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MAGIC, M I R T H , AND MELODY.


THE BOY MAGICIAN A LARGE NUMBER OF THE LATEST AND BEST TRICKS CAREFULLY SELECTED FOR THE RISING GENERATION OF CONJURERS.

BY

RAYMOND DIXIE Ace of Magicians.

FULLY

ILLUSTRATED

LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO. BOSTON


COPYRIGHT,

1922,

BY LOTHROP, LEE & SHEPARD CO. All Rights Reserved

THE BOY MAGICIAN.

PRINTED IN U. S. A.


FOREWORD

the course of my professional career, which has covered a period of nearly twenty years, I have had the pleasure of performing before numerous audiences composed of boys and girls. Invariably they were keen to know how the tricks were done. Now, it is considered very bad ethics among the conjuring fraternity to expose even a single trick, and, while it is not necessarily harmful in itself to do so, it does, as a matter of fact, detract from the mystery of all the other tricks performed during the same exhibition. To explain, however, by private lessons or in book form how to do the tricks is taken by magicians in general to be perfectly legitimate and correct. I have had the thought in mind these many seasons of writing a treatise which would be especially suitable for the beginner in magic, and which would embody a choice collection of tricks. This I have at last succeeded in accomplishing in the present work. The tricks explained herein have been selected from over a thousand in my own repertory. Before concluding, I want to say a few words as to the practice of magic iteslf. If you are really interested in it, you should buy whatever you need in the way of artifices, devices, and apparatus from makers of and dealers in magical supplies rather than try to make them yourself. In DURING


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both America and Europe there are many such firms. Among the oldest houses are Messrs. A. W. Gamage, Ltd., Holborn, London, E. C. i., England, Messrs. Martnika and Co., 304 West 34th Street, New York, N.Y., and Petrie-Lewis Mfg. Co., 157 Valley Street, New Haven, Conn. For numerous other dealers I refer you to the advertisements appearing in The Magician's Monthly, a journal of magic and mystery published by Messrs. Gamage, Ltd., as above, and The Sphinx, the official organ of the Society of American Magicians, edited and published by Dr. A. M. Wilson, 1007 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo., U. S. A. R. D.


CONTENTS P A R T I . T H E LATEST CARD T R I C K S : Chapter I . Tricks with Prepared Cards I I . Card Tricks with Apparatus III. Mental Card Magic IV. Card Sleights of Skill

, PACE 19 32 49 61

PART II. THE LATEST COIN TRICKS: Chapter V. Parlor Tricks with Coins VI. Coin Tricks with Apparatus ' i | ;l 1 VII. Sleights with Coins

77 87 100

III. THE BEST TRICKS WITH BALLS: Chapter VIII. Ball Tricks with Apparatus LX. The Latest Ball Tricks

113 121

IV. CLEVER TRICKS WITH EGGS: Chapter X. Egg Tricks with Apparatus

131

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PART

V. UP-TO-DATE HANDKERCHIEF TRICKS: Chapter XL Handkerchief Productions and Vanishments. 143 XII. Handkerchief Tricks New and Novel. . . 1 5 0

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VI. EXPERIMENTS WITH T H E WAND: Chapter XVI. The Use of and Tricks With the Wand .

PART

. 165

VII. VARIOUS AND DIVERS OTHER TRICKS: Chapter XIV. Tricks with Artifices and Apparatus . . . 1 7 9

PART

VIII. SPIRIT TRICKS, MANIFESTATIONS, ETC.: Chapter XV. Tricks for a Spirit Seance 195 7

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