Hugard, Jean Modern Magic Manual
©1939 Harper & Brothers, 2001 Dover edition
Hardbound, 384 pages
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Modern Magic Manual
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Comments: Very good older book of magic.

From Dover Publications: This Dover edition, first published in 2001, is an unabridged republication of the fifth edition of the original book, published under the title Modern Magic Manual by Harper & Brothers, New York 1939.

Contents:

x Introduction: by Julien J. Proskauer
xvii Foreword: by Theo Hardeen

1 Chapter I The Wand
1 Its Use
1 The Magical Production of the Wand
2 Magnetic Suspension of the Wand at the Fingertips Method 1
3 Method 2
3 Vanishing the Wand and Recovering It

6 Chapter II Conjuring With Coins
7 I. The Secret Holds
7 The Regular Palm
8 The Oblique Palm
10 The Finger Palm
10 The Thumb Palm
11 The Fork of Thumb Palm
11 The Pinches Between the Fingers
12 II. The Vanishes
12 The Coin Lying On the Palm of One Hand Is Taken By the Other Hand
13 The Tourniquet
14 The Regular Palm
15 Oblique Palm
16 Actual Deposit of the Coin and Its Withdrawal Under Cover of the Fingers
17 III. The Changes
17 By the Regular Palm
17 By the Thumb Palm
17 The Single-Handed Change
18 IV. The Back and Front Palm: Two methods
21 V. Flourishes
21 The Steeplechase
23 Vanishing a Coin by Means of the Steeplechase Flourish
24 The Multiplication Flourish
26 VI. Tricks with Coins
26 The Flying Coin: One hand to another, four methods
28 Ace of Clubs
30 Passage of Three Coins (two methods)
32 "Four Coins, Hat to Glass (two methods)"
34 Coin and Oranges
36 Coin and Silver Boxes
38 Five Coins Routine
40 Vanish of Five Coins
42 The Miser's Dream:
43 (1) Robert-Houdin's Method
44 (2) Modern Methods: the coins, the receptacle, the reserve load, etc.

52 Chapter III Wizardry With Watches
52 I Process for Tricks with Watches
52 The Vanish of a Watch with an Unprepared Handkerchief
53 Switching a Watch with a Handkerchief
53 Paper Fold to Vanish a Watch
54 Bag for Vanish
54 Stocking Vanish
55 II Tricks
55 Flying Watch
56 Watch and Loaf
57 Watch and Dinner Roll
58 Nest of Boxes
59 The Auction
60 III. Sleights for Manipulations With Watches
60 The Vanish from the Finger Tips
61 The Finger Palm Vanish
62 The Thumb Grip
63 Illusive Pass
63 Back Hand Pass
64 Swallowing
65 Thumb Crotch Steal
65 Change Over Pass
66 Catching Watches from Air
67 Wrist Watches
68 Reappearing
69 Alarm Clocks
70 Vanishing

72 Chapter IV Magic With Rings
72 Accessories
72 Prepared Handkerchief
73 Special Hook
74 Paper Cone
76 Tricks with Rings
76 Flying Rings
78 Ring and Egg
80 One Hand to the Other
82 "Ring, Silk and Glass"

