I've uncovered a few new articles on the trail of conman E.S. Andrews, who is a strong candidate for the real man behind Erdnase. No smoking deck yet but more insight and leads.
These items and my complete research is included in The Erdnase Scroll, the lavish, hand-produced, 40-foot scroll version of The Expert at the Card Table that I'm releasing through The Miracle Factory. It's like the Torah of Erdnase, as David Regal puts it.
The text includes my complete research including over two dozen facsimile reproductions of the original news items and the complete case docket of Andrews' 1904 arrest for his clever schemes that pilfered cash and diamonds from professionals around the Midwest. (If you can't order one, the basic research is still on Magical Past-Times )
A couple quick notes on The Erdnase Scroll: Limited to 300 copies, all hand-made, signed, and numbered. The title page is hand-tinted using watercolor and india ink with gold and silver accents, and the scroll itself comes in a forest-green velour pouch with gold embroidery and a gold tasseled drawstring. It's truly stunning...order yours while you can at the introductory price of $250 (regular $300), postpaid in the U.S.
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