Welcome to Dai Vernon's legendary annotations for The Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase. This new over-size book was triggered by the discovery of more than 160 long-lost photographs of Dai Vernon's hands that were taken in 1961 specifically to illustrate this manuscript. It is as close as you will ever get to a personal session with The Professor.
- A facsimile reproduction of the entire, original typed Revelation manuscript.
- The entire text of The Expert at the Card Table with Vernon's annotations inserted at the appropriate places illustrated with the newly discovered photos.
- More than 100 pages of added material including Vernon's explanation (with photos) of Topping the Deck, Walter Scott's Second Deal and Double Belly Cut, the Ping Pong Shift, The Hop, Allen Kennedy's legendary Center Deal and more.
The book itself measures 9 by 11.5 inches with 392 pages and a beautiful dustjacket designed by Michael Albright. The book is bound in green cloth and stamped with copper foil.
For someone who doesn't already own one, I recommend getting the unannotated "The Expert at the Card Table" to which this book will make a fine complement. Take the original Erdnase work with you wherever you go, then when you've covered a little ground, come back to that ground in "Revelation" for Vernon's additional information, expanding on what you've read.