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HOUDINI ON MAGIC
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    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

    HOW GAMBLERS WIN: OR THE SECRETS OF ADVANTAGE PLAYING
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    MAGICANA Item #: 980 -

      Originally published in 1865, this is one of the earliest publications on the subject of advantage play or cheating at cards. This beautifully done reprint of the 1868 edition offers outsiders a fuller understanding of how to execute the techniques described. Not a photocopied edition of the original, it has been totally reset but it does include all the original work, including the ads. 91 Pgs. 2008 Hardcover

      HOW THEY CHEAT YOU AT CARDS
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      GAMBLER'S BOOK CLUB Item #: 985 -

        Entertaining stories translated from the original French descriptions of cheating techniques written by famed Eugene Villiod, who also wrote The Stealing Machine around the turn of the century. In the same amusing and informative style. 192 Pgs.1979

        HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING: A CON MAN REVEALS THE SECRETS
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          A con man reveals the secrets of cheating, scams and hustles in this roller-coaster ride through bar bets, street hustles, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games and more. Includes the exact frauds that the NYPD regard as the most common and dangerous today and top tips on how to avoid each one. Not just a "here's how the con works" book, this one guides you through the set up, the talk, the sell, everything about the con and how you can be suckered...

          HOW TO CHEAT YOUR FRIENDS AT POKER
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          Item #: 9780312360689 -

            Jillette is the larger, louder half of the performing team Penn & Teller. He and co-author Lynn and a lifetime card player named "Dickie Richards" that Penn claims has earned thousands of dollars over 30 years of cheating at home poker games, have recorded Dickie's wisdom, filtered through the showman style of Jillette. This is not a book about how to play poker, it's about how to cheat, make money and win big. But most importantly, it's about cheat-proofing your own...

            IT WAS NEVER A GAMBLE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF A 1900S HUSTLER
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              The true story of early 1900's gambler and hustler Jimmy James. Born in 1900, he left home at the age of 14 and made a living by taking advantage of others greed. In a time when the rules were few and enforcement was often left to one's own conscious, there could be big rewards for anyone with the intestinal fortitude to bend the rules. This is the story of a hustler and gambler's journey through many adventures, twists and turns, ups and downs. Cards, dice, roulette: No game was...

              JUMBO QUICK MONTE
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                The "Three Card Monte" has long been a popular scam game played on the streets of most major cities and featured in movies and on television. It has also become a staple in most magicians' acts. There have been thousands of variations published through the years, as it is one of the few gambling themed routines that can be followed by all audiences. The most popular of all Monte routines is "Color Monte" which was originally published by Bill Elliott as "3 Card...

                LADY LUCK AINT NO LADY
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                  Cute collection of cartoons about situations and absurdities at the track and in casinos. Worth a few chuckles to relieve the tensions of play. 64 Pgs.1975

                  LAS VEGAS CARD EXPERT ALLAN ACKERMAN
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                    Allan Ackerman is a true card expert. In addition to being one of the most respected card men in the world he has created many original routines and techniques that are in common use. This double length DVD combines his two previously released videos -  The Las Vegas Card Expert and Every Move a Move, where he performs, demonstrates and explains many of his best creations. Allan also reminisces about Edward Marlo and gives his insight and advice on sleight-of-hand. Routines performed and...

                    LEARN HOW TO STACK A DECK
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                    Item #: 616043916798 -

                      A sleight of hand and casino surveillance expert shows step-by-step methods for various card-sharp moves often used in private and home games but also sometimes attempted by casino dealers. Some of the deck-stacking moves he shows are the cold deck set-up, the hay maker, and the four card stack. 2008

                      LETS SEE THE DECK
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                        Fourteen card tricks from Marlo: Count Down Flourish; Age-Old Card Control; Imitation of Scarne; One Hand Reverse; Handling Improved; Third Rosini; Aces in Reverse; Hotel Mystery; Aces Disregarded; Nu Presentation; Flying Reverse; Psychological Out; Blindfold Poker Deal; and Gardner Marlo Poker Routine. 32 pgs, paperback, 1942

                        DETECT DECEIT: HOW TO BECOME A HUMAN LIE DETECTOR IN UNDER 60 MINUTES
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                          Lying is a normal part of human communication and is sometimes necessary to protect someone��_��s feelings, but there are also malicious lies meant to deceive, cheat, and defraud. You can��_��t always rely on what comes out of someone��_��s mouth. It doesn��_��t take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying��_��_��_but it does take special skills and a little practice. In Lie Detecting 101, international expert in undercover operations Dr. David Craig provides readers...

                          MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP: A HANDBOOK FOR CONJURERS
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                          Item #: 9780486410876 -

                            Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants. Provides recommendations on the use of body language, posture, positioning, and movement. 60 original routines -- from simple card tricks to major illusions. 322 pgs, paperback, 1969

                            MAGIC IN THEORY
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                              There is more to magic than the specific secret that lies behind the specific trick. Psychology is central to the art of deception, and magicians recognize that an understanding of the psychology of magic is an important part of being a good magician. This book presents the theoretical and psychological elements of magic in a way that is accessible to a non-technical readership. It will provide magicians with a better understanding of the part psychology can play in developing their skills....

