1940/50
Written by Frederick Braue, Jean Hugard
Work of Various
474 pages (Hardcover), published by George Starke
Illustrated with drawings by Donna Allen
Language: English
356 entries
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Jean Hugard Foreword to the Third Edition
vii
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Foreword to the First Edition
viii
Dai Vernon The Lift Get-Ready squeeze break, uncredited
Related toVariations 4
The Lift
5
The Double Lift Turnover two methods
Related toVariations 8
The One Hand Push-Off
8
The Push-Off Second Deal a. The Left Hand Grip
b. The Deal
Variations 13
d. As a False Table Count on a tabled packet with double deal
16
c. The Push-Off Stud Poker Deal
16
The Strike Second Deal
17
The Bottom Deal
20
The Middle Deal - a., c.
24
The Middle Deal - b., d., e.
24
The Double Deal - a.
27
The Double Deal for small stacks on top on the deck
28
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase Bottom Deal
29
Jean Hugard The Double Deal - Second Method - b. applying Erdnase Bottom Deal
29
Jean Hugard The Side Slip two methods
Related to 31
Max Malini Two Covers for the Side Slip
33
Max Malini Malini's Side Slip palm or to top
33
Jean Hugard The Delayed Side Slip
34
Jean Hugard The Bottom Side Slip to the bottom
35
Jean Hugard The Invisible Turn-Over Pass
37
Louis Zingone The Zingone Perfect Table Pass
Related to 39
The Flesh Grip Pass
41
The Jog Pass
42
Frederick Braue The Braue Pass
43
Charles Bertram The Charlier Pass - Color Change
45
Charlier Charlier Cut
45
The Charlier Pass - To Control a Card
Related toVariations 46
The Finger Palm Pass Improved
Related to 47
Frederick Braue The Braue Diagonal Tip-Up Palm
Variations 49
The Swing Palm
49
The Thumb-Count Palm
50
Face Card Palm, Right Hand two methods
51
The Crosswise Palm
53
New Vertical Palm small packet
Related to 54
Gambler's Squaring Palm
55
The Gamblers' Flat Palm strange position
56
Jean Hugard The Hugard Top Palm
57
Frederick Braue The Flip-Over Palm attributed to Fred Braue in "Vis à Vis"
Related toVariations 58
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Hofzinser Bottom Palm
59
Frederick Braue The Braue Bottom Palm
60
Frederick Braue Delaying the Braue Bottom Palm
61
Louis Zingone The Zingone Bottom Palm two methods (packet and full deck)
Related to 62
Louis Zingone Three Cards Across
64
Charlie Miller Perfect Riffle Shuffle two methods
Related toVariations 65
Charlie Miller The Strip-Out False Shuffle
67
Hindu Shuffle Variation to control a card
69
False Shuffle Retaining Top Stock
Related to 69
Gambler's False Shuffle similar to Zarrow concept
VariationsAlso published here 70
Retaining Top Stock
Related to 71
Jean Hugard A System of Stock Shuffling for two, three, four, five cards
73
Off the Table False Riffle Shuffle
Related to 76
The False Running Cut two methods
77
Gamblers' False Cut Up the Ladder
78
Gamblers' False Cut - Retaining Bottom Stock tabled, straight cut, bottom cards slid back to bottom
Related toVariationsAlso published here 79
The Fadeaway Card Change
Related toVariations 81
The Slide Top Change
83
The Tip-Over Change with a one-handed get ready
Related to 85
The Throw Top Change
85
August Roterberg The Push-In Change
87
The Drop Switch similar to tip-over change
Related toVariations 88
The Little Finger Crimp
90
The Regular Crimp Corner Crimp while spreading
90
The Peek Crimp
91
The Gamblers' Crimp isolated card
Related to 91
Card Marking Crimp marking system
92
The Specator Peek Improved
93
Third Finger Flesh Break
94
After the Spectator Peek
94
The Spectator Peek - The Last Word third finger break
94
Glimpsing a Card
95
A New Glimpse erdnase break
Related to 95
Top Card Glimpse palming
96
The Gambler's Glimpse
Related to 97
The Glimpse after the Peek two methods
98
Covers for the Glimpse three covers
Related to 100
The Side Jog diagonal push-in
102
The Jog at the Break transforming a break into a jog, two methods
Variations 102
Automatic Jog No. I, II, III three methods (including Plunger)
