A complete file of Cardiste Magazine.
The Cardiste: “Dedicated to the Art of Cardistry” was a periodical by Rusduck devoted entirely to card magic. The Cardiste ran from February 1957 until August 1958 for a total of 11 issues published during Rusduck’s life.
The 12th issue was published posthumously after Rusduck’s death in Ibidem magazine and included in our file is a scan of the original issue that went to Milt Kort after Rusduck’s death. We believe this is the first time it’s published in facsimile format. Gene Shelley would later publish a 13th issue featuring original material by Rusduck, Alex Elmsley, Bill Miesel, Ed Marlo, Milt Kort and Max Katz and we have included this as well.
We thank Ron Bauer and Sandra Kort for allowing us to publish the 12th and 13th issues and for making scans of the originals available. Please note that the scans of issue 12 were somewhat difficult to make due to the age of the paper and the binding. It’s somewhat blurry in some places so scans or the original issue are provided only as reference and the full transcript of the issue is also included for ease of reading and searching.
Also included is a digital index called The Cardiste.pdx. You can use this file in Adobe Reader or Acrobat and it will very conveniently search all the issues at once.
Enjoy one of the most highly influential periodicals on card magic ever produced.
Please note that this download is a .zip file and will need to be completely unzipped after download in order to use the index.