Reverse Auction

Greetings in these strange and troubling times! Here’s the Reverse Auction on a Monday afternoon, March 30, 2020. So take your time and peruse the list a bit at your convenience. As always, we have some new, collectible and seldom seen items—and there are lots of bargain buys on the lower part of the list where all prices have been again reduced—some to as low as $5.00 or even less on “package” purchases. If you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query and we will respond with the total cost including shipping at standard rates or priority, if requested. Zip codes are helpful and if outside the U.S., please include where you want it shipped. We always respond to all queries in the order in which they are received.

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[Abbott's Magic Novelty Company] CATALOG NO. 9. (Magic catalog) Colon, Abbot’s Magic Novelty Company, 1947. 832pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Later date “price update” sheet is laid in. Shows general wear and loving use; edges of the spine have been reinforced with matte finish tape; corners chipped on both front and back covers; inside pages appear to be free of markings or notes; o/w VG. Offered for $16.00

Adair, Ian. CONJURING AS A CRAFT. (Book) Newton Abbott, David & Charles, 1972. 160pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $25.00

Boulware, Jack. SEX AMERICAN STYLE – AN ILLUSTRATED ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE OF HETEROSEXUALITY. (Book)Venice (CA), Feral House, 1997. First edition. 247pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. An indulgent, self-obsessed romp through the sexual revolution of the ‘70s as portrayed in pop culture and advertising. Not for the easily offended. Offered at $20.00

[Colombini, Aldo] STANDING ROOM ONLY – MAGIC FOR STAND-UP AND WALK-AROUND PERFORMERS. (DVD) Mama Mia Magic, 2003. As new. Now offered for $16.00

Dawes, Edwin A. THE GREAT ILLUSIONISTS. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Secaucus, Chartwell Books, Inc., 1979. 216pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed to former owner and dated in Salem 10 November 1990. Dust jacket is slightly discolored in places with a spot on the lower front cover (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w a nice tight copy and VG+. Now offered at $30.00

Devant, David. MAGIC MADE EASY. (Book) London, C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd., 1921. New and Revised edition. 122pp. (+ads), illus., 12mo. Pictorial paper covered boards. Soiled with general cover wear; approximately 20% of spine flap has chipped away, but more recently has been reinforced with clear binder’s tape; former owner name stamp inside on two front pages; o/w complete and VG. Now offered at $28.00

Devant, David. WOES OF A WIZARD. (Book) London, S. H. Bousfield & Co., Ltd., 1903. 183pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Pictorial yellow boards with black and red illustrations. Spine flap is gone and the book has endured multiple attempts at holding it together—including aged discolored plastic tape in strips to reinforce the spine. More recently clear binder’s tape has been overlaid on that; front cover is worn at the edges with some minor loss; back cover is also worn at the extremities with some loss at the corners; interior is toned at the edges and a bit brittle. Book block itself is complete and could be rebound. (Happy to send a photo if sufficiently interested.) Even as is, it is less seldom seen and offered at $45.00

Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. (Book) New York, Wanderer Books, 1985. 189pp., color illus., bibliog., glossary, index, 12mo. Paperbound. Tricks, yes, but enough poster reproductions and magical tidbits to make it interesting to history fans. VG+. Now offered at $10.00

FAKE - ÓRGANO DE LA PEÑA ARGENTINA DE PRESTIDIGITACIÓN E ILUSIONISMO. (Small Magazine Lot) Manuel Sergio Tajan. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bi-monthly. Official club publication. Printed (nom. 6.5” x 8.5”) with approx. 16 pp. in each issue. Written in Spanish. This lot consists of seven issues: Volume II: No. 9 (May/June 1960) – No. 11; Volume III: No. 13, 15, 16; and Volume IV: No. 22. Each have been folded lengthwise for mailing in a #10 envelope and leaving a vertical crease; o/w VG+. Offered as a lot at $20.00

Fleischman, Sid. THE CHARLATAN'S HANDBOOK: NEW TRICKS, INSIDER SLEIGHTS, STAND-UP COMEDIES, MAGIC MEETING MAGIC & OTHER ASTONISHMENTS. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 1993. 228pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket in Mylar sleeve. Moehring bookplate with an article “Sid Fleischman in His Words” from the May 2003 MAGIC magazine laid in. Near fine, now offered at $34.00

Findlay, J. B. NINTH COLLECTORS ANNUAL – A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS IN THE J. B. FINDLAY COLLECTION. (Numbered Edition Book) St. Albans, D. W. Findlay, 1975. No. 250 of 500 published. 280pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped cloth in handsome dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. The foreword (page xi) appears to be signed in blue ink by the publisher—David Findlay. The lower face corner is lightly bumped; John Moehring bookplate—and John has penciled very light checkmarks throughout (presumably indicating the books listed which he owns) and (again in very light pencil) he has written his “want list” after reading the annual in 1992 and then updated it in ’93. Does this detract or add value? You decide. Now offered at $130.00

Fulves, Karl. CHARLES JORDAN’S BEST CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1992. 252pp.(+ads), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Cover crease at the upper corner and a small nick in the cover edge; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Furst, Arnold. FAMOUS MAGICIANS OF THE WORLD. (Signed/inscribed/numbered Book) Oakland, Magic Limited/Lloyd E. Jones, 1957. No. 157 of a special autographed edition. 48pp., illus., 4to. Glossy pictorial wraps. Inscribed/signed by Furst to John Moehring “Kindest Regards and all good wishes…” 1958. Spine has been reinforced with plastic tape; o/w VG. Now offered at $28.00

[Hauss, Dan] RATTLED. (
Houdini, Harry (Compiled and edited by Patrick Culliton and T.L. Williams). HOUDINI'S STRANGE TALES: A COLLECTION OF FICTION. (Signed Book) n.pl., Kieran Press, 1992. 96pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Signed by Culliton 09-01-05. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

Houdini, Harry and Joseph Dunninger. MAGIC AND MYSTERY: THE INCREDIBLE PSYCHIC INVESTIGATIONS OF HOUDINI AND DUNNINGER. (Book) New York, Weathervane Books, 1967. 202pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has several small nicks or chips along the face edge of the front cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

[Larry, Mago] LARRY PEEK WALLET. (Gimmick and On-Line Instructions) See demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZz9fUqGjaw. As new. Offered at $36.00

Lorayne, Harry. THE MAGIC BOOK: THE COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, SLEIGHT-OF-HAND MAGIC. (Book) New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1977. First edition. 306 pages, illustrated, 8vo. Cloth in Dust jacket. Dust jacket shows wear and small tears at extremities; o/w a nice, tight VG+ copy Now offered at $25.00

[Magic Makers] MIND BENDER. (DVD) Magic Makers, Inc., 2004. Three featured effects presented by Chad Sanborn. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

[Monti, Joe] MONTI VANISH. (DVD) Criss Angel Presents, 2014. Monti Vanish DVD includes the basic Monti Vanish routine, plus three more solid routines. New – still in original plastic wrap. Offered at $22.00

Mulholland, John. MAGIC FOR ENTERTAINING (Book) New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1944.(Formerly published as THE ART OF ILLUSION). 142pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth boards in dust jacket. Former owner – Bill Gourd bookplate with business card laid in; Moehring bookplate with notation acquired in 1992. Clipped dust jacket is worn at extremities, but now in a Mylar sleeve; some toning throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $22.00

National Lampoon. THE NATIONAL LAMPOON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMOR. (Book) New York, National Lampoon, 1973. First paperbound edition. Edited by Michael O’Donoghue. 152pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Shows evidence of having been well-read but is overall VG+. Now a collector’s item –offered at $60.00

Ogden, Tom. THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO STREET MAGIC. (Book) New York, Alpha Books, 2007. 379pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., buyer’s guide, index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered for $14.00

Osborne, Paul. ILLUSIONS – THE EVOLUTION AND THE REVOLUTION OF THE MAGIC BOX. (Inscribed/Signed Book – Plus Personal Ephemera) Dallas, Illusion Systems Publishing, 1995. 242pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Moehring bookplate with a somewhat cryptic inscription to John signed by Paul. Plus: several adverts for Osborne books; three personal (if slightly profane) notes/faxes to John- one relating to the dedication of his first Illusion System book; and two humorous invitations to the “Mini-Magic Fest” 1994 and 1995 (private parties at the home of Tim White in Las Vegas with Tim and Paul as co-hosts)—all laid in. Condition of book is VG+, but ephemera make this a real keeper. Offered as a lot for $90.00

Prevos, Peter. PERSPECTIVES ON MAGIC – SCIENTIFIC VIEWS ON THEATRICAL MAGIC. (Book) Kangaroo Flat (Australia), Third Hemisphere Publishing, 2013. 154pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $30.00

Schubert, Hermann. MATHEMATISCHE MUSSESTUNDEN: EINE SAMMLUNG VON GEDULDSPIELEN, KUNSTSTUCKEN UND UNTERHALTUNGSAUFGABEN MATHE MATHEMATISCHER NATUR - BAND 1 ZAHL-PROBLEME. (Book) Leipzig, Göschen'sche Publishing House,1907. 200pp., tables, diagrams and equations, 8vo. Light green boards with black stamping. Mathematical entertainments in the original German. Spine has been repaired with clear book tape; o/w VG. Offered at $30.00

Spanier, David. TOTAL POKER. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1977. 255pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is a bit roughed—especially along the top of the spine with several chips and closed tears elsewhere; remainder mark on bottom edge; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Spalding, Henry D. THE BEST OF AMERICAN JEWISH HUMOR. (Book) Middle Village, Jonathan David Publishing, 1976. 416pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has a small closed tear at the bottom of edge of the back cover; o/w near fine. Offered at $14.00

Stone, Alex. FOOLING HOUDINI – MAGICIANS, MENTALISTS, MATH GEEKS & THE HIDDEN POWERS OF THE MIND. (Book) New York, Harper Collins, 2012. First edition. 299pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $22.00

Thompson, J.G., Jr. “MY BEST” – A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ORIGINATIONS CONCEIVED BY EMINENT CREATORS IN THE INVENTIVE FIELD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MAGIC. (Book) Brooklyn, D. Robbins & Company, 1959. 384pp., illus., biog. sketches, index, 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light wear at the extremities – now in a Mylar sleeve; former owner bookplate; o/w VG+. Now offered at $28.00

Thurston, Howard. HOWARD THURSTON’S CARD TRICKS. (Vintage Book) Baltimore, I & M Ottenheimer, 1903. 83pp. (+ads), illus., 12mo. Wraps. Cover nice and bright with a small scuff and a couple of spots near staple penetrations; interior is a bit discolored with toning; one small chip at the base of the spine and a couple of small closed tears; former price ($.50) on front cover margin and a date written on rear margin; o/w one of the better copies I’ve seen and a definite VG++ copy. Now offered at $35.00

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Andrews, Val. A pair of signed lecture notes: LECTURE NOTES - VAL ANDREWS FIRST AMERICAN TOUR (London, Val Andrews, n.d., 8pp.); and SHORTCUT TO SHOWMANSHIP (London, Val Andrews, 1981, 8pp) Both are 8vo in wraps and generically signed “Best Wishes, Val Andrews”on the front covers. Now offered as a lot at $22.00

Anon. (Generally attributed to H.J. Burlingame) TRICKS IN MAGIC, ILLUSIONS, AND MENTAL PHENOMENA. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Clyde Publishing Company, 1895. 95pp., two pages with line illustrations, 12mo. Stapled with light green wrappers. Former owner name and stamp inside and on front cover; former bookseller stamp inside; cover chipped at head and foot of spine; toned with a small chip on two interior pages; notation “Volume 1” and a written date in longhand on front cover; o/w VG for age. Offered at $81.00

Caveney, Mike. MAGICOMEDY: A SERIOUS LOOK AT SOME HUMOROUS MAGIC. (Inscribed/signed Book) Sierra Madre, Magical Publications, 1981. 171pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed/signed and dated 1981. Dust jacket has several small nicks/rubbed spots along top edge at spine; o/w VG+. This copy is now available at $80.00

Findlay, J. B. EIGHTH COLLECTORS ANNUAL – INTERNATIONAL GUIDE TO POSTERS & PLAYBILLS. (Limited Edition Book) Shanklin, IW, By the Author, 1972. Limited edition--#117 of 250 copies issued. (25pp.), Illus., 4to. Paperbound in a very good dust cover jacket. Light rippling of the jacket; bumped on the face corners; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Guldmann, Jorgen. TRYLLERI SOM HOBBY. (Signed Association Copy) Copenhagen, Politikens Forlag, 1947. (32pp.), illus., 12mo. Pictorial wraps. Written in Danish. On the verso of the title page is the following handwritten note (in English): To Mr. Carl W. Jones with thanks for his efforts to give the magical fraternity better books on magic. Jorgen Guldmann, Copenhagen, 7/8/48. Overall condition of the book is Near Fine. A nice collectible for the bookman. Offered at $24.00

Page, Patrick.150 COMEDY PROPS. (Book with Photos) N.pl., By the author, 1977. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Although there is no book plate, this is from the Moehring collection and contains three later-day photos of Pat performing on stage at an unidentified convention. Book itself is near fine, and the photos add an extra touch. Now offered at $27.00

Parrish, Robert. THE MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK. (Inscribed/Signed Book) New York, Thomas Yoseloff, 1958. 240pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth in clipped dust jacket. Inscribed to former owner and signed by Parrish on March 26, 1977. Jacket shows a bit of wear at extremities; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $20.00

Rauscher, William V. MIBOURNE CHRISTOPHER – THE MAN AND HIS MAGIC. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Oxford (CT), 1878 Press Company, 2012. First edition. 223, illus., appendices, index, 4to. Black cloth with silver title stamping in a pictorial dust jacket with Mylar protective sleeve. Inscribed to John Moerhing and signed by Rauscher. Near fine. Offered at $53.00

Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (translated by Professor Hoffmann). THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD. (Vintage Collectible Book)
London and New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1878. First English edition. 373pp. (+adverts.), illus., 12mo. Pictorial cloth with gilt edges. This was a presentable copy that has been marred by some amateurish attempts at restoration. Pictorial covers have darkened with age, but an unfortunate attempt to clean the lower quarter of the front cover has resulted in lifting some of the original illustration and left the cover the worse for the attempt. O/w binding is lightly worn with wear at the head and foot of the spine and the corners; there are several dark spots on the back cover and one on the gilt face edge; the front hinge has been reinforced with paper binder’s tape inexpertly applied; the rear hinge is loose; a few of the signatures throughout are also loose; damp stain on rear pages; a gift inscription to a former owner is on the half-title page. All in all, a Fair copy of this classic. Photos available for serious consideration. Offered at $108.00

Ulman, Al [Al The Only] THE BUSINESS OF RESTAURANT MAGIC. (Inscribed Book) Hamtramck, By the Author, 1984. First edition. Edited by Tadd Karr. 60pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Inscribed and signed inside front cover 11-11-84. Title and author notation hand printed down spine; o/w VG+. Offered as a lot at $5.00

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Anderson, George B. MAGIC DIGEST: FUN MAGIC FOR EVERYONE. (Book) Northfield, IL. Digest Books, Inc., 1972. 288pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Former owner bookplate; worn at extremities Now offered at $10.00

Anderson, Harry and Turk Pipkin. GAMES YOU CAN’T LOSE – A GUIDE FOR SUCKERS. (Book) New York, Pocket Books, 1989. First edition. 161pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $8.00

[Annemann, Theodore] ANNEMANN’S ENIGMA. (Book and CD) Los Angeles, The Miracle Factory, 2019. Edited and designed by Todd Karr. 720pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Black cloth in dust jacket. Includes CD with a searchable file of The Jinx laid in. Pre-owned, but o/w As New. Offered at $98.00

[Auction Catalog] MAGIC. (Catalog for Public Auction Sale 2019, Thursday, October 28, 2004) Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th St., New York, NY. Unpaged. (381 items listed), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Salesroom announcements and prices realized sheet laid in. VG+. Now offered at $5.00

Beal, George. DISCOVERING PLAYING CARDS AND TAROTS. (Book) Aylesbury, Shire Publications, 1972. 56pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. A nice, tight, clean copy with very minimal edge wear; near fine. Offered at $14.00

Beam, Steve. SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARD TRICKS: VOLUME III. (Book) Raleigh, NC, Trapdoor Productions, 200. First edition. 239pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $36.00

