713 entries in Book / Book Test
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die magische Einwirkung No. 7, card chosen and pushed into book, card and page predicted
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 95
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 120
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Bibliothek deutscher Poesie - Der Intelligenz gewidmet "Vorträge von J. N. Hofzinser"
patter for book test
Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 166
John Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on arm
Related to 1903 Later Magic 490
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force page
Related to May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches part two
Related to June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 598
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 Later Magic 600
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 51
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 Magical Titbits 53
Charles T. Jordan The Book Mystery No. 10, page selected with knife stab, word counted to according to time on watch, word predicted, this book is a forcing book in which the fourteenth word on every page is "magician"
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 22
Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Foresight chosen ad from magazine predicted
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 37
Edward Bagshawe A Dark Deception paper in envelope, tumbler of ink, ink vanishes gradually, word chosen from dictionary appears as white writing in ink blob on paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 63
Tom Sellers The Book Test word index
1927 Tricks That Work 17
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 53
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Erraten einer bestimmten Buchstelle book test with medium in other room, using cards
1930 Zauberkunststücke 50
Theodore Annemann The One-Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test three magazines, fake cover ploy
1931 The Book Without A Name 46
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards
VariationsAlso published here 1934 The Jinx (Issue 2) 8
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined, uses ABC cards
Also published here 1935 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 47
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards
1935 Would You Believe It? 18
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Theodore Annemann Book Mentalism
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 12
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards
1936 The Jinx (Issue 16) 78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet
1936 The Jinx (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book see page 172 for variation by Frederick F. Clark
Also published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 135
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue 25) 157
Unknown Book Test Force with playing card stuck into book, brief
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 56
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
Also published here 1937 The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx (Issue 32) 207
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here 1937 The Jinx (Issue 33) 211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force
1937 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 224
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy word chosen with cards
1937 You'd be Surprised 9
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted
1937 You'd be Surprised 11
Robert Parrish Magazine Miracle pages glued together
1937 You'd be Surprised 14
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
1937 You'd be Surprised 15
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test
1938 Greater Magic 885
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick
1938 Greater Magic 887
Albert Sidney One Little Word chosen word found via dictionary directions
1938 The Jinx (Issue 41) 280
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
Also published here 1938 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 54) 383
Peter Warlock The Satchel book test with slates
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this name
Variations 1939 The Jinx (Issue 58) 421
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test
Also published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 58) 422
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes, "pegasus page", see also pages 468 & 472 for credits
Related toAlso published here 1939 The Jinx (Issue 67) 463
Oscar Weigle Wrong Number page force by pushing several cards in book at random positions
1939 Do That Again! 7
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Das fabelhafte Gedächtnis (Ein kleiner Stammtischscherz) mathematical trick, 1089 to force name in phone book
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4) 21
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
VariationsAlso published here 1940 The Jinx (Issue 89) 558
Jack Vosburgh Words homonyms principle
Variations 1940 The Jinx (Issue 119) 699
Eddie Joseph The E. Jay Book Test coin placed inside book to select page
1940 ca. Original Tricks 12
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, whole in book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx (Issue 131) 751
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here 1941 The Jinx (Issue 145) 813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
VariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx (Issue 150) 880
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 89
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
Also published here 1941 Magical Ways and Means 90
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers
1942 That's Good! 5
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word
1942 That's Good! 12
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection
1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 14
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 376
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 139
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 194
Unknown Der Telephonbuch-Trick french translation on page 5 "Le truc du téléphone"
1943 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 3) 3
William S. Houghton Magazine Test Wrinkle
