Book by John Lovick and Jean-Pierre Vallarino
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FISM winner Jean-Pierre Vallarino has spent decades creating some of the most poetic, visual, and entertaining close-up magic the world has ever seen. Yet his genius has been sometimes overlooked because his greatest works have never been available in one place. That all changes today with Vallarino, a luxurious, beautiful, oversized, 300+ page hardcover book featuring some of the most incredible close-up magic we’ve ever seen.

This is one of the strongest collections of practical, powerful close-up material ever offered in one book. Especially when you consider that, for the first time, Jean-Pierre is sharing the greatest secrets from his award-winning FISM act—including the opening coin routine and spectacular Ace productions that helped secure his well-deserved award in Micro Magic.

In total, you’ll get more than 60 audience-tested routines that Jean-Pierre has performed around the world for decades. This includes entire chapters dedicated to classic plots from Ace Assemblies to Sandwich Routines, Collectors, and more. You’ll love his “Triple Travel” routine, a similar style effect to Chad Long’s “Back and Forth”, and “Visual Lift,” the perfect finale to any Ambitious Card routine. And his four-coin production from his FISM act needs to be seen to be believed.

Those who enjoy learning original moves will be glad to know that 25 innovative sleights are also included in Vallarino. You’ll get an exclusive look at the proper way to handle his Rumba Count, as well as an in-depth exploration of Vallarino’s iconic tabled shuffle work, his unique and practical palming techniques and so much more.

Vallarino is our most lavishly-photographed book to date, featuring more than two thousand photographs expertly taken by Sophie Duval. Combined with superb descriptions from one of our favorite writers, the extremely talented John Lovick, it is a true delight to read.

Exclusive Bonus

As a special bonus only available to those who purchase through Vanishing Inc., you’ll also receive access exclusive performance videos of Vallarino himself performing everything from the book. They’ll be added directly to your Vanishing Inc. account.

There’s not another book we can think of that contains so much visual, amazing coin and card magic. Vallarino will keep you busy for years. We’re so honored for the chance to help cement the legacy of this legendary magician.

Contents of Vallarino

  • Foreword (Jean-Pierre Vallarino)
  • Introduction (Carlos Vaquera)

Sleights, The Vallarino Way

  • Rumba Count
  • Hypnotic Rumba Count
  • Elmsley Count Variations
  • Vallarino’s Count
  • Ping Pong
  • Optical Center Steal
  • Revolutionary Control
  • Staircase Multiple Shift
  • Four-Card Add-On
  • Vallarino’s L.M.
  • False Spread-Shuffle
  • The Vallarino Force
  • Jump Change
  • Italian Palm
  • Cascade Four-Card Control and Palm
  • Ribbon Spread Palm
  • Top Palm
  • Bottom-Palm Subtleties
  • Lateral Bottom Steal
  • Quick Palm and Perhaps a Switch
  • Come Back
  • Three Color Changes
  • Vallarino’s Strip-Out
  • Vallarino’s Strip-Up
  • J.P. Spread Pass

Ace Assemblies

  • Ultimate MacDonald’s Aces
  • Vallarino’s Leader Aces
  • Neutrino Aces
  • Four Jacks Squared
  • Progressive Aces
  • Believe It or Not

Sandwich Tricks

  • Falling Sandwich
  • Flying Sandwich
  • Automatic Sandwich
  • Sandwich Retention
  • Transpo Sandwich
  • Triple Sandwich

Packet Transpositions

  • Fast Four Transpo
  • Jump Transpo
  • Wall Aces
  • Left or Right

Spectator Cuts to the Aces

  • Spectator Cuts to the Aces 1
  • Spectator Cuts to the Aces 2


  • Coincidence
  • The Thinking Card

Ace Productions

  • FISM Aces
  • Crossed Arms
  • Flower Ace Production
  • Slide Jumping Ace Production
  • Iris Ace Production
  • Wrist Production
  • Surprising
  • Flying Production
  • Reality or Fiction
  • Four Cuts, Four Aces

Triumph Variations

  • Aces Triumph
  • A Royal Triumph
  • Color Shuffle
  • Mystery Card Routines
  • Nonsense
  • Dream Wonder

Collectors Routines

  • Collectors
  • Fast Collectors

Miscellaneous Card Tricks

  • Ultimate Wild Card
  • Reset
  • Strong
  • Shortcut
  • English Poker
  • Trio
  • Bluff
  • Card or Money
  • Cost $4
  • Magic Wallet
  • Vallarino’s Ambitious Card
  • Visual Lift
  • Surprise Double Inversion
  • Vallarino’s Pocket
  • Pocket Transpo
  • Vallarino’s Everywhere and Nowhere
  • In Memory of Geoff Latta
  • Triple Travel
  • New Traveling Aces

Coin Magic

  • Mirage
  • Diagonal Coin Assembly
  • Reverse Coin Assembly
  • J.P. Coin Assembly
  • Blow Coin Assembly
  • Rub Plus

320 Pages | Hardback | 8.5in x 11in

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Customer reviews for Vallarino



Vallarino's Wild Card truly deserves the moniker "Ultimate" - beautiful, baffling, and most importantly, entertaining. His rumba count and varied methods of transforming the cards are a revelation. Thank you, Josh and Andy for your hard work in capturing this artist's work and methods for posterity.

