Magicians Magic
Paul Curry
Franklin Watts, Inc  (1965)
In Collection
Magic tricks, Magic tricks - Biography
Hardcover 0486431762
USA  eng
Curry, Paul: Magician's Magic
©1965 Frankling Watts Inc.;
Hardcover, 288 pages

2nd of 2 copies

Abebooks price range 25.00 - 60.00

Comments (Dover): Curry incorporated thoroughly engrossing material with a style that was truly elegant. This book by a "magician's magician" discloses the secrets behind a collection of close-up marvels — including the author's "Out of the World," reputed to be the best card trick of the past century. The first five chapters provide a history of magic from ancient Egyptian times to the present. The latter eight chapters provide magic by Paul Curry.


1 Introduction: by Martin Gardner
7 1. By Way of Background: An essay on Paul's introduction to the world of magic
11 2. The Old, Old Tricks: A History of Magic with a few tricks briefly described
37 3. The Magician's Image: The development of the Modern Magician
47 4. Houdini - and After
65 5. The New Conjurers
79 6. What Became of Gravity?
101 7. Into Thin Air
125 8. Out of Nowhere: Includes a cut & restored rope trick
153 9. Ties That Do Not Bind: includes a cord & washer trick
173 10. The Power of Thought: includes a telephone card trick
193 11. Of Things to Come: includes a three card prediction
205 12. The Quick and the Dead
237 13. The Mind Reels: includes a perplexing mathematical paradox
261 Bibliography
264 Index

1965 First Edition "Magician's Magic" by Paul Curry. Hardcover book is in an unclipped, mylar protected dust jacket. 269 pages long. Black and white illustrations throughout. Within this book, "Mr. Curry shows how through the years, from ancient Egyptian times to the present, certain types of magic tricking have mystified the beholder. He writes of objects made to disappear, of things summoned from nowhere, of transformations, levitations, spirit calling, mind reading and escapes. All the great names of magic are here: Robert-Houdin, Houdini, Hermann, Kellar, Blackstone, Cardini, and Scarne."

Product Details
LoC Classification GV1547.C8 2003
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 269
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf E
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Curry, Paul
Best known for inventing Out of This World card effect, and the Sliding Knot Curry was the vice-precident of the Blue Cross Insurance Company of New York, and a famous amateur magician. On March 12, 1977, the Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle awarded Paul Curry with a "Creative Fellowship" award. He authored two books: Magician's Magic (2003) and Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond (2002).