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Dainty Deceptions by Mariano Palhinha (Revised Edition)Dainty Deceptions
by Mariano Palhinha

Long out of print, this outstanding debut work by a master of magic is once again available for a new generation of audiences and performers.

Mariano Palhinha, famous for his manipulative magic, here reveals his favorite effects--many of which rely on subtlety instead of difficult sleights. Primarily card miracles, one or more should easily find a place in your repertoire.

The Radio Cards — "Punch" Climax to Collins' Four Ace Routine — The Dodging Pip — Drunkard's Delight — A Guest Artist — By Bottle Light — Instantaneous Card Reversal — Wherisit? — Mechanical Wherisit? — An Artist's Tale — Paging Mr. Downs — Spot the Seven — Beautiful Words — Voice: Expression of the Soul — Voices Tell Much of Our Personality — A Treasured Secret to Personality — Does Crime Pay? (A Short Melodrama with Cards) — A New Four Ace Routine — With the Chameleons

"Altogether a nice little card book, novel both in ideas and presentation."   --George Johnson

"The chapter on voice culture is worth the price of the book alone."   --Chas. C. Eastman

"I urge you to pay particular attention to the author's 'With the Chameleons' a two-deck miracle that features a double color change of the card backs. And then, to top it off, the two decks themselves exchange places on the table!" --From the Introduction by B. W. McCarron

PDF format. Expanded reprint of the 1936 first edition. Includes important edits, clarifications and updates, plus two new chapters. 37 pages plus supplement. ($8 US)

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