VI Monthly


A beautiful book gorgeous cover filled with practical magic beautifully filled with wonder photographs by Sophie Duvall that are tied to the clear descriptions by John Lovick given in the explanations. I’m so glad I purchased this immediately and am looking forward to the videos that go with the purchase. For me it is a must have book. It will provide me with many useable routines.








This monumental volume contains secrets to some of the most beautiful card and coin magic from a French Maestro and FISM winner - JP Vallarino. The luscious routines are revealed through gorgeous color photographs and lucid descriptions. The card magic is simply amazing. The treasure trove of included videos provide supplementary demonstrations worth the price of admission. One of the best magic purchases I made from Vanishing Inc over the past two years.



This book is a absolute gold mine. The pictures are beautiful, it’s very well written and easy to comprehend. I got my copy during a snow storm, I said to myself I’m just going to take a quick peek because I had a ton of stuff to do….yup, that quick peek turned into about 4 hours. This book is impossible to put down. I’m extremely satisfied with this book it’s amazing.



Best book you can buy. It is worth every penny!









VI Monthly


It would not be an exaggeration or misplaced analysis to think that the Vallarino book is the ultimate card magic book...or at least in the top five card magic books ever conceived and published.ever published Material-wise, the book covers Vallarino's greatest secrets from his award-winning FISM act, 60 audience-tested routines and 25 innovative sleights.

In addition, the books is GORGEOUSLY produced with with over two THOUSAND color photographs and great written descriptions off the aforesaid...and bound in a massive high quality book binding that will endure and that will standout amongst the many books that might be in you magic library. The book is a true pleasure to hold, to read and to reflect upon.

The icing on the cake is the fact that EXCLUSIVE to purchases of the book directly FROM Vanishing Inc. Magic will include videos of Vallarino himself performing all of the routines and sleights taught in the book. This bonus is unavailable and IS not included with purchases of the book from any other source.

I am truly excited as I begin delving into the many secrets that are generously and professionally taught in this book. A quiet evening, cups of freshly brewed coffee...Mozart music VERY softly playing in the background...and Vallarino instructing and revealing some of his prized card magic secrets...WOW! It does not get any better than this.

Top drawer quality and value in every respect. Josh and Andi...."You did good"!



After seeing the champagne act many years ago and learning his wild card routines I always loved the elegance of his handling of cards…. It’s like poetry and this book is simply beautiful, the pages stay open easily and it’s nice easy to read print and captures his magic beautifully….. highly recommended and the videos alone are fantastic he’s getter older but he still has a beautiful elegance to his card handling …… so far it’s book of the year!





Beautifully printed! Very well illustrated!
The variety of effects is amazing.
You will want this book.



Beautiful book ! I’ve flicked through it and studied the Rumba count which is a great sleight, the effects look amazing and the pictures are great, can’t wait to get my head into this !
This book I feel is worth every penny !
I think I will be a master after reading this

VI Monthly


The book is amazing, the effects are mind blowing and the photos and videos really help the learning experience. Although there are only a few coin routines they are incredibly strong and visually impressive! I recommend this book for the advanced amateur and all the way to the professional who wants to study terrific card and coin magic!



Great content, pictures and book binding. Quality all around !


Community questions about Vallarino

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  • Juha-Matti asks: What year did Vallarino won Fism as stated in advertising? He was 3rd in 1991 but never won to my knowledge? Also if his FISM act is in the book "first time" what happened to Champagne video that explained the whole act +20 years ago?

    • 1. Jon answers: In general, anyone who places at FISM is a winner (First place winner, Second place winner, Third place winner). The copy says "FISM winner", so this correct.
    • 2. Mathieu answers: The Champagne Act was explained in a video a long time ago indeed. It is the first appearance in a book form.
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  • Dennis asks: Will there be any video supplement?

    • 1. Jim answers: There already is.
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  • Peter asks: You say we will get “exclusive performance videos of Vallarino himself performing everything from the book”. Two questions: 1.when you say ‘exclusive’ do you mean these performances have never been seen before? What do you mean by exclusive? 2. Likewise, when you say “everything from the book”, do you mean everything? I count 88 routines. You are saying that they are 88 videos, correct?

    • 1. Jon answers: I can answer question one: "exclusive" in this case means if you buy the book from VI you'll get the videos, otherwise you won't.
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  • john asks: These are online videos, not DVDs … right?

    • 1. Francesco answers: Correct, they get added to your VI account. Says it above.
    • 2. Chris answers: I'll note that the videos are downloadable if you want to burn them to DVD or just have them on your HD for quick access.
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  • Roger asks: Is this a book for those with advanced sleight of hand skills or will it appeal to all levels of cardistry?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There are tricks and moves to suit most skillsets. From easier slights, through to complex routines.
  • Hicham asks: Is it a translation of Vallarino's french book "Melodies", or is it completely different material?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This is a different book with newer material, as well as material that has not been published before.
  • Roberto asks: Is the material in this book suited more for the magician who performs seated at a table?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There is material for both seated & standing performances
  • Harry asks: is the champagne production in this book?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's not. The full contents are listed above. Hope that helps.
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