By: Edwin Sachs. Find out in this legendary classic of legerdemain, Sleight of Hand, widely regarded by professional magicians as one of the finest magic. “If ever there were a more classic tome for beginners of general sleight of hand, I am not sure what it is. This book has been around for years, has stood the. Described by a magician as probably the single most complete book ever written on magic. It includes both stage and close-up magic, chapters.

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Christopher Smith-Hale rated it it was amazing Mar 17, Refresh and try again. Jan 14, Ken Wyne rated it liked it Shelves: There are some very good and workable effects given here and none of them require any large apparatus except a deck of cards and a few of them require prepared cards, all of which are described enough that if you cannot buy them anywhere and wanted to make your own, you could.

Among the effects here you will learn here are the by now very old handkerchief coin vanish and the equally old method of vanishing a coin in a glass of water, a Miser’s Edein type of effect with a hat, color changes, transpositions, etc. I see it is available on lybrary.

While I agree that some of the material is dated, the vast majority of it still seems to be in current use, and elements can be found in all sorts of modern effects.

Magic Downloads Learn magic tricks from the very best Nov 24, You’ve successfully reported this review. Chapter 17 brings you some great effects using clocks sachx watches, sacns some that use special gimmicks or extra watches, not the least of which is the old ‘smash a borrowed watch and restore it later’ plot.

Joshua Macy added it Aug 03, Nov 28, Take a page from the book of Max Malini and produce a giant block of ice from your hat the next time you are out on the town for dinner! We sschs to you directly from within the UK. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! AkmalSyahmi marked it as to-read Oct 03, Dustin added it Slright 22, Varispatial marked it as to-read Jul 05, Amazon sells reproductions of all 3 books by Professor Hoffman.


Slightly outdated but useful as a historical text. Nathan Troy rated it liked it Sep 13, I very highly recommend this book because there sachx a lot of great material in here for beginners and even advanced performers alike.

Sleight of Hand by Edwin Sachs

Grippo’s Wish New user Posts. There are a paucity of illustrations.

Review Sleight of Hand. Magic with Everyday Objects. Of course today this form of ebook is outdated and that is why we are converting them to PDF. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sleight of Hand: A Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs & Others by Sachs

Itiro rated it liked it Jun 11, Denis Tsvang rated it really liked it Jun 01, In fact, I didn’t own a single book on magic published after till I was in my late teens. Find out in this legendary classic of legerdemain, Sleight of Handwidely regarded by professional magicians as one of the finest magic books ever written. A Beginners Guide to Magic Tricks. The Imp of the Perverse.

Chapter 10 talks about how you should dress, it talks about using a certain type of magic table and how to properly employ it, using your pockets to your advantage, etc. The Electric Touch is also discussed and if you are not familiar with it, there are various ways that this has been demonstrated by stage magicians over the years. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It is, however, an absolutely indispensable article, both to beginner and proficient, as it serves as an auxiliary to the concealment of any article in the hand, as will be explained hereafter.


The first thing you will learn in the book are a few basic sleights with coins, all of which are still use today along with some of their variations. The glass is half emptied be careful about thiswhen a sudden movement is made as though you threw it up to the ceiling; but nothing is seen to ascend, though the glass, with the wine in it, has disappeared. Chapter 15 details magic with goldfish, birds, feather plumes, wands and bottles. Magic for the Beginner.

Djk marked it as to-read Feb 16, There is an entire chapter dedicated to teaching the classic effect in magic called The Cups and Balls. Download your magic to any device, including our free iPad app. You submitted the following rating and review. The Practice and Science of Drawing. Sleight of hand feats and tricks with apparatus for amateur and profesional conjurers, and for both parlor and stage performance. In fact, Sachs even points out that knowing how to do impromptu miracles is important.

Devant loved Sachs book so much that in the Third edition on, they included a new chapter, some of David’s own sleight-of-hand to be included in this volume. Sachs also covers how to use each one properly and when to use them, something that if you do these effects is worthy of your attention. It is best to have the wand made to suit the taste, as those sold at conjuring-shops are invariably too short.

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