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Modern Sleights

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Modern Sleights
Modern Sleights MacCarthy.jpg
AuthorE. Brian MacCarthy
PublisherThe Magic Wand Publications
Publication Date1934

Modern Sleights by E. Brian MacCarthy.

A companion volume to Slow Sleights.


As far as I know, all the items of this booklet are original. However, as there’s “nothing new under the sun,” I shall not blame Mr. Ghoschube, of Little-Gimmick, if he says he “saw it done in Poonah in ’08.”

Doubtless Mr. Allfakes, of Trickbox Magna, will condemn the sleights, because he can do them all with the aid of wires, clips, and flesh-coloured paint, “it being so much easier that way.” But is it?

E. B. MacCarthy.


  • A Billiard Ball Flourish
  • Third-Finger Vanish
  • The Improved Ball Twist-Over
  • The Finger-Clip Ball Vanish
  • One-Handed Colour-Change
  • The Improved Drop Vanish
  • The Perfect False Count
  • The Invisible Card Change
  • The Mysterious Twelve
  • A Neat Thimble Vanish
  • The “Sudden” Thimble Vanish
  • A Little-Finger Vanish
  • Thimble Through the Hand
  • The Elusive Handkerchief Thimble
  • A Thimble Vanish from Handkerchief
  • A Thimble Constantly Passes from Hand to Hand
  • A Twist-Over Cigarette Acquitment

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