Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-The switching card box was described being built into tea caddies within ​John Gale'​s ​book, //Gale's Cabinet of Knowledge; or, Miscellaneous Recreations//, 1796, p. 127. In the same book, Gale also describes ​the concept in the context of switching out a piece of paper from a snuff box (see p. 143).+The switching card box was described ​as being built into tea caddies within ​Henri Decremps's, //La Magie Blanche Dévoilée//, 1784, p. 63 of the English translation. In the same book, Decremps ​also details ​the concept in the context of making the ashes from a burnt card vanish (p. 16), and switching out a piece of paper from a snuff box (p. 24).
  
 The box appeared several times in the 19th century as well, including in Sena Sama and Hamed Ben-Ali'​s //The Whole Art of Legerdemain;​ or Hocus Pocus Laid Open and Explained//,​ 1830, p. 24, and in a torn and restored trick called "The Letter"​ in R.P's //Ein Spiel Karten//, 1853, p. 27 of the Pieper translation. The box appeared several times in the 19th century as well, including in Sena Sama and Hamed Ben-Ali'​s //The Whole Art of Legerdemain;​ or Hocus Pocus Laid Open and Explained//,​ 1830, p. 24, and in a torn and restored trick called "The Letter"​ in R.P's //Ein Spiel Karten//, 1853, p. 27 of the Pieper translation.