from The Pro Shop...
a new look at a legend's classic and hard-to-find works
publications in the Pro Shop Nelson Reissue series were inspired by a
love for what some scholars call the Golden Age of Mentalism, a period
of time spanning roughly
the first half of the 20th century and featured such legends as Ted
Annemann, Burling Hull, Bert Reese, Erik Jan Hannusen, Rajah Raboid and
Alexander. Many of these names have passed from the memory of both the
public and professionals alike, but Robert Nelson remains prominent in
the minds of most mentalists today.
material contained in the Pro Shop Nelson Reissues is timeless, and in
cases, all that an enterprising performer would need to establish and
maintain a thriving career.
While some publishers have been
content to merely scan, convert to text, and sell the works of Robert
Nelson, The Pro Shop wanted to produce something more relevant to the
modern mentalist. With
this in mind, we've gathered as much additional information as
possible to include in these editions. In addition to the original text
– which has been lightly edited to correct the most blatant of
Nelson's notorious typos and spelling errors – you will find the
original ad as it appeared in the Nelson Enterprises catalog, some
very opinionated commentary, ideas on how to use Nelson's ideas today, and a brief
"Love these Nelson manuscripts! I also really enjoyed your commentary - it should be mandatory reading for mentalists.
~~ Keith Z.
"Wow! Thank you for the Nelson reissue. There are some wonderful lines in there. I'm immediately taken by the "sleepwalker" comment - superb! - and I know I'll find more gems as I read it through carefully with my notebook in hand."
"Thank you, again, for the
Robert Nelson book. Priceless."
~~ Maxi Y.
"Thank you for
the Nelson reissue, very interesting and inspiring!"
As you can
see from the comments above, the response to the Nelson Reissue Series
has been very encouraging, so we plan to release more reissues on a
regular basis. For now, the following titles are available:
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