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The Origins of Wonder

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-This principle was used at least as far back as the 17th century. It is explained briefly and incompletely under the heading "Pour faire qu’en tirant une carte hors du jeu, il s’en trouve une autre sans que l’on l’aperçoive"​ in //Trésor des secrets inestimables,​ pour la conservation du corps humain// by Seigneur Rondin, 1630, p. 10. Other descriptions of the trick appeared in two anonymous, unpublished manuscripts of the period: //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​30886/​Gibeci+re/​160|Sloane 424]]//, c. 1600s, p. 160 of the Pieper translation;​ and the //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38803/​Gibeci+re/​59|Asti Manuscript]]//,​ c. 1700, p. 58. These manuscripts were published in //​Gibecière//,​ Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 2010, p. 141-172, and //​Gibecière//,​ Vol. 8 No. 1, Winter 2013, p. 29-234, respectively. The methods didn't use a rubber band, of course; instead, they used a card folded in half, and a finger or thumb across the pack to conceal the seam.+This principle was used at least as far back as the 17th century. It is explained briefly and incompletely under the heading "Pour faire qu’en tirant une carte hors du jeu, il s’en trouve une autre sans que l’on l’aperçoive"​ in //[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1630-rondin-tresor-des-secrets.pdf|Trésor des secrets inestimables,​ pour la conservation du corps humain]]// by Seigneur Rondin, 1630, p. 10. Other descriptions of the trick appeared in two anonymous, unpublished manuscripts of the period: //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​30886/​Gibeci+re/​160|Sloane 424]]//, c. 1600s, p. 160 of the Pieper translation;​ and the //​[[http://​askalexander.org/​display/​38803/​Gibeci+re/​59|Asti Manuscript]]//,​ c. 1700, p. 58. These manuscripts were published in //​Gibecière//,​ Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 2010, p. 141-172, and //​Gibecière//,​ Vol. 8 No. 1, Winter 2013, p. 29-234, respectively. The methods didn't use a rubber band, of course; instead, they used a card folded in half, and a finger or thumb across the pack to conceal the seam.
  
 The trick surfaced again in the mid-nineteenth century, described with a half-card rather than a folded one in the trick "Hold it Fast" in the anonymously authored //​[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1838_parlour_magic_157.pdf|Parlour Magic]]//, 1838, p. 157. Later, it was included in R.P's //Ein Spiel Karten//, 1853, p. 22 of the Pieper translation. The trick surfaced again in the mid-nineteenth century, described with a half-card rather than a folded one in the trick "Hold it Fast" in the anonymously authored //​[[http://​www.conjuringcredits.com/​lib/​tpl/​credits/​files/​1838_parlour_magic_157.pdf|Parlour Magic]]//, 1838, p. 157. Later, it was included in R.P's //Ein Spiel Karten//, 1853, p. 22 of the Pieper translation.