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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This book is still the bible experrt card ‘mechanics,’ and as much a delight to read as it was in the early years of this century. New methods replace erdnxse and it could be argued that the best parts of the book are now available in improved texts that are easier for beginners to learn. That being saidI think everyone here made a good point about why Erdnase is or isn’t all that.

Then, instead of claiming to be the best or “better than Erdnase” errdnase could’ve let the work speak for itself. Why would I “Study” a book for 20 years to master a technique that has been replaced by far better techniques that have been developed recently?

For those that don’t know about last week’s social uproar regarding Daniel Madison’s release ‘Erdnase x Madison’, the tongue-in-cheek claim of “I’m better than Erdnase, and I can prove it We implore anyone who knows any information at all to contact us at support ellusionist. By it and memorize it.

I don’t know everythingbut I do know when I see a recurring pattern. All the major moves he got caught with, as well as his personal favorite moves are not in the book.


More than any other book on card magic, Expert at the card Table has rrdnase a central role in the training of magicians. Maybe one day I’ll quit being so lazy and spend time with these books. It is scheduled to be released in November, Notify me of new posts by email. I never thought of the fact that there are others more qualified to teach Erdnase Jason England for examplebut I feel like Madison is still qualified enough.

It’s two groups of fanboys who think that if they “Defend there heros! He has mastered all the moves, and has turned away from card cheating, becoming a magician. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Allan Ackerman, Wesley James, R.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

In my opinion Erdnase created an encyclopedia of sleights! Despite his widespread influence on the magician community, the author’s identity remains an unsolved mystery. Furthermore, Madison turned is life around after that moment. Do you already have an account? The price isn’t that bad so I would recommend it.

Dai Vernon is credited with popularizing this influential text in the community of professional magicians. Henry Holt and Co. Customer Reviews showing 1 – 10 of If I mixed up a deck 16 times exaggerating herewouldn’t you get suspicious, or bored? Erdnase, a supreme master of card manipulation, teaches card enthusiasts how to perform the dazzling tricks and sleights-many of them how own creations-that made him famous. Many of the best have been perfected and developed further over the years.

For almost a centuury, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery.


Despite all the controversy, the project shot to the top of our best-sellers list for this year and has received rave reviews It’s only been released for 6 days or so With over 8 hours erdnasr content and a year put into the concept, we were and are genuinely proud of what it’s become. I read Expert at the card table cover to cover and I think more than anything it’s a better piece of history than it is a how-to.

Step by step, Mr.

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If you’re learning card magic, this is your bible. Retrieved January 8, This book has been known as the cardman’s bible for a very long time.

The most famous book on how to do card magic is Expert at the Erdnse Table by S. Gardner asserts, “are as useful today by magicians and card hustlers as they were in This kind of fun has been missing from the magic industry and erdnawe anything, Ellusionist is all about fun.

And yes, I was among them until recently. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. As an example, everyone talks up Royal Road to Card Magic.

Read our privacy policy. Levitation Equivocation Misdirection Sleight of hand. Paul Wilson and Revelations series of Dai Vernon are the most popular modern adaptations of the book.

I just don’t give it the time it truly deserves. Anyone else see this email?