Stanley Collins is a name familiar to all magic connoisseurs - whether you're a performer, collector or historian. Stanley Collins is a name that is revered by many. A great character of Bristish magic during the first half of the 20th century, he was unique in that his tremendous conjuring skills were allied to high intelligence, musical talent, and rapier-like wit.
Moreover, in his elegant style, he made important contributions to the literature of conjuring and provided interesting, amusing and frequently hostile views concerning figures in institutions of the magical establishment. He personally knew man y of the "greats" of this period, and his views of them make fascinating reading. Moreover, his conjuring with cards is acknowledged to have been well ahead of his time by some of today's expert cardicians. "The Collins Aces" is still being perfomed, and variations created, by today's top cardmen.
Master historian Edwin Dawes will lead you through the life of happiness and heartbreak of this brilliant magician and collector.
Hardcover, 352 pages. Every book contains a CD-ROM of a 1922 Path預ictorial film of Stanley Collins performing flourishes. Every book contains two never-before publishes books by Collins: Wizardry on a Winter Evening and Gems of Personal Prestidigitation, containing his ultimate version of "The Collins Aces."