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Unknown La Carte Dansante (The dancing card) selection appears on the wall, goes left and right and up until the card vanishes and appears again, thread and duplicate 1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 13
Unknown A Card having been withdrawn and replaced, to call it from the Pack, and to make it come to you of its own accord thread, tabled rising card from spread 1876 Modern Magic 117
Unknown The Rising Cards (La Houlette) "Several Cards having been drawn, returned, and Shuffled, to make them rise spontaneously from the Pack"
some variations in apparatus explained
1876 Modern Magic 125
Unknown The Rising Cards (La Houlette) various thread methods (including "Sand Riser"), routine and pseudo-mistakes 1889 Tricks with Cards 211
Professor Alberti Alberti's Rising Cards hair and wax 1889 Tricks with Cards 121
Professor Alberti The Rising Cards - Alberti's Method thread attached during routine, free selection 1890 More Magic 91
Edwin T. Sachs Edwin Sachs' Method metal houlette on top of bottle 1890 More Magic 93
Buatier de Kolta de Kolta Rising Cards brief, for correction see reference see also "De Kolta's Rising Cards" (Buatier de Kolta, 1909) 1890 More Magic 94
Prof. Duprez Ribbon Rising Cards glass houlette suspended on ribbons 1890 More Magic 95
Unknown The Walking Card named card moves from spread out cards on table 1890 More Magic 126
Unknown Der Karten-Jongleur card balances on hat or elsewhere, thread see also "The Balanced Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 71
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The Flying Card card thrown in air comes back, on thread tied to ceiling see also "The Flying and Obedient Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 73
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kartenturm severals cards placed upright on table to tower/house 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 76
Unknown Die neue Eckkarte corner torn off, thrown back and it visibly restores see also "The Improved Torn Corner Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 138
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die thatsächlich verschwindende Karte card pull into sleeve 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 183
Unknown Einfacher Karten deck shell 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 207
Unknown Der Kartensteiger im Glase see also "The Rising Cards and Tumbler" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 208
Unknown Mysteriöses Kartensteigen cards rise out of deck and float in air see also "The Cards Rising Through The Air" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 211
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenmagneta two selections, deck in a glass, one selection rises out of deck and floats to other glass and in midair changes to second selection see also "The Queen of the Air" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 213
Unknown The Hypnotised Card deck cuts itself at chosen card on table, hair 1897 New Era Card Tricks 68
Unknown The Queen of the Air card rises from pack and floats to glass goblet on other side of stage, transforms in midair see also "Die Kartenmagneta" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 69
Unknown The Terpsichorean Card card stands upright on table, then even dances to music 1897 New Era Card Tricks 92
Unknown The Obedient Card see also "Eine Imitation" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 111
Unknown The Balanced Card on hat, thread see also "Der Karten-Jongleur" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 146
Unknown The Cards and Mirror deck thrown on mirror, three selections stick to it 1897 New Era Card Tricks 171
Unknown The Flying and Obedient Card wide distance boomerang card, thread see also "The Flying Card" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 194
Unknown The Cards Rising Through The Air selected cards rise from pack and float into performer's hand see also "Mysteriöses Kartensteigen" (1896),
"Howard Thurston Rising Cards" (Howard Thurston, 1991)
1897 New Era Card Tricks 205
Unknown The Rising Cards and Tumbler solo or with assistant see also "Der Kartensteiger im Glase" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 209
Unknown The Hand of Cagliostro model of hand used in rising card presentation varied by "Do the Spirits Return?" (Robert Parrish, 1995) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 217
L. Graham Lewis Novel Discovery of a Chosen Card table with deck on top tilted, only selection remains on table, thread with wax 1902 The Modern Conjurer 71
Unknown The Rising Card Trick assistant 1902 The Modern Conjurer 113
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards card floats into hand, two methods (with or without reel) 1902 The Modern Conjurer 119
T. Nelson Downs The Tattling of Toto six selections, penny in glass jumps up and down to communicate with performer inspired by French magazine "The Illusioniste" 1909 The Art of Magic 184
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's New Rising Cards three selections, card fountain finale see also "De Kolta's Foutain of Cards" (Buatier de Kolta, 1991),
varied by "Threadless DeKolta" (Karl Fulves, 1982)
1909 The Art of Magic 194
