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Expert Magic, Compiled by Percy Naldrett, Associate Member of the Inner Magic Circle, London. Compiler of "Collected Magic," and "More Collected Magic." Author of "Magical Notes and Notions," etc., etc.

Price 5/6 net.

COPYRIGHT. Printed & Published by Percy Naldrett, Portsmouth, England, September, 1Q22.

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Contents. Compilers Excuse

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A Touching Trick Spotting the Winner

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A Card Catastrophe

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The Penetrative Pocket-knife The Painted Skeleton

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A New Principle for the Four Aces Silk and Tissue

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An Episode in Three Reels

A Jar of Incense ...

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Effects with Billiard Balls

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The Enchanted Fan

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The Mystic Sunflower Guess !

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Card and Cigarette Paper Combination ...

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The Compiler's Excuse. It is customary to preface a booklet with a few remarks upon the why and the wherefore ; it maybe called Preface, Introduction, Foreword, or what you will, but it is usually an Excuse. It is intended that the prospective reader should digest the Preface and thus be persuaded to peruse the book ; what usually happens is that in an indifferent work the Preface is ignored, but where the reader has derived delight from his reading and turns reluctantly from the last page, he is impelled by some natural instinct to read the pretace, the title page, the imprint, aye, even the advertisements ! So then, reader, the fact that you are engrossed in this Excuse, and the probability that you are a normal* person, and therefore have already • perused the contents, affords me a secret pleasure. That is my Excuse. But if you are disappointed or unsatisfied bv this unconventional explanation and demand a more comprehensible reason, then let me say at once it is because you bought "Collected Magic," and because you also bought "More Collected Magic," that this third volume has been printed. I may say that I have taken the precaución of bribing the Editors of those Magazines who might otherwise have felt inclined to give an adverse review, and I have also been lavish with complimentary copies, for the same reason. Thanks are due to the various contributors for their practical help ; to Messrs. Bass for inspiration, and to Mr. Webster for assistance with the spelling. Were I possessed of even the rudiments of grammar, I would have written a very fine Preface ; as it is, I must be content to conclude with a sentence borrowed from another wizard—not of the wand, but of the pen—Mr. Hilaire Belloç. The sentence :— " Uyou do noi Like me, leave me.'' Yours fraternally,

Queer Street, Sept. 1922. *ln a recent Debate at the Anathema Society's Rooms, between Professor DickersonSmythc and the celebrated Mr. Hookey, it was decided that a conjurer could not be described as a "normal person." Other interesting points would have been settled but for the fact that Mr. Smith received an urgent 'phone call from his bookmaker.


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