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 An interesting extension on this very old principle is found in Edmé-Gilles Guyot'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​11099/​Nouvelles+Recreations+Physiques+et+Mathematiques+1769/​48-50|Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques]]//,​ 1769, p. 46 of the Hugard translation,​ under the title of "A person having secretly thought of a card to make it be found at the number demanded."​ It details a system to deliver a card thought of to any named position in a deck of 27 cards, by means of dealing the entire deck into face-up piles several times, each time gathering the piles in a specific sequence formulated to position the thought-of card at the chosen location. This was later published with a fifty-two-card deck by Charles Jordan as "The 52-Card Trick",​ first advertised in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38154/​The+Sphinx/​28|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 18 No. 10, Dec. 1919, p. 264. (See also in Karl Fulves'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​7636/​Charles+T+Jordan+Collected+Tricks/​62|Charles T. Jordan: Collected Tricks]]//, 1975, p. 62.) An interesting extension on this very old principle is found in Edmé-Gilles Guyot'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​11099/​Nouvelles+Recreations+Physiques+et+Mathematiques+1769/​48-50|Nouvelles Recreations Physiques et Mathematiques]]//,​ 1769, p. 46 of the Hugard translation,​ under the title of "A person having secretly thought of a card to make it be found at the number demanded."​ It details a system to deliver a card thought of to any named position in a deck of 27 cards, by means of dealing the entire deck into face-up piles several times, each time gathering the piles in a specific sequence formulated to position the thought-of card at the chosen location. This was later published with a fifty-two-card deck by Charles Jordan as "The 52-Card Trick",​ first advertised in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38154/​The+Sphinx/​28|The Sphinx]]//, Vol. 18 No. 10, Dec. 1919, p. 264. (See also in Karl Fulves'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​7636/​Charles+T+Jordan+Collected+Tricks/​62|Charles T. Jordan: Collected Tricks]]//, 1975, p. 62.)
  
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