Card Tricks You Will Do
Steele, W. F. (Rufus)
Grove City Publishing Co. (1928)
In Collection
Magic Card
USA  English
Steele, W.F. (Rufus): Card Tricks You Will Do
©1928 Grove City Publishing Co.
Hardcover, 28 pages

Card Tricks You Will Do, August 1st, 1928 1st edition. Pictorial wraps, 26 pages. by W. F. (Rufus) Steele
A collection of engaging and entertaining card effects.
No. of pages 26

Author(s): W. F. (Rufus) Steele
Date: 1928

Publisher: Grove City Publishing Co.
Card Tricks You Will Do, August 1st, 1928 1st edition. Pictorial wraps, 26 pages. A Near Fine copy.

Product Details

W.F. (Rufus) Steele teaches you a collection of interesting and engaging plots in magic in the form of Card Tricks You Will Do. The card effects presented are simple and direct and can be performed with ease. Included are some great stories that you can tell that go along well with the effects.

Product Details
No. of Pages 28
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Rufus Steele
(1881 - 9th September 1955)


Born in Janesville, WI, William F. Steele grew up in New England and attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become an electrical engineer. His interest in magic came from a meeting of Dr. James William Elliott.

Rufus never married, and spent most of his time active in the magic community and the I.B.M. In later years he was a professional gambler and became a well known card expert. The last years of his life, he lived out at the Wacker Hotel where Rufus, Theo Bamberg and other magicians have made their home, often giving card lessons

Rufus wrote several books on card magic:

Card Tricks You Will Do (1928)
Card Tricks That are Easy To Learn (1935)
50 Tricks You Can Do, You Will Do, Easy to Do (1946)
52 Amazing Card Tricks (1949)
Paul Rosini's Magical Gems (1950)
The Last Word On Cards (1952)

Rufus was his nickname. His real first names were William Francis. He was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. By his own dubious accounts, a pro gambler, soldier (WW I), engineer, journalist, hotel clerk. Inspired and learned magic c1900 by private demo from Dr J.W. Elliott. Amateur magician. Voted into the New York "Inner Circle" by 1940. Died in Chicago.