Lewis, Eric: The Genius of Robert Harbin
A Personal Biography
©1997 Mike Caveney's Magic Words, CA
Hardcover, w/dustjacket, 358 pages
ISBN 0915181304
The Genius of Robert
              Harbin
Image courtesy e-Bay seller Sorcar-twgm


Comments: Illustrated by Eric Lewis. Edited by Mike Caveney. Includes detailed explanations for sixty-six Harbin effects including a number of previously un-published illusions.

Contents:

11 Publisher's Note (Mike Caveney}
15 Foreword (Robert Lund}
19 Introduction (John Fisher}
29 Preface (Eric Lewis)
35 Notes Concerning Dates on Tricks

37 Part One: Ned Williams
39 Chapter 1 Little Neddy Grows Up
49 Chapter 2 Some South African Magic
51 - Card Materialization
53 - Card Through Matchbox
55 - A Strange Matchbox
58 - Glass Suspension & Levitation
63 - Will O' the Wisp
69 - Drinka Pinta
71 - The Transparent Man
74 - Ned's Spring Flowers
75 - Balloon to Flowers
76 - The Powder Puff
77 - Chocolates to Flowers
81 Chapter 3 Ned Invades Great Britain
87 Chapter 4 Ned The Professional
97 Chapter 5 More Magic of Ned Williams
97 - Psychic Vision
100 - "I'll Do It Again" Tissue Paper Tear
103 - Ned Williams' New Sun and Moon
106 - Color-Changing Wand
108 - Color-Changing Ribbon
111 - Four-Ace Supreme
114 - Silko Table Top
116 - Uses for the Silk Vanishing Wand
117 - Color Changing Silk

119 Part Two Robert Harbin
121 Chapter 6 From Maskelyne's to Muskets
133 Chapter 7 Pre-War Robert Harbin Magic
133 - Vanishing Dress
136 - Poached Eggs
140 - Vanishing Walking Stick
141 - One From Six Card Miracle
143 - Bill in Lemon
146 - Polychromatic Liquids
148 - Mechanical Walking Through a Rope
153 - The Eric Lewis Version
154 - Gloves - and a Table
161 - Hammatap
164 - Sherlock's Last Case
166 - Knifed
171 - Magik Musik
174 - Vanishing Radio
179 - Ribbon Folder
181 - Folding Nest of Boxes
183 - Vase and Flowers Production
190 -Super Newspaper Reading
193 Battle Dress and After
205 Some Battle Dress Magic
205 - Mental Masterpiece
207 - Interpenetration
212 - Symsilk
216 - Vanishing & Appearing Table Lamp
221 - Pack-Away Tables and Other Things
225 "Hey Presto," "Oz" and the Visible Sawing
233 - The Visible Sawing
227 1949-57: A Period of Change
249 More Harbin Magic
249 - The Moving Finger Writes
252 - Simplicity Prediction
255 - Dippy Magnet
257 - Ad Infinitum
259 - Rosebush of Oz
263 Chapter 13 Bermuda and After
271 Chapter 14 The Invisible Man and the Zig-Zag Girl
271 - The Invisible Man
273 - The Zig-Zag
279 - The Walking Zig-Zag
283 Chapter 15 Some Early Illusion and Escapes
283 - Padlocked Pyramid
287 - Phenomena
290 - Haunted Cheese
295 - Harbin's Wrist Restraint
299 - The Squeeze
302 - Strapped Escape
306 - Assistant's Revenge
313 Chapter 16 The Final Mysteries
313 - Knives of Opah
315 - Blades of Opah
326 - Non-Mechanical Walking Through a Rope
328 - Tippling Match
330 - The Two-way Prediction
331 - The Four-way Prediction
333 - Harbin-'s Final Trick
337 Chapter 17 The Last Decade by Alan Shaxon
347 Harbin in Print
358 Acknowledgments



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