Written by Harlan Tarbell

1941/27
Work of Various

413 pages (Hardcover), published by D. Robbins & Co., Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by Harlan Tarbell.
Language: English

(197 entries)

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Unknown 1 - Front Flat Palm classic palm
64
Unknown 2 - Pressure Palm
64
Unknown 3 - Front Edge Palm
64
Unknown 4 - Front Thumb Palm
65
Unknown 5 - Back Thumb Palm
65
Unknown 6 - Invisible Thumb Palm actually so-called Downs Palm
65
Unknown 7 - Finger Palm
65
Unknown 8 - Curled Finger Tip Palm
65
Unknown 9 - Front Finger Palm
66
Unknown 10 - Back Finger Palm
66
Unknown 11 - Front Finger Clip
66
Unknown 12 - Back Finger Clip
66
Unknown 13 - Closed Finger Palm
66
Unknown 1 - Finger Tip Clip
67
Unknown 2 - Two Finger Balance
67
Unknown 3 - Thumb Fingertip Horizontal Hold
67
Unknown 4 - Thumb Fingertip Vertical Hold
67
Unknown 5 - Production Clip
67
Unknown 6 - Pinch Clip
68
Unknown 7 - Flat Finger Position
68
Unknown 8 - Fist Horizontal and Fist Vertical Holds
68
Unknown 1 - Front Thumb Palm Vanish
68
Unknown 2 - Top Pocket Vanish complete vanish
69
Unknown 3 - Front Flat Palm Vanish classic palm vanish
70
Unknown 4 - Front Finger Palm Vanish
70
Unknown 5 - The Coin Slide Vanish
71
Unknown 6 - Thumb Grip Vanish
71
Unknown 7 - Finger Palm Vanish
72
Unknown 8 - Lift Up Vanish
72
Unknown 9 - Invisible Thumb Vanish
73
Unknown 10 - Le Tourniquet Vanish. (The "French" Vanish)
73
Harlan Tarbell 11 - Tarbell's Improved "French" Vanish
74
Paul LePaul 12 - Le Paul's Improved "French" Vanish
74
Harlan Tarbell 13 - Tarbell's "Nip-Away" Coin Vanish
75
Unknown 14 - The Superba Coin Vanish
76
Unknown 15 - The Direct Coin Vanish
77
Joe Berg 16 - Joe Berg's Thumb Coin Vanish
Related to 77
Unknown 18 - Front and Back Finger Palming
78
Unknown 17 - Pick-Up Vanish
79
Unknown 19 - Back Finger Clip Vanish
80
Unknown To Get Rid of Coin After Vanish it in Hand
82
Unknown The Elusive Change-Over Palm thumb palm to curled finger tip palm
82
Unknown The Thumb Change-Over front thumb palm to back thumb palm
83
Unknown The Dissolving Coin marked coin vanishs from glass, reappears in purse, glass disc
85
Unknown Vanishing Coin in Handkerchief
88
Unknown Coin Through Handkerchief
90
Unknown Copper or Silver Penetration
Related to 92
James F. Herpick The "Pencil" Coin Vanish and Reappearance complete vanish and recovery
94
Joe Berg Joe Berg's Miracle Coin Vanish using pocket handkerchief
97
Unknown The Coin, Envelope, and Handkerchief coin disappears from envelope and reappears in knot of handkerchief
100
Unknown How to Vanish a Coin by Wrapping it in a Piece of Paper two methods
103
Unknown The Homing Coins fifteen coins, two taken away, travel back, repeat
105
Unknown Invisible Money Transit fifteen coins, two taken away, travel back, repeat
111
Unknown The Multiplying Money Tray
115
Unknown A Newspaper Used as a Tray
115
Unknown The Thumb Tip description and general information, chapter with applications following
117
Unknown Mystery of the Burning Cigarette cigarette vanish in handkerchief, thumb tip
118
Unknown The Asbestos Palm cigarette vanish in hand, thumb tip
121
Unknown Burning a Borrowed Handkerchief center of handkerchief is bruned and restored, thumb tip
122
Unknown The Enchanted Paper strip of paper vanishes in hand, reappears in handkerchief, thumb tip
125
Unknown A Comedy Interlude apparent production, thumb tip
128
Unknown The Passe-Passe Salt thumb tip
129
Unknown The Penetrating Ring fingers trapped with rubber band, yet finger ring gets on finger
131
Unknown The Jumping Rubber Band classic
Related to 134
Unknown Metal Ring on a String
137
Unknown Patriotic Rings and String three paper rings on string, named color penetrates
140
Unknown The Penetrative Cigar Band
143
Unknown The Vanishing Ring on Tring knot-ring vanishes from rope
144
Harry Kellar Kellar's Cut and Restored Cord really cut by spectator, using brown wrapping cord
145
Karl Germain Comedy Version of Germain Cord Effect
Related to 149
Unknown An Impromptu Cut and Restored Cord Effect
