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hcs
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It is possible that Ernest Hammond in 1919 described a reverse Si Stebbins System first?
Can someone name a source please?
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Christian,

It's likely that someone like Bill Palmer knows the answer, he knows almost everything. ;-)

But you should ask the question in the right place: I would post this specific question in the "For the record" section of our forums.

Hope this helps...
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Merci beaucoup!
Thank you very much for this advise!
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This may in fact be the case... however, the mathematical arrangement of cards (which both si stebbins and a reverse order follow) were described long before either of these gentleman.

The first reference to this type of cyclical stack is, as far as I know, from Horatio Galasso's work 'Giochi di Carte' which was published in 1593.

The Conjuring Arts had one of their Gibeciere issues dedicated to this rare book, with a complete translation to english.
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Thanks Jeff. I know this.

I'm searching still for the first mentioned source of the REVERSED Si Stebbins Stack!
Reversed means "add values going from bottom to top".

Is this the way in Galasso's arrangement in Giochi di Carte?
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Thanks to Mr. Palmer.
In 1919 Ernest Hammond indeed described a reversed Si stebbins Stack in his Book "The Magic of To-morrow"
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