The Follow the Leader plot was first published in Dai Vernon's Five Close-up Problems in 1932 (and later reprinted in Early Vernon). According to the manuscript's author Faucett Ross, the trick was actually invented by a "Vienna amateur" magician, although the version in the manuscript contains 'many [Vernon] touches and improvements(See Ibidem, Volume 1, p.107.)
The idea of incorporating a Jordan count into a Fcllour the Leader routine to boost conviction belongs, I believe, to Bill Miesel.
The Last Trick of Dr. Jacob Daley appears on pp.210-4 of The Dai Vernon Book of Magic.
As mentioned, my presentation is based on René Lavand's Follow the Leader presentation. It also bears some similarity to Art Lyle's presentation for the Magician vs. Gambler plot (Jinx Winter Extra. 1938-39). Renés presentation can be found in Mysteries of My Life (A Few Red Cords, A Few Blach Cards, pp.62-7).
This IS A completely IN-THE-HAMDS version of TrîUMP7ï designed specifically ior situations in which there is no working surface available.
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