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by Richard Evans
November 4th, 2015, 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Fair about the time it took to track down Smith despite the interest in Erdnase. I've always been uneasy about Smith's poor recollection of illustrating EATCT - despite the years that had passed when Gardner finally located him. Regardless whether or not his first commission, you would have t...
by Richard Evans
November 4th, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

Yes Bill, For starters, being in the business and affiliations Cobb was in, any of the Andrews in the gambling era at the time...Cobb would have known, or knew about. And in keeping the Ruse, and knowledge of the use of pseudonyms at the time, Cobb would have used a name to throw any pursuers of th...
by Richard Evans
April 3rd, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

What do you think of the following? "As some have conjectured, there was more than one author to Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table. The secret to understanding this is to first reverse the letters in the name of the alleged author, S. W. Erdnase. This gives us ESANDREWS. It is th...
by Richard Evans
March 7th, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Richard and Bill for posting full copyright application.

The typesetting on the sample front page is slightly different to the printed first edition isn't it? There appears to be a much larger space between the R and the T in 'ARTIFICE'.
by Richard Evans
March 5th, 2015, 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

The copyright application for TEATCT is hand-written. I'm not sure whether it's been established if this was completed by the author or the publisher (has anyone ever checked against any other book published by McKinney?). However, if Wilbur Sanders' handwriting and that of the copyright applicatio...
by Richard Evans
March 4th, 2015, 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

Greetings from a newbie- Wilbur's estate, willed to my grandmother, was very modest, and the documentation I have copies of makes no mention of papers. However, I do have a certified copy of Wilbur's holographic will dated Feb. 18, 1924. If there exists any hand-writing that can be directly connect...
by Richard Evans
October 21st, 2014, 4:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: Martin Gardner

Thanks for sharing, Andrew. Nice article!
by Richard Evans
September 8th, 2014, 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
August 12th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Gary Kurtz booklet 'Several New Pieces'
Replies: 0
Views: 470

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
February 10th, 2014, 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
February 8th, 2014, 6:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
February 8th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
September 9th, 2013, 6:31 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Brief videos on various books by Hoffmann or Robert-Houdin
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

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
January 27th, 2013, 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

Very interesting, Bill. Would be good to know how old they were.
Richard
by Richard Evans
August 8th, 2012, 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
August 8th, 2012, 5:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
August 8th, 2012, 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
August 7th, 2012, 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
May 25th, 2012, 6:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

Re: ERDNASE

Thanks Richard - very interesting
by Richard Evans
May 25th, 2012, 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
May 22nd, 2012, 7:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: WTB: Magicol back issues
Replies: 0
Views: 278

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
April 28th, 2012, 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
April 28th, 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
January 2nd, 2012, 10:22 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cups for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 701

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
November 1st, 2011, 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase
Replies: 20
Views: 4117

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
November 1st, 2011, 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pondering Erdnase 2
Replies: 6
Views: 996

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
January 30th, 2011, 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
August 23rd, 2010, 6:15 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Arthur Watson's article
Replies: 8
Views: 3445

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
March 17th, 2010, 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
December 30th, 2009, 6:47 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dynamo's Monkey Tiddles on Celeb
Replies: 1
Views: 595

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
September 23rd, 2009, 2:02 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini, Daniels & Kalush on BBC Radio 4
Replies: 2
Views: 915

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
September 23rd, 2009, 2:01 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Houdini on BBC Radio 4
Replies: 0
Views: 463

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
September 22nd, 2009, 6:11 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Houdini, Daniels & Kalush on BBC Radio 4
Replies: 2
Views: 915

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
September 15th, 2009, 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
September 6th, 2009, 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
September 3rd, 2009, 5:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books value
Replies: 9
Views: 941

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
August 4th, 2009, 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 7162
Views: 2151744

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
February 13th, 2009, 1:05 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Having Trouble Viewing the FISM 2009 website?
Replies: 20
Views: 2652

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
February 11th, 2009, 3:22 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: FISM in UK 2012 ??
Replies: 95
Views: 20712

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...

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