The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser
Hofzinser, Johann Nepomuk; Richard Hatch
Walter B. Graham Modern Litho, Inc. (1985)
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Hofzinser, Johann Nepomuk: The Magic of J. N. Hofzinser
©1985 Ottokar Fischer & Richard Hatch (translator)
Hardcover, 215 pages
Available as an e-Book from Lybrary.com

Comments (Lybrary.com): Richard Hatch's translation of Ottokar Fischer's book "Zauberkünste" on Hofzinser's magic. Fischer also wrote Kartenkünste on Hofzinser's card magic. Describes more than 80 effects created by Hofzinser including more than 100 photos and illustrations. Most effects were designed for use in Hofzinser's salon under close-up conditions, and over half include Hofzinser's original patter used in presentations. The Appendix contains selections from letters which Dr. Hofzinser wrote to two of his students.

Contents:

6 Contents
10 Translator's Preface
25 A Note on the Fischer Collection
27 Acknowledgements
29 In Memoriam: Ottokar Fischer
30 Publisher's Preface
31 Introduction

37 I Balls
37 1 Dr Hofzinser's Original Billiardball Sleights
38 2 The Cups-and-Balls
47 2a The Cups-and-Balls
48 3 Living and Dead
51 4 A Multiplication

54 II Banknotes and Coins
54 5 The Banknotes The Effect
60 6 The Ducats
69 7 The Miser's Dream
71 8 The Twenties
72 9 The Stockmarket Speculator

74 III Flowers
74 10 The Apotheosis of the Rose
78 11 The Magical Greenhouse
82 12 The Resurrection

85 IV Books
85 13 The Album of German Poets
89 14 The Library of German Poetry
95 15 The Word
102 16 Sympathetic Actions

107 V Eggs
107 17 A Delicate Subject: The Egg
112 18 An Egg Dish (The Omelette)
115 19 The Omelette
116 20 The Opal Goblet

118 VI Electrical Experiments
118 21 The Flower Casket
119 22 The Bell
120 23 The Flower Bell

122 VII Flags and Helmets
122 24 The Patriot
124 25 The Toast
130 26 The Shako

132 VIII Liquids
132 27 The Fountain of Love
134 28 The Ink of the Enamoured
136 29 The Liqueur Effect
139 30 The Wineshop
140 31 The Wine Analysis
141 32 The Self-filling Glass
142 33 The Coffee Trick
143 34 The Glass

145 IX Cards
145 35 The Rosebush
146 36 The Card Automaton
148 37 The Card Mirror
149 38 The Lonely Card
150 39 The Cardbox
151 40 Winter - Summer

153 X Skittles
153 41 The Grandpapa
159 42 The Magical Game of Skittles
165 43 The Skittle

180 XI Numbers
180 44 The Spiritist
184 45 A Calculation
188 46 The Slate
191 47 Mathematicians
193 48 The Number Disks

196 XII Rings
196 49 The Chinese Rings
201 50 The Ring in Danger
207 51 The Ring Case
208 52 The Magic Key

210 XIII Kerchiefs
210 53 The Memoirs of a Handkerchief
215 54 The Red Kerchief
219 55 The Puzzled Tailor
220 56 The Protocol of Knots
224 57 The Mysterious Parasol
228 58 Dr Hofzinser's Original Sleights with Silk Kerchiefs
232 59 The Serpent Handkerchief

234 XIV Timepieces
234 60 The Watch
236 61 Corresponding Clocks

239 XV Birds
239 62 The Migration of Birds
242 63 The Migrating Canaries
245 64 The Bird-Sword
248 65 The Bird

250 XVI Non-Magical Experiments
250 66 The Paper
252 67 The Plates

254 XVII Tricks with Sundry Objects
254 68 The Flying Objects
255 69 The Glove
257 70 Four is One
258 71 The Metal Bell
259 72 The Lantern of Diogenes
262 73 The Thought of Photograph
266 74 The Pearls
267 75 The Glass Mirror-Goblet
268 76 The Ball of Wool
272 77 The Die
276 78 The Cartesian Diver
279 79 The Butterflies
281 80 Magnetic Forces
284 81 The Wonderful Wand
285 82 The Sugarbox

287 Appendix
287 Without Tailcoat or Wand: JNHofzinser, the Man
289 Excerpts from Hofzinser's Correspondence with his Friends
297 Ten Letters to Carlo Marchini
307 Works Cited


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Walter B. Graham / Modern Litho, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown leather first edition. Beautiful condition with an inscription from Richard Hatch, the authoritative translator of the original book, "Zauberkünste", German to English, to Roger Crosthwaite. Crosthwaite was inspired at age 7 by Fabian and a noted magician himself. He contributed many tricks to The Gen (1964-1965) and made a name for himself as a card technician. Contains an introduction, the original information from the German edition, new illustrations, annotations and an appendix with letters from Dr. Hofzinser to students. Describes more than 80 effects created by Hofzinser. Includes over 100 photos and illustrations often used in Hofzinser's studio. Includes book test "The Word", card rise maneuver, "The Apotheosis of the Rose"cups-and-balls routine, copper/silver coin transposition, etc. Now in a removable archival protective mylar clear cover. ; Black and white photographs; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 215 pages;

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Hofzinser, Johann Nepomuk
(1806-1875)

Born in Vienna, Austria. Learned magic by 1828. Government bureaucrat. Amateur magician, then semi-pro from 1854, then full-time pro until 1865 (when he retired from government job).

