2015 Reprint of 1945 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Magic by Misdirection applies the psychology of deception to the art of magic. The finest minds of magic have recognized it an important and monumental work on the subject. It makes clear the psychological devices and methods you can use to deceive your audience: Disguise Attention Control Simulation Dissimulation Interpretation Maneuver Pretense Ruse Anticipation Diversion Motony Premature Consummation Confusion Suggestion... and much more. Fitzkee supplies practical examples in the form of tricks incorporating and utilizing these principles.