4,721 entries in Articles / Intros & Epilogues
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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)
1584 199
Hocus Pocus Junior The Epistle to the Reader
1634 3
Henri Decremps Préface
1784 iii
Preface
1784 viii
Sentiments and Toasts
1784 120
Henri Decremps Avis
1785 viii
Henri Decremps Table des matières Very detailed summary on 6 pages
1786 v
Henri Decremps Préface Comments on the success of the previous two volumes. Establishing the promise to mainly explain doable tricks without spending money
1786 xi
Henri Decremps Préambule du Testament et principes généraux Testament which scrupulously respects the prescriptions of the written law and the custom of Paris. It is intended to bequeath, to its heir readers, that instructions and knowledge.
It also contains thirteen rules of presentation
1786 1
Henri Decremps Chapitre II
1786 91
Henri Decremps Article II: Tours de cartes nouveaux ou nouvellement perfectionnés intro to trick section
1786 112
Henri Decremps Charade ending with a charade
1786 328
Professor Hoffmann Chapter I. Introductory
1889 1
Professor Hoffmann Chapter V. Card Tricks of a Simple Character, not Necessitating Sleight of Hand
1889 68
Professor Hoffmann Chapter VIII. Stage Tricks
1889 204
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi
1889 250
Professor Hoffmann Introductory
1890 1
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi
1890 457
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)
1895 iii
H. F. C. Suhr Erster Teil - Kartenkunststücke ohne Apparate chapter "magic without apparatus"
1895 1
H. F. C. Suhr Zweiter Teil - Kartenkunststücke mit mechanischen Apparaten
  • Vorbemerkung
chapter intro
1895 61
H. F. C. Suhr Dritter Teil - Eine Kartensoiree
  • Vorbemerkung
routined show with full patter in this chapter
1895 83
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Vorwort introduction to magazine
Sep. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1)
1
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Vorwort
1896
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenschule chapter intro to part one
1896 1
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Mathematische oder Berechnungs-Kunststücke chapter intro to part 3
1896 87
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die präparierten Karten on gaffed cards, chapter intro to chapter four
1896 125
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Präparationen en passant chapter intro
1896 130
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Apparate und sonstige Hilfsmittel zur Vorführung von Kartenkunststücken chapter intro for chapter five
1896 175
August Roterberg Preface with thanks to Conradi for letting him use parts of "Der Moderne Kartenkünstler" (1896)
1897 5
August Roterberg Introduction
1897 6
H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort
1899 v
H. F. C. Suhr Roman's Tricks und deren Erklärung intro, on St. Roman's stage set-up and appearance
1899 12
H. F. C. Suhr Die wichtigsten Kunstgriffe der Magie chapter with basic sleights
1899 139
H. F. C. Suhr Vorwort
1900 iii
H. F. C. Suhr Erster Teil - Münzenpiecen coin chapter
1900 1
H. F. C. Suhr Zweiter Teil - Kartenpiecen card chapter
1900 60
H. F. C. Suhr Dritter Teil - Vermischte Kunststücke miscellaneous chapter
1900 111
H. F. C. Suhr Vierter Teil - Schnurrpfeifereien
1900 155
Arthur "Dr. Avon" Kollmann Griffe und Kunststücke mit Münzen und Karten nach T. Nelson Downs introduction to following items
A. Münzengriffe und Münzen-Kunststücke nach Downs
Mar. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 3)
39
S. W. Erdnase Preface
Related to 1902 3
S. W. Erdnase Introduction
Related to 1902 9
S. W. Erdnase Professional Secrets
Related to 1902 13
S. W. Erdnase Legerdemain
1902 125
Charles Bertram Introduction
1902 13
Professor Hoffmann Preface
