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The Origins of Wonder

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-The first description occurs in WmHenry Cremer'//The Secret OutOne Thousand Tricks in Drawing Room or White Magic...// (1859)See "To let a person draw a card which he cannot name"which is a gag. However, Hofzinser was known to use this gaffed card in the mid-1800s.+A double-backed card from 1623 has been preserved in the Augsburg Stadtarchiv in Augsburg, GermanyInformation on this card was discovered by Reinhard Müller in 2017, who recognized its importance; see Minch and Müller in "The Augsburg All-Backs", //[[https://askalexander.org/display/77621/Gibeci+re/129|Gibecière]]//, Vol. 14 No. 2, Summer 2019, p. 123. To judge from the historical record, the double-backed card was generally unknown until it began to be used in tricks during the mid-1800s. 
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 +A use of double-backed card appeared in R.P's //Ein Spiel Karten//1853, p. 68 of the Pieper translation. It was used as a gag, rather than a magic trick. However, Johann Hofzinser was known to employ this gaffed card for magical uses in the mid-1800s (see Domination of Thought: Second Method in Ottokar Fischer's //Kartenkünste //, 1910, p85 of the Sharpe translation). 
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 +Also see [[cards:all-backs|All Backs]]
  
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