Faber, 1981, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Reprint
Jean Hugard was known and revered throughout the world of magic as a practical performer, inventor and author. This new revised edition of his 'Encyclopaedia of Card Tricks' is one of the most complete works on card miracles, and will be welcomed by professional and amateur conjurers, for it is a leading textbook on a specialized branch of magic. The masters of magic, drawn from all parts of the world, contributed many of their finest effects to this book, and their generosity has been rewarded by this new production of the Encyclopaedia. Much patience and time was spent by Hugard in assuring himself that each of the many effects described was practical in performance, and that the explanations of each effect would be readily assimilated by the student. It is therefore possible for the reader of this book, even if untrained in the subtleties required by a skilled magician, to follow the early examples and, with a minimum of practice, to acquire sufficient knowledge to present an exhibition of simple tricks. An experienced performer with a profound knowledge of card magic will possess, in Hugard's work, a brilliant book of reference which will enable him to revive many splendid tricks, the details of which he may have forgotten. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 445 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Crafts & Hobbies; Conjuring; Card Tricks; Card Magic; Reference. ISBN: 0571070175. ISBN/EAN: 9780571070176. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3460.