Now You See It, Now You Don't: Lessons in Sleight of Hand Paperback – 1 Nov 1976
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A new and simple learn-by-picture method that makes it easy for anyone aged twelve and up to perform all the classic sleights just as they are done by the world's greatest professional magicians. Long-time magician Bill Tarr has teamed up with Barry Ross, an illustrator famous for his instructional sports diagrams, for easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, so that with the help of more than 1,500 line drawings that capture each eye-fooling movement, you'll learn everything from simple sleights you can master in minutes to the great classics of magic. With ordinary objects -- a regular deck of cards, a coin from someone's pocket, a few balls of crumpled aluminum foil -- you'll soon be doing ...
Springing the Cards from Hand-to-Hand
The Lit-Cigarette Trick
The Three-Shell Game
The Cups and Balls
The Cut and Restored Rope
The Miser's Dream
Unbelievable Card Tricks
Coin and Cigarette Vanishes
and dozens and dozens of the world's greatest sleight-of-hand effects!
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Top Customer Reviews
When trying to practice any of the tricks - you invariably get to The Diagram which instructs you to 'palm the coin, or 'thumb the card' without ever actually explaining either the mechanics or the technique to do this. Even with a quick mind and a good level of dexterity the lack of text and overly simplistic diagrams in the book may leave you rather confused and frustrated unless you already have some grounding in the subject.
I imagine that once a certain level of proficiency has ALREADY been obtained - this book would be very useful for teaching new tricks. The other reviewers clearly enjoy an insight which I lack or picked up the basics elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was the first sleight of hand book i had, and from the day it arived i was lerning things that i never new were possabul. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2001
This book is cheap and excellent, well worth the money. It has loads of step by step pictures on each slight of hand trick reviewed it the book.Published on 13 Jan. 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I had already bought a book by Tarr, and got this. This is the best book on sleight of hand i have seen so far. it gives good illustrations for the tricks. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 1999
This book covers sleights with coins,sponge balls,cards,and many other things. I would recommend this book to any one who is interested in sleight of hand. Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 1998