The Complete Illustrated Book of Close-Up Magic - Professional Techniques Fully Revealed by a Master Magician
Gibson, Walter B
Doubleday Books (1980)
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Hardcover 0385021445
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Gibson, Walter B.: Complete Illustrated Book of Close-Up Magic
©1980 Walter Gibson, Doubleday & Co., NY
Hardcover, w/dj, 7x10", 426 pages
ISBN: 978-0385021449

©1981 Robert Hale
Hardcover
ISBN 9780709188230

Also published as:
The Complete Encyclopedia of Close-Up Magic
©2012 Murphy's Magic Supplies
Softcover, perfect-bound
ISBN: 978-0578102771

Gibson: Complete Illustrated Book of Close-Up Magic
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Contents (from book):

1 Coin Magic
1 Basic Manipulations
1 Single-coin Palms
2 Display Position
3 Fingertip Display
3 Finger-bend Palm
3 - For a Vanish
4 - For a Production
6 Standard Palm
9 - For a Vanish
9 - For a Production
9 Edge Palm
9 - For a Vanish
9- For a Production
11 Thumb-crook Palm
12 Thumb-fork Palm
12 - For a Vanish
12 - For a Production
13 Alternate Thumb-fork Palm
14 Downs Palm
16 - For a Vanish
17 - For a Production
17 Back and Front Palm
22 - For a Vanish and Production
22 Front-finger Clip
23 Back-finger Clip
25 - For a Vanish
25 Back and Front Clip
26 - For a Vanish
27 Back Thumb Clip
28 Coin Vanishes
29 Pull-away Vanish
30 Reverse Vanish
33 Thumb-palm Routine
36 Alternate Routine
38 Take-away Vanish
39 French Drop
40 Palm Off
40 Back Palm Off
41 False Drop
44 Fist Vanish
46 Slow-motion Vanish
49 Squeeze Vanish
50 Coin Roll
51 Coin-roll Vanish
53 One-hand Coin Roll
53 Two-hand Coin Roll
53 Coin Changes
54 Palm-to-palm Change
54 Palm-drop Change
54 Palm Drop 2
54 French Drop Change
55 Pickup Change
55 Multiple-coin Manipulation
55 Multiple Finger Bend
55 - For a Production
57 Slide Vanish
57 Side-drop Vanish
58 Multiple Standard Palm
59 - For a Production
59 - For a Vanish
60 Pickup Vanish
60 Throw Vanish
60 Multiple-edge Palm
60 To Produce Coins Singly
61 To Vanish Coins Singly
61 Multiple Downs Palm
62 Simple Coin Productions
62 Fingertip Production
62 From the Elbow
62 Fron the Knee
62 Spread-away Production
62 Sweep Production
63 Change-overs
63 Simple Change-over
63 Sleeve Action
64 Brush-over Change
64 Change-over Placement
64 Multiple-coin Transfer
65 One-by-one Vanish
66 Coin-star Production
68 Coins and Glass
68 - Throw-over
69 Four-coin Vanish and Recovery
71 Five-coin Routine
72 Coins Through Body
75 Alternate Version
76 Comedy Coin Routine
76 The Miser's Dream
79 Recommended Palming Methods
80 Follow-up to Regular Production
80 Full-front Miser’s Dream

