Book by S.W. Erdnase – $ Unequivocally, the most renowned book of its kind. The Expert At The Card Table has often been referred to as the “Bible” of. Often referred to simply as Erdnase (or even The Bible), is an extensive book on the art of sleight of hand published in by S. W. Erdnase, a pseudonymous. Books By S.W. Erdnase. S.W. Erdnase. #8 in Magic & Illusion. #29 in Card Games. #43 in Magic. Most Popular Books Similar Authors To S.W. Erdnase.

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One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison. For almost a centuury, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery. I’ve read erdnase cover to cover so i KNOW how much value is in it” is really just saying, “Hey, i read im sorry, i ‘studied’ this old book which probably wouldnt be relevant anymore if us ‘hardcore’ magicians didnt respect the ‘art’ so much. And a lot of the stuff is just repetitive. Where It Has To.

Feel free to contact us. Over all I need to give this a 4 out of 5. I’ve read it twice, but to me it’s not great. Do you want to respond to this review? I have no idea. Subscriptions Top Inventors 1. The Expert at the Card Table: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nobody is joking now.

Step by step, Mr. This is the book that started it all for so many and one that Vernon not only mastered but talked about frequently.

Bok besides the point of E x M, I’m talking more so of the book. This book is still the bible of card ‘mechanics,’ and as much a delight to read as it was in the early years of this century. Also, despite my love for Martin Gardner’s work in puzzles, math and magic, it is likely that his guess as to the identity of Erdnase is incorrect. Madison embraced the good with the bad in these responses. On top of that, at some points, it seemed like there was no rhyme or reason to what was coming next in the book.


We’ve been asked to block out numbers incase members of our community contact these aggressors and interfere with Police investigations. I picked up the book all excited about it, but realized its pretty much a quick cash book as it says in the forward.

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If you’re learning card magic, this is your bible. If you’re a close up card guy and you’re interested in table work, this is the book for you. I talk better than I write.

In today’s modern age of card sharp, a new genre of conjuror emerges. I mean, how different ways are you really going to need to learn on how to maintain the bottom stock?

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Erdnase”you’ll instantly be emailed a Penguin Magic gift certificate. Well past ninety years of age, Vernon was fond of quoting from it, with page numbers, when discussing card techniques with his colleagues at the Magic Castle. Shop with confidence thanks to our Price Matching Policy. I expected more from the magic community. All the major moves he got caught with, as well as his personal favorite moves are not in the book.

In an informative foreword to this edition, Martin Gardner relates the unhappy details of the author’s personal life, and recounts the history of this famous book, whose methods, Mr. Now, not to say you didn’t work at Expert at the Card Table. Yes, my password is: Although the author did not renew the copyright, the book has remained in print sincealbeit small private printings on occasion.


For example in a performance, I myself, not giving the deck to the spectator would only really mix up the deck once or twice, if I even do that over a different control. Maybe its because I don’t do a lot of gambling-style magic or cheat at all, but a lot of the content is useless.

Although their have been many editions printed over the years; few quality, hard-bound versions have been produced. Despite his widespread influence on the magician community, the author’s identity remains an unsolved mystery. If you listen to the in depth Madison gave, he started by wanting to give an all out tribute to Erdnase, but realized he is probably skilled enough to teach it.

Henry Holt and Co. So obviously this is my personal view point on the book, though a lot of what I said can actually be proven, or has been proven by other magicians.

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I mean, can you even compare to to Card College, or the Royal Road, or any major book out there? Dai Vernon is credited with popularizing this influential text in the community of professional magicians. By the DVD set if I haven’t made that clear enough yet. Hopefully that’s the next project.

I can’t say it any better than this The Other Brothers West Virginia, United States. Take a look at our Return Policy. Retrieved January 13,