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The Origins of Wonder

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-This technique has been around since the early 18th century. It was described in the anonymous //Asti Manuscript//,​ c. 1700, p. 59 of the Pieper translation. This manuscript was translated in //​Gibecière//,​ Vol.8 No.1, Winter 2013, p. 29-234.+This technique has been around since the early 18th century. It was described in the anonymous //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38803/​Gibeci+re/​60|Asti Manuscript]]//, c. 1700, p. 59 of the Pieper translation. This manuscript was translated in //​Gibecière//,​ Vol.8 No.1, Winter 2013, p. 29-234.
  
 Stewart James, in his "Queer Quest" from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17659/​Stewart+James+In+Print+The+First+Fifty+Years/​184|Stewart James in Print: The First Fifty Years]]//, 1989, p. 148, attributes the technique'​s resurgence to Baffles Brush and Walter Gibson. No citation is given for the Brush reference, but Gibson'​s improvement appears in his //Sixteen Master Card Mysteries//,​ 1928, p. 4. However, in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38817/​The+Magic+Wand/​110|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 16 No. 134, June-Sep. 1927, p. 80, essentially the same method Gibson gives is given under the title "A Deceptive Card Trick" by Tom Sellers. The details of the Sellers and Gibson write-ups, while not identical, are very close, including the spectator turning up the corner of the chosen card in the spread to note it. It appears as if Gibson added only a few small refinements to the Sellers method, and failed to mention him. Stewart James, in his "Queer Quest" from //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17659/​Stewart+James+In+Print+The+First+Fifty+Years/​184|Stewart James in Print: The First Fifty Years]]//, 1989, p. 148, attributes the technique'​s resurgence to Baffles Brush and Walter Gibson. No citation is given for the Brush reference, but Gibson'​s improvement appears in his //Sixteen Master Card Mysteries//,​ 1928, p. 4. However, in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38817/​The+Magic+Wand/​110|The Magic Wand]]//, Vol. 16 No. 134, June-Sep. 1927, p. 80, essentially the same method Gibson gives is given under the title "A Deceptive Card Trick" by Tom Sellers. The details of the Sellers and Gibson write-ups, while not identical, are very close, including the spectator turning up the corner of the chosen card in the spread to note it. It appears as if Gibson added only a few small refinements to the Sellers method, and failed to mention him.
  
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