Description

  • 1st Edition Carl Waring Jones, Minneapolis, MN: 1940, 448 pages
  • 2nd Edition Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue, Brooklyn, NY: 1944, 448 pages
  • 3rd Edition George Starke New York, NY: 1950, 474 pages
    • The 3rd edition includes added chapters:
      • A Lesson In Card Handling, By Dai Vernon
      • The Side Steal And Some Of Its Finer Points, By Dr. Jacob Daley

Book Contents

  • Dedication
  • Foreword To The Third Edition:
    • by Jean Hugard 1950
  • Foreword To The First Edition:
    • By Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue 1940
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • Nomenclature
    • Break
    • Bridge
    • Crimp
    • Cull
    • Jog
    • Injog
    • Outjog
    • Joints and Phalanges
    • Run
    • Stock
    • Shuffle Off
    • Throw
    • Undercut

Part 1. Sleights 


Chapter 1. The Secret Lifts

  • Double Lift
  • Triple And Quadruple Lifts
  • Lift Get-Ready
  • Lift
    • Double Lift In Action
    • Triple And Quadruple Lifts In Action
  • Double Lift Turnover, a, b
  • One Hand Push-Off

Chapter 2. False Deals

  • Second Deal
  • Push-Off Second Deal
    • a. The Left Hand Grip
    • b. The Deal
    • c. The Push-Off Stud Poker Deal
    • d. As A False Table Count
  • Strike Second Deal
  • Bottom Deal
    • a. The Left Hand
    • b. The Right Hand
    • c. The Deal
  • Middle Deal a, b, c, d, e
  • Double Deal
    • Second Method

Chapter 3. The Side Slip

  • Two Methods, a, b
  • Two Covers For The Side Slip
  • Malini’s Side Slip
  • Delayed Side Slip
  • Bottom Side Slip

Chapter 4. The Pass

  • Invisible Turn-Over Pass
  • Zingone Perfect Table Pass, Luis Zingone
  • Flesh Grip Pass
  • Jog Pass
  • Braue Pass
  • Charlier Pass
    • a. Color Change
    • b. To Control A Card
  • Finger Palm Pass Improved

Chapter 5. Palming

  • Braue Diagonal Tip-Up Palm
  • Swing Palm, Frederick Braue
  • Thumb-Count Palm
  • Face Card Palm, a, b
  • Crosswise Palm
  • New Vertical Palm
  • Gamblers’ Squaring Palm
  • Gamblers’ Flat Palm, a, b
  • Hugard Top Palm
  • Flip-Over Palm
  • Hofzinser Bottom Palm
  • Braue Bottom Palm
    • Delaying The Braue Bottom Palm
  • Zingone Bottom Palm, a, b, Luis Zingone
  • Three Cards Across, Luis Zingone

Chapter 6. False Shuffles

  • Perfect Riffle Shuffle, a, b
  • Strip-Out False Shuffle, Charles Miller
  • Hindu Shuffle Variation
  • False Shuffle Retaining Top Stock
  • Gamblers’ False Shuffle
    • Retaining Top Stock
  • System Of Stock Shuffling
  • Off The Table False Riffle Shuffle

Chapter 7. False Cuts

  • False Running Cut, a, b
  • Gamblers’ False Cut
  • Gambler’s False Cut, Bottom Stock

Chapter 8. Changes

  • Fadeaway Card Change
  • Slide Top Change
  • Throw Top Change
  • Tip-Over Change
  • Push-In Change
  • Drop Switch

Chapter 9. Crimps

  • Regular Crimp
  • Little Finger Crimp
  • Gamblers’ Crimp
  • Peek Crimp
  • Card Marking Crimp

Chapter 10. The Spectator Peek

  • Spectator Peek Improved
  • Spectator Peek – The Last Word
  • After The Spectator Peek

Chapter 11. The Glimpse

  • A New Glimpse
  • Glimpsing A Card
  • Top Card Glimpse
  • Gamblers’ Glimpse
  • Glimpse After The Peek, a, b
  • Cover For The Glimpse
    • a. Gamblers’ Method For A Single Card
    • b. One Card
    • c. Several Cards

Chapter 12. The Jog

  • Side Jog
  • Jog At The Break
    • An Alternative Method
  • Automatic Jog No. I
  • Automatic Jog No. II
  • Automatic Jog No. III

Chapter 13. The Reverse

  • Facing The Deck
  • Righting The Faced Deck
  • Automatic Reverse
  • Righting A Reversed Bottom Card
  • Facing The Bottom Card
  • Faced Deck Turnover

