First published in 1902 by the mysterious S W Erdnase, The Expert at the Card Table is the acknowledged bible of card manipulation Offering instruction in card cheating, sleight of hand and magic tricks, this masterpiece has never been out of print This new edition from Charles Wonder restores Erdnase s classic text to its original condition, reversing decades of modification that have gradually effaced the author s writing Edited by Erdnase specialist Marty Demarest, this edition also features remastered illustrations, and for the first time includes a complete index to Erdnase s groundbreaking work The Expert at the Card Table is an essential book for anyone interested in card cheating, gambling, magic and sleight of hand, or as the original title page puts it Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table This restored edition is the ideal handbook for the professional, the unlicked cub and anyone who desires to leave the annual crop of suckers and learn to think like a true expert Original text of the classic first edition from 1902, with all its quirks intact, and page and line breaks restored to their original positions Replicas of the original title page with its alternate title , copyright page and table of contents Larger typeface and page size for easier reading and study than ever before Remastered illustrations culled from the clearest printings, enlarged to 120% of their original size A complete index to Erdnase s terms and ideas, including modern terminology and cross references between techniques An Errata with the most complete and extensive guide to Erdnase s instructional errors Meticulously edited and designed in accord with modern principles of art conservation Corroborated by research at the Library of Congress, the Conjuring Arts Research Center, the Magic Castle Library and private collections...
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The Expert at the Card Table Reviews
This edition contains the classic, original text, improved with larger pictures, while maintaining the first edition's pagebreaks. Add to this a comprehensive index, and what's not to love? An indispensable reference for any card worker, and as valuable today as ever!
Great book with lots of info. You will need a lot of serious concentration over time to master the techniques described within this classic.
This is it. There is a reason it has been in print since 1902. Yes, it does talk about cheating at cards but the same moves are the basic staples of card magic. Don't think this is an introductory textbook though. It's graduate level work. (For an intro level book for a good price, go get Royal Road to Card Magic by Hugard and Braue.) Pay close attention to every single word, and study the somewhat difficult to understand drawings.Take a few years to digest and practice. And, if you are serious, go find yourself a good teacher.
This is the most comprehensive book on card handling every written. An essential read for anyone who uses cards for a living
This is a somewhat hard read for many ( if not most ) who venture through its pages, but when you get it... You really have something. It is one of those books you almost have to have some knowledge of to become a member of "the magic world" where card magic is concerned. There are many card magic books that are easier reads, more fun, more "up to date" but this was one I have seen referenced so many times I'm so many ways by so many great card men that " I Had To " and I am glad I did.
Amazon's shipping is getting worse. Product arrived permanently bent in several directions. The book itself is a classic and a staple of a good library. Maybe buy from another place.
Erdnase's book is simply the bible for deception with cards, both in gambling and magic. Written in 1902, it is enjoyable to read and worthy of study. This edition, which I downloaded to a kindle fire, makes the material convenient and portable.