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Clarvis How to make a booke, wherein you shall shew everie leafe therein to be white, black, blew, red, yellow, greene, &c. blow book, changes six times, with place where one can buy it, mentions of Pliney the Elder, Saint Albertus Magnus, John Baptista Neapolitan, Thomas Lupton
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXXIII) 195
Unknown How to make a Jugling booke, or a booke for Waggerie blank book becomes printed
Related to 1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 30
Unknown Die magische Einwirkung No. 7, card chosen and pushed into book, card and page predicted
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 95
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hypnose card chosen and inserted anywhere in a book, card and page number predicted, alternative method with forcing book by Conradi
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 53
Unknown Das Verwandlungsbuch using a book to switch cards or flat things, card case prop alternative
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 62
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 120
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Bibliothek deutscher Poesie - Der Intelligenz gewidmet "Vorträge von J. N. Hofzinser"
patter for book test
Nov. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11) 166
Unknown "Try-Your-Lung Power" blowing books over, puzzle
1902 The Modern Conjurer 305
Carl Willmann Willmann's magisches Buch examined book put into book case box, later book is gone and silks are in case
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 54
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli III. Aus dem papierenen Königreich card is balanced on hat, deck is divided into two glasses and card floats from glas to glas, two cards are placed under two plates and the cards change places, selection is placed inside a book and performer shows envelope with miniature duplicate with correct page number and part of the text on that page written on it
1. Die Karten-Balance
2. Die Karte als Königin der Luft (with assistant)
3. Die Kartenwanderung
4. Eine magische Hypnose
1902 Moderne Magie 80
John Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on arm
Related to 1903 Later Magic 490
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force page
Related to May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches part two
Related to June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 95
Woldemar Richter-Braun Ein Intermezzo in Dr. Fausts Bibliothek two books of different color wrapped in newspaper transpose, same method as billiard balls (color piece in double layer of newspaper)
Jan. 1905 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 2) 27
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 598
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 Later Magic 600
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 Magical Titbits 53
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 51
Charles T. Jordan The Book Mystery No. 10, page selected with knife stab, word counted to according to time on watch, word predicted, this book is a forcing book in which the fourteenth word on every page is "magician"
1920 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 22
Charles T. Jordan Telepathic Foresight chosen ad from magazine predicted
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 37
Edward Bagshawe A Dark Deception paper in envelope, tumbler of ink, ink vanishes gradually, word chosen from dictionary appears as white writing in ink blob on paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 63
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Telepathisches Kontrollsystem. No. 16, playing card is selected and placed inside a book, on blank piece of paper sealed inside an envelope, name of card and page number appears
1926 Magische Miniaturen 54
Tom Sellers The Book Test word index
1927 Tricks That Work 17
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 Original Magic 53
Theodore Annemann The One-Man 'Genuine' Magazine Test three magazines, fake cover ploy
1931 The Book Without A Name 46
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 47
Theodore Annemann Book Mentalism
1935 Complete One Man Mental and Psychic Routine 12
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards
1935 Would You Believe It? 18
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book see page 172 for variation by Frederick F. Clark
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 135
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Theodore Annemann The Double Ad Test ads selected by spectator, performer divines them
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Robert Parrish Magazine Miracle pages glued together
1937 You'd be Surprised 14
Robert Parrish Strange Interlude words from magazine and dead name divined, subtle impression device use
1937 You'd be Surprised 15
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy word chosen with cards
1937 You'd be Surprised 9
Robert Parrish Telephone Telepathy Again cards used for word selection, word can be predicted
1937 You'd be Surprised 11
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 224
Albert Sidney One Little Word chosen word found via dictionary directions
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
John Mulholland The Telephone Book Test
1938 Greater Magic 885
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick
1938 Greater Magic 887
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
Orville Wayne Meyer Symmyst
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 383
Oscar Weigle Wrong Number page force by pushing several cards in book at random positions
1939 Do That Again! 7
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Peter Warlock The Satchel book test with slates
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 414
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this name
Variations 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes, "pegasus page", see also pages 468 & 472 for credits
Related to 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 67) 463
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Jack Vosburgh Words homonyms principle
