On-line index compiled by Dennis Michael; Edited by Phineas Spellbinder

**Lessons in
Volume 1**

Lesson # - Page # | Brief Description | Category 1 | Category 2 | Inventor |

History of Magic |
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Lesson-01-21 | History of Magic | |||

Lesson-01-21 | Magicians in the Bible, Zoroaster, Merlin, Alchemy, etc. | |||

Magic
as a Science |
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Lesson-02-45 | Magic as a Science. (Principles of magic) | |||

Lesson-02-45 | Professional Attitude, performing, practicing, misdirection, etc. | |||

Sleight of Hand With Coins |
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Lesson-03-64 | Sleight of Hand with Coins (Palms, Holds, Vanishes, Aquitments) | Coin | ||

Lesson-03-64 | Palming Used in Coin Sleights | Coin | ||

Lesson-03-67 | Holds Used in Coin Sleights | Coin | ||

Lesson-03-68 | Manipulative Methods for Vanishing a Coin | Coin | ||

Lesson-03-74 | Tarbell's Improved Le Tourniquet Vanish | Coin | Harlan Tarbell | |

Lesson-03-74 | Le Paul's Improved Le Tourniquet Vanish | Coin | Paul LePaul | |

Lesson-03-77 | Berg's Thumb Coin Vanish | Coin | Joe Berg | |

Lesson-03-82 | To Get Rid of a Coin After Vanishing It in Hand | Coin | ||

Coin
Tricks |
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Lesson-04-85 | Coin Tricks | |||

Lesson-04-85 | The Dissolving Coin: A marked coin vanishes when dropped in water glass. | Coin | ||

Lesson-04-88 | Vanishing Coin in Handkerchief: A coin vanishes under a handkerchief | Coin | ||

Lesson-04-90 | Coin through Handkerchief: a coin penetrates a handkerchief | Coin | ||

Lesson-04-92 | Copper Or Silver Penetration: Two coins wrapped in a handkerchief, selected coin penetrates | Coin | ||

Lesson-04-94 | Pencil Coin Vanish and Reappearance. Coin vanishes and reappears using pencil wand | Coin | James Herpick | |

More
Coin Tricks |
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Lesson-05-97 | More Coin Tricks | |||

Lesson-05-97 | Joe Berg's Miracle Coin Vanish: Coins wrapped in a handkerchief vanishes and reappears | Coin | Joe Berg | |

Lesson-05-100 | Coin, Envelope, and Handkerchief: Marked coin transposes from envelope to knotted handkerchief | Coin | ||

Lesson-05-103 | Vanishing a Coin by Wrapping It In a Piece Of Paper | Coin | ||

Lesson-05-105 | Homing Coins: A money tray miracle. | Coin | David Devante | |

Lesson-05-111 | Invisible Money Transit: As above | Coin | ||

Lesson-05-115 | Multiplying Money Tray | Coin | ||

The
Thumb Tip |
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Lesson-06-118 | The Thumb Tip | |||

Lesson-06-118 | Mystery of The Burning Cigarette: Lit cigarette dropped in handkerchief without harm. | Thumb Tip | ||

Lesson-06-121 | The Asbestos Palm: Lit cigarette vanishes in magician's hand | Thumb Tip | ||

Lesson-06-122 | Burning a Borrowed Handkerchief: Borrowed handkerchief is set on fire and yet remains undamaged. | Thumb Tip | ||

Lesson-06-125 | Enchanted Paper: lit paper. | Thumb Tip | ||

Lesson-06-128 | A Comedy Interlude | Thumb Tip | ||

Lesson-06-129 | The Passe - Passe Salt: Salt disappears from left hand, poured from right | Thumb Tip | ||

Impromptu
Tricks |
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Lesson-07-131 | Impromptu Tricks | |||

Lesson-07-131 | The Penetrating Ring: rubber band trick | Impromptu | ||

Lesson-07-134 | The Jumping Rubber Band: A rubber band jumps from fingers to fingers | Impromptu | Theo Bamberg | |

Lesson-07-137 | Metal Ring on a String: Solid ring removed from string whose ends are in full view | Impromptu | Rope | |

Lesson-07-140 | Patriotic Rings and String: Selected color ring is removed from rope | Impromptu | Rope | |

Lesson-07-143 | Penetrative Cigar Band: Cigar band removed from rope | Impromptu | Russ Walsh | |

Lesson-07-144 | Vanishing Ring on String: 'Ring' of string is eliminated by magician after spectator fails | Impromptu | Rope | |

