Click for Magic World Publishers home page

The World's Best Psychic Book Tests by Burling Hull The World's Best Psychic Book Tests
by Burling Hull

Book tests comprise some of the most stunning effects in the mentalist's arsenal. Here, completely explained, are many of the cleverest, most transparent mental demonstrations ever assembled.

Selling for the equivalent of over $50 in today's buying power when it was first released, this manuscript contains some of the most jealously guarded secrets ever developed for apparently reading the minds of your spectators in a clear, convincing manner.

Not just bare bones descriptions, Hull provides complete patter and the thought behind the workings for several outstanding tests using books that you may find anywhere: works of fiction, a pocket horoscope, poetry, telephone directories, or even a Bible.

Partial contents:

  • Introduction (B. W. McCarron)
  • Volta's All-Fair Dictionary Feat
  • The "Volta" Pad Idea for Mentalists
  • Points of Showmanship for the Presentation of Book Test Mysteries
    (Methods for the dramatic execution of psychic effects, patter and presentation by VOLTA)
  • Alternative Method for All-Fair Dictionary Test
  • Volta's Rajah Telephone Book Test
  • The Hull Mentalist's Pencil
  • Grant's Horoscope Book Test Mystery
  • Predicto Book and Card Test
  • Volta's Master Book Test Mystery
  • Premier Magazine Book Test
  • Standard Book Tests
  • Standard Book Test Number 1
  • Standard Book Test Number 2
  • Standard Book Test Number 3
  • Standard Book Test Number 4

"Standalone book tests for the professional mentalist can sell for hundreds of dollars apiece. With the release of this 'lost classic' manuscript, there's no need to empty your wallet or bank account to find the ideal effect. Now you can choose from among the several described herein and add the most convincing demonstration that best fits your unique style of presentation." (From the Introduction by B. W. McCarron)

Magic World revised edition includes additional chapters and corrections to text and illustrations to make these effects even more outstanding than before.

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.


More books from Magic World

Magic World Publishers is an imprint of
Site contents copyright © 2023