Beam, Steve. SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARD TRICKS: VOLUME 4. (Book) Raleigh, NC, Trapdoor Productions, 2002. First edition. 264pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $36.00

Beam, Steve. SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARD TRICKS: VOLUME 5. (Book) Cary, NC, Trapdoor Productions, 2004. First edition. 256pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $40.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S MODERN CARD TRICKS AND SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Publishing Co., 1941. (467pp.) 201pp and 265pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth. This is the first combined edition of the two titles, originally published in 1929 and 1932. Lacks dust jacket. Roughed and worn at head and foot of spine; foxing/toning on end papers; front hinge is going; former owner bookplates; o/w VG. Now offered at $7.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. (Book) New York, Permabooks, 1948. 232pp., illus., 12mo. Film coated pictorial boards. Slightly cocked, but the lamination is all intact (unusual for this edition); o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

[Britt, Greg and Nick Britt] ELGREGOE AND NICKELBY PRESENT…BUILDING BRIDGES – A FULL LENGTH SCHOOL SHOW. (DVD) Preowned and presumably viewed, but appears As New. Now offered at $6.00

Brown, Judy. THE FUNNY PAGES – 1,473 JOKES FROM TODAY’S FUNNIEST COMEDIANS. (Book) Kansas City, Andrews McMeel, 2002. 282pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $9.00

Brunson, Doyle. ACCORDING TO DOYLE. (Book) New York, Cardoza Publishing, 2008. 208pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $6.00

Carrington, Hereward. MAGIC FOR EVERYONE. (Book) Cleveland, World Publishing, 1942. Tower Books edition, first printing. 138pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in chipped and worn dust jacket; pages toned and a bit brittle, but otherwise VG. Offered at $5.00

Chesbro, Bob. THE TIPNICIAN. (Book) 1982. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Black boards with gold stamping. Near fine. Now offered for $12.00

Christopher, Maurine (Ed.) with additional material by Jim Steinmeyer. HOWARD THURSTON'S ILLUSION SHOW WORKBOOK II. (Volume 2 of the Two-Volume Set) Pasadena, Magical Publications,1992. Limited and numbered first edition. Volume II is copy #362 of 500. 254pp., illus./photos, 4to. Blue cloth with matching slipcase. Near Fine. Should you be the owner of Volume I (#362), here’s your chance to get a matched set! Near fine. This copy is now offered for $142.00

Christopher, Milbourne. THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1973. 452pp., bibliog.., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Front of dust torn cross-wise about one quarter down from the top, but is now in protective Mylar sleeve; o/w overall condition is Near Fine. Now offered at $10.00

Clark, Tony. BOTTLE THRU BODY. (DVD and Gimmicks) See demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta0xO56cbpg. As new. Offered at $26.00

[Classic Card Magic Lot] Several Classic card books as a lot. (Five-Book Lot) This lot includes: Erdnase’s THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE (Powner, 1953, 205pp.,12mo); Fulves’ SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS (Dover, 1976, 113pp.) Charles H. Hopkins’ OUTS, PRECAUTIONS AND CHALLENGES (By the Author, 1940, 77pp.); and Hugard’s ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS (Dover, 1974, 403pp.) and MORE CARD MANIPULATIONS (Dover, 1974, 205pp.). All are paperbound and show former owner usage with a few spots and blemishes but are overall VG. Offered as a lot at $10.00

[Cloes-Up Tricks and Tips] Five books on close-up magic. (Five-Book Lot). Don Alan’s CLOSE-UP TIME WITH DON ALAN (Ireland Magic Company, 1951, 20pp.). Ken Allen’s T.I.P.S. – TRICKS, IDEAS, PATTER AND SUGGESTIONS (Ken Allen, 1959, 56pp.); Bert Allerton’s THE CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN (Magic Inc., 1979, 72pp.); Scott Anderson’s 40 TRICKS WITH A HOT ROD (Robbins/EZ Mafic, 1986, 32pp.); and 23 DECEPTIONS WITH A CHANGING BAG. (D, Robbins, n.d., 8pp.). All are 8vo in wraps. Overall condition is VG/VG+. Offered as a lot for $28.00

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN'S THUMB TIP MIRACLES. (Book) Las Vegas, Fenco Marketing, 1981. 129pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Spine is creased with a bent/creased upper corner; o/w VG. $6.00

Daryl. NEW MILLENNIUM WORLD TOUR LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Las Vegas, Daryl, 1999. 24pp., illus., 4to. Glossy colored wraps. Plus Daryl’s “All Tied Up” Routine and a 1999 Price List (Both double-sided 8.5 x 11 sheets) laid in . All items in fine condition. Now offered as a lot for $9.00

[Davenport & Company, Lewis] DAVENPORT’S BOOK CATALOGUE. (Magic Book Catalog) London, Davenport & Company,1982. 267pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. Plus CATALOGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN, OLD, NEW BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS Supplement (1984, 14pp.); DEMON MAGIC CATALOG SUPPLEMENT (1984,20pp.); and a single fold flyer “Davenports are Moving to the Strand” - laid in. Book supplement has a telephone number written on the back cover, o/w all are Near Fine. Both now offered at $16.00

Dexter, Will. THE RIDDLE OF CHUNG LING SOO. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1973. 224pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Very light wear; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $23.00

Diamond, Hal. PROMOTION IN MOTION. (Book) Kensington, MD, Hal Diamond, 1980. 70pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Acquisition info noted inside front cover, o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $5.00

Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1977. 242pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $5.00

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has minor scuffs/tears at head of spine; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER'S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Gramercy, 1987. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in a totally new and redesigned dust jacket by Tony Fradkin. DJ is unclipped in a Mylar protective sleeve. A must have edition for the complete Dunninger collector. Retailed originally in this edition for $25.00, now offered for only $18.00

Dusenbery. H. Syril. MAKING MAGIC PAY. (Book) San Francisco, H. Syril Dusenberry, 1923. First edition. 23pp., sample flyers and letters, 8vo. Black oversized wraps. Former owner name inside front cover, o/w Near Fine. Offered at $16.00

Erdnase, S.W. THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE. (Book) No place, publisher or date attribution, but based on beehive covers is probably a Gambler’s Book Club reprint of their reprint. 205pp, illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. A very nice clean copy. Offered at $7.00
Fajuri, Gabe. LAURANT: THE MAN OF MANY MYSTERIES. (Book) Chicago, Squash Publishing, 2005. First edition. 136pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $22.00

[Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques – FISM] XV CONGRES MONDIAL DE LA MAGIE F.I.S.M. 82. (Souvenir Program ) Lausanne, Suisse, 6-10 Juliet, 1982. (64pp.), illus., 4to (nom. 12” x 8”). Wraps. Lower corner has been bumped and bent; some lightly penned notations on the daily schedules; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. 159pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Mild age toning throughout, o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

Fisher, John. TOMMY COOPER – ‘JUS’ LIKE THAT!’ – A LIFE IN JOKES AND PICTURES. (Book) London, Index Books, 2012. 96pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $14.00

Fleischman, Sid. ESCAPE! THE STORY OF THE GREAT HOUDINI. (Juvenile Book) New York, Greenwillow Press, 2006. First edition. 210pp., illus., bibliography, index, 4to. Boards in dust jacket. A witty biography for ages 9 and up—enjoyable reading or a must for the “complete Houdini” collector. A remainder mark on bottom edge; o/w a near fine copy. Now offered at $10.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. THE TRICK BRAIN. (Book) Oakland, Magic Ltd., 1976. Third printing. 316pp., 8vo. Brown pebbled cloth with gold stamping in a dust jacket. Dust jacket a bit roughed at edges; former owner’s notation about source, price and date of purcahe on front end paper; o/w VG+. Offered at $14.00

Fulves, Karl. SELF- WORKING CARD TRICKS – 72 FOOLPROOF CARD MIRACLES FOR THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN, SELF-WORKING MENTAL MAGIC: 67 FOOLPROOF MIND-READING TRICKS and SELF-WORKING TABLE MAGIC – 97 FOOLPROOF TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS. (Three-Book Lot) All published by Dover Publications in New York, 1976, 1979 and 1981. 113, 121 and 122pp. (+adverts.), illus., 8vo. All three are paperbound and VG to Near Fine. Offered as a lot for $20.00

Galloway, Andrew. THE RAMSAY CLASSICS. (Book) Ayr, Scotland, Andrew Galloway, 1977. 108pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner acquisition notation written on front endpaper; o/w near fine. Now offered at $95.00

Ganson, Lewis. THE GANSON BOOK. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Co., 1982. 231pp., illus., 4to. Lacks dust jacket. Lightly bumped/compressed a bit on the corners; o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Gibson, Walter B. HOUDINI'S ESCAPES – PREPARED FROM HOUDINI’S PRIVATE NOTEBOOKSANDA WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF BEATRICE HOUDINI, AND BERNARD M.L. ERNEST, PRESIDENT OF THE PARENT ASSEMBLY OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Harcourt Brace and Company, 1930. First edition. 316pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Lacks dust jacket, o/w Near Fine. Offered at $15.00

Ginn, David, Steve Taylor and Samuel Patrick Smith. CREATIVE KIDTALK – PRACTICAL ADVICE ON ENTERTAINING CHILDREN. (Book) Lilburn, Creative Kidshow Conference Publication, 2000. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $7.00

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Wilton, CT, Mallard Press, 1989. 128pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; o/w a fine copy. Now offered at $14.00

Hickok, Chuck. MENTALISM INCORPORATED: A GUIDE TO PERFORMING MENTALISM FOR CORPORATE AUDIENCES. (Book) St. Paul, MN, Developmental Productions Press, 2002. 184pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $23.00

Hilliard, John Northern. GREATER MAGIC LIBRARY – VOLUME II. (Book) New York, A.S. Barnes, 1956, First edition/first printing. Consecutively numbered pages throughout set to 998pp. (approx. 200+pp. per volume), illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear on top edges and at the extremities; minor spotting; book itself nice and tight; overall VG+. Offered at $22.00

Hilliard, John Northern. GREATER MAGIC LIBRARY – VOLUME III. (Book) New York, A.S. Barnes, 1956, First edition/first printing. (200+pp), illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear on top edges and at the extremities; minor spotting; chipped at foot of spine; book itself nice and tight; overall VG+. Offered at $22.00

Hilliard, John Northern. GREATER MAGIC LIBRARY – VOLUME IV. (Book) New York, A.S. Barnes, 1956, First edition/first printing. (200+pp), illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear on top edges and at the extremities; minor spotting and several small chips and tears; book itself nice and tight; overall VG+. Offered at $22.00

Hoffmann, Detlef, and Margot Dietrich. KARTEN ZUM ZAUBERN. (Book) Munich, Heimeran Verlag, 1979. 212pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial boards. German history of magic cards--includes historical text by F. W. Conradi. Lightly scuffed at the corners; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). LATER MAGIC, WITH NEW MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF HARTZ THE WIZARD. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1918. Second edition. 738pp., illus., 12mo. Brown pictorial cloth. Worn/frayed at extremities; front hinge is going and rear is starting; page 303-04 is loose and laid in with binding signatures barely connected at that point; former owner bookplate; o/w a Good copy that could be easily improved with carefully applied binder’s tape. Offered at $13.00

Houdini, Harry. THE UNMASKING OF ROBERT-HOUDIN and HANDCUFF SECRETS. (Book) New York, Magico Magazine, (1979). Reprint of 1909 British edition which contains Handcuff Secrets. 333pp./110pp., illus./photos, 12mo. Red cloth with gold stamping. Lightly bumped at foot of the spine; former owner bookplate on front endpaper, o/w a fine copy. Now offered at $36.00

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1969. 372pp., illus., index. 8vo. Red cloth in dust jacket with Mylar sleeve. Prospectus from the original 1939 edition is folded and laid in. Moehring bookplate; o/w a fine copy. Now offered at $21.00

Hunter, Norman. SUCCESSFUL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing, n.d. 383 pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $18.00

[Kanter's Magic Shop]. KANTER’S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 9 (Magic Catalog) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, 1950. 512pp., illUs., 8vo. Wraps. Shows wear at the extremities; spine is reinforced with clear tape, but overall VG. Offered for $22.00

[Kanter's Magic Shop]. KANTER’S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 10 (Catalog) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, (1958). 408pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Show some wear, but overall VG+. The same catalog was offered on ABEBOOKS at $50.00, but we will gladly let this one go for $16.00

[Karr, Todd] THE SHAKESPEARE EXPERIMENT. (Deluxe Book Test) Appears to be a collector’s copy of THE COPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE published by Stratford Manor Books in 2008, but it is specially arranged and printed to enable an array of clever “book test” mentalism. 816pp., illustrated with Gustave Dore engravings and a tipped in frontispiece, 8vo. Luxurious leather binding with gold foil stamping with gilt-edges and a distinctive ribbon bookmark. Complete instructions are available in a 21-page pdf and it includes several helpful cribs for use as needed or desired. This was limited to 1000 copies. As new. Now offered at $204.00

King, Mac and Mark Levy. TRICKS WITH YOUR HEAD. (Book) New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $7.00

Ladshaw, Tom. FUNNY STUFF (AND ASSORTED MYSTERIES). (Book) Boca Raton, Whistling Pig Publication, 1992. First Edition. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Blue cloth boards with gold spine and cover stamping Near fine. Now offered at $6.00

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] HANK LEE’S CATALOG OF MAGIC #9. (Magic Catalog) Boston. Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, 1992. 447pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $10.00

LINKING RING. (Small Magazine-Lot – ADB #3350) Ernest Schieldge and Gene Gordon (G. Avery) et.al. Winnipeg, Canada. International Brotherhood of Magicians. Bi-monthly initially/monthly with V8: N1. Printed. 6 x 9. An incomplete volume- 10 issues: Volume 97: N 1 (January 2017) – 7; Number 9, 11-12. 10 issues offered as a lot only for only $12.00

[Magic Instruction Booklets] Three-Booklet Lot includes: Adams’ 101 MAGIC TRICKS (S.S. Adams, n.d., 28pp., 1llus., 12mo); Mysto Magic’s BOOK OF INSTRUCTIONS – MYSTO MAGIC N0. 1 (A.C. Gilbert, 1930, 12pp., illus., 12mo.); D. Robbins’ MAGIC – NEW AND UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT (D. Robbins & Co.,10pp., illus., 8vo). All are in wraps. Mysto booklet has been folded and shows age and foxing/toning; Robbins booklet is split at spine and chipped at top of spine. Offered at $14.00

[Magic Souvenir Program Lot] A small Lot of Four Magic Convention Programs: ABBOTT’S 50TH MAGIC GET-TOGETHER (Colon, Abbott’s Magic Company, August 5-8, 1987, 20pp.); FAUCETT ROSS HONORARY MAGI-FEST (St. Joseph, MO, June 2-5, 1983, 12pp.); MIDWEST MAGIC JUBILEE (Kansas City. July 22-25, 1982, 20pp.); and PASSPORT ’91 CONVENTION GUIDE (Stan Allen’s INSIDE MAGIC, 24pp.). All are 8vo. with lots of illustrations and in wraps. Near fine. Offered as a lot at $18.00

[Magic Miscellany Lot] A seven book lot of magic comedy, close-up and more. (Seven-Book Lot) This lot includes: Scott Anderson’s 40 TRICKS WITH A HOT ROD AND OTHER COLOR-CHANGE RODS (EZ Magic, 1986, 32pp.); Senator Crandall’s HOW TO STACK DICE FOR FUN AND PROFIT (Magic Limited, n.d., 17pp.); David Ginn’s CLOSE-UP A-GINN (Scarlett Green, 1978, 28pp.) and COMEDY WARM-UPS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS (Scarlett Green, 1985, 16pp.); Laurie Ireland’s LINKING RING ROUTINE (Ireland, 1988, 20pp.); Clettis V. Musson’ FIRE MAGIC (Magic Inc., 1988, 44pp.); and Bruce Posgate’s KID-SHOW SHOWMANSHIP (Abbott, 1961, 52pp.). All are 8vo in wraps and show varying degrees of wear and usage—a few spots and blemishes on some—and range from Good to VG. Offered as a lot at $15.00

