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-Anagrams have been used in various mentalism tricks, usually, although not always, in a concealed manner. The first trick using anagrams currently identified is "Anagramme Magique" in Edmé-Gilles Guyot's //Nouvelles récréations physiques et mathématiques//, 1799, p. 76. This is a variation in a family of tricks in which a number of tiles are arranged by a spectator in any order in a long box with a lid. The magician then divines the chosen order. In the case of the anagram trick, a chosen word---one of six possible---created by six tiles with letters on them is divined.+Anagrams have been used in various mentalism tricks, usually, although not always, in a concealed manner. The first trick using anagrams currently identified is "Anagramme Magique" in Edmé-Gilles Guyot's //[[https://www.conjuringcredits.com/lib/tpl/credits/files/1799-guyot-nouvellesrecreations-anagramtrick.pdf|Nouvelles récréations physiques et mathématiques]]//, 1799, p. 75. This is a variation in a family of tricks in which a number of tiles are arranged by a spectator in any order in a long box with a lid. The magician then divines the chosen order. In the case of the anagram trick, a chosen word---one of six possible---created by six tiles with letters on them is divined.
  
 A concealed use of anagrams, using what has become known variously as the "branching anagram principle" or the "progressive anagram principle" was invented by Stanley Collins, who used it in a marketed trick, "The Nonpareil Book Mystery" released in 1920. A concealed use of anagrams, using what has become known variously as the "branching anagram principle" or the "progressive anagram principle" was invented by Stanley Collins, who used it in a marketed trick, "The Nonpareil Book Mystery" released in 1920.
  
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