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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 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
Hocus Pocus Junior The Epistle to the Reader The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 3
Hocus Pocus Junior The Definiton of the Art of Legerdemaine, with its principal parts magic has two parts: magic tricks and work with stooges The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 6
Hocus Pocus Junior The end of the Art of Legerdemaine entertainment vs. deceiving people The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 6
Hocus Pocus Junior The Definition, or description of the Operator The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 6
Hocus Pocus Junior The originall of Legerdemaine, and how it come first into this Kingdome The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 5
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
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
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
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 DelavalRelated to Breslaw's Last Legacy 33
Henri Decremps Préface La Magie Blanche Dévoilée iii
Unknown Preface Breslaw's Last Legacy viii
Unknown Sentiments and Toasts Breslaw's Last Legacy 120
Henri Decremps Avis for whom this book is written La Magie Blanche Dévoilée xx
Henri Decremps Divers Tours Anciens & Nouveaux, Extraits d'un Ouvrage Qui n'est Point Encore Imprimé La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 68
Unknown Dedication Sir Ashton Lever Breslaw's Last Legacy v
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 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 Various Performances and Deceptions with Cards Breslaw's Last Legacy 60
Unknown Containing Geographical Paradoxes ten geographical paradoxes Breslaw's Last Legacy 71
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 Electricity. Strange Tricks performed by Electricity on Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rackstrow, electro shock experiments Breslaw's Last Legacy 89
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 Comical Stories, Puns, Jokes and Repartees Breslaw's Last Legacy 109
Unknown Riddles six riddles Breslaw's Last Legacy 115
Henri Decremps Affiche singuliere d'un Faiseur de Tours, où l'on trouve une premiere esquisse des différentes branches de la Jonglerie. "Un homme peut se faire enchaîner de plusieurs maniers, & se détacher adroitement sans rien briser & sans employer les moyens qui paroissent le plus nécessaires" (title continued) in the process of telling the story how the author and Mr. went to see a performer called Pilferer, two methods of escapes are explained, the performer has two rings attached to his trousers which are secured with a rope which is attached to a pillar with a lock Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 1
Henri Decremps Deux moyens différens, l'un ancien, l'autre nouveau, de le faire lier les pouces, & de se délier en un instant. "Métamorphose d'un verre en morceaux de papier. Réflexions sur les fausses théories. Prétention absurde. Preuve captieuse de cette prétention." (title continued) more tricks by Pilferer, two methods for thumb tie and a glass is thrown into the air where it changes into confetti / pieces of cards, seated, thoughts about vanishing an object by throwing it into the air and the advantages of using confetti Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 18
Henri Decremps Prodige arrivé sur la côte d'Afrique, chez un Peuple demi-sauvage. adventure story of an island and of Helioson who could bring the water of a river back Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 108
Henri Decremps Avis Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée viii
Unknown Avertissement Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée i
Henri Decremps Conclusion de ce Chapitre, & premiere réponse aux Détracteurs de la Magie blanche dévoilée. summery and thoughts about different methods for one effect Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 100
Henri Decremps Observations sur le Monde Microscopique. story about using a microscope and thoughts on microorganisms Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 103
Henri Decremps Trois Figures colossales paraissent en l'air, descendent à terre, & remontent à la priere ou au commandement d'un Sauvage. story of three gods flying down from sky, using a hot air ballon, different theories why the balloon flies Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 119
Henri Decremps Nouvelles Estampes. on some engravings of supernatural people and objects Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 198
Henri Decremps Le Cocher Escamoteur. Observation sur les Gazettes Anglaises. on Pilferer in the newspaper and how counterfeit money is introduced and changed Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 218
Henri Decremps Le Devin de la Ville. story about Mr. Hill finding thieves in a company by the aid of magic tricks Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 246
Henri Decremps Les Préjugés regnent sur la terre; le Charlatanisme les propage hardiment; le vrai mérite les combat modestement. on revealing charlatanism Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 274
