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Early Vernon

by Vernon, Dai

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(Based on 1 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: Book
Publisher: Magic, Inc.

Product Description

This is a republication of the original $20.00 dollar manuscript (1962), plus 10 new Vernon Variations. Contents cover the story of the preparation and sale of this first Vernon material, then the entire manuscript itself, and then the new material. Includes the Five Card Mental Force.
Date Added: Mar 16th, 2003
MLA SKU: prLyj36pcLQJB8j


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Official Review

January 27th, 2003 4:47pm
Reviewed by David Acer
While perhaps not as widely regarded as the Dai Vernon Book of Magic or the Inner Secrets series, Early Vernon is still numbered among the classics. Thus, when one reads the book now, it is impossible to view it from an entirely objective stand-point.

Originally published in 1962, Early Vernon is a combination of two earlier works, The Twenty Dollar Manuscript and Five Close-Up Problems, along with some historical information regarding how they came to be, and nine “new” (in 1962) Vernon variations. Largely written by Dai’s friend, Faucett Ross, himself a professional writer and magician, the text is both efficient and clear, and is supported where necessary by a handful of illustrations.

Early Vernon features 23 card tricks, one coin sleight, and one trick using bills. The material ranges from self-working (The Vernon Five Card Mental Force, Short Change with Long Green, Edgewise, etc.) to quite... [Read More]

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