The Boy's Book Of Conjuring
Author unknown
Ward Lock & Company (1909)
In Collection
#3884
10*
Conjuring
Magic tricks
Hardcover 
Great Britain 
Anonymous: The Boy's Book of Conjuring
©1930 Ward Lock & Co., Ltd.
Hardcover, no dj, 225 pages

Comments: "Tricks with Cards, Coins, Hats and Handkerchiefs, Second Sight and Mesmeric Tricks, Chemical Tricks, Match Puzzles, and Shadowgraphy". Illustrated by B&W photo plates.

Contents (from book, converted from Index format to normal ToC):

19 Chapter I
19 Introductory Hints

24 Chapter II
24 The Dress, Servantes, Pulls and Apparatus

27 Chapter III Card Tricks
28 To Force A Card
29 To Vanish A Card
30 The Single-Handed Pass
30 To Palm A Card
30 To Palm A Card (Another Method)
31 The Two-Handed Pass
31 To Make False Shuffles
32 Dealing Seconds Or Retaining The Top Card
32 The Quickest Pass On Record
32 To Sight The Top Card
33 Forcing Cards By Telepathy
33 To Name A Card In The Centre Of The Pack
34 Card Jugglery
37 To Tell Which Card Has Been Thought Of
38 The Inseparable Jacks
38 To Tell Which Of The Court Cards A Person Has Chosen
39 To Change A Card That A Person Is Holding
40 The Magnetic Aces
41 To Catch Three Cards From The Pack
41 To Produce A Chosen Card From A Pack Wrapped In A Handkerchief
42 The Mvsterious Deal
42 The Three-Card Trick Or Finding The Queen
43 To Change A Number Of Cards In Two Persons' Pocket
44 Rising Card From Pack Held In Hand
45 Rising Card From Pack In A Glass
45 To Reproduce A Card That Has Been Torn Up
46 To Make Three Chosen Cards Rise From The Pack
47 To Fix a Card Selected From The Pack On The Ceiling Or Wall
47 To Produce Three Cards In A Frame
48 Rubbing Spots Off A Card
48 The Card Case
50 The Card Changing Box
51 The Pips Vanished From A Card And Reproduced On A Handkerchief
52 To Read A Pack Of Cards From Beginning To End Without Looking At Them
55 To Produce A Card Behind A Candle
56 The Viaduct Card Illusion
57 Card Spelling
58 The Diminishing Cards
58 The Disappearing Card
58 The Travelling Pips
60 To Read A Pack Of Cards Blindfolded

62 Chapter IV Coin Tricks
62 To Palm A Sixpence
63 A Coin For Palming
63 To Pass A Coin - The Tourniquet Pass
64 To Make A Coin Float On Water ¦
65 To Balance A Card And Coin On The Finger, And To Remove The Card Without Dislodging The Coin
65 To Cause A Coin To Pass Through A Handkerchief In Which A Number Of Coins Are Enclosed
66 To Pass A Coin From One Handkerchief To Another
67 Magical Production Of A Coin
67 Vanishing Coins On A Plate
68 The Disappearing Penny
68 To Change A Shilling Into A Sixpence
69 Five Coins Changed To A Pea
69 To Pass A Coin Through A Hat Into A Glass
70 To Rub A Penny Through A Candle
73 To Catch A Number Of Pennies Laid Upon The Elbow
73 To Drop A Coin In A Bottle
74 The Vanishing Penny
74 To Balance Coins
75 The Diminishing Coins
75 To Hold A Penny So That A Strong Man Cannot Take It From The Fingers
76 The Aerial Treasury
79 To Pass A Coin Through A Handkerchief Without Cutting It
80 A Coin Vanished And Found Inside A Nest Of Boxes
81 A Coin Pushed Through A Hat
81 The Coin Collecting Wand
82 The Multiplying Coin
83 The Coin Railway
84 The Rattle Box
84 To Make A Shilling Spin On The Point Of A Needle
85 To Produce A Marked Coin In A Ball Of Worsted
86 To Pass A Coin
86 To Revolve A Coin Between Two Pins
86 To Vanish And Produce A Coin
89 To Retain A Coin Palmed

