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 SO YOU WANT TO BE A MAGICIAN
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MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9417 -

    A new edition of a very popular book of tricks that belongs in every library. His book is unique in that every page has an excellent photograph showing the trick and how is is done. Thirty fine close-up effects you will enjoy using. The book is a tribute to this fine performer, in that it also contains a biography by Neil Foster. There are reproductions of Jone's programs, and many photos taken with celebrities. 76 Pgs.

    50 CRAZY CARD STUNTS
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    Item #: 616043914411 -

      More a quick guide to some funny tricks that don't require slight of hand. These would be good ice breakers or pauses for a performer. 11 pgs, 1954

      ABRACADABRA
      Price: $21.99
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      Item #: 123 -

        An insider's look at what goes on at a magic show behind-the-scenes. Schiffman explains the principles of deception, exposing those seemingly innocent motions that conceal vital actions from onlookers; how the conjurer uses misdirection of space and time to mislead the audience; how silly and simple optical illusions can fool us; and what to look for during a magic show. Also explores the world of offstage magic, the magicians who use various techniques to deceive and influence you:...

        ACKERMAN ON CARD CONTROL: VOL 3 - DVD
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        Item #: 616043916729 -

          Ackerman shows how to do 42 different card control moves (sleights) and offers real-world moves handpicked from his own working repertoire. He guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching you what he considers the most practical and deceptive moves and a number of professional card routines using these sleights. Not just for budding magicians, this is a useful DVD for those who want to know if they're being cheated by a person dealing cards.

          ACKERMAN ON FALSE COUNT: VOL 7-DVD
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          Item #: 616043916750 -

            Ackerman shows how to do 36 different card control moves (sleights and switchouts) and 9 special card effects and offers real-world moves handpicked from his own working repertoire. He guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching you what he considers the most practical and deceptive moves, illustrating a number of professional card routines using these sleights. A useful DVD for those who want to know if they're being cheated by a person dealing cards as it deals with moves such as...

            ACKERMAN ON FALSE DEALS: VOL 2-DVD
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            Item #: 616043916712 -

              Ackerman shows how to do 36 different card control moves (sleights and seconds dealing) and nine special card effects, offering real-world moves he has handpicked from his own working repertoire. He teaches you the most practical and deceptive moves and a number of professional card routines using these sleights. A useful DVD for those who want to know if they're being cheated by a person dealing cards. Deals with moves such as one-handed second deals, push-offs, bottom deals, minus-one...

              ACKERMAN ON FLOURISHES LIFTS: VOL 4-DVD
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              Item #: 616043916767 -

                Ackerman presents an instructional course encompassing elementary sleight-of-hand all the way through advanced card work. After guiding you step-by-step through the various sleights, he also teaches a number of professional card routines so you can apply what you have learned. This volume focuses on Flourishes, Lifts and Changes (i.e. thumb fan, pressure fans, kosy cut, pop-over lift, instant ace revelation, blank thought deck, card through table and more.)

                ACKERMAN ON PALMING: VOL 1-DVD
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                Item #: 616043916705 -

                  Ackerman shows how to do 44 different control moves (sleights and palming of cards, chips, etc.) and nine special card effects, real-world moves that Ackerman handpicked from his own working repertoire. Guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching the most practical and deceptive moves and a number of professional card routines using these sleights. Deals with moves such as palms and theory, magician's full palm, gambler's flat palm, fan steals, spread bottom palms, swing cut...

                  ACKERMAN ON SHUFFLEWORK: VOL 5-DVD
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                  Item #: 616043916736 -

                    Ackerman shows how to do 28 different control moves (sleights) and 8 special card effects and offers real-world handpicked from his own working repertoire. Guides you step-by-step through the moves, teaching what he considers the most practical and deceptive moves. Contains a number of professional card routines using these sleights and deals with moves such as double undercuts, Vernon's two-shuffle, Klause Overhand, bottom block transfer, D'Amico Revelation, sideways shuffle, and MGM...

                    ACKERMAN ON UTILITY MOVES: VOL 8-DVD
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                    Item #: 616043916774 -

                      As on all his DVDs, Ackerman presents an instructional course encompassing elementary sleight-of-hand through advanced card work. After guiding you step-by-step through the various sleights, he also teaches a number of professional card routines that you can apply, including ATFUS, Fu-fu switch, Hugard/Braue addition, secret subtraction, Cervon's cut reverse, the devilish miracle, easy-off pips and more.

