Magic of the Hands by Edward Victor
- A Collection of Sleight-of-Hand & Magic Effects!
- Includes Cards, Coins, Silks, Ropes & More!
Magic of The Hands
By Edward Victor
A Collection of Sleight-of-Hand and Magical Effects with
Cards, Coins, Silks, Billard balls, Thimbles, Cigars, Ropes, Slates, and Miscellaneous Articles
The sleight of hand methods and tricks of the author employing no special apparatus. All that you require are ordinary decks of cards, cigarettes, rope, etc. 10 chapters embrace coins, silks, billiard balls, thimbles, cigars, slates, and miscellaneous. New edition, 120 pages, 113 illustrations, paper covers.
Chapter 1: Some Useful Card Sleights I Have Proved Effective
- The Pass
- The E.V. Colour Change
- The E.V. Invisible Double Lift
- The New "Glide"
- A One Hand Force: using a reversed bottom card
- The "Book" Return: a control to bring the center card to the top
- Sighting the Top Cards [Albert Verity]:
- A Substitute for the "In-Jog" [Albert Verity]
Chapter II Card Problems
- Supreme Control: Impromptu effect. 8 cards are selected by 8 different spectators, and each is revealed in a different manner
- The Expert Deal: Impromptu effect, a gambling or dealing demonstration using the 4 Aces and ending in a high straight
- A Royal Exchange: transposition of two cards in two separate glasses
- Sign, Please!:
- The "Deo-Ace" Trick
- The Thirty Card Trick (or "Cards from Pocket to Pocket"): a portion of cards pass from one spectator's pocket to another's
Chapter III Conjuring With Coins
- A Silver Collection. As performed at Maskelyne's Theatre. Several coins are produced from the air and magically transfer to a glass held in the opposite hand
- A Vanish for One or More Coins: sort of a "retention of vision" vanish
- The Changing Coin: a "Spellbound" type effect with copper and silver coins
Chapter IV Handkerchief Magic
- The "Super" Sympathetic Silks: a version of the sympathetic silks for the stage
Chapter V Billiard Ball Sleights
- A Few Words on "Angles"
- he "Direct Palm" Vanish
- The "Throw-Up" Vanish: not as gross as it sounds
- The "Push-In" Vanish
- An Elbow Vanish
- An Original Colour-Change
- A Continuous Ball Production
Chapter VI Thimble Sleights
- The Hopping Thimble: from finger to finger to finger
- The "Little Finger" Sleight: getting the thimble to the pinky during multiplying thimbles
- A "Slow Motion" Disappearance
- A Triple Colour Change
- A Sleight With Four Thimbles: four thimbles travel from one hand to the other
- A New and Original Thimble Holder: how to make and use it
Chapter VII Cigarette and Cigar Sleights: Note, many are also useful for color changing knife magic
- The "Closed Fist" Vanish: useful
- The "Pull-Out" Vanish
- The "Thumb-Pivot" Vanish
- The "Finger-Clip" Vanish
- Method of Producing a Cigarette or Cigar at the Fingertips from the Palm
- A Change Over Palm
- Changing a Cigarette Into a Cigar (Sleight of Hand Method)
- The Magnetic Cigar: clings to the performer's hand
- Cigar to Money: a cigar changes into 4 pennies
- The Diminishing Cigar: a gimmicked Cigar shrinks
Chapter VIII My Rope Trick
- My Rope Trick. An Original Cut and Restored Rope Mystery. This is a well-done multi-phase cut and restored rope that ends in an examinable rope for the audience
Chapter IX An Idea for Slates
- A Novel Production of Names and Drawings on Two Ordinary Slates: a method to eliminate the need of flapped slates, using ribbon to conceal the mystery writing
Chapter X Miscellaneous Magic
- Visiting. An Impromptu Effect With Four Borrowed Visiting Cards: A matrix type effect with borrowed business cards.
- The Cigarette Paper Effect: torn and restored cigarette paper
- A Match Divination: the performer's matchbox is shaken to compare with the number of matches found in a spectator's matchbox and the total number is revealed
- A Novel Matchbox Transposition: a number of coins in one matchbox travel to another
- A Useful Tip: using a cut-down matchbox
Details: Magic of The Hands By Edward Victor
Original Copyright 1937, many reprints by various publishers. We suspect this volume was printed in the 1970s. In like-new condition.
110 pages, softcover, perfect bound, size; 6" by 9".
This is first in a series of three separate volumes.
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