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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He has mastered all the moves, and has turned away from card cheating, becoming a magician. One of the exppert thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison.

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But if you are looking for some excellent techniques, go here. Philly at heart, no longer living there. The instruction is very difficult to understand. But the BEST description of the pass is in here.

He probably has the cleanest handling on some of the moves I’ve seen. Retrieved from ” https: Customer Support Representative Home Page: Dai Vernon was most famous for his intense study of this work, and maybe that says something about the book. 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.


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.

Sure, it was the first. Should it be recommended to beginners, or viewed only as an historical text? Subscriptions Top Inventors 1.

Andrews or whatever his name was style really hard to follow. The first section of the book deals with card table artifice, or, to put it more bluntly, cheating at cards.

I was wondering when this would come up. Levitation Equivocation Misdirection Sleight of hand. Some people got offended on the internet and the whole thing spread like wildfire. Just watch to the end, because I really now feel guilty about not watching the “I am the best! Apr 26, Messages: 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. I mean, can you even compare to to Erfnase College, or the Royal Road, or any major book out there?

See Gardner’s Foreword, pp.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

There is really a lot erdnaae be found in this book erdnasf like bobo’s modern coin magic, if you get this you can be kept busy for a very long time and since there is such a variety you can choose which ones you want and what ones don’t like and it doesn’t matter if you don’t use it all because it is super cheap anyway! Oh, I think no one explained it better than this guy.


Customer Reviews showing 1 – 10 of But besides the point of E x M, I’m talking more so of the book. Although the author did not renew the copyright, the book has remained in print sincealbeit small private printings on occasion. Here are two examples out of seven we’ve asked Madison to screenshot for you Read our expret policy.

Retrieved January 13, There are several problems expedt Expert at the Card Table from the beginners perspective. Very few things are actually useful and explained fully. Maaz Hasan likes this. It doesn’t even matter if there is an answer.

Cover of the edition. See a site map. You can spend it on anything you like at Penguin, just like cash.