When it was published in 1975 by Tannens, Alton Sharpe's Expert Card Mysteries became an instant underground classic, coveted by all the serious card workers of the era.
This FIRST EDITION example is in like new, MINT condition, with no marks, bends, tears, or other problems typical of a book from 45 years ago.
What Sharpe accomplished in this book was to get the top card workers of the day to contribute strong and inventive effects. The card magic includes a lot of stuff from Marlo and Cervon, as well as Ron Ferris, Ken Krenzel, Jack Avis, and many others. (The photo shows the second page of the Table of Content, which gives you some idea of the depth and breadth of card expertise represented here.
A very important card book for serious card workers. 195 pages
(NOTE: the book has a few humorously captioned photos and illustrations sandwiched between the chapters. These include a couple photos with female nudity, which I remember thinking was was a bonus when I first got the book as a teenage boy. I mention this just in case anyone may be offended by these few photos.)