Written by Professor Hoffmann

Work of Professor Hoffmann

250 pages (Hardcover), published by Bradbury, Agnew & Co.

Language: English

(174 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Professor Hoffmann To Make the Pass "the very backbone of card conjuring" 4
Unknown To Make the Pass with both Hands 4
Unknown Single-handed Pass, No. 1 Related toAlso published here 6
Charlier Single-handed Pass, No. 2 7
Unknown Charlier Pass as Control 9
Unknown Single-handed Pass, No. 3 as color changeAlso published here 9
Unknown Visible Transposition one-handed passes in both hands simultaneously, duplicates 10
Unknown To Force a Card including one-handed variation 11
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at stepRelated to 12
Unknown "Forcing" Packs one-way & three-way 14
Professor Hoffmann To Force Three Cards together three force cards repeat abcabcabc... 15
Unknown Injog Stop Force top cards openly pushed back one by one until spectator stops 15
Unknown To Palm a Card with replacement to remove "curl" 16
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin To Palm the Bottom Card of the Pack 17
W. J. Collins To Palm the Top Card with One Hand only actually bottom palm, deck is simply turned over 17
Unknown To get Sight of a Card for top (first palming the card), center and bottom 18
Professor Hoffmann N. B. how to get the deck in line of sight for glimpse 19
Unknown To Change a Card - First Method bottom change 19
Unknown To Change a Card - Second Method top change 20
Unknown "Second" Dealing with "card at any number" application 21
Unknown To Change a Card - Third Method: The Vertical Change snap-over change, see page 132 for another way to get into it 22
Unknown To Change a Card - Fourth Method bottom card shown, top side-jogged card quickly removed instead 23
Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis' Change, No. 1 "To change a card without the aid of the Pack"
in context of effect in which wrong card changes into selection
Prof. Robert Hellis Hellis' Change, No. 2 "To change severals cards at once" 24
Unknown To Slip a Card with transformation effect 25
Unknown False Shuffles - First Method small top stock 26
Unknown False Shuffles - Second Method top stock 26
Unknown False Shuffles - Third Method top stock retained, repeat center cuts 27
Unknown False Shuffles - Fourth Method Charlier type shuffle with optical bluff placement to top 27
Unknown False Shuffles - Fifth Method multiple packets 27
Unknown False Shuffles - Sixth Method fans pushed into each other and stripped out again (Zarrowesque concept) 28
Charlier False Shuffles - Seventh Method uncredited 28
Unknown False Shuffles - Eighth Method cards are inserted, pushed through diagonally, stripped out and replaced on bottom 29
Unknown Diagonal Insertion 29
Unknown The Bridge two methods to put it in 30
Unknown The Ruffle two-handed or one-handed riffle for sound effect 31
Unknown The Click with deck or single card 32
Unknown To Throw a Card 32
Unknown To Spring the Cards from Hand to Hand 33
Unknown Electric Deck with ribbon, only mentioned 34
Unknown To Change one Pack for another special pockets (pochette) at trousers & profonde, multiple methodsRelated to 34
Professor Hoffmann Conjurers' Table - The Servante 36
Professor Hoffmann The use of the Magic Wand 36
Unknown Long or Wide Cards 38
Unknown Longs and Shorts long and short deck for locating cards with deck switch between selection and replacement 38
Unknown Blindfold Location multiple cards by touch 39
Unknown Biseauté or Tapering Cards red-black application 39
Unknown Reversing the Selection stripper deck, two methods 40
Unknown Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card 41
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card "very small risk of the two cards being parted" 41
Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card 42
Unknown Tricks with Biseauté Cards - The Attractive Power of Gold three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deckRelated to 43
Unknown The Pocket-picking Trick selection extracted by feel from deck in spectator's pocket, stripper or long card or ungaffed 45
Unknown "Cornered" Cards whole deck corner-shorted 45
Unknown Changing Cards - flap card (with rubber)
- moving pip section in picture cards (two versions)
Unknown The "Walking Pip" Card 47
Unknown Multi-Pip Card & Application two versions, with general card type routine with two spectators 48
Prof. M. Verbeck Multi-Pip Card double faced multi-pip card, ending clean with blank card 50
Unknown Marked Cards - To distinguish the Suit of each Card suit-only marking 52
Unknown Various Systems of Card-marking 53
Charlier The Charlier System punch marked deck 55
Unknown "Reading" the Cards multiple cards divined with wand, punch marked deck 58