Variations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 699
Al Baker Any Telephone Book Test number adding
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 223
Al Baker The Number and Book Test numbers on billets in changing bag
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 224
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, whole in book
Related toVariations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 751
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word
1942 That's Good! 12
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers
1942 That's Good! 5
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection
1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 14
Syl Reilly The Magazine Test clever, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 376
E.E. Hammill Websterian Wizardry prediction of a chosen word from a dictionary
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 41) 168
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 139
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 194
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friends over phone
Related toAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magazine Test with playing cards
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 5
Lu Brent Bill to Magazine - Letter to Bruce Elliott bill travels between two pages of chosen book or magazine
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
Paul Curry Out of this Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 216
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 220
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined
Also published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 296
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards
Also published here 1944 Six-Trix for 1944 3
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson, Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Boxed piece of a magazine is put on a string and the ends of the string thread through two holes in a box, a word is selected and when checked on the piece on the string all words are crossed out except the selected one
Related to 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 328
Sid Fleischman The Trick Without a Name signed page of a Reader's Digest is burned and reappears bound in the magazine, clever
Related to 1945 My Best 205
R. N. Lee Dictionary Diabolism word from dictionary is written on a card and divined
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 312
Ronald B. Edwards, Clayton Rawson Page Force pages are torn out of a a magazine
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 329
Jack Trepel Telephone Book Trick two versions, second as two person telepathy
1945 My Best 211
Theodore Annemann The Test of the Tiber
Related to 1945 My Best 280
Paul Curry Out Of This Phone Book book, opened freely, line is forced, Franklin V. Taylor's peek deck principle with a book
Related toAlso published here 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 20
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
John Hamilton Hamilton's Hoax! four cards are thrown into a book on different places, performer names page number and cards, svengali book
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 378
John Giordmaine The Stamp Album magic coloring book with stamps
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 51
Dell O'Dell Dell O'Dell Stamp Album Presentation presentation for the magic coloring book
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 54
John Booth John Booth's Album of Stars photographs vanish from envelope to appear in album and picture frame
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 55
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force
Also published here 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 192
Franklin V. Taylor, Joseph Dunninger Black Magic with playing cards and slit in book
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 116) 465
Sam Pavloff Glimpse the Future playing card pushed in telephone book, moved around there and then name at the position read, predicted, pages fastened together with tape, for name correction of S. Pabloff see page 193
Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Billy McComb William's Hot Book flames from a book
Related to 1947 The First Book of William 32
Ronald B. Edwards Strong Man Stunt apparently tearing a phone book in two, then holding two books
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 544
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 470
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 522
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 49
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 71
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 83
James Auer The N. E. Book Test page force by calculating cross total
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 21
Unknown The Spirit-Slates and Magazine Test for closeup work
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 218
Cy Endfield Astounding! with Brema Tube, for prediction
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 585
Harvey P. Graham Inside Job forcing a page by putting a magazine in a paper bag and stabbing a knife somewhere in it
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Unknown Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 209
Franklin V. Taylor Looped telephone book test, where card is put in book to chose page, method that extra card does not fall out
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 613
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 650
Dai Vernon Magazine Test
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 154
Frank Kelly Magazine and Picture Test combination
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 159
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Djinn's Journal divination of selected word
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 705
Dr. Stanley Jaks Pinned ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined, see p. 762 for ideas by Al Baker
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 185) 739
Don Tanner Having Fun in Your Own Home ideas for a wireless microphone, transmitting conversation into next room