152
Harlan Tarbell The Cups and Balls three cups, with several sleights
157
Unknown The Three Wandering Sponge Balls spectator's hand and two in the hand, one in the pocket
163
Unknown Small Balls Finish bunch of small balls appears
169
Unknown The Four Traveling Balls sponge balls to hat, final load, extra ball
170
Unknown The Patriotic Paper Balls three colored paper balls in 3 bowls, then every color in each bowl
173
Unknown Mystery of the Traveling Numbers four random numbers are added, sum appears on paper
179
Unknown Double Side Move with piece of cardboard
181
Unknown The Spirit Mathematician called numbers are added up, sum "appears" in envelope
184
Unknown Double Envelope
185
Unknown The Numbers on the Arm ashes rubbed on arm, writing appears
189
Unknown Rapid Banking bill transposes with check in two double envelopes
189
Unknown Guide to Card Positions basic terminology
193
Unknown The Rising Card Escape deck cased and tied to hand
194
Unknown The Simplified Pass control to top via riffle shuffle
195
Unknown Another False Shuffle riffle shuffle to preserve top card, basic
196
Unknown Double Card Lift
196
Unknown Flap Insertion separating card from rest while closing case
197
Unknown Sealed Card Mystery three cards in envelopes, one selected, two cards change to match
199
Unknown Glimpse Envelope to glimpse single card in envelope
200
Unknown The Slip Change slipping card from one half to other with left fingers
203
Unknown A Psychological Impossibility thought of card to pocket
Related to 205
Unknown Palming of a Card
207
Unknown The Hindu Color Changing Deck
Variations 208
Unknown Hindu Shuffle as all alike display
209
Joe Berg Joe Berg's "Count Down" Card Mystery spectator does some dealing and remembering, then finds his own card via fan force
Related to 213
Unknown Fan Force
215
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai's Reverse Cards Mystery
Also published here 215
Tenkai Ishida Optical Revolve
Related toVariations 216
Unknown Royal Card Discovery piles are made, card is divined, mathematical
Related to 217
Unknown Birds of a Feather two separated cards in deck come together
219
Unknown Card Appearance at Selected Number "between 5 and 10"
221
Unknown The Change-About Card three wrong cards, chosen one changes into selection
223
Unknown Find The Burglar adaption of Jack Merlin effect
224
Unknown Selected Cards from Spectator's Pocket spectator has deck in pocket and pulls out selected cards
227
Al Baker Al Baker's "Twin Soul" Card Prediction two spectators select cards via counting, see also here
229
Unknown You Do As I Do two decks, card exchanged
232
Unknown A Baffling Discovery 1 out of 5
234
Unknown Thought Location magician finds thought card by placing it in pocket
236
Unknown Card in the Pocket one of ten
238
Unknown The Mystic Card Clock Dial chosen card is put in pocket
239
Unknown The Thoughtful Joker double key card location
241
Unknown A "Sense of Touch" Discovery cards are shuffled in hat, performer "feels" selections
243
Henry Hardin Henry Hardin's Cards in Hat Discovery deck in hat, performer removes cards and names them
245
Unknown The Regular Pass
247
Unknown The Modern Pass kind of wrist turn action
250
Unknown How to use the Foregoing Passes tips
251
Unknown How to Get A Card Placed in Middle of Deck to "Bottom" of Deck pass or riffle shuffle
252
Unknown The "Side-Steal" Pass
253
Unknown Peek Handling old fashioned
253
G. W. Hunter The G.W. Hunter Shuffle
254
Unknown The Wiggle-Woggle Shuffle simple
254
Unknown The Riffle False Shuffle no cover longitudinal Zarrow
255
Unknown Shuffle to Control "Top" Card running it singly
256
Unknown Shuffle to Control "Bottom" Card milk
257
Unknown Shuffle to Control "Top" and "Bottom" Cards
257
Unknown To Control "Top" and "Bottom" Cards by Riffle Shuffle
257
Unknown "Pack in Hands" False Cut tabled or not, three packets
258
Unknown The Three Way Table Cut
259
Unknown Another Three-Cut Variation
259
Unknown The Four-Way Cut
259
Unknown Another Four-Way-Cut
260
