Rings In Your Fingers
Dariel Fitzkee
San Rafael, Saint Raphael House (1946)
In Collection
#2646
10*
Conjuring
Magic
Hardcover 
USA  eng
Fitzkee, Dariel: Rings In Your Fingers
©1946 Magic Limited, Lloyd E. Jones.
2nd Printing, 1977 by Dariel Fitzroy
Hardcover, 6x9", 115 pages

San Rafael, Saint Raphael House, 1946. Hardcover green cloth boards with stamped cover of hands holding rings (coloring has faded). Size Approx 6.25" x 9.25" tall, 120pp. In nice condition overall, some light wear bumping and scuffing but nothing serious. Pages are clean and binding is solid. No Dj as issued. First edition.

Treatise on the classic Chinese linking rings magic effect. Illustrated with line drawings.

Another intriguing collectible from the personal library of entertainer and bibliophile, Jay Marshall.

Comments: "A complete text on methods, techniques, figures, artifices, routines, etc., for performing one of the great classics in the repertoire of magic. It includes modern improvements, suggestions, and ideas, together with routines eliminating the use of the key." A very thorough coverage of the Linking Rings, as browsing through the contents list will reveal. I believe this is available in a recent reprint. Recommended.

Contents: (numbers are not page numbers)


1 Introduction by Fitzkee, provides bibliography of linking ring appearances elsewhere.

2 Chapter One: The effect, presentation, fundamental methods, the apparatus, the arrangement of the rings.

3 Chapter Two: Methods of Counting: Drop, Pass, Wrist, Odin, Fitzkee, Fitzkee Variation with Small Ring, Fitzkee Large Ring Count

4 Chapter Three: Substitutions and Exchanges: Odin Exchange, Small Ring Exchanges, Large Ring Exchanges, Waller Substitution, MacCathy Clash Switch, A Bold Exchange, Ireland Substitution, Twist of the Wrist Exchange, Triple Chain Substitution, Group Exchanges.

5 Chapter Four: Simulated Linking and Unlinking: Chains Disguised as Separate Rings, Separate Rings Disguised as Chains, Exchanges, Apparent Linking by Manipulating Chains, Separate Rings Disguised as Linked to Chains, Hilliard's Sweep Link, Fitzkee's Melting Rings, Namreh's Four-Ring Move, Penetration Illusion.

6 Chapter Five: Methods of Linking: Oldest Method, Namreh's Solo Linking, The Slash Link, The Heel Link, The Shoulder Drop, The Toss in the Air, Secret Linking, The Laurant Crash Link, Tommy Dowd's Spinning Ring, The Omega, The Breakaway, The Fade-away, One In Two, Two In One.

7 Chapter Six: Secreting and securing the Key Ring: Secreting the Key, Body Loads, Clips, Load From Accessories and Furniture.

8 Chapter Seven: The Figures: The Cross, the Watch Chain, the Shamrock, The Seasaw, The Gyroscope, The Love Seat, Two and Two, The Hour Glass, The Swing, Four Leaf Clover, Chair or Garden Seat, Parlor Chair, Easy Chair, Butterfly, Bicycle Rider, Box, Mask, Ball or Globe, Rosebud, Opening Rose, Picture Frame Shield or Diamond, Ace of Clubs, Chinese Gong, Handbag, Headdress, Basket, Stirrup, Propeller, Park Bench, Hammock, Interwoven Chain or Watch Fob, Armchair, Lantern, Fireball or Alarm, Engine Governer.

9 Chapter Eight: Ending the Routine

10 Chapter Nine: Routines with Key Rings: (note: routines described are outlines of the steps, no illustrations, patter, or details) Basic Methods, Advice on Routines, Description of Chung Ling Soo's Performance, Ellis Stanyon's Routine, Sach's Routine, Professor Hoffmann's 8 Ring Routine, Professor Hoffmann's 12 Ring Routine, Charles Waller Routine, Blackstone Routine, Grant Stuart Routine, Laurant Routine, Jean Hugard's 8 Ring Routine, Jean Hugard's 11 Ring Routine, Odin Routine, Hilliard Routine, Oriental Rings Routine, Present Fitzkee Routine, Fitzkee five Ace Routine, Fitzkee Full House Routine, P.D. Wyman's Presentation.