                      ACTION WITH CARDS
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                      Item #: 616043914671 -

                        Explains the following tricks: This Card Gets Around, What A Coincidence, Back Up, Tell How It's Done, New Ace Control, the W.W. Color Change, Miracle Discovery, Military Mixup, Delayed Discovery, the Hindu Slop Shuffle, Instantaneous Four Ace Transposition, The Perfect Card Prediction. Illustrated 18 pages Paperbound 1944

                        ALDO COLOMBINIS CARD AND DICE DECEPTIONS VOL. ONE
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                        Item #: 616043914688 -

                          Playing cards and dice are two of the most recognized items that can be used in magic. Everyone knows the properties of both dice and cards as they are universally used in all types games. On this DVD, Colombini has collected some of the best routines that logically combine both regular cards and regular dice to form entertaining magic. Additionally the routines selected are exceptionally easy to learn and most of them will fool you. Routines performed and explained: Half A Die Away (Gary...

                          ALDO COLOMBINIS CARD AND DICE DECEPTIONS VOL. TWO
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                          Item #: 616043914695 -

                            Playing cards and dice are two of the most recognized items that can be used in magic. Everyone knows the properties of both dice and cards as they are universally used in all types games. On this DVD, Colombini has collected some of the best routines that logically combine both regular cards and regular dice to form entertaining magic. Additionally the routines selected are exceptionally easy to learn and most of them will fool you. Routines performed and explained: The Dark Side (Aldo...

                            ALLAN ACKERMANS SET OF DVDS
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                            ALLAN ACKERMAN Item #: 166 -

                              Ackerman, a card-handling expert, has produced eight separate DVDs on card manipulation that clearly demonstrate how people cheat at cards.

                              BLACKSTONES TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO
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                              Item #: 9780806508627 -

                                BOOK OF THUMB TIPS
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                                MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9421 -

                                  Contents include:The Thumb Tip; About The Thumb Tip; The Phantom Fiver; Big Coin Little Coin; The Torn and Restored Note; The Lighted Match Vanish and more! Illustrations 41 Pgs. 1984

                                  CARD CONTROL: PRACTICAL METHODS & FORTY ORIGINAL CARD EXPERIMENTS
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                                  DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 423 -

                                    A famous card expert demonstrates tricks that have left theater audiences amazed, and that card-playing professionals have used profitably. It is not a book for beginners. But these shifts, palms, glides, false shuffles, cuts, fans, steals, and spectacular deceptions will help those with basic card expertise reach new levels of performance. Over 300 photos. 219 pages Paperbound 1993

                                    CARD MAN STUFF
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                                    Item #: 616043914435 -

                                      Eleven card tricks (plus a few variations), including Quad Reverse; Eight Card Transposition; Surprise Monte; Quick Theft; Card Case Conjuration; Sandwich Deal and more. 24 pgs, paperback, 1970

                                      CARD MANIPULATIONS
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                                      Item #: 431 -

                                        Combines the five booklets originally published in the 1930s. Contains palms, shuffles, an especially good chapter on peeking, set-ups and flourishes. 163 pgs, paperback, 1974

                                        CARD TRICK AND STUNTS card and trick, stunts,
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                                        DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 2910 -

                                          Carefully worked out descriptions of another 120 flourishes, sleights, tricks, and manipulations. Forces, passes, glides, color changes, top and bottom changes, double lifts, false cuts, and more. Author describes effect to be produced and explains steps involved with clear text and drawings. 224 Pgs. 2012

                                          CHEATING AT HOLDEM: THE ESSENTIALS
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                                          Item #: 616043916453 -

                                            An authority on game protection, Maleks sleight of hand skill with cards and dice is legendary. A consultant for law enforcement, casinos, celebrities, film and television productions, and corporations, he demonstrates ways that players and dealers can use sleight of hand to cheat at hold'em: marked cards, strippers, peeking and flashing, second dealing, check capping, shuffle and cut techniques, and more. 2006

                                            CON MAN: A MASTER SWINDLERS OWN STORY
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                                            Item #: 9780767917377 -

                                              In his long career as a confidence man, Joseph “Yellow Kid” Weil swindled the public of more than eight million dollars and established the reputation for robbery and trickery. Always beating the police at their own game, “Yellow Kid” used phony oil deals, women, fixed races, and an endless list of other tricks to best an increasingly gullible public. One day, he was Dr. Henri Reuel, a noted geologist who traveled around and told his hosts that he was a representative...

                                              EARLY MARLO
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                                              Item #: 616043914459 -

                                                More than 100 Marlo card tricks explained, some with illustrations. Indexed 132 pages  Spiralbound 1979

                                                EARLY VERNON
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                                                Item #: 695 -

                                                  Early Vernon: The Magic of Dai Vernon in 1932.  Readers of the original Vernon Twenty Dollar Manuscript probably wondered who F.W.R was and what he looked like. The identity of Fawcett W. Ross has slowly come to light, as no subsequent book of Dai's has been published without credit lines. In the first two manuscripts, it definitely was F.W.R.'s guiding hand that lead trick to paper. Included in this publication is a picture of F.W.R. In 1961, Vernon and Ross got together and the results...

