Issuu on Google+

TRiCKS AND AMUSEMENTS A SHEE OF PAPER

MEMBER OF THE INNER MAGIC CIRCLE" C. ARTHUR PEARSON, LIMITED


THE CASCADE OF BILKS. A Japanese Tray, Glass Bowl, and a small Cone are given for examination. A member of the audienoe is then asked to hold the tray. The bowl is placed on it and the cone stood in the bowl. The person holding the trick is then asked to lift the cone out of the bowl. On doing so a shower of silk handkerchiefs appears. Price SB/- Post free 26/-. THE MAHOMET CARD AND GLASS. A card is chosen from the pack, returned and the pack shuffled. The cards are then placed in a glass, backs to the audience,and covered with a handkerchief. The person who selected the card is now asked to lift the pack out of the glass, when the selected card remains in the glass facing the audience. Price 2/9. Post free 3/3.

THE WANDERING JACKS. The four Jacks are taken out of the pack, on each Jack three indifferent cards are dealt, the audience choose a pile, this is left on the table in full view of everybody, the other three piles are returned to the pack. The Jacks have vanished from pack, and on turning over what appeared to be one Jack and three indifferent cards, they are found to be the-four Jacks. Price 1/-. Post free 1/2. CABINETS OF CARD TRICK3.

CABHETS OF MAGIC. latnen No 1 Cabinet. Price 2/6. No. 2 Cabinet. Price 6/-. No. 3 Cabinet. Price 10/6. No. 4 Cabinet. Price 15/-. No. 6 Cabinet. Price 21/-. No. 6 Cabinet. Price 30/-. Advanced Cabinets. Prices (3/ -. 63/-

Post free 3/3. Post free b/9. Post free 11/6. Post free 16/3. Post free 22/6. Post free 32/-. and 108/ -. Carr. extra.

These Cabinets contain a selection of up-todate Card Tricks, complete with full instruotions. All cards are the same pattern, Posi free 4/9. No. 1 Cabinet. Price 4/-. Post free 9/3. No. 3 Cabinet. Price 8/6. No. 3 Cabinet. Price- 12/6. Post ree 13/3 No. i Cabinet. Price 22/6. Post free 23/6 Superb Cabinet. Price 43/-. Post free 47/.

86 & 87, High Holborn, W.C. 1 Late 85, New Oxford Street. Established 1760. 29 & 29a, L U D G A T E HILL, E C 4. 510a, 512 & 51ÂŤ, OXFORD STREET, W 1. 200 & 202, R E G E N T STREET, W. 1. 59, KNXGHTSBRIDGE, S.W. 1. 23, GEORGE STREET, CROYDON.


HANDBOOKS ON

USEFUL HOBBIES Price 1/6 net

Carpentry and Cabinet making An Illustrated Handbook for the Amateur, with numerous Drawings and Designs.

BY W. M. OAKW00D.

CARPENTKY I - H T MAKING OAKWOO/)

This handbook contains a description of the tools most generally used, with instructions how to use them—The choice of woods for various purposes—Fretw rk as applied to cabinetmaking—A chapter on French polishing, staining and varnishing.

The Hobby Gardener BY A. C. MARSHALL, F.R.H.S. With 22 full page Illustrations.

In Stiff Three-coloured Cover. The work in the garden for each month of the year is shown by pictures and instruction, hverything is clearly explained so that the novice can soon acquire the necessary skill and knowledge to Keep the garden bright.

Basket Making at Home By MARY WHITE.

Wood Carving

A Practical Guide for the Home Student. DY J. H. GARNETT.

With numerous Illustrations & Designs. Contains—in addition to full instruction on the practice of the Art lof Wood Carving—Chapters on Choice of Woods, Tools, Designs, Appliances, etc., Chip or Notch Carvings, Staining, Polishing, Gilding, Painting, etc.

Metal Work A Practical Handbook for the Amateur Worker in Iron, Brass, Zinc, Copper, etc.

BY GEORGE DAY. F.R.M.S.

With 12 Illustrations and many Diagrams The Contents include :— Kama and some of its uses—Weaving a Small Basket—Covered Basket—Baskets with Handles—Some Work Baskets— Sweet Baskets —Waste Paper Baskets Dolls' Furniture—Caning in a Frame oi on a Cbair, etc., etc.

The Stars Night by Night A Popular Guide to the Constellations. BY JOSEPH H. ELG1E, F.R.A S.

With numerous Illustrations & Designs. Some of the 16 Chapters are—Tools required for Metal work—General Methods of Copying the pattern, drawing and transferring—General Methods of Working—To htch on Metals—Fretworkmg in Metals— Useful Recipes for Metals and Metal Workers, etc , etc.

With over ioo Diagrams by the Author, and a revolving Star Chart. " A quaint and alluring book, deserving a high recommendation among beginners oi astronomy."—The Literary World.

A Simple Guide through the highways and byways of Philately.

Microscope as a Means oi Amusement and Instruction.

Half-Hours with Stamp Collecting for the Microscope Pleasure and Profit A Popular Guide to the Use of the BY CECIL H. BULLIVANT.

Author of "The Drawing Room Entertainer," etc. Contents—How to begin a Collection— The Album ami Catalogue—Perforations and Watermarks—Fakes and Forgeries— Sumps of Great Price and " Errors "— * Famous Finds," etc., eto.

BY EDWIN LANKESTER, M.D. With Eight Plates. Contents—A Half-hour on each of tho following topics:—The Structure of the Microscope — In the Garden —In the Country —At the Pond Side—At the Sea Side—Indoors—Polarized Light.

The above volumes may bt had from all Booksellers and Railw.iy Boukitalh, or post free for 119 fiotn C ARTHUR PEARSON. LTD., 17 & 18. HENRIETTA STREET. W.C 2.


