Bill Severn's Magic With Rope, Ribbon & String
Bill Severn
David McKay Company, Inc., NY (1982)
In Collection
#3847
10*
Conjuring
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0-679-20813-5
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Magic With Rope, Ribbon & String
©1982 Bill Severn
Hardcover, w/dj, 195 pages
ISBN-13: 9780679208136
ISBN-10: 0679208135

©1994 Softcover, perfect-bound edition

Comments:

Contents:

ix Introduction

1 Suddenly a Rope
3 Clap Hands!
6 Overhead Ribbon Production
11 Sings of Magic
16 Instant Rope
20 Circle Around a Ribbon
24 The Rope That Wasn't There

31 Tricky Knots
33 Basic Tricky-Knot Routine
36 - The Snap Knot
38 - Fake Square Knot
41 - Instant Knot
43 - Instant Bow Knot
44 - Fake Overhand Knot
46 - Instant One-Hand Knot
48 - The Impossible Knot
52 Two More With One Hand
52 - Simplicity One-Hand Knot
54 - Loop-Around One-Hand Knot
56 A Spectacle of Knots
57 - The One Hand Ring Hitch
60 A pair of Spectacles
60 Two Knots From One
61 Knot a Rope and Catch a Ribbon
66 Triple Flying Knots

73 Penetrations
75 Coffer, Tea, or Magic
80 At the Spectator's Command
85 Off-Again, On-Again Ring and String
91 Disco Magic
97 Lightning Ring on Rope
100 Comedy Soap and Rope
105 With a Loop of String
107 - Through the Thumb
109 - Through the Hand
112 - Through the Wrist

115 Cut and Restored
117 Impromptu Repeat Cut Routine
119 - End to End
124 - Cut and Trim
130 Ring a String
136 Toss and Cut
141 Double Double

147 Long and Short
149 Lightning Stretch
154 Ribbon Stretch
159 Great Grandma's Magic Thimble
166 Off-Even Ropes Routine

177 Acrobatics
179 The Rope that Flies Wild
183 The Ring that Falls Up
188 Spooky Acrobatic Knots
190 - Self-Untying Bow Knot
191 - Self-Untying Overhand
195 Topsy-Turvy Rope



New York: David McKay, 1982. Cloth. 284 pages. MAGIC WITH ROPE RIBBON & STRING. First Edition, First Printing with complete number line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Fine in Near Fine Unclipped Dust Jacket (original $9.95 price on front flap). You hardly ever see this book in such fine condition. Full red cloth with very bright and unsullied gilt lettering on spine, very square and sharp copy, like new, no lean, corners sharp, pages bright and clean, no writing in book, no previous owner's name, binding tight, a great copy, DJ has the lightest of wear to top spine and top corners, else fine, no tears, clean and presentable. ISBN: 0679208135. NOT ex-library, NOT book club, NOT remaindered.

Contents:

ix Introduction

1 Suddenly a Rope
3 Clap Hands!
6 Overhead Ribbon Production
11 Sings of Magic
16 Instant Rope
20 Circle Around a Ribbon
24 The Rope That Wasn't There

31 Tricky Knots
33 Basic Tricky-Knot Routine
36 - The Snap Knot
38 - Fake Square Knot
41 - Instant Knot
43 - Instant Bow Knot
44 - Fake Overhand Knot
46 - Instant One-Hand Knot
48 - The Impossible Knot
52 Two More With One Hand
52 - Simplicity One-Hand Knot
54 - Loop-Around One-Hand Knot
56 A Spectacle of Knots
57 - The One Hand Ring Hitch
60 A pair of Spectacles
60 Two Knots From One
61 Knot a Rope and Catch a Ribbon
66 Triple Flying Knots

73 Penetrations
75 Coffer, Tea, or Magic
80 At the Spectator's Command
85 Off-Again, On-Again Ring and String
91 Disco Magic
97 Lightning Ring on Rope
100 Comedy Soap and Rope
105 With a Loop of String
107 - Through the Thumb
109 - Through the Hand
112 - Through the Wrist

115 Cut and Restored
117 Impromptu Repeat Cut Routine
119 - End to End
124 - Cut and Trim
130 Ring a String
136 Toss and Cut
141 Double Double

147 Long and Short
149 Lightning Stretch
154 Ribbon Stretch
159 Great Grandma's Magic Thimble
166 Off-Even Ropes Routine

177 Acrobatics
179 The Rope that Flies Wild
183 The Ring that Falls Up
188 Spooky Acrobatic Knots
190 - Self-Untying Bow Knot
191 - Self-Untying Overhand
195 Topsy-Turvy Rope


Product Details
LoC Classification GV1559.S47
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 195
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Bill Severn

Born: William Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York

Died: May 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts

Categories: Books by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]

Biography:

Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.
Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]

Books:

Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
Shadow Magic (1959)
Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
Magic Across The Table (1972)
Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
Magic with Paper
Magic Shows You Can Give
Packs of Fun
Magic Comedy
Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
Magic with Coins and Bills
Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
Bill Severn's Best Magic
50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper

References:

The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=76954009
Obit, Magic, June 1992
Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71