The best effects from legendary underground magician Sol Stone have finally been compiled into one single book. Learn from a master of his craft that influenced a generation of sleight of hand artists and coin magicians.
"Sol Stone has 'the touch.' He manages to find the most subtle, deceptive, and direct way to create the impression of real magic. Lovers of pure magic will be delighted that his work is now available in this beautifully written and illustrated book."John Carney
Essential Sol Stone is bursting with more than 50 of Sol's favorite routines—including some of his most closely-guarded secrets. Each one features the full routine that has been rewritten and updated with improvements Sol discovered over the years.
Within these pages, you'll also find Sol's life story, from his childlike wonder at experiencing the Thurston magic show, to his brushes with death in World War II; his use of magic as diplomacy; his years on the faculty of Brooklyn College and his successful private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. You'll love learning how Sol managed to be an outstanding magician, while also maintaining a thriving professional career.
Within Essential Sol Stone, the effects have been broken down to show all the sleights and subtleties. There are more than 350+ crystal-clear illustrations. The learning process has been streamlined and simplified to ensure magicians of all skill levels can learn from this book.
As a special bonus, this book also includes Sol Stone's first, and little known, book —Patter Punches—that was first published in 1947. This bonus section includes 400+ jokes and one-liners covering 40 subjects.
"Sol Stone is one of magic's greatest treasures." Richard Kaufman
"If it is from Sol Stone's mind it will be great for your hands!" Harry Lorayne
"Sol Stone creates intimate miracles that are casual yet devastating. I wish I was more like Sol. After mastering the magic in this book maybe I will be. Highly recommended!" Meir Yedid
"Sol Stone was an amazing magician with a storied history. He was a great friend and mentor to all the young magicians growing up around the New York magic scene, including myself. His amazing contributions to the classic book Coinmagic pale with respect to the solid material contained within the Essential Sol Stone. The key word is ESSENTIAL. Get this book!" Dr. Michael Rubinstein
"I've been both honored and privileged to have Sol Stone as a friend. Through Sol's inspiration and his guidance I definitely became a better coin magician! Thanx Sol... I miss you!" Michael Gallo
Softcover (6in x 9in)
Written by Stephen Hobbs
Edited by Richard Kaufman
illustrations by Cassidy J. Alexander
Published by Meir Yedid Magic