Conjuring With Christopher (Milbourne Christopher)

£1.99

A great book by this well known magician containing audience tested tricks of superior quality. There are effects with practically every object you can mention.

You’ll find magic for close up, platform or stage, impromptu or what have you, you’ll find it here.

Over sixty  tricks.

72 pages, profusely illustrated.

This book is described on the title-page as “a choice collection of magic with coins, cards, thimbles, silks, ropes, etc., plus a chapter on mental magic, and a variety of feats for the stage.”

It contains sixty-four pages of explanatory material, in addition to the eight introductory pages which include a short preface by the author and an introduction by Jean Hugard.

The 62 feats presented in the book comprise eight close-up tricks; twelve with money, both banknotes and coins; ten with ropes; ten with cards; nine mental tests; and thirteen items that are listed as “stage magic.” Finally, there are two pages dealing with the important subject of “routining,” which as here used means selecting and arranging specific tricks in such a way as to build a satisfactory program. By way of practical illustration, Mr. Christopher gives five sample programs (of four, five, or six items each, chosen from his book), which he recommends as suitable for presentation under several types of circumstances.

Of the 62 tricks explained by the author we have noted below eight that we feel are especially worthy of your attention:

A New Thimble Routine: The production of a single thimble, and its transformation into a spool of thread; several disappearances and reappearances of thimbles; a four thimble production, vanish, and reproduction; and the final vanish of the four thimbles.

Two-Bill Trick (reprinted from Hugard’s Magic Monthly): A trick in which two one-dollar bills, after being used in several diverting “passes,” eventually turn into a two dollar bill.

Cigarette to Rope: A cigarette which stretches until it finally becomes a three-foot length of rope.

Aces to Dollars (reprinted from Hugard’s Magic Monthly): The four Aces are transformed into four one-dollar bills.

Best-Seller Book Test: Using a new, ingenious principle, the performer predicts in writing a passage which will be selected from a “best seller” by merely thrusting a knife blade in the book at any spot chosen by a spectator.

The Persistent Radio: The performer switches on a small radio, and then proceeds to take it apart bit by bit. It continues to play even after he has discarded everything but a small knob. When this knob is finally turned (and the radio thus “turned off”), there is a sharp click, the music stops, and the knob itself disappears!

Pop Goes the Rabbit: A “rabbit vanish” with a rabbit skin – probably as good as any fake – rabbit trick can be.

A Hair-Raising Illusion: A “change illusion” in which, in connection with some amusing antics about growing hair on bald heads, the performer and his assistant mysteriously change places. This feat will be welcomed by those who must have something “big and showy,” but also relatively inexpensive and light in weight, and capable of being presented with help of only two assistants.

Total contents:

  • Introduction
  • Practice
  • Intimate Trickery
    • TAG TRICKERY
    • THE PHANTOM FLAME
    • THE ACROBATIC CIGARETTE
    • THE NAME APPEARS
    • THE MAGIC MIRROR
    • STEEL BALL BAFFLER
    • SQUEEZE
    • A NEW THIMBLE ROUTINE
  • Money Magic
    • TWO BILL TRICK
    • THE MIDAS TOUCH
    • A SECRET DEVICE
    • COIN IN MATCHBOX
    • PENNY PENETRATION
    • FIRE MONEY
    • MELTING MONEY
    • BURNING A HALF DOLLAR
    • HAND TO HAND
    • NICKELS AND QUARTERS
    • GRANDMA’S COIN TRICK
    • DOLLAR AND STRING
  • Rope Wizardry
    • THE FADEAWAY KNOT
    • SPECTACLES TO MONOCLE
    • NAUTICAL PUZZLE
    • CIGARETTE TO ROPE
    • REMOVING A KNOTTED BRACELET
    • THE KNOTTED RING
    • RING AWAY
    • THE DOUBLE CUT
    • THE PULL-THROUGH
    • TOSS-THROUGH KNOT
  • Conjuring With Cards
    • ACES TO DOLLARS
    • THE TAP FORCE
    • CARD IN THE BAG
    • THE CARDOMETER
    • SALTY SURPRISE
    • UNEASY ACES
    • THE CARD REVEALED
    • THE CARD CALL
    • CARD AND TELEPHONE
    • SHOOTING A CARD
  • Mental Magic
    • THINK OF A CITY
    • PROGNOSTICATION
    • THE ACTION TEST
    • BEST SELLER BOOK TEST
    • THE CARD REFLECTED
    • WATER VISION
    • PARLOR TELEPATHY
    • CALLING THE NUMBERS
    • THE CHRISTOPHER SLATE
  • Stage Magic
    • THE PERSISTENT RADIO
    • POP GOES THE RABBIT
    • FOLDA FLOWER
    • STRETCHING A SILK
    • FLOWER TO SILK
    • BLENDED SILKS
    • CIGARETTE TO FOULARD
    • POP-THROUGH PRODUCTION FRAME
    • LIGHTER MAGIC
    • THE FLYING FLOWER
    • PROJECTION FRAME
    • A HAIR RAISING ILLUSION
    • IMAGINATION PLUS
  • Routining

8 in stock

Conjuring With Christopher (Milbourne Christopher)

£1.99

A great book by this well known magician containing audience tested tricks of superior quality. There are effects with practically every object you can mention.

