Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
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AuthorJean Hugard
EditorJean Hugard
PublisherMax Holden
Publication Date1937
LanguageEnglish
Denis Behr's Conjuring Archive270
Pages445
 
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks was based on two volumes compiled by Doctor Wilhelm von Deusen in collaboration with Glenn G. Gravatt (in fact Dr. Wilhelm von Deusen was a speudo of Gravatt) under the titles Encyclopedia of Self-working Card Tricks and The Second Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (1936). They were originally mimeographed on large pages and sold for ten dollars, selling over eight hundred copies.

Jean Hugard completely rewrote and added more tricks (also leaving some intricate slight of hand routines out). The Associate Editor was John J. Crimmins, Jr. and it was illustrated by Nelson C. Hahne.

There is an introduction by Ted Annemann that addresses claiming ownership of tricks and how Mr. Holden thought permission from all known originators of the effects included.

Editions

  • 1937 - 1st edition, Max Holden, New York
  • 1961 - Faber & Faber, London UK
  • 1974 - reprint, 1974, Dover Publications, New York
  • 19?? - reprint, D. Robbins & Co., New York
  • 1970's Louis Tannen edition
  • 2001 - revised edition with forward by Michael Bailey, Foulsham


Contents

  • CHAPTER I: MISCELLANEOUS IMPROMPTU CARD TRICKS
  • CHAPTER II: SPELLING EFFECTS IN CARD MAGIC
  • CHAPTER III: "YOU DO AS I DO"
  • CHAPTER IV: CARD SUBTLETIES UTILIZING KEY CARDS
  • CHAPTER V: "SLICK" PRINCIPLES IN CARD MAGIC
  • CHAPTER VI: CARD MYSTERIES EMPLOYING DIACHYLON
  • CHAPTER VII: DOUBLE BACK PRINCIPLES IN CARD MAGIC
  • CHAPTER VIII: MAGIC UTILIZING DOUBLE FACED CARDS
  • CHAPTER IX: CARD MYSTERIES USING A ONE-WAY BACK DESIGN O
  • CHAPTER X: REVERSED ORDINARY CARDS
  • CHAPTER XI: CALCULATION TRICKS WITH ORDINARY CARDS
  • CHAPTER XII: THE MYSTERIES OF A PREARRANGED PACK OF CARDS
  • CHAPTER XIII: MAGIC WITH A SVENGALI PACK OF CARDS
  • CHAPTER XIV: MAGIC WITH A MENE-TEKEL PACK OF CARDS
  • CHAPTER XV: MAGIC WITH A STRIPPER PACK OF CARDS
  • CHAPTER XVI: MAGICAL MYSTERIES WITH SPECIAL PACKS
  • CHAPTER XVII: THE USE OF SHORT CARDS IN MAGICAL EFFECTS
  • CHAPTER XVIII: MORE MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS
  • CHAPTER XIX: INDISPENSABLE SLEIGHTS
  • CHAPTER XX: THE NIKOLA CARD SYSTEM
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