Card Magic
Kaufman, Richard
Kaufman and Greenberg Publishing (2013)
In Collection
Magic tricks
USA  eng
Kaufman, Richard: Card Magic
©1979 Kaufman & Greenberg
©2013 Kaufman & Greenberg
Hardcover, w/dj, 183 pages CardMagic

Comments: Illustrated by Richard Kaufman

Contents (courtesy Denis Behr's ConjuringArchive)

2 Preface
3 Forethoughts
5 Ham and Cheese
7 Karate Card
9 Strange Harmony
11 Triumph Handling
12 Number Nine Blue
14 Make Mine Dunbury Well
15 A Maze ing
19 A Conversation - Part One
20 A Card in Bill Switch - Standing
22 Another Card in Bill Switch - Still Standing
24 One More - This Time Sitting
26 A Dream Deck Switch, too
28 Swivelleroo Plus
30 Fantasy Cull
35 The World's Fastest Reverse
40 A Conversation - Part Two
41 The W.S. Card Switch
42 Packet Switch
44 Cover Switch
46 Flourish False Cut
48 A Double and Triple Lift
49 The Semi-Circular Switch
50 The S.D.L. Change
52 Taps
53 Shooting Star
55 Fifty One Below
56 The Sideswipe Shift
58 One-Hand Mechanical Change
59 Introduction to Reginal Scot's Card Section
62 How to deliver out four aces, and convert them into four knaves
64 How to tell what card he sees on the bottom, when the same card is shuffled into the stock
64 Another way to do the same, having yourself indeed never seen the card
65 To tell one without confederacy what card he thinks of
65 How to tell what card any man thinks of, how to convey it into the kernel of a nut or cherrystone, and the same again into another's pocket
66 Of private confederacy
66 A Conversation - Part Three
67 Look Ma, Just One Hand!
70 4-5-6 Aces
72 Progress Report
74 Inertial Load
76 The Real Gone Aces Take Cover
78 HaLo Changes Color Again
78 A Conversation - Part Four
80 A Radical Change
82 The Arcadio Collectors
84 The SecondFromTheTop Change
86 Pickin' Up The Pieces
90 Mass Transit
92 S.P.L.I.T.
96 Turnover Coverpass
97 Predicted Collectors
100 Hofzinser Predicts the Collectors
101 Mackintosh
101 On The BMT - An Advanced Packet Handling
103 Quick: Which Way?
106 Monte for the Maladjusted
109 Cassette (Side A)
111 Cassette (Side B)
111 Flotation Stab
112 A Conversation - Part Five
115 Through Thick And Thin
121 Palms For The Poor
121 Envelope
125 Cutting Remarks
128 In Case You're Passing Through
132 Snapshot
136 A Vanishing Deck
139 A Conversation - Part Six
142 Phoenix Reborn
142 Introduction to Stand-Up Card Magic
147 A Phoenix of a Different Color
151 Blues Caught on a Windy Day
155 "It Shrinks!"
161 Travel
164 The Proverbial Hole
169 Slot Machine
174 The Polaroid Change
178 The Crystal Ball
179 Fantastamazing Aces
181 Salamander

Lying in a dark undisturbed drawer for decades lay Harry Houdini's copy of THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT, a book written by Reginald Scot in 1584. It is the first book in the English language to describe sleight of hand tricks, and Houdini's copy was very special because it held the key to a mystery which fascinated magicians for centuries. Just who did Reginald Scot obtain all his information from - who was the magician who gave away some of the greatest and most closely guarded secrets of conjuring? The answer lay in the barely legible notes Houdini had scribbled in the margins. 'Shakespeare's copy, see in rear cover,' read Houdini's less than cryptic message. Inside the back of the book were William Shakespeare's handwritten notes of about fifty tricks and sleights, some of which appeared in THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT.

The secret is now fully revealed for the very first time: the young Will Shakespeare, while having just fathered a child, needed money, so he took the job.

In a story as exciting as any detective novel, author Richard Kaufman deciphered Shakespeare's ridiculous scribbling...and has written this book, which includes forty-five effects by Shakespeare (some lousy ones, too - he wasn't always clever), and another twenty contributions from some of the world's greatest cardmen, including: Derek Dingle, Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer, Harry Lorayne, Gene Maze, Darwin Ortiz, Ken Krenzel, Bill Simon, Phil Goldstein, and Russell Barnhart....

Even while Shakespeare is spinning in his grave, over seven-hundred animated illustrations that seem to move combined with Richard Kaufman's superb text will clearly teach you many fine card routines you will be proud to add to your repertoire.
Product Details
No. of Pages 183
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor