Get this free Guy Jarrett stage illusion book now, before it magically disappeared, or rather suddenly removed.
It is titled “Magic And Stage Craft Technical“. (public domain)
It is said that about 500 original copies of this classic magic book were printed entirely by hand by the Guy Jarrett himself.
Jarrett produced each copy of this 106-page book by hand, writing it as he set the type on a small letterpress.
He tried selling his self-published to other magicians at his times for $5 each.
Guy Jarrett even advertised in major magic magazines.
But sadly, there response was poor and he destroyed the remaining copies.
In fact, he gave away copies to magicians he liked.
He even gave a copy of “Magic And Stage Craft Technical” to Henry Ford.
In fact, the free online copy which I am sharing with you here, is taken from Ford Motor Archives.
It has hand-written note addressed to Henry Ford and signed by Guy Jarrett, dated 25 August, 1936.
The note reads:
Hope you will find this book of some interest, the mechanics of the illusions and the optical principals (should be principles) may catch your fancy.
Today this 1936 book is now rare and much sought after by many professional magicians to add to their collections.
For those of you who are into stage illusion acts, then you should know the notorious illusion builder Guy Jarrett.
This accomplished technical magician and inventor was extremely scathing about the deficiencies of his fellow illusionists.
He was very difficult to work with and you would find that he was downright arrogant too.
Read the introduction at the beginning of this book “I Say“, and you know why many of his peers then were not so fond of Jarrett, the stage illusionist.
Jarrett invented the first “Thin Model” of the “Sawing Illusion, “Siamese Cabinet, “Bangkok Bungalow” and the “Jarrett Pedestal”.
The valuable contents of “Magic And Stage Craft Technical” are still relevant today.
Famous illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer also published this book back in 1981, and then included this book in his 2001 edition, “The Complete Jarrett“.
- Check out Jim Steinmeyer’s free card trick called “Nine Card Problem“.
Good news to magic trick fans:
You can get this rare magic book for FREE online.
Free Guy Jarrett Stage Illusion Book
Luckily, you can still find this long-forgotten classic “Magic And Stage Craft Technical” freely available online.
Even though this book is a public domain now, it’s best you have it download for your own keeping.
The free book “Magic And Stage Craft Technical” is over HERE.
* Here are three FREE Jim Steinmeyer books:
“The Last Greatest Magician In The World: Howard Thurston vs. Houdini & The Battles Of The American wizards“
“Hiding The Elephant: How Magicians Invented The Impossible And Learned To Disappear”
“The Secret History Of Magic: The True Story Of The Deceptive Art“