Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-The earliest known description of transposing two portions of the deck above a packet of cards, which remains in place so that the bottom card (or cards) does not change after the Pass, is in Conradi'​s //​[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1896-09-zauberspiegel.pdf|Der Zauberspiegel]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 1, Sep. 1896, p. 15. The article gives no credit for the sleight, nor are any handling details provided, but since the classic form of the Pass was described in an earlier issue of this journal that is referenced, ​it is more likely that those mechanics were used rather than the mechanics ​of the Herrmann Pass. translation of the description ​is the following ​(note that a double ​facer is at the bottom of the deck): "Since with the normal Pass (see volume 1, issue 1) the double facer would become visible, one has to execute the pass in this trick in such a way that the deck is divided into three parts, and the center packet is moved to the top (see figures 18 and 19)."+The earliest known description of transposing two portions of the deck above a packet of cards, which remains in place so that the bottom card (or cards) does not change after the Pass, is in Conradi'​s //​[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1896-09-zauberspiegel.pdf|Der Zauberspiegel]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 1, Sep. 1896, p. 15. The article gives no credit for the sleight, nor are any handling details provided, but the classic form of the Pass is referenced ​in the descriptionso its mechanics were most likely ​usedrather than those of the Herrmann Pass. Here is a translation of the description (note that a double-faced card is at the bottom of the deck, the sleight being embedded within the procedure of a trick): "Since with the normal Pass (see volume 1, issue 1) the double-facer would become visible, one has to execute the pass in this trick in such a way that the deck is divided into three parts, and the center packet is moved to the top (see figures 18 and 19)."
  
 ===== Top-Card Cover Pass ===== ===== Top-Card Cover Pass =====