Hofzinser, Johann Nepomuk: The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser
©1985 Ottokar Fischer & Richard Hatch (translator)
PDF, 309 pages
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Magic of J.N. Hofzinser
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Comments (Lybrary.com): Richard Hatch's translation of Ottokar Fischer's book "Zauberkünste" on Hofzinser's magic. Fischer also wrote Kartenkünste on Hofzinser's card magic. Describes more than 80 effects created by Hofzinser including more than 100 photos and illustrations. Most effects were designed for use in Hofzinser's salon under close-up conditions, and over half include Hofzinser's original patter used in presentations. The Appendix contains selections from letters which Dr. Hofzinser wrote to two of his students.

Contents:

6 Contents
10 Translator's Preface
25 A Note on the Fischer Collection
27 Acknowledgements
29 In Memoriam: Ottokar Fischer
30 Publisher's Preface
31 Introduction

37 I Balls
37 1 Dr Hofzinser's Original Billiardball Sleights
38 2 The Cups-and-Balls
47 2a The Cups-and-Balls
48 3 Living and Dead
51 4 A Multiplication

54 II Banknotes and Coins
54 5 The Banknotes The Effect
60 6 The Ducats
69 7 The Miser's Dream
71 8 The Twenties
72 9 The Stockmarket Speculator

74 III Flowers
74 10 The Apotheosis of the Rose
78 11 The Magical Greenhouse
82 12 The Resurrection

85 IV Books
85 13 The Album of German Poets
89 14 The Library of German Poetry
95 15 The Word
 102 16 Sympathetic Actions

 107 V Eggs
 107 17 A Delicate Subject: The Egg
 112 18 An Egg Dish (The Omelette)
 115 19 The Omelette
 116 20 The Opal Goblet

 118 VI Electrical Experiments
 118 21 The Flower Casket
 119 22 The Bell
 120 23 The Flower Bell

 122 VII Flags and Helmets
 122 24 The Patriot
 124 25 The Toast
 130 26 The Shako

 132 VIII Liquids
 132 27 The Fountain of Love
 134 28 The Ink of the Enamoured
 136 29 The Liqueur Effect
 139 30 The Wineshop
 140 31 The Wine Analysis
 141 32 The Self-filling Glass
 142 33 The Coffee Trick
 143 34 The Glass

 145 IX Cards
 145 35 The Rosebush
 146 36 The Card Automaton
 148 37 The Card Mirror
 149 38 The Lonely Card
 150 39 The Cardbox
 151 40 Winter - Summer

 153 X Skittles
 153 41 The Grandpapa
 159 42 The Magical Game of Skittles
 165 43 The Skittle

 180 XI Numbers
 180 44 The Spiritist
 184 45 A Calculation
 188 46 The Slate
 191 47 Mathematicians
 193 48 The Number Disks

 196 XII Rings
 196 49 The Chinese Rings
 201 50 The Ring in Danger
 207 51 The Ring Case
 208 52 The Magic Key

 210 XIII Kerchiefs
 210 53 The Memoirs of a Handkerchief
 215 54 The Red Kerchief
 219 55 The Puzzled Tailor
 220 56 The Protocol of Knots
 224 57 The Mysterious Parasol
 228 58 Dr Hofzinser's Original Sleights with Silk Kerchiefs
 232 59 The Serpent Handkerchief

 234 XIV Timepieces
 234 60 The Watch
 236 61 Corresponding Clocks

 239 XV Birds
 239 62 The Migration of Birds
 242 63 The Migrating Canaries
 245 64 The Bird-Sword
 248 65 The Bird

 250 XVI Non-Magical Experiments
 250 66 The Paper
 252 67 The Plates

 254 XVII Tricks with Sundry Objects
 254 68 The Flying Objects
 255 69 The Glove
 257 70 Four is One
 258 71 The Metal Bell
 259 72 The Lantern of Diogenes
 262 73 The Thought of Photograph
 266 74 The Pearls
 267 75 The Glass Mirror-Goblet
 268 76 The Ball of Wool
 272 77 The Die
 276 78 The Cartesian Diver
 279 79 The Butterflies
 281 80 Magnetic Forces
 284 81 The Wonderful Wand
 285 82 The Sugarbox

 287 Appendix
 287 Without Tailcoat or Wand: JNHofzinser, the Man
 289 Excerpts from Hofzinser's Correspondence with his Friends
 297 Ten Letters to Carlo Marchini
 307 Works Cited


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