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Collected Magic Series

Compiled by

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PERCY NALDRETT, Associate of Inner Magic Circle.


Volume Eight of the

Collected Magic Series Compiled by Percy Naldrett Associate of Inner Magic Circle, London.

Price 5/6 net.

COPYRIGHT

Printed and Published by Percy Naldrett. 9, Timpson Road, Portsmouth November 1927.


Dedication. To RALPH CHART OF HORSHAM, in the OF SUSSEX.

COUNTY


Contents. PAGE

Head Piece

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The Spider's Web ...

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An Aromatic Attempt "A.B.C."

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A Trick with a Brick The Impossible Proved Take a Hat The Domino Slates The Feast of Lanterns

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A New Wandering Peg "L'Enfant Terrible"

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A New Card-Threading Method Colin the Canine Conjurer A General Utility Item

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Personal Magnetism Items

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68 71

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Instantaneous Photography

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Felix and the Pillar Boxes

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30 37

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21 25

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A Counter Attraction

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The Snowman

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Head Piece. For the eighth time, greeting. Once more I am the victim of a habit of my own devising; the habit of concocting a page of persiflage with which to introduce a brave array of conjuring. A page of nothingness. Truth in advertising. So be it. I will be my own critic and lay it on thick and slab. There is nothing startling in this book; nothing that will cause your eye-brows to become locked in an expression of permanent surprise— A A. Nothing that will cause you to thump the table in an enormous joy of discovery. No, my ever so constant and indefatigable readers, this book contains no marvels, but merely the practical effects of men who conjure, men who think and men who achieve, in contradistinction to the dreamers who dream. I said just now that there was nothing startling in this book ; but there is some very good Magic. The "Snowman" takes my fancy. True, it makes use of plaguey and never-sufficiently-damned tubes. The peculiar stringing of a pack of cards which you will find on page— (How can I tell on which page it will eventually appear !) is alone worth the money for YOU would not have hit upon it in a hundred years. But perhaps you are not interested. I once made a vow, which I have failed to keep, that I would have no more truck with card tricks and also that I would bar those fearsome words in foreign languages. Alas, I give up the unequal struggle and they appear as usual; indeed I have fallen so low as to allow my own contribution to be a card trick—and very dreadful tosh I have no doubt you will find it. Sort the grain from the scrannel and be not so depressed I pray you. The darker the night of Magic the brighter the Stars shall scintillate. Yours fraternally,

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