Learn to do astounding feats with few or no props and a minimum of sleight of hand. Tricks with cards, coins and rope, comedy magic, mental dexterity and much more, including expert advice on psychological misdirection and dramatic presentation. "The best book yet on easy-to-do magic." — Martin... read more
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Learn to do astounding feats with few or no props and a minimum of sleight of hand. Tricks with cards, coins and rope, comedy magic, mental dexterity and much more, including expert advice on psychological misdirection and dramatic presentation. "The best book yet on easy-to-do magic." — Martin Gardner. 247 black-and-white illustrations.
Reprint of The Magic Book, Little Brown & Company, Boston, 1977.
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