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Topic: Bobo's modern or new modern?
Message: Posted by: mastrobottegar (Oct 18, 2005 08:46AM)
Bobo's [i]Modern Coin Magic[/i], or [b]new[/b] [i]Modern Coin Magic[/i]. I've found a store that gets only modern coin. Should I buy it or spend time searching [b]new[/b]? What's the difference?
Unfortunately there isn't so much choise in Italy.
Message: Posted by: jocce (Oct 18, 2005 08:53AM)
I got the original MCM and has never seen the new version but I heard it contains some extra material. But really, the original MCM's got enough material to keep you busy for a long long time.
Message: Posted by: Aaron Moring (Oct 18, 2005 10:01AM)
New Modern Coin Magic has a few extra chapters (One on more gaffed coins, one on some routines by the "Big Names," and a few others. Maybe one on boxes, tho I am not sure). Also, the NMCM is hardbacked, and looks much nicer on a shelf. If you check eBay, they have them frequently for $10 + SH. Might be an option. After getting NMCM, I gave my paperback copy to a friend.
Message: Posted by: T. Joseph O'Malley (Oct 18, 2005 10:23AM)
NMCM stays open on a table easier. This makes learning from the book less of a hassle.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 18, 2005 10:39AM)
If it's just a cost issue, pick up the paperback for now.

When you get a chance, the first Galloway book on Ramsay's magic is also inexpensive.

There are lots of inexpensive goodies around. :)
Message: Posted by: Cory Gallupe (Oct 18, 2005 12:09PM)
I am getting Bobos Modern Coin Magic. Is that the better one to get?
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Oct 18, 2005 02:51PM)
The "New Modern Coin Magic" has four additional chapters and, from what I understand, the other 16 chapters are the same as the original.

The [b]new[/b] costs about three times as much.
Message: Posted by: T. Joseph O'Malley (Oct 18, 2005 03:16PM)
Again - think about it - the paperback does not stay open on the table when you read it. Your hands will be full most of the time when you're reading this book for obvious reasons. The hardback stays open for the mostpart.

So it costs, what, $20 more - and you're going to be using this book for say the next 40 years? So that works out to like 50 cents a year to eliminate the hassle of having the book pop closed every time you try to learn something with coins in hand. Think long term! 50 cents a year! That's a bargoon at any price!

(Or you could be like Milt Kort and get a piece of glass to place over the book while it's open, to hold the pages open - and you'll want to be like Kort after you read this book).
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Oct 18, 2005 03:25PM)
Or get one of these things:





I use a little folding plate holder as a book holder, works like a champ.
Message: Posted by: T. Joseph O'Malley (Oct 18, 2005 03:34PM)
Jeez, and at $19.95, that works out to be 5 cents cheaper than my 40 year estimates!!!

(i may have to order one of those)
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Oct 18, 2005 03:36PM)
The fancy ones are 20 bucks. The other ones are cheaper. I don't have one of those but they look nice. I think the little plate holder cost me about 5 bucks. Those clothes hangers for pants...the ones that clip together work pretty well also. If the book isn't too thick.
Message: Posted by: Menthol (Oct 20, 2005 04:08PM)
Take it to your local copy place, get the spine cut and bound. I don't charge much for this at my job, about 5 bucks. The book lays nice and flat, and as long as your not throwing it around and kicking it, it'll stay nice forever....as long as it was nice to begin with.
Message: Posted by: mastrobottegar (Oct 21, 2005 12:45PM)
So I finaly bought just Modern. I shuold have searched too much to have NMCM, for more cost and not so much differences. I think this will take me occupied for very time; I've to translate it too... Tanks everybody