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Expert Card Technique
by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braué

In this definitive work on card technique, step-by-step instructions teach you the correct methods for the basic manipulations and the more advanced flourishes, and only then allow you to learn tricks.

Offering the most foolproof methods available, Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue explain such basic manipulation as the palm, the shuffle, the lift, the side slip, the pass, the glimpse, the jog and the reverse. They detail various false deals, crimps and changes and the more advanced execution needed for forces, fans and the use of the prearranged deck. Also presented is a wide variety of tricks, including discoveries, self-working tricks, one-handed tricks, stranger cards, and such individually famous tricks as The Four Aces, The Rising Cards, and the Zingone spread. In addition, the authors include a complete compendium of shakedown sleights-to warn the card player and aid the entertainer-and a performer's guide to misdirection and patter.

Many of the methods explained were revealed here for the first time, while many previously known tricks are presented in improved version. In every case the aim is simplicity of technique for the purpose of mystifying an audience, not technique for sake of technique. An unsurprpassed collection of methods and manipulations, this classic work will help any aspriring magician to achieve expert card technique.

Paperbound, 448 5 3/8 by 8 1/2 pages, 318 illustrations.

Scores of methods ? previously known only to card experts ? include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms, and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands.

Table of Contents for Expert Card Technique
INTRODUCTION
NOMENCLATURE
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 grip
b. The right hand 21
c. The deal 21
"Middle deal a, b, c, d, e 3"
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 Zin
"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
"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
"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 cards
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
"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 p
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. REVE
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 4
Audacity peek
Card to pocket
Svengali shuffle
Charlier shuffle
Matchbook easel
"Kaufman card stand, Gerald Kaufman"
Second deal aid
False counts and d
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
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