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This marvellous treasury of card magic presents the exact details of 150 professional card tricks - none of them requiring sleight-of-hand dexterity - assembled by the world's number-one card wizard, John Scarne. An authority on gambling and card tricks, Scarne won renown for teaching professional gamblers how to sharpen their skills and avoid being fleeced. For this collection of mystifying and effective manoeuvres, he reworked some classic card tricks to eliminate the need for sleight-of-hand. Presented with simple instructions and clear illustrations, plus suggestions for accompanying patter, are Houdini's "Card on the Ceiling," Blackstone's "Card Trick Without Cards," Carlyle's "Piano Card Trick," Milton Berle's "Quickie Card Deal," and Scarne's very own "Drunken Poker Deal" and "Knockout Card Trick,"
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Introduction A New Era in Card Tricks 1. Calling the Cards 2. Aces from the Pocket 3. The Upside-Down Deck 4. Traveling Aces 5. Dunninger's Mental Card Trick 6. Behind the Back Card Trick 7. Scarne's Predicto 8. The Four Royal Flushes 9. Egg a la Card 10. The Turn Around Cards 11. It's Natural 12. The Talking Card 13. You Do as I Do 14. You Do as I Do (Using one pack of cards) 15. Heath's Master Speller 16. Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick 17. Sensitive Fingertips 18. Separating Red and Black Cards 19. Sympathetic Aces 20. The Four Packs 21. The Wizard 22. Reverso 23. The Dean's Poker Deal 24. The Memory Test 25. Spectators' Magic Count 26. Topsy-Turvy Deck 27. Finding a Selected Card 28. Thought Control 29. Magic in Your Own Hands 30. Mathematical Finder 31. Swimmers 32. The Weigle Aces 33. The Mathematical Card Trick 34. Nomenclature 35. Hands-Off Miracle 36. The Photographic Match 37. Perplexity 38. The Initials Will Tell 39. Double Duty 40. The Love Birds 41. Hit the Deck 42. The Betting Card Trick 43. The Card That Tells 44. Mind Control 45. The Whispering Card 46. The Stubborn Card 47. Color Scheme 48. Magic Numbers 49. The Acrobatic Card 50. Flighty Aces 51. Braude's Mental Card Trick 52. The Magic Number 53. Instanto 54. Switcheroo 55. Quadruple Coincidence 56. The New Deal Poker Hand 57. Houdini's Double-Talk Card Trick 58. Loatrix 59. Double Prediction 60. Card Counting Extraordinary 61. Double Surprise 62. The Stapled Card 63. Allerchist Card Trick 64. The Triple Deal Card Trick 65. The Spelling Bee 66. Double Revelation 67. Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick 68. Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal 69. Perfect Prediction 70. The Puzzler 71. Selected Card Vanishes into Pocket 72. James's Miracle 73. The Obedient Cards 74. The Traveling Card 75. Personification 76. My Lucky Card 77. The Poker-Face Card Trick 78. Winning Poker 79. Scarne's Follow the Leader 80. The Great Poker Demonstration 81. Up and Down 82. The Magic Four-Spot 83. Garcia's Card Location 84. Breath Control 85. Vernon's Three Card Assembly 86. Scarne's Twenty-Two Stop Trick 87. Jack Goes to Town 88. Lyle's Four of a Kind 89. Cardini's Color Discernment 90. Miraskill 91. Lorayne's Mind Reading Trick 92. The Quickie Card Trick 93. Scarne's Birds of a Feather 94. Five Nine King 95. The Eight Ace Routine 96. Scarne's Lie Speller 97. Scarne's Tappit 98. The Piano Card Trick 99. Cross Suits 100. The Card on the Wall 101. Variation on Card on the Wall 102. Scarne's Red and Black Speller 103. "Scarne, Please Help Me" 104. Carlyle's Migrating Decks 105. Buckle Up 106. Double Empathy 107. Scarne's Six-Way Baffler 108. Variation on The Six-Way Baffler 109. Dice Will Tell 110. Affinity in Numbers 111. Gardner's Sympathetic Cards 112. The Last Two Cards 113. Three-in-One Card Trick 114. The Drunk Plays Bridge 115. Scarne's Phone Miracle 116. Scarne's Knockout Card Trick 117. The Stopper Mind Reading Trick 118. "Cardology-or, A Card Trick with-out Cards" 119. Card on the Ceiling 120. Variation on Card on the Ceiling 121. Leipzig's Pocket Card Trick 122. Thurston's Card Mystery 123. Scarne's Miracle Card-Finder Trick 124. The Spirit Card Trick 125. Double Location 126. Ribbon Spread 127. The Odd Will 128. The Uninvited Joker 129. The Impossible Location 130. The Complementary Cards 131. Behind My Back 132. Si Stebbins' Master Memory Test 133. Si Stebbins' Master Tricks 134. The Mishap Poker Deal 135. The Twenty-One Card Spelling Trick 136. The Future Deck 137. Leipzig's Sympathetic Cards 138. Thought Ablaze 139. Add Libb 140. Seeing Through the Deck 141. General Arnolds Master Speller 142. The Psychic Number Seven 143. On the Square 144. Scarne's Sympathetic Card Trick 145. The Second-Guess Card Trick 146. The Atomic Location 147. Scarne's Power of Thought 148. The Card Through a Handkerchief 149. The Card in the Wallet 150. The Card Clock 151. Automatic Pencil Writing 152. The Four Deuces 153. Wild Bill Hickock's Hand 154. Einstein and the Magician 155. Scarne's Color Control

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