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SimonG-97
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Hi I have a few questions about the essential dai vernon book, my dad isn't well (im only 14) I'm not gonna go into it to much but dad wants to know if he doesn't pull through that I'm still doing magic and making him proud, hes not a pushy parent he just knows how much magic means to me he also knows I'm not one of these kids that goes onto Ellusionist now and then , I'm not being arrogant but he honestly believes I'm better than that ,

right I just want to know these few points

1 how big is the book, weitght , page wise, is it big enough to go ina suitcase ( hes going to london hospital , we live on isle of sheppey , near london by train ) basically is it not to bigh that I could take it home from london, ( I will be buying fro m international magic shop in london )

2 when I'm at home at my ''magic desk'' just a bureau that has cards stuff in its all neat I hav a clos up matt and draws of sstuff is it practicsl to learn from , not to big like.

3 will it fit on a normal book case , probably will but , y'know.

4 is there a lot of variety in the book, coins, cards cups and balls , just if were gonna spend this much up to £100 I want to know I'm gettig coins and cards, or if theres mainly just cards that the coins in there is good.

I think that's all, any one with the book, if your unsurre the ne I mean still its the one that has the inner card trilogy, further inner secrets of card magic , dai vernon book of magic , dai vernon on nate leipzig and dai vernon on max malini.
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Simon. I can tell you are serious about magic. I know for a fact that you will make your father proud.
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I don't have the book but I've seen it at Tannen's. While it isn't a particularly large book from front cover standpoint, it is very thick, probably a good 4 or 5 inches.
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Just get it. You won't regret it.
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As you know, this book consists of many previously published ones.
The Dai Vernon Scrapbook is 70 pages.
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic is 239 pages.
Dai Vernon's Inner Secrets of Card Magic is 76 pages.
Dai Vernon's More Inner Secrets of Card Magic is 88 pages.
Dai Vernon's Further Inner Secrets to Card Magic is 72 pages
Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 186 pages.
Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig is 205 pages.
Malini and his Magic is 108 pages.
Dai Vernon's Symphony of the Rings is 26 pages.

It's 1070 pages plus fillers. It's about A4 size and about a playing card's width thick.
While I don't think it's too big to learn from you might be in awe of its size.
I assume it would fit on a normal book case.
Yes, there's lots of non-card material especially in Dai Vernon's Book of Magic.
If you want contents of some of these books look at:
http://archive.denisbehr.de/archive/resu......=4&edit=
http://archive.denisbehr.de/archive/resu......=1&edit=
http://archive.denisbehr.de/archive/resu......=2&edit=
http://archive.denisbehr.de/archive/resu......=3&edit=

If you have any more questions I'd be glad to answer.
~duadga
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On 2011-06-15 15:53, duadga wrote:
It's about A4 size and about a playing card's width thick.

Poker size or bridge size?
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It's a goldmine for the true Vernon lover.
Several books written by the late Lewis Ganson under one cover.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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On 2011-06-15 15:58, Count Lustig wrote:
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On 2011-06-15 15:53, duadga wrote:
It's about A4 size and about a playing card's width thick.

Poker size or bridge size?

Poker.
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A small down-side of the book is the lack of an index and lack of dividers that easily show when a "sub-book" ends.
This makes referencing a particular trick a bit more difficult. I think if I had to do it again, I would have tried to buy the individual books so that I could look things up more easily.
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On 2011-06-16 11:29, Frank L. wrote:
A small down-side of the book is the lack of an index and lack of dividers that easily show when a "sub-book" ends.
This makes referencing a particular trick a bit more difficult. I think if I had to do it again, I would have tried to buy the individual books so that I could look things up more easily.


Yeah, I wish they'd had the page numbers throughout, instead of for each individual "sub-book".
That way they could've had a better contents guide and it wouldn't have taken much effort.
While this is slightly cumbersome I'd still highly reccomend it.
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On 2011-06-14 19:31, Mark Lewis wrote:
Simon. I can tell you are serious about magic. I know for a fact that you will make your father proud.


I second this, what a lovely comment Mark.

I have corresponded via PM with Simon, and he seems like such a nice guy.

Best wishes to your father,

Kyle
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