Close-up magic for beginners
Harry Baron
Bell (1978)
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Hardcover B0006WU9I0
Baron, Harry: Close-Up Magic for Beginners
Two Volumes In One
©1978 Bell Publishing Company
Hardcover, 310 pages
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Abebooks Price Range 6.00 - 10.00

Comments: Although sharing the same title as the latter book, this is a combination of the two books, Magic for Beginners (1967) and Closeup Magic for Beginners (1972), both originally published by Kaye and Ward Ltd. Illustrated by Dennis Patten; with additional drawings by Wayne Boughen.

So, if you are looking at a copy of Baron's Close Up Magic for Beginners, find out if it is the original 1972 single volume, or the later 1978 double-volume!

Contents:

5 Part One: Close-Up Magic for Beginners

7 Introduction

9 Chapter 1 Card Tricks
9 Miscall
11 The Card on the Ceiling
14 Calypso
16 Reverso
17 Quick Four Ace
18 Card Surprise
18 Spell It

20 Chapter 2 Stunts
20 Tough Glass
22 Wacky Wine Glass
25 Vanishing Glass
28 Dented Can
31 Super-normal Strength
32 It's a Knock-Out
33 A Pinch of Smoke

34 Chapter 3 Mental Effects
34 Impromptu Book Test
34 Newspaper Prediction
38 Mind Bender
38 Count Down
39 Living and Dead

41 Chapter 4 Pins, Rope and String
41 Indestructible String
42 Hamburg Rope Trick
48 Unlinking Pins
51 Safety Rip

54 Chapter 5 Puzzles
54 The Ring and the Spring
55 'Knot' by Tube
57 The Creeper
58 Topsy Tumblers
59 Puzzleloop

62 Chapter 6 Money and Coin Tricks
62 Shrinking Money
62 Fade-Away Coin
64 Stapled Coin
66 Coin in the Nest of Purses
69 Short Change
72 Transpo Coins
73 Undercover Detective

76 Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Effects
76 Balancing Match
76 Color Change Matches
78 Rattling Good Trick
82 Topsy-turvy Matchbox
83 Who'll Buy the Drinks?
85 Vanishing Pen
87 Patriotic Pots
91 The Fabulous 'Paddle' Move
100 Dicey
100 Still Dicey
101 Linking Mint
101 The Key of Endor
102 The Mechanic's Ghost
106 Plop
109 No Smoking
110 Ring Release
114 The Mark
118 Three Little Cups

127 Chapter 8 Silks Bands and Ribbons
127 Stretching Silk
133 Mystery Knots
137 Flip-over Bands
149 Bandit
153 Ribbon Penetration

155 Conclusion
156 Glossary/Index

7 Part 2 Magic for Beginners

9 Introduction

14 Chapter 1 Magic With Cards
14 The Million to One Mystery
16 Do As I Do
17 The Revelation Card Trick
19 The Seven Mystery
21 the Card in the Orange
24 The Rising Cards
27 Aces Out
28 Overhand False Shuffle
30 The Famous Four Ace Trick
31 Cleopatra's Needle
33 The Conclave of Kings
33 An Easy Force
34 Another Card Force
35 The Phoenix Card
36 Jokero
39 Shot Away Card Trick
42 Card Set-up

45 Chapter 2 Close-Up Magic
45 Coin in the Boxes
46 Envelope Coin Vanish
48 Another Coin Vanish
48 Pins 'n Beads
49 The Magic Napking Ring
50 Cord Restoration
52 Match Back
53 Passe Passe Cigarette Papers
55 Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper
57 The Migratory Money Routine
57 - The Puzzling Count
57 - The Cavorting Note
59 - Banker
60 An Easy Vanish
61 Subtle Coin Vanish
62 Spoof Coin Vanish
62 Hoppity Matches
63 Pricking the Garter
65 Thimble Vanish
66 Vanishing Matches
67 The Educated Match Box
71 Chink a Loop

74 Chapter 3 Stunts and Gags
74 The Non-Shatter Bulb
75 Smoke Without Fire
75 Multim Through Parvo
76 Through a Half-Inch Hole
77 Breaking a Pencil With a Pound Note
78 Coin Divination
78 Balancing a Glass on a Pound Note
79 Tying a Cigarette in a Knot
79 Wine from a Corked Bottle
80 Dead Matches
80 Predicto
81 Magic Prediction
81 Marked Out

84 Chapter 4 Mental Magic
84 Telepathy
86 Psychometry
88 Colour Mystery
89 The Pencil Tells
92 Magazine Telepathy
94 Addition Magic
96 You Will Select

100 Chapter 5 Miscellaneous Magic
100 Soft Glass
102 Cords of Pan
104 Colour Change Ink
105 Trickaloon
109 Rope Restoration
112 Ring on the Wand
115 Burnt and Restored Treasury Note
117 Hat Production
120 Rabbit Out of the Hat

122 Chapter 6 Illusion Magic
122 The Great Mailbag Escape
125 The Chinese Guillotine
128 Double Box Illusion
130 Simplicity Illusion
134 Aerial Broom Suspension
141 Living Head Illusion

146 Chapter 7 Showmanship and Presentation
146 Misdirection
148 Patter
149 Final Hints and Tips

151 Glossary




Product Details
No. of Pages 156
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf B
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Harry Baron
(1919-1991), the stage name of Harry Albert Boughen, was the co-founder with Joe Stuthard of The Kaymar Magic Co. He was the editor of Magic Info (1976-1981).

Books
My Best Card Trick (1953)
My Best Close-up Trick (1954)
Close Up Magic For Beginners
Card Tricks for Beginners
Magic for Beginners (1954)
Magic: How to Entertain and Baffle Your Friends with Magic


References
The Magic Circular, Vol. 85, No. 917, July 1991, THE HARRY BARON STORY, page 147
The Linking Ring, Vol. 71, No. 9, September 1991, Our Side of the Pond BY ELIZABETH WARLOCK, page 107
http://www.lybrary.com/harry-baron-m-60566.html, Harry Baron