Henri Decremps Les Sauvages sont des raisonnemens absurdes: on en fait de plus chaquans dans les pays civilisés. "Seconde réponse aux Détracteurs de la Magie blanche." (title continued) on different civilizations and the different colors of human skin Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 133
Henri Decremps L'Epagneul Encyclopédiste. story about educated dog (spaniel), who answered questions by striking his foot and by the aid of an interpretator, questions were asked in three different languages Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 156
Henri Decremps Coup-d'oeil sur une assemblée de Joueurs. meeting Pilferer again in London, different methods for cheating at cards Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 204
Henri Decremps Logogriphe poem Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 286
Henri Decremps Eclaircissemens explanations of some of the incidents found throughout the entire book Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 293
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
Professor Hoffmann Introduction some rules for conjuring Modern Magic 1
Professor Hoffmann The Value of Personal Instruction Modern Magic 40
Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann The "Click" and Delaying the Effect Modern Magic 155
Professor Hoffmann Electrical Tricks general comments Modern Magic 480
Professor Hoffmann Concluding Observations - Hints as to Working up Tricks
- Arrangement of Programme
- Stage Arrangements
- Parting Counsels
Modern Magic 502
Professor Hoffmann Sleeve as Explanation for Spectators More Magic 211
Professor Hoffmann Introductory More Magic 1
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi More Magic 457
Professor Hoffmann Feats of Divination introduction More Magic 236
Professor Hoffmann Tricks with Hats Hartz and his "Hat" Trick More Magic 285
H. F. C. Suhr About L'Homme Masqué Der Kartenkünstler 114
Carl Willmann L'homme masqué - "Der Edelmann mit den Feenhänden" Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 78
Carl Willmann Zum Beginn about the magazine Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Carl Willmann Briefkasten greetings from the editor Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 16
H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort the author wants to fill a gap with this book, as no books on card magic exist that are worth mentioning (times have changed) Der Kartenkünstler iii
H. F. C. Suhr Erster Teil - Kartenkunststücke ohne Apparate chapter "magic without apparatus" Der Kartenkünstler 1
H. F. C. Suhr Zweiter Teil - Kartenkunststücke mit mechanischen Apparaten - Vorbemerkung
chapter intro
Der Kartenkünstler 61
H. F. C. Suhr Dritter Teil - Eine Kartensoiree - Vorbemerkung
routined show with full patter in this chapter
Der Kartenkünstler 83
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Vorwort introduction to magazine Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
H. F. C. Suhr Auftreten und Ansprache introductory patter to greet an audience Der Kartenkünstler 85
H. F. C. Suhr Not to make fun of the Spectator Der Kartenkünstler 124
H. F. C. Suhr Verzeichnis ...der im "Kartenkünstler" vorkommenden Apparate und präparierten Karten mit Preisangabe
(list of mentioned apparatus with price)
Der Kartenkünstler 126
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" introduction on the superstition of the society Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 31
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" second part, still on superstition, (non-)scientific beliefs and deception Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" third part, on the American Mrs. Abbott ("the little Georgian Magnet") and her experiments Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 56
Carl Willmann Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet" fourth part, on Mrs. Abbott and her experiments Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 72
Professor Bellonie, Carl Willmann Ein Stündchen beim Wunderdoktor Ast in Radbruch story presentation about some miracle healer, effect not yet describedRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 43
Dr. G. St. L'homme masqué - Widmung poem about L'homme masqué Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 79
Carl Willmann Moistening Dry Fingers without the mouth Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 179
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on the readers which want trick explanations and novelties, exposure through this magazine Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 32
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on training doves, "Ein gutes Buch über Kartenkunststücke existiert nicht", L'Homme Masque Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 48
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Gustav Stampfl, Cumberland, chemical fire eating Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 64
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, variations on the referenced bird appearanceRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 80
