A Text-Book in Magic – Book 1913 – Heldman Estate

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v Preface

1 Introduction
2 A. Dress
2 B. Mechanical Appliances
3 C. Two Great Mistakes the Beginner is Likely to Make
3 D. The Four Golden Rules of Conjuring
5 E. Combination Tricks

7 Part I Card Tricks
8 Palming
9 Passing
12 Slipping
15 Ruffling

15 Section I Card Tricks Without Sleights
15 1. The Clock Thought Reading Trick, by Which a Mentally Selected Card May Be Indicated
17 2. Another Thought-Reading Trick, Enabling the Performer to Select, From Cards Placed Face Downwards, a Card Indicating the Number of Cards Moves
18 3. Another Thought-Reading Tric, by Which the Performer May Select a Card Which Has Been Touched by Any Person
19 4. The Burglars
21 5. To Find a Chosen Card – Being Told Its Number in Order in The Pack
23 6. The Royal Pair and the Diamond
24 7. Diamond Mining Expedition
26 8. A Neat Method of Finding a Selected Card
28 9. A New Method of Finding a Chosen Card
29 10. To Cut the Same Card Several Times

30 Section II Card Tricks Involving Sleight-of-Hand
30 1. The Sympathetic Heaps
32 2. The Mysterious Seven and Eight
33 3. A Tantalising Card
35 4. The Magnetic Card
36 5. To Make a Card Disapper From the Front of the Pack
37 6. To Make a Card Disapper From the Middle of the Pack
38 7. A Good Second-Sight Trick
39 8. A Chosen Card Drawn From a Pack Placed in a Person’s Pocket
40 9. To Find a Selected Card in a Chosen Position in the Pack
41 10. To Vanish Cards From a Pack and Produce Them From Different Places

43 Section III Card Tricks Involving the Use of Apparatus
43 1. The Picture Card Which Changes Its Suit
43 2. To Make a Single Card Change Three Times
44 3. The Disappearing Card
44 4. To Restore a Torn Card
46 5. The Changing Aces
47 6. Card Made to Appear Behind a Bottle
48 7. Another Card Which Changes From One Value to Another

49 Section IV Combination Card Tricks
50 1. Torn Card Disappeared and Produced on Top of a Bottle
52 2. The Card and Cigarette Trick
55 3. A Good Card Change
57 4. Selected Card Represented on Handkerchief
59 5. Another Method of Representing a Card on a Handkerchief
60 6. Card Disappeared From an Envelope and Found in Previously Empty Frame
61 7. Two Chosen Cards Caught on a Piece of Black Cloth
63 8. Pack of Cards Changed Into a Handkerchief
64 9. The Stickig Card
65 10. An Easy Method of Performing the Rising Card Trick

69 Part II Handkerchief Tricks
70 Palming a Handkerchief

72 Section I Production and Vanishing of Handkerchiefs
72 A. Production of Handkerchiefs
72 – First Method By Use of Paper Ribbon
73 – Second Method From a Match Box
73 – Third Method From the Clothing
75 – Fourth Method From a Wand
76 B. Vanishing Handkerchiefs
76 – First Method By the Pass
78 – Second Method By the Aid of an Elastic Pull
79 – Third Method From a Pistol

81 Section II Combination Handkerchief Tricks
81 1. The Travelling Handkerchief
83 2. Borrowed Handkerchief Burnt, and Found Restored in a Candle
85 3. Handkerchief Fired Between Two Others Previously Tied Together
87 4. To Tie Two Handkerchiefs Together By Waving Them In the Air, and to Untie Them by Throwing Them In the Air
88 5. Colour-Changing Handkerchiefs
91 6. Another Method of Changing the Colour of a Single Handkerchief
93 7. Handkerchiefs, Flags, and Ribbons Produced Perfectly Dry From a Canister Into Which Water Has Been Poured
94 8. Egg and Handkerchief Change
97 9. Flag, Egg, and Plate Trick
100 10. Three Pieces of Ribbon Changed Into a Flag
101 Wandering Handkerchief: full routine

103 Part III Coin Tricks

103 Section I Palming, Passing, Producing and Vanishing Coins
103 A. Palming
104 B. Passing
105 C. Production and Vanishing
107 Section II Combination Coin Tricks
107 1. Increasing a Number of Coins
108 2. Coin Vanished From Glass of Water and Found in an Orange
111 3. Catching Coins In the Air
113 4. Marked Coin Disappeared From Handkerchief and Found in Ball of Wool
116 5. Coins Caught in a Handkerchief and Placed in a Hat From Which They Disappear

119 Part IV Hat Tricks

120 1. The Hat and Die Trick
122 2. Eggs Vanished From a Hat
123 3. Production of Glass of Water From a Hat
125 4. Eggs Produced From a Hat
127 5. A Good Combination of Productions From a Hat

131 Part V Miscellaneous Tricks

131 1. The Mysterious Wand
133 2. A Good Slate Trick
138 3. Broken Cotton Restored
141 4. Ring, Coin, and Handkerchief Trick
143 5. Ink and Water Change
145 6. Handkerchief Changed Into a Bird
146 7. The Disappearing Egg
150 8. A Knotty Illusion
155 9. Hoops Caught on the Arms, the Thumbs Being Tied Together
157 10. Coffee-Making Extraordinary

161 Part VI Appendix

161 1. Mechanical Suit-Changing Card
164 2. The Three Change Card
165 3. The Card Box
166 4. Cards With False Pips
167 5. The Double Envelope
167 6. Spring Arm for Card and Bottle Trick
170 7. A Double Card
171 8. The Card Frame
173 9. The Forcing Pack of Cards
174 10a. Wooden Block With Raised Pips
175 10b. The Blank Card
175 11. Cloth for Catching Cards
176 12. Card Case and Handkerchief Pack
177 13. Stand for Rising Card
179 14. Coil of Paper Ribbon
180 15. Handkerchief Wand
180 16. Elastic Pull for Handkerchiefs
181 17. The Pistol Tube
182 18. Double Box
183 19. Dummy Candle
184 20. Double Handkerchief
186 21. Handkerchief Tube for Colour Change
187 22. The Handkerchief Ball
188 23. Canister
190 24. Handkerchief Egg
191 25. Double Flag
192 26. Wired Coin
193 27. Coin Tray
194 28. Coin Slide
195 29. The Hat Die
196 30. Table Servante
198 31. The Egg Bag
199 32. Feke for Thumb Tying

201 Index to Tricks, Etc.
203 Index to Appendix

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