Elliott's Last Legacy - Card Tricks and Conjuring
Houdini, Harry
Adams Press Print (1923)
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Houdini, Harry: Elliott's Last Legacy
©1923 1st Edition; Adams Press Print
Hardbound, 6x9", 320 pages
©1980 Coles, Canada (Card Tricks and conjuring.Paperback)

Elliott was a very popular magician. Particularly some of his card effects were considered best of its kind. Nobody knew the secrets to some of Elliott's tricks. People waited impatiently for the release of this book. But it was met with some disappointment that not all of Elliott's tricks were described. We do not know which tricks these critics mean. The reason might well be that Elliott died before he could finish his book. Burgess and Houdini had to collect Elliott's notes and fill in some of the missing explanations. However, Elliott and Houdini believed that all the material in this book was new and has never before been published.

1st edition, 1923, Adams; reprint, 1980, Coles, Canada; 324 pages.

Elliott's Last Legacy
Author: Clinton Burgess

Publisher: Adams Press Print
Publication Date: 1923
Language: English

Elliott's Last Legacy:: Secrets of the King of All Kard Kings was a book on Dr. James William Elliott's magic.
Elliott died before he could finish this book. Clinton Burgess and Harry Houdini collected Elliott's notes and fill in some of the missing explanations.
Originally advertised with the title "Elliott's Legacy to the Conjuring Fraternity", Burgess was bitter when the book was published because Houdini ended up taking most of the credit. Houdini even put his name on the cover in large bold letters.[1]
In the 1980s it was republished by Coles in paperback as "Card Tricks and Conjuring".

References
1. CONCERNING "ELLIOTS LAST LEGACY" By John H. Percival, MUM, January 1970



Elliott's Last Legacy Aka Card Tricks and conjuring.Paperback– 1980
by Harry, ed. Re Dr. James William Elliott and Compiled By Clinton Burgess Houdini(Author), Oscar Teale(Illustrator)





Product Details
LoC Classification GV1547.A57
No. of Pages 324
Height x Width 9.0 x 6.0  inch
First Edition Yes
Original Title Elliott's Last Legacy
Original Subtitle Card Tricks and Conjuring
Original Publisher Adams Press Print
Original Country United States of America
Original Publication Year 1923
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf L
Purchase Date 4/14/2015
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Elliott's Last Legacy - the master card trickster's feats, secrets of the king of all kard kings, many tricks that have mystified the best magicians in the world.... By Dr James William Elliott. Edited by Houdini. Compiled by Clinton Burgess
by HOUDINI Harry

Summary
Details
Elliott's Last Legacy - the master card trickster's feats, secrets of the king of all kard kings, many tricks that have mystified the best magicians in the world.... By Dr James William Elliott. Edited by Houdini. Compiled by Clinton Burgess by HOUDINI Harry
Title: Elliott's Last Legacy - the master card trickster's feats, secrets of the king of all kard kings, many tricks that have mystified the best magicians in the world.... By Dr James William Elliott. Edited by Houdini. Compiled by Clinton Burgess
Author: HOUDINI Harry
Book condition: Good
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Adams Press Print
Place: New York
Date published: 1923
Keywords: magic;

Table of Contents

13.INTRODUCTION by Houdini
17.FOREWORD
19.PERSONALITY by Clinton Burgess
23.EULOGIUM by Dr. Ezra Lee Buckey
26.A DISCIPLE OF VERSATILITY by Houdini
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MAGICAL EFFECTS

BALL:
29.Baseball, Magical
31.Floating, The
31.Fortune-telling, Right, Left, Centre
35.Vanished Beyond Recovery

BOTTLE:
36.Chameleon, A
38.Milk Baby, The
40.Puzzling the Prohibitionist

BOX:
43.Japanese Magic Occidentalized
50.Self-filling Box

CANDY:
52.Just Enough, Yet An Abundance

CARD:
53.Advantage, Elliott's Palm
54.Animated
54.Bat, Improved Cricket
56.Combination, For Card Location
317.Card Stacking for Exhibition Games
58.Control, Mechanical
59.Deck, Elliott's Nailed
63.Fan Off From Vest
64.Feat With the Feet, A
66.Floating Card Houlette
69.Giant Card Houlette
76.Inseparable
76.Jumping Card
78.Elliott's Cards, Plates and Goblets
80.Loading Extra Card Packet on Deck
81.Luck, Science or Hokum?
83.Elliott's 52-Card Poker Combination
83.Elliott's (New) Numerical Card Producers
84.The Elliott Method of Card Marking
86.Nine Card Trick
92.Novel Card Change
95.Elliott's, Double, Triple, Quadruple, Card Productions From Body
101.Effective, Simplex Mechanical Card Production
104.Rising, The Giant
106.Scissors, The
111.Sleight for Card in Lemon, Etc.
112.Target, New Card
114.Think Stop

