In this classic manual, a successful stage magician reveals the secrets of a host of mystifying tricks including "The Lemon and Note Trick," "The Miser's Dream," and "The Watch in the Loaf of Bread" — plus swallowing a watch, transforming a cigarette into a silk handkerchief, and much more. 240 black-and-white illustrations.
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Jean Hugard takes up the pen where Professor Hoffmann laid it down in the early Twentieth Century. Hugard's Magic Manual tells about the tricks that magicians of that era performed to entertain their audiences. These tricks are still being performed by Twenty-first Century magicians.About the Author. Jean Hugard was a Vaudeville stage magician who counted himself a personal friend of Houdini, Thurston, Kellar, Hermann, Hardeen, and Cardini. Hugard said that all of these magicians, himself included, owed their start to the great Nineteenth Century master of legerdemain, Robert Houdin.Bibliographical Note. This Dover edition, first published in 2001, is an unabridged republication of the fifth edition of the original book, published under the title Modern Magic Manual by Harper & Brothers, New York, 1939.Trivia. Theo Hardeen, the brother of Houdini, wrote the Foreword to this book at Hugard's request.