Booth, John: Marvels of Mystery
A Professional Magician's Textbook of Conjuring Masterpieces
©1941 M. Kanter, Kanter's Magic Shop, PA
Hardcover, no d/j, 146 pages

2nd printing 1944
3rd printing 1946
Marvels of Mystery
Image courtesy e-Bay seller JayandLefty

Comments (Zigby7): Illustrated by Bill Hanna. This book of magic gives the complete details of the author's tricks, routines and original ideas as used in his acts. It contains 25 completely routines masterpieces: Booth's $25 Blendo; his $100 Stack of Glasses Production; a prize Comedy BowTie trick; a knockout Hydrostatic Glass routine; Blindfold Finger Reading; a complete Card Gambling Lecture, etc. All practical, tested effects.

Contents (from book ToC):

iv Frontispiece
ic Introduction (Mrs. Harry Houdini)
xi Preface

15 Chapter One Opening Smartly
15 A Cannon Ball Opening!
19 Gentleman's Gloves to Milady's Bouquet
21 The Cups and Balls With Baby Chicks

33 Chapter Two Preliminary Trickery
33 Mind Controlling Matter
35 Can You Tie It?
38 Ne Plus Ultra Cards to Pocket
42 A Stage Hydrostatic Glass Illusion
46 Catching Goldfish in Mid-Air

53 Chapter Three Patter Pets
53 The Incredible Glass Penetration
54 The Coin In the Bottle
56 An Amazing Slate Prediction

61 Chapter Four For Intimate Workers
61 It's Extra Sensory Preception!
63 Thought Projection of Geometrical Designs
65 An Infallible Quick and Dead Test
67 Three Card Revelation

75 Chapter Five Feature Mysteries
75 Micky Mouse Magic
78 Fingers That Tell All!
83 Booth's Bewitching Board
89 Modern Chinese Linking Rings

97 Chapter Six Closing Masterpieces
97 East Indian Needle Swallowing Mystery
102 The Man Who Swallows Razor Blades
107 The Great Smoking Clay Pipes
111 The Brazilian Phantasy
115 Booth's Miracle Production
124 A Reliable Lightning Bird Cage Vanish

133 Chapter Seven For the Card Expert
133 Lay Your Cards on the Table!

143 Conclusion
143 Magic Tables and Routines

149 Appendix: Apparatus and Accessories