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Rising Wand in Fist

The earliest discussions of this trick so far discovered all occurred in 1902. William H. Shaw published “The Wonderful Rising Wand” in New Ideas in Magic, 1902, p. 21; Henry Ridgely Evans included it in Magic and Its Professors, 1902, p. 176; and Ellis Stanyon advertized “The New Mesmerised Wand” in Magic, Vol. 2 No. 6, Mar. 1902, p. 48.