[Magicland/Lyle Douglas] A three catalog lot of vintage Lyle Douglas catalogs. (Magic Catalogs Lot) This lot includes: BAG O’ TRICKS - NO. 8. Station “A”, Dallas, Texas. 1925. 64pp. in pictorial wraps; CATALOGUE OF PROFESSIONAL MAGIC. Station”A” (and one retail store on Commerce noted), 1930, 78pp., (cover is red, green and black with an Indian snake charmer with snakes and basket); and THE BOOK OF 1000 WONDERS – FUN – MAGIC - MYSTERY. Station “A” (plus a second retail location on Akard Street in Dallas), 1931, 158pp. The red and black cover has a large grinning devil face. All three are 8vo in wraps, PROFESSIONAL has the former owner name on front cover with small check marks or notations throughout—and the spine has been reinforced with binders tape; rear covers lightly soiled on all three; o/w condition is VG/VG+. Lot of three vintage catalogs offered at $21.00

MAGIRAMA. (Small Magazine Lot) Roberto Conde Dos Reis Cavalero "Conde Ramsés”. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Written in Portuguese. Mimeographed (nom. 6.5” x 8.5”) and ranging from 12-16pp. in each issue. This lot consists of five issues: Ano. I, Vol. I, No. 20 (October 10, 1967); No. 21; No. 22; No. 23; and Ano. II, Vol.II, No. 8 (April 30, 1968). Each have been folded lengthwise for mailing and show some slight wear and fading; o/w VG. Offered as a lot at $18.00

Mandelberg, Robert. TRICKS WITH DOLLAR BILLS. (Book) New York, Sterling Publishers, 2006. 80pp., illus., 8vo. Spiral bound in pictorial boards. Hinged across the top. As new. Now offered at $7.00

March, Carl. MAGIC MADE EASY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONJURING. (Pulp Book) New York, Croydon Publishing Company, 1953. 96 pp., illus., 4to. Magazine style paperbound. Full color cover. Some paper loss at top and bottom of spine, but o/w VG for a pulp publication. Offered at $10.00

Marshall, Jay (compiler and editor). HOW TO PERFORM INSTANT MAGIC. (Book) Northbrook, Domus/Quality Books, 1980. 192pp., illus., list of dealers and supplier, index, 4to. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $20.00

Maskelyne, J. N. THE FRAUD OF MODERN “THEOSOPHY” EXPOSED. (Book) London, George Routledge and Sons, 1912. Second Edition. 95pp., illus. (frontis. only), originally softbound. Back cover is missing and front is detached and chipped all around, laid on (cover illustration shows Indian rope trick); toned throughout; former owner name and date on half title page; Clinton Burgess bookplate laid under cover; except for the cover, a good copy for the collector that needs one. Offered at $27.00

McFalls, E. M. CELLINI: THE ROYAL TOUCH – A GUIDE TO THE ART OF STREET MAGIC. (Book) Zurich, Magical Classics, 1997. First edition. 187pp., illus., photo credits, card bibliog., oversize 4to. Pictorial covers with orange cover printing and end papers with a grey ribbon place marker. Near fine. Offered at $88.00

McNamara, Brooks. AMERICAN POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS – A COLLECTION OF JOKES, MONOLOGUES & COMEDY ROUTINES. (Book) New York, Performing Arts Journal Publication, 1983. 142pp., sources section, 8vo. Paperbound. Includes the tent show monologue “A Deck of Cards” – a gambler’s version of how his deck is his bible and calendar. Former owner name inside front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

[Mentalism Miscellany] Three books on mentalism. (Three-Book Lot) The lot includes: Martin Adams’ THE GATE (Forgotten Art, (2011), 35pp.); Howard Albright’s SUPER-PSYCHIC MENTAL EFFECTS (Abbott, 1948, 52pp.); and VAL ANDREWS’ AMAZING UNFAKED BOOK TEST (Martin Breeze, 2007, 10pp.). All three are 8vo in pictorial wraps. The Albright book is a bit toned with age, the other two are As New. Offered at $26.00

Messick, Hank and Burt Goldblatt. THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976. First edition. 214pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards in dust jacket. Jacket has a small tear along top edge; o/w a VG+ copy. Now offered at $10.00

Miller, Gordon (editor). TOPS TREASURY OF THIMBLE MAGIC. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic, 1999. 105pp., illus., 8vo. Wire spiral bound. A Fine copy. Offered at $16.00

Miller, Hugh. KORAN'S LEGACY. (Book) London, Repro71, 1972. 180pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows wear and has a 1.5” tear (repaired with plastic tape) on the rear of dustjacket; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

[Moore, Brian Thomas] PSYCHOKINETETIC PAPERCLIP. (DVD) Magic Makers, Inc., 2007. Preowned, but VG. Now offered at $5.00

[Monti, Joe] CRISS ANGEL PRESENTS: MONTI VANISH. (DVD and Gimmicks) See demo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2PzI61YX_g New – Still sealed in original packaging. Offered at $16.00

Moulton, H.J. HOUDINI’S HISTORY OF MAGIC IN BOSTON, 1792-1915. (Book) Glenwood, Meyerbooks, 1983. 159pp., illus., 4to. Simulated leather. Researched and written for Houdini by H.J. Moulton, introduction by Milbourne Christopher. Fine. Now offered at $49.00

Murphy, T.G. IMAGICATION. (Book) St. Louis, Murphy’s Magic Market, 1988. First edition/first printing. 331pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New - was shrink-wrapped and opened to confirm publication data. Now offered at $42.00

Nathanson, Leon. SLYDINI ENCORES. (Book) New York, Slydini Studio of Magic, 1966. 157pp., illus. (black & white photos throughout), 8vo. Paper bound. Very minor wear at extremities; o/w VG+. Now offered at $36.00

Ostin, Bob. FINGERTIP FANTASIES. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1976. Second printing. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in bright dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $14.00

[Other Brothers, The] TAKEN. (Mind-Reading System) Penguin Magic Company. See demo at https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/12593 As new. Offered at $20.00

Ovette, Joseph. MIRACULOUS HINDU FEATS. (Book) Oakland, Lloyd E. Jones, 1947. 15pp., 8vo. Wraps. A title strip with very small neat printing has been added to the spine; some age toning around edges; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Owen, Richard. ROVI: THE STORY OF A MAN AND HIS MAGIC. (Book) Norwich, UK, Cairn Press, 2000. First edition. 173pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped cloth. Errata sheet tipped in. As new. Now offered at $9.00

[Pablo, Juan] TORN CORNER MACHINE 2.0. (Utility Gimmick and Instructions) Utility device and instructions. https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/card-magic/torn-corner-machine-20/ Has been opened and examined, o/w as new. Offered at $22.00

Pavel. THE MAGIC OF PAVEL. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, (1969).139pp., illus., 8vo. Blue boards with gold stamping in dust jacket. Gift inscription to a former owner from Arturo. Very lightly worn and a VG+ copy. Now offered at $20.00

PHOENIX. (Six-Volume Magazine File – ADB #5595) Walter Gibson/Bruce Elliott. New York. Bi-weekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Nos. 1 - 300. Reprint of complete file in six volumes. New York, Louis Tannen/D. Robbins, n.d. 1001pp., illus., index, 4to. Brown cloth. The first three and the sixth volumes are Tannen publications; the fourth and fifth volumes are Robbins. Former owner bookplates in all six; o/w Near Fine. All six volumes offered as a lot for $51.00

Prager, Jose. GOAT’S GRIMOIRE. (Book) n.pl., By the author, 2013. 143pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Shows evidence of reading/handling, but VG+. Offered at $29.00

Prince, Walter Franklin. THE CASE OF PATIENCE WORTH – A CRITICAL STUDY OF CERTAIN UNUSUAL PHENOMENA. (Book) Boston, Boston Society for Psychic Research, 1929. Second edition. 509pp., illus. (frontiis. only), 8vo. Red cloth with gilt piping and title stamping on the spine. Near fine. Offered at $32.00

Plandolit, Dr. Arney de. LAS MARAVILLAS DE LA MAGIA MODERNA: MANUAL PRACTICO PARA JUEGOS DE PRESTIDIGITACION PROPIOS PARA EJECUTARSE EN SALONES, CASINOS Y TEATROS. (Association Copy) Barcelona, Casa Editorial Maucci, 1910. 415pp., illus. (line drawings throughout), index, tall 8vo. Has been rebound in red cloth with gold title stamping and new end papers. Inscribed “For Charley Reynolds collection” and signed by “Milbourne Christopher, August 24, 1970” on a front free endpaper. Front hinge is starting; toning throughout; a corner portion (about 3”) of the very last page (the index) is missing; o/w a handsome volume. Offered at $44.00

Randi, James. CONJURING, BEING A DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF THE VENERABLE ARTS OR SORCERY, PRESTIDIGITATION, WIZARDRY, DECEPTION & CHICANERY AND OF THE MOUNTEBANKS & SCROUNDELS WHO HAVE PERPETRATED THESE SUBTERFUGES ON A BEWILDERED PUBLIC. (Book) New York, St. Martin’s Press, 1992. First paperback edition. 314pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

Randi, James (The Amazing) THE MAGIC WORLD OF THE AMAZING RANDI. (Book) Holbrook, MA, Bob Adams, 1989. 158pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Former owner book plate; o/w VG+. Now offered at $9.00

Riboulet, Thomas. THE INVISIBLE CHOICE. (Book) Toulouse, Coolibri, 2019. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Near fine. $6.00

[Rope Routines] Two books on rope routines written by David Acer. (Two-Book Lot) RICHARD SANDER’S THREE ROPES AND A BABY (1996, 32pp.) and ALDO COLOMBINI’S MAMA MIA ROPE TRICK (1995, 46pp.). Both are published by Camirand Academy of Magic and are 8vo in wraps. As new condition. Both offered as a lot for $12.00

Roper, David. THE COMEDY MAGIC TEXTBOOK. (Book) Norcross, GA, A Snowflake Publication, 1986. First edition. 248pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

Rose, Michael E. JOE KARSON – BEYOND ZOMBIE. (Book) Phoenix, MD, Mike Rose Magic, 1999. First edition – limited to 500 copies. 209pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Green cloth with gold title stamping. Near fine. Now offered at $26.00

[Salinas, Ben] THE RESERVE – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF BILL SWITCHES AND BEYOND! (DVD) Magic Makers, 2007. As new. Now offered at $5.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE ON CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Signet, 1974. 306pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $7.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE’S NEW COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1961. Eleventh printing. 714pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. A nice copy – VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Scarne, John. THE ODDS AGAINST ME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN SCARNE. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1966. First edition/first printing. 537pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in clipped, but o/w a VG+ dust jacket (now in a Mylar sleeve); gift inscription to former owner; o/w near fine. Now offered at $18.00

Scarne, John with Clayton Rawson. SCARNE ON DICE. (Book) Harrisburg, PA, Military Service Publishing Company, 1946. Second revised edition. 434pp., illus., gloss., index, 8vo. Black cloth with gold stamping. Lacks dust jacket, but otherwise a very nice copy. Offered at $12.00

Setteducati, Mark and Anne Benkovitz. THE MAGIC SHOW. (Book) New York, Workman Publishing, 1999. 18pp., illus., just short of 4to. Pictorial boards. Loaded with interactive fold-outs, pull-outs, moving parts, etc. The pages are the tricks, the book is the show...great! As new. Now offered at $20.00

Severn, Bill. MAGIC ACROSS THE TABLE. (Book) New York, David McKay, 1972. 122pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket has minor wear overall and chipping at head and foot of spine; bottom edge of back of jacket has been torn and wrinkled; except for jacket it is o/w c VG copy. Now offered at $8.00

Shirk, Billl, as told to Dick Wolfsie. MODERN DAY HOUDINI – SECRETS OF MY TWENTY-FIVE GREATEST ESCAPES. (Book) Guilford, Lyons Press, 2003. First edition. 178pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $12.00

[Silk King Studios] Small lot of two catalogs from Silk King Studios (Harold and Thelma Rice) first in Wynnewood, PA and later Cincinnati, OH. This lot includes: CATALOG NO. 26. 32pp.; and CATALOG NO. 27. 32pp. Both are 8vo in wraps with price lists, order blanks and other adverts laid in. Nice clean copies. Offered as a lot at $8.00

[Stanley, Harry – Unique Magic Studio] HARRY STANLEY PRESENTS AUDIENCE TESTED, FINEST QUALITY UNIQUE MAGIC. (Magic Catalog) London, Unique Magic Studio, n.d. (late 1950’s- early ‘60’s). 80pp., illus., tall 8vo. Light blue wraps. Same size 16pp supplement and three single sheet mimeo ads/announcements laid in. Offered as a lot at $12.00

Stanley, John H. Stanley and Don B. Wilmeth (editors). BOOKS AT BROWN, 1987, VOLUME XXXIV. (Single Issue Periodical) Providence, RI, The Friends of the Library of Brown University, 1987. 156pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. Bibliographic essays based on the H. Adrian Smith Magic Collection at the John Hay Library, brown University. Top of spine has been reinforced with matte finish Scotch-type tape; o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. HIDING THE ELEPHANT: HOW MAGICIANS INVENTED THE IMPOSSIBLE AND LEARNED TO DISAPPEAR. (Book) New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003. First edition. 362pp., illus., extensive notes, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered for $16.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. THE LAST GREATEST MAGICIAN IN THE WORLD – HOWARD THURSTON VERSUS HOUDINI & THE BATTLES OF THE AMERICAN WIZARDS. (Book) New York, Tarche/Penguin, 2011. 375pp., illus., extensive notes, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. A Near Fine copy. Now offered at $22.00

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 15. (Magic Catalog) New York, Louis Tannen Inc., 1985. 791pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards with Blackstone Jr. on the cover. VG+. Offered at $18.00

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 16. (Magic Catalog) New York, Louis Tannen Inc., 1989. 880”pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards with Doug Henning on the cover. VG+. Offered at $18.00

Tarr, Bill. NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON’T! NOTEBOOK. (Book) Washington, Kaufman and Company, 1998. 250pp., illus., glossary, illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Former owner bookplate, o/w fine. Now offered at $14.00

Taylor, Tony. SPOTLIGHT ON 101 GREAT MAGIC ACTS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades, International,1975. 95pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under cloth tape. Tape is slightly pulled at the head of the spine, o/w VG+. Now offered at $14.00

Theatre Effects (compilers and editors) SPECIAL EFFECTS WITH FIRE AND SMOKE – A TECHNICAL MANUAL FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. (Book) n.pl., Theatre Effects, Inc. 1985. Second Printing. 127pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Small bump/fold on lower face corner; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $8.00

Thompson, J. G., Jr. “MY BEST” - A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ORIGINATIONS CONCEIVED BY EMINENT CREATORS IN THE INVENTIVE FIELD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MAGIC. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1959. 384pp., illus., biog. sketches, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is just a bit roughed and nicked along the edges; o/w a VG+ copy, offered at $16.00

Thurston, Howard. 200 MORE TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York, George Sully and Company, 1927. First edition. 201pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black title and design stamping, but no dust jacket. Faded at edges; head and foot of spine just starting to fray; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $16.00

Toperoff, Sam. CRAZY OVER HORSES. (Book) Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1969. First edition. 209pp., 8vo. Cloth in a chipped dust jacket – now in a Mylar sleeve. Former price written inside front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

[United States Playing Card Company] POKER – THE NATION’S MOST FASCINATING CARD GAME. (Book) Cincinnati, United States Playing Card Company, 1941. 64pp., glossary, 12mo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $8.00

Uston, Ken with Roger Rapoport. THE BIG PLAYER – HOW A TEAM OF BLACKJACK PLAYERS MADE A MILLION DOLLARS. (Book) New York, Holt, Rhinehart and Winston, 1977. 217pp., strategy tables, glossary, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket, slightly roughghed along top edge. Offered at $10.00

[Valenzuela, Hugo] SCIENCE MAGIC. (Trick with Instructions) Murphy’s Magic Supplies. See demo at https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=65038. As new. Now offered at $20.00

Volpe, Luca and Alex Le Fanu. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR MENTALISTS AND MAGICIANS. (Book) n. pl., Luca Volpe Productions, 2017. 89pp., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $18.00

Walstad, Bruce. CAUTION PRACTICAL JOKER AHEAD: A LIFETIME OF GAGS, STUNTS, PRACTICAL JOKES, TRICKS, PRANKS, STORIES AND OTHER ASSORTED NONSENSE. (Book) Littleton, CO, Street-Smart Communication, 2001. 102pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $5.00

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Here are THREE SEPARATE LISTS--the first one is a list of paperback book titles--both regular size (12mo & 8vo) and large size (4to) paperbacks and every now and then a hardbound book, DVD, audio, video cassette, or even a prop or trick in the mix.  Generally all are in “Good” to “As New” condition—a few of the books are “ex library” and when that’s the case we’ll let you know.  (We do have multiple copies of many of these items and will always select and send the best copy available). Not all of the books are technically magic books, but all have been acquired along with magic collections I’ve purchased—so there may or may not be a magic connection. All items on this list are priced at $6.00 each OR order four or more and they go for $5.00 each.  (If you order fouror more, you get the $5.00 price, regardless of how many we can supply.)