1943 The Magic 36 14
William S. Houghton "Blue Pencil" Book Test spectator opens book behind back near center and makes a cross on the page, another spectator finds that cross and performer divines the word that is closest
1943 The Magic 36 17
William S. Houghton Book Test With Playing Card card inserted into book and book opened at that page, card's value then used to count to a word, no card already in book
  • Variation
1943 The Magic 36 28
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 220
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phone
Related toAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined
Also published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 296
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 3
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 5
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined, uses ABC cards
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 39
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 65
Theodore Annemann The Yogi Book Test three books, page determined with cards
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 66
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test blindfolded medium divines chosen word from a book
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 68
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 69
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book using dice to select page, with variation by F. Clark
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 71
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 72
Jack Vosburgh Monks Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number, with slates
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 73
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 74
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst named numbers added to select word
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 76
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 78
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 81
Sid Lorraine 40.000 Words dictionary test, whole in book
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 83
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 85
David P. Abbott David P. Abbott's Book Test
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 87
Peter Warlock The Schoolbag book test with slates
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 216
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
  • The E.S.P. Symbol Projection
  • The Word Projection
  • The Card Projection
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 327
Jack Trepel Telephone Book Trick two versions, second as two person telepathy
1945 My Best 211
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber
Related to 1945 My Best 280
Paul Curry Out Of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toAlso published here 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 20
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
John Hamilton Hamilton's Hoax! four cards are thrown into a book on different places, performer names page number and cards, svengali book
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 378
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force
Also published here 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 192
Franklin V. Taylor, Joseph Dunninger Black Magic with playing cards and slit in book
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 116) 465
Sam Pavloff Glimpse the Future playing card pushed in telephone book, moved around there and then name at the position read, predicted, pages fastened together with tape, for name correction of S. Pabloff see page 193
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
James Auer The N. E. Book Test page force by calculating cross total
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 21
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 470
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 522
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 49
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 71
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 83
Unknown Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 209
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 218
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
Cy Endfield Astounding! with Brema Tube, for prediction
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 585
Harvey P. Graham Inside Job forcing a page by putting a magazine in a paper bag and stabbing a knife somewhere in it
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Franklin V. Taylor Looped telephone book test, where card is put in book to chose page, method that extra card does not fall out
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 613
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 650
Dai Vernon Magazine Test
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 159
Jack Yeager The Book Test X chosen card to determine chapter and word of a book, word and card are divined
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
George B. Anderson "Do As I Do" Book Test two books, performer and spectator select the same word, gimmicked
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 37
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 38
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Djinn's Journal divination of selected word
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 705
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 179) 716
Howard A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 735
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined, see p. 762 for ideas by Al Baker
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 185) 739
Don Tanner Having Fun in Your Own Home ideas for a wireless microphone, transmitting conversation into next room
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 8
Al Baker A Telemirakel ten cards from shuffled deck tabled in a row, random person called (really assistant) who names four cards, the cards corresponding with the last four digites of the phone number in the ten-card row are those cards
Also published here 1949 Mental Magic 21
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 216) 863
Eddie Clever, Mike Zerance E Z Magazine Test three magazines, using cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 13
