Ayling, Will: Knowing the Egg Bag
1988 The Supreme Magic Co. Ltd
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 8.5x11", 34 pages
Ayling: Knowing
              the Egg Bag
Image courtesy Magicref

Comment: Part of the Supreme "Know-How" Series. Will Ayling's collection of routines and ideas for the Egg Bag. Very good book on the Egg Bag with history, routines, and moves. Includes some B&W photos and line drawings. Recommended.


4 Introduction
5 The Hen & Egg Bag: a description of an egg bag trick from the 1700's with Old plates (photos) from the 1727 "Hocus Pocus or the Whole Art of Legerdemain" by H. Dean
7 The Egg Bag: a discussion on the egg bag with references, methods of construction, and how to make one
9 The Story and In Performance: A routine utilizing a Malini Style bag, blown egg, and two special handkerchiefs. Climaxes in production of a glass of liquid with ideas for other potential endings
18 Malini and His Egg Bag Routine: a description of the bag with a routine explained
21 Ken Brooke's Egg Bag Routine: Utilizes a zippered Egg Bag.
24 The Illusive Egg in a Hat Bag: A routine for the Fez Hat Egg Bag (like Nielsen Magic's Abdul's Fez)
30 The Bamberg Egg Bag: references Tarbell Vol 5; climaxes in the production of a live bird!
32 The Dante Egg Bag Presentation: A stage presentation using a unique netted bottom bag, a megaphone, and more.
34 Will Goldston's New Egg Production Bag: a brief description and drawing of an egg bag to produce 5 or so eggs