IMPOSSIBILIA….The Close-Up Magic of John Bannon


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Pre-owned; very good to excellent condition; some creases to the dust jacket; all interior pages in like-new condition.

Hardcovers with dust jacket; first edition; copyright 1990; L&L Publishing; 142 pages.

Close-up magic of a different kind…the kind you’ll not only enjoy reading and thinking about, but wonderfully commercial routines you’ll actually perform.

John Bannon’s Impossibilia contains over 33 fresh routines that will delight audiences and perplex other magicians. Best of all, all of the routines are either self-working or require minimal sleight of hand.

Fully illustrated with over 160 pages of worry-free magic.

Contents include:

Introduction…Harvey Rosenthal

1.0 EZFX
Play It Straight (Triumph)
Discrepancy City Prediction
The Unreal Work
Cries And Whispers
Oh Calcutta
Twilight Zone Assembly
‘Twixt The Devil
Tourist Class Travellers
Travelling Jack’s Sideshow Aces
Wild In The Straights
A Little T, T, and A
Shock Treatment
Creased Lightning
Terrorist Card Vanish

2.0 Side FX
Two Ahead (Is Better Than One)…Bob Kohler
Revolutionary Penetration
The Brass Zero
Glass Reunion
Larry West’s Coins To Glass Strategem
Harvey Rosenthal’s Misdirection Coin Steal
Shanghai Surprise
Harvey Rosenthal’s Toss Retention Pass
Of Cups And Fuzzballs
Brass-Ackwards Production…Bob Kohler
Flurry Production…Alan Nguyen
Triple Threat
Silver/Silver Transposition
Return To Spender…Bob Kohler

3.0 Special FX:
The Birnman Revelation…Jack Birnman
Coins Across The Water
Shriek Of The Mutilated

Bonus Section: Real Men Don’t Carry Coin Purses
Introducing The Coin Pouch
Part One: Sleights & Subtlety
The Action Load
The Action Steal
Not So Secret Compartment
Part Two: Some Routines
Coin Of Voodoo
Pouched Copper/Silver
Five-Star Engraved Production