see also additional material from the 1994 edition
1938
Written by John Northern Hilliard
Work of Various
1,005 pages (Hardcover), published by Carl Waring Jones
Illustrated with drawings by Harlan Tarbell
Language: English
811 entries
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The Self Tying Silk thread
612
Tenkai Ishida The Tenkai Knots three knots vanish
613
Vanishing Knots silks are tied together, false knot
613
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Color Changing Handkerchief popular gaffed handkerchief
Variations 614
Ade Duval Duval's Dyeing Handkerchiefs dye tube
617
John Northern Hilliard Billiard Balls
621
Palming classic and finger palm
622
Palming a Ball in Apparently Taking it in the Other Hand
623
Palming a Ball in the Act of Apparently Placing it in the Other Hand
624
The Change Over Palm two methods
625
Billiard Ball Gimmicks - The Shell
626
Ball Holders: 1. Individual Holders
2. Holders for Several Balls
two individual and four multiple ball holders
627
Pockets topit, application for billiard ball or deck of cards
628
Pulls for billiard ball vanish
628
The Cuff Servante sleeve cuff servante for billiard ball
629
Table Wells and Servantes
630
Eric Peterson Special Balls - Pin Ball
630
Thimble Ball
631
Ball with Hole
631
Needle and Cork Ball
631
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Billiard Ball Stands - Conradi Stand to vanish and produce balls
631
Wooden Stand to hold and produce balls
632
The Lozenge dummy part of a ball for a convincing vanish
633
The One to Four Multiplication with shell
634
Filtration Through a Handkerchief
636
A Billiard Ball Phantasy four different colored solid balls
637
Playing Card Changed to a Billiard Ball
640
Production of a Billiard Ball from a Playing Card
641
A Subtle Vanish
642
The Best Dminishing Billiard Ball Trick gaffed
642
Laurie Ireland The New Multiplying Golf Balls description of set of balls
644
Multiplication to Four Solid Balls two shells used, "modern"
644
Simultaneous Production of Four Balls in Each Hand four shells and four solid balls, roll-out with both hands
646
Henry Gordien Knee Penetration
647
Laurie Ireland The Diminishing Golf Ball gimmick applied to golf ball
649
John Northern Hilliard Sponge Balls
651
The Fist Vanish for several balls one by one
652
To Palm a Sponge Ball
653
A Sponge Ball Routine several phases, hollow egg or lemon finale
654
Henry Gordien Another Sponge Ball Routine
Variations 656
Gimmicks for Sponge Balls holders and comments
657
John Northern Hilliard The Cups and Balls The Wand
The Balls
The Cups
658
The Vanish
659
Loading a Cup tip over load
660
Removing a Ball Secretly from Under a Cup
660
Routine
661
Laurie Ireland No-Sleight Sponge Ball Method
663
Dai Vernon A Coin Vanish
666
Martin Chapender The Chapender Vanish see reference for credit information
Related to 667
John Northern Hilliard A Hilliard Vanish
Related to 669
John Northern Hilliard Another Hilliard Vanish back palm
669
A Complete Vanish coat pocket drop
670
A Vanish with a Pencil pencil clip
Variations 671
Jardine Ellis A Jardine Ellis Vanish
671
A Novel and Easy Coin Change using double backed card
Related to 672
A Change for a Small Coin sleeving
672
Max Malini A Coin Multiplication three coins
Related to 673
Harry Kellar Coin Holders - The Kellar Holder
673
Al Meiner The New Coin Holder
674
New Coin Dropper
674
Paper Clip Holder single coin
674
Fountain Pen impromptu holder
675
Folded Newspaper as a Tray impromptu coin tray
675
The Wand vanish with wax
675
Coin on Thread
676
Folding Coins construction and use including: To Make One Coin and a Folded Coin Appear as Three Coins, Formula for Silver Cement to Fill the Gap
676
Harry Blackstone The Half Dollar and Ginger Ale Bottle folding coin
677
William H. McCaffrey, S.S. Blodgett The Penny and the Dime one of two coins vanish
678
A Coin Vanishes from Between Two Glasses
680
Charles A. Leedy Coin to Pocket from hand to trouser pocket
681
Al Baker Dime Under One of Three Cards spectator puts dime beneath one of three card, performer divines which card
681
The Coin in the Handkerchief marked coin into handkerchief
Related to 682
The Vanishing Dime
683
False Turnover
683
Another Vanishing Dime simulated pick up from pile of coins
684
A Trick at the Counter
685
Two Cards and a Coin coin appears between two cards
