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ChessMess
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I had thought that I had the 'latest' version of MCM by J.B. Bobo but now I'm not so sure.

The copy I have doesn't look like what you see as the cover at Amazon.com...

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Mine shows coins cascading from the top into two cupped hands (gold/copper and silver coins) and has a blurred background of some coin stacks... in a yellow gold hue.

The publisher Sterling Paperbacks. Is there more than one 'version' of MCM , and if so what are the diffences?

Thanks in advance!
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On 2002-07-18 22:24, ChessMess wrote:
I had thought that I had the 'latest' version of MCM by J.B. Bobo but now I'm not so sure.

The copy I have doesn't look like what you see as the cover at Amazon.com...

Click here for Amazon page

Mine shows coins cascading from the top into two cupped hands (gold/copper and silver coins) and has a blurred background of some coin stacks... in a yellow gold hue.

The publisher Sterling Paperbacks. Is there more than one 'version' of MCM , and if so what are the diffences?

Thanks in advance!




I own two versions of this book, a paperback and a hardcover. Paperbacks covers are frequently changed depending on how many times it's published and by who. The contents never changes. This is a comon occurance. However, the hardcover is expanded with 4 additional chapters not found in the softcover. No matter how you cut it either are invaluable tools for serious coin students, if you are, this book is a must have.
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Could you give give the listing of what the 4 additional chapters cover?
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On 2002-07-18 22:58, ChessMess wrote:
Could you give give the listing of what the 4 additional chapters cover?




XVII Lessons in coin magic
XVIII Selected coin tricks
XIX Trick coin Miscellany
XX Latest coin box magic


It is simply to bring the book current for the most part. All the important sleights, etc. are present in both.
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I'm not seeing the ones I hear common in the forums such as Tenkai pinch, spellbound, and some others I can't recall at the moment.

I'm thinking I should have picked up Roth's book as well. Smile
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The book itself is buy no means recent. The first printing was 1966 I believe. I say again, if you are a serious coin worker you should have this book. There are at the minimum, 3 books to own for coin works (In my opinion), they are: MCM/Bobo, Expert Coin Magic/Roth, and Coin Magic/Kaufman (OOP I believe). Tenkai Palm and The Pinch (coin vanish) are slieghts, Spellbound is a copper/silver Vernon coin routine.
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My copy of Bobo (1982 Dover Ed), states that it was first published by C.W. Jones in Minneapolis in 1952.
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"Modern Coin Magic" was first published in 1952. The 1966 publication is called "New Modern Coin Magic."
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MCM is indeed a classic and contains most
of the bits and peices to blend together
for the average coin worker. After loading
up on a lot of junk tricks, and spending
large amounts of money on poorly made items
I can say that MCM is one of the wisest
investments of 10$ in magic today. Smile
...think not that all wisdom is in your school. You may have studied other paths,but, it is important to remember that no matter who you are or where you come from, there is always more to learn.
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The revised edition was published far more recently by Jay Marshall (Magic, Inc.).
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