As always, please email your wants to confirm availability and to receive shipping and payment options.  All items are listed as available subject to prior sale.

 

*********** LIST NO. 1  -  MAINLY PAPERBACK BOOKS ****************

 

Here is the $6.00 each OR four or more for $5.00 each list:

 

Abraham, R.M. EAY-TO-DO ENTERTAINMENTS AND DIVERSIONS WITH COINS, CARDS, STRING, PAPER AND MATCHES. Dover, 1961, 186pp.

 

Adler, Irving. MAGIC HOUSE OF NUMBERS. Signet, 1957, 123pp.

 

Annemann, Ted. ANNEMANN’S CARD MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1977, 188pp.

 

Annemann, Theodore. PRACTICAL MENTAL MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1983, 310pp.

 

Anonymous. YOU KNOW YOU’RE ANONYMOUS IN WASHINGTON WHEN…St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 1996, 94pp.

 

Asher, Lee. CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING. By the Author, n.d. (26pp).

 

Barker, Gray. THE SILVER BRIDGE – THE CLASSIC MOTHMAN TALE. Metadisc, 2008, 151pp.

 

Barnett, Paul and Ron Tiner. CONJURING TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Lorenz Books, 1998. 96pp. pictorial boards in dj.

 

Baron, Harry. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. Prima Publishing, 1991, 161pp.

 

Bauer, Ron. FAIR & SLOPPY. (Number 9 in a Series) E-GADS, 2002, 31pp.

 

Bauer, Ron. JIM BERGSTROM’S HAT TRICK (Number 22 in a Series) E-GADS, 2007, 32pp.

 

[Big Three Magic Town] MAGIC TOWN PRESENTS CATALOG NO. 9. (Magic Catalog) Big Three Magic Town, n.d., 96pp. Wraps.

 

Blackman, James R. THE BIG BOOK OF MAGIC AND TRICKS. (Hardbound) Random House, 1962, 55pp., 4to. Pictorial boards.

 

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE'S MODERN CARD TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Garden City Books, 1958. 164pp. 8vo, Cloth in dj.

 

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE'S SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Hardbound) Garden City Books, 1958,164pp. Cloth in chipped dj.

 

Blaine, David. MYSTERIOUS STRANGER. Villiard, 2002, 214pp.

 

Bland, Celia. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: EYES ON AMERICA SERIES. Kidsbooks, Inc., 1999, 29pp.

 

Boardroom. YOUR BOTTOM LINE BAG OF TRICKS. (Tax tips/tricks, not magic) Boardroom, Inc., 2000, 60pp.

 

Bobo, J. B. MODERN COIN MAGIC. Dover, 1982, 358pp.

 

Borland, Kathryn Kilby and Helen Ross Speicher. HARRY HOUDINI YOUNG MAGICIAN.  Aladdin Paperbacks, 1991. 192pp.

 

Bornhauser, Tom and Dennis Palumbo. THE WORLD’S GREATEST T.V. QUIZ. Berkeley Publishing, 1974, 189pp.

 

Brandon, Ruth. THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI. Random House, 2003, 355pp.

 

Brandreth, Gyles. QUICK AND EASY MAGIC TRICKS. Watermill Press, 1989, 96pp.

 

Cahn, William. THE LAUGH MAKERS – A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN COMEDIANS. (Hardbound Book) G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1957, 192pp. An ex library copy with typical defacing; worn at extremities; reinforced with wide plastic tape; a reading/browsing copy.

 

Cannell, J. C. THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI. Dover, 1973, 279pp.

 

Carroll, Charles Michael. THE GREAT CHESS AUTOMATON. Dover, 1975, 116pp.

 

Cassidy, John. THE KLUTZ BOOK OF KNOTS. Klutz Press, 1985, unpaged.

 

Cassidy, John and Michael Stroud. THE KLUTZ BOOK OF MAGIC. Klutz, 1990, 88pp. Wire comb bound. No props.

 

Cassidy, John and B.C. Rimbeaux. JUGGLING FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ. Klutz Press, 1994, 76pp.

 

Chanin, Jack. SILKS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. (Hardbound Book) Chanin’s Studio of Magic, 1952, 96pp.

 

Clarke, Susanna. JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL. (Hardbound Book – Magic/Fantasy-Themed Fiction) Bloomsbury, 2004. 782pp., 8vo. Boards in dj.

 

Crawford, John R. HOW TO BE A CONSISTENT WINNER IN THE MOST POPULAR CARD GAMES. Dolphin Books, 1961, 356pp.

 

Davies, Rodney. FORTUNE-TELLING BY ASTROLOGY: THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF DIVINATION BY THE STARS. The Aquarian Press, 1988,112pp.

 

Dawson, Lawrence H. THE COMPLETE HOYLE’S GAMES. Wadsworth Reference, 1994, 480pp.

 

Day, Jon. LET’S MAKE MAGIC. Kingfisher, 1992, 96pp.

 

Deaver, Jeffrey. THE VANISHED MAN. (Hardbound book - Fiction with a magic theme) Simon and Schuster, 2003. 399pp. cloth boards in dj.

 

Deschner, Donald. THE FILMS OF W.C. FIELDS. The Citadel Press, 1966, 192pp.

 

[Diamond, Paul] Three book lot from Paul Diamond: ANOTHER LECTURE BY PAUL DIAMOND, By the author,  n.d., 60pp.); IT TAKES GUTS DAMMIT! n.d., 12pp.; and MISC. MAGIC – LECTURE #87. n.d., 17pp.

 

Dobson, Wayne. ECHO. Wayne Dobson, 2007. 8pp. Wraps.

 

Dodds, Bill. ARE YOU OVER THE HILL? Meadowbrook Press, 1994, 105pp.

 

Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. A Sunrise Book, E.P. Dutton, 1977, 242pp.

 

Downs, T. Nelson. THE ART OF MAGIC. Dover, 1980, 348pp.

 

Downs, T. Nelson. MODERN COIN MANIPULATIONS. Stein Publishing, n.d., 128pp. Water stain along bottom edge..

 

Dunn, John Gregory. THE STUDIO. Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1969, 255pp.

 

Dunninger, (Joseph).100 CLASSIC HOUDINI TRICKS YOU CAN DO. Arco Publishing Company, 1976, 142pp.

 

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S BOOK OF MAGIC. (Hardbound) Bonanza Books, 1979. 115pp., 4to. Cloth in dj.

 

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER'S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Spring Books, n.d., 288pp.

 

Eason, Cassandra. THE GIANT BOOK OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Magpie Books, 1997, 488pp.  Not performance magic, but occult magic.

 

Easley, Bert and Eric P. Wilson. DOING MAGIC FOR YOUNGSTERS. D. Robbins, 1972, 122pp.

 

Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. Simon and Schuster, 1985. 189pp.

 

Eldin, Peter. MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book)  Chartwell Books, 1996, 48pp. Cloth in dj.

 

Elliott, Bruce. MAGIC AS A HOBBY. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy Publishing, 1948. 230pp. Cloth in dj - roughed along top edges; chipped at head of spine.

 

Erdnase, S.W. THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE. various, n.d. 218pp.

 

Fearson, Steve. CARDS PACK. Steve Fearson and Download Magic, 2003, 40pp. Includes $10.00 off offer from DownloadMagic.com.

 

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. Simon and Shuster, 1978, 159pp.

 

Feinstein, Barry, Daniel Kramer and Jim Marshall. EARLY DYLAN. Bulfinch, 2005, 96pp.

 

Fijan, Carol and Frank Ballard with Christina Starobin. DIRECTING PUPPET THEATRE. Resource Publications, 1989, 96pp.

 

Finnigan, Dave. THE COMPLETE JUGGLER. Jugglebug, 1996, 574pp.

 

Fitzkee, Dariel. RINGS IN YOUR FINGERS. (Hardbound Book)  San Rafael House, 1946. 120 pp. Stamped green cloth.

 

Fleischman, Sid. MR MYSTERIOUS & COMPANY. (Juvenile Fiction with a Magic Theme) Little Brown and Company, 1990, 152pp.

 

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Sterling Publishing, 1956, 128pp., cloth.

 

Frey, Richard L. HOW TO PLAY CANASTA. Diversey Publishing, 1949, 126pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. MORE SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS. Dover, 1984, 184pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS. Dover, 1995, 113pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC. Dover, 1989, 136pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING MENTAL MAGIC – 67 FOOLPROOF MINDREADING TRICKS. Dover, 113pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING PAPER MAGIC. Dover, 1985, 147pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING TABLE MAGIC. Dover, 1981, 122pp.

 

Ganson, Lewis. UNCONVENTIONAL MAGIC. Harry Stanley/Unique Magic Studio, n.d.  57pp. Damp stain along lower edge.

 

Gardner, John. CONFESSOR. (Hardbound Book - Magic themed Fiction) Otto Penzler Books, 1995, 394pp. Cloth/boards in dj.

 

Garenne, Professor Henri. THE ART OF MODERN CONJURING FOR WIZARDS OF ALL AGES. (Hardbound Book) Clarkson Potter, 2001. Facsimile reprint of 1886 edition by Ward, Lock and Company.) 206pp.

 

Geller, Uri. MY STORY. Warner Books, 1976, 287pp.

 

Gibson, Walter B. HOUDINI’S ESCAPES. Bantam, 1976, 208pp.

 

Gibson, Walter B. THE NEW MAGICIAN’S MANUAL. Dover Publications, Inc., 1975, 142pp

 

Gibson, Walter B. PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. Dover Publications, 1974, 225pp.

 

Gibson, Walter B. SECRETS OF MAGIC. Grosset & Dunlap,1973, 147 pp.

 

Gibson, Walter B. and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI ON MAGIC. Dover, various, 280 pp.

 

Gibson, Walter B. and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI'S FABULOUS MAGIC. (Hardbound) Bell Publishing, 1961. 214pp.

 

[Ginn, David]  SCHOOL SHOW PRESENTATION. (Two-Audiocassette set) 1983 and 1985, no time listed.

 

Ginn, David.  FEATHER FLOWERS FROM NOWHERE. Scarlett Green, 1981, 128pp.

 

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Mallard Press, 1989. 128pp., 4to. Cloth in dj.

 

Goldston, Will. EXCLUSIVE MAGICAL SECRETS. Dover, 1977, 506pp.

 

Hawes, Jason and Grant Wilson. GHOST HUNTINGS – TRUE STORIES OF UNEXPLAINED PHENOMENA FROM THE ATLANTIC PARANORMAL SOCIETY. Pocket Books, 2007.  273pp.

 

Hawkesworth, Eric. PRACTICAL LESSONS IN MAGIC. Hawthorne Books, Inc., 1967, 95pp.

 

Hay, Henry.  LEARN MAGIC.  Dover, 1957, 284 pp.

 

Heaney Magic Company. (Magic Catalog Lot) Small lot of catalogs/memorabilia from Gerald V. Heaney’s Magic Company of Berlin, WI, including: HEANEY'S PROFESSIONAL CATALOG OF WONDERS - CATALOG NO.24; CATALOGUE NO. 25 (1924, 224pp); A TREASURE CHEST OF MAGIC – CATALOG NO. 30 (n.d., unpaged but approx. 64pp)

 

[Heaney Magic Company] CATALOGUE NO. 25. (Magic Catalog) 1924, 224pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. Has damp-stains along lower edge and at lower face edge corner

 

Heulihan, Gerald. WINNING ODDS, Padell Book Company, 1961, 64pp.

 

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis). PUZZLES OLD AND NEW. Sterling Pub., 1997, 394pp.

 

Holloway, Stanley. STANLEY HOLLOWAY – MORE MONOLOGUES AND SONGS. Elm Tree Books, 1983, 77pp.

 

Homes, Roy. EASY MAGIC – GOOD TRICKS AND HOW TO PRESENT THEM. Harper, 1974, 136pp.

 

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC – STAGE ILLUSIONS, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. Dover, 1976, 556pp.

 

Howe, James. HAROLD AND CHESTER IN RABBIT-CADABRA. (Hardbound Children’s Fiction) Morrow Junior Books, 1993. 50pp.

 

[Hoyle] THE KEY TO HOYLE’S GAMES. Westport Publishers, 1968, 156pp.

 

Hugard, Jean CARD MANIPULATIONS – SERIES 1 -5. Dover, 1973, 163pp.

 

Hugard, Jean. CARD MANIPULATIONS NO. 1 AND 2. Various publishers and dates, 44pp.

 

Hugard, Jean. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS. Various paperback publishers and dates, 403pp.

 

Hugard, Jean. HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC. Dover, 1974, 85 pp.

 

Hugard, Jean. MORE CARD MANIPULATIONS – SERIES 1 – 4. Dover Publications, 974, 205pp.

 

Hugard, Jean with Frederick Braue. EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE: CLOSE-UP TABLE MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1974, 448pp.

 

James, Stewart. ABBOTT'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROPE TRICKS FOR MAGICIANS. Dover Publications, 1975. 400pp.

 

[Juggling] A two-book lot, consisting of: John Cassidy and B.C. Rimbeaux’s JUGGLING FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ (Klutz Press, 1988, 82pp.) and JuggleBug’s CLUB JUGGLING (JuggleBug, 1984, 16pp.)

 

Kaplan, Stuart. TAROT CLASSIC. U.S. Games System, 1972. 240pp.

 

Kaye, Marvin. CATALOG OF MAGIC. Doubleday/Dolphin Book, 1977, 279pp.

 

Kehoe, Vincent J-R. PHOTOGRAPHIC MAKE-UP FOR STILLS AND MOVIES. Chilton Books, 1963, 94pp.

 

Keppler, Stephan. THREE SECRETS REVEALED. MexoMagic, 2004. 4pp. Still shrink-wrapped.

 

Kettlekamp, Larry. SPOOKY MAGIC. Scho;astic, 1973, 64pp.

 

King, Bart. THE POCKET GUIDE TO MAGIC. Gibbs Smith, 2009, 272pp.

 

[King, Kevin] WATCH BANDIT – THE ULTIMATE WATCH STEAL. (VHS Cassette) Reel Magic, 2000

 

Kraske, Robert. HARRY HOUDINI – MASTER OF MAGIC. Scholastic Book Services, 1978, 72pp.

 

Kubey, Craig. SCORING BIG AT PAC-MAN. Warner Books, 1982, 46pp.

 

Kunard, R. THE BOOK OF CARD TRICKS. Drake, n.d., 181pp.

 

Kushner, Maureen. THE GREAT ALL-TIME EXCUSE BOOK. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1990, 96pp.

 

Lasker, Edward. CHESS FOR FUN & CHESS FOR BLOOD. Dover Publications, Inc., 1962, 224pp.

 

[Lauber, Calvin]  TRAVERSE.  (DVD)  New - still shrink-wrapped.

 

Le Carré, John. SINGLE & SINGLE. Hardbound Book - (Book – Fiction with a magic theme or magician character) Scribner, 1999, 345pp., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dj.

 

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] HANK LEE’S CATALOG OF MAGIC – CATALOG. (Three-Ring Binder Catalog) Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, 1983, 248pp.

 

Lewis, Byron A. and R. Frank Pucelik. MAGIC DEMYSTIFIED – A PRAGMATIC GUIDE TO COMMUNICATION AND CHANGE. (Book) Lake Oswego, OR, Metamorphous Press, 1982, 160pp.

 

LITTLE GIANT ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD & MAGIC TRICKS. Sterling Publishing, 1996, 510pp.

 

Livingston, A.D. POKER STRATEGY AND WINNING PLAY. (Hardbound Book) J. B. Lippincott, 1971. 227pp.  Ex library

 

Longe, Bob. 101 AMAZING CARD TRICKS. Sterling, 1993, 128pp.

 

Longe, Bob. MIND READING MAGIC TRICKS. Sterling Publishing, 1996. 95pp.

 

Longe, Bob. WORLD’S BEST CARD TRICKS. Sterling, 1992, 128pp.

