Cannell, J.C.: Modern Conjuring©1947 E.G. Ellisdon, Ltd, London Softcover, perfect-bound, 8.5x11", 98 pages |
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**Comments**: This book contains a subset of the hardcover,
"Modern Conjuring for Amateurs"

**Contents **(from book):

3 __Chapter 1 Card Tricks__

3 The Four Burglars: Four Jacks rise to the top

6 Divination: Magician can name the top cards of three piles (one
ahead)

8 An Exhibition of Thought-Reading: a mathematical card divination

12 The Disappearing Ace: Ace of Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds are
placed near the top, bottom, and middle of the deck. The Ace of
Diamonds vanishes and is found in the magician's pocket

16 Another Thought-Reading Trick: another card revelation

19 Hypnotic Selection: another one ahead presentation

23 The Four Burglars Again: The Four Jacks come together once
again

26 __Chapter 2 Tricks With Ordinary Handkerchiefs__

26 Parachute: toy

27 Doubling the Allotment: squares puzzle

28 The Puzzle Knot: tie a knot without letting go

29 The Stretched Handkerchief: opening flourish

31 The Salamandic Handkerchief: handkerchief does not catch fire

32 The Flash Handkerchief: Vanishing Handkerchief in a flash

34 The Acrobatic Handkerchief: caught and spun on a wand

35 Handkerchief Knotting Act

36 The Instantaneous Knot

38 One-Handed Knot: First Method

39 One-Handed Knot: Second Method

41 Double Instantaneous Knot

43 __Chapter 3 Paper Magic__

43 Trough: paper fold table

45 Easy Aeroplane Fold: paper airplane

47 Chrysalis Beads: paper beads for necklaces, decoration

49 Christmas Crackers: Making your own

51 Slap Bang: paper design makes a whip crack sound

52 Doorway Scoring Game: for marbles

54 __Chapter 4 Conjuring With Coins__

54 Sleights Used in Conjuring With Coins

54 - To Palm A Coin

56 - Another Useful Palm

57 - The French Drop, or Tourniquet

58 - To Change a Coin (H. de Manche): one handed coin change

61 Coin Tricks

62 To Vanish a Coin from the Table

63 Another Coin Vanish

64 The Mysterious Match-box: Spinning coin is slapped down with a
matchbox and the coin is found inside the box

65 A Chinese Coin Trick (P.T. Selbit): a coin is trapped in the
center of a handkerchief by a finger ring and the corners held by
the spectator's, yet magician removes the coin

67 The Oriental Coin and String Trick: Magician removes Oriental
coin from a string

70 __Chapter 5 Tricks And Puzzles With Water and Liquids__

70 The Impossible: Balancing a cup on a paper

72 A Quaint Mixture: Water and Coffee don't mix

73 On the Edge: Balance a glass on a card

76 Washing a Card: Pips of cards are apparently erased using water

81 The Passe-Passe Trick: with bottles and cups

87 __Chapter 6 Tricks And Puzzles with Matchsticks__

87 Dividing the Inheritance: puzzle

88 Boy Scouts' Bridle: puzzle

89 Doubling the Area: puzzle

89 Easy Multiplication: puzzle

90 Subtle Subtraction: puzzle

91 Singular Subtraction: puzzle

91 Twenty-Five From Six: puzzle

92 Matchstick on the Plate: puzzle

93 One-Square Puzzle: puzzle

93 Two-Square Puzzle: puzzle

94 Three-Square Puzzle: puzzle

95 Six-Square Puzzle: puzzle

95 Six From Six Leaves Two: puzzle

96 Eight from Fifteen: puzzle

97 Ad: Easy Card Tricks by L. Widdop

98 Ad: Modern Magic by Bert Douglas