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Stewart James' Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks (Book)

The ESSENTIAL volume in rope magic! An essential title for every magician, The Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks is the only book of its kind.
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The Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks is a comprehensive work on one of magic's most fascinating branches. In its pages, the student will learn everything from impromptu feats -- miracles worked at a moment's notice -- to parlor tricks, escapes, puzzles, comedy presentations, complete rope routines, and stage-filling illusions. Many of these tricks have been drawn from the repertoires of some of the world's most famous, creative magicians.

Magic at all skill levels, for magicians of all skill levels, is described. From tricks and stunts aimed at beginners, to professional-grade mysteries, Stewart James' concise text, accompanied by hundreds of illustrations, makes unraveling these secrets easy. The Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks is a near-complete course in rope magic, perhaps the world's most comprehensive textbook on rope magic extant.

Inside you will learn the secrets behind:

  • The Indian Rope Trick
  • Cut and Restored Rope
  • Walking Through a Rope
  • Rope Through Neck
  • Stretching a Rope
  • Knot Tricks
  • Penetrations
  • Illusions
  • Suspensions
  • Stewart James' Sefalaljia
  • Animations

About the Author
Stewart James (1908-1996) was a peculiar, prolific magical genius. A seemingly unending output of original, fresh magical creations flowed from his pen for nearly all of his adult life. Stewart James practiced, invented and created magic; his creativity inspired countless others and his life's work has had a resounding effect in the field of conjuring.

A storehouse of magical knowledge, James was uniquely qualified to compile and edit three volumes of The Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks. All three books, hailed by the fraternity as important, essential works, have been gathered together in this new, revised edition for the first time.

Manufacturer Says

Hardbound. Revised Edition, over 400 pages and over 1,500 illustrations! Includes an introduction by Mac King.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
This book is loaded with nine chapters of rope tricks in the following categories; knots, penetrations (2 ropes), penetrations (1 rope), cut and restored rope, impromptu cut and restored rope, cut and restored rope (unprepared rope), cut and restored rope (prepared), miscellaneous rope tricks and the Hindoo rope trick (7 versions). Each chapter as 12-16 tricks! There are quite a few illustrations but the text for each trick is rather spares. Personally, I just learned the Fiber Optics routine by Richard Sanders but I use this book as a handy reference guide. If you want to study rope magic, this will be a great addition to your library.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
Every magicians should start by studying the experts. This book will give you everything you need to understand how to perform rope Magic. Once you have mastered the moves you'll need to learn how to present your routine in an entertaining way. This is a must-have for all beginners.
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