One of the best ‘classic’ magic books is ‘Modern Magic Manual’ by Jean Hugard. Yes, that’s the same guy responsible for Royal Road to Card Magic and Expert Card Technique.
In Modern Magic Manual, you’ll discover great effects across all genres of magic. Not just cards and coins, but a wealth of material on watches, rings, eggs, silks, and more!
Anyway, this book is a genuine ‘gem’ that you can read online using the awesome power of the Public Domain. Click here to read:
Remember, this is the guy that launched the careers of hundreds of working pros today…so if i were you I’d be eagerly consuming every piece of his work you can get your hands on.