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Sleight of Hand.

Author: Edwin Sachs
Publisher: Dover Publications 2012.
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"If ever there were a more classic tome for beginners of general sleight of hand, I am not sure what it is. This book has been around for 131 years, has stood the test of time and is now considered a standard/must-have book for beginners. Even intermediate and professional magicians can find things and information of use in this book. 5 stars."--My Lovely Assistant Let's say you are at a dinner party and are invited  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin Sachs
ISBN: 9780486156583 0486156583
OCLC Number: 968978257
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Contents: DOVER BOOKS ON MAGIC; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; PREFACE TO SECOND EDITION.; INTRODUCTION.; PART I. --
DRAWING-ROOM MAGIC.; CHAPTER I. --
PALMING.; CHAPTER II. --
TRICKS WITH COINS.; CHAPTER III. --
TRICKS WITH COMMON OBJECTS.; CHAPTER IV. --
TRICKS WITH CUPS AND BALLS.; CHAPTER V. --
TRICKS WITH HANDKERCHIEFS.; CHAPTER VI. --
CHINESE TRICKS.; CHAPTER VII. --
TRICKS AT TABLE.; CHAPTER VIII. --
TRICKS WITH CARDS.; THE PASS.; THE DIAGONAL PASS.; THE FALSE SHUFFLE.; THE CHANGE.; THE PALM.; THE SLIDE.; THE FORCE.; PART II.-GRAND, OR STAGE MAGIC.; CHAPTER IX. --
GENERAL REMARKS. CHAPTER X. --
THE TABLE AND DRESS.CHAPTER XI. --
SLEIGHTS AND PROPEBTIES FOR GENERAL USE.; CHAPTER XII. --
TRICKS WITH CARDS.; CHAPTER XIII. --
TRICKS WITH HANDKERCHIEFS AND GLOVES.; CHAPTER XIV. --
TRICKS WITH COINS.; CHAPTER XV. --
MISCELLANEOUS.; CHAPTER XVI. --
THE CORNUCOPIAN HAT.; CHAPTER XVII. --
TRICKS WITH WATCHES AND LIVE STOCK.; CHAPTER XVIII. --
SHAM MESMERISM, CLAIRVOYANCE, ETC.; CHAPTER XIX. --
FINAL INSTRUCTIONS.; INDEX; A CATALOG OF SELECTED DOVER BOOKS IN ALL FIELDS OF INTEREST; DOVER BOOKS ON SPORTS AND POPULAR RECREATIONS.

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"If ever there were a more classic tome for beginners of general sleight of hand, I am not sure what it is. This book has been around for 131 years, has stood the test of time and is now considered a standard/must-have book for beginners. Even intermediate and professional magicians can find things and information of use in this book. 5 stars."--My Lovely Assistant Let's say you are at a dinner party and are invited to perform a trick. You have no apparatus on you, nothing prepared. In an absent manner, you place a glass of sherry to your lips, as though bracing yourself for the fray. The glass is half emptied (be careful about this), when a sudden movement is made as though you threw it up to the ceiling; but nothing is seen to ascend, though the glass, with the wine in it, has disappeared. After a short pause, to allow the general astonishment to take full effect, the missing article is discovered inside the coat of your immediate neighbor, with the wine in it unspilt. How is this startling trick performed? Find out in this legendary classic of legerdemain, Sleight of Hand, widely regarded by professional magicians as one of the finest magic books ever written. Clearly and minutely, the steps are given for hundreds of astonishing tricks: drawing-room tricks with coins, common objects, cups and balls, handkerchiefs, and so on, including many fascinating card tricks -- The Congenial Aces, The Traveling Cards, The Assembly, etc.; and stage magic, encompassing the more involved tricks with coins, handkerchiefs and cards, and tricks with watches and livestock, sham mesmerism and clairvoyance, the famous Cornucopian Hat, and an impressive array of miscellaneous tricks -- Houdini's Die Trick, The Ubiquitous Glass of Water, The Shower of Gold, The Chinese Rings, The Magic Omelette, The Great Dictionary Trick, and more. Be assured that sleight of hand relies primarily on dexterity, not apparatus. And if you are truly interested in magic, you must eventually master sleight-of-hand techniques or give up the idea of being anything more than a beginning magician. These techniques, both basic and more advanced, are all here -- in the best book on the subject that you could possibly own.

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