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Mysterios Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring
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    Quirk's Amazing Magical Wonder Deck charmed amateur and professional magicians with its gorgeous aesthetic and fiendishly clever card tricks. Now these same readers can experience a complete course in magic with Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring a giant compilation of more than 300 tricks and variations. Here are illustrated step-by-step instructions for rope tricks, money magic, mind-reading effects, stage illusions, everyday magic, and plenty of all-new card tricks. Readers will...

    ODD TRICKS
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    Item #: 616043914565 -

      This classic, first published in 1934, was ahead of its time. It's a book about card sense, written for people who play an average or better game of bridge. The hands (each illustrated) are practical problems in situations that actually occurred, somewhat like a law student's casebook. 141 Pgs. 1978

      OFF THE TOP
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      Item #: 616043914572 -

        Contains ten sleights action palm, action bottom palm, ripple speller replacement, one hand palm, Marlo's false shuffle and cut, the cook's sleight, one hand double turnover, drop sleight, secret reverse, card adding. Also 15 effects three card monte addition, between discovery, card to pocket surprise, rub away, rub away magazine, triple routine, night club routine, quickie transpo, surprise reverse, surprise again, what to do, four ace reverse, perplexo aces, lightning aces, and ace...

        POCKET EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE
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        HOUDINI'S MAGIC SHOP Item #: 9410 -

          This The Expert at the Card Table classic treatise on card manipulation and magic was published in 1902 by S.W Erdnase, a pseudonymous author, whose true identity has been a long, much discussed mystery. For over a century, The Expert At The Card Table has been regarded by many magicians and card enthusiast as a 'how to' for performing sleights tricks, such as false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, "skinning the hand" and more. The booklets, consisting of 218 pages and measuring...

          POKER: COMPLETE CHIP & CARD HANDLING SERIES (4 DVDS)
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          Item #: 616043914725 -

            A card handler and sleight of hand expert presents tricks with cards and chips. Vol. 1 covers 70 popular chip tricks (shuffling, spinning, bouncing, spreading, jumping from hand to hand, rolling across the fingers, defying gravity); vol. 2 includes 40 card tricks (spinning on your finger, switching cards, revealing, discarding); vol. 3 covers shuffles and cuts with 50 skills (one-hand shuffle, multiple one-hand cuts,); vol. 4 covers flourishes (spreading cards, fanning, springing cards from...

            PRINCIPLES AND DECEPTIONS
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            Item #: 1610 -

              Another great trilogy book from Arthur Buckley (the other being Gems of Mental Magic). He discusses some theoretical aspects of magic and then goes into detailed instructions of moves and routines with coins, cards, and billiard balls.Professional coin work presented by the author-expert and friends. Discusses Showmanship Timing and Pace; Magic With Coins, including Sleeving, the Pinch and Turnover Pass; Palms; Borrowed Money, The Steal, the French Drop, and Magic with cards and billiard...

              PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS
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              Item #: 9780486230122 -

                Contains 50 easy yet well-known tricks used by professionals. Takes the amateur through every stage of each trick; gives an overview of how the trick appears to the audience; explains the mechanism behind the trick. Emphasis is on tricks that can be performed informally for a small group. 225 pgs, paperback, 1947

                RICH UNCLE FROM FIJI
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                Item #: 616043917061 -

                  A true classic, the title refers to the introduction one con man uses to deceive a 'mark,' while setting him up for a bunco scheme. 'The Rich Uncles will be with us until the end of time, because the confidence man thrives on human weakness - the fact that every person is possessed with a desire to obtain something for nothing, or bet on a certainty,' the author says. 64 pages, paperbound, 1911

                  ROUGH STUFF
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                  Item #: 616043914589 -

                    Uncovers the techniques for performing: Card Matchum; Rasputin Deck; Mentaldini; Aldini's Deck Press; Socrates Deck; Deckmaster; Nostradamus Deck; How to Use Roughing Fluid; List of Rough and Smooth Decks. 23 pgs, paperback, 1956

                    SCARNE ON CARD TRICKS
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                    DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1723 -

                      155 of Scarne's professional card tricks, none of which require sleight of hand dexterity, are presented in detail. Instructions and diagrams include Blackstone's Card Trick Without Cards, Houdini's Card on the Ceiling, Carlyle's Piano Card Trick, Milton Berle's Quickie Card Deal, Scarne's own Drunken Poker Deal, Knockout Card Trick, and more. 308 pgs, paperback, 2003

                      SCARNES MAGIC TRICKS
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                      Item #: 9780486427799 -

                        Contains 200 tricks that can be performed with little or no prior skill, training or special equipment. Includes the talking Mirror, The Dollar That Wouldn't Burn, Matchless Matches, Scarne's Fire Trick, Test of Strength, Hindu Magic Papers, Pulse Control, Liquid Suspension, Gravity Defied, Rope Through the Neck and more. 256 pgs, paperback, 2003

