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'''''Secrets of Magic''''' is the seventh of 10 magic books by [[Joseph Leeming]], authored under the pseudonym Merlin Swift. Very briefly reviewed in A.L. Baldwin's "The Secretary Reports" column of [https://askalexander.org/display/37505/Linking+Ring/92 ''The Linking Ring'', August 1946, Vol. 26, No. 6, p. 92], the book includes the following sections: Impromptu Card Tricks Not Requiring Sleight of Hand, Card Tricks Without Sleight of Hand But Requiring Some Degree of Preparation, Card Tricks Requiring a Slight Degree of Skill, Magic with Rings, Impromptu Coin Tricks, Coin Tricks Requiring Preparation or Simple Apparatus, Mathematical Magic, Magic with Handkerchiefs, More Magic with Handkerchiefs, Magic with Cigarettes, Magic with String, Magic with Ropes, Mind Reading Magic, Magic with Dice, Thimble Magic, Dinner Table Magic, and Stunts to Fool Your Friends.
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'''''Secrets of Magic''''' is the seventh of 10 magic books by [[Joseph Leeming]], authored under the pseudonym Merlin Swift. Very briefly reviewed in A.L. Baldwin's "The Secretary Reports" column of [https://askalexander.org/display/37505/Linking+Ring/92 ''The Linking Ring'', August 1946, Vol. 26, No. 6, p. 92], the book includes the following sections:
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# Impromptu Card Tricks Not Requiring Sleight of Hand
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# Card Tricks Without Sleight of Hand But Requiring Some Degree of Preparation
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# Card Tricks Requiring a Slight Degree of Skill
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# Magic with Rings
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# Impromptu Coin Tricks
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# Coin Tricks Requiring Preparation or Simple Apparatus
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# Mathematical Magic
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# Magic with Handkerchiefs
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# More Magic with Handkerchiefs
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# Magic with Cigarettes
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# Magic with String
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# Magic with Ropes
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# Mind Reading Magic
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# Magic with Dice
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# Magic with Matches and Match Boxes
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# Thimble Magic
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# Dinner Table Magic
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# Stunts to Fool Your Friends
  
 
In his "One Wizard's Wanderings" column in [https://askalexander.org/display/37771/Linking+Ring/35 ''The Linking Ring'', November 1951, Vol. 31, No. 9, p. 35], [[Milbourne Christopher]] reveals that Merlin Swift is [[Joseph Leeming]]. "''The Real Book of Magic'' by Joseph Leeming ... is ''Secrets of Magic'' by 'Merlin Swift' in a bound version," he writes. "There was much controversy as to 'Merlin Swift's' identity but now the secret is out. Two of my tricks are included without permission or credit, but then he credits nothing."
 
In his "One Wizard's Wanderings" column in [https://askalexander.org/display/37771/Linking+Ring/35 ''The Linking Ring'', November 1951, Vol. 31, No. 9, p. 35], [[Milbourne Christopher]] reveals that Merlin Swift is [[Joseph Leeming]]. "''The Real Book of Magic'' by Joseph Leeming ... is ''Secrets of Magic'' by 'Merlin Swift' in a bound version," he writes. "There was much controversy as to 'Merlin Swift's' identity but now the secret is out. Two of my tricks are included without permission or credit, but then he credits nothing."
  
 
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Revision as of 05:09, 9 April 2018

Secrets of Magic (Leeming)
Secretsofmagic.jpg
AuthorJoseph Leeming
PublisherFranklin Watts Inc.
Publication Date1946
LanguageEnglish
Pages95
 

Secrets of Magic is the seventh of 10 magic books by Joseph Leeming, authored under the pseudonym Merlin Swift. Very briefly reviewed in A.L. Baldwin's "The Secretary Reports" column of The Linking Ring, August 1946, Vol. 26, No. 6, p. 92, the book includes the following sections:

  1. Impromptu Card Tricks Not Requiring Sleight of Hand
  2. Card Tricks Without Sleight of Hand But Requiring Some Degree of Preparation
  3. Card Tricks Requiring a Slight Degree of Skill
  4. Magic with Rings
  5. Impromptu Coin Tricks
  6. Coin Tricks Requiring Preparation or Simple Apparatus
  7. Mathematical Magic
  8. Magic with Handkerchiefs
  9. More Magic with Handkerchiefs
  10. Magic with Cigarettes
  11. Magic with String
  12. Magic with Ropes
  13. Mind Reading Magic
  14. Magic with Dice
  15. Magic with Matches and Match Boxes
  16. Thimble Magic
  17. Dinner Table Magic
  18. Stunts to Fool Your Friends

In his "One Wizard's Wanderings" column in The Linking Ring, November 1951, Vol. 31, No. 9, p. 35, Milbourne Christopher reveals that Merlin Swift is Joseph Leeming. "The Real Book of Magic by Joseph Leeming ... is Secrets of Magic by 'Merlin Swift' in a bound version," he writes. "There was much controversy as to 'Merlin Swift's' identity but now the secret is out. Two of my tricks are included without permission or credit, but then he credits nothing."

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