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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. 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 deck in the process---appeared in Karl Fulves'​s //Card Under Glass//, 1979, p. 78. Fulves credits it as an unpublished move of Fr. Cyprian'​s.+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. 78. The technique is used with a packet of four cards. Fulves credits it as an unpublished move of Fr. Cyprian'​s.
  
-J. B. Bernat used the same technique as Cyprian 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.+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.
  
 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. 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.