645 entries in Book / Book Test / Routines
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die magische Einwirkung No. 7, card chosen and pushed into book, card and page predicted
1895 95
Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page
1900 120
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Bibliothek deutscher Poesie - Der Intelligenz gewidmet "Vorträge von J. N. Hofzinser"
patter for book test
Nov. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 11)
166
John Nevil Maskelyne, Professor Hoffmann The Great Dictionary Trick word appears on arm
Related to 1903 490
Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force page
Related to May 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5)
78
Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches part two
Related to June 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6)
95
The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word
Also published here 1911 598
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 600
The Great Book Mystery spectator choses page and word, some calculations are done with page number and word position, then performer finds word
Also published here 1911 51
J. Holt Schooling Number & Word Divination after some calculation
1911 53
Charles T. Jordan The Book Mystery No. 10, page selected with knife stab, word counted to according to time on watch, word predicted, this book is a forcing book in which the fourteenth word on every page is "magician"
Also published here 1920 22
Edward Bagshawe A Dark Deception paper in envelope, tumbler of ink, ink vanishes gradually, word chosen from dictionary appears as white writing in ink blob on paper
1924 63
Tom Sellers The Book Test word index
1927 17
Oswald Rae A Novel Book Test page selected and line chosen by the aid of playing cards, line from page appears on blank card sealed in envelope
Also published here
  • "A Novel Book Test" in "The Sphinx"
1930 53
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Erraten einer bestimmten Buchstelle book test with medium in other room, using cards
1930 50
Theodore Annemann The Demon-Yogi-Goblin Book Test page determined with cards
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 2)
8
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 1934 6
Theodore Annemann A Rule of the Thumb book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1934 8
Theodore Annemann Despair of the Devil impromptu, with medium
1934 39
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards
1935 18
Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
1935 18
Doc Mifflin Again a Prediction word chosen with deck of cards
Jan. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 16)
78
Theodore Annemann Edge Code hidden message on edge of deck as cue sheet
Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
103
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book see page 172 for variation by Frederick F. Clark
Also published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
135
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
157
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1937 135
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number, 14/15 stack
Related to 1937 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 223
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
VariationsAlso published here May 1937
The Jinx (Issue 32)
207
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here June 1937
The Jinx (Issue 33)
211
Theodore Annemann The Oss of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force
Variations 1937
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1937)
224
Jean Hugard The Dictionary Trick
1938 887
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
Also published here 1938
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938)
322
Peter Warlock The Satchel book test with slates
Also published here 1939
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1939)
414
Kent Arthur Right Number person in book selected, someone phoned who names this name
Variations July 1939
The Jinx (Issue 58)
421
David P. Abbott Abbott's Book Test
Also published here July 1939
The Jinx (Issue 58)
422
Jack Vosburgh Words homonyms principle
Variations 1940
The Jinx (Issue 119)
699
Eddie Joseph The E. Jay Book Test coin placed inside book by spectator to select page
1940 ca. 12
Sid Lorraine Idea of 40,000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941
The Jinx (Issue 131)
751
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here Aug. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 145)
813
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
880
Theodore Annemann Stunner No. 5 book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1941 3
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 6 medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 4
Tom Sellers Dictionary Test using cards with page numbers
1942 5
Tom Sellers Word Magic book changes into long paper with word
1942 12
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Book Test using playing cards for word selection
