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Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » March 11th, 2016, 2:32 pm

Hey Richard,

I just saw a lightning calculation effect (using a square of numbers and a match) by Theo in 'The New Pentagram'. Just want to mention it in case you are not aware of the effect?

Can't wait for the book. I am dying to learn more about his life and his magic.

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 11th, 2016, 4:00 pm

Since DeLand died in 1931, I doubt he contributed it to The New Pentragram. It was just reprinted.

DeLand is done. Trying to scratch up enough cash to have it laid out (it's a big book 800 to 900 pages) and it needs to be printed in color.

Two other books will likely come out first.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » March 11th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Now that GENII has a new owner - do you think that will help you produce more books in future?

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 11th, 2016, 9:00 pm

Yes, it probably will.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » April 22nd, 2016, 5:13 pm

Richard?

Are you going to discuss The Floating Skeleton in the book?

It looks like a wonderful idea. Like something Lubor Fiedler would come up with.

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 22nd, 2016, 6:46 pm

Everything DeLand ever published is in the book.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » July 30th, 2016, 11:15 am

Is the plan to have this book out this year? Maybe an xmas release?

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Brad Henderson » July 30th, 2016, 11:24 am

I think a great feature for a deluxe edition would be an inclusion of the custom gaffed cards needed for the performance of the tricks described. I know I would pay extra for that.

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 30th, 2016, 11:47 am

Brad, the inclusion of the cards is already a done deal.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby I.M. Magician » July 30th, 2016, 11:49 am

For me (and many others I suspect), the Deland book ranks up there with Tenyoism for a must have and the sooner the better.

Deland's Phantom Card trick (made by SS Adams) was the first card trick I ever owned. The enjoyment I derived from it is incalculable! In fact, I have one in that cool illustrated envelope hanging up on the wall.

As well, the Deland deck was my first trick deck and still my all-time favorite! A work of genius in both design and diversity.

Nowadays, I prefer history magic books rather than those teaching tricks (Deland's tricks being an exception) so I am very excited about this upcoming release! Deland was a strange and interesting character so this should be a great read.

I am also looking forward to the updated cards included within! The more of them, the better!

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Brad Henderson » July 30th, 2016, 12:38 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Brad, the inclusion of the cards is already a done deal.


awesome. I know I have mentioned that idea before. I think it will be great 'value added'

I look forward to reserving my copy

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Bill Mullins » July 30th, 2016, 1:13 pm

I.M. Magician wrote:Nowadays, I prefer history magic books rather than those teaching tricks (Deland's tricks being an exception) so I am very excited about this upcoming release! Deland was a strange and interesting character so this should be a great read.


Lots of history in the DeLand book. You will enjoy it.

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » July 30th, 2016, 1:14 pm

Any ideas for the release date?

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 30th, 2016, 1:50 pm

Was hoping for late this year, but there's just no way because of the labor to lay it out, plus the printing in China (two months) and another month on the boat. Let assume it's August 1 today, add three months for printing and shipping, and it becomes November 1--that's before the layout which will easily require several months of work.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby I.M. Magician » July 30th, 2016, 1:58 pm

I was just thinking (uh oh!), this may be 200 pages more than Tenyoism. So Richard, are you considering three volumes rather than two? Do you intend to provide hernia insurance? Are you trying to get the USPS to hate you? :lol:

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Q. Kumber » July 30th, 2016, 3:16 pm

Do all the books come with special cards, or just the collector's edition?

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 30th, 2016, 3:23 pm

All the books will come with a full deck of 54 gimmicked cards.
There will not be a deluxe edition. I am planning something unique!
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Matthew Field » July 31st, 2016, 3:12 am

This is one of the most interesting and magical books I have ever had a hand in.

Deland was a genius, albeit a troubled one.

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 31st, 2016, 11:59 am

"albeit a troubled one."

That's an understatement!
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » August 2nd, 2016, 1:39 pm

There are a number of reasons I am looking forward to this book. But one of them is to learn more about an area of card magic I have always overlooked.

Gimmicked decks.

With that in mind - I recently read about 'The Trilby Deck' by Joe Stuthard. It is a combination of a Svengali and a Stripper deck. Quite a neat combination. Big Blind Media re-released it a couple of years ago and it seems like it is worth checking out for those looking for some novel thinking in the world of gimmicked decks.

Just something to keep you busy until the Theodore Deland book comes out.

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Joe Mckay » November 12th, 2016, 5:46 am

Any updates on this, Richard?

I wonder if it was the manuscript you held in your hands recently on the digital GENII Speaks supplement?

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby I.M. Magician » November 12th, 2016, 8:29 am

I am very much looking forward to the Deland book!

In fact, Richard, please place my name on the deluxe, limited, special, or early bird edition of the book. I don't want to miss out on whatever you are going to offer!

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 12th, 2016, 10:56 am

There will be no deluxe edition because DeLand has been dead since 1931 and isn't here to sign it.

But, there will be something of which I believe there will only be 100. It won't be inexpensive because it's going to cost a lot to make, however it will be something unique. About it I can say no more.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby I.M. Magician » November 12th, 2016, 11:00 am

Well, that clears it up! :shock: :lol:

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Gary Brown » November 16th, 2017, 7:51 am

For those of you whom, like me, are looking forward to Richard's book on Deland, you may want to take a peek at this blog posting which features several interesting items produced by Deland with some of the context of those items:

https://throwingcards.blogspot.com/2017 ... -back.html

Enjoy!

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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 16th, 2017, 9:45 am

Your assumptions about the designs of the other two cards are incorrect.
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Re: Theodore Deland

Postby lybrary » November 16th, 2017, 11:28 am

Gary Brown wrote:For those of you whom, like me, are looking forward to Richard's book on Deland, you may want to take a peek at this blog posting which features several interesting items produced by Deland with some of the context of those items:

https://throwingcards.blogspot.com/2017 ... -back.html

Enjoy!

Gary

I find the idea of selling a printing block for DIY card printing fascinating.
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