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The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi by Stephen Minch

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Details: The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi is the first book in any language that presents a substantial collection of this master magician’s secrets with cards, coins and things. The contents have been gathered from scarce publications with strictly limited circulations, and include closely guarded, never before published tricks and sleights.

ARETALOGYn. A narrative about the deeds of a miracle worker.

Who was Vanni Bossi?
He was an underground treasure.
He was the man the stars of magic came to for solutions to their hardest problems.
He was one of close-up magic’s most original minds.
He was a performer top magicians from all over Europe and the U.S. made it a point to see.

The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi is the first book in any language that presents a substantial collection of this master magician’s secrets with cards, coins and…things. The contents have been gathered from scarce publications with strictly limited circulations, and include closely guarded, never before published tricks and sleights.

Foreword by Roberto Giobbi
56 highly original tricks, routines and sleights
Over 400 beautifully rendered drawings by Tony Dunn
206 pages printed on fine paper and bound in luxurious leather and cloth

For full details of the contents visit Denis Behr’s wonderful site here.

Contents (courtesy Denis Behr’s ConjuringArchive; see Denis’ site for much more detailed descriptions):

ix Vanni Bossi – A Foreword and an Appreciation (Roberto Giobbi)
xiii Preface

3 La Belle Captive: cards
8 Framing the Sandman: card frame
15 Milking the Force
17 The Moth of the Tosh: cards
19 The Scrunch Fold
22 The U.T.N. Card Fold
26 The Money Card
31 Card in the Head
33 With Your Peanuts: cards
38 Bottom Feeder
42 The Folding Color Change
48 The Card in Finger Ring
57 Fresco: rubber band deck
60 Stolen Goods: cards
62 The Fan Flip Steal
65 Cornered
68 A Germain Twist
71 A Golden Change
74 A Rested Palm
76 Buckle Fan Hideout
80 The Bossi Four-as-Three Display
84 The Case of Mistaken Identity
88 Sitck-Stab
93 The Surfing Card Stab
95 Double Toss
97 The Secluded Card Rise
101 Straight Up With a Twist
106 Under a Tack
111 Prematrix: coins
115 Hangups: coins
123 Hole-Due-Chination
132 No Fleshly Barrier
136 A Trick to Please the Pope
141 The Flaming Coin-Fold
144 Spin Master
146 Okito, Italian Style
146 Turnover 1
148 Turnover 2
149 Turnover 3
150 Turnover 4
150 Turnover 5
152 Turnover 6
154 Turnover 7
155 Turnover 8
156 Turnover 9
157 Righting the Base 1
159 Righting the Base 2
160 A Simultaneous Turnover and Steal
162 The Jet Masque Load
164 Half-Buck Torture Cell
166 The Other Gypsy’s Switch
168 Stick It to Them
172 High Strung and Lapless
179 Vacuum Tip
182 True Pencil Through Bill
187 We’re Being Followed
188 Resealing the Wrapper, Come Bossi
190 The Deep End

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Approx. Price: $65.00 (2017) ***

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