Abbott’s Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Vol. 3 by Stewart James

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Details: Enlarge your magic repertoire and amaze your friends with mystifying rope tricks you can easily learn from this legendary encyclopedia of rope tricks for magicians. Containing over 150 tricks, many created by masters of rope magic, this book shows you step-by-step how to perform the best rope tricks ever devised.

No matter how often you refer to it, this book will remain a complete and informative reference work that will be a valuable addition to your magic library. Grouped into nine chapters from knots and penetrations to cut and restored rope and more, this collection presents such effective tricks as Ralph Hull’s Famous Vanishing Knot, C.T. Jordan’s Mystifying Knot Trick, The Ropes and Rings Mystery, Loop the Loop, Nevil Maskelyne’s Leg Tie, Jordan’s Psychic Ring Release, The Famous Kellar String Tricks, Stanyon’s String Restoration, Carl Bremas Knotted Rope, The L.W. Simplicity Rope Restoration, Jamison’s Severed Rope, Liddle’s Phenomenal Rope Trick, The Tarbell Rope Mystery, The Encore Rope Trick, Eddie Clever’s Tirple Cut Routine, Marvel Cut and Restored Rope, Maxam Triple Cut Rope Trick, the Bachelor’s Needle, Freer’s Master Muscle, The Hypnotized Rope, Grant’s Amazing Rope Secret, and many, many more. A special last chapter offers seven versions of the mythical Hindu Rope Trick. Each trick is clearly and precisely described and 510 illustrations add to the detailed presentations.

Rope tricks are always popular and this authoritative, comprehensive work on the subject gives the methods that the best rope magicians have used in their performances. Revealing the secrets of rope magic normally known only by professional magicians, this indispensable book is required reading for all aspiring and practicing magicians.

Contents:

CHAPTER ONE – ABBOTT MAGIC COMPANY SECTION

005 Krazy Kube (Sbrimplin)
005 Check-R-X (Arturo)
007 Endless Neck Rope
008 Octagoon (Lake)
010 Rope Through Body (Karson)
011 Embarrassing Rope
014 All Fair Rope Trick
018 Wrist Tie Supreme (Abbott)
023 Rod Tie (Abbott)
026 Club Performers Spook Act

CHAPTER TWO – EDDIE JOSEPH SECTION

034 Divorce In Zuzuland
037 Thumb Tie
040 The Two-Way Cut
044 Unaccommodating Rope
049 The Tieless Tie
053 Secret Ingress
057 Space Venture
060 Trapped In Space
064 Magilocks

CHAPTER THREE – “TOPS“ SECTION

073 Double-Barreled Barrel Head (Cairy)
074 Monkey Bar (Grant)
075 Watch On The Rope (Brent)
077 Cravat Capers (Fetzer)
080 Rope And Silk Penetration (Holova)
082 Nu Way Linking Ropes (Aldini)
084 Suspended Vase (Abbott)
085 Prayer Vase Routine (Delaney)
089 The Card And The Rope (Smith)
089 Ring-A-Ding-Ding (Johnstone)
091 Cut And Restored Rope (Olson)
094 Chinese Strait Jacket (Grant)
096 Best Yet Rope Penetration

CHAPTER FOUR – ROBERT HARBIN SECTION

104 Rope Holder
104 Added Enchantment
106 West Meets East
110 Ringed Rope
112 Full Hank Restoration
115 Walking Through A Rope

CHAPTER FIVE – GENII SECTION

123 Naughty Knot (Cosari)
123 Ring Transformation (Taylor)
127 Chinese Style Pickpocket (Gloye)
130 Knotted Hank Off Rope (Robbins)
131 A Surprise Ending (Kahlert)
135 The Ambitious Ring (Becker)
137 Kord-O-Staski (O‘Malley And Garcia)
140 The Knot Of Foam (Ishida)
142 Pajamarama (Rothenback)
146 Tied At The Stake Illusion (Rainho)
149 Dummy Cigarette (Bell)
149 Tokkuri And Rope (Mtuura)
153 Through Solid (Kato)
155 The Rope Through The Body (Fox And Dew)
159 East Indian Rope Trick (Korrn)

CHAPTER SIX – “HEN” FETSCH SECTION

168 Rope Session (6 Tricks)

CHAPTER SEVEN – “SEFALALJIA” SECTION

183 Ring Mysterium
185 Sefalaljia Principle (James)
189 Rubber Subber (Janies)
192 Double Ring Ceremony (Janies)
194 Twogether(James)
196 Knit Picker (James)
197 Pairallel (James)
199 Massecar Cabinet (James)
202 Knot Box (Gardner)
204 Roped Ring (Ganson)
207 Neweraljia (Houghton)
211 Oho Extra (Marshall)

CHAPTER EIGHT – STEWART JAMES SECTION

218 Betwixt
220 Second Class Passage
221 Alterknot Way
221 Sideology
223 Tu-Be Or Knot Tu-Be
224 Switch Hitcher
226 It’s A Drag
228 Wedding Accessories
232 Cubestrick
234 Monte Zooma

CHAPTER NINE – GLENN GRAVATT SECTION

242 Rope Appear
244 Extratour
249 Witness For The Prosecution
252 Visible Silk On Rope Appearance
254 Dissolving Knot And Silk Release
256 Flying Silk And Ropes
259 Visible Rope And Ring Penetration
261 Rope, Silk And Bracelet Combination
265 Coat, Rope And Rings

CHAPTER TEN – ALLAN LAMBIE SECTION

276 Simple Ring From Rope
278 Rope Through Hank
280simplex Color Changing Rope
282 Chinese Cone And Rope Mystery
284 Vanishing Knot And Rope Penetration
286 Attention-March!
289 Perfect Vanish Of Several Knots
290 The Perfect Rope Stretch
292 Squirmy Worm Rope
294 Perfect Rope Through Body

CHAPTER ELEVEN – TOM SELLERS SECTION

303 Knot Monte
303 A Neat Tangle
305 Rope And Rod
305 A Ring Release
307 A Different Ring Release
308 Rope, Rings And Hat
310 Ring And Loop
312 Easy Ropes And Rings
312 Ropes And Ring
314 Stretching A Rope
316 Stretching A Rope
316 Stretching A Rope
317 A Different Stretching Rope
319 Rollo
319 Ring And Rope No. 1
320 Ring And Rope No. 2
322 Ring And Rope No. 3
322 Cut And Restored Rope

Submitted by Dietrich Keller

  • Publisher: Abbott’s
  • Pages: 324
  • Location: Colon, MI, USA
  • Edited by: Stewart James
  • Dimensions: 6″x8″
  • Date: 1980
  • Binding: hardbound

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