Image from page 47 of "Modern magic. : A practical treatise on the art of conjuring." (1885)
Subjects: Magic tricks
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asyou only shuffle on tothe face of the pack,however often you re-peat the process, thiscard will still remainat the top. Third Method.—(To retain the wholepack in a pre-ar-ranged order.)—Takethe pack in the lefthand, slide off withthe left thumb five orsix of the top cards into the right hand, and place the remaining cardsby parcels of five or six at a time (apparently) alternately above andbelow these first cards, as in the ordinary mode of shuffling. Wesay apparently, for in reality, although you go through the motion ofplacing every alternate packet above the cards in the right hand, youdo not leave it there, but draw it back again with the thumb on tothe top of the cards in the left hand, and then place it, by your nextmovement, under the cards in the right hand. The result is, that thecards in the left hand, instead of being placed alternately above andbelow the cards in the right hand, are really all placed below, and inprecisely the same order which they occupied at first.
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Fig. 12. MODERN MAGIC. Some persons are in the habit of making the genuine shuffle, ofwhich the above is an imitation, from the right hand to the left insteadof from the left hand to the right, as above described. It may bestated, once for all, that wherever it is found more easy by the studentto do with the right hand that which he is here instructed to do withthe left, and vice versa, there is not the least objection to his doingso, though the modehere indicated is thatwhich, it is believed,will be found mostconvenient by thegenerality of persons. Fourth Method.(To retain the wholepack in a pre-ar-ranged order.)—Takethe upper half of thepack in the righthand and the lowerhalf in the left, thethumb in each casebeing above and thefingers below thecards. Piace the twoportions edge to edge,and work in the edgesof the cards in theright hand half aninch or so betweenthe edges of those in the left, spreading the cards in the meanwhile to facilitate the intro-duction j but let the right h
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