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Unknown A notable tricke to transforme a counter to a groat double sided coin glued from two filed down coins, another thing cover disc stuck onto it with wax to show both sides of coin (pre-shell), then disc stolen away and coin changes cleanly in one hand The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown An excellent feat, to make a two penie peece lie plaine in the palme of your hand, and to be passed from thence when you list one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown To conveie a testor out of ones hand that holdeth it fast coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears with coin in performer's or another spectator's hand The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown To throwe a peece of monie into a deepe pond, and to fetch it againe from whence you list marked coin thrown into river is reproduced from somewhere else, similarly marked duplicate The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown Knowing how much Money a Spectator has stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 186
Unknown To conveie one shilling being in one hand into another, holding your armes abroad like a rood sucker bet in which a coin is in each hand, it is proposed to bring them into one hand without the hands coming near each other The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 187
Unknown How to rap a wag on the knuckles gag in which a spectator is rapped on the knucklesRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 187
Unknown To transforme anie one small thing into anie other forme by folding of paper Buddha papers, with paper or handkerchief, standard back-to-back paper method and ungaffed method The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVI) 187
Unknown Of cards, with good cautions how to avoid cousenage therein: speciall rules to conveie and handle the cards, and the maner and order how to accomplish all difficult and strange things wrought with cards injog or outjog shuffle to preserve stock, first or fourth finger controls stock, also with a few cover cardsRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 188
Reginald Scot On Gambling and Cheating The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 188
Unknown How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves four Aces shown on face of deck and placed on table one by one, they change into JacksRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 188
Unknown Glide second card injogged and covered by fingersRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown How to tell one what card he seeth in the bottome, when the same card is shuffled into the stocke card peeked, kept under control with jog shuffle and then "forced" (given) to spectator and divinedRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown An other waie to doo the same, having your selfe indeed never seene the card card glimpsed with diversion (like letting some cards fall), making piles and following the card, then giving it to spectator and divining itRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown To tell one without confederacie what card the thinketh three cards on table, one thought of, divined by following gazeRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown How to tell what card anie man thinketh, how to conveie the same into a kernell of a nut or cheristone, &c: and the same againe into ones pocket: how to make one drawe the same or anie card you list, and all under one devise card thought of is predicted on piece of paper in nut or button on spectator's coat, stooge, another person selects this card from deck, in optional repeat a nut with ink is cracked by some suckerRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVIII) 190
Unknown Classic Force with out (dropping some cards and starting again)Related to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVIII) 190
Unknown Of fast or loose, how to knit a hard knot upon a handkercher, and to undo the same with words converting square knot into slip knot The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIX) 190
Unknown A notable feate of fast or loose; namelie, to pull three beadstones from off a cord, while you hold fast the ends thereof, without removing of your hand grandmother's necklace The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIX) 191
Unknown Juggling knacks by confederacie, and how to know whether one cast crosse or pile by the ringing heads or tails divined repeatedly, stooge with verbal code and psychology The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 191
Unknown To make a shoale of goslings drawe a timber log some geese draw a log of wood, vague, probably thread The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown To transforme or alter the colour of ones cap or hat with stooge who confirms that the hat changed The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Steeven Tailor How to tell where a stollen horsse is become stooge The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXX) 192
Unknown Boxes to alter one graine into another, or to consume the graine or corne to nothing box with false bottom and layer of grains glued on it, turned over for transformation or vanish The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXI) 192
Unknown How to conveie (with words or charmes) the corne conteined in one box into an other previous box used to vanish grains, it reappears in bell type box that has grains behind leather separater that drops down when set hard on table (chop cup like) The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXI) 193
Unknown Of an other boxe to convert wheat into flower with words, &c. dove pan type container The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXI) 193
Unknown Of diverse petie juggling knacks - making an oat stir
- producing dry powdered spices from mouth
- paddle type trick with straw in one of three holes in paddle that jumps around
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXI) 193
Unknown To burne a thred, and to make it whole againe with the ashes thereof The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXII) 193