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 8
George B. Anderson "Do As I Do" Book Test two books, performer and spectator select the same word, gimmicked
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 37
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 38
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 179) 716
Howard A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 735
Jack Yeager The Book Test X chosen card to determine chapter and word of a book, word and card are divined
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 21
Franklin V. Taylor Reader's Digest idea for Annemann's magazine test
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 211) 842
U. F. Grant Grant's Secret
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 216) 863
John Hamilton Loaded prediction of a word in a book
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 201) 804
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 Mind Reader's Digest 7
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 882
Eddie Clever, Mike Zerance E Z Magazine Test three magazines, using cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 13
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 245) 979
Buddy O' Day O' Days Fried Egg page torn from cookbook is placed in a can, over a candle page transforms into egg, when egg is cracked open performer produces a fried egg
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 1
Herb Runge Go! closing trick, spectator choses word "go" from a book and performer does just that
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Bob Somerfeld The Last Word two versions, one without preparation
1952 Pieces of Mind 9
Bob Somerfeld F' Rinstance with card to stab into the book
1952 Pieces of Mind 11
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 Pieces of Mind 15
Ronald B. Edwards Ron's Ramblings idea for magazine test
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1116
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 7
Milbourne Christopher Magazine Test with playing card to select page
Variations 1954 More One Man Mental Magic 3
Howard A. Adams Paged with any book, mathemtical
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 305) 19
Yellowstone Tricky Tidbits ideas, gags and puns
  • Joy Buzzer
  • Flexible Glass
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Sucker Silk Vanish
  • Coin in Egg
  • Dancing Hanky
  • Egg Bag Finish
  • Swallowing Wand Gag
  • Stamp Album
  • Diminishing Bills Finale
  • Torn and Restored Paper
  • Floating Bulb
  • Milk in Light Bulb
  • Handkerchief Frame
  • Hat Production
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
Sydney Bergson Thought Anticipation
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 203
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 247
Cy Endfield The Famous Magazine Test Coin and Card Page Number Force, performed by Dr. Stanley Jaks
Variations 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Gene "Phantini" Grant Phantini's Magazine Miracle prediction, page selected with a card pushed in the magazine
Related to 1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 12
Gene "Phantini" Grant Psychic Phone Book Test prediction of a selected name
1955 Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 11
Allessandro Divine Touch twelve Reader's Digit magazines, month divined behind back
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 13
Jack Yates Operator Calling cards with names and telephone numbers, medium divines several numbers
1956 Minds in Duplicate 21
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test medium divines chosen word from a book
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 8
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 LTD. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 196
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 218
Allessandro Brainwave Number spectator opens a book and adds digits of page number together, new number is counted back in the book and square sum of new page is predicted, using number cards, 9 force application
1957 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1957) 10
Don Tanner Timely Magic idea for the stamp blow book
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 201
Dr. Spencer Thornton I'll Read Your Mind several magazines
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 13
Tony Corinda (11) My Word! spectator writes three numbers for a page, line and position, word in book is predicted
1958 Predictions 115
Dr. Spencer Thornton Other Thorntonism Ideas for a serial number divination, switching playing cards and appearance of a message
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 2
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Exchange Tray
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Al Murdy The Novelty Novel box to carry tricks, designed as book
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 31
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code (1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda Zarkamorta II - The Ceremony of Reincarnation page is torn from a magazine and a word selected by randomly sticking a pin in that page, the page is burnt and reappears back in the book, with a hole in the chosen word and burnt edges
Related toVariations 1959 Book Tests 201
Tony Corinda A Classic Swindle - Magazine Test several magazines, same cover
1959 Book Tests 206
Eddie Clever, Tom Sellers (c) The Magazine Test marking the page with an X
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 25
Tony Corinda Tele-Directory Test with assistand
1959 Book Tests 213
Tony Corinda (7) The Third Man two telephone books, with medium
1959 Two Person Telepathy 268
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word
1959 Book Tests 208
Tony Corinda A Lesson in Mentalism total of six dice leads to a card, value is used for page number, line and word
1959 Book Tests 209
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's
Related to 1959 Book Tests 205
Tony Corinda, Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page torn
Related to 1959 Book Tests 211
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word
1959 Book Tests 212
Tony Corinda, Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistant
