Vernon Chronicles – Volume 3 – eBook DOWNLOAD

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The third volume in the series includes more gems from the legendary ‘Castle Notebooks’ kept by Bruce Cervon, including unpublished Vernon effects in addition to contributions from some of his friends and contemporaries such as Sam Horowitz, Henry Christ, Dr. Daley, Faucett Ross, Herb Zarrow and others.

Leading off this incredible volume is a 30-page essay, ‘Trouping Around in Magic with Max Holden’ by William P. Miesel, Max Maven, Bruce Cervon, Stephen Minch and Dai Vernon, a historical commentary on the New York Inner Circle in the 1920s and 30s.

Sleights covered include Subway Gambler’s Palm, the Contortion Palm, Flat Top Switch, the Zarrow Block Addition and A Table Pass. Effects include the legendary Joker Monte, in addition to Horowitz’s Look Homeward, Angel, Tenkai’s Phoenix Bill Vanish and many more. 63 routines, 210 illustrations, 32 historical photographs – 270 pages of pure Vernon.


Foreword – Herb Zarrow

Introduction – Bruce Cervon
Author’s Introduction – Stephen Minch

Trouping Around in Magic with Max Holden – William P, Miesel

Chapter One: Dark Side of the Hand
Subway Gambler’s Palm
The Contortion Palm
Dr . Daley’s Face-Lift Addition
The Lilliput Palm
An Historical Note on the Dr. Elliott Top Palm
The Revolving Palm-Replacement
The Finley Diagonal Palm Shift Revisited
Flat Top

Chapter Two: Sundry Sleights
Flat Top Switch
The Spring-Loaded Tip-Over Change
The Zarrow Block Addition
A Note on Zarrow’s Revolving Aces
Back Breaker
The Hair’s-Breadth Stall
Vernon on the “Endfield” Slip Cut
On the Hay False Dovetail Shuffle
A Table Pass

Chapter Three: Motley
Cut and Spell
Caught in the Stretch
If the Suit Fits
Bruce Cervon’s Trans Mitt
Given the Slip
The Vernon Deck Vanish and Recovery

Chapter Four: Cheats
Joker Monte
Three in the Hand, One in the Bush
A Straight Deal
The David and Goliath Deal
Black’s Stack
Stacked to Formula

Chapter Five: Inflationary Effects
On Your Metal
All Sound and Fabric
Right Where?
Two Techniques with the Purse Palm
Pastiche on Ramsay, with Variations
On the Origins of the Steeplechase
Folding Money
Cashing a Check

Chapter Six: Notes on Cherished Ghosts
“Vester” Adam’s Flight of Fabric
Arthur Finley’s Remote Control
S . Leo Horowitz’s Look Homeward. Angel
Henry Christ’s Obstinate Pasteboards
Faucett Ross’ Twice Turned
Mac MacDonald’s Lost Chord
Dr. Daley’s Vis-A-vis
Dr. Daley’s Select Transposition
Dr. Daley’s Interlocking Setup
Tenkai’s Phoenix Bill Vanish
Larry Grey’s Cut to Perfection
Jay Ose’s Presentation for The Glass Through Table
John Scarne’s Doppelganger Location
John Scarne’s Western Union Trick 208

Chapter Seven: Solitary Amusements
What’s-the-Value Solitaire
Think-of-a-Card Solitaire


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