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The Origins of Wonder

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 ====== False Riffle Shuffle ====== ====== False Riffle Shuffle ======
-David Ben provides a good survey of the development of these shuffles in //[[|Genii]]//, Vol. 71 No. 2, Feb. 2008, p. 61.+While false shuffles and mixing procedures date back to the earliest conjuring texts, false riffle shuffles didn't begin appearing in print until the mid-19th century. Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin described a push-through shuffle in //[[|Les tricheries des Grecs devoilées]]//, 1961, p. 168 of the English translation. This style of shuffle was later described more fully in John Nevil Maskelyne's //Sharps and Flats//, 1894, p. 138. 
 +In S.W. Erdnase's //Expert at the Card Table//, 1902, p. 161-164, the author describes a few unweave techniques to return the two halves of the deck back their original order. This technique is the basis of the [[cards:zarrow_shuffle|Zarrow shuffle]], which was published in //[[|The New Phoenix]]//, No. 346, July 20 1957, p. 210. 
 +David Ben provides a thorough survey of the development of false shuffles -- and particularly the Zarrow shuffle -- in //[[|Genii]]//, Vol. 71 No. 2, Feb. 2008, p. 61.
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