Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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-====== Wimbrough'​s Missing Trick from Greater Magic ====== 
-This trick of William Wimbrough, which Dai Vernon recalls having vanished from John Northern Hilliard'​s MS. of //Greater Magic// (Stephen Minch wrote this story up for "​Magicana"​ in //​[[http://​​display/​37157/​Genii/​25|Genii]]//,​ Vol. 55 No. 10, Aug. 1992, p. 673), would seem to have been recorded first in Glenn Gravatt'​s //​[[http://​​display/​17459/​Encyclopedia+of+Self+Working+Card+Tricks/​50|Encyclopedia of Self Working Card Tricks]]//, 1936, p. 49, under the title "​Upside Down." It appears there without credit, but in the Jean Hugard revision, [[http://​​display/​14938/​Encyclopedia+of+Card+Tricks/​170|p. 167]], the name Wimborough has been supplied. On [[http://​​display/​14938/​Encyclopedia+of+Card+Tricks/​345|p. 342]] of the same work appears a trick with the by-line S. H. Wimbrough, possibly the same man. In //​[[http://​​display/​12474/​Expert+Card+Technique/​359|Expert Card Technique]]//,​ 1940, p. 344, Hugard and Fred Braue recorded a method of Luis Zingone'​s,​ "​Reverse Supreme,"​ with the comment, "a vast improvement"​ of an effect previously done with double-backed cards, likely speaking of Wimbrough'​s trick.