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The Origins of Wonder

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stephenminch Added information on the Collins-Marlo controversy.
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 This palm was published by Ed Marlo in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10922/​The+Cardician/​56|The Cardician]]//,​ 1953, p. 55. Stanley Collins also wrote up the palm in his "Zeta Four Ace Trick" from //Gems of Personal Prestidigitation//​ [1952], p. 24. This book was never actually published, and didn't see the light of day until inclusion in Edwin Dawes'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​25508/​Stanley+Collins/​308|Stanley Collins: Conjurer, Collector, and Iconoclast]]//,​ 2002. However, the manuscript for it was privately circulated shortly after its composition for evaluation by select magicians in the U.K. and U.S. This palm was published by Ed Marlo in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10922/​The+Cardician/​56|The Cardician]]//,​ 1953, p. 55. Stanley Collins also wrote up the palm in his "Zeta Four Ace Trick" from //Gems of Personal Prestidigitation//​ [1952], p. 24. This book was never actually published, and didn't see the light of day until inclusion in Edwin Dawes'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​25508/​Stanley+Collins/​308|Stanley Collins: Conjurer, Collector, and Iconoclast]]//,​ 2002. However, the manuscript for it was privately circulated shortly after its composition for evaluation by select magicians in the U.K. and U.S.
  
-In Marlo'​s description in //The Cardician//,​ he claimed he had been protecting the idea for years, and that it had been moving through the underground for a time. This claim may have been motivated, in part, by the sleight appearing in Collins'​s manuscriptamong the private circle who read it Marlo would likely have been a member. It's impossible to say if news of the sleight got as far as Collins, who lived in St. Leonards-on-Sea,​ England, previous to 1952; or if Collins'​s manuscript was read by Marlo shortly before ​his published //The Cardician//​. Nor, without further evidence, can independent invention be ruled out.+In Marlo'​s description in //The Cardician//,​ he claimed he had been protecting the idea for years, and that it had been moving through the underground for a time. This claim may have been motivated, in part, by the sleight appearing in Collins'​s manuscriptamong the private circle who read it Marlo would likely have been a member. It's impossible to say if news of the sleight got as far as Collins, who lived in St. Leonards-on-Sea,​ England, previous to 1952; or if Collins'​s manuscript was read by Marlo shortly before ​he published //The Cardician//​. Nor, without further evidence, can independent invention be ruled out.
  
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