Second 1946 edition used
Written by Al Baker
Work of Al Baker
135 pages (Hardcover), published by Carl Waring Jones
Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Harlan Tarbell
Language: English
86 entries
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Elmer P. Ransom Foreword
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Al Baker Introduction
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Chapter One: Cards
Al Baker A Lesson in Magic three cards, they travel back in second phase
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Al Baker Palm Replacement context of cards across
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Al Baker Undercount from left-hand dealing position into right hand one on top of the next, double push
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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Bottom Palm no credit
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Al Baker The Magician at Home thread, on the floor/carpet
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Al Baker Red-Black Transposition envelopes
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Al Baker One Deck Do as I Do
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Al Baker The Torn and Restored Paper Napkin
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Al Baker The Half Card and Cigarette Trick
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Al Baker Cigarette Switch in the hands
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Al Baker The Ambitious Card - Two Novel Methods two phases
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Alexander Herrmann, Al Baker Herrmann's Vanish of a Fan of Cards pull
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Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
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Al Baker Outguessing the Spectator thought-of Numbers, two spectator, roughed deck
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Al Baker Improved Card Code for Two Persons verbal and nonverbal
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Al Baker The Walking and Jumping Card thread
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Al Baker The Flapless Envelope Switch "Baker Method"
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Al Baker The Knife Dial to find a card in the spread
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Al Baker Slipping the Cut - Table Method "Baker Improvement"
Draw Shift variation
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Al Baker The Swinging Rising Cards "The Baker Method for Club Work"
with hanging houlette
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Al Baker Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes
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Scallop Short Card
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Al Baker Miniature Card in Balloon
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Chapter Two: Coins and Bills
Al Baker The Magical Filtration of Four Half Dollars
  • 1. Passage of the First Coin
  • 2. Passage of the Second Coin
  • 3. Passage of the Third Coin
  • 4. Passage of the Fourth Coin
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Al Baker Baker Steal
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Al Baker The Stack of Quarters
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Al Baker The Rising Coin - Baker Method coin dropped in glass, rises out and drops out, thread
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Al Baker Bending a Half Dollar
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Al Baker A Dinner Table Trick coin through tablecloth
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Al Baker A Knotty Problem into handkerchief held by spectator in which spectator tied a knot
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Al Baker Dollar Bill and Cigarette
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Al Baker Cigarette Switch in-the-hands
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Al Baker The Erectile Dollar Bill lengthwise folded bill moves to stand upright, thread attached to thumb tip
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Al Baker The Dollar Bill Switch in envelope
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Al Baker Envelopes and Coin in paper and three envelopes
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Chapter Three: Silks
Al Baker The Twentieth Century Silk Trick - Baker Method with dye tube and paper cornucopia
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Al Baker Phantom Tube - Baker Presentation
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Al Baker Spirits At Work thread, unknotting with short knot sequence
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Al Baker A Silk Force colored silks
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Al Baker The Knot that just Won't
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Al Baker The Sympathetic Silks "Streamline Version", four silks
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Al Baker The Count counting four silks separately while two are knotted
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Al Baker False Knot for two Silks knotting two silks together
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Chapter Four: Ropes
Al Baker Give a Magician enough Rope and... "A Stage Version of the Popular Cut and Restored Rope Effect"
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Al Baker A Rope Interlude thread, unknotting rope
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Chapter Five: Mind Reading
Al Baker Cooperative Conjuring with (forcing) dice, between ten and thirty
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Al Baker ACME Mindreading Effect name of card written on paper, impression
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Al Baker Seeing Through Solid Matter numbers written on slate which is wrapped up, assistant can name total and numbers
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Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
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Al Baker Concentration spectator crimps his card without knowing
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Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
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Al Baker The Baker Slate Easel for appearing writing
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Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
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Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
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Chapter Six: Mnemonics
Al Baker The Saturday Evening Post Feat using memory, magazine test
  • First Method
  • Second Method
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Al Baker Phenomenal Memory
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Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck
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Al Baker The Celebrity Feat stooge codes celebrity name with playing cards
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Al Baker The Polish Psychic number coded through name over phone
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Al Baker Living and Dead Test Plus with assistent, number total, code
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Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed
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Al Baker The Pairs Re-Paired - New Baker Method using memory, for credit information see reference
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Chapter Seven: The Linking Rings
Al Baker Linking Rings Opening starting with eight ring chain, thread and really linked rings
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Al Baker The Linking Rings "The Baker Opening Routine and Some Novel Moves"
  • The Addition of the Key Ring
  • 1. With the Key Ring, Regular Single Ring, and Small Ring
  • 2. With the Set of Three and a Regular Ring
  • 3. With Two Singles and the Key Ring
  • 4. With Two Single Rings
  • 5. To Apparently Link a Solid Single Ring on a Chain of Three
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Al Baker Thread Links without key, several methods in the routine
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Al Baker The Addition of the Key Ring using jacket
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Chapter Eight: Specialties
Al Baker Levitation of a Glass of Liquid clings to silk, thread
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Al Baker The Naomi Goldfish Bowl Production
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Al Baker Ink Filtration - Baker Method from pitcher to glass on table
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Al Baker Welded Flash Paper
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Al Baker The Glass Penetration penetrating a sheet of glass, standard prop with finessed handling
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Al Baker The Flying Match Head
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Al Baker Kiddie Party Slate name of two children appears on slates, preshow, flap slate contruction
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Al Baker The Quick and the Dead "With the Baker Pellet Switch"
living and dead test with reading of dead name, finger tip
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Al Baker Baker Pellet Switch
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Al Baker The Cut and Restored Necktie using change bag
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