Handkerchief Tricks
Gilbert, Alfred Carlton
The A. C. Gilbert Company (1920)
In Collection
Handkerchief tricks, Magic tricks
USA  English
Gilbert, Alfred C.: Handkerchief Tricks for Boys
©1920 A. C. Gilbert Co. New Haven, Conn
Hardcover, 81 pages (original)

Abebooks Price Range 10.00 - 100.00

Comments: Some of the descriptions are a bit brief, but overall a very useful book on handkerchief magic


2 Forward
3 Manual of Handkerchief Tricks: introduction
4 Practice
5 Misdirection
6 Important Warning: never tell what you intend to do!
7 If Something Goes Wrong
8 Essential Apparatus For an Evening's Entertainment With Handkerchief Tricks: portable stands
9 The Opening Trick: production with a hank ball
10 Dyeing a Handkerchief: color change
11 The Conjurer As a Dyer: three white handkerchiefs change to three different colors
12 The Handkerchief Vanisher: pull
13 The Mirror Glass: described
14 The Disappearing Handkerchief From a Lamp Chimney: silk vanishes from clear glass tube
15 Herrmann's Vanishing Knots: from tied silks
16 Stretching a Handkerchief: optical illusion
17 Instantly Knotted Handkerchiefs
18 The Vanishing Ring from Goblet of Water By Means of a Handkerchief: ring is heard to drop in the glass, yet vanishes
19 The Burnt Handkerchief Restored: a small corner of handkerchief is burned and restored
20 Juggling: handkerchief is spun on top of a walking cane
21 Producing a Handkerchief in Full View From a Glass: water is poured from a glass, then a silk appears in the glass
22 Handkerchief Cassette: handkerchief vanishes from a small tube
23 Drum Head Tube: and its use described
24 Magic Flag in Candle: flag produced from a lit candle
25 Invisible Flight or Color Changing Handkerchiefs
26 An Easy Way to Vanish a Handkerchief: in newspaper cone
27 Handkerchief Tricks You Can Make Yourself
28 Goldin Color Change: color changing handkerchief
29 Flag Between Handkerchiefs: advanced version of above
30 The Chameleon Color Change: another gimmicked color change
31 Triple Alliance: an instant triple color change
32 Blendo: Red, White, and Blue Silks form into American Flag
33 Valadon Flag Trick: red, white, blue tissues are burnt and turn into three ribbons, then into an American Flag
34 Changing Three Silk Handkerchiefs Into Different Colors: another approach
35 How to Vanish Things From Handkerchiefs
36 The Invisible Hen: Miser's Dream with eggs, a hat, and a handkerchief
37 Vanishing Card From Handkerchief: using a commercial gimmick card
38 Match In Handkerchief: wooden match is broken an restored
39 Removing Ring From String Under Handkerchief: Jardine Ellis sized ring, simple approach
40 Passing a Ring Through a Handkerchief: finger ring vanishes from under handkerchief
41 Vanishing Coin From Glass: Coin heard to drop in glass of water but vanishes
42 The Flying Handkerchief: handkerchiefs transpose to glasses
43 Appearing Handkerchief and Candle Trick: handkerchief vanishes and is found around a candle
44 New Decanter Handkerchief Appearance: flower appears in center of clear glass decanter
45 Vanishing Handkerchief From Hand: uses a TT
46 Egg and Handkerchief Trick: Marked egg vanishes and is found in a glass
47 Table Stand and Appearing Handkerchief: handkerchief appears in glass on table

Product Details
Dewey 793.8
No. of Pages 81
First Edition Yes
Rare Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Old Books)
Condition Very Good
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Provides Instruction In Tricks Made Famous By Well-Known Artist And Furnishes A Novel Entertainment For Any Program.

This 81 page hardcover book, "Provides instruction in tricks made famous by well-known artists and furnishes a novel entertainment for any program." Features numerous amazing and astonishing effects with handkerchiefs. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white drawings.