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Card Magic: a Practical Treatise on Modern Card Conjuring

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Card Magic: a Practical Treatise on Modern Card Conjuring
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AuthorJohn Northern Hilliard
EditorCarl Waring Jones
Publication Date1945
LanguageEnglish
Pages586
 

Card Magic - A Practical Treatise on Modern Card Conjuring by John Northern Hilliard contains all the card work from his larger previous book, Greater Magic.

Contents

Chapter I - The Master of the Playing Cards

  • Page 1 The Master of the Playing Cards

Chapter II - Card Fans and Locations

  • Page 7 Card Fanning and Fan Locations
  • Page 10 How to Make the (Pressure) Fan
  • Page 13 The Thumb Fan
  • Page 13 The Reverse Fan
  • Page 17 The Giant Fan
    • Page 17 The Dovetail Shuffle
  • Page 19 The One-Hand Fan
    • Page 20 Vanish and Recovery
  • Page 21 The Fan "Steal" (Jack Lathrop)
  • Page 24 Dual One-Hand Fans
    • Page 26 False Shuffle
  • Page 27 The Fan Location
    • Page 27 1. By Means of the Regular Fan
    • Page 28 2. By Means of the Reversed Fan (A Glimpse)
    • Page 30 3. The Third Fan Location (A Crimp)

Chapter III - Locations

  • Page 31 Section I. By Means of Sleight of Hand
    • Page 31 1. The Pass
    • Page 31 2. The Side Steal
      • Page 32 Little Finger Break (Two Handlings)
      • Page 33 Flesh (Greek) Break
    • Page 34 3. A "Side-Steal' Location (Paul Le Paul)
    • Page 34 4. The Pick-Up Location (A Palm-less Transfer)
    • Page 35 5. The Push Location (Tap Injog)
    • Page 36 6. The Push-Back Location
    • Page 36 7. Another Push Location (A Key Glimpse-Tom Sellers)
    • Page 37 8. The "Slap" Location (A Drop Injog)
    • Page 38 9. The Shp Location (Insertion of Key or Short in Spread)
      • Page 40 A Reversed Card Discovery
    • Page 41 10. The Shuffle Location (Overhand Shuffle Injog)

Chapter IV - Locations by Marked Cards (1)

  • Page 45 Section II. The Crimp
  • Page 46 The Crimp Location
  • Page 46 First Method (With Both Hands)
    • Page 47 Yank Hoe Method
  • Page 49 Second Method (With One Hand)
  • Page 50 Third Method (With Both Hands)
  • Page 51 Fourth Method (With Both Hands--Dr. James Elliott)
    • Page 52 Sid Lorraine Addition
  • Page 52 Dai Vernon Subtlety
  • Page 53 Fifth Method (Card Control by Means of the Crimp)
    • Page 54 Riffle-Shuffle Positioning of Crimped Card
  • Page 55 Sixth Method (Crimp and Table Spread--Ted Annemann)
    • Page 57 Jack Merlin Crimp Technique
    • Page 57 Jack Merlin Wax Technique
  • Page 57 Seventh Method (The "Snap" Crimp--John Scarne)
    • Page 59 Scarne Ridge Technique
  • Page 59 Crimp Trick

Chapter V - Locations by Marked Cards (2)

  • Page 61 Section III. Various Ruses
  • Page 61 1. Nicking the Edge of a Card
  • Page 63 Nail-Pricking the Surface of a Card
  • Page 64 "It's Up To You
  • Page 65 2. The Knife-Blade Detection
  • Page 65 3. The Pencil-Line Detection
  • Page 66 4. The Daub Location (Lead-Pencil Dust aka Graphite)
    • Page 67 A Problem in Plumbago (Al Baker)
    • Page 69 Carbon-Paper Daub
    • Page 69 Carrying Daub
    • Page 70 Golden Glow Daub
    • Page 72 Application of Daub
    • Page 72 Ace-Cutting (John Scarne)
    • Page 72 Daub Application with Cardcase (Dai Vernon)
    • Page 73 Newspaper-Piece Daub
  • Page 74 A Problem in the Fourth Dimension (Paul Rosini)

