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. One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison. For those of you that don’t know, Daniel Madison has set out on a quest. The Expert at the Card Table: The Classic Treatise on Card Manipulation (Dover Magic Books) [S. W. Erdnase] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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Even though what you said is true, you can’t argue that Madison is not almost as skilled as the Greats you’ve just named, at least on a gambling magic level. Where It Has To. 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.

We didn’t believe a magic industry release would turn potentially dangerous, with one of our staff coming under threat of attack. A Treatise on the Science and Art of Manipulating Cardsoften referred to simply as Erdnaseis an extensive book on the art of sleight of hand published in by S.

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Do not hesitate buy it now and enjoy. The Expert at the Card Table: And working for about 2 I only got a copy of the book last month. The first section of the book deals with card table artifice, or, to put it more bluntly, cheating at cards. I mean, how different ways are you really going to need to learn on how to maintain the bottom stock? If you have the time to sit down read, and practice. I stayed true to reading it but found S. Do you want to respond to this review? Notify me of follow-up comments by email.


But we’ve moved past it. For almost a centuury, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery.

Is The Expert at The Card Table really all that?

THere are a ton of things in here that are hidden and not commonly used. Subscriptions Top Inventors 1. Just my opinion, the ‘classics’ as it were, need that work. A must have for the serious card worker.

I erdnqse thought of the fact that there are others more qualified to teach Erdnase Jason England for examplebut I feel like Madison is still qualified enough. Despite his widespread influence on the magician community, the author’s identity remains an unsolved mystery.

As a first in Ellusionist history, one of our team has received death threats.

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Magician Guy Hollingworth performs an excellent show presenting the story of Expert of the Card Table. On top of that, at some points, it seemed like there was no rhyme or reason to what was coming next in the book. Unlike Royal Road, this book felt less “journey like” and more sporadic.

It has been reprinted many times. And yes, I was among them until recently. Erdnase really is all that Dai Vernon was most famous for his intense study of this work, and maybe that says something about the book. Have a question about this product? Is it a good book? FIrst off, this is something I should address.


One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison. Expert at the Card Table by S. The unrecognized numbers and screenshots of threats have been given to Police, along with the information leading up to this. Like a lot of magic books, you are probably going to only use a few things, but don’t let that scare you away. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It didn’t really have enough illustrations for some of the more technical moves.

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. At the recommendation of a few big card guys, I decided to finally pick up this book, and it is actually easier than you think. He probably has the cleanest handling on some of the moves I’ve seen.

Jul 15, Messages: I am personally with the former, but still have a lot of learning ahead of me, I have 5 different copies laying around in my room. This has some of the basics to the very advanced in card sleights. And a lot of the stuff is just repetitive.