2004 Reprint used
Written by August Roterberg
Work of Various
284 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher
Illustrated with drawings by Lee Roy Gossett
Language: English
178 entries
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Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Stephen Minch Everything Old is New again
Byron Walker Matters Bibliographic
August Roterberg Preface with thanks to Conradi for letting him use parts of "Der Moderne Kartenkünstler" (1896)
August Roterberg Introduction
The Double Handed Pass
Alexander Herrmann The Herrmann Pass with two cover actions
Charlier The Charlier Pass
Charlier Charlier Pass as a Control delayed with step
The Force with out, included one-handed version
Table Spread Force
August Roterberg Changes describing an out for lost selection
The Top Change
The Bottom Change
The New Top Change end grip
The Mexican Turn Over
Adrian Plate The Excelsior Change "Palm Change"
August Roterberg The Color Change intro
First Method "The Color Change"
thumb goes under deck and pulls bottom card out
Related to 24
Second Method "The Color Change"
variation of First Method
Third Method "The Color Change"
left first finger pushes out bottom card to the front
Related to 27
Fourth Method "The Color Change"
one-handed, thumb pivots card back which ends up perpendicular sticking out towards back (demonstrated by Ed Marlo on video footage)
Related to 28
The Regular Palm
Palm Replacement
August Roterberg On Display of Skill
Buatier de Kolta The Buatier Palm
Related to 31
The Back Hand Palm
August Roterberg New Thought Card Sleights intro
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - First Method fanning before the spectator's eyes
Related to 35
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - Second Method face-up classic force behind back
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - Third Method springing from hand to hand
Related to 36
The New Glimpse
  • First Method (below break)
  • Second Method (random card in center via partial Charlier pass)
  • Third Method (during insertion of selection, two handlings)
The Bridge
The Prearranged Pack Eight Kings stack
The Glide
The Revolution air pressure turnover
Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover
Visible Transformation as deck is dropped on table, air pressure turnover
Double Lift brief
False Shuffles - The Cut cutting in two, three, four or five piles while retaining the cyclic order
Charlier Shuffling the Entire Pack Charlier Shuffle
For One Card controlling top card or bottom and top card
Ne Plus Ultra - First Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, also alternative with marked deck or stripper, "quadrating" (p. 50)
Also published here 48
Top Palm Replacement as deck is pushed forward
Corner Crimp
Undoing Riffle Shuffle with Stripper
Ne Plus Ultra - Second Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at all selections
Also published here 55
Penetration of Matter two methods (one with duplicates), one card or several cards
Related to 57
Magic versus Mnemonics thirty-two numbered slips and cards are distributed among audience, performer later recalls them, secret assistant
Deck Switch profonde pocket
The Card Receptacle
Related to 63
The Appearance of Desired Cards top card of shuffled deck changes into any named card
Related to 64
The Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket
Double Breast Pocket
The Improved Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket, featuring detachable inside pocket, also with selections and no card index
Improved Cards Read Behind The Back shuffled pack, order called out from behind back, with finesse
Also published here 67
The Hypnotised Card deck cuts itself at chosen card on table, hair
The Queen of the Air card rises from pack and floats to glass goblet on other side of stage, transforms in midair
Related to 69
The Lost Found performer removes sets of four cards from behind back and asks whether selection is among them, once the spectator says yes the card is located, estimation of position of card
Related to 71
The Card Caught on the Plate deck thrown in air, card sticks to plate
Related to 72
Deck Crimp Location
The Lantern of Diogenes card appears in glass lantern, using an acrobatic folding card in lid
Related to 73
Extraordinary Restoration procedure for adding and forcing the extra corner
Edge Marked Locator
Apparent Second Sight freely chosen cards are located behind back, secret punching of selections through handkerchief
Related to 76
The Card Marker device to secretly punch cards, two apparatus
The Attached Card selection vanishes and reappears under back of spectator's coat collar
Related toAlso published here 78
Cards Shot Against a Hat three selections torn up and shot at borrowed hat, where they appear attached to the crown of the hat
Related to 80
Newspaper-Covered Cards back covered with newspaper to hide them on a newspaper
War in Peace card sword with unprepared sword and four cards (standard gaffed one briefly described)
Related to 82
The New Card Table or "Card Tripod", metal apparatus with double-shell coverings, Torn Corner Trick given as example with two-step restoration (first all except corner, then the corner)
Thought Reading Extraordinary thought of card at thought of number up to ten
Related to 85
A Mysterious Change
Double Lift
The Card and Handkerchief card visibly appears attached to handkerchief
Related to 89
The Itinerant Card sealed pack opened, black cards wrapped in paper, chosen red card travels inside black half
Related to 91
Resealing a Card Case
The Terpsichorean Card card stands upright on table, then even dances to music
Related to 92
The Card in the Pocket card at a number is remembered, counted to and vanished, in pocket
Related to 94
The Spectator as Conjurer spectator shoots chosen number of pins on shower of cards with pistol, they're found in selection
Gravity Defied cards cling to hand, pin
Related toAlso published here 97
The Demon Envelope seven cards predicted in nesting envelopes
The Ubiquitous Card card at named number
Related toAlso published here 102
Push-Back Count
Four Cards Caught At The Finger Tips duplicates
Friction Toss
The Card, Ribbon and Envelope selection in deck, other selection pierced an threaded on ribbon, ribbon-card changes to first selection, second selection travels to envelop
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Facilis Descensus Averno deck in glass on pedestal
Also published here 108
The Obedient Card
