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 ====== Addition Test ====== ====== Addition Test ======
  
-The earliest example of the Addition Test in print seems to be one by Frank WThomas ​in his "​Confessions of a Mind Reader"​ series in Ellis Stanyon'​s ​//[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16617/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+02+No+10/​4|Magic]]//, Vol. 2 No. 10, July 1902, p. 76Thomas switches ​the slip with the chosen numbers to produce a force total for a book test.+The earliest example of the Addition Test in print seems to be one by HB. Wilton ​in //The Somatic Conjuror//, 1870, p. 32The sum of three gentlemen'​s numbers appears written on the performer'​s forearm
  
-Two more tests, framed as predictions,​ are given by David P. Abbott in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12730/​House+of+Mystery+The+Magic+Science+of+David+P+Abbott+Volume+One+Behind+the+Scenes/​131|Behind the Scenes with the Mediums]]//,​ 1907 p. 160. Both involve number switches (one being on the flyleaf of a book).+ 
 +Frank W. Thomas uses the idea as one component of a book test methodology in his "​Confessions of a Mind Reader"​ series in Ellis Stanyon'​s //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​16617/​Stanyon+s+Magic+Vol+02+No+10/​4|Magic]]//,​ Vol. 2 No. 10, July 1902, p. 76. Two more tests, framed as predictions,​ are given by David P. Abbott in //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​12730/​House+of+Mystery+The+Magic+Science+of+David+P+Abbott+Volume+One+Behind+the+Scenes/​131|Behind the Scenes with the Mediums]]//,​ 1907 p. 160. Both involve number switches (one being on the flyleaf of a book).
  
 Another early example is "A Good Slate Trick" in Elbiquet'​s //A Text Book of Magic//, 1913, in which the slate plays a part in producing the total. The selected numbers are written on a sheet of paper that is switched in a flap card-box before being added. Another early example is "A Good Slate Trick" in Elbiquet'​s //A Text Book of Magic//, 1913, in which the slate plays a part in producing the total. The selected numbers are written on a sheet of paper that is switched in a flap card-box before being added.