Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Joneseymagic » July 5th, 2019, 3:32 pm

There is definitely a copy in The Magic Circle library. I spent a couple of hours reading it and making notes two or three years ago. I remember the head librarian, Peter, keeping a beady eye on me while I studied it!

Certainly a rare book!

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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Christopher1979 » July 6th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Joneseymagic wrote:There is definitely a copy in The Magic Circle library. I spent a couple of hours reading it and making notes two or three years ago. I remember the head librarian, Peter, keeping a beady eye on me while I studied it!

Certainly a rare book!


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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Q. Kumber » July 6th, 2019, 6:35 pm

I was there on Monday and there was no sign of it. However Peter wasn't in that day. It wasn't on the computer system, nor could I find it on the shelf.

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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Joneseymagic » July 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Quentin - He didn't keep a close enough eye on me! :D

JOKE!!!

Seriously, I think its kept in the locked cupboard with the rare stuff. I had to ask for it - it's not stored on the open shelves.

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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 7th, 2019, 8:53 pm

It would definitely not be on the open shelves.
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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Zig Zagger » July 10th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Christopher, have you already checked the online sources?

As Denis Behr mentioned earlier, he has listed the content of Adams's Erdnase book in his fine Conjuring Archive here: https://archive.denisbehr.de/list/book/ ... ight=82987
I would think that he might have a copy (of a copy) of that book.

Lybrary.com offers a number of Adams sources, among them Conjurors Chronicle, Pentagram, The Best of Pentagram Card Magic, and The Magic Wand (Vol. 21/1930) with a report on the Erdnase book auction.
Have a look here: https://www.lybrary.com/advanced_search ... aham+adams

In addition, the Conjuring Credits website (also by Denis Behr) will tell you that Adams was the first to suggest to practice bottom dealing with the assistance of a metronome:
https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.p ... etronome&s[]=graham&s[]=adams
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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Philippe Billot » July 10th, 2019, 6:45 pm

In The Pentagram, The Card Work of Graham Adams begins vol. 13, no. 6 and ends vol. 14, no. 3.

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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Christopher1979 » July 10th, 2019, 10:58 pm

Zig Zagger wrote:Christopher, have you already checked the online sources?

As Denis Behr mentioned earlier, he has listed the content of Adams's Erdnase book in his fine Conjuring Archive here: https://archive.denisbehr.de/list/book/ ... ight=82987
I would think that he might have a copy (of a copy) of that book.

Lybrary.com offers a number of Adams sources, among them Conjurors Chronicle, Pentagram, The Best of Pentagram Card Magic, and The Magic Wand (Vol. 21/1930) with a report on the Erdnase book auction.
Have a look here: https://www.lybrary.com/advanced_search ... aham+adams

In addition, the Conjuring Credits website (also by Denis Behr) will tell you that Adams was the first to suggest to practice bottom dealing with the assistance of a metronome:
https://www.conjuringcredits.com/doku.p ... etronome&s[]=graham&s[]=adams



Hey Zig!,

Some great info there, thank you very much. I spoke to Denis a few months ago and I get the feeling that he is just collecting books so I am sure that even if he does have a copy he would not want to sell. The metronome is a great idea... I am sure many would say a little obsessive but that's what it takes to be the best.

I must get into doing some research on Adams this weekend. I have Adams, Walter Scott, and Erdnase research all going at the same time so I have a lot to keep me busy!

Thank you!

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Re: Graham Adams Card Magic & Erdnase

Postby Christopher1979 » July 10th, 2019, 10:59 pm

Thank you, Philippe!


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