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He tried to  cover every phase and known principle necessary to a modern performer. These were textbooks that he thought an absolute stranger to magic should buy:
 
He tried to  cover every phase and known principle necessary to a modern performer. These were textbooks that he thought an absolute stranger to magic should buy:
*[[Stanyon's Magic]] (periodical)
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*"[[Stanyon's Magic]]" (periodical)
*[[Harlan Tarbell]], [[Tarbell Course of Magic]]
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*[[Harlan Tarbell]], "[[Tarbell Course of Magic]]"
*[[Ellis Stanyon]], [[The Stanyon Serials]] (1-21)
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*[[Ellis Stanyon]], "[[The Stanyon Serials]]" (1-21)
*[[T. Nelson Downs]], [[The Art of Magic]]
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*[[T. Nelson Downs]], "[[The Art of Magic]]"
*[[John Northern Hilliard]], [[Greater Magic]] (Sequel to above now being published)
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*[[John Northern Hilliard]], "[[Greater Magic]]
*[[Edwin Sachs]], [[Sleight of Hand]]
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*[[Edwin Sachs]], "[[Sleight of Hand]]"
*[[Jasper Maskelyne]] and [[David Devant]], [[Our Magic]]
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*[[Jasper Maskelyne]] and [[David Devant]], "[[Our Magic]]"
*[[Prof. Hoffmann]], [[Modern Magic]]
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*[[Prof. Hoffmann]], "[[Modern Magic]]"
*[[Henry Hatton]] and [[Adrian Plate]], [[Magicians' Tricks, How They Are Done]]
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*[[Henry Hatton]] and [[Adrian Plate]], "[[Magicians' Tricks, How They Are Done]]"
*[[Sidney Clarke]], [[Annals of Conjuring]] (Magic Wand Nos.121-140)
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*[[Sidney Clarke]], "[[Annals of Conjuring]]" ([[Magic Wand]] Nos.121-140)
*[[Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin]], [[The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic]]
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*[[Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin]], "[[The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic]]"
*[[Howard Thurston]], [[200 Tricks You Can Do]]
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*[[Howard Thurston]], "[[200 Tricks You Can Do]]"
*Howard Thurston, [[200 More Tricks You Can Do]]
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*Howard Thurston, "[[200 More Tricks You Can Do]]"
*[[S.W. Erdnase]], [[The Expert at the Card Table]]
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*[[S.W. Erdnase]], "[[The Expert at the Card Table]]"
*[[Ted Annemann]], [[202 Methods of Forcing]]
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*[[Ted Annemann]], "[[202 Methods of Forcing]]"
*[[John Hugh Johnson]], [[The Open Book]]
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*[[John Hugh Johnson]], "[[The Open Book]]"
*[[Loyd]], [[Loyd's Master Manipulation of Thimbles]]
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*[[Loyd]], "[[Loyd's Master Manipulation of Thimbles]]"
*[[David Deveen]], [[Expert Cigarette Manipulation]]
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*[[David Deveen]], "[[Expert Cigarette Magic]]"
*[[Burling Hull]], [[Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation]]
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*[[Burling Hull]], "[[Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation, Part 1 & 2]]"
*Burling Hull, [[Master Sleights with Billiard Balls]]
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*[[John Lippy]], "[[Chemical Magic]]"
*[[John Lippy]], [[Chemical Magic]]
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*[[Harry Houdini]], "[[Paper Magic]]"
*[[Harry Houdini]], [[Paper Magic]]
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*Burling Hull, "[[33 Rope Ties and Chain Releases]]"
*Burling Hull, [[33 Rope Ties and Chain Releases]]
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*[[Walter Gibson]], "[[Houdini's Escapes]]"
*[[Walter Gibson]], [[Houdini's Escapes]]
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*[[Lulu Hurst]], "[[Lulu Hurst (the Georgia Wonder) Writes Her Autobiography and for the First Time Explains and Demonstrates the Great Secret of Her Marvelous Power]]"
*[[Lulu Hurst]], [[Lulu Hurst,The Georgia Wonder, Writes her Autobiography]]
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*Houdini, "[[Miracle Mongers and Their Methods]]"
*Houdini, [[Miracle Mongers and their Methods]]
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*[[L. W. de Laurence]], "[[Medical Hypnosis and Magnetic Hypnotism]]"
*W. de Laurence, [[Medical Hypnosis and Magnetic Hypnotism]]
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*[[Arthur Edward Waite]], "[[The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts]]"
*Arthur Edward Waite, [[The Book of Black Magic and of Pacts]]
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*[[Arthur Prince]], "[[The Whole Art of Ventriloquism]]"
*[[Arthur Prince]], [[The Whole Art of Ventriloquism]]
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*[[David M. Roth]], "[[Roth Memory Course]]"
*[[David M. Roth]], [[Roth Memory Course]]
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*[[Hereward Carrington]], "[[The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualism]]"
*[[Hereward Carrington]], [[The Physical Phenomena of Spiritualism]]
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*[[David Abbott]], "[[Behind the Scenes with the Mediums]]"
*[[David Abbott]], [[Behind the Scenes with the Mediums]]
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*[[Claude Alexander Conlin]], "[[The Life and Mysteries of The Celebrated Dr. Q.]]"
*[[Claude Alexander Conlin]], [[The Life and Mysteries of The Celebrated Dr. Q.]]
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*Burling Hull, "[[How to Answer Questions for Crystal Gazing and Mind Reading Acts]]"
*Burling Hull, [[How to Answer Questions for Crystal Gazing and Mind Reading Acts]]
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*[[Syril Dusenbery]], "[[Making Magic Pay]]"
*[[Syril Dusenberry]], [[Making Magic Pay]]
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*[[Laurance Glen]], "[[The Magician's Road To Fame]]"
*Laurance Glen, [[The Magician's Road To Fame]]
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*Funk and Wagnall's, "The Practical Standard Dictionary"
*Funk and Wagnall's, The Practical Standard Dictionary
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*Globe Book Company, "Elementary Grammar"
*Globe Book Company, Elementary Grammar
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== History of the Five Foot Shelf ==
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Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot compiled and edited in 1909 a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature and was originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, the result is now referred to as "The Harvard Classics".<ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics</ref>
  
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Latest revision as of 22:40, 11 July 2013

The Jinx Five-Foot Shelf Of Magic is Ted Annemann's list of books on the art of magic and allied subjects which he printed in his magazine Jinx No. 8 (May 1935).

He tried to cover every phase and known principle necessary to a modern performer. These were textbooks that he thought an absolute stranger to magic should buy:

History of the Five Foot Shelf

Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot compiled and edited in 1909 a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature and was originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf. Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. F. Collier and Son saw an opportunity and challenged Eliot to make good on this statement by selecting an appropriate collection of works, the result is now referred to as "The Harvard Classics".[1]

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Classics
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