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How It's Done (Revised Edition) by Edward A. Litzau How It's Done
(Revised Edition)

by Edward A. Litzau

Available again at last! This privately printed gem contains the real work for some of the best card marking inks, daubs, shading and blockout inks that the world has ever seen. Even the infamous luminous reader formula is explained, as is an easy method to produce short or narrow cards that doesn't require a card trimmer!

Best of all, this revised edition includes modern alternatives to the chemical and dye-based compounds, making it easier than ever to obtain professional results in the privacy of your home workshop.

  • "Your Red Daub is very fine. I find that Daub is the secret of the better informed card workers, with borrowed cards." (Theo Annemann)

  • "I find the Blue Daub to be the best I have ever used." (John Snyder, Jr.)

  • "Have found the Blue Shading Ink perfect for the purpose. The special pack (short cards made according to directions in the book) is first class." (Jean Hugard)

Every word has been reset in crystal clear type for easy reading. Additional illustrations have been added, including examples of "the work" performed on popular playing card backs. Scores of corrections were made, as well as entire new sections added.

The purchaser agrees not to use these methods for gambling purposes. Sold for magical uses only.

68 page revised and expanded version of the 1938, limited (250 copies) first edition (which are quite expensive). If it's information you're after, this eBook is the way to go. PDF format. ($20 US)

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