90 Chapter V Handkerchief Tricks
90 Production Of Eggs In A Hat
91 The Spinning Handkerchief
92 To Remove A Ring Tied In A Handkerchief
95 The Disappearing Handkerchief
97 The Colour Changing Handkerchiefs
98 To Produce A Vanished Handkerchief From The Collar
99 The Dancing Handkerchief
100 Handkerchief Produced From A Match-Box
100 To Vanish A Handkerchief And To Produce It From An Empty Soup Plate
101 To Balance A Handkerchief
102 To Pass A Flag Into An Apple
103 Colour Changing Handkerchiefs In Lamp Glasses
104 The Puzzling Knot
104 To Vanish A Handkerchief From Inside A Lamp Glass
105 Handkerchief, Coin And Ring Trick
105 The Mysterious Knot
105 To Break A Knot
107 To Pass A Ring On To A Stick
108 Handkerchief Soaked In Water, And Produced Quite Dry
108 Production Of A Handkerchief From A Soup Plate
109 A Rope Of Handkerchiefs Joined And Unjoined By Magic

110 Chapter VI Tricks With Chemicals
110 The Fire Bowl
113 Ale And Water Together In One Glass Without Mixing
113 To Change The Complexion From White To Black
114 The Magic Glasses Of Water
114 Turning Ink To Water And Water To Ink
115 To Give Oneself A Supernatural Appearance
115 To Illuminate Water
115 To Obtain Fire By Applying Water
116 To Light A Candle With The Finger-Tip
116 To Light A Cigar Or Cigarette With The Finger-Tip
116 To Set Fire To A Handkerchief Without Injuring It
119 Candle That Cannot Be Blown Out
119 Oil Upon Water
119 To Suspend A Ring By A Burnt Thread
120 The Spring Seat
120 To Put Candies Out Bv Magic
121 The Magic Wine-Glass

122 Chapter VII Parlour Tricks
122 The Telephonic String
122 To Reverse The Hands On A Ruler Held Between The First Finger And Thumb Of Both Hands
123 Remarkable Stick Breaking
124 The Mysterious Paper Knife
125 The Obedient Paper
125 To Displace Water By Smoke
125 To Hang A Hat On The Panel Of A Door
126 Glass Of Water Suspended By A Thread
126 To Produce A Flower In A Buttonhole
129 To Blow A Cork Into A Bottle
129 To Lift A Bottle With A Plate
129 Two Corks
130 A Novelty
130 To Fill A Glass Of Water With Pins Without Spilling The Water
131 The Magical Mirror
131 To Balance A Cigar On The Tip Of A Finger
131 To Spin An Egg As Long As. Required
132 The Juggler’s Dessert
132 The Musical Poker
132 To Preserve Snowballs
133 Glass Of Water That Cannot Be Moved Without Spilling
133 To Produce Any Name Called For On A Visiting Card
134 A Rope Pulled From Behind Tied Wrists
134 The Mysterious Paper Bands
135 The Travelling Pea
136 Ascent Of Wine In An Inverted Glass Of Water
136 The Grape Seed In The Glass Of Champagne
136 To Make A Needle Float
137 A Burning Coal On A Muslin Handkerchief
137 The Magdeburg Hemispheres
138 The Silhouette Portraits
138 To Make Gas Burn Under A Handkerchief
139 The Electrified Pipe
139 To Lift A Man With Five Fingers
139 To Make A Plank Adhere To A Table By Means Of A Newspaper
140 The Dice Trick
140 To Blow Out A Candle Behind A Bottle
142 The Stone Breaker
142 To Poise A Tumbler Upon Three Sticks, Each One Of Which Has One End In The Air
142 To Uncork A Bottle Without A Corkscrew
143 The Water Bottle And The Three Knives
143 To Keep A Penny Revolving In A Lamp Shade
144 A Piece Of Money Rolling On An Umbrella
145 Blindfold Magic
145 To Project One Or Two Draughtsmen From A Column Without Upsetting The Rest

147 Chapter VIII Hat Tricks
147 To Produce Coloured Paper From A Hat
148 To Produce A Cannon Ball In A Hat
148 To Produce A Grass Of Water In A Hat
151 To Pass A Dio Through A Hat
152 Finger Pushed Through A Hat
152 Funnels Produced From A Hat
152 To Make Boxes For Production From A Hat
153 Mysterious Production In A Bat Of A Glass Containing Two Handkerchiefs
154 To Pass A Glass Through A Hat

