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The Origins of Wonder

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-The palm-to-palm exchange with coins is Earl "Presto" Johnson's. See //[[http://askalexander.org/display/37394/Genii/73|Genii]]//, Vol. 73 No. 12, Dec. 2010, p. 73.+The palm-to-palm exchange with coins is Earl "Presto" Johnson's, who first published it in Dick Brooks and Dorothy Dietrich's //[[http://www.conjuringcredits.com/lib/tpl/credits/files/1978-hocus-pocus-presto-chango.pdf|Hocus Pocus]]//, Vol. 1 No. 2, Sep./Oct. 1978, p. 52, as "Presto-Chango". For further discussion of this sleight, see //[[http://askalexander.org/display/37394/Genii/73|Genii]]//, Vol. 73 No. 12, Dec. 2010, p. 73. 
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 The single-handed switching of objects for one another dates back much farther with dice. In a book warning readers about the dice cheat, Gilbert Walker mentions the one-handed palm change being in use at the time. See Walker's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/12478/A+manifest+detection+of+the+most+vyle+and+detestable+uses+of+dice+play/43-44|A Manifest Detection of the Most Vyle and Detestable Use of Dice Play]]//, 1552, p. 24 of the 1850 edition. The single-handed switching of objects for one another dates back much farther with dice. In a book warning readers about the dice cheat, Gilbert Walker mentions the one-handed palm change being in use at the time. See Walker's //[[http://askalexander.org/display/12478/A+manifest+detection+of+the+most+vyle+and+detestable+uses+of+dice+play/43-44|A Manifest Detection of the Most Vyle and Detestable Use of Dice Play]]//, 1552, p. 24 of the 1850 edition.
  
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