CODE: BK0153


A truly staggering collection, this book explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks including 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. Also tricks based on a one-way pack, prearranged pack, Svengali pack, Mene-Tekel pack, stripper pack and special packs. Also included are 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 including 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.

This book is an unabridged, corrected republication of the 1937 edition. Introduction by Theo Annemann the book contains 66 illustrations by Nelson Hahne.

It is 402 pages and softbound.

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