For some years Davenports wished to reprint Lewis Ganson's "Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards" as we have long felt this work stood alongside the best ever written on the subject. Within the copy of the book, Lewis refers the reader to a book entitled "Exhibition Card Fans". Our feeling was that we should include the relevant parts of this long out-of-print book within this work to ensure that the information contained within the section on Card Fanning is as Lewis originally intended but to do this work justice we had to rephotograph the entire book. We believe this work to be one of the very best on the subject of classic card manipulation, including as it does a comprehensive section on card fans, techniques and methods rarely seen or used today.
Here are extracts from Paul Fleming's Review III regarding "Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards".
"We have no hesitancy in pronouncing it one of the very best discussions of back-hand card manipulation we have ever seen. So far as the material itself is concerned - and especially the section on back-palming - it is of so high an order that we can scarcely conceive of any card manipulator, whether expert or beginner, denying himself the pleasure and profit that a study of this book is sure to provide. Regarding the Card Fan sections. The instructions are so complete and so well illustrated that they should enable the would-be card-fanner, springer, spreader, and catcher to practice to his heart's content with every assurance of acquiring the desired skill."
Hard Bound with gold foil lettering, large format A4 size on quality paper, 121 pages and 269 illustrations.