685
The Dime and the Penny
685
John Northern Hilliard A Date Divination with cards the date of a borrowed coin is divined
686
Coin Changed to an Alarm Clock
687
A Coin Penetration through cloth bag, using a wire ring
688
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins corners of handkerchief assembly, shell
Related to 689
Coin Through a Handkerchief shell
690
Invisible Flight of Six Coins
690
Gold and Silver
692
The Rising Coin up in glass and over lip, thread
Related to 693
The "Perfect" Coins Through Table Trick ungaffed
694
Arthur Sherwood The Coin and the Chocolate Box coin from chocolate box to envelope and back again
697
A Coin Producing Fan gaffed
699
The Coin Easel for vanish and reproduction
700
The Miser's Dream - Coins from the Shoe sequence to fit into routine
701
The Hooked Coin sequence to fit into miser's dream routine
702
A Very Good Method of Holding a Load of Coins is This hole through stack of coins
702
T. Nelson Downs Mysterious Date Changing date increases by number thought of
703
T. Nelson Downs Reading the Dates of Coins with Finger Tips
703
T. Nelson Downs A Neat Coin Fold
704
T.J. Crawford Migratory Coins coins on corners of black cloth, with two postcards
Variations 705
T.J. Crawford The Okito Coin Box coin from box transposes with coin from hand
708
T.J. Crawford The Brema Coin Box six coins in box penetrate box and hand
710
T.J. Crawford Using the Sleeves coin travels from hand to hand, two methods
Related toVariationsAlso published here 712
T.J. Crawford Curious Coins three coins in each hand
713
Click Pass
715
T.J. Crawford An Old One Revised coin from coin box on top of book on top of glass into glass
716
T.J. Crawford The Illusive Coin Pass 1 or several coins
717
T. Nelson Downs The Downs Coin Star on tips of fingers
Related to 719
The Thumb Grip
722
The Passage of a Cigarette from One Hand to the Other Through the Knees
724
Method of Showing the Hands Empty by Means of the Thumb Grip
724
Production of a Number of Cigarettes from the Thumb Grip unlight
725
The Pinches palming positions
726
The Finger Hold palming positions
727
The Finger Palm
727
The Tiptilt
728
The Vanish, Real and Apparent
728
The Push Vanish and Recovery
729
"Tongue"-ing a Cigarette
730
Switching a Lighted Cigarette for a Dummy
732
Production of Five Lighted Cigarettes, Full Size
733
Production of a Lighted Cigarette from the Air
734
Producing Sparks
735
A Routine Using Lighted Cigarettes and Dummies
735
A Finale. Production of a Pipe
737
The Dropper
737
Tanks for Lighted Cigarettes
737
Vest Holder
738
The Finger Clip
738
Preparation of Load for Production of Several Cigarettes at Once
739
Cigarette Switch two methods
741
Vanishing a Cigarette with a Pull. Correct Method
741
Another Vanish of a Lighted Cigarette thumb tip
742
G. W. Hunter Continuous Impromptu Production of Cigarettes
Variations 743
The Growing, Glowing Cigarette stretched to double length, then diminished and vanished
745
Glenn G. Gravatt The Cigarette Rising from a Package
745
Another Method impromptu method for cigarette rising from a package
747
A Cigarette Rising from a Bottle
747
Al Baker The Reborn Cigarette with initialed cigarette
748
Lighted Cigarette Passed Through Handkerchief
750
The Phantom Cigarette lighted cigarette through handkerchief
751
Half a Cigarette from hand to hand
753
A Cigarette Interlude magical lighting of cigarette, impromptu
753
Bending a Cigarette Double bending without breaking
754
The Knotted Cigarette
754
The Pantomime Cigarette
755
Henry Gordien Cigarettes and Hats matrix with four cigarettes and two hats
756
Samuel Berland The Immortal Cigarette broken in three pieces
758
Samuel Berland Cigarettes Through a Handkerchief full contents of package
759
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L.W. Card in Cigarette
760
The Levitation of a Cigar at the fingertips
762
Another Levitation at the fingertips
763
With Three Borrowed Cigars rolling on their own, thread
764
The Travelling Cigar Ash from hand to hand
764
The Torn Bill
767
Switching a Bill I
768
Switching a Bill II
769
William H. McCaffrey Cut and Restored Bill
770
Dave Roberts The Climbing Bill climbing up the wall, reel
771
"The Perfect" Lemon and Bill Trick
771
A Good Wrinkle for Rolling Bills method for a tight roll for insertion into lemon etc.
