The first two chapters contain 31 excellent coin tricks and additional material. The third chapter contains 8 brilliant card tricks. The fourth chapter contains 6 expert gambling sleights and other information. The fifth chapter contains: The Salt Trick * The Broken and Restored Cigarette (5 versions!) * The Bill in the Cigarette * The Bill Tear * The Egyptian Ball * The Egg Bag * The Ring in the Box * My Favorite Drink * My Rope Tie Routine * and even a paper cutting effect! The sixth chapter is a treatise on sleeving. The seventh chapter covers FRANCIS CARLYLE's famous Blindfold Act and The Cups and Balls. The eighth chapter contains six of the best effects and secrets of PAUL FOX. The ninth chapter contains great magic by T. NELSON DOWNS, DANNY DEW, HOWARD HUNTINGTON, EMIL JARROW, MAX STERLING, and HARRY SCHILLING. Finally, the tenth chapter contains many informative and important bits of magical information.
A variety of good material are here to please all readers! Ross Bertram has drawn on his good friends DAI VERNON and FAWCETT ROSS for assistance, contributions, and advice. DAVID DRAKE has contributed a short but complete biography of the author.
Many stories of the adventures and mishaps of well-known magical figures are included. This is truly the best in variety magic with an emphasis on coin work.
Over 400 photo illustrations by Mr. Bertram and his wife, Helen, are used to explicitly portray every detail of the text. 163 professionally typeset 8.5"x11" pages, beautifully hardbound and dustjacketed.