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I don't know how well it has aged, but I really enjoyed Cy Endfields Entertaining Card Magic when it was released a long time ago. I see it has resurfaced as part of the Supreme stock that is hitting the market. It may be worth considering. Sells for 30 bucks I believe.
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I don't have these books any more, but I always rated them. They're of their time, but they stand up well, I think.
I could be thinking of something else, but if memory serves Paul Gordon did a rewrite/revised version of the books a few years ago.
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I think the three-part book has aged very well. Most sleights taught are part of most all-rounded cardmen and many of the effects are variations on classics.

It reminds me of Dai Vernon’s Inner secret trilogy.

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Very good, especially the bottom palms explained. Endfield was a film director. He discovered Sean Connery and directed one of the great action movies of all time, "Zulu."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_(1964_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cy_Endfield


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Very good, especially the bottom palms explained. Endfield was a film director. He discovered Sean Connery and directed one of the great action movies of all time, "Zulu."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulu_(1964_film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cy_Endfield



Zulu is one of my alltime favourite films.
I have a very nice copy of Entertaining Card Magic.
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I don't have these books any more, but I always rated them. They're of their time, but they stand up well, I think.
I could be thinking of something else, but if memory serves Paul Gordon did a rewrite/revised version of the books a few years ago.
Not quite. Martin Breese published a wonderful revision and I posed for the hands in the photos. Great book.

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Not quite. Martin Breese published a wonderful revision and I posed for the hands in the photos. Great book.


I knew that Paul. I just thought I'd give you a plug.
Here's another, actually the other "half" of the earlier post. I left it off deliberately.  [smile]

https://www.lybrary.com/cy-endfields-entertaining-card-magic-p-84566.html
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Mike Vincent got me badly with a vanish he uses prior to Cy's Aces for Connoisseurs.  
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Mike Vincent got me badly with a vanish he uses prior to Cy's Aces for Connoisseurs.  
I wonder if it's the vanish I taught him (that he uses) from the Gold Dust Trilogy? PG

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It uses a side glide from a Biddle gripped packet, I don't remember if he did or didn't credit it unfortunately.
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In the Endfield book, he calls it The Endfield Side Glide.

It's very effective in the context of the routine, but really it's just a Glide, the cards being held by the short edges rather than the more normal long sides.
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In the Endfield book, he calls it The Endfield Side Glide.

It's very effective in the context of the routine, but really it's just a Glide, the cards being held by the short edges rather than the more normal long sides.
What Michael does and what my handling is is different from the book.

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I have the 3 original books in this series...bought them back in the 70's. The magazine test effect was always my favorite.
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I owned the 3 original books way back when.  Sadly had to sell them (along with most of my magic library) when I fell om rough times.  But recently I got a very good deal on pristine copies of the trilogy.  Really enjoying going through them again!
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The Harry Stanley Unique Studio publications were the originals. Superior quality books.
The Unique books did decline in quality from about the mid-sixties, though generally they were still better than Supreme's reprints.
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I just checked and the ones I bought were printed and published in England by Harry Stanley “Unique Magic Studio”.  No date given, but they seem like first editions to me.

As I mentioned, all three of these books are in excellent condition.  Pages solidly bound, with text and photographs beautifully reproduced.  I guess I’m a lucky fellow!


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My copies seemed to survive. Have recently started to go through my collection for the first time in probably 30 years...wonder what I will find!

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