Magic or Conjuring for Amateurs
By PROF. ELLIS STANYON
A Practical Treatise on How to
Perform Modern Tricks

Preface
Chapter I. Introduction
The Dress
The Table
The Servante
The Wand
Concluding Observations

Chapter II. Principles Of Sleight Of Hand Applicable To Small Objects
Palming
Le Tourniquet
The Finger Palm
The Reverse Palm
To Change a Coin

Chapter III. Tricks With Coins
Magical Production of a Coin
The Wandering Coin
A New Coin Fold
Coin and Candle
An Artful Conjurer
The Invisible Flight
Vanish for Duplicate
To Pass a Coin Through the Body
Swallowing Illusions
Coin and Lemons
The Pocket Vanish
Florin v. Sixpence
To Pass a Coin into an Ordinary
Coin, Wine-glass, and Paper Cone
Coins, Hat, and Plate
The Coin in Ball of Wool
To Vanish a Number of Coins in
Programme and Coin
Filtrated Coin
The Penetrating Coin
Coin in the Bottle

Chapter IV. Tricks With Handkerchiefs
Peregrinations of a Handkerchief
Handkerchief and Candle
To Vanish a Handkerchief and Produce it from your Collar
To Pass a Handkerchief into the Pocket of a Spectator
To Fire a Handkerchief into a Gentleman's Hair
The Handkerchief Cabinet
The Handkerchief Vanisher
Magical Production of Handkerchiefs
Colour-Changing Handkerchiefs
Mechanical "Pull" for Vanishing a Handkerchief
The Flying Handkerchief
Brass Tube to Produce, Vanish, or Change a Handkerchief
Disappearing Handkerchiefs
Handkerchief from Tissue Paper
The New Cylinder and Handkerchief Trick
The Handkerchief Burned and Restored

Chapter V. Tricks With Balls
Creation, Multiplication, and Annihilation of Billiard Balls
Billiard Balls and Basins
Colour-Changing Billiard Balls
The Diminishing Billiard Balls
The Handkerchief Ball
The Dissolving Billiard Ball
Fancy Sleight with a Small Ball
Rouge et Noir
Ball, Handkerchief, and Tumbler

Chapter VI. Hat Tricks
Hat Productions
Loading
The Magnetized Hat
To Produce a Number of Eggs from a Hat Held Crown Upward
The Hat Incubator

Chapter VII. Anti-Spiritualistic Tricks
The Climbing Ring
The Mysterious Name
The Spirit Calculator
A New Postal Trick
New Slate Tricks
The Spirit Handkerchief
The Mysterious Communication
The Great Dictionary Trick (New Method)
Long-Distance Second Sight

Chapter VIII. After Dinner Tricks
Introduction
The Chinese Cross
The Floating Metal Disc
The Balanced Coins
Mutilated Cigarette Paper
To Read the Whole of the Cards in a Pack just Shuffled (New Method)
Balancing Feats
Walnut Shells and Pea
The Restored Cut
The Garter Trick

Chapter IX. Miscellaneous Tricks
Flash Paper
A New Fire Flash
Conjurer's Ammunition
Smoke from Two Empty Pipes
Fire-Eating Trick
Exploding Soap-Bubbles
The Tube and Ball
The Ubiquitous Thimble
The Multiplying Wand
The Mysterious Tambourine
The Bran and Dove Plates
The Wandering Stout
A Crystal Water Mystery
The Wizard's Breakfast
The Hydrostatic Tube
The Hydrostatic Tumbler
Watch, Glass, and Handkerchief
Paper Cone, Watch, Rabbit, and Boxes
The Magical Production of Flowers
Magic Incubation
The Wizard's Omelette
The Wonderful Production of Ribbons at the Finger-Tips
Japanese Bird Vanish
New Fire Trick
The Ring on the Wand
Disappearing Glass of Water
Anti-Gravity Wand

Chapter X. Paper-Folding

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