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Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals (Dover Magic Books) Paperback – Unabridged, January 27, 1998


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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Magic Books
  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (January 27, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 048640188X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486401881
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
Without a doubt, this reprint of "Effective Card Magic" is one of the most outstanding treatments written on card magic. An entire act of card tricks could easily be culled from this book.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 9, 2000
Format: Paperback
I hope a lot of people take the first reviewer's advice and stay away from this book. Then, card magicians like myself will be able to fry you with effects in this "childish" tome.
For those interested in some good card work and clever moves that still populate card literature, you need to read this book. It's simply part of your required reading. The section on dealing seconds is one of the most detailed in all magic, and it gives a clear practice regimen to assist the student in learning to do the move.
Again, please -- don't buy this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Udo Schneider on February 19, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
One of the most comprehensive books on card conjuring for beginners to immediate.
No difficult sleights but nice ideas and fine drawings.
Yes, i liked it. It is at my desk in the restroom.
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8 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
If I could have, I would have gave this book no stars. This book is for three-year olds. NO, and I mean NO audience would be entertained by this book. The tricks are so easy and noticable that everyone would know how to do them. For example: 2 of hearts plus 2 of clubs equalls 5 of spades, oops I mean 4. You just have to set the deck. You can come up with more entertaining and better tricks than these even if you are just a beginner.
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