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Big Jeff
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Does anyone have these books?
Which volume is the best for a beginner?

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Oh heck yeah!!! They are some of the best magic books known to magi ever! I would recommend getting them all. They are so good and there is so much to be learned from them that you would benefit by having all of them GREATLY. There is stuff for beginners in them and stuff for all levels. You can get it all eventually.

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These books are definately not for beginners. There are some not so difficult things in them, but this doesn't contradict my statement. All the refinements and fine points of techniques, routines and general concepts in these books can only be fully appreciated with solid knowledge and background in card and close-up magic.
That said, the Chronicles are excellent books.
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I agree: excellent material, but not for beginners.
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Because of the positive feedback, I will get these in due time. Hopefully they are not out of print.
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Great thing about it, L&L just reprinted them. You should be able to get a set very easily.
These are great books! I found that most of the stuff in them was not something I'd do, but the lessons learned just by reading were well worth the cost.
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Maxim
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Are we talking cards or just general magic in these books?
Mark Martinez
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Aren't the Vernon Chronicles also a video series?
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There is a 3-volume series on some of the material from the books, but Vernon doesn't appear on them--the material is performed by Bruce Cervon.

There is some excellent non-card stuff in these books, but the majority of the material is cards. I would agree with those who posted above that it is not for the beginner.
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Andrew E. Miller
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On 2003-04-09 19:25, LWolf76 wrote:
Aren't the Vernon Chronicles also a video series?


I think what he means is the 17 Volume Video Set from L&L Publishing. Those do have Dai Vernon, Gary Oulletet, Cliff Green, etc. on them and they all teach magic, moves, and session with each other. Those would be Revelations, though. Is that what you are thinking of, LWolf76?

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Yes, the 17-volume "Revelations" video set from L&L Publishing covers some of the material of the Vernon Chronicles.

Andrew, if Cliff Green were on the tapes, that would have been a real miracle!

By the way, the people on these tapes are Michael Ammar, Gary Ouellet, Steve Freeman, and the Professor, of course.
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Yes, that 17-volume set is what I was talking about. I got it, for some reason I thought that it was called Vernon Chronicles. Now that you say Revelations, I remember!
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The 3-volume set with Cervon IS called "The Vernon Chronicles" and is very good. As is the Revelations series. There is also a book that includes the complete text of Erdnase's "Expert At the Card Table" with Vernon's notations entitled "Revelations," published by Mike Caveney's Magic Words.
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