Bob Farmer wrote:Two of the greatest books on card magic ever published. I studied every trick and diagrammed all the packet effects on numerous pieces of paper so I could understand what was going on. Worth every penny you have to pay.
erdnasephile wrote:I think it's great these books have been reprinted. I wonder if they are different enough with the edits for those that own the books already to purchase the new set.
Sam Kesler wrote:It seems a little unreasonable to charge $46.80 for shipping two small books to USA for a total of $156.67. I have the originals.
PickaCard wrote:I don't have the books in front of me, but I remember the number ("141/400", I believe)was penciled in ever so lightly in tiny writing on the top right corner of the 3rd or 4th page.
The numbering is so subtle, its as if they did not want to make a big deal that these books ended up limited to 400.
Eric Fry wrote:The numbers in my set are on the first title page, which is the first page to have printing on it. The other side of this page has a portrait of Walton. Then there follows a full title page with author, illustrator, copyright, edition, and publisher.
I noticed this is the same format of title pages Richard used in his books on Dingle, Jennings and Bro. Hamman, for instance, so maybe he knows if publishers have a trade term for an initial page that contains only the title.