Lesson-07-145 | Kellar's Cut and Restored Cord: 30' wrapping cord cut and restored | Impromptu | Rope | Harry Kellar |

Lesson-07-149 | Comedy Version of Germain Cord Effect: | Impromptu | Rope | Karl Germain |

Lesson-07-152 | An Impromptu Cut And Restored Cord Effect | Impromptu | Rope | |

Ball
Tricks |
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Lesson-08-157 | Ball Tricks | Balls | ||

Lesson-08-157 | Cups and Balls: Routine uses three paper coffee cups and sponge rubber balls. Ends with large load revelation. | Balls | ||

Lesson-08-163 | Three Wandering Sponge Balls: standard sponge ball routine | Balls | ||

Lesson-08-170 | Four Traveling Balls: sponge ball routine with hat | Balls | ||

Lesson-08-173 | Patriotic Paper Balls: Three bowls and red, white, and blue balls. | Balls | ||

Mathematical Mysteries |
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Lesson-09-179 | Mathematical Mysteries | |||

Lesson-09-179 | Mystery of The Traveling Numbers: Number prediction | Math | ||

Lesson-09-184 | Spirit Mathematician: Called out numbers sum prediction | Math | ||

Lesson-09-189 | Numbers on the Arm: variation where numbers appear on arm | Math | ||

Lesson-09-189 | Rapid Banking: $1 and a check for $1 exchange places | Math | ||

Effective Card Mysteries |
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Lesson-10-193 | Effective Card Mysteries | Cards | ||

Lesson-10-193 | Rising Card Escape: Card rise from case | Cards | ||

Lesson-10-199 | Sealed Card Mystery: 2 card predict third selected card | Cards | ||

Lesson-10-205 | A Psychological Impossibility: 2 cards selected by 2 spectator, 2nd card turns out to be first | Cards | ||

Lesson-10-208 | Hindu Color Changing Deck: Blue backed deck shown, card removed with red back, entire deck now red! | Cards | ||

Impromptu Card Mysteries |
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Lesson-11-213 | Impromptu Card Mysteries | Impromptu Cards | ||

Lesson-11-213 | Joe Berg's 'Count Down' Card Mystery: Counting revelation | Impromptu Cards | Joe Berg | |

Lesson-11-215 | Tenkai's Reverse Cards Mystery: Cards are reversed but restore themselves | Impromptu Cards | Ishida Tenkai | |

Lesson-11-217 | Royal Card Discovery: card prediction | Impromptu Cards | ||

Lesson-11-219 | Birds of a Feather: Performer and spectator each select card and mix them in deck. The end up together | Impromptu Cards | ||

Lesson-11-221 | Card Appearance at a Selected Number: counting revelation | Impromptu Cards | ||

Lesson-11-223 | Change-About Card: Selected card mixed in deck and jumps to top: fails 3 times, one failed is card. | Impromptu Cards | ||

Lesson-11-225 | Find the Burglar: selected card found between two kings | Impromptu Cards | ...after Jack Merlin | |

Lesson-11-227 | Selected Cards from the Spectator's Pocket | Impromptu Cards | ||

Mental Card Mysteries |
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Lesson-12-229 | Mental Card Mysteries | Mentalism | ||

Lesson-12-229 | Al Baker's 'Twin Soul' Card Prediction: double prediction | Mentalism | Al Baker | |

Lesson-12-232 | Baffling Discovery: One of five card prediction | Mentalism | ||

Lesson-12-236 | Thought Location: Spectator and Magician both select card. Spectator's card ends up in Magician's pocket | Mentalism | ||

Lesson-12-238 | Mystic Card Clock Dial: Clock dial prediction | Mentalism | ||

Lesson-12-241 | Thoughtful Joker: Joker helps find selected cards | Mentalism | ||

Lesson-12-243 | Sense of Touch Discovery: selected cards found inside hat | Mentalism | ||

Lesson-12-245 | Henry Hardin's Cards in Hat Discovery: Cards are named as removed from hat | Mentalism | Henry Hardin | |

Card
Sleights |
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Lesson-13-243 | Card Sleights | |||

Lesson-13-243 | The Pass: Regular, Modern, Side Steal, How to use | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-254 | The False
Shuffle: G.W. Hunter, Wiggle Woggle, Riffle, Top and Bottom Control |
Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-258 | The False Cut: Pack In Hands, Three Way Table Cuts, Four Way Cuts, Card Control | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-262 | The Force: The Classic Force | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-264 | Forcing Decks, Force with Knife, Mathematical Force | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-265 | Forcing Bottom Card | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-266 | Force Behind Performer's Back | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-267 | Circus Trick: trick with a forced card | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-268 | The Riffle Force with prepared/unprepared cards | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-271 | Forcing One of Four Cards on Table (various) | Card Sleights | ||

