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Magic and Mindreading Tricks You Can Do by David J. Lustig (La Vellma)Magic and Mindreading Tricks You Can Do
by David J. Lustig
("La Vellma")

Here's a terrific book for those who wish to entertain their friends or business associates with clever magic that leaves a lasting impression.

Until now, the original, hard to find, first edition book has been available only to collectors, selling for up to 150 times its original price. Now in this revised and updated edition, Lustig's work will baffle a new generation of audiences with magic you can do.

Over 50 excellent, impromptu effects to show friends, family and others. While most of the effects require practice, the instructions are clear enough that even younger magicians and adults new to magic can present baffling magic that will puzzle audiences of all ages.

Written by a friend and confidant of The Amazing Dunninger.


  • Introduction
  • Foreword
  • Opening Lecture
  • The Obedient Card
  • So Simple!
  • Numerical Oddities
  • Magical Weighing
  • A Bit O' Byplay
  • Magic Silk Knotting
  • Eddie's Delight
  • Mystic Coin Stunt
  • Slap Happy
  • A Baffling Watch Trick
  • Where Did It Go?
  • Si's Card Balance
  • Will Power
  • Mysterious Sound Waves
  • Rising Coin
  • Mysterious Catch
  • Si's Wandering Card
  • Vanishing Silver
  • The Airplane Ace
  • Just in Fun
  • A Neat Coin Trick
  • Mesmerized Cigar
  • On Wings!
  • Mysterious Silk Vanish
  • Mental Detective
  • Discovery of Four Cards
  • Family Reunion
  • Restored Postcard Trick
  • Coin of Mystery
  • Vanishing Card
  • La Vellma's Card Location
  • The Mint Trick
  • Prescience
  • Mesmerized Wand
  • Dice Trick
  • Divination
  • Detective Work
  • More Mystery
  • The Wizard Trick
  • Harold's Spirit Card Effect
  • A Puzzler
  • Si's Numerical Experiment
  • Egyptian Wool Mystery
  • Magic Figure Juggling
  • Magic Reflection
  • The Magiís Match Trick
  • Dollar Bill and Lemon Trick
  • Elimination
  • The Mystery Card
  • Silent Thought Transference
  • Magnetic Touch
  • Message Reading
  • Telephone Telepathy
  • When Darkness Reigns
  • Mental Telepathy?
  • Card Telepathy
  • Si's Parlor Telepathy
  • Some Final Advice
  • About the Author

"This book is truly a multum in parvo of magic that anyone can do. Cards, coins, dice are made to do all sorts of stunts."

Revised and expanded release of the limited first edition. Includes two new chapters and numerous updates.

This book is offered in both digital and print editions.
(A) Get the digital edition from, or

(B) Get the print edition from House of Mystery Books.


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