Unknown To cut a lace asunder in the middest, and to make it whole againe more string than rope, borrowed, extra piece is cut The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXII) 194
Unknown How to pull laces innumerable out of your mouth, of what colour or length you list, and never anie thing seene to be therein mouth coils The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXII) 194
Clarvis How to make a booke, wherein you shall shew everie leafe therein to be white, black, blew, red, yellow, greene, &c. blow book, changes six times, with place where one can buy it, mentions of Pliney the Elder, Saint Albertus Magnus, John Baptista Neapolitan, Thomas Lupton The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 195
Unknown Desperate or dangerous juggling knacks, wherein the simple are made to thinke, that a seelie juggler with words can hurt and helpe, kill and revive anie creature at his pleasure: and first too kill anie kind of pullen, and to give it life againe knife or nail inserted into head of chicken to deafen it temporarily The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To eate a knife, and to fetch it out of anie other place knife swallowing, first partially put in mouth, then lapped with misdirection and apparently eaten The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To thrust a peece of lead into one eie, and to drive it about (with a sticke) betweene the skin and flesh of the forehead, untill it be brought to the other eie, and there thrust out lead put in one eye (really into hollow wand) and brought out the other The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To put a ring through your cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 197
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 198
Unknown To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
Reginald Scot The conclusion, wherin the reader is referred to certeine patterns of instruments wherewith diverse feats heere specified are to be executed final comments on the chapter about juggling (= magic) The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 199
Reginald Scot Of private confederacie, and of Bandons pigeon on using stooges, for example for burnt and rediscovered cardRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XIII) 174
Brandon the juggler Example of a ridiculous woonder picture of dove is pierced, real dove on top of building drops down dead The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XIII) 174
Reginald Scot Of publike confederacie, and whereof it consisteth on stooges The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XIV) 175
Reginald Scot How men have beene abused with words of equivocation, with sundrie examples thereof on cold reading and claiming coincidences The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XV) 175
Reginald Scot The art of juggling discovered, and in what points it dooth principallie consist introduction to sleight-of-hand section
- In what respects juggling is tolerable and also commendable
- The three rpincipall points wherein legierdemaine or nimblenes of hand dooth consist
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXII) 182
Unknown Of the ball, and the manner of legierdemaine therewith, also notable feats with one or diverse balles magic with small balls The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown False Transfer The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown Cups & Balls Sequences phases and sequences with balls and cups or candle holders, saltseller covers, ... The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 182
Unknown To make a little ball swell in your hand till it be verie great one or more small balls taken into other hand and become big there, shuttle pass The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown How to rap a wag upon the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on handRelated to The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIII) 183
Unknown Of conveiance of monie classic palm The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 184
Unknown To conveie monie out of one of your hands into the other by legierdemaine coin travels from hand to hand after false transfer, tapped with knife for sound illusion ("for both the eare and the eie is deceived by this devise")Related toVariations The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 184
Unknown To convert or transubstantiate monie into counters, or counters into monie shuttle pass as transformation The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 184
Unknown To put one testor into one hand, and an other into the other hand, and with words to bring them togither The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 184
Unknown To put one testor into a strangers hand, and another into your owne, and to conveie both into the strangers hand with words "double lift" with coins, double put into spectator's hand (sponge ball trick with coins) The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 184
Unknown How to doo the same or the like feate otherwise one coin in each hand, they travel together The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 184
Unknown False Transfer with Back Clip The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown To throwe a peece of monie awaie, and to find it againe where you list coin thrown into air vanishes (classic palm with second and third fingers), duplicate appears somewhere else (like on a stooge) The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown With words to make a groat or a testor to leape out of a pot, or to run alongst upon a table coin crawls out of cup along table, thread pulled by stooge, recommended at night with candle light to make it more deceptive The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Unknown To make a groat or a testor to sinke through a table, and to vanish out of a handkercher verie strangelie coin vanishes from handkerchief with dummy coin inside and penetrates table and falls into glass held underneath The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXIV) 185