1903 iii
Professor Hoffmann Introduction
1903 xvii
Professor Hoffmann Chapter II - Appliances and Expedients of General Utility chapter intro
1903 16
Professor Hoffmann Chapter VI - Tricks with Rings
1903 189
Professor Hoffmann Chapter IX - Tricks with Gloves chapter intro
1903 366
Professor Hoffmann Chapter XII - Miscellaneous Tricks chapter intro
1903 471
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi
1903 554
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Vorwort
1903 iii
T. Nelson Downs, John Northern Hilliard Introductory three branches of magic, on the state of magic
1909 11
John Northern Hilliard L'Envoi
1909 348
Ottokar Fischer Vorwort on Georg Heubeck and the genesis of the book
1910 iii
Frederick E. Jones Mind Reading, Secrets and Sealed Billet Reading on muscle reading
1911 3
Professor Hoffmann Chapter XIII - New Miscellaneous Tricks start of addition to expanded 1911 edition
1911 557
Professor Hoffmann Chapter XIV - Recollections of Hartz the Wizard biographical information on Hartz
1911 614
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi
1911 738
Professor Hoffmann Preface
1911 iii
Professor Hoffmann Recollections of Hartz biographical information on Hartz
1911 67
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi
1911 221
Stanley Collins Foreword
1915 7
Charles T. Jordan Preface
1919 1
T. Nelson Downs Introduction
1919 3
Charles T. Jordan Chapter II - Tricks of an Impromptu Nature "(requiring little or no skill)"
chapter intro
1919/1920 35
Charles T. Jordan Chapter III - Feats Requiring More or Less Manipulative Ability chapter intro
1919/1920 50
Charles T. Jordan Chapter IV - Feats Requiring Previous Preparation chapter intro
1919/1920 67
Charles T. Jordan Adios
1919/1920 80
Stanley Collins Foreword
1920 7
Charles T. Jordan Preface
1920 1
Charles T. Jordan Preface
1920 1
Charles T. Jordan Preface
1920 2
Charles T. Jordan Preface
1920 2
Charles T. Jordan Preface
1920 1
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Einleitung
1922 iii
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Vorwort
1922 v
Karl Schröder Geleit
1922 vii
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Schlusswort
1922 76
H. Syril Dusenbery Introduction
1923 1
Edward Bagshawe Introduction
1924 9
Oswald Rae Foreword
1926 xv
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Vorwort
1926 4
Tom Sellers Foreword
1927 2
Edwin Hooper Publisher's Foreword
1927 4
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System
1927 7
Alfred Chapuis Notice Sur Adolphe Blind - Préface biographical notes on Adolphe Blind
1927 9
Oswald Rae Foreword
1927 5
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Vorwort
1927 iii
Charles J. Maly Foreword
1927/28 2
Arthur W. C. Brumfield Editorial Note credits
1927/28 24
Arthur W. C. Brumfield Editorial Note same es in part one
1927/28 24
Oswald Rae Foreword
1928 vii
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Mind Reading
1928 1
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Introduction
1928 3
William Larsen, T. Page Wright I. Some New Card Discoveries
1928 4
William Larsen, T. Page Wright II. Feats With Prepared Cards
1928 10
William Larsen, T. Page Wright III. Some Novel Card Creations
1928 22
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Foreword
1928 2
Eric F. Impey Fore-Word
1928
Oswald Rae Foreword
1929 i
Oswald Rae Foreword
1930 i
Montague Summers Introduction long essay from 1930 edition
1930 xvii
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Vorwort
1930 3
Harlan Tarbell To Begin With
1930 7
Joe Berg, Nelson Hahne And In Closing
1930 63
Tom Sellers Preface
1931 3
Al Baker Introduction
Also published here 1931 7
Theodore Annemann Foreword...
1931 8
Victor Farelli Introduction
1931 3
Graham Adams Mr Douglas Dexter, and Gentlemen introduction, "All I know is that S.W.Erdnase when reversed spells E.S.Andrews."