84 Chapter V Magic With Balls
85 I. Billiard Balls
85 Sleights
85 Secret Holds:
85 Regular Palm
85 Finger Palm
86 Vanishes:
86 (1) Pretended Seizures
86 Apparent Taking
87 Fist Vanish
88 Tourniquet
89 (2) Pretended Deposits:
89 Palmed in Right Hand
89 Palm Roll
89 Swallowing
90 (3) Real Deposits and Re-seizure:
90 Left Hand Push
90 Drop Palm (two methods)
90 Tip Tilt
91 (4) Pretended Throws:
91 Into Air
91 Into Other Hand
92 Palm of Hand to Front
93 (5) Secret Transfers:
93 Horizontal Change Over
94 Vertical Change Over
95 Accessories: Ball Holders
96 Tricks With Billiard Balls
96 Passage of Ball Through Knee
96 - With Solid Balls Only
96 - With Two Balls and a Shell
97 - Through the Knee and Leg Downwards
97 Color Changes
98 Using Two Solid Balls: Two Methods
100 Using a Shell (three methods)
102 Multiplication:
102 First Ball
102 Disposal of Last Ball
103 The Three Balls
103 Excelsior Balls
104 Eight Balls
105 II. Golf Balls
105 Vanish
107 Secret Transfer
109 Transfer of the Ball from One Hand to the Other, Using Both Sides of Hands
110 To Make a Ball Multiply in the Air
111 Transfer of the Shell Held Between the Thumb and Finger to the Rear Finger Hold
112 Tricks:
112 Four Balls Production
113 Productions with Shell
114 Production of Three with One Hand
115 Eight Balls
116 III Sponge Ball Manipulations
116 The Materials
117 The Sleights
117 The Finger Palm
118 Fist Vanish
119 Holding Two Balls and One: Two Methods
121 Routine
122 Coffee Cups and Balls
124 IV The Cups and Balls
124 Materials: the cups, balls, wand, table, gimmicks, final loads
124 The Sleights
124 The Finger Palm
125 Regular Palm
126 Introducing Ball Under Cup (three methods)
128 Between Two Cups
128 From End of Wand
128 Loading Large Ball
129 Flourishes:
129 One Cup Through Another
129 Wand Through Cup
130 Cup Deeper Inside Than Out
130 Vanish Between Cups
131 Routine
132 Flourishes
132 Production of Balls
133 Passes
134 Multiplication

136 Chapter VI Eggs
137 I Manipulations
140 II Tricks
140 Production of Four Eggs With the Use of the Half Shell
140 Eggs From a Handkerchief
141 Cigarette Paper to Egg
142 Exposure and Climax
142 Egg Bag

147 Chapter VII Linking Rings
147 Explanation
148 Routine: for the standard 8 ring set with key
154 Synopsis

155 Chapter VIII Silks and Sorcery
156 I The Materials
156 II Methods of Folding Silks
156 - Single Silks (four methods)
158 - Several Silks To Be Produced All At Once: two methods
159 - Several Silks to be Produced Singly
160 III Productions
160 Production of a Single Silk: various methods
162 Production of a Number of Silks: From Sleeves, From Vest or Coat
165 IV Vanishes
165 A Single Silk
166 Vanish of Silk and Change to Billiard Ball, Egg, Lemon, etc.
167 For Several Silks: a pull
168 Tricks With Silks
168 Obedient Silks
169 The Silk Cut in Half and Restored
170 Cigarette to Silk
171 Twentieth Century Silk
172 Sympathetic Silks
174 Dye-ing the Silks
176 Production from Ball
177 Knots, Ties and Flourishes
177 Instant Knot
178 On One Arm
180 One Hand Knot
182 Double Loop Knot
185 Vanishing Loop Knot
185 Vanishing Knot
186 Upsetting a Square Knot
189 Knot Unties Itself

191 Chapter IX Conjuring With Cigarettes
191 Unlighted Cigarettes
191 Secret Holds
191 Thumb Grip
192 The Pinch
193 The Finger Palm
193 Productions from Secret Holds
193 From the Thumb Grip
193 From the Front Pinch
194 From Finger Palm
194 Vanishes
194 By The Thumb Grip
195 Pretended Throw In the Air
196 Finger Palm
197 Tip Tilt
198 The Push In
199 Transfers
200 Accessories
200 Finger Clip
200 Cigarette Droppers
201 Holder for a Single Cigarette
201 Tricks With Cigarettes
201 The Traveling Cigarette
201 Multiplying Cigarettes
202 Doubling a Cigarette
203 Novel Cigarette Manufacture
204 The Phantom Cigarette
205 The Cigarette Chase
206 II Lighted Cigarettes
206 Secret Holds
206 Productions
207 Vanishes
207 Butt Vanish
207 Tonguing
208 Switches
209 Interludes: two methods
209 The Cigarette Chase - Catching Lighted Cigarettes In The Air: Three routines

