Written by Professor Hoffmann

Work of Professor Hoffmann

223 pages (Hardcover), published by unknown publisher
Illustrated with drawings by H. L. Shindler.
Language: English

(47 entries)


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Professor Hoffmann Preface iii
Hunkins The Rice and Water Trick three versions of the Rice BowlsRelated to 1
C. O. Williams Rice Bowls Improvement 9
Unknown The Vanishing Rice rice vanishes between hands, flesh-colored bagAlso published here 11
Unknown Tao Li Tao, The Chinese Mystery wooden chips, odd-colored one moves up in pileAlso published here 13
Unknown Balloons from a Hat small for load, balloons expand by itself with chemicalsAlso published here 17
C. O. Williams To Discover and Pocket (Before Asking Any Question) the Card Thought of by a Spectator spectator remembers card and its position, performer removes it and puts it in his pocketAlso published here 19
C. O. Williams A New Purse Trick marked coin travels from purse into spectator's pocketAlso published here 21
Unknown A Silk Handkerchief Changed into a Flag Also published here 23
Mr. Gilbert, Professor Hoffmann The Changing Handkerchief Boxes two handkerchief of different color in two cardboard boxes transposeAlso published here 25
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested orderAlso published here 29
Mr. Gilbert The Acrobatic Cards two card in easels transposeAlso published here 32
Professor Hoffmann The Ball of Wool Trick (Improved) Also published here 35
Unknown The New Card Frame without sandAlso published here 42
Unknown Outwitting the Conjurer two selection put in two envelopes, apparently wrong cards are put in because spectator switches card behind performer's back, suckerAlso published here 47
Unknown The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds wordAlso published here 51
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation 53
Professor Hoffmann The Crystal Balls (Improved Method) clear glass balls produced and then "molded" into single ball which then changes color, detailed routineAlso published here 55
Joseph Michael Hartz Hartz Finale for Crystal Balls 65
Professor Hoffmann Recollections of Hartz biographical information on Hartz 67
Joseph Michael Hartz A Devil of a Hat hat borrowed, production of handkerchiefs, goblets, a wig, cigar boxes, cage, ..., twenty-two minute actAlso published here 79
Joseph Michael Hartz Rising Skull out of hat 95
Joseph Michael Hartz The Inexhaustible Handkerchief production trick, fish bowls and other itemsAlso published here 103
Joseph Michael Hartz The Improved Money Column coin climbs up on pillar prop, Davenport CabinetAlso published here 110
Joseph Michael Hartz The Multiplication of Money coins counted and amount changes, plate, coin holderAlso published here 115
Joseph Michael Hartz The Mysterious Addition crystal bell divines written numbersAlso published here 118
Joseph Michael Hartz The Inverted Glass of Water Also published here 123
Joseph Michael Hartz The Multiplying Billiard Ball with shellAlso published here 127
C. O. Williams Multiplying Billiard Ball Variation Also published here 129
Joseph Michael Hartz The Dematerialised Glass of Water full glass of water vanishes under handkerchief, performed with spectator on stage, with handling variationsAlso published here 131
Professor Hoffmann Glass Vanish Variation Also published here 140
Joseph Michael Hartz Card, Coin and Candle coin wrapped in paper vanishes, reappears in chosen card, piece of paper into piece of candleAlso published here 145
Joseph Michael Hartz The Wine and Water Trick wine and water mixed, they separate againAlso published here 154
Joseph Michael Hartz Bran to Wine 158
Joseph Michael Hartz The Witches' Kettle and Magic Punch Bowl - hanging kettle filled with water, changes into ducks or similar
- punch appears in empty bowl
Also published here 159
Joseph Michael Hartz The Automatic Rising Cards mechanical deck with wheelsAlso published here 163
Joseph Michael Hartz Deck Switch into profonde and from under vest 166
Carl Willmann Rising Cards mechanical deck 168
Joseph Michael Hartz The Portfolio Trick production from portfolioAlso published here 172
Joseph Michael Hartz The Second-Sight Trick Also published here 176
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlingsAlso published here 181
Joseph Michael Hartz The Aërial Walking-Cane clings to fingersAlso published here 188
Joseph Michael Hartz The Egg and Rings Trick egg produced from borrowed hat, three finger rings put into beaten egg, poured into hat, then flowers with rings on ribbons removed from hat along with bird cageAlso published here 197
Joseph Michael Hartz Contrivances for "Passing Off" getting borrowed items behind stage
- The Hartz Bottle
- The Hartz Matchbox
Also published here 202
Joseph Michael Hartz The Hartz "Hook," for Working Mechanical Pieces hook from ceiling with mechanical piece that can make bells ring, etc.
- The Magic Bell (bell rings by itself)
- The Crystal Cash-box (borrowed coins appear in glass box that hangs from ceiling)
- The Bird-Cage (canary appears in suspended cage)
Also published here 206
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Joseph Michael Hartz The Mystic Glove and Rings four finger rings borrowed, placed in pistol, glove put over glass tube, pistol shot, glove blows up with ring on each finger
- The Old Method
- The Hartz Method
Also published here 215
Professor Hoffmann L'Envoi 221