Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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Braue Reverse

This sleight was reported in The Phoenix No. 264, September 1952, p. 1055, to have been published by Clyde Cairy before Braue put it into The Royal Road to Card Magic (1948, p. 191). There, Braue makes no claim to the sleight. It is merely called “Fourth Method”. However, somewhere shortly after the appearance of the Hugard and Braue book, his name became attached to this reverse. Where and why have yet to be ascertained, as does the identity of the reported Cairy trick that reportedly predated The Royal Road.