Hopkins, Charles H: Outs, Precautions and Challenges for Ambitious Card Workers
©1940 Charles H. Hopkins
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 5.5x8.5", 79 pages

Outs,
              Precautions and Challenges
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Comments: Illustrations by Walter S. Fogg. A great book on what to do when things go wrong.
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Contents (from book ToC, updated April 2017):

5 Preface (Charles H. Hopkins)
10 Introduction
10 When Asked to Do the Impossible
11 School Yourself for All Emergencies
11 Experience Still the Best Teacher

13 Part I Outs

15 Chapter 1 Facing the Music
15 Whose Fault When Things Go Wrong?
16 The Psychology of Failure
17 Use of Sucker Gag Technique

17 Chapter 2 Organizing for Victory
18 Secret and Open Outs
18 When Error is Still Under Cover
19 - Card Correctly Identified, but Slips Out of Control
19 - Identification Correct, but Placement for Climax is Wrong
20 When Error May be Visible
20 - Incorrect Identification of Selected Card
21 - Card Lost Before Identification
21 - The Selector Forgets What His Card Was
21 Either You Know You Are Wrong - Or Else...

22 Chapter 3 Information-Getting Subtleties
22 This Time You MUST Be Right
22 Attitudes That Get Co-Operation
23 - When They Refuse to Tell
23 - For the Extreme Hold Out
24 - Use a Thumb Writer
25 - Impression Methods
26 - Pencil Reading
26 - Friendly Mirrors
26 - To Meet an Absolute Refusal to Tell

27 Chapter 4 Some Handy Sleights
27 Old Ideas Brought Up to Date; Also a Few New Ones
28 - The Top Peek
28 - Fan Crimp
29 - The Deck Crimp
31 - The Crimp as a Locator
31 - Fan Jog
31 - The Quarter-Bridge
32 - Gambler's Bridge
33 - The Change Throw
36 Other Useful Standard Sleights

36 Chapter 5 Outs To the Rescue
36 Fit the Weapon to the Needs
37 Getting Down to Brass Tacks...And The Selected Card
37 Quick Switches and Other Fast Closers
37 - Just a Gag
38 - Out-In-The-Open Changes
38 - Forced Replacement of Wrong Card
39 - Using Locators for Outs
39 Methods for Counting and Spelling Effects
39 - The Pilot Card
41 - New Start from Wrong Turn-up
42 - The 220 Count as an Out
42 Outs Productions from Pockets and Other Places
43 - In Performer's Pocket
43 - Pocket Index
44 - Card in Wallet
44 - Use of Spectator for Outs
45 - The Eveready Life-Saver
46 Apparatus Alibis
46 - When Force is Missed
47 First Aid for Feeble Memories
47 - Confusion As to Suits and Values
48 - Spectator's Mind a Complete Blank

49 Part II Challenges

51 Chapter 6 Taking On All Comers
51 Outs Compared with Challenges
52 A Word of Caution

52 Chapter 7 Before Card Gets Lost in Shuffle
53 Try to Keep as Much Control as Possible
53 - Controlled Returns
54 - Use of Locators
54 - The Gimmicked Cut
55 - The Cut Break
56 - Estimating the Cut
57 - The Cut Force
58 Astonishing Simplicity
58 - Blindman's Bluff
60 - The 220 Count
61 - Pre-Arrangements

62 Chapter 8 When they Give You the Works
63 How Plenty of Rein Trips Them
63 - Look for Informal Readers
64 - Scrapes and Nicks
65 - Daub
66 The Magician's Little Helpers
66 - Secret Reflectors
67 - Wide and Narrow Decks
67 - The Indexed Pocket Deck Again

68 Chapter 9 Bordering On the Mental
68 When Information-Getting Becomes Ticklish
69 They Commit Themselves In Writing
69 - Pencil Reading
69 - Billet Switching
71 - Billet Index
71 - Pad Impressions
71 - Trick Notebooks
71 - A Case of Hambuggery
72 A Prophet In His Own Land
72 - Thumb Writers
73 Special Decks on Taps
73 - Brain Wave Deck
74 - New Era Instanto Deck

74 Chapter 10 Trickery Conquers All
74 What Makes Audiences Get That Way
75 Circumstances That Lead Up to Challenges
76 Specific Handling of Various Situations
76 The Heckler...Ding Bust His Buttons!
77 For the Intelligent Analyst Type
78 Trouble Arising Out of Pure Friendship
79 More to Come?...Well, Maybe!



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