1942 14
Bruce Elliott, Theodore Annemann Biblio Thot no force, based on an Annemann Magazine Test
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 34)
139
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Primapara with cards
Nov. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 47)
194
William S. Houghton "Blue Pencil" Book Test spectator opens book behind back near center and makes a cross on the page, another spectator finds that cross and performer divines the word that is closest
1943 17
William S. Houghton Book Test With Playing Card card inserted into book and book opened at that page, card's value then used to count to a word, no card already in book
  • Variation
1943 28
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined
Also published here Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 73)
296
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards
Also published here 1944 3
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
Also published here 1944 65
Theodore Annemann The Yogi Book Test three books, page determined with cards
Also published here 1944 66
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test blindfolded medium divines chosen word from a book
Also published here 1944 68
Theodore Annemann Dice and a Book using dice to select page, with variation by F. Clark
Also published here 1944 71
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
Also published here 1944 72
Jack Vosburgh Monks Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number, with slates
Also published here 1944 73
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
Also published here 1944 78
Eddie Clever The Jaipur Jinnee method for forcing a page, mechanical way of changing position of ribbon between pages
Also published here 1944 81
Sid Lorraine 40.000 Words dictionary test, hole in book
Also published here 1944 83
Otis Manning Another Dictionary Effect paper placed in breast pocket, slit in coat
Also published here 1944 85
David P. Abbott David P. Abbott's Book Test
Also published here 1944 87
Peter Warlock The Schoolbag book test with slates
Also published here 1944 216
Theodore Annemann Like An Open Book No. 5, book or magazine test with assistent or medium, information secretly written on magazine with nail writer
Also published here 1944 13
Franklin M. Chapman Word For Word No. 6, medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Also published here 1944 14
Dr. Edward G. Ervin Easy Mark No. 7, book test, assistent divines word, secretly marking word and page with nail writer
1944 15
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition force and miscalling a page number
Also published here 1945 192
John Hamilton Hamilton's Hoax! four cards are thrown into a book on different places, performer names page number and cards, svengali book
Oct. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 93)
378
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christopher's Column several ideas on book tests
  • Best seller book test
  • Bold Book Test
  • Conclusion
Dec. 1946 272
James Auer The N. E. Book Test page force by calculating cross total
1947
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947)
21
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice
Jan. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 117)
470
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here Feb. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 119)
477
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here Mar. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 121)
485
George Armstrong Miracle - Impromptu Book Test with borrowed book and borrowed deck of playing cards, information glimpsed on the fly and that page number forced with cards
Related to July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 130)
522
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Dictionary Test people write numbers on cards und seal them in envelopes, word appears on signed card locked in a frame
1947 49
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley Gaze Into My Eyes luminous paint
1947 71
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Great Book Test electrical method
1947 83
Fricke Fricke's Trick 1089 for book test
Nov. 1947 370
C. L. Boarde 50-50 or 9 Out of 10
Oct. 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 162)
650
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck
1948 10
Jack Yeager The Book Test X chosen card to determine chapter and word of a book, word and card are divined
1949
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
21
Robert Lund Grub Street Telepathy with thesaurus books
June 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 179)
716
Howard A. Adams A Penny For Your Thoughts! performer is blindfolded divines date of a coin and two selected words from a dictionary
Aug. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 184)
735
George B. Anderson "Do As I Do" Book Test two books, performer and spectator select the same word, gimmicked
1949 37