 

Lutes, Jason and Nick Bertozzi with an introduction by Glen David Gold. HOUDINI – THE HANCUFF KING. (Hardbound Graphic Novel) Hyperion Books/Center for Cartoon Studies, 2007, 89pp. Cloth in dj.

 

Lyle, Jane. THE RENAISSANCE TAROT – LEGENDS OF THE PAST NOW REVEAL THE FUTURE. Fireside Books, 1998, 192pp.

 

[Magic Collectors’ Association] PROGRAM OF THE TWENTY-NINTH WEEKEND MEETING OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS' WEEKEND and PROGRAM OF THE THIRTIETH WEEKEND MEETING OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS' ASSOCIATION WEEKEND (Souvenir Program set) 1998 and 1999.

 

MAGIC SOUNDS. (Small Magazine Lot) A small lot of 13 issues from volume 1 of Alex Redans’ (Craige Snader) publication dedicated to the sounds of magic. Published irregularly in  Mexico City, Mexico in a 6.5 x 8.5 format. This lot includes No. 1 (January, 1973), 2, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 17. Plus multiple copies of some issues and the Index to No. 1-17 (January, 1973 – November, 1976).

 

Majax, Gerard. SECRETS OF THE CARD SHARP. Sterling Publications, 1977, 156pp.

 

Maverick. POKER ACCORDING TO MAVERICK. Dell, 1959, 159pp.

 

Mayne, Andrew. BISECTION – THE INCREDIBLE LIGHTNING-FAST ILLUSION. Andrew Mayne, 2003. (12pp.)

 

McAthy, George. SMART STUFF – TRICKS, TALK, BUSINESS, COMEDY – 4 BOOKSIN ONE. Tannen, n.d., (138pp.)

 

McMahan, Greg. KIDS THINK IT’S FUNNY. SPS Publications, 2005. 106pp.

 

Meara, Mary Jane Frances Cavolina, Jeffrey Allen Joseph Stone, Maureen Anne Teresa Kelly and Richard Glen Michael Davis. MORE GROWING UP CATHOLIC. A Dolphin Book, 1986, 125pp.

 

[Mephisto-Huis] MEPHISTO HUIS CATALOGUS - 9. (Catalog) Mephisto-Huis, n.d. (circa 1960’s.) (200+pp.), illus., 8vo. Paperbound in stiff covers with green cloth tape at the spine.

 

Merlini, The Great. HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC YOU CAN DO. The Cornerstone Library, 1965, 175pp.

 

Merlini, The Great. HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC YOU CAN DO. (Hardbound Book) Simon & Schuster, 1962, 175pp.

 

Meseroll, Thomas Chilton. MAGUS – MASTER OF MARTIAL MAGIC: BOOK I, THE MAGICIAN’S PRIMER.  (Signed/Numbered Hardbound Book – Fiction with Magic Theme) 2007. No. 306 of 500 published. 264pp.

 

[Michael the Magician]. SECRET MAGIC TRICKS REVEALED. (VHS Video) n.d., no time listed.

 

Moore, Brian. THE MAGICIAN'S WIFE. (Hardbound Book – Magic-Themed Fiction) Dutton, 1998, 229pp.

 

Morehead, Albert H. and Geoffrey Mott-Smith. HOYLE’S RULES OF GAMES. Signet Key Book, multiple dates, multiple paginations.

 

Morehead, Albert H. and Geoffrey Mott-Smith. OFFICIAL RULES OF CARD GAMES. Whitman Publishing, 1968, 256pp.

 

Morehead, Albert H. OFFICIAL RULES OF CARD GAMES. The United States Playing Card Company, 1959, 256pp.

 

Moulton, Powers. 2500 JOKES FOR ALL OCCASIONS. (Hardbound book) New Home Library, 1943, 480pp., dj in pictorial boards.

 

Murray, William. THE GETAWAY BLUES. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Bantam, 1991, 279pp.

 

Nelms, Henning.  MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP: A HANDBOOK FOR CONJURERS. Dover Publications, 1969, 322pp.

 

NEW KING MIDAS DREAM BOOK. (in Spanish and English). Wholesale Book Corp., 1972, 125pp.

 

Newall, Venetia. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC. (Hardbound Book in dj) Dial Press, 1974. 4to., 192pp., illus.

 

Patchett, Ann. THE MAGICIAN'S ASSISTANT. (Hardbound Book - Fiction with a Magic Theme) Harcourt Brace and Company, 1997, 359pp., cloth/boards in dj.

 

Patton, Temple C. CARD TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. Castle Books, 1968, 141pp.

 

THE PEN. (Trick) Pen through a bill – gimmicked pen and complete instructions.

 

PHAROAH’S DREAM BOOK OF NUMBERS. Wholesale Book Corp., 1972, 121pp. English-Spanish edition.

 

Pharr, Walter and Ned Rutledge’s BETWEEN TWO MINDS TOO. H & R Magicbooks, 2001. 51pp. Wraps.

 

POKER ACCORDING TO MAVERICK. Dell Publishing Co., 1959, 159pp.

 

Powers, Melvin. HOW TO GET RICH IN MAIL ORDER. Hal Leighton Printing Company, 1986, 352pp.

 

Pratt, Lois H. THE PUPPET DO-IT-YOURSELF BOOK – A HANDBOOK FOR BEGINNERS AND TEACHERS WITH THREE HAND PUPPET PLAYS. (Hardbound Book) Stanley Paul, 1957, 78pp. Ex library with typical markings.

 

Priest, Christopher. THE PRESTIGE. (Magic Themed Fiction) Tom Doherty Associates, 2006, 360pp. Spine is creased from reading, o/w VG.

 

Priestly, J.B. LOST EMPIRES. Vintage Books, 1987, 346pp. somewhat cocked.

 

Priestly, J. B. THE MAGICIANS. (Hardbound Book - Fantasy Themed Literature) Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1954, 246pp., cloth.  Ex Library copy.

 

Quarrington, Paul. THE SPIRIT CABINET. (Hardbound Book - Fiction with a Magic Theme) Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999, 341pp. Cloth in dj.

 

Radner, Sidney H. HOW TO SPOT CARD SHARPERS AND THEIR METHODS. Key Publishing Company, 1957, 95pp.

 

Rawson, Clayton.  NO COFFIN FOR THE CORPSE. (Magic Themed Fiction) International Polygonics, LTD, 1987, 253pp.

 

Reilly, James V. DARLING JENNIE – THE STORY OF JENNIE ANDERSON, NEW ZEALAND’s FIRST PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN. Magicanna, 1991, 28pp., Signed and numbered.

 

Rigney, Frances J. A BEGINNER’S BOOK OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Devin-Adair Company, 1964. 145pp., cloth in dj.

 

Ripley, Sherman. AN INTRODUCTION TO MAGIC. Sentinel Books, various, 127pp.

 

Ripley, Sherman. 141 MAGIC TRICKS. Sentinel Books, various, 127pp.

 

Roach, Hal. WE IRISH TALK LIKE THAT. Mitchell Productions, n.d., 129pp.

 

Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene. MEMOIRS OF ROBERT-HOUDIN – KING OF THE CONJURERS. Dover, 1964, 335pp.

 

[Rorrison, Alan]  iPROJECT – CARD CORNER THROUGH BORROWED iPHONE. (DVD) New - still shrink-wrapped.

 

Roth, Arnold. PICK A PECK OF PUZZLES. Scholastic Book Services, 1973, 64pp.

 

Rovere, Ernest W. CONTRACT BRIDGE COMPLETE. A Fireside Book, 1973, 844pp.

 

Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE. (Hardbound) Arthur A. Levive/Scholastic, 2005, 652pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.

 

Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. (Hardbound) Arthur A. Levive/Scholastic, 2007, 759pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.

 

[Royal Magic] AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS. (DVD) New – still shrink-wrapped.

 

Russo, Arlene. VAMPIRE NATION. Llewellyn Publications, 2005, 216pp.

 

Russo, John. SCARE TACTICS. A Dell Trade Paperback, 1992, 241pp.

 

Safian, Louis A. 2000 INSULTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS. Pocket Books, 1965, 241pp.

 

Safire, William. TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. Cobbett Corporation, 1986, 342pp.

 

Scarne, John. 100 OF SCARNE’S MAGIC TRICKS. Cornerstone Library, 1965, 119pp.

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE  ON CARD TRICKS. multiple publishers, multiple dates,  306pp., illus.

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE  ON CARDS. multiple publishers, multiple dates,  340pp.

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE'S MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Crown Publishers, Inc., various, 256pp.

 

Schiemel, Lawrence and Martin H. Greenberg. LOUISIANNA VAMPIRES. (Hardbound Book) Fall River Press, 2010. 200pp.

 

Schindler, George. PRESTO! MAGIC FOR THE BEGINNER. (Hardbound Book) Dorset Press, 1989, 192pp. Cloth/boards in dj.

 

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S BIG BOOK OF MAGIC. Bantom, 1976. 277pp.

 

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. David McKay Company, 1979. 280pp. Worn at  edges; stress crack on spine.

 

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. (Hardbound Book) David McKay Company, 1979, 280pp., cloth in dj. Dj has chips and tears along edges.

 

Severn, Bill. MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Harrdbound) David McKay, 1958, 178pp. Stamped cloth. Ex library copy.

 

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC COMEDY. Stackpole, 1995. 144pp.

 

Shay, Don and Jody Duncan. THE MAKING OF JURASSIC PARK. Boxtree Limited, 1993, 195pp.

 

Sheinwold, Alfred. FIRST BOOK OF BRIDGE. Everyday Handbooks #242-Barnes & Noble, n.d., 153pp.

 

Shepherd, Walter. MAZES AND LABYRINTHS: A BOOK OF PUZZLES. Dover Publications, 1961, 122pp.

 

Silbermintz, Moses. TRICKS THAT WORK VOLUME ONE and JOKES THAT WORK – TWO BOOKS IN ONE. Magic Apple, 2010, (44pp.)

 

Simon, S, J. WHY YOU LOSE AT BRIDGE. (Hardbound Book) Simon a& Schuster, 1946, 158pp. Cloth in dj.

 

Silverman, Kenneth. HOUDINI!!! THE CAREER OF ERICH WEISS. Harper Perennial, 1997. xi., 465pp.

 

Sippets, Trevor. The POKER DIRECTORY. Chartwell, 2005, 208pp.

 

Skal, David J. V IS FOR VAMPIRE – THE A-Z GUIDE TO EVERYTHING UNDEAD. Penguin Books, 1995, 288pp.

 

Stanyon, Ellis. Cards Tricks for Everyone. (Hardbound Book) Emerson Books, 1974, 141 pp.

 

Stashower, Daniel. THE ADVENTURES OF THE ECTOPLASMIC MAN. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Penguin, 1985, 203pp.

 

Stashower, Daniel. THE DIME MUSEUM MURDERS – A HARRY HOUDINI MYSTERY. (Fiction with a Magic Theme). Avon Books, 1999, 249pp.

 

Stashower, Daniel. THE FLOATING LADY MURDER. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Avon, 2000, (A Harry Houdini Mystery), 251pp. Some stress creases on the spine, o/w VG.

 

Steer, Dugald A. THE WIZARDOLOGY HANDBOOK – A COURSE FOR APPRENTICES. (Hardbound Book) Candlewick, 2007. Spiral bound set in stiff pictorial boards.

 

Stein, Sol. THE MAGICIAN. (Magic Themed Fiction) A Dell Book, 1971, 301pp. Magic themed fiction.

 

Sterling, Bryan (editor) THE BEST OF WILL ROGERS. M. Evans and Company, 1979. 244pp.

 

Stern, Alfred. HOW MAIL ORDER FORTUNES ARE MADE. Arco Publishing, 1984, 224pp.

 

Stewart, Jeff and Meir Yedid. NOW-U-C-IT NOW-U-DON’T. (VHS Video) 1990, 15 minutes.

 

Stone, David. X-RATED. David Stone, 2001, (28pp.)

 

Strauss, Darin. CHANG AND ENG: A NOVEL. (Hardbound Fiction with a Side Show theme) Dutton, 2000. First. 224pp., 8vo.

 

Summers, Montague. THE HISTORY OR WITCHCRAFT. Senate, 1994, 353pp.

 

Swain, James. DEADMAN’S BLUFF. (Fiction with a Magic/Gambling Theme) Ballentine, 2006, 368pp.

 

Swain, James. LOADED DICE. (Hardbound Book - Magic/gambling themed Fiction - Signed) Ballentine Books, 2004. 310pp., 8vo. Cloth in dj.

 

Swain, James. SUCKER BET – A TONY VALENTINE NOVEL. (Hardbound Book - Magic/gambling themed Fiction) Ballentine Books, 2003, 304pp., cloth/boards in dj.

 

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 9 (1971) 573pp. Red pictorial cloth.

 

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 10 (1973) 572pp. Green pictorial cloth.

 

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 11 (1975) 647pp. White pictorial cloth.

 

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 12 (1978) 701pp. Brown pictorial cloth.

 

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 13 (1980) 783pp. Pictorial (Siegfried and Roy on the cover) cloth

 

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 14 (1983) 799pp. Pictorial (Copperfield on the cover) boards.

 

Tarr, Bill. 101 EASY TO DO MAGIC TRICKS.  Dover, 1992, 224pp.

 

Tarr, Bill. 101 EASY TO LEARN CLASSIC MAGIC TRICKS. Vintage, 1977, 222pp.

 

Thompson, J.G., Jr.  TOP SECRETS OF MAGIC - ROUTINED MYSTIFICATION WITH SMALL OBJECTS. Tannen, 1970/n.d., 124pp/127pp.

 

Thomson, June with Audrey B. Watson. THE SECRET FILES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. (Hardbound Book) Curley Large Print, 1994. 334pp.

 

Thurston, Howard. 300 TRICKS YOU CAN DO. Comet Books, 1948, 238pp.

 

Thurston, Howard. HOWARD THURSTON’S CARD TRICKS. I & M Ottenheimer, 1903.  83pp. Front cover detached and chipped all around.

 

Townsend, Charles Barry. MERLIN’S PUZZLER 3. Hammond Incorporated, 1979, 121pp.

 

Townsend, Charles Barry. WORLD’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS. Sterling, 1993, 128 pp.

 

Tremaine,Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF CARD TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Chartwell Books, 1994, 125pp.

 

[Trick-Deck Book Lot] Six books on trick decks: 21 TRICKS WITH A LEVITATING DECK; TRICKS WTH FA-KO CARDS; 75 TRICKS WITH A STRIPPER DECK; HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TRICK CARDS; and THE STRIPPER DECK. All are 8vo in wraps.

 

Tucker, James. ABRA CADAVER. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Signet, 1999, 394pp.

 

Tucker, W.M. THE CHANGE RAISERS. Street-Smart Communications, 1992, 32pp.

 

Tuffs, J. Elsden. TEACH YOURSELF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Emerson Books, Inc,  1977, 182 pp. Cloth in dj.

 

Turner, Bill.   HOW TO DO TRICKS WITH CARDS (reprint of  THE CARD WIZARD ). Collier Books, n.d., 160pp.

 

Uston, Ken. MASTERING PAC-MAN. Signet, 1981, 128pp.

 

Vale Heath, Royal. MATH E MAGIC. Dover, 1953, 126pp.

 

Wallace, Frank R. POKER – A GUARANTEED INCOME FOR LIFE BY USING THE ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF POKER. (Hardbound Book) I & O Publishing, 1976. 279pp.

 

Wallace, Frank R. POKER – A GUARANTEED INCOME FOR LIFE BY USING THE ADVANCED CONCEPTS OF POKER. (Hardbound) Crown Publishers, 1977, 246pp. Silver stamped title on blue-green cloth.

 

[Wax, WizTax and other Substances] Three small booklets dealing with magic using chemicals and sticky substances, including. Sam Berland’s TWENTY TRICKS WITH WIXTAX (Berland, n.d., 12pp.); Ron Frost’s TRICKS FROM THE WAX MUSEUM (By the Author, 1980, 38pp.); and Eli B. Johnson’s DRUG STORE MAGIC (By the Author, n.d., 46pp.)

 

Wedeck, Harry E. TREASURY OF WITCHCRAFT. (Hardbound Book) Philosophical Library, 1961, 271pp. Cloth/boards in dj.

 

Wels, Byron G. HERE IS YOUR HOBBY: MAGIC. Wilshire, 1973, 95pp.

