Category Archives: History

Harrington Grand Quick Step

Well, the reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. While I will return to my history of Card Magic literature at some point (it’s mostly written); I got distracted by other things. In the meantime, I have been performing … Continue reading

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Research Tips & Techniques

I originally wrote this for a meeting of the New England Magic Collectors Association (of which I am a member and Editor of The Yankee Magic Collector), but it might be of interest to some of my readers. Since, I … Continue reading

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An Incomplete History of Card Magic Literature: The Early Years

While magic books have always included sections on card magic (call them “general books” on magic) – going back to Reginald Scot‘s The┬áDiscoverie of Witchcraft (1584), it was likely that one of the first dedicated solely to card tricks written … Continue reading

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An Incomplete History of Card Magic Literature: Intro

An article of this type is destined for failure. I started this endeavor as a response to an online poll of card books with status similar to J. B. Bobo‘s New Modern Coin Magic (1966), itself a revised and expanded … Continue reading

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