George B. Anderson The "No-Hands" Book Test numbers are added, first three digits get a word in a book, last three digits get the same word in another
1949 38
Fred Peterson Puzzle of the Pages word isa selected with the aid of a business card, that has a hole punched through to read one word, card is moved on page and stopped
Variations Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 221)
882
Dr. Stanley Jaks You Cross As I Cross spectator and performer make a cross on a page in a book with the same title, it's the same page
Also published here Dec. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 245)
979
Bill Nord Book Test (1)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
spectator marking X on page
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
790
Theodore Annemann Book Test (2)
  • Martin Gardner’s Encyclopedia of Impromptu Tricks
using hair
May 1951
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 8 No. 12)
790
Bob Somerfeld F' Rinstance with card to stab into the book
1952 11
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
1952 15
Aage Darling Instanto Book Test book test, several books first word is divined
1953 7
Al Koran A Word in Thousands carbon paper
1954 247
Howard A. Adams Paged with any book, mathemtical
Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 305)
19
Theodore Annemann The Perfect Book Test medium divines chosen word from a book
Also published here 1956 8
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 LTD. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here 1956 196
Franklin V. Taylor The Chinese Parrot two selected cards put in book, cards and content of the pages is divined
Also published here 1956 216
Stuart P. Cramer Mortmain book test, word is written by a puppet hand, which moves on its own, thread
Also published here 1956 218
Amazing James Randi A Clean Book Test words circled on page of Reader's Digest, page torn out and crumpled up, performer divines words, secret duplicate page under forced page
Related to Mar. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 9)
3
Tony Corinda No. 10. Two Person Telepathy medium in other room gets a selected word from a book, secretly written with nail writer inside matchbook
Inspired by 1958 19
Tony Corinda, Al Baker The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code
  • (1) for mental arithmetic
  • (2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
  • (3) two person act, arithmetic
  • (4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium
Related to 1958 78
Dr. Spencer Thornton Thornton's Impossible Book Test book test, with playing card to chose the page
1958 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test
1958 27
Charly Eperny Eine überraschende Voraussage different covers, same content
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 2)
624
Tony Corinda Impromptu Book Test Simplified serial number of a bill will define page number, line and word
1959 208
Tony Corinda A Lesson in Mentalism total of six dice leads to a card, value is used for page number, line and word
1959 209
Tony Corinda, Theodore Annemann The Crossword Puzzle page marked with big X, word in center memorized and page torn
Related to 1959 211
Tony Corinda Novel Revelation of a Selected Word page is set on fire, everything burns down except a circle with the selected word
1959 212
Tony Corinda, Robert Harbin Ultra-Modern Mentalism prediction of a word, with tape recorder and assistant
Related to 1959 215
Vivian St. John The Clip Book word from a book is found in a dictionary, muscle reading presentation
1959 218
Tony Corinda The Missing Link book on the table, bowl with billets, one is selected and is found to be a corner the missing corner of the book
Variations 1959 219
Tony Corinda Summary of Book Tests general comments
1959 220
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards
1959 11
Alex Elmsley Dictionary Test dictionary book test with multiple spectators
Also published here 1959 1
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1959 30
Dorothy K. Craig The Reading Mind Book Test using cards to determine page and word
1960
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
7
Harry Stanley Unique Book Test flap index
1960 30
Ted Danson Danson's Book Test word index on blackbaord
1960 33
Jochen Zmeck "Perfekt" - ein neuer Buchtest book chosen, two digits named (range force) to select page and word, both predicted
1960 28
Ronald B. Edwards Son of Lhasa word predicted, card stack used for force
Inspired by Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
15
Orville Wayne Meyer Mental Cocktail book test with bartender's guide, thought drinks are served
1961 55
Alan Milan Publicity Dictionary Test gaffed book, as a prediction in a newspaper
1961 67
Fred G. Taylor Book Test with playing cards
May 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 357)
255
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der improvisierte Mentaltrick book test with any book, card to define page number
Also published here 1961 127
Max Malini Book Test riffle force with book, match in pages
Also published here 1962 75