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Conradi/Conrady & Horster, on legal performances for money, Wunderkinder, Melanie Leichtmann, Madame Médéa, flash paper Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 96
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering questions, "Teosophische Gesellschaft", self-lighting candles after they are extinguished Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 112
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on patter, magic parody Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 128
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, death of Prof. Becker Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 9) 144
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for invisible ink that becomes visible Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 160
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering questions Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 192
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering questions Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 16
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 32
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 64
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, opening spring flower loads, Prof. Hermann (Herrmann), fire eating, sealing filled glasses for productions Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 176
Carl Willmann Bartolomeo Bosco Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 65
Carl Willmann Die Prophetin von Paris on the medium Couédon Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 81
Carl Willmann Eugen Bosco Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 97
Carl Willmann Carlo Bosco Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 113
Carl Willmann Cagliostro real name Giuseppe Balsamo Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 129
Carl Willmann Joh. Nep. Hofzinser Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 145
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster On Accidental Convincers Der moderne Kartenkünstler 25
Carl Willmann On Common Objects avoiding apparatus and using apparent everyday objects, see also p. 122 of Vol. 2 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 62
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster An unsere hochverehrten Abonnenten! Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 65
Carl Willmann Zum Beginn des II. Jahrgangs introduction to the second volume Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Vorwort Der moderne Kartenkünstler
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenschule chapter intro to part one Der moderne Kartenkünstler 1
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Mathematische oder Berechnungs-Kunststücke chapter intro to part 3 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 87
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die präparierten Karten on gaffed cards, chapter intro to chapter four Der moderne Kartenkünstler 125
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Präparationen en passant chapter intro Der moderne Kartenkünstler 130
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Apparate und sonstige Hilfsmittel zur Vorführung von Kartenkunststücken chapter intro for chapter five Der moderne Kartenkünstler 175
Carl Willmann X-Strahlen on x-rays and E. Chambly's experiments Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 78
Carl Willmann Das Heben der Abbott Die Experimente der Mrs. Abbott, "Der kleine Magnet"
further comments on Abbott
Related to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 99
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on performing for money Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 80
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 96
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, description of effect in which different colored ashes are taken out of water (not sand effect)Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 112
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, on the colored ashes in water effect, Moltke und der GlobusRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 8) 127
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, l'homme masqué, Fritz Jansen Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 144
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10) 160
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 176
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on melting spoons Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 16
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on diminishing card effect, anonymous letteres Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 32
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Bellachini, on allowance to perform for money, making fake cannon balls, Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3) 48
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, Magneta, Aerolite Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 64
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, pseudo medicine, card magic literature, Heubeck, Kinematograph vs. Kinetoskop Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6) 96