Henri Decremps Automate Jouant de la Flûte au Commandement, Quoique Bien Isolé, au Milieu d'un Jardin; Nouvelles Tables Sur lesquelles on Fait Mouvoir des Machines à Volonté, Sans Bascules, Sans Fil d'archal & Sans Aimant. musical automaton by Van Estin, playing the flute and instruments, mechanism of moving a table La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 82
Henri Decremps Tour Extraordinaire Nouvellement Inventé question is written on a piece of paper and the letter burnt, answer appears in a box in another pavilion written in the demanded colors, suddenly spooky phenomenons occur, presented by Van Estin, Impression Device method La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 91
Henri Decremps Sur un Vers Latin qu'on Peut Retourner de Plus de Trois Millions de Manieres, on Fait une Opération par laquelle il Semble qu'il Est Possible de Prévoir ou de Contraindre la Pensée d'autrui. "Autre Opération Mystérieuse Sur Deux Cents Mots, Dont les définitions réunies forment un logogryphe très - scientifique." (title continued)
box with latin words, words are arranged and order is divined as well as one word is predicted, with other word with bigger choice is divined with an optical box, multiple out prediction, Van Estin anecdote
La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 104
Henri Decremps Préface La Magie Blanche Dévoilée iii
Henri Decremps Avis for whom this book is written La Magie Blanche Dévoilée xx
Unknown Le Grand Sultan automaton who can divine a card by nodding with his head, the number of a rolled dice and in which compartment of a closed box a doll is placed, with assitant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 1
Unknown Le Mouchoir Marqué, Coupé, Déchiré & Raccommodé marked, cut and burnt handkerchief is restored again, with a table La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 6
Unknown L'Oiseau Artificiel, Chantant au Commendement de la Compagnie bird automaton on a bottle whistles any melody wished for La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 9
Unknown La Carte Dansante (The dancing card) selection appears on the wall, goes left and right and up until the card vanishes and appears again, thread and duplicate La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 13
Unknown La Carte Clouée au Mur d'un Coup de Pistolet corner torn of selection, then nail is marked and loaded into a gun, cards sprung into the air and selection is nailed to the wall, corner matches, with assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 15
Unknown La Carte Brûlée, qu'on Fait Trouver Dans une Montre card is selected and burnt, ashes vanish from a box and miniature card is found under glass of a watch, spectator selects among three, with assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 19
Unknown La Piece de Monnoie Enfermée Dans une Boîte, d'ou Elle Sort Sans qu'on y Touche coin vanishes from a box audibly and appears in shoe of a spectator, rattle box with spring feather, assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 22
Unknown L'Ecriture Cachée Dans une Tabatiere, d'où on la Tire, Sans la Toucher, Pour la Faire Trouver Dans une Bougie signed piece of paper is burnt and appears in selected candle, switch with a box, with assistant notes from 1788 mention method for paper to orange and signature duplication La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 24
Unknown Trois Canifs Ayant été Mis Dans un Gobelet d'Argent, l'un des Trois Saute par Terre au Commandement du Spectateur three pocketknives put in a golden goblet, one is chosen and that jumps out of the goblet, forcing of the middle one, with and out where apparently not hearing correctly which one La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 27
Unknown La Danse de L'Oeuf an egg in a hat suddenly sticks to a cane and moves from side to side, performed with music by an orchestra La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 29
Unknown L'Oiseau Mort, & Ressuscité an egg is chosen and the spectator asked if she rather has a mouse or a bird, she chooses a bird and inside the egg is a bird, the bird days and comes back to life, concepts of forcing of proximity and preference, two versions La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 32
Unknown La Tête d'or Sautant & Dansant Dans un Verre, pour Répondre à Diverses Questions a golden miniature head moves in a glass to answer questions, with assistant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 35
Unknown Les Anneaux Enfilés Dans un Double Ruban grandmother's necklace - routine, with rings and ribbon, referencing Ozanam La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 36
Unknown Les Cartes Devinées, les Yeux Bandés spectator selects a bunch of cards and shuffles them, medium comes on stage, then with blindfold and without the performer saying a word all cards are named La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 39
Unknown Dedication Sir Ashton Lever Breslaw's Last Legacy v
Unknown Preface Breslaw's Last Legacy viii
Unknown The Air Balloon described and how to make one, as has lately been done in France and England how to make air balloons with inflammable air, followed by an introduction to planets and zodiac signs and their astrological meaning
- To make Inflammable Air
Breslaw's Last Legacy 13
Unknown To cause Mirth, and make Sport with Quick-Silver egg moves on table, mercury Breslaw's Last Legacy 22
Unknown Another Trick with Quick-Silver dumplings jump out of a pot when boiled, mercury Breslaw's Last Legacy 24
Unknown To make a Six-Pence seem to fall through a Table coin wrapped in handkerchief put on table and covered with hat, penetrates table and falls into a glass, handkerchief with coin sewn in corner Breslaw's Last Legacy 25
Unknown The Visible Invisible writing is washed from mirror and appears again on it, breathing glass, anecdote of a a magician who performed the routine and got caught by the audience, on originality Breslaw's Last Legacy 26
Unknown To fasten a Ring or a Six-Pence at the End of a Piece of common Thread, and after burning the Thread, to leave the Ring hanging at the End of the Thread. Breslaw's Last Legacy 30