Amazing James Randi The Compleat Reader spectator chooses word on any page, performer names other pages where the word occurs, memory demonstration
Related to Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
23
David Hoy The Bold Book Test impromptu, glimpsing information on the fly and miscalling page number
Related toVariations 1963 21
David Hoy Pocket Book Miracle three books, gaffed
1963 23
R. A. Church Coin Card Buchtest book test using cards with numbers and a coin
1963
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 5)
74
Eugene Gloye Book Test stamp collecting book, using code numbers on stamps
1964
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64)
18
Don Nielson W.O.W. secret list written "white on white" with empty typewriter
Nov. 1965 2
North Bigbee Bookeroo using white carbon paper, see p. 430 for comments by Eddie Clever
1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 399)
425
Karl Fulves Little Albert any word from any book, written in red on business card, then named word in blue on other business card, they match
Related toVariations Nov. 1966 63
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 10
Al Koran Book Test no additional props, just four books, exchanged covers
Related to 1968 37
Karl Fulves An Approach To Reading using number cards
Variations July 1968 191
James Porter, Karl Fulves Little Albert Slate Variation
Inspired by Oct. 1968 213
Burling Hull Black Book three-digit number chosen, first word on this page divined, p. 241 for further reference
Dec. 1968 231
George B. Anderson The Bystander Book Test spectator divines chosen word from book by writing it on a slate
1968 18
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word
1969 52
Leon Maguire Book Test inserted business card forces a page, slot in pages, see p. 265 for further reference
June 1969 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Book Tests several strategies, including duplicate books, force books, book opening itself on chosen page, as memory feat
Winter 1969
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio)
301
Lee Henneberry E-Z Book Test one of six books is selected, performer divines book, secret assistant
1969 6
Dr. William Weyeneth Das magische Buchzeichen page is selected and ribbon inserted, after ribbon is removed performer finds selected page
1969
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 30 No. 1)
16
James Auer Time Bombs on preparing tricks at friends' homes, book tests
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
41
Bascom Jones Warlock four books, named number to select chapter and word
1970
Magick (Issue 4)
17
William Patterson Legacy of Pi Sheng borrowed book, with cards to determine page
1971
Magick (Issue 27)
131
Everett Lyda Precognition! word predicted, using cards and Martin Gardner's "Mathematics Magic and Mystery"
1971
Magick (Issue 39)
193
George Sands Book Test four corners with page numbers are torn from newspaper, one is turned over and numbers added to chose page in a book
1971 ca. 5
Paul Siegel Chronicle Cognition prediction of a word in a chosen book
1972 9
Paul Siegel Book Thought divination of a word on named page and line
1972 24
Paul Siegel Word Plexia word is chosen from book, spectator selects correct prediction out of three
1972 28
Jules Lenier That's the Word! ABC cards selected and word formed, word is found in selected book on chosen page
1972
Magick (Issue 43)
213
Ron Barry Dimension 'X' bold book test
1972
Magick (Issue 57)
283
Billy McComb We Go Mental different approaches, pages glued together, card inserted to select page
1972 87
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Swami Book Test No. 254, medium divines chosen paragraph
1972 64
Al Koran The Astral Word impression device in book cover
1972 65
Karl Fulves An Approach to Reading using number cards
Inspired by 1973 78
Martin Gardner King James Version book test using two dice and unfaked King James bible, two presentations, see also p. 648
Aug. 1973 643
Juan Tamariz Lectura de Pensamiento a Distancia booktest, pin through pages
1973 119
Milbourne Christopher The Devanagari Oracle clever book / magazine test, two people select a word, gaffed magazine
Variations 1973
Magick (Issue 76)
377
Stan Blumenthal One for the Book limited choice, cross sum of named number
1973
Magick (Issue 85)
422
Al Mann The 'G-3' Phenomena three words from dictionary are divined
1973
Magick (Issue 91)
453
John D. Pomeroy ABC Book Test using ABC cards and a dictionary
1973 21
John D. Pomeroy The Triple Whammy Book Test three books, divination of chosen page, gaffed book
1973 22
Joseph Dunninger Sixth Sense book test with medium, bee wax
1974
Magick (Issue 101)
501
Thomas Alan Waters Library Card impromptu, business card in book for riffle force
1974
Magick (Issue 106)
529
Greer Marechal Jr. 500 Ltd. three digits are named to form a number, ruse to break it down to four possibilities
Also published here Oct. 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
29
Harry Lorayne Rim Shots Feature giving away how Rim Shots is gaffed
1975 7