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's Rising Cards three selections see also "de Kolta Rising Cards" (Buatier de Kolta, 1890),
"De Kolta's Rising Cards" (Buatier de Kolta, 1991)
1909 The Art of Magic 191
Prof. Duprez & Harry Stork The Rising Cards in the Swinging Houlette 1909 The Art of Magic 198
Howard Thurston & J. N. Thornton The Thurston Rising Cards 1909 The Art of Magic 202
John Northern Hilliard Anywhere Rising Cards 1909 The Art of Magic 204
Unknown Resurrection of the Cards four selection burnt, ashes in glass, restored cards "walk" out of glass 1909 The Art of Magic 207
Martin Chapender Chapender's Rising Cards 1909 The Art of Magic 208
Hugh Mulloy Mulloy Rising Cards 1909 The Art of Magic 210
Morgan H. Winans Winans' Rising Cards 1909 The Art of Magic 210
Unknown Further Rising Card Methods without Assistant 1909 The Art of Magic 210
Unknown Obliging Bouquet "one of Alexander Herrmann's masterpieces", selections rises out of real flower bouquet held by spectator 1909 The Art of Magic 211
Al Baker Al Baker's Rising Cards 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 78
Tom Sellers New Magnetic Card card adheres to pencil 1935 Quick Tricks 23
J. F. Orrin The Pocket Rising Card card rises from breast pocket, thread, Menetekel Deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 259
Unknown The Animated Card card "walks" out of deck, thread and stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 266
Unknown Method No. 1 cards freely chosen, no assistant, from glass 1938 Greater Magic 370
M. Laissus Method No. 2 cards freely chosen, no assistant, from glass 1938 Greater Magic 374
Unknown Method No. 3 cards freely chosen, no assistant, from glass 1938 Greater Magic 375
Unknown Method No. 4. The Book Houlette cards freely chosen, no assistant, from book 1938 Greater Magic 376
Unknown & Robert Heller Method No. 1. Packet of Duplicate Cards Concealed on the Table Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, several variations and presentational ideas:
- With an Assistant and without
- By Fanning the Deck
- Pip Change
- Addressing the Queen
- Card Rises Reversed then Turns Around
- The Blank Card Gag
- The Broomstick Rise (by Robert Heller)
- With a Silk in the Glass
1938 Greater Magic 377
Unknown Method No. 2. Threaded Packet from Vest Pocket Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant 1938 Greater Magic 380
Unknown Method No. 3. With a Borrowed Pack Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant 1938 Greater Magic 381
Unknown Method No. 4. Card Rise Spontaneously from the Vest Pocket Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant 1938 Greater Magic 382
Unknown Method No. 5. Chosen Card Rises from Pack Held in the Hand Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant, hole through whole deck 1938 Greater Magic 382
Jean Hugard Method No. 6. The All Rising Cards all cards jump out of class, card fountain, discussion of methods with details for some 1938 Greater Magic 383
Unknown Method No. 7. The Swinging Rising Cards Duplicates of Forced Cards Rise, No Assistant, houlette is attached at string and swings back and forth 1938 Greater Magic 385
Unknown Method No. 8. The Joker Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out JOKER 1938 Greater Magic 386
Unknown Method No. 9. The Celebrity Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out a chosen celebrity 1938 Greater Magic 386
Professor Alberti Method No. 1. The "Alberti" Method Hair and Wax Pellet 1938 Greater Magic 387
Adrian Plate Method No. 2. Adrian Plate's Method Hair and Wax Pellet 1938 Greater Magic 388
Unknown Method No. 3. Card Rising from Hand to Hand Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air to other hand 1938 Greater Magic 389
Unknown Method No. 4. From a Glass Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air from glass to hand 1938 Greater Magic 390
Unknown Method No. 5. Tube and Thread Hair and Wax Pellet, tube with thread in it (weight on one end) is hidden in clothing 1938 Greater Magic 391
Unknown Method No. 6. The Wand and Rising Card Hair and Wax Pellet, hollow wand with thread in it (weight on one end) 1938 Greater Magic 391
Donald Holmes The Holmes Spindle little mechanism that's attached to rim of glass 1938 Greater Magic 404
Harlan Tarbell The "Sandu" Rising Cards trickling sand principle as mechanism, in glass on table 1938 Greater Magic 407
Henry Gordien The Gordien Rising Cards gramophone motor attached to table, thread 1938 Greater Magic 408
Unknown The Hand Houlette houlette and cards ungaffed, one gimmicked card 1938 Greater Magic 410
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards The Aerial Cards, floating across stage with named cards (assistant) 1938 Greater Magic 412
Unknown A Method for Parlor The Aerial Cards, floating card 1938 Greater Magic 413
Unknown A Second Method The Aerial Cards, floating card, no assistant 1938 Greater Magic 413
Unknown The Queen of the Air The Aerial Cards, card floating from one table to another 1938 Greater Magic 414
Dr. Jacob Daley The Card Windlass or Reel handling for the gaffed method (windlass or Thornton Reel), originally from "Art of Magic" 1938 Greater Magic 426
Theodore Annemann & Holden The Rising Card credits see p. 461 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 459
Theodore Annemann & Thirteen of Magic Authentical rubber banded deck stands on edge during rise 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 73) 487
