PDF – Classic Magic with Apparatus (Classic Magic series, vol. 2) by Robert J. Albo



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The definitive guide to the greatest prop-based magic ever created.

All magicians seeking to perform or learn more about prop-based conjuring owe it to themselves to have this book in their library. Ably assisted by the great Patrick Page and Marvin Burger, Dr. Robert J. Albo explores effects that will baffle and delight every audience.

After offering readers fascinating insight into the history of the finest magical craftsmen in both Europe and the U.S.A., Dr. Albo turns his attention to the props they produced. Dr. Albo’s study is a deep dive into the details of every element of the props that make for great magic, combining thorough written explanations and illustrations aplenty.

Divided into five chapters, Classic Magic with Apparatus covers tricks with blocks (thirty-seven effects), Drawer Boxes (fourteen different constructions), mirrors (ten effects), and cages (sixteen effects), boasting comprehensive explanations of classics including the Baffling Blocks, the Davenport Cabinet, and the Expanding Ball, alongside a wealth of bird-production routines.

247 pages. Fully searchable text with extensive illustrations.

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Full contents:

—Table of Contents
—Foreword by Robert J. Albo
—Magic Craftsmen Past and Present
—Chapter One—Blocks:
Die Box and Chimney Vanishes
Phantom Die Cabinet
Die Flyto
Block Transposition
Mysterious Die, Flag and Casket
Vanishing and Reappearing Block
Block Box
Die Drawer Box
Appearing Die in Crystal Casket
Baffling Blocks (ABC Blocks)
Passe-Passe Jumbo Dies
Goblin Die
Block and Ribbon Release
Block and Cage Transposition
Die to Canary
Eric Lewis’ Miraculous Blocks
Confusing Blocks
Find-the-Lady Cubes
Squeeze-Away Block
Vanishing Three Blocks
Die, Cage and Canary
Block Penetration
Vanishing Die in Mirror Box
Block Release
Histead Block Release
Rod and Block Release
Visible Penetrating Block (Vampire Block)
Visible Block Release
Cube of Confucius
Miniature Visible Block Penetration
Altar of Allah
House of Chin Lee
Bewildering Blocks (Cube Libre)
Blue Phantom
Architect’s Nightmare
Mysterious Blocks
—Chapter Two—Drawer Boxes:
Standard Drawer Box
Reversible Drawer Box
Double-Load Drawer Box
Dissecting Double-Load Drawer Box
Ultimate Drawer Box
Removable Drawer Box
Changing Coin Slide
Enchanted Bells
Watch-Vanish Drawer Box
Double-Coin Drawer Box
Exchange Drawer Box
Egyptian Cabinet
Production Drawer Cabinet
Davenport Cabinet
—Chapter Three—Mirrors:
Mirror Glasses and Vases
Mirror Casket
Mirror Glass Turntable
Enchanted Hand Mirror
Rose Mirror (Hofzinser)
Magic Looking Glass
Flash Handkerchief Vanish
Mirror Boxes
Utility Tube
Miraculous Glass Cylinder
—Chapter Four—Cages:
Martin Bird Cage
Cage Transposition
Bird Production Cage I
Bird Production Cage II
Bird Production Cage III
Bird Production Cage IV
Dove-Cage Vanish and Reappearance
Vanishing Cage on Stand
Magic Incubator
Balloon to Rabbit Cag
Vanishing Bird Cage (Non-Rigid)
Vanishing Bird Cage (Rigid)
Giant Vanishing Cage
Phoenix (Target to Cage)
Appearing Cage (Ireland)
Marvelous Incubator Cage
—Chapter Five—Miscellaneous:
Kuma Tubes
Pyramid Production
Rabbit Transposition
Expanding Ball