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|In the autobiography of Nate Leipzig, published serially beginning in //||In the autobiography of Nate Leipzig, published serially beginning in //|
|-||Also see "The Salamandrine Card" in Edwin Sachs'||+||The roots of the trick go back to the 1700s. A card, prepared with an extra removable pip. was forced and, being returned to the deck, the extra pip was removed, effectively making the chosen card vanish from the deck. A duplicate of the forced card was then produced from some location remote from the magician. Herman Boaz was known for producing the card from a sealed envelope, given before the show into the keeping of a spectator. The effect is clearly detailed in //The Journal of Samuel Curwen, Loyalist,// Vol. 1, edited by Andrew Oliver, 1972, p. 467; see the entry dated Sep 23, 1778. A description of the method said to be Boaz's is given in //The Notebook// (anonymous),|