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Magicians' Tricks, How They Are Done

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Magicians' Tricks, How They Are Done
AuthorHenry Hatton
PublisherThe Century Co.
Publication Date1910

Magicians' Tricks, How They Are Done by Henry Hatton with Adrian Plate (who were well known magicians of their time) is a book for amateur and professional magicians explaining 140 tricks performed with cards, coins, balls, eggs, handkerchiefs, and other common household items with 194 black-and-white illustrations. It features tricks from Germain, Conradi, Goldston and Okito.

The authors drew the wrath of many fellow magicians for exposure by permitting sections to be reprinted in a magazine for boys, "St. Nicholas".

This book became a classic and was called the 'first American general textbook' of magic by Henry Hay and rated one of the ten basic books by the historian H. Adrian Smith.


  • I With Cards
  • II With Coins
  • III With Balls and Eggs
  • IV With Handkerchiefs
  • V Some After-Dinner Tricks
  • VI Miscellaneous Tricks


  • First Edition, the Century Co., New York, 1910
  • The Century Co., New York, 1917
  • Dover, 2003
  • ISBN 0486425169


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