85 Billiard Balls
86 Basic Manipulations
86 Palming a Ball
87 Basic Display Position
87 Finger-bend Palm
88 Standard Palm
88 Thumb Palm
89 Double Palm
90 Back Palm
91 Billiard-ball Productions
91 Fingertip Production
92 Alternate Fingertip Production
93 Ball on Fist
94 Alternate Fist Production
95 Reverse Fingertip Production
97 Thumb Squeeze
99 Draw-apart Production
100 Through the Hand
101 Slow-motion Production
102 Production from Elbow
102 Production from Knee
103 Ball from Wand
104 Billiard-ball Vanishes
105 Simple Palm Vanish
105 Throw Vanish
105 Hand-to-hand
105 Pour Vanish
106 French Drop
108 Swallow Vanish
108 Pincer Vanish
109 Push Vanish
111 Simple Roll Vanish
112 Fingertip Roll
114 Thumb-roll Vanish
116 Toss Vanish
116 Two-hand Toss
118 Swing-about Toss
118 Fingertip Vanish
119 Simple Fist Vanish
120 Improved Fist Vanish
121 Hit-down Vanish
122 Ball and Silk Vanish
122 Snatch Vanish
124 Slow-motion Vanish
125 Lay-over Vanish
126 "Change-overs Transfers and Flashes"
127 Basic Change-over
128 Improved Change-over
129 Delayed Change-over
129 Notes on Change-overs
131 Transfcrs
131 Simple Transfer
132 Reverse Transfer
133 Thumb and Finger Steal
134 Slow-motion Steal
135 Back-palm Transfer
137 Turn-around Transfer
138 Reverse Turn-around
138 Double Turn-around
140 Flashes
140 Forearm Flash
140 Sleeve Flash
141 Combination Change-over and Flash
141 Crisscross Flash
143 Thumb Flash
145 Thumb-front Flash
145 Turnabout Flash
147 Finger Flash
149 Color Changes
149 Fist Color Change
153 Roll-over Color Change
154 Roll-over Alternate
155 Full-front Color Change
156 Throw Color Change
157 Sample Color-change Routines
158 Multiplying Billiard Balls
158 Standard “One to Four” Routine
163 Rapid “One to Four” Routine (with solid balls)
168 Ball and Shell
170 Two-way Twirl
171 “One to Four” (with shell)
178 Final-ball Vanish
179 “Four to Eight” Production
181 White and Red Transposition
184 Four-ball Twirl
187 “Four to One”
192 Fifth-ball Routine
193 Special Color Change

197 Thimbles
197 Basic Manipulations
197 Display Position
198 Thumb Palm
198 For a Vanish
199 For a Production
199 Thumb-bend Palm
200 Center Palm
201 Finger-bend Palm
201 For a Vanish
201 For a Production
202 Thumb to Finger Bend
202 For a Vanish
203 For a Production
203 Tip Palm
203 Thumb and Finger Clip
204 Simple Finger Clip
204 Back and Front Palm
207 Note on Thimble Palming
208 Thimble Vanishes
208 Take-away Vanish
209 Inward Take-away
210 Poke Vanish
212 Draw-off Vanish
213 Twist-away Vanish
214 Finger-switch Vanish
215 Swallow Vanish
215 Slow-motion Vanish
216 Thimble Productions
216 Standard Fingertip Production
216 Pop Production
217 Various Production and Recoveries
217 From Behind the Hand
217 From the Elbow
217 From the Knee
217 From Trouser Cuff
217 From Shirt Collar
217 From Pocket
217 From Vest Pocket
218 Multiplying Thimbles
218 “One to Four” Production
220 “Four to Eight” Production
224 Special Thimble Holders
225 “Full Front” Routine
226 Rapid “One to Eight” System
233 Change-overs and Flashes
233 Double Change-over
236 Fingertip Flash
237 Full-front Flash
240 Back-palm Flash
243 One-hand Flash
244 Color Changes
244 Finger-switch Change
246 Repeat Switch
247 Push-through Change
248 Repeat Push-through
248 Thumb the Thimble
251 Alternate Thumb the Thimble

253 Mental Magic
253 Message Reading
254 Billet Switching
257 In the Crystal
258 From the Ashes
259 Behind the Tablet
260 Find the Word
261 Center-tear Method
263 Reading the Message
263 Through the Crystal
264 From the Glass
264 Name for Name
265 Time out of Mind
267 Without the Watch
267 Turn-over Coins
268 Multiple Turnover
269 Find the Coin
270 Cards and Dice
273 Triple-color Test
274 Mental Moves
275 Double-coin Surprise
277 Six-symbol Test
278 Matched Thought
279 Number Prediction
282 Color Cards
284 Sixth Card —Sixth Sense
285 Paired Cities