Charlier The Charlier "Dial" stack system with rules to calculate positions and the number of pips in a cut-off pile 60
Charlier Artificial Spiritualism removed cards divined, pile cut off by spectator and number of cards as well as number of pips divined, stacked and punch marked 63
Unknown To discover a card mentally selected - First Method
- Second Method
Unknown with the aid of a wide card - Third Method
wide card as key card
Unknown Fourth Method deck bridge as control 69
Unknown Fifth Method nailnick 70
Unknown The Turn-over air pressure 70
Unknown The "Nerve" Feat deck hit out of spectator's hand, "staring him in the face", see also page 42 70
Unknown Third Method of Revealing single card friction toss 71
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick cards coming out in order via down-under-deal, thirteen-card and 32-card version 72
Unknown The "Spelling" Trick spelling every value in a thirteen-card packet 75
Unknown To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession full stack, 32-version and Eight Kings explained 76
Unknown Odd-Even Divination performer knows whether cut-off number is odd or even 77
Unknown Four-of-a-kinds deck is dealt in thirteen piles, value named, one pile is removed that consists of all those cards 78
Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits 78
Unknown Two Heaps of Cards having been placed upon the Table, to Predict with Certainty which Heap a Spectator will choose ambiguous prediction, two handlings (number of cards or values in pile & odd/even pile with palming) 79
Unknown The Pack being divided into two Heaps on the Table and a Card taken from each Heap and placed in the other: to discover such Cards two methods (odd/even or bridge) 81
Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentationAlso published here 82
Unknown A Row of Cards having been formed Face downwards, to divine how many have been moved from one end of the Row to the other spectator displaces x cards in packet, an x value card is produced 83
Unknown To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, re-countRelated to 85
Unknown Another Method 27-card trick with card-to-any-number table 87
Unknown The Affectionate Quartette four-of-a-kind distributed in deck comes together again, various methods 90
Unknown Hidden Block Packet Switch 90
Unknown Multiple Bottom Change brief 91
Unknown Eights as Sevens show fan of Eights as Sevens 92
Unknown To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice forcing pack 92
Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation 93
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stackAlso published here 95
Unknown To pick out a Chosen Card under a Handkerchief long card, stripper or ungaffed 97
Professor Hoffmann Card Tricks without Apparatus, and chiefly dependent upon Sleight of Hand - Advice to the Neophyte
- The Conjurer's "Patter"
Unknown The Obedient Aces 103
Unknown Classic Pass False Cut 106
Conus Conus' Ace Trick 107
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method) 110
Unknown To turn over the Pack 111
Charles Bertram Bertram's Ace Trick spectator deals out all cards, the three indifferent cards end up in spectator's pocket 111
Unknown Equivoque one out of four 112
Unknown Clairvoyance by Touch chosen card is extracted from deck in spectator's pocket, the repeat in which spectator extracts right card 113
Unknown To Pass a Card through a Hat as out for classic force 116
Louis Comte The Ladies' Looking-Glass last pair caught from shower of cards 117
Unknown Classic Pass Half Pass 119
Unknown Houlette à la Main fingers from behind 119
Unknown Friction Toss 120
Unknown Everybody's Card 120
Professor Alberti Alberti's Rising Cards hair and wax 121
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin) 122
Unknown Cut Force spectator cuts into break 122
Unknown Opening a Sealed Pack 124
Unknown, Prof. M. Verbeck "Stop!" "Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person my select"
three-way or two-way forcing pack
Unknown The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap one ahead 127
Professor Hoffmann Thought Anticipated general thoughts on the plot 128
Unknown A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found 129
Unknown Classic Pass False Cut handling 2 130
Unknown To Invite a Person secretly to Think of a Card, and before such Card is named to pick it out of the Pack 130
Unknown Drawing off the Table Edge Switch 131
Unknown A Card having been Thought of by one Spectator, to offer the Pack to another, and cause him to draw the same Card psychological force & out 132
Unknown Card to Pocket as Out for Classic Force 133
Unknown Thought Doubly Anticipated "To Place a Card Thought of by one Person at such Position in the Pack as another Person shall mentally Select"
