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Rare TRUE FIRST EDITION The Expert at the Card Table ERDNASE HB Book on MAGIC
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May 27, 2012
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Port Townsend WA, US, United States


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TRUE FIRST EDITION "published by the author" with $2.00 on title page (see photo).  Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge at the Card Table, a.k.a. The Expert at the Card Table. Often referred to simply as "Erdnase" or The Bible on card magic. This is an comprehensive book on card manipulation published in  1902 by "S. W. Erdnase", a pseudonymous author whose identity has remained a mystery for over a century. The book is considered to be one of the most influential works on magic or conjuring with cards. The Expert at the Card Table is the most famous, the most carefully studied book ever published on the art of manipulating cards at gaming tables.  This book is in good condition, with bumped corners and some spots of slight fraying to the cover edges, and yellowed pages. Some light smudges on the cover. The binding is tight, and pages are crisp. No names or writing in the book. More than ten years ago, in 2000, another first edition copy of this book sold on eBay for more than $10,000. Here is your chance to get one of the rarest and most sought after books on magic, in its earliest form and in good condition. Non smoking household. 

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