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On Coins by Al Schneider

Contributed by PampaType Team on Jul 9th, 2020. Artwork published in
June 1975
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    On Coins by Al Schneider 1
    Source: https://www.etsy.com MarksOldeMagikShoppe. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Alvin Duane Schneider is a magician who wrote the magic trick book On Coins. The cover features the author’s name and the title in Letraset’s Stripes. In this self-published edition some mistakes can be noticed, see especially the unconventional ligation of the alternate glyphs for A and L, as well as the ER and NS pairs which are spaced too tightly, with colliding letter parts. The interior appears to have been made on a Olivetti Typewriter (using Medium Roman type) and features other titles and numbered photographs set in Futura Heavy.

    Al Schneider himself writes about the edition on his World Magic Center website:

    This was the second book I published on magic back about 1965. Then it was done
    with a standard typewriter and the pictures were shot by a person I worked with. Then
    I had no idea how to do any of this. I printed a bunch and sold them for about five
    years. So, I printed some more and after a few years those were sold. It was out of print
    for many years after that. I had one copy. The personal computer age blossomed and
    one day my fiancé typed the book into Word. I took pictures of the pictures in the
    book, put everything together, and put it up for sale as a PDF. Eventually I turned to
    selling a hardcopy version on Amazon books. I did not expect it to do well, but it has
    done as well as any other book I sell. Many reread it to pick up some bit overlooked
    before. One of the features of the book is the amount of theory presented. At time of
    writing, I did not think there was a market for a pure theory book. I decided to
    incorporate theory discussions at the beginning of the books I wrote.

    Edited by John Braun. Cover by Frank Tougas, with photography by John Ghastin.

    On Coins by Al Schneider 2
    Source: https://www.etsy.com MarksOldeMagikShoppe. License: All Rights Reserved.
    On Coins by Al Schneider 3
    Source: https://www.martinsmagic.com All Magic. License: All Rights Reserved.
    On Coins by Al Schneider 4
    Source: https://www.martinsmagic.com All Magic. License: All Rights Reserved.

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