"Hocus Pocus, jr. Anatomie of Ledgerdemain" Magic E-Book Facsimilie of 1634 Edition
DO YOU WANT ACTUAL RENAISSANCE EFFECTS IN YOUR ACT? THEN LOOK AT THIS E-BOOK!
HOCUS POCUS, JR.
THE ANATOMIE OF LEGERDEMAIN
The Art of Iuggling fet forth in his proper colours, fully, plainely, and exactly, fo that an ignrant perfon may thereby learne the full perfection of the fame, after a little practife.
Vnto each Tricke is added the figure, where it is needfull for inftruction.
Edited & compiled by Stuart Joseph, known as The Great Scot, Bardic Magician.
A FACSIMILE E-BOOK EDITION OF THE THIRD MAGIC BOOK THAT WAS WRITTEN IN ENGLISH IN 1634.
This is the Third Book written in English that explains how Magic Tricks are done. Book
Number two was "The Art of Iuggling" (Juggling) written by S.A. Rid in 1612 which
plagerised "The Discoverie of Witchcraft" of 1584, which is also available as an e-book
from us, check out our e-books page.
I felt that Hocus Pocus, jr. was a better choice for our second e-book because it is a
better instruction manual, it is illustrated (Rid isn't), and since we had already published "The Discoverie of Witchcraft," the material in that book had been covered.
Our E-Books are ideal for magicians that are doing Renaissance Faires, re-enactments for the 18th Century, the 19th Century, the 20th Century and modern magicians, or any magician that wants to add something new (even if it is old) with a lot of impact on their audience.
WHAT IS HOCUS POCUS, jr.?
Written by an anonymous author in 1634, Hocus Pocus, jr. was his pseudonym. The actual title was "The Anatomie of Legerdemain."
Since Hocus Pocus, jr appeared over the title and dwarfed it, the book became known
as Hocus Pocus, jr.
Hocus Pocus, jr. teaches the magic that was being done when it was written in 1534 and
includes subjects such as sleight-of-hand, special equipment, or the use of
confederates, techniques still used by magicians today.
PERFECT FOR HISTORICAL MAGICIANS,
INVALUABLE FOR ANY CONJUROR,
A GREAT RESEARCH TOOL
A superb research tool for historical magicians that are doing Renaissance Faires,
re-enactments for the 18th Century, and the 19th Century.
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT
This book is invaluable for any magician as a number of the tricks are still performed
today, or if you want to find something that is so old it will appear new, this e-book will do the trick.
WHY DO YOU PUBLISH THESE E-BOOKS?
I do a lot of Renaissance Faires, re-enactments, and historical sites.
I am concerned about authenticity in my act, so I have researched books that have the
resources to help me achieve that goal.
I decided that if I found them useful, others would also, and that was why I started
publishing the E-Books.
There might be some tricks in Hocus Pocus, jr. that should not be done under any
circumstances, they might be too dangerous to people or animals. The book could be
used as a way to learn tricks, as the instructions explain them and there are
illustrations, however, you might find it easier to use more modern books, videos, or
DVDs to learn the tricks.
The book is the same as when it was printed and contains period words, phrases,
spellings, and printing, but genrally the meaning is clear.
For example, here is the title additon in modern English:
The Art of Juggling set forth in his proper colours, fully, plainly, and exactly, so that an ignrant person may thereby learne the full perfection of the same, after a little practice.
Unto each Tricke is added the figure (picture), where it is needfull (needed) for
Hocus Pocus, jr. will tell you what type of magic was being done in Renaissance
England (and presumably elsewhere) at the time of Charles I, how it was done, the
patter for the routine, and the pictures show us what types of props a magician in the
first half of the 17th Century was using.
DEVELOP A PERIOD ACT
If you want to have an authentic routine using period props, this book will show you the way- in fact, The Great Scot based the period leather cups and balls sets he produces
upon the pictures in Hocus Pocus, jr.
HOCUS POCUS, jr. MAGIC TRICKS FIT ANY TIME PERIOD
Whether or not you do Renaissance Magic, the tricks fit a number of time periods. They
still fool people, which is why they keep getting published and can be used in your act
without any problems.
READ IT NOW WITH CONVENIENT AND INSTANT DOWNLOAD
Since this is an e-book, it can be downloaded as soon as you pay for it, stored on your
computer or taken with you if you are on the road.
USE ON ANY COMPUTER, PDA, AND SOME NOKIA DEVICES
This book is written in PDF format, so it works on a PC, a Mac, Palm, Pocket PC, or
Nokia Communicator 9500 devices. You will need a PDF Reader to view it, the most
common is Adobe Reader. There is a version for each of the computers, PDA's, or Nokia
that I listed. Adobe Reader comes with most computers but is a FREE download from the
Adobe website: www.adobe.com
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GETTING THIS E-BOOK?
# The Third English Book concerned with how-to do magic
# Period Magicians can use it for research
# 17th Century Magic Reference: type of magic, how to do it
# 17th Century patter for routines
# Illustrations of props
# Illustrations on how to do the tricks
# Non-period Magicians can get ideas for new (old) tricks to add to their act
# E-Book can be read on PC's, Macs, PDAS, Nokia Communicator 9500 Devices
# No Waiting! This E-book can be downloaded as soon as payment is received.
# This E-book can be downloaded anywhere in the world without paying duty
NO SHIPPING CHARGES OR ADMINISTRATIVE FEES,
IMMEDIATE ONLINE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE!
Since the e-book will be delivered electronically, there are no shipping charges, not even an administrative fee like other e-book sellers.
The E-Books are delivered electronically anywhere in the world,
so if you have access to a computer, you will get them as soon as you pay for them
without waiting for the mail or paying duty if you are outside the United States.
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HOW MUCH DOES HOCUS POCUS COST?
Since E-Books don't require printing or binding, they cost a lot less than a hard copy. It also means that we can publish books that do not have a broad appeal to the public and
still bring books to the people that want them.
More importantly, ask yourself :
How much would it be worth to me to add new effects to my show or make it more authentic?
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