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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Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

The Magician and the Cardsharp: Retrieved January 8, Honestly, I still don’t understand why people are freaking out over E x M. But besides the point of E x M, I’m talking more so of the book. And yes, I was among them until recently.

The most famous book on how to do card magic is Expert at the Card Table by S. This page drdnase last edited on 9 Novemberat I’m sure it is a great book. Card magic Sleight of hand Magic books Works published under a pseudonym. And a lot of the stuff is just repetitive. View our magic tricks index. The price isn’t that bad so I would recommend it. Andrews or whatever his name was style really hard to follow. Ex;ert secrets unknown by even top pros. Magician Guy Hollingworth performs an excellent show presenting the story of Expert of the Card Table.

Maybe one day I’ll quit being so lazy and spend time with these books. Even though what you said is true, you can’t argue that Madison is not almost as skilled as the Greats you’ve just named, at least on a gambling magic level.


Well past ninety years of age, Vernon was fond of quoting from it, with page numbers, when discussing card techniques with his colleagues at the Magic Castle.

But that context informs a very real danger that a member of our community is living right now. All that said, I think it’s important to read this book but, as with Royal Road, I would encourage reading it with the DVD-set as an accompaniment.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

If you are a beginner, it will give you a good understanding of how magic works and you will improve as a magician. I’ve read it twice, but to me it’s not great.

I picked up the book all excited about it, but realized its pretty much a quick edpert book as it says in the forward.

There is a reason why it has been in circulation for over years. Let us know your thoughts erdnade the comments section below:. 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 erdnasd it Step by step, Mr.

The reason is I’ve never put in the work the book requires to make it worthwhile.

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. The Expert at the Card Table: Showing the Most Helpful Newest. You might find yourself like I did, working for months on one sleight. Customer Support Representative Home Page: Hopefully that’s the next project.


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. I personally think it is just overrated. Close-Up Table Magic Second ed. Questions about this product. You must log in or sign up to post here.

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I expected more from the magic community. Anyone else see this email? By the DVD set if I erdnaase made that clear enough yet. Our first recommendation to complete beginners has always been Royal Road to Card Magicbut what is the next step?

New methods replace old 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. DominusDolorum and Gabriel Z.

FIrst off, this is something I should ernase. 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.

A Treatise on the Science and Art of Manipulating Cardsoften referred to simply as Erdnaseis an extensive book on the art of sleight of hand published in by S.

In my opinion Erdnase created an encyclopedia of sleights! Should it be recommended to beginners, or viewed only as an historical text?

One of the biggest thing in Dxpert at the moment is Erdnase x Madison.