944 entries in Book / Book Test
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die magische Einwirkung No. 7, card chosen and pushed into book, card and page predicted
1895 95
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 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 490
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
Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches part two
Related to June 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6)
95
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 598
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 600
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 51
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 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 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 63
Tom Sellers The Book Test word index
1927 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 53
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Erraten einer bestimmten Buchstelle book test with medium in other room, using cards
1930 50
Theodore Annemann The One-Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test three magazines, fake cover ploy
Related to 1931 46
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 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 6
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1934 8
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium
1934 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 18
Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
1935 18
Theodore Annemann Book Mentalism
1935 12
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards
Jan. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 16)
78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet
Apr. 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 Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
157
Book Test Force with playing card stuck into book, brief
1936 ca. 56
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1937 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number
1937 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 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 May 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 June 1937
The Jinx (Issue 33)
211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force
Variations 1937
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937)
224
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy word chosen with cards
1937 9
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted
1937 11
Robert Parrish Magazine Miracle pages glued together
1937 14
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
1937 15
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test
1938 885
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick
1938 887
Albert Sidney One Little Word chosen word found via dictionary directions
Feb. 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 two phases, named numbers added to select word, using magazines with exchanged covers
VariationsAlso published here Mar. 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 July 1939
The Jinx (Issue 58)
421
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test
Also published here July 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 Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 67)
463
Oscar Weigle Wrong Number page force by pushing several cards in book at random positions
1939 7
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
1939 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 by spectator to select page
1940 ca. 12
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, hole 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 Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 145)
813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
880
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
Also published here 1941 89
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
Also published here 1941 90
Theodore Annemann Stunner No. 5 book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1941 3
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 6 medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 4
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers
1942 5
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word
1942 12
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection
1942 14
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint
1942/27 376
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 34)
139
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
May 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 36)
148
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test
Related to Oct. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 46)
189
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
194
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 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 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 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 Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (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 Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 54)
220
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phone
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1944
The Phoenix (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 Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 73)
296
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards
Also published here 1944 3
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards
Also published here 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 39
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
Also published here 1944 65
Theodore Annemann The Yogi Book Test three books, page determined with cards
Also published here 1944 66
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test blindfolded medium divines chosen word from a book
Also published here 1944 68
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes
Also published here 1944 69
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book using dice to select page, with variation by F. Clark
Also published here 1944 71
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
Also published here 1944 72
Jack Vosburgh Monks Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number, with slates
Also published here 1944 73
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
Also published here 1944 74
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst two phases, named numbers added to select word, using magazines with exchanged covers
Also published here 1944 76
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
Also published here 1944 78
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here 1944 81
Sid Lorraine 40.000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Also published here 1944 83
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here 1944 85
David P. Abbott David P. Abbott's Book Test
Also published here 1944 87
Peter Warlock The Schoolbag book test with slates
Also published here 1944 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 327
Theodore Annemann Like An Open Book No. 5, book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1944 13
Franklin M. Chapman Word For Word No. 6, medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Also published here 1944 14
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Easy Mark No. 7, book test, assistent divines word, secretly marking word and page with nail writer
1944 15
Jack Trepel Telephone Book Trick two versions, second as two person telepathy
1945 211
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber
Related to 1945 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 20
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (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 Apr. 1945
The Phoenix (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
Oct. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 93)
378
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition force and miscalling a page number
Also published here 1945/27 192
Franklin V. Taylor, Joseph Dunninger Black Magic with playing cards and slit in book
Dec. 1946
The Phoenix (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 183
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column several ideas on book tests
  • Best seller book test
  • Bold Book Test
  • Conclusion
Dec. 1946 272
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
Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (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 Feb. 1947
The Phoenix (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 Mar. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 121)
485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards, information glimpsed on the fly and that page number forced with cards
Related to July 1947
The Phoenix (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 49
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint
1947 71
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method
1947 83
Fricke Fricke's Trick 1089 for book test
Nov. 1947 370
George G. Kaplan Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
1948 209
George G. Kaplan The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for close-up work
1948 218
Cy Endfield Astounding! with Brema Tube, for prediction
Mar. 1948
The Phoenix (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
Apr. 1948
The Phoenix (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
June 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 153)
613
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10
Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 162)
650
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck
1948 10
Dai Vernon Magazine Test
1948/27 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination
1948/27 159
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
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Djinn's Journal divination of selected word
May 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 176)
705
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books
June 1949
The Phoenix (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
Aug. 1949
The Phoenix (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 Sep. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 185)
739
George B. Anderson "Do As I Do" Book Test two books, performer and spectator select the same word, gimmicked
1949 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 38
