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Goldston, Will: More Exclusive Magical Secrets
©1912 Will Goldston
Hardcover, 492 pages
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More Exclusive Magical Secrets
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Comments ( This is the second volume in the famous series of locked books by Will Goldston.


5 Contents
10 Introduction to "More Exclusive Magical Secrets"

12 Part I Pocket Tricks
12 The Cut String Restored
15 A Cigarette Trick
15 The Improved Chinese Bat
16 The Mysterious Coins
18 The Travelling Handkerchief
19 An Easy Way of Making Money
20 The Elusive Scent Bottle
21 The Cigarette Vanisher
22 The Magical Knife
23 The Mallet
24 Think of a Card
25 Will Goldston's Disappearing Knot
27 The Missing Money
28 The Match Through the Tube
29 The Conjurer's Will Power

30 Part II Small Apparatus Tricks
30 Swallowing Money
31 The Limit
34 A Clean Vanish of a Handkerchief from a Tumbler
35 The Watch and the Card
36 Cigarettes from the Air
37 A Novel Hat Loader
38 The Thought Reader's Box
39 A New Card Box
40 A Card Easel
41 The Ubiquitous Rabbit
42 The New Coin Catcher
43 The Orange Box
44 The Ball and the Hoop
46 The Thumb Tie
47 Another Method
48 The Latest Fire Bowl

50 Part III Anti-Spiritualistic Tricks
50 The Unseen Force
52 Reading Sealed Messages
54 The Mysterious Message
55 An Easy Force
56 For the Anti-Spiritualist
57 The Sealed Book
58 The Talking Skull
59 A New Spirit Slate
60 A Novel Tapping Hand
61 A Spirit Rapping Table
62 Raps from any Table
63 The Crystal "Evulgograph"
66 The Spirit Cabinet
68 The Latest Spirit Manifestations

70 Part IV Platform and Stage Tricks
70 The Lost Watch
72 The Watch and the Nest of Boxes
74 The Clock Trick
75 A New Vanishing Cage
77 The Travelling Doves
78 The Flying Goldfish
80 The Production of a Butterfly
81 Novel Production of Two Plants
83 The Floating Skull
84 A Good Shot
85 The Magician-Artiste
87 Production of a Large Silver Teapot
88 A New Table for the Glass of Water Through a Hat
90 New Piston for the Glass of Water Through Hat Trick
91 A Glass of Water on a Tray Passes Through the Crown of a Hat
94 A Vanishing Lamp
98 The Latest Rising Card
99 The "Soo" Rising Cards
100 "The" Rising Cards
102 Method for Houlette on a Tray
103 The Penetrating Ink
105 The Magical Bowl of Ink
107 How to be a Lightning Artiste
108 A New Card Frame

111 Part V Elaborate Stage Tricks
111 Air Balloons from an Empty Hat
113 A Different Floating Ball
113 The Impossible?
115 The Ducks and Cage
117 The Obedient Ball
118 A Barrel of Wine

122 Part VI Chinese Tricks
122 Harness and a Self-Releasing Hook
123 Production of a Box Containing a Boy
124 Harness for a Very Large Vase or Jar
125 Production of Bowls Through the Robe
126 Production of a Kennel with a Live Dog
127 Production of a Pagoda Six Feet High
127 Production of a Basket of Flowers with a Fountain in the Centre
129 The Water Trick
132 Two Production Boxes
135 The Invisible Journey of a Dove
139 The Mandarin's Dream
143 A New Transformation

145 Part VII Valuable Tips and Advice
145 A Tip for Billiard Ball Manipulators
146 A Stand for the Production of Six Billiard Balls
147 A New Conjuring Table
148 A New Table
148 A Good Table Stand
149 A Safe Fire Bowl
150 The Best Force for a Card
151 An Electric Flash
152 An Instantaneous Flash
153 A Useful Card Stand
153 Thayer's Improved Handkerchief Frame
154 The Self-actuating Fountain
155 A New Tumbler for the Wine and Water Trick
156 A Piston Water Table
157 The Best Piston
157 Dolls from a Hat
158 The Best Load for a Drum
159 The Newest Rising Wand
160 Two Plants from an Umbrella
161 Two Dodges for the Rising Cards
162 "The" Changing Tray
163 A Quick Change
164 A New Marked Pack
165 The Crystal Die Casket
166 A Newspaper Servante
166 The Best Method for the Soup Plates
168 The New Inexhaustible Box
168 A Box to Hold Bottles
169 Okito's Chair Servante
170 "The" Servante
170 Okito's Lighted Candle from the Pocket
170 The Plant and the Candle
172 From a Candle to a Bouquet
173 The Penny and the Orange

177 Part VIII Comedy Tricks
177 The Loaf and the Baby
177 The "DAD" Trick
179 The Three-Legged Manxman
180 A Comedy Illusion
180 The Contortionist
181 Feats of a Strong Man
182 The Smoke Trick
184 A Garden in the Hand
184 A Fish Supper
185 Plate Spinning Made Easy
186 A Shower of Carrots
187 A Sweeping Change
187 A Hat Joke
188 The Giant Note

190 Part IX Illusions
190 The Shadowgraph Illusion
192 Swallowing the Barrel of Water
194 A Perfect Packing Case Mystery
195 The Girl in the Box
198 A Comedy Illusion
200 The Elements
202 The Canvas Cabinet
204 An Escape from an Iron Cage
206 The Hammock Illusion
208 The Aerial Lady
209 The Mermaid Illusion
213 The Lady and the Dominoes
215 The Crematorium Illusion
217 The Veiled Lady
219 The Goddess of Wine
222 The Dream of Wealth
227 The Country Girl
228 The Crystal Casket Illusion
230 The Fire Balloon Illusion
232 The Victory Illusion
234 The Mystery of Tangier
236 The Oyster Shell Illusion
238 An Escape from a Box and Cabinet
242 The Production of a Cage with a Woman inside it in a small Curtained Cabinet
243 Chefalo's Cabinet
244 The Lady Bird
245 The In-and-Out Cabinet
247 The Arbour and Hammock Illusion
249 The Iron Chest Production
253 The Die Box on a Large Scale
255 The Latest Levitation
256 An Escape in Mid-Air
258 Watch Her Go!
260 Gone? Where?

264 Part X Automata and Ventriloquial
264 A New Face for a Figure
264 A Novel Figure
265 A Nursemaid Figure
266 The Walking Figure
268 A Good Head
269 The Sketching Automaton

275 Final Notes