Gravatt, Glenn: Collected Writings Of Glen Gravatt
©1974 Magic Limited, Oakland, CA
Hardcover, 254 pages
Abebooks Price 250.00
Published by the author ~ 1974 First Edition
Inscribed on front leaf
11.5" x 8.625" x 0.75"
Hardbound in blue cloth with gold foil stamped title to front cover
Bindings are clean and tight exhibiting minor shelf wear ~ Slight bowing to boards ~ Interior is clean exhibiting toned edges but supple pages with no, torn, loose or missing
A very nice example Gravatt's scarce collected writings, containing many uses, tricks and ideas together with complete acts and routines
Glenn G. Gravatt (1899-1984) was an interesting fellow.
Primarily known to magicians - magic lovers for his conjuring books and contributions to Genii magazine; he also wrote successful detective & mystery novels
As a London journalist in 1924, and, by his own admission, flat broke, he enlisted in the British army (Native Infantry), was posted to Lehej, Arabia and defended the surrounding villages from the fierce Subaihi tribesmen and stalled off organized expeditions from the warlike tribes of the Northeast!
The book is divided into eleven well illustrated sections dealing with: Tricks With Balls ~ Blocks and Cubes ~Cards ~ Coins ~ Feats of Divination ~ Dice and Dominoes ~ Mental Feats ~ Penetrations ~ Ropes & Strings ~Silks and Miscellaneous Effects
There's a wealth of great, original, material (tricks and routines) between these covers.
One of the true geniuses in magic, these creations by Glenn Gravatt will surely add some strong magic to your repertoire!
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Gravatt, Glenn G.
Glenn Gravatt became interested in magic as a child growing up in Kansas. At the age of 8 years he was already demonstrating magic for his friends and family. From Kansas, he went to California, where he worked as a newspaper reporter. He wrote " Encyclopedia of Self Working Card Tricks" (2 volumes, 1936 and 1937; later published under the byline of Jean Hugard under the title " Encyclopedia of Card Tricks." In writing the "Jap Box Tricks" in 1937, Gravatt effectively named this box for all time.
Invented: Extratour, Rope Appear, Visible Silk on Rope Appearance, Flying Silk and Ropes, Visible Rope and Ring Penetration, Rope-Silk-Bracelet Combination, Coat-Rope-Rings, No Clue Divination (1977),Five Cube Divination (1977), Psychic Spot (1976), Thimble Fantasy (1960), Card and Dagger (1956), Spooky Paper (1945), Multiple Match (1956), Magical Horse Race (1956), Percepo (1960), Close-up Cup Suspension (1958), The Antique Medallion, Color Ring Transpo, The Mystery of the Seven Veils, Super Penetration, Tube to Cigarettes, Color Riddle, 20th Century in Reverse, Ideal Solid Thru Solid, Dual Silk Production, Kondax (1921).
Compiled: Thayer Quality Magic Volumes 1-4 (1978-1981), Encyclopedia of Self-Working Card Tricks (1936-37)
Wrote: 50 Modern Card Tricks, 50 More Modern Card Tricks, Gold Mine of Magic, Jap Box Tricks (1937)