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This is not a reprint of our 1984 edition of Revelations, Dai Vernon's legendary annotations for The Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase.
This new, over-size book was triggered by the discovery of more than 160 long-lost photographs of Dai Vernon's hands that were taken in 1961 specifically to illustrate this manuscript. It is as close as you will ever get to a personal session with the Professor.
THE BOOK INCLUDES A facsimile reproduction of the entire, original typed Revelation manuscript.
The entire text of The Expert at the Card Table with Vernon's annotations inserted at the appropriate places illustrated with the newly discovered photos of Dai Vernon's hands.
Plus more than 100 pages of added material including Vernon's explanation (with photos) of Topping the Deck, Walter Scott's Second Deal and Double Belly Cut, the Ping Pong Shift, The Hop, Allen Kennedy's legendary Center Deal and more.
Pages: 392 - 9" x 11.5" - Hardcover - The book bound in green cloth and stamped with copper foil, and the beautiful dustjacket were designed by Michael Albright.
Rating Excellant Plus. I have not read the entire book, far from it. For me it is a slow read, because there is so much to take in. A great insight to the workings of a great mind. Talk about detail, it's here. For you younger folks who never got to see or talk with him, Read this book, learn about the man and why he was so respected. For the rest of you this will help you better understand him and his attention to the smallest detail. A library is incomplete without this book.
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william asks: Does this version Have the Iconic Green and Gold Hardcover?
Edward asks: I bought, absorbed and used material from the original--about how much of this book is entirely new material? New photographs don't cound in my question.
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