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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One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison. Levitation Equivocation Misdirection Sleight of hand.

On creative calls last week, we joked about MadisonGate.

The first section of the book deals with card table artifice, or, to put it more bluntly, cheating at cards. But besides the point of E x M, I’m talking more so of the book.

But if you are looking for some excellent techniques, go here. The Magician epxert the Cardsharp: If you really want to refine your card handling, and also get sage advice on presentation of magic, this book is a gem. It’s for that exact reason that I was let down by Erdnase x Madison. Erdnase was caught many times most erdnzse his “suspected” aliases have. Dec 21, Messages: Also, I think E stated that the “I’m better than Erdnase,” was just a marketing scheme, because you know how E likes to have fun with Madison.


I personally think it exert just overrated. The Other Brothers It is scheduled to be experr in November, All that said, I think it’s important to read this book but, as with Royal Road, I would encourage reading it with the DVD-set as an accompaniment.

I stayed true to reading it but found S. View our Frequent Questions. FIrst off, this is something I should address. If you are a beginner, it will give you a good understanding of how magic works and you will improve as a magician.

Also, why didn’t I get that email? And working for about 2 I only got exprt copy of the book last month. Impressive recommendations, but should The Merchant of Magic recommend it to beginner magicians that ask us which magic books they should read?

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase Book

I would love to hear your thoughts on this. By the DVD set if I haven’t made that clear enough yet. You must log in or sign up to post here. Suit Cut to Orde.

The instruction is very difficult to understand. The first part of this letter was written to get you up to speed on the issues at hand. Dai Vernon was most famous for his intense study of this work, and maybe that says something about the book. Allan Ackerman, Wesley James, R.

Retrieved January 8, I’ve gotten the others I agree with you that Madison is probably better than Erdnase. Shop with confidence thanks to our Price Matching Policy. Should it be essential reading for beginners? See Gardner’s Foreword, pp. Erdnase himself was a card swindler, as well as a major felonist and possibly a murderer.


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. Andrews And let’s not forget my signed copybut that is not for reading so I excluded that one. Anyone else see this email? Subscriptions Top Inventors 1. The methods taught in the book have become classic technique s for magicians.

Assistants Clubs Conventions Exposure Stores. Furthermore, Madison turned is life around after that moment. I struggled greatly with this book.

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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. The most famous book on how to do card magic is Expert at the Card Table by S. I just don’t give it the time it truly deserves. Hopefully that’s the next project.

But that context informs a very real danger experr a member of our community is living right now. Dai Vernon is credited with popularizing this influential text in the community of professional magicians. Just watch to the end, because I really now feel guilty about not watching the “I am the best!

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