Reverse Auction

Greetings! Here’s the Reverse Auction coming to you on Memorial Day evening, May 25, 2020. As always, we have a few collectible and less often seen items—with lots of bargain buys on the lower part of the list where all prices have been reduced again—some to as low $5.00 or even less on “package” purchases. If you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query to us 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—even when it takes us a while to get back to you due to other work or family commitments.

As always, we "GUARANTEE YOUR PURCHASE”—if you want to return an item for any reason, we offer a full refund of the purchase price. Payment options and other details are at the end of the listing. Here’s this week’s list:

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Albo, Robert J. ZAUBER KLINGL. (Book) (Piedmont, CA), Robert J. Albo, (1989). First edition. Unpaginated (8pp.), illus. (B&W photos), 4to. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $35.00

Allen, Harry. SLEIGHT OF MOUTH, A COLLECTION OF HILARIOUS ONE-LINERS. (Book) Tahoma, L & L Publishing, 1995. 177pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards – hardbound edition. S new. Now offered at $20.00

[Ammar, Michael] ASPEN BAR MAGIC SPECIAL OF THE MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL. (Magazine – ADB/SAF #41855) Volume III, No. 1-5. Austin, TX, 1990. 80pp., illus., 4to, Wraps. Ammar’s “Invisible Elastic” sample tipped in inside front cover. Fine. Now offered at $20.00

Anderson, Gene, and Frances Marshall. NEWSPAPER MAGIC. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc, 1974. Third printing. 144pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Former owner name with notes and underlining. Now offered for $14.00

(Anon.) THE MAGICIANS OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING, BEING A COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF PARLOR MAGIC… (Vintage Book) New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1864. A later edition of Toole Stott #481. 362pp. (+ 10pp. ads), illus. with over 500 wood cuts, 12mo. Green tooled cloth with bright gilt title and decoration on spine; cloth textured hardcover with gilt lettering and illustration of a magician on the front cover; head of spine is chipped with approximately .25” loss; worn along spine edges and cover worn at corners; minor browning/toning to pages throughout; former owner bookplate on front end-paper; a black and white photocopy of the frontispiece from the first edition is laid in; all in all a VG copy. Now offered at $200.00

Arnold, Tom. HOW I LOST 5 POUNDS IN 6 YEARS – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2002. First edition. 241pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

Behnke, Leo. MAGIC FOR BARTENDERS – ENCORE. (Book) Paramount, St. Pierre’s Hollywood Magic & Magic City, 1992, 80pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

BLUEPRINT. (Magazine Lot – ADB #1350) Barry Govan and Ian Baxter. Victoria, Australia. Monthly. Mimeo, 8” x 10.25”. A run of 17 issues plus an EXTRA. Beginning with April 1975 issue thru Vol. 3: No. 3 (September 1976); plus, THE BLUEPRINT EXTRA featuring “The Magic of Tom Gagnon” which was included in V 4: N 3. All 18 publications as a lot. All are original loose issues; perhaps a little roughed here or there, but overall VG+. Offered as a lot for $35.00

Christopher, Milbourne. MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER’S MAGIC BOOK. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1977. First edition. 240 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in a chipped dust jacket (now in a Mylar sleeve). This volume has a printed half title page with a totally different photo illustration than the one that appears in the printed book, laid in; also on two other pages with illustrations (s 37/38 and 119/120) the illustrations have been neatly removed and then laid back in. This copy belonged to John Moehring and has his bookplate, but he is probably the only one that might have been able to explain what he was up to. (If you have a theory, I would love to hear it.) Except for the roughed and chipped dust jacket and the business with the illustrations, this copy is in VG+. Now offered at $35.00

Columbini, Aldo. LIFE-SAVER LINES: PLUS OVER 1,000 HILARIOUS ONE-LINERS. (Signed Book) Newbury Park, CA, Mamma Mia Magic, n.d. 48pp., 4to. Wraps. Signed inside front cover; o/w Near Fine. Now offered for $22.00

Craven, Tom. TOM CRAVEN’S LECTURE SERIES – NUMBER 9. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Mesa, Danny Dew/The Citadel, n.d. Unpaged (20pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed and signed; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

Dexter, Will. FEATURE MAGIC FOR MENTALISTS. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1974. 151pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $25.00