Chapter VI - Locations by Key or Locator Cards

  • Page 77 Section IV
  • Page 77 The Warring Principle (Permanent Metal Tab)
    • Page 78 Removable Metal Clip
  • Page 78 Crescent Locator Card
  • Page 78 Double Locator Card
    • Page 79 Court Locator Card ("Master Card!')
    • Page 79 Pip Locator Card
  • Page 79 Silk Locator Card
  • Page 79 Eclipse Locator Card
  • Page 80 Celluloid Key Card (Alfred Caroselli)
  • Page 81 Reversed Key Card (U.F. Grant)
  • Page 81 Off-Tone Key Card
    • Page 81 Sun-Marked Key Card
    • Page 82 Worn-Back Key Card
  • Page 82 The Inked Card
  • Page 83 Double-Backed Key Card

Chapter VII - Locations by Means of Subtleties and Ingenious Arrangements

  • Page 85 Section V
  • Page 85 A. The Divided Pack
    • Page 85 1. The Red and Black Location
    • Page 88 2. The Odd and Even Location
    • Page 88 3. The Improved Odd and Even Location (Charles T. Jordan)
    • Page 88 4. The "Reversible" Location
  • Page 90 B. The Bottom Card Location
    • Page 90 Bottom Card
    • Page 91 Bottom Card of Upper Half
    • Page 91 Joker Discard to Locate Key
    • Page 91 Face-Down Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
    • Page 91 Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
    • Page 91 Deal-Down Key Placement
    • Page 92 The Positional (or Remote) Key Card
    • Page 92 Cardcase Load of Key Card
    • Page 92 "Experiment in Mind Reading" (J.N. Hilliard)
      • Page 93 Jardin Ellis Reducing Mirror (Shiner)
  • Page 95 C. The Top Card Location
  • Page 96 D. The Top and Bottom Location (Two Key Cards)
    • Page 96 a. The Overhand Shuffle
    • Page 97 b. The Dovetail Shuffle
  • Page 97 The Master Card Location
  • Page 99 E. The New Pack Location
  • Page 100 The Perfect Card Trick
    • Page 101 Reverse Order Location
  • Page 102 Under Which King, Bezonian?
  • Page 103 The Incomprehensible Detection

Chapter VIII - Locations

  • Page 105 Section VI. The "Slick Ace" and Some Tricks Therewith
  • Page 105 The Story of the "Slick Ace
  • Page 109 "The Master Card
  • Page 111"Slick Ace" Technique
    • Page 111 First Method
    • Page 111 Second Method
    • Page 112 Third Method (Frank Lane's Favorite)
    • Page 112 Fourth Method (On the Table)
      • Page 113 An Alternate Procedure
  • Page 113 Trick Wherein a Packet's Number of Cards is Divined
  • Page 113 Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card
    • Page 115 Dai Vernon Handling

Chapter IX - Old Wine in New Bottles

  • Page 117 Old Wine in New Bottles
  • Page 120 Mutus, Nomen, Dectit, Cocis (J.N. Hilliard)
  • Page 128 The Miracle Divination
    • Page 129 The Problem of the Three Coins (Mahendra Presentation)
    • Page 136 The Problem of the Four Aces (S.S. Blodgett)
    • Page 139 The Problem of the Three Poker Chips
  • Page 142 The Twenty-Five Card Trick (S. Leo Horowitz)
  • Page 145 The Mystery of the Penthouse (S. Leo Horowitz)
  • Page 150 The Incomprehensible Divination (Al Baker)
  • Page 153 Another Baker Twist to the Old'Ten-Card Trick
  • Page 154 Magic Number Revealment (R.W. Hull)
  • Page 157 A Matter of Debit and Credit

