This is the annotated reprint of a book of 1593 that can be considered the first book on card magic. It describes the "Si Stebbins" stack and the second deal, among other things. The book is really nice, printed on paper made of cloth with reprints of antique playing cards and paintings hand-glued. The first part is Vanni Bossi's analysis of the text; the second is the reprint of the book. A really nice book.