"Master Sleights" (Burling Hull), is "A Thirty Minute Manipulative Act" with "An Explanation of the Author's Ball Stand and Vanishing Apparatus".

It is pictured here in its rare first edition, with highly decorative textured and embossed gold covers, as well as a more common but still scarce copy of the 'trade' edition.

"Master Sleights" was written by Hull in 1914, months after the second reprinting of "Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation" which had been translated by that time into German, French, and Spanish.

"As a manipulative instructor and an earnest devotee of manipulation for practical purposes I have long held ideas radically different from those of most magical writers as regards the instruction of magical students" stated Hull.