Houdini's Paper Magic: The Whole Art of Paper Tricks, by Harry Houdini

By Harry Houdini

Is it precise magician by no means finds his secrets and techniques? during this infrequent 1922 gem, grasp illusionist Harry Houdini won't clarify how you can make an elephant disappear or how you can practice significant acts of break out, yet he does expose dozens of excellent sleight-of-hand methods and puzzles a person can do with paper.

Divided into 4 parts—paper tips, paper folding, paper tearing, and paper puzzles—Houdini's Paper Magic is an obtainable and easy-to-follow advisor to all kinds of tips with paper. as well as magic like "The touring Paper Balls" and "The Spirit Communication," Houdini delves into conventional origami corresponding to "The eastern Bird" and "The Bullfrog." He additionally exhibits how paper—torn conscientiously and properly—can produce stylish and complex buildings equivalent to a ladder, a trellis, and a fir tree. ultimately, he bargains a few paper puzzles that may problem the mind.

Houdini's Paper Magic is an excellent glimpse again into the historical past of the artwork of magic and crucial for an individual attracted to studying methods and methods from one in all magic's maximum conjurers.

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