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Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic by Harry Blackstone

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Garden City: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc, 1941. Reprint. Hardcover. Good  265pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Textured red paper over boards. Publisher's red top stain. Lightly rubbed at the spine ends and along the edges of the covers. There is a round "cup" water stain on the top edge of the back and front covers.  No dust jacket  There is a mild tear in the front right edge of the jacket. Despite these flaws, the jacket is still attractive. The first section of the book reveals a complete collection of the best contemporary card tricks, while the second section of the book is devoted to Blackstone's sensational methods, such as sleight-of-hand and optical illusions.  265 pages. Endpapers discolored along hinges. Corners and edges of backstip rubbed.  Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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BIACKSTONE'S MODERN CARD TRICKS AND SECRETS OF MAGIC HERE is a book which reveals some of the most coveted secrets in the fascinating art of magic and conjuring. Prepared by a famous magician, it actually explains how the modern conjurer accomplishes some of his most sensationol und baffling tricks. In addition to this, it shows you how to perform many new card tricks und effective feats of magic yourself. The first part of the book contains a complete collection of the best modern card tricks available. These tricks are fully explained und illustrated so that any one may learn exactly how to perform them with speed und facility. The second half is devoted to Blackstone's sensational methods, and describes in detail his deft sleight-of-hand maneuvers, his breath-taking optical illusions, und all the fascinoting magical apparatus which enables him to perform his tricks. This book will afford you many hours of pleasure whether you read it merely for the thrill of knowing how the most bewildering illusions are staged, or use it as a guide for effecting many of them yourself.