Chapter X - Shuffle, Force, Cut, and Pass

  • Page 163 Shuffle, Force, Cut, and Pass
  • Page 164 Overhand Shuffle Positioning of Four Cards (Dai Vernon)
  • Page 164 Cards. The Best Kind to Use
  • Page 164 False Shuffles
  • Page 165 I. To Get Control of a Selected Card
  • Page 165 II. To Keep Certain Cards in View
    • Page 165 1. The Bottom Card
    • Page 165 2. The Top Card
    • Page 165 3a, A Number of Cards (With Two Shuffles)
    • Page 166 3b. A Number of Cards (With One Shuffle)
  • Page 167 III. To Retain the Whole Pack in a Certain Order
    • Page 167 la. By Means of the Overhand Shuffle (G.W. Hunter)
    • Page 167 lb. By Means of the Overhand Shuffle
    • Page 169 2a. By Means of the Riffle Shuffle
    • Page 169 2b. The Inverted V Shuffle
      • Page 170 Variation
    • Page 171 3. The Haymow or Charlier False Shuffle
    • Page 171 4. The Weave or Greek Shuffle
    • Page 172 5a. The Push Through
    • Page 173 6b. The Strip Out
    • Page 174 6. False Riffle Shuffle
    • Page 174 7. Red and Black Location
  • Page 175 False Cuts
  • Page 175 I. False Cuts on the Table
    • Page 175 a. Three Cuts on the Table
    • Page 176 b. Three Cuts to the Table
    • Page 176 c. Multiple Cuts on the Table
    • Page 176 d. Three Cuts (Arthur Finley)
    • Page 177 e. Two Cuts to the Table
    • Page 178 f. Three Cuts on the Table
    • Page 179 g. Running Cut
  • Page 180 II. False Cuts with the Pack in Hand
    • Page 180 a. Three Cuts in the Hand (Riffle-Shuffle Grip)
    • Page 181 b. Three Cuts in the Hand (Riffle-Shuffle Grip)
    • Page 181 c. Three Cuts in the Hand (Hindu-Shuffle Grip)
  • Page 182 The Pass
  • Page 182 Practicing the Pass
  • Page 182 Covering the Pass
  • Page 183 The Delayed Pass (End Crimp Technique)
  • Page 184 The Herrmann Pass
    • Page 185 Wandering Jacks Fragment
  • Page 185 The "Bluff' Pass
  • Page 186 Substitutes for the Pass
  • Page 186 I. Misdirection
  • Page 187 II. The Hindu Shuffle
    • Page 187 Genuine Shuffle
    • Page 188 To Control a Selected Card
    • Page 188 To Control Several Selected Cards
  • Page 189 III. The Optical (Overhand) Shuffle
  • Page 189 IV. The Break and (Overhand) Shuffle
  • Page 190 V. The Fan
    • Page 191 S. Leo Horowitz Finesse
  • Page 191 The Force
  • Page 192 Advice on the Classic Force
  • Page 193 Contingency Correction (Stanley Collins)
  • Page 195 The Handkerchief Force (Jean Hugard)
  • Page 196 Forcing Cards Behind the Back (John Scarne)
  • Page 197 A Card Force (Stewart Judah, H. Adrian Smith)
  • Page 198 A Psychological Force
    • Page 198 To Force the Number 9
    • Page 199 For Forcing One of Two Cards or Piles on the Table
    • Page 199 A Psychological Force
  • Page 199 Modern Methods of Palming Cards
  • Page 199 An Imperceptible Method of Palming the Top Card
  • Page 200 1. The Top Card, One Hand Only (Judson Cole, Jean Hugard)
  • Page 201 2. The Top Card with Left Hand Only (Prof. Morris Lowey)
  • Page 202 3. Palming One Card (Tenkai Ishida)
  • Page 203 4. A Number of Cards (Left Thumb Push-Up)
  • Page 203 Holding a Break in the Pack
  • Page 204 1. The Base of the Thumb (Greek) Break
  • Page 204 2. With the First Joint of the Middle Finger (Flesh Break)
    • Page 204 One-Hand Pass from Flesh Break on the Deal
  • Page 205 3. Holding the Break After the Peek (S. Leo Horowitz)
  • Page 206 Switching the Pack (Capt. J.E. Stone)
  • Page 206 I. Using a Well in the Table
  • Page 206 II. Using a Hat and Blindfold
  • Page 207 III. Using a Handkerchief and Coat Pocket
  • Page 207 IV. Using a Cardcase and Coat Pocket
  • Page 207 V. To Exchange Decks During a Trick (Two Methods)
  • Page 208 VI. Using a Prepared Cardcase
  • Page 209 Final Observations and Caution
  • Page 209 Dealing Seconds
  • Page 209 One Hand
    • Page 209 a. Dealing Face Upwards
    • Page 210 b. Dealing Face Downwards
  • Page 210 By Means of a Faked Card (Dai Vernon)
  • Page 211 The Bottom Deal
  • Page 211 With One Hand
    • Page 211 a. Dealing Face Upwards
    • Page 212 b. Dealing Face Downwards
    • Page 212 Chosen Card at any Number
  • Page 212 Flourishes
  • Page 212 The Tenkai Color Change (Tenkai Ishida)
  • Page 213 The Horowitz Color Change (S. Leo Horowitz)
  • Page 214 The Fan Steal (S. Leo Horowitz)
  • Page 215 Reversing Whole Pack-First Method
  • Page 216 Reverse Sleight
  • Page 216 Second Method
  • Page 217 A Fan Reverse
  • Page 218 The Elbow Catch
  • Page 218 A Card Juggle
  • Page 219 Passing a Card Through the Crown of a Derby Hat
  • Page 219 A True Cut with One Hand
  • Page 220 A Flourish Count (Dai Vernon)

