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The Secrets of Brother John Hamman (1989), written by Richard Kaufman (to whom all lovers of magic literature owe so much), includes "The Chinese Miracle" (p. 68), which is his method for secretly stacking a whole deck in front of the audience, using several location and culling techniques; and on p. 71 this technique is applied to the arrangement of a Galasso-Stebbins stack.

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Hugard, Jean, and Fred Braue

In their absolutely wonderful Expert Card Technique (1940) there are magnificent descriptions of glimpses' false deals, false shuffles, perfect faros, reverses, palms' culls, counts, etc. All of them are very, very good (many of them were, it seems, favorites of no less than Dai Vernon). The book is an inexhaustible source of magi-cal knowledge and remains always at my bedside.

Jordan, Charles T.

In 1919. he released a manuscript on 'The Latest Arranged Pack" a curious system for a stacked deck that is not totally regular in pattern but is still easy to remember. It can be found in Charles T. /ordan: Collected Trkb

(1975, p. 154), edited by Karl Fulves. Many other arrangements with a similar goal have been published since.

Joseph, Eddie

In Greater Card Tricks (1942), there is a system for a stack titled "My Card System" (p. 94).

Kaufman, Richard

This indefatigable author and editor has published innumerable books (some already mentioned in this bibliography) that contain effects, techniques and sleights of great interest for mnemonicaddicts In The Complete Works of Derek Dingle (1982) there are two deck switches on pp. 196 and 198, as well as passes, palms, etc. See also the entry for Brother John Hamman.

Lorayne, Harry

In The Great Divide (1972) he describes his system for a red-black separation cull.

Marlo, Edward

"Lessinout System of Cull Shuffles", from his book Deck Deception (1942, p. 14), edited by Laurie Ireland includes very useful and easy methods for locating and culling cards without using injogs or outjogs. In Faro Shuffle (1958) there are methods using th.s periect shuffle. Mario's Objectives (1973) is of great interest a> it is devoted to methods for separating one halt ot U*

-— deck from the other (red cards from black.

In Faro Notes (1958) there are methods for combining the top an ^ ^ ^ shuffle" (equivalent to antifaro-1 in the hands) with tares to acni t -

febe shuffles (p. 37). On p. 34 there is an mgemous m thod for returning h. Lk td its initial order after only five outfaros (only thirty-two cards are Treed) And on p. 27 is the "New Deck P. M." with many ideas for locating a selection in a stay-stacked deck. There is an interesting series of glimpses in 77,c Microphalli No. 2 (1970, pp. 38-44), edited by Jon Racherbaumer.

great many useful sleights are found in other Mario books: glimpses, false shuffles, palms, deals, faros, reverses, culls, estimation and a long et cetera.

McEvoy, James G

His Card Mnemonics appeared in 1952.

Minch, Stephen

In the books devoted to the magic of Dai Vernon, the author describes refined subtleties and sleights of the highest quality by Vernon and other magicians: palms, passes, glimpses, transfers, etc. The mastery of the author in the literary, technical and psychological descriptions makes the reading of these books delightful. Also, in The Collected Works of Alex Elms-leyr. Volume I (1991), he describes two practical deck switches (p. 143). In the books on the magic of Martin Nash (1975,1977,1979), there are packet switches, palms, etc. In addition, Martin Nash's Ovation (1982) is a good routine (almost a complete act) using stay-stack.

Moliné, Alfonso

In the Spanish magazine Top Secrets, edited by Ricardo Marré, the great magical thinker that was Alfonso Moliné describes interesting uses and tricks with stay-stack. He also devised the Piano Deck, which has nail-shaped tactile marks for finding any card instantly, without need of estimation. He always showed an unparalleled enthusiasm for the memorized deck in general and for this mnemonic stack in particular.

Nelms, Henning

In his very interesting and provocative book on the art of magic from a theatrical standpoint, Magic and Showmanship (1969), he gives a variant of the Galasso-Stebbins system in which the suits don't follow a perfect rotation, which makes it more difficult to detect (p. 125).

Osterlind, Richard

^hrough Card System (1983), edited by Jeff Busby, is a ten-page booklet m which he explains his ingenious system for a disguised

arithmetically structured stack. As 1 mentioned ear-lier, there are a fair number of systems of this type (see p. 7, and the entries for Rossetti, Florensa and Joy,il in this bibliography).

raynaly, £douard-joseph

In the excellent French magazine Ulllusioniste, edited by Jean Caroly, Raynaly wrote a series of three articles, in his regular section "Cauteriesabout * j^kv the numbered rosary deck ( "Lc chapelet mmierott"), on which he comments "the lack of use this deck had fallen into, being so well-known by all lovers of the art and having so many possibilities..." The incredible thing is that this series was published in issues 104, 105 and 106 of the magazine, which correspond to August, September and October of—1910!

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In his magazine The Cardiste, No. 1, Feb. 1957, he describes for the first time his stay-stack or "mirror" stack (p. 12), along with several applications. In the following ten issues, running to August 1958, there are studies of and alterations on the Galasso-Stebbins system, as well as a wide assortment of arrangements that make possible very good demonstrations of poker and other games.

Sharpe, Alton

An ingenious method for switching a deck, using a leather case with two pockets, appeared in his book Expert Hocus Pocus (1961, p. 78). There is another deck switch using a leather case on p. 73.

Shaxon, Alan

In his excellent book Mi/ Kind of Magic (1970), he describes his interesting method for switching a deck (p. 24). This is very good for parlor performance.

Smith, h. Adrian

His Card System de Luxe (1937) is actually the classic method of memorization, made popular some years before by Nikola.

IVollmer, Richard

In Les Tresors du Pharaon (1988) this great expert and ^Ik nttrar^a-

tor makes a study of the applications of the faro and

In Le jeu miroir (1985), he describes, in twenty pages, *

routines for the stay-stack. He's a great specialist on both mi

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