Philip Breslaw The learned little Swan, One of Mr. Breslaw's Grand Deceptions automaton swan swims in a bowl with letters of alphabet on the rim, spelling a name or swims to named letter, on magnets and anecdote of Breslaw being heckled by Francis Blake Delaval Breslaw's Last Legacy 33
Unknown To take a Bird out of a Cage, and make it appear as dead, or to roll it about as you please. Breslaw's Last Legacy 37
Unknown How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint. people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers Breslaw's Last Legacy 40
Unknown How to rub out Twenty Chalks at five Times, rubbing out every Time an odd one puzzle or wager, chalk strokes on a board Breslaw's Last Legacy 44
Unknown A Person holding Gold in one Hand and Silver in the other, to find which the Gold is and which the Silver Breslaw's Last Legacy 47
Unknown To tell if a Person holds Gold in one Hand and Silver in the other, which Hand the Gold is in, and which the Silver is in mathematical calculation, sum shows positions Breslaw's Last Legacy 48
Unknown To find the Number of Points cast on Three Dice sum divination of three rolled dice Breslaw's Last Legacy 49
Unknown To find the Points cast upon Two Dice sum divination of two dice Breslaw's Last Legacy 51
Unknown To make a Person tired, or sweat, at carrying a small Stick of a Room bet / wager Breslaw's Last Legacy 52
Unknown A Trick with a Cock hypnotising a rooster Breslaw's Last Legacy 54
Unknown A droll Trick played with a Fowl roasted fowl comes back to life when pierced with a fork, as a prank / wager Breslaw's Last Legacy 55
Unknown To make an Egg stand an end on a Table or on a Looking-Glass impromptu version Breslaw's Last Legacy 58
Unknown To Put a Candle under Water, a-light, without its going out. diving bell principle Breslaw's Last Legacy 59
Unknown Various Performances and Deceptions with Cards Breslaw's Last Legacy 60
Unknown For a Person to chuse a Card, you not supposed to know what it is, and then for the Person to hold the Cards between his Finger and Thumb, to strike them all out of his Hand but the very Card he had taken. "This is called the Nerve Trick" Breslaw's Last Legacy 61
Unknown To tell what Card a Person thinks upon, though you are not in the Room, or which Card he has touched, or waved his Hand over strange method Breslaw's Last Legacy 62
Unknown To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing Breslaw's Last Legacy 63
Unknown How to deliver out Four Aces, and to convert them to Four Knaves four cards put on the table one by one, they transform into other cards Breslaw's Last Legacy 64
Unknown The Glide second card injogged and hidden by fingers Breslaw's Last Legacy 64
Unknown To tell what Card a Person pitches on, without seeing the Card till you find it in the Pack cards shown one by one and stopped at selection, simple overhand shuffle control Breslaw's Last Legacy 65
Unknown To call for any Card in the Pack deck behind back naming card, bringing deck in front of body and dropping card on table, sequence is repeated Breslaw's Last Legacy 67
Unknown Shuffling of Cards so as to always keep one cartain Card at the Bottom overhand shuffling, see ScotRelated to Breslaw's Last Legacy 68
Unknown La Lampe Sympatique lamp can be blown out with a tube even when tube is pointed to other direction La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 41
Unknown Containing Geographical Paradoxes ten geographical paradoxes Breslaw's Last Legacy 71
Unknown Le Petit Chasseur automaton with a bow shoots arrow on a cardboard and hits selected number La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 42
Unknown Dreams and their Interpretations, the Belief in Dreams established from Holy Writ, etc. various symbols in dreams and their interpretations Breslaw's Last Legacy 77
Unknown Classic Force to force a number La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 43
Unknown Electricity. Strange Tricks performed by Electricity on Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rackstrow, electro shock experiments Breslaw's Last Legacy 89
Unknown La Balle Jettée Dans la Petite Maison à Trois Portes & Sortant Par l'une des Trois à Volonté a ball is thrown in a little house with three doors and is coming out of the chosen door La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 44
Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown Theophrastus Paracelsus, Ou le Pigeon Tué d'un Coup d'épée Donné à Son Ombre ou à Son Image the shadow or a picture of a pigeon is struck with a sword, at the same moment the real bird dies La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 46
Unknown The Art of Fortune-telling by Cards system of reading playing cards Breslaw's Last Legacy 99
Unknown Le Bouquet Magique Qui s'épanouit au Commandement also known as Palingenesie, flower bouquet blossoms at will La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 48
Unknown Palmestry displayed, or the Art of telling Fortunes by Lines in the Hands palmistry Breslaw's Last Legacy 102
Unknown Of Moles in every Pat of the Body and the Explanation of them birthmarks on the body and what they signify Breslaw's Last Legacy 104
Unknown L'Anneau Dans un Pistolet, Qui Se Trouve Ensuite au Bec d'une Tourterelle, Dans une Boîte qu'on Avait Auparavant Visitée & Cachetée ring shot with a pistol is later found in the beak of a turtle dove sitting in a box which was examined before La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 50
Unknown To make one tumble and toss all Night, and not be able to sleep horse hair or roach allum to function as itching powder, prank Breslaw's Last Legacy 106
Unknown Le Coffre Qui s'ouvre à Volonté lid of box opens at will La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 53
Unknown La Carte qui Saute en l'air, en Sortant du Jeu, Sans qu'on la Touche card rises from a houlette and flies up into the air, also possible with several cards La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 54
Unknown La Montre Pilée Dans un Mortier watch is destroyed and restored in a mortar, using assistant and trap table La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 56
