The Charlatan's Handbook by Sid Fleischman

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    The Charlatan's Handbook by Sid Fleischman
    Long out of print and sought after by collectors and aficianados of quality magic alike, Sid Fleischman's The Charlatan's Handbook is a treasure-trove of close-up and platform magic that is guaranteed to delight.

    Containing more than 65 extraordinary tricks and artful dodges, The Charlatan's Handbook is profusely illustrated by Tom Jorgenson with more than 170 drawings and Fleischman's wonderfully entertaining prose.

    Here's what others have said about The Charlatan's Handbook:

    "A great book. The No-Switch Needle Swallowing Trick is a work of genius." - Daryl

    "Crowd pleasing effects with clever methods and new presentations that will be embraced by beginners and experts alike." - Bruce Cervon

    "If you need your whimsy-battery recharged, read Sid's book." - Max Maven

    230 pages, illustrated.

    Contents:

    Introduction by David Avadon

    COINS & STUFF
    The World Famous Coin Swallowing Act
    The Torn and Restored Cigarette Paper, Revisited
    Harry is at it Again
    Ringbound
    The 31-Day Coin Trick
    Spoon Twisting
    Lady McBathtub
    Five Minutes of Voodoo
    Coin Fade
    The Bottle Diabolique
    Beer
    Perrier
    The Bottle Fantastique
    The Mean Magician Syndrome
    The Longest Card Trick
    The Fail-Safe Rope

    CARD TRUMPERY
    A Guide to the Gallows
    Flash Mnemonics
    Jimmy Valentine Returns, Blindfolded
    The Princess & the Pea
    You, Too, Can Have X-Ray Eyes
    Two New Card Reveals
    The World's Greatest Average Card Trick
    Beating the Odds
    The Fabled Non-working, Self-working Card Trick
    The One Card Repeat
    One-Arm McDonald Card Tricks
    The Right-Handed Card Trick
    The Avadon Absquatulated Card
    A Flourish from the 30s
    A Pocketful of Wry
    The Wrong Way Card Trick
    The Card From the Fly
    An Aside on the Thumb Count
    Weighing the Cards
    The Machine Gun Color Change
    The Pigeon Pasteboard
    W.C. Fields Does a Card Trick
    A Magic Club Roast
    The Potato and the Card Trick
    Card Gossip
    The Poor Man's Orient Express
    Join the A.S.C.T.

    FOR THE MOVE MAVEN
    The False Shuffle - Who Needs it?
    The Push Through False Shuffle Made Easy
    The Zarrow Shuffle/Fleischman Handling
    The Carl March Shuffle
    How Did that Card get in my Hand?
    Topping the Deck with Joe Berg
    The Coward's Palm
    The Fleischman Pop-Up Palm
    The Camelback Palm
    The Praiseworthy Bottom
    Double Lifting
    The Camelback Double Lift
    The Fleischman Snap
    Piking the Card
    The Thayer glimpse
    The Praiseworthy Pike
    Thumbduggery
    Center Stealing
    Bottom Stealing
    Color Changing
    A Crimpmeister's Crimp
    The Chutzpa Crimp
    The Fine Art of Card Shooting
    The Fleischman Shoot
    The One-Handed Shoot

    LAGNIAPPE
    Adventures with the Three Shell Game
    You, Too, Can Saw a Lady in Two
    The Lady Disrobes
    Ring Business

    - AND A BONUS
    The Fleischman-Avadon No-Switch Needle Swallowing Trick

    Also includes illustrated personal history interspersed throughout the book.

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