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World of Magic – Vol. 1 by Jack Hughes

(c. 1981)

The legendary British Inventor, Craftsman, and Dealer, Jack Hughes, invented many staples in magic that we take for granted today (including: TV Card Frame (1936), Coins in Glass (before Copenetro) (1939), Attaboy (early 1930s), Clatter Box (1963) and many more.

I grew up in the UK dreaming of owning some Jack Hughes effects. It was clear that the House of Hughes was producing some of the best magic around. I was able to buy a few of his items, but for the most part his effects were too expensive for my pocket.

Thirty years on, it is a wonderful pleasure to look through these impressive volumes to relive so much of Jack’s magic. These books are beautifully produced and give very detailed instructions on how to build nearly all of the House of Hughes magic.

Contents of Volume 1:

INTRODUCTION 8
JACK HUGHES … THIS IS YOUR LIFE 10
ROPE WELLS 13
DOVE IN BALLOON [Long Balloon Model] 15
DOVE IN BALLOON [Round Balloon Model] 17
THE FRENCH GUILLOTINE 18
SUCKER BEAKER VANISH 21
BACK STAGE BEAKER VANISH 23
TANTALISING TASSELS 24
TOTEM POLE 26
THREE SWORD SUSPENSION 28
THE SCIMITAR SUSPENSION 31
THE GOSPEL SUSPENSION 32
THREE AXES SUSPENSION 34
THE MASTER DOVE IN BALLOON TABLE 37
DOVE CAROUSEL VANISH 40
CAGE VANISH 46
ATTABOY 50
COINS IN GLASS [ Tray Method] 56
VISIBLE COINS IN GLASS 62
TEN SECOND REMOTE CONTROL VISIBLE COINS IN GLASS 65
ROLL ON TABLE 66
CAN AND BALL 68
LOCKING JAP BOXES 70
GHOST GLASS 73
A STAR PRODUCTION 75
NEW GIANT RISING CARD TRICK 78
VANISHING TELEPHONE 80
SNAKE BASKET 82
THE GOLDEN SHOT JOKER 90
HOW TO MAKE A SPRING HINGE 92
SAMMY THE SWEEP 93
THE ILLUSIVE STOP by Will Blyth 97
IMPROVED TELEVISION CARD FRAME 101
DOUBLE TELEVISION FRAME 106
BRIEF CASE TO TABLE 108
PENETRA-SPHERES 109
THE CAGEY BUDGIES 111
DICKORY CLOCK 113
GIRL TO PONY 116
WHIRLING MICROPHONE SUSPENSION 119
TRIPLE TRAY TRUNK 121
ONE MINUTE PUNCH & JUDY BOOTH 123
COIN CASCADE 124
CARD GO 130
CASTLE ILLUSION 133
VENTRILOQUISTS MOP NOVELTY 136
THE HUMAN WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS 139
DIPPY DUCK 144
THREE BLADES AND SPEAR ILLUSION 148
LIQUID MONTE 152
DOVE THROUGH GLASS 154
M’LADY STEPS OUT 158
ALARM CLOCK STAND 160
PHEOBE THE FAN DANCER 162
HAT BOX SUBSTITUTION 165
RADIO VANISH 169
DOVE CATCHING NET AND DOVE PRODUCTION BASKET 172
SU-TABLE 175
THE HOMICIDE ILLUSION 178
BLOCK OFF RIBBON 183
WHERE THE RAINBOW ENDS 186
THE RAINBOW DOLL 192
RIBBONS TO BOTANIA 197
SPACIOUS PRODUCTION BOX 200
THE CHAIR SUSPENSION 204
NEW ELECTRIC SAWING IN HALF 208
HEAD ZOPPER 214
DOVE NEST OF BOXES 216
DIE BALL 219
DAGGER CHEST 222
TELEVISION HEAD CHEST 226
PEA COCK PRODUCTION 227
HAND IN HAND WRIST GUILLOTINE 230
HEAD CHOPPER 234
CUBAN RELEASE 237
TWO ROPE METHOD OF CUBAN RELEASE 239
THE NEST OF BOXES 240
THE UGLY DUCKLING 243
FIFI – THE CARD PECKER 247

Simply beautiful!

  • Publisher: Taurus Magic Supply
  • Pages: 196
  • Location: Lancashire, England
  • Edited by: Derek Lever
  • Dimensions: 8″x12″
  • Date: 1981
  • Binding: hardbound

Approx. Price: $165.00 (2003) ***

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1 review for World of Magic – Vol. 1 by Jack Hughes

  1. Andy Martin

    Jack Hughes was the Master

    I grew up in the UK dreaming of owning some Jack Hughes effects. It was clear that the House of Hughes was producing some of the best magic around. I was able to buy a few of his items, but for the most part his effects were too expensive for my pocket.

    Thirty years on, it is a wonderful pleasure to look through these impressive volumes to relive so much of Jack’s magic. These books are beautifully produced and give very detailed instructions on how to build nearly all of the House of Hughes magic.

    I was even lucky enough to get a signed copy of the first volume.

    Simply beautiful!

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