Related to 1959 Book Tests 215
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation
1959 Book Tests 218
Tony Corinda The Missing Link book on the table, bowl with billets, one is selected and is found to be a corner the missing corner of the book
1959 Book Tests 219
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments
1959 Book Tests 220
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectators
Also published here 1959 Low Cunning 1
Ali Bongo Magazine Test prediction, with riffle page force
1960 Magic of the Mind 31
Eric Grause A Telephone Directory Test two methods
1960 Magic of the Mind 34
Harry Stanley Unique Book Test flap index
1960 Magic of the Mind 30
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord
1960 Magic of the Mind 33
Dorothy K. Craig The Reading Mind Book Test using cards to determine page and word
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 7
Gerard "Bruno" Bruning Menta Ad prediction is stabbed into album with different advertisements, duplicate of chosen one is found in prediction, svengali book
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 18
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein unerklärliches Hellsehen ripped page from magazine is pinned, word is divined
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 44
Dr. Stanley Jaks Tituba multiphase magazine test with Pegasus Page climax
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 108
Dr. Stanley Jaks Sie machen das, was ich auch machen werde spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 38
Al Hancuff Book a Blaze self-made burning book
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 45
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 67
Fred G. Taylor Book Test with playing cards
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 255
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page number
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 127
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book
1962 Malini and His Magic 75
Walter Slasor New Routines for Your Shelved Magic different trick combinations, ideas
1. Tricky Tumbler (Grant), Vanishing Wand (Walsh)
2. The Handkerchief Pedestal
3. Drawer Box, Spring Rabbit, Dot's A Dandy (Allen)
4. Comedy Pump (Ireland)
5. Devil's Handkerchief, Menge Tricky Tumbler
6. Saltsation (Grant)
7. Rubber Egg (Weller), Milk in Hat (Grant)
8. Comedy Silks (Fox)
9. Temple Screen (Grant)
10. P&L Candlestick coin holder
11. Magic Funnel, Slate
12. Magic Funnel
13. Breakaway Fan, Bang Gun
14. Dial X (Grant), Wrist Watch Tape Measure (Tannen)
15. German Milk Glass (Grant), Confetti Cannister (Grant)
16. Ceylon Strip (Torsberg), Hypnotic Card Box
17. Ghost Glass (Grant)
18. Tricky Tumbler, Color Book (Windsor)
19. Stiff Rope (Grant)
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 29
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptu
Variations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 21
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscall
Related to 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed
1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 23
Gerald Kosky Mystery Magazine Test
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 7
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Eugene Gloye Book Test stamp collecting book, using code numbers on stamps
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 18
Eugene Gloye Quick Delivery blow book with stamps, different presentations
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 15
Eugene Gloye Magic Collecting combination of stamp blow book and Jap Box
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 16
Eugene Gloye Card Trick stamps in book arrange to reveal name of selection
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 17
Eugene Gloye Sorting Out Stamps routine with stamp blow book
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 18
Bert Douglas Safety Magic series of tricks / presentations about safety and accident prevention
  • A Safety Introduction
  • The ABC of Safety (paper cutting routine)
  • Think (ABC card manipulation)
  • Don't Take Chances (Brent's Bill to Matches & Atomic Candle Trick)
  • How Come? (Blow book)
  • We All Do Crazy Things - Sometimes (Milk Pitcher routine)
  • Safety Begins at Home (Multiplying Thimble)
  • Don't Gamble with Safety (Die Box)
1964 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 21
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter
Nov. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 425
Ali Bongo The Printer's Nightmare water put in magazine, water comes out black and magazine is blank
1966 The Bongo Book 28
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match
Inspired byRelated to
  • p. 76 for title explanation
Variations
Nov. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 63
Ned Rutledge Payola name from telephone book prediction, box with numbers to select name
1967 Between Two Minds 49
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, nice
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 37
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cards
Variations July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation
Inspired by Oct. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 231
Alan Stuart Dictionary Mind Reading prediction of word in book, add-a-number pad
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 8
Tom Waldon Book Magic prediction of word in book, business card is put in book
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 9
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 301
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word
1969 HEX! 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference
June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 302
Lee Henneberry E-Z Book Test one of six books is selected, performer divines book, secret assistant
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 6
Bascom Jones Warlock four books, named number to select chapter and word
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 4) 17
James Auer Time Bombs on preparing tricks at friends' homes, book tests
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 41
William Patterson Legacy of Pi Sheng borrowed book, with cards to determine page
