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magicboy111
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Hello Everyone,

I just bought the book, Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, it has short effects, but pretty strong ones, and was edited by Jean Hugard. Anyone own this book, what do you think of it?

Thanks,


Corey
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While it is an older book, it is still one of the best. Pretty much any tome by Hugard makes it onto MY 5 foot bookshelf!
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I heartily agree with Scott.

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That book is a classic, and is well worth having. Check out the very first effect in the book called Twin Souls. I perform this all the time.
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It's one of those books you simply must have in your library. Of course mine is lent out right now, but it should be in my library.

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It is one of the most underrated books out there. I created a packet trick based on an effect from this book.
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Well Thanks Guys!

You all are very helpful. I am also finding this book a very good source for card work, although it does have older terms, and concepts. The best part is, I got it at Barnes and Noble for under 10 bucks! Well, thanks again,

Corey
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On 2002-02-10 23:29, magicboy111 wrote:
I got it at Barnes and Noble for under 10 bucks! Well, thanks again,

Corey


Well Corey,

Don't judge a book by it's cover price Smile

I'd agree with all the comments here, it's a great book. At the same time, if everyone had said it was awful I would hope that you'd have read it anyway. From books that others have told me are terrible I've devised variations and routines that work.

Enjoy the book. You'll find some good ideas on card stacks which is something you mentioned in another post.
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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, was first printed in 1937 and reprinted in 1974. I feel that every magician should have a copy. Pound for pound it holds it own with any book of card tricks.
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As was mentioned above, any Hugard book is excellent.

There are some very good routines and ideas in it. I use it reguarly as a starting point for topical themes and effects.

Great book.
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I have the wonderful "165 card tricks and stunts" by Jean Hugard and of course the "Royal Road to Card Magic".

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I don't know how to make a quote for you guys, but Andy Hurst told me, from a quote from me "don't judge a book by it's cover price" I don't know how he knows how I judged it, I don't think judging things without justifaction is right, but I never judged this book, just wanted to tell ya guys I got it for that price, thought I got a deal or something? Anyways, thanks again,

Corey
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On 2002-02-16 00:31, magicboy111 wrote:
I don't know how to make a quote for you guys, but Andy Hurst told me, from a quote from me "don't judge a book by it's cover price" I don't know how he knows how I judged it, I don't think judging things without justifaction is right, but I never judged this book..


Hi Corey,

I wasn't saying you did. I was just making a point. You were asking what we all thought of a book you had already bought (surely if you read it and liked it.. what's it matter what me or anyone else things?)

But I honestly wasn't accusing you of anything. You mentioned the price and a lot of people do get it in their heads that because a book is cheap it's no good. I'm not saying you did that, I was just making a point.

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Andy
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magicboy111
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Ok Andy,

Sorry for the Confusion,

Yours In MAGIC,


Corey
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It's a wonderful book which has stood the passage of time well. It pays to wade through the VAST amount of material and find the few items which happen to suit your style and tastes. One of the book's strengths is that everything in it is practical.
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Joe
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This was the second magic book I bought many many years ago. The first was Royal Road to Card Magic. I haven't looked at them for a while but will now just to take a trip down memory lane.
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this book is availabe from the learned pig
the URL is http://thelearnedpig.com.pa
once you pass a simple test many books are available for online viewing. there is even a downloadable version of expert at the card table!
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I love the book one of my favorites
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