Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks
Karl Fulves
Dover Publications (1992)
In Collection
#2789
10*
Conjuring
Card tricks
Paperback 0486269310
USA  eng
Fulves, Karl: Charles Jordan’s Best Card Tricks
©1992 Karl Fulves, published by Dover Publications
Paper, perfect-bound, 5.x5x8.5", 256 pages
ISBN: 0486269310

Comments (Dover Publications): Dazzling feats of conjuring created by legendary figure in the field of magic. Tricks newly updated and edited by noted contemporary authority. Baffle friends, relatives, even professional magicians with over 190 mind-boggling feats, including "Long-Distance Mind-Reading," "Satan’s Touch," "The Jordan Count," many more. Over 200 line illus clarify text. Introduction.

Contents:

1 Impromptu Card Tricks
1 The Hourglass Card Trick
2 A New Card Discovery
2 The Infallible Detection
3 "Infallible Detection" Notes"
4 Forty-Nine
5 "Forty-Nine" Notes"
5 The Keystone Card Trick
6 Double Prediction
7 Mephisto's Prediction
9 The Sequel
9 Master Stop Trick
11 The Spirit Mathematician
13 The Five Guesses
14 "Five Guesses" Notes"
15 The Incomprehensible Destroyed Card
17 "Incomprehensible Destroyed Card" Notes"
18 Card Tearing

21 The Banded Deck
21 The Straitjacket Reversed Card
22 Elasticity
24 The Escape
27 "Escape" Notes"
28 The Triple Escape
30 The Impossibility Journey
31 Transposition Extraordinary
33 The Downs Hinge Shift
34 The Downs Slip Cut
34 "Downs Slip Cut" Notes"

36 Stacked-Deck Tricks
36 Psycholia
37 Divino
38 "Divino" Notes"
38 Psychic Prediction
40 Mephistopheles' Touch
41 The Dream
42 C.T.J. Detection
43 Ex-Cello Card Discovery
44 Strange Coincidence
44 The Wizard's Will
45 "Wizard's Will" Notes"
46 Discard Trick
46 The Missing Pair
47 "Missing Pair" Notes"

49 Gambling Secrets
49 Quadruple Concentration
50 The Magi's Detection
52 "Magi's Detection" Notes"
52 The Impenetrable Stop Trick
54 It's Up to You
54 Punched Card Notes
56 The Sagacious Joker
57 "Sagacious Joker" Notes"
58 Impromptu Card Reader
60 Henry Gavin's False Cut

61 Sleight-of-Hand Tricks
61 Bewildero
62 Bewildero II
63 The Barefaced Detection
64 Color Divination
65 "Color Divination" Notes"
66 Reversed Cards
67 Improved Pocket to Pocket
68 The Single-Card Reverse
71 The Half-Pack Reverse
72 "Half-Pack Reverse" Notes"
72 The Alternate Reverse

75 More Impromptu Card Tricks
75 The Unknown Leaper
76 "Unknown Leaper" Notes"
77 With the Mind's Eye
79 The Twentieth-Century Puzzle
80 Weirdo
82 The Fade-Out Vanish
82 An Impromptu Detection
83 "Impromptu Detection" Notes"
84 Satan's Prophecy
86 Satan's Prophecy Improved
87 The Simplicity Speller
88 "Simplicity Speller" Notes"
90 The Climax
91 "Climax" Notes"

93 Prepared Card Tricks
93 1923 Card and Handkerchief
95 The Spirit Aces
97 The Brain Twister
98 Diabolical Reversed Card
101 Joker Monte
102 "Joker Monte" Notes"
103 Pedro Monte
104 The Demon Color Change
105 "Demon Color Change" Notes"
106 The Bisected Queen
107 The Monarch-Card-and-Pocket Mystery
110 The Contrary Clock
112 "Contrary Clock" Notes"

114 Shuffle Systems
114 A Shuffle Secret
115 Close-Range Mind Reading
116 Long-Distance Mind Reading
118 The Premo
119 The Dealing Dovetail Detection
121 "Dealing Dovetail Detection" Notes"
121 The Rolling-Off-a-Log Detection
122 "Rolling-Off-a-Log Detection" Notes"
123 The Full Hand
124 "Full Hand" Notes"
125 The Wonder Force
126 Improved Chevalier Card Trick
127 Thought Foretold
128 Premier Card Discovery
128 The Simplissimo Detection