Unknown La Baguette Divinatoire coin is found in one of several boxes with the aid of a divining rod, longer treatise on the use and function of dowsing also in combination with automatons La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 58
Henri Decremps Divers Tours Anciens & Nouveaux, Extraits d'un Ouvrage Qui n'est Point Encore Imprimé La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 68
Henri Decremps Orgue Jouant de lui-même, Serpens Artificiels 'Oiseaux Méchaniques' Automates Joueurs d'échecs on different automatons, the collection of Van Estin, an organ, snake, singing birds and the chess player La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 69
Unknown A merry Trick to make Sport in Company when pipe is lit it sounds like shots from a gun, prank with salpeter and sulfur Breslaw's Last Legacy 106
Unknown To make a Pea dance upon the End of a Piece of Tobacco Pipe Breslaw's Last Legacy 107
Unknown Comical Stories, Puns, Jokes and Repartees Breslaw's Last Legacy 109
Unknown Riddles six riddles Breslaw's Last Legacy 115
Unknown Sentiments and Toasts Breslaw's Last Legacy 120
Henri Decremps Extraits de Quelques Journaux different newspaper articles on Decremps books, La Magie Blanche Dévoilée, Supplément à la Magie Blanche Dévoilée & Testament de Jérôme Sharp La Magie Blanche Dévoilée vii
Unknown Pass 3 fake pick-up Modern Magic 150
Unknown Pass 4 (Le Tourniquet) "French Drop" Modern Magic 150
Unknown Pass 5 (La Pincette) French Drop from natural grip Modern Magic 151
Unknown Pass 6 multiple coins with sound Modern Magic 151
Unknown Pass 7 (La Coulée) for large coin, featuring front palm clip Modern Magic 152
Unknown Front Palm Clip Modern Magic 152
Unknown Pass 8 with wand in same hand Modern Magic 153
Unknown Mentioning Palm Positions brief, "coin by its edges between tow of the fingers, or between the thumb and the side of the hand" & finger palm Modern Magic 153
Professor Hoffmann Managing the False Transfer gaze and angles Modern Magic 154
Professor Hoffmann The "Click" and Delaying the Effect Modern Magic 155
Unknown Changes Change 1 - Change 5 Modern Magic 157
Professor Hoffmann Introduction some rules for conjuring Modern Magic 1
Professor Hoffmann The Magic Wand Modern Magic 4
Professor Hoffmann The Magician's Table Modern Magic 5
Professor Hoffmann The Magician's Dress - Profondes
- Pochettes
- "Loading" Pockets
Modern Magic 8
Professor Hoffmann General Principles of Sleight-of-Hand applicable to Card Tricks Modern Magic 11
Unknown To Make the Pass - First Method very backbone of card-conjuring, the Modern Magic 12
Unknown Classic Pass Half Pass Modern Magic 14
Unknown A Florin being spun upon the Table, to tell blindfold whether it falls head or tail upwards coin gaffed Modern Magic 159
Professor Hoffmann Managing the Pass misdirection and gaze Modern Magic 14
Unknown Odd or Even, or the Mysterious Addition rather transparent math trick in which performer apparently knows whether the amount of coins selected is odd or even Modern Magic 160
Unknown To Make the Pass - Second Method Modern Magic 15
Unknown To change a Florin into a Penny, back again, and then to pass the same invisibly into the pocket of the owner first transformation in hand of spectator, coin marked Modern Magic 161
Unknown Classic Pass False Cut as top half is taken, or as top half is replaced Modern Magic 16
Unknown To make a marked Florin and Penny, wrapped in separate Handkerchiefs, change places at command including variation with spectator's and performer's hands instead of handkerchiefs Modern Magic 163
Unknown To Make the Pass - Third Method Modern Magic 17
Unknown To make two marked Coins, wrapped in separated Handkerchiefs, come together in one of them (expansion of texture configuration) Modern Magic 164
Unknown To Make the Pass - Fourth Method one-handed version of Third Method Modern Magic 18
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Wrapping Coin in Handkerchief fake wrapping, two methods Modern Magic 166
Unknown To Make the Pass - Fifth Method flourishy Modern Magic 18
Unknown To Pull Four Florins or Half-crowns through a Handkerchief with assistance of spectator, presented as vanish and reappearance from spectator's clothes Modern Magic 168
Unknown To Make the Pass - Sixth Method Modern Magic 19
Unknown Producing Clink with Wand when tapping on clothing, two methods (gimmicked wand and ungaffed) Modern Magic 170
Unknown To Make the Pass - Seventh Method Modern Magic 20
Unknown To pass a Marked Florin (or Half-crown) into the Centre of two Oranges in Succession Variations Modern Magic 170
Unknown To "Force" a Card Modern Magic 21
Unknown Right-Left Equivoque Modern Magic 171
Unknown Forcing Pack one way or three way Modern Magic 23
Unknown The Flying Money To make a Coin pass invisibly from the one hand to the other, and finally through the Table, using penny stuck with wax under the table Modern Magic 172
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - First Method small top stock Modern Magic 23
Unknown To rub One Sixpence into Three two coins start secretly stuck to underside of table Modern Magic 175
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Second Method slip shuffle Modern Magic 23
Unknown The Multiplication of Money coins are borrowed and multiplied, with or without coin trayRelated to Modern Magic 176
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Third Method back forth with Optical Shuffle principle Modern Magic 24
Unknown Coin Tray money plate Modern Magic 177
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Fourth Method fans pushed into each other and stripped out again (Zarrowesque concept) Modern Magic 25
Unknown To make a Marked Sixpence vanish from a Handkerchief, and be found in the Centre of an Apple or Orange previously examined coin stuck to knife Modern Magic 178
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Fifth Method multiple packets Modern Magic 26
Unknown The Travelling Counters twelve coins, travel around, at one point they are stuck together to a solid block Modern Magic 180
Unknown To make a "False Shuffle" - Sixth Method multiple packets, real cut Modern Magic 26
