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Brandon Johnson
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On 2012-07-25 15:10, emyers99 wrote:
Anyone get their deluxe set yet?


I haven't, on the website it shows the regular edition in stock but the deluxe has an expected shipping date for the 27th.
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WOW!! Got the regular edition today. Giant books think Lorayne's Apocalypse size. Can't wait to dig into them.Bbeen thinking about and looking for books on close-up magic These are it. Mr Gladwin and Mr Jay have hit this one out of the ball park.


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Leo is right about the size of the books. Think "high school history text book" (except far more interesting).
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LOL ... "High School History Books" ... My word, if I had this in high school my life would have been very different ... Smile
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I just got a notification of it having been shipped ... now we're down to waiting!
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I get mine thursday!!! Smile Can hardly wait Smile
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I also got notice yesterday that Vanishing Inc have sent the Definitve Sankey - Collectors Edition. So I should be getting it within 10-12 days depending on clearing Customs! Looking forward tremendously to the release - thanks again for the generous 46- pace PDF sampler. For many, that may have been the deciding factor - but for me I am unabashedly a Sankey fan and so preordered immediately. Yes, not everything he puts out works in the real world - but with a bit of tweaking, the vast majority do. Also, all of them are based on a creative genius many of us wished we had. Bravo Jay Snakey and bravo too to Josh and Andi for having the vision and fortitude to bring it to fruition.
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So...where is the cheapest place to get this including shipping for US & UK? I think that is what everyone who hasn't got this wants to know
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`buuh my set is not coming on thursday but on friday Smile
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Let us know when it's arrived Erdnase27 ...
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I just got my Definitive Sankey Collector's edition. The page from his notes was a printed out list of effect titles with some scribbling on it & a semi-scribbled out phone number of someone named 'Greg'.

For those wondering, the Collector's edition book are actually black, not grayish like the picture on the website. But the edges of the pages are yellow, blue, & green. They're about the same size & feel as Paul Harris's Art of Astonishment Books, but smoother (texture-wise) pages. I haven't delved into reading them yet or watching the DVD, but if anyone has Qs, let me know. Smile

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On 2012-08-01 07:41, Christopher Williams wrote:
So...where is the cheapest place to get this including shipping for US & UK? I think that is what everyone who hasn't got this wants to know


Cheapest for US is probably Penguin Magic. As they don't charge for shipping. Without shipping the cheapest I've found in the UK is 99.50 at http://www.magicianfx.co.uk but their out of stock. worldmagicshop.com has them for 100.00 without shipping charges.
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Sounds like high quality printing link8822, which is something I definately appreciate.

As for the page from the notes, I'm not really sure what to say. It seems like a weird thing to include, and I'm slightly unsure about the value. Seems like an afterthought, I mean, if the manuscript really has value wouldn't it be better to keep it together and perhaps use it for a collection in a museum or something?

Either way, this is going to be great, and I hope it arrives NOW! haha Smile
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Haha, yea, I bet the pages would make a lot more sense if they're kept together. I suppose it could also be good rappor if you see Sankey in person, like at a lecture.
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On 2012-08-01 18:07, link8822 wrote:
I just got my Definitive Sankey Collector's edition. The page from his notes was a printed out list of effect titles with some scribbling on it & a semi-scribbled out phone number of someone named 'Greg'.

For those wondering, the Collector's edition book are actually black, not grayish like the picture on the website. But the edges of the pages are yellow, blue, & green. They're about the same size & feel as Paul Harris's Art of Astonishment Books, but smoother (texture-wise) pages. I haven't delved into reading them yet or watching the DVD, but if anyone has Qs, let me know. Smile

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Received my Collector's Edition yesterday, and all I can say is "wow." What an amazing set. Everything is organized logically by topic - impromptu cards; almost impromptu cards; essential sleights; an entire chapter on Paperclipped and its variations; selections from Beyond Secrets; and chapters on Torn and Restored Card, Close-Up Mentalism, Finger Rings, Body Magic, Wipe Clean Principle, Ambitious Card, Rubber Bands, Bill Switch, Close-Up Magic, Coin Sleights, Flash Paper, Business Cards, Magic for Children, Coin Productions, essays on magic theory, etc. And that's only the first of three volumes.

The font is large and very readable, there are tons of photos, the difficulty of each effect is clearly demarcated at the beginning of each explanation, Sankey cartoons are sprinkled throughout, and notations are made when any particular effect made it onto the "top ten Sankey effects" lists of other notable magicians. There are also cites to the original source for each effect, including DVD's, lecture notes and the Kaufman books. Some material has never been published. The first volume is over 500 pages and includes a full index in addition to the thorough table of contents.

The "notes page" I received as part of the collector's edition (in addition to the fine binding, slipcase, extra DVD and signatures of Sankey, Gladwin and Jay) includes the entire description for "Locked Out," sketched out in five steps in black ink on a 7" x 6" sheet of paper.

I've only read the first 50 pages, but can say that the writing style is impeccable. No typos. Each description is thorough and seems to subscribe to the writing truism, "it's not enough to write so you can be understood - you must write so you cannot be misunderstood." If all magic books followed that simple rule, there would be no need for DVDs. But they don't. This one does.

Excellent job by everyone involved. This set of books is a terrific bargain, particularly when you consider that individual volumes by other authors have recently sold for upwards of $250.

Even if (maybe especially if) you have an extensive Sankey collection, you'll appreciate the organization and "quality filter" this set applies to the Sankey oeuvre. There's enough gold in these books to keep anyone busy for years.
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On 2012-08-02 23:08, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
Each description is thorough and seems to subscribe to the writing truism, "it's not enough to write so you can be understood - you must write so you cannot be misunderstood." If all magic books followed that simple rule, there would be no need for DVDs. But they don't. This one does.


Good review, thanks.

It surprises me how few people understand the value of editing (and indeed, an editor). Having grammar, typos, explanations, organisation of the material, etc. etc. checked and double checked increases the value of the book, and it is surprising that a lot of people do not take it as seriously as it deserves. That alone can move a book from a mediocre book to a great book.

Fortunately magic books are not as bad as a lot of poker books, where a lot of people like Doyle Brunson for example, being proud of not using anyone to help them with such things ... Anyhow, good point, and a good review. Thanks!

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On 2012-08-01 08:22, Stromberg wrote:
Let us know when it's arrived Erdnase27 ...

it just arrived.

Wow.. these volumes are huge, the quality of the pages and the coloring is just super. This is going to take years to digest and study. Highly recommended and I didn't even start reading Smile
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On 2012-08-01 18:07, link8822 wrote:
I just got my Definitive Sankey Collector's edition. The page from his notes was a printed out list of effect titles with some scribbling on it & a semi-scribbled out phone number of someone named 'Greg'.

For those wondering, the Collector's edition book are actually black, not grayish like the picture on the website. But the edges of the pages are yellow, blue, & green. They're about the same size & feel as Paul Harris's Art of Astonishment Books, but smoother (texture-wise) pages. I haven't delved into reading them yet or watching the DVD, but if anyone has Qs, let me know. Smile

-Steve


I think you've got to call that number.


Yeah, hehe, I've been thinking of calling it...makes me very curious who it is.
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I don't often come on here to post reviews, but by the time I came back to this thread, I felt that MaxfieldsMagic had already written what I would write. I just want to add my agreement to all of his words on this set. I am so glad I purchased this.
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