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.
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