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Marcus Taylor
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for a cardician:-
Royal Road to Card Magic
Encyclopaedia of Card Tricks
Expert at the Card Table
Expert Card Technique
Card College(s)
Those would do to be going on with
Magically Yours,

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Scott F. Guinn
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Greater Magic
Stars of Magic
Card College
Revolutionary Card Technique
Close up Illusions (Ouellet)
Lorayne's Close Up Card magic
Vernon's Inner card Trilogy
Strong Magic (Ortiz)
How to Win Friends and Influence People (Carnegie)
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What's the difference in "Expert at the Card Table," and "Expert Card Technique?" Are there many more sleights or effects in one rather than the other? Is it worth owning both?

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whats the difference in the expert at the card table and expert card technique? are there many more sleights or effects in one rather than the other? is it worth owning both?

Get them both. They are only about $10 a piece, and both are excellent resources.
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To add just a little more: Expert Card Technique was written by Jean Hugard and is aimed a magicians. It covers sleights and many effects (it is the succesor to Royal Road).

Expert at the Card Table was written by SW Erdnase and although it does contain a lot of the best sleights (and some of the thinking on timing etc.) You could probably get more immediate mileage out of Expert Card Technique. To balance that out though two of my favorite magicians (from two different eras) have studied Expert at the Card table very deeply: Dai Vernon and Aaron Fisher. (As well as probably half of the people here Smile)
Just a long winded way to say both are worth your time but if you must buy one first I would say Expert Card Technique.

Larry Barnowsky
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Close Up Card Magic, Lorayne
Expert Card Technique, Hugard
Stars of Magic
Card Mastery (includes ECT),McDougal
Revolutionary Card Technique, Marlo
Card College 1-4, Giobbi
Complete Works of Derek Dingle
Collected Works of Alex Elmsley
Card Magic of LePaul
Inner Secrets of Card Magic, Vernon
Star Quality, David Regal
Everything written by Darwin Ortiz
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What do you guys think of the Apocalypse series? Is the card stuff good, and does the non card stuff or card stuff use lots of gimmicks?

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most of the above.

no-one has mentioned "Ahead of the pack" by Jack Avis.

An excellent book.

or "Versatile Card Magic" by Frank Simon

An excellent book.
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My votes are for :

1. Expert Card Technique - I'm still finding a wealth of information in this book.

2. All the Card College volumes - You just can't go wrong with this set. It goes into such detail with excellent illustrations too. Smile Smile
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And as I do everywhere, I must add Martin Nash's trilogy. Can't help it, I was blown away by the quality of both material and explanation.

Tom Gaddis
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Any of the card tricks from The Ron Bauer Private Studies Series. Now that I think about it, any of The Ron Bauer Private Studies Series!

"The dumber people think you are. The more surprised they'll be when you kill them."
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Scams and Fantasies by Ortiz, AOA 1-3 by Paul Harris and Expert Card Technique.
Just my favourites at the moment, but the list could be endless.

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Cards on the Table by Jerry Sadowitz and of course the Complete Walton 1 and 2. Stars of Magic also has some killer card tricks in it. All good stuff
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Cardshark by Ortiz

The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel by Lorayne
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I'd like to add "The Complete Works of Derek Dingle" - which I feel is essential to any close-up workers library.
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Simon Aronson's books will give you a whole different perspective from the books mentioned so far.
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Smoke and Mirrors by John Bannon.
Marcus Taylor
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Has to be Greater Magic without hesitation

Magically Yours,

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Glen Guldbeck
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"Card College" series
"Complete Works of Derek Dingle"
"Versatile Card Magic" by Frank Simon
"Variations" by Earl Nelson
"Collected Works of Alex Elmsley 1 & 2"
"Card Classics of Ken Krenzel" by Lorayne
"Inner, More Inner, Further Inner" (that sounds wrong), and "Ultimate Card Secrets" by Vernon
"Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner"
"Card Compulsions" by Peter Duffie
"Revolutionary Card Technique" by Marlo
"Expert Card Technique"

Whew...where do I stop!

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Revolutionary Card Technique (Marlo)
Close up Illusions by Ouellet
Strong Magic by Ortiz
All Simon Aronson
Mastering The Art of Magic by Eugene Burger

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