1931 1
Graham Adams Final Comments
1931 28
Tom Sellers Preface
1931 3
Eric F. Impey Introduction
1931 1
Lu Brent "A Word With You"
1932 2
Ralph W. Hull Foreword
1932 1
Audley Walsh Foreword
1933 10
John Scarne Introduction
1933 11
John Northern Hilliard Foreword
1933 1
Tom Sellers Foreword
1933 2
Charles Eastman Foreword
1933 1
William Larsen Foreword
1933
Al Baker To My Friends, Magic Lovers
Also published here 1933 6
Tom Sellers Foreword
1934 2
Laurie Ireland Introduction
1934
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1934)
Theodore Annemann Introduction as Usual
1934 1
Bill Frazee Foreword William Frazee
1934 ii
Jack Chanin The Author Speaks
1934 ii
Tom Sellers Foreword
1935 2
Brunel White Foreword
1935 1
Louis Lam Introduction
1935 2
Jean Hugard Introduction - The Importance of Showmanship
1935 7
Laurie Ireland Introduction
1935
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation")
1
Theodore Annemann Introduction
1935 1
Ray Gamble, W. Herbert Schuh Foreword
1935
Frank Lane, U. F. Grant This is a Good Book
1935 3
Al Baker To My Friends, Professional and Amateur
Also published here 1935 4
Laurie Ireland Introduction
1936
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936)
1
Jean Hugard Thaumaturgy Credits David Devant with inventing thimble manipulation, plus describes different types of thimbles
1936 3
Edward Bagshawe Foreword
1936 6
U. F. Grant The Gambler's Expose Act
1936 1
Brunel White A Few Words
1936 5
Edward Proudlock Preface
1936 7
Edward Bagshawe Introduction
1936 9
Eddie Joseph A Practical Lesson on Cups and Balls
1936 1
Eddie Joseph Conclusion
1936 7
Edward Bagshawe Introduction
1936 ca. 9
Louis Lam Appreciation
1937 1
Louis Lam Would You Believe It?
1937 30
Robert Parrish, John Goodrum You'd Be Surprised
1937 5
Theodore Annemann Introduction
1937 1
Edward Victor Author's Foreword
1937 xi
Edward Victor L'Envoi
1937 119
Max Holden Foreword
1937 7
T. Nelson Downs Introduction
1937 7
Dariel Fitzkee Foreword
1937 8
Joe Berg Introduction
1937 1
Jean Hugard Introduction
1937 3
Laurie Ireland Preface
1938
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938)
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1938 1
Franklin M. Chapman Pleased to Meet You
July 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 1)
1
Mike Kanter Forword
1938 3
Louis Lam Dedication
1939 2
Louis Lam Introduction
1939 3
Robert Parrish, Oscar Weigle Foreword
1939 5
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1939 3
Jean Hugard Introduction - Extempore Magic essay on impromptu magic, special props and magic that happens as a side note, with examples by Tarbell
1939 11
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Foreword to the First Edition
1940 viii
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Tricks of 1940
1940
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940)
1
Charles Hopkins Preface
1940 5
Charles Hopkins Introduction
1940 10
Charles Hopkins More To Come?... Well, Maybe!
