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- Publisher: Running Press,U.S.
- Format: Paperback | 512 pages
- Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 33mm | 1,406g
- Publication date: 1 May 2003
- Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
- ISBN 10: 0762414553
- ISBN 13: 9780762414550
- Edition: Revised
- Edition statement: Revised
- Illustrations note: 2000 black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 37,808
From one of the world's premier practitioners of classic magic, with years of experience instructing younger readers in the magical arts, comes this new revision of his complete guide to learning and performing fantastic feats of prestidigitation. Acclaimed by the Los Angeles Times as "the text that young magicians swear by," it's full of step-by-step instructions. More than 2,000 illustrations provide the know-how behind 300 techniques, from basic card tricks to advanced levitation, along with advice on planning and staging a professional-quality magic show.
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Mark Wilson is first and foremost a famous magician, who the New York Times has recognized as "probably the nation's leading authority on magic." He is also the hugely successful author of numerous kits and books devoted to instruction in the magical arts including the newly released Complete Course in Magic (Revised Ed.). Additionally, has made countless guest appearances throughout his career on every major TV talk show in the country. Mark Wilson resides in southern California.
By Matthew Whalley 26 Jan 2010
If you are, then buy this book. Seriously, every magician from the aspiring amateur to the seasoned proffessional should own this book. It is massively comprehensive in what it teaches.
No matter what kind of magic you like, you can start learning it here. And if you aren't sure whether you want to be a card shark, coin handler, silk specialist or stage illusionist (or all of the above!) then you'll find all that in this book, so you can decide what you like.
You can buy a DVD with maybe five or six tricks for twenty pounds, or buy this book and get literally hundreds of tricks and the techniques to create thousands more.
This is where I started learning magic and I can say I have not bought a more useful magic text since.