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 Mind Reader's Digest 7
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 882
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
VariationsAlso published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 979
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Bob Somerfeld The Last Word two versions, one without preparation
1952 Pieces of Mind 9
Bob Somerfeld F' Rinstance with card to stab into the book
1952 Pieces of Mind 11
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 Pieces of Mind 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der 6. Sinn magazine test, several identical magazines with different covers
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 1) 12
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 7
Ronald B. Edwards Ron's Ramblings idea for magazine test
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1116
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page
Variations 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 3
Howard A. Adams Paged with any book, mathemtical
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 19
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein Experiment mit einer Zeitung cross sum of date of a coin and value of card are added to select page
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 2) 169
Sydney Bergson Thought Anticipation
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 203
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 247
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test force with coin and cards, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks
Variations 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychic Phone Book Test prediction of a selected name
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 11
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Magazine Miracle prediction, page selected with a card pushed in the magazine
Related to 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 12
Gustl Schieb Mein Tituba Trick pegasus page from chosen magazine, to nest of envelopes which were checked before
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 3) 300
Allessandro Divine Touch twelve Reader's Digit magazines, month divined behind back
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 13
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test medium divines chosen word from a book
Also published here 1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 8
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers
1956 Minds in Duplicate 21
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 LTD. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 196
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 218
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code
  • (1) for mental arithmetic
  • (2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
  • (3) two person act, arithmetic
  • (4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton I'll Read Your Mind several magazines
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 13
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Charly Eperny Eine überraschende Voraussage different covers, same content
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2) 624
Tony Corinda Zarkamorta II. - The Ceremony of Reincarnation page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burnt and reappears back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burnt edges
Related toVariations 1959 Book Tests 201
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's
Related to 1959 Book Tests 205
Tony Corinda A Classic Swindle - Magazine Test several magazines, same cover
1959 Book Tests 206
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word
1959 Book Tests 208
Tony Corinda A Lesson in Mentalism total of six dice leads to a card, value is used for page number, line and word
1959 Book Tests 209
Tony Corinda, Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page torn
Related to 1959 Book Tests 211
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word
1959 Book Tests 212
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand
1959 Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda, Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistant
Related to 1959 Book Tests 215
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation
1959 Book Tests 218
Tony Corinda The Missing Link book on the table, bowl with billets, one is selected and is found to be a corner the missing corner of the book
Variations 1959 Book Tests 219
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments
1959 Book Tests 220
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium
1959 Two Person Telepathy 268
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectators
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 1
Dorothy K. Craig The Reading Mind Book Test using cards to determine page and word
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 7
Harry Stanley Unique Book Test flap index
1960 Magic of the Mind 30
Ali Bongo Magazine Test prediction, with riffle page force
1960 Magic of the Mind 31
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord
1960 Magic of the Mind 33
Eric Grause A Telephone Directory Test two methods
1960 Magic of the Mind 34
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 67
Fred G. Taylor Book Test with playing cards
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 255
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein unerklärliches Hellsehen ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 44
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climax
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 108
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page number
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 127
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book, match in pages
Also published here 1962 Malini and His Magic 75
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptu
Variations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 21
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscall
Related to 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed
1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 23
R. A. Church Coin Card Buchtest book test using cards with numbers and a coin
1963 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5) 74
