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Art of Magic
by T. Nelson Downs

For the magician who has learned the basic sleights of cards and coins, and who wants to make his act both mystifying and entertaining, the undisputed all-time best guide is T. Nelson Downs' The Art of Magic. Downs was one of the greatest sleight-of-hand performers who ever lived, and his name is associated with many of the most famous card and coin manipulations.

In this classic volume he's compiled a selection of the finest tricks by other magicians, new methods of his own for many tricks, and several tricks that he invented. Beyond giving excellent instructions for all these tricks, Downs often includes complete transcriptions of appropriate patter-a vital part of many tricks that is often missing from other books of magic.

Approximately two-thirds of the book is devoted tro tricks with cards:

Everywhere and Nowhere (2 methods)
Houdini's Torn Card Trick
The Flying Cards (2 methods)
Cards Up the Sleeve (2 methods)
The Card Through the Handkerchief
The Rising Cards (6 versions)
The Four Ace Trick (7 methods)
and many others...

The remainder of the book contains over 20 unbeatable coin tricks (one of Downs' specialties), including the latest methods for the trick of which he was the supreme exponent-The Miser's Dream, tricks with eggs, tricks with balls and miscellaneous tricks, including The Cigarette Paper Trick, The Torn Bank Note, The Vanishing Knot, and-the king of all rope ties and the most mysterious release ever invented-The Jacoby Rope Tie.

Many of the outstanding methods and sleights in The Art of Magic cannot be found in any other standard books. The Art of Magic can be recommended as an indispensable book for all intermediate and advanced magicians.

Paperbound, 348 5 3/8" by 8 1/2" pages, 68 illlustrations.

Table of Contents for The Art of Magic
CHAPTER I. FLOURISHES AND FANCY SLEIGHTTS WITH CARDS.
The Card Fan
Card Balancing
To Tear a Pack of Cards
The Fan and Ruffle
The Downs Fan
Springing the Cards
Second Method
Third Method
The One-Hand Drop
Second Method
The Cards on the Arm
A Series of Fancy Flourishes
The Flower of Cards
Throwing Cards
Cards from the Mouth
CHAPTER II. CARD TRICKS WITH UNPREPARED CARDS AND NOT REQUIRING SLEIGHT OF HAND.
Novel Card Discovery
Second Method
Third Method
Fourth Method
New Methods of Concluding Card Tricks
Second Method
Third Method
The Reversed Card
The Piano Trick
The Transposed Cards
CHAPTER III. CARD TRICKS INVOLVING SLEIGHT OF HAND.
The Transfixed Pack
Second Method
Everywhere and Nowhere
Everywhere and Nowhere; new method
The General Card; T. Nelson Downs' Method
The Flying Card
CHAPTER IV. SLEIGHT OF HAND WITH CARDS (Continued).
The Princess Card Trick
Second Method
The Prince's Card Trick
The Twenty Card Trick
A Comedy of Errors
The Siamese Aces
The Card in the Pocket
Houdini's Torn Card Trick
Harrington's Torn Card Trick
A Card Discovered by Sense of Touch
The Flying Cards
Second Method
CHAPTER V. SLEIGHT OF HAND WITH CARDS (Continued).
The Cards up the Sleeve
Second Method
The Dissolved Card
The Mysterious Card
The Card and Hat
The Stabbed Card
The Great Poker
Another Poker Trick
The Disappearing Queen
The Card Through the Handkerchief
Second Method
CHAPTER VI. CARD TRICKS BASED ON A NEW AND ORIGINAL SYSTEM OF LOCATING A CHOSEN CARD.
Chosen Card Appears in Any Part of the Deck
Second Method
Third Method
Fourth Method
Fifth Method
Sixth Method
The Ubiquitous Cards
Second Method
CHAPTER VII. CLAIRVOYANCE WITH CARDS.
First Method
Second Method
Third Method
CHAPTER VIII. A SERIES OF CARD TRICKS BASED ON A NEW AND ORIGINAL SYSTEM
The Irregularities of Scroll Designed Cards
Mind-reading with Cards
Divination Extraordinary
The Transfixed Card
The Magician's Will Power
Prophecy Down-to-Date
CHAPTER IX. THE RISING CARDS.
The Tattlings of Toto
DeKolta'a Rising Cards
DeKolta's New Rising Cards
The Rising Cards in Swinging Houlette
The Thurston Rising Cards
Resurrection of the Cards
CHAPTER X. THE FOUR ACE TRICK.
First Method
Second Method
Third Method
Fourth Method
Fifth Method
Sixth Method
Seventh Method
CHAPTER XI. CARD TRICKS WITH APPARATUS AND IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER OBJECTS.
"Card, Orange, and Candle"
The Card in the Frame
The Valladon Cards on Glass
"CHAPTER XII. FANCY FLOURISHES WITH COINS, USEFUL SLEIGHTS AND ADDITIONS TO THE MISER'S DREAM."
An Illusive Coin Pass
The Hilliard Pass
The Coin Roll
The Coin Through the Knee
The Traveling Coin
"Down's Latest Method for "The Miser's Dream"
CHAPTER XIII. COIN TRICKS WITH AND WITHOUT APPARATUS.
The Sympathetic Coins
The Coin Through th
The Expansion of Texture
The Bewitched Nickel
The Disappearing Dollars
The Free and Unlimited Coinage of Silver
"Coin, Glass and Cone"
The Trained Half-Dollar
The New Flying Coin
The Coin Through the Hat
The Transmutation of Metal
Subtraction of Money
Every Man His Own Mint
New Coin Combination
The Downs Coin Wand
The New Coin Wand
A New Coin Spider
CHAPTER XIV. A COIN ACT AND A COIN LADDER
A Coin Act and a Coin Ladder
The Coin Easel
CHAPTER XV. TRICKS OF THE TRADE
Tricks of the Trade
CHAPTER XVI. TRICKS WITH EGGS.
To Balance an Egg on a Table
Egg Changed into Confetti
A New Idea in the Vanishing of an Egg
The Eggs from the Mouth
The Conjurer as Chicken Fancier
Japanese Egg Trick
"The Latest Egg, Handkerchief and Glass Trick"
"Eggsample"
CHAPTER XVII. TRICKS WITH BALLS
"The Four-Ball Trick, with Novel Passes"
Passing Four Solid Balls from Hand to Hand
Color Change with Four Solid Balls
The Traveling Balls
CHAPTER XVIII. MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS.
The Four Paper Balls and Plates
The Flying Salt
The Cigarette Paper Trick
The Torn Bank Note
The Bill and Lemon Trick
The Ring on the Wand
The Mysterious Match
The Inexhaustible Hat
The Mysterious Knot
The Vanishing Knot
The Mystic Tie
The Jacoby Rope Tie
The Rope Tie par excellence
Escape from a Paper Cylinder
The Giant Memory
The Trance Vision
Second Method
The Quick or the Dead
Don'ts
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