212 Chapter X Cigar Conjurations
212 Faked Cigars
213 Sleights
214 Vertical Vanish
215 Horizontal Vanish: several methods
216 Roll Vanish
216 Vest Vanish
217 Prepared Cigar
218 Cigar Chase
218 Tricks
218 Swallowing a Cigar
218 Purse Production
219 Multiplication of Cigars
220 Routine of Cigar Productions and Manipulations

222 Chapter XI Thimble Thaumaturgy
223 Secret Holds
223 Thumb Grip
224 Regular Palm
224 The Finger Pinches
225 Transfers From the Front to the Back of the Hand
225 From the Front Pinch to the Back Pinch
226 Thumb Grip to Rear Pinch
227 Vanishes
227 Forefinger Tip: three methods
229 Pretended Throws: three methods
230 Reproductions
230 On the Tip of the First or Second Finger
230 On the Tip of the Third or Fourth Finger
231 On Thumb
231 Concealment of Thimbles
232 Accessory Holder
232 Tricks
232 Through the Knees
233 Multiplication to Eight
234 Impromptu Method
235 Through a Handkerchief
236 Paper Cone and Thimble
237 Final Remarks

238 Chapter XII The Birth of Flowers
238 Real Flowers
238 Using a Hat
241 Using a Paper Cone
242 Flower From Candle Flame
243 Feather Flowers
244 Sleeve Productions
244 Spring Flowers
245 Very Large Load
245 Small Loads

246 Chapter XIII Ropes and Cords
246 Flourish Knots
247 Two Simultaneous Knots
247 Self Tying Rope
248 Impossible Knot: Simple Knot
248 Ring on Cord
248 Spectator Holding Ends
248 Thumbs Tied
249 Tricks
249 Spontaneous Knots
250 Traveling Knots
251 Grandmother's Necklace
252 Cords and Watch
253 Cords and Glass Tube
254 Cut and Restored Rope
255 Sliding Knot Principle
256 Without Preparation
257 Loop and Sleeve Method
258 Stretching a Rope
259 Prepared Rope

261 Chapter XIV Bills
261 Sleights
261 Palming
262 Switching
263 Preliminary Preparations
264 Consecutive Numbers
265 Torn Corner
265 Envelope
266 Lemon, Cigarette etc.
267 Tricks
267 Bill and Lemon
269 Bill In the Cigarette
271 Multiplication
 
273 Chapter XV Out of the Hat
273 Loading
274 Street Magician
276 Dropping an Object
277 Using Profonde
278 From a table
279 Wire Loop
280 From a Tray
281 Double Production

282 Chapter XVI Mental Magic
282 Performer Working Alone
282 Impromptu Mind Reading
284 Billet Switch
286 The Quick and the Dead
287 Another Method
287 Prediction
288 A Second Method
290 Reading Sealed Envelopes
291 Book Tests
292 Mirror Principle
293 "Two People, Operator and Medium"
294 Talking Codes
295 Thought Transference
296 Blackboard Feat
297 Another Method
298 Knight's Tour
299 Marvelous Memory

303 XVII Playing Cards
303 Introduction
303 Overhand Shuffle
304 Running
304 Jog
305 Break
306 Partial Shuffle
306 Controlling Card
307 Retain Whole Deck in Order
308 Riffle Shuffle
308 Hindu Shuffle
309 Controlling Single Card
310 Controlling Several Cards
311 Forcing a Card
312 Sighting a Card
313 A Simple Pass
314 The Palm
315 Replacing Palmed Cards
316 The Glide
318 The Double Lift
320 The Force
321 The False Count
322 Flourishes
322 The Fan
323 Springing the Cards
324 Spreading the Cards
325 Tricks:
325 Magic Breath
327 Cards to Pocket
330 Five Card Discoveries
331 Sense of Touch
331 Through a Handkerchief
332 Rising Card
332 Catching Two Cards in the Air
333 Annemann Five Card Findo
333 At Any Number
334 Stop Dealing
334 Indicator Card
334 Riffle Stop
335 Spelling
336 Two Cards Change Places
337 Ambitious Card


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