World of Magic – Vol. 2 by Jack Hughes, Derek Lever

(c. 1992) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

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 (1951) 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.

Details: (Derek Lever) It does not feel like 11 years have passed since I published “Jack Hughes World of Magic – Volume One” in 1981. Much water has passed under the magical bridge since then but much of the apparatus which Jack manufactured is still commercial and indeed is still being performed today.

The task of compiling Volume Two has been a long hard slog, since Jack passed away shortly after the publishing of Volume One, consequently it has been necessary to locate a whole range of items and their instructions, in order that line drawings could be produced and full operating details published.

My efforts have been well rewarded however, because I unearthed so much material that it is now possible to produce not only a Volume Two, but a Volume Three also. No – you will not have to wait another 11 years before Volume Three is published. Most of the type-setting has already been completed and it will be produced in 1992.

Volume Two has a “different look” as I felt it would prove of interest to the reader to have the original advertising matter reproduced with each trick, but I have to tell you that the prices quoted are way out of date! The items in this volume are not all Jack’s originations, but are effects which he manufactured and sold having purchased sole rights. Where possible we have credited effects to the originator, although in many cases Jack improved the original concept beyond recognition.

Sadly, many Dealers throughout the world have seen fit to manufacture Jack Hughes effects without permission and I would remind the Fraternity that purchasing this book entitles the reader to make ONE copy of the apparatus details for THEIR OWN USE. Any person manufacturing items published in Volume One, Two or Three FOR RESALE are in contravention of copyright laws which offer full protection to the publisher.

Reproduction quality on some adverts is below standard due to the age of the original copy.

Contents of Volume 2:

INTRODUCTION 8
THE EARLY YEARS 9
AUTO-RISE 13
BREAK-A WAY BOX 15
BUTTONS 19
SYDNEY STERK’S PATTER ROUTINE for BUTTONS 21
CAMERA DOVE 23
CAN CAN POLKA 26
THE CARDOMETER 28
CARD – RING 30
CARD RISING BOX 34
CHANGE-OVER RING 36
JACK HUGHES CLATTER BOX 38
THE COMEDY CLOCK 42
THE CROWN JEWEL 45
Jack Hughes’ CRYSTAL SCREEN 48
MORE CRYSTAL SCREEN SUGGESTIONS 52
DOLLS HOUSE ILLUSION 54
DOVENUS 60
DOVES TO DOG 63
DOVES: Training & Breeding 65
DROOPING DAISY 69
EVACUEE DOLL 71
FANTASTIC FIGURES OF FOO 74
FOUR WRONGS – MAKE A RIGHT 77
GHOST GLASS 81
GIANT DWARF 83
GLOVES TO DOVE 90
HATS OFF! THE KING! 92
IMPROVED TELE-FLASH 94
THE INVISIBLE CARD 96
JACK AND JILL 99
KIRK’S KUP 104
KU-BOF 107
JACK HUGHES LADY VANISHES 109
THE LAST CARD 112
LORD WATERLOG’S DILEMMA 113
MAESTRO CARD BOX 115
TOMMY ROWE’S MIRACLE NUMBERS 118
“NORMANS” MIRACULOUS SCREEN 123
NECK SPIKER 125
NOTE IN LEMON 127
NU-SPOTS 129
THE PARISIAN MAID 132
PEACOCK PHANTASY 134
THE PHANTOM CLOCK 138
PERCY THE PENGUIN 142
THE UNIQUE PRODUCTION CABINET 145
PRO VAN CABINET 147
RECORD MYSTERY 149
RELUCTANT BALLOONS 152
THE ROAMIN’ RABBIT 155
THE ROYAL EXECUTION 157
RUN – BONZO – RUN 160
SADIE THE SEAL 164
SAMMY THE SPEEDSTER 166
SHANGHAI PRODUCTION FRAME 168
SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD 169
JOHN WARDLEY’S SPEAR BOX ILLUSION 172
THE SPIKER ILLUSION 176
SPOTS AND GLASSES 180
ORRIN’S STREAM-LINED UPLIFT 181
SUPER X LEVITATION 183
J. F. ORRINS “TENNIPIN” 186
NORMAN’S THINK-A-BELL 190
TURN AGAIN WHITTINGTON 193
WATCH YOUR STEP 198
WUN STUNG 202

Simply beautiful!

  • Publisher: Taurus Magic Supply
  • Pages: 187
  • Location: Lancashire, England
  • Edited by: Derek Lever
  • Dimensions: 8″x12″
  • Date: 1992
  • Binding: hardbound

Text Source: Derek Lever – Introduction
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Approx. Price: $165.00 (2003) ***

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