The Books Of Wonder - Book Number 1
Wonder, Tommy; Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press, Inc. (1996)
In Collection
#3962
10*
Conjuring
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0945296169
USA  eng
Wonder, Tommy & Minch, Stephen: The Books of Wonder Vol.1
©1996, Hermetic Press
Hardback, 327pages
ISBN-13: 9780945296164
ISBN-10: 0945296169

Comment (Jake Austin: The Books of Wonder are classic books of magic. They are books for intermediate to advanced magicians. The effects are spectacular but in general require a lot of work to master. The essays are a joy to read and are difficult to argue with. I highly recommend these books.

Contents:

ix Preface
xi Introduction: The Wonder Years-Max Maven
1 Prologue: The Limitations of Theory

7 CHAPTER ONE: ATTENTION-GETTING DEVICES
9 Getting the Mis Out of Misdirection
35 Tough Customers
40 Ricochet

43 CHAPTER TWO: TRAVEL TALES OF MR. PIP
45 Magic Ranch
53 The Mind Movie
55 Fabricated
59 The Architect
64 Elizabeth III
70 Failureffects
77 Here and Not
88 The Pavlov Effect
90 Post-ultimate Rip-off
97 Counting Cards, Unnatural Rhythms and Other Problems
100 The Poltergeist Pack
105 Walk, Don't Run
107 Carpenter's Revenge
112 Rubik's Card
115 Concerning Eye Contact
119 The Shrinking Card-case
123 Falling Pips
129 Ambi-tilt
136 The Two-second Card Fold
141 The Card in the Ringbox
149 Squeeze
156 All That Glitters
157 The Pip-eating Spider
161 The Origin of Originality
164 The Wondereverse
167 Déjá ReVurse
173 Breath Control
176 Master or Servant?

179 CHAPTER THREE: THE TAMED CARD
181 The Creative Process
183 The Tamed Card
202 The Kickoff
204 Card Forcing
206 Confidence
209 Slow and Steady Wins the Race
212 Fictitious Danger
214 An Examination of Examinations
217 High and Low
222 The Family Three
225 Reset

229 CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATIONS IN SILVER
231 Coins Across and Back with Interlude
243 Mud in Your Eye
248 When Tricks Become Transparent
254 Sweet and Sour Simplicity
257 Cigarette Through Quarter: a Handling
261 And Here I Have…
263 Counterfeiter's Spellbound

269 CHAPTER FIVE: GROUP ENCOUNTERS
271 Dealers
274 Date with an Inflatable Bunny
276 Rabbit Rouser
278 Practical Thinking
281 The Tobacco Exchange
289 Emotional Involvement
291 The Improved Hydrostatic Glass
294 Acting is Not Making Faces
297 Auto-link
300 The Paradox of Money and Success
302 The Ring, the Watch and the Wallet
316 The Three Pillars

323 Epilogue: Ouroboros






Product Details
No. of Pages 327
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
The Books of Wonder are classic books of magic. They are books for intermediate to advanced magicians. The effects are spectacular but in general require a lot of work to master. The essays are a joy to read and are difficult to argue with. I highly recommend these books.