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BJ Mallen
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We here at Abbott's are proud to announce that thanks to the efforts of Gabe Fajuri, all three volumes of Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Magic have been combined and some new material has been added. The books should arrive here on the 20th and are going to retail at $50. If you like rope magic and haven't owned the Abbott Encyclopedia, it is time to get it. If you have owned a copy, now is time to update!

We'll see you August 3-4-5-6!

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That's great news! I have all three. Volume 2 was hard to get. Sign me up for one!

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The new Encyclopedia is gorgeous! Well worth the price...
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Great piece of magic history and a valuable tool as well.
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I'm curious, is this materially different from the Dover Edition, or the same content in a brand new wrapper?
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The Dover Edition only includes material from volume 1 even though it doesn't make any refence to being volume 1. This includes all three volumes.

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On 2005-08-29 21:45, Jimmy Joza wrote:
The Dover Edition only includes material from volume 1 even though it doesn't make any refence to being volume 1. This includes all three volumes.

Jimmy


Jimmy, many thanks for the clarification...
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Anybody bought it yet?

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Your magic library shouldn't be without a copy. If you don't have this, you are missing a great book and some great stuff to do with rope(s).
John Long
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I have the new version. It is a hugh collection of rope magic. I find a lot of overlap between Abbott's, Fulve's Self Working, and Daryl's Expert Rope Magic, but I am enjoying gleaning little tips from each, and combining them to make the effect I want. (yet Abbott's seems to have stuff not in the others).

My main complaint is that there is no index; it can take a long time reading thru the 10 pages of table of contents(organized by the type of effect) to find a particular effect! Ao, I scanned the pages, then OCR'd it, to get it into a searchable form, and then merged it with the descriptions available http://magicref.tripod.com/books.htm (the original Vol 1 only)


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Are you saying that the original Abbotts Vol 1 has an index that works on the new encyclopedia?
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I don't know if the vol 1 (Dover reprint has an index).

The index that I referred to came from the magicref site. That site lists the tricks from the Dover reprint. I believe that all of the effects from the Dover reprint are in the new book, but the pages are different.

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