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The Origins of Wonder

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 The same year the Breslaw book appeared, Henri Decremps published his classic //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​21700/​La+magie+blanche+d+voil+e/​79|La Magie  The same year the Breslaw book appeared, Henri Decremps published his classic //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​21700/​La+magie+blanche+d+voil+e/​79|La Magie 
-blanche dévoilée]]//,​ on page 57 of which is found "La Carte qui saute en l'air, en sortant du jeu, sans qu'on la touche"​ (trans.: "The Card springing up into the air, from the pack, without being touched"​),​ which is much closer to the modern-day Rising Card. In it, the deck is placed in a holder while the selection rests on a pin that is secretly attached to thread coming up and out of the holder. By pulling down on the thread, the pin rises up in the holder, bringing the selection with it. Pulling fast enough will get the card airborne. One year later, Philip Astley published an English translation of this trick from Decremps in //Natural Magic: or, Physical Amusements Revealed//, 1785, p. 41. In fact, twenty-three of the twenty-four tricks explained by Astley are unacknowledged translations from //La Magie blanche dévoilée//​.+blanche dévoilée]]//,​ on page 57 of which is found "La Carte qui saute en l'air, en sortant du jeu, sans qu'on la touche"​ (trans.: "The Card springing up into the air, from the pack, without being touched"​),​ which is much closer to the modern-day Rising Card. In it, the deck is placed in a holder while the selection rests on a pin that is secretly attached to thread coming up and out of the holder. By pulling down on the thread, the pin rises up in the holder, bringing the selection with it. Pulling fast enough will get the card airborne. One year later, Philip Astley published an English translation of this trick from Decremps in //[[https://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1785-astley-naturalmagic-p41.pdf|Natural Magic: or, Physical Amusements Revealed]]//, 1785, p. 41. In fact, twenty-three of the twenty-four tricks explained by Astley are unacknowledged translations from //La Magie blanche dévoilée//​.
  
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