Learn Magic

By Henry Hay, Hans Jelinek (illustrator),

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Book description

Card tricks, silks, sleights of hand, coin manipulations, escapes, more — all with a minimum amount of equipment. 92 illustrations.

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1 author picked Learn Magic as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is another important resource from my teenage years.

Henry Hay was the closest thing I had to a mentor. He had very good advice, a sense of humor, an encouraging attitude, patience, and an understanding of how to relate to an audience.

This is where I learned the basic repertoire of magic effects that were the features of my magic shows for many years. Some tricks may seem outdated, but the advice is golden.   

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