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The Origins of Wonder

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-The first appearance of this sleight in print seems to be in Robert-Houdin'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​29472/​The+Secrets+of+Conjuring+and+Magic/​269|Secrets of Conjuring and Magic]]// ​(1868), under the title "A Magical Transformation", p. 249. However, an earlier form of this change ​is recorded ​in //The Notebook//, ​edited by Will Houstoun and written c. 1800. See p. 61, where at the end of Item 54, the change is used in the context of a transposition effect. Two cards held back to back are waved in the air while being secretly "​dexterously"​ turned around. The description may mean the double card is simply turned over under cover of the waving, but the usual snap-over action may not be entirely discounted, given the vague explanation. ​Also see //The Conjurer'​s Repository//,​ 1803, p. 1034 for a similar form of this change.+This sleight ​appeared ​in Jean Eugene ​Robert-Houdin'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​29472/​The+Secrets+of+Conjuring+and+Magic/​269|Secrets of Conjuring and Magic]]//1868, p.249, under the title "A Magical Transformation.
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 +However, an earlier form of this change ​appeared ​in an anonymous notebook circa 1800. Will Houstoun transcribed the book and published it as //The Notebook//, ​2009, p. 61. The change is used in the context of a transposition effect. Two cards held back to back are waved in the air while being secretly "​dexterously"​ turned around. The description may mean the double card is simply turned over under cover of the waving, but the usual snap-over action may not be entirely discounted, given the vague explanation. ​A similar form of this change appeared in //The Conjurer'​s Repository//,​ 1803, p. 1034.
  
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