Modern Coin Magic
by J.B. Bobo
The most complete treatise on sleight-of-hand coin conjuring, including best traditional methods and modern innovations. Guides you systematically from basic techniques, through integrated tricks to complete routined acts, 18 in all. 510 clear illustrations by Nelson C. Hahne. The best manual for amateurs, an encyclopedic source for professionals.
All the tested, traditional methods of coin magic are here. Bobo has added to these the best of the modern innovations, while eliminating all the out-of-date and impractical sleights of his sources. You will learn all about palms, holds, flips, switches, change-overs, steals, cuffing, sleeving and other sleight-of-hand techniques; coin tricks requiring special devices are also included. The author guides you systematically from basic techniques, concealments and vanishes, through integrated tricks, to complete routined acts (18 in all). His clear explanations are splendidly complemented by 510 illustrations.
Sleight-of-hand magic has consistently earned the respect of professional magicians . If you are yet an amateur, this easy-to-follow manual-together with regular practice-is the surest route to professional level competence. For professionals, this volume is a convenient encyclopedic reference that gathers in one place all the best coin magic from antiquity to modern times.
Table of Contents:
J. B. Bobo
Prologue-Of Coins and Conjuring
"Scot on Monie, 1584"
I "Coin Concealments: Palms, Holds, Clips"
II "Basic Techniques: Switches, Flips, Change-Over, Steals"
III Coin Vanishes
IV "Complete Coin Vanishes: Palm, Pocket, Sucker, Hanks, Envelope"
V Quick Tricks: 27 Tricks
VII The Art of Sleeving
VIII Coins Across
IX Coin Classics: 34 Tricks
X Coin Boxes
XI Trick Coin Trickery: 27 Tricks
XII Shell and Folding Half: 18 Tricks
XIII Stage Coin Magic: 5 Tricks
XIV "The Miser's Dream: Robert-Houdin, Downs, Harrison, Whitford"
XV The Stanley Collins Section
XVI Routines: 18 Routined Coin Acts
Paperbound, 5 3/8" by 8 1/2" pages, 510 illustrations.