Lesson-13-273 | Slip of Paper Force | Card Sleights | ||

Novel Card Mysteries |
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Lesson-14-275 | Novel Card Mysteries | |||

Lesson-14-275 | Snap It: Hat is snapped and selected card jumps out | Novel | Comedy | |

Lesson-14-276 | Card and Orange: Selected card found in orange | Novel | Comedy | |

Lesson-14-284 | Devil's Letter: Card not found in banana, but another card changes into it | Novel | Comedy | |

Lesson-14-290 | The Bewitched Banana: Banana cut into selected number of pieces | Novel | Comedy | |

Restoring Torn Papers |
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Lesson-15-297 | Restoring Torn Papers | Novel | Comedy | |

Lesson-15-297 | Chinese Paper Mystery: torn and restored tissue | Novel | Comedy | Harlan Tarbell ... after Ching Ling Foo |

Lesson-15-301 | Wintertime In China: Snowstorm from torn papers (2 versions) | Novel | Comedy | Version 2- Louis Tannen |

Lesson-15-306 | Japanese Torn and Restored Napkins: torn and restored with fake explanation | Novel | Comedy | |

Lesson-15-312 | Hindu Paper Tearing: Torn, burned, and restored | Novel | Comedy | |

Lesson-15-316 | Milady's Parisienne Hat: Torn papers restored into a paper hat | Novel | Comedy | |

Rope and Tape Principle |
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Lesson-16-321 | Rope and Tape Principle | |||

Lesson-16-321 | Coats, Tapes, and Rings: Coat and rings removed from rope | Rope | ||

Lesson-16-329 | Coat, Ropes, and Rings: Similar to above | Rope | ||

Lesson-16-334 | Prisoner's Escape: Rope through neck | Rope | ||

Lesson-16-338 | Magic Orange: Orange falls from tapes into magician's hands. | Rope | John Mulholland & Milton Smith | |

Lesson-16-342 | Walking Through Tapes with another Tapes Release | Rope | ||

Handkerchief
Tricks |
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Lesson-17-345 | Handkerchief Tricks | |||

Lesson-17-345 | The Wandering Handkerchief: Colored handkerchiefs travel from pocket to pocket | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-17-350 | The Silk and The Flame: Silk produced from candle, vanished, and more | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-17-356 | The Candle, The Silk, and The Paper Tube: Another silk and candle routine | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-17-358 | Elusive Silks: change bag routine | Handkerchief | ||

Knotty
Silks |
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Lesson-18-363 | Knotty Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-363 | Instantaneous One-Handed Knot In Handkerchief Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-364 | The Pull-Away Single Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-365 | The Dissolving Single Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-367 | The Speedy Single Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-368 | The Fade-Away Double Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-369 | Nu-Way Double Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-371 | Quick Release Double Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-372 | Leg Tie and Release with Handkerchief Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-374 | The Magical Bow Knot Silks | Handkerchief | G.W. Hunter | |

Lesson-18-375 | Chair Tie and Release with Bow Knot Silks | Handkerchief | ||

Lesson-18-376 | The Educated Knot: a knot slowly unties itself in a silk | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-18-378 | The Sympathetic Silks: Three silks knot/unknot with three others | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-18-382 | Tommy Dowd's Silk Penetration: Handkerchief penetrates rope | Handkerchief | Silks | Tommy Dowd |

Lesson-18-385 | Al Baker's Handkerchief through the Arm | Handkerchief | Silks | Al Baker |

Lesson-18-386 | The Phantom Knots: Colored silks tied together and separate | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Eggs
and Silks |
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Lesson-19-389 | Eggs and Silks | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-19-389 | The Egg, the Glass, and The Handkerchief: egg in glass and handkerchief transpose | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-19-394 | Eggs-traordinary Eggs-planation: Silk and egg routine with fake explanation | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-19-399 | Sucker Handkerchief Vanish | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-19-401 | One-Man Handkerchief Vanish: Visible comedy | Handkerchief | Silks | |

Lesson-19-404 | Repeat Handkerchief Vanish: handkerchief changes into lemon | Handkerchief | Silks | Oswald Williams |

The * Tarbell Course in Magic*,
written and illustrated by Harlan Tarbell, edited by Bruce
Elliott, is published by Louis
Tannen, New York, NY, © 1954