Tom Sellers New Rising Cards deck wrapped in newspaper, duplicates 1939 Scots Magic 8
Jean Hugard The Hugard Rising Cards three cards 1940 Expert Card Technique 201
Charlie Miller The Mesmerised Cards thread & wax 1940 Expert Card Technique 205
Al Baker The Swinging Rising Cards for Club Work, with hanging houlette 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 168
R. M. Jamison The Cards Rise Again two cards, thread, houlette 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 37
Jean Hugard The Aerial Cards - Jean Hugard Method three cards rise out of the deck and float into other hand 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 23
Keith Clark Rising Card from the Pocket from breast pocket 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 241
Unknown Rising Cards from Glass Goblet three cards, with loop moves, variation with assistant (page 249) 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 243
Al Baker Rising Cards from Goblet - Al Baker Method different hook up 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 249
Henry Gordien Rising Cards from Goblet - Henry Gordien Method different hook up 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 250
Howard Thurston Howard Thurston Rising Cards cards rise and float into hand 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 250
Paul Fox & Harlan Tarbell Superba Rising Cards four cards rise and float into hand 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 255
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta Card Fountain all cards except one jump out of glass, thread 1942 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 259
Tom Sellers Two Card Rise 1943 Magical Mixture 21
Peter Warlock My Best Rising Cards chair thread set-up 1945 My Best 66
Unknown Modern Rising Cards from Envelope packet of cards is put in envelope, selection rise from it 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 135
Unknown Enchanted Cards and Envelope three cards are put in envelope and rise from it 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 139
Unknown Bewitched Rising Cards and Envelope three cards are put in envelope and rise from there 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 142
Unknown Myterious Bookmarks - Rising Cards from Book three cards are put in different places in a book and rise from there 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 145
Harlan Tarbell Rising Cards Through Hat cards are put in glass under hat, selections rise through hat into view 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 150
Unknown Rising Cards out of Hat selections rise out of hat 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 152
Harlan Tarbell Haunted House Rising Cards deck put in small house, selections rise through chimney... 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 154
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Rising Cards several cards rise from a houlette 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 124
Bill Simon Cig-Card-Rise from cigarette case 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 164) 659
Audley Walsh King of (Nite) Clubs rising card routine, as climax a puppet rises from deck with outstreched arms 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 60
Al Baker The Simplex Rising Cards thread 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Pet Secrets") 367
Bruce Elliott The Card in wallet - Again thread with wax 1956 The Best in Magic 166
Al Baker The Pack that cuts itself thread 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 30
Dai Vernon & Al Baker The Walking and Jumping Card Card "walks" out of a hat and jumps out of it 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 33
Dai Vernon The Rising Card 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 27
Alan Alan Rising Card cards in case 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 165
George Blake Thread Case Holdout 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 122
Don Nielson Rising Cards probably not serious 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 164
Edward Marlo The Emerging Card or Fingertip Rise fingertip peeked at card rises, thread, dated 1964, see page 155 for additional observations 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 99
Alan Alan Rising Card loop from sleeve 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 108
Mike Rogers The Zany Gaff deck placed on table, covered with handkerchief, selection comes face up to top, magnetic thread gimmick between hands 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 93
Dick Zimmerman Crystal Card Box deck in clear box, selection comes out of the deck, pushes the lid open and falling on the table 1973 Creative Magic 11
Cardini Cardini's Rising Card floats up into hand, write-up by Milton Tropp 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 937
Karl Fulves Other Applications of sleeving
- Hofzinser Ace Problem with Aces in spectator's pocket
- Rising Card Hook-up
- Sticky Tape at outside of Sleeve
- Sleeving into Envelopes
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 47
Paul Fox & Danny Dew The Paul Fox Rising Cards (Danny Dew Version) 1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 142