Dudeney, Henry Ernest. AMUSEMENTS IN MATHEMATICS. (Book) London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, n.d. (1940’s reprint). 258pp., illus., index, 8vo. Red cloth. Nice period (circa 1917) illustrations and drawings. An ex-library copy with only mild library disfigurement; heavily worn at spine with darkening and the spine flap starting to detach; worn to boards at the corners; toning on the endpapers with faint ownership stamps; a boldly printed gift inscription to the former owner; o/w quite Good. Offered at $16.00

Endlich, Dr. William M. TWENTY PRACTICAL LIQUID AND CHEMICAL EFFECTS – BOOK ONE OF THE PRACTICAL LIQUID AND CHEMICAL SERIES. (Book) Doylestown, by the Author, 1931. 16pp., 8vo. Wraps. Has been three-hole punched; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Ewing, Thomas A. TWO HARTES THAT BEAT AS ONE. (Signed/Numbered Book) Yardley, PA, by the author, 1993. Signed/numbered copy (#209) of 250 published. 47pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. 11 x 17 sheets saddle stapled in pictorial wrap. Signed by the author. As new. Now offered at $25.00

[Fulves, Karl] INTERLOCUTOR. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2955) Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Printed, 8.5 x 11. A run of 44 of the 46 issues of a complete file. This lot starts with Number 1 (July 1975) through Number 44 (n.d., but either late 1980 or early1981). No. 43 includes the piece of parchment tracing paper. All are original loose issues in VG to fine condition. All 38 issues offered as a lot for $65.00

Garrett, Dan. Lecture Notes. (Two-Book Lecture Notes Lot – One Signed) 2002 THE LAST PALINDROME OR SEND MORE DAN GARRETT (2002, 24pp., illus.) and DAN GARRETT’S TOP 10 LECTURE NOTES (1996, 20pp., illus., signed inside front cover). Both are published by the author, 8vo in paper wraps and VG+. Offered as a lot for $12.00

Ginn, David. CRASH COURSE ON KID SHOWS. (Book) Loganville, GA, Scarlett Green Publications, 2003. First edition. 64pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

[Henning, Doug] Memorabilia Packet. (Doug Henning – Memorabilia Lot) DOUG HENNING’S WORLD OF MAGIC less seldom seen touring souvenir program from the late 1970’s published by Entertainment Services, Columbus OH (8pp. in heavy pictorial wraps, 8.5 x11) with a one page insert with the rotating cast and credits laid in; DOUG HENNING’S WORLD OF MAGIC touring souvenir program from the1980’s published by Michelsen Industries, Canoga Park, CA (20pp. in heavy pictorial wraps, 8.5 x11); two performance programs for THE MAGIC SHOW - a PLAYBILL from the Cort Theatre, in New York August 1974; and CURTAIN CALL from the 1974-75 season in Cincinnati, OH with Peter DePaula playing the role of the Magician; DOUG HENNING MAGIC YOU CAN DO - a glossy instruction booklet (a seven panel 3.75 x 11) for four of the 12 tricks marketed by Henning in 1982 (the tricks themselves were produced by Tenyo and are not included with this memorabilia packet); the January, 1982 issue of GENII with the cover story featuring the marriage of Doug and Debbie in late 1981; and two post card style handouts for the Las Vegas Hilton: one featuring Bill Cosby and Doug Henning and His World of Magic, April 18-May 1, 1978 and John Davidson and Doug Henning and His World of Magic, July 31 – August 21, 1978. All eight pieces are VG to Fine and offered as a Lot for $80.00

Hudson, Walt, and Tom Ogden. A VOLUNTEER FROM THE AUDIENCE. (Book) n. pl., Magic Media Ltd., n.pl. 16pp, illus., 4to. Side stapled. Former owner name on front cover, o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00
HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. (J. Boyce). Vol. I: Nos. 1(June 1943)- 7, 10-12; Vol. II: Nos. 2-4, 6, 8-10, 12; Vol. III: Nos. 1 – 6, 8, 10; Vol. IV: Nos. 4,10-12; Vol. V: Nos. 1-10, 12; Vol. VII: No. 2; Vol XVI: Nos. 8-10; Vol. XVII: No. 3; Vol. XVIII: Nos. 3, 9, 10: Vol. XIX: Nos.11-12; Vol. XX: Nos. 5-12; and Vol. XXI: Nos. 1-2. A total of 61 issues, offered as a lot. All are original loose issues and Near Fine. Offered as a lot for $60.00

