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I´ve got the "modern coin magic" and I do think it´s knd of old school if you know what I mean..?
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Well, as I'm starting back into magic after a multi-year lapse, I just now got around to digging my copy of Bobo's book out of a box, and guess what? It's 'New Modern Coin Magic', not the older 'Modern Coin Magic' as I thought.
What threw me is that my copy isn't hardcover, it's a trade paperback edition published by Magic, Inc., in 1966. (My copy is a 1988 printing of that edition.) But mine has the 669 illustrations, 110 sleights, and 312 tricks mentioned above, so I'm guessing it's the same as the hardback mentioned above. But mine says 4 new chapters, not five.
Anyway, forget what I said about the Dover edition being just fine. I had no idea what I was talking about. Big surprise there, huh? Smile
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I don't know how many of you have used, but it's a fabulous free resource that attempts to archive all of the web continuously. Thus, many "dead" pages may be found by typing "*/" in front of the "http://" of the dead url. I found that, while the new link is dead, and was not archived, the older copy of Houston's guide on Coinpurse is in the archive (and is for several years back). The most recently-archived copy is here:

Link to Archived Bobo Study Guide

Hope this helps (as it will help me . . . my copy of Bobo just came in!)

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Thanks Keith!! I copied it this time. Smile
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For what it is worth, the "new" version is identical to the Dover reprint up to page 353 - they are page by page exactly the same. The "new" versions has 4 extra chapters(pp 354 - 509).

Are these extra chapters worth the money? I guess that depends on you. I happened to find my copy for $5.50, it had minor water damage. So for me it was worth that Smile

Not that this is a quantitative measure of worth, but I noticed that I have about as many post-it notes stuck in the extra chapters as I have in the earlier chapters Smile

Like someone else said, I find Bobo to be more of a reference. When someone on the Café makes a recommendation, or I see a method that I have interest in, I check it out. I learned most of my coin sleights of hand from Ammar's Complete introduction to Coin Magic, I'm also working through Roth's Expert Coin Magic made easy v 1-3. I love books, but it is so nice to see a sleight actually done, at least to get started.

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