You’ll find magic for close up, platform or stage, impromptu or what have you, you’ll find it here.

Over sixty  tricks.

72 pages, profusely illustrated.

This book is described on the title-page as “a choice collection of magic with coins, cards, thimbles, silks, ropes, etc., plus a chapter on mental magic, and a variety of feats for the stage.”

It contains sixty-four pages of explanatory material, in addition to the eight introductory pages which include a short preface by the author and an introduction by Jean Hugard.

The 62 feats presented in the book comprise eight close-up tricks; twelve with money, both banknotes and coins; ten with ropes; ten with cards; nine mental tests; and thirteen items that are listed as “stage magic.” Finally, there are two pages dealing with the important subject of “routining,” which as here used means selecting and arranging specific tricks in such a way as to build a satisfactory program. By way of practical illustration, Mr. Christopher gives five sample programs (of four, five, or six items each, chosen from his book), which he recommends as suitable for presentation under several types of circumstances.

Of the 62 tricks explained by the author we have noted below eight that we feel are especially worthy of your attention:

A New Thimble Routine: The production of a single thimble, and its transformation into a spool of thread; several disappearances and reappearances of thimbles; a four thimble production, vanish, and reproduction; and the final vanish of the four thimbles.

Two-Bill Trick (reprinted from Hugard’s Magic Monthly): A trick in which two one-dollar bills, after being used in several diverting “passes,” eventually turn into a two dollar bill.

Cigarette to Rope: A cigarette which stretches until it finally becomes a three-foot length of rope.

Aces to Dollars (reprinted from Hugard’s Magic Monthly): The four Aces are transformed into four one-dollar bills.

Best-Seller Book Test: Using a new, ingenious principle, the performer predicts in writing a passage which will be selected from a “best seller” by merely thrusting a knife blade in the book at any spot chosen by a spectator.

The Persistent Radio: The performer switches on a small radio, and then proceeds to take it apart bit by bit. It continues to play even after he has discarded everything but a small knob. When this knob is finally turned (and the radio thus “turned off”), there is a sharp click, the music stops, and the knob itself disappears!

Pop Goes the Rabbit: A “rabbit vanish” with a rabbit skin – probably as good as any fake – rabbit trick can be.

A Hair-Raising Illusion: A “change illusion” in which, in connection with some amusing antics about growing hair on bald heads, the performer and his assistant mysteriously change places. This feat will be welcomed by those who must have something “big and showy,” but also relatively inexpensive and light in weight, and capable of being presented with help of only two assistants.

Total contents:

  • Introduction
  • Practice
  • Intimate Trickery
    • TAG TRICKERY
    • THE PHANTOM FLAME
    • THE ACROBATIC CIGARETTE
    • THE NAME APPEARS
    • THE MAGIC MIRROR
    • STEEL BALL BAFFLER
    • SQUEEZE
    • A NEW THIMBLE ROUTINE
  • Money Magic
    • TWO BILL TRICK
    • THE MIDAS TOUCH
    • A SECRET DEVICE
    • COIN IN MATCHBOX
    • PENNY PENETRATION
    • FIRE MONEY
    • MELTING MONEY
    • BURNING A HALF DOLLAR
    • HAND TO HAND
    • NICKELS AND QUARTERS
    • GRANDMA’S COIN TRICK
    • DOLLAR AND STRING
  • Rope Wizardry
    • THE FADEAWAY KNOT
    • SPECTACLES TO MONOCLE
    • NAUTICAL PUZZLE
    • CIGARETTE TO ROPE
    • REMOVING A KNOTTED BRACELET
    • THE KNOTTED RING
    • RING AWAY
    • THE DOUBLE CUT
    • THE PULL-THROUGH
    • TOSS-THROUGH KNOT
  • Conjuring With Cards
    • ACES TO DOLLARS
    • THE TAP FORCE
    • CARD IN THE BAG
    • THE CARDOMETER
    • SALTY SURPRISE
    • UNEASY ACES
    • THE CARD REVEALED
    • THE CARD CALL
    • CARD AND TELEPHONE
    • SHOOTING A CARD
  • Mental Magic
    • THINK OF A CITY
    • PROGNOSTICATION
    • THE ACTION TEST
    • BEST SELLER BOOK TEST
    • THE CARD REFLECTED
    • WATER VISION
    • PARLOR TELEPATHY
    • CALLING THE NUMBERS
    • THE CHRISTOPHER SLATE
  • Stage Magic
    • THE PERSISTENT RADIO
    • POP GOES THE RABBIT
    • FOLDA FLOWER
    • STRETCHING A SILK
    • FLOWER TO SILK
    • BLENDED SILKS
    • CIGARETTE TO FOULARD
    • POP-THROUGH PRODUCTION FRAME
    • LIGHTER MAGIC
    • THE FLYING FLOWER
    • PROJECTION FRAME
    • A HAIR RAISING ILLUSION
    • IMAGINATION PLUS
  • Routining

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