In presenting to my magical
and the public in general thiscontribution to the already extensive literature on Conjuring and CardTricks, I would point out that I can make no excuse for the
of this book beyond the fact that I have been led to believe that astrictly ORIGINAL TREATISE, embracing the very latest sleights withplaying-cards, combined with descriptions of many new and hithertounknown non-sleight-of-hand card tricks, would meet with approbationfrom amateurs and professionals alike, taking into consideration theever-increasing popularity of the Magician
s Art.HOWARD THURSTON.
PALACE THEATRE, LONDON,
CONTENTS.CHAPTER I.A FEW INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF HOWARD THURSTON, PREMIER CARDMANIPULATOR OF THE WORLDCHAPTER II.INDISPENSABLE SLEIGHTSCHAPTER III.THE CONTINUOUS FRONT- AND BACK-HAND PALM, WITH CARDS ANDTRICKS IN CONNECTION THEREWITHCHAPTER IV.
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