Baker, Al. Handwritten Manuscripts in Al Baker’s Own Hand. One undated, the second, on Baker’s letterhead, dated December 18, 1923. In clear prose, Baker provides detailed instructions to Rudi Reimer, and diagrams the methods behind several of his most famous tricks, including The Pack That Cuts Itself, the Stack of Pennies, Magnetic Knife, the Card from the Hat, and several mental feats with cards. He also provides detailed data on how to manage and use human hair, use a billet index, and the working of a prepared pack of cards. 30 pages. Handwritten long before Baker’s seminal books of tricks were published, these manuscripts show how his effects evolved over time.