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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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Expert exeprt the Card Table by S. Little Door by R. FIrst off, this is something I should address. Paul Wilson and Revelations series of Dai Vernon are the most popular modern adaptations of the book. Well respected names in the industry started to have their say and some purchased the work to see if they were right or wrong.

Magic DVDs have been released by a several professional fxpert, attempting to explain the techniques in Expert at the Card Table in more accessible ways and adding their own suggestions to the methods. He has mastered all the moves, and has turned away from card cheating, becoming a magician.


For almost a centuury, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery. The Magician and the Cardsharp: This book has been known as the cardman’s bible for a very long time.

Your email address will not be published. Madison embraced the good with the bad in these responses. Henry Holt and Co. Share This Page Tweet. Experf kind of fun has been missing from the magic industry and if anything, Ellusionist is all about fun.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

Dai Vernon often quoting from it, including page references, when teaching card magic at the Magic Castle. Some people got offended on the internet and the whole thing spread like wildfire.

I agree with you that Madison is probably better than Erdnase. Jul exeprt, Messages: Oh, I think no one explained it better than this guy. We’re proud to let you read our mail. Apr 26, Messages: Very few things are actually useful and explained fully. See Gardner’s Foreword, pp.

Is The Expert at The Card Table really all that?

The amount of respect magicians have for a dead man is absurd. Erdnase and Alfonso Rituerto himself play the lead roles. Then, instead of claiming to be the best or “better than Erdnase” he could’ve let the work speak for itself.


Why is Expert at the Card Table so popular? Excellent book… depending on your expet of magic.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

Given that this was written more than a century ago, there are still a lot of items in the book that are relevant to modern conjurers. Neither are that great but lots of people think otherwise. 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.

Questions about this product. The thing about Madison being caught and stuff also adds to the discussion. I have no idea. Retrieved from ” https: Expeert And let’s not forget my signed copybut that is not for reading so I excluded that one.

The first section of the book deals with card table artifice, or, to put it more bluntly, cheating at cards. The exper isn’t that bad so I would recommend it.