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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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 +This trick depends on a principle of redistribution, which is shared with other card divinations, particularly [[cards:mutus_dedit_nomen_cocis|Mutus, Dedit, Nomen, Cocis]] and the [[cards:matrix_card_divination|Matrix Card Divination]].
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 +See also: [[cards:redistribution_principle|The Redistribution Principle]].
  
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