Dai Vernon Magazine Test - Vernon Way of determining which page spectator opened a magazine / book, gimmicked
1975 152
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test prediction of gist of a chosen sentence in a book, three books
Related to 1975
Magick (Issue 135)
675
David Douglas Predicta-Miracle Book Test - Part Two
Related to 1975
Magick (Issue 137)
685
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book prepared book, flashback principle
Related toVariations 1975
Magick (Issue 143)
711
Gerald Kosky Book Test A La Kosky six books, duplicates with different cover ruse
1975 173
Charles T. Jordan The Book Mystery page selected with knife stab, word counted to according to time on watch, word predicted, this book is a forcing book in which the fourteenth word on every page is "magician"
Also published here 1975 218
Charles T. Jordan Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number, 14/15 stack
Related to 1975 236
Karl Fulves (5) Electronic Book Test on back of book a display shows which page is open, electronics, no details given
1976
Interlocutor (Issue 6)
21
Karl Fulves Book Tests Doomed on reading and spelling ability of population, with anecdote
1976
Interlocutor (Issue 11)
42
Dan Tong Empathy "3" cards, a word from a book and a geometrical design are divined blindfolded
Related to 1976
Magick (Issue 144)
719
Richard M. Hunt Peek-A-Book Impromptu! impromptu, glimpsing page number
Inspired byRelated to 1976
Magick (Issue 145)
721
Larry Becker World Power dictionary book test, three named numbers to form a page number
1976
Magick (Issue 156)
779
The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 96
Burling Hull Volta's "All-Fair" Dictionary Feat numbers written on card or slate are used to arrive at sentence in dictionary, forcing a range of nine numbers
1976 61
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 65
Burling Hull Volta's Master Book Test Mystery several two-digit numbers on paper, cut out, two pieces chosen and all digits added, first sentence on that page divined
1976 67
Burling Hull Word Divino playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book
1976 73
Burling Hull Word Divino #2 playing card pushed into book, first sentence on that page divined or predicted, duplicate card secretly in other end of book, book cracked open at that spot
1976 74
Burling Hull, Al Wheatley A Clever Book Test luminous paint on every page
1976 75
Gaëtan Bloom Prestidigitational Prediction card is put in a book, card predicted and words on the page divined
May 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9)
397
Al Mann Thoughts Amock Book Test three books, three words are predicted
1977 14
Al Mann Enchantment - A most Fabulous Book Test three books and three envelopes are passed out to three spectators, each one choses a word which was already predicted in the envelope
1977 9
Al Mann, Joseph Dunninger The Ghost of the Unborn two envelopes predicting a three-letter and a five-letter word, spectator can chose one and a word from a book, word is predicted in envelope, in other envelope is prediction of a word that was not chosen and of the length of word that will be chosen
1977 1
Al Mann The Master of the Word with two words from two books, prediction
1977 4
Al Mann The Adonis Book Test book test, with sensitiv fingertips presentation
1977 7
Al Mann Adonis, Aphrodite and Zeus with three books
1977 8
Al Mann Fifth Row Center Aisle divination of a word and prediction of position on page, several books
1977 9
Al Mann The Shades of Thought freely chosen chapter is predicted
1977 11
Al Mann The Uninvited three books, unknown person is called which names the chosen words
1977 13
Al Mann At the Blackboard prediction of three chosen words from three books
1977 16
Al Mann The Chain of Thought three words are divined from three books
1977 17
Al Mann The Book Mark two books with bookmarks, spectator chose a word and find that bookmarks are envelopes with predictions of the chosen words
1977 18
Al Mann 50'000 Words
Inspired by 1977 20
Al Mann Small Worlds dictionary book test, page is selected with number cards
1977 21
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled
Variations 1977 22
Al Mann The Books in the Locked Chest three books
1977 23
Karrell Fox Doodle Graphy word from a book, spectator doodles with eyes closed and second spectator divines thought of word from doodle
Also published here 1977
Magick (Issue 174)
867
Dan Tong Peek-A-Book...Two with four spectators and four books, flashback principle
Related to 1977
Magick (Issue 185)
921
Robert Schwarz Afterthought! quick follow-up for a book test, stopped page and named number for word
Related to 1977
Magick (Issue 187)
933
Gene Nielsen The Pickwick Perplexer! two different books, two book marks placed in books on same number and only first words are the same
1977
Magick (Issue 189)
941
Robert Cassidy Beating the Book Test a book test with three phases and three different methods
  • The Pencil Point Prophecy
  • The Impromptu Impression
  • The Phone Book Finale
  • A Brief Diversion
1977 15
Roy Johnson Hades Booktests intro
1977 60
