Dexter, Will: 131 Magic Tricks for Amateurs
©1958 Arco Publishing Company
Softcover, perfect-bound, 5.5x8.5", 158 pages
131 Magic Tricks for Amateurs
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Comments (Andrew Pinard): This seems to be an updated version of Dexter's "The Illustrated Book of Magic Tricks" (1957, Abbey Library). This edition adds 14 additional tricks: The Power Of Money; Anti-Gravity Matches; Who Put That Stamp On The Ceiling; Money, Money, Who Has The Money?; The Acrobatic Tie; A Tunnel Through A Playing Card; Through The Needle; Eyes In Your Fingertips!; Pulse Stopping Mystery; Linking Paper Clips; Your Own Flying Saucer!; Snakes Alive; Button, Button!; And The Spooky Cigarette.

Contents:

9 Introduction
11 That Wonderful Wand
12 This Is A Magic Wand
13 Who's Knocking, It Must Be Spirits
14 Big Wand From Tiny Purse
15 Presto! It's Gone
16 The Ghostly Pencil
17 The Power Of Money
18 The Lazy Match
19 Where There's Smoke
20 The Phoenix Match
21 The Anti-Gravity Matches
22 The Ghostly Match Boxes
23 A Light From Your Pocket
24 Sweet—and Hot!
25 Vapour Of The Yogi
26 The Floating Candle
27 The Feast Of Candles!
28 A Double-Headed Coin!
29 Who Put That Stamp On The Ceiling?
30 Where Does The Money Go?
31 Who Has The Money?
32 Through The Fourth Dimension!
33 Your Coin, Sir!
34 Guess Which!
35 A Valuable Coin Sleight
36 1-2-3! Gone
37 The Acrobatic Coin
38 Robbers And Sheep
40 The Homing Coins
42 Coin Passing
44 Bank Balance
45 Or—how To Spend Your Money—and Yet Keep It
46 The Melting Coin
47 Cash—with Care
48 Into Thin Air!
49 Out Of Thin Air!
50 Penny In The Bun
51 The Bank Note Machine
52 The Secrets Of Palming
54 Remember These Card Magic Terms
55 The False Shuffle
56 Card Control
58 X Marks The Spot!
59 Another Card Force
60 The Glide
61 2 Out Of 52
62 The Turnover Card 62
The Famous 4-Ace Trick
66 The Marvellous Stripper Pack!
68 The Acrobatic Tie
69 The World's Longest Trick!
70 "And I Shuffled The Cards Myself!"
71 Something Up Your Sleeve
72 The Boomerang
74 The Card On The Wall
75 The Card Through The Table
76 Five Choices
77 The Card With Four Sides!
78 A Tunnel Through A Playing Card
79 Strong Man Staff!
80 The Romans Had A Word For It!
82 Through The Needle
83 Jumping Colours
84 The Magic Circlet
85 The Obedient Orange
86 The Cube And Frame
88 The Snap Knot
89 A Trick With Polo—the Mint With The Hole!
90 Almost The Indian Rope Trick!
91 The Indestructible Rope!
92 Going Up!
93 Through The Tunnel
94 The String And The Straw
95 This Reef Knot Is A Slip-Knot!
96 The Knot That's Not!
97 A Houdini Escape
98 The Great Sack Escape!
99 Robin Hood Escapes Again
100 The Electronic Brain
102 Ghost In The Parlour
103 The Spirits Tell!
104 The Psychometric Boxes
105 The Number You Want!
106 A Baffling Book Mystery
108 The Dictionary Test
108 The Domino Mystery
109 The Spirit Writes!
110 Mathematical Mystery
111 More Mysterious Maths
112 The Sidereal Pendulum
113 The Mystery Of The Four Marbles
114 Ears At Your Finger Tips!
115 The Human Clock
116 Colour Sense
117 The Silent Spelling Bee
118 Eyes In Your Fingertips!
119 The Pulse Stopping Mystery
120 The Linking Paper Clips
121 Two For The Price Of One
122 Special Edition! Extra!
124 The Rajah's Jewels
125 Your Own Flying Saucer!
126 Can You Believe Your Eyes?
127 Dice Deception
128 I Only Cheat A Little
129 The Baffling Banana
130 You Can—they Can't
131 The Super Ring Vanish
132 The Ring And The Ball Of Wool
134 Snakes Alive!
135 Button, Button!
136 The Spooky Cigarette
137 Full—empty!
138 The Topsy-Turvy Bottle
139 Solid Water!
140 A Quart Into A Pint Pot
141 The Sands Of The Desert
142 Water Becomes Wine!
143 The Restless Ball
144 Dry Water—by Magic!
145 Floating Sugar
145 Phantom Smoke
147 Atomic Bubbles
148 Magic Springtime!
149 The Human Power Plant
150 The Colour-Changing Balloon
151 The Ghosts' Gallery
152 What? No Juice?
154 The Confetti Tube
156 The Spirits' Box
157 The Chest Of The Genii
158 The Rabbit Out Of The Hat



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