130 Four-Ace Tricks
130 The Perennial Aces
132 "Perennial Aces" Notes"
133 The Amazing Aces
135 The Bewitched Aces
135 "Bewitched Aces" Notes"
136 The Pinochle Ace Trick
138 Leave It to the Aces
139 "Leave It to the Aces" Notes"
140 Mystery Aces
142 "Mystery Aces" Notes"

143 Subtle Secrets
143 New Card Reading
144 "New Card Reading" Notes"
145 Stampedo
147 The New-Pack Detection
148 The Lifesaver
149 Coincidentally
151 "Coincidentally" Notes"
152 Transfero
154 "Transfero" Notes"
155 The Master Riddle
156 Satan's Trance
158 "Satan's Trance" Notes"
159 Telepathic Control

160 More Stacked-Deck Tricks
160 Diabolical Transposition
161 "Diabolical Transposition" Notes"
162 Fate and the Joker
163 An Odd-Even Experiment
164 The Mysterious Detective
165 Take-a-Peek Card Trick
166 The Flush Trick
167 Poker Player's Dream
168 The Poker Shark
170 The Vanished Card
171 "Vanished Card" Notes"
172 Prophesied Spot Total
173 "Prophesied Spot Total" Notes"
173 Cremo Card Restoration
174 Demon's Divination
175 "Demon's Divination" Notes"
176 The Card-and-Number Mystery
176 Extraordinary Clairvoyance

178 Strippers and One-Way Decks
178 Stripper Secrets
179 Just the Reverse
181 The Four Flusher
182 Perfection Method for Strippers
183 "Perfection Method for Strippers" Notes"
184 The Electrified Strippers
185 "Electrified Strippers" Notes"
186 One-Way Secrets
187 The Wizard Reader
188 "Wizard Reader" Notes"
189 The Hummer Detection
190 "Hummer Detection" Notes"
191 Incomprendo Speller
192 "Incomprendo Speller" Notes"
194 Mephistopheles' Own
195 Faces or Backs-Which?
196 Premo Detection
196 "Premo Detection" Notes"
197 The Trio
198 Twentieth-Century Sorcery
199 Change Your Mind?

201 Further Impromptu Card Tricks
201 Etad-ot-Pu
203 The O.K. X-Ray
204 The Banner Card Discovery
205 The Haunted Deck
208 Sympathetic Sympathy
210 The 52-Card Trick
212 Presto Pass
212 "Presto Pass" Notes"
213 A Novel Force
213 The Stabbed Pair
214 The Suits Unscrambled
216 Demon's Detection
216 "Demon's Detection" Notes"
217 Satan's Touch

218 More Prepared-Card Tricks
218 The Nine-in-Ten Detection
219 The Utility Pack
220 "Utility Pack" Notes"
221 The Latest Forcing Deck222
222 "Latest Forcing Deck" Notes"
222 The Mystery Problem
224 The Latest Haunted Ace
224 One Ahead
226 Poker Shark II
227 The Idol's Vision
228 Reverse English on the X-Ray
229 Spelling Any Card Called For

231 A Jordan Card Routine
231 The Inseparable Aces
232 The Ready Reckoner
233 The Pair Detection
234 The Dead-Easy Location
235 The Nifty Key

236 The Ever Ready Principle
236 Spook Card
237 Ultimo
239 The Reversed Card
240 Wholesale Reversals
240 Mind Reading
241 The Spelling Trick
242 A Unique Reverse
243 "Unique Reverse" Notes"
243 Speaking of Pink Elephants

247 The Jordan Count
247 The Phantom Aces
249 Jordan Count Notes
250 Red-Black Mix-Up
250 Indetecto
251 The Haxton Count



Product Details
LoC Classification GV1549.F8
Dewey 795.4'38-dc20
No. of Pages 256
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf H
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Author of hundreds of books on magic, both for the expert and beginner. Inventor of the Self-Correcting Setup, amongst thousands of other things.

Karl Fulves
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(November 2008)

Karl Fulves
Born New Jersey, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation magician, author, publisher
Known for card magic, self-working tricks
Karl Fulves is an author of hundreds of books on magic.

Karl Fulves lives in Fairlawn, New Jersey, and is a private person who has repeatedly turned down all requests for interviews. There is not much known about him other than his incredible output of magic literature. He has taught thousands of beginners, young and old, to perform remarkable feats of sleight of hand through the books he has published.

Fulves is most well-known for his "Self-Working" book series from Dover.

Periodicals
Karl Fulves took over The New Phoenix magazine from Don Tanner. He published three more issues and then at issue 400 in October 1965 stated "The bird will be fondly laid to rest." He then started a new magazine called The Pallbearers Review which continued until 1975.

