Behnke, Leo: Linking Rings
Magic City Library of Magic Volume 2
©1990 Magic City
Paper, stapled; 32 pages
Linking Rings
Image from Magic City

Comments: The Magic City series of books are generally designed for beginners, but are somewhat lacking in detail and illustrations. However, they are also very inexpensive (under $5), and some volumes contain some good information. I wouldn't suggest this volume on Linking Rings as your sole source, but it is good as an inexpensive additional source to say, Dai Vernon's excellent Symphony of the Rings.

Contents: (note: numbers are not page numbers)

1 The Basics
1  History
2 Selections
3 Designs: The Stirrup
4 - Hourglass
5 - Swing
6 - Butterfly
7 - Another Hourglass
8 - the World
9 - Blooming Rose
10 - Square Block
11 - Iron Knot
12 - Watch Chain

13 The Penetrations
13 Linking: Arm-Slide
14 - Marked Link (2 methods)
15 - Rising Linking
16 - Thread Link
17 Unlinking: Rolling Unlink
18 - Unlinking "click"
19 - Center Unlink
20 - Jacob's Ladder

21 Routines
21 Basic Routine
22 Don White Routine
23 Jean Hugard Routine

24 Subterfuges
24 The Odin Count
25 Wrist Count
26 Drop Count

27 Bibliography


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