The Royal Road to Card Magic
This antiquarian volume contains an easy-to-digest and novice-friendly guide to learning card tricks, with descriptions and instructions designed to teach the reader a number of shuffling techniques and related tricks. Written in clear, plain language and full of useful illustrations, this guide will appeal to the novice magician and those with an interest in learning card tricks. It is not to be missed by the discerning collector of such literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Overhead Shuffle', 'Using the Overhand Shuffle', 'Controlling the Top Card', 'Retaining the Top and Bottom Cards in Position', 'Top Card to Next to Bottom and Back to the Top', 'Pinkie Does It', 'A Card and a Number', 'Displaying the Top Card', etcetera. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially-commissioned introduction on magic tricks.