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 Described by Cardano in his //Subtlety and Subtle Inventions//​. Balthazar Bekker in //The Enchanted World//, 1694, Book IV, Chapter 4, also refers to the trick of "nails and thread in the mouth"​. Guillemin, in his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​22807/​An+Illustrated+History+of+White+Magic+Before+Robert+Houdin/​115|Illustrated History of White Magic]]//, p. 97, says this is probably the first reference to this trick. But he is not clear as to where Cardano'​s descriptions fit into this claim, as they must have come before 1694, Cardano'​s lifetime being 1501-1576. Described by Cardano in his //Subtlety and Subtle Inventions//​. Balthazar Bekker in //The Enchanted World//, 1694, Book IV, Chapter 4, also refers to the trick of "nails and thread in the mouth"​. Guillemin, in his //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​22807/​An+Illustrated+History+of+White+Magic+Before+Robert+Houdin/​115|Illustrated History of White Magic]]//, p. 97, says this is probably the first reference to this trick. But he is not clear as to where Cardano'​s descriptions fit into this claim, as they must have come before 1694, Cardano'​s lifetime being 1501-1576.
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