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The Origins of Wonder

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 The basis for the card force in which a spectator inserts a card or knife into the end of the deck to choose a card comes from a card-cheating ruse recorded c. 1670-1730, in an anonymously written Italian manuscript called "MSS III, 18" or "the Asti manuscript";​ see pp. 108-9 of the Lori Pieper translation in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​67958/​Gibeci+re/​112|Gibecière]]//,​ Vol. 8 No. 1, Winter 2013. This description is doubly notable in that the handling uses a heel break. The basis for the card force in which a spectator inserts a card or knife into the end of the deck to choose a card comes from a card-cheating ruse recorded c. 1670-1730, in an anonymously written Italian manuscript called "MSS III, 18" or "the Asti manuscript";​ see pp. 108-9 of the Lori Pieper translation in //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​67958/​Gibeci+re/​112|Gibecière]]//,​ Vol. 8 No. 1, Winter 2013. This description is doubly notable in that the handling uses a heel break.
  
-Stanley Collins'​s ​published an influential handling of this force in his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20041/​Deceptive+Conceptions+in+Magic/​17|Deceptive Conceptions in Magic]]//, 1920, p. 13, using the insertion of a visiting card. Collins held a break below the force card, had the visiting card or a knife inserted below the break, then moved the packet above the break, along with the knife, forward to switch the location of the insertion.The force was later described in other sources using a playing card or a knife (//​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​250|Greater Magic]]//, 1938, p. 194; and Lewis Ganson'​s //Dai Vernon'​s Inner Secrets of Card Magic//, 1959, p. 22).+Stanley Collins published an influential handling of this force in his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​20041/​Deceptive+Conceptions+in+Magic/​17|Deceptive Conceptions in Magic]]//, 1920, p. 13, using the insertion of a visiting card. Collins held a break below the force card, had the visiting card or a knife inserted below the break, then moved the packet above the break, along with the knife, forward to switch the location of the insertion.The force was later described in other sources using a playing card or a knife (//​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​13140/​Greater+Magic/​250|Greater Magic]]//, 1938, p. 194; and Lewis Ganson'​s //Dai Vernon'​s Inner Secrets of Card Magic//, 1959, p. 22).
  
 The variation using a knife may have been inspired by an earlier force by Edwin T. Sachs in //Sleight of Hand//, 1877, p. 126 [2nd edition], p. 118 [3rd edition], that employed a knife inserted into the end of the deck, but slipped the force card from the bottom of the deck. The variation using a knife may have been inspired by an earlier force by Edwin T. Sachs in //Sleight of Hand//, 1877, p. 126 [2nd edition], p. 118 [3rd edition], that employed a knife inserted into the end of the deck, but slipped the force card from the bottom of the deck.