Written by Robert Albo

1978/76
Work of Various

366 pages (Hardcover), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
Language: English

(114 entries)

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Robert Albo, William Doerflinger Foreword poll about 39 best magic books and bibliography by William Doerflinger
(foreword from 1978, even though 1976 and 1977 are also given on copyright and title pages)
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Robert Albo Rising Card overview over various methods with apparatus
  • Apparatus
  • Mechanical Decks
  • Box Rising Cards
  • Stands
  • Hidden Motor Card Rises
  • Rising Cards in the Hand with Apparatus
  • Rising Card on the Wand
  • Houlette on the Bottle Rising Card
  • Trays
3
Unknown Turn Around Card rising card turns over, brief construction of card
Related to 3
Unknown Changing Pip Card
3
Albert Goshman Devano Rising Cards entire Goshman routine explained
Also published here 5
Unknown Swinging Houlette two methods, houlette hanging on ribbont / string
25
Unknown The Rising Card on a Plate several cards on plate, one slowly stands up, produced by Martinka and first shown by Al Flosso's father-in law
28
Unknown Any Card Called for Rising Card with houlette and special apparatus, brief explanation
29
Unknown Davenport Card Rise produced by Davenport, stand with houlette, electronics
30
Unknown The Jumbo Rising Card Houlette three cards
32
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The Multiple Card Rise stand with five houlettes, wind-up spring mechanism
32
Unknown Rising Card Pillar rising card apparatus
35
Unknown The Absconding Queen card with hole, handkerchief is pulled through it and face of card is transferred on handkerchief, with apparatus
37
Unknown Card and Target deck in houlette in front of a target, performer shots selection at target with pellet gun
38
Robert Albo Card Changing Trays tree types
  • Willman
  • Himber
  • Thayer
40
Unknown Card Tripod stand with lid, to change / restore card, single and double change tripod
41
Robert Albo Card Boxes various models
42
Jack Hughes Attaboy to force cards
46
Joe Berg Berg Card Vanish Stand to vanish a deck or card, in frame under handkerchief
47
Unknown Improbability frame with hole, tube and handkerchief pushed through it, then jumbo card with hole is pushed into frame and penetrates tube and silk, produced by National Magic
48
Unknown Cosmovision (Gammatration and Cosmovision), frame with slits, card is placed inside and pierced with pencils etc. eventually comes out unharmed
50
Joe Berg Berg's Sucker Card Vanish jumbo card in frame vanishes, with die box elements
52
Unknown Find the Lady (Cherchez La Femme), three cards in houlettes, explanation of different sizes
53
Richard Himber Himber's Fifth Dimension torn pieces of a card appear in card frame one by one where the card is found restored
Related to 54
Unknown The Gathering of the Aces (Ulta-Four Ace Effect) Aces in card stand, apparatus
56
Unknown Card Production Pillar (Lantern of Diogenes) card appears in lantern
58
Unknown Jumping Card deck in wooden box, selection jumps out
60
Unknown, Len Sewell The Card Changing Frame prediction of card placed in frame, similar to Thayer's Devil's Mailbox
60
Unknown The Electric Handkerchief and Cards Kings in apparatus change places with handkerchief in performer's hand
62
Unknown The Card and Watch Frame selection and pocket watch appear in metal frame
64
Unknown The Card Ladder three selection in houlette travel down a glass-enclosed ladder
66
Unknown Card Production Between Plates of Glass television card frame, several versions
68
Unknown The Demon's Head (The Saytr's Head), head rolls eyes and moves mouth, deck put in mouth, chosen cards fly out of mouth and appear between horns or in mouth, different methods
Related to 70
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Pillar of the Magi apparatus, figure on stand catches selections flying out of a box, different methods
74
Unknown Card in Balloon balloon on stand bursts and selection appears, several models by Hathaway, Thayer, Burtini, Wandman, Holden, Conradi, Davenport etc.
76
Unknown Card in the Candle card appears on top of a candle, two versions
83
Unknown Card Guns card placed on barrel of gun vanishes, several versions
85
Unknown Glass and Card Penetration card placed on frame, glass is penetrated, different designs
87
J. F. Orrin Spiderweb Card apparatus, spider spins web and selection appears
90
Unknown Card Star chosen cards appear at the ends of a star, various designs
Related to 92
Unknown Appearing Card in the Houlette
94
Unknown Card in the Houlette card appears in houlette
96
Unknown Card in the Bottle collapsing card
98
Unknown The Deck of Cards to Handkerchief Effect inside wooden box
100
Unknown The One Day Fly Effect hands on a watch stop on wanted cards
101
Unknown Snake in the Basket fake snake in basket finds selection, several methods
104
Unknown The Card Plate cards appear on or on side of a plate
107
Unknown The Marvelous Prediction produced by Janos Bartl, three cards placed in stand are predicted
109
Unknown Card Sword various models
110
Unknown Deck Vanish with hook, deck attached on body
112
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The Miracle Frame sand frame
112
Unknown The Presto Card Frame card appears in frame
114
Unknown The Hartz Card Frame cards penetrate glass of frame
115
Unknown Card on the Bottle card appears on borrowed bottle
116
Unknown The Card to Flowers inside a basket
117
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Card to Canary Box
119