                        SELF-WORKING CLOSE-UP CARD: 56 FOOLPROOF TRICKS
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                        DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1758 -

                          For the beginner or veteran, this book shows some excellent show openers to get the audience's attention, including memory tricks, gambling tricks, gimmicks. Simple instructions and carefully drawn illustrations lead the reader from start to finish without requiring long practice sessions or much dexterity. 120 Pgs. 2003

                          SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC
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                          DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1759 -

                            Clearly worded instructions and 251 illustrations show beginner or veteran conjurers how to pluck a seemingly endless number of coins from the air, make a coin penetrate a tabletop, and perform psychic tricks with coins and bills. Tricks include 'printing' a $5 bill on a blank sheet of paper, exposing shortchange artists, metal bending, tower of nickels, balancing act, through the ring, immovable object, sealed box mystery and others. No experience necessary to perform these tricks and most...

                            SHARPS AND FLATS
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                            Item #: 1772 -

                              The Sharps are the cheaters and the Flats are the cheatees. This from London of 1894. The subtitle says it all: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill. A sample of the contents shows the importance of this long-unobtainable classic: Marked Cards, Reflectors, Holdouts, Manipulation, Collusion, Conspiracy, Dice, Poker and Roulette. Includes major sections on the game of faro, including rules and layout. 335 Pgs.1983

                              SIDE STEAL
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                              Item #: 616043914596 -

                                With 100 illustrations, Marlo explains 36 possibilities and variations of the side steal sleight. 61 pgs, paperback, 1957

                                SLEIGHT OF HAND
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                                Item #: 9780486239118 -

                                  Covers every significant aspect, from palming to clairvoyance, vanishing and producing an object, using essential apparatus, etc. Explains hundreds of astonishing tricks with coins, cups and balls, handkerchiefs, cards, more. A book with an excellent reputation among professional magicians for its teaching techniques. 408 pgs, paperback, 1980

                                  SPELLERS
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                                  Item #: 616043914176 -

                                    Tricks where selected cards find themsleves. A short collection of older and little-used card tricks collected by Menard, many requiring your deck to be stacked to a particular sequence to make an audience member's selected card appear. 52 Pgs. 2006

                                    STACK ATTACK
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                                    Item #: 616043914602 -

                                      One of the most powerful weapons in the arsenal of an experienced card worker is the pre-arranged or stacked deck. Some of the most amazing feats in card magic make use of some form of deck pre-arrangement. This book shows different aspects of the handling of stacked decks. 43 pgs, paperback, 1998

                                      TELLING LIES & GETTING PAID
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                                      Item #: 9781585747412 -

                                        Konik, who covers the world of gambling for major magazines, has collected his most recent articles under one cover to entertain like fiction and educate like fact. All the stories are true. He interviews the world's greatest backgammon hustler (Simon Jones); the nun who beats the bookies; top gin runny players; the luckiest man in the world (John Brinson); and other oddball characters. Other topics include how to set up the perfect home poker game; how not to get ripped off by offshore...

                                        TELLING LIES & GETTING PAID (Hardcover)
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                                        Item #: 9780929712734 -

                                          If you enjoyed Konik's first book, The Man With the $100, 000 Breasts, this book is the perfect follow-up. Konik has collected his most recent articles under one cover to entertain like fiction and educate like factand all the stories are true. He interviews the world's greatest backgammon hustler; the nun who beats the bookies; top gin runny players; the luckiest man in the world; and other oddball characters. Also includes how to set up the perfect home poker game; how not to get...

                                          THE ART OF DECEPTION: AN INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING
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                                            This revised version of a 1971 book is subtitled, 'An Introduction to Critical Thinking.' Its main thrust is to teach the reader how to win arguments, defend their cases, recognize fallacies, see through deception, persuade skeptics, and turn defeat into victory. Several

                                            THE ART OF MAGIC
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                                            Item #: 4512 -

                                              Indispensable book for magicians, containing many methods and sleights not found in other standard books. 68 illustrations. 348 Pgs. 1980

                                              THE ART OF THE STEAL
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                                              Item #: 9780767906845 -

                                                In 'Catch Me if You Can', Frank W. Abagnale recounted his youthful career as a master imposter and forger. In 'The Art of the Steal', Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play - while showing you how to identify and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. Technology may have made it easier to track down criminals, but cyberspace has spawned a skyrocketing number of...

                                                THE CHANGE RAISERS
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                                                Item #: 9780962168529 -

                                                  Change raisers are the grifters who trick cashiers and clerks into returning too much change. Information on other short-change artists and cash register scams, including The Marked Bill, The Split Bill, The Torn Bill, and other con games. 32 Pgs. 1992

                                                  THE CONFIDENCE MAN IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
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                                                  Item #: 9780195029390 -

                                                    Lindberg traces the cult of the conman in American literature. On the hypothesis that the confidence man is a covert cultural hero for Americans, the author looks at various literary greats who wrote about, were involved with, or misrepresented cons and frauds. Authors cited include Ben Franklin, Edgar Allen Poe, Twain, P.T. Barnum. 319 pgs, hardcover, 1982

                                                    THE FIX IS IN
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                                                    Item #: 9781932595819 -

                                                      Professional sports in America: It's all about fair play and the goal of winning championships. At least that's the spin. "The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR" is the subject Tuohy delves into with this shocking and full-sourced saga of the corruption that has infected the storied histories of major sports. With reality obscured by a complacent and often complicit sports media, 'The Fix Is In' shines a light on a hidden history of...

