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[picture: Front Cover]

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 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: Inside cover]

Inside cover

Victorian paper, now rather brittle. [$]

[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 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 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. [$]


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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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