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 Clocking the deck is one of the oldest recorded card amusements. One of Leonardo da Vinci'​s contemporaries,​ Luca Pacioli, described the idea as Problem 21 in his //Perugia// manuscript (a.k.a. //Vat. Lat. 3129//), 1478. Clocking the deck is one of the oldest recorded card amusements. One of Leonardo da Vinci'​s contemporaries,​ Luca Pacioli, described the idea as Problem 21 in his //Perugia// manuscript (a.k.a. //Vat. Lat. 3129//), 1478.
  
-It showed up in English in Thomas Johnson'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5359/​Dainty+conceits/​10|Dainty Conceits]]//,​ 1630, p. 10. In French, it was Problem XXXII in Chapter I of Jacques Ozanam'​s //​Récréations mathématiques et physiques//,​ 1694. And Reinhard Müller has found the system in German in //​Natürliches Zauberbuch//,​ 1745, p. 230. These all rely on the idea of canceling tens in the counting.+It showed up in English in Thomas Johnson'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​5359/​Dainty+conceits/​10|Dainty Conceits]]//,​ 1630, p. 10. In French, it was Problem XXXII in Chapter I of Jacques Ozanam'​s //[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1694-ozanam-clocking.pdf|Récréations mathématiques et physiques]]//, 1694. (See [[https://​books.google.fr/​books?​id=eiNRAAAAYAAJ&​hl=de&​pg=PA77#​v=onepage&​q&​f=false|here]] for an English translation from 1708.) ​And Reinhard Müller has found the system in German in //​Natürliches Zauberbuch//,​ 1745, p. 230. These all rely on the idea of canceling tens in the counting.
  
 Friedrich Wilhelm Conradi gives an elaboration of the feat in his book //Magisches Allerlei//, 1903, p.102. He adds up the value and the suit at the same time, in two columns of numbers. He then expands the effect, letting a spectator call out any number and the performer names the card at that number. Friedrich Wilhelm Conradi gives an elaboration of the feat in his book //Magisches Allerlei//, 1903, p.102. He adds up the value and the suit at the same time, in two columns of numbers. He then expands the effect, letting a spectator call out any number and the performer names the card at that number.