Tom Osborne wrote this definitive book of cups and balls magic many years ago and it is still regarded as the starting point for anyone interested in this classic effect. All the basic ball moves are described in detail using clear illustrations.
A section of routines is described that will get you started on your way to devising your own methods and plots. Houdini said that anyone who hasn’t learned the cups and balls isn’t a magician!
Sleights, moves, and subtleties, every art and artifice both old and new. Palming, passes, steals, switches, moves, routines, novelty effects, production of baby chicks, original ideas, selecting your cups, etc.
Special article by John Mulholland.
Copyright 1955; Mitchell Kanter