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine Test
Also published here 1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 7
Eugene Gloye Book Test stamp collecting book, using code numbers on stamps
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 18
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Variations
Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 63
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name
Also published here 1967 Between Two Minds 49
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 10
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, nice
1968 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 37
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cards
Variations July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation
Inspired by Oct. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 231
George B. Anderson The Bystander Book Test spectator divines chosen word from book by writing it on a slate
1968 You, Too, Can Read Minds 18
George B. Anderson A Flash Prediction roll of paper unrolled on stage as prediction, name in telephone book, number
1968 You, Too, Can Read Minds 42
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word
1969 HEX! 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference
June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 302
Lee Henneberry E-Z Book Test one of six books is selected, performer divines book, secret assistant
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 6
Dr. William Weyeneth Das magische Buchzeichen page is selected and ribbon inserted, after ribbon is removed performer finds selected page
1969 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 1) 16
James Auer Time Bombs on preparing tricks at friends' homes, book tests
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 41
Bascom Jones Warlock four books, named number to select chapter and word
1970 Magick (Issue 4) 17
Tom Sellers, Rolf Andra Magazin Test marking the page with an X
1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 4) 67
William Patterson Legacy of Pi Sheng borrowed book, with cards to determine page
1971 Magick (Issue 27) 131
Everett Lyda Precognition! word predicted, using cards and Martin Gardner's "Mathematics Magic and Mystery"
1971 Magick (Issue 39) 193
Sam Schwartz Telephone Number Prediction
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 357
Paul Siegel Chronicle Cognition prediction of a word in a chosen book
1972 Doorway to Delusion 9
Paul Siegel Book Thought divination of a word on named page and line
1972 Doorway to Delusion 24
Paul Siegel Word Plexia word is chosen from book, spectator selects correct prediction out of three
1972 Doorway to Delusion 28
Jules Lenier That's the Word! ABC cards selected and word formed, word is found in selected book on chosen page
1972 Magick (Issue 43) 213
Ron Barry Dimension 'X' bold book test
1972 Magick (Issue 57) 283
Billy McComb We Go Mental different approaches, pages glued together, card inserted to select page
1972 McComb's Magic — 25 Years Wiser 87
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 643
Juan Tamariz Lectura de Pensamiento a Distancia booktest, pin through pages
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 119
Nathan Stark Clipped! with paper clip, spectator puts clip in book, name in loop of clip is divined
1973 Magick (Issue 70) 347
Milbourne Christopher The Devanagari Oracle clever book / magazine test, two people select a word, gaffed magazine
Variations 1973 Magick (Issue 76) 377
Stan Blumenthal One for the Book limited choice, cross sum of named number
1973 Magick (Issue 85) 422
Jerry Fulton Book Note idea for book test
1973 Magick (Issue 88) 440
Steve Skomp Watch Out time from a watch in a magazine commercial is divined
1973 Magick (Issue 88) 440
Al Mann The 'G-3' Phenomena three words from dictionary are divined
1973 Magick (Issue 91) 453
John D. Pomeroy ABC Book Test using ABC cards and a dictionary
1973 Mentology 21
John D. Pomeroy The Triple Whammy Book Test three books, divination of chosen page, gaffed book
1973 Mentology 22
Joseph Dunninger Sixth Sense book test with medium, bee wax
1974 Magick (Issue 101) 501
Thomas Alan Waters Library Card impromptu, business card in book for riffle force
1974 Magick (Issue 106) 529
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here Oct. 1974 Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 2) 29
Harry Lorayne Rim Shots Feature giving away how Rim Shots is gaffed
1975 Afterthoughts 7
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 152
John A. Novak Last Man on Earth
Related to 1975 Magick (Issue 123) 612
Joseph Dunninger Mind Power needle pin through page of book, last name and city are predicted
1975 Magick (Issue 130) 647
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test prediction of gist of a chosen sentence in a book, three books
Related to 1975 Magick (Issue 135) 675
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test - Part Two
Related to 1975 Magick (Issue 137) 685
Edward Marlo Unknown! numbers are named and added, page number missing, torn out in envelope, pegasus
1975 Magick (Issue 139) 691
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book prepared book, flashback principle
Related toVariations 1975 Magick (Issue 143) 711
Stephen Minch Burning Thoughts magazine chosen, page number chosen from bag with numbered discs, chosen page is burned
1975 Mind & Matter 29
Gerald Kosky Easy Magazine Test forcing a number using stapled magazine
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 169
Gerald Kosky 1089 - Plus using a variation of the 1089-force for a book test
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 170
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine - Book Test using mystery magazines
Also published here 1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 171
Gerald Kosky Book Test A La Kosky six books, duplicates with different cover ruse
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 173
Gerald Kosky The Dream prediction of chosen pile, chosen word and relation of black cards in a pile to red cards in another pile
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 174
Gerald Kosky Over-The-Phone - Basic Code magazine test with medium on telephone
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 186
Alan Shaxon Television Mindreading with tv programs, all corners are torn from a magazine, two selected and numbers added to receive a number
