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Royal Road to Card Magic

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Template:BookInfo with Fred Braue and illustrations by Frank Rigney.

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

  • Page XI: INTRODUCTION by Paul Flemming
  • Page XV: PREFACE
  • PART ONE
    • Page 003: I. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, I"
    • Page 028: II. THE RIFFLE SHUFFLE
    • Page 037: III. FLOURISHES
    • Page 053: IV. THE GLIDE
    • Page 059: V. THE GLIMPSE
    • Page 068: VI. THE KEY CARD
    • Page 082: VII. THE PALM
    • Page 109: VIII. THE BACKSLIP
    • Page 116: IX. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, II"
    • Page 131: X. FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS
    • Page 141: XI. THE DOUBLE LIFT AND TURNOVER
    • Page 153: XII. THE PASS
    • Page 166: XIII. MISCELLANEOUS FLOURISHES
  • PART TWO
    • Page 177: XIV. THE REVERSES
    • Page 190: XV. THE HINDU SHUFFLE AND OTHER CONTROLS
    • Page 201: XVI. THE CLASSIC FORCE
    • Page 216: XVII. TOP AND BOTTOM CHANGES
    • Page 224: XVIII. ARRANGEMENTS
    • Page 236: XIX. ROUTINES
  • PART THREE
    • Page 249: XX. PLATFORM TRICKS
      • Conus Ace Trick
      • Ladies' Looking Glass
      • Everywhere and Nowhere
      • Egyptian Pocket
      • Cards to the Pocket
      • Enlarging and Diminishing Cards
      • Everybody Card I
      • Everybody Card II
    • Page 289: Index
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