This book has started more cardicians than any other book published. It’s been reprinted countless times because it’s simply great! The book follows a logical progress of card sleights and tricks that utilize what is taught. Everyone starting out in card magic should own this book. Everything you need to know is here except the more modern sleights. This book was written in the golden years of magic but nonetheless it still is a gem! I highly recommend this book and any others that Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue have written! Definitely a collectors item.
This book is amazing. I first read it when I started 20 years ago and still use the color changing deck to this day. Every performance of close up I do. I make my living doing magic. Dont pass this by.
This book contains very simple and easy to perform tricks that focus on performance over sleights. The effects are ALL powerful and things that you would use in everyday work. I am a card guy so I concentrated more on the card effects in this book and they are all amazing. The Bonus routine involving a card being "printed" is quite amazing if I say so myself. There is also a prediction effect which is simple, witty, and hard hitting. I recommend to pick this book up NOW if you want some new, intriguing, magic for your repertoire.