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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I can’t say it any better than this Andrews And let’s not forget my signed copy rednase, but that is not for reading so I excluded that one. Nov 1, Messages: And yes, I was among them until recently. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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.

Should it be essential reading for beginners? Although the author experr not renew the copyright, the book has remained in print sincealbeit small private printings on occasion. Just a heads up. Maybe one day I’ll quit being so lazy and spend time with these books. Why would so many publishing companies put out The Expert at the Card Tableis it for their health??

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If you are a ecpert, it will give you a good understanding of how magic works and you will improve as a magician.

If you’re a close up card guy and you’re interested in table work, this is the book for you. Personally, I think Madison is already better than Erdanse. One of the biggest thing in Magic at the moment is Erdnase x Madison.

We didn’t believe a magic industry release would turn potentially dangerous, with one of our staff coming under threat of attack.

Sep 13, Wrdnase We hope you found the magic expegt you were looking for! We ALL came together, even though our opinions differed.

Also, despite my love for Martin Gardner’s work in puzzles, math and magic, it is likely that his guess as to the identity of Erdnase is incorrect. The End by Rick. You must log in or sign up to post here. Expert at the Card Table has remained in print since WHen it comes to classical magic texts, I try not to review them because usually the auther is dead or it’s a proven gem and doesn’t need a review.

Erdnase himself was a card swindler, as well as a major felonist and possibly a murderer. If you listen to the in depth Madison gave, he started by wanting to give an all out tribute to Erdnase, but realized he exper probably skilled enough to teach it. Questions about this product. Problems with Expert at the Card Table: Apr 26, Messages: See Gardner’s Foreword, pp.

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase Book

We’re proud to have the erdnzse Shipping Guarantee in all of magic. I wasn’t a fan of how they did the campaign personally, as did many, but death threats are completely uncalled for.

ALl of it requires pristine practice and effort. Retrieved January 13, If you watch Madison’s actual reasons as to why he is doing this, he shows that he has a lot of respect for Erdnase. Views Read Edit View history.


We’ve been asked to block out numbers incase members of our community contact these aggressors and interfere with Police investigations. Instead of doing yet another annotated copy of Expert at the Card Table, Madison should’ve published something along the lines of “Master at the Card Table” or “Ghost at the Card Table” which could have featured Madison’s own fresh thinking, innovations, and creativity.

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By the DVD set if I haven’t made that clear enough yet. Your name or email address: The amount of respect magicians have for a dead man is absurd. Andrews or whatever his name was style really hard to follow. I personally think it is just overrated. Honestly, I still don’t understand why people are freaking out over E x M. We’re proud to let you read our mail.

Magician Guy Hollingworth performs an excellent show presenting the story of Expert of the Card Table.

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? There is a reason why it has been in circulation for over years. For almost a centuury, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery. The first part of this letter was written to get you up to speed on the issues at hand. A must in your library!