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Stanyon, Ellis: Conjuring for Amateurs
©1897 Ellis Stanyon; L. Upcott Gill, London
Hardcover, 122 pages
Conjuring for
              Amateurs
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Comments: PotterAuctions. "A Practical Treatise on How to Perform Modern Tricks"

Contents:

ii Preface

1 Chapter I Introduction
3 The Dress
4 The Table
5 The Servante
6 The Wand

8 Chapter II Principles of Sleight of Hand Applicable to Small Objects
8 Palming
10 Le Tourniquet
10 The Finger Palm
12 The Reverse Palm
13 To Change a Coin

14 Chapter III Tricks With Coins
14 Magical Production of a Coin
14 The Wandering Coin
15 A New Coin Fold
16 Coin and Candle
16 An Artful Conjurer
17 The Invisible Flight
17 Vanish for Duplicate
18 To Pass A Coin Through the Body
18 Swallowing Illusions
18 Coin and Lemons
20 The Pocket Vanish
21 Florin v. Sixpence
21 To Pass a Coin into an Ordinary Matchbox Held by One of the Spectators
22 Coin, Wine-glass and Paper Cone
22 Coins, Hat and Plate
24 To Vanish a Marked Coin from a Tumbler and Cause it to Appear in a Small Box, Wrapped in Paper, in the Centre of a Large Ball of Wool
25 To Vanish a Number of Coins from a Plate in a Sheet of Flame
25 Programme and Coin

29 Chapter IV Tricks With Handkerchiefs
29 Peregrinations of a Handkerchief
29 Handkerchief and Candle
30 To Vanish a Handkerchief and Produce it From Your Collar
30 To Pass a Handkerchief Into the Pocket of a Spectator
31 To Fire a Handkerchief Into a Gentleman's Hair
33 The Handkerchief Cabinet
34 The Handkerchief Vanisher
35 Magical Production of Handkerchiefs
37 Colour-Changing Handkerchiefs
41 Mechanical Pull for Vanishing a Handkerchief
42 The Flying Handkerchief
43 Brass Tube to Produce, Vanish, or Change a Handkerchief

46 Chapter V Tricks With Balls
46 Creation, Manipulation, Multiplication and Annihilation of Billiard Balls
46 - Creation
47 - Manipulation
49 - Multiplication
50 - Annihilation
51 Billiard Balls and Basins
52 Colour-Changing Billiard Balls
54 The Diminishing Billiard Balls
55 The Handkerchief Ball
56 The Dissolving Billiard Ball
56 Fancy Sleight With a Small Ball
57 Rouge et Noir
58 Ball, Handkerchief and Tumbler

60 Chapter VI Hat Tricks
60 Production Items
63 Loading
64 The Magnetized Hat
68 To Produce a Number of Eggs From a Hat Held Crown Upwards
68 The Hat Incubator

70 Chapter VII Anti-Spiritualistic Tricks
70 The Climbing Ring
70 The Mysterious Name
71 The Spirit Calculator
72 A New Postal Trick
73 New Slate Tricks
75 The Spirit Handkerchief
76 The Mysterious Communication
77 The Great Dictionary Trick (New Method)
78 Long-Distance Second Sight

81 Chapter VIII Miscellaneous Tricks
81 Flash Paper
81 A New Fire Flash
82 Conjurer's Ammunition
83 Smoke From Two Empty Pipes
83 A New Fire-Eating Trick
84 Exploding Soap-Bubbles
84 Walnut Shells and Pea
85 The Garter Trick
86 The Tube and Ball
87 The Ubiquitous Thimble
90 The Multiplying Wand
91 The Restored Cut
91 The Mysterious Tambourine
93 The Bran and Dove Plates
94 The Wandering Stout
96 The Crystal Water Mystery
97 The Wizard's Breakfast
99 The Hydrostatic Tube
102 The Hydrostatic Tumbler
103 Watch, Glass and Handkerchief
105 Paper Cone, Watch, Rabbit, and Boxes

108 Chapter IX Paper-Folding
108 The Paper Fold
110 Venetian Blind
110 Church Window
110 Rosette
110 Table Mat
110 Fan
110 Epaulette
110 Mushroom
111 Candlestick
111 Parachute
111 Welsh Hat
111 Flower-Vase
111 Eastern Water-Pot
111 Chinese Mandarin
111 Lamp-Shade
111 Garden Seat
111 Sentry-Box
112 Wash-Bowl
112 Foot-Bath
113 Shahzada
114 Paddle-Boxes of Steamboat
114 Bonbon
114 Beefeater

116 Chapter X Concluding Observations

119 Index



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