Wonderful Routines of Magic, The Second Addendum - Ellison Poland
The first two books were well received and soon went out of print. With the encouragement of several dealers, Wonderful Routines of Magic was reprinted in October of 1992 The author is of the opinion that The Second Addendum is by far the best book of the series.
The effects are mostly cards and coins. There are two standout mental effects and two or three of the card effects can be presented as very strong mental effects. When “Psychic Pulse” was shown and explained to several magicians while on the way home from a convention, they said that it alone was worth the entire convention trip.
It is firmly believed that applications of “Slough-off Control,” combined with “Slough-off Mathematics” can revolutionize one facet of card magic. If these two concepts are combined with John Quine's handling of his “Quine’s Keeper,” even more miracles are possible. See the book The Magic of John Quine for an explanation of his concept.
This book consists of fifty-seven items, only twenty of which are by the author. The other contributors, listed alphabetically are Aaron Black, Tony Boon, Peter Duffie, Steve Hook, Gene Maze, Harry Milliken, Charles Pecor, Steve Pressley, Dan Tong, and Gary Ward. The primary focus is on close-up magic. The Second Addendum is indexed.