The Magic Art by Donald Holmes

(c. 1920) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: The Magic Art is a book very much in the style of the Hoffmann books. It describes in particular the tricks invented or used by Mr. Holmes. Tarbell calls this book ‘excellent’ in the Tarbell Course. Holmes was a prolific author who wrote several other titles as well. In this volume he deals with all kind of props from pill boxes to cards, coins, handkerchiefs, gaffed glasses and the list continues.


7 Preface
9 Introduction

19 Chapter 1
19 The Fairyland Of Magic

32 Chapter 2
32 Some Accessories And Artifices Of General Utility
32 Holmes’ Tumbler Manipulation
36 – The Watch, Handkerchief And Confetti
43 – The Egg And Handkerchief
47 – The Flying Glass, Watch And Flag
51 – How Many Goldfish?
54 Holmes’ Tumbler Manipulation On A Chair
57 A Novel Exchange
60 Holmes’ Trick Glass Outfit
61 – The Bottomless Mirror Glass
62 – The Bottomless Demon Glass
63 – The Bottomless Confetti Glass
64 – The Mystic Handkerchief And Tumbler Of Confetti
70 Holmes’ Crystal Jar Outfit
71 – The Crystal Mirror Jar
73 – The Crystal Confetti Jar
74 – Confetti To Water And Goldfish
76 – A Chinese Paradox

80 Chapter 3
80 Tricks – Original And Otherwise
80 A Series Of Card Tricks
88 The Torn Card Trick
89 – The Barrington Method
93 – The Card In The Loaf
96 – The Card, Orange And Candle
100 A Hypnotic Experiment
104 The Cards, Coins And Glass
107 Knarf’s Coin And Ball Of Wool
109 The Coin And Orange Trick
113 A Dye Tube “Wrinkle”
114 Knarf’s “The Flag Between”
115 The Handkerchief Sword
118 Improved Candle And Handkerchief Trick
120 Holmes’ Color Changing Egg
123 Christopher’s Egg And Bag Trick
130 The Paper Balls And Plates
132 The Chinese Marble Trick
134 The New Spirit Handkerchief
138 Gloves To Dove
140 The Dove And Hat Trick
141 The Contrary Fluids
143 The David Bell Funnel
145 The Watch And Pill Boxes
148 The Mysterious Dove Pans
151 The Tale Of A Rat
157 The Tea Chests Of Wang Foo

171 Chapter 4
171 Working Up An Act
172 Fun, Deviltry And Magic
203 A Suit-Case Act
217 “The Magical Man”

  • Publisher: Donald Holmes
  • Pages: 234
  • Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
  • Dimensions: 5″x8″
  • Date: 1920
  • Binding: hardbound

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