Magic of the world
John Mulholland
Charles Scribner's Sons (1965)
In Collection
USA  eng
Mulholland, John: Magic of the World
©1965 John Mulholland; Charles Scribner's Sons, NY
Hardcover, 190 pages

Comments: Illustrated by Al Hormel


1 - From the Beginning, 9:
The story of magic through the ages

2 - How Magic Works, 17:
the ways magicians mysitfy people

3 - The King's Power, 23:
two card tricks of the gypsies

4 - Urbut, 33:
an Egyptian feat of restoring a severed string

5 - She-Fa Cash, 41:
coin tricks from China using coins with holes in the center

6 - Mental Magic, 57:
a German method of sending thought

7 - Here, There and Everywhere, 65:
making designs appear, disappear, and move about with the paddle move

8 - Choose a Color, 75:
Spanish magic with a color changing balloon

9 - Jadoo, 83:
a feat from India with a stick and a string and a drum

10 - Der Rote Geist, 95:
Austrian magic with a red block of wood and a cylinder

11 - Tagina Metal, 105:
a vanishing and reappearing metal cube (with a cup) from Japan

12 - Maza Casa, 115:
Italian magic with a coin which travels invisibly using a wooden box

13 - First American Magic, 126:
the dancing arrow of the American Indian (in a bowl)

14 - Followers of Merlin, 137:
a combination of two British tricks done with money

15 - The Erring Eyes, 149:
optical trickery from France

16 - Champion Bombyx Mori, 161:
making many yards of silk instantly (production)

17 - The Magic Show, 181:
suggestions for giving a performance of magic

Index, 189
Product Details
LoC Control Number 65-21366
No. of Pages 190
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf R
Condition Fair
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
John Mulholland (1898-1970)

John Muhlholland was born in 1898 in Chicago, and was first inspired to become a magician by seeing a performance of Harry Kellar's. He moved to Manhattan as a young man with his mother. An accomplished performer by his teenage years, Mulholland went on to an impressive career as a professional magician and authority on the subject. In the 1930s, he assumed editorship of The Sphinx, at that time the world's largest and most respected magic magazine. Mulholland had an uparalleled collection of magic memorabilia and apparatus that is now largely owned by David Copperfield. Inventor of the Mulholland Box. A one-time consultant to the article on conjuring in the Encyclopedia Britannica, he is credited with helping to make magic intellectually respectable, and wrote numerous books on the subject.

Among his written works are Quicker than the Eye (1932), Story of Magic (1935), The Art of Illusion (1944), and Book of Magic (1963).