London: Faber and Faber, 1968.
Hardcover. 8" X 5 1/2". 302pp. Mild wear to price-clipped dust jacket with rubbing and toning to covers and creasing and chipping to corners and edges. Surface-paper loss to rear cover of jacket. Price sticker to front flap. Bound in ornage cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Rubbing to edges of boards. Corners are bumped. Sticker from Magic Dealers Association member Phil Thomas. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Would you like to confound your friends, amaze your acquaintances, amuse and dazzle crowds at parties and gatherings? Mastering a few card tricks will allow you to do all that and more. With the help of this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks. In fact, mastery of just the first chapter will enable you to perform a half-dozen astounding and entertaining sleights of hand.
The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy-to-understand explanations of shuffles, flourishes, the glide, the glimpse, false shuffles and cuts, the pass, the classic force, and many other techniques. These will enable card handlers to perform over 100 mind-boggling feats of card magic, including Thought Stealer, Gray's Spelling Trick, Do as I Do, Now You See It, Obliging Aces, Rapid Transit, Kangaroo Card, A Tipsy Trick, and dozens of others. Illustrated with more than 120 clear line cuts that make the explanations easy to follow, this exciting introduction to card conjuring will enable even beginners to develop professional-level skill and the ability to perform tricks guaranteed to astound family and friends.(Publisher). Good / good. Item #8952