26 Free Jean Hugard Books Online For Magic Trick Collectors

This is the only place you can get twenty-six (26) free Jean Hugard books online, without registration, install any software or upload any document in exchange for the book.

This is the real deal.

It is no legerdemain or trickery (no pun intended).

All the links here will directly take you to the very websites where the FREE Jean Hugard e-books are readily available (unless the free books have been removed for whatever reason).

At the time of publishing of this blog post, all the links are working fine.

I have taken the time and effort to seek out more than one source for each book of magic tricks , if I can locate them.

free Jean Hugard books online


Note: Don’t be tricked by all those dodgy websites which claimed to offer free magic books.

Those sites include: Academia.edu, Pinterest, dubious sites and fake forums (particularly those with Russia top-level domain, .ru).


Before you get to the really FREE magic books by Jean Hugard, let’s check out a brief story of Australian professional magician.

Jean Hugard magician

Jean Hugard (actual name John Gerard Rodney Boyce) was one of the world’s great stage magicians of his time.

During his career, Hugard used various stage names, which include: “Oscar Kellmann”, “Jean Hugarde”, and “Chin Sung Loo” (陳生流).

Ching Sung Loo Jean Hugard Stage Name


Do not be confused with Jean Hugard’s “Ching Sung Loo” with the other two similar-sounding Oriental names: “Chung Ling Soo” and “Ching Ling Foo“.

They were all well-known stage magicians.

Chung Ling Soo

Ching Ling Soo is the stage-name of American magician William Ellsworth Robinson.

Robinson (Chung Ling Soo) is most known today for his accidental death due to a failed bullet catch trick on March 23, 1918.

Chung Ling Soo Chinese conjurer

Ching Ling Foo

Ching Ling Foo ( (金陵福) is the stage name for an actual Chinese magician Chee Ling Qua(朱連魁).

This Beijing-born magician is said to be the first modern East Asian magician to achieve world fame.

Read this free e-book about the Chinese illusionist Ching Ling Foo who became one of the highest paid and most popular acts in the United States back in his days.

Ching Ling Foo China Magician

Ching Ling Foo: America’s First Chinese Superstar By Samuel D. Porteous
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It was said that Jean Hugard became interested in magic after watching the performance of Austrian Professor Louis Haselmayer aka “Prince of Prestidigitators“.


Louis Haselmayer Magician

Related: You can read more about this great Vienna-born magician of the nineteenth century Professor Louis Haselmayer over here.


Jean Hugard was also inspired by his first book on magic by Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, titled “The Secrets Of Conjuring And Magic” (Les Secrets De La Prestidigitation Et De La Magie).

secrets of conjuring and magic hoffmann

The English translation was translated by Angelo John Lewis, or better known by his pen name “Professor Hoffmann“.


Related: You can get the freeThe Secrets Of Conjuring And Magic” and 15 more books by Professor Hoffman here.


In 1915 Hugard moved to the USA and worked in vaudeville acts from 1916 until 1918.

The Birth Of The Pearl Jean Hugard

One of his popular stage illusion act was called “The Birth Of The Pearl” and notThe Birth Of The Sea Nymph“, which is popularly featured in posters, as the one shown below:

The Birth Of The Sea Nymph Jean Hugard Illusion

One source said it was created by American illusion builder Charles Catulle, who also built the Cremation Illusion prop for Harry Blackstone Sr.

But according to this site, “The Birth Of The Pearl” illusion was built by Phil Davies for Australian illusionist Maurice Rooklyn.

It was much later, he manufactured this illusion for Jean Hugard, who performed it for the rest of his career.

After Jean Hugard retired from performing, he wrote and edited more than 30 magic books.

Jean Hugard The Great

Before you check out the big list of free Jean Hugard books, you should read this 104-page booklet dedicated to this well-known magician.

It is filled with well-wishes, photograph images, tributes, and descriptions of Jean Hugard’s performances, and illustrations.

Hugard The Great Testimonial

Hugard the Great: Jean Hugard Testimonial, Barbizon Plaza Playhouse, April 28, 1945
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Free Jean Hugard Books Online

Below is a big list of free Jean Hugard e-books readily available from the Internet.

All you just click on any of the multiple links and you will receive the free book directly from the site.

You can just view it or download any book of your liking and add to your own collection:

Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks Jean Hugard

The Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks Edited By Jean Hugard
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The Royal Road To Card Magic Jean Hugard Frederick Braue

The Royal Road To Card Magic By Jean Hugard
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Miracle Methods Casting New Light On The Stripper Deck

Miracle Methods: Casting New Light On The Stripper Deck By Jean Hugard And Fred Braue
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Miracle Methods No 1 The Stripper Deck

Miracle Methods No. 1: The Stripper Deck By Jean Hugard And Fred Braue
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Miracle Methods No 2 Miracle Shuffles And Tricks

Miracle Methods No. 2: Miracle Shuffles And Tricks By Jean Hugard And Fred Braue
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Miracle Methods Number 3 Prepared Cards And Accessories Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

Miracle Methods No. 3: Prepared Cards And Accessories By Jean Hugard And Fred Braue
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Show Stoppers With Cards Jean Hugard Fred Braue

Show Stopper With Cards By Jean Hugard And Fred Braue
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Expert Card Techniques Close Up Table Magic Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue

Expert Card Technique: Close-Up Table Magic By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations Series 1-5

Card Manipulations Series: 1-5 By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations No. 1 & 2 Jean Hugard

Card Manipulations Series: 1 & 2 By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations No. 1 By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations No. 2 By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations No. 3 Jean Hugard

Card Manipulations No. 3 By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations No. 4 Jean Hugard

Card Manipulations No. 4 By Jean Hugard
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Card Manipulations No. 5 Jean Hugard

Card Manipulations No. 5 By Jean Hugard
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More Card Manipulations Series 1-4

More Card Manipulations 1-4 By Jean Hugard
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More Card Manipulations Series 2

More Card Manipulations No. 2 By Jean Hugard
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More Card Manipulations Series 3

More Card Manipulations No. 3 By Jean Hugard
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More Card Manipulations Series 4 Jean Hugard

More Card Manipulations No. 4 By Jean Hugard
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Mental Magic With Cards Jean Hugard

Mental Magic With Cards By Jean Hugard
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Thimble Magic Jean Hugard

Thimble Magic By Jean Hugard
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Silken Sorcery Jean Hugard

Silken Sorcery By Jean Hugard By Jean Hugard
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Coin Magic A Complete Manual Of Coin Conjuring

Coin Magic: A Complete Manual Of Coin Conjuring By Jean Hugard
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Money Magic Jean Hugard

Money Magic: A Complete Manual Of The Manipulation Of Paper Money By Jean Hugard
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Modern Magic Manual Jean Hugard

Modern Magic Manual By Jean Hugard
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Magic Annual For 1937 Jean Hugard

The Magic Annual For 1937: Magic And Illusion By Jean Hugard
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Close-Up Magic For The Nightclub Magician

Close-up Magic For The Night Club Magician By Jean Hugard
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Hugard's Magic Monthly Jean Hugard

Hugard’s Magic Monthly June 1956 – April 1957 By Jean Hugard
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Magic Without Apparatus Camille Gaultier Jean Hugard

Magic Without Apparatus: A Treatise On The Principles, Old And New, Of Sleight-Of-Hand With Cards, Coins, Billiard Balls, And Thimbles By Camille Gaultier, Translated By Jean Hugard
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*This is a must have magic book for anyone who is interested in the art of magic tricks.


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