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on using "professor", Embryoskop (Prof. Dr. W. Preyer), reading letter inside envelope (alcohol), x-rays, colored ashes from bowl of water (sand-like) Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 80
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on Melot Hermann, practicing, "Entenjagd im Salon", mediums and spiritism, Dr. Cyriax Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 7) 112
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, Waagenmensch José Coll (human scale), Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 128
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for glue, writing on metal, other magazines Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 9) 144
Carl Willmann Todes-Anzeige - Herr Camill Bihler Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 128
August Roterberg Introduction New Era Card Tricks 6
August Roterberg Preface with thanks to Conradi for letting him use parts of "Der Moderne Kartenkünstler" (1896) New Era Card Tricks 5
H. F. C. Suhr St. Roman article on St. Roman alias Samuel Thiersfeld Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 1
H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort Jedermann Zauberkünstler! v
H. F. C. Suhr Roman's Tricks und deren Erklärung intro, on St. Roman's stage set-up and appearance Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 12
H. F. C. Suhr Die wichtigsten Kunstgriffe der Magie chapter with basic sleights Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 139
H. F. C. Suhr T. Nelson Downs short biography Der Amateurzauberer 2
H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort Der Amateurzauberer iii
H. F. C. Suhr Erster Teil - Münzenpiecen coin chapter Der Amateurzauberer 1
H. F. C. Suhr Zweiter Teil - Kartenpiecen card chapter Der Amateurzauberer 60
H. F. C. Suhr Dritter Teil - Vermischte Kunststücke miscellaneous chapter Der Amateurzauberer 111
H. F. C. Suhr Vierter Teil - Schnurrpfeifereien Der Amateurzauberer 155
Charles Lang Neil The Principles of Natural Magic The Modern Conjurer 19
Charles Lang Neil Manner and Gesture The Modern Conjurer 23
Charles Lang Neil The Conjurer's Clothes for men & for ladies The Modern Conjurer 27
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Deportment The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Effect of Suspicion The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Acquiring the Art The Expert at the Card Table 24
S. W. Erdnase Importance of Details The Expert at the Card Table 25
Charles Bertram Introduction The Modern Conjurer 13
S. W. Erdnase Preface The Expert at the Card Table 3
S. W. Erdnase Introduction The Expert at the Card Table 9
S. W. Erdnase Professional Secrets The Expert at the Card Table 13
S. W. Erdnase Legerdemain The Expert at the Card Table 125
Charles Lang Neil Parlour Tricks and Puzzles The Modern Conjurer 287
Charles Lang Neil Apparatus and Requisits for tricks described in the book, with prices The Modern Conjurer 413
S. W. Erdnase Technical Terms The Expert at the Card Table 25
Charles Lang Neil Some Useful Books on Conjuring and Kindred Arts The Modern Conjurer 389
Charles Lang Neil Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Arts nineteen pages, with prices and estimation on prices The Modern Conjurer 393
Professor Hoffmann, Professor Anderson Excessive Use of Apparatus Later Magic 172
Professor Hoffmann What is Best? Later Magic 222
Professor Hoffmann Preface Later Magic iii
Professor Hoffmann Introduction Later Magic xvii
Professor Hoffmann Chapter II - Appliances and Expedients of General Utility chapter intro Later Magic 16
Professor Hoffmann Chapter VI - Tricks with Rings Later Magic 189
Professor Hoffmann Chapter IX - Tricks with Gloves chapter intro Later Magic 366
Professor Hoffmann Chapter XII - Miscellaneous Tricks chapter intro Later Magic 471
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi Later Magic 554
Professor Hoffmann Using Shakespeare Quotes in Patter Later Magic 161
Alexander Herrmann Czar Nicholas II. Anecdote anecdote about tearing deck in half The Art of Magic 25
John Northern Hilliard, T. Nelson Downs Don'ts tips The Art of Magic 347
T. Nelson Downs, John Northern Hilliard Introductory three branches of magic, on the state of magic The Art of Magic 11
John Northern Hilliard L'Envoi The Art of Magic 348
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks with Apparatus and in Combination with Other Objects on apparatus The Art of Magic 224
Professor Hoffmann Chapter XIV - Recollections of Hartz the Wizard biographical information on Hartz Later Magic 614
Professor Hoffmann Recollections of Hartz biographical information on Hartz Magical Titbits 67
Frederick E. Jones Mind Reading, Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading on muscle reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 3
Professor Hoffmann Chapter XIII - New Miscellaneous Tricks Later Magic 557
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi Later Magic 738
Professor Hoffmann Preface Magical Titbits iii
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi Magical Titbits 221
