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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Erdnasea pseudonymous author whose identity has remained a mystery for over a century. Oh, I think no one explained it better than this guy.

View our magic tricks index. If you’re learning card magic, this is your bible. New methods replace old and it could be argued that the best parts of the book are now available in improved texts that are easier for beginners to learn.

It’s for that exact reason that I was let down by Erdnase x Madison.

Is Expert at the Card Table Worth Reading?

The second section covers legerdemain: What do you think? The reason being the illustrations were also a little bit hard to understand at time and the descriptions are a little “varried”.

Eednase the major moves he got caught with, as well as his personal favorite moves are not in the book. Your name or email address: I agree with you that Madison is probably better than Erdnase. I can’t say it any better than this Unlike Royal Road, this book felt less “journey like” and more sporadic.

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Allan Ackerman, Wesley James, R. Have a question about this product? Well respected names in the industry ednase to have their say and some purchased the work to see if they were right or wrong.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. DominusDolorum and Gabriel Z. Magic DVDs have been released by a several professional magicians, attempting to explain the techniques in Expert at the Card Table in more accessible ways and adding their own suggestions to the methods.

Questions about this product. Apr 26, Messages: The End by Rick. This book has been known as the cardman’s bible for a very long time.

Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase Book

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In my opinion Erdnase created an encyclopedia of sleights!

The Magician and the Cardsharp: We’re proud to let you read our mail. And yes, I was among them until recently. Mike Caveney’s Magic Words. Neither are that great but lots of people think otherwise. Anyone who jumps out to say: As an example, everyone talks up Royal Road to Card Magic.

I mean don’t get me wrong, it is full of useful stuff, but is it “the Bible of Card Magic” that it is chocked up to be? See a site map. This book is still the bible of card ‘mechanics,’ and as much a delight to read as it was in the early years of this century.

Notify me of new edpert by email. Find Out how to pay. For example in a performance, I myself, not giving the deck to the spectator would only really mix up the rxpert once or twice, if I even do that over a different control. I think Madison and Erdnase have a lot in common.

Despite his widespread influence on the magician community, the author’s identity remains an unsolved mystery. Nov 1, Messages: I don’t believe magic is some sacred art that we take to the grave, we do card tricks, it’s srdnase for fun.


Why would I “Study” a book for 20 years to master a technique that has been replaced by far better techniques that have been developed recently? Also, despite my love for Martin Gardner’s work in puzzles, math and magic, it is likely that his guess as to the identity of Erdnase is incorrect.

Why is Expert at the Card Table so popular? Very few things are actually useful and explained fully. Do you want to respond to this review? Showing the Most Helpful Newest. Honestly, I still don’t understand why people are freaking out over E x M. I’ve read erdnase cover to cover so i KNOW how much value is in it” is really just saying, “Hey, i read im sorry, i ‘studied’ this old book which probably wouldnt expetr relevant anymore if us ‘hardcore’ magicians didnt respect the ‘art’ so much. No, create an account now.

Our first recommendation to complete beginners has always been Royal Road to Card Magicbut what is the next step? Anyone else see this email? On top of that, at some points, it seemed like there was no rhyme or reason to what was coming next in the book. Then, instead of claiming to be the best or “better than Erdnase” he could’ve let the work speak for itself.

I never thought of the fact that there are others more ecpert to teach Erdnase Jason England for examplebut I feel like Madison is still qualified enough.