He also started another periodical called Epilogue from 1967 until 1976.

In 1970, Joseph K. Schmidt submitted Fulves a coin flourish complete with illustrations. The contribution was published in Volume 5, Issue #10 of Pallbearers. Fulves was very impressed with Schmidt's artistic abilities and, coincidentally, was looking for an artist to illustrate some of the lengthier routines. He asked Schmidt to illustrate an effect called Canterbury Cups and Schmidt agreed. Fulves and Schmidt's relationship grew. Fulves was the first person to refer to Schmidt as an "artist". Schmidt has illustrated over 75 books, manuscripts and booklets for Fulves, including Swindle Sheet, Cheat Sheet, Rigmarole, and Verbatim.

Shortly after concluding Pallbearers and Epilogue he announced the birth of a new periodical, The Chronicles Limited to 36 issues, The Chronicles took from 1978 to 1988 to complete, and during those ten years, some of the finest close-up magic of the period was explained in its pages.

Fulves published many more periodicals over the years including CHARLATAN, UNDERWORLD accompanied by FINE PRINT, INTERLOCUTOR, and MIDNIGHT MAGIC MONTHLY (13 issues, a complete file of which is virtually unobtainable).

List of periodicals published by Karl Fulves:

Alfredson/Daily - Fernandes numbers, titles, year of publication and number of issues in a complete file:

15505..Charlatan 1999 - in progress
15550..Cheat Sheet 1990-1992 10 issues
1580...Chronicles 1978-1988 36 issues
19657..Discoverie 1999 - in progress
2130...Epilogue 1967-1975 25 issues
22102..Fine Print, The 1995-1999 10 issues
2955...Interlocutor 1975-1988 52 issues
29505..Interim Report 1993 1 issue
3262...Lamplighter (with Jim Sarles) 1963-1964(?) 7(?) issues
32627..Latter Day Secrets 1999 - in progress
4850...Midnight Magic Monthly 1959-1960 12+3 issues
5180...New Phoenix 1965 4 issues 397-400
5335...Notebooks no information available
5510...Pallbearers Review original series ?-1965 22 issues
5515...Pallbearers Review 1965-1975 120 issues
58955..Rigmarole 1993-1994 10 issues
6055...S-C 1985 7 issues
65703..Swindle Sheet 1990-1992 10 issues
69206..Underworld 1995-1999 10 issues
69800..Verbatim 1993-1994 10 issues
Karl Fulves current publications, started in 1999, are Discoverie, Charlatan and Latter Day Secrets.


Published works
Most of the titles are published by Karl Fulves himself, under his own name or Gutenberg Press.

