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Re: Martin Gardner

Thanks for sharing, Andrew. Nice article!
by Richard Evans
10/21/14 04:57 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: ERDNASE

I would be happy to share the current list with anyone who is interested ahead of it going online. I believe my collection spans approximately 80 of the over 90 known variants. Should you be interested in me looking anything up in any of my copies I'm also happy to do that. John Bodine Hi John - I'...
by Richard Evans
09/08/14 04:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

WTB: Gary Kurtz booklet 'Several New Pieces'

I'm hoping that someone might be willing to part with a copy of one of Gary Kurtz's booklets from way back called 'Several New Pieces'.
Please PM/email. Many thanks. Richard
by Richard Evans
08/12/14 06:00 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Gary Kurtz booklet 'Several New Pieces'
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Re: ERDNASE

It did seem a crazy price for the Erdnase but then desirability does that if you have two people who want something badly enough! I have to disagree with the first edition Scot being a beautiful copy. It had been restored well but with many facsimile pages, including the entire section on conjuring...
by Richard Evans
02/10/14 05:30 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Bill. As ever, the price depends on how badly someone wants it!. It's always interesting to watch the auctions live online. It was a beautiful first edition of Discoverie. The reprint of Hutchinson's book on Erdnase did well too (almost as well as the first ed). Burt Sperber had quite a colle...
by Richard Evans
02/08/14 07:17 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Don't miss your chance to purchase a first edition of Erdnase and the ultra rare Hutchinson book , at the Saturday's Potter & Potter Sperber auction. The first ed Erdnase went for $13,000 plus 23% -- right at $16,000. A new record. (I dropped out at a level SUBSTANTIALLY below that.) It didn't ...
by Richard Evans
02/08/14 03:08 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: Brief videos on various books by Hoffmann or Robert-Houd

Hi Tom

Thanks for posting these - I've thoroughly enjoyed watching all of them. Very interesting & informative. Looking forward to seeing more in the future.

Best

Richard
by Richard Evans
09/09/13 06:31 AM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Brief videos on various books by Hoffmann or Robert-Houdin
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: ERDNASE

Very interesting, Bill. Would be good to know how old they were.
Richard
by Richard Evans
01/27/13 04:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Sorry, to clarify - I wasn't suggesting the 'Expert' as a fourth author - that would indeed be a step too far from what is already something of a left-field idea! I was simply observing a discrepancy: that the cover title (The Expert) suggests a single author, while the title page (Artifice, Ruse an...
by Richard Evans
08/08/12 06:27 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

But if you come up with other names or initials that might "work", you have to justify them as well. If you have three magicians (Walter Scott, Richard Evans, and Edwin Sachs) and you surmise that they took their initials and cobbled them into "S. W. Erdnase", it seems to me tha...
by Richard Evans
08/08/12 05:43 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks for the comments. I'm by no means trying to say that the different way of reversing Erdnase's name is in any way proof of multiple authorship: merely an observation that the 'pseudonym' can be looked at in a slightly different way and that this throws up other possibilities. There was an erro...
by Richard Evans
08/08/12 04:14 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Interesting, Tom. Things can be made even messier with the 'anagram' of the author's name in order to make the case for multiple authors. I don't think the following possibility has been discussed previously - Although most people have traditionally reversed the 'SW ERDNASE' to create 'ES ANDREWS', ...
by Richard Evans
08/07/12 05:29 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Richard - very interesting
by Richard Evans
05/25/12 06:28 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

To what extent do the advertisments in the back of the book help to date the editions? Are the ads always the same in the various editions?
by Richard Evans
05/25/12 04:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

WTB: Magicol back issues

I'm looking for some specific back issues of Magicol. Looking for issues: 1-6, 8, 11-23, 29, 43, 73-74, 77-78, 82, 95, 101, 155 If you have any of these and willing to part with them, please drop me an email: <!-- e --><a href="mailto:richardhevans@me.com">richardhevans@me.com</a><!-- e --> Many tha...
by Richard Evans
05/22/12 07:15 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Magicol back issues
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Richard. I went for the hard copy too & hope it'll arrive in the UK this week. Looking forward to it.
by Richard Evans
04/28/12 01:49 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Tom's blog is a mine of useful information and thoughtful insights.

