The Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 3: Further Lost Inner Secrets

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The Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 3: Further Lost Inner Secrets
AuthorStephen Minch
PublisherL&L Publishing
IllustratorTom Gagnon
Publication Date1989
LanguageEnglish
SeriesVernon Chronicles
Preceded byThe Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 2: More Lost Inner Secrets
Pages219
 

The Vernon Chronicles, Vol. 3: Further Lost Inner Secrets was reviewed in Genii 1991 March.


Contents

  • Foreword -- Herb Zarrow i
  • Introduction -- Bruce Cervon iii
  • Author's Introduction -- Stephen Mnch v
  • Trouping Around in Magic with Max Holden - William P. Miesel ix

Chapter One: Dark Side of the Hand

  • Subway Gambler's Palm 1
  • The Contortion Palm 3
  • Dr. Daley's Face-Lift Addition 5
  • The Lilliput Palm 8
  • An Historical Note on the Dr . Elliott Top Palm 11
  • The Revolving Palm-Replacement 13
  • The Finley Diagonal Palm Shift Revisited 15
  • Flat Top 16

Chapter Two: Sundry Sleights

  • Flat Top Switch 25
  • The Spring-Loaded Tip-Over Change 27
  • The Zarrow Block Addition 30
  • A Note on Zarrow's Revolving Aces 35
  • Back Breaker 37
  • The Hair's-Breadth Stall 39
  • Vernon on the "Endfield" Slip Cut 41
  • On the Hay False Dovetail Shuffle . 44
  • A Table Pass 50

Chapter Three: Motley

  • Spellatron 57 (Mike Skinner)
  • Cut and Spell 59 (Mike Skinner)
  • Caught in the Stretch 63 (Mike Skinner)
  • If the Suit Fits 67 (Mike Skinner)
  • Bruce Cervon's Trans Mitt 70
  • Given the Slip 75 (Mike Skinner)
  • Will-o'-the-wisp 81
  • The Vernon Deck Vanish and Recovery 93 (provided by Mike Skinner)

Chapter Four: Cheats

  • Joker Monte 99
  • Three in the Hand, One in the Bush 105
  • A Straight Deal 108
  • The David and Goliath Deal 111 (Mike Skinner)
  • Black's Stack 113
  • Stacked to Formula 116

Chapter Five: Inflationary Effects

  • On Your Metal 123 (Mike Skinner)
  • All Sound and Fabric 128 (Mike Skinner)
  • Right Where? 130
  • Two Techniques with the Purse Palm 135
  • Pastiche on Ramsay, with Variations 139
  • On the Origins of the Steeplechase 147
  • Folding Money 149
  • Cashing a Check 156 (Mike Skinner)

Chapter Six: Notes on Cherished Ghosts

  • 'Vester" Adam's Flight of Fabric 161
  • Arthur Finley's Remote Control 166
  • S. Leo Horowitz's Look Homeward, Angel 168 (provided by Mike Skinner)
  • Henry Christ's Obstinate Pasteboards 171
  • Faucett Ross' Twice Turned 175
  • Mac MacDonald's Lost Chord 177
  • Dr. Dale* Vis-a-vis 180
  • Dr. Daley's Select Transposition 185
  • Dr. Daley's Interlocking Setup 187
  • Tenkai's Phoenix Bill Vanish 193
  • Lany Grey's Cut to Perfection 199 (provided by Mike Skinner)
  • Jay Ose's Presentation for The Glass Through Table 203
  • John Scarne's Doppelganger Location 205
  • John Scarne's Western Union Trick 208

Chapter Seven: Solitary Amusements

  • What's-the-Value Solitaire 215
  • Think-of-a-Card Solitaire 219

References

  • Mike Skinner explains which tricks are his, The Skinner Tapes, CD 3 (2014)
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