 

Whaley, Bo. THE OFFICIAL REDNECK HANDBOOK. Rutledge Hill Press, 1987, 159pp.

 

White, Alain C. SAM LOYD AND HIS CHESS PROBLEMS. Dover Publications, Inc., 1962, 471pp.

 

White, Laurence B. SO YOU WANT TO BE A MAGICIAN? (Hardbound book) Addison-Wesley, 1972, 224pp., pictorial boards. Ex library copy.

 

Williams, Beryl and Samuel Epstein. THE GREAT HOUDINI: MAGICIAN EXTRAORDINARY. Scholastic Book Services, 1965. 275pp.104pp.

 

Williams, Walt. I RECALL. Hocus Pocus Inc./Williams Publishing, n.d. 137pp.

 

Wolpin, Stewart. THE RULES OF NEIGHBORHOOD POKER ACCORDING TO HOYLE. New Chapter Press, 1990, 358pp.

 

[Wong, Mike]. MIKE WONG’S DRAGON THREAD. (VHS Video)1999, no time listed.

 

Wong, Stanford & Susan Spector. THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO GAMBLING LIKE A PRO. Alpha Books, 1996, 320pp.

 

Wright, C.W. HOW TO SPEALK IN PUBLIC. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy, 1943, 238pp. cloth in dj.

 

Wykes, Alan. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO GAMBLING. (Hardbound) Doubleday and Company, 1964, 352pp. Cloth in dj.

 

Wyler, Rose and Gerald Ames. SPOOKY TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Harper & Row, 1968, 64pp. Pictorial boards.

 

Yardley, Herbert O. THE EDUCATION OF A POKER PLAYER. Pocket Books, Inc., 1957, 167pp.

 

Zenon, Paul. STREET MAGIC – STREET TRICKS, SLEIGHT OF HAND AND ILLUSION. Carroll and Graf, 2007, 176pp

 

Zorn, Steven. THE LITTLE BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Running Press, 1994, 127pp. Cloth in dj. Wee book – 16mo.

 

 

 

END OF $6.00 EACH/FOUR OR MORE FOR $5.00 EACH PRICING.

 

******************* START OF LIST NO. 2 **************************

This is a list of either paper-bound, perfect bound, saddle stapled, or side or corner stapled softbound books, booklets and manuscripts—plus a small sampling of instruction sheets (sometimes with the gimmicks, fekes, etc.) and an occasional magazine or clip with a relevant article or small magazine lot.  All are 4to (approximately 10-12” tall) and generally all are in “fairly good” to “as new” condition--a few “ex library” copies are mixed in and when that’s the case we’ll let you know.  (We do have multiple copies of some of these titles and will always select and send the best copy available).  All items are priced at $7.00 each OR order five - nine and get them for $6.00 each OR, for the best deal, order 10 or more and get them at only $5.00 each.  (You get the price for however many you order--even if we can’t fill your entire order.)

 

As always, please email your wants to confirm availability and to receive shipping and payment options.  Due to the volume of responses we usually receive after putting out a list like this, it sometimes takes us 24-48 hours to get back to you, but we do reply to all queries and reserve items in the order in which they are received.  All items are listed as available subject to prior sale.

 

Feel free to forward this list to anyone else who may be interested. Order information is at the end of the list.

 

Here’s what we have at the moment:

 

[Abbott’s Magic Get-Together] ABBOTT’S MAGIC GET-TOGETHER 1956 (Souvenir Program) Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing, 1956, 20pp.

 

Adair, Ian. MAGICAL EXPRESS. Volume 1: Number 9 (March/April, 1996), 14pp.

 

Allesi, Ron. THE MAGIC OF RONAL. Micky Hades International, 1977, 47pp.

 

Anderson, Gene and Frances Marshall. NEWSPAPER MAGIC. Magic Inc., various dates, 144pp.

 

Andrus, Jerry. KURIOUS KARDS and FIVE DOLLAR TRIX. Chazpro Magic Co., 2001, 55pp.

 

Anon. PRIVATE MEDIUM’S SECRET GUIDE. Hades, n.d., 59pp

 

Arno, Herb. (Card Tricks - Lecture Notes?) by the author, n.d., 14pp.

 

Arthur, R. E. THE NEW LOOK FOR THE MAGIC SHOW. Ireland, 1950., 22pp.

 

Baker, Bob. SHARED THOUGHTS. Bowl of Cherries Press, 1985, 89pp.

 

Bell, Bob. INSIDE MAGIC. Micky Hades International, 1979, 52pp.

 

[Berent, Dana] “Dana Berent: His Hand Is Quicker Than Your Eye” by Mary C. Ryan. (Magazine Article) 5pp., illus. (plus cover photo) in BOY’S LIFE (December, 1985). Mailing label has been removed with some image loss, o/e magazine is complete and VG.

 

[Berglas, David] “It’s All In The Mind!” by Peter Edwards. (Magazine Article) 2pp. spread, plus cover illustration in HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY BUSINESS MONTHLY (November, 1989) Magazine is complete and fine.

 

Binarelli, Tony. PLAYMAGIC 2. Playmagic, 1979, 18pp.

 

[Blavatsky, Madame] “A Spirited Story of the Psychic and the Colonel” by Edward Hower. (Magazine Article) 14pp., illus., in THE SMITHSONIAN (May, 1995) Magazine is complete and fine.

 

Bobo, J.B. THE BOBO LECTURE: MIRACLES OF MAGIC. n.p., n.d., unpaged.

 

Bobo, J.B. THE BOBO LECTURE: NO. TWO. n.p., n.d., unpaged.

 

Bornstein, Mike. LATEST MONEY MAGIC OF MIKE BORNSTEIN NO. III. Mike Bornstein, 1988, 40pp.

 

Callery, Charles and Augusta, Frank and Margaret Dailey, et. al. SAY ‘YES” TO MAGIC! – A GUIDE FOR ORGANIZING AN ASSEMBLY FOR THE YOUNG MEMBERS PROGRAM OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS. Support Group of Young Members Assembly 8, 1992, (54pp.)

 

Canick, Michael. MAGIC IN FICTION: A SHORT-TITLE CHECKLIST. Michael Canick – Volcanick Press, 1998, 40pp.

 

CARTELES DE MAGIA. White Horse Productions, 1983, unpaged.

 

CLOWN ALLEY. (Small Magazine Lot) International Shrine Clown Association.  This lot includes three issues: Volume XXXV: Issue 1 (February/March, 1996), Issue 3 and Issue 4 (August/September 1996).

 

CLOWN MAGIC - THREE WAY COLORING BOOK. Haines House of Cards, n.d., (36pp)

 

Colombini, Aldo. FIRST IMPRESSIONS. Mamma Mia Magic, 1999, 28pp.

 

Colombini, Aldo. MAMMA MIA MAGIC LECTURE NOTES. n.p., n.d., 8pp.

 

COMEDY MAGIC. An Abbott Publication, Abbott’s Magic Novetly Co., n.d., 14pp.

 

Converso, Patrick/Trickshop.com. EXTREME MAGIC.  TrickShop.com, 2000, 34pp.

 

Darugh, Fred; Darugh, Alice and David Darugh and Company. MAGIC AS A HOBBY. The Diverting Darugh’s, 1974, 107pp.

 

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN’S THUMB TIP #1 SECRETS: 25 NEW EFFECTS WITH COINS, MATCHES, SILKS, SALT, CIGARETTES, BALLOONS. American Printing, 1984, 19pp.

 

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN’S THUMB THINKING. American Printing, 1986, 20pp.

 

Daryl. DARYL’S ROPE ROUTINE. Daryl, 1987, 12pp booklet of instructions plus 26” x 40” poster with all of the illustrations. Signed note from Darly laid in.

 

Daryl, et al. DARYL’S PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSEMBLY OR THE JOLLY JUMPING JOKERS.  Daryl, 1985. 12pp.

 

De Courcy, Ken. LEO LESLIE’S TRIPLE COLOUR CUPS AND BALLS. The Supreme Magic Company, n.d., 6pp.

 

Diamond, Hal. PROMOTION IN MOTION. Hal Diamond, 1989, 77pp., illus. Spiral bound.

 

[Diamond, Paul]. PAUL DIAMOND’S CATALOG CLUB – MAGIC CATALOG NO. 87. (Catalog) Paul Diamond’s Magic & Fun Shop, 1984, 95pp.

 

Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. A Sunrise Book, E.P. Dutton, 1977, 242pp.

 

Einhorn, Nicholas. THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. Hermes House, 2009, 256pp.

 

Faria, Al and Marty Steinverg. THE ENCHANTED FOLDING BILL. By the authors, n.d., 4pp. Bill and gimmick laid in.

 

Faria, Albert. PRESENTA SU GRAN SHOW INTERNACIONAL – FANTASIA DE LA MAGIA MEODERNA. Albert Faria, n.d., (17pp.) Despite the title these lecture notes are in English.

 

Fedko, John. MAGIC CLASSICS. Fedko Magic Company, 1975, 22pp.

 

Fedko, John. MAGIC CLASSICS III. Fedko Magic Company, n.d,, 12pp. Two-hole punched.

 

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. Simon and Schuster, 1978, 179pp

 

Fife, Bruce and others. CREATIVE CLOWNING. Java Publishing Co.,1988. 223pp.

 

Flip. FL!P-PING MY TOP-SECRETS.  By the author, n.d., 20pp. Inscribed/signed.

 

Florida Magicians Association. 17TH ANNUAL MAGIC CONVENTION. (Program) Palm Beach Shores, FL, May 21-23, 1982.

 

Fulves, Karl. THE CHILDREN’S MAGIC KIT. Dover Publications, Inc., 1980, 16pp.

 

FUN MAGIC COLORING BOOK. (Three-Way Coloring Book) Fun Incorporated, 1977, (36pp)

 

Furst, Arnold. GREAT MAGIC SHOWS. Genii Publishing, 1968, 40pp.  Has been damp along lower third, but text is unaffected.

 

Ganson, Lewis. A NEW LOOK AT CARD FANS. Supreme Magic, n.d., 32pp.

 

GENII.  (ADB #2390)  William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al.  Los Angeles, CA. VOLUME 52: NO. 1(July 1988) through NO. 12 (June 1989). All individual loose issues as a lot.

 

GENII.  (ADB #2390)  William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al.  Los Angeles, CA. VOLUME 56: NO. 1(November 1992) through NO. 12 (October 1993).  All individual loose issues as a lot.

 

GENII.  (ADB #2390)  William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al.  Los Angeles, CA. VOLUME 57: NO. 1(November 1993) through NO. 12 (October 1994) Includes four mis-numbered issues. All individual loose issues as a lot.

 

GENII.  (ADB #2390)  William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al.  Los Angeles, CA.  VOLUME 58: NO. 1(November 1994) through NO. 12 (October 1995) Includes five mis-numbered issues. All individual loose issues as a lot.

 

Gibson, Walter B. THE NEW MAGICIAN'S MANUAL: TRICKS AND ROUTINES WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXPERT PERFORMANCE BY THE AMATEUR. Dover Publications, 1975,142pp.

 

Gibson, Walter B. POPULAR CARD TRICKS. Magic Limited – Lloyd E. Jones, 1972, 48pp.

 

Ginn, David. ALMOST UNPUBLISHED. A Scarlett Green Publication, 1987, 39pp.

 

Ginn, David. DAVID GINN’S KIDSHOW LIST OF LISTS. David Ginn, 1990, 13pp.

 

Govan, Barry. LECTURE NOTES. n.p., n.d., 17pp.

 

Govan, Barry. LECTURE NOTES. n.p., 1976, 15pp.

 

Grant, U.F. ONE HUNDRED TIPS AND GAGS. Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., n.d., 9pp.

 

Grant, U.F. GRANT’S ILLUSION SECRETS. n.p., n.d., unpaged.

 

Grant, U.F. SIX MODERN LEVITATIONS. U.F. Grant, n.d., 7pp.

 

Grant, U.F. TRICKS WITH HARES. U.F. Grant, n.d., 8pp. Cover missing.

 

Grant, U.F. VICTORY CARTON ILLUSIONS. U.F. Grant, n.d., unpaged.

 

Griffin, Ken and Roberta. ILLUSION SHOW KNOW-HOW. Abbott Magic Manufactring, 1972, 104pp.

 

Guest, Leslie P. BI-KOLOR KUT. Supreme, 1981, 4pp. plus prop.

 

Guest, Leslie P. “The Trend of the Times” and “Phantom Diminishing Cards” Two single-page 11 x 14 sheets of instructions, circa 1960, 2pp.

 

Hades, Micky. THE MAGIC SHELF – VOLUME 1. Micky Hades Enterprises, 1965, 66pp.

 

Hades, Micky. THE MAKE-UP OF MAGIC. Micky Hades, 1962, 72pp.

 

Hendrick, Paul. ENTERTAINING CHILDREN WITH MAGIC. Len Short, n.d.,15pp.

 

Holiday Benefit Magic Show. Illusions 94/95 – Magic in the Air. (Program) Calgary, AB, GWE Group/Murray Hatfield, 16pp.

 

HOUDINI SOUVENIR PROGRAM PLUS HOW HOUDINI REALLY DIED AND AN INTRODUCTION BY LEE JACOBS PLUS A HOUDINI 1914 BROADSIDE CHALLENGE. Lee Jacobs Productions, 1997, 16pp.

 

[Houdini Historical Center, Appleton, WI] “From Magic to Mustard – Wisconsin’s Small Museums Are Delightfully Diverse” by Melanie Radzicki McManus. (Magazine Article) 4pp., illus., in MIDWEST AIRLINES (May/June, 2003) Magazine is complete and fine.

 

Houston, Opie R. MAGICAL RAMBLINGS OF AN IDLE MIND. Opie R. Houston, 1965, 21pp.

 

Hudson, Walt. MONEY IN MALL MAGIC. Magic Media, 1981, 12pp.

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 43RD ANNUAL CONVENTION (Program) New Orleans, LA. July 8-10, 1971, 34pp.

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 52ND ANNUAL  CONVENTION (Program) Evansville, IN July 2-5, 1980, 24pp

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 57TH ANNUAL  CONVENTION (Program) Kansas City, MO July 3-6, 1985, 24pp.

 

INTERNATIONAL MAGIC STUDIO CATALOGUE – ENTER THE WORLD OF MAGIC. (Magic Catalogue) International Magic Studio (Ron and Martin MacMillan), 1988, 104pp.

 

It’s Fun To Be Fooled – Camel Cigarettes Advertising Campaign. “The Burning Lady” Full page color ad clipped from the June 17, 1933 Literary Digest.

 

It’s Fun To Be Fooled – Camel Cigarettes Advertising Campaign. “The Magical Beer Bowl” Full page color ad clipped from the July 15, 1933 Literary Digest.

 

It’s Fun To Be Fooled – Camel Cigarettes Advertising Campaign. “Sewing a Living Body” Full page color ad clipped from the May 20, 1933 Literary Digest. Roughed at top edge.

 

Jones, Davey. COMEDY TRICKS & GAGS. Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Co., n.d., 32pp.

 

Jones, Tom & Rachel Wild. TOM JONES & RACHEL WILD PRESENT…”KIDDIES TO KORPORATE.” Wild Magic, 2000-2004, 24pp.

 

Joseph, Eddie. BOMBAY: THE WORLD’S GREATEST CARD TRICK. Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Co., n.d., 9pp.

 

Kannen, Phil. TRADE SHOW SECRETS REVEALED. Phil Kannen/Magic Fun Factory, 1998, 30pp.

 

Kaye, Marvin. CATALOG OF MAGIC. Doubleday, 1977, 280pp.

 

[Kirkwood the Magician - Robert K. "Bobby" Spencer) “IT'S AMAZING!" KIRKWOOD THE MAGICIAN'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY ALL-STAR SHOW.  (Souvenir program) Robert K. Smith, 1995. 12pp.

 

Kirwan, Kevin. PRESTO THERAPY.  Kevin Kirwan, n.d, (28pp.)

 

[Klosterman, Ken] “The Fun of Magic is in Figuring Out How the Tricks Work” by Daniel Stashower. (Magazine Article Clips) 10pp., illus., clipped from THE SMITHSONIAN (January, 1991)

 

Kozlowski, Mike. THE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL SWITCH. By the author, 1977, 26pp. Stains on front cover.

 

[Laflin’s Magic and Silks] LAFLIN’S MAGIC & SILKS - CATALOG OF MAGIC. Laflin’s Magic And Silks, (1993), (60pp.)