1976 Practical Sorcery 20
Alan Shaxon The Great Directory Test
Also published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 26
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Dan Tong Empathy '3' cards, a word from a book and a geometrical design are divined blindfolded
Related to 1976 Magick (Issue 144) 719
Richard M. Hunt Peek-A-Book Impromptu! impromptu, glimpsing page number
Inspired by 1976 Magick (Issue 145) 721
Erwin Schussel Mind Freeze as Edwin Schussel, Magazine test with TV-Guide
1976 Magick (Issue 151) 751
Larry Becker World Power dictionary book test, three named numbers to form a page number
1976 Magick (Issue 156) 779
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 The Big Book of Magic 96
Burling Hull Volta's "All-Fair" Dictionary Feat numbers written on card or slate are used to arrive at sentence in dictionary, forcing a range of nine numbers
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 61
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 65
Burling Hull Volta's Master Bok Test Mystery several two-digit numbers on paper, cut out, two pieces chosen and all digits added, first sentence on that page divined
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 67
Burling Hull Premier Magazine Book Test page chosen with playing cards
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Burling Hull Word Divino playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 73
Burling Hull Word Divino #2 playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book, book cracked open at that spot
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Burling Hull, Al Wheatley A Clever Book Test luminous paint on every page
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 75
Gaëtan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction card is put in a book, card predicted and words on the page divined
May 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 397
Barrie Richardson One In A Million miscall and paper clip force
Related toVariations Dec. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 498
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted
1977 The Photon Shield 14
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope
1977 Classified 9
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen
1977 Of Words and Wizards 1
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction
1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation
1977 Of Words and Wizards 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 8
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted
1977 Of Words and Wizards 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 17
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann 50'000 Words
Inspired by 1977 Of Words and Wizards 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards
1977 Of Words and Wizards 21
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled
1977 Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 23
Philip T. Goldstein Para-Sight magazines brought from spectators
1977 Para-Sight 1
Karrell Fox Doodle Graphy word from a book, spectator doodles with eyes closed and second spectator divines thought of word from doodle
Also published here 1977 Magick (Issue 174) 867
Erwin Schussel Mind's Eye! with number cards and a torn page from duplicate magazine in envelope as a prediction
1977 Magick (Issue 179) 893
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book...Two with four spectators and four books, flashback principle
Related to 1977 Magick (Issue 185) 921
Robert Schwarz Afterthought! quick follow-up for a book test, stopped page and named number for word
Related to 1977 Magick (Issue 187) 933
George Kemp The Book Look magazine test, page found by adding the numbers of the year of a selected coin
1977 Magick (Issue 188) 939
Gene Nielsen The Pickwick Perplexer! two different books, two book marks placed in books on same number and only first words are the same
1977 Magick (Issue 189) 941
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 15
Roy Johnson Hades Booktests intro
1977 Third Dimension 60
Roy Johnson Hellfire 1 using playing cards to select page
1977 Third Dimension 60
Roy Johnson Hellfire 2
1977 Third Dimension 65
Karl Fulves Force Books on "Aftermath" and "Mother Good" (Martin Gardner)
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 21) 81
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Al Mann Test Conditions book is destroyed, down-under-deal with pages of a book
1978 Magick (Issue 210) 1049
Eddie Goldstein Tele-Peek stop force
1978 Magick (Issue 211) 1053
Gene Nielsen Bold One minor variation of the Hoy Book Test
Inspired by 1978 Magick (Issue 215) 1072
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stack
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Aftermath 1
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena three words are chosen and divined
1978 The Lexicon Phenomena 1
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena - A History
1978 The Lexicon Phenomena 12
Will Dexter Book Tests comments
July 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 62
Rovi Book Choice any book, card force
June 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 691
Al Mann, Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton
1979 Magic Castle Lecture 5
Al Mann The Chain of Thoughts three books and three spectators, "Impact"-Method
1979 Magic Castle Lecture 9
Al Mann The Gold-Bug Predictions three spectators, three books and three slates, book test with the method of proability and a sure fire out, "Impact"-Method
1979 Magic Castle Lecture 10
Leslie Anderson The Sixth Sign! telephone book test, three numbers written on three pieces of papers or formed into three digit number, see also p. 1160 for corrections
1979 Magick (Issue 229) 1141
Philip T. Goldstein Printed Matter prediction of chosen word, ambigram prediction as two-way out
Inspired by 1979 Magick (Issue 236) 1177
Karrell Fox Doodle-ography spectator draws doodle with pencil on paper without looking, it described a thought-of scene from a book, pencil doesn't write
Also published here 1979 Another Book 132
Karrell Fox "Simplamental" Book Test pinky in book for riffle force
1979 Another Book 150
Larry Becker Bell...Book...& Candle occult book test, number formed with pentagram
Related to
  • Tom Harris' "Conjuring for the Cognoscenti" in Genii, 1959.