155 Chapter IX Mesmeric And Magnetic Tricks
155 The Magnetic Ruler
156 The Magic Wand
156 The Magnetic Umbrellas
157 The Magnetic Stick
157 The Mesmerised Chair

159 Chapter X Advanced Tricks
159 Fire Eating
159 The Sack Trick
160 Fishing In The Auditorium
161 The Magic Aquarium
162 Bowl Of Ink Changed To A Bowl Of Clear Water Containing Fish
163 Archery Shots
164 To Draw A Cord Through A Person
165 To Pass A Sword Through A Person
166 To Produce A Barber’s Pole
166 To Produce A Walking Stick
169 The Great Drum Trick
169 The Great Tambourine Trick
170 Changing Glass And Bottle
170 The Conjurer’s Pistol
171 The Empty Bottle
172 The Cylinder Trick
173 To Produce Flowers From A Sheet Of Paper
174 Mixed Sand In A Basin
175 To Get An Egg Into A Narrow-Necked Bottle
175 To Produce Writing On A Slate
176 The Changing Egg Trick
177 The Colour-Changing Billiard Balls
178 The Multiplying Billiard Ball
179 The Diminishing Billiard Ball
179 The Magic Pipe or Ladle Trick
181 Flying Bird-Cage
181 Production Of Cage And Birds
182 The Vanishing Bird And Cage
183 To Produce A Bird In A Cage
184 Birds Shot From A Bag Into A Cage
187 The Trunk Mystery
187 To Balance An Egg On A Walking Stick
188 The Magic Egg

189 Chapter XI Miscellaneous Tricks
189 Introductory Trick With Glove And Wand
189 The Vanishing Wand
190 Magic Ring And Wand
191 The Vanishing Glass Of Water
191 To Produce An Omelet Without Eggs
192 To Boil Water In Paper
192 To Produce A Glass Of Water
193 Magical Key And Ring
193 To Produce A Bowl Of Gold Fish
194 Magical Production Of A Plant
194 The Travelling Thimble
195 An Optical Illusion With A Ring
195 An Optical Illusion With Money
196 An Optical Illusion With A Watch
196 Glove And Head
196 To Stick A Knife Through A Person's Finger
197 The Magic Matchbox
197 To Reproduce A Piece Of Paper That Has Been Torn Up
198 To Change A Card Into A Flower
198 To Produce A Lighted Candle From The Pocket
199 The Trick Carrot
199 To Catch Hoops On The Arms With Thumbs Tied Together
200 False Finger For Palming Or Producing
200 To Produce Yards Of Ribbon From The Mouth
201 The Submissive Musical Box
201 To Suspend A Ball In The Air And Make It Run About Without Any Apparent Support

202 Chapter XII Tricks With Matches and Numerals
202 The Animated Matches
207 Four Squares Changed To Three
209 The Magical Properties Of The Number Nine
208 The Square Of Nine
207 To Form Four Triangles With Six Matches
206 To Lift Twelve Matches With One
205 To Multiply A Number A Matches
205 To Support A Glass On A Bridge Of Three Matches, Each One Of Which Rests On A Glass
206 Twenty Four Matches On A Table To Form Nine Squares, Take Away Eight Matches And Leave Two Squares Only
207 The Walking Match

211 Chapter XIII Shadowgraphy

212 Chapter XIV Second Sight

220 Chapter XV Programmes
220 Three Programmes For A Quarter Of An Hour's Entertainment
221 Three Programmes For Half An Hour's Entertainment
223 Programme For An Evening's Drawing-Room Entertainment


Tricks with cards, coins, hats & handkercheifs, second sight & mesmeric tricks, chemical tricks, match puzzles & shadowgraphy.

With nearly 200 illustrations from photographs.
Printed by WARD LOCK & CO .
Book is undated but age guessed by style & dress.
c1900-20, h/c, plastic cover, good cond, b/w illust, 222 pages, 13 x 19cm.

Product Details
Dewey 793.8 33
No. of Pages 225
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor