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Tom Sellers The Book Test word index 1927 Tricks That Work 17
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope also published as "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx" 1930 Original Magic 53
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards 1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins see also "Fathomed Thought" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book / magazine test 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 8
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 39
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards 1935 Would You Believe It? 18
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 16) 78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 103
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book see page 172 for variation by Frederick F. Clark 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 135
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins see also "A Thought is Fathomed" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Bertram Adams The Krazy Kode word from text selected with role of dice, use of progressive anagrams see also Dr. Jaks' "Das Codetelegram" in Charly Eperny's "Das Stanley-Jaks Buch", 1961. P.112,
varied by "Letters" (Gene Grant, 1981),
"True Test Conditions" (Karl Fulves, 1981)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 200
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 33) 211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1937") 224
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick 1938 Greater Magic 887
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 322
Peter Warlock The Satchel book test with slates 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Summer Extra 1939") 414
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this name varied by "Dial" (George Schindler, 1950) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 421
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Theodore Annemann Whim of Tituba page travels into nested signed envelopes, "pegasus page", see also pages 468 & 472 for credits see also "Pegasus Page" (Al Mann, 1982) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 67) 463
Jack Vosburgh Words homonyms principle 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 119) 699
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, whole in book see also "SideSidAl" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1983),
varied by "50'000 Words" (Al Mann, 1977)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 751
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers 1942 That's Good! 5
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word 1942 That's Good! 12
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection 1942 Miracle Shuffles and Tricks 14
Bruce Elliott & Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 139
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 194
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined also published as "The Chinese Parrot" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1956) 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 296
John Hamilton Hamilton's Hoax! four cards are thrown into a book on different places, performer names page number and cards, svengali book 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 93) 378
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 192
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 470
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread also published as "Mortmain" (Stuart P. Cramer, 1956) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 119) 477
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities also published as "500 LTD." (Greer Marechal Jr., 1956) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 522
John Brown Cook & Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame 1947 Gems of Mental Magic 49
John Brown Cook & Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint 1947 Gems of Mental Magic 71
John Brown Cook & Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method 1947 Gems of Mental Magic 83
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 650
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 38
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 179) 716
H. A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 735
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped varied by "Whose Hue" (Bob Sommerfeld, 1951) 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 221) 882
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 7
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 247
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test medium divines chosen word from a book 1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 8
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 LTD. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities also published as "500 Ltd." (Greer Marechal Jr., 1947) 1956 The Best in Magic 196
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined also published as "The Chinese Parrot" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1944) 1956 The Best in Magic 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread also published as "Mortmain" (Stuart P. Cramer, 1947) 1956 The Best in Magic 218
Tony Corinda & Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code (1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
see also "The Celebrity Feat" (Al Baker, 1941) 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word 1959 Book Tests 208
Tony Corinda A Lesson in Mentalism total of six dice leads to a card, value is used for page number, line and word 1959 Book Tests 209
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's see also "Page Force" (David Hoy, 1963) 1959 Book Tests 205
Tony Corinda & Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page torn see also "Dubbook" (Thomas Alan Waters & Tony Corinda & Tom Sellers, 1983) 1959 Book Tests 211
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word 1959 Book Tests 212
Tony Corinda & Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistant see also "The Spirit" (John Brown Cook & Arthur H. Buckley, 1947),
"Unknown Power" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1979)
1959 Book Tests 215