Related to 111
The Card Appearing On The Bottle card appears on top of unprepared bottle, two methods
The Card On The Table Edge card appears on rear edge of table, mechanical
The Mysteries of the Zodiac elaborate, mathematical selection procedure
Also published here 116
The Cards, Coins and Glass deck placed on glass, coins penetrate deck and fall into glass, three methods (impromptu, gaffed cards, gaffed table
Related to 125
The Halved Card card cut in half, one half destroyed and rediscovered, variant in which the half is brought in theater by district messenger boy (Western Union Card Trick)
Related to 130
The Phoenix picture card burned and restored minus a corner, tearing off a corner off double card
The Lost Ace ace travels to pocket
Related to 133
Nine as Ace pseudo duplicate
Thought Foretold deck divided in four piles, one chose, all cards divined and predicted
Related to 135
Wide Card
Multiple Out Envelope four outs
The Pierced Card blindfolded, deck crimp location
The Card Box prop
Related to 138
The Mechanical Card Box prop
The Brass Card Box prop
The New Brass Card Box prop
The Vanishing Of Thought Cards twenty-six double facers
X Rays cards in envelopes are divined, two methods, envelopes marked visually or haptically
Related to 144
The Balanced Card on hat, thread
Related toAlso published here 146
The Lightning Change double facer
The Card Servante behind chair or similar
Related to 149
Rapid Transit bold, duplicate
The Cards and the Orange Tree four selections travel into orange
Related to 151
Card, Ring and Ribbon borrowed finger ring appears on loop of string tied on card with hole
The Conjurer's Prediction three thought of cards are divined, then travel from Card Box (prop) to deck
Handkerchief and Card silk from card
Related toVariations 157
Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck
Related toAlso published here 158
Grand Card Maneuvre Jacks on top and Kings on bottom of deck, Queens under plate, Queens vanish and appear on top of deck, Jacks and Kings under second plate, then Queens back under first plate
Related to 160
The New General Card
The Small Card Frame two methods, sand frame and black cover cloth that is pulled out with handkerchief cover
Related to 163
William E. Robinson Double Appearance Card Frame first card appears, then second card
Grande Clairvoyance Mysterieuse two cards chosen from two decks match, three methods
Related to 167
The Bridge of Cards long spread between hands, elastic underneath
Related toVariationsAlso published here 170
The Cards and Mirror deck thrown on mirror, three selections stick to it
The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope
Variations 173
The Divination Of Thought three cards and their positions are predicted
Related to 174
Envelope with See-Through Dummy
Faced Deck Turnover Force
Mnemonics Applied to Cards deck really remembered, with application in which the performer re-orders the cards face-down into numerical order
Variations 177
The Acrobatic Cards four cards jump out of borrowed hat
Related to 180
Singular Transposition two cards travel from middle to bottom, two methods (pseudo duplicate pairs)
Vice Versa two card in two envelopes transpose, duplicate
A Hypnotic Experiment cards adhere to each other and cling together, cards with thread preparation
The Mysterious Hat two cards are divined and then travel into hat
Multiple Bottom Change no details
Mystic Divination pile of card selected and pocketed by spectator, cards are divined by performer
Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection
Related toAlso published here 192
The Flying and Obedient Card wide distance boomerang card, thread
Related to 194
The New Multiplication of Cards four selections from envelope to envelope
Cut Force spectator cuts off packet at secret break
Card and Egg Balance impossible balancing stunt with card and egg on wand
Related to 198
The Fountain of Cards cards jump out of tumbler
Related to 200
The New Rising Cards From The Hand fake finger
Related to 202
Second Method hole in half the pack
Related to 204
The Cards Rising Through The Air selected cards rise from pack and float into performer's hand
Related to 205
The Excelsior Rising Cards gaffed table
Narrow Pack Location deck switch to locate cards
The Rising Cards and Tumbler solo or with assistant
Related to 209
A Comedy of Errors rising cards with cards turning over and transforming during rise, acrobatic gimmicks that can be palmed off
Related to 211
Third Method two moving pip cards
The Hand of Cagliostro model of hand used in rising card presentation
VariationsAlso published here 217
August Roterberg Prepared and Mechanical Cards
The Changing Card Queen of Hearts to Clubs and vice versa, sliding part
Related to 220
The Unique Changing Card Queen to Jack of different suit
The Diminishing Card gaffed
Related to 225
The Latest Diminishing Card gaffed
The Changing and Diminishing Card card changes, shrinks, then disappears
The Changing and Enlarging Card
Related to 230
The New Quadruple Changing Card
Related to 233
The Card and Rose card transforms into flower
The Floral Card card transforms into flower
Related to 236
The Penetrative Card card visibly pushed through top hat, gaffed
Related to 238
The Torn Corner Card torn corner visibly reappears
Related to 239
The Improved Torn Corner Card torn corner visibly reappears, can be examined
Related to 241
The Flap Card
Related to 243
The Nonpareil Changing Card examinable after change
Related to 244
The New Nonpareil Card examinable
Related to 246
The Bottle Card folding card
Related to 247
The Conjurer As Marksman performer shoots in center of Ace of Hearts held by spectator, "Bullet Card"
Related to 249
Moving Pip Card
Related to 251
A Mysterious Transformation Ace with other pips put with vermillion onto it, changes into Ace
Related to 254
The New Ink Card ink changes to water, card dipped into "ink" proves that it's ink
The Envelope Card envelope changes into card
The Vanishing Pips Nine changes into Five, then Three, then Ace, then blank on both sides, Multi Pip Card
The Turning Card card rising out of deck visibly turns over
Related to 262
The Reunited Card card cut into four pieces, restores itself when thrown in air
The Card and Broken Mirror deck thrown on mirror, it breaks and card sticks to mirror, mirror restored
The Coin Card removable pocket
The Eclipsed Pack of Cards fan of cards thrown in air vanishes
The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods
Data entered by Denis Behr.