Part of the Magic Library series, written by Bruce Smith, professional magician and member of the Magic Circle. Each book in the series shows how to perform a wealthy of authencie and entertaning effects, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and illustrations. In addition each book is packed with fascinating tips and amusing bits of "patter," plus short biographies of famous magicians and insights into the history of magic. The series will give the apprentice magician an excellent grouding in the basics of magic and the opportunity to put together a comprehensive act of classic magical effects. It builds up into an invaluable compendium of magic lore that is an essential guide for all budding magicians.