The Expert at the Card Table: Artifice Ruse and Subterfuge at the card table. This classic treatise on card manipulation and magic was 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 enthusiast how to perform sleights tricks, such as false riffling and cutting, dealing from the bottom, "skinning the hand" and more. The booklets, consisting of 218 pages and measuring only 6X3.5 inches, in full details relevant to the art of conjuring with space for reader's notes.
The Mysterious Gambler, an introductory essay, and The Man Who Was Erdnase, Loose Ends & Dead Ends by Bart Whaley. The first part of the publication is background information for a small book entitled How Gamblers Win by Gerrit M. Evans. The second part deals with quite a few unresolved issues and unanswered questions with respect to establishing that M.F. Andrews is Erdnase.
How Gambler's Win: We issue this little volume to supply a want which has long existed, and been filled only in the name by the many trashy, wordy, and voluminous books which have been thrust upon the public, under the pretense of explaining the Science Of Gambling. We have endeavored to explain the various advantages in a clear and concise manner, without pouring upon the reader such a flood of words as to confuse him, or wandering from the point until he found himself lost in a labyrinth of verbiage. The reader will bear in mind that this is strictly a book of advantages, and therefore deals but slightly with the rulers of square playing, which can be found in almost any book.
Why are magicians and gamblers still interested in Expert at the Card Table? Why has this book attracted more attention today than when initially published? There may be as many answers as there are questions regarding this book. One of the most important books ever written on the subject(s) of card magic and cheating with cards.
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