Magic of Gerald Kosky
Kosky, Gerald
Magic Limited (1975)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0-915926-12-1
USA  English
Kosky, Gerald: The Magic of Gerald Kosky
©1975 Lloyd E. Jones, Magic Ltd, Oakland, CA
Hardcover, w/dj, 9.75x12", 248 pages
Copyright 1975, Hardcover W/dustjacket, Limited Edition this being 401 of 500, 247 Pages

Kosky, Gerald: The Magic of Gerald Kosky
©1975 Lloyd E. Jones, Magic Ltd, Oakland, CA
Hardcover, w/dj, 9.75x12", 248 pages

Gerald Kosky's book is full of undiscoved treasures and ideas. Some of Kosky's more popular sleights and tricks include:

One at a Time Assembly, -Ace Assembly (in this book)
Applause Card Disclosure (in this book) aka Clap Revelation
The Kosky Switch (in this book)
Kosky's Card Control (in this book)
Kosky's Coin Vanish (in this book)
Kosky's One At A Time Aces (in this book)
Vernon's F.C.M.F. with an out. (Yep, you guessed it, in this book too!)

Contents (partial contents only - missing details for Chapters 3-13)
1 Introduction (Dai Vernon)

15 Chapter One - For the Record

19 Chapter Two - Cards
19 Card Change
21 Computerized Deck
24 Computer Card Rise
26 Kosky's Invisible Card Exchange
28 No Clue
29 A Blue Prediction
30 To Believe in the Unbelievable
33 The Second Deal
36 Spin-Away Card Deal
37 Fancy One Hand Deal
38 Blanks, Backs, Faces
40 "Tattle-Tale"
41 THe Biter Bit
42 "A Good Card Gag"
43 Card Gag
44 Psychic Touch
45 Applause Card Disclosure
46 Impromptu Card Rise Gimac
47 X-Change
49 Kings and Deuces
51 Floating Asrah Card
52 Fan-See Card Exchange
54 The Mark of Cards
56 Presto
57 Predicto
58 Three & Four Alike
59 "You Get It"
61 Transpose & Follow
63 More of the Pocket Princess
65 Coincidence
67 Subtlety
68 Jack Spade and the FBI
69 21 Plus or Minus
71 Vernon's F.C.M.F.
72 No Exhange "You Do As I Do"
73 "Brain Wave for Experts"
75 The Never Failing Card
76 The Obedient Joker
77 Kosky's Card Control
(following from Van's post on
Chapter 3 Card Spelling: 4 items
Chapter 4 Poker & Bridge Deals: 4 items
Chapter 5 4 Ace Effects: 4 items
Chapter 6 Coins: 8 items
Chapter 7 Mental Effects: 28 items
Chapter 8 ESP Tests: 3 items
Chapter 9 Magazine and Book Tests: 4 items
Chapter 10 Psychic Type Tests: 5 items
Chapter 11 Over the Telephone Tests: 4 items
Chapter 12 Miscellaneous: 25 items
Chapter 13 Acknowledgements

This book was limited to 500 copies, printed in 1975

Condition is Very Good, normal wear to dustjacket, prior owners bookplate on 1st blank page.
Product Details
No. of Pages 248
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf O
Condition Near Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Links Library of Congress