Chapter XI - Impromptu Card Tricks

  • Page 223 New Finishes for Card Tricks
    • Page 223 1. Card Dropping (Ted Annemann)
    • Page 224 2. Adaptation of the "Spring" Flourish
  • Page 224 Card Under the Napkin (Henry Gordien)
  • Page 225 A Card Changes in the Spectator's Hand
  • Page 226 Revealed by Fire
  • Page 226 The Spectator Does it All
  • Page 227 A Mental Discovery
    • Page 227 First Method (by Dealing)
    • Page 228 Second Method (by Spelling)
    • Page 229 Third Method-The Lie Detector (W. Fred. Heaman)
  • Page 230 Card Through a Hat
  • Page 231 The Flying Card (Nate Leipzig)
  • Page 231 Card in the Matchbox
  • Page 232 A Master Card Trick (Max Holden)
  • Page 234 The Three Pile Trick (C.W. Jones)
  • Page 237 The Salt Trick
  • Page 237 A Good Impromptu Trick
  • Page 237 A Self Working Trick (William H. McCaffrey)
  • Page 239 A "Think Stop" Trick (J.N. Hilliard)
  • Page 239 Trick with Two Packs
  • Page 240 A Joker Trick
  • Page 241 A Few Words Anent the Joker
  • Page 241 The Aces and the Criminal
  • Page 242 Obedient Cards
  • Page 242 Final Suggestions

Chapter XII - Sleight of Hand Card Tricks

  • Page 243 The Fadeaway Cards
  • Page 246 A Miracle Discovery
  • Page 248 The New Torn Corner Card (Al Saal)
  • Page 251 The Stabbed Card. New Version (Capt. J.E. Stone)
  • Page 253 Card in Pocket. I
  • Page 256 Card in Pocket. II (William H. McCaffrey)
  • Page 256 Two Card Location (Paul Rosini)
  • Page 258 Saliva Sorcery. I (Paul Rosini)
  • Page 260 Saliva Sorcery. II (Paul Rosini)
  • Page 261 The Magic Thrust. I
  • Page 262 The Magic Thrust. II. (Al Baker)
  • Page 264 The Magic Thrust. III (Ted Annemann)
  • Page 265 Relativity and Cards (Annemann, Hugard)
  • Page 267 Two Card Reverse
  • Page 269 The "Impossible" Location (George Kaplan)
  • Page 270 "You Do as I Do
    • Page 271 A. The Sympathetic Cards
    • Page 272 B. A Second Example with a Prearranged Deck
    • Page 275 C. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Part I
      • Page 277 Part II
    • Page 278 D. Variation Without the Use of a Waxed Card
    • Page 279 E. Domination of Thought
      • Page 280 Variation
      • Page 280 An Effective Follow Up
    • Page 281 F. The "J.N. Hilliard" Method
    • Page 281 Do As I Do (Rolland Hamblen)
  • Page 283 Prearrangement of Packs
    • Page 283 The Five Card Problem (George Kaplan)
    • Page 285 A Brain Teaser (George Kaplan)
    • Page 286 Modern Long Distance Mind Reading (George Kaplan)
    • Page 287 A Test Discovery (Dr. Buell)
    • Page 289 The Up-to-Date Prophet
  • Page 290 "Tearing the Pack" Trick
  • Page 291 A Spirit Writes (John Mulholland)
  • Page 292 Tricks with Two Decks; Red and Blue
    • Page 292 The Migrating Cards (Al Baker)
    • Page 293 "And the Spectator Blew" (Jean Hugard)
    • Page 295 Color Changing Backs (William H. McCaffrey)
  • Page 297 Poker Tricks Section
    • Page 297 A Poker Deal (Frank Lane)
    • Page 298 Unique Bridge and Poker Deal (William H. McCaffrey)
    • Page 303 The Perfect Poker Trick
    • Page 305 The Four Ace Deal (William W. Larsen)
    • Page 306 A Maneuver for Stud Poker (Glimpse)
    • Page 307 A Si Stebbins System Wrinkle
  • Page 307 Two Card Monte with the Torn Corner Added
  • Page 308 Card Mouthful (John Scarne)

