Make broken objects whole again! Float a table in mid-air! Have solid objects vanish and the reappear! Read people's minds! Induce a hypnotic trance! All these and many other classic tricks are within your grasp when you follow the directions in this amazing book by one of the greatest magicians of all time.
Author John Scarne has selected 200 astounding deceptions that can be performed without prior skill, training or special equipment. Drawing from his won extensive repertoire and those of other great artists of intrigue, he explains the secrets behind a variety of illusions that can be carried out in any situation - from a large stage to a small room - using only common, easily obtainable props.
Such feats as the Talking Mirror, the Dollar That Wouldn't Burn, Hypnotic Rigidity, and scores more have been reworked to eliminate the sleight of hand found in most tricks. Streamlined and simplified explanations will have you dazzling and delighting family and friends after only a brief practice session.
Unabridged Dover (2003) republication of the edition published by Crown Publisher, Inc., New York, 1951. Paperbound.