Here is a magic book that's more than just a book on magic. It has pages that can be cut-outto make apparatus for actual tricks, as well as complete instructionsfor these and other tricks-a total of 36 tricks fully explained andillustrated. Step-by-step instructionsguide the reader through the effect that the trick will produce, themethod of doing the trick and the presentation of the trick before an audience.Simple to perform, yeteffective in presentation, these tricks can all be performed informallywith a small group of rfriends. They require only common objects ormaterial that is easily obtainable: matches, coins, playing cards,safety pins and the like. With the emphasis on deception rather thanelaborate sleight-of-hand, this book holds a section on impromptu magic,table magic, card magic, Oriental magic and mental magic. Among theindividual tricks are The Rising Cigarette, Odds and Evens, The MysticDisks, and The Detective Mystery. An additional section gives sampleprograms. For the amateur who masters these tricks or wants a morevaried program, the author includes a collection of additional tricks-36tricks, more briefly described and illustrated.