Unknown The Wandering Sixpence coin traveling from underneath one card to another, two sticky coins Modern Magic 181
Unknown To "Palm" a Card Modern Magic 27
Unknown The "Heads and Tails" Trick coins turn over in a stack of coins, double-faced coin Modern Magic 182
Unknown Palm Glimpse glimpsing palmed card Modern Magic 27
Unknown Inertia Sleeving Related to Modern Magic 183
Unknown Palm Replacement Modern Magic 27
Unknown The Magic Cover and Vanishing Halfpence hollow coin stack Modern Magic 184
Unknown To "Ruffle" the Cards one-handed or two-handed Modern Magic 27
Unknown The Animated Coin, which answers Questions, etc. coin jumps around in glass, threaded coin or gimmicked glass, as question-answering coin Modern Magic 185
Unknown To "Change" a Card - First Method bottom change Modern Magic 28
Unknown Dice Box dice glued in box in secret compartment as force Modern Magic 187
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Second Method bold, bottom card shown, top side-jogged card quickly removed instead Modern Magic 29
Unknown The Vanishing Halfpenny Box "To make a Halfpenny vanish from the Box and again return to it", little round box, coin with inside of box on one side Modern Magic 187
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Third Method top change Modern Magic 30
Unknown The Rattle Box "To make a Coin vanish from the Box, through still heard to rattle within" Modern Magic 189
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Fourth Method "With one hand only." Modern Magic 31
Unknown The Pepper-box for vanishing money Modern Magic 190
Prof. Robert Hellis To "Change" a Card - Fifth Method "To change a card without the aid of the Pack"
in context of effect in which wrong card changes into selection
Modern Magic 32
Unknown The Brass Money-box for vanishing a coin Modern Magic 191
Prof. Robert Hellis To "Change" a Card - Sixth Method To change severals cards at once. Modern Magic 33
Unknown The Brass Box for Money, known as the "Plug-box" to vanish, reproduce or exchange coins Modern Magic 192
Unknown To Get Sight of a Drawn Card - First Method (center)
- Second Method (bottom)
Modern Magic 34
Unknown The Handkerchief for Vanishing Money coin sewn in corner Modern Magic 194
Unknown To "Slip" a Card Modern Magic 35
Unknown The Demon Handkerchief (Le Mouchoir du Diable) Modern Magic 195
Unknown To Draw Back a Card Glisser la carte Modern Magic 36
Unknown The Davenport Cabinet things put inside vanish Modern Magic 195
Unknown To "Turn Over" the Pack Modern Magic 37
Unknown The Nest of Boxes Modern Magic 197
Unknown To Spring the Cards from one Hand to the Other Modern Magic 37
Unknown The Ball of Berlin Wool Modern Magic 198
Unknown To Throw a Card Modern Magic 38
Unknown The Glass Goblet and Cover coins appear audibly in glass goblet Modern Magic 199
Unknown The Bridge Modern Magic 39
Unknown The Glass without Cover, for Money coins appear audibly in glass goblet Modern Magic 200
Professor Hoffmann The Value of Personal Instruction Modern Magic 40
Unknown The Miraculous Casket coins vanish one at a time from mechanical box Modern Magic 202
Unknown The Half-crown (or Florin) Wand Modern Magic 203
Unknown The Shower of Money Modern Magic 205
Unknown Money-Slide holder to steal coins one by one Modern Magic 207
Unknown The Vanishing Plate, or Salver coins vanish when picket up from plate Modern Magic 208
Unknown The "Changing" Plate Modern Magic 210
Frank Hiam The Tray of Proteus by Hiam & Lane, for switching, vanishing, producing Modern Magic 211
Unknown To indicate on the Dial of a Watch the Hour secretly thought of by any of the Company arithmetical procedure Modern Magic 213
Unknown To Bend a Borrowed Watch Backwards and Forwards optical illusion Modern Magic 214
Unknown The Watch-mortar and the Magic Pistol parts of crushed watch are placed in handkerchief and shot from pistol to loaf of bread, restoration Modern Magic 215
Unknown The Snuff-box Vase to change, vanish or produce small objects Modern Magic 217
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Watch Box for vanishing a watchRelated to Modern Magic 219
Unknown The Watch Target pistol shot on target, where watch appears mechanicallyVariations Modern Magic 220
Unknown The Mesmerised Watch To Make any Watch a Repeater, watch answers question with bell sound, featuring sound gimmickRelated to Modern Magic 222
Unknown The Flying Ring borrowed ring vanishes from paper, using duplicate on elastic stringAlso published here Modern Magic 225
Unknown Ring Pull duplicate finger ring on elastic in sleeve Modern Magic 225
Unknown To Pass a Ring from the one Hand to either Finger of the other Hand substitute ring on pull, temporary hook servante behind legAlso published here Modern Magic 227
Unknown To Pass a Ring through a Pocket-handkerchief using wire gimmick Modern Magic 228
Unknown To Pass a Ring through the Table glass, hat and handkerchief with ring sewn inside Modern Magic 228
Unknown Simple Modes of Discovering a given Card - First Method top cards openly pushed back one by one until spectator stops, bottom card force card Modern Magic 42
Professor Hoffmann Lighting and Background for Thread Work Modern Magic 229
Unknown Second Method 21 card trick, also with general numberVariations Modern Magic 43
Unknown To Pass a Ring invisibly upon the Middle of a Wooden Wand, the Ends being held by two of the Spectators Also published here Modern Magic 230
Unknown Third Method spectators remember cards and their positions Modern Magic 44
Unknown The Magic Ball and Rings three rings vanish from box, reappear inside special ball on special stickRelated to Modern Magic 231
Unknown Various Modes of Disclosing a Discovered Card - First Method deck hit out of spectator's hand, "staring him in the face" Modern Magic 44
Unknown To Pass a Borrowed Ring into an Egg Also published here Modern Magic 233
Unknown Second Method single card friction toss Modern Magic 45
Unknown The Magic Rose ring travels into mechanical rose Modern Magic 234
Unknown Third Method air-pressure turnover Modern Magic 45
Professor Hoffmann Tricks with Handkerchief Modern Magic 236
Unknown Fourth Method equivoque procedure Modern Magic 45
Unknown The Handkerchief that cannot be Tied in a Knot Modern Magic 237