Frederick E. Jones Sealed Billet Reading Mind Reading Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading 20
Stanley Collins Foreword Original Magical Creations 7
Charles T. Jordan Preface Thirty Card Mysteries 1
T. Nelson Downs Introduction Thirty Card Mysteries 3
Charles T. Jordan Chapter II - Tricks of an Impromptu Nature "(requiring little or no skill)"
chapter intro
Thirty Card Mysteries 35
Charles T. Jordan Chapter III - Feats Requiring More or Less Manipulative Ability chapter intro Thirty Card Mysteries 50
Charles T. Jordan Chapter IV - Feats Requiring Previous Preparation chapter intro Thirty Card Mysteries 67
Charles T. Jordan Adios Thirty Card Mysteries 80
Stanley Collins Foreword Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 7
Charles T. Jordan Preface Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 1
Charles T. Jordan Preface Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 1
Charles T. Jordan Preface Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 2
Charles T. Jordan Preface Ten New Pocket Tricks 2
Charles T. Jordan Preface Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 1
Oswald Rae Foreword Between Ourselves xv
Tom Sellers Foreword Tricks That Work 2
Edwin Hooper Publisher's Foreword The Nikola Card System 4
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System The Nikola Card System 7
Louis Nikola Argument - History of memorized/stacked decks in magic
- Basic description of some features of the Nikola system
The Nikola Card System 9
Jack Merlin Theory short Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Jack Merlin Practice on practice and other theory aspects Merlin's Master Manipulations 3
Charles J. Maly Foreword Merlin's Master Manipulations 2
Arthur W. C. Brumfield Editorial Note credits Merlin's Master Manipulations 24
Arthur W. C. Brumfield Editorial Note same es in part one Merlin at the Card Table 24
Jack Merlin Glossary some gambling terms Merlin at the Card Table 23
Arthur W. C. Brumfield Editorial Note same as in part one and two Merlin's Master Miracles 2
Jack Merlin The Pulse of the Public on doing magic in a vaudeville / varieté environment Merlin's Master Miracles 22
Oswald Rae Foreword Sub Rosa vii
Oswald Rae Foreword More Practical Patter i
Oswald Rae Foreword Original Magic i
Montague Summers Introduction long essay from 1930 edition The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue ) xvii
Montague Summers A Bibliographical Note Upon Scot's "Discouerie" The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue ) xxxiii
Al Baker Introduction The Book Without A Name 7
Theodore Annemann Foreword... The Book Without A Name 8
Tom Sellers Preface Sellers' Secrets 3
Victor Farelli Introduction Controlled Coincidence 3
Lu Brent A Waste Paper Basket Advice on using an ornamental waste paper basket on stage for throwing away paper so as to remove suspicion, instead of throwing the paper off-stage Novel Magic 5
Lu Brent "A Word With You" Novel Magic 2
Ralph W. Hull Foreword "Eye-Openers" 1
Nate Leipzig What a Great Magician has to say about Scarne about John Scarne John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 5
John Scarne About Audley Walsh John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 6
Audley Walsh Foreword John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 10
John Scarne Introduction John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 11
John Northern Hilliard Foreword More "Eye-Openers" 1
Unknown Familiar Phrases in Gambling - Hipe
- Shills or Cappers
- Money Bag
- Under-throw
- Over-throw
John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 14
Unknown Definition of Gambling Terms John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 15
Theodore Annemann October 1934 on The Jinx The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Theodore Annemann November 1934 on The Jinx The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 5
Theodore Annemann December 1934 on Fred Keating, performing venues, Nate Leipzig, Gally Gally The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 9
Theodore Annemann Introduction as Usual SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 1
Laurie Ireland Introduction Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934)
Tom Sellers Foreword Card Tricks That Work 2
Theodore Annemann Wanted - Questions and Answers The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 7
Jean Hugard Introduction - The Importance of Showmanship Mental Magic with Cards 7
Theodore Annemann January 1935 on Jean Hugard, hands The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 13
Theodore Annemann February on Frank Dodd, Peggy Gwynne, Frank Cole, Dunninger The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 17
Theodore Annemann March 1935 on Count Orloff, Paul Duke, Russell Swann, Tommy Martin, Paul LePaul The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 21
Theodore Annemann April 1935 on the death of John Northern Hilliard, Al Baker, over-proof, simplicity The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 25
Theodore Annemann May 1935 on Carl Jones, John Northern Hilliard, Greater Magic, Martin SunshineRelated to
  • "The Dragon" March, 1935
  • "The Sphinx" February, 1935.
