The Close Up Magic of Aldo Colombini
Colombini, Aldo
L and L Publishing (1994)
In Collection
Magic Card
USA  eng
Colombini, Aldo: The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini
©1994 L&L Publishing, Tahoma, CA
Hardcover, 172 pages

In very good condition. Looks like Aldo autographed it. the jacket cover has a little yellowing around it but inside is very nice

Comments: 60 effects with cards, coins, cups and balls, ring & rope, Oktio coin box, and billiard ball productions.
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i A Few Words to the Reader (Aldo Colombini)
ii Introduciton (Bob Elliott)

1 Back and Forth Sandwich: A black card placed face down between the black Kings transposes with a red card placed face down between the red Kings
4 Follow This: spectator selects the only red backed card from a blue backed deck
6 Love Affair: Two cards join in the middle ofthe deckand are found to be 'one'
8 Easy Location: The performer finds a mentally selected card
10 Fast Food: Two selections plaad between three Jokers vanish, only to appear in the deck
12 Zig Zag: Three cards are selected under fair conditions yet turn out to be mates of the card the performer predicted in advance
14 F.F.F.F.: Four cards are selected and the deck is cut into four packets. On top of each packet is an Ace and the selections are produced.
16 North by Northwest: A seleaed card travels from packet to packet invisibly
18 Missing: Four Kings find three selections
21 Ranka - Chank: The four Kings, posing as Cannibals, devour three selections who are moonlighting as Missionaries
23 Back to the Future: Ace revelation
25 Never Say Dice: Card values follow the dice
28 Can't Play Your Game: card transposition
30 Hats Off: the performer fhds three selection
32 Sandwich for You: A selected card travels invisibly
34 The Old Romantics: card trick with the Aces
36 Mambo Jack: The four Jacks are changed into Jokers. One of the Jokers changes into the selection, and remaining Jokers change into the mates of the selection
39 Havana Sandwich: The first selection vanishes and appears fsre up between the two seleaed cards
44 Poker Coins: Deck is shuffled and cut into four packets, with the cards left on the table as the Aces, and a large silver coin is found under each packet.
47 Triumph Trio: variation of Triumph
51 Champagne: Cards assemble into a pile only to change.
55 Italian Heart: A spectator finds a seleaed card in a unique manner
57 The Killer: The magician says that the JS represents a 'killer' and that the spectator who holds this card will be 'hung'
59 Formula One: card selection placed between two Jacks vanishes and becomes a previously tabled card
61 Las Vegas: another Triumph variation
63 Royal Flush: Aspectator finds theonly missing card ftomaRoyal Flush and his selected card
65 Colorado: A selected card passes twice from one packet to another
67 Jumbo: The perfirmer produces the selected card and then produces the four Aces
69 Ace-mbly: Four Ace Assembly
72 Snapping: rubber band card trick
74 Four Card Display: This is a move to show four cards, such as the Aces.
76 Vortex: red & blue deck trick
82 Mini & Maxi: The performer shows two predictions and has a spectator select two matching cards
84 Top Control: card move
86 One, Two, Three, Four: The Aces are apparently lost in the deck only to be found in an extremely fair manner.
89 Open Prediction: Paul Curry effect
94 Follow the Oil & Water: combo Follow the Leader and Oil & Water
100 Silence of the Kings: The four Kings are shown, disappear, and change into the four Aces
102 W-Hole: Several transpositions o m , ending when the center piece of the 8C
transposes with the enter piece of the JD
107 Well Done Boys: Two spectators cut the deck into four packets. On the top of each packet lies a King, on the bottom, an Ace
109 No Fake Wild Card: An impromptu method
111 All the Best: Two Jacks assume the identity of any card, eventually becoming the selections
113 Foottapper: The four Jacks are shown and placed aside. A card is selected and placed among the Jacks, only to vanish and appear face up in the center of the deck
115 Koin Kut: A deck of cards is cut and a coin is found beneath the cut off packet
117 Super Link: Two rubber bands link and unlink in the hands of a spectator
121 Hopping Cups & Balls: Uses Two cups, three sponge balls about 1 and 1.5 inches in diameter, a close up pad, two bigger loads and a purse frame
126 Hiccup - Coins: Three coins are shown. Two of the coins pass from the right to the lefi hand, only to pass back again
128 Ring on Rope, or Vice Versa: Magician throws a ring towards the middle of the rope and the ring passes through the rope
130 Ping Pong Routine: A Chinese coin changes places with a Half Dollar several times, eventually penetrating the folds of a handkerchief for the final transposition (Chinatown Half & Okito Box)
137 Rings Off...Rings On: Key ring and rope routine (uses 4 ordinary key rings about an one and one half inches in diameter)
141 Squeeze Ball Move: billiard ball move
143 The Rubber Illusion: A Court card, reversed and placed between two other cards stretches in length and then shrinks to become a miniature
149 The Card That Gets Confused: Three selected blue-back cards held in the left hand, have added to them a red back Joker, which duplicates the selections one after the other
152 A Mirror Will Do: three blue backed cards are duplicated by a special blank card
155 Out of this Country: A spectator touches 26 cards fiom a shuffled deck and the cards are separated into reds and blacks
158 Out of Color: The spectator separates the colors of the backs of the cards
159 Out of Apocalypse: The spectator separates the red and black cards in an incredible manner
162 Half A World Away: A spectator separates the red and black cards but with two mistakes, which have been predicted by the magician
166 Out of Suits: Two spectators separate a deck of cards into reds and blacks and, as well, into four packets which turn out to be the four suits.
168 Matrix for Lazy People: Four coins are covered with four cards. One after the other, three coins vanish and appear under one card. At the end, a coin is back under each of the four cards.

Product Details
Extras Autographed
Printed By Nelmar Publication
No. of Pages 172
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf O
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor