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slebonio
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Hey guys,
I know I've asked this type of question before, so I'll ask it for the last time, in a slightly different way. What books would you consider a must for any serious cardican's libary? I want to know if you could take one book/series of books to a desert island with you which one/ones would they be, what books could you not do with out, what books has influenced the way you perform / what you perform the most?

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Expert at the Card Table,
Card Magic of LePaul,
Card College
Expert Card Technique,
Royal Road to Card Magic.
Paul Chosse
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The Cardician
Marlo in Spades
Card Magic of LePaul
Expert Card Technique
The Expert at the Card Table
Greater Magic
Vernons Inner Secrets Series
Marlos Revolutionary Card Technique Series
Closeup Card Magic - Lorayne
Stars of Magic
Card Magic of Brother John Hamman

That would be a good start - if you limited me to one book - Greater Magic, hands down!

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Hi,
Any Larry Jennings Books!

Rudy
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Anything By Marlo!!! Killer stuff Man!! Smile!



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Euan
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Complete Walton
Complete Elmsley

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I'm absolute identified with mr.Neighbors:Anything by Eddie...he's great. Smile
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Harry Lorayne's "Close-Up Card Magic"
Paul Cummins "F.A.S.D.I.U"
Magicrma
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To add to the list for a "newbie" cardician.
"The Complete Illustrated Book of CARD MAGIC"
Walter B. Gibson

As for myself; "Card Mastery" by Michael MacDougall With the complete text of "The Expert At The Card Table" by S. W. Erdnase;
"Encyclopedia Of Card Tricks" Edited by Jean Hugard;
"Stars of Magic" Published by Louis Tannen

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Carneycopia- some of the best descriptions of classic sleights.
John Fitzgerald
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Mine would be,

Roberto Giobbi's Card College Volume 1, Roberto Giobbi.

Roberto Giobbi's Card College Volume 2, Roberto Giobbi.

Roberto Giobbi's Card College Volume 3, Roberto Giobbi.

Roberto Giobbi's Card College Volume 4, Roberto Giobbi.

Roberto Giobbi's Card College Volume 5, Roberto Giobbi.

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slebonio
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Thanks guys

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Jem
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I would like to add Arthur Buckley's "Card Control" to the list.
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Drawing Room Deceptions
Close-up Card Magic
Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
Mark Martinez
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Another great one that no one mentioned that is cheap and great for the beginner...
"Counts Cuts Moves & Subtlety" By Jerry Mentzer.
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The question is which books for the SERIOUS cardician...well, that would definitely mean the Giobbi's series Card College in its entirety and the best for last, the ED MARLO's titles. He published significantly so my favorites would be:
The Riffle Shuffle Trilogy
Marlo's Magazine, Vol. 1 through 6
Revolutionary Card Technique
Shank Shuffle
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Mark,
I'm glad you mentioned Mentzer's book. It has more bang for the buck than anything a beginner might grab off the shelf. I think I paid six or eight bucks, but that has been some time ago.
jmmagic
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I would have to say

Card College series and anything by Darwin Ortiz

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Encyclopedia of Card Tricks is a valuable reference book and "Semi-automatic card tricks" (all volumes) are a valuable set too.
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everything by Paul Gordon (just kidding)

I'll add to the list "AOA," "Annemann's Card Magic," and, well, basically everything written by Vernon.
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