Thurston, Howard: 200 Tricks You Can Do
©1926 by George Sully and Company
200 pages
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200 Tricks You Can Do
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Comments (lybrary.com): This book shows that Howard Thurston, sometimes refered to as the World's Master Magician, knew a lot about the Close-up side of magic, not just stage magic. He explains tricks with coins, cards, balls, matches, paper, ... There is something for everybody - easy and self-working tricks for the beginner, and more advanced ones for the intermediate skilled performer. Make sure to also check out More Tricks You Can Do. Also published 1939 as one volume together with "200 More Tricks You Can Do" as "400 Tricks You Can Do" by Blue Ribbon Books; 200 pages

Contents:

v Preface
vii A Brief Biography of Howard Thurston
1 Introduction

5 I. BALL TRICKS
5 1. The Appearing Ball
7 2. The Vanishing Ball
7 3. The Diminishing Ball
8 4. The Self-Rolling Ball
9 5. The Aërial Ball
10 6. Balanced Golf Balls
10 7. The Mysterious Ball
11 8. The Ball Tube

13 II. CARD TRICKS
14 1. The "One-Way" Pack
14 2. The Pencil-Mark Pack
15 3. Pointed Cards
16 4. The Double Card
17 5. The Short Card
18 6. The Bent Corner
18 7. False Shuffling
20 8. Cut to the Card
21 9. The Spelling Trick
24 10. The Wise Queen
26 11. The Four-Ace Trick
28 12. The X-Ray Cardcase
29 13. The Color-Changing Pack
30 14. The Color-Changing Card
31 15. The Three Jacks
32 16. Card At Any Number
33 17. The Card in the Pocket
34 18. The Turn-Up Card
35 19. The Burglars
37 20. Kings and Queens
38 21. Mental Telepathy
40 22. Long Distance Telepathy
42 23. Magnetic Cards
44 24. The Vanishing Card
45 25. The Automatic Rising Card
46 26. The Card on the Hand
46 27. The Spirit Card
48 28. The Aces From the Pocket
49 29. The Reversing Card
51 30. The Traveling Ace

52 III. CIGAR AND CIGARETTE TRICKS
52 1. Cigar from Pocketbook
53 2. Disappearing Cigar Band
53 3. Cigar Balanced on Hat
54 4. The Revolving Cigar
54 5. The Reversing Cigar
55 6. The Magnetic Cigar
56 7. The Invisible Cigarette
57 8. The Automatic Cigarette
58 9. Stretching a Cigarette
59 10. The Tippy Cigarette

61 IV. COIN TRICKS
61 1. Match Box Coin Vanish
61 2. Coin in Ball of Wool
62 3. Ring and Vanishing Coin
63 4. The "Wisenheimer" Coin Trick
64 5. Three Appearing Coins
64 6. The Fade-Away Coin
65 7. The Whirl-away Coin
66 8. The Changing Coin
67 9. The Multiplying Coins
67 10. Odd and Even
68 11. The Coin on the Door
69 12. A Coin Box
70 13. Where Is the Coin?
71 14. Catching Three Coins
72 15. Coin Vanishes From Hands
72 16. Heads and Tails
73 17. The Marked Coin
73 18. Coin, Cards, and Rings
74 19. Coin Through the Table
75 20. Heads or Tails
76 21. The Coin in the Knot
77 22. "Vanishing" Coin from Handkerchiefs
78 23. The Missing Coin
78 24. Coin, Glass, and Plate
79 25. A Coin Joke
80 26. A Quick Coin Vanish
80 27. The Talking Coin
81 28. Box and Coin Trick
82 29. The Coin Through the Sleeve
82 30. The Coin at the Elbow

84 V. DICE AND DOMINO TRICKS
84 1. The Magnetic Dice
84 2. Naming the Total
85 3. The End Numbers
86 4. The Incomplete Game
87 5. Sixteen Dominoes
87 6. Totalling Three Dice

89 VI. EGG TRICKS
89 1. The Balanced Egg
90 2. Spinning an Egg
90 3. The Floating Egg
91 4. Eggs, Spools, and Glasses
92 5. Egg to Confetti