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation 1959 Book Tests 218
Tony Corinda The Missing Link book on the table, bowl with billets, one is selected and is found to be a corner the missing corner of the book 1959 Book Tests 219
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments 1959 Book Tests 220
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Harry Stanley Unique Book Test flap index 1960 Magic of the Mind 30
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord 1960 Magic of the Mind 33
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 67
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book 1962 Malini and His Magic 75
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptu varied by "Narrow Your Eyes" (David Hoy & Andy (The Jerx) , 2016) 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 21
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscall see also "Page Force" (Tony Corinda, 1959) 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 23
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match inspired by "True Test Conditions" (Karl Fulves, 1981),
see also p. 76 for title explanation,
varied by "Little Albert Slate Variation" (James Porter & Karl Fulves, 1968),
"Albertest" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1993)
1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 63
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just 4 books, nice 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 37
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cards varied by "An Approach to Reading" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
James Porter & Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation inspired by "Little Albert" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 231
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word 1969 HEX! 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 301
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Change Bag to force Page Number 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 302
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards inspired by "An Approach To Reading" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 643
Harry Lorayne Rim Shots Feature giving away how Rim Shots is gaffed 1975 Afterthoughts 7
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 152
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 21
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 11) 42
Gaetan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction card is put in a book, card predicted and words on the page divined 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 397
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted 1977 The Photon Shield 14
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope 1977 Classified 9
Al Mann & Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction which envelope will be chosen 1977 Of Words and Wizards 1
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction 1977 Of Words and Wizards 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation 1977 Of Words and Wizards 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 8
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted 1977 Of Words and Wizards 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words 1977 Of Words and Wizards 13
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 17
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words 1977 Of Words and Wizards 18
Al Mann 50'000 Words inspired by "Idea of 40,000 Words" (Sid Lorraine, 1941) 1977 Of Words and Wizards 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards 1977 Of Words and Wizards 21
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book 1977 Of Words and Wizards 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books 1977 Of Words and Wizards 23
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Rovi Book Choice any book, card force 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 691
Al Mann & Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 5
Al Mann The Chain of Thoughts three books and three spectators, "Impact"-Method 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 9
Al Mann The Gold-Bug Predictions three spectators, three books and three slates, book test with the method of proability and a sure fire out, "Impact"-Method 1979 Magic Castle Lecture 10
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and the Ouija Board book test, word is divined with pendulum and ouija board 1980 The Magic Pendulum 11
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 475
Thomas Alan Waters Booka triple prediction, three words from the same book, gaffed 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Cerberus") 54
Karl Fulves Crypto Books thought on book tests and random numbers 1981 Origins 27
Karl Fulves The PERFECT Book Test description of conditions 1981 Origins 29
Karl Fulves True Test Conditions progressive anagrams applied to book test inspired by "The Krazy Kode" (Bertram Adams, 1937),
varied by "Little Albert" (Karl Fulves, 1966)
1981 Origins 30
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen word see also "File Box" (Ned Rutledge, 1982) 1981 Phanta-Graphs 1
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word 1981 Phanta-Graphs 3
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer 1981 Phanta-Graphs 8
Al Mann A Friend Indeed two selected words from a book are predicted in an envelope, carbon paper 1981 Phanta-Graphs 9
Gene Grant The Book That Wasn't three words from a book are divined and predicted, pages selected by pushing card into the book 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 47
Basil Horwitz The Challenge Book Test spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divined see also "Miscellanea" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1983) 1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 9
Peter Warlock Knife Force with Book see also C. L. Boarde's "Ex-Spear-Ience" in "Mainly Mental: Vol. Two",
Peter Warlock in "Pentragram" 1946, P.2.
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Grymwyr") 275
Thomas Alan Waters Tarotate a knife is stabbed in tarot book and suspended by two fingers of two spectators, tarot deck is dealt and on some point the book and knife turn, the deal is stopped and the card matches the tarot card described in the book 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Grymwyr") 277
