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Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring

Professor Louis Hoffman (1839-1919)

1. Introduction
2. General Principles of Sleight-of-Hand Applicable to Card Tricks, Part 1
3. General Principles of Sleight-of-Hand Applicable to Card Tricks, Part 2
4. General Principles of Sleight-of-Hand Applicable to Card Tricks, Part 3
5. Card Tricks with Ordinary Cards, and Not Requiring Sleight-of-Hand, Part 1
6. Card Tricks with Ordinary Cards, and Not Requiring Sleight-of-Hand, Part 2
7. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 1
8. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 2
9. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 3
10. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 4
11. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 5
12. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 6
13. Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand, or the Use of Specially Prepared Cards, Part 7
14. Card Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus, Part 1
15. Card Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus, Part 2
16. Card Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus, Part 3
17. Principles of Sleight-of-Hand More Especially Applicable to Coin Tricks
18. Tricks With Coin Without Apparatus, Part 1
19. Tricks With Coin Without Apparatus, Part 2
20. Tricks With Coin Without Apparatus, Part 3
21. Tricks with Coin Requiring Special Apparatus, Part 1
22. Tricks with Coin Requiring Special Apparatus, Part 2
23. Tricks with Coin Requiring Special Apparatus, Part 3
24. Tricks with Watches
25. Tricks with Rings
26. Tricks with Handkerchiefs, Part 1
27. Tricks with Handkerchiefs, Part 2
28. Tricks with Handkerchiefs, Part 3
29. Tricks with Dominoes and Dice
30. The Cups and Balls, Part 1
31. The Cups and Balls, Part 2
32. Ball Tricks Requiring Special Apparatus
33. Hat Tricks
34. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 1
35. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 2
36. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 3
37. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 4
38. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 5
39. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 6
40. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 7
41. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 8
42. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 9
43. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 10
44. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 11
45. Miscellaneous Tricks, Part 12
46. Stage Tricks, Part 1
47. Stage Tricks, Part 2
48. Stage Tricks, Part 3
49. Stage Tricks, Part 4
50. Stage Tricks, Part 5
51. Stage Tricks, Part 6
52. Concluding Observations

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Summary

This "how-to" book covers everything for the 1800's illusionist, from stage presence & dress, program and stage arrangement, to how to do tricks with cards, coins, watches, rings, handkerchiefs, dominoes and dice, cups and balls, hats, and other apparatus. "I have purposely limited my disclosures to such illusions as have been sufficiently long before the public to be fairly regarded as common property. Within this limit I have endeavored to make my explanations as complete as possible; but to go beyond it would be to infringe a moral copyright, and to deprive gentlemen to whom Modern Magic is especially indebted, of the well-earned fruits of their labor and invention."