Desmond, Frank: Everybody's Guide to Conjuring
©1899 Saxon & Co., London, U.K.
Hardcover, 149 pages
Everybody's Guide to
              Conjuring
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Comments:  "A thoroughly practical Handbook, specially written for the use of Amateur Magicians, with numerous illustrations."

Contents:

7 Introduction

11 Chapter I Elementary Tricks
- Two Methods of Naming Unseen Cards
- Finding Selected Cards
- 21 Card Trick
- The Long Card
- Odd and Even Cards
- The Vanishing Knot
- Repairing Cut Ribbon
- Selected Coin Indicated
- The Suspended Wand

30 Chapter II Palming, Passing and Forcing
- Palming Coins, Cards, Handkerchiefs, Billiard-Balls, etc.
- The Pass
- Forcing Cards
- The False Shuffle
- The Slip

40 Chapter III Coin Tricks
- Coins from a Handkerchief
- The Magic Paper
- The Rattle Box
- Dr. Holden's Stratagem
- The Enchanted Orange
- Changing Coins
- The Mysterious Glass
- A Curious Multiplication

54 Chapter IV Card Tricks
- Naming and Finding Selected Cards
- Changing and Vanishing
- Flying Cards
- Mechanical Cards
- The Moving Pip
- The Torn Card
- The Changing Card
- The Rose Card
- The Latest Card Trick

78 Chapter V Handkerchief Tricks
- The Burnt Handkerchief
- Modes of Vanishing Handkerchiefs
- Use of the Hand-Box
- The Flash Handkerchief
- Charmed Decanters
- Double Handkerchief

89 Chapter VI Tricks With Apparatus
- Crystal Casket
- Drawer-Box
- Inexhaustible Box
- Burning Globe
- Hot Coffee Vase
- Mysterious Die
- Card Frame
- Card Box
- Card Table
- Magic Star
- Card Case
- Billiard-Ball Illusion
- Floral Vase
- Changing Wines (improved method)
- Conjuring Wands
- Productions From Handkerchiefs
- Glass of Water
- Fish Bowls
- Bird Cages
- Bouquets
- Productions from Hats
- Rabbits
- Handkerchiefs
- Spring-Balls, Expanding Flowers, etc.
- The Servante

125 Chapter VII Thought Reading
- The Dice Trick
- Tracing Hidden Articles
- Blindfolded Divination
- Second Sight - The Use of Codes

141 Chapter VIII Entertainment Giving
- Arranging the Programme
- Giving the Performance
- General Hints
- Patter
- Conclusion



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