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 Several hundred years later, using punched cards as a cheating method for crooked gamblers was described simultaneously by two authors: Jonathan Harrington Green in //An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling//, 1843, p. 153, and John Henry Anderson in //​Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic//, 1843, p. 53. It was later used for card tricks, such as in the anonymous //The Magicians'​ Own Book//, 1857, p. 61 (also published as //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17903/​The+Magician+s+Own+Book+or+The+Whole+Art+of+Conjuring/​72|The Boy's Own Conjuring Book]]//, 1859). A chosen card is placed on top of the deck and is secretly pricked, so that later it can be found by touch as the magician removes the cards one by one from under a hat. Another early trick using punched cards appears in F. W. Conradi'​s //Der Moderne Kartenk├╝stler//,​ 1896, p. 34. In this, punched court cards aid the performer in bringing out first the Kings, then the Queens, followed by the Jacks, from a shuffled heap placed under a cloth. Conradi offers two further tricks using punched cards on p. 35-36. Several hundred years later, using punched cards as a cheating method for crooked gamblers was described simultaneously by two authors: Jonathan Harrington Green in //An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling//, 1843, p. 153, and John Henry Anderson in //​Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic//, 1843, p. 53. It was later used for card tricks, such as in the anonymous //The Magicians'​ Own Book//, 1857, p. 61 (also published as //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​17903/​The+Magician+s+Own+Book+or+The+Whole+Art+of+Conjuring/​72|The Boy's Own Conjuring Book]]//, 1859). A chosen card is placed on top of the deck and is secretly pricked, so that later it can be found by touch as the magician removes the cards one by one from under a hat. Another early trick using punched cards appears in F. W. Conradi'​s //Der Moderne Kartenk├╝stler//,​ 1896, p. 34. In this, punched court cards aid the performer in bringing out first the Kings, then the Queens, followed by the Jacks, from a shuffled heap placed under a cloth. Conradi offers two further tricks using punched cards on p. 35-36.
  
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