Buckley, Arthur: Principles and Deceptions
1948 Arthur Buckley, Williamson Press
Hardcover, 222 pages

The Buckley Trilogy, Principles and Deceptions
1973 The Gambler's Book Club
Softcover, perfect-bound

Buckley Trilogy Principles and Deceptions
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Principles and Deceptions
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Comments (Lybrary.com): Another great book from Arthur Buckley. He discusses some theoretical aspects of magic and then goes into detailed instructions of moves and routines with coins, cards, and billiard balls. I can highly recommend this book. This book was later re-printed as part of The Buckley Trilogy, along with Card Control and Gems of Mental Magic.


3 CHAPTER ONE Photograph of the Author
9 Dedication
10 Introduction by Theo Bamberg (Okito)
11 Foreword by the Author
22 The Principles of Magic
25 Manipulation
25 Substitution
25 Duplication
26 Camouflage
26 Imitation
26 False Partition
26 Concealed Mechanism
26 Falsification
27 Arrangement
27 Preparation
27 Misdirection
28 Concealment
30 The Entertainment Value
33 Showmanship
33 Sleight of Hand
34 Something New
35 Invention
37 Talking Acts Versus Silent Acts, and Pantomine
37 The Practice of Leaving the Stage Unattended
38 Assistants from the Audience
38 Fakes and Accessories
39 Gimacs
40 The Plot
40 Timing, Rhythm and Pace
42 Footwork
43 Presenting the Act in Public

47 CHAPTER TWO - Magic with Coins
47 Sleeving
48 The Muscle Pass with One Silver Dollar
49 Chinese Coin Mystery
51 A Coin, A Ring and a Handkerchief
52 The Bounce Vanish
53 The Rear of the Thumb Palm
54 The Pencil and the Silver Dollar
55 The Turnover Pass With One Coin
56 The Pinch Pass With a Single Coin
56 A Very Pretty Disappearance
57 Allan Shaw's Vanish of a Coin
58 Front and Back of Hand Transfer of a Coin
59 Three Methods of Producing a Coin
61 Downs' Palm (first method)
62 Downs' Palm (second method)
63 The Vanish of a Coin From the Fold of the Pants Leg
64 Second Method
64 Third Method
65 To Pass Four Coins From Hand to Hand, Through Your Head One At a Time
65 The French Drop and the Eye-glass
66 The "Roll Down" Production for Four Coins (Buckley Method)
68 The Downs "Click Pass" Viewed from a New Angle (improved)
69 An Illusive Pass (original)
69 The Click Pass and the Table
70 The Spread Vanish (Allen Shaw)
70 The Color Changing Discs (original)
72 A Fine Coin Transfer Pass (by Downs)
73 The Throw Away Vanish of Five Coins (original)
74 The Appearance of Five Coins One After Another At the Finger Tips (Allan Shaw)
76 The Surprise Appearance of a Coin (by Ron Leonard)
76 The Magnetic Pass With One Or Several Coins
77 Silken Silver (by Frank Cruse)
78 Borrowed Money
81 John Mulholland's Slide Pass With a Single Coin
82 Another Very Effective Production of Five Coins in the Left Hand (original)
83 The Lynn Pennies (by Terry Lynn)
84 The Steal (my method)
85 Passing Several Coins Through the Table At Which You Are Seated
86 The French Drop (improved)
86 Another Original Five Coin Pass
87 The "Miser's Dream"
89 Finale To "The Miser's Dream" (by W J Alkinson)
90 Coin Through Handkerchief (original)
91 A Coin Vanish and Reappearance By That Clever Artiste (Carlyle)
92 The Steal (by Cardini)
94 Twenty-one Cents (by Ross Bertram)
96 Coins Pass One By One From the Left Hand to the Right Hand
99 The Transfer of a Silver Dollar From One Hand to the Other
100 John Platt's Chinese Coin on Pencil Illusion (with permission)
102 Five Silver Dollars and a Handkerchief Routine
106 An Invisible Journey (improved)
107 The Eureka Vanish (by T Nelson Downs)
108 Production of Five Coins One By One At Fingertips and An Original Change Over
109 The Thumb Pass With a Silver Dollar
110 Split Fans and Coin Production (original)
112 A Production of Twenty-four Coins in a Series of Fans, An Original Routine (by John Brown Cook)
114 "The Multiple Roll Out" (by John Brown Cook)
115 A Phantasy in Silver - A Complete Act with Coins, Fully and Carefully Explained and Illustrated
116 A Phantasy in Silver - A Complete Act as it was presented by the Author at the IBM Show, Chicago, on Jan 17, 1948

137 CHAPTER THREE - Magic with Cards
137 Magic With Cards
139 Foreword to Chapter Three
143 Opening For a Card Act
145 A Finish for a Card Act
146 The Buckley False Shuffle
148 Cards to Pocket, With Ten Cards (with improvements)
151 The Count (original)
152 The False Count for More
153 My Card in Cigarette Illusion (with improvements)
155 The Thirty Cards and Two Assistants (with improvements)
157 Ten and Ten
159 The Vanish of the Last Two Cards in Presenting the Ten Cards to Pocket
160 Method of Double Cutting Cards
161 The Triple Climax (original)
164 An Amazing Card Illusion, Just Think of a Card
167 The Crimp (one hand)
168 Exchanging a Card in Passing
169 The Peek Location
169 The Hofzinser Force
170 The Slap Shift
171 Sighting While Fanning the Cards

174 CHAPTER FOUR - Magic With Billiard Balls
174 My Original Billiard Ball and Card Harness
175 Pointers
176 The Production of a Ball From Behind the Left Hand followed by the Take Away Vanish
177 A Ball Held in the Finger Palm Position by the Left Hand is Secretly Removed by the Right Hand in Passing
178 The Wrist Roll
179 The Production of a Ball on the Fist
180 Moving the Ball Down from the Fist Position to the First and Second Finger
182 The Production of a Ball Between the Middle Fingers from the Palm Without Aid from the Thumb
184 The "De'Biere" Production of a Ball
186 The Ball Roll from Finger to Finger
188 The Ball Roll with Another Ball Concealed in Your Palm
190 The Knee Roll Vanish
192 The Strike Vanish
193 The Wrist Roll and Palm Off Vanish
194 Concealing a Ball Behind the Hand While Both Palms Are Shown
196 Color Changes (first method)
198 (second method)
200 (third method)
202 (fourth method)
204 The Ball and the Handkerchief
206 Production of Eight Solid Balls at the Finger Tips Without a Shell
218 Concluding Remarks