The Illustrated Compendium Of Magic Tricks

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The Boys Book Of Magic The Art Of Conjuring Explained And Illustrated

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781446547649
Genre : Games & Activities
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Dating back to the 1930s, this illustrated compendium of magic tricks offers lots of practical instructions and advice for beginners and provides some interesting information on the history of magic. Contents include: Magic Tricks - Becoming A Master Magician - The First Programme - Make The Most of Your Show - Magic At Your Finger Tips - Wrinkles for Wizards - Masters of Magic - The Second Program - A Magical Medley - More Masters of Magic - inventing Your Own Tricks - An Advanced Programme. Featuring the original text and artwork and a new introduction, we are republishing this vintage work in a high quality and affordable edition, making it an excellent companion for anyone interested in trying out a trick or two.
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The British Superhero

Author : Chris Murray
ISBN : 9781496807380
Genre : Social Science
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Chris Murray reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet Murray demonstrates that there were a great many in Britain and that they were often used as a way to comment on the relationship between Britain and America. Sometimes they emulated the style of American comics, but they also frequently became sites of resistance to perceived American political and cultural hegemony, drawing upon satire and parody as a means of critique. Murray illustrates that the superhero genre is a blend of several influences, and that in British comics these influences were quite different from those in America, resulting in some contrasting approaches to the figure of the superhero. He identifies the origins of the superhero and supervillain in nineteenth-century popular culture such as the penny dreadfuls and boys' weeklies and in science fiction writing of the 1920s and 1930s. He traces the emergence of British superheroes in the 1940s, the advent of "fake" American comics, and the reformatting of reprinted material. Murray then chronicles the British Invasion of the 1980s and the pivotal roles in American superhero comics and film production held by British artists today. This book will challenge views about British superheroes and the comics creators who fashioned them. Murray brings to light a gallery of such comics heroes as the Amazing Mr X, Powerman, Streamline, Captain Zenith, Electroman, Mr Apollo, Masterman, Captain Universe, Marvelman, Kelly's Eye, Steel Claw, the Purple Hood, Captain Britain, Supercats, Bananaman, Paradax, Jack Staff, and SuperBob. He reminds us of the significance of many such creators and artists as Len Fullerton, Jock McCail, Jack Glass, Denis Gifford, Bob Monkhouse, Dennis M. Reader, Mick Anglo, Brendan McCarthy, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, Dave Gibbons, and Mark Millar.
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Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks

Author : Jean Hugard
ISBN : 0486212521
Genre : Games & Activities
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In the first decades of the twentieth century magicians filled the magic journals with articles on card tricks, giving improvements on classic tricks and inventing new ones. If you could put together a collection of these magazines you would have almost a complete course on card tricks, by some of the world's greatest magicians. But where could you find these journals now that they are probably collector's items? And even if you could find them, how much would such a collection cost? Not very much. Because all the best of these tricks are available in this one monumental book, containing nearly every practical card trick produced, invented, and improved by magicians over a span of forty years and more. A truly staggering collection, this book explains how to perform over 600 professional card tricks: impromptu card tricks, spelling tricks, "you do as I do" tricks, diachylon (a paste for gluing cards together) tricks, calculation tricks; tricks using key cards, slick cards, double-backed cards, reversed cards, short cards; tricks based on a one-way pack, prearranged pack, Svengali pack, Mene-Tekel pack, stripper pack; special packs; miscellaneous tricks including Everywhere and Nowhere, The Case of the Four Kings, Card in the Orange, The Buddha Whispers, and Inseparable Aces; and a final chapter on tricks using the famous Nikola Card System. In addition, a chapter on technique explains the most important sleights ― the overhand shuffle, riffle shuffle, false cut, palm, simple pass, double lift, glide, and force. Based on a volume compiled by Dr. Wilhelm Von Deusen and Glenn G. Gravatt, this collection was thoroughly revised by Jean Hugard and completely rewritten. It is easily the finest single compendium of classic card tricks, and the clear style makes the instructions easy to follow. An indispensable book for the professional or amateur magician, it is a magnificent source for anyone who wants just the right tricks to mystify his friends or delight his children.
Category: Games & Activities

Hit Or Miss Cellaneous Magic A Compendium Of Tricks From Small Tricks To Stage Illusions

Author : Anon
ISBN : 9781446524411
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This comprehensive guide to magic tricks will enthral the magician of all ages. From small tricks aimed at the amateur to full scale stage illusions, this book contains a trick for everyone. Extensively illustrated with explanatory diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Every Trick In The Book

Author : Charlie Dancey
ISBN : 1468303430
Genre : Games
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A compendium of simple tricks for aspiring magicians shares illustrated, step-by-step instructions for illusions ranging from making coins disappear and moving a matchbox without touching it to linking rings and achieving levitation.
Category: Games

The Green Wiccan Magical Spell Book

Author : Silja
ISBN : 9781782497806
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An “enchanting compilation of spells.” Review of The Green Wiccan Magical Spellbook by Soul and Spirit. This is the must-have grimoire for every modern-day witch who wishes to discover a world of boundless possibilities, with spells for attracting more love, money and luck into your life, cleansing your home, healing a rift in a friendship, and much more. This lavishly illustrated compendium, written by Celtic Wiccan High Priestess Silja, covers a wide-ranging array of spells. With an easy to difficult rating system, Silja makes it simple for anyone to learn the basics and then progress to more advanced practices. Silja shares love spells and potions, seasonal rituals, vision quests and meditations, information about the history of magic, tips, tricks and magical theory as well as handy advice about how to continue your magical journey. Whether you are looking to practise your craft alone or with a coven, The Green Wiccan Magical Spell Book has everything you need to advance your magical studies.
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Popular Mechanics Magazine

Author : Henry Haven Windsor
ISBN : CHI:39190226
Genre : Industrial arts
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The Secrets Of Houdini

Author : J. C. Cannell
ISBN : 9781473381858
Genre : Games & Activities
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Originally published 1930's. A well illustrated compendium of the famous Harry Houdini's magic tricks and illusions. All explained in detail.Many of the earliest magic books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Popular Science

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105027380067
Genre : Science
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Category: Science

The Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015078320382
Genre : Bibliography
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