THIS LISTING IS FOR all Volume Three ("FINALE") of Lewis Ganson's classic trilogy. It includes the D.Robbins reprint of the "Finale" book (reprinted in 1976)
LEWIS GANSON's ROUTINED MANIPULATION books are (in my opinion) must-haves for any serious magician's library. I am not sure why these books are not more widely studied by the magic community -- perhaps the title word "manipulation" leads potential readers to believe the books contain only billiard ball and thimble routines or other classic "manipulative magic" that has (it seems) fallen out of style.
But contained within these volumes is a collection of excellent card, coin, and close-up effects, along with handlings for classic stand-up effects like the egg bag, linking rings. And yes, also chapters on billiard balls and thimbles as well.
The most important word in the title is "ROUTINED", since these books contain detailed descriptions of complete routines that were created and used by top magic pros in the 1960's
In the Finale Book, just a few of the stand-out items are Ken Brooke's handling of the Linking Rings, five items from Al Koran, Elmsley's All Backs routine, and a very detailed section on Sponge Balls.
See the photos of the tables of contents for a full idea of how much good stuff is crammed into these books.
Ganson is one of magical literature's great teachers, giving excellent detail in his handling descriptions-- plus a lot of photos, as well.
FINALE VOLUME 254 pages, the 1976 D.Robbins reprint.
CONDITION NOTES: the book is from "new-old" dealer inventory -- never previously owned or read -- as NEW.