This is an original 1940 first edition that is in good condition.
This is truly a hidden gem – a lost treasure. Very few know of its existence and you will encounter almost no references to it. When you read this you will ask yourself: “Why isn’t this work known by every cardician?” Some of those who have read it value it as much as they value Erdnase. Others would not trade all card books published in the last 10 years for it.
It is an immensely practical work dealing with situations when something goes wrong, or you face difficult spectators. You’ll never again be afraid to try out a new trick, even if they literally see what you do, even if they really catch you, you can finish successfully, entertainingly, and leave them baffled.
It is divided into three parts:
Outs – what to do when things go wrong
Precautions – avoiding disasters by forethought
Challenges – dealing with spectators that challenge you
If you study this book you will never need to be worried that one of your card tricks fails, or a spectator messes it up. You will be prepared for any situation. No problems anymore…ever!
This is a resource every magician, beginner or advanced, pro or amateur, skilled or unskilled, can use to his advantage. On the surface it deals with card magic, but many of the ideas and a lot of the information contained does apply across the spectrum of magic from close-up to stage.