Written by Reginald Scot

1584/1995
Work of Reginald Scot

320 pages (Hardcover), published by Kaufman and Greenberg
Illustrated with drawings.
Language: English

(68 entries)

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Richard Kaufman Foreword v
Montague Summers Introduction long essay from 1930 edition xvii
Montague Summers A Bibliographical Note Upon Scot's "Discouerie" xxxiii
Reginald Scot Of private confederacie, and of Bandons pigeon on using stooges, for example for burnt and rediscovered cardRelated to XIII 174
Brandon the juggler Example of a ridiculous woonder picture of dove is pierced, real dove on top of building drops down dead XIII 174
Reginald Scot Of publike confederacie, and whereof it consisteth on stooges XIV 175
Reginald Scot How men have beene abused with words of equivocation, with sundrie examples thereof on cold reading and claiming coincidences XV 175
Reginald Scot The art of juggling discovered, and in what points it dooth principallie consist introduction to sleight-of-hand section
- In what respects juggling is tolerable and also commendable
- The three rpincipall points wherein legierdemaine or nimblenes of hand dooth consist
XXII 182
Unknown Of the ball, and the manner of legierdemaine therewith, also notable feats with one or diverse balles magic with small balls XXIII 182
Unknown False Transfer XXIII 182
Unknown Cups & Balls Sequences phases and sequences with balls and cups or candle holders, saltseller covers, ... XXIII 182
Unknown To make a little ball swell in your hand till it be verie great one or more small balls taken into other hand and become big there, shuttle pass XXIII 183
Unknown To consume (or rather to conveie) one or manie balles into nothing lapping ball after false transfer for complete vanish XXIII 183
Unknown How to rap a wag upon the knuckles sucker gag in which spectator is rapped on handRelated to XXIII 183
Unknown Of conveiance of monie classic palm XXIV 184
Unknown To conveie monie out of one of your hands into the other by legierdemaine coin travels from hand to hand after false transfer, tapped with knife for sound illusion ("for both the eare and the eie is deceived by this devise")Related toVariations XXIV 184
Unknown To convert or transubstantiate monie into counters, or counters into monie shuttle pass as transformation XXIV 184
Unknown To put one testor into one hand, and an other into the other hand, and with words to bring them togither XXIV 184
Unknown To put one testor into a strangers hand, and another into your owne, and to conveie both into the strangers hand with words "double lift" with coins, double put into spectator's hand (sponge ball trick with coins) XXIV 184
Unknown How to doo the same or the like feate otherwise one coin in each hand, they travel together XXIV 184
Unknown False Transfer with Back Clip XXIV 185
Unknown To throwe a peece of monie awaie, and to find it againe where you list coin thrown into air vanishes (classic palm with second and third fingers), duplicate appears somewhere else (like on a stooge) XXIV 185
Unknown With words to make a groat or a testor to leape out of a pot, or to run alongst upon a table coin crawls out of cup along table, thread pulled by stooge, recommended at night with candle light to make it more deceptive XXIV 185
Unknown To make a groat or a testor to sinke through a table, and to vanish out of a handkercher verie strangelie coin vanishes from handkerchief with dummy coin inside and penetrates table and falls into glass held underneath XXIV 185
Unknown A notable tricke to transforme a counter to a groat double sided coin glued from two filed down coins, another thing cover disc stuck onto it with wax to show both sides of coin (pre-shell), then disc stolen away and coin changes cleanly in one hand XXIV 185
Unknown An excellent feat, to make a two penie peece lie plaine in the palme of your hand, and to be passed from thence when you list one-handed coin vanish with wax on nail to bring coin to sort of back-palm position XXV 186
Unknown To conveie a testor out of ones hand that holdeth it fast coin pressed into spectator's hand vanishes, and reappears with coin in performer's or another spectator's hand XXV 186
Unknown To throwe a peece of monie into a deepe pond, and to fetch it againe from whence you list marked coin thrown into river is reproduced from somewhere else, similarly marked duplicate XXV 186
Unknown Knowing how much Money a Spectator has stooge XXV 186
Unknown To conveie one shilling being in one hand into another, holding your armes abroad like a rood sucker bet in which a coin is in each hand, it is proposed to bring them into one hand without the hands coming near each other XXV 187
Unknown How to rap a wag on the knuckles gag in which a spectator is rapped on the knucklesRelated to XXV 187
Unknown To transforme anie one small thing into anie other forme by folding of paper Buddha papers, with paper or handkerchief, standard back-to-back paper method and ungaffed method XXVI 187
Unknown Of cards, with good cautions how to avoid cousenage therein: speciall rules to conveie and handle the cards, and the maner and order how to accomplish all difficult and strange things wrought with cards injog or outjog shuffle to preserve stock, first or fourth finger controls stock, also with a few cover cardsRelated to XXVII 188
Reginald Scot On Gambling and Cheating XXVII 188
Unknown How to deliver out foure aces, and to convert them into foure knaves four Aces shown on face of deck and placed on table one by one, they change into JacksRelated to XXVII 188
Unknown Glide second card injogged and covered by fingersRelated to XXVII 189
