The Art of Magic
"There is no branch of conjuring that so fully repays the amateur for his labor and study as sleight-of-hand with cards."
—The Expert At The Card Table, 1902

"And although this art [card tricks] ]is so wonderful, still it is held in no honor…The reasons are various, it seems to me; first, the art is concerned with useless matters; second, it is practiced by men of low degree."
—De Subtilitate, 1551
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