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 112
Larry Becker Fool-Ette gambling and roulette theme, page force with playing card, book test, inspired by a Roulette Force from a Jerry Mentzer cavalcade book (?)
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 198
Karl Fulves Book Tests chapter intro
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 46
Unknown Think of a Word No. 29, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and content of that page divined
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 46
Unknown The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 48
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stack
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 50
Unknown Winged Thoughts No. 32, atlas opened on any page, performer divines content, index on slate
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 51
James G. Thompson Jr. Magazine Mentalism No. 35, trick performing for friends over phone
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 56
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test II using spiralbound book and string
Inspired by
  • Alan Milan's "A Built-in Book Test" in Robert Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism Volume II" p. 30.
1979 The Card Book 4
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and the Ouija Board book test, word is divined with pendulum and ouija board
1980 The Magic Pendulum 11
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 22
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 23
Frederick M. Shields Dark Powers divination of three words, one-ahead book test
1980 Magick (Issue 264) 1317
Robert Priest Orobas Factor before the show spectator buys a magazine and seals a bill in an envelope, magazine test and serial number reading, himber wallet
1980 Magick (Issue 265) 1321
Frederick M. Shields Brain Echoes book test, prompter
Inspired by 1980 Magick (Issue 272) 1358
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force
Apr. 1981 Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force
Apr. 1981 Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 4) 475
Thomas Alan Waters Booka triple prediction, three words from the same book, gaffed
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cerberus) 54
Karl Fulves Crypto Books thought on book tests and random numbers
1981 Origins 27
Karl Fulves The PERFECT Book Test description of conditions
1981 Origins 29
Karl Fulves True Test Conditions progressive anagrams applied to book test
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1981 Origins 30
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen word
Related to 1981 Phanta-Graphs 1
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word
1981 Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer
1981 Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann A Friend Indeed two selected words from a book are predicted in an envelope, carbon paper
1981 Phanta-Graphs 9
Gene "Phantini" Grant The Book That Wasn't three words from a book are divined and predicted, pages selected by pushing card into the book
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 47
Basil Horwitz The Challenge Book Test spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divined
Related toAlso published here 1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 9
Bob Ostin The Pink Peeker similar to Larry Becker's Flahback concept
Also published here 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 37
Karroll Priest, Robert Priest The Priests' Prayer Book gaffed magazine
1981 Magick (Issue 276) 1379
William Larsen Test of the Devil Wind impromptu book test
1981 Magick (Issue 278) 1387
Frederick M. Shields The Man Who Saw Tomorrow with three telephone books
1981 Magick (Issue 281) 1401
Marcello Truzzi The Hole Truth magazine test, business card with punched holes is moved on page
Inspired byRelated to 1981 Magick (Issue 297) 1483
Howard A. Adams Matheight Book Test Matheight principle to force a page
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 3
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hinter meiner Tafel with number range force (using spectator's age) and three-way-out
Also published here
  • "Behind My Blackboard" (The Gen, May 1959)
Dec. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4) 154
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Psychometrische Buchtest
Dec. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4) 160
Peter Warlock Knife Force with Book
Related to
  • Peter Warlock in "Pentragram" 1946, P.2.
  • C. L. Boarde's "Ex-Spear-Ience" in "Mainly Mental: Vol. Two"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 275
Thomas Alan Waters Tarotate a knife is stabbed in tarot book and suspended by two fingers of two spectators, tarot deck is dealt and on some point the book and knife turn, the deal is stopped and the card matches the tarot card described in the book
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 277
Al Mann The Want Ad Mystery word from a want ad section is selected and divined
1982 Six Columns 18
Al Mann The Longest Word how to make fake want ad sections for thought divination
1982 Six Columns 19