Hull, Burling: Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation Part 1
©1910 Burling Hull Magic Studios
©1915 American Magic Corporation
Fifth Edition ©1928 Stage Magic Co, NY
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 46 pages
Expert Billiard Ball
              Manipulation
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Comments: "Including an Accurate and Comprehensive Technical Treatise on the Expert Manipulation of Minature Billiard Balls, for Manipulative Artists and Advanced Students of the Art of Magic. Embodying the Complete Course of Instruction as Given at Burling Hull Studios of Magical Instruction. Illustrated by Two Hundred Photographs Taken From the Hands of America's Foremost Manipulative Expert."

Contents (numbers are not page numbers):

1 Chapter One: Care of Hands
2 Importance of Preparing Hands
3 Various Preparations
4 Velvette Proper Application
5 Quick Massage to Remove Stiffness
6 An Easy Exercise to Render the Fingers Quick in Action
7 To Overcome a Cramped Pain
8 Finger Feats

9 Chapter Two Advice
10 Properties
11 - The Five Varieties of Billiard Balls
12 - Celluloid, Composition, Metal, Enabled Wood and Their Disadvantages
13 The Best to Use

14 Chapter Three Primary Sleights
15 Manipulation
16 Correct and Graceful Palm
17 Amateur Palm
18 Simple Vanish
19 French Drop
20 B.H. Drop
21 B.H. Method of Change Over
22 Slow Trap Vanish
23 Mistakes
24 Other Vanishes (No. One)
25 Other Vanishes (No. Two)
26 Mistakes

27 Chapter Four Advanced Sleights
28 Cone and Ball
29 B.H. Cone and Ball
30 Acquitments
31 Acquitment No. One
32 Mistakes
33 Improvement
34 Acquitment No. Two
35 Mistakes
36 Acquitment at Knee
37 Acquitment Vertical
38 Unique Color Change
39 Ball Through Knee
40 Novel Move with Ball

41 Chapter Five Selected Original Sleights
42 The Mulberry Vanish
43 The B.H. Roll Vanish
44 B.H. Lightning Change Palm
45 Burling Hull Handkerchief and Ball Production
46 Burling Hull Invisible Change Over
47 B.H. Drop Acquitment
48 Mistakes
49 Productions from Mouth

50 Chapter Six Complete Original Effects
51 Hypnotic Balls
52 Burling Hull Ball and Cone Flight
53 Cone Vanish



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