S. Brent Morris - Bookplate
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Bookplate-Magician S. Brent Morris-Victorian Man with rising cards,

FRONT: Victorian Magician holds a glass with rising cards, and other magic props on table, chair and floo. Text above: "Ex Libris S. Brent Morris". Latin text below: "Omne ignotum pro magnifico."

BACK: Blank. No wet and stick glue.

DATE: Modern Issue

SIZE: 3 5/16 by 5 3/8 inches.

COND: All in otherwise very Fine, almost Mint condition.
Product Details
Personal Details
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Location Magic Library (Home)
Condition Mint
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Notes
From the internet: Computer scientist Brent Morris was fascinated by magic. In particular he became interested in the "perfect shuffle" in high school and has pursued its mathematics for more than 30 years with some amazing results. He earned his Doctorate in Maths from Duke University, and a Master's in computer science from Johns Hopkins University in the United States. He is believed to have the only doctorate in the world in card shuffling. He also holds two US patents on computers designed with shuffles, and has written a book on the subject called 'Magic Tricks, Card Shuffling, and Dynamic Computer Memories'.

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From Wikipedia:

S. Brent Morris is an American author who writes on Freemasonry. He is a Master Mason, a 33° Scottish Rite Mason, and currently the editor of The Scottish Rite Journal, a publication of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction. Morris has served as Executive of the Cryptologic Mathematician Program at the National Security Agency and as U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the area of computer security. He has taught mathematics, computer science, and cryptanalysis at Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Cryptologic School. His interests include computer interconnection networks, the mathematics of card shuffling, and recreational mathematics. Dr. Morris has been nominated by The Mathematical Association of America to be one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival's Nifty Fifty Speakers who will speak about his work and career to middle and high school students in October 2010. As a Mason, he was the first American to be elected as the Worshipful Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge, the oldest Masonic Research Lodge in the world, serving in that capacity from November 2007 to November 2008. He is a recipient of the Grand Cross. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from Duke University.