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  • Complete Course in Modern Magic - Book by Jean Hugard


    Folks, this new book is a MUST HAVE for your library!  And if you wish to give a gift to an aspiring magician, you can't do much better than this book! This belongs on the same shelf as the Amateur Magicians' Handbook, The Tarbell Course in Magic, Royal Road to Card Magic, and the Mark Wilson Course in Magic

    There was a time when EVERY magician had Jean Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual" in their library.  Then, it went out of print and copies eventually became scarce.  But's available again, in a brand NEW edition with enhanced and enlarged illustrations and MORE! Here's the updated ad copy for this wonderful NEW edition:

    From the pen of one of the handful of magicians ever to be officially declared as "Dean of Magicians" by the Society of American Magicians comes one of the most complete overviews of modern magic ever written. Containing detailed instructions for hundreds of sleights, illusions, and flourishes, this "Modern Magic Manual" will guide those already familiar with the basic concepts of conjuring to new heights of skill and perfection of the art.

    Find in this work the sleights, routines, and effects for items as varied as coins, balls, watches, silks, thimbles, rings, cigarettes, flowers, ropes, mentalism, cards-and even rabbit-out-the-hat magic! Filled with routines, patter, suggestions, and explanations of effects and devices used in everyday magic, this book provides a comprehensive rounding off to any magician's repository of skills and is a "must-have" for any serious amateur or professional prestidigitator.

    This new edition of the classic "Modern Magic Manual" by Hugard has been completely reset, contains all 273 original illustrations now digitally enhanced and enlarged, and a new index of tricks. Here are the contents:

Introduction by Julien J. Proskauer, Past President, The Society of American Magicians
Foreword by Steve Cohen, "The Millionaires' Magician"

I. The Wizard's Wand
II. Conjuring with Coins
III. Wizardry with Watches
IV. Magic with Rings
V. Magic with Balls
VI. Experiments with Eggs
VII. The Linking Rings
VIII. Silks and Sorcery
IX. Conjuring with Cigarettes
X. Cigar Conjurations
XI. Thimble Thaumaturgy
XII. The Birth of Flowers
XIII. Ropes and Cords
XIV. Magic with Money (Bills)
XV. Out of the Hat
XVI. Mental Magic
XVII. Playing Cards
Index of Tricks 

    (NOTE -- The only thing that was in the original edition of Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual" that is not in this edition is the introduction by Theo Hardeen... it has been replaced in this edition with the updated intro by Steven Cohen.)

    Racehorse Publishing edition - 2018.  6" x 9", hardcover with full color dust-jacket. 


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Complete Course in Modern Magic - Book by Jean Hugard

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