104
Facing The Deck one-handed, Charlier-Pass
107
Righting the Faced Deck one-handed, Charlier-Pass
108
Automatic Reverse while displaying top cards
Also published here 109
Righting a reversed Bottom Card
109
Frederick Braue Facing the Bottom Card overhand shuffle cover, see references for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here 110
Faced Deck Turnover
Related toAlso published here 112
Vesting a Card
113
A Cutting Discovery found by cutting to it, thumbnail estimation
Related toVariations 114
Louis Zingone The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge cutting off packet of known number
Related to 114
Separating the Colors slop shuffle
Related to 115
Setting a Key Card
116
The Five Card Quibble an out if you only know that it is one of five cards
118
Emergency Card Stabbing break, also for when the selection is known to be one of a few cards but not which one
120
The Drop Control subtle, card is put in deck which is dribbled in other hand, card controlled to seventh from top
121
The Tap tapping a produding card "through" the squared pack
Related toVariations 122
Charlie Miller The Single Card Bridge overhand shuffle position
123
A New Glide side glide, à la Kelly Bottom Placement attributed to Vernon in Enchantment reference, but Braue in Braue Notebooks reference
VariationsAlso published here 123
Establishing a Break from a Bridge
Related to 124
Bridge
124
Transfer of Thumb-Count Break to Little Finger
Also published here 125
Enlarging a Break uncredited, possibly claimed by Braue in Notebooks, see reference
Related toAlso published here 125
Ruffle Return heel break
126
Charles Bertram The Bridge Location bridged deck
127
Bridge whole deck
127
Charlie Miller The Bridge Location bridged deck
128
The Mexican Turnover
Variations 128
The Spread Cull on "other side" of spread
Related toVariations 129
The Double-Face facing top and bottom card
130
Bottom to Top to shuffle block to top, paragraph 4
130
Gambler's Card Marking System with crimps
Related to 131
The Nature of the Palm position
134
Rear Palming the Top Card including transfer from regular to rear palm
135
The Bottom Rear Palm
Related to 137
The Rear Palm Side Slip
Related to 138
The Little Finger Push-Out side steal to rear palm
139
The Rear Palm Exchange
140
Replacement Rear Palm
140
In Lieu of the Double Lift using Rear Palm
141
Using the Rear Palm tips
Related to 141
The Perfect Faro Shuffle
143
Fred Black The Shuffle faro tables
Related to 145
Fred Black The Endless Belts
Related to 147
Fred Black Chart of Seventeen
Related toVariations 147
Perfect Shuffle Stock using faro for alternating set-ups
149
Frederick Braue Braue Poker Deal see also following routines
Variations 149
Frederick Braue Braue Poker Deal getting the aces, faro stack
Variations 150
The Eighteenth Card using 18-35-faro-principle with honest shuffle, risky
150
Dishonesty at its Apogee naming cards during the deal from time to time
151
Frederick Braue The Royal Flush Deal simple faro stack
151
A Bridge Deal players receive the identical hands
152
At the Top risky
153
Double Less One faros and crimped key
154
Cliff Green, Tenkai Ishida Interlocked Production here credited to Green but it's not his actual method but presumably Tenkai's which was worked out after seeing Green perform, for credit information see Cliff Green's 1961 write-up
Related to 159
Trewey The Color Change
161
Trewey The Correct Method of Stealing the Card for color change
161
The Impossible Color Change left thumb across top card
Related to 163
The Pressure Fan
164
The Covinous Color Change nice choreographed to show hands empty
164
The Top and Bottom Changes suggestions for uses as simple changes
166
Fan Flourish placing the fan on the table
166
Sprining the Cards - A New Method
166
Paul LePaul There It Is! visual thing, drawing on cover of Dover Reprint..., for credit information see references
Related toVariationsAlso published here 167
Jean Hugard Secret Addition of Cards to the Pack vest pocket, clipped to pocket, three methods