Unknown The Handkerchief that will not Burn passed through flame without harm Modern Magic 237
Unknown The Vanishing Knots Modern Magic 238
Unknown To Exchange a borrowed Handkerchief for a Substitute methods using coat Modern Magic 240
Unknown The Locked and Corded Box "Washerwoman's Bottle" to steal handkerchief stuffed in opaque bottle, reappears in box or nest of boxes or elsewhere Modern Magic 241
Unknown The Reversible Canister bottle with two compartments to switch handkerchief or something else Modern Magic 245
Unknown The Burning Globe brass globe for switching Modern Magic 246
Unknown The Transformed Handkerchief "one of Herrmann's favourite tricks", borrowed handkerchief transforms into pieces, reappears in produced lemon, burned and restored once moreRelated to Modern Magic 246
Professor Hoffmann Loading a Lemon Modern Magic 248
Unknown The Handkerchief cut up, burnt, and finally found in a Candle with assistant Modern Magic 249
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Unknown The Shower of Sweets sweets appear on plate from loading bag with handkerchief, another loading bag from Robert-HoudinRelated to Modern Magic 251
Unknown Sweets from Wand gaffed wand to produced sweets Modern Magic 253
Unknown The Feathers from an Empty Handkerchief fifteen to twenty plumes from handkerchief, body load Modern Magic 254
Unknown To make a Card vanish from the Pack, and be found in a Person's Pocket stuck to back of hand Modern Magic 46
Unknown The Flying Plume feather plume from tube to shawl Modern Magic 256
Unknown To place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them together by a Simple Cut Modern Magic 47
Unknown The Magic Laundry borrowed handkerchiefs are "washed" in water tub and magically dried Modern Magic 258
Unknown Hidden Block Packet Switch Modern Magic 48
Colonel Stodare The Egg and the Handkerchief Related to Modern Magic 260
Unknown The Four Kings being placed under the Hand of one Person, and the Four Sevens under the Hand of Another, to make them Change Places at Command Modern Magic 48
Unknown The Hand Box, for Vanishing a Handkerchief secret container attached to handRelated to Modern Magic 263
Unknown Eights as Sevens Modern Magic 49
Unknown To arrange a Row of Dominoes face downwards on the Table, and on returning to the Room to turn up a Domino whose points shall indicate how many have been moved in your absence "Row of Ten Cards" with dominoes Modern Magic 265
Unknown Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards Related to Modern Magic 49
Unknown To allow any Person in your absence to arrange the Dominoes in a Row, face downwards, and on your return to name blindfold, or without entering the Room, the end numbers of the Row Modern Magic 267
Unknown Throw Packet to Count its Cards Modern Magic 50
Unknown To Change, invisibly, the Numbers show on either Face of a Pair of Dice Related to Modern Magic 268
Unknown To Name all the Cards in the Pack in Succession full stack, Eight Kings explained Modern Magic 50
Unknown To Name, without seeing them, the Points of a Pair of Dice arithmetical Modern Magic 269
Unknown The Cards being Cut, to tell whether the Number Cut is Odd or Even Modern Magic 51
Professor Hoffmann The Cups and Balls introduction Modern Magic 271
Unknown The Whist Trick. To deal yourself all the Trumps all four hands contain all cards of a suit Modern Magic 51
Unknown 1. To Palm the Ball three methods Modern Magic 273
Unknown To allow a Person to think of a Card, and to make that Card appear at such Number in the Pack as Another Person shall Name card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, with variationRelated to Modern Magic 52
Unknown 2. To Reproduce the Palmed Ball at the End of the Fingers Modern Magic 274
Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke Modern Magic 53
Unknown 3. To Secretly Introduce the Palmed Ball under the Cup Modern Magic 275
Unknown To Guess Four Cards thought of by Different Persons Related toVariations Modern Magic 53
Unknown 4. To Simulate the Action of Placing a Ball under a Cup Modern Magic 276
Unknown The Pairs Re-paired Modern Magic 54
Unknown To Reproduce a Ball from the Wand Modern Magic 276
Unknown The Magic Triplets variation with twenty-four cards and triplets instead of twenty and pairs Modern Magic 55
Unknown To Return a Ball into the Wand Modern Magic 277
Unknown Another Mode of Discovering a Card Thought of twenty-five cards, different dealing pattern Modern Magic 55
Unknown To Pass one Cup through another Modern Magic 277
Unknown To Guess, by the aid of a Passage of Poetry or Prose, such one of Sixteen Cards as, in the Performer's Absence, has been Touched or Selected by the Company verbal code Modern Magic 56
Professor Hoffmann General Comments on structure and presentation Modern Magic 278
Unknown To Detect, without Confederacy, which of Four Cards has been Turned Round in your Absence one-way margins Modern Magic 57
Unknown Cups and Balls Routine Pass I. Having Placed a Ball under each Cup, to draw it out again without Lifting the Cup
Pass II. To make a Ball Travel invisibly from Cup to Cup
Pass III. Having placed a Ball under each of the end Cups, to make them pass successively under the Middle Cup
Pass IV. Having placed two Balls under the Middle Cup, to make them pass under the two Outer Ones
Pass V. To pass three Balls in succession under One Cup
Pass VI. To place three Balls one after the other upon the top of one of the Cups, and to make them fall through the Cup on to the Table
Pass VII. To pass three Balls in succession upwards through the Table into one of the Cups
Pass VIII. To pass two Balls in succession from one Cup to another without touching them
Pass IX. To make three Balls in succession pass under the Middle Cup
Pass X. The "Multiplication" Pass
Pass XI. To Transform the Small Balls to Larger Ones
Pass XII. To again Transform the Balls to still Larger Ones
Modern Magic 279
Unknown To Arrange Twelve Cards is Rows, in such a manner that they will Count Four in every Direction puzzle Modern Magic 58
Unknown To Palm a large Ball two methods Modern Magic 293