Invented Envelope Card (1847), Shell Coin (by 1847), Book Test (early 1850s), Everywhere and Nowhere (c1860), Black Art Table (1872), Slit Glass (by 1875), Spring Balls (by 1875), probably Flags of All Nations (by 1875), probably Flag Pole (by 1875), Card Frame, Card Star, probably Floating Wand, Dancing Cane, Mirror Glass, Silk Casket, and probably the Small Packet Trick. He also invented the rough and smooth principle


Product Details
No. of Pages 215
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Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf G
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
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Contents:

6 Contents
10 Translator's Preface
25 A Note on the Fischer Collection
27 Acknowledgements
29 In Memoriam: Ottokar Fischer
30 Publisher's Preface
31 Introduction

37 I Balls
37 1 Dr Hofzinser's Original Billiardball Sleights
38 2 The Cups-and-Balls
47 2a The Cups-and-Balls
48 3 Living and Dead
51 4 A Multiplication

54 II Banknotes and Coins
54 5 The Banknotes The Effect
60 6 The Ducats
69 7 The Miser's Dream
71 8 The Twenties
72 9 The Stockmarket Speculator

74 III Flowers
74 10 The Apotheosis of the Rose
78 11 The Magical Greenhouse
82 12 The Resurrection

85 IV Books
85 13 The Album of German Poets
89 14 The Library of German Poetry
95 15 The Word
102 16 Sympathetic Actions

107 V Eggs
107 17 A Delicate Subject: The Egg
112 18 An Egg Dish (The Omelette)
115 19 The Omelette
116 20 The Opal Goblet

118 VI Electrical Experiments
118 21 The Flower Casket
119 22 The Bell
120 23 The Flower Bell

122 VII Flags and Helmets
122 24 The Patriot
124 25 The Toast
130 26 The Shako

132 VIII Liquids
132 27 The Fountain of Love
134 28 The Ink of the Enamoured
136 29 The Liqueur Effect
139 30 The Wineshop
140 31 The Wine Analysis
141 32 The Self-filling Glass
142 33 The Coffee Trick
143 34 The Glass

145 IX Cards
145 35 The Rosebush
146 36 The Card Automaton
148 37 The Card Mirror
149 38 The Lonely Card
150 39 The Cardbox
151 40 Winter - Summer

153 X Skittles
153 41 The Grandpapa
159 42 The Magical Game of Skittles
165 43 The Skittle

180 XI Numbers
180 44 The Spiritist
184 45 A Calculation
188 46 The Slate
191 47 Mathematicians
193 48 The Number Disks

196 XII Rings
196 49 The Chinese Rings
201 50 The Ring in Danger
207 51 The Ring Case
208 52 The Magic Key

210 XIII Kerchiefs
210 53 The Memoirs of a Handkerchief
215 54 The Red Kerchief
219 55 The Puzzled Tailor
220 56 The Protocol of Knots
224 57 The Mysterious Parasol
228 58 Dr Hofzinser's Original Sleights with Silk Kerchiefs
232 59 The Serpent Handkerchief

234 XIV Timepieces
234 60 The Watch
236 61 Corresponding Clocks

239 XV Birds
239 62 The Migration of Birds
242 63 The Migrating Canaries
245 64 The Bird-Sword
248 65 The Bird

250 XVI Non-Magical Experiments
250 66 The Paper
252 67 The Plates

254 XVII Tricks with Sundry Objects
254 68 The Flying Objects
255 69 The Glove
257 70 Four is One
258 71 The Metal Bell
259 72 The Lantern of Diogenes
262 73 The Thought of Photograph
266 74 The Pearls
267 75 The Glass Mirror-Goblet
268 76 The Ball of Wool
272 77 The Die
276 78 The Cartesian Diver
279 79 The Butterflies
281 80 Magnetic Forces
284 81 The Wonderful Wand
285 82 The Sugarbox

287 Appendix
287 Without Tailcoat or Wand: JNHofzinser, the Man
289 Excerpts from Hofzinser's Correspondence with his Friends
297 Ten Letters to Carlo Marchini
307 Works Cited