Chapter XIII - The Spelling Bee

  • Page 309 I. Impromptu Method with Ordinary Cards (Lawrence Gray)
  • Page 311 II. Prearranged Cards
    • Page 311 1. "The T. Nelson Downs Speller
    • Page 313 2. Spell It Yourself (Ted Annemann)
  • Page 315 III. Spelling a Card Merely Thought Of
    • Page 315 1. Commander Slayton's Method
    • Page 317 2. J. N. Hilliard's Method
  • Page 318 IV. Spelling a Number of Cards After a Genuine Shuffle
    • Page 319 1. Charles T. Jordan's Method
    • Page 320 2. A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling (Jean Hugard)
  • Page 322 V. Special Pack
    • Page 322 The "Perfect" Spelling Trick
  • Page 323 A Suggested Routine of Spelling Tricks

Chapter XIV - Clairvoyance with Cards

  • Page 325 IA. With Unprepared Cards, Without Forcing (Robert-Houdin)
  • Page 327 IB. The Three of Clubs
    • Page 327 The Mexican Turn-over
  • Page 329 II. Forcing the Mental Selection of a Card and Tricks Therewith
    • Page 329 By Spreading the Cards
    • Page 330 By Ruffling the Cards
      • Page 330 a. With Two Spectators (Robert-Houdin)
      • Page 331 b. With Two Spectators
      • Page 333 Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement. a
      • Page 333 Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement, b
      • Page 333 Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
      • Page 334 Passing the Cards Before a Spectator
      • Page 334 c. With Two Spectators
      • Page 335 Variation
    • Page 335 Forcing a Card by Springing the Cards
    • Page 336 Locating a Card After the Spectator's Cut
  • Page 336 III. By Means of the Fan Spread
    • Page 336 a. Raising a Neat Fan
    • Page 337 b. Raising a Ragged Fan
    • Page 338 c. Spreading on the Table
    • Page 339 d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
  • Page 339 IV. With Prearranged Pack
    • Page 339 a. With the Nikola System
    • Page 340 b. With Two Packs
  • Page 340 V. Psychological Forces
    • Page 341 Red or Black
    • Page 341 The Seventh Position
    • Page 341 The Second Card
    • Page 342 The Second and Third Cards
    • Page 342 Memorizing Five Cards
    • Page 342 The Third Card
    • Page 343 Dai Vernon's Psychological Force
  • Page 343 VI. With Prepared Cards
    • Page 343 Al Baker's Force
  • Page 344 VII. By Elimination
    • Page 344 Ralph Hull's Trick
  • Page 346 VIII. Special Deck
    • Page 346 The Magician's Dream, with Prepared Cards (Audley Walsh)