Karl Fulves Nielsen-Fulves Book Test Controversy using a stooge in a book test, gag examples
1978
Interlocutor (Issue 23)
89
Al Mann Test Conditions book is destroyed, down-under-deal with pages of a book
1978
Magick (Issue 210)
1049
Gene Nielsen Bold One minor variation of the Hoy Book Test
Inspired by 1978
Magick (Issue 215)
1072
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stack
Inspired byRelated to 1978 1
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena three words are chosen and divined
1978 1
Al Mann The New Lexicon Phenomena - A History
1978 12
Will Dexter Book Tests comments
July 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
62
Al Mann The Book Test prediction of word, billet inside box, Arca system
1978 11
Robert Cassidy The Dictionary Test
Variations Nov. 1978 3
C. L. Boarde Surrounded word circled behind back, with impromptu variation
1978 16
C. L. Boarde Aristeas Redivivus - Variation A using a business card as a marker
1978 19
C. L. Boarde Aristeas Redivivus - Variation B using a marker to select page
1978 23
C. L. Boarde Aristeas Redivivus - Variation C using cards as marker, several pages
1978 26
C. L. Boarde Aristeas Redivivus - Variation D using maker, prepared book
1978 28
C. L. Boarde Bottoms Up two books, double faced cover, fake cover ploy, using a marker
1978 40
C. L. Boarde Tumbling Weed corner is bent to select a page
1978 43
C. L. Boarde Allez-Oop! add-a-number using the book as turnover pad, total to select page and word
1978 45
C. L. Boarde Ex-Spear-Ience using a knife, to select page
Variations 1978 47
C. L. Boarde Do As I Think - Variation A do as I do style, two books and same word
1978 49
C. L. Boarde Do As I Think - Variation B do as I do style, two books using markers and exchanging the books, same word
1978 51
C. L. Boarde Do As I Think - Variation C do as I do style, circling a word behind the back, two books, same word
1978 52
C. L. Boarde Printer's Pleasure - Variation A same pages, Svengali book
1978 53
C. L. Boarde Billets and Books - Variation C using multiple billets
1978 64
C. L. Boarde By the Marker - Variation A marker with extra page, postcard or playing card flap
1978 66
C. L. Boarde Line Up - Variation A several page numbers are named and written on slate, spectator thinks of one and opens the book at that page, ranging force, list
1978 75
C. L. Boarde Line Up - Variation B marked pages, performer sees where book is opened
1978 77
C. L. Boarde Peek-A-Boo using a telephone book
1978 79
C. L. Boarde Roget to Merriam to Webster using a dictionary and a thesaurus
1978 81
C. L. Boarde Under Cover - Variation A using an anthology, fake cover ploy
1978 83
C. L. Boarde By the Numbers - Variation A addition of numbers to select page, range
1978 91
C. L. Boarde By the Numbers - Variation C numbers from one to zero are written on a slate and three numbers named, list, range
1978 94
C. L. Boarde Give Away - Variation A spectator opens book in the dark and looks at a page using a flashlight, luminous paint
1978 110
C. L. Boarde Give Away - Variation B hair glued on book to locate page opened by spectator
1978 113
C. L. Boarde Open Sesame - Variation A hole in book
Related to 1978 117
C. L. Boarde Open Sesame - Variation B carbon paper in book
1978 120
C. L. Boarde Brass - Variation A divination of word from a book
1978 124
C. L. Boarde Brass - Variation B divination of word from a book, with gag prediction
1978 125
C. L. Boarde Peek-A-Boo Jr. using a peek mirror
1978 127
C. L. Boarde Plated Psychometry using daub
1978 130
Rovi Book Choice any book, card force
June 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6)
691
Al Mann, Jerry Fulton Book-Tear paper back book is torn until one page remains, page is divined or predicted, improvements by Jerry Fulton
1979 5
Al Mann The Chain of Thoughts three books and three spectators, "Impact"-Method
1979 9
Al Mann The Gold-Bug Predictions three spectators, three books and three slates, book test with the method of proability and a sure fire out, "Impact"-Method
1979 10
Philip T. Goldstein Printed Matter prediction of chosen word, ambigram prediction as two-way out
Inspired by 1979
Magick (Issue 236)
1177
Karrell Fox Doodle-ography spectator draws doodle with pencil on paper without looking, it described a thought-of scene from a book, pencil doesn't write
Also published here 1979 132
Karrell Fox "Simplamental" Book Test pinky in book for riffle force
1979 150
Larry Becker Bell...Book...& Candle occult book test, number formed with pentagram
Related to
  • Tom Harris' "Conjuring for the Cognoscenti" in Genii, 1959.
1979 112
Karl Fulves Book Tests chapter intro
1979 46
Think of a Word No. 29, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and content of that page divined
1979 46
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stack
Also published here 1979 50
Winged Thoughts No. 32, atlas opened on any page, performer divines content, index on slate
1979 51
Steve Beam Built-In Book Test II using spiralbound book and string
Inspired by
  • Alan Milan's "A Built-in Book Test" in Robert Nelson's "Comedy Mentalism Volume II" p. 30.
