129 large pages of information supplemented with 48 numbered illustrations and 24 reproductions of original handcuff patents. Included are 8 handcuff and pick display boards. All unnecessary material has been weeded out, leaving only working details for the magician and escape artist.
A UNIQUE FEATURE HAS BEEN ADDED TO THIS WORK
An icon appears at the head of each description of a devise indicating: 1) whether you can work it with apparatus that you may now own or easily acquire or 2) whether the paraphernalia may be readily constructed or 3) whether you may have to buy that particular item. Besides the work of William McLaury you will find Thoughts and Details on escapism by Prynce Wheeler, John Pomeroy and others.
11 chapters plus a Bibliography compiled by Stephen Forrester