The Origins of Wonder
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The first appearance of this gambling steal in magical literature seems to be in Stanley Collins's Collins's Card Conceits, 1925, p. 29, according to Fulves in Charlatan, 2000, p. 20. Other descriptions appear in Lorayne's Deck-sterity, 1967, p. 144, and The Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 3, 1989, p. 75.