Eric Mason & Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea 1982 A Boon for All Seasons 33
H. Penn A Novel Booktest Rubik's cube with numbers used to select page number 1982 The Magic of the Cube 25
Al Mann A Word in Orbit word is named by spectator, same word is marked in other book, forcing book 1982 The Knight's Gambit 4
Al Mann Gifts Most Rare three spectator get an envelope, they select a word from a book each and the words match with prediction in envelopes, several methods 1982 The Knight's Gambit 8
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears 1982 Cero-Mentics 14
Al Mann Psychic Grammar several people think of a word in a book, and performer divines them by writing a sentence where all are included, forcing book 1982 Of Gifts and Talents 15
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 353
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 2 (Impromptu) playing card is put in book by spectator, words are predicted 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 359
Thomas Alan Waters Riffledex selected word from a book is predicted in envelope, spectator can change his mind 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 362
Thomas Alan Waters & Richard Himber Peekquivalent spectator hold envelope with prediction, synonyms 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 367
Thomas Alan Waters & James G. Thompson Jr. Jato word from book is predicted in envelope inspired by "Jet Thought" (James G. Thompson Jr., 1972) 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 370
Thomas Alan Waters & Tony Corinda & Tom Sellers Dubbook x is marked somewhere in the book, then a page is torn and again a x drawn on it, two words are divined, one by telepathy and one by clairvoyance inspired by Tom Seller's "New Age Book Test" (1933),
"The Crossword Puzzle" (Tony Corinda & Theodore Annemann, 1959)
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 373
Thomas Alan Waters Miscellanea book test ideas see also Ray Hyman in "Linking Ring", Vol.32, No. 4. p. 58, 1952,
"The Challenge Book Test" (Basil Horwitz, 1981)
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 376
Thomas Alan Waters SideSidAl combination of Lorraine's and Baker's book tests see also Al Baker's "Dictionary Test" in Burling Hull's "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism" Vol. 2, p. 34.,
"Idea of 40,000 Words" (Sid Lorraine, 1941)
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 376
Thomas Alan Waters Final Notes general notes on book tests 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mindscript 1: The Book Test") 378
Al Mann The Medium's 3-Book Test No. 4, three selected cards put in three books, name of card, book and first sentence of pages are divined 1983 101 Psychic Tests 2
Unknown The Test of the Words No. 89, three words from box are selected and written down on pieces of cards, shiner on book 1983 101 Psychic Tests 25
Unknown The Second Hand Miracle No. 92, performer names selected book and chosen word 1983 101 Psychic Tests 26
Stewart James A Class By Itself off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determin page number see also "Class Reunion" (Stephen Tucker, 1989) 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 330
Cushing Strout On Book Tests and Tarot Decks using tarot cards to force spot in book 1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 390
Barrie Richardson Pocket Dictionary Book-Tests three people/words 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1205
Al Mann Giant Thoughts dictionary book test with the number force from "Transcendental Phone Test" 1984 Phantom Voices 4
Al Mann & Prince Thebb The Way of the Warlock dictionary book test over the phone 1984 Phantom Voices 11
Al Mann Random House Mystery dictionary book test over the phone, word from a sentence is selected and looked at in the dictionary, fishing 1984 Phantom Voices 15
Joseph Dunninger Thought Vibration medium finds chosen word in book 1984 Publicity Secrets 10
Joseph Dunninger The Single Handed Method without assistant 1984 Publicity Secrets 11
Thomas Alan Waters Sellerbrity off-beat prediction, word from puzzle book is selected inspired by Tom Seller's "New Age Book Test" 1933 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mynd") 562
Thomas Alan Waters Tranceplant hallucination theme, spectator writes word on a slate, word is selected from a book and it matches word on slate but spectator complains, that this is not the word he wrote down, both words are found on a prediction 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 625
Basil Horwitz Challenge Double Prediction Effect word from a book and a chosen card are predicted on two cards, window envelope 1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 41
Thomas Alan Waters Pyrotica with three books see also "William's Hot Book" (Billy McComb, 1947) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 711
Thomas Alan Waters Glimpression page is torn from book and a word circled, word is divined inspired by "Date Man Duplication" (Hen Fetsch, 1951) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 725
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccount approach to a book test, two persons, opened page by adding numbers is a compatibility reading for spectator's two star signs 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 737
Thomas Alan Waters Pagency word is selected from a book and named to the performer, he names correct position in dictionary see also "Peek Deck" (Franklin V. Taylor, 1942),
"Out Of This Phone Book" (Paul Curry, 1945)
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 741
Thomas Alan Waters & Stanley Collins Kineslate gag divination, won turns into one on a slate 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Fynys") 748
Unknown 1089 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
Richard Osterlind Natural and Bold Book Test 1986 The Surrounded Slow-Motion Center Tear 24
Gaetan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction Freely selected card tossed into book, performer divines first few words of the page, then reveals prediction matches selected card 1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 11
Steve Beam No Jacket Required book test, gag, upside-down book 1987 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 292
