Originally published as Card Control: A Post Graduate Course on Practical Methods; Supplemented by Forty Original Card Experiments. A treasure trove of valuable card techniques, often overlooked.
Buckley draws from years of experience as a professional magician to give us some incredible material. Gene Maze learned to deal seconds from this book!
5 Preface by Arthur Buckley 6 Forward by Harlan Tarbell 8 Table of Contents 12 Chapter One: Sleights 12 The Strip 12 A Blind Riffle Shuffle 14 "The Force That Couldn't Be" 15 Domico Double Lift 16 The Exchange 17 Greek Shift 19 Greek Shift - Buckley's Method 19 Hindu Shift 20 Vernon's Multiple Shift 22 Multiple Shift - Buckley's Method 23 Buckley's Slap Shift 25 Buckley's Single Card Shift 26 Shifting a Card from the Bottom of the Pack 27 Improved Dovetail Stock Shuffle to Keep the Top Stock 27 Improved Dovetail Stock Shuffle to Keep the Bottom Stock 28 Buckley's Method of Secretly Placing a Bridge 29 Buckley's Out of This World False Shuffle and Cut 31 Sighting or Glimpsing the Top Card 31 Sighting the Top Card - Second Method 32 Sighting the Top Card - Third Method 33 Sighting the Top Card - Fourth Method 33 Improved Peek 34 Sighting After the Peek 34 Other Locations After the Peek 35 Turnover Sight Location 36 Stepping After the Peek 36 The Slide 38 The Invisible Location 39 Buckley's Reverse 41 The Glide 42 The Glide - Second Method 42 The Glide Location 43 Buckley's Method of Sighting While Fanning the Cards 43 Glimpsing the Bottom Card 45 Buckley's Diagonal Location 46 The Break Shuffle 47 Buckley's Method for Dealing Seconds 51 Domico Location 51 Cardini's Location 52 The Count 53 False Count for More 55 False Count for Less 56 The Side Steal Palm 57 The Side Steal Palm - Buckley's Method 58 Original Methods of Palming Cards from the Bottom of the Pack 60 Palming from the Bottom After the Riffle Shuffle 61 The Perfect Card Palm 62 The Replacement 63 Buckley's Multiple Card Palm Steal 64 Overhand Shuffle and Multiple Shift 65 Buckley's Double Peek Location Shuffle and Palm 67 Buckley's Top Palm Slide Off 68 Berg's Top Palm 69 The Allerton Top Palm 69 One Hand Top Palm - Judson Cole 70 Palm Off the Second Top Card While Top Card Is Visibly Drawn Onto the Pack 70 To Palm Off the Top of the Pack an Exact Number of Cards Up to Ten 71 To Palm One or Several Cards 72 The Fan Location 73 The Fan Location Amplified 74 A Novel Palm 75 Changing a Card in the Act of Turning the Card Over 76 The Throw Change 77 Hindu Shuffle and Cut Location 78 Buckley's Method of Double Cutting Cards to the Top of the Pack 80 John Brown Cook's Transfer of a Card 82 The "Pass" 83 False Shuffle Par Excellence 84 Another Method of Reversing a Card 86 Extraordinary Queens 88 A Different Top Change (mass hypnotism) 89 An Amazing Location 90 One Hand Crimp 91 The Count (Second Method) 91 The Palm Unsurpassed (Original) 92 Bottom Palm of a Single Card (Original) 93 The Top Palm (Improved Method) 93 The Glide Shift 96 Chapter Two: Conjuring at the Card Table 96 Foreword 98 False Table Riffle Shuffle 99 False Table Riffle Shuffle and Cut 100 The Shift and Shuffle 101 The Push Through Simplified 101 Cut, Riffle Shuffle and Retain the Top Stock 102 Bottom Stock Blind Riffle 102 Retaining the Stock 104 The Switch at Draw Poker 105 Dealing from the Bottom 106 The Cut and Use of the Bridge 107 Restoring the Cut 108 Second Method - The Drop 109 Third Method 110 Bottom Stock Shift 110 Restoring the Cut (My Pet Method) 111 A Cute False Cut 111 Running Up Two Hands 112 The Hold Out and Pick Up Builds 114 Demonstration Build of Four Aces Using the Buckley Double Cuts 115 A Cold Deck Warmed Up 116 The Practical Sharpers 117 Knowing Your Opponent's Hole Card 118 The Spread 118 A Strike (Method of Dealing Seconds) 119 Second Dealing (Black Jack Method) 120 Dealing Seconds (Double Push-Off One Hand) 121 An Original Method of Restoring the Cut (Fourth Method) 126 Chapter Three: Manipulations 126 Lighting 126 Music 127 A Vanish of a Card from the Top of the Pack 127 A Back Palm with Open Fingers 128 The Bent Fingers Back Palm and Recovery 129 Production from the Palm 130 A Card Vanishes 131 Push Down Vanish 131 The Thumb Palm Move 134 The Slide Up Vanish 136 A Card Vanishes and Reappears at the Very Tips of the First and Second Fingers 136 Reverse Palming Without Swinging the Arm and Also Without Using the Thumb 138 Fan Vanish 140 A Fan of Cards Disappears 141 Paul le Paul Reversal 143 The Change Over 143 A Very Pretty and Deceptive Piece of Card Manipulation 146 The Steal 147 "Back Palm" a Pack of Fifty-Two Cards and Produce Them in a Series of Fans at the Fingertips 150 Chapter Four: Experiments with Cards 150 Experiment No. 1 Transposition 151 Experiment No. 2 Confusion 153 Experiment No. 3 Do You See Red? 154 Experiment No. 4 Matching Pairs 155 Experiment No. 5 The Lost Aces 156 Experiment No. 6 The Convexed Aces 157 Experiment No. 7 Charlier Location and Speller Effect 158 Experiment No. 8 Card Through the Case 159 Experiment No. 9 Unexpected Ending 160 Experiment No. 10 Birds of a Feather 161 Experiment No. 11 Simplicity 162 Experiment No. 12 Next to Yours 163 Experiment No. 13 Four Chances - A Novel Card Location 164 Experiment No. 14 Naming the Top Card 166 Experiment No. 15 A Gambler's Aid 167 Experiment No. 16 A Card Gets Out of Hand 168 Experiment No. 17 Difficult Routine 170 Experiment No. 18 Lost and Found 171 Experiment No. 19 Mysterious Marker 172 Experiment No. 20 Black Jacks 174 Experiment No. 21 The Ladies and the Deuces 175 Experiment No. 22 Another Transposition 177 Experiment No. 23 The Ambitious Card 179 Experiment No. 24 The Mix-Up 181 Experiment No. 25 Wishful Thinking 183 Experiment No. 26 Color Memory 184 Experiment No. 27 Think of a Number 185 Experiment No. 28 A Brilliant Climax 189 Experiment No. 29 An Ace Introduction 190 Experiment No. 30 The Aces and the Chosen Card 193 Experiment No. 31 Quintuplets 195 Experiment No. 32 The Slop Over Card Location 197 Experiment No. 33 Card and Pocket Mystery 199 Experiment No. 34 Your Favorite Ace 202 Experiment No. 35 The Double Surprise 203 Experiment No. 36 Chivalrous Kings and the Four Ladies 206 Experiment No. 37 A Quickie 206 Experiment No. 38 Four Aces Par Excellence 207 Experiment No. 39 The Obtrusive Queens 208 Experiment No. 40 The Illusive Transfer 213 Nomenclature