For over 30 years Mark Leveridge has gradually been creating a portfolio of card effects and routines where the accent is on practicality and entertainment value. In the first of four projected volumes The Collected Card Magic of Mark Leveridge - Volume 1 offers the reader 15 commercial effects, all of which should be within the capabilities of everyone except the total beginner.
Instead of padding out this book with minor technical variations, or with descriptions of esoteric card sleights and moves, Mark has chosen to provide a range of varied, interesting and above all individual tricks which will delight anyone who is looking for card tricks to actually perform for real.
While most of the material is designed for close up, there are also included some routines for the stand up performer. The contents are:
I'm Surprised You Didn't Notice, Name Dropper, Switchback, Give Me A Number, Instant Card Reversal, The Unprint Button, Cards On Parade, My Card Transpo, New Aces Through Newspaper, The Thought Indicator Cards, Spin Out, Pacey Aces, Three Card Tricky, Ultimate Jumbo Stretch and Brainstormer.
This Collection provides a wonderful way to get your hands on Mark's card effects from the past right up to the present, and the complete set will assemble all of his best card material in the one place. Some of the effects included are still sold as stand alone products, which makes the book extremely good value.
The book is A5 perfect bound, runs to 70 pages and is illustrated with a combination of line drawings and black and white photographs.