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If anyone has read any of these 2 books could you give ur comments.

Modern Coin Magic (J.B. Bobo)
Royal Road to Card Magic (Jean Hugard)

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I just got Modern Coin Magic and looking through it, I would say it's going to keep me busy for a while.

If you do a search of the Café you'll find it is mentioned several times. Everyone has good things to say about it.
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Those are THE classic texts on coin magic and card magic respectively. If you're starting off and want to study magic seriously, you cannot go wrong with either book... unless of course you hate cards and coins. Smile
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B I N G O !

Does that answer your question.....

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Bobo's book is like THE reference for coin magic, and the Hugard book is an AMAZING text on card magic, you could hardly do better!!
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Thanks all, consider them bought Smile
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You won't be sorry -- it's enough material to keep you busy for a verrrry long time.
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Jean Huggard is the Bible as far as card magic is concerned. I'm not a card buff myself, but I'd still never be without her books. Go and buy it NOW.
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You picked the two cornerstones of magic!
Not being a "cardician" (BTW, Jean Hugard was a "he"), I've never gone too deeply into Royal Road.
But I've gone back to Bobo repeatedly over the past 30 years.
It is not only for the coin worker but a critically important book on general routining and magic philosophy.
I cannot praise these two books highly enough.
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Modern Coin Magic is still available in TWO editions. The Dover edition is all the material BEFORE the revisions, which added much of the best material. The Revised book is still available from any good magic shop or directly from Magic, Inc. in Chicago, IL.

The book itself is seminal and a must for any coin worker. The material is extensive and excellent. The only weakness from my point of view is that the book is not systematic in the sense of presenting the material in an ever more difficult to learn sequence. Material is simply grouped together by type. For all that the book kills.

Royal Road to Card Magic: I'll tell you a story that is not well known. Mike Rogers was before his untimely passing one of the finest close-up magicians in the world. He was also one of the most successful trade show workers pulling in a huge salary from the various companies that used his almost endless talents. One day while discussing where both he and I got our best ideas for new material Mike laughed and said that all he did was take out his copy of Royal Road and that pretty much did it for him.

Although Royal Road may have been supplanted by the Giobbi books for sheer teaching quality, you would be remiss in not getting a copy of Royal Road for your library. It still has some of the finest card effects for sheer power ever put in a book and deserves a long and continued life. Superb material.

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