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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks Paperback – June 1, 1974
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A truly staggering collection, this book explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks: impromptu card tricks, spelling tricks, "you do as I do" tricks, diachylon (a paste for gluing cards together) tricks, calculation tricks; tricks using key cards, slick cards, double-backed cards, reversed cards, short cards; tricks based on a one-way pack, prearranged pack, Svengali pack, Mene-Tekel pack, stripper pack; special packs; miscellaneous tricks including Everywhere and Nowhere, The Case of the Four Kings, Card in the Orange, The Buddha Whispers, and Inseparable Aces; and a final chapter on tricks using the famous Nikola Card System. In addition, a chapter on technique explains the most important sleights―the overhand shuffle, riffle shuffle, false cut, palm, simple pass, double lift, glide, and force.
Based on a volume compiled by Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen and Glenn G. Gravatt, this collection was thoroughly revised by Jean Hugard and completely rewritten. It is easily the finest single compendium of classic card tricks, and the clear style makes the instructions easy to follow. An indispensable book for the professional or amateur magician, it is a magnificent source for anyone who wants just the right tricks to mystify his friends or delight his children.
Unabridged, corrected republication of the 1937 edition.
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Step-son loves to do card tricks and this book provided SO many different tricks for him to try. There aren't alot of pictures so it's definitely for older children who can follow... Read morePublished 10 months ago by AJ
awesome product great for magicians of all ages and skill levels love this bookPublished 11 months ago by munch 666
I give this one five stars for the sheer wealth of knowledge it contains! I love how there are more tricks in it than I can find almost anywhere, and the descriptions of how to do... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Jacob Dillard
This would be a bible of card tricks. Already have performed several.
Even has gave me some ideas for more tricks. Read more
Lots and lots of old school card tricks. Some good stuff and some not. Some that have potential but the patter and presentation around the methods need to be altered and updated.Published 17 months ago by Nik88
It tells you the effect and what to do kinda but it really just doesn't help you out very much, I really just found one I liked, then learned onlinePublished 19 months ago by Hayden Hotchkiss
My Nephew who is 18 years old is learning card tricks...this book was a very thoughtful gift that helped him learn and grow in this area of his life!Published on February 5, 2014 by Faith V Deragon