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reese
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What is the first appearance of the shiner (or light) in magical literature? Also very interested in it's first published appearance in a mentalism routine. Any idea?
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I'm going to guess at this, because I can't find my copy, but I have a feeling that it shows up in Sharps and Flats, which was published in 1894.
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How early was Robert-Houdin's book on card cheats? Does he mention them in there?
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1984 ?!? did they even have books back then ?
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Only the dictionary of NewSpeak
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2004-08-01 13:00, mattisdx wrote:
1984 ?!? did they even have books back then ?

No, but I had a scroll that had a lot of interesting gambling information in it -- things like the Three Pyramid Monte.
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Bill,
Mine were etched on stone tablets.
Had a neat stick to snake routine.
I think that they were signed a Mr. Ses
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Some wandering shepherd found mine in a clay jar in a cave near Q'umran. It was difficult to translate, though. Mostly in Aramaic.
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