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 27) 131
Everett Lyda Precognition! word predicted, using cards and Martin Gardner's "Mathematics Magic and Mystery"
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 39) 193
Paul Siegel Insight Hindsight drawing duplication, paper covered with book
1972 Doorway to Delusion 33
Arthur Setterington All Hallows Eve spooky presentation, word chosen from a book appears on picture in a frame
1972 Straight Line Mysteries 43
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Ashes to Ashes page torn out from book is burnt and found back in the book
Related toVariations 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 54) 267
David Douglas Ghost Text preparation variation of book
Inspired by 1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 56) 280
Sam Schwartz Telephone Number Prediction
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 357
Paul Siegel Chronicle Cognition prediction of a word in a chosen book
1972 Doorway to Delusion 9
Paul Siegel Book Thought divination of a word on named page and line
1972 Doorway to Delusion 24
Paul Siegel Word Plexia word is chosen from book, spectator selects correct prediction out of three
1972 Doorway to Delusion 28
Jules Lenier That's the Word! ABC cards selected and word formed, word is found in selected book on chosen page
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 43) 213
Ron Barry Dimension 'X' bold book test
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 57) 283
Milbourne Christopher The Devanagari Oracle clever book / magazine test, two people select a word, gaffed magazine
Variations 1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 76) 377
Steve Skomp Watch Out time from a watch in a magazine commercial is divined
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 88) 440
Richard Lyn Crypt-A-Mental pellets with torn pages, selected one matches book on table and selected word on page are predicted, apparently with an idea by Dr. Jaks
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 67) 333
Ahmed Dhillon The Phoenix Oracle book and bulldog clip, white carbon
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 68) 339
Jerry Fulton Car-Dextrous different preparation for the book
Inspired by 1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 87) 434
Nathan Stark Clipped! with paper clip, spectator puts clip in book, name in loop of clip is divined
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 70) 347
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 643
Juan Tamariz Lectura de Pensamiento a Distancia booktest, pin through pages
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 119
Stan Blumenthal One for the Book limited choice, cross sum of named number
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 85) 422
Jerry Fulton Book Note idea for book test
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 88) 440
Al Mann The 'G-3' Phenomena three words from dictionary are divined
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 91) 453
Karl Fulves Grimoire "Problem", selected page from book audibly tears itself and rises, posed as problem
Nov. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 820
Joseph Dunninger Sixth Sense book test with medium, bee wax
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 101) 501
Thomas Alan Waters Library Card impromptu, business card in book for riffle force
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 106) 529
Unknown A Magic Notebook how to make a blow book, with stamps
1974 Tricks with Paper 59
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 152
Stephen Minch Burning Thoughts magazine chosen, page number chosen from bag with numbered discs, chosen page is burned
1975 Mind & Matter 29
John Bragoli Collected Thoughts with medium, one spectator remembers a word and another a card, very clever
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 4) 194
Faucett Ross Books and Slates Freely chosen word from a book appears on slate
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 108
Vic Perry The Perry Pen! x made in book, force, special two-sided pen
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 588
John A. Novak Last Man on Earth
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 123) 612
Joseph Dunninger Mind Power needle pin through page of book, last name and city are predicted
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 130) 647
Stephen Minch Poltergeisties! rocking chair starts to rock, pictures on walls tilt, objects move on shelves, books fall over, plates tip, MO wire
1975 Mind & Matter 39
Harry Lorayne Rim Shots Feature giving away how Rim Shots is gaffed
1975 Afterthoughts 7
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test prediction of gist of a chosen sentence in a book, three books
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 135) 675
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test - Part Two
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 137) 685
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book prepared book, flashback principle
Related toVariations 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 143) 711
Edward Marlo Unknown! numbers are named and added, page number missing, torn out in envelope, pegasus
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 139) 691
Alan Shaxon Television Mindreading with tv programs, all corners are torn from a magazine, two selected and numbers added to receive a number
1976 Practical Sorcery 20
Erwin Schussel Mind Freeze as Edwin Schussel, Magazine test with TV-Guide
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 151) 751
Burling Hull Premier Magazine Book Test page chosen with playing cards
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
John Bragoli Mental Jigsaw a page from a book is torn in pieces, those pieces put in envelopes and shuffled, the perform describes the pieces
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 222
Karrell Fox Hot Flashes center fold in Playboy magazine with "bunny" picture gos up in flames
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 195
Alan Shaxon The Great Directory Test
Also published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 26