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
Theodore Annemann June 1935 on Charlie Leedy, The Sphinx, Frank Ducrot, Frank N. Dodd, Martin Sunshine The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 33
Theodore Annemann Editor Speaking on chain letters The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 38
Theodore Annemann July 1935 on Jack Vosburgh, Arthur Felsman, Harry Blackstone, John Mulholland, Dave Alliston, Pablo, U. F. Grant, Frank Lane The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 10) 49
Theodore Annemann August 1935 on Will Irwing, Elmer, Robert Gysel, Lloyd Jones, Fred Rothenberg, Ed Wolff The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 53
Theodore Annemann September 1935 on Vincent Dalban, Gordon Peck The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 57
Theodore Annemann October 1935 on repetition, Carl Hertz, Robert Heller, Max Holden, Calvert Cole, U. F. Grant The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 61
Theodore Annemann November 1935 on Burling Hull, Phil Smith, Howard Albright, Mr. Rouclere The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 65
Theodore Annemann December 1935 on Otis Manning,Gene Gordon, Andrew Brennan doing a trick with a business card, Burling Hull, exposure The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 15) 71
Theodore Annemann Introduction Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 1
Brunel White Foreword Would You Believe It? 1
Louis Lam Introduction Would You Believe It? 2
Laurie Ireland Introduction Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 1
Tom Sellers Foreword Quick Tricks 2
Theodore Annemann Requisits props and where to put them, for this particular routine Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 2
Theodore Annemann Author's Note credit information for "Master Mind" Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 16
Theodore Annemann Author's Note Again Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 19
Theodore Annemann The Jinx Five-Foot Shelf of Magic suggestion for magic books to read The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 32
Unknown Newspaper Clippings and Business Cards Dr. Peck, Russell Swann, Sid Lorraines and more The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 15) 73
Theodore Annemann Open Letter to Burling Hull on Hull's publication Stage MagicRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 62
Burling Hull To Annemann Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 68
Theodore Annemann Response to Burling Hull's Letter Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 68
Theodore Annemann The Jinx Extra Cocktail gin based The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 38
Unknown Business Cards of various artists, Sid Lorraine, Lu Brent, Morris Loewy, Le Paul, Arthur Lloyd, Phil Dallee, Paul Rosini and more The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 67
Unknown Newspaper Clippings on Howard Thurston The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 112
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. One - A Club Act of Magic combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 133
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Two - A Mental Club Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 143
Jean Hugard Finger Practice Practice routine to master the thimble thumb palmRelated to Thimble Magic 5
Jean Hugard Easy Moves With One Thimble describes four short sequences with one thimble, with some advice on how to execute thimble sleights and magic Thimble Magic 6
Jean Hugard Advanced Finger Practice Practice routine to master the different thimble palms Thimble Magic 19
Victor Farelli For Artists Only Talks about culling, patter, misdirection, plot, selection of cards, building a programme, and building routines "Lend Me Your Pack" 7
Victor Farelli "Culling" Talks about how culling should be done, mentions Louis Nikola and how he stacks his deck during the course of another routine, also mentions Erdnase's stock securing and cull shufflingRelated to "Lend Me Your Pack" 12
Victor Farelli Lady Volunteer Assistants Short essay on how women in the audience should be treated, and why they should probably never be chosen to come on stage, or even pick a card "Lend Me Your Pack" 26
Theodore Annemann Think It Over! tips on props and performing The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 111
Theodore Annemann Think It Over! tips on props and performing The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 119
Theodore Annemann January 1936 on Sam Margolies, Cardini, John Mullholand, Julian Proskauer, Eugene Homer, Percy Abbott, Doctor Wilson, Burling Hull The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 77
Theodore Annemann Editor Speaking on Frank Lane, Max Holden, Harlan Tarbell, exposure, Jacob Steisel, Al Baker The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 82
Theodore Annemann February 1936 on Dave Allison, Russ Walsh, U. F. Grant, Percy Abbott, The Linx, Dr. Van Deusen The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 91
Theodore Annemann March 1936 on Frank Lane, Bernard Ernst, Al Altman, John Snyder The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 97
