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The Origins of Wonder

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 ====== Capping the Deck ====== ====== Capping the Deck ======
  
-Capping the deck is used on the gaming tables, so it might have been a cheating technique before coming to use in conjuring. ​It was published ​with cards hiding underneath a book, and then dropping that book on a tabled packet to secretly add the cards in Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16753/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+13+No+02/​4|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 2, Nov. 1912, p. 12. Walter B. Gibson later introduced a more natural ​built-in ​context by using a prediction in an envelope (with the force card hidden beneath the envelope) ​in his "A Spirit Card Trick" ​from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17743/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​43|Two Dozen Effective Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1927, p. 30.+Capping the deck is used on the gaming tables, so it might have been a cheating technique before coming to use in conjuring. ​The idea was published in Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16753/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+13+No+02/​4|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 13 No. 2, Nov. 1912, p. 12, using a book and a deck. The desired cards were hidden underneath a book, and then the book was dropped onto a tabled packet to add the cards secretly. 
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 +Twelve years later, a magician writing under the pen name of "​X"​ suggested using a card case instead of a book. A desired card was hidden beneath the case and was loaded onto the deck when the case was laid over it. See //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10699/​The+magician+monthly/​125|The Magician Monthly]]//,​ Vol. 20 No. 8, July 1924, p. 95. 
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 +Walter B. Gibson later introduced a still more natural, motivated ​context ​for the load by using a prediction in an envelope (with the force card hidden beneath the envelope). See his "A Spirit Card Trick" ​in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17743/​Practical+Card+Tricks+Series/​43|Two Dozen Effective Practical Card Tricks]]//, 1927, p. 30.
  
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