Sol Stone Cover Art
TABLE OF CONTENTS

FOREWORD by Richard Kaufman
PREFACE by Cassidy J. Alexander

INTRODUCTION
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES: 1922 - 1936
PRE-WORLD WAR II: 1936 - 1942
WAR YEARS: 1942 - 1947
BROOKLYN COLLEGE: 1947 - 1957
PRIVATE PRACTICE: 1957 - PRESENT

THEORIES

CARD ROUTINES
Hold My Hand
The Power of ESP
What it Takes to Make it to the Top
Another Man's Game
SS Cards to Pocket

BASIC COIN SLEIGHTS: THE SOL STONE WAY
Fingertip Pinch Grip
Finger Palm and Ramsay Subtlety
The Basic Pivot Vanish
Pivot Transformation
"No Table" Pivot Vanish
Pivot Click Pass
The Simplified Spider Vanish
The Townsend Acquitment Sequence
One-Hand Thumb Palm Turnover Switch
Hot Potato Shuttle Pass
Sol's Spellbound Sequence
The Brush Change (a.k.a. Tumble Switch/Change)

AMAZING PENETRATIONS
The Jarred Coin
Baby Jarred Coin
Sweet and Low
Cointemplate

STRANGE TRANSPOSITIONS
Two-Timing Transpo
The Direct Transposition (Three Handlings)
"I'd Rather Be Rich."

FIFTY-ONE CENTS AND COUNTING
Fifty-One Cent Routine: Original Handling
Another Fifty-One Cent Routine

PSYCHOLOGICAL SPLITS
Coin Fusion
Pulling Silver

SOFT SLEEVING
Basic Soft Sleeve Technique
Soft Sleeve Cover
Soft Sleeve Turnover vanish/Change
One-Hand Spectator Sleeve Change
Soft Sleeve Short Routine

BACK FINGER CLIP: STEP-BY-STEP
The Sol Stone Back Finger Clip
Second and Third Finger Back Clip
Back Clip Recoveries
Back Clip Change Number One
Back Clip Change Number Two
The One-Two-Three Cover
BACK CLIP ROUTINES
The Shrinking Coin
"Right There" Revisited
The Invisible Coin
The Hung Coin
Simple Triple One-Hand Spellbound
Quadruple One-Hand Spellbound:
The Patriotic Poker Chip
Advanced Triple One-Hand Spellbound

TENKAI PENNIES & VARIATIONS
Classic Two-Coin Handling with Back Clip
Tenkai Preliminary: The Malini Routine
One Coin Tenkai

ON THE MISER�S DREAM
Sol's Miser's Dream Sequence
Tenkai's Miser's Dream Move
Back Clip vanish and Production

IMPOSSIBLE LINKS
Linking Links
Ring on Pen ("On Again Off Again")

ODDS AND ENDS
The Ultimate Imp Bottle
Finger through Jacket
The New York Jumping Knot
The Bornstein Floating Bill

TWO CLASSICS
The Chaperone
$1,000 Dice Routine
THE ALEXANDER STUDIO IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE

a Deluxe Limited Edition of

The Essential Sol Stone

For serious collectors, this will be a beautiful edition to your library:

  • Bound in dark red leatherette with gold foil stamping and matching custom slipcase.

  • Limited to only 50 signed and numbered copies - no more!

  • Personally signed by Sol Stone, Stephen Hobbs (author) and Cassidy Alexander (illustrator)

  • Includes a tipped-in color portrait of Sol Stone (from the original pastel)

$115.00 + S/H

***Now shipping - Get yours today while you still can!***

Available exclusively through The Alexander Studio. We take Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or Paypal. Media mail (U.S. only), add $8; Priority (U.S. only), add $21. For other countries S/H, and to order, please contact Cassidy: alexander1975@comcast.net or 630-859-3551.


At long last
, legendary New York magician Sol Stone's best effects have been amassed into a single, hard-bound volume. Here are over 50 of Sol's favorite effects -- including some of his most closely-guarded secrets -- all completely updated and rewritten, with the full routines and Sol's newest improvements. 
The Essential Sol Stone also shares Sol’s life story, from his childlike wonder at experiencing the Thurston show, to his brushes with death in WWII; his use of magic as diplomacy; his years on the faculty of Brooklyn College and his successful private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. Sol’s is the unusual case of a man with a thriving professional career who is also an outstanding magician – not a lightweight, but a true master of the art of entertaining with close-up magic.
 
The book details all of the sleights and subtleties in Sol’s arsenal, clearly and in isolation, thereby streamlining and simplifying the learning process. Magicians of all skill levels can learn from this master of intimate illusion. Written by Stephen Hobbs, Edited by Richard Kaufman, with over 350 crystal-clear illustrations by portrait artist Cassidy J. Alexander, this is a book that will delight performers and collectors alike. 
 
"Sol Stone is one of magic’s greatest treasures." -Richard Kaufman
 
“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
 
“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
Hardcover with dust jacket
$55.00 plus shipping + handling
S/H $4.50 for U.S. media mail. Please email for U.S. Priority mail rates. International customers, please contact me directly for shipping + handling charges for your country. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express by phone, or Paypal online. No checks or money orders, please. To order, contact Cassidy Alexander at: alexander1975@comcast.net or call 630-859-3551. Please include your name and address.