conjuror's Touch
  The Card Through the Handkerchief
  The Penetrating Cards
  Get These Behind Me Satan
  The Princess Card Trick
  The Clock Trick
  Paint Brush Card
  The Eclipse Vanish
  The Card From the Pocket
  Card From The Pocket
  Banner Card Discovery
  Like Seeks Like
  The Master Riddle
  Transposition?Box to Envelope
  Mental Card Mystery
  Satan's Mail
  Card and Envelope
  Card and Envelope No. 2
  Tuned Minds
  Two Card Slate Prophecy
  The Spectator Finds Your Card
  Watch His Elbow
  Two Pile Trick
  The Voice of the Spirit
  The Buddha Whispers
  Triple Card Mystery
  Infallible Prediction
  Faces or Backs
  The Life Saver
  The Magnetized Cards (4 methods)
  Tearing the Deck
  Reversed Cards
  Simplicity Four Ace Trick
  Another Simplicity Ace Trick
  Inseparable Aces
  Slates and Aces
  The Trend of the Times
  The Great Pearl Mystery
  Parade of the Queens
  Buried Alive
  Reading the Cards
  Hindu Miracle
  The Belt Trick
  Modern Card Reading
  "Any Time, Any Day, Card Reading"
  Mystery Card Reading
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