The Royal Road to Card Magic by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue is probably the single most often recommended book on card magic for beginners. It is an absolute classic and can take you quickly and effectively from the very basics all the way to a finished expert.
Hugard and Braue have organized the book by starting with the tools that you need at each chapter and then teaching you a number of effects you can do considering the tools you will have learned. It is a strategy that has proven very effective and allows the student to immediately get the satisfaction of performing some excellent effects right away. Here are some of the things you will learn:
The Overhand Shuffle
The Key Card
False Shuffles and Cuts
The Double Lift and Turnover
Miscellaneous Card Flourishes
The Hindu Shuffle and Other Controls
The Classic Force
Top and Bottom Changes
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