This classic text features unpublished Vernon effects, as well as contributions from some of his closest friends—legendary magicians such as Herb Zarrow, Dr. Daley, Faucett Ross, John Scarne, Sam Horowitz, Henry Christ and others.

“The Vernon Chronicles Vol. 3” is 270 pages of vintage Vernon. It includes classic sleights such as the Subway Gambler’s Palm, the Contortion Palm, Flat Top Switch, the Zarrow Block Addition and a Table Pass, as well as effects such as the legendary Joker Monte, Horowitz’s Look Homeward, Angel, Tenkai’s Phoenix Bill Vanish and much more.

In total there are 63 routines, 210 illustrations and 32 historical photographs.

The incredible volume also kicks off with a 30-page essay, “Trouping Around in Magic with Max Holden” a historical commentary on the New York Inner Circle in the 1920s and 30s by William P. Miesel, Max Maven, Bruce Cervon, Stephen Minch and Dai Vernon.


  • Foreword by herb Zarrow
  • Introduction by Bruce Cervon
  • Author’s Introduction – Stephen Minch
  • “Trouping Around in Magic with Max Holden”

Chapter One: Dark Side of the Hand

  • Subway Gambler’s Palm
  • The Contortion Palm
  • Dr. Daley’s Face-Lift Addition
  • The lilliput Palm
  • An Historical Note on the Dr. Elliot Top Palm
  • The Revolving Palm-Replacement
  • The Finley Diagonal Palm Shift Revisited
  • Flat Top

Chapter Two: Sundry Sleights

  • Flat Top Switch
  • The Spring-Loaded Tip-Over Change
  • The Zarrow Block Addition
  • A Note on Zarrow’s Revolving Aces
  • Back Breaker
  • The Hair’s-Breadth Stall
  • Vernon on the “Endfield” Slip Cut
  • On the Hay False Dovetail Shuffle
  • A Table Pass

Chapter Three: Motley

  • Spellatron
  • Cut and Spell
  • Caught in the Stretch
  • If the Suit Fits
  • Bruce Cervon’s Trans Mitt
  • Given the Slip
  • Will-o’-the-Wisp
  • The Vernon Deck Vanish and Recovery

Chapter Four: Cheats

  • Joker Monte
  • Three in the Hand, One in the Bush
  • A Straight Deal
  • The David and Goliath Deal
  • Black’s Stack
  • Stacked to Formula

Chapter Five: Inflationary Effects

  • On Your Metal
  • All Sound and Fabric
  • Right Where?
  • Two Techniques with the Purse Palm
  • Pastiche on Ramsay, with Variations
  • On the Origins of the Steeplechase
  • Folding Money
  • Cashing a Check

Chapter Six: Notes on Cherished Ghosts

  • “Vester” Adam’s Flight of Fabric
  • Arthur Finley’s Remote Control
  • Leo Horowitz’s Look Homeward, Angel
  • Henry Christ’s Obstinate Pasteboards
  • Faucett Ross’ Twice Turned
  • Mac MacDonald’s Lost Chord
  • Dr. Daley’s Vis-a-vis
  • Dr. Daley’s Select Transposition
  • Dr. Daley’s Interlocking Setup
  • Tenkai’s Phoenix Bill Vanish
  • Larry Grey’s Cut to Perfection
  • Jay Ose’s Presentation for The Glass Through Table
  • John Scarne’s Doppelganger Location
  • John Scarne’s Western Union Trick

Chapter Seven: Solitary Amusements

  • What’s-the-Value Solitaire
  • Think-of-a-Card Solitaire


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