MacCarthy, E. Brian: Sleights Supreme
©1948 George Johnson Magical Publication, London
Hardcover, 94 pages
Sleights Supreme
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Comments: B&W Illustrated by the author.


5 Foreword
9 Introduction

12 Coin Section
14 Single-Handed Vanish of Four Coins: especially for use with the Hughes' Coin Tray
25 Disappearance by Misdirection: of a single coin
27 Flying Coins: coins are dropped into a folded handkerchief and vanish

30 Card Section
32 Something New in Top Changes
35 Leading Them up the Garden Path: using the Top Change
42 Everybody's Card: top change and dealing 2nds
44 All Change: Card A is placed on the table, Card B inserted to middle of deck. Card B is found on top of the deck, Card A in the middle, and the card on the table is a 3rd card
45 Vanishing Faces: cards appear to be double backed and then normal again
49 Reading Cards in the Crystal (with a Real Climax):

54 Handkerchief Section
56 The Colour-Sensitive Silk Handkerchief: silk changes colors multiple times; lots of handkerchief moves described here

78 Billiard-Ball Section
80 An Opening Acquitment: hands shown empty before production
82 Another Similar Acquitment
83 Routine for Colour-Changing One of Two Visible Balls: no shells
86 Routine for Colour-Changing One of Three Visible Balls

88 Cups and Balls Section
90 Throwing a Cup Into the Air: with a ball inside
90 Acquitment to Precede Production of the First Ball: showing the hands empty
91 Acquitment to Show Two Balls as One
91 A Subtle Method of Vanishing a Ball

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