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The Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection Volume 1 by Robert A. Nelson The Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection Vol. 1
By Robert A. Nelson

Here are five vintage (and expensive) Nelson Enterprises mental manuscripts, now available in a convenient, updated collection to add to your library.

This collection contains the following Nelson manuscripts, updated and edited for a new generation of performers:

  1. Spirit Pendulum — A small weight, suspended inside a corked glass bottle, swings and taps the side of the bottle, answering questions from the audience. There are no connections to the bottle, which may be examined or handed out as a souvenir. (NE Cat. #276)

  2. Webster Outdone — A book test performed with an unprepared vest pocket dictionary or Bible. (#223)

  3. Nelson's Mental Pad — Nelson was so proud of this release that he claimed it made previous methods, such as clip boards, obsolete. An innocent-appearing white writing tablet does the dirty work, yet it can be examined before and after. (NE Cat. #621/624)

  4. Floating Spirit Faces — Nelson's own method for making disembodied "spirit" faces hover in the darkened corners of the seance room. The fact that not all participants see the faces makes it even more mysterious. (NE Cat. #346)

  5. Mental Radio — A book test with a completely different method than "Webster Outdone." Includes a generous amount of supplemental information to make this classic effect something that you'll have fun with. (NE Cat. #78)

All are one-man effects. The total value of the manuscripts in today's dollars, if you were still able to obtain them, would be $246. Now, published in an updated and corrected volume, you get them all together for about the price of a fast-food lunch.

Each chapter includes the original catalog description, corrected manuscript text, and additional construction and performance notes from B. W. McCarron (author of "The Nelson Enterprises Master Catalog Index").

Fill those holes in your Nelson Enterprises collection by adding this volume to your library.

2018 revised and updated PDF of Nelson material originally published 1927, 1931, 1933 and 1956. Includes new content and additional illustrations. 51 pages plus supplement. ($15 US)

The Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection Vol. 1 is available for purchase at


See also:
Nelson Enterprises Manuscript Collection Vol. 2 | All Nelson titles | More books from Magic World

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