The Expert at the Card Table

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The Expert at the Card Table

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Very first released in 1902 by the mysterious S. W. Erdnase, The Professional at the Card Table is the recognized "bible" of card adjustment. Providing guideline in card dishonesty, deception as well as magic tricks, this masterpiece has actually never been out of print.

This brand-new edition from Charles & Marvel recovers Erdnase's timeless text to its original condition, reversing years of alteration that have actually gradually obliterated the writer's writing. Modified by Erdnase expert Marty Demarest, this edition likewise includes remastered illustrations, as well as for the first time consists of a full index to Erdnase's cutting-edge work.

The Professional at the Card Table is a necessary book for any individual thinking about card dishonesty, gaming, magic as well as deception, or-- as the original title page puts it--"Artifice, Ploy as well as Subterfuge at the Card Table." This brought back edition is the suitable handbook for the "specialist," the "unlicked cub" as well as any individual who wishes to leave "the yearly crop of fools" as well as learn how to think like a true expert.

  • Initial text of the timeless very first edition from 1902, with all its traits undamaged, as well as page- as well as line-breaks brought back to their original settings
  • Replicas of the original title page (with its alternate title), copyright page as well as table of contents
  • Larger font as well as page dimension for easier analysis as well as research compared to in the past
  • Remastered illustrations chosen from the clearest printings, bigger to 120% of their original dimension
  • A complete index to Erdnase's terms as well as suggestions, including modern terms as well as cross-references between methods
  • An "Errata" with the most complete as well as substantial guide to Erdnase's educational errors
  • Diligently modified as well as made in accord with modern concepts of art preservation
  • Proven by research study at the Library of Congress, the Conjuring Arts Research Center, the Magic Castle Library as well as exclusive collections

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