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Modern Coin Magic (J. B. Bobo) (JB Bobo)

Modern Coin Magic (J. B. Bobo) - jb bobo


116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks

When party guests request a few tricks, be prepared.
Ask for a coin, and perform some of the trick in this book. Because you will not have been aided by special stage apparatus, the results will be all the more astonising. As tricks with coins are so readily improvised, they are among the most impressive forms of legerdemain.

This book is the most complete treatise ever written on sleight-of-hand coin conjuring.
Celebrated magician J.B. Bobo has gathered here the best and most useful of all coin tricks-not only his own, but those of some four dozen notable prestidigitators, including such greats as Robert-Houdin, Professor Hoffmann and-the greatest of all coin conjurers T. Nelson Downs.

All the tested, traditional methods of coin magic are here. Bobo has added to these the best of the modern innovations, while eliminating all the out-of-date and impractical sleights of his sources. You will learn all about palms, holds, flips, switches, change-overs, steals, cuffing, sleeving and other sleight-of-hand techniques; coin tricks requiring special devices are also included. The author guides you systematically from basic techniques, concealments and vanishes, through integrated tricks, to complete routined acts (18 in all). His clear explanations are splendidly complemented by 510 illustrations.

Sleight-of-hand magic has consistently earned the respect of professional magicians . If you are yet an amateur, this easy-to-follow manual-together with regular practice-is the surest route to professional level competence. For professionals, this volume is a convenient encyclopedic reference that gathers in one place all the best coin magic from antiquity to modern times.


    I Coin concealments: palms, holds, clips
    II Basic technique: switches, flips, change-over, steals
    III Coins vanishes
    IV Complete coin vanishes: palm, pocet, sucker, hanks, envelope
    V Quick tricks: 27 tricks
    VI Cuffing
    VII The art of sleeving
    VIII Coin across
    XI Coin classics: 34 tricks
    X Coin boxes
    XI Trick coin trickery: 27 tricks
    XII Shell and folding half: 18 tricks
    XIII Stage coin magi: 5 tricks
    XIV The miser’s dream: Rober Houdini, Downs, Harrison, Whiteford
    XV The Stanley Collins section
    XVI Routines: 18 routines coin acts

Language: English, 353 illustrated pages.

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