774
Bluey-Bluey The Bill in the Envelope burned in envelope, reproduced from spectator's sleeve
774
William H. McCaffrey The Five Dollar Bill Trick $5 to $1 bill, humorous presentation
Related to 777
Dai Vernon The Short Change with the Long Green using glued bills
VariationsAlso published here 779
Carl Brema Dollar Bill and Tube Trick Bill Tube
781
John Northern Hilliard Magic With Ropes
783
Karl Germain Cut and Restored String
785
Harlan Tarbell Cut and Restored Rope with Snap Fasteners
786
Harlan Tarbell Caesar Gimmick connection
786
Harlan Tarbell The Tarbell Hindu Rope Mystery - Loop method. Simplified form
787
U. F. Grant Impropmtu Method
790
Mihlon Clayton Mehlon Clayton's Method
Variations 792
Henry Gordien Henry Gordien's Method
793
Milbourne Christopher Stretching a Rope
794
Second Method
796
Harry C. Bjorklund The Slow Motion Restoration
Also published here 797
Herman Hanson The Climax Rope Trick
799
John Northern Hilliard The Chinese Rings
803
Jean Hugard For Parlor or Club Presentation full routine
Also published here 804
Jean Hugard Stage Presentation full routine
Also published here 810
Various Artifices of Modern Invention - The Large Ring secretly using a slightly smaller ring for some moves
814
M. Odin The Odin Count false count with the rings
817
Victor Farelli Mr Farelli's Variation Using Two Large Rings false count & routine
818
Dariel Fitzkee The Small Ring false count with the rings
820
Eugene Laurant, Chung Ling Soo, Charles Waller Methods of Obtaining the Key Ring Secretly
  • With a Silk
  • With a Japanese Basket
  • On the Back of a Chair
  • J. N. Hilliard's Method
  • Eugene Laurant's Method
  • Charles Waller's Method
  • With a Vest
  • Chung Ling Soo's Method
821
The Opening in the Key Ring construction methods
823
Bibliography list of publications of Linking Ring Routines
823
The Four Sugar Cubes matrix type assembly
825
The Travelling Matches hand to hand
825
A Pretty Match Flourish "The effect is that of a lighted match suddenly materializing in the air."
826
Divination with Matches number of matches moved is divined by performer
827
The Linking Matches between the fingers and thumbs, two methods
827
Striking a Match in the Air flourish
828
The Flying Matches matches from matchbook to pocket
829
William H. McCaffrey The Jumping Match or Toothpick
Related to 830
Vanishing Matches vanishing from box
830
The Floating Match up and down on top of matchbox
830
David E. Swift The Pencil Fountain water is produced from borrowed pencil
831
The Three Cigarette Papers paper with dead name moves by itself
832
The Butterfly on the Shoe butterfly from paper flaps its wings
832
The Tricky Thumble match appears under thimble with gag presentation
832
A Novel Thimble Vanish
833
Three Useful Wrinkles - With a Matchbox as memory aid
834
To Tear Cellophane you can tear cellophane and the spectator can't
834
New Prepared Envelope
834
To Number the Sides and Yet Have a Message Written on One Side
835
The Empty Frame Idea
836
Stewart Judah Slate Writing Without a Flap writing appears on slate
836
The Rolling Golf Ball rolling itself up in a borrowed handkerchief, ungaffed objects
837
The Rising and Falling Tube. A Genuine Hindu Trick bamboo tube travels up and down a cord
838
Al Baker The New Rice Bowls
839
Petrie Lewis The New Die and Hat Trick large die from tube to hat
842
Edward Massey Glass Through Glass glass rod through glass in frame
843
Ludwig Krug The Penetrale Glass rod through glass in frame
845
The Hindu Thread Trick
846
Don White The Chinese Prayer Vase vase on rope
847
The Porous Broomstick rope through broomstick
850
The Flying Ring I ring from right hand to any finger on left hand
851
The Flying Ring II ring from right hand to any finger on left hand
Variations 853
Percy Abbott The New Vanishing Glass "Squash", with rubber ball pull
854
The Wooden Block Divination Trick four numbered blocks in box are arranged, performer divines their arrangement
856
The Divination Candles four candles, one is put in tube, performer divines it
856
Henry Gordien A Compact Divination Trick spectator sets clock to any hour, performer divines it
857
Henry Gordien The Salt Trick salt from hand to hand
858
James Wobensmith The Afghan Bands wellknown topological thing
860
Ellis Stanyon The Evolution of the Afghan Bands extension for wellknown topological thing
861
Ellis Stanyon The Miracle Torn and Restored Paper
863
Eugene Laurant The Sands of the Desert method of preparation
Variations 865
Charles Bertram The Sands of the Desert - Charles Bertram's Method
867
The Sands of the Desert - Wax Paper Method
868
The Sands of the Desert - Veterinary Capsule Method
868
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg The Sands of the Desert - Fu Manchu's Presentation
869
Harlan Tarbell The Sands of the Desert - Harlan Tarbell's Presentation