93 VII. HANDKERCHIEF TRICKS
94 1. The Balanced Handkerchief
94 2. The Doubling Knot
95 3. The Appearing Knot
96 4. Non-Burning Handkerchief
97 5. The Flyaway Knot
98 6. The Draw-Away Knot
99 7. United and Untied
100 8. Match in Handkerchief
100 9. The Disappearing Handkerchief
101 10. The Fadeaway Knot Trick

104 VIII. LIQUID TRICKS
104 1. Ink to Water
105 2. Water to Ink
106 3. Water to Wine
106 4. Wine to Water
106 5. Two Goblets
107 6. Wine to Water (Without Chemicals)
108 7. The Balanced Tumbler
109 8. Gravity Defied
111 9. The Dry Hand
111 10. Disappearing Water
112 11. Glass of Water from Pocket
112 12. The Fountain Pencil
113 13. The Traveling Glass
114 14. The Glass and the Hat
116 15. The Whirling Glass

118 IX. MATCH TRICKS
118 1. Four Triangles
119 2. The Vanishing Matches
119 3. Monte With Matches
120 4. Cutting Through a Match-Box
121 5. Appearing Matches
122 6. Penetrating Matches
123 7. The Missing Light
123 8. Mystic Safety Matches
124 9. One at a Time
124 10. Balancing a Match
125 11. Burn-out Matches
125 12. Ribbon From the Match
126 13. Matches Through the Table
127 14. The Adhesive Match Box
128 15. The Match Square
129 16. Lighted Match From Pocket
130 17. Self-lighting Match
130 18. The Multiplying Match
131 19. The Standing Match
132 20. The Diminishing Match-Box

134 X. MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS
134 1. Glass Balanced on Plate
134 2. Blowing Through a Bottle
135 3. The Mystic Cross
136 4. The Jumping Ruler
136 5. The Dry Bowl
137 6. The Removable String
138 7. The Improved Multiplying Corks
139 8. Changing Spools
140 9. The Ribbon from the Orange
141 10. The Flower in the Buttonhole

142 XI. PAPER TRICKS
142 1. The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
143 2. The Restored Paper Napkin
145 3. The Celebrity Trick
146 4. The Three Paper Balls
148 5. The Balls and the Hats
151 6. Breaking the Pencil
152 7. The Tough Napkin
152 8. The Paper Bridge
153 9. The Magic Number
154 10. The Marked Paper
155 11. Three Paper Slips
155 12. Traveling Tissue Paper
157 13. The Shower of Paper
158 14. Production of Paper Money
159 15. The Favorite Number

160 XII. PENCIL TRICKS
160 1. The Magnetic Pencil
161 2. The "Vanishing" Pencil
161 3. Turnabout Pencil
162 4. Naming the Suit
163 5. Pencil From Pocketbook

164 XIII. RING TRICKS
164 1. The Phantom Ring
165 2. The Improved Phantom Ring
166 3. Ring Tied on String
166 4. The Ring on the Finger
167 5. The Ring and String
168 6. The Released Rings
169 7. The "Vanishing" Ring
169 8. The Ring in the Egg
170 9. The Ring From the String
172 10. The Cardboard Ring Trick
172 11. Instantaneous Appearance of Six Rings
173 12. The Dropping Ring

175 XIV. SPIRIT TRICKS
176 1. The Taped Slates
177 2. The Three Spirit Slates
179 3. The Spirit Name
180 4. The Spirit Hand
181 5. Contact Telepathy
182 6. Reading Sealed Message
183 7. Improved Envelope Test
184 8. The Great Rope Tie

186 XV. SUGAR TRICKS
186 1. Floating Sugar
186 2. Burning Sugar
187 3. The Cloud of Sugar
187 4. The Mystic Letter

189 XVI. THIMBLE TRICKS
189 1. A "Vanishing" Thimble
190 2. Color-changing Thimble
190 3. The Jumping Thimble
191 4. Thimble From Paper
192 5. Thimble Through Handkerchief
194 6. Complete Penetration

196 XVII. WATCH TRICKS
196 1. The Stop Watch
196 2. Number Six
197 3. Telling the Time
198 4. The Mystic Alarm Clock
199 5. The Watch from the Handkerchief
200 6. Down the Sleeve



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