E. D. Proudlock's Routine with Thimbles
|E. D. Proudlock's Routine with Thimbles|
|Publisher||L. Davenport & Co.|
|Followed by||Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks|
E.D. PROUDLOCK'S ROUTINE WITH THIMBLES
Described by EDWARD BAGSHAWE
Illustrated by 97 Photographic Reproductions from the originator's own hands, and 3 line drawings
FIRST PUBLISHED, MAY, 1933. SECOND EDITION, FEBRUARY, 1936 THIRD EDITION, OCTOBER, 1942
I admire a magician whose zeal for his art is always at fever heat. I admire a magician who sets out to discover some of the hidden treasures of magic and does not count the cost, in time and labour, that he spends on the task. Lastly, I admire the magician who, when he has found some of those hidden treasures, is willing and anxious to share them with his fellow magicians.
The reader will now understand why I have a profound admiration for the magician whose originations appear in this book. One glance at it will convince anyone who understands magic that it is no ordinary book, and those who know Edward Proudlock— and I have that great pleasure—will not be surprised, for he is no ordinary magician, but a super-magician, a genius. He is brilliant when he is performing and equally brilliant—as this book proves—when he is inventing. I marvel when I think of the amount of energy he must have spent in acquiring—by sheer, hard thinking—the material for this book.
And now he is giving the fruits of his labour away! That is what it comes to, for I know something about writing books and the cost of producing them, and so I know that when a book of this kind is lavishly illustrated with reproductions of photographs —as this book is—there is only one way of balancing accounts. The magicians responsible for the book will find that their labour has been a labour of love.
It is a splendid little book, full of meat. Every sleight is beautifully described and adequately illustrated. What more can the most exacting reader require? That the book will become a classic I have not the slightest doubt and although you, dear reader, and I will not live to see that great honour done to it— for no book becomes a classic in the author's lifetime—we can all do our best to help it to reach that goal by spreading its fame abroad among all magicians worthy of owning the book.
Friend Proudlock, Brother Magician, I salute you!
- Preliminary Notes
- The First Sleight
- The Second Sleight
- The Third Sleight
- The Fourth Sleight
- The Fifth Sleight
- The Sixth Sleight
- The Seventh Sleight
- The Eighth Sleight
- The Ninth Sleight
- The Tenth Sleight
- The Eleventh Sleight
- The Twelfth Sleight
- The Thirteenth Sleight
- The Fourteenth Sleight
- The Fifteenth Sleight
- Production of Ten Thimbles
- Vanish of Five Thimbles and Reproduction of Ten
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