In 1926 Harlan Tarbell designed the correspondence course for conjurers, consisting of 60 lessons, which were sent one every 10 days. Those who followed the whole course then obtained a diploma. Over the years, this work has become the reference point for hundreds of thousands of conjurers around the world.
In this book the original lessons are collected, presented with an accurate translation into Italian and with the clear drawings that distinguished them. In fact, the author was also an illustrator. The work was originally to be created by Harry Houdini, but due to lack of time, he suggested to the publisher, for his magical abilities, Harlan Tarbell.
The lessons are designed to accompany those who begin in magic and provide techniques, routines, accompanying speeches, psychological principles, presentation suggestions. Even those who already have skills on the subject, find in these lessons valuable material to enrich their skills.
This fourth volume collects lessons 31-40 of the complete work, 482 pages with 810 b / w drawings.
The other 2 volumes will follow, which will include the entire work of 60 lessons
These are the contents of lessons 31-40.
Lesson 31 - Mentalism and thought reading to create a certain fame. Principles and routines of the mentalist's work.
Lesson 32 - Your relationship with other magicians and the ethics of a Magic show. Magic with silk handkerchiefs - Principles for tying and untiing magic knots. Principles for making handkerchiefs appear and disappear. Nice effects with handkerchiefs.
Lesson 33 - Magic with cigarettes. Principles of prestidigitation with cigarettes and effects that provide for the use of these manipulations.
Lesson 34 - 12 magic card impromptu games.
Lesson 35 - Prestidigitation with cards. Principles used by the greatest magicians in the world and new points of view to make your work 'different'.
Lesson 36 - Magic with cards again - Blooms - Forcing - False count - Work with four aces - Cards that are raised - Fountains of cards.
Lesson 37 - Eastern magic, including the principles of many mysterious knots and cut and restored ribbons.
Lesson 38 - Continuation with Oriental Magic, Tarbell's original Japanese thumb knot, principles of a chemical game, a stick effect, a ball effect are presented. Principles for the production and dematerialization of cereals, an excellent lantern production. In this lesson you learn Chinese, Japanese and Hindu magic.
Lesson 39 - A variety of principles and effects with magic with napkins, some Tarbell originals and some used in the programs of the best conjurers in the world. Also handkerchiefs that change color, handkerchiefs that are colored and effects with the flag.
Lesson 40 - Important discussion in the analysis of characters in relation to magic. Also effects with napkins, flags, ribbons.