Has anyone had a chance to read Hurt McDermot's new book (Artifice, Ruse and Erdnase) yet?
by Richard Evans
04/28/12 09:23 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Cups for sale

I'm pruning my collection of cups and balls and have several interesting sets for sale: some vintage and some modern. Vintage Original RNT chromed steel Monti (Bells of St Marys); $350 Burtini chromed traditional cups; $300 Galli Galli copper; $400 Indian Hand-painted lacquered Tayade Senior Indian ...
by Richard Evans
01/02/12 11:22 AM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Pondering Erdnase

The suggestion that Erdase used a Faro board in the illustrations is an attractive one. Whether this was covered in green baize is less certain: some of the figures suggest that the surface of the board was polished rather than covered in cloth. This may have provided a practice surface more onsiste...
by Richard Evans
11/01/11 08:47 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: Pondering Erdnase 2

The difference in the quality of some of the images, as well as Smith's recollection of drawing fewer than 101 sketches, suggests the involvement of more than one illustrator. Nevertheless, Erdnase only credited MD Smith. Was he obliged to do so, or was this simply a means of telling potential purch...
by Richard Evans
11/01/11 07:05 AM
 
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase 2
Replies: 6
Views: 752

Re: Erdnase

Very interesting find, Bill. It seems the St Joseph Gazette filled it's pages with articles of interested that had been published elsewhere. The end of the article 'Clever Magicians are the easiest of Marks' indicates that it was originally published in the New York Commercial Advertiser. I wonder w...
by Richard Evans
01/30/11 03:16 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: Arthur Watson's article

Those interested in the story of Arthur Watson may enjoy these two articles: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://textualities.net/gordon-bruce/watson-sherlocked/">http://textualities.net/gordon-bruce/watson-sherlocked/</a><!-- m --> <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://textualities.net/...
by Richard Evans
08/23/10 06:15 PM
 
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Arthur Watson's article
Replies: 8
Views: 2165

Re: Erdnase

Interesting find, Bill. The article in The Caledonian is an account of a dinner held by the Canadian Club of New York. Have a look at the constitution and membership of that club in 1885: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_00430">http://www.archive.org/details/ci...
by Richard Evans
03/17/10 09:24 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: Dynamo's Monkey Tiddles on Celeb

Yes, it's the same guy. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://blog.ellusionist.com/kim-kardashian-dynamo-thrills-monkey-spills/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Ellusionist+%28Ellusionist+Blog%29">http://blog.ellusionist.com/kim-kardash ... st+Blog%29</a><!-- m...
by Richard Evans
12/30/09 07:47 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dynamo's Monkey Tiddles on Celeb
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: WTB: Phantom of the Card Table by Eddie McGuire manuscript

PM'd you
by Richard Evans
09/28/09 05:36 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Phantom of the Card Table by Eddie McGuire manuscript
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Houdini, Daniels & Kalush on BBC Radio 4

Thanks for the suggestion Kevin: I've posted a link over on the history section. Glad you enjoyed it too.
by Richard Evans
09/23/09 02:02 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini, Daniels & Kalush on BBC Radio 4
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Houdini on BBC Radio 4

Paul Daniels and Bill Kalush contributed to a very interesting programme on BBC Radio 4 yesterday. I posted the details over in the 'Alternative Media' thread - but it's been suggested that it may get more attention here. Full details of how to listen are here in the original post . The programme wi...
by Richard Evans
09/23/09 02:01 PM
 
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini on BBC Radio 4
Replies: 0
Views: 232