                              MAGIC TRICKS & CARD TRICKS
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                                Includes impromptu deceptions like Coin Through the Hand, Flying Dime, Down your Sleeve, Counting Chalk, Bill in the Egg. 35 magic tricks in all. 40 card tricks include card in the pocket, 13 principle, eight kings and others, along with methods of false shuffling, palming, gliding, preparing the cards. 94 pgs, paperback, 1954

                                MAGIC TRICKS & ILLUSIONS
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                                Item #: 9780804870344 -

                                  Long out of print, this book takes the mystery out of magic and demonstrates how anyone can amuse and baffle people. Starts with simple routines and moves to elaborate maneuvers. Some of the tricks include the Vanashing Bird Cage, Chinese Egg Bag Trick, Flying Coin, Bodiless Lady Illusion, Talking Skull, Great Levitation, Table Lifting and the Escape from the Iron Trunk. 241 Pgs. 1990

                                  MAGICIANS MAGIC
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                                    Curry incorporated thoroughly engrossing material with a style that was truly elegant. This book by a "magician's magician" discloses the secrets behind a collection of close-up marvels - including the author's "Out of the World," reputed to be the best card trick of the past century. Illustrations Indexed 269 Pages Paperbound 1965

                                    MARKED CARDS
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                                      You can mystify people with your magic ability with this deck of cards. Perform mind-defying feats with little practice as you  read the back of every card. Once the wrapper is removed, no one will know these cards are marked. Easy to read instructions are included.

                                      MARLO MEETS HIS MATCH
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                                      MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9413 -

                                        Nothing complicated-just good commercial tricks in which the plot is that the magician and the spectator select matching cards from different decks. A dozen or more ways of doing it, all very Marlo. Illustrated 32 Pgs. 1981

                                        MARLO ON ERDNASE
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                                        HOUDINI'S MAGIC SHOP Item #: 9408 -

                                          Subtitled 'Annotation and Marginalia on Expert at the Card Table. Why are magicians and gamblers still interested in Expert at the Card Table? Why has this book attracted more attention today than when initially published? There may be as many answers as there are questions regarding this book. One of the most important books ever written on the subject(s) of card magic and cheating with cards. Illustrations 248 Pgs. 2007

                                          MASTER KEY & RUN-UP SYSTEMS
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                                            Two systems for card manipulation. Master Key deals with various card- marking schemes. Run-Up Systems is about cutting, shuffling, stacking. 56 pages Paperbound 1951 Reprinted

                                            MAX MAVENS JUMBO BWAVE
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                                            GAMBLING INCORPRATED Item #: 2434 -

                                              Max Maven created a sensation when he released his original "B'Wave." Practically every magician on the planet owns one, carries it and uses it. Since that time many have created variations but this classic version has stood the test of time and is still the best. You display four Jumbo blue-backed cards (said to be four queens). A spectator selects one of the queens. The named queen is shown to be the only one that is face up. It is also the only one with a red back. To...

                                              MEIR YEDIDS CARD ANIMATIONS
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                                                Meir Yedid was the first person to win the Society Of American Magician’s Close-Up Magic Championship more than once. He was also awarded the Society’s rarely presented Originality Medal. Meir has spent the last 30 years touring throughout the world performing and teaching his brand of creative magic. This book features Meir's offbeat magic where he uses ordinary playing cards in extraordinary ways. All of these routines are visual, quirky and very memorable. Routines Include:...

                                                MIRACLE CARD CHANGES
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                                                Item #: 616043914541 -

                                                  Step by step instruction on hw to make one card appear, disappear, and seem to be another card. 24 pgs, paperback, 1954

                                                  MODERN COIN MAGIC
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                                                  Item #: 1314 -

                                                    Originally published in 1952, this edition contains four new chapters. Includes many illustrations for hundreds of coin sleights and tricks. 358 pgs, paperback, 1982

                                                    MULTIPLE SHIFT
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                                                      Practical methods of shifting cards. 59 pgs, paperback, 1961

                                                      ODD TRICKS
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                                                        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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                                                        MAGIC, INC. Item #: 1389 -

                                                          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...

                                                          PEOPLE KNOW EVERYTHING
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                                                          MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9416 -

                                                            Complete act by a professional magician, based on a Quiz Show using magic. As the performer, you ask the questions, announce the odds, then the audience tries to give the answer. Lots of good solid laughs, and well tied in magic. For young people or adults. You will have most of the tricks yourself. Recommended for a change of pace. 16 Pgs.

                                                            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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                                                                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...

                                                                PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS
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                                                                  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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                                                                    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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                                                                      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