Feature Magic For Mentalist
Will Dexter
Supreme Magic Co
In Collection
Magic / Mentalism
Great Britain  eng
Dexter, Will: Feature Magic for Mentalists
©1975 Supreme Magic Co.
Hardcover, 151 pages

Comments: Will Dexter lived 1906-1985


5 Chapter 1 A Couple of Starters
7 Is There a Mind-reader in the House?
14 Technique of the Swami
16 Swami Four-thought

21 Chapter 2 Something More Than Coincidence?
23 The Word from Atlantis
31 The Ultimate Seventh Key to Baldpate
39 Dexter's Routine for Seven Keys to Baldpate

35 Chapter 3 E.S.P. Of One Kind or Another
48 Those E.S.P. Cards—Designed by a Conjurer?
51 The Psychogram Test
60 The Third Eye

67 Chapter 4 They Need to Laugh Sometimes, Don't They?
69 Dexter's Spirit Message Slates
77 Uncle Sebastian Makes His Mark
78 Electro-static Slates
81 Uncle Sigismund's Promise
84 Routine for "The Tantalising Ten"
86 Even Spookier Spooky Spots

93 Chapter 5 Mathematical Mind-Benders
95 The Magic of Magic Squares
103 Naming the Day for Any Date
113 Computer Mind

119 Chapter 6 Look! He Does Card Tricks, Too!
121 The Cut That Isn't
123 A False Shuffle Without Fuss
127 Image on the Retina

131 Chapter 7 For the Kitchen Table Mechanic
133 Pocket Trick Hold-all
133 The Forceful Notebook
138 Dice Duplicity

143 Chapter 8 Not Mentalism, But It's Beautiful!
145 The Chinese Butterflies

Product Details
No. of Pages 151
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf F
Condition Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor

A 1st edition copy of a book published by Supreme Magic Company, U.K. In red cloth with dust jacket, illustrated with line drawings, and containing 151 pages. Book is in Fine condition while the dust jacket has a few corner tears.

From the Foreword:

I wish I could say that everything in this book was original, like some magical authors claim of their work. But I can t. And
so where possible, I have tried to give due credit to the originators whose inventive work I have built upon. I hope they will approve of my adaptations and extensions. But in so many cases, originators have been untraceable, and so cannot be thanked. Indeed, I believe that many of the principles and methods most of us use could never be traced back to their originators.

But for all that, some of the work herein is of my own creation, and is published here for the first time. Whether the tricks in this book are original or not I know that they are every one thoroughly practicable, because I have used them in my own programmes over the years. What is more, I have triec* not to perform them in front of magicians, and to keep them exclusive to myself. Now that my interest in magic is more academic than practical, I am parting with them (albeit a bit reluctantly) and sending them out into the great big world on their own for the first time. Take care of them when they come your way, please.

I have not included the original patter for all of them, though some of them come attired in seemly verbiage for your approval
and for the possible delight of your audiences. It is pretty certain that you wil! prefer to dress them afresh with your own patter, and that is as it should be. The patter must suit not only the trick, but also the individual performer, and you and I are quite different individuals.

If you feel that some of the methods are more fully described than is usual in books for conjurers, that will be because I have
tried very hard to write up every aspect of each trick, and to anticipate any difficulties you might find in understanding them
Two of the more complex mathematical feats, you will find, have " data sheets " following them, for quick and easy reference in practice.

Thank you for reading so far. But carry on and read further there's better stuff in the pages that follow.


Will Dexter
Born William Thomas Pritchard
September 13, 1906
St. Annes-on-Sea, England
Died November 05, 1985 (age 79)
St. Annes-on-Sea, England

Will Dexter (1906 - 1985) was a close-up worker, mentalist and writer.

Born William Thomas Pritchard in England, Dexter was a professional journalist who started in 1928. His duties were interrupted by World War II, in which he was later discharged as a Captain in 1945. He served as an editor for number of newspapers, and later as Editor and Publisher with Public Relations Industrial, London until his retirement in 1969.

In retirement, he became a Daily Telegraph crossword compiler.

He ghosted several books for Robert Harbin.

Dexter was a member of the Magic Circle, the British Ring, East Kent Magical Society, Nottingham Guild of Magicians and an Honorary Life Member of the Blackpool Magicians' Club.[1][2]

Challenge Memory Test (1953)
Identity Parade (1954)
Famous Magic Secrets (1955)
The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo (1955)
101 Magic Secrets (1955)
Sealed Vision (1956)
This is Magic (1956)
Everybody's Book of Magic (1956)
Feature Magic for Mentalists (1975)
Original Routines for a Forcing Pad (1975)
A Little Magic Among Friends (1981)
The Uncanny Power (1981)
The Tarot Reader (1981)
The Astro Reader (1981)
How to be a Wizard (1957)

Genii Magazine, Vol. 49, N0. 7, January 1986, Will Dexter, by Eddie Dawes, page 471
Obit Magicol No. 78 (February 1986)
The Magic Circular, Vol. 79, No. 861, December 1985, WILL DEXTER, by Eddie Dawes, page 494
The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 3, March 1986, Broken Wand, WILL DEXTER, page 111
The Magic Circular, Vol. 102, No. 1105, August 2008, A rich cabinet of magical curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes - 358. Will Dexter: The Busy Nineteen-Fifties and Sixties, page 236
The Magic Circular, Vol. 102, No. 1106, September 2008, A rich cabinet of magical curiosities, by Edwin A. Dawes - 359. Will Dexter: The Final Years and Return to St Anne's, page 276