Ganson, Lewis: The Magic of Slydini
1958 Harry Stanley, Unique Magic Studios
1980 Supreme Magic Co., Ltd., London
Hardbound, 208 pages

Magic of
              Slydini
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The Magic of Slydini
Supreme Magic Edition
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Comments: (Lybrary.com): This is a classic book, probably the best book on close-up magic ever written. Now available as ebook with improved layout. The original book had the 448 photos grouped together in full page photo plates. This meant that most photos were removed from the text which goes along with the photos. We have corrected this error in this digital edition. All photos have been inserted in the text where they are referred to. In this ebook you will find detailed descriptions of all effects which have become intimately associated with Slydini: Paper Balls over the Head; Knotted Silks; Helicopter Card; Coins through the Table; Cigarette Fantasy; and more.

Note: L&L Publishers have also produced a 312 page "The Annotated Magic of Slydini" with corrections and additions added by Slydini and Dr. Gene Matsuura. This TOC is for the original book.

Electronic version available from Lybrary.com

Contents:

6 The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part One, Position and Timing
12 The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part Two, Misdirection
17 The Paper Balls in the Hat
28 Slydini's New Cigarette Miracle
34 Two Cigarettes from One
42 Cigarette Fantasy
58 Sponge Ball Magic
71 Coins through the Table
99 Slydini's New Version of the Coins through Table
107 The Flight of the Paper Balls
116 Rope Trickery
125 The Helicopter Card
136 Slydini's Knotted Silks
155 Slydini's Torn and Restored Newspaper

Contents for Supreme Edition (page numbers are different):

21 The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part One, Position and Timing
31 The Art of Using the Lap as a Servante - Part Two, Misdirection
37 The Paper Balls in the Hat
51 Slydini's New Cigarette Miracle
59 Two Cigarettes from One
69 Cigarette Fantasy
87 Sponge Ball Magic
103 Coins through the Table
131 Slydini's New Version of the Coins through Table
141 The Flight of the Paper Balls
153 Rope Trickery
163 The Helicopter Card
177 Slydini's Knotted Silks
201 Slydini's Torn and Restored Newspaper


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