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The most influential book for me on Street Magic is by far, Cellini: The Royal Touch.

FYI, this great book is available for download (German or English) at..... Lybrary.com

Also available is Horbi Kull vids (in German)

I am old school, and love the physical book, but for you younger lads out there, this is a GREAT read/download.

Totally highest recommendation must-have for the aspiring street performer.
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For me (not that I am alone, but I can only speak for myself), Cellini was the greatest magician of his generation.

This book, while it documents so much of his thinking and creations, is but a part of why I (we) feel that way.

It is nonetheless a master’s piece, a lifetime of real, practical magic. Deserving every true magicians attention.
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Hi, I just logged into the Café and read your post and checked out the site.....I agree with you and I bought the book from Lybrary.com
Its downloading as I type!
thanks for the reference....(I look forward to checking out other books on that site.)
If you're a busker, anything related to Cellini is mandatory reading....
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Just got it this morning. A wonderful book by a Master.
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Seeing this Thread,
it pushes me to ask:
Who is/was E. M. McFalls?

He is actually credited with writing the book.

It's an interesting Thread,
because,...
Eric Evans, the Illustrater of the book,
has posted(!).

AND Chris Wasshuber, e-book publisher,
has posted(!..!).
Chris is 'warmly inspired' to undercover the author of another magical classic.

While we're all here,..
Who is E. M. McFalls?

thank you,
gallagher

p.s.:... great book(!), by the way!
...except for the illustrations..... 😋
Riley
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Gallagher has reminded me...I forgot to say ...the illustrations are brilliant, too. Smile
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Thanks Riley! They were a labor of love. As to E.M. McFalls, I’m not at liberty to divulge thier identity but I do feel free to say that they were at one time, very close to Cellini and had his confidence.
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$60 for a PDF? That bytes.
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Well over 20 years ago, I was in an Amsterdam hostel and this lad shows me a pic he just got developed of a Street Magician in Amsterdam. I so wish I had this picture today. It showed this magician with cards surrounded by smiling & laughing people. It was an awesome pic that showed a master at his craft. He said the magician had an Italian name and looking at the picture I thought he could be a Gypsy.

I never met or saw Celini. But when I got rumor of a book being released in Switzerland around '97 by a Street Magician named Celini, I knew I had to get it. I wrote and phoned every contact I had in Zurich til I finally tracked down a copy. To this day it has been the most influential book on magic I own. Not just the tricks, but the whole feel & philosophy of the art of Street Magic.
The writings, illustrations, pictures, all combine to make this my absolute favorite.

IMHO the book is priceless.
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On May 1, 2018, tommeepickles wrote:
$60 for a PDF? That bytes.

Unless you are buying books for the paper, glue, and ink, the thing you are after is the information shared in those books. If it is the information you are seeking it shouldn't matter if it is a PDF or a printed book. The PDF is a lot cheaper than the printed version, and has several other benefits. Overall in terms of what you will learn from this PDF it may very well be the best $60 you have ever spent on anything magic.
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Hey Chris,
is there any chance of getting
'The Dreamer's Highway',
also by Jim Cellini,
up as well?
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I printed it out to read in paper form (I like the feel of a book) for this tome....$60 is a good deal
should be mandatory read for any one interested in Busking
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On May 2, 2018, gallagher wrote:
Hey Chris,
is there any chance of getting
'The Dreamer's Highway',
also by Jim Cellini,
up as well?

The copyrights for this are owned by a different person and I have not yet been able to make contact, let alone find out if a deal is possible. Fingers crossed.
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I know this thread is over two years old now but we can now answer Gallagher's question about who E.M. McFalls is. I just placed my order for her new book.

https://vimeo.com/475327626
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S30146
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Seems like the books are already sold out! That was quick.
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It's available from a lot of dealers.

https://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/pr......em=66400
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Great book with a differant view
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I have a hardcopy version of The Royal Touch. if someone is interested, let me know.
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On Nov 12, 2020, TheAmbitiousCard wrote:
I have a hardcopy version of The Royal Touch. if someone is interested, let me know.


What's the deal with the writing in this?

From what I've picked up... the original script was translated into German, then the original English version was lost, and that the person who had translated it into German (who is bilingual but not fluent in English... presumably by the guy who runs Zauberladen?) re-wrote it back into English. Do I have that part correct?

If so, are there still "first edition" copies floating around, as written by Cellini/E. McFalls? And secondly, is there a way to discern between the original and the rewrite?
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