Richard Kaufman started writing this book in 1991. Since then, the world has been waiting patiently for this huge tome to be released, and it finally has. It’s 582 pages. It contains over 250,000 words of wisdom. 120 tricks. 120 sleights and techniques. Over 1,400 photographs.
Richard Kaufman said he hopes it will become a bible for any card worker who is interested in learning “the proper way to handle cards." It will show you new ways to do the sleights you thought you knew. The book assumes nothing and is suitable for beginners as well as advanced card workers.
But it’s not just Jennings’ wisdom contained in the book. You also get advice from legends like Vernon, Walton, Elmsley, Marlo, Bruce, Hofzinser and more.
Larry Jennings had incredible skill with a deck of cards, and the title shouldn’t be misunderstood. This is a book full of “basic” card technique, and all major sleights are accompanied by great tricks that make use of what you’re learning. This is a masterclass in how to handle playing cards, Jennings style.
Breaks, Double and Triple Undercut work, Multiple Lifts, packet tricks, Peeks, Overhand Shuffles, Rub a Dub Vanish, Switches, Controls, Biddle work and more are covered in this incredible labor of love.
If you are at all interested in card magic, this book should be in your collection.