Chapter 14. Sundry Sleights

  • Vesting A Card
  • Zingone Thumbnail Gauge, Luis Zingone
  • A Cutting Discovery, Luis Zingone
  • Separating The Colors
  • Setting A Key Card, Jean Hugard
  • The Five Card Quibble
  • Emergency Card Stabbing
  • Drop Control
  • The Tap
  • Single Card Bridge, Charles Miller
  • A New Glide
  • Establishing A Break From A Bridge
  • Transfer Of Thumb-Count Break To Little Finger
  • Ruffle Return
  • Bridge Location
    • Bertram’s Method
    • A Variation: Fifty Years Later
  • Mexican Turnover
  • Spread Cull
  • The Double-Face
  • Gambler’s Card Marking System

Chapter 15. The Rear Palm

  • Nature Of The Palm
  • Rear Palming Top Card
  • The Bottom Rear Palm
  • Rear Palm Side Slip
  • Little Finger Push-Out
  • Replacement
  • Rear Palm Exchange
  • In Lieu Of The Double Lift
  • Using The Rear Palm

Chapter 16. The Perfect Faro Shuffle

  • The Shuffle
  • The Endless Belts
  • Chart Of Seventeen
  • Perfect Shuffle Stock
  • The Eighteenth Card
  • Braue Poker Deal
  • Royal Flush Deal
  • Dishonesty At Its Apogee
  • A Bridge Deal
  • At The Top
  • Double Less One

Part 2. Flourishes

  • Interlocked Production, Cliff Green
    • The Actual Flourish
  • The Color Change
  • Impossible Color Change
  • Covinous Color Change
  • The Pressure Fan
  • A Fan Flourish
  • Springing The Cards – New Method
  • Top And Bottom Changes
  • There It Is!

Part 3. Technique

  • Secret Addition Of Cards To The Pack, a, b, c
  • Replacement Of Palmed Cards, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i
  • The Palm In Action
  • Covering A Palm
    • I. Top Palm – Right Hand
    • II. Bottom Palm – Left Hand
    • III. Either Hand
  • Secret Count
    • I. Side Count
    • II. Top Thumb Count
    • III. Bottom Thumb Count
    • IV. Overhand Count
  • Forcing
    • Classic Force
    • Fan Force
    • Table Spread Force
    • Perfect Score Card Force
    • Using A Force
  • The Multiple Force
  • Four Card Force
  • The Lost Card
    • I. The Fan And Riffle
    • II. The Fan, a, b
  • A Second Method
  • The Prearranged Pack
    • Arranging The Set-Up Pack
    • Assembling The Pack
    • Shuffling The Cards
    • The Spectator Shuffle
    • Using The Pack
    • Locating The Card

Part 4. Tricks With Cards

Chapter 1. The Rising Cards

  • Hugard Rising Cards, Jean Hugard
  • Mesmerised Cards, Charles Miller
  • One-Hand Plunger Rising Cards, Frederick Braue
  • Two-Hand Plunger Rising Cards, Frederick Braue
  • Witchcraft Card Rise, Jack Mcmillen

Chapter 2. Selected Tricks

  • The Zingone Spread, Luis Zingone
  • The Gamblers Outwitted, Paul Rosini
  • A Rosi-Crucian Mystery, Paul Rosini
  • Two-Six-Four, Dai Vernon
  • The Mind Mirror, Jack Mcmillen
  • Predestined Choice, Charles Miller
  • Reading The Cards Of Any Deck, Jean Hugard
  • Dexterous Fingers, Charles Miller

Chapter 3. Birds Of A Feather

  • Merlin’s Lost Aces, Jack Merlin
  • Ace Affinity
  • Ace Assembly
    • The Old Method
    • The New Method
  • Anent The Bertram Aces
  • Streamlining The Sympathetic Aces
  • The “Slap” Aces
  • Le Temps Four Aces
  • Passe-Passe Aces
  • Migratory Aces
  • Solo Flight Aces, Charles Miller
  • Nomad Aces, Charles Miller
  • Charles Miller Aces
  • Cops And Robbers – A Variation

Chapter 4. Routines

  • Five Star Finale
  • The Razzle Dazzler
    • An Expert At Figures
    • Mercury’s Card
    • A Card For Pegasus
    • The Card In The Shoe
  • Five Card Routine
    • I. Dai Vernon’s Mental Force
    • II. The Princess Card Trick
    • III. Five Card Royale
    • IV. Phantaso

Chapter 5. One Hand Card Magic

  • An Automatic Reverse
  • A Rapid Reverse
  • The Impromptu Magician
  • A Second Method
  • Three In One
  • You See? Harold Lloyd
  • One Hand Fan

