Erdnase Unmasked Booklet
For more than a hundred years, the identity of the author of Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, known colloquially as The Expert at the Card Table, has perplexed practitioners of magic and historians alike. For many, it is the last great, unresolved mystery of twentieth century magic.
This booklet features the findings of Richard Hatch, along with David Ben's profile of the author drawn from the content of the book. Together, they make a compelling case that one man -- E. S. Andrews -- was the author of this seminal text.
Also included in the booklet is Hurt McDermott's analysis of why The Expert at the Card Table was published anonymously, and in Chicago. Jason England provides a detailed description of the published variants and ancillary products. It also includes a reprint of Martin Gardner's article, "Editions of Erdnase", that first appeared in Magicol, (Vol. 2, No. 1, August 1951).
Published by Magicana in 2011. 84-pages, softbound, 5.5" x 8.5" (14cm x 21.5cm). Limited Edition of 500 copies.