Collins, Stanley: A Conjuring Melange
©1947 Published by Fleming Book Company of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey.
146 Illustrations by Alba
Hardbound, 245 pages
Stanley Collins Conjuring Melange
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Contents:

v Introduction: Paul Fleming
ix Foreword

1 Part I: Tricks With Cards
3 Mystification Follows Explanation
6 Attack
8 The Magnetic Aces
14 The Royal Reunion
16 The Nomadic Numbered Discs
20 The Esscee Prearranged Pack
25 Courting Cards
27 The Multiple Spelling-Bee (First Method)
30 The Multiple Spelling-Bee (Second Method)
32 Extremes Meet
39 The Forthright Four-Ace Trick
43 The Anti-Gravity Cards
46 The Comedy of Errors
51 Sympathetic Coincidence (First Version)
55 Sympathetic Coincidence (Second Version)
57 An Arithmetical Trick
61 The Conjureer as Card-Sharper
64 Wizard's Whist
66 Two-Card Penetration
71 Jumbo Card Penetration
73 The Mystery from Domdaniel
79 The Spider
86 The Tables Turned
90 The Tables Turned Again
94 The Esscee Double-Lift
98 Four-Card Monte
101 The Triple Flight of Cards
103 All Fours

107 Part II: Pocket Tricks
109 Penny-Tration
113 The Double Crossed Bat
115 Acrobatic Elastics
118 The Lunatic's Thumb
122 The Double Coin-Roll

125 Part III: Tricks for Children
127 Signs of the Rhyme
132 Signs of the Rhyme (Revised Version)
134 Box and Chocs

145 Part IV: Tricks with Handkerchiefs
147 Aerial Handkerchief Knotting
150 The Umteenth-Century Handkerchief Trick
153 The Knee-Plus-Ultra Handkerchief Trick
158 The Esscee Handkerchief Pull

161 Part V: Mental Tricks
163 The Quick and the Dead Again
166 Whisper Word
170 Chiffrenom

175 Part VI: Miscellaneous Tricks
177 Necromancy with Numbers
182 The Flying Sum and Divining Cards
188 The Self-Effacing Servante
191 The Transposing Die and Handkerchief
197 The Crystal Casket and Flying Die
203 The Hindu Bead Mystery
206 The Wand-ering Peg
210 The Wand as Comestible

213 Part VII: Stage Illusion
215 Le Mystere Electrique

223 Part VIII: Conjuring Puzzles
225 Four Conjuring Double-Acrostics
229 Three Conjuring Rebuses
230 A Conjuring Cross-Word Puzzle
233 A Skeleton Conjuring Cross-Word Puzzle
234 Solutions to Double-Acrostics
237 Soulutions to Rebuses
238 Solution to Cross-Word Puzzle
239 Solution to Skeleton Cross-Word Puzzle
240 A Page of Conjuring Word-Squares
242 Index



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