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Dan Tong Empathy '3' cards, a word from a book and a geometrical design are divined blindfolded
Related to 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 144) 719
Richard M. Hunt Peek-A-Book Impromptu! impromptu, glimpsing page number
Inspired by 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 145) 721
Larry Becker World Power dictionary book test, three named numbers to form a page number
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 156) 779
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 The Big Book of Magic 96
Burling Hull Volta's "All-Fair" Dictionary Feat numbers written on card or slate are used to arrive at sentence in dictionary, forcing a range of nine numbers
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 61
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 65
Burling Hull Volta's Master Bok Test Mystery several two-digit numbers on paper, cut out, two pieces chosen and all digits added, first sentence on that page divined
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 67
Burling Hull Word Divino playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 73
Burling Hull Word Divino #2 playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book, book cracked open at that spot
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Burling Hull, Al Wheatley A Clever Book Test luminous paint on every page
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 75
Karl Fulves Workshop (3) two books, one with blank pages, named page transposes from regular book with blank page in other book, posed as a problem
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Philip T. Goldstein Para-Sight magazines brought from spectators
1977 Para-Sight 1
Erwin Schussel Mind's Eye! with number cards and a torn page from duplicate magazine in envelope as a prediction
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 179) 893
George Kemp The Book Look magazine test, page found by adding the numbers of the year of a selected coin
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 188) 939
Orville Wayne Meyer Page Peek
1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann Forcing the Word from a book
1977 Of Words and Wizards 15
Al Mann Forcing Three Words from a book
1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 Pseudo-Mentally Yours 15
Barrie Richardson One In A Million miscall and paper clip force
Related toVariations 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 498
Gaëtan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction card is put in a book, card predicted and words on the page divined
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 397
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted
1977 The Photon Shield 14
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope
1977 Classified 9
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen
1977 Of Words and Wizards 1
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction
1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation
1977 Of Words and Wizards 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 8
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted
1977 Of Words and Wizards 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 17
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words
1977 Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann 50'000 Words
Inspired by 1977 Of Words and Wizards 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards
1977 Of Words and Wizards 21
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled
1977 Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books
1977 Of Words and Wizards 23
Karrell Fox Doodle Graphy word from a book, spectator doodles with eyes closed and second spectator divines thought of word from doodle
Also published here 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 174) 867
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book...Two with four spectators and four books, flashback principle
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 185) 921
Robert Schwarz Afterthought! quick follow-up for a book test, stopped page and named number for word
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 187) 933
Gene Nielsen The Pickwick Perplexer! two different books, two book marks placed in books on same number and only first words are the same
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 941
Paul Harris, Patrick Snowden The Library Card Signed card transposes with page from a paperback book
1977 SuperMagic 9
Karl Fulves Force Books on "Aftermath" and "Mother Good" (Martin Gardner)
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 21) 81
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Al Mann Test Conditions book is destroyed, down-under-deal with pages of a book
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 210) 1049
Eddie Goldstein Tele-Peek stop force
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 211) 1053
Gene Nielsen Bold One minor variation of the Hoy Book Test
Inspired by 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 215) 1072
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stack
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Aftermath 1
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena three words are chosen and divined
1978 The Lexicon Phenomena 1
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena - A History
1978 The Lexicon Phenomena 12
James G. Thompson Jr. Magazine Mentalism No. 35, trick performing for friends over phone
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 56
Al Mann, Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton
1979 Magic Castle Lecture 5
Larry Becker Fool-Ette gambling and roulette theme, page force with playing card, book test, inspired by a Roulette Force from a Jerry Mentzer cavalcade book (?)
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 198
Mark Kiger Pickpocket sight gag, using Eddie Joseph's book How to Pick Pocket
1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 94
Unknown The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 48
Leslie Anderson The Sixth Sign! telephone book test, three numbers written on three pieces of papers or formed into three digit number, see also p. 1160 for corrections