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Master Sleights with Billiard Balls

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Master Sleights with Billiard Balls
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AuthorBurling Hull
PublisherAmerican Magic Corporation
Publication Date1914

Master Sleights with Billiard Balls

A Series of Original Sleights with Miniature Billiard Balls including An Explanation of the Author's Ball Stand and Vanishing Apparatus and A THIRTY MINUTE MANIPULATIVE ACT by Burling Hull.

Author of "Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation"

ILLUSTRATED by Fifty Photographs from the Author's hands

DEDICATED To the Readers of "Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation," Whose Generous Commendation of That Volume Made Necessary Its Third Edition Within Four Years.


While it is still but a few months since the second reprinting and the translation into German, French and Spanish, of my favorite literary effort along magical lines, namely: "Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation," the most remarkable success with which that work . has met (now in its third edition) has induced me to prepare a still further treatise on the same subject.

As a manipulative instructor and an earnest devotee of manipulation for practical purposes T have long- held ideas radically different from those of most magical writers as regards the instruction of magical students. It was my intention to embody these in an elaborate work of five parts, published separately, covering the complete subject of Practical Manipulation in each of its five branches. This, forming a complete encyclopedia of the art, would eliminate the necessity of reading some seventy odd volumes, largely rehashes with but one or two original ideas of value in each, as now required to gain a complete knowledge of the subject. The publication of the first of this series, that dealing with Billiard Balls, called forth such editorial compliments from the magical journals, both at home and abroad, as well as several theatrical publications, and commendatory letters from professional brethren of such high repute as to satisfy the most ambitious literarian.

Owing to the remarkable increase in the popularity of experiments with Miniature Billiard Balls, since the publication of "Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation," and to the frequently expressed wish that I might have some-thing further on this subject to offer Manipulative Artists, 1 have been induced to delay the publication of the next volume of the series and give preference to a supplementary volume of original ball manipulations. This publication of my effects which I had intended to reserve strictly for my personal use is evidence of the sincere appreciation I feel toward those whose earnest support has made my former work the most successful publication of its kind. That this volume will not fall short of the ideals of those who induced its preparation, is my sincere hope.



  • Materialized Ball
  • That "Shell Game" Again!
  • Burling Hull Twirl
  • Perfection Twirl
  • "One On You"
  • "The Ball That Went Out of Sight"
  • Lightning Ball Vanish
  • "Chapender's Change"
  • The Invisible Trap
  • Interlocked Finger Acquitment
  • Some Billiard Ball Stands
  • The Three Cup Stand
  • Cluster Stand
  • The Burling Hull Swing Stand
  • Burling Hull Combined Billiard Ball Stand Manipulative Contrast Screen and Vanishing Apparatus
  • Billiard Ball Act
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