Title Date
13 Prophets 1996
28 Card Tricks 1991
A History of the Brainwave Principle 1983
Ace Machine 1963
After Jordan 1983
And a Packet of Cards 1989
Animation 1979
Big Book of Magic Tricks 1994
Binary Count Notes 1969
Blocking Off ?
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1980
Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 1983
Calculator Tricks 1998
Card Counting 1982
Card Under Glass 1979
Cards #1 Four-card Brainwave 1978
Cards #2 51 Faces North 1978
Cards #3 Interlock 1980
Cards #4 Side Steal 1981
Cards #5 The Multiple Shift 1989
Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks 1992
Charles T Jordan collected tricks 1975
Clockwork: Approaches to Card Counting ?
Close-up Mental Magic 1974
Color Capture 1986
Color Quick 1980
Combo 1998
Combo II ?
Command Colors 1997
Contemporary Handkerchief Magic, part 1 1987
Contemporary Handkerchief Magic, part 2 1987
Contemporary Rope Magic, part 1 1986
Contemporary Rope Magic, part 2 1986
Contemporary Rope Magic, part 3 1986
Covenant 1987
Crooked Tales 1994
Cryptology 1979
Curioser 1980
Deceptive Practices 1992
Deceptive Practices, Supplement 1992
Downs on Malini ?
NSOM : Dr Ken Krenzel's Incredible Card Tunnel 1975
Easy to do card tricks for children 1989
Easy to do magic tricks for children 1974
Epilogue 1993
Faro and riffle technique 1976
Faro and riffle techniques 1969
Faro and riffle technique; Supplement 1 1970
Faro and riffle technique; Supplement 2 1970
Faro and riffle technique; Supplement 3 1970
Faro possibilities 1967
Faro possibilities 1979
Four color problems 1979
Fourcast 1981
Fr Cyprian's TV card rise 1982
Gambler's third lesson 1979
Gene Finnell's card magic 1973
Hardcore aces 1983
History of the brainwave principle 1983
Hocus Poker Fulves 1982
Hofzinser's Card Tricks ?
Hofzinser Notebook 2003
Impromptu holdouts 1977
Impromptu openers 1979
Inner sanctum 1979
Jack in the Box 1979
Jacob Daley's Notebooks (transcr. Csuri) 1975
Kaleidoscope Rope 1989
Kannibal Kards 1975
NSOM : Karl Fulves Technicolor Cards 1974
Magic Book 1977
Methods with Cards, part 1 1975
Methods with Cards, part 2 1975
Methods with Cards, part 3 1975
Mexican Monte 1972
Milennium Aces 1981
Money Moves 1989
More Self-working Card Tricks 1984
Mutus Nomen 1988
Neale's Trapdoor Card 1983
New Card Rises 1996
Notes from the Underground 1973
Nyria Effect 1979
Octet 1981
Origins 1981
Packet Switches (part I) 1976
Packet Switches (part II) 1973
Packet Switches (part III, Harvey Rosenthal) 1977
Packet Switches (part IV Gene Maze) 1977
Packet Switches (part V Gene Maze) 1977
Pallbearers Review volume 1-4 1993
Pallbearers Review volume 5-8 1993
Pallbearers Review volume 9-12 1993
Parallel Lines 1980
Principles of Riffle Shuffle Set-ups 1968
Prolix
Prototype 1989
Punch out Puzzle Kit 1982
Quick Card Tricks 1989
Riffle Shuffle Control 1979
Riffle Shuffle Methods 1987
Riffle Shuffle Set-ups 1973
Riffle Shuffle Set-ups 1976
Riffle Shuffle Technique Preliminaries, Notes, Problems 1971
Riffle Shuffle Technique Preliminary Notes, part 1 1972
Riffle Shuffle Technique, part 1 1975
Riffle Shuffle Technique Preliminary Notes, part 2 1973
Riffle Shuffle Technique, part 2 1975
Riffle Shuffle Technique, part 3 1984
S-C contemporary money magic no 1, Robert E Neale's short change wallet 1985
S-C contemporary money magic no 2, Max Londono's After max 1985
S-C contemporary money magic no 3, Harvey Rosenthal's two and two 1985
S-C contemporary money magic no 4, Howard Wurst's paper money 1985
S-C contemporary money magic no 5, Robert E Neale's bill tube 1985
S-C contemporary money magic no 6, Howard Wurst's simplex switch 1985
S-C contemporary money magic no 7, Nick van Selter's one hand turnover 1985
Secret Ssession, part one 1987
Secret Session, part two 1987
Secret Session, part three 1987
Self-working Card Tricks 1976
Self-working Close-up Card Magic 1995
Self-working Coin Magic 1989
Self-working Handkerchief Magic 1989
Self-working Mental Magic 1979
Self-working Number Magic 1982
Self-working Paper Magic 1985
Self-working Rope Magic 1990
Self-working Table Magic 1981
Setting up Exercises 1995
Shape Changers 1979
Shuffle off 1983
Six Impromptu Card Tricks 1982
Swindle & Cheat - a collection of nontransitive games 1991
Teleportation Notes 1969
Teleportation Notes 1979
The Best of Slydini and More, vol 1 (text) 1976
The Best of Slydini and More, vol 2 (photos) 1976
The Book of Numbers 1971
The Book of Numbers, Supplementary Notes 1971
The Children's Magic Kit 1980
The Magic of Slydini and More, vol 1 (text) 1976
The Magic of Slydini and More, vol 2 (photos) 1976
The Magical World of Slydini, vol 1 (text) 1979
The Magical World of Slydini, vol 2 (photos) 1979
The Return Trip 1986
The Shamrock Code & the Parallel Principle 1979
Topological False Count 1979
Transpo Trix 1978
Trick with Dice 1970
Vampire Chronicles 1997
Vampire Papers 1997
When Psychics Play Poker ?
Wireless II 1982
Word Play ?
Worknotes on Brainwave 1983

Fulves also wrote the text for a number of the Stars of Magic manuscripts, including Chris Capehart's 3-Ring Routine, Joe de Stefano's Chinatown Poker, Max Londono's Eternal String, Metalogic (Fred Baumann) and David Roth Okito Box routine.


Awards and honors
The Academy of Magical Arts awarded Karl Fulves the Literary Fellowship.