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Scores of methods — previously known only to card experts — include passes, palming, false shuffles, false cuts, changes, crimps, jogs, reverses, rear palms and more. Altogether, 341 sleights and tricks. 318 illustrations show exact position of fingers and hands. .
INTRODUCTION NOMENCLATURE PART 1. SLEIGHTS CHAPTER 1. THE SECRET LIFTS Double lift Triple and quadruple lifts Lift get-ready Lift Double lift in action Triple and quadruple lifts in action "Double lift turnover, a, b " One hand push-off CHAPTER 2. FALSE DEALS Second deal Push-off second deal a. The left hand grip b. The deal c. The push-off stud poker deal d. As a false table count Strike second deal Bottom deal a. The left hand grip b. The right hand 21 c. The deal 21 "Middle deal a, b, c, d, e 3" Double deal Second method CHAPTER 3. THE SIDE SLIP "Two methods, a, b " Two covers for the side slip Malini's side slip Delayed side slip Bottom side slip CHAPTER 4. THE PASS Invisible turn-over pass "Zingone perfect table pass, Luis Zingone " Flesh grip pass Jog pass Braue pass Charlier pass a. Color change b. To control a card Finger palm pass improved CHAPTER 5. PALMING Braue diagonal tip-up palm "Swing palm, Frederick Braue " Thumb-count palm "Face card palm, a, b " Crosswise palm New vertical palm Gamblers' squaring palm "Gamblers' flat palm, a, b " Hugard top palm Flip-over palm Hofzinser bottom palm Braue bottom palm Delaying the Braue bottom palm "Zingone bottom palm, a, b, Luis Zingone" "Three cards across, Luis Zingone" CHAPTER 6. FALSE SHUFFLES "Perfect riffle shuffle, a, b " "Strip-out false shuffle, Charles Miller" Hindu shuffle variation False shuffle retaining top stock Gamblers' false shuffle Retaining top stock System of stock shuffling Off the table false riffle shuffle CHAPTER 7. FALSE CUTS "False running cut, a, b" Gamblers' false cut "Gambler's false cut, bottom stock " CHAPTER 8. CHANGES Fadeaway card change Slide top change Throw top change Tip-over change Push-in change Drop switch CHAPTER 9. CRIMPS Regular crimp Little finger crimp Gamblers' crimp Peek crimp Card marking crimp CHAPTER 10. THE SPECTATOR PEEK Spectator peek improved Spectator peek - the last word After the spectator peek CHAPTER 11. THE GLIMPSE A new glimpse Glimpsing a card Top card glimpse Gamblers' glimpse "Glimpse after the peek, a, b" Cover for the glimpse a. Gamblers' method for a single card b. One card c. Several cards CHAPTER 12. THE JOG Side jog Jog at the break An alternative method Automatic jog No. I Automatic jog No. II Automatic jog No. III CHAPTER 13. THE REVERSE Facing the deck Righting the faced deck Automatic reverse Righting a reversed bottom card Facing the bottom card Faced deck turnover CHAPTER 14. SUNDRY SLEIGHTS Vesting a card "Zingone thumbnail gauge, Luis Zingone" "A cutting discovery, Luis Zingone" Separating the colors "Setting a key card, Jean Hugard " The five card quibble Emergency card stabbing Drop control The tap "Single card bridge, Charles Miller " A new glide Establishing a break from a bridge Transfer of thumb-count break to little finger Ruffle return Bridge location Bertram's method A variation: Fifty years later Mexican turnover Spread cull The double-face Gambler's card marking system CHAPTER 15. THE REAR PALM Nature of the palm Rear palming top card The bottom rear palm Rear palm side slip Little finger push-out Replacement Rear palm exchange In lieu of the double lift Using the rear palm CHAPTER 16. THE PERFECT FARO SHUFFLE The shuffle The endless belts Chart of seventeen Perfect shuffle stock The eighteenth card Braue poker deal Royal flush deal Dishonesty at its apogee A bridge deal At the top Double less one PART 2. FLOURISHES "Interlocked production, Cliff Green " The actual flourish The color change Impossible color change Covinous color change The pressure fan A fan flourish Springing the cards - new method Top and bottom changes There it is! PART 3. TECHNIQUE "Secret addition of cards to the pack, a, b, c " "Replacement of palmed cards, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i " The palm in action Covering a palm I. Top palm - right hand II. Bottom palm - left hand III. Either hand