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Royal Road to Card Magic

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Royal Road to Card Magic is a classic book by Jean Hugard and Fred Braue with illustrations by Frank Rigney that was first published in 1948.

They wrote this book to provide a stepping stone to the much harder and less accessible Expert Card Technique (1940).

Editions

  • First edition, Harper & Brothers, 1948
  • World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio 1951
  • Dover 1999 (based on 1951 edition)

Contents

  • INTRODUCTION by Paul Flemming
  • PREFACE
  • PART ONE
    • I. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, I"
    • II. THE RIFFLE SHUFFLE
    • III. FLOURISHES
    • IV. THE GLIDE
    • V. THE GLIMPSE
    • VI. THE KEY CARD
    • VII. THE PALM
    • VIII. THE BACKSLIP
    • IX. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, II"
    • X. FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS
    • XI. THE DOUBLE LIFT AND TURNOVER
    • XII. THE PASS
    • XIII. MISCELLANEOUS FLOURISHES
  • PART TWO
    • XIV. THE REVERSES
    • XVI. THE CLASSIC FORCE
    • XVII. TOP AND BOTTOM CHANGES
    • XVIII. ARRANGEMENTS
    • XIX. ROUTINES
  • PART THREE
    • XX. PLATFORM TRICKS