Houdini, Daniels & Kalush on BBC Radio 4

There was an interesting radio programme on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon. 'Great Lives' is a programme in which a public figure or celebrity is asked to nominate an individual as having lived a great life. This week, Paul Daniels selected Harry Houdini as his 'great life' and William Kalush provides e...
by Richard Evans
09/22/09 06:11 PM
 
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini, Daniels & Kalush on BBC Radio 4
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: ERDNASE

That is going to be a massive amount of cousins to sort through. How many of them have you tracked down? Let me know and I can take a branch that has not yet been done. Thanks, Jeff I've traced Louis Dalrymple's paternal line, including cousins. Where I've been able to find spouses' names, I've tra...
by Richard Evans
09/15/09 12:53 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

We don't know much about Louis's father's family -- Did he (William L. Dalrymple) have brothers or sisters? Nieces or nephews? Louis Dalrymple's father, William, was one of eight children born to Jacob and Phoebe Dalrymple (nee Lewis). Jacob Dalrymple (Louis's grandfather) was himself one of nine c...
by Richard Evans
09/06/09 02:40 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: Books value

The upcoming Potter & Potter auction of Walter Graham's collection has a copy of Hofzinser's Card Conjuring (first ed) listed with an estimate of $100-$200. The estimates aren't always reliable - but the result of the auction will give you a better indication of the going rate.
by Richard Evans
09/03/09 05:40 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books value
Replies: 9
Views: 653

Re: ERDNASE

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/3788356794_2a2acc3077.jpg Here's the (in)famous fig 69. From the pattern of shading around the heart shape on the back of the left hand, this looks as though a section has been cut from the image rather than drawn on it. As a general observation of the illustrati...
by Richard Evans
08/04/09 07:05 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: Anyone Having Trouble Viewing the FISM 2009 website?

The two boxes bouncing around the homepage may be the issue: maybe you need an Adobe Flash update??
by Richard Evans
02/13/09 02:05 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Having Trouble Viewing the FISM 2009 website?
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: FISM in UK 2012 ??

Out of interest - what are the other major convention spots in the UK that meet the requirements for contemporary convention facilities, hotels, theatres etc ? Trying to find modern facilities that are 'affordable' in England could be a challege .... I would imagine there are plenty of options, inc...
by Richard Evans
02/11/09 04:22 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM in UK 2012 ??
Replies: 95
Views: 16700

Re: Anyone know what's up with Martinka auction?

Whatever the cause of the slight delay, you can bet it will be worth the wait.
by Richard Evans
01/20/09 03:44 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone know what's up with Martinka auction?
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up

I've been lucky to have acquired several of Brett's sets of cups. I'll echo what others have said, both with regard to the supreme quality of his products and unmatched customer service. Always a pleasure to deal with.
by Richard Evans
01/14/09 01:53 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rings 'N' Thing II going belly up
Replies: 162
Views: 36715

Re: ERDNASE

That's very interesting. After he filed for bankruptcy, did he continue with the same company, or was a new company formed with a different name? Interesting too to speculate in what format Erdnase would have handed his manuscript to McKinney for printing. Presumably, McKinney would have received a ...
by Richard Evans
11/06/08 06:38 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Absolutely agree, if those records can be found. I understand that the McKinney records were probably destroyed when the company went bankrupt in 1902; they haven't been located to date. Who knows - these documents, like the author's inscribed copy of the book, may someday show up in an attic (or mi...
by Richard Evans
11/06/08 03:31 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

Getting to the copyright application - what leads the historian to presume the person filing was not also a staff member of the publishing house? Let's take a small step and consider the publisher as having an orphaned book manuscript - the author not wishing to deal with the process... One could u...
by Richard Evans
11/06/08 03:07 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357

Re: ERDNASE

You're right Ian, Erdnase apparently used the name "Andrews" in his dealings with McKinney the printer , and Smith the illustrator. (Erdnase published the first edition himself) In neither instance though is there anything resembling a "smoking gun" in terms of something written...
by Richard Evans
11/06/08 01:35 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 2989
Views: 1365357
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