Desmond, Frank: Everybody's Guide to Conjuring
©1899 Saxon & Co., London, U.K.
Hardcover, w/dj, 149 pages plus ads

Also published by Brindley & Howe Ltd., London
Desmond: Everybody's Guide to Conjuring
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Desmond: Everybody's
              Guide to Conjuring
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Comments (JayAndLefty):  "A Thoroughly Practical Handbook, Specially Written For The Use Of Amateur Magicians" Illustrated with drawings. Volume 32 of Saxon's "Everybody's" series. Purportedly written by Frank Desmond, Professor Of Legerdemain, although the text is in all appearances from the works of Professor Hoffmann.

Contents:

7 Introduction

11 Chapter I Elementary Tricks
- Two Methods of Naming Unseen Cards
- Finding Selected Cards
- 21 Card Trick
- The Long Card
- Odd and Even Cards
- The Vanishing Knot
- Repairing Cut Ribbon
- Selected Coin Indicated
- The Suspended Wand

30 Chapter II Palming, Passing and Forcing
- Palming Coins, Cards, Handkerchiefs, Billiard-Balls, etc.
- The Pass
- Forcing Cards
- The False Shuffle
- The Slip

40 Chapter III Coin Tricks
- Coins from a Handkerchief
- The Magic Paper
- The Rattle Box
- Dr. Holden's Stratagem
- The Enchanted Orange
- Changing Coins
- The Mysterious Glass
- A Curious Multiplication

54 Chapter IV Card Tricks
- Naming and Finding Selected Cards
- Changing and Vanishing
- Flying Cards
- Mechanical Cards
- The Moving Pip
- The Torn Card
- The Changing Card
- The Rose Card
- The Latest Card Trick

78 Chapter V Handkerchief Tricks
- The Burnt Handkerchief
- Modes of Vanishing Handkerchiefs
- Use of the Hand-Box
- The Flash Handkerchief
- Charmed Decanters
- Double Handkerchief

89 Chapter VI Tricks With Apparatus
- Crystal Casket
- Drawer-Box
- Inexhaustible Box
- Burning Globe
- Hot Coffee Vase
- Mysterious Die
- Card Frame
- Card Box
- Card Table
- Magic Star
- Card Case
- Billiard-Ball Illusion
- Floral Vase
- Changing Wines (improved method)
- Conjuring Wands
- Productions From Handkerchiefs
- Glass of Water
- Fish Bowls
- Bird Cages
- Bouquets
- Productions from Hats
- Rabbits
- Handkerchiefs
- Spring-Balls, Expanding Flowers, etc.
- The Servante

125 Chapter VII Thought Reading
- The Dice Trick
- Tracing Hidden Articles
- Blindfolded Divination
- Second Sight - The Use of Codes

141 Chapter VIII Entertainment Giving
- Arranging the Programme
- Giving the Performance
- General Hints
- Patter
- Conclusion



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