1940 79
Joseph Ovette Foreword
1940 3
Paul Rosini Introduction
1940 1
Martin Gardner Preface
1940 3
Percy Abbott Publisher's Introduction
1940 3
H. Adrian Smith Conclusion
1940 18
Bruce Fife Foreword
1940 / 1992 5
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1940 / 1992 7
Edward Marlo Introduction
1941 3
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Introduction
1941 3
Martin Gardner Introduction
1941 3
John Mulholland Introductions
1941 7
Martin Gardner Introduction
1941 2
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1941 2
Tony Kardyro The Routine Supreme intro to actual routine
1941 8
Val Evans Stacks and Stacks Of Cards
1941 1
Elmer P. Ransom Foreword
Also published here 1941 ix
Al Baker Introduction
Also published here 1941 xi
Oscar Weigle Introduction
1941 1
Paul Curry Foreword
1941 2
Johnny Albenice Foreword
1941 7
Nat Louis From the Publisher
1941 9
Percy Abbott Publisher's Foreword
1941 ca. 3
Dai Vernon Introduction
1941/49 5
Edward Marlo Foreword
1942 4
Edward Marlo And In Conclusion
1942 30
Edward Marlo Foreword
1942 3
Edward Marlo And in conclusion
1942 23
Tom Sellers Foreword
1942 2
Jean Hugard Introduction comments on overhand shuffling
1942 2
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Year Book of 1942
1942
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1942)
1
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1942 6
Eddie Joseph Part Four - Combination Moves of Coins with Matches chapter intro
1942 49
Eddie Joseph Part Seven - "Close-Up" Tricks intro
1942 70
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1942 3
Eddie Joseph Part Three - Tricks for All Occasions chapter intro
1942 17
Eddie Joseph Part Five - Exquisite Experiments chapter intro
1942 55
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1942 6
Harold Rice Foreword
1942 3
Harold Rice Foreword
1942 iii
John Mulholland Introduction
1942 iv
Martin Gardner Introduction
1942 3
Edward Marlo Foreword
1943 1
Edward Marlo "It's Old But It's New" intro to Section II
1943 11
Tom Sellers Preface
1943 3
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Yearbook of 1943
1943
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943)
1
Jean Hugard Editorial
June 1943 1
Floyd D. Brown Foreword
1943
Percy Abbott Foreword
1943 3
William S. Houghton Conclusion patter to introduce mental effects
1943 71
Harold Rice Foreword
1943 4
Edward Marlo Introduction
1944
Warren Wiersbe Introduction
1944 1
Laurie Ireland Introduction
1944
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
1
Paul Fleming Preface
1944 iii
Bob Hummer To All Who are Winning the War with Hummer's Magic
1944 2
Max Holden, John J. Crimmins Jr. Foreword
1944 iii
Theodore Annemann Time Marches On
1944 iv
Harold Sterling Introduction
1944 2
Edward Marlo Foreword
1945
Edward Marlo A Prediction
1945 27
Laurie Ireland The Ireland Year Book of 1945
1945
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
1
Robert A. Nelson Foreword
1945 6
Bob Hummer Forward
1945 1
Dr. William Weyeneth Vorwort intro to new series of La Baguette Magique / Der Zauberstab, followed by french translation "Editorial"
Jan. 1945 4
Arthur H. Buckley Preface
1946 5
Harlan Tarbell Arthur Buckley
1946 6
Neal Elias Foreword
1946 2
Neal Elias Well, that's it!
1946 20
Warren Wiersbe Preface
1946 1
Laurie Ireland The Ireland Year Book of 1946
1946
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
1
Paul Rosini Introduction
1946 5
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Summary
1946 27
Paul Fleming Preface
1946 iii
Billy O'Connor Introduction
1946 6
Edward G. Love Preface
1946 7
Milbourne Christopher Introduction
1946 3
Hen Fetsch Forword written in 1946
1946 4
Dariel Fitzkee Introduction
1946 11
John Booth Introduction
1946 2
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Whose Tricks?
1946 4
Edward Marlo Author's Remarks
1947 2
Laurie Ireland Introduction
1947
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947)
2
J. B. Bobo Preface
1947 11
John Braun Introduction
1947 13
Charles Goodliffe Neale Introduction
1947 5
Billy McComb Preface
1947 7
Lloyd E. Jones Foreword based on Jordan's "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks" and "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects"
1947 5
John Mulholland Introduction
1947 i
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Preface
1947 1
George G. Kaplan Foreword
1948 vii
Laurie Ireland About the Year Book...