THE IMP. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB #2895) H.R. Hartmann. Sydney, Australia. The Official Organ of The Independent Magical Performers of Sydney. Monthly. 4.75 x 8 mimeographed. Three specimen issues of 130 issue run of this club publication. This lot includes: Vol 1: No. 5 (September, 1935); Vol. 4: No. 1 (May 1938); and Vol. 5: No. 3 (July 1939) with the cover article focusing of Maurice Rooklyn. Plus, and 8pp program from “THE IMPS – A WONDER NIGHT OF MAGIC presented at St. James Hall Saturday, 1st August 1936. V5:N3 has some spots on the front cover, o/w all are VG. All four pieces offered as a lot for $10.00

KABBALA. (Magazine Lot - ADB # 3170) A small lot of Jon Racherbaumer’s original monthly publication from the early 1970's. This’s lot of 19 issues includes: Volume 1, Number Two (October, 1971) through Volume 2, Number Eight (April 1973). All 19 issues are printed, 8.5 x 11. All are original loose issues and in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot only for $30.00

Lasher, Micah. THE MAGIC OF MICAH LASHER: MORE THAN FIFTY TRICKS THAT WILL AMAZE AND DELIGHT EVERYONE--INCLUDING YOU. (Book) New York, Simon And Schuster (A Fireside Book), 1996. 219pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. As new. $10.00

Leeming, Joseph (as Professor Paradise). THE NEW BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1933. 187pp. Illus. 12mo. Pictorial cloth. Some penciled notations on the contents page, o/w VG+. Offered for $16.00.

Magazine Miscellany – The “C” File. (Mixed Magazine Lot) Here is a small lot of specimen, single-title, isolated issues and small runs from the “C” Section of our files—ideal for the “single issue” collector of foreign and esoteric issues. This lot includes: THE CATACOMB (Number 1 – March 1993); CENTER STAGE (Vol. 1: No. 2 – 1978?); CHAP’S SCRAPBOOK (June 1939); CIRCUS REPORT (Number 11 – March 18, 1991): CLUB DE ILLUSIONISTAS PROFESIONALES (No. 6 – 1959); THE CONJURER (Volume 1: Issue 7, 1975); CONJURERS’ MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Volume 1: No. 11 – July 15, 1907); THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE (Two issues: V 5: Nos. 3 and 5 from 1949 - covers of N5 are split at the spine and N3 has some spots on the front cover); THE CORNISH PIXIE (Vol. 1: No. 12 – December 1943); and CORSAIR (No. 79 - 1954). Various sizes – other than as described, older items show some age, but overall are VG. Offered as a lot for $25.00

[Nelmar Magic Studio]. NELMAR CATALOG (Magic Catalog Plus) Chicago, Nelmar Magic Studio, n.d (Late 1940’s or 1950’s). Proprietor: Anthony Nelmar Albino. 42pp., illus., 8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 printed sheets top stapled in covers. Tan/off-white covers with black title and illustrations. Plus, NELMAR MAGICAL BULLETIN NO. 43 (n.d., 14pp., 8.5 x 7.25” side stapled) from the Milwaukee Avenue address is also included. BULLETIN has been folded and is creased, o/w condition of both is VG. Both offered as a lot for $20.00

Nikola, Louis. THE NIKOLA CARD SYSTEM – A NEW POWER FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Max Holden, 1937. 28pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Dark red wraps. A Near Fine copy. Offered at $20.00

O’Meally. Robert. LADY DAY – THE MANY FACES OF BILLIE HOLIDAY. (Book) n.pl., Da Capo Press, 1991. 205pp., illus., bibliog., discography, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $12.00
Penn, Jillette and Teller. PENN & TELLER'S CRUEL TRICKS FOR DEAR FRIENDS. (Book) New York, Villard Books, 1989. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Gimmicks are laid in. VG+. Offered at $14.00

