The Impostress Princess is a card routine which has been published under many different titles with versions and variations by many of the leading card magicians of the 20th century. It is basically a multiple divination of thought-of-cards (usually five different cards by five different spectators) using a cross-reference or matrix principle. The book contains a very detailed description of the many methods used to accomplish this seldom seen routine and even more subtleties, ploys and subterfuges that make it seem like mind reading.
Charles Reynolds in a magazine review of the original 1986 edition wrote: “One of the best books on magic I have ever read. Even if you never do the effect, and I cannot imagine you will not, you will learn a lot about the psychology and showmanship involved in the effective presentation of mystery effects of all kinds.”
This expanded edition includes additional routines by: David Devant, John Mendoza, Irv Weiner, Bruce Bernstein, Mike Powers, Phil Goldstein, Barrie Richardson, and Jim Steinmeyer. Published by Willmarth Magic it’s 6″x 9″ hardcover with dustjacket, 142-pages with many illustrations. Both the original and current version of the book have been cherished by an elite segment of mentalists and cardicians who use the material in their work.
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