Magic With Wands Volume 1
As a king wears a crown and a carpenter wields a hammer, a magician casts spells with their wand.
Conjurers who choose to represent the Magician archetype in their performances use magic wands for misdirection, direction, justification, and as props in their own right. Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, the father of modern magic, wrote in his book Secrets of Conjuring and Magic (1868), that “A conjurer rarely comes forward on stage otherwise than wand in hand. His elegant little staff is the emblem of his magic power.”
If you've ever wanted to use a wand to visually vanish, produce, or change objects, Magic With Wands teaches principles and techniques for doing so, with details honed through many live performances under challenging "street" conditions.
From a review from The Disclaimer:
For technical magic fans, his notes cover wand selections, palming and finger placements while holding a wand, 4 different False Transfers; 3 with a ball(or any small objects) and 1 with a sponge ball as a Retention of Vision technique, 2 Reverse Striking Production techniques, plus a Single Action Striking Change. Personally, I love how all the moves/sleights are really well described, and some of materials in Makoto’s notes are only good for magicians who have some knowledge of basic concealments and David Williamson’s Striking Vanish, but overall, it is not difficult to master all the moves here