Theodore Annemann April 1936 on L. J. Jenkins, Mystic Craig, Burling Hull, Frank Lane, Herman Hansen The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann May 1936 on Harlan Tarbell, Fred Keating, Theodore Arnold, Frank Lane, Dr. Jacob Daley, Glenn Gravatt, Max Holden, Burling Hull, Henry Ford The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 110
Theodore Annemann June 1936 on the death of Henry Walsh Miller, David Embury, Ottis Manning, Lloyd Jones, Harry Dreilinger, Gene Dennis, Tom Worthington The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 118
Jean Hugard Thaumaturgy Credits David Devant with inventing thimble manipulation, plus describes different types of thimbles Thimble Magic 3
Edward Bagshawe Foreword "Lend Me Your Pack" 6
Laurie Ireland Introduction Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 1
U. F. Grant The Gambler's Expose Act The Gambler's Expose Act 1
Brunel White A Few Words Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks 5
Edward Proudlock Preface Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks 7
Edward Bagshawe Introduction Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks 9
Edward Proudlock Some Suggested "Patter" Edward Proudlock's Version of the Sympathetic Silks 25
Unknown Business Cards of various artists, Ross Bertram, Orville Meyer, Zancig and more The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 93
Unknown Business cards of various artists, Lloyd E. Jones, Gerald Kosky, Fred Keating, Eddie Clever, T. Nelson Downs and more The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 106
Burling Hull To Our Associated Dealers The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 94
Theodore Annemann, Frank Lane Letters The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 105
Dariel Fitzkee Dr. Ervin The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 10
Theodore Annemann Suggested Programs No. Three - A Magical Club Routine combining some tricks out of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 194
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Four - A No Card Mystery Act combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 34) 230
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 2, discussing props, servante, misdirection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 241
Theodore Annemann Suggested Routines No. Five - "No Code" Telepathy combining some tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 252
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum You'd Be Surprised You'd be Surprised 5
Theodore Annemann Introduction "En Rapport" 1
Louis Lam Appreciation Watch Me Closely 1
Louis Lam Would You Believe It? Watch Me Closely 30
Edward Victor Author's Foreword Magic of the Hands xi
Edward Victor L'Envoi Magic of the Hands 119
Max Holden Foreword The Magic Annual for 1937 7
T. Nelson Downs Introduction The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 7
Dariel Fitzkee Foreword The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 8
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum And a Routine suggestion for a thirty minute routine with tricks from the book You'd be Surprised 32
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum A Magical "Flash" Routine suggestion for routine with preceding effects You'd be Surprised 65
Edward Victor Two "Handy" Sleights Magic of the Hands 10
Edward Victor Thimble Sleights Magic of the Hands 64
Edward Victor Cigarette and Cigar Sleights Magic of the Hands 74
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Suggestions on using a hat as a prop in a performance The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 44
Theodore Annemann The Jinx "Zipper" Cocktail recipe for cocktail The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
John Northern Hilliard I. Theodore Annemann Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 537
John Northern Hilliard II. Al Baker Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 542
John Northern Hilliard III. Cardini Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 545
John Northern Hilliard IV. S. Leo. Horowitz Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 548
John Northern Hilliard V. Stewart Judah Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 555
John Northern Hilliard VI. Nate Leipzig Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 559
John Northern Hilliard VII. William H. McCaffrey Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 563
John Northern Hilliard VIII. Paul Rosini Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 567
John Northern Hilliard IX. John Scarne Card Stars of the U.S.A. introRelated to Greater Magic 572
John Northern Hilliard X. Dai Vernon Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro Greater Magic 575
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Stage Presentation tips on stage presentation, discussing:
- Stage Entrance
- Settings
- The Opening Illusion
- The Follow On
- Patter
- Balance
- Assistants
- Audience Work
- Routining
- Apparatus
- Working to Magicians
- The Climax
- Résumé
Greater Magic 936
Orville Wayne Meyer Suggested Routine No. 6 - "Strictly Impromptu" combining some card tricks of the Jinx into a program The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 344
Eddie Joseph Introduction Intuitional Sight 1
Laurie Ireland Preface Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938)
