Written by Robert Nelson 70 pages (Spiral bound, published by Nelson Enterprises FIRST EDITION 1965)
Although this classic and important mentalism text was re-published by Micky Hades in the 1970's and 1980's (and the Hades editions can still be found for about $25), this is a FIRST EDITION of the book, published by the author Robert Nelson, via his company Nelson Enterprises.
Like any magic text from over 50 years ago, the information and content needs to be carefully considered in the light of current entertainment approaches and standards. But despite certain dated ideas, this book contains many thought-provoking and useful ideas for the serious student of Mental magic.
Contains a collection of effects and routines from mental magic luminaries of that era: routines by Allan Milan, Bob Tripp, Syd Bergson, Bob Parrish, Gerald Kosky, Fu Manchu, Philip Morris (the mentalist, not the cigarette guy), and Bob Nelson himself, of course.
For the serious magical book collector, this is a great first edition to add to your library.
previously owned. this book is in very good condition with no marked or tears. Pages have browned over time, but are unmarked and tightly bound -- spiral comb is not broken. A bit of smudging on the cover.