287 Matchbox Magic
287 Drop the Box
288 Magnetized Matches
290 Modern Magnetic Matches
290 Looping the Matchbox
292 Mystic Knot Vanish
294 Heads Away
297 Matchbox Vanish
298 Alternate Matchbox Vanish
299 Appearing Matches
300 Vanishing Matches
301 Instant Vanishing Matches
302 Turnabout Heads
303 Through the Table
303 Matchbox Do as I Do
306 Turnabout Match
307 Alternate Turnabout
309 Penetrating Matches
311 Alternate Penetration
311 Half-match Penetration
312 Match Through Hand

315 Table Magic
315 Four-coin Baffler
319 Magic Sugar Lumps
319 Four-lump Assembly
323 Through the Table
324 Come-back Lump
326 Coins Through Table
329 Latest Variant
330 Straight Through
333 Hand-to-hand
333 Throw-over
334 Simple Passage
334 Mutual Attraction
334 T ransposition
335 Jump-over Dice
336 String a Ring
338 Magnetic Pencils
339 Improved Method
341 Perfect Magnetic Pencil
342 Magnetized Knife
342 Supermagnetism
344 Salt Vanish
345 Alternate Routine with Reproduction of Salt
346 Fist to Fist
347 Vanishing Salt Shaker
348 Supersalt
349 Roll the Bills
351 Turn-up Glasses
351 Five-glass Fooler
352 Full and Empty

353 Special Effects
353 Dime to Dollar
354 Quick Dime Vanish
355 Coin Through the Hand
356 Slow-motion Penetration
358 Coin Through Handkerchief
360 Alternate Penetration
361 Advanced Penetration
363 Looper Dooper
364 Link the Clips
366 Triple Links
366 Triple-knot Trick
368 Multiple-knot Trick
368 Quick-knot Vanish
369 Knot and Ring
370 Ring and Triple Knot
372 Tube and Knots
373 Color-changing Silk
377 Special Color Change
380 Silk to Egg
382 Okito Coin Box
386 Improved Okito Coin Box
390 Coin Through Card
392 Transparent Okito Coin Box
394 Coin Through Card (with transparent box)
395 Super Coin Box
397 Multiple-coin Penetration
399 Alternate Procedure
400 Repeat-cigar Production
403 Restored Paper Napkin
411 Alternate Routine
413 Glossary/Index


2nd of 2 copies


Product Details
No. of Pages 426
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf I
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
Gibson, Walter Brown
(1897-1985)

Gibson, already interested in magic as a child, joined the Society of American Magicians at the age of 22. He knew a great many celebrated magicians personally,such as Thurston, Houdini, Blackstone, Dunninger, and Kreskin for whom he worked as a Ghost writer. He also wrote: The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic (1969), Popular Card Tricks (1972), Secrets of Magic (1973), New Magician's Manual (1975), The Book of Magic (1978), Walter Gibson's Big Book of Magic (1980), The Complete Illustrated Book of Divination and Prophecy.
More than just a magic writer, Gibson authored hundreds of other types of books and novels, including "The Shadow" (both in book form and in comic book form), novellettes about "Norgil the Magician," true crime stores for mystery and detective magazines.
Invented: Thumb Cuffs,
In 1971 The Academy of Magical Arts awarded Walter a Literary Fellowship. In 1979 he was awarded the Masters Fellowship.

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Walter B. Gibson bibliography
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a complete list of books by Walter B. Gibson published during his lifetime and after his death.

