©1986 by Kaufman and Greenberg, NY
Hardcover, w/dj, 9x12", 122 Pages
Image courtesy e-Bay seller MackiesAttic
Comments: (Nathan Hyman) Jay Sankey's first book on magic. Plenty of close up magic with cards, coins, and even balloons
Contents (updated 10/2015):
11 Elastic Infiltration: A rubberband with an initialed sticker stuck around it is wrapped around the the outside of a card box. The rubberband suddenly vanishes and is found wrapped around the deck inside the box!
13 Please Don't Feed the Cards: A "trained" deck of cards gives a demonstration of its defenses and half the deck catches a selected card in between it from the other half which is dribbled to the table!
17 Cartesian Coins: A unique visual illusion used to produce four coins in a magic manner!
20 Forgery: A very commercial routine in which an "X" drawn on the back of a card with a permanent marker is transported from it's place onto others cards and various places, multiplying itself on another surface to make two "X"s at the end!
23 Mineral Withdrawal: An ungimmicked/gaffed production of four coins without the use of a table!
25 Squiggle: A triple prediction of the most powerful sort in which a squiggle mark drawn randomly on the back of a card by a spectator is predicted dead on, the ink color of that mark, and the card it is drawn on!
28 HPC - CPH No. 1: The best form of the Hang Pien Chien move you will ever read that can handle a variety of new applications that the original version could not!
31 The Red Prediction: A routine resembling "Red Hot Mamma", where the identity of a signed card is predicted by an odd backed card with the word "Prediction" written on the back. Jay doesn't stop there though...Then he makes their signature fly onto the prediction card!
33 Claustrophobic Coins: A simple copper/silver transposition ending with seemingly impossible climax where one of the coins appears in a card case!
36 Clue: An entire signed card routine based off the board game Clue®! Who done it!?
39 HPC - CPH No. 2: A different reversion of the first HPC: CPH.
41 Underwraps: A marked quarter and a small coin purse change places several times ending with the marked quarter vanishing and reappearing inside the coin purse!
43 Bill Fusion: Two borrow $1 bills are crumpled up into balls, "fused" together", and when they are unraveled, they have melded together to form one $2 bill!
46 Invisible Companion: A routine based on Dai Vernon's "Brainwave" with a commercial, practical, and and ungaffed approach!
50 Hot Cross: A coins across where the hands don't touch and the coins aren't repetitively counted into each hand.
53 Bridging the Gap: Quite possibly the most unique idea for coins traveling from point A to point B! Coins in one hand magically pass through a clear tube they cannot even fit in and pass to the other hand where they are normal and properly sized!
57 Only In Self Defense: Three cards are chosen by a spectator. An indifferent card is thrust into the pack landing straight between 2 of the selections!
59 The Copper Clutch: A wild coin routine done with Jay's HPC: CPH and a deck rubberbanded in a triangular formation in place of a cup!
61 Floater: A quick, simple sight gag where a full deck adheres itself to your index finger for a moment or two!
64 Split Ends: A card stab routine where the stab card not only locates a selected card but embeds itself in the layers of the card!
67 The Money That Cannot Be Spent: A signed coin impossibly finds its way from the magician's hands back into the spectator's possession! *Contains a genius method for obtaining a duplicate coin signed by a spectator!*
69 Memory Ink: A coin is signed by a spectator and the mark is shown to be wiped off onto a small piece of paper when it is not given time to dry. The paper is balled up and placed on top of the quarter. It is lit on fire and vanished in a flare of flame and light only to have the spectator's mark reappear on that very same coin!
70 Melt Down: The aluminum foil wrapping of a deck of cards rewraps itself around the deck using a bit of heat!
72 The Four Dimensional Coin: A coin is visibly pushed through the surface of a dollar bill.
74 Down In Flames: A signed small sheet of paper that is signed is used to make a mini paper air plane. That plane is lit on fire only to reappear else where still with the spectator's signature!
76 Hotfoot: A really powerful signed card routine where Ambitious Card is done with two separate signed selections...At the end...they fuse together into one card!
79 Tightfisted In Italy: A routine based on a Michael Weber effect using small coin purses, signatures, and ITALIAN LIRE!
81 Two For the Spice of One: An excellent restaurant routine using pepper and salt shakers!
83 Sound For Thought: A unique coins across routine using a very nice gimmick!
85 Turn of the Century: A marked coin's date changes four times upon being spun around!
87 Collect Me Not: A collectors routine where the collected cards vanish from your hands leaving only the three selections, and reappear on the top of the deck!
91 Tempus Fugitives: More magic based on the Revolution Count used in Collect Me Not!
94 Change Under Pressure: An ungimmicked and virtually impromptu coin in balloon routine with almost no sleight of hand!
97 The Cardboard Contortionists: Jay's torn and restored card routine done with two signed selections at once!
103 The Visible Coin Assembly: One of Jay's ideas for a coin assembly where the coins visually skittle across the table joining other coins in other parts of the table.
106 Airtight: The signed card in and out of balloon penetration effect performed by David Copperfield on national television!
106 The Cups Runneth Over: Jay's knockout cups and balls routine involved cups and balls of all sizes!
120 Sankey's Last Word