More card manipulationsJean Hugard
Jean Hugard, besides being a master performer, was also one of this century’s most gifted writers on magic. Through his writing he brought the literature of magic up to a new professional level.
This book, continuing the carefully worked out descriptions begun in Card Manipulations, adds another 120 flourishes, sleights, tricks and manipulations to the magician’s repertory.
Among the many manipulations and sleights are forces, passes, glides, color changes, top and bottom changes, the Herrmann pass, the “Cottone” snap productions, the Grote instantaneous palm, the Carlyle false count, double lifts, false cuts, controls, shuffles and much more. Tricks using these manipulations include story tricks, spelling and counting tricks, tricks for small audiences, tricks used in the professional acts of such magicians as Frederick Braue, R.M. Jamison, Paul Curry, Walsh and Haber and Joseph Cottone and tricks perfected or first described by Hugard.
For each manipulation, sleight or trick, the author first describes the effect to be produced. Then, in a combination of clear, detailed descriptions and drawings, he tells the exact method needed to achieve the desired effect. Alternate methods, tips, histories, and an analysis of possible trouble spots make it easy to develop the tricks for a perfect performance.