Widely regarded as one of the most creative minds in card magic, Bill Simon was also an astonishing master of the medium. His inventiveness and expertise are fully evident in this book - considered by magic authority Martin Gardner one of the basic texts on card conjuring. In it Simon provides specialists and amateurs alike with the guidance they need to perfect a host of ingenious card tricks. Helpful suggestions and nearly 100 detailed drawings show you how to execute the Instant Revers, Three Queens Monte, The Ambitious Card, and many other feats of sleight of hand. You'll also find a wealth of useful information on The Second Deal. Mr. Simon's expert advice on the subject will have you dealing seconds in under an hour! Originally published as Effective Card Magic by Louis Tannen, Inc. in 1952. Edited by Jean Hugard. Introduction by Martin Gardner. 96 black and white illustrations. 182 pages, paperbound.