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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Neither are that great but lots of people think otherwise. I mean, how different ways are you really going to need to learn on how to maintain the bottom stock?

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eednase There is really a lot to be found in this book it’s like bobo’s modern coin eddnase, if you get experf you can be kept busy for a very long time and since there is such a variety you can choose which ones you want and what ones don’t like and it doesn’t matter if you don’t use it all because it is super cheap anyway!

The amount of respect magicians have for a dead man is absurd. By it and memorize it. Maybe one day I’ll quit being so lazy and spend time with these books. Assistants Clubs Conventions Exposure Stores. For example in a performance, I myself, not giving the deck to the spectator would only really mix up the deck once or twice, if I even do that over a different control. I never thought of the fact that there are others expedt qualified to teach Erdnase Jason Ex;ert for examplebut I feel like Madison is still qualified enough.


On top of that, at some points, it seemed like there was no rhyme or reason to what was coming next in the expeet. I stayed true to reading it but found S. I think that only now is it coming into play with a lot of magicians and we should realize it’s real potential.

If you are a beginner, it will give you a good understanding of how magic works and you will improve as a magician. Unlike Royal Road, this book felt less “journey like” and more sporadic. The only “bible” in card magic is the one you give and get the most out of. Allan Ackerman, Wesley James, R. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

And yes, I was among them until recently. Personally, I think Madison is already better than Erdanse. The End by Rick. The instruction is very difficult to understand.

Is The Expert at The Card Table really all that?

I think Madison and Erdnase have a lot in common. Maybe its because I don’t do a lot of gambling-style magic or cheat at all, but a lot of the content is useless. Showing the Most Helpful Newest. Henry Holt and Co. It’s two groups of fanboys who think that if they “Defend there heros! Is it a good book? But I want to make an exception with this one. So obviously this is my personal view point on the book, though a lot of what I said can actually be proven, or has been proven by other magicians.

Step by step, Mr. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As an example, everyone talks up Royal Road to Card Magic.


Given that this was written more than a century ago, there are still a lot of items in the book that are relevant to modern conjurers. I mean, can you even compare to to Card College, or the Royal Road, or any major book out there?

This book is still the bible of card ‘mechanics,’ and as much a delight to read expet it was in the early years of this century. Where It Has To. Very few things are actually useful and explained fully. Maaz Hasan likes this. Some people got offended on the internet and the whole thing spread like wildfire.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

Magic is, after all, a brotherhood. On creative calls last week, we joked about MadisonGate. Madison embraced the good with the bad in these responses. Nov 1, Messages: If you’re learning card magic, this is your bible. Anyone who jumps out to say: Sure, it was the first. A must have for the serious card worker.

You gain a lot of good insight to the book that can help you out later on. Problems with Expert at the Card Table: The most famous book on how to do card magic is Expert at the Card Table by S. For almost a centuury, this book has been considered indispensable to attaining the highest level of card mastery.

I just don’t give it the time it truly deserves.