Individual tricks contained in this book of magic have sold for more than the price of the entire book. Amateurs can use them to get a start in magic and immediately feel at ease performing card tricks for anyone. What is a self-working card trick? A trick that does not depend upon legerdermain or special abilities on the part of the magician, but a trick that works automatically because of the mathematics inherent in the card deck itself. Long practice and supernormal dexterity are not needed to perform these tricks, yet they are often among the most entertaining and most spectacular of all card tricks.
The present volume was the first commercially available collection of these sure-fire tricks, prepared by one of the best-known modern writers and editors in the field of magic, Karl Fulves, editor of The Pallbearer periodical. Some of these tricks are simple, a good place to begin. Others were specially adapted from professional routines and are here presented for the first time for amateurs. Almost all of these tricks can be worked informally, with a borrowed deck of cards. Some also adapt to stage presentation. Individual tricks contained here have sold for more than the price of the entire book. Amateurs can use them to get a start in magic and to feel, at once, the rewards of giving a professional performance. Advanced and professional magicians will find tricks to add to their acts or informal routines. Paperback 113 5 3/8" by 8 1/2" pages, 42 illustrations.
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