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Larry Davidson
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[quote]On 2004-01-10 19:17, Turk wrote:
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On 2004-01-08 21:36, Larry Davidson wrote:
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....If I read one more "what's the best..." thread I think I'm going to pull my remaining hair out.



Larry,

In your humble opinion, what's the best metalism book out there?

Mike


By "metalism" do you mean a book on coins? Smile

[quote]On 2004-01-12 23:19, Dougini wrote:
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Look on the bright side, Larry...your barber bill...no longer needed! Smile


Actually, my barber charges me double...he imposes a finder's fee.
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Actually, my barber charges me double...he imposes a finder's fee.


The Line Of The Day Award goes to Mr. Davidson! Smile Smile Smile

I'll be stealing this repeatedly, Larry.
Larry Davidson
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Please do...I stole it as well (I remember reading it in a joke book when I was a kid).
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Redivider,
(Phil's newest book I believe), is really good.

One of many things I am interested about in the world of magic is the mathematical side.
The idea of palindromic stacks is of high interest to me, and is a way for me to explore new ideas of my own, by looking at principles discused in the book. Although all the effects are very simple, some are excellent pieces which allow you to really get a good presentation going.

Another plus side is the expense. It cost me £12 at Davenports (for the English people reading this). I have many books, and although this is possibly the shortest, cheapest book I own, I refer to it more often than other books which are over 5 times its length.
Really recommended,
owen
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On 2004-01-20 09:22, owen.daniel wrote:
Redivider,
(Phil's newest book I believe), is really good.

One of many things I am interested about in the world of magic is the mathematical side.
The idea of palindromic stacks is of high interest to me, and is a way for me to explore new ideas of my own, by looking at principles discused in the book. Although all the effects are very simple, some are excellent pieces which allow you to really get a good presentation going.

Another plus side is the expense. It cost me £12 at Davenports (for the English people reading this). I have many books, and although this is possibly the shortest, cheapest book I own, I refer to it more often than other books which are over 5 times its length.
Really recommended,
owen


Owen,

Does the Redivider book go into the Gilbreath principle? If not (or even if it does), can you list any Phil Goldstein/Max Maven books that deal with this principle. For that matter, can you recommencd any magic books that deal with the Gilbreath Principle?

Thanks for any info.

Mike
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Mike:

Take a look here:

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~roy/magictalk-wi......ath.html

Here (just one of the many places this book is available, by the way):

http://www.elmwoodmagic.com/?nd=full&key=1446

And there is discussion of it in The James File
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Doe anyone know if the Color Series will ever be reprinted, or will ever be available in ebook form?

I have become fascinated with that series, thanks to you all! Smile Found out the price was enough to almost knock me out of my chair...!

I'd just like to READ it, let alone collect it...man...is it really that good?

Doug
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Focus is a great book. Lots of fun stuff.
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Dougini,
"Doe anyone know if the Color Series will ever be reprinted, or will ever be available in ebook form?

I have become fascinated with that series, thanks to you all! Found out the price was enough to almost knock me out of my chair...!

I'd just like to READ it, let alone collect it...man...is it really that good?

Doug "

The Color Series are great, they are only a small stapled manuscript and originally sold for about $4.50 ea. in the mid '70's. As you said today they are commanding collectors prices.I have the complete set with the exception of the Yellow . I contacted Phil / Max asking if he may have an extra copy, which he did not but was aware the prices are high when you find them.
As for a reprint, doubt it but no harm asking I guess.
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Not to beat a dead horse, but FOCUS really is a great book. If you can still get it, it is definitely worth acquiring.
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I Have Focus and RedivideR. Focus is really great book, becouse it contains so useful tricks Smile
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Prism is a great book of all of Maven's color books in one hardcover book..is this out of print already?
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Xia:

Max Maven's Focus and Redivider are great books but the BEST Max Maven book to buy would be Prism: The Color Series of Mentalism. This book contains all 53 effects of Max's entire Color Series books. If you are going to buy one Max Maven to start out with this would probably be the book to buy.
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Focus, and Prism: The Color Series of Mentalism are a must have!! If you are looking for effects with a punch, you cannot pass these two books up!!

I would get everything you can find by Max period!!

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Prism is a great book of all of Maven's color books in one hardcover book..is this out of print already?


I don't belive so - still shown available here: http://www.hermeticpress.com/

Dave
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Not to beat a dead horse, but FOCUS really is a great book. If you can still get it, it is definitely worth acquiring.


I just ordered it, because my friend just show me one trick and I cannot help to say,'I must get this book!'
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On 2004-02-05 23:35, David Eichler wrote:
Not to beat a dead horse, but FOCUS really is a great book. If you can still get it, it is definitely worth acquiring.


I just ordered it, because my friend just show me one trick and I cannot help to say,'I must get this book!'


Which trick did he show you, Steven?
I own both Focus & Prism. Focus is indeed a great, great book.
One of the best books on card magic. Not only does it contain strong effects, but it is written in a very simple way to understand.
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As far as I know Max Maven's Prism book is still in print. I think that some people may be getting his other books mixed up with the Prism book. Some of his other books are out of print.
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Just ordered the 'Prism' book based on these recommendations.
But you guys are so evil! First you get me all worked up talking about this impossibly expensive 'Color' series, which I know I will never, ever be able to afford. Then you lightly let it slip that the whole thing can be had as a compilation for $40! Evil. Smile
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Yes, I just received Prism. Fantastic book. I had the 'Blue' book in my collection from waaaay back, but it's nice to have everything in one book (and affordable!).
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