It's Easier Than You Think Book and Lecture Notes Vol. 1 - Lecture Tour Edition. 1970
Buckingham, Geoffery
 (1970's - 1980's?)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Buckingham, Geoffrey: It's Easier Than You Think Volume 1
©1952 H. Clarke, London (original);
©1970 Magic Inc. republish
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 74 pages
(Originally released as hardcover)

Comments (Magic Inc): "The finest coverage of billiard ball work in print, excellent material on coins, and a large number of variety tricks in the Buckingham style and tradition."
Original hardcover was printed in 1952 with 192 pages. Has been republished in 1970 in three volumes. Illustrated with dozens of line drawings by Eric Lewis.


5 Chapter One Manipulations Made Magic
7 Coin Manipulation
7 Chapter Two The Aerial Treasury
18 Chapter Three The Multiple Back Palm Production of Coins
23 Chapter Four Miscellaneous Coin Sleights and Flourishes
23 Palming
24 The Coin Roll (a new method)
26 The Human Coin Ladder
27 The Coin Spread
31 Chapter Five The Miser's Dream in Cabaret
42 Billiard Ball Manipulation

42 Chapter Six The Multiplying Billiard Balls
44 An Eight Ball Production
55 Chapter Seven A Ten and Twelve-Ball Production
69 The Thirteenth Ball
71 Chapter Eight Miscellaneous Flourishes With Billiard Balls
72 The Finger Roll
73 The One Handed Finger Roll
74 The Two Ball Palm Roll
74 Catching Between the Fingers
75 The Two Ball Tumble

Soft cover booklet, It's Easier Than you Think-, by Geoffrey Buckingham, Volumes 1. Buckingham offers moves, routines, sleights, gimmicks, on a variety of manipulations with billiard balls, coins, thimbles, etc. Book has detailed text and line drawings. The back of booklet has his lecture notes stapled on the back cover. He has autographed the inside cover lecture notes.

Books - It's Easier than You Think (1952) Reprinted in 1970 as Lecture Tour editions.

DATE: 1972

SIZE: 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches. Vol. 1 is 76 pages. Lecture notes 20 pages.

COND: Minor use marks, with former owners signatures and his photo playing card pasted inside front cover. In otherwise Very Fine Condition. Please view the scanned image to assess the quality of this item.

Product Details
Extras Author autograph
No. of Pages 76
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf C
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
From Magicpedia, Courtesy of Genii Magazine:

Geoffrey Buckingham (1902-1996), born in England, was a sleight of hand manipulator of coins, balls and thimbles. He won the 1949 FISM 1st prize in manipulation.