This is one of the best explanations of the Three Shell Game or Thimble Rig including 24 moves and 3 full routines. Jack Lamonte has drawn 86 clear illustrations to make studying the moves and routines a lot easier.
From the introduction
The Shell Game is essentially a close-up effect. It has no appeal, we admit, beyond the intimate range, but when demonstrated within its rightful sphere it commands a peculiar fascination.
1st edition 1959, 30 pages; 1st digital edition 2013, 49 pages.
word count: 15591 which is equivalent to 62 standard pages of text