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Impromptu by Martin Gardner (AKA Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic)

Impromptu by Martin Gardner (AKA Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic)

The greatest collection of small magic ever assembled by legendary thinker and writer Martin Gardner, with thousands of effects, stunts, gags, gimmicks, and more.

864 pages

40-page color section

Completely new layout

More than 1700 effects and stunts

1200 extra items compiled by Gardner

Over 2600 illustrations, including 900 explanatory drawings

Gardner's notes and annotations

40 Gardner letters

Early Gardner magic booklets

Hundreds of vintage illustrations

Interviews with Martin Gardner

Essay on the history of impromptu magic

Spellbinding cover by the legendary STERANKO

New introduction by Gardner

Essays by Teller, John Fisher, and Mark Setteducati

Categorized and indexed for easy access

Printed on luxurious matte-finish acid-free paper

Hardbound and Smyth-sewn


"A really beautiful edition of a book that deserves to be called a classic. So many ideas to challenge and inspire us!"
Eugene Burger

"Martin Gardner was one of magic's greatest prospectors, and this massive book is filled with treasure. Some of that is buried deep. But even if you opt for a cursory excavation, you'll come up with a wealth of ideas - literally more than you can imagine."
Max Maven

$ 150.00