DeLand: Mystery and Madness by Richard Kaufman (Book and Cards) - (GV $12)

DeLand: Mystery and Madness by Richard Kaufman (Book and Cards) - (GV $12)


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Full color

608 pages

Museum quality binding and slipcase

Includes 54 gimmicked cards


The mad genius of card magic, Theodore DeLand, created over 100 tricks between 1904 and 1915. He was famous for his ingenious invention of specially printed gimmicked cards and marked decks, which for the first time allowed everyone to perform amazing tricks with no sleight of hand. He was among the most influential inventors of card magic in the 20th century. DeLand's life has been a mystery for over 100 years, but diligent research has presented famed author Richard Kaufman with the opportunity to reveal DeLand's deepest secrets, which led to his tragic end, in a book that combines magic with biography in a new way. All of DeLand's miracles are presented in this lavish 608-page full-color over-sized volume weighing 10 pounds. A full deck of gimmicked cards printed specially for this book is also included.


Imagine What You Can Do …

• A PLAYING CARD, the Ten of Spades, is held facing the audience. On command,
the pips visually morph into the Ten of Clubs (even the little index corner pips change).
• FOUR CARDS ARE SHOWN and dropped into a borrowed hanky or a woman’s purse. One by one, each card is removed and displayed, then dropped back into the purse, to show four different court cards. The fourth court card is magically waved over the purse. The spectator is invited to look at the other three cards, which she discovers have turned blank.
• A PACKET OF CARDS, the Ace through Ten of Clubs, is freely shown and shuffled. The squared packet is placed face down on the table. The spectator