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 ====== Hofzinser/​MacDonald Ace Assembly ====== ====== Hofzinser/​MacDonald Ace Assembly ======
  
-In the mid-nineteenth century, Johann Hofzinser performed a strikingly similar plot to The MacDonald Ace Assembly as one phase of a larger routine called "A Power of Faith,"​ published in Ottokar Fischer'​s //​Kartenk√ľnste//,​ 1910, p. 69 of the Sharpe translation. It used double-faced cards, much like the modern variants. The first trick of its kind to be published was Kaufmann'​s "​Prepared Four Ace Trick" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16219/​Mahatma+Vol+7+No+11/​3|Mahatma]]//,​ Vol. 7 No. 11, May 1904, p. 125, six years before Hofzinser'​s material was released.+In the mid-nineteenth century, Johann Hofzinser performed a strikingly similar plot to The MacDonald Ace Assembly as one phase of a larger routine called "A Power of Faith,"​ published in Ottokar Fischer'​s //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​29356/​J+N+Hofzinser+s+Card+Conjuring/​73|Kartenk√ľnste]]//, 1910, p. 69 of the Sharpe translation. It used double-faced cards, much like the modern variants. The first trick of its kind to be published was Kaufmann'​s "​Prepared Four Ace Trick" in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16219/​Mahatma+Vol+7+No+11/​3|Mahatma]]//,​ Vol. 7 No. 11, May 1904, p. 125, six years before Hofzinser'​s material was released.
  
-The plot's name comes from Mac MacDonald'​s "MacDonald's $100 Routine"​ in Lewis Ganson'​s //Dai Vernon'​s More Inner Secrets of Card Magic//, 1960, p. 26.+The plot's name comes from Mac MacDonald'​s "McDonald's $100 Routine"​ in Lewis Ganson'​s //[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17405/​Dai+Vernon+s+More+Inner+Secrets+of+Card+Magic/​28|Dai Vernon'​s More Inner Secrets of Card Magic]]//, 1960, p. 26.
  
 The first version of this trick in which each Ace was vanished from its packet in a different manner was by Ken Krenzel in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15091/​M+U+M/​108|M-U-M]]//,​ Vol. 51 No. 3, Aug. 1962, p. 108, under the title "Those Extra Touches"​. The first version of this trick in which each Ace was vanished from its packet in a different manner was by Ken Krenzel in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​15091/​M+U+M/​108|M-U-M]]//,​ Vol. 51 No. 3, Aug. 1962, p. 108, under the title "Those Extra Touches"​.