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This review is from: The Royal Road to Card Magic (Paperback)
This book is old, and has become one of the few magic "classics". it is seen, and rightly too, as required reading for all card magicians.
It contains many good tricks, good descriptions of the standard ways of handling and manipulating cards, and an out line of basic patter (what to say while doing the trick).
Note that all tricks take time to master, and some sleights take a paticually long time.
There are a few naff tricks, but for the price of the book, and considering the number of workable tricks, this book is an absolute steal.
Also consider "Scarne on card tricks" for some idiot proof, real magic.
If you finish the book (there's loads to do in it) consider some of Paul Gordon's books, for some more advanced card magic.