psychological force & position 7 with outs
Professor Hoffmann Card tricks with Apparatus, or requiring Special Cards introduction 136
Unknown The Transforming Sevens divided cards 137
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" 140
Unknown On Splitting brief, see also footnote on page 143 140
Unknown The Four Queens changed to Kings queens under hat transpose with kings on deck, double facers 142
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve 144
Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions 148
Unknown Card-Boxes No. 1
No. 2
No. 3
No. 4: "Card-and-Bird" Box
No. 5
No. 6: Bland's Brass Card-box
No. 7: The Card-Drawer
No. 8: The Double Card-Drawer
Unknown Black Backed Card 152
Unknown The Card Table round small tray 158
Unknown Two Drawn Cards, placed in different Boxes, made to Change Places at Command 159
Professor Hoffmann A Drawn Card, placed in a Closed Box, made to Fly back to the Pack, while Another takes its Place in the Box including Another Method 160
Unknown The Torn-Card Trick torn corner, then complete restoration, card box prop 163
Unknown The Mechanical "Torn Card" last corner visibly restores 166
Unknown Jumping Cards "To Make Selected Cards Jump out of the Pack"
king of mechanical houlette
Eugene Bosco The Sand Frame 171
Professor Field Professor Field's Card Frame pieces shot with pistol on the frame 172
Unknown Conjurers' Pistols two models 174
Unknown The Magic Sword "A Chosen Card Caught on the Point of a Sword" 175
Unknown A Card caught on the End of a Walking-Stick 178
Unknown The Magic Mirror deck laid on mirror, name appears on mirror (breathing glass), mirror turned, only selection sticks to mirror 179
Unknown Iron Foil Card magnetic application 181
Unknown The Charmed Bullet and the Black Cloth Target nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection 182
Unknown The China Plate and Flying Cards deck laid on plate, selections fly out horizontallyRelated to 185
Bland The Card-Catching Plate four cards appear attached to rim of plate when deck is thrown at it 187
Unknown A Card found in a Cigar 189
Unknown A Card found in a Candle two methods (fake or ordinary candle) 189
Unknown Money-producing Cards from single card, then more coins from deck 191
Unknown Finger Palm brief 192
Unknown Classic Palm brief 192
Unknown Hollow Deck Shell to produce coins, see also page 194 for other model 193
Unknown A Pack of Cards changed to a Handkerchief handkerchief and cards in leather case change places 194
Unknown Hollow Deck Shell for handkerchief 195
Unknown The Black Velvet Banner three cards are shot with pistol on velvet cloth, they appear stuck on it, flap silk 196
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards three cards selected, which are then multiplied (e.g. a dozen aces of hearts), then all duplicates vanished 198
Professor Hoffmann Deck Pull 199
Unknown The Magic Star and Cabalistic Pointer six cards in star configuration, an arrow pivots and stops at selections 201
Professor Hoffmann Conjurers' Tables - Pistons 204
Unknown The Fairy Star five cards lost and found, then teared up and put in pistol and shot on star configuration apparatus where they appear on its five points 206
Unknown Multiple Selection Routine five cards in five different ways 206
Unknown The Cabalistic Star five cards appear on points of star apparatus 210
Unknown The Rising Cards (La Houlette) various thread methods (including "Sand Riser"), routine and pseudo-mistakes 211
Unknown The Crystal Houlette requiring prepared wand 219
Bland The Wonderful Fan and Enchanted Card card is shot on lady's fan with pistol, fan opens and card appears on it 223
Unknown Folding Card acrobatic type 223
Unknown The Card and Smoke Trick borrowed handkerchief on glass, card fired with pistol and pips appear on handkerchief, also smoke appears in glass
variation in which blank card in glass becomes printed
Related to 225
Unknown Card Stamp 226
Unknown The Cascade of Cards card fountain with or without special apparatus 228
Professor Hoffmann The "Sensation" Card Trick "An Experiment in Thought-reading"
three cards thought of, performer divines writes them on slips of paper, spectators remove their cards and the vanish from "card table" and reappear in deck
Unknown Billet Index 232
Unknown The Crystal Frame "For the Production of a Card" 237
Unknown The Black Velvet Frame "For the Production of a Card" 238
Unknown The Card in the Candle card appears on top of candle 239
Unknown, Bland The Card Bouquet five cards are destroyed and shot on a fake flower bouquet, they appear around the bouquet, some reverse and one has a corner missing which is visibly restored, very mechanical apparatus 241