Don Tanner Having Fun in Your Own Home ideas for a wireless microphone, transmitting conversation into next room
Apr. 1949 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 21
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test
Sep. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 211)
842
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret
Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 216)
863
Eddie Clever, Mike Zerance E Z Magazine Test three magazines, using cards
1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
13
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 Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (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
Also published here Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 245)
979
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 7
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that
May 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 255)
1020
Bob Somerfeld The Last Word two versions, one without preparation
1952 9
Bob Somerfeld F' Rinstance with card to stab into the book
1952 11
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der 6. Sinn magazine test, several identical magazines with different covers
1952
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 1)
12
Eddie Joseph Bombay: Effect No. 7 three cards chosen with counting procedure, those are used to get to a page in a magazine, word is divined
1952 3
Ronald B. Edwards Ron's Ramblings idea for magazine test
Apr. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 279)
1116
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined
1953 7
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page
Variations 1954 3
Howard A. Adams Paged with any book, mathemtical
Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (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
1954/27 203
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
1954/27 247
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test force with coin and cards, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks
Variations 1955 46
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychic Phone Book Test prediction of a selected name
1955 11
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Magazine Miracle prediction, page selected with a card pushed in the magazine
Related to 1955 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
Amazing James Randi The Torn Off-Centre tips on the center tear
  • (1) pieces never burned
  • (2) when using a newspaper
  • (3) when using a telephone book
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
13
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 8
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers
1956 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 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 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1956 218
Amazing James Randi A Clean Book Test words circled on page of Reader's Digest, page torn out and crumpled up, performer divines words, secret duplicate page under forced page
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
3
P. Howard Lyons Martin Gardner Force Book comment that Martin Gardner's "Mathematics, Magic And Mystery" is a force book
Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
20
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Inspired by 1958 19
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 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page
1958 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton I'll Read Your Mind several magazines
1958 13
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test
1958 27
Charly Eperny Eine überraschende Voraussage different covers, same content
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2)
624
Tom Bowyer Phone Book Test based on Grant idea, index
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
13
Tom Bowyer Book Riffle Force
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
14
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 201
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's
Related to 1959 205
Tony Corinda A Classic Swindle - Magazine Test several magazines, same cover
1959 206
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word
1959 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 209
Tony Corinda, Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page torn
Related to 1959 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 212
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand
1959 213
Tony Corinda, Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistant
Related to 1959 215
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation
1959 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 219
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments
1959 220
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium
1959 268
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards
1959 11
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 25
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectators
Also published here 1959 1
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1959 30
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 30
Ali Bongo Magazine Test prediction, with riffle page force
1960 31
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord
1960 33
Eric Grause A Telephone Directory Test two methods
1960 34
Jochen Zmeck "Perfekt" - ein neuer Buchtest book chosen, two digits named (range force) to select page and word, both predicted
1960 28
Ronald B. Edwards Son of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force
Inspired by Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
15
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served
1961 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper
1961 67
Fred G. Taylor Book Test with playing cards
May 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 357)
255
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein unerklärliches Hellsehen ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined
Also published here 1961 44
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climax
Also published here 1961 108
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page number
Also published here 1961 127
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book, match in pages
Also published here 1962 75
Amazing James Randi The Compleat Reader spectator chooses word on any page, performer names other pages where the word occurs, memory demonstration
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
23
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptu, glimpsing information on the fly and miscalling page number
Related toVariations 1963 21
David Hoy Miscall Page Force two books
Related to 1963 22
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed
1963 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 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 2
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
1965
The New Phoenix (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
Related toVariations Nov. 1966 63
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name
Also published here 1967 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 10
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, exchanged covers
Related to 1968 37
Miscall Page Force
Related to 1968 40
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cards
Variations July 1968 191
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation
Inspired by Oct. 1968 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 231
George B. Anderson The Bystander Book Test spectator divines chosen word from book by writing it on a slate
1968 18
George B. Anderson A Flash Prediction roll of paper unrolled on stage as prediction, name in telephone book, number
1968 42
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word
1969 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference
June 1969 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 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
George Sands Book Test four corners with page numbers are torn from newspaper, one is turned over and numbers added to chose page in a book
1971 ca. 5
Sam Schwartz Telephone Number Prediction
1972 357
Paul Siegel Chronicle Cognition prediction of a word in a chosen book
1972 9
Paul Siegel Book Thought divination of a word on named page and line
1972 24
Paul Siegel Word Plexia word is chosen from book, spectator selects correct prediction out of three
1972 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 87
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Swami Book Test No. 254, medium divines chosen paragraph
1972 64
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Telephone Book Test No. 304, telephone book page is torn up, center tear
1972 78
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Phone Book Test No. 343, riffle force with phone book, broken binding for break
1972 96
Al Koran The Astral Word impression device in book cover
1972 65
Al Koran The Index Card index on playing card for books test
1972 170
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards
Inspired by 1973 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648
Aug. 1973 643
Juan Tamariz Lectura de Pensamiento a Distancia booktest, pin through pages
1973 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 21
John D. Pomeroy The Triple Whammy Book Test three books, divination of chosen page, gaffed book
1973 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 7
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked
1975 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 29
Gerald Kosky Easy Magazine Test forcing a number using stapled magazine
1975 169
Gerald Kosky 1089 - Plus using a variation of the 1089-force for a book test
1975 170
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine - Book Test using mystery magazines
Also published here 1975 171
Gerald Kosky Book Test A La Kosky six books, duplicates with different cover ruse
1975 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 174
Gerald Kosky Over-The-Phone - Basic Code magazine test with medium on telephone
1975 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 20
Alan Shaxon The Great Directory Test
Also published here 1976 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 byRelated to 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
The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 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 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 65
Burling Hull