1948
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
2
Tan Hock Chuan Preface
1948
Wilfrid Jonson Introduction
1948
Tan Hock Chuan Epilogue
1948 18
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Introduction
1948 xix
Arthur H. Buckley Foreword
1948 xx
Arthur H. Buckley Foreword to the Chapter Three - Card Magic
1948 139
Arthur H. Buckley Concluding Remarks
1948 218
John Ramsay Preface
1948 9
Sidney H. Radner Foreword
1948 3
Dariel Fitzkee Foreword the tricks are updated descriptions of "Thirty Card Problems" (Arthur Buckley, written by Fitzkee, 1930)
1948 9
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Eighteen
1948 164
Bill Simon Foreword
1949 2
Al Leech Preface
1949 3
Laurie Ireland About the Year Book
1949
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
2
George B. Anderson The First Prediction - Or Another Way of Saying "Preface"
1949 3
Martin Gardner Introduction
1949
Vynn Boyar Introduction
1949 1
Percy Abbott Mr. Magician
1949
Percy Abbott Mr. Magician
1949 3
Eddie Joseph Dear Friend
1949 1
George Sands Preface
1949 1
Robert Parrish Introduction
1949 3
Al Baker Foreword
Also published here 1949 ix
Harry Boughen Introduction
1949 2
Joe Stuthard Foreword
1949 4
Bill Frazee Forward William Frazee
1949 4
James G. Thompson Jr. Forward, Junior
1949 4
Jack Chanin The Author Speaks
1949 8
Jack Chanin, Paul Rosini Epilog no title
1949 75
Eddie Joseph Fifteen Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck
1949 ca. 1
Jean Hugard Foreword to the Third Edition
1950 vii
Publisher's Introduction
1950 3
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks
1950 5
Lin Searles Lucky Aces
1950 1
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1950 7
Percy Abbott Introduction
1950 1
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1950 1
Lewis Ganson Preface Germany, 1950
1950 4
Lewis Ganson "Fred Robinson Explains" intro
1950 61
Lewis Ganson Magic with Coins
1950 93
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Foreword
1950 3
Dr. Stanley Jaks Introduction on close-up magic, his book of mysteries, beautiful props appealing to women
Also published here 1951 1
Bob Somerfeld Forthought
1951
Percy Abbott Preface Psychic Magic are based on a series by McGill in the TOPS called "The Psychic Circle" from 1937
1951 4
Ormond McGill Introduction
1951 5
Percy Abbott Preface
1951 4
Percy Abbott Preface
1951 4
Percy Abbott Preface
1951 4
Percy Abbott Preface
1951 4
Percy Abbott Preface
1951 4
Bert Allerton Foreword
1951 3
Carl Ballantine KCAB SDROW
1951 18
Carl Ballantine Back Words
1951 20
Edward Marlo Concluding Observations
1951 7
Montague Wynne Foreword
1951 4
Percy Abbott Introduction
1951 2
Eddie Joseph Introduction
1951 1
Dai Vernon Foreword
Also published here 1951 5
Jean Hugard Introduction
Also published here 1951 7
J. B. Bobo Preface
1952 vii
J. B. Bobo Acknowledgements
1952 xiv
John Ramsay Foreword history and Ramsay's relation to the routine
1952 4
Victor Farelli Afterword annotations to the Ramsay routine
1952 17
Bill Simon Foreword
1952 7
Martin Gardner Introduction
1952 8
Milbourne Christopher Introduction
1952 2
Theodore Annemann Introduction on performing, booklet contains reprints from the Sphinx
1952
Bob Somerfeld Situation Wanted on hot reading, pre-show information
1952 3
Eddie Joseph Tricks for Informal Occasions
1952 1
Lewis Ganson Preface
1952 5
Barrows Mussey Prefatory Note
1952 6
Lewis Ganson Card Quota intro to card section
1952 38
Lewis Ganson Ken Brooke's Chapter
1952 45
Lewis Ganson Harold G. Beaumont's "Quartet"
1952 78
Lewis Ganson Conclusion
1952 133
Frances Ireland Marshall Introduction
1952 3
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Foreword
1952 4
Eddie Joseph Dear Reader
1952 1
Eddie Joseph Final Words
1952 10
Peter Warlock Foreword
Related to 1953 5
George Armstrong Introduction... translation of "Darlings Mentale Mystifier" (1948)
1953 6
Bruce Elliott Preface
1953 11
Bruce Elliott In Conclusion
1953 217
Bertram Millidge Introduction
1953 1
Edward Marlo Miracle Card Changes
1954 2
Al Leech Concluding Observations
1954