Rick Johnsson Yours, Mine & Ours with "My Card" & " Your Card" written on blank cards 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 887
Ross Bertram & Edward Marlo The Haunted Deck plastic on thread 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 97
Pascal Monmoine Card Through the Table from a Distance signed card, spectator lights a piece if pyropaper on the deck, the card flutters beneath the center of the table to the floor 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1229
Danny Korem The Acrobatic Haunted Card thread set-up between two fingers 1985 Korem without Limits 141
Martin Lewis The Impossible Miniature Card Rise Two cards rise, mini deck used, sealed by inverted glass on tray 1985 Martin's Miracles 62
Frederick Braue FB Adaptation Thayer Rising Cards with houlette and thread (1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 27
John Northern Hilliard Hilliard Rising Cards 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 28
Dai Vernon & Charlie Miller The Rising Cards three cards (1940) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Frederick Braue Braue Impromptu Rising Cards selection peeked (1959) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 15
Frederick Braue Platform Rising Cards finger tip for end of thread (1959) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 17
Eugene Burger Sylvia's Cards a bizarre presentation for the rising cards 1987 The Performance of Close-Up Magic 91
Karl Fulves & Al Baker Haunted thread 1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 40
Karl Fulves Close Up Riser set-up with thread is done entirely on the table 1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 42
John Carney Natural Selection empty hand catches card, thread 1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Section "Carney Up Close") 9
Ricardo Baccarini Materialization Mental card appears under paper 1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 2005
Jerry Mentzer Card Rise from Wallet Magical Lee card rises from wallet 1991 Card to Wallet 153
John Carney Natural Selection empty hand catches card, thread 1991 Carneycopia 107
Will Ayling The Rising Cards extract from Dean's "Hocus Pocus", version with a hair 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 6
Howard Thurston Howard Thurston Rising Cards cards in glass, selection jumps out, different versions see also "The Cards Rising Through The Air" (1897) 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 6
Unknown The Duplicate Stack Method 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 9
Buatier de Kolta De Kolta's Rising Cards see also "De Kolta's Rising Cards" (Buatier de Kolta, 1909) 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 10
Walter Wandman Rising Cards from Opera Hat three selections rise from hat, gimmick 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 10
Will Ayling Jumbo Rising Cards with houlette, card rises from envelope, similar to Jim Hooper's "Nemo Jumbo Rising Cards" 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 18
Unknown A Novel Presentation extract from Roterberg see also "The Hand of Cagliostro" (1897) 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 23
Ellis Stanyon The Wonderful Floating Card Trick selection floats from deck into other hand 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 23
Will Ayling & Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Moving Pip Card moving pip in conjunction with rising cards, anecdote of De Kolta's daughter manufacturing multi pip cards 1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 26
Edward Wase Production of Three Cards production of cards that come from sleeve with thread pull 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 8
Robert Parrish Do the Spirits Return? rapping hand answers questions, rising cards with the hand, card stands upright inspired by "The Hand of Cagliostro" (1897),
see also "The Talking Hand" (1890)
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 25
Michael Kaminskas Heli-Card card rises from deck then it is signed and is spinned in the air, Steve Fearson Hookup 1996 Miracle Material 19
Nicholas Einhorn Spooked deck on floor, card jumps out at the end
- History
- Preparation
- Performance
- Clean-up
1998 Spooked 6
Nicholas Einhorn Warning! on thread work 1998 Spooked 16
Unknown Easy Riser out-of-hands in glass 1998 The Rising Card Book 25
Phil Kannen Free Float card rises out of cased deck held by spectator 1998 The Rising Card Book 29
Ron Bauer & Edward Marlo The Mechanical Deck using Marlo's gimmick on thread, done as a kind of side-ways card rise 1999 Mechanical Deck 2
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
John Carney Ascension four selections, one rises underneath silk, one floats into hand, fountain for last card 2002 The Book of Secrets 300
John Carney Variations with a Hat card out of head, then card fountain without motor or thread 2002 The Book of Secrets 314
Al Baker Card-Rising Wand 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magazines") 617
Fred Robinson The Rising Cards à la Fred using wooden box and thread gimmick, described by Patrick Page 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 172
Al Baker & Eric Evans Al Baker Meets Hofzinser's Ghost ITR (Spider Pen) method inspired by "The Card from the Hat" (Al Baker, 1951) 2012 53 Friends 31