171
Replacement by Laying the Hand Flat on the pack... ... and Drawing it towards you
173
Buckling the Palmed Cards
174
Using the Riffle Flourish
175
Using the Front Finger Palm
175
The Deck Placed Sideways
176
Dropping the Packed
176
In Turning the Top Card
176
Replacing a Card at the Bottom of the Pack
176
Jean Hugard The One. Hand Top Palm footnote
177
Frederick Braue One Hand Replacement One-handed palm in reverse, for credit information see reference
Related to 177
Jean Hugard The Palm in Action holding out, positions, tips for both hands
179
Jean Hugard The Side Count "bubble count"
183
The Top Thumb Count
183
The Bottom Thumb Count three methods
185
The Overhand Count
186
The Classic Force
186
The Fan Force similar principle
187
The Table Spread Force risky, Toss Force
188
The Perfect Score Card Force
188
Jean Hugard Using a Force
190
The Multiple Force using multiple glide
190
Four Card Force calculating and dealing
Related to 191
The Lost Card how to locate a lost but known card
192
Prearranged Pack strategies using a twenty-six-card stack
194
Arranging the Set-Up Pack how to quickly stack a deck "at home"
195
Shuffling the Cards half deck
196
The Spectator Shuffle retaining half deck, spectator helps shuffling
196
Locating the Cards card at any position is named by performer,stacked
198
Jean Hugard The Hugard Rising Cards three cards
201
Charlie Miller The Mesmerised Cards thread & wax
205
The One-Hand Plunger Rising Cards
207
The Two-Hand Plunger Rising Cards
Related toVariations 211
Jack McMillen The Witchcraft Card Rise from behind, bent, interesting
Also published here 212
Louis Zingone The Zingone Spread three cards, challenge selections conditions
Related toVariations 214
Cull Shuffle for three cards
215
Cull Shuffle - Second Method footnote
216
Paul Rosini The Gamblers Outwitted daub transferred from performer's finger to bottom card of cut-off packet as it is replaced
VariationsAlso published here 217
Paul Rosini Daub Work
217
Paul Rosini A Rosi-Cruzian Mystery daub, button storage, two phases, red-black separation during first phase that is used in second phase
Variations 219
Dai Vernon Two-Six-Four one of a thirteen cards thought of and position remembered, two halves made and selection found with multiple out counting procedure using Four, Two and Six spots
Related toVariations 221
Jack McMillen Mind Mirror one suit on top, two honest riffle shuffles
Related toVariationsAlso published here 223
Charlie Miller Predestined Choice card chosen face up is odd-backed, fair
225
Reading the Cards of Any Deck actually touch presentation
228
Glimpsing Bottom Card of Face-up Pack
229
Charlie Miller Dexterous Fingers
230
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick
Related toVariations 233
Ace Affinity
234
Ace Assembly two methods, not the pure effect
238
Charles Bertram Anent the Bertram Aces
Related to 239
Streamlining the Sympathetic Aces
242
Nate Leipzig The "Slap" Aces Aces vanish from pack and reappear
244
Nate Leipzig The "Slap" Aces holding fan while palming
246
Le Temps Four Aces
248
Le Temps Switch
Variations 249
Passe-Passe Aces with transformation/transposition element
Variations 250
The Migratory Aces with travelers finale
252
Dai Vernon Solo Flight Aces as finale four cards change into Aces one by one
254
Buckle Count
255
Charlie Miller The Nomad Aces for credit information see reference
Related toVariations 256
Charlie Miller Spread Hide-Out four as three
257
Charlie Miller The Charles Miller Aces Nomad style
258
Cops and Robbers - A Variation card appears between four kings
261
Five Star Finale five selections appear at five numbers
263
The Razzle Dazzler combo
266
An Expert at Figures using addition force
268
Mercury's Card folded
Related toVariations 269
The Card in the Shoe stranger card
270
A Card for Pegasus card to vest
270
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Mental Force
271
The Princess Card Trick
272
Five Card Royale one of five, mathematical