Chapter 349 XV - The Four Aces

Chapter XVI - The Rising Cards

  • Page 370 I. Cards Freely Chosen. No Assistant
    • Page 370 Method No. 1
    • Page 374 Method No.2 (M. Laissus)
    • Page 375 Method No. 3
    • Page 376 Method No.4. The Book Houlette
  • Page 377 II. Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise. No Assistant
    • Page 377 Method No. 1. Duplicate Cards Concealed on Table
      • Page 378 With an Assistant
      • Page 378 Without an Assistant
      • Page 378 By Fanning the Deck
      • Page 379 Pip Change
      • Page 379 Addressing the Queen
      • Page 379 Card Rises Reversed then Turns Around
      • Page 379 The Blank Card Gag
      • Page 380 The Broomstick Rise (Robert Heller)
      • Page 380 With a Silk in the Glass
    • Page 380 Method No.2. Threaded Packet From Vest Pocket
    • Page 381 Method No.3. With a Borrowed Pack
    • Page 382 Method No.4. Cards Rise Spontaneously from Vest Pocket
    • Page 382 Method No.5. Card Rises from Pack Held in the Hand
    • Page 383 Method No.6. The All Rising Cards
    • Page 385 Method No.7. The Swinging Rising Cards
    • Page 386 Method No.8. The Joker Rising Card Trick
    • Page 386 Method No.9. The Celebrity Rising Card Trick
  • Page 387 III. The Hair and Wax Pellet
    • Page 387 Method No. 1. The "Albertf' Method
    • Page 388 Method No.2. Adrian Plate's Method
    • Page 389 Method No.3. Card Rising from Hand to Hand
    • Page 390 Method No.4. From a Glass
    • Page 391 Method No.5. Tube and Thread
    • Page 391 Method No.6. The Wand and Rising Card
  • Page 392 IV. Impromptu Methods
    • Page 392 Method No. 1. Cards Rise from the Pack Held in Left Hand
    • Page 393 Method No.2. The Little Finger Rise
    • Page 394 Method No.3. The Thumb Rise (S. Leo Horowitz)
    • Page 395 Method No.4. A Comedy Rising Card
    • Page 396 Method No.5. The Fluted Glass
    • Page 396 Method No.6. The Window Pack
    • Page 396 Method No.7. Wand and Houlette (Ottokar Fischer)
    • Page 397 Method No.8. The Cardini Rise
    • Page 397 Method No.9. Card Rising Through Handkerchief (Brush)
    • Page 398 Method No. 10. Card Rises From Cardcase Tied to Hand
    • Page 400 Method No. 11. The "Plunger" Rising Cards (Jack McMillen)
      • Page 402 Variation without Sleight of Hand, Using Wax
  • Page 402 V. Prepared Cards
    • Page 402 Special Cards
    • Page 403 With a Svengali Deck
  • Page 403 VI. Mechanical Rising Cards
    • Page 403 A. The Mechanical Pack (Hartz)
    • Page 404 B. The Holmes Spindle (Donald Holmes)
    • Page 405 C. The Card Case and Finger Tip
    • Page 405 D. The Wand and Glass Houlette
    • Page 405 E. The "Lyre" Rising Cards
    • Page 406 F. The Walking-Stick Rising Cards
    • Page 407 G. The Tray and Houlette
    • Page 408 H. The Gordien Rising Cards (Henry Gordien)
    • Page 410 I. The Hand Houlette
  • Page 412 VII. The Aerial Cards
    • Page 412 1. The "Thurston" Rising Cards
    • Page 413 2. A Method for the Parlor
    • Page 413 3. A Second Method
    • Page 414 4. The Queen of the Air
  • Page 414 VIII. Any Card Called For Rises
    • Page 414 1. M. Guimard's Method
    • Page 415 2. M. Ceilher's Method
    • Page 416 3. The "Neyhart" Houlette
    • Page 423 4, The Stull Rising Card Trick
  • Page 424 Dr. Hooker's Impossibilities
  • Page 426 The Card Windlass or Reel

Chapter XVII - Prepared Cards

  • Page 429 SECTION I
  • Page 429 The Cards Alone Prepared
  • Page 430 I. The Svengali Deck (Burling Hull)
    • Page 431 1. A Subtle Detection
    • Page 432 2. The Lady's Ring
    • Page 432 3. The Spectator Makes a Prediction
    • Page 433 4. A Prediction (Al Baker)
    • Page 435 5. The Perfect Stop Trick (Al Saal)
    • Page 436 6. Another "Stop' Trick
    • Page 437 7. A Blindfold Detection
  • Page 438 II. The Mene Tekel Deck (Burling Hull)
    • Page 439 1. Chosen Card Passed into Vest Pocket
    • Page 439 Three Chosen Cards Discovered From Pack in a Hat
    • Page 440 2. A Curious Coincidence (Glenn G. Gravatt)
  • Page 441 III, Double Faced Cards
  • Page 448 IV. Ivory and Air Cushion Finish
  • Page 450 V. Forcing Packs
    • Page 450 Three-Way Forcing Deck and Switch
    • Page 450 Three-Way Svengali Forcing Deck
    • Page 451 Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack (Dr. Ford Rogers)
    • Page 452 Cards Plus Jugglery (Charles A. Leedy)
  • Page 453 VI. Strippers
    • Page 454 1. To Surreptitiously Reverse a Stripper Deck
      • Page 455 Half and Half Subtlety
    • Page 455 2. Bringing the Reversed Card to the Top
  • Page 456 Tricks with a Stripper Deck
    • Page 456 1. A Novel X-Ray Trick
    • Page 457 2. Another Method
    • Page 457 3. A Triple Discovery (Professor Hoffmann)
  • Page 459 Two Good Wrinkles
    • Page 459 1. Reversing the Deck
    • Page 459 2. Not Reversing the Deck
  • Page 460 VII. End Strippers
  • Page 461 VIII. Bevelled Cards