1979 4
Al Mann Instant Mindreading first word of any chapter, using Codex-X books, progressive anagrams
1979 6
Al Mann Predictions in the Newspapers chosen word from book predicted ahead in newspaper, Codex-X books
1979 8
Robert Cassidy RE: The Dictionary Test variation by Tony Raven, using a Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
Inspired by Jan. 1979 5
E. Leslie May Christmas Bonus presentation for Sherlock Holmes Force Book test, card inserted in the book
Dec. 1979 5
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and the Ouija Board book test, word is divined with pendulum and ouija board
1980 11
Bob Hummer Hummer's Bible Trick bible book test, prediction of word, with playing cards
VariationsAlso published here 1980 22
Frederick M. Shields Dark Powers divination of three words, one-ahead book test
1980
Magick (Issue 264)
1317
Frederick M. Shields Brain Echoes book test, prompter
Inspired by 1980
Magick (Issue 272)
1358
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force
Apr. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 4)
474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force
Apr. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 4)
475
Thomas Alan Waters Booka triple prediction, three words from the same book, gaffed
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cerberus)
54
Karl Fulves Crypto Books thought on book tests and random numbers
1981 27
Karl Fulves The PERFECT Book Test description of conditions
Related to 1981 29
Karl Fulves True Test Conditions progressive anagrams applied to book test
Inspired byRelated to 1981 30
Al Mann Cistella page and word of a book are selected, prediction is in a locked box, same book with a card at the same page, written on it is the chosen word
Related to 1981 1
Al Mann Castle Catch spectator writes a number on a card and shows it to another spectator, who opens a book on that page and remembers the first word
1981 3
Al Mann Invisible Door gaffed book, for using a nail writer
1981 8
Al Mann A Friend Indeed two selected words from a book are predicted in an envelope, carbon paper
1981 9
Gene "Phantini" Grant The Book That Wasn't three words from a book are divined and predicted, pages selected by pushing card into the book
1981 47
Basil Horwitz The Challenge Book Test spectator takes any book and choses any word, which he writes on a blank card, word is divined
Related toAlso published here 1981 9
Bob Ostin The Pink Peeker similar to Larry Becker's Flahback concept
Also published here July 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3)
37
William Larsen Test of the Devil Wind impromptu book test
1981
Magick (Issue 278)
1387
Howard A. Adams Matheight Book Test Matheight principle to force a page
1981
OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles)
3
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Psychometrische Buchtest
Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
160
Bruce Bernstein Totally Impromptu Book Test numbers on three billets, two are destroyed and last used to select word
Also published here 1981 15
Thomas Alan Waters Tarotate a knife is stabbed in tarot book and suspended by two fingers of two spectators, tarot deck is dealt and on some point the book and knife turn, the deal is stopped and the card matches the tarot card described in the book
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr)
277
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson Eye Reading word is divined letter by letter, based on a U.F. Grant idea
1982 33
H. Penn A Novel Booktest Rubik's cube with numbers used to select page number
1982 25
Al Mann A Word in Orbit word is named by spectator, same word is marked in other book, forcing book
1982 4
Al Mann Gifts Most Rare three spectator get an envelope, they select a word from a book each and the words match with prediction in envelopes, several methods
1982 8
Al Mann The Book from Sumer word from a book is noted and billet burnt, performer opens book at the page and ashes are rubbed on page, chosen word appears
1982 14
Al Mann Psychic Grammar several people think of a word in a book, and performer divines them by writing a sentence where all are included, forcing book
1982 15
Stephen Tucker Improved Pen-Ultimate +1 book test, card insert in book
1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer))
26
Robert Cassidy Atlas Undone book test with an atlas, paged is stopped at and then finger put on page to select a city, prediction
Also published here Feb. 1982
Magick (Issue 303)
1511
Al Mann The Siva Source using large books
June 1982
Magick (Issue 307)
1533
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Word Finder using a dictionary and index cards with numbers
Sep. 1982
Magick (Issue 310)
1548
Al Mann Medusa's Book spectator wants to select a book from library, one book falls from shelf, envelope is pushed anywhere in the book and prediction in envelope matches first line
1982 6
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
353
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 2 (Impromptu) playing card is put in book by spectator, words are predicted
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
359
Thomas Alan Waters Riffledex selected word from a book is predicted in envelope, spectator can change his mind
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
362
Thomas Alan Waters, Richard Himber Peekquivalent