 

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] BOOK BOOK. (Catalog) Hank Lee. n.d., 37pp.

 

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] BOOK BOOK. (Catalog) Hank Lee,1991, 56pp.

 

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank]  HANK LEE’S BOOK BOOK, 1995 EDITION. (Catalog) n.d., n.p., 77pp.

 

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] BOOK BOOK. Hank Lee, 2000, 93pp.

 

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] HANK LEE’S WISH BOOK OF MAGIC – CATALOG #11. (Catalog) Lee’s Magic Factory, 1997, 465pp.

 

Linden, Roger. THE QUARTET. By the author, n.d. 42pp. Brief biography of four St. Louis area magicians—Paul Le Paul, Bill Baird, Joe Scott and Roy Mayer.

 

Linden, Roger. WILLIAM L. LINDHORSRT – 1890–1954 – THE MAN OF MYSTERY. Roger Linden, 1997, 18pp.

 

Lutes, Jason and Nick Bertozzi with an introduction by Glen David Gold. HOUDINI – THE HANCUFF KING. (Hardbound - Juvenile Graphic Biography) Hyperion Books/Center for Cartoon Studies, 2007. 89pp. Cloth in dj.

 

MAGIC - AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen.  Volume 6: Number 1 - 12 (September, 1996 - August, 1997). VG+ condition. All 12 issues as a lot.

 

MAGIC - AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen.  Volume 7: Number 1 - 12 (September, 1997 - August, 1998). VG+ condition. All 12 issues as a lot.

 

MAGIC - AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen.  Volume 8: Number 1 - 12 (September, 1998 - August, 1999). VG+ condition. All 12 issues as a lot.

 

[Magic Calendar] MAGIC INC. OUR 51ST YEAR. Magic Inc, 1976, (24pp.)

 

MAGIC MAGAZINE. (Small Magazine Lot) Kardwell, This is a small three-magazine lot which includes: May, 1975;  December, 1975; and November, 1976.

 

THE MAGIC MENU, YEAR ONE. Jim Sisti, 1991, unpaged.

 

Magic Touch of Louisville – A Hocus-Pocus Extravaganza. (Program) Performed July 9, 10, 11 and 12, 1986 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts, Louisville, KY, 8pp.

 

Magic Wand Club. THE CENTENNIAL MAGIC BOOK. Micky Hades Enterprises, 1973, 33pp.

 

Magic Youth International. ’68 MYI YEARBOOK. MYI, 1968, 47pp.

 

MAGICAL BULLETIN [THAYER’S] (ADB #4215) William Larsen. Los Angeles, CA. Thayer Manufacturing Co. Volume 13: Number 1 (June, 1948) and Volume 13: Number 2 (Fall, 1948). These two issues comprise a complete file. This was intended as a continuation of Thayer’s MAGICAL BULLETIN, but the complete file is only two issues.

 

MAGIGRAM. (ADB #4600) Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.  Bimonthly initially, later monthly.  Vol 9 -  VOLUME 9: NO. 1(September 1976) through NO. 12 (August 1977) Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

MAGIGRAM. (ADB #4600) Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.  Bimonthly initially, later monthly.  Vol 12 - VOLUME 12: NO. 1(September 1979) through NO. 12 (August 1980) Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

MAGIGRAM. (ADB #4600) Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.  Bimonthly initially, later monthly.  Vol 14 - VOLUME 14: NO. 1(September 1981) through NO. 12 (August 1982) Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

MAGIGRAM. (ADB #4600) Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic.  Bimonthly initially, later monthly.  Vol 15 - VOLUME 15: NO. 1(September 1982) through NO. 12 (August 1983) Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

Magus, Jim. SOMETHING OLD-SOMETHING NEW: NEW PATTER, NEW ROUTINES WITH YOUR APPARATUS FOR YOUNG AND OLD. Louis Tannen, Inc., 1972, 46pp.

 

MAJOKE: AN INCOHERENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Magazine - Parody) The Evil Five--Dan Harlan, et al. Las Vegas, NV. Printed 8.5 x 11. 94pp.  No. 1 -  Complete file is a single issue.

 

Mak Magic. CODE – TWO. Mak Magic, n.d., 4pp. manuscript.

 

Mak Magic. FOOLZUM TORN NEWSPAPER. Mak Magic, n.d., 2pp. manuscript.

 

Mak Magic. THE ZELLA SILK PRODUCTION. Mak Magic, n.d., 4pp. manuscript.

 

MAN, MYTH & MAGIC PART 14. Marshall Cavendish, 1974, 20pp.

 

Marlo, Eddie. PASTEBOARD PRESTO. By the author, n.d., incomplete - ends at page 18.

 

Marshall, Frances (comp.) THE SUPER SHOW. Magic, Inc., 1977, 57pp.

 

Martin, Harold. NINETY MINUTES WITH HAROLD MARTIN – LECTURE NO. 1. By the author, n.d., 11pp.

 

Maurice, The Amazing. THE BIG BUCK IN MAGIC. Micky Hades, 1965, 32pp.

 

Mayne, Andrew. MIND F/X. Andrew Mayne, 1997, 57pp.

 

Maxwell. CLEVER CARD TRICKS THAT ANYONE CAN DO. Tannen Publications, n.d., 10pp.

 

MINOTAUR – SPECIAL LECTURE ISSUE. (ADB/SAF – #48804) 1996, 24pp. Single issue.

 

Montes, Trini. FIE-FO-A-LAI. Trini Montes.2003, 16pp.

 

Musson, Clettus. JACKIE FLOSSO PRESENTS COMIC CLOWN CAPERS…WORLD’S BEST CLOWN GAGS. Flosso Hornmann Magic, n.d., 32pp.

 

NEW PHOENIX. (ADB #5180) Jay Marshall, Don Tanner, Karl Fulves, et al. Bi-weekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. This lot includes 28 unique issues of the 98 published from 1954 through October, 1965, starting with Issue 308 (May 28-31, 1954), 311, 313, 321-28, 330, 332-33, 335-48 and 351 (November, 1960) Some browning and minor roughing around some edges, but overall condition is VG.

 

NEW TOPS (ADB #5190) Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott's Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. VOLUME 16: NO 1 (January 1976) through NO 12 (December 1976). Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

NEW TOPS (ADB #5190) Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott's Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. VOLUME 17: NO 1 (January 1977) through NO 12 (December 1977). Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

NEW TOPS (ADB #5190) Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott's Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. VOLUME 20: NO 1 (January 1980) through NO 12 (December 1980). Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

NEW TOPS (ADB #5190) Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott's Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11.  VOLUME 21: NO 1 (January 1981) through NO 12 (December 1981). Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

NEW TOPS (ADB #5190) Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott's Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. VOLUME 22: NO 1 (January 1982) through NO 12 (December 1982). Individual loose issues as a lot.

 

Niberco, Vic. INSTANT MAGIC. Niberco, n.d., 9pp. Inscribed/Signed.

 

Norman, Anthony. BASIC CARD TECHNIQUE: A TEXTBOOK FOR THE STUDENT OF CARD MAGIC. Louis Tannen 1968, 77pp.

 

Ogden, Tom. BIRTHDAY BIZ – A KIDSHOW LECTURE. Tom Ogden, 1985, 12pp.

 

Olney, Ross and Pat Olney. MAGIC TRICKS: EASY STUNTS TO AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS. Golden Books Publishing Company, Inc., 1997, 64pp.

 

[O’Neal Magic] 25 METHODS FOR SWITCHING DECKS. O’Neal Magic, n.d., 10pp.

 

Osiris, Sean. TRUE FLY – WATCH TO BELIEVE. By the author, n.d., 7pp/

 

[Owen Brothers]  OWEN MAGIC - LIST NUMBER THREE. Owen Brothers, 1951, 31pp.

 

[Owen Brothers]  OWEN MAGIC SUPREME - CATALOG NO. 11. (Catalog)   Owen Magic Supreme, 1984, 164pp.

 

Palmer, Tom. CAGEY DOVES. Magic Inc., 1976, 28pp.

 

Palmer, Tom. MODERN ILLUSIONS. Various, n.d., 40pp.

 

Reynolds, Steve. COSMIC SPORT…..AND THE INTERPRETIVE TRUTH….. Magic City, 2001, 24pp.

 

Robbins, David. PRACTICAL MAGIC. Greenberg, 1953, 79pp.

 

Rogers, Don. MERRIE MAGICAL CHATTER. Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., n.d., 24pp. Covers detached

 

Sankey, Jay. JAY SANKEY 1994 – VOLUME ONE. (Lecture Notes) Published by the author, 1994, 23pp.

 

Sankey, Jay. TRICKS OF THE TRADE. By the author,  n.d., 16pp.

 

Schindler, George. LECTURE NOTES. By the author, 1971, 12pp. Three- hole punched.

 

Schoneck, F.V. HIT THE DECK. Abbott’s, n.d., (20pp.)

 

Sheperd, Jack. A LESSON IN CARD MAGIC. Abbott’s Magic Co., n.d., 6pp.

 

Society of American Magicians. 58TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. July 9-12 1986, 16pp.

 

Society of American Magicians. 63RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE/CONVENTION – BOSTON PARK PLAZA HOTEL. July 1,2,3,4, 1981, 52pp.

 

Society of American Magicians. 64TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. July 1,2,3,4, 1992, (28pp.)

 

Society of American Magicians. 66TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. July 13,14,15,16 1994, 31pp.

 

Society of American Magicians. 67TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – BOSTON, MA. IL. July 5,6,7,8 19945, 39pp.

 

Society of American Magicians. MAGIC IN NEW ORLEANS – SAM 98 - 70TH ANNUAL CONVENTION. (Souvenir program). New Orleans, July 8-11, 1998. 44pp.

 

[Sparks, Stephen] THE MAGIC LIBRARY OF STEPHEN A SPARKS – List 1. (Catalog/List) Stephen A. Sparks, 1993 30pp.

 

Spooner, Bill. A MAGICAL SPOONERISM – LECTURE. By the Author, 1975, 12pp.

 

Stadelman, Paul. FOR VENTRILOQUISTS ONLY: PROFESSIONAL DIALOGUES. n.p., 1966, 21pp.

 

Stadleman, Paul. VENTRILOQUISM OF TODAY. Paul Stadleman, 1963, 85pp.

 

[Svetlana and Matthew] MAGIC HAPPENS WHEN EAST MEETS WEST – SVETLANA AND MATTHEW. (Program Booklet) American Outback Productions, 1992, 12pp.

 

Tanner, Don. MAGIC MADE EASY – MANUSCRIPT FOR GRANT’S SOUND FILM LECTURE. U.F. Grant, n.d., 8pp. Two-hole punched.

 

Taylor, Steve. PROMOTING EDUCATIONAL MAGIC & VENTRILOQUISM – LECTURE NOTES. Preventive Educational Programs, 1995, 23pp.

 

Taylor, Tony. SPOTLIGHT ON 101 GREAT MAGIC ACTS. Micky Hades, various dates, 95pp.

 

Taylor, Rex. MY MAGIC – SUBTITLED: MIXED GRILL. By the author, n.d., 28pp. Signed (6/13/90).

 

TOP HAT.  (Small Magazine Lot) Stephen Kelley. Mishawaka, IN. A publication of the International Club of Magic.  This small lot of 13 issues includes V1: N6 (December, 1963); V2: N4-11; V3: N1-4 (July, 1965).

 

[Ventriloquism] “So, Can You Say ‘Butter’ and Not Move Your Mouth?” by John F. Ross. (Magazine Article) 10pp., illus. (plus cover illustration of Charlie McCarthy), in THE SMITHSONIAN (December, 1993) Magazine is complete and fine.

 

[Walt Disney Productions] WALT DISNEY’S MAGIC KINGDOM ON ICE.  (Souvenir Program and Magazine) Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld, 1983, 32pp.  Poster laid in.

 

Wilson, Tony. A KIWI SPEAKS! – A LECTURE IN ENTERTAINING CHILDREN. Tony Wilson, n.d., 6pp.

 

Zenon, Paul. STREET MAGIC – STREET TRICKS, SLEIGHT OF HAND AND ILLUSION. Carroll and Graf, 2007, 176pp.

 

Zimmerman, Dick. CREATIVE MAGIC. Dick Zimmerman, 1973, 11pp.

 

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Magic Magazines

This section contains magazines and periodicals related to magic (conjuring)--plus allied arts and a few strays. The numbers (Mxxxx or Mxxxxx) and the descriptions are from the two landmark bibliographies of conjuring periodicals published in the twentieth century: James B. Alfredson and George L. Daily's A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONJURING PERIODICALS IN ENGLISH: 1791 - 1983. (York, PA, Magicana for Collectors, 1986); and a companion and continuation of that work, Father Stephen A. Fernandes' MAGIC MAGAZINES OF THE SECOND MILLENNIUM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CONJURING PERIODICALS, AUGUST 1791 - 1 JANUARY 2000. (Hyannis, MA, Fr. Stephen A. Fernandes, 2000). On the infrequent occasions when a new conjuring periodical is found and listed, whether it is within the scope of these two publications or it commenced publication after 01/01/00, it will be be preceded by an "N" and follow the five-digit numbering system used by Fernandes. Any periodical titles which fall outside the scope of these two bibliographies, but which are included in this list as a matter of convenience (and because I have issues for sale) will be be preceeded by an "O" and likewise parrot the five-digit numbering system used by Fernandes. The "Nxxxx", "Nxxxxx" and "Oxxxxx" entries are merely included as a matter of convenience for alphabetizing within this listing and are not intended to approach the scholarship of mssrs. Alfredson, Daily and Fernandes.

M1160. APOCALYPSE. Harry Lorayne. New York, NY. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, all issues have been sold.

M1315. BIG BOB'S MAGIC CLUB NEWS. Robert Shvegzda. Cicero, IL. Big Bob's Magic Club. Irregular. Printed. 5.5 x 8.5. Complete file runs N1 (March, 1969) through V2 N32 (April, 1976).

02. We have a few miscellaneous issues, so query for availability. Priced each at $2.00

M15405. CHANNEL ONE: THINGS YOU WON'T SEE ELSEWHERE. Anthony Miller. Powell, OH. Quarterly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, no copies currently available.

M2130. EPILOGUE. Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Triannual. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Complete file is 25 issues N1 (Nov 1967) through N24(Jul 1975), plus seven Specials. Sorry, all issues have been sold.

M2380. THE GEN. Harry Stanley, et. al. London, England. Jack Hughes and Harry Stanley Studio of Unique Magic. Monthly. Printed. 5 x 7.5 initially w/ later changes. Complete file 294 issues w/ variants from V1: N1 (n.d.) through V26: n.# (Sep/Oct/Nov 1970).

01. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 30.00
02. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00

M2390. GENII, THE INTERNATIONAL CONJURER'S MAGAZINE. (ABD #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr./Bill Jr./Erika Larsen/Richard Kaufman. Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. 1936 - current.

02. Volumes 3-10. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 6.00
04. Volumes 11-30. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 5.00
05. Volume 34; 37; 38; 39; 40; 41; 42; 43; 44; 45; 46; 47; 48; 49. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 30.00
06. Volume 50; 51; 52; 53; 54; 55; 56; 57; 58; 59; 60. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 35.00
07. Volumes 31-61. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 4.00
08. Volume 62; 63. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 40.00
09. Volumes 62-current. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 5.00

M2795. HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY. (2795) Jean Hugard (J. Boyce). Brooklyn, NY. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

M2885. IBIDEM. P. Howard Lyons. Toronto, Canada. Quarterly. Mimeo. 8.5 x 11. With multi-colored silkscreen covers. Sorry, no copies currently available.

M3170. KABBALA. Jon Racherbaumer. Metairie, LA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. No copies currently available.

M3350. THE LINKING RING. Ernest Schieldge and Gene Gordon (G. Avery)/ et.al. Winnipeg, Canada. International Brotherhood of Magicians. Bi-monthly initially/monthly with V8: N1. Printed. 6 x 9. V1: N1(n.d., 1922) - In progress. Current availability runs from 2000 – query for availability.

01. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 15.00
02. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 2.00

M35406. MAGIC: AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. Stan Allen, Lakewood, CA/Los Angeles/Las Vegas. Monthly.

