The Jerry Lewis Book of Tricks and Magic
Blackman, James R.
Random House (1962)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Blackman, James R.: The Jerry Lewis Book of Tricks and Magic
©1962 James R. Blackman, Random House, Inc., NY
Hardcover, no dj, 56 pages

Comments: With the exception of the Foreword, this book is exactly the same as Blackman's The Big Book of Tricks and Magic.


1 Foreword (Jerry Lewis)
3 The Square Trick
4 The Walking Man
5 The Straw And Bottle Trick
6 The Miracle Match
8 The Weeping Coin
9 The Match And Penny Trick
10 The Balancing Handkerchief
12 The Matchless Matchbox
13 The String And Ice-Cube Trick
14 The Amazing Sugar Cube
16 The Dollar Bill And Bottle Trick
17 The Magician's Assistant
18 The Last Match
20 The Magic Crayon
21 The Alternating Glass Trick
22 The Magic Coin
24 The Glass And Match Trick
25 The Triangle Trick
26 The Matchstick Trick
27 The Mastermind
28 Match Box Trick
30 The Vanishing Coin
32 The Match-Eating Bandana
33 The Singing Fork
34 The Unbroken Line
35 The Hanging Cup
36 Three Glasses
38 Seven Coins—From Here To There
39 The Obedient Coin
40 Two Little Dickie Birds
43 The Rising Water
44 The Mind-Reading Trick
46 Another Bill And Bottle Trick
47 Two Corners For One
48 Five Plus Six Make Nine
49 The Pyramid Trick
50 The String Trick
53 Fire Under Water Trick
54 The Glass And Plate Trick
55 The Magic Purse

This is a great magic book from the 1960's. 55 pages of pictures and instructions hardcover book. Very clean

Released in 1962, the Jerry Lewis Book of Tricks and Magic was aimed at readers aged 8 to 12.
According to some sources, by the way, the same book was re-released later as The Big Book of Tricks and Magic with James R. Blackman listed as the author.


FOREWORD: In life there are two kinds of people: those who lead the parade and those who follow the leader. Every one of us secretly yearns to stand out from the crowd and win the admiration of our friends and family but too few of us have any idea as to how to attain this goal. Entertainment is one of the surest and most rewarding ways to popularity. The sound of laughter (and look at the things I do to get laughs) or the look of pleased amazement on your friends' faces at the completion of a well-executed magic trick are more than adequate compensation for the time taken to learn these simple tricks.
In addition to being a crowd pleaser, the art of magic offers other compensations. It develops quickness and a good use of your hands. It also will develop the necessary poise to address groups of people, since one of the most important things to a magician is a good line of patter to hold the audience's interest while he is completing a trick.
I am sure you will find the tricks demonstrated in this book by the son of my good friend James Blackman easily learned with a little practice, and magic will prove to be a very inexpensive hobby since most of the materials needed can be found in your own home.
After you have become proficient at doing the tricks you will be amazed at the amount of pleasure your friends will derive from watching you do them...but more importantly you will be astounded at the feeling of satisfaction you will have at being able to do something everyone else can't do.
Product Details
LoC Classification 62-8991
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 55
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf C
Condition Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Jerry Lewis

Joseph Levitch
March 16, 1926
Newark, New Jersey

Jerry Lewis played "The Great Wooley", a magician who entertained GIs in Japan, in "The Geisha Boy" (1958).
Snag Werris was the magic technical director for the film.[1]

The Jerry Lewis Book of Tricks and Magic (1962)

1.↑ Cover, Genii 1959 January

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