The Expert at the Card Table: Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table.
This classic treatise on card manipulation is a book about card sleights and card tricks. Published in 1902 by S.W. Erdnase, a pseudonymous author, his true identity has been a long-discussed mystery. For over a century, The Expert at the Card Table has been regarded by many magicians and card sharps to be the ultimate guide in achieving a high degree of card mastery. Erdnase teaches card enthusiasts how to perform the dazzling tricks that made him famous, such as false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, "skinning the hand" and more. The booklet, consisting of 218 pages and measuring only 6 x 3.5 inches, is full of details relevant to the art of conjuring with space for the readers notes.