Unknown How to tell one what card he seeth in the bottome, when the same card is shuffled into the stocke card peeked, kept under control with jog shuffle and then "forced" (given) to spectator and divinedRelated to XXVII 189
Unknown An other waie to doo the same, having your selfe indeed never seene the card card glimpsed with diversion (like letting some cards fall), making piles and following the card, then giving it to spectator and divining itRelated to XXVII 189
Unknown To tell one without confederacie what card the thinketh three cards on table, one thought of, divined by following gazeRelated to XXVII 189
Unknown How to tell what card anie man thinketh, how to conveie the same into a kernell of a nut or cheristone, &c: and the same againe into ones pocket: how to make one drawe the same or anie card you list, and all under one devise card thought of is predicted on piece of paper in nut or button on spectator's coat, stooge, another person selects this card from deck, in optional repeat a nut with ink is cracked by some suckerRelated to XXVIII 190
Unknown Classic Force with out (dropping some cards and starting again)Related to XXVIII 190
Unknown Of fast or loose, how to knit a hard knot upon a handkercher, and to undo the same with words converting square knot into slip knot XXIX 190
Unknown A notable feate of fast or loose; namelie, to pull three beadstones from off a cord, while you hold fast the ends thereof, without removing of your hand grandmother's necklace XXIX 191
Unknown Juggling knacks by confederacie, and how to know whether one cast crosse or pile by the ringing heads or tails divined repeatedly, stooge with verbal code and psychology XXX 191
Unknown To make a shoale of goslings drawe a timber log some geese draw a log of wood, vague, probably thread XXX 192
Unknown To make a pot or anie such thing standing fast on the cupboard, to fall downe thense by vertue of words stooge with thread XXX 192
Unknown To make one danse naked spectator is made to throw away clothes and dance and stomp, stooge XXX 192
Unknown To transforme or alter the colour of ones cap or hat with stooge who confirms that the hat changed XXX 192
Steeven Tailor How to tell where a stollen horsse is become stooge XXX 192
Unknown Boxes to alter one graine into another, or to consume the graine or corne to nothing box with false bottom and layer of grains glued on it, turned over for transformation or vanish XXXI 192
Unknown How to conveie (with words or charmes) the corne conteined in one box into an other previous box used to vanish grains, it reappears in bell type box that has grains behind leather separater that drops down when set hard on table (chop cup like) XXXI 193
Unknown Of an other boxe to convert wheat into flower with words, &c. dove pan type container XXXI 193
Unknown Of diverse petie juggling knacks - making an oat stir
- producing dry powdered spices from mouth
- paddle type trick with straw in one of three holes in paddle that jumps around
XXXI 193
Unknown To burne a thred, and to make it whole againe with the ashes thereof XXXII 193
Unknown To cut a lace asunder in the middest, and to make it whole againe more string than rope, borrowed, extra piece is cut XXXII 194
Unknown How to pull laces innumerable out of your mouth, of what colour or length you list, and never anie thing seene to be therein mouth coils XXXII 194
Clarvis How to make a booke, wherein you shall shew everie leafe therein to be white, black, blew, red, yellow, greene, &c. blow book, changes six times, with place where one can buy it, mentions of Pliney the Elder, Saint Albertus Magnus, John Baptista Neapolitan, Thomas Lupton XXXIII 195
Unknown Desperate or dangerous juggling knacks, wherein the simple are made to thinke, that a seelie juggler with words can hurt and helpe, kill and revive anie creature at his pleasure: and first too kill anie kind of pullen, and to give it life againe knife or nail inserted into head of chicken to deafen it temporarily XXXIII 196
Unknown To eate a knife, and to fetch it out of anie other place knife swallowing, first partially put in mouth, then lapped with misdirection and apparently eaten XXXIII 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin into your head without hurt thin knife through head with blade that slips into handle, optional sponge with blood or wine for additional gore effect XXXIII 196
Unknown To thrust a bodkin through your toong, and a knife through your arme: a pittifull sight, without hurt or danger gimmicked knifes with bend in middle XXXIII 197
Unknown To thrust a peece of lead into one eie, and to drive it about (with a sticke) betweene the skin and flesh of the forehead, untill it be brought to the other eie, and there thrust out lead put in one eye (really into hollow wand) and brought out the other XXXIII 197
Unknown To cut halfe your nose asunder, and to heale it againe presentlie without anie salve gimmicked knife with gap, apparently cut through nose XXXIII 197
Unknown To put a ring through your cheeke ring apparently through cheek (with slit), is taken off and put onto stick that two people hold XXXIII 197
Unknown To cut off ones head, and to laie it in a platter, &c: which the jugglers call the decollation of John Baptist decapitation illusion XXXIII 198
Unknown To thrust a dagger or bodkin into your guts verie strangelie, and to recover immediatlie false belly with animal blood XXXIII 198
Unknown To drawe a cord through your nose, mouth or hand, so sensiblie as is woonderful to see crotch with thread through it, really inside the wood around nose XXXIII 199
Reginald Scot The conclusion, wherin the reader is referred to certeine patterns of instruments wherewith diverse feats heere specified are to be executed final comments on the chapter about juggling (= magic) XXXIII 199