Related toVariations 273
Phantaso one of five, one-way pips
273
An Automatic Reverse using one hand only
275
A Rapid Reverse using one hand only
276
The Impromptu Magician using one hand only, two methods
277
Three in One using one hand only, different discoveries
279
Harold Lloyd You See? three card discovery, using one hand only, one-way
Also published here 280
One-Handed Deal
280
The First Phase
283
Using Double Lift Turnup two methods
284
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations 285
The Ambitious Twins
285
Ambitious Card Move
286
The Omnipresent Eight
287
Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
287
The Invisible Transit
Variations 290
Transposition Extraordinary
Variations 292
Theodore Annemann, The Telepathic Card impromptu double backer
Related toVariations 293
Transposition
296
Boy Meets Girl story presentation
297
The Card in the Shoe
300
Rub-A-Dub-Dub transformation and vanish
Related toVariations 301
The Card Through the Magazine bottom placement
302
Mercury's Card folded
303
Mercury Fold fourths, mention of Malini's "Card to Mouth"
Related toVariations 304
Folding a Card sixth, palm
305
Charlie Miller The Danbury Deliver fingertip peek, four cards with edge-marks
Related to 307
A Card for Pegasus card to vest
307
Double Discovery two-card catch
308
Everywhere and Nowhere two duplicates
Variations 309
Two Card Catch
309
C. O. Williams, Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 313
Top Change from end grip
313
Jack McMillen McMillen's Card from Pocket card apparently removed from inside pocket with hand holding deck, really from deck
Also published here 314
The Vanishing Pack with handkerchief
Related toVariations 315
The Double Leaper
317
Charlie Miller The Dunbury Delusion
Related toVariations 319
Impromptu Location saliva
322
The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase
322
Paul Rosini Think of a Card spring flourish
324
The Wheel Location card peeked at, fan, card withdrawn
Related to 325
Jog & Step Fan fan with jog or step
326
Wheels within Wheels saliva used as daub
327
Psycho-Intelligence card is put in pocket
328
The Psychic Stop! at seventh position, psychological
Related toVariations 330
Ultima Thule Location from fanned deck, with outs
Related to 331
Ultima Thule Location kind of KM-Move, bold
332
An Incredible Location spectator cuts to bridge
334
Hindu Shuffle Glimpse
334
Crystal Thought duplicate, mexican turnover
Related toVariations 335
Charlie Miller Mental Selectivity five cards
336
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin Ponsin on Thought Reading lip-reading
338
Risk Location Shuffle Tracking
339
Cagliostro Cuts the Cards spectator cuts to his face up card
341
A Quick Reversal order of pack is preserved
341
Faced Deck Reverse Location fair control, faced deck
342
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 344
Louis Zingone Block of Reversed Cards Hidden in Fan tight fan
345
Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations 347
Break Transfer from pinky to overhand shuffle position
348
Card on Parade selection is spelled as final of thirteen cards
349
Hardin Plus Devant fifteen double facers, two methods
351
Double-Faced Cards whole chapter with applications
351
The Mechanical Four Aces three double facers
353
The Radioactive Aces three double facers
356
The Torn and Restored Card double facer, thumb tip
359
The Torn and Restored Card with a borrowed deck stranger card
Related to 362
The Stranger Card whole chapter with applications
362
Theodore Annemann The Ghost Card stranger card, card is put in envelope
363
Where Is It? stranger card
364
Through the Tabletop stranger card, two methods
365
Everywhere and Nowhere with a Borrowed Deck stranger cards
367
A Stranger in the House stranger card, hat is far away, marked card
370
Red-Black Transmigration stranger card, nice presentation
373
Touch and Go stranger card
375
Palm Load under Top Card
Related to 376
Double Lift from Fan probably Vernon's
377
The Run Around Aces stranger card