Secret count I. Side count II. Top thumb count III. Bottom thumb count IV. Overhand count Forcing Classic force Fan force Table spread force Perfect score card force Using a force The multiple force Four card force The lost card I. The fan and riffle II. "The fan, a, b " A second method The prearranged pack Arranging the set-up pack Assembling the pack Shuffling the cards The spectator shuffle Using the pack Locating the cards PART 4. TRICKS WITH CARDS CHAPTER 1. THE RISING CARDS "Hugard rising cards, Jean Hugard" "Mesmerised cards, Charles Miller " "One-hand plunger rising cards, Frederick Braue" "Two-hand plunger rising cards, Frederick Braue " "Witchcraft card rise, Jack McMillen" CHAPTER 2. SELECTED TRICKS "The Zingone spread, Luis Zingone " "The gamblers outwitted, Paul Rosini " "A Rosi-crucian mystery, Paul Rosini" "Two-six-four, Dai Vernon " "The mind mirror, Jack McMillen" "Predestined choice, Charles Miller " "Reading the cards of any deck, Jean Hugard" "Dexterous fingers, Charles Miller" CHAPTER 3. BIRDS OF A FEATHER "Merlin's lost aces, Jack Merlin" Ace affinity Ace assembly The old method The new method Anent the Bertram aces Streamlining the sympathetic aces "The "slap" aces" Le Temps four aces Passe-passe aces Migratory aces "Solo flight aces, Charles Miller" "Nomad aces, Charles Miller" Charles Miller aces Cops and robbers - a variation CHAPTER 4. ROUTINES Five star finale The razzle dazzler An expert at figures Mercury's card A card for Pegasus The card in the shoe Five card routine I. Dai Vernon's mental force II. The princess card trick III. Five card royale IV. Phantaso CHAPTER 5. ONE HAND CARD MAGIC An automatic reverse A rapid reverse The impromptu magician A second method Three in one You see? Harold Lloyd One hand fan CHAPTER 6. THE AMBITIOUS CARD First p Rub-a-dub-dub The card through the magazine Mercury's card Folding a card Card for Pegasus "Danbury deviler, Charles Miller " Double discovery "Everywhere and nowhere, Frederick Braue " "Lazy man's card to pocket, Jack McMillen " Vanishing pack Double leaper "Dunbury delusion, Charles Miller " Obliging card Impromptu location CHAPTER 9. MENTAL DISCOVERIES "Think of a card, Paul Rosini" Wheel location Psycho-intelligence Psychic stop! Ultima Thule location Incredible location Crystal thought "Mental selectivity, Charles Miller " Ponsin on thought reading The risk location CHAPTER 10. REVERSES Cagliostro cuts the cards A quick reversal Faced deck reverse location "Reverse supreme, Luis Zingone " CHAPTER 11. SPELLING Multi-spelling trick Cards on parade CHAPTER 12. DOUBLE-FACED CARDS Hardin plus Devant Second Method Mechanical four aces The radioactive aces The torn and restored card CHAPTER 13. THE STRANGER CARD Preamble Torn and restored card "The ghost card, Theo Annemann " Where is it? Through the table top Second method Everywhere and nowhere A stranger in the house "The red-black transmigration, Jean Hugard " "Touch and go, Jean Hugard" Run around aces Introducing the stranger Forcing a stranger card Double-faced cards Joker-specimen card CHAPTER 14. SELF-WORKING TRICKS It must be magic Tricky quickie The numerological card Matching the packets The seventh son Hocus-pocus card Do as I do. New presentation "Contrary do as I do, Bert Allerton" Twenty-sixth location Unwitting magician Magic of nine Certain card trick PART 5. MISCELLANY Peeling cards Making double-faced and double-backed cards Shiners The spectator peek One will make six 4 Audacity peek Card to pocket Svengali shuffle Charlier shuffle Matchbook easel "Kaufman card stand, Gerald Kaufman" Second deal aid False counts and deals To deal four as three A false count False table deal Magic powder v. rabbit's foot The carbon card Daub Set-ups The card at any number Moistening a card The pass Left hand bottom replacement PART 6. MISDIRECTION AND PRESENTATION CHAPTER 1. MISDIRECTION CHAPTER 2. PRESENTATION The presentation of magic Patter Good humor The first trick The voice Making friends You yourself The routine The proof of the pudding Something new The spectator perspective Sleight of hand vs. self-working feats Importance of the inconsequential The simple way The audience committee Plots for tricks Confederacy