Chapter 6. The Ambitious Card

  • First Phase
  • Using Double Lift Turnup, a
  • Pop-Up Card
  • Ambitious Twins
  • Ambitious Card Move
  • Cover For The Ambitious Card Double Lift
  • Omnipresent Eight

Chapter 7. Using The Double And Triple Lifts

  • Invisible Transit, Jean Hugard
  • Transposition Extraordinary
  • Telepathic Card
  • Transposition
  • Boy Meets Girl

Chapter 8. Discoveries

  • The Card In The Shoe
  • Rub-A-Dub-Dub
  • The Card Through The Magazine
  • Mercury’s Card
  • Folding A Card
  • Card For Pegasus
  • Danbury Deviler, Charles Miller
  • Double Discovery
  • Everywhere And Nowhere, Frederick Braue
  • Lazy Man’s Card To Pocket, Jack Mcmillen
  • Vanishing Pack
  • Double Leaper
  • Dunbury Delusion, Charles Miller
  • Obliging Card
  • Impromptu Location

Chapter 9. Mental Discoveries

  • Think Of A Card, Paul Rosini
  • Wheel Location
  • Psycho-Intelligence
  • Psychic Stop!
  • Ultima Thule Location
  • Incredible Location
  • Crystal Thought
  • Mental Selectivity, Charles Miller
  • Ponsin On Thought Reading
  • The Risk Location

Chapter 10. Reverses

  • Cagliostro Cuts The Cards
  • A Quick Reversal
  • Faced Deck Reverse Location
  • Reverse Supreme, Luis Zingone

Chapter 11. Spelling

  • Multi-Spelling Trick
  • Cards On Parade

Chapter 12. Double-Faced Cards

  • Hardin Plus Devant
    • Second Method
  • Mechanical Four Aces
  • The Radioactive Aces
  • The Torn And Restored Card

Chapter 13. The Stranger Card

  • Preamble
  • Torn And Restored Card
  • The Ghost Card, Theo Annemann
  • Where Is It?
  • Through The Table Top
    • Second Method
  • Everywhere And Nowhere
  • A Stranger In The House
  • The Red-Black Transmigration, Jean Hugard
  • Touch And Go, Jean Hugard
  • Run Around Aces
  • Introducing The Stranger
    • Forcing A Stranger Card
    • Double-Faced Cards
    • Joker-Specimen Card

Chapter 14. Self-Working Tricks

  • It Must Be Magic
  • Tricky Quickie
  • The Numerological Card
  • Matching The Packets
  • The Seventh Son
  • Hocus-Pocus Card
  • Do As I Do. New Presentation
  • Contrary Do As I Do, Bert Allerton
  • Twenty-Sixth Location
  • Unwitting Magician
  • Magic Of Nine
  • Certain Card Trick

Part 5. Miscellany

  • Peeling Cards
  • Making Double-Faced And Double-Backed Cards
  • Shiners
  • The Spectator Peek
  • One Will Make Six
  • Audacity Peek
  • Card To Pocket
  • Svengali Shuffle
  • Charlier Shuffle
  • Matchbook Easel
  • Kaufman Card Stand, Gerald Kaufman
  • Second Deal Aid
  • False Counts And Deals
    • To Deal Four As Three
    • A False Count
    • False Table Deal
  • Magic Powder V. Rabbit’s Foot
    • The Carbon Card
    • Daub
    • Set-Ups
  • The Card At Any Number
    • Moistening A Card
  • The Pass
  • Left Hand Bottom Replacement

Part 6. Misdirection And Presentation 


Chapter 1. Misdirection

Chapter 2. Presentation

  • The Presentation Of Magic
  • Patter
  • Good Humor
  • The First Trick
  • The Voice
  • Making Friends
  • You Yourself
  • The Routine
  • The Proof Of The Pudding
  • Something New
  • The Spectator Perspective
  • Sleight Of Hand Vs. Self-Working Feats
  • Importance Of The Inconsequential
  • The Simple Way
  • The Audience Committee
  • Plots For Tricks
  • Confederacy

{Two New Chapters Introduced In The 3rd Edition}
A Lesson In Card Handling, By Dai Vernon

  • The De Kolta Change
  • Tips On Changes
  • Multiple Card Control
  • Hand-To-Hand Transfer
  • The Peregrinating Pip
  • The All Backs
  • Details Of Handling
  • Insertion Of The Cards

The Side Steal And Some Of Its Finer Points, By Dr. Jacob Daley

  • Introductory Remarks
  • Right Hand Side Steal
  • Left Hand Side Steal
  • Double Peek And Bilateral Side Steal
  • Longitudinal Side Steal And Transfer
  • Applied Misdirection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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