                                                  ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS
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                                                  Item #: 716 -

                                                    Several hundred card tricks explained in short formats. A good book for accomplished card magicians who want to add a few more tricks to their bag. 402 pgs, paperback, 1979

                                                    ESTIMATION
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                                                    MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9418 -

                                                      An 80 page book on an intriguing aspect of card magic. Both mechanical and natural estimation.1979

                                                      THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE
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                                                      Item #: 2008 -

                                                        Considered by many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Includes author's own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, palming cards, "skinning the hand" even three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks. 130 Pgs.1995

                                                        EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE
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                                                        DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 732 -

                                                          Hundreds of close-up card tricks with more than 318 illustrations. Of use to the amateur as well as the pro who wants to add more tricks to his routine. 448 Pgs. 1974

                                                          FINGER TIP CONTROL
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                                                          Item #: 770 -

                                                            Finger Tip Control; Revolutionary Control, Chapter Three describes all the methods of control with a few exceptions. 23 pages, paper bound. 3rd printing, 1956, 1987.

                                                            FLEECING GRANDMA & GRANDPA
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                                                            Item #: 9780275981792 -

                                                              For the elderly, being the victim of fraud can be disastrous, and they are the most common and vulnerable targets of everyday scams, cons and frauds. From identity theft to gambling scams, from power of attorney issues to pyramid schemes, criminals relieve the elderly of their money and their homes. Describe the most common scams, offers the stories of actual victims, and details ways to protect yourself. 184 pgs, hardcover, 2004

                                                              FOOLPROOF CARD TRICKS FOR THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN
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                                                              DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 780 -

                                                                Master the art of illusion with this collection of 183 easy-to-learn card tricks, accompanied by 197 illustrations. Drawn from two popular books by the bestselling magician, it's perfect for amateurs - and professionals who want to increase their repertoire. Mystify friends with everything from shuffle setups to card telepathy, using coins, telephones and other props. 136 Pgs. 2009

                                                                FRAUDS DECEPTIONS & SWINDLES
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                                                                Item #: 9780816044221 -

                                                                  From the Civil War gold hoax to Wall Street insider trading, Sifakis takes a hard look at some of the most devious schemes and characters in U.S. history. More than 150 entries examine crooked and crafty plots, petty swindles, wide-scale deceptions, and the dishonest men and women who perpetrated them. From televangelist Reverend Jim Bakker to con man 'Count' Victor Lustig, who twice 'sold' the Eiffel Tower, this enlightening history of grifts, cheats and gambles is for anyone...

                                                                  FUN FOR ALL!
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                                                                  MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9420 -

                                                                    If you're going to be a real entertainer, in a small way or in a big way, you have to have a fund of laugh-producing gags, bar stunts, clever bits, and bright verbal comment, ready at all times. There is actually very little "real ad lib" among performers. Those who do the funny bits, pull the gag, get a reputation for being clever and bright are that way because they have a back log of material on tap. "Fun For All!" is a good book to get you started. Simple, easy to learn, easy to use....

                                                                    GEMS OF MENTAL MAGIC
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                                                                    Item #: 2859 -

                                                                      Part of the Buckley Trilogy (Principles and Deceptions being the other), Arthur Buckley and John Brown Cook wrote their Gems in 1947 and no other book comes close to their effort. Over 30 complete routines are presented with such clarity that anyone who wished to add a new dimension to his act need only adapt the routines to his style. 132 Pgs.1973

                                                                      HAND MUCKING: THE ART OF SWITCHING CARDS IN PLAY
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                                                                      Item #: 616043914480 -

                                                                        A balance of illustrations and analysis of moves like The Gambler's Palm; The classic Palm; Switching Palms; Pinch Palm; One Card Blackjack Muck; Two Card Muck; One Card Stud Poker Muck; One Card Pick Up; A Pair for Poker. Designed to help protect players against cheats. 50 pgs, spiralbound, 1982

                                                                        HOUDINI ON MAGIC
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                                                                        Item #: 9780486203843 -

                                                                          Eight major sections include numerous tricks performed by Houdini, including Handcuffs and Restraints; Rope Magic; Houdini on Magicians; Challenges and Escapes; Spooks; Tricks; Miscellaneous Mystery; and Right Way to do Wrong. 280 pgs, paperback, 1953