Considered by many magicians and card sharps to be the one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery. Includes author's own systems of false shuffling, false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, palming cards, "skinning the hand" -- even three-card monte, plus 14 dazzling card tricks.
Foreword to Dover Edition Preface Introduction CARD-TABLE ARTIFICE Professional Secrets Hold Outs Prepared Cards Confederacy Two Methods or Shuffling Primary Accomplishments "Possibilities of the "Blind" Uniformity of Action Deportment Display of Ability Greatest Single Accomplishment Effect of Suspicion Acquiring the Art Importance of Detail TECHNICAL TERMS ERDNASE SYSTEM OF BLIND SHUFFLES POSITION FOR SHUFFLES BLIND SHUFFLES I. To Retain Top Stock II. To Retain Top Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck III. To Retain Bottom Stock and Shuffle Whole Deck ERDNASE SYSTEM OF BLIND RIFFLES AND CUTS BLIND RIFFLES I. To Retain Top Stock II. To Retain Bottom Stock BLIND CUTS I. To Retain Bottom Stock. Top Losing One Card II. To Retain Complete Stock III. To Retain Top Stock IV. To Retain Bottom Stock COMBINATION RIFFLE AND CUTS V. To Retain Bottom Stock FANCY BLIND CUTS I. To Retain Complete Stock II. To Retain Complete Stock ONE-HANDED FANCY TRUE CUT TO INDICATE THE LOCATION FOR THE CUT I. By Crimp II. By Jog III. By Crimp IV. By Jog BOTTOM DEALING TOP AND BOTTOM DEALING WITH ONE HAND SECOND DEALING "ORDINARY METHODS OF STOCKING, LOCATING AND SECURING" STOCK SHUFFLE ERDNASE SYSTEM OF STOCK SHUFFLING Two-Card Stock Three-Card Stock Four-Card Stock Five-Card Stock Twelve-Card Stock Euchre Stock Euchre Stock ERDNASE SYSTEM OF CULL SHUFFLING To Cull Two Cards To Cull Three Cards To Cull Four Cards To Cull Nine Cards ERDNASE SYSTEM OF PALMING "Top Palm, First Method" "Top Palm, Second Method" "Bottom Palm, First Method" "Bottom Palm, Second Method" Bottom Palm When Cards Are Riffled TO MAINTAIN THE BOTTOM PALM WITH DEALING TO HOLD THE LOCATION OF CUT WHILE DEALING SHIFTS Two-Handed Shifts "Erdnase Shift, One Hand" "Erdnase Shift, Two Hands" TO ASCERTAIN THE TOP CARDS WHILE RIFFLING AND RESERVE THEM AT BOTTOM MODE OF HOLDING THE HAND SKINNING THE HAND THE PLAYER WITHOUT AN ALLY Dealing Without the Cut Replacing the Cut as Before Holding Out for the Cut Shifting the Cut Dealing Too Many Crimping for the Cut Replacing Palm When Cutting The Short Deck THREE CARD MONTE Mexican Three Card Monte LEGERDEMAIN SHIFTS Single-Handed Shift The Longitudinal Shift The Open Shift The S. W. E. Shift The Diagonal Palm-Shift THE BLIND SHUFFLE FOR SECURING SELECTED CARD FORCING PALMING The Back Palm CHANGES The Top Change The Bottom Change The Palm Change THE Double-Palm Change TRANSFORMATIONS. TWO HANDS First Method Second Method Third Method Fourth Method Fifth Method Sixth Method TRANSFORMATIONS. ONE HAND First Method Second Method "BLIND SHUFFLES, RETAINING ENTIRE ORDER" First Method Second Method Third Method Fourth Method Fifth Method METHODS FOR DETERMINING A CARD THOUGHT OF A. By the Riffle B. By Springing Flourish C. By the Cut D. By the Gaze TO GET SIGHT OF SELECTED CARD THE SLIDE FAVORITE SLEIGHTS FOR TERMINATING TRICKS Catching Two Cards at Fingertips Leaving Selected Card in Hand of Spectator The Revolution Cards Rising from the Hand CARD TRICKS Explanatory The Exclusive Coterie The Divining Rod The Invisible Flight TRICKS WITH PREARRANGED DECK The Traveling Cards The Row of Ten Cards The Acrobatic Jacks A Mind-Reading Trick Power of Concentrated Thought The Acme of Control The Card and Handkerchief The Top and Bottom Production The Three Aces The Card and Hat
Series: Dover Magic Books
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 19th July 1995
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.16