Secrets of my magic (Limited) by David Devant - Book

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This historic book is filled with David Devant's Magic and thoughts on performing.

Contents:

Introduction (S.H. Sharpe)

Chapter I Card Magic
  • Misdirection of the Senses
  • How Cards are Forced
  • Tricks with Forcing Cards
  • The Pass and the False Shuffle
Chapter II Card Magic (continued)
  • The Art of Palming Cards
  • Changing a Card
  • La Carte Generale and How it is Done
  • The Multitude of Cards Trick
Chapter III Billiard Ball Magic
  • Multiplication of Billiard Balls
  • Transformation of Balls into Eggs
  • Transfers, Sleights, and Apparatus Used in Ball Conjuring
  • Sleights
  • Apparent Transfer With Palm
  • Aparent Transfer With Finger-Palm
  • Apparent Transfer by Combination Palm
  • Preparations
Chapter IV Billiard Ball Magic (continued)
  • How to Present a Billiard Ball Illusion
  • The Cup and Balls Trick: with transformation of Balls into Oranges
Chapter V Flower Magic
  • The Dream of the Dove Illusion
  • Flower Materialisation
  • Bautier's Flower Trick: Devant's version
  • Producing Blooms from Seeds
  • he Mascot Moth
  • The Electric Conservatory and The Beast Who Turns into a Prince
Chapter VI Opening Illusions
  • Producing a Rabbit from a Top Hat
  • Importance of Details: How Maskelyne Began
Chapter VII Mechanical Magic
  • The Golliwog Ball
  • Juggling with Milk
  • The Paper, Ribbon and Flag Trick explained
Chapter VIII Famous Illusions RevealedChapter IX More Famous Illusions
  • Beau Brocade
  • The New Page-Boy
  • The Mystery of the Magic Mirror
Chapter X Egg Magic
  • A Boy, a Girl, and Some Eggs
  • Hatching a Chicken from an Egg
  • The Egg-Bag Trick Improved
Chapter XI The Indian Rope Trick
  • A Stage Version of this Mythical Illusion Presented and Explained
Chapter XII Magical Mysteries
  • The Window of the Haunted House
  • The Ink that Becomes Water
  • The Chocolate Soldier Illusion or The Man who Diminishes
Chapter XIII More Magical Mysteries
  • The Obliging Kettle: Wines and Liqueurs from a Kettle
  • The Burmese Gong Illusion
  • The Magician who Vanishes Himself
Chapter XIV Magical Sketches
  • St. Valentine's Eve, or The Envelope which Becomes a Girl
  • The Enchanted Hive Illusion
  • The Great Ghost Trick
Chapter XV Masterpieces of Magic
  • Borrowed Bill Shot Into Candle
  • Biff, or The Disappearing Motor-Cyclist
  • The Gnome's Grot
  • The Educated Fly Illusion
Chapter XVI Mental Magic
  • Thought-Reading Extraordinary
  • Articles and Actions
  • The Secrets of Mental Magnetism
  • Translucidation, or The Blindfold Letter-Reader
Chapter XVII Three Unproduced Illusions
  • The Advent of Peter Pan
  • Transformation
  • The Cage of Good Luck
Chapter XVIII Creating an Illusion
  • Ideas and Effects
  • A Novel Illusion
  • The Man who Makes Money
  • Misrepresentation
Chapter XIX Some Awkward Moments
  • In the Eyes of the Law
  • An Unexpected Wetting
  • The Gunpowder Plot
Chapter XX Magic of My Contemporaries
  • A New Method for the Spirit Slates (Oswald Williams)
  • The Card and Tack Trick (Horace Goldin)
  • Invisible Dye (Douglas Dexter)
  • A New Thought-Wave Experiment (H. Park Shackleton)
  • Surprising Finish to Cigarette Production (Len Burnell)
  • The Spirit Message (G. W. Eade)
  • £1000 Challenge Effect (Fred Hocking)
  • A "Tee Bee" Effect (Tom Burnett)
  • Misdirection (Arthur Sherwood)
Chapter XXI Magic of My Contemporaries (continued)
  • A.B.C. Watch and Card Trick (Herbert J. Collings)
  • A Pack of Cards (Graham Adams)
  • The Caledonian Mystery (W. Donald Forsyth)
  • The Diminishing Card Trick (Edward Victor)
  • The Indestructible Handkerchief (Allen Benbow)
  • The Torn Strip of Paper (Ralph Delvin)
  • The Miracle Paper (Ellis Stanyon)
  • Handkerchief, Tumbler, and Flowers (Will Blyth)
  • The Allottment (Vincent Dalban)
  • Shopping by Wireless (Ralph Chart)
  • Blindfold Card Reading (George Johnson)
  • The Vanity Bag Illusion (Cecil Lyle)
  • The Presto Painting Mystery (W. G. Stickland)
  • The Optical Pass (Chris Van Bern)
  • New Spirit Message Effect (Oswald Rae)
  • Coin and Card Divination (Edward Bagshawe)
  • The Multiple Laundry Mystery (Kershaw Thomas)
  • Tests of the Court Magician (Francis White)
  • Early Days of Magic (Charles Moritt)
  • The Mystery of Asrah (Servais Le Roy)
  • The Sunshade Trick (L. Davenport)
Appendix
  • Notes for the Construction of Conservatory in The Advent of Peter Pan Illusion


  • Supreme Magic Edition of England.
  • Limited Supply/Out of Print
  • Page count: 288 Fully illustrated pages

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