Unknown Coins in the Glass coins vanish ans appear audible in glass which is covered by other glass and handkerchief, several versions including Kline's Copenetro
123
Unknown The Coin Star five coins appear on ends of star
126
Unknown The Coins in the Crystal Casket coins travel visibly and audibly to glass casket, various designs
128
Unknown Traveling Coins (Passe Passe Coins), two piles of four coins are covered with nickel-plated covers, coins travel one by one, two shells
132
Unknown Nickle to Penny to Dime coin changes when briefly covered, magnetic shell
133
Unknown Coin Vanishing Box small wooden box
134
Unknown Enchanted Coin Vase (Dream Coin Vase), coin vanishes and returns from small vase
134
Unknown The Rattle Box also briefly explained for coins across
134
Unknown Nickles to Dimes stack of Nickles change into Dimes, covered with brass container, made popular by Brema
136
Unknown The Mysterious Glass Jar and Flying Coins (Crystal Coin Vase), coins travel audibly and visibly into closed glass jar
137
Unknown Coins in the Bottle coins travel one by one into corked bottle
138
Billy McComb Coin to Bottle with folding coin index
138
Unknown Marked Coin in a Ball of wool different methods, ball of wool in wooden boxes
139
Unknown Blue Glass Coin Trick gaffed blue glass to make coins disappear and reappear
142
Unknown Coin Trays various designs
144
Unknown The Enchanted Coin Pedestal (Rising Florin), "A Florin made to climb up the face of a small Wooden Pillar, into a Box at top", mechanical
Related to 144
Unknown The Miraculous Box Effect four coins in small box held by spectator vanish one by one
148
Unknown Miser's Dream various methods and bucket designs
152
Unknown Coin Ladders different designs, Thayer, Abbott-Hughes, Brema
155
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Coin Production Frame four coins appear inside a frame
162
Unknown Marked Coin in the Box of Beans coin inside a bag which is inside boy of beans
164
Unknown Stands for Vanishing Coins different designs
166
Unknown, T. Nelson Downs Coin Wands different methods
168
Unknown Maggie's Nite Out die box with coin, marked coin appears in wooden slide
169
Unknown Coin Boxes
  • Okito
  • Boston
  • Germain
171
Paul Chosse Turnover Move
171
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Original Okito Instruction several turnovers
  • The One-Handed Reverse
Also published here
  • Robert Parrish's "An Okito Classic - the Coin Box"
172
Unknown Nest of Boxes detailed overview, watch or ring to nest of boxes
  • No-Assistant Nest of Boxes (9 methods, Okito, John Pomeroy, Hughes, Himber)
  • Assistant Nest of Boxes (2 mehods, Martinka,
  • The Tabaret Loading Table
179
Unknown Classic Change Bags various models and designs, Purse, Willmann, Bartl, P&L, Conradi, Abbot
197
Unknown Card Ladle on a stick, to change card
Related to 200
Servais LeRoy Change Tray flap
202
Unknown Fire Globe "Caracelli Vase", object is burnt in small vase and returns unharmed
204
Unknown Exchange Cannister two types, tube and box
205
Unknown Transposition Blocks big die in stand is covered with handkerchief travels to other stand
211
Unknown Block to Flowers big die changes into flowers, two designs
214
Unknown Block to Cage and Canary die transforms into bird cage inside box
Related to 214
Unknown Dove Vanishing Cages different models, Owen, Nielsen, Cassini, Pomeroy etc.
217
Unknown Visible Block Vanish inside box on pedestal
224
Cyril Yettmah Catching Birds in the Air with a net, various methods, Conradi, Dell O'Dell
224
Unknown Magic Looking Glass magician shoots at mirror and in the glass shatters the spectator's watch is discovered
Related to 228
Unknown Magic Incubator Improved made for Richard Himber, production of silks and cages
Related to 228
Unknown The Visible Circular Block Penetration with tubes, plate and hat
230
Edward Loyd Enochs Guinea Pig Box guinea pig vanishes from wrapped cage
232
Unknown Japanese Drawer Box (See Thru Drawer Box)
234
Jack Gwynne Ming Box (Exchange Drawer Box)
235
Donald Holmes The Tea Chests of Wang Foo handkerchiefs vanish and appear inside candle, then placed inside one of three chests, covered with a tube and handkerchiefs travel from chest to chest
235
Unknown Die Boxes various models and methods, which did not appear in Vol. II, with playing cards and cages etc.
Related to 237
Unknown The Blackboard to Cage
242
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Miraculous Ball Vanish balls placed in tube vanish, loop ball
247
Unknown Coffee and Milk Cups "The Kellar Cups", cups poured with confetti change into coffee and milk
248
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Okito Confetti to Goldfish in Water uses the Substitution Principle
250
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Living and Dead with buddha and globe that starts to light
252
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Tha Canary Production Cage
253
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Canary Effect egg transforms into canary inside temple-like box
254
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Leg Chopper
256
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito's Confetti to Silks and Livestock tube filled with confetti, confetti changes into silks
258
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Sawing an Arm in Half inside a box
260
Mario Carrandi Jr. Magic Posters reprint of posters, Thurston, Kellar, Houdini, Brindamour, Germain,Alexander, Rouclere, LeRoy, Talma, Bosco, Chung Ling Soo, Levante, Chang, Chefalo, Carter, Okito
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