Catalog of Magic by Marvin Kaye - Book
Are you a beginning magician? A veteran wizard? Or simply curious to know what goes on behind the conjurer's curtain?
In the CATALOG OF MAGIC a professional magician takes you backstage for advice on how to buy and perform over 250 commercial tricks. Each trick explained in this book is ranked by difficulty, with a wide range for every level of magician - including a
special designation for children's tricks. There are tips on showmanship and presentation aimed at preserving the effect of illusion on techniques such as:
ANIMATION OF OBJECTS
MIND READING AND RELATED EFFECTS
ESCAPES AND PENETRATIONS
DANGER AND TORTURE TRICKS
The CATALOG OF MAGIC features guidelines for buying magic tricks and apparatus, scoring each trick for quality of workmanship and dollar value, with a listing of magicians' accessories and additional reading sources. Here is the complete guide to the magician's world: a consumer handbook for the professional or amateur, as well as
an intriguing behind-the-scenes look for anyone fascinated by magic.
In the world of magic, the secret is told when the trick is sold. Accordingly, Magic Inc. has a strict no-refund policy. Thus, once you receive an item, you have access to the secrets included, and that is not something that we can get back from you. For this reason, we do not issue refunds and we do not exchange product that is in working order. However, if the merchandise should be defective, we will gladly replace it with a non-defective version of the same trick. No exceptions.
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