378
Introducing the Stranger method of adding a stranger card to the pack
379
Joker-Specimen Card using extra Joker as duplicate
380
Forcing a Stranger Card
380
Double-Faced Cards using double facers as strangers
380
It Must Be Magic spelling
382
Two Pile Principle
382
Tricky Quickie card at known number travels to pocket, see p. 412
384
The Numerological Card
385
Matching the Packets spectator deals to four predetermined cards
388
The Seventh Son spectator finds three mates
Related toVariations 389
The Hocus-Pocus Card apparently mistake is made
Related to 390
Do As I Do - A New Presentation with prediction kicker
393
Contrary Do As I Do spectator is invited to be as contrary as he likes
395
The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations 397
The Twenty-Sixth Location remote key
398
Circus Card Trick to prepare for twenty-sixth location
398
The Unwitting Magician spectator finds thee selections
400
The Magic of Nine number of cards in pocket and selection is devined
402
Percy Abbott The Certain Card Trick
Also published here 403
Fan Glimpse from behind by bending corner
Related to 403
Peeling Cards
409
Making Double-Face Cards
409
One Will Make Six how a two spot locates six cards
411
The Spectator Peek in context of "missed" peek
411
Shiners tip
411
Audicity Peek actually for palmed card
411
Card to Pocket tip for the selection process for Lazy Man's...
412
Svengali Shuffle how to shuffle a Svengali Deck
412
Charlier The Charlier Shuffle
412
The Matchbook Easel method for a nice display stand of a card
413
Second Deal Aid roughing fluid on thumb
Related to 414
The Kaufman Card Stand another display method for stand up poker routines
414
A False Count count off more cards from the deck as pretended
415
To Deal Four as Three
415
The Carbon Card freely thought-of card written on slip of paper, performer divines it
416
Magic Powder v. Rabbit's Foot motivation to reach in the pocket
416
False Table Deal buckle undercount on the table
416
The Card at Any Number thumb count
417
Daub
417
Set-Ups management tips
417
Clayton Rawson Moistening a Card
418
The Pass cover for seated performance
418
Left Hand Bottom Replacement
419
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Part 6. Misdirection and Presentation intro
421
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Misdirection
Also published here 423
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Presentation
  • The Presentation of Magic
  • Patter
  • Good Humor
  • The First Trick
  • The Voice
  • Making Friends
  • You Yourself
  • The Routine
  • The Proof of the Pudding
  • Something New
  • The Spectator Perspective
  • Sleight of Hand vs. Self-Working Feats
  • The Importance of the Inconsequential
  • The Simple Way
  • The Audience Committee
  • Plots for Tricks
  • Confederacy
430
Jean Hugard Dai Vernon
449
Dai Vernon The De Kolta Change sleeve rubbing cover, pips of card change to suit clothing
Variations 450
Dai Vernon Tips on Changes
451
Dai Vernon Multiple Card Control Hindu Shuffle and crimp/locator
Related toVariations 453
Friction Bottom Slip Cut
454
Dai Vernon Hand-to-Hand Card Transfer classic to classic
Related to 455
Dai Vernon The Peregrinating Pip pip is transfered from Five to Two
Related toAlso published here 457
Dai Vernon The All Backs
  • Details of Handling
Related toVariationsAlso published here 459
Dai Vernon Paddle Move Turnover
Variations 461
Dai Vernon Hit Double Lift
463
Dai Vernon Insertion of the Cards alternative to diagonal insertion, getting a break underneath out-jogged card
Related to 464
Jean Hugard Dr. Jacob Daley
465
Dr. Jacob Daley The Side Steal and some of its Finer Points
  • Introductory Remarks
466
Dr. Jacob Daley Right Hand Side Steal
467
Dr. Jacob Daley Left Hand Side Steal
468
Dr. Jacob Daley Double Peek and Bilateral Side Steal two breaks
470
Dr. Jacob Daley Longitudinal Side Steal and Transfer
471
Dr. Jacob Daley Applied Misdirection for the side steal
473
Data entered by Denis Behr.