Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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coin:rear_thumb_palm [2017/11/27 22:26]
stephenminch Added Downs citation.
coin:rear_thumb_palm [2019/02/22 21:23] (current)
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 Published descriptions of the rear thumb palm prior to Shortt'​s,​ although not preceding his dating of the sleight, are found in Carl Willmann'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10634/​Die+Zauberwelt/​183-184|Der Zauberwelt]]//,​ Vol. 5 No. 12, Dec. 1899, p. 183, where it is credited to Dr. Avon (Arthur Kollmann); T. Nelson Downs'​s //Modern Coin Manipulation//,​ 1900, pp. [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18111/​Modern+Coin+Manipulation/​49|43]] and [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18111/​Modern+Coin+Manipulation/​62|56]];​ //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16184/​Mahatma+Vol+4+No+01/​4|Mahatma]]//,​ Vol. 4 No. 1, July 1900, p. 380; and in Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16596/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+01+No+01/​3|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 1, Oct. 1900, p. 3. (In the Mahatma article, the source of the sleight is stated to have come from Willmann.) Published descriptions of the rear thumb palm prior to Shortt'​s,​ although not preceding his dating of the sleight, are found in Carl Willmann'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​10634/​Die+Zauberwelt/​183-184|Der Zauberwelt]]//,​ Vol. 5 No. 12, Dec. 1899, p. 183, where it is credited to Dr. Avon (Arthur Kollmann); T. Nelson Downs'​s //Modern Coin Manipulation//,​ 1900, pp. [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18111/​Modern+Coin+Manipulation/​49|43]] and [[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​18111/​Modern+Coin+Manipulation/​62|56]];​ //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16184/​Mahatma+Vol+4+No+01/​4|Mahatma]]//,​ Vol. 4 No. 1, July 1900, p. 380; and in Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16596/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+01+No+01/​3|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 1 No. 1, Oct. 1900, p. 3. (In the Mahatma article, the source of the sleight is stated to have come from Willmann.)
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 +However, apparently preceding all this came J. N. Hofzinser, who is said by Ottokar Fischer to have used the rear thumb palm in his routines "The Training of Money" and "​Vision of a Madman"​ (Miser'​s Dream) in the mid-1800s. See Fischer'​s //​[[https://​askalexander.org/​display/​14886/​Zauberk+nste/​56|Zauberk√ľnste]]//,​ 1942 (posthumously published), p. 40.
  
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