Contents
1 Magic
2 Occult
3 Games
4 Other
5 The Shadow
5.1 Novels
5.2 Short stories
6 Biff Brewster series

Magic
Houdini's Escapes
Houdini's Magic
Houdini's Fabulous Magic
The Book of Secrets
The World's Best Book of Magic
Professional Magic for Amateurs
Blackstone's Secrets of Magic
Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks
Thurston's 200 Tricks You Can Do (1926)
Thurston's 200 More Tricks You Can Do (1927)
Fooling the World (1928)
The Thurston Magic Lessons (1928)
The Official Know-It-All Guide Magic for Beginners: Your Absolute, Quintessential, All You Wanted to Know, Complete Guide, with Walter Gibson and Mike Shelley (2000)
The Bunco Book (1928)
The Magician's Manual (1933)
The New Magician's Manual (1936)
Magic Explained (1949)
What's New in Magic (1956)
The Original Houdini Scrapbook (1976)
Magic for Beginners (Fell's Official Know-It-All Guides)
Advanced Magic (Fell's Official Know-It-All Guides)
Walter Gibson's Big Book of Magic for All Ages
Magic With Science (1975)
Mastering Magic: 100 Secrets of the Great Magicians
Junior magic: Easy-to-learn tricks or magic made simple
Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic
Professional Magic for Amateurs
The Great Houdini's Book of Magic Tricks, Puzzles and Stunts

Occult
The Complete Illustrated Book of the Psychic Sciences, a History, A Modern Survey, and How-to Instructions, Over 100 Illustrations, with Litzka R. Gibson
Complete Illustrated Book of The Psychic Sciences, with Litzka R. Gibson
Complete Illustrated Book of Divination & Prophecy, with Litzka R. Gibson
The Mystic and Occult Arts - A Guide to Their Use in Daily Living (by the author of The Shadow), with Litzka R. Gibson
Encyclopaedia of Prophecy, with Litzka R. Gibson
Science of Numerology or What Numbers Mean to You
Witchcraft: A History of the Black Art
Hypnotism through the ages
Hypnotism
The key to hypnotism
Dreams, Dreams, Dreams, Dreams, Dreams

Games
Backgammon (A 'Golden Hands' book)
Hoyle's modern encyclopedia of card games: rules of all the basic games and popular variations (1974)
Pinochle Is the Name of the Game (1975)
Poker is the Name of the Game
Poker: How to Play - How to Win
Hoyle's Simplified Guide to the Popular Card Games
Family Games America Plays
150 solitaire games

Other
Knots and How to Tie Them (1993)
Fell's Super Power Memory: A Fell's Official Know-It-All Guide, with Harry Lorayne
Rod Serling's Twilight Zone (1990 adaptation)
Rod Serling's Twilight Zone Revisited
Fell's guide to papercraft tricks, games, and puzzles
The Key to Space Travel
The Key to Astronomy

