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Goldston, Will: Magic For The Forces
©1918 Will Goldston, The Masterpiece Magical Co, Bradford
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 16 pages
Magic for the Forces
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Will Goldston: Magic for the Forces

Comments: "Effective tricks easily learned". By Lieut Will Goldston, apparently to provide some easy magical tricks for the armed forces in WWI Britain.

Contents (from book):

3 Preface
4 The Penny and Box Lids: magician determines under which lid a penny is placed
4 Another Coin Trick: a penny goes through the table under a small cap
5 Thought-Reading With Cards: magician determines which of three cards was selected
6 Sense of Touch: magician can "read" any card with touch, using a special gimmick
7 Card Changes to a Rose: how to make it
8 The Fountain of Cards: cards flow from a goblet and selected card is pulled out
10 The Ribbons and Flag: burnt tissues restored and turn into Union Jack
12 One from Fifty-Two: magician pulls deck from glass, leaving behind selection
14 A Thought-Reading Trick: simple two person code
15 Passing a Thimble Through a Borrowed Silk Handkerchief: with gimmicked thimble
16 The Deceptive Half-Crown: half-crown changes to a six-pence