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Post by TriciaG » March 15th, 2014, 6:22 pm

Modern Magic: A Practical Treatise on the Art of Conjuring by Professor Louis Hoffman (1839 - 1919).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/modern-magic-by-professor-louis-hoffman/
This "how-to" book covers everything for the 1800's illusionist, from stage presence & dress, program and stage arrangement, to how to do tricks with cards, coins, watches, rings, handkerchiefs, dominoes and dice, cups and balls, hats, and other apparatus. "I have purposely limited my disclosures to such illusions as have been sufficiently long before the public to be fairly regarded as common property. Within this limit I have endeavored to make my explanations as complete as possible; but to go beyond it would be to infringe a moral copyright, and to deprive gentlemen to whom Modern Magic is especially indebted, of the well-earned fruits of their labor and invention." (Summary by TriciaG)
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Post by TriciaG » March 16th, 2014, 11:17 am

Moved to Readers Wanted...
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Post by kvnbry » March 20th, 2014, 4:09 pm

I would like to claim sections 26, 27, and 28 please.

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Post by TriciaG » March 20th, 2014, 4:17 pm

They're yours!

How would you like to be credited in the catalog? There are places for a catalog name (some use a nickname or forum name, some their real name) and a personal web site or blog, if you have one. CLICK HERE for an example of what I'm talking about. I recommend using whatever name you say (if any) when you say, "recorded by [your name]" as that's how listeners will look for you. (Keep in mind that prospective employers, classmates, etc. can also find you using the catalog name, so be cautious if privacy might be an issue.)
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Post by kvnbry » March 20th, 2014, 4:35 pm

[quote="TriciaG"]
How would you like to be credited in the catalog?

My name is fine...Kevin Berry

Thank you

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Post by TriciaG » March 20th, 2014, 4:40 pm

Great!

Here's your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/9109

If you click on the Reader section details link, you can use that to keep track of the sections you've claimed. :)
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Post by dread » March 23rd, 2014, 2:47 pm

I would like to read Section 1.

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Post by TriciaG » March 23rd, 2014, 5:26 pm

It's yours. Thanks!
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Post by dread » March 25th, 2014, 8:43 am

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Post by TriciaG » March 25th, 2014, 8:46 am

Thank you!
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Post by joyfulmn » March 25th, 2014, 9:39 pm

I'll give section 1 a PL.

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Post by joyfulmn » March 25th, 2014, 10:27 pm

dread,
Section 1 has just one spot missed in editing.
1:16-1:18 "The more important secrets......known to.." is repeated at 1:21

Tricia,
I'm not sure if I want to DPL but I'd like to PL a few more sections. May I have access to the MW?

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Post by Little_Tee » March 25th, 2014, 10:45 pm

May I have section 2: General Principles of Sleight-of-Hand Applicable to Card Tricks, Part 1? :D
Romans 8:28 is still in the book, so I'm good to go...
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Post by dread » March 26th, 2014, 4:42 am

Here is Section 01 with the fix.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/modernmagic_01_hoffman_128kb.mp3

New time of 22:24

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Post by TriciaG » March 26th, 2014, 6:57 am

Thanks, all! Magic window is updated.

Mom - I put you in as the alternate BC, so that you don't show up as DPL but you still have MW access.
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