Franklin M. Chapman Pleased to Meet You Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Thank You Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Let's Get Straight Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 3) 1
Franklin M. Chapman The Man with the Pipe Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 4) 1
Franklin M. Chapman What Do You Think? Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Franklin M. Chapman "Screwball" Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 1
Jean Hugard Robert-Houdin Problem letter by Hugard about a burnt paper restored in nest of envelopes, posed as problemRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 48) 339
Oscar Weigle, Robert Parrish A Club Routine of General Magic routine of tricks in the book Do That Again! 75
Theodore Annemann A 68 Cent Patent tip on patenting, see page 456 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 62) 441
Jean Hugard Introduction - Extempore Magic essay on impromptu magic, special props and magic that happens as a side note, with examples by Tarbell The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 11
Robert Parrish, Oscar Weigle Foreword Do That Again! 5
Louis Lam Dedication Be Deceived 2
Louis Lam Introduction Be Deceived 3
Robert Parrish, Oscar Weigle Two Routines suggestion for a routine with preceding effects Do That Again! 25
Robert Parrish, Oscar Weigle An All-Card Routine suggestion for a routine with preceding effects Do That Again! 47
Robert Parrish, Oscar Weigle A Routine with Silks suggestion for a routine with preceding effects Do That Again! 62
Franklin M. Chapman Contest Winners! Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 7) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Home, Sweet Home Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 1
Franklin M. Chapman En Route Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 8) 2
Frank Chapman Amator Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Odds & Ends on the Spirit Nut Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 1
Franklin M. Chapman More Odds & Ends on credits, the Cigarette from Nowhere, Oriental Papers, Ervin's Straw TrickRelated to Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 11) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Curtain Calls Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 12) 1
Franklin M. Chapman Prelude to Act II Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Unknown Sure I'm Da Phantom! So What? Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 2) 3
Unknown The Phantom Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Unknown The Phantom Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 4
Unknown The Phantom Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 5) 4
Hadji Baba Quote by Hadji Baba of Ispahan The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 7
Theodore Annemann Jinx Blazer recipe for a drink The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 370
Paul Rosini Etchings in Magic Rosini writes about his influences in magic The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 629
Oscar Thomson Memory Aid for Programs remembering the order of tricks The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 111) 664
Theodore Annemann Playing Card Squiggles drawing contest The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 681
George Johnson Your Magical Scrapbook tip The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 697
Harry Houdini Houdini's Book Identification System for personal library, mentioned by Ralph W. Read The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 702
Charles Hopkins Whose Fault When Things Go Wrong? "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 15
Charles Hopkins The Psychology of Failure "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 16
Charles Hopkins Use of "Sucker Gag" Technique "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 17
Charles Hopkins Secret And Open Outs Difference between rectifying mistakes secretly (before audience knows about it) and openly (when the mistake is known to everyone) "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error Is Still Under Cover Techniques to get out of mistakes before audience catches on "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 18
Charles Hopkins When Error May Be Visible Techniques to get out of mistakes when audience knows "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins Either You Know You Are Wrong - Or Else... "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins This Time You MUST Be Right Importance of rectifying the mistake clearly to end successfully "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins Attitudes That Get Co-operation After finding wrong card, how to get selector to reveal the correct card for magician to try again "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 22
Charles Hopkins 8 - Use a thumb writer. How to use thumb writer to get out of sticky situations "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 24
Charles Hopkins 9 - Impression methods. Using carbon paper to make a copy "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 25
Charles Hopkins 10 - Pencil reading. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Charles Hopkins 11 - Friendly mirrors.