                                                      THE GLORIOUS DECEPTION: THE DOUBLE LIFE OF WILLIAM ROBINSON (HARDBOUND)
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                                                      Item #: 9780786717705 -

                                                        Focuses on one of magic history's greatest and oddest stage performers. Even Houdini was awed by this man's feats, which included an act called Defying the Bullets, in which he caught marked bullets on a porcelain plate. It was a time (1918) in New York when a boy could successfully reinvent himself as the world's greatest Chinese magician. Written by an author who invented many of the famous illusions used by leading magicians from Siegfried & Roy to Ricky Jay to David...

                                                        THE LIFES AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI
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                                                        PENGUIN GROUP USA INC. Item #: 4517 -

                                                          For many performers, stage life and real life are separate identities. For master illusionist Harry Houdini, the two were inextricably linked. In this widely acclaimed biography, Ruth Brandon shows how Houdini’s obsession with his own mortality drove him to create death-defying stunts that not only captivated the public but also subdued his own raging psychological demons. As Brandon relates Houdini’s methods of escape, she asks: What was he trying to escape from? Her exploration of the...

                                                          THE LITTLE SECRETS
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                                                          Item #: 616043917054 -

                                                            Originally priced at  $4.95 - Reduced to $2.95 A rare classic written by the Chicago-based author in 1904. Selected excerpts from the original cover cheating and card manipulations that would be most interesting to today's card players and magicians. 48 pgs, paperabck, 1904 Reprinted

                                                            THE MASTER PALM
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                                                            Item #: 616043914633 -

                                                              Covers subjects such as Cup Shuffle, The Master Palm, Close Up and Stand Up. Illustrations 75 Pgs. 1975

                                                              THE NEW MODERN COIN MAGIC
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                                                              Item #: 616043914381 -

                                                                Contains more than 600 illustrations to complement hundreds of sleights and tricks to perform with coins. 544 Pgs. 1998 hardcover

                                                                THE OFFICIAL POKER CARD STUNTS VOL. 2
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                                                                Item #: 616043914640 -

                                                                  Master card throwing, spinning cards on your fingers, switching cards and a huge variety of techniques with those pocket cards you'll muck or need to turn over in Texas Hold'em, Blackjack, etc. Also, a fantastic collection of stunts for any card magician. You will learn the best 40 card techniques to ever hit the table! Top Turnover...Under Turnover...Deck Turnover...Barndoors...Why Flip...Snap Change...Pocket Turn...Explosion...Single Hand Whirl...Two Hand Whirl...Air Whirl...Psych...

                                                                  THE OFFICIAL POKER CARD STUNTS: VOL. I
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                                                                  Item #: 880074022739 -

                                                                    World class magician and poker player Rich Ferguson teaches a wide range of card techniques that includes utility moves, flashy stunts such as card spinning and throwing, card switches and changes, visual methods to present chosen cards, and ways to deal cards using only one hand. These 40 stunts were designed with poker players in mind. 2005

                                                                    THE OFFICIAL POKER CHIP TRICKS: VOL. I
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                                                                    Item #: 730475761006 -

                                                                      Learn how to show off, toss, spin, shuffle, bounce, play and impress with your poker chips! This 'Chip Tricks' DVD comes with over 70 tricks! Shuffle... Pullover... Push Down Shuffle ...Short Shuffle ...Un-shuffle ...Butterfly ...Fat Butterfly ...Roll Down ...Butterfly Balance ...Butterfly Collapse ...Rebound Stack ...Peacock ...Double Butterfly ...S-Fan ...Galaxy ...Vertical Chip Roll ...Anti-Gravity ...Muscle Pass ...Finger Catch ...Ricochet ...Reverse Twirl ...Twirl ...Two Chip...

                                                                      THE OFFICIAL POKER FLOURISHES: VOL. 1
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                                                                      Item #: 880074014239 -

                                                                        With this DVD as your guide, you will master many of the most visual and practical card flourishes possible. Step by step instruction from multiple angles makes learning fun and easy. Instant access to each technique using interactive menu. 2005

                                                                        THE OFFICIAL POKER SHUFFLES & CUTS: VOL. I
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                                                                        Item #: 880074014338 -

                                                                          This DVD explains in detail 50 of the hottest stunts and tricks you have seen on television or at a poker game. 22 shuffling skills and 28 cutting skills. Instant access with each trick using the interactive menu. 2005