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The Royal Road to Card Magic

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To be a great conjurer, you only need to know a few tricks - but you should perform them with skill and style. So to travel the road to card magic, you must begin with the fundamental principles. This book outlines these principles and shows how to master them. It teaches you practical sleights and subtleties that lead to technical perfection.
Paperback, 287 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Foulsham (first published May 27th 1981)
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Balagardash Bashir
Well, after reading this book I am familiar with fundamentals of Classic Magic, I can go on to next level with confidence now
Brandon Baggett
Oct 16, 2010 Brandon Baggett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I cannot begin to explain all of the things that I learned from this beginners book on Card Magic. This book definitely is a must read for all of those looking to further their ability with cards. There are many great tricks hidden in the pages too. My only complaint is that the book isn't caught up with times and at times it takes a lot of effort to figure out what the author is trying to say. But it is the sleights that make this book golden. This book is chalk full of the fundamentals that ev ...more
Torgo
May 04, 2015 Torgo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book of card tricks and sleights. The book is very old and it's been in print for over a century so a lot of the patter is really dated and embarrassing. The author advises you to do your tricks while saying things like:
"Good day there young fellow! This evening we shall embark upon a confounding sequence of extraordinary illusions that will confound the senses! If you would be so kind as to select a card from this well-trained pack you will soon find yourself delighted by my fe
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Justin Kueck
May 12, 2015 Justin Kueck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you are just starting off with magic this is an amazing book. It offers great tricks and helps with the basics. For more advanced magicians it also offers plenty of tricks that are more challenging to master. This book helped me with my question buy showing me over 100 tricks that use sleights or sleight of hand. It also gives not only a description but includes pictures if you're aspiring to become a magician. I would hands down recommend this book for you.
Ibrahim Sait
Dec 07, 2015 Ibrahim Sait rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best and most fundamental books in magic.
Alan
Jan 12, 2015 Alan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is THE definitive work on card magic.
Peter Salva
Dec 31, 2013 Peter Salva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great, though at some times dated, resource for learning sleight of hand with cards. The great thing about this book, as well as the later published Card College series, is that each chapter breaks down one specific sleight to show the many uses it has. This is a great way to start learning magic. The tricks included are far too often overlooked and the advice found is far too often undervalued by magicians today.
Sourabh
Jan 12, 2016 Sourabh marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Nice book!
Fabian  Yiu
Mar 23, 2014 Fabian Yiu rated it it was amazing
This book teaches you how magicians do their magic and it also teaches you how to do the easiest tricks
Trevor
Sep 12, 2012 Trevor rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good introduction. I've read it, and now to read it again. And again. And...
John
Jul 09, 2015 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Surprisingly easy to follow and to put to use.
Alex
Dec 24, 2009 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: aspiring card magicians
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A solid introduction to card magic.
Rob
Card magic 101.
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