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The Royal Road to Card Magic
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With this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy to understand explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. More than 120 line cuts make explanations easy to follow, so that even beginners can develop professional-level skill. 121 figures.
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INTRODUCTION by Paul Flemming PREFACE PART ONE I. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, I" Position of the Pack Execution of the Overhand Shuffle. Using the Overhand Shuffle: Controlling the Top Card Controlling the Bottom Card Retaining the Top and Bottom Cards Top Card to Next to Bottom and Back The Run The Injog The Undercut. Overhand Shuffle Control: Retaining Top Stock Overhand False Shuffle Overhand Shuffle Practice Routine. Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle: Topsy turvy Cards Poker's Player's Picnic A Pocket Discovery Telepathy Plus Thought Stealer Pinkie Does It A Card and a Number II. THE RIFFLE SHUFFLE Riffle Shuffle Control: Retaining Card at Top Retaining at the Bottom Riffle Shuffle in the Air. Tricks with the Riffle Shuffle: An Instinct for Cards Mirror of the Mind Ultra Card Divination III. FLOURISHES Displaying the Top Card: (a) For intimate performances (b) For intimate performances (c) For platform performances The Ruffle: (a) With both hands (c) With a Single Card The Click-Spread and Turnover: (a) On a Cloth-Covered Table (b) On a Bare Table. Gathering the Ribbon-Spread Pack Springing the Cards A Flourish Count Throwing a Card Waterfall Shuffle The Fan One-Hand Fan Thumb Fan Pressure Fan IV. THE GLIDE Tricks with the Glide: Design for Laughter Observation Test V. THE GLIMPSE Bottom-Card Glimpse I Bottom-Card Glimpse II Bottom-Card Glimpse III Top-Card Glimpse Fan Peek Tricks with the Glimpse: Gray's Spelling Trick Round and Round VI. THE KEY CARD Key Undercut Key Undercut Shuffle. Tricks with the Key Card: Do as I Do The Three Piles The 26th Card A Meeting of the Minds The Non-Poker Voice Intuition with Cards Sliding Key Card VII. THE PALM Top Palm: (1) A Single Card (2) Several Cards Palm Glimpse Replacing Palmed Cards: First Method Second Method Tricks with the Palm: Card in the Pocket Now You See It! Grag-Bag Card Good-Luck Card Do It and Fail Gathering of the Clan A Vested Interest Piano Trick VIII. THE BACKSLIP Backslip Force Backslip Control. Tricks with the Backslip: Lightning Card The Tanalizer Under Your Hat IX. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, II" Injog and Break Overhand Break Control Overhand Lift Shuffle Lift Shuffle Force Spread and Break Holding a Break Spread and Break Control Tricks with the Overhand Shuffles: The Sevens Obliging Aces Leapfrog Spectator's Card Trick A Poker Puzzle X. FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS Optical Shuffle Charlier Shuffle The Cut: First Method Second Method Third Method Fourth Method Palm Cut. Tricks with the Shuffles and Cuts: An Incomprehensible Divination Circus Card Trick "Black Jack, Detective" XI. THE DOUBLE LIFT AND TURNOVER Double-Lift Glimpse Double-Lift Card Reverse: (a) Top-Card Reversal (b) Second-Card Reversal (c) Second-Card Reversal Tricks with the Double Lift: Rapid Transit The Trey Ambitious Card Throughth and Consequences Insidious Dr. Fu Liu Tu XII. THE PASS The Grip Left-Hand Action Right-Hand Action Riffle Pass Spread Pass Spring Pass "Tricks with the Pass: Off Again, On Again, Finnegin" Kangaroo Card Righting a Wrong Blindfolded Pack Double Speller XIII. MISCELLANEOUS FLOURISHES Color Change Double Color Change The Changing Card Self-Cutting Deck A Pretty Cut Pop-up Card A Bit of Byplay Charlier Cut Acrobatic Aces XIV. THE REVERSES First Method Second Method Third Method Fourth Method Reversed Location. Tricks with the Reverses: Spellbound A Tipsy Trick Double Reverse Mentalivity Mountebank Miracle XV. THE HINDU SHUFFLE AND OTHER CONTROLS Hindu Shuffle Control: Single Card Several Cards. Hindu Shuffle Force Hindu Shuffle Glimpse The Step Natural Jog Twelve-Down Riffle. Tricks with the Hindu Shuffle: All Change Here Ewephindit XVI. THE CLASSIC FORCE One-Hand Force Bottom Force Slide-Out Force Two Card Force Riffle-Break Force Sliding-Key Force Double-Lift Force Cut Force. Tricks with the Force: Justice Card Trick Four of a Kind Pulse Trick XVII. TOP AND BOTTOM CHANGES Top Change The Changing Card Top-Change Byplay Bottom Change Top and Bottom Changes XVIII. ARRANGEMENTS Tricks with Arrangements: The Selective Touch A Future in Cards Jacks Wild Think Stop Deal Away The Educated Cards Reds and Blacks XIX. ROUTINES Routining Card Tricks A Table Routine A Rollicking Routine Card-Discovery Routine Razzle-Dazzle Routine PART THREE XX. PLATFORM TRICKS Conus Ace Trick Ladies' Looking Glass Everywhere and Nowhere Cards up the Sleeve Cards to the Pocket Enlarging and Diminishing Cards Three Cards Across "Everybody's Card, I" "Everybody's Card, II" INDEX

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