11 Chapter Ten: Routines Without Using a Key Ring: Objections, The L.W. Keyless Routine, Weber's Emergency Routine, Fitzkee 5 Ring Keyless Routine, Fitzkee 7 Ring Keyless Routine.

12 Chapter Eleven: Final Suggestions and Ideas




Product Details
No. of Pages 120
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf G
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Comments: "A complete text on methods, techniques, figures, artifices, routines, etc., for performing one of the great classics in the repertoire of magic. It includes modern improvements, suggestions, and ideas, together with routines eliminating the use of the key." [


A very thorough coverage of the Linking Rings, as browsing through the contents list will reveal. I believe this is available in a recent reprint. Recommended.

Contents: (numbers azre not page numbers)


1 Introduction by Fitzkee, provides bibliography of linking ring appearances elsewhere.

2 Chapter One: The effect, presentation, fundamental methods, the apparatus, the arrangement of the rings.

3 Chapter Two: Methods of Counting: Drop, Pass, Wrist, Odin, Fitzkee, Fitzkee Variation with Small Ring, Fitzkee Large Ring Count

4 Chapter Three: Substitutions and Exchanges: Odin Exchange, Small Ring Exchanges, Large Ring Exchanges, Waller Substitution, MacCathy Clash Switch, A Bold Exchange, Ireland Substitution, Twist of the Wrist Exchange, Triple Chain Substitution, Group Exchanges.

5 Chapter Four: Simulated Linking and Unlinking: Chains Disguised as Separate Rings, Separate Rings Disguised as Chains, Exchanges, Apparent Linking by Manipulating Chains, Separate Rings Disguised as Linked to Chains, Hilliard's Sweep Link, Fitzkee's Melting Rings, Namreh's Four-Ring Move, Penetration Illusion.

6 Chapter Five: Methods of Linking: Oldest Method, Namreh's Solo Linking, The Slash Link, The Heel Link, The Shoulder Drop, The Toss in the Air, Secret Linking, The Laurant Crash Link, Tommy Dowd's Spinning Ring, The Omega, The Breakaway, The Fade-away, One In Two, Two In One.

7 Chapter Six: Secreting and securing the Key Ring: Secreting the Key, Body Loads, Clips, Load From Accessories and Furniture.

8 Chapter Seven: The Figures: The Cross, the Watch Chain, the Shamrock, The Seasaw, The Gyroscope, The Love Seat, Two and Two, The Hour Glass, The Swing, Four Leaf Clover, Chair or Garden Seat, Parlor Chair, Easy Chair, Butterfly, Bicycle Rider, Box, Mask, Ball or Globe, Rosebud, Opening Rose, Picture Frame Shield or Diamond, Ace of Clubs, Chinese Gong, Handbag, Headdress, Basket, Stirrup, Propeller, Park Bench, Hammock, Interwoven Chain or Watch Fob, Armchair, Lantern, Fireball or Alarm, Engine Governer.

9 Chapter Eight: Ending the Routine

10 Chapter Nine: Routines with Key Rings: (note: routines described are outlines of the steps, no illustrations, patter, or details) Basic Methods, Advice on Routines, Description of Chung Ling Soo's Performance, Ellis Stanyon's Routine, Sach's Routine, Professor Hoffmann's 8 Ring Routine, Professor Hoffmann's 12 Ring Routine, Charles Waller Routine, Blackstone Routine, Grant Stuart Routine, Laurant Routine, Jean Hugard's 8 Ring Routine, Jean Hugard's 11 Ring Routine, Odin Routine, Hilliard Routine, Oriental Rings Routine, Present Fitzkee Routine, Fitzkee five Ace Routine, Fitzkee Full House Routine, P.D. Wyman's Presentation.

11 Chapter Ten: Routines Without Using a Key Ring: Objections, The L.W. Keyless Routine, Weber's Emergency Routine, Fitzkee 5 Ring Keyless Routine, Fitzkee 7 Ring Keyless Routine.

12 Chapter Eleven: Final Suggestions and Ideas