This is one of the best books for the beginning card magician. Each chapter describes a different sleight followed by a collection of tricks using that skill. A total of 76 carefully chosen card tricks is explained with great illustrations. This book has been the starting point for many card workers.In this classic treatment the student is led, step by step, from the easy to more complicated sleight of hand tricks. The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy-to-understand explanations of shuffles, flourishes, the glide, the glimpse, false shuffles and cuts, the pass, the classic force, and many other techniques. The book contains great Illustrations and features 298 page! This is the hardbound book.