After releasing M.I.N.T III, IV, V, and VI, Wesley has set about to complete the full run of Marlo In New Tops material with extensive annotations and supplemental bonus material. This is the first installment of the years from 1963 through 1979. 1964 - 68 are already well underway. Beyond the eight major articles in this, the first year of Marlo’s material in New Tops, there are innovative and ground-breaking plots, sleights, and subtleties, that have been largely unavailable since the run of the New Tops ended, notwithstanding the flat text of L & L’s MINT I and MINT II. If those books had been sufficient, Ed’s material would already be understood and in wider use. Wesley James has already completed the task of fulfilling Ed Marlo’s expressed wishes with M.I.N.T III through VI, keeping Eddie’s material available “for the guys.” Now, he brings his insights to Ed Marlo’s earlier New Tops articles.
If you truly want to understand, benefit from, and incorporate Ed Marlo’s material as only those who knew him well can, these are books you will want to own and will treasure for years to come. In tribute to Ed, Wesley wanted these volumes to offer much more, hence his annotations, clarifications, corrections—both logical and grammatic—plus his personal Notes. Some of those Notes are complimentary, some critical, and all informative.
As Wesley has often stated, “One can’t perform card magic without a tip of the hat to Ed Marlo.” Wesley’s friend of more than 25 years, Ed Marlo, inspired a wealth of material that Wesley developed, massaged, enhanced and adapted through his performance experience. Among Wesley’s creations are full routines inspired by the Marlo, techniques built on Marlo foundations, and routines–many for the first time in any source.
If you’re a fan of card magic, you’ll want to own these volumes and study them closely. The combination of clarified Marlo material, Wesley’s insightful Notes, and the original Wesley James routines create and should continue to enhance Marlo’s legacy for those that absorb them, and students of Wesley James material will want to explore them in depth.
If you already own MINT III through VI, now, finally, you’ll be able to complete your file of Marlo In New Tops with more than the flat text. At the same time, you’ll add to your collection of Wesley James’ creations, and benefit from his detailed descriptions, analysis, and historical perspective. Rarely have volumes offered so much to those who are serious about their card magic.
Some of what you’ll read is easy while some is more technically challenging, but it’s all been made practical so you can add it to your repertoire.
The entire collection, July through the two articles in December, plus corrected illustrations, and Wesley added material and bonus material all in one volume. The ebook price is just $40 and, as you’ll see from the Table of Contents below, you’ll want to learn all it offers.
Don’t wait to be blown away by this mix of older Marlo material and Wesley James’ insightful Notes and cutting-edge creations. It’s all here for you now.
- Table of Contents
- Clipped Thought - Vol 3, No 6, June 1963
- First Phase
- Second Phase
- Third Phase
- WJ on Clipped Thought
- Ultra-Mental Clip; New Box Transfer Deck Switch
- Cardician Makes Good - Vol 3, No 4, July 1963
- WJ on Cardician Makes Good
- The Gambling Teacher
- Patter & Presentation
- Remember And Forget - Vol 3, No 8, August. 1963
- Miracle Incomplete Matching
- Staggering Power Of Thought
- WJ on Remember and Forget
- Applying the Incomplete Faro
- FI Glimpse
- Vanishing Eleven
- The Incomplete Faro - Vol 3, No 9, September 1963
- The Incomplete Location
- The Incomplete Stop
- Incomplete Power Of Thought
- Incomplete Double Disclosure
- WJ on the Incomplete Faro
- A Table Pass - Vol 3, No 10, October 1963
- WJ on the Table Pass
- Table Pass Notes
- Erdnase Shift, One Hand
- The Erdnase Description
- Christ/Vernon Shift
- Curry Shift
- The James Shift
- The Diamond Shift Stratagem
- The Homing Card - Vol 3, No 11, November 1963
- Alternative Endings - FIRST METHOD
- Second Presentation
- WJ on Homing Card
- Gad-About Aces - Vol. 3, No. 12, December 1963
- WJ on Gad-About Aces
- Original Homing Card Routine, Vol 3, Trick Annual 1963
- WJ on Original Homing Card
- RTM II; Splay Grip
- Neoteric Monte (Applying the Change)
- In Conclusion
1st edition 2023, PDF 71 pages.
word count: 37216 which is equivalent to 148 standard pages of text