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Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals (Dover Magic Books) [Paperback]

William Simon , Jean Hugard
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28 Mar 2003 Dover Magic Books
Basic text on modern card conjuring describes for specialists and amateurs alike exact methods for perfecting the Instant Reverse, Three Queens Monte, The Ambitious Card, and many other sleights of hand. Also includes advice on manipulation, the art of presentation, audience participation, use of patter, and much else.


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  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; Unabridged edition (28 Mar 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 048640188X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486401881
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,051,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 18 Dec 2005
Format:Paperback
So many magicians think that if a card magic book is more than five minutes old, it's worthless.
This book orignally appeared in the 1950's but despite this, it can hold it's own with some excellent content. The Simon Prophecy move is worth more than the price of the book alone, and many of the routines and concepts within can be used to fool and entertain people.
I suggest the other reviewer looks at buying himself a book on presentation technique (or more likely he HASN'T really bothered to show these tricks and measure their response).
Unreservedly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Book on card Magic 14 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback
I met the authour of this book when I was 18 years old, and he fooled me badly with many of the effects from his book.
The opening chapter is required reading for anyone interested in becoming a better magician let alone a card expert - the advice Mr Simon shares is as valid today as when it was first written.
The book is full of wonderful routines with engaging plots, and enough technical information for the serious student to get to work.
I would not recommend this book for the beginner, this is an intermediate to advanced book on cardmanship.
I love this book, and it comes with my highest recommendation.

Michael Vincent
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Card Magic For Ameteurs and Professionals 17 April 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
If I could have, I would have gave this book no stars. This book is for three-year olds. NO, and I mean NO audience would be entertained by this book. The tricks are so easy and noticable that everyone would know how to do them. For example: 2 of hearts plus 2 of clubs equalls 5 of spades, oops I mean 4. You just have to set the deck. You can come up with more entertaining and better tricks than these even if you are just a beginner.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Genuine Gem 2 Nov 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Without a doubt, this reprint of "Effective Card Magic" is one of the most outstanding treatments written on card magic. An entire act of card tricks could easily be culled from this book.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy it -- it's too good to spread around! 10 Jan 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I hope a lot of people take the first reviewer's advice and stay away from this book. Then, card magicians like myself will be able to fry you with effects in this "childish" tome.
For those interested in some good card work and clever moves that still populate card literature, you need to read this book. It's simply part of your required reading. The section on dealing seconds is one of the most detailed in all magic, and it gives a clear practice regimen to assist the student in learning to do the move.
Again, please -- don't buy this book!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice 19 Feb 2013
By Udo Schneider - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
One of the most comprehensive books on card conjuring for beginners to immediate.
No difficult sleights but nice ideas and fine drawings.
Yes, i liked it. It is at my desk in the restroom.
8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Card Magic For Ameteurs and Professionals 17 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If I could have, I would have gave this book no stars. This book is for three-year olds. NO, and I mean NO audience would be entertained by this book. The tricks are so easy and noticable that everyone would know how to do them. For example: 2 of hearts plus 2 of clubs equalls 5 of spades, oops I mean 4. You just have to set the deck. You can come up with more entertaining and better tricks than these even if you are just a beginner.
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