CARDS:
117.Force, A Natural Sure-Fire
122.Giant Fan of
123.Location, Card
125.Palm, The Elliott, Ducrot Change-over
128.Pass, The Elliott
129.Pass, Elliott's Riffle
131.Pass, Houdini's
133.Two Effective Moves by Houdini
134.Acrobatic Rising Card
135.Production of Selected Card, A New Way
136.The "O. K." Card Trick
138.Reverse, Invisible
141.Riffling
142.Scaling
145.Spelling Card
147.Tearing Deck in Two
149.An Original Method of Palming

CHAIRS, MECHANICAL:
151.Automatic Hat-loading
152.Novel Chair for Huge Loads
153.Explosion Chair
154.Chair-cover, Correct Dimensions of

CHEMICALS:
155.Wine and Water Variation

CIGAR:
157.Single-handed Production From Nose

CLEANING:
302.Fabric, Glass, Metal, Etc.

CLOTH:
157.An Ingenious Die "Form"

CONVEYING:
159.The Art of

CONVEYANCE:
167.Secret Method of, for Borrowed Articles

COINS:
50.Box, Self-filling
174.Dropper, Welsh Miller's
175.Money Melting, Elliott
191.Wand, Welsh Miller's Original

DIE:
158.Wire Form for

ELECTRIC:
193.Hand-shake, A Shocking
193.Tray, The Touch-me-not

FLOWER:
177."Growth of Flowers," Kellar's
180.Spectacular Effect for Same
181.Additional Spectacular Effect

GLASS:
184.Table, Miller's, for Penetration Effects
185.Vanishing, Unique

HAND:
187.The Human Hand
187.Hand Versus Eye

HANDKERCHIEF:
189.Obedient Handkerchiefs
190.Stand, Silk Producing

HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
301.Bird and Cage, Vanishing Effect
301.Cage and Bird Vanishing
302."Black Artists," Hints to
302.Cabinet Curtains
300.Cards, Comical Effect for Rising
300.Cards, DeKolta's, A More Effective Way
301.Cards, Palming, Advantage for
302.Celluloid for Magical Purposes
302.Chinese Names, Genuine
302.Cleaning Fabric, Glass, Etc.
307.Code Communication, Simplex
307.Color, Flesh, to Mix
306.Color Value
307.Duplicate Articles, Identification of
310.Efficiency, Professional
310.Egg-bag, Novel Presentation
311.Live-Stock, Care of
307.Mirrors for Illusions
301.Palming Advantage
309.Paraphernalia, Scale of, and Detail
311.Passe-passe Bottle Effect
310.Precaution, Professional
310.Proficiency
310.Servante for Vest, Simplex

ILLUSIONS:
195."Anchor" or "Cross," Improved
205.Astronomagic
206.Book of History, The
208.Bottled Authors
210.Broom Witch, The
213.Change of Living Subjects
213.Concealment, Old Method of Human
316.Counterweight, Regarding
214."C Y S I," (or) "Can You Solve It?"
219.Elixir of Life, The
221.Metamorphosis, A Novel
222.Patriotic, Novel Spectacular
224.Prisoner, The Pierced
227.Queen Queer, H. R. H.
229.Refrigeration Extraordinary
316.Tall Illusion, Regarding Unusually
232.Tenibac Mystery, The
235.Thread of Life
238.Thimble Lady
239.Trunk, Triple
242.Walking on Water

LIVE STOCK:
244.Incubation, Incredible
248.Rabbits, Magical, Why White
249.Rabbits Instead of Roses
251.Stunts With the "Anermiles"
311.Live Stock, Care of

LOADS:
252.Chair, Novel
253.Front, Table
255.Huge, Non-body

MILK:
257.Invisible Cow

MUSIC:
258.A List of 120 Musical Compositions, Suitable for Magical and Mystery Performances, Embracing 15 Marches, 12 Waltzes, 63 Miscellaneous and Oriental Oddities, 14 Additional Compositions and 16 National and Patriotic Airs

ORIENTAL:
262.Hindoo Sticks, Self-working
43.Japanese Magic Occidentalized

REGURGITATION:
263.Practical Value of in Magic

RINGS:
264.Genuine Ten Ichi Thumb Tie
265.Improved Examined Rings on Cord

SERVANTES:
267.Reversible, Chair

SLATE:
268.Spencerian, The

TABLE:
272.Trapless, Yet All Traps

TELEPATHIC:
274.(Genuine)
284."Experimental Telepathy With Playing Cards"

WANDS:
191.Original Coin, Welsh Miller's
292.Rising, Welsh Miller's

WATER:
294.Traveling

WELL DEVICE:
297.Noiseless in Operation

word count: 73268 which is equivalent to 293 standard pages of text