Book of Magic: Classic Tricks of the Great Professionals

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The Book of Magic is specially designed to give you a solid grounding in sleight of hand, timing, and presentation. It will enable you to perform a whole range of tricks with playing cards, rope, rings, handkerchiefs, coins, and banknotes. Before anyone can say "Abracadabra," you'll be standing up in front of friends and family, amazing them with the classic tricks you have mastered.

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Overview

The Book of Magic is specially designed to give you a solid grounding in sleight of hand, timing, and presentation. It will enable you to perform a whole range of tricks with playing cards, rope, rings, handkerchiefs, coins, and banknotes. Before anyone can say "Abracadabra," you'll be standing up in front of friends and family, amazing them with the classic tricks you have mastered.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848580336
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2011

Meet the Author

A member of the Inner Magic Circle, and resident magician at the world-renowned Hamleys toy store since 1984, Bruce Smith has performed more magic on live television than any other magician. In addition, Bruce Smith is in demand as a performer at prestigious corporate events as well as exclusive private functions.

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Table of Contents

Great Card Tricks 8

Glossary of Terms 10

Odd one out 11

The seven pile trick 14

Duck and deal 17

Joker's wild 22

Scarlet Pimpernel 26

The glide move 31

Observation test 35

Cutting the aces 38

You are the magician 42

Card on window 46

The next card I turn over 48

The stack 52

Las Vegas poker deal 54

Torn and restored card 58

Card through handkerchief 61

The crimp 65

Magnetized cards 67

Great Money Tricks 70

Glossary of Terms 72

Jumping coin 73

Vanishing note 75

The French drop 78

The pinch vanish 81

Multiply your money 85

Miser's dream 89

Making money 94

Coin up through hand 98

Penetrating note 101

Holey coin fold 105

Into thin air 111

E-Z coin vanish 114

The vanishing banknote 117

Two coins 120

The roll down 124

Flying coin 127

Great Handkerchief Tricks 130

Glossary of Terms 132

Dissolving knot 133

Vanishing wand 136

The secret helper 138

Hypnotized hanky 141

The serpent silk 144

Glorpy 148

Hanky through hanky 152

Houdini silk 156

Penetrating handkerchief 159

Appearing silk hanky 163

The organ pipes 166

Wine glass production 170

Colour prediction 175

Silk production and change 178

Broken and restored match 183

Twentieth century silks 187

Great Rope and Ring Tricks 190

Glossary of Terms 192

Another one-handed knot 193

Quick knot 196

The pop-off knot 199

Quick slip knot 202

Appear-ring 207

Knotty bracelet 210

Triple knots 214

The sliding knot 216

Throwing a knot 222

Buttonhole release 224

Double escape 227

The string and the straw 230

Ring restoration 234

Bangle release 238

The captive knot 242

Through the thumb 246

Ring and band 250

Cutting a girl in two 252

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