Publisher description for Easy card tricks / Peter Arnold.
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Mathematical dupes, sleights of hand, shady shuffles, and impossible predictions: these are just a few of the 80 ways to use a pack of cards to dazzle and baffle everyone. Mastering the tricks of the magician's trade is effortless with these instructions and illustrations by your side. Written by the coauthor of the highly successful The Complete Book of Card Games, this is the guide that will teach you all the basic skills and provide invaluable advice on how to practice and perform. All the routines unfold in order of difficulty: begin with simple sleights and shuffles (the glide, double lift, palming). Move on to easy tricks, like the entertaining "four burglars," where the Jacks represent thieves who must end up on top of the pile of cards. Then try ones with prepared packs and more advanced magic, including a variation of three-card monte. It's the ultimate instruction manual for budding magicians!
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Card tricks