Handkerchief Tricks
Gilbert, Alfred Carlton
The A. C. Gilbert Company (1920)
In Collection
Handkerchief tricks, Magic tricks
USA  English
Gilbert, Alfred C.: Handkerchief Tricks for Boys
©1920 A. C. Gilbert Co. New Haven, Conn
Hardcover, 81 pages (original)

Abebooks Price Range 10.00 - 100.00

Comments: Some of the descriptions are a bit brief, but overall a very useful book on handkerchief magic


2 Forward
3 Manual of Handkerchief Tricks: introduction
4 Practice
5 Misdirection
6 Important Warning: never tell what you intend to do!
7 If Something Goes Wrong
8 Essential Apparatus For an Evening's Entertainment With Handkerchief Tricks: portable stands
9 The Opening Trick: production with a hank ball
10 Dyeing a Handkerchief: color change
11 The Conjurer As a Dyer: three white handkerchiefs change to three different colors
12 The Handkerchief Vanisher: pull
13 The Mirror Glass: described
14 The Disappearing Handkerchief From a Lamp Chimney: silk vanishes from clear glass tube
15 Herrmann's Vanishing Knots: from tied silks
16 Stretching a Handkerchief: optical illusion
17 Instantly Knotted Handkerchiefs
18 The Vanishing Ring from Goblet of Water By Means of a Handkerchief: ring is heard to drop in the glass, yet vanishes
19 The Burnt Handkerchief Restored: a small corner of handkerchief is burned and restored
20 Juggling: handkerchief is spun on top of a walking cane
21 Producing a Handkerchief in Full View From a Glass: water is poured from a glass, then a silk appears in the glass
22 Handkerchief Cassette: handkerchief vanishes from a small tube
23 Drum Head Tube: and its use described
24 Magic Flag in Candle: flag produced from a lit candle
25 Invisible Flight or Color Changing Handkerchiefs
26 An Easy Way to Vanish a Handkerchief: in newspaper cone
27 Handkerchief Tricks You Can Make Yourself
28 Goldin Color Change: color changing handkerchief
29 Flag Between Handkerchiefs: advanced version of above
30 The Chameleon Color Change: another gimmicked color change
31 Triple Alliance: an instant triple color change
32 Blendo: Red, White, and Blue Silks form into American Flag
33 Valadon Flag Trick: red, white, blue tissues are burnt and turn into three ribbons, then into an American Flag
34 Changing Three Silk Handkerchiefs Into Different Colors: another approach
35 How to Vanish Things From Handkerchiefs
36 The Invisible Hen: Miser's Dream with eggs, a hat, and a handkerchief
37 Vanishing Card From Handkerchief: using a commercial gimmick card
38 Match In Handkerchief: wooden match is broken an restored
39 Removing Ring From String Under Handkerchief: Jardine Ellis sized ring, simple approach
40 Passing a Ring Through a Handkerchief: finger ring vanishes from under handkerchief
41 Vanishing Coin From Glass: Coin heard to drop in glass of water but vanishes
42 The Flying Handkerchief: handkerchiefs transpose to glasses
43 Appearing Handkerchief and Candle Trick: handkerchief vanishes and is found around a candle
44 New Decanter Handkerchief Appearance: flower appears in center of clear glass decanter
45 Vanishing Handkerchief From Hand: uses a TT
46 Egg and Handkerchief Trick: Marked egg vanishes and is found in a glass
47 Table Stand and Appearing Handkerchief: handkerchief appears in glass on table

Product Details
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 81
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf J
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Provides Instruction In Tricks Made Famous By Well-Known Artist And Furnishes A Novel Entertainment For Any Program.

This 81 page hardcover book, "Provides instruction in tricks made famous by well-known artists and furnishes a novel entertainment for any program." Features numerous amazing and astonishing effects with handkerchiefs. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white drawings.