869
Don White Piff, Paff, Pouf!! The Magic Safety Pins
Related to 871
Baffles Brush Tricks of the Trade - Magician's Wax
873
Baffles Brush Elastic
873
Flesh Color Paint
873
Dave Roberts A Novel Pull for birdcage
873
A useful Pull
873
Hand Levitation
873
Flash Paper recipe
874
Thread or line
874
Bent tube for thread
874
Beer fake beer recipe
874
Ropes fixing ends
874
Egg Stains cleaning for nickel, copper, brass
874
Grease Spots cleaning
874
Silk Stains cleaning
875
Pulls tip
875
Candle Shells tip
875
Velvet tip
875
Colored Fluids tip
875
Gold paint tip
875
Plush goods tip on cleaning
875
Feather Flowers tip on cleaning
875
Roy Chapman A Practical Flashpot
875
Caryl S. Fleming Inflating Balloons for Production
876
Eugene Bernstein the Spirit Grip spectator feels two hands, while only one is touching him
877
Theodore Annemann Diabolo Pellet Reading
881
The One Ahead System
883
Wm. Hewitt Modern Mind Reading
Related to 884
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test
885
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick
887
Sid Lorraine The Sealed Message sealed and burned message is divined
889
Sid Lorraine The Magic Blotter answer to question appears on paper
890
William H. McCaffrey Geomancy drawn design is duplicated, carbon
891
Carl Waring Jones Divination with Marbles color is correctly named
893
Theodore Annemann The Three Pellet Trick three cards written on billets are divined
894
Billet Switch
895
William H. McCaffrey Magic Addition
896
Frank Lane Mind Reading at a Distance assistant in other room names cards touched by spectator
897
The Best Impromptu Mind Reading Trick
Also published here 898
Bert Allerton Mind Reading with the Finger Tips as Bert Gustafson, two thought-of-cards are removed behind back
900
Bert Allerton Deck Switching Gimmick for a switch behind the back...
900
Bert Allerton Card Index for twelve cards
901
H. Adrian Smith Mnemonics with Cards
  • An Outline of the System
  • The Table of Fixed Ideas
  • The Card List
  • Association of Ideas
  • Memorizing a Shuffled Pack
902
H. Adrian Smith A Unique Mental Problem missing cards are named, real memory
Variations 906
H. Adrian Smith Memorizing a List of Objects
907
H. Adrian Smith A Method for a Set-up Deck mental aid to keep track of suits while dealing for cyclical stacks
908
Concluding Observations
909
Royal Vale Heath Magic Squares chapter on Magic Squares, discussing
  • The Three Square
  • The Five Square
  • Odd and Even Cell Squares
  • The Eight Square
  • The Six Square
Variations 911
Fun with Magic Squares
915
Transposing Magic Squares
916
The Birthday Magic Square Trick
920
An Historical Magic Square
921
Segregation of the Odd and Even Numbers Routine
922
A Mathematical Magic Square
923
An Intersting Curiosity
924
Old and New Apparatus from the Charles H. Larson Collection with pictures of:
  • The Vanishing Cannon Ball
  • A Magic Periscope
  • The Magic Kettle
  • The Silks Stand
  • The Mysterious Disc
  • The Mysterious Case
  • The Inexhaustible Barrel
  • Cord and Books
  • The Ivory Card Blocks
  • The Hut of Madagascar
  • The Umbrella Table
  • Pack of Cards Changed to Silk
  • The Latest Block and Cord
  • Silk Production Balls
  • Silk Production
  • The Card Table
  • Latest Mirror Glass
  • The Cigarette Candle
  • The Penetration of Matter
  • Other Collections
927
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
  • Stage Entrance
  • Settings
  • The Opening Illusion
  • The Follow On
  • Patter
  • Balance
  • Assistants
  • Audience Work
  • Routining
  • Apparatus
  • Working to Magicians
  • The Climax
  • Résumé
936
Jack Gwynne The Turn-Over Box
949
W.J. Nixon The Floating Ball thread
950
Russel Walsh The Vanishing Cane
953
Silent Mora The Vanishing Lamp
954
The Sword Box
955
The New Sword Cabinet
956
U. F. Grant The Head Pincushion
957
Fred Culpitt The Doll's House
Variations 958
W.J. Nixon Where do the Ducks Go?
960
Burning a Woman Alive skeleton remains
961
Amac Find the Lady
963
Lester Lake, Percy Abbott The Chinese Chopper for head and both arms
966
Chung Ling Soo Shooting an Arrow and a Rope Through a Woman
968
Walking Through a Ribbon
971
Herr Boelke Creo kind of puppet becomes person
Related to 973
David Devant The Ghost
975
Charles Waller Transmogrification one person becomes another
976
A Feat of Strength ropes with rings on the end are held by performer despite several men pulling on the ropes
978
Torrini Sawing a Woman in Half
978
P. T. Selbit A. Selbit's Version of Sawing a Woman in Half
980
Horace Goldin B. Horace Goldin's Version of Sawing a Woman in Half
982
C. Method Using One Girl of Sawing a Woman in Half
Variations 986
D. A Living Miracle - The Circular Saw Method of Sawing a Woman in Half
988
The Headless Woman
989
Data entered by Denis Behr.