2015 Reprint of 1902 Edition. Facsimile of the original edition. First published in 1902 under the title: "Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table", Erdnase's work has become a classic work in its field. It is arguably the most famous and most studied book in the genre. It is still considered a fundamental text for establishing card mastery and remains in print well over a century after its original publication. The first section concerns card table artifice; the second covers legerdemain.