Review by Daryl Maddox for Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay

Review by Daryl Maddox for Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay

Review by Daryl Maddox for Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay

5 out of 5

An Invaluable Text

Henry Hay’s "The Amateur Magician’s Handbook" has been a treasured guide into the realm of magic for several decades now. I have had a copy in my library for forty years and still use it. This is an absolute must-have for anyone aspiring to be good at their magic. Henry Hay is the pen name of J. Barrows Mussey who was a master of sleight of hand, especially coins. Not only are "tricks" presented but the needed philosophy of the magic involved, guidelines for practicing, as well as presentation and routining. In addition to all this, it is very good reading and the first page will quickly ‘pull you in’.

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