Unknown "Top" Card Control Fan Cut
260
Unknown "Bottom" Card Control Fan Cut
261
Unknown "Top" Card Control Clip Cut hindu style
261
Unknown "Bottom" Card Control Clip Cut hindu style
261
Unknown The Force using an angle jog
262
Unknown In Case of Emergency
263
Unknown The Forcing Deck description
264
Unknown Double Force with Knife using forcing deck with alternating order
264
Unknown The Mathematical Force recount
264
Unknown Forcing Bottom Card under the spread - force
265
Unknown Force Behind Performer's Back bold
267
Unknown The Circus Trick
267
Unknown The Riffle Force short card
268
Unknown Riffle Force with Unprepared Cards
270
Unknown Forcing one of Four Cards on Table three method, one with die
Related to 271
Unknown Forcing One of Four Cards by Using Deck
273
Unknown Slip of Paper Force writing same number on every slip
273
Unknown Snap It selection jumps out of hat when kicked from below
275
Unknown The Card and Orange torn corner, pieces vanish from gaffed handkerchief
276
Unknown Torn Pieces Vanish From Handkerchief gaffed handkerchief and thumb palm
280
Unknown The Devil's Letter comedy routine, card appears in envelope and is changed to correct one
284
Unknown False Pip Change one pip is snapped off
290
Unknown The Bewitched Banana self cutting banana, number of slices matches selected number card
290
Unknown Cloth Changing Bag double bag, used for number force
292
Harlan Tarbell Chinese Paper Mystery
297
Unknown Winter-Time in China snowstorm in china
301
Louis Tannen Winter-Time in China second method
305
Unknown Japanese Torn and Restored Napkins fake explanation
306
Unknown Hindu Paper Tearing using thumb tip, two methods
312
Unknown Milady's Parisienne Hat restored to hat
316
Unknown The Rope and Tape Principle grandmother's necklace - principle with applications
321
Unknown Coats, Tapes, and Rings grandmother's necklace - routine
321
Unknown Coat, Ropes and Rings grandmother's necklace - routine
329
Unknown The Prisoner's Escape - Hanging Oneself with Ropes grandmother's necklace - principle, rope through neck
334
Unknown The Magic Orange thread through orange penetration
338
Unknown Walking Through Tapes ropes through body
342
Unknown Another Tapes Release grandmother's necklace - routine
344
Unknown The Wandering Handkerchief handkerchief travels from trouse pocket to trouser pocket, changes color
345
Unknown Showing Trouser Pocket Empty
346
Unknown The Silk and the Flame candle silk transposition
350
Unknown Light Candle Production from pocket
351
Unknown The Candle, the Silk, and the Paper Tube silk and candle transposition
356
Unknown Elusive Silks change bag routine with appearances, disappearances, color changes
358
Unknown Instantaneous One-Hand Knot in Handkerchief
363
Unknown The Pull-Away Single Knot
364
Unknown The Dissolving Single Knot
365
Unknown The Speedy Single Knot
367
Unknown The Fade-Away Double Knot release knot for two silks
Variations 368
Unknown The Nu-Away Double Knot release knot for 2 silks
369
Unknown Quick Release Double Knot release knot for 2 silks
371
Unknown Leg Tie and Release with Handkerchief silk through leg
372
G. W. Hunter The Magical Bow Knot
374
Unknown Chair Tie and Release with Bow Knot
375
Unknown The Educated knot silk unties itself, thread
376
Harlan Tarbell The Sympathetic Silks
Also published here 378
Unknown Another Counting Version false count for sympathetic silks
380
Unknown Using a Chair Display for Counting Silks
381
Tommy Dowd Tommy Dowd's Silk Penetration through rope
382
Al Baker Al Baker's Handkerchief Through the Arm
385
Unknown The Phantom Knots two knotted silks
386
Unknown The Egg, the Glass, and the Handkerchief transpo of egg in glass with borrowed handkerchief
389
Unknown An Eggs-traordinary Eggs-planation fake explanation, ends with real egg
Variations 394
Unknown A "Sucker" Handkerchief Vanish
399
Unknown A One-Man Handkerchief Vanish for one spectator, ala paperballs over the head
401
Unknown Repeat Handkerchief Vanish some credit to Oswald Williams, using pull, final transformation to egg
404