A Tribute to Dai Vernon
By: Dan & Dave

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At the turn of the century, card-magic leaped into a new age of innovation. S.W. Erdnase’s 1902 publication of The Expert at The Card Table has become the conjuror’s bible - a treatise on card-artifice the world of magic had never seen before. Erdnase’s work is essential reading for those interested in card-table deceptions, and has been re-published continually over the past hundred years.


Much later, Dai Vernon, the father of modern close-up conjuring, would revisit The Expert at The Card Table adding his own methods and maneuvers to the already coveted treatise. Vernon’s additions were published in a new compendium, Revelations, that would forever change the course of card magic.

Today, we are pleased to commemorate this celebrated meeting of the minds through A Tribute to Vernon. Created in collaboration with artist Dan Fredrickson, each uncut sheet features Ross Bertram’s photo of Vernon surveying the 1902 text, reimagined through the text of The Expert at The Card Table. The reverse, playing cards one through fifty-two, is a reproduction of the Bee® brand deck Erdnase would have used at the turn of the century.

Each uncut sheet is paired with a signed and numbered certificate in the form of a deck of cards. Additionally included are a museum-grade placard, letter pressed and fit for a gallery, and a playing card featuring a facsimile of Vernon’s signature and his age old mantra: “be natural.” Join us as we invite you to hang history on the wall - a true work of art and a constant source of inspiration.

Signed and numbered edition of 500