The Chop Cup Book by Mark Wilson, Alan Wakeling, Earl Nelson

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Details: Mark Wilson Publications, by Alan Wakeling and Earl Nelson, illustrations by Julia Loughlin.

The Chop Cup is one of those rare magic effects that comes along once in a lifetime and becomes a classic in magic. Because it combines sleight of hand and a mechanical method, it offers an almost infinite variety of possible presentations. Rooted essentially in the ages old Cups and Balls, it never fails to appeal to an audience.

This book I consider a milestone in magic because it deass with this classic in as thorough a manner as could be desired. Treating the various aspects of this effect one at a time, it presents all the basic moves and some variations on them. The clarity of the instructions is unsurpassed in magic literature. The hand drawn illustrations could not be improved upon–they are exemplary in their clarity and completeness.

If you have the Chop Cup and want to learn a fine routine or improve the one you are already performing, this book will prove to be invaluable. If you are wondering about purchasing the Cup, I advise you to do so right away, provided you buy this book with it. The combination will guarantee the addition of a close-up class^o your repertoire which you will learn to perform in a thoroughly professional way. Handsomely cloth-bound, it contains 100 pages.

  • Publisher: Mark Wilson Publications
  • Pages: 100
  • Location: CA, USA
  • Dimensions: 6″x9″
  • Date: 1979
  • Binding: hardbound


i Preface (Bruce Cervon)
1 Introduction
3 The Cup
7 The Simplex Routine
17 A Simplex Variation
27 The Final Load
33 The Multiplication Cup: routine
49 Ball Vanish Method One
53 Ball Vanish Method Two
59 One Cup Three Balls
73 The Nelson Chop Cup Routine (Earl Nelson)
89 The Pseudo Cup

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Approx. Price: $75.00 (2004) ***

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