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-Frederick Montague recorded the earliest known description and application of the topological idea of reversing a portion of a handheld spread. With this he accomplished the control of the card to second from the top of the deck. It appeared in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​24985/​Westminster+Wizardry/​76|Westminster Wizardry]]//,​ 1928, p. 74. J. B. Bernat used the reversed ​spread ​as a method for placing a key card next to a selectionHe published ​this under the title of "​Engaño Óptico" ​in //Cartomagia: 30 años después//, 1981, p. 69He claims to have come up with the idea in the late 1940s or early 1950s.+Frederick Montague recorded the earliest known description and application of the topological idea of reversing a portion of a handheld spread. With this he accomplished the control of the card to second from the top of the deck. It appeared in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​24985/​Westminster+Wizardry/​76|Westminster Wizardry]]//,​ 1928, p. 74. Montague'​s technique only involves reversing one half of the spread. ​The first published ​technique to reverse both halves ​of the spread---secretly cutting the packet ​in the process---appeared in Karl Fulves'​s ​//Card Under Glass//, 1979, p. 78The technique is used with a packet of four cards. Fulves credits it as an unpublished move of Fr. Cyprian'​s.
  
-This predates Piet Forton'​s claim of a similar move sometime in the 1960s. Forton and Wolff von Keyserlingk published their work using the reverse spread to effect a "​pass"​ control in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​21840/​Inside+CardMagic+Band+2/​49|Inside CardMagic II]]//, 1996, p. 47, edited by Oliver Erens, as "​Light-reft Spread Pass". (See the English translation in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12469/​Concertos+for+Pasteboard/​57|Concertos for Pasteboard]]//,​ p. 43.) Bernat'​s creation and publication ​dates both precede Forton'​s and von Keyserlingk'​s.+J. B. Bernat used the same technique as Cyprian---albeit with a full deck---for a method to place a key card next to a selection. He published this under the title of "​Engaño Óptico"​ in //​Cartomagia:​ 30 años después//, 1981, p. 69. He claims to have come up with the idea in the late 1940s or early 1950s. 
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 +This predates Piet Forton'​s claim of a similar move sometime in the 1960s. Forton and Wolff von Keyserlingk published their work using the reverse spread to effect a "​pass"​ control ​(identical in concept to Cyprian'​s move) in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​21840/​Inside+CardMagic+Band+2/​49|Inside CardMagic II]]//, 1996, p. 47, edited by Oliver Erens, as "​Light-reft Spread Pass". (See the English translation in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12469/​Concertos+for+Pasteboard/​57|Concertos for Pasteboard]]//,​ p. 43.) Bernat'​s creation ​date, and Cyprian'​s ​publication ​date both precede Forton'​s and von Keyserlingk'​s.
  
 (On a related note, in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10903/​Linking+Ring/​88|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 82 No. 9, Sep. 2002, p. 88, Allan Ackerman describes the same idea under the title "​Ultimate Gesture Cut," saying that it had been developed after a visiting magician -- whose name he couldn'​t recall -- showed him a reverse-spread handling of the [[cards:​prophesy_move|Prophesy Move]] in 1976. This Prophesy Move application is given on [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10903/​Linking+Ring/​95|p. 95]].) (On a related note, in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10903/​Linking+Ring/​88|The Linking Ring]]//, Vol. 82 No. 9, Sep. 2002, p. 88, Allan Ackerman describes the same idea under the title "​Ultimate Gesture Cut," saying that it had been developed after a visiting magician -- whose name he couldn'​t recall -- showed him a reverse-spread handling of the [[cards:​prophesy_move|Prophesy Move]] in 1976. This Prophesy Move application is given on [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10903/​Linking+Ring/​95|p. 95]].)
  
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