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luvisi

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This pamphlet, published in 1612, can be downloaded for free from https://archive.org/details/theartofiuglingo12343gut

It contains some magic tricks and a few cautions about ways of cheating at dice and cards, but the best part, in my opinion, is A merry tale how a cosoning Alcumist deceaued
a country Gentleman


This is a confidence game involving an alchemist convincing his victim that he can multiply money.  It is similar to modern scams involving "cursed" money that is sewn into a handkerchief and which multiplies when the curse is removed.

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