Unknown To Place the Aces and Court Cards in Four Rows, in such a manner that neither Horizontally nor Perpendicularly shall there be in either Row two Cards alike either in Suit or Value puzzle Modern Magic 58
Unknown To Vanish a Large Ball with the aid of the Table four methods, servante Modern Magic 294
Unknown The Congress of Court Cards with the twelve court cardsRelated to Modern Magic 59
Unknown The Ball Box ball vase Modern Magic 295
Unknown The Red-and-Black-Ball Vases Modern Magic 296
Unknown Morison's Pill-box also called "La Pilule du Diable", even more complex ball vase Modern Magic 298
Unknown The Ball which changes to a Rose in ball vase Modern Magic 300
Unknown The Obedient Ball stops on string, "of Japanese origin"Variations Modern Magic 301
Unknown The Cannon-balls in the Hat loading ball in (borrowed) hat from table/servante, further production of fake balls Modern Magic 304
Unknown Multiplying Balls fake cloth-covered balls with spring Modern Magic 307
Unknown The "Hundred Goblets" from a Hat polished tin goblets Modern Magic 308
Unknown A Dozen Babies from a Hat cloth covered production puppet Modern Magic 309
Unknown The Magic Reticules production boxes that fold up Modern Magic 309
Unknown The Drums from the Hat fake production drum that fold up Modern Magic 310
Unknown The Birdcages from the Hat birdcages that fold up Modern Magic 311
Unknown The Cake (or Pudding) in the Hat Related to Modern Magic 312
Unknown To name any Number of Cards in succession without Seeing them cards named one by one with deck behind backs, two methods Modern Magic 70
Unknown The Welsh Rabbit from dove pan type prop Modern Magic 313
Unknown To make Four Cards change from Eights to Twos, from Black to Red, etc. divided cards Modern Magic 71
Unknown The Cut String Restored Modern Magic 317
Unknown Turning Cards End for End small packet Modern Magic 73
Unknown My Grandmother's Necklace Variations Modern Magic 320
Unknown The "Bonus Genius," or Vanishing Doll Modern Magic 321
Unknown The Dancing Sailor cardboard head danced between legs, thread Modern Magic 323
Unknown A Card having been Drawn and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to make it Appear at such Number as the Company Choose two methods (Glide and Re-Deal) Modern Magic 73
Unknown The Bottle Imps Variations Modern Magic 324
Unknown Several Persons having each Drawn and Returned a Card, to make each Card appear at such Number in the Pack as the Drawer chooses Modern Magic 75
Unknown The Vanishing Gloves Modern Magic 325
Unknown The "Three Card" Trick with bent corner Modern Magic 76
Unknown The Egg-Bag Modern Magic 326
Unknown To Nail a Chosen Card to the Wall Modern Magic 77
Unknown To Produce Eggs from a Person's Mouth Related to Modern Magic 329
Unknown The Inseparable Sevens Eights as Sevens, robbers Modern Magic 77
Unknown The Pillars of Solomon, and the Magic Bradawl precursors of Chinese Sticks Modern Magic 330
Unknown The Inseparable Aces three x-cards behind, robbers Modern Magic 79
Unknown The Magic Coffers tin boxes for switching (e.g. beans to coffee-berries) Modern Magic 333
Unknown Push-off Count Modern Magic 80
Unknown The Bran and Orange Trick bran put in coffer (special tin box) travels back in other box, orange in there instead Modern Magic 335
Unknown Holding Two Breaks Modern Magic 80
Alexander Herrmann The Rice and Orange Trick orange and rice change places, using props (cone and vase) Modern Magic 337
Unknown Having placed the Four Aces in different positions in the Pack, to make the two Black change places with the two Red ones, and finally to bring all Four together in the middle of the Pack Modern Magic 80
Unknown The Magic Whistle only performer can produce sound, described as heckler stopper Modern Magic 341
Unknown A Card having been thought of, to make such Card Vanish from the Pack, and be Discovered wherever the Performer pleases 27 cards, card palmed out and multiple endings suggested (pocket, transformation, on chair, ...) Modern Magic 83
Unknown The Magic Mill when blown into tin mill different things happen Modern Magic 342
Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies Modern Magic 84
Unknown The Drawer Box with variations Modern Magic 343
Unknown Cutting Force spectator cuts to a break while performer holds deck Modern Magic 84
Unknown The Dissecting Drawer-Box can be taken apart Modern Magic 346
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Pack being divided into Two Portions, placed in the keeping of two different Persons, to make Three Cards Pass invisible from the One to the Other beginning with sealed deck Modern Magic 86
Unknown The Changing Card-Drawer Drawer Box for card tricks Modern Magic 347
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen Modern Magic 87
Unknown Changing Caddies box with two or three lids for changing objects Modern Magic 348
Professor Hoffmann Tips on the Classic Force Modern Magic 89
Unknown The Magic Vase and Caddy (To make peas change places with a handkerchief.) Modern Magic 351
Unknown To make Four Aces change to Four Kings, and Four Kings to Four Aces four double facers, using hat Modern Magic 90
Unknown Cards to Card Drawer two cards travel into prop Modern Magic 348
Professor Hoffmann Making Double Facers Modern Magic 90
Unknown The Cover, to pick up any Article object vanishes or appears underneath brass cover Modern Magic 355
Unknown Having made Four Packets of Cards with an Ace at the bottom of each, to bring all Four Aces into whichever Packet the Company may choose faced deck and alternative methodRelated to Modern Magic 91
Unknown The Changing Cover object is switched underneath metal cover Modern Magic 356
Conus To Change the Four Aces, held tightly by a Person into Four Indifferent Cards Conus Aces Modern Magic 93
Unknown Apple to Onion with humorous "Reflex" presentation Modern Magic 357
Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all Aces Modern Magic 97
Unknown The Changing Ladle on a stick, to change flat objects, as card burning, paper switch or Q&A device Modern Magic 358
Unknown Several Persons having each drawn Two Cards, which have been Returned and Shuffled, to make each Couple Appear in Succession, one at the top and the other at the bottom of the Pack