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Bennett, Charles: Games of Skill and Conjuring
©1861 George Routledge & Sons, NY
Hardcover, 128 pages
Games of Skill

Games of Skill
Inside Title page

Comments: This game book contains a fairly large section on conjuring

Contents:

1 Draughts
5 Laws Of The Game
6 Games For Practice
8 Concluding Observations

9 Dominoes

11 Chess
14 The Chessboard And Chessmen
15 Value And Moves Of The Pieces
17 Laws Of Chess
19 Technical Terms Used In Chess
22 Opening The Game
23 Games For Practice
25 General Observations
26 Conclusion

27 Morrice

28 Fox And Geese

29 Conjuring

31 Legerdemain And Simple Deceptions
31 To Lift A Bottle With A Straw
32 The Tobacco-Pipe Jug Stand
32 To Break A Stick Placed On Two Glasses
32 The Bottle Conjuror
32 The Mysterious Wafers
33 Advantageous Wager
33 The Balanced Stick
33 The Little Tumbler
34 The Little Balancer
34 To Fix A Coin To The Wall
34 Eatable Candle-Ends
34 The Animated Sixpence
35 The Floating Beacon
35 The Magic Apple
35 The Sentinel Egg
35 To Melt Lead In A Piece Of Paper
35 The Dancing Pea
35 Magical Cards
36 To Support A Pail Of Water By A Stick, Only Half Of Which, Or Less, Rests Upon The Table
36 To Make A Shilling Turn On Its Edge On The Point Of A Needle
37 The Impossible Omelet
37 To Turn A Goblet Of Water Upside Down, And Yet Keep The Water In It
37 To Take A Shilling Out Of A Handkerchief
37 A Good Catch
37 The Three Spoons
38 Bridge Of Knives
38 The Magic Circle
38 The Juggler's Joke
39 The Glass Of Wine Under The Hat

39 Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus
39 The Hen And Egg-Bag
40 Amputation Extraordinary
40 The Globe-Box
40 The Barber's Pole
41 The Egg-Box
41 The Bottle Imps
42 The Doll Trick
43 The Magic Book
43 The Rice Trick

44 Tricks With Cards
45 Forcing Or Making A Pass
46 Ups And Downs
46 A Certain Number Of Cards Being Shown To A. Person, To Guess That Which He Has Thought Of
47 To Tell The Number Of Cards By The Weight
47 The Cards Being Arranged In A Circle, To Tell That Which Any One Thought Of
48 The Four Accomplices
48 The Noted Card Named
48 The Regal Alliance
49 The Odd Ten
49 The Queens Going In Search Of Diamonds
49 The Knaves And The Constable
50 The Painted Pack
50 To Hold Four Kings Or Four Knaves In Your Hand, And To Change Them Suddenly Into Blank Cards, And Then Into Four Aces
51 The Fifteen Thousand Livres
51 Several Cards Being Presented In Succession To Several Persons, To Guess Which Each Has Thought Of
51 The Card Discovered By The Touch Or Smell
52 The Card In The Nut

53 Boat-Building
54 Cutter
55 Smack
55 Schooner
56 Lugger

57 Modelling
57 Cardboard Work
67 Plaster Casts
70 Vegetable Carving

71 The Deaf And Dumb Alphabet
71 The Alphabet: sign language

75 The Riddler
75 Enigmas: fourteen
77 Charades: eleven
78 Conundrums: one hundred of them

81 Acting Charades
81 I Charade In Dumb Show
82 II Charade In Dialogue

88 The Key To Enigmas, &C: answers

90 Puzzles And Paradoxes
90 1 How Many Kings Crowned
90 2 Cross Puzzle
90 3 Cross Puzzle Variation
91 4 Nine Ducks Riddle
91 5 Triangle & Square puzzle
91 6 Parallelogram
91 7 Measuring Puzzle
91 8 Horseshoe Puzzle
91 9 One From Nineteen
91 10 Geometry Puzzle
91 11 Who's Relation Is She?
91 12 The Card Puzzle
92 13 The Scale and Ring Puzzle
92 14 Rhyming Puzzle
92 15 Coin Puzzle
92 16 The Heart and Ball Puzzle
92 17 The Bead Puzzle
93 18 A Maze or Labyrinth
93 19 The Gentlemen And Their Servants
93 20 The Chinese Puzzle

95 The Key To Puzzled and Paradoxes: answers

98 Miscellaneous
98 To Polish Shells: seashells
99 Miniature Oak-Tree: growing an acorn
99 To Extract The Perfume Of Flowers
99 Vegetable Skeletons
100 Cherrystone Baskets: wood carving
101 To Form Figures In Relief On An Egg
101 Storm-Glasses: weather predictor
101 To Make Bread Seals: making a letter seal from bread
103 To Take Impressions From Seals
103 Varnish For Ornamental Purposes

103 Shows
103 Punch And Judy
106 The Drama Of Punch And Judy
113 Fantoccini
115 Gallanty Show
117 The Wonderful Crocodile
122 Chinese Show Of Artificial Fire-Works

125 The Model Stage

127 Tinselling



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