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Is Phantoms dimensions the same as Ipswitch? I want to put them next to each other and it would be nice if they had different dimensions. Either way, I think I may need this.
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PHANTOMS is 7.25 x 5 inches, making it about halfway between Ipswich and Lillian's Diary in size. It is the same thickness as Ipswich. A good size for platform work but still small enough to carry if you prefer performing it in a walk-around venue.

It is 3/4 red Moroccan bonded leather with a gold-stamped spine, and has a red ribbon bookmark sewn in. Everything is gently hand aged to appear to have lived in a gentleman's library for the past 100 years. Most elegant.

Additionally, the handling and revelations are quite different from Ipswich, so you may perform PHANTOMS in the same show with any of the other Outlaw book tests and achieve a most mysterious effect.

Pictures will be up early in the coming week.
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Pictures will be up shortly. This is a really finely done book, it was well kept for decades Smile
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Ordered mine sight un seen. You just know it's another hit.
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Ipswich on the bottom and Lillian on the top. Phantoms is true to the period and style of a Cambridge minutes book circa 1927.

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Yes, good Rick, well-cared for not buried for decades, good-
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On 2010-07-24 23:48, Balaram wrote:
Yes, good Rick, well-cared for not buried for decades, good-

It's actually a bit older looking in person. The camera always seems to "clean up" the colors.
The corners are a little worn, the pages have foxing. It was well cared for but does show a bit of age.
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It looks like you spilled the scotch in that last pic Rick Smile
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I would like to preface this review saying that I have collaborated with PROF BC on a few projects before. That being said, I am going to try my best to give you a review from the viewpoint of a consumer. Thankfully this will be a piece of cake.

I have spent all day yesterday in the world of Phantoms. I have read the book cover to cover, along with the incredible 120+ page manual.

The Look: Phantoms is larger than Lillian’s Diary, yet smaller than Ipswich. It has beautiful soft red leather, and a type of cloth or alike around the cover. It also has a stitched in page holder ribbon that adds to its overall elegance. The paper is of extreme high quality and the aging is perfect for this type of book. The print again is of fine quality and the entire book is written as coming from the period. There are wonderful images on the left hand side that corresponds to the right hand page the spectator is reading as well.

The Effect: Phantoms is a ghost story through and through. You will be able to tell a wonderful tale and entertain your audience no doubt. If desired, you could have the book read cover to cover before the performance.

The Works: Exact hits. That is what Phantoms delivers in spades. You will be able to have a spec turn to ANY page, and the performer (sometimes without saying a word) will be able to reveal an amazing amount of information. 15+ hits per page. There are two basic workings to this gem. A basic working that will yield some information and more in-depth workings that will allow you to reveal all of the information on the page. For the basic routine, you will have the basic workings in your head in seconds. However for the more in depth revelations you will need to practice, just for the sheer amount of information that you will reveal.

The Manual: For those of you that have purchased, SO DARK, THE IPSWICH PERFORMANCE MANAUL and LILLIAN’S DIARY MANUAL, you know the quality and superb information that is contained. PHANTOM’S continues that. It is roughly 128 pages in length and bursting with information. Every detail of the book is explained. Examples given, and scripts provided. There are wonderful routines as well that can incorporate the book itself, tarot, scrying mirrors as well as various items like the Outlaw SM board, spirit bells etc. I am currently on my second read though of the manual, and I plan to read it a few more times to properly understand PHANTOMS full potential.

Final Thoughts: PHANTOMS is a wonderful book test. It is a complete show if desired. Some of the routines in the performance manual could last 45 minutes easily. It is a unique edition to any serious collector of Arcane. A wonderful story, a fantastic book and the amazing as always performance manual make this item worth its price.

The Professor has done it again. Highly Recommended.
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Thanks, Vic.

Mine's on the way, can't wait.

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You’re going to enjoy it. The last routine in particular is simply amazing. A wonderful piece of theater.
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Phantoms orders started shipping out today! Each book comes with a numbered certificate from Prof B.C. Smile
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Ooooh

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I got a tracking number!:-) Thanks guys. Fantastic service.
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Phantoms arrived today. I can already tell this will be my go to book.
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I got my copy today also Smile

This is a beautiful little book. It's very high end looking. As much as I love the Luna books it's great to offer something from the other end of the spectrum, looks wise.

The manual is fantastic as usual coming from the Prof.

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I would ask any discussion by owners of this be in the crypt or at the Outlaw forum. I have started a thread there. This one is too good to compromise in an open forum.
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Just sent off money to get my copy!
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Thank you Professor B C. I feel you wrote this especially for me. After all these years I have now found what I have sought.
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Kindred spirits.
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