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Conjuring Tricks, author and exact date unknown. I was seven years old when we moved house into an old and crumbling vicarage. I found a set of magic tricks in a box in the attic. Most of the tricks are long-since lost or broken since I was only a small boy at the time, but I still have the instruction book. I have scanned every page.

Title: Conjuring Tricks

Author: Anonymous

Date: 1890

Total items: 12

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

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[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 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 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: Back cover.]

Back cover.

Grey-green paper, slightly sturdier than the pages. [$]


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Conjuring Tricks, author and exact date unknown. I was seven years old when we moved house into an old and crumbling vicarage. I found a set of magic tricks in a box in the attic. Most of the tricks are long-since lost or broken since I was only a small boy at the time, but I still have the instruction book. I have scanned every page.


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