Encyclopedia of Egg Magic by Donato Colucci
The Magic Egg-Fascinating, Mysterious, Perfect in Form and Innately Funny
How can one simple object be all these things and more? That is, perhaps, the central mystery of the egg. But with al these things going for it, the egg is a perfect prop for the magician, and magicians have been using it for centuries. So why has it taken so long for a comprehensive collection on magic with eggs to appear? That is still another mystery of the egg.
The egg is a prop that "packs small, plays big" and suits itself to all venues: close-up, platform and stage. The Encyclopedia of Egg Magic covers it all, with extensive chapters on: Natural Eggs, Imitation Eggs, Fekes & Gmmicks, Productions, Vanishes, Balancing Feats, The Egg Bag, Transpositions, Animations, Transformations, Miscellaneous Effects and Routines.
319 large pages containing more than 270 tricks and routines gathered form hundreds of sources, plus nearly 50 more articles pertaining to the performance of uncommon and amazing things with the common and humble egg, supplemented by over 490 illustrations by J.K. Schmidt. Of special note is a wealth of material for the parlor and stage magician.