00 BE)

jWILFORD HUTCHINSONI =

104 WHITEACRE RDM ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE. j |

|| =

FOR HIGH CLASS CONJURING APPARATUS . AND BOOKS ON THE ART OF MAGIC. .

= =

Sole Agent in Great Britain for " LATEST MAGIC," by Prof. Hoffmann. Price 7/6 Net. Postage 6d. Extra.

E§ =

Publisher of the " CONJURERS CHRONICLE." Issued Monthly. Price 31- Yearly. 3id. Monthly. B0 0S

SB I

l

AMUSEMENT IN STIFF BOARDS.

FOR THE HOME.

Price 2/- net each.

Tricks for Everyone. Clever Conjuring with Common Objects. By DAVID DEVANT. Illustrated with 134 Photographs, showing the complete working of the experiments. The contents include :—Tricks at the Writing Table—Tricks in the Smoking Boom-Tricks at the Work Table—Tricks at the Dinner Table — Tricks in the Garden—Card Tricks—Thought Reading Tricks.

POSTAGE 3d. EXTRA.

Chemical Magic. Entertaining Tricks and Experiments with Simple Apparatus. By V. E. JOHNSON, M.A., Author of ''Modern Models," &c. This volume contains a most interesting series of Chemical Magical Experiments, with full explanations and appropriate " Patter " for giving an entertainment. Illustrated with Diagrams.

Modern Card Manipulation. By C. LANG NEIL. With upwards of 100 Illustrations. Contains explanations of all the best Card Tricks of the leading Conjurers. The Tricks are illustrated with actual Photographs taken at the various stages of performance, and thus the amateur is enabled to follow the methods employed with the greatest ease.

Pearson's Humorous Reciter and Reader. Contains choice Selections from the Writings of J. K. JEBOME, J. M. BABBIE, F. ANSTEY, P. C. BUBNAND, W. W. JACOBS, ROBEBT BABB, and all the best

humorous writers.

These Handbooks may be obtained through your Bookseller, or will be forwarded post free on receipt of the price named, from

C. ARTHUR PEARSON, Ltd., 17 Henrietta St., London, W.C.2.


PAPER MAGIC


DEDICATED WITH FRATERNAL REGARDS TO MY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE " MAGIC CIRCLE," AMONG WHOM I HAVE SPENT SO MANY HAPPY HOURS


PAPER MAGIC BEING A COLLECTION OF

Entertaining and Amusing Models, Toys, Puzzles, Conjuring Tricks, etc., in which Paper is the only or principal material required.

BY

WILL BLYTH Member of the Executive Council of the " Magic Circle."

With Introductory Note by NEVIL MASKELYNE

ILLUSTRATED

BY DIAGRAMS

LONDON

C. ARTHUR PEARSON, LIMITED HENRIETTA STREET, W.C. 1920


Introductory Note Mr. Will Blyth's book on "Paper Magic" is a most interesting work upon the subject ; containing, as it does, so much matter not to be found elsewhere. It not only includes the elementary paper-folding manipulations familiar to most of us in our early days, but also much that should prove entertaining during the leisure moments of our later years. NEVIL MASKELYNE.

St. George's Hall, Langham Place, London, W. i. 29th June, 1920.


Contents PAGE

FOREWORD

..

..

..

..

..

..

.. .. .. .. .. ..

.. .. .. .. .. ..

.. .. .. .. .. ..

.. .. .. .. .. ..

..

..

..

..

.. .. TRICK .. ..

.. .. .. .. ..

.. .. .. .. ..

.. .. .. .. ..

.. ..

.. ..

.. ..

.. ..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

..

xi

PART I. ARMY FORAGE CAP ASH TRAY . . .. BREAKFAST CRUET CHINESE J U N K .. CHRISTMAS STAR .. DART .. .. DRILL SWORD .. EASTER CROSS FLAP PURSE .. FLAPPER, T H E FLYING AEROPLANE KETTLE .. .. LIFEBOAT .. .. MECHANICAL CONJURING PARACHUTE .. P I N TRAY .. .. P U F F BALL PUZZLE BOX .. SAILING BOAT .. SAUCEPAN SMOKE RING BOX SOLDIER'S H A T .. TWIN ROWING BOAT WINDMILL WORKING BELLOWS

3 12 7 20 23 27 2 26 29 35 21 13 19 5 28 9 31 33 2 13 38 1 7 33 17


Contents PAGE

PART II. INTRODUCTION

..

..

..

,.

..

43

BALL OF MAHOMET BEWILDERING TISSUES EPISODE OF MERE MAN, AN FOUR BOY SCOUTS .. . . . . . .. GAINS OF THE GREAT WAR : GERMAN IRON CROSS STAR OF VICTORY CROSS .. .. .. .. .. ALTAR .. .. .. .. .. MAGIC PURSE MIND DIVINATION MOTHS OF JAPAN . . .. .. .. .. ORCHARD STORY, A N APPLE T R E E FENCE .. .. .. . . . . LADDER .. .. .. .. .. BROWNIES PAPER BAG COOKERY PAPER TEARING ACT : FOLDING THE PAPER FANCY MATS SHIP'S W H E E L .. .. .. .. MANTEL BORDER . . .. .. .. FLOWER P O T DECORATION .. .. RIBBONS OF INDIA SEPARATING THE SERVICES SPIRIT CALCULATOR THOUGHT READING .. .. .. .. Two BLACKSMITHS .. .. .. .. Two LITTLE DICKY BIRDS L'ENVOI

60 78 66 51 95 95 96 97 97 58 93 69 71 72 73 74 75 53 82 83 83 84 85 86 56 63 88 91 46 50 99


Pages from paper magic