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ART OF JUGLING OR LEGERDEMAINE
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ART OF JUGLING OR LEGERDEMAINE
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BK-1478B
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Rid, Sa.
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A reprint of the 1612 edition of one of the earliest and rarest books on magic including 30 effects with cards, coins, balls, and more. Essential reading for any serious magician! Protected in a beautiful period-looking leatherette drawstring pouch! Limited to 1000 numbered copies. Now you can learn ancient secrets of magic from one of the first books on conjuring, The Art of Jugling or Legerdemaine, originally published in 1612. There are only four copies of the 1612 edition of The Art of Jugling or Legerdemaine in the world, and only 1000 numbered copies of this high-quality reprint. The text contains magic with cards, coins, balls, knives, and other objects, and you'll be amazed by the vivid explanations of effects still being performed today, including a packet trick with specially designed cards. The Art of Jugling or Legerdemaine will give you a glimpse of magic four hundred years ago, and maybe even a few new routines for your show. It will also look beautiful in your library in its drawstring pouch, which looks like an accessory of the bygone magicians who studied The Art of Jugling. There's also a historical introduction and 48 pages on high-quality UV-coated gloss paper, saddle-stitched, protected in a beautiful brown alligator-skin-style pouch. CONTENTS: Introduction--Todd Karr, Notes and observations, Feats of legerdemaine used with the Balls, with one or more, To make a little Ball swell in your hand till it be very great, To consume (or rather convey) one of many Balls into nothing, Another pretty feat with Balls, A feat, tending cheifly to laughter and mirth, Of conveyance of mony, To convey money out of one hand into the other, by Legerdemaine, To convert or transubstantiate money into Counters, or Counters into money, To put one Testor into one hand, and another into another hand, and with words bring them together, To put one Testor into a stranger's hand and another in your own hand, and to convey both into the stranger's hand with words, To throw a piece of money away and to find it again where you please, To make a Testor or groat leap out of a pot, or run along upon a table with words, A very pretty trick to make a Groat or a testor to sink through a table, and to vanish out of a handkerchief very strangely, To convey one Shilling being in one hand into another, holding your arms abroad like to a rod, Of Cards and dice, with good cautions how to avoid cozenage therein, A tricke by confederacy at Cards, How to deliver out four Aces, and to convert them into four Knaves, How to tell one what Card he sees in the bottom, when the same Card is shuffled into the stock, A strange and excellent trick to hold four Kings in the hand, and by words to transform them into four Aces, and after to make them all blank Cards, one after another, Of public confederacy, and whereof it consists, To tell you how to know whether one casts Cross or Piles by the ringing, Of boxes to alter one grain into another, or to consume the grain or corn to nothing, How to convey (with words or charms) the corn contained in one Box into another, How to pull laces innumerable out of your mouth, To eat a Knife, and to fetch it forth of another place, To thrust a bodkin through your head, without any hurt, To cut in half your nose asunder, and to heal it again presently without any salve, To put a ring through your cheek, plus seventeenth-century tales, spells, and charms.
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A reprint of the 1612 edition of one of the earliest and rarest books on magic including 30 effects with cards, coins, balls, and more.  Essential reading for any serious magician!  Protected in a beautiful
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