Juan Tamariz & Topper Martin & Al Baker A Mental Effect as an Example 1988 The Five Points in Magic 40
Stephen Tucker Class Reunion inspired by "A Class By Itself" (Stewart James, 1984) 1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1995
Philip T. Goldstein Monaural spectator thinks of name in address book, divined 1989 Fifth 14
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test inspired by Alan Milan's Book Test in Bob Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism, Volume II" 1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 33) 586
Stephen Tucker The Bottom Line impromptu, Dictionary 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 4) 1916
Philip T. Goldstein O, Wonder anagram prediction 1991 Square One 49
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up 1991 Thavant 15
Karl Fulves AKA card selected, then pages in a dictionary are selected with card values, words are encircled on the pages and with those the performer divines the selection 1992 Deceptive Practices 30
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Alexander de Cova 3. Der Buchtest using alphabet cards 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 88
John Riggs The Open Book Test triple prediction, word, card and picture from a magazine, Mental Epic, comedy presentation 1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 802
Thomas Alan Waters Albertest prediction of a word is written and signed by performer and finally put in the book, first published in "New Invocation" No. 54, 1989 inspired by "Little Albert" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Magazine Miscellanea") 443
Alex Elmsley Verbum Sapienti dictionary booktest with multiple spectators 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 53
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet 1994 Thabbatical 52
Jerry K. Hartman Word Wise mathematical force included 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 1) 2598
Basil Horwitz Challenge Incredible Memory pseudo memory book test, every first word from any book apparently memorized, with number cards 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 61
Pit Hartling Painting The Town Red performer predicts name of a town chosen from the map's toc. 1998 The Book 33
Joshua Jay Book Test Bonanza Deck of cards is interlaced in pages of a book. Spectators flip to random pages, magician can divine card or divine first few sentences of page 1999 Magic Atlas 155
Philip T. Goldstein Zodiagnostic word thought of from small zodiac booklet 2000 OCMC Notes 7
David Regal My Black Book prediction 2002 Constant Fooling 2 119
Christoph Borer Die fehlende Seite three books, from two words are divined, the third spectator writes his chosen page number on a piece of paper which is burnt and eventually a burnt hole is found in his book at the chosen page also published as "Brandloch" (Christoph Borer, 2006) 2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 26
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words 2003 Tricks 98
Alain Nu Two Person Book Test 2003 Tricks 98
Al Baker Dictionary Trick postcard gimmick 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 549
Al Baker Dictionary and Postal Card forcing card in dictionary 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 709
Luke Jermay & Chan Canasta & Barrie Richardson & Dan Tong The Ernie Ball Book Test inspired by Barrie Richardson's "Newspaper Test" in "Theatre of the Mind",
Chan Canasta's book test in David Britland's "A Remarkable Man",
Danny Tong's "Mind Scan" in "The New Invocation"
2003 Building Blocks 82
Luke Jermay Blind Sentence seeing with the fingertips, reading from a book 2003 Building Blocks 111
Nicholas Einhorn Daughter of All Book Tests spectator writes down word 2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 2 15
Karl Fulves Booked Up torn and balled-up book pages, one chosen and word on it divined, clocking page numbers 2005 Clockwork 60
Jim Steinmeyer The Lesser Dictionary Test book test over the phone, numbers and counting see also "What Kind of Card are You?" (Lewis Jones, 2015),
"A Word in Your Ear" (Lewis Jones, 2015),
"A Word in Your Ear" (Lewis Jones, 2015)
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 12
Christoph Borer Brandloch three books, from two words are divined, the third spectator writes his chosen page number on a piece of paper which is burnt and eventually a burnt hole is found in his book at the chosen page also published as "Die fehlende Seite" (Christoph Borer, 2002) 2006 Compilation 133
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 21. The Hunt for Black October page and word forced via playing card procedure, multiple out 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 22. The Red Force Book Test force book and playing card procedure 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 7
Tony Griffith The Bookie book test with cards to determine page and word 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 33
Tom Stone Siamese Book-Test 2011 Maelstrom 67
Alexander de Cova Der Bibeltest 2011 Seminar-Leviten 1
Lewis Jones A Word in Your Ear Book test using a dictionary. see also "The Lesser Dictionary Test" (Jim Steinmeyer, 2006) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 136
John Lovick A Dip into Scripture predicting a selected bible verse inspired by "Journey to Love" (David Regal, 2002) 2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 61
John Lovick Little House on the Scary illustration selected from book appears on slates inspired by "The Slates" (Juan Tamariz, 1988) 2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 167
Roberto Giobbi On Book Tests 1 presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 3") 67
Roberto Giobbi On Book Tests 2 motivating the use of playing cards 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 4") 68
Marco Fida On Book Tests 3 presentational idea 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Mar 5") 69
Roberto Giobbi Stebbins & Galasso For Book Test using cards for page selection 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Oct 4") 285
Roberto Giobbi Interesting Book Test suggestions for non-standard books 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Oct 19") 300
Roberto Giobbi Dictionaries to Dictionaries posed as problem 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Nov 27") 340
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