04. Volumes 4-10. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 50.00
05. Volumes 2-10. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 6.00
11. Volumes 11-current. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Per volume. 45.00
12. Volumes 11-current. Single issues. Query for availability. Priced each @ 5.00

M3580. MAGIC AROUND THE WORLD. Benjamin Kleinman and Tan Bah Chee. Singapore. Quarterly. Printed. 8.25 x 10.75. Complete file is 12 issues, V1: N1 (Oct/Dec 1969) through V3: N12 (Sep 1972).

02. Individual loose issues. Volume 1: N3; N4. Fine. Priced each at 3.00 Sorry-no copies available at this time!

M3805. MAGIC INFO. Hugh Caddy, et.al. London, England. International Magic Studio. Bimonthly. Printed 8 x 10.

01. Vol. 1: No. 1 (May/June, 1972). Fine. 3.00
M3860. MAGIC MAGAZINE. Max Andrews. London, England. Monthly. Printed. 7.25 x 9.75. Complete file is 54 issues, V1: N1 (April 1952) through V5: N6 (Sep 1956).

01. Complete file. All 54 issues; loose and unbound. Fine. 150.00
02. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 30.00
03. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00
04. THE DIGITAL MAX ANDREWS MAGIC MAGAZINE. Complete file, Vol.1, No.1 (April, 1952) through Vol.5, No.6 (September, 1956), on one CDRom in plastic case. Includes 8 page booklet with background and instructions. New. 30.00

M3865. MAGIC MAGAZINE. Kardwell, et al. New York City. Monthly. Printed, 8.5 x 11. Sorry, all issues have been sold.

M39105. MAGIC MENU: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PROFESSIONAL RESTAURANT AND BAR MAGICIANS: YEAR NINE. Jim Sisti. Beacon Falls, CT. Printed 8.5 x 11.

03. Issue 49 (September/October 1998) through Issue 54 (July/August 1999). All six issues in a printed MAGIC MENU envelope. New. 18.00
04. Issue 49 (September/October 1998), Issue 50, Issue 51, Issue 52 and Issue 54 (July/August 1999). All five as a lot. Fine. 15.00
M4060. MAGIC SOUNDS. Alex Redans (Craige Snader), Mexico City, Mexico. Irregular. 6.5 x 8.5. No. 1 (Jan. 1973).

02. Nos. 1-5; 7-13; 15; 17. Index No. 1-17. As a lot. 21.00

M4095. THE MAGIC WAND. George MacKenzie Munro, et.al. London. Monthly initially, later quarterly. Printed. 6.25 x 9.5 initially w/various size changes. Complete file is 256 issues, V1: N1 (Sept 1910) - N256 (n.d. Dec 1957).

03. Quarterly issues, large format, individual loose issues. No. 246 only. VG. Priced at 5.00

M4165. MAGIC WORLD NEWS. Edward Konstant. Stamford, CT. Monthly. Printed. 11 x 17. Complete file runs V1 N1 (May, 1965) through V1 N7 (November, 1965). Sorry, no issues currently available.

M41855. MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL. Michael Ammar and Adam J. Fleischer. New York, NY/Austin, TX. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, no issues currently available.

M4375. MAGICAL REVIEW. Max Underwood. New Lexington, OH. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

Vol. 1: No. 1 (Jan. 1962), 2,5,6,9,12. All six issues as a lot. Near fine. 8.00

M4600. MAGIGRAM. Ken DeCourcy (K. Tyler). Bideford, England. Supreme Magic. Bimonthly initially, later monthly. Printed. 8 x 10 initially, later 5.75 x 8.25. Complete file is 306 issues, V1: N1 (Sept/Oct 1966) - V27: N6 (Feb 1995).

01. Volume 10 (1977-78) Complete volume bound in black cloth. Fine. 30.00
02. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 25.00
03. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00

M46675. MAJOKE: AN INCOHERENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Parody) The Evil Five--Dan Harlan, et al. Las Vegas, NV. Printed 8.5 x 11. 94pp. Complete file is a single issue.

01. New copy. 10.00
02. Used copy, but VG+. 8.00

N49657. MR. GADFLY: JOURNAL FOR CARD MAGICIANS. Aaron Smith. Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. Printed. 5" x 8".

03. Volume One, Number Two (July-August, 2001). 54pp., illus. New. 4.00

M5030. MYSTIC QUARTERLY. James Hagy. Euclid, OH. Quarterly. 4.5 x 6. Published 1976-81/15 issues excluding index. No copies currently available.

M51005. NEW DIRECTIONS. Ben Harris. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Irregular. Printed. Nom. 8.25" x 11.75".

01. ISSUE #1 (May, 1985) 20pp., illus. VG+. 15.00
03. ISSUE #3 (August, 1986) 20pp., illus. VG. 15.00
04. THE SUPPLEMENT (August, 1986) 16pp., illus. VG+. 12.00 Sorry-no copies available at this time!

M5180. NEW PHOENIX. Jay Marshall, et al. New York City. Biweekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry-no copies currently available.

M5190. NEW TOPS. Neil Foster. Colon, MI. Abbott's Magic Co. Monthly. 8.5 x 11. Complete file is 407 issues, V1: N1 (Jan 1961) - V34: N12 (Dec 1994).

01. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. Query for availability. Per volume. 25.00
02. Individual loose issues. Query for availability. Priced each at 3.00

M5495. PABULAR. Fred Robison. London. Monthly. Printed. 8.25 x 11.75.

01. THE DIGITAL PABULAR. London, Martin Breese, 2002. Complete file (8+ volumes) on one CD ROM. Indexed. Packaged in booklike plastic container. New. 45.00

M5510. THE PALLBEARERS REVIEW. Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Original run of 120 issues (exclusive of folios) V1: N1 (Nov 1965) - V12: N12 (Oct 1975). Sorry-no copies currently available.

M5600. THE PHOENIX. Walter Gibson/Bruce Elliott. New York. B-weekly. Printrd. 8.5 x 11.

04. PHOENIX 101-150. New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. 100+pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. VG. 16.00

M5895. RICHARD'S ALMANAC. Richard Kaufman. New York. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

01. Volume One, Number One (Sept 1982) through Number 1 (Aug 1983) complete with Winter and Spring Extras and index/wraps. As a lot 25.00
02. V1: N1, N4. Individual loose issues. Priced each at 3.00
03. N13, N14, N15, N16, Winter Extra, N20, N21, N23/24. Individual loose issues. Priced each at 5.00
04. V3: Spring 1985. Individual loose issue. 10.00

M6085. S.O.B.Jr. Lloyd Jones. Oakland, CA. Magic Limited. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. n.V., n.# (n.d. Jan '70) - n.V., n.# (Dec '78). 01. June 1977 issue. 2.00

M61405. SÉANCE. Scott Davis. Ellicott City, MD. Quarterly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Complete file runs N1 (Fall 1988) - N12 (Summer 1991), 12 issues. Sorry, no issues currently available.

M6230.SEVEN CIRCLES. Walter Gibson. Three Rivers, MI. International Magic Circle. Monthly. Printed. 7.75 x 10.5. A complete file runs V1 N1 (April 1931) – V5 N6 (June 1934), 30 issues.

02. We have a few miscellaneous issues, so query for availability. Priced each at $6.00
M63607. THE SORCERER'S ATTIC. Davey Marlin-Jones. Washington, DC. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11.

Individual loose issues. Vol. 2: No. 3 (Nov.- Dec. 1989); No. 5 (Feb. 1990). Both issues as a lot. 4.00
M6415. SPELL-BINDER. Stephen Tucker. St. Helens, England. Monthly. Printed. 6 x 8.25; special issues 8.5 x 11.75.

06. SPECIAL #3. n.d., 51pp. In plastic binder. 6.00

M6600. TALISMAN. Jules Lenier. Resida, CA. Weekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11 initially, then 7 x 10 with issue V.1:14 and after. V1 N1 (Mar 6, '70)-V2 N23 (Aug 13, '71). Sorry, no issues currently available.

63TRA. THE TRAPDOOR. Steven L. Beam. Knightdale, NC. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Sorry, no copies currently available.

Bizarre Magic, Hypnotism, Mentalism

26646. Anon. MENTAL MYSTERIES WITH CARDS: OVER 21 EFFECTS BY 11 CONTRIBUTORS REPRINTED FROM VOLUME ONE OF GENII. Chicago, Nelmar, n.d. 50pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in covers. Some foxing on end sheets, o/w VG. 25.00

26647. Atmore, Joseph. DUNNINGER'S BRAIN BUSTERS. Humble, TX, H & R Magic Books, 2001. 111pp., illus., notes, 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 35.00

26651-a. Bennett, Doug. EXTRA SENSORY PERCEPTIONS. Vista, CA, Doug Bennett, 1984. 27pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. "Trial Separation" (3pp.-8.5 x 11, illus., with gimmick laid in). VG+. 15.00

26653. Burger, Eugene and Jeff McBride. MYSTERY SCHOOL: AN ADVENTURE INTO THE DEEPER MEANING OF MAGIC. Seattle, The Miracle Factory, 2003. 448pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. 100.00

26668. Knepper. Kenton and Friends. KILLER KONCEPTIONS. Phoenix, AZ, Wonder Wizards, 2000. 40pp., 4to. Side stapled in covers. New. 30.00

26668-a. Knepper, Kenton. READINGS FOR THE MAGICIAN. Phoenix, Wonder Wizards, 2002. 19pp., 4to. Wraps. New. 20.00

26668-b. Knepper, Kenton. X. Phoenix, Wonder Wizards, 2002. 26pp., 4to. Wraps. As new. 18.00

26686-b. Strivings, Mark. CONSTRUCTIVE MENTALISM, FOR THE HANDYMAN MENTALIST IN YOU. Westminster, CO, Mark Strivings, 1998. 40pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. New. 25.00

 

Business

26612. Anonymous. PUBLICITY STUNTS. n.pl., Magic Fun Factory, 1998. 86pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. New. 25.00

Arthur, R.E. THE NEW LOOK FOR THE MAGIC SHOW. Chicago, Ireland Magic Co., 1950. 22pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled. Lt. stains and soiling, o/w very good. 5.00

26614. Arthur, R.E. THE NEW LOOK FOR THE MAGIC SHOW. Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1971. 23pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in covers. VG. 5.00

26615. Attkisson, Franklin. HOW TO CUT YOUR ENERGY BILL 30% TO 50%. WinterHaven, FL, Energy Pub. Co., 1977. 56pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Fine. 5.00

26618. Charach, Randy. SECRETS OF A MILLIONAIRE MAGICIAN-DELUXE-HOW ENTERTAINERS CAN PROFIT FROM MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME. [CD ROM] (Vancouver, BC), Sharac Productions Inc., 2002. PC/MAC all versions. New. 175.00

26620-a. Collier, L.C. HOW TO PERFORM FOR KIDS AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. (Shawnee, KS), L.C. Collier, 2003. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. New. 8.00

26621. Dee, David. MAXIMUM PROFITS & SHOWS WITH MINIMUM TIME & EFFORT. Alpharetta, GA, David Dee Inc., 1999. 92pp., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. 20.00

26622. Fiscus, Dave. BIRTHDAY MAGICIAN'S HANDBOOK. (Revised edition) Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions, 1998. 214pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards.New. 30.00

26626. Kannen, Phil. TRADE SHOW SECRETS REVEALED. Las Vegas, Phil Kannen/Magic Fun Factory, 1998. 30pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. New. 19.00

26627. Kleefeld, Jim. THE CONTRACT BOOK. Avon, OH, Contemporary Magic, 1988. 47pp., 4to. Comb bound. VG+. 10.00

26627-a. Kleefeld, Jim. THE VOLUNTEER HANDBOOK. Avon, OH, Contemporary Magic, 1990. 50pp., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. 15.00

26628. Lair, Michael P. STAGE COOL. Canton, OH, Michael P. Lair, 1998. 31pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. New. 15.00

26629. Marshall, Frances and Jay Marshall. THE SUCCESS BOOK. (Various volumes and edition as below). Chicago, Magic, Inc. All illustrated, index, 4to. All comb bound. Some with boards, some paper covers.

  • 02. VOLUME 2. Later version of '73 edition, comb bound in boards. Near fine. 25.00

26629-a. Marshall, Frances (comp.) THE SUPER SHOW: HOW TO CREATE IT, STAGING! SOUND! LIGHTS! COLOR! Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1977. 63pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. 8.00

26634. Tallman, Benjamin W. MAKING MAGIC PAY. Skokie, IL, Benjamin W. Tallman, 1966. 40pp., 8vo. Wraps. VG. 5.00

26634-a. Tenace, Richard L. ACTING FOR MAGICIANS: A PRACTICAL WORKBOOK FOR THE SERIOUS PERFORMER. Rncho Cordova, CA, A-1 Multi-Media, 1998. 36pp.(+ appendics), illus., 4to. Spiral bound. Near fine. 16.00

26635. Vladovich, Sam. BUSINESS, ADVERTISING AND MAGIC. Oklahoma City, Vladovich Publications, 1976. 225pp., illus., 8vo. Papbnd. VG. 20.00

About

Bradbury Books & Beyond (an enterprise of Bradbury Associates, Dan and Jobeth Bradbury) has operated since 1993 as a Missouri sole proprietorship. We buy and sell new and used books and ephemera related to magic (conjuring) and its allied arts and entertainments. Among our specialties are books and ephemera related to magic history, biography and bibliography.

We are a home-based mail-order business in Kansas City, MO and do not operate a store front or show room. In addition to maintaining this site, we issue electronic update lists approximately once a month. We also distribute a weekly "reverse auction" (the prices go down each week) which contains new and used videos, DVDs, tricks, props books, etc. Just e-mail us if you'd like to be added to either list.

How To Order


OUR LISTS & ORDERING INFORMATION
Contents: We buy and (with your cooperation) sell new and used books and other printed materials related to magic and allied arts/interests. Most of the items on our lists are pre- owned (i.e. used) and you should assume such, unless it has a "new" notation before the price. All new items are direct from the publisher or secondary distributor.

Item Descriptions: We use a modified version of standard bibliographic entry, most of which we hope is understandable. The typical format of an entry is as follows:

Item No. Author(s). TITLE-USUALLY FULL. Place of publication, Publisher, Date. (If n.d.-no date-an estimate may appear). Any information related to edition. Physical information-No. of pages, illustrations?, bibliography?, index?, etc. Approx. size. Type of binding and w/ or w/o dustjacket present. Condition notes. Comments...............................................................Price

Common abbreviations we use are:

 

Relating to size: Relating to condition:
32mo - 4-5 inches tall As new--no evidence of being read
16mo - 5-6 inches tall Fine--as above, except for some
12mo - approx. 6-7 inches, or the evidence of reading
size of a modern paperback Very good--some evidence of wear,
8vo--approx. 8 inches, or the size but only minor exterior soiling, min.
of a modern hardback novel dogearing, small DJ tears, etc.
4to--approx. 10 inches Good--avg. condition of most used
Folio--12 or more inches tall books-some soiling, minor page abuse,
---------------- but sound, tight and complete
DJ--dust jacket Fair--covers badly soiled and/or loose.
Ex library--former library copy Defects will be described
with attendant markings. Also Poor--worse yet
typically stamped "withdrawn",
"discard," or something similar, as per custom

 

Please query first to confirm availability and reserve one or more items. Due to the volume of responses we usually receive (and because our site is maintained manually), it is sometimes outdated and it takes us as long as 12-48 hours (depending on our travel schedule) to get back to you, but we do reply to all queries and reserve items in the order in which they are received. We will reply by email and confirm availability, the total cost with shipping (please let us know the zip code or country code where you are located), and your payment options. All items are listed as available subject to prior sale.

Ordering: Payment including shipping and handling can be made with personal check or you can pay via PayPal if you prefer. You can use most credit cards from the PayPal site. Missouri customers must add 8.35% sales tax.

Order by list number, item number, author and short title to avoid confusion. We do accept telephone/email "reserves" on items. Purchase price must arrive within 7 days or we will release the item to the next buyer. When calling/faxing your reserves, just leave it on our machine if we are unavailable. If you are checking on availability of an item or have other questions, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Shipping: The minimum shipping charge is $4.00 on any U.S. order. Add $1.00 extra for each additional book up to a maximum of $15.00. For unusually large orders, overseas shipping, or large magazine orders, we will advise of rate. All items are shipped via U.S. mail or U.P.S. as most practical. Allow 3-4 weeks for receipt.

Return privileges: Any item which does not match our description of condition may be returned within 14 days and we will refund full purchase price (less shipping charges). We want you to be pleased with our service and we value your future business.