Conjuring Tricks (page 2/3)

[picture: Front Cover]

Front Cover

Conjuring Tricks.

Improved Edition.

Very Entertaining on a Winter’s Evening for Old and Young.

[picture: Inside cover]

Inside cover

Victorian paper, now rather brittle.

[picture: Page 1: The Enchanted Case and The Magic Box.]

Page 1: The Enchanted Case and The Magic Box.

The magic box had a (moderately) tightly-fitting inner compartment, so that you could open the outer drawer but leave the inner compartment inside. This [...] [more...]

[picture: Page 2: The Marvelous Pedestal and The Wonderful Egg Trick.]

Page 2: The Marvelous Pedestal and The Wonderful Egg Trick.

The wonderful egg coud be opened in two places; the “egg” was of wood, and hollow, so that you could open the container below it.

[picture: Page 3: The Famous Card Trick, The Ball Trick and The String Trick.]

Page 3: The Famous Card Trick, The Ball Trick and The String Trick.

I don’t think I ever saw the cards, and I don’t think I ever understood the string trick, although I di have the parts.

[picture: Page 4: The Changing Card and The Heart Trick.]

Page 4: The Changing Card and The Heart Trick.

I don’t remember the Changing Card; I think I saw the Heart Trick and didn’t understand it at all.

[picture: Page 4: The Bead Trick and The Magic Seed Barrel.]

Page 4: The Bead Trick and The Magic Seed Barrel.

I have no clue what the bead trick was. The seed barrel was another one ofthese hidden compartment tricks.

[picture: Page 5: The Wonderful Box Trick]

Page 5: The Wonderful Box Trick

Again there is an inner compartment, in this case one that slides so it can be under one or other door (or partway inbetween if you didn’t practise enough). [more...]

[picture: Page 6: The Vanishing Cup; The Mysterious Dice.]

Page 6: The Vanishing Cup; The Mysterious Dice.

The vanishing-cup makes a coin seem to vanish: it looks like the coin sits on a solid block covered by the cup, but in fact the cup holds a second slightly larger solid block that [...] [more...]

[picture: Page 7: The Mysterious Coins.]

Page 7: The Mysterious Coins.

Presumably these were coins that were silver on one side and gold on the other; I don’t think I ever saw them. Or maybe they were cardboard discs. [more...]

[picture: Inside back cover]

Inside back cover

Blank Victorian paper.


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