Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-====== Bottom Slip Cut ====== 
-The concept of a bottom slip cut dates back to the early 18th century. It appears in an Italian manuscript known as the //Asti Manuscript//,​ c. 1700, p. 63 of the Pieper translation. This manuscript was translated in //​Gibecière//,​ Winter 2013, p. 29-234. 
-The 20th century kicked the idea into gear, starting with "The Mystery of the Aces" by Charles Jordan in //​[[http://​​display/​14625/​The+Four+Full+Hands/​28|Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects]]//,​ 1922, p. 5 of the 1947 edition, and later in //The Tarbell Course in Magic, Vol. 1//,  1941, p. 261. 
-An application of the bottom slip cut, unfortunately without handling details, was treated by Stanley Collins as common knowledge in //​[[http://​​display/​25508/​Stanley+Collins/​293?​gems|Gems of Personal Prestigitation]]//,​ 1952, p. 9 (not published until //Stanley Collins: Conjurer, Collector, and Iconoclast//,​ 2003, by Edwin A. Dawes). Harry Lorayne'​s commonly used HaLo cut appeared in //​[[http://​​display/​17951/​Rim+Shots/​135|Rim Shots]]//, 1973, p. 131. Richard Kaufman lays credit for Lorayne'​s breakless handling at Derek Dingle'​s door; see //​[[http://​​display/​37328/​Genii/​72|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 67 No. 5, May 2004, p. 72.