Letts Make Original Magic
This handy little book goes back to the basics, discussing how to create your own special effects using a little imagination.
Using several of his own effects, the author describes their workings and how they came to exist. The idea is that any magician can put his own stamp on an effect with a little study and effort. Props can be found anywhere, or adapted; they don’t have to be purchased from a magic dealer or used as is.