1997 reprint used
Written by Hocus Pocus Junior
Work of Hocus Pocus Junior
65 pages (Hardcover), published by Steve Burton
Illustrated with drawings
Language: English
56 entries
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Steve Burton Excursus "Observations on Hocus Pocus Junior"
essay on the book
Hocus Pocus Junior The Epistle to the Reader
Hocus Pocus Junior The originall of Legerdemaine, and how it come first into this Kingdome
Hocus Pocus Junior The Definiton of the Art of Legerdemaine, with its principal parts magic has two parts: magic tricks and work with stooges
Hocus Pocus Junior The end of the Art of Legerdemaine entertainment vs. deceiving people
Hocus Pocus Junior The Definition, or description of the Operator
Of the Play of the Balls
Palming Small Balls
Apparently Swallowing Ball after false transfer
How to make a great Ball seem to come through a Table into a Cup from bottom of table to under cup after spectator checked the cup by himself
Other very pretty tricks with Bals "Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket" precursor, one phase
Another one ball split in two
Another ball travels from hand to hand
How to make a stone seeme to vanish out of your hand lapping the stone while asking a question
Another another stone vanish via lapping
How to make a Card vanish, and finde it againe in a Nut duplicate card is split and printed side slit into nut beforehand, second nut filled with ink as joke when spectator opens it
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Fake Animal rocky racoon precursor
How to seeme to eate a Knife knife swallowing, reproduced from pocket
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How to rap a Wag on the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on knuckles
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How to seeme to swallow a long pudding made of Tinne ball transforms into collapsable tin cone and is swallowed
How to seeme to cut ones nose halfe off knife with half-moon cut out
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How to seeme to pull a rope through your nose crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose
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How to make a pile of Counters seeme to vanish thorow a Table cap & pence through table, die appears instead on top of table which started in hollowed stack
How to seeme to put a ring through ones cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit and spinning illusion), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold
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How to seeme to thrust a Bodkin in your fore-head knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood for additional gore effect
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How to put a locke upon ones mouth lock with slit
  • The use of it
How to breathe fire out of your mouth
How to draw ribbins of any colour out of your mouth, and to deliver it by the yard mouth coils
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How to make two Bels come into one hand, having put into each hand one bell travels from hand to hand, with bell in sleeve to fake sound of bell in hand
How to make a Jugling booke, or a booke for Waggerie blank book becomes printed
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Bonus Genius or Nuntius invisibilis small wooden figure vanishes in cap, head comes off and body is secretly removed in advance
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Boxes to change Graine box with false bottom and layer of grains glued on it, turned over for transformation or vanish, also appearance in bell type box
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How to vanish a glasse full of Beere coin on table, glass with beer placed on top, "is coin in or under glass?", verification used to lap full glass, coin stuck to fingers is reproduced from nose and glass from pocket
How to seeme to cut off a mans head, it is called the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion
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How to make the face of a Childe to appeare in a pot of water small fake head secretly dropped into water bottle, also with frog
Advice whereby you may drinke a Tunnell full of drinke, and afterwards seeme to poure the same all out of your sleeve againe double funnel
How to seeme to make a tooth drop out with a touch big tooth drops out of mouth, gag?
Another conceipt to procure laughter two items held far apart, challenge to bring them into one hand without moving the hands together
How to make two or three egs dance upon a staffe eggs balanced on stick
A merry conceit gag in which a spectator is rapped on the knuckles as coins are handed out
How to knit a hard knot upon a handkercher, and to seem to undoe the same with words converting square knot into slip knot
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A notable feat of Fast and Loose; namely, to pull three beadstones from off a Cord, while you hold fast the ends thereof, without removing of your hands
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To turne a threed, and so make it whole againe with the ashes thereof
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To cut a Lace asunder in the midst, and to make it whole againe more string than rope, extra piece is cut
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A very strange tricke whereby you may seeme to cut a piece of Tape into 2. or 4. parts, and make it whole againe with words
Of divers pretty jugling knacks
  • producing dry powdered spices from mouth
  • paddle type trick with straw in one of three holes in paddle that jumps around
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Feats by conveyance of money classic palm, very brief
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A notable trick to transform a Counter into a Groat double sided coin glued from two filed down coins, another thin cover disc stuck onto it with wax to show both sides of coin (pre-shell), then disc stolen away and coin changes cleanly in one hand
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An excellent feat to make a twopeny peece lie plaine in your hand, and to be passed from thence when you lift one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position
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How to transforme any one small thing into another forme by folding of paper Buddha papers to change coins
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How to convey money out of one of your hands into the other by Legerdemaine coin travels from hand to hand after false transfer, tapped with knife for sound illusion
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How to make sixe pence seeme to fall thorow a Table coin vanishes from handkerchief with dummy coin inside and penetrates table and falls into glass held underneath
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How to seeme to blow a sixe pence out of another mans hand coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears at sleeve
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How to deliver to one man one sixpence, and to another another sixpence, and to make both the testors come into one mans hand "double lift" with coins, double put into spectator's hand (sponge ball trick with coins), coin stolen from palm of another spectator with sticky fingers
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Hocus Pocus Junior Conveyance of Cards and Dice mentioning card tricks and principles without details
  • divided cards
  • advantage dice by cutting off a strip
  • "nipping" (punch?), corner crimp, dots
Hocus Pocus Junior Of Confederacy listing some effects with stooges, most of them can be found in "Discoverie of Witchcraft" by Reginald Scot
Data entered by Denis Behr, August 2018.