DetailsWe know that you will enjoy membership in Houdini's Book Club. TO PROVE it, we are making this amazing offer to new members! Your choice of ANY 3 of these great magic books AT ONLY $14.95.
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IT'S A RACKETThe Snares, Gyps, Swindles, and Frauds that separate you from your money.
CARD CONTROLRecognized as one of the greatest books ever written on the subject of card magic. Practical methods and forty original card experiments. Highly recommended for the serious card magician.
PRINCIPLES AND DECEPTIONSOriginally published in 1948, by one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artist of the 20th century Arthur H. Buckley. He demonstrates step-by-step professional moves, methods, and techniques cultivated throughout his forty years of experience with cards, coins & balls. This book should be in every magician's library.
PROTECTIONA treatise and guide for the protection of players of games of chance as Dice, Cards, Roulette, Slot machines, etc.
THE OPEN BOOKFore Warned is Fore Armed! "The Open Book," exposes the tricks and traps used to befuddle the mind of the gullible public. Read, learn and be protected. This book was written by the author, J.H. Johnson to stop the crook in his efforts to cheat. The Open Book talks about the tricks that gamblers, crooks, grafters and con men have used over the years and still use today.
THE RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG
AN EXPOSE OFRevelations of the real thoughts and feelings of the undiscovered criminal, recounting of indiscoverd crimes and of the terrible fascinations which binds him to his nefarious career.
The Art of Magic"For the purpose of this book, it will be convenient to divide magic into three branches: manual dexterity, mental subtleties and the surprising results produced by a judicious and artistic blending of the second and third branches. There are other branches, to be sure; but they are of little interest to modern students of the magic art. A century ago, and, indeed, as late as Robert-Houdin's day, a general knowledge of the physical sciences was considered necessary to the equipment of the conjurer or magician; and the old writers on magic filled their pages with clumsy experiments in chemistry, physics, mechanics and mathematics. In order to be an original conjurer of the first magnitude, said Robert-Houdin, it is necessary to have more than a speaking acquaintance with the sciences, so as to apply their principles to the invention of illusions and stage tricks. Houdini himself utilized chemistry, optics, and physics, while many of his greatest and most successful illusions were based on the then little-known science of electricity. Things have changed since Houdini's day, however, and the art he practiced has taken many forward strides toward the goal of perfection. The modern conjurer is little inclined to base his magical effects on the expedients of physical science but rather places his reliance on the neatness of manipulation, on an ingenious and interesting pattern, and on a dexterity which, in many cases, seems to have been raised to its Nth power. It was the ""Father of Modem Conjuring"" who laid down this admirable rule: ""To succeed as a conjurer, three things are essential: first, dexterity; second, dexterity; and third, dexterity."" Would not Robert-Houdin open his eyes in amazement could he return to earth and remark the advance made in dexterity and manipulation since his day? ""I myself practiced palming long and perseveringly,"" he tells us in his monumental work on conjuring, ""and acquired there at a very considerable degree of skill. I used to be able to palm two five-franc pieces at once, the hand nevertheless remaining as freely open as though it held nothing whatever."" He is a very ordinary performer who, in this age, cannot conceal a dozen or fifteen coins in his hand, and pluck them singly from the palm to produce in a fan at the fingertips; and there are several specialists in coin manipulation who experience no difficulty in handling a larger number of coins, thinking nothing, for instance, of concealing from thirty-five to forty coins in the hand; and, what is even more remarkable, executing the pass with this unstable stack as easily and undetectably as if they were handling three or four half-dollars."
Modern Coin Magic
A complete treatise on sleight-of-hand coin conjuring, including best traditional methods and modern innovations. If you are interested in learning coin magic, this is the most important book ever written on the subject. Coins from other countries may be used.
The Royal Road To Card Magic" Is an excellent introduction to card magic. The skill required to perform these effects are not beyond the abilities of most people and can be performed with even a borrowed deck of cards. Also available on DVD 6 disk set "
Marlo on ErdnaseWhy are magicians and gamblers still interested in Expert at the Card Table? Why has this book attracted more attention today than when initially published? There may be as many answers as there are questions regarding this book. One of the most important books ever written on the subject(s) of card magic and cheating with cards.
The Magic of Jimmjy GrippoOver 100 effects and sleights with photographs!
Popular Card Tricks
Tricks with cards constitute one of the principal forms of impromptu entertainment. Nearly everyone plays cards: and anyone who enjoys cards will enjoy a good card trick.
Casino Cheating Devices and Techniques of the American Gambler
Various Casino Cheating Devices are photographed and described and how it was used. Also included are devices that are no longer available to be photographed because they had been used, seized for trial and then destroyed. An attempt is made to include all of the devices, tools and/or methods.
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