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The Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion by Harry Blackstone, Jr. - Book

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Your Price: $19.95
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Manufacturer: Newmarket Press
Ideal giftbook for all ages! This unique volume, with over 250 photos and drawings, includes the complete Blackstone story, along with a vivid and varied appreciation of the history, science, and art of illusion, from the temples of ancient Egypt to the vaudeville stages of the 1920s to Broadway, Las Vegas, and television, including profiles of the greatest stage magicians, sleight-of-hand entertainers, and mentalists. The book discusses the why and how of magic (vanishing, transformation, escapes, mentalism, etc.), and the psychological principles behind effects such as sensory illusions and misdirection. In addition, the book contains 20 classic magic routines in detailed execution. Among them:
• The cups and balls
• The classic coin-palm
• Sawing a woman in half with a rope rather than a saw
• The ring on a ribbon
• The Hindu card shuffle
• And eight other confounding card tricks 250 b/w photos and drawings.

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