Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks

Author: Jean Hugard
Editor: Dover Publications
ISBN: 9780486212524
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In the first decades of the twentieth century magicians filled the magic journals with articles on card tricks, giving improvements on classic tricks and inventing new ones. If you could put together a collection of these magazines you would have almost a complete course on card tricks, by some of the world's greatest magicians. But where could you find these journals now that they are probably collector's items? And even if you could find them, how much would such a collection cost? Not very much. Because all the best of these tricks are available in this one monumental book, containing nearly every practical card trick produced, invented, and improved by magicians over a span of forty years and more. 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.
World's Best Card Tricks
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Bob Longe
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

Provides step-by-step instructions for forty-one card tricks, in such categories as "Prediction," "Gambling," and "Mind Reading."
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jean Hugard
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974-06-01 - Publisher: Dover Publications

In the first decades of the twentieth century magicians filled the magic journals with articles on card tricks, giving improvements on classic tricks and inventing new ones. If you could put together a collection of these magazines you would have almost a complete course on card tricks, by some of
Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Karl Fulves, Charles Thorton Jordan
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-01-01 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Covers impromptu tricks, banded decks, stacked-deck tricks, gambling secrets, sleight-of-hand tricks, prepared-card tricks, shuffle systems, four-ace tricks, one-way decks, and sample card routines
The Best Card Tricks
Language: en
Pages: 52
Authors: Calvin Ortique
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-03 - Publisher:

What is a self-working card trick? A trick that does not depend upon legerdemain or special abilities on the part of the magician, but a trick that works automatically because of the mathematics inherent in the card deck itself. Long practice and supernormal dexterity are not needed to perform these
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Karl Fulves
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-30 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Mystifying, entertaining illusions include "Prediction Wallet," in which the card a spectator has chosen is found in the magician's wallet; "Suspense," in which a card remains dangling in midair, others. 116 black-and-white illustrations.