The Shadow Novels
The Living Shadow (1931)
Eyes of The Shadow (1931)
The Shadow Laughs (1931)
The Red Menace (1931)
Gangdom's Doom (1931)
The Death Tower (1932)
The Silent Seven (1932)
The Black Master (1932)
Mobsmen on the Spot (1932)
Hands in the Dark (1932)
Double Z (1932)
The Crime Cult (1932)
The Blackmail Ring (1932)
Hidden Death (1932)
Green Eyes (1932)
The Ghost Makers (1932)
The Five Chameleons (1932)
Dead Men Live (1932)
The Romanoff Jewels (1932)
Kings of Crime (1932)
Shadowed Millions (1933)
The Creeping Death (1933)
The Shadow's Shadow (1933)
Six Men of Evil (1933)
Fingers of Death (1933)
Murder Trail (1933)
The Silent Death (1933)
The Shadow's Justice (1933)
The Golden Grotto (1933)
The Death Giver (1933)
The Red Blot (1933)
The Ghost of the Manor (1933)
The Living Joss (1933)
The Silver Scourge (1933)
The Black Hush (1933)
The Isle of Doubt (1933)
The Grove of Doom (1933)
Master of Death (1933)
Road of Crime (1933)
The Death Triangle (1933)
The Killer (1933)
Mox (1933)
The Crime Clinic (1933)
Treasures of Death (1933)
The Embassy Murders (1934)
The Wealth Seeker (1934)
The Black Falcon (1934)
Gray Fist (1934)
The Circle of Death (1934)
The Green Box (1934)
The Cobra (1934)
Crime Circus (1934)
Tower of Death (1934)
Death Clew (1934)
The Key (1934)
The Crime Crypt (1934)
Charg, Monster (1934)
Chain of Death (1934)
The Crime Master (1934)
Gypsy Vengeance (1934)
Spoils of The Shadow (1934)
The Garaucan Swindle (1934)
Murder Marsh (1934)
The Death Sleep (1934)
The Chinese Disks (1934)
Doom on the Hill (1934)
The Unseen Killer (1934)
Cyro (1934)
The Four Signets (1935)
The Blue Sphinx (1935)
The Plot Master (1935)
The Dark Death (1935)
Crooks Go Straight (1935)
Bells of Doom (1935)
Lingo (1935)
The Triple Trail (1935)
The Golden Quest (1935)
The Third Skull (1935)
Murder Every House (1935)
The Condor (1935)
The Fate Joss (1935)
Atoms of Death (1935)
The Man from Scotland Yard (1935)
The Creeper (1935)
Mardi Gras Mystery (1935)
The London Crimes (1935)
The Ribbon Clues (1935)
The House That Vanished (1935)
The Chinese Tapestry (1935)
The Python (1935)
Zemba (1935)
The Case of Congressman Coyd (1935)
The Ghost Murders (1936)
Castle of Doom (1936)
Death Rides the Skyway (1936)
The North Woods Mystery (1936)
The Voodoo Master (1936)
The Third Shadow (1936)
The Salamanders (1936)
The Man from Shanghai (1936)
The Gray Ghost (1936)
City of Doom (1936)
The Crime Oracle (1936)
Murder Town (1936)
The Yellow Door (1936)
The Broken Napoleons (1936)
The Sledge-Hammer Crimes (1936)
Terror Island (1936)
The Golden Masks (1936)
Jibaro Death (1936)
City of Crime (1936)
Death by Proxy (1936)
The Strange Disappearance of Joe Cardona (1936)
The Seven Drops of Blood (1936)
Intimidation, Inc. (1936)
Vengeance Is Mine! (1937)
Loot of Death (1937)
Quetzel (1937)
Death Token (1937)
Murder House (1937)
Washington Crime (1937)
The Masked Headsman (1937)
Treasure Trail (1937)
Brothers of Doom (1937)
The Shadow's Rival (1937)
Crime, Insured (1937)
House of Silence (1937)
The Shadow Unmasks (1937)
The Yellow Band (1937)
Buried Evidence (1937)
The Radium Murders (1937)
The Keepers Gold (1937)
Death Turrets (1937)
Teeth of the Dragon (1937)
The Sealed Box (1937)
Racket Town (1937)
The Crystal Buddha (1938)
Hills of Death (1938)
The Murder Master (1938)
The Golden Pagoda (1938)
Face of Doom (1938)
Serpents of Siva (1938)
Cards of Death (1938)
The Hand (1938)
Voodoo Trail (1938)
The Rackets King (1938)
Murder for Sale (1938)
Death Jewels (1938)
The Green Hoods (1938)