Chapter IX - The Short Card

  • Page 463 The Short Card
  • Page 464 I. The Use of Cards Marked in Advance
    • Page 463 Types of Short Cards
    • Page 464 Cutting a Short Card
    • Page 464 Impromptu Short Card
    • Page 464 1. It's in the Bag (H. Adrian Smith)
      • Page 464 Effect No. 1
      • Page 465 Effect No. 2
      • Page 466 Effect No. 3
      • Page 466 Effect No.4
      • Page 467 Effect No.5
    • Page 468 2. A Bewildering Change (Cardini)
    • Page 469 3. Two Card Discovery (Billy O'Connor)
    • Page 471 4. The Torn Deck Discovery
    • Page 471 5. Ne Plus Ultra, New Version
    • Page 473 6. Mr. Snyder Makes a Prediction (John Snyder)
    • Page 475 7. The Double Lift with a Short Card
      • Page 475 Ambitious Card Routine
        • Page 475 Open One-Hand Top Change
    • Page 476 8. The Four Aces (Mickey McDougall)
    • Page 477 9. The Long Card (Paper Clip)
    • Page 478 10. Two New Locator Cards
    • Page 478 1. Coin Impression (Will De Sieve)
    • Page 479 2. Another 'Ridge" Preparation (Jontay)
  • Page 479 II. Impromptu Marking of Cards (Punching or Pegging)
    • Page 479 1. The Tooth Pick Method
    • Page 479 2. Thumb Tack Marker

Chapter X - Double Backed Cards

  • Page 480 Double Backed Cards (J.N. Hofzinser)
  • Page 481 1. The Self Reversing Cards
  • Page 481 2. The Ambitious Card (Vernon, Finley, Horowitz)
  • Page 484 3. The Power of the Will
  • Page 485 4. The Five Cards Do As I Do-You Can't
  • Page 486 5. Cagliostro's Card, A Prediction (George Kaplan)

Chapter XI. Divided Cards

  • Page 489 The Four Sevens and the Four Deuces
  • Page 490 The Protean Pack of Cards (Robert-Houdin)

Chapter XII - Sundry Prepared Cards

  • Page 491 1. A Visible Transformation (W. Fred Heaman)
  • Page 492 2. Prepared Carbon Card (James Maxwell)
    • Page 493 A Mindreading Trick
  • Page 494 Annemann's Method with Prepared Cardcase
  • Page 495 3. The Daub. A Miracle -Location (Paul Rosini)
  • Page 496 4. One Way Cards. "Think Stop" a. (William H. McCaffrey)
    • Page 497 One Way Cards. b. Spectator Reverses Cards Himself
  • Page 497 5. Diachylon Thought Control
  • Page 499 SECTION II
  • Page 499 Card Tricks with Apparatus and in Combination with Other Objects
  • Page 500 Spirit Cartography (Harry Blackstone)
    • Page 500 The Cross-Cut Force
  • Page 501 The Card in the Frame
  • Page 503 The Knowing Dart
  • Page 504 Stand for the Vanish and Recovery of Four Cards
  • Page 505 The Card and Ribbon Trick (J.J. Kolar)
  • Page 508 The Card and Stamp Mystery (Harlan Tarbell)
  • Page 510 The Enchanted Card Slide (Nishan Andounian and Joe Berg) (NOTE: Andounian is acutally Nishan Amdounian)
  • Page 512 "Cherchez La Femme" (Al Baker)
  • Page 513 The Balloon and Card

Chapter XVIII - The Tuned Deck

  • Page 517 The Tuned Deck (Ralph W. Hull)
  • Page 530 The Rough and Smooth Principle
  • Page 531 The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper (R. W. Hull)
    • Page 531 1. The Force
    • Page 532 2. The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper Trick
    • Page 532 3. "Knock'em Off with a Stick
    • Page 533 4. Skilled? Second Dealing
  • Page 533 The Magnetic Mental Control (R.W. Hull)

Chapter XIX - Card Stars of the U.S.A.


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