Crime Over Boston (1938)
The Dead Who Lived (1938)
Vanished Treasure (1938)
The Voice (1938)
Chicago Crime (1938)
Shadow Over Alcatraz (1938)
Silver Skull (1939)
Crime Rides the Sea (1939)
Realm of Doom (1939)
The Lone Tiger (1939)
The Vindicator (1939)
Death Ship (1939)
Valley of Greed (1939)
The Three Brothers (1939)
Smugglers of Death (1939)
City of Shadows (1939)
Death from Nowhere (1939)
The Isle of Gold (1939)
Wizard of Crime (1939)
The Crime Ray (1939)
The Golden Master (1939)
Castle of Crime (1939)
The Masked Lady (1939)
Ships of Doom (1939)
City of Ghosts (1939)
Shiwan Khan Returns (1939)
House of Shadows (1939)
Death Premium (1940)
The Hooded Circle (1940)
The Getaway Ring (1940)
Voice of Death (1940)
The Invincible Shiwan Khan (1940)
The Veiled Prophet (1940)
The Spy Ring (1940)
Death in the Stars (1940)
Masters of Death (1940)
Scent of Death (1940)
Q (1940)
Gems of Doom (1940)
Crime at Seven Oaks (1940)
The Fifth Face (1940)
Crime County (1940)
The Wasp (1940)
Crime Over Miami (1940)
Xitli, God of Fire (1940)
The Shadow, The Hawk, and The Skull (1940)
Forgotten Gold (1941)
The Wasp Returns (1941)
The Chinese Primrose (1941)
Mansion of Crime (1941)
The Time Master (1941)
The House on the Ledge (1941)
The League of Death (1941)
Crime Under Cover (1941)
The Thunder King (1941)
The Star of Delhi (1941)
The Blur (1941)
The Shadow Meets the Mask (1941)
The Devil Master (1941)
Garden of Death (1941)
Dictator of Crime (1941)
The Blackmail King (1941)
Temple of Crime (1941)
Murder Mansion (1941)
Crime's Stronghold (1941)
Alibi Trail (1942)
The Book of Death (1942)
Death Diamonds (1942)
Vengeance Bay (1942)
Formula for Crime (1942)
Room of Doom (1942)
The Jade Dragon (1942)
The Northdale Mystery (1942)
Twins of Crime (1942)
The Devil's Feud (1942)
Five Ivory Boxes (1942)
Death About Town (1942)
Legacy of Death (1942)
Judge Lawless (1942)
The Vampire Murders (1942)
Clue for Clue (1942)
Trail of Vengeance (1942)
The Murdering Ghost (1942)
The Hydra (1942)
The Money Master (1942)
The Museum Murders (1943)
Death's Masquerade (1943)
The Devil Monsters (1943)
Wizard of Crime (1943)
The Black Dragon (1943)
The Robot Master (1943)
Murder Lake (1943)
Messenger of Death (1943)
House of Ghosts (1943)
King of the Black Market (1943)
The Muggers (1943)
Murder by Moonlight (1943)
The Crystal Skull (1944)
Syndicate of Death (1944)
Toll of Death (1944)
Crime Caravan (1944)
Freak Show Murders (1944)
Voodoo Death (1944)
Town of Hate (1944)
Death in the Crystal (1944)
The Chest of Chu-Chan (1944)
The Shadow Meets The Mask (1944)
Fountain of Death (1944)
No Time for Murder (1944)
Guardian of Death (1945)
Merry Mrs. MacBeth (1945)
Five Keys to Crime (1945)
Death has Gray Eyes (1945)
Tear-drops of Buddha (1945)
Three Stamps of Death (1945)
The Mask of Mephisto (1945)
Murder by Magic (1945)
The Taiwan Joss (1945)
A Quarter of Eight (1945)
The White Skulls (1945)
The Stars Promise Death (1945)
The Banshee Murders (1946)
Crime Out of Mind (1946)
Mother Goose Murders (1946)
Crime Over Casco (1946)
The Curse of Thoth (1946)
Alibi Trail (1946)
Malmordo (1946)
Jade Dragon (1948)
Dead Man's Chest (1948)
The Magigal's Mystery (1949)
The Black Circle (1949)
The Whispering Eyes (1949)
Return of The Shadow (1963)

Short stories
"Riddle of the Rangoon Ruby" (1979)
"Blackmail Bay" (1980)
[edit] Biff Brewster series
Brazilian Gold Mine Mystery (1960)
Mystery of the Mexican Treasure (1961)
Mystery of the Ambush in India (1962)
Egyptian Scarab Mystery (1963)
Mystery of the Alpine Pass (1965)