Rice, Harold R. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUMES 1 - 3. Plus, Mark Trimble’s VOLUME 4; Plus, the INDEX TO VOLUMES 1-2-3. (Five-Book Set). Wynnewood, PA/Cincinnati, OH, Silk King Studios, 1948/1966/1974 respectively. 1,542pp., illus., 8vo. Dust jackets in cloth. All three dust jackets are a bit roughed with a fairly significant “v-shaped” chip (2.5” at the top) missing on Vol. 3 (all three are now in Mylar sleeves), o/w VG+. Plus, INDEX TO VOLUMES 1-2-3. Cincinnati, 1981. 39pp., 8vo. Wraps. PLUS...ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUME 4 by Mark Trimble and Timothy Sonefelt. (Boston/Paramount City, CA), Hank Lee's Magic Factory/Magic City, 1993. (310pp., + 94pp./1,543-1,844 and 1-94), illus., multiple indices to all four volumes, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Lightly rubbed on the back cover of dust jacket (now in Mylar sleeve), o/w VG+. All five volumes have Moehring bookplates. Offered as a lot at $150.00

[Siegfried and Roy Souvenir Program Lot + Miscellany] SIEGFRIED & ROY SUPERSTARS OF MAGIC IN BEYOND BELIEF – two programs from the Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV from 1981 and 1984 with different photos in each – both published by Sells-Floto. Complete with detachable post cards still intact from the 1981 program; and a S&F Royal White Tigers Habitat brochure from the Mirage. All are VG+. As a lot for $20.00

Spalding, Henry D. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWISH HUMOR – FROM BIBLICAL TIMES TO THE MODERN AGE. (Book) Middle Village, Jonathan David Publishing, 1976. 458pp., glossary, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name on end paper; o/w near fine. Offered at $14.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. WHO WAS DRACULA? – BRAM STOKER’S TRIAL OF BLOOD. (Book) New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2013. First edition. 321pp., illus., extensive notes and sources, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

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[Anon.] THE BOY’S OWN CONJURING BOOK: BEING A COMPLETE HAND-BOOK OF PARLOUR MAGIC… (Vintage Book) New York, Dick and Fitzgerald, n.d. (circa 1860). 384pp., illus. (engraved frontispiece.), 12mo. Green cloth with black and gilt stamping. Cover has been wet along the spine and is a bit puckered at head and foot of spine and dented on the rear face edge; cocked a bit; front hinge is going; toning throughout; still a fair to good copy. Offered at $65.00

[Autographs and Collectibles Miscellany] A small lot of autographs and more. (Autograph Packet +) The featured item in this packet is the “Who Am I?” packet from the 2018 Magic Live Convention. Nine “trading cards” (nominal 3.5” x 5.25”) designed by German artist Sebastian KONOPIX featuring renowned magicians in attendance at Magic Live 2018. The envelope shares the challenge, but all nine cards have been matched with the attendee represented and autographed. Plus an autographed in character 5” x 7” Ronald McDonald photo; contemporary post card from the Magic Castle Hotel; a 3” x 5” Confusing Die” card with nickels instead of the spots; tri-fold flyer from Philip’s Magic Paradise Museum in Giroux, Manitoba; signed 5.5” x 8.5” advert for “Sholem” the Token of Faith; and three personalized bookplates from George Johnson, Merton the Magician and Cliff Townsend. All offered as a lot for $27.00

Blitz, Signor (Antonio). FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAGIC CIRCLE, BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S PROFESSIONAL LIFE; HIS WONDERFUL TRICKS AND FEATS; WITH LAUGHABLE INCIDENTS, AND ADVENTURES AS A MAGICIAN, NECROMANCER, AND VENTRILOQUIST. (Vintage First Edition – Toole Stott #99) Hartford, CT, Belknap & Bliss, 1871. 432pp., illus. (with 16pp. engraved plates), 8vo. Tan pictorial boards with ornate tooled black and gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece and illustrated insert preceding title page. Former owner name and address written in elaborate script on first free endpaper. Binding worn with corners bumped into boards; top and bottom of spine fraying with the spine flap detached at the rear (will require repair); shaken with a few loose and pulled signatures, but still firmly attached; internal spots and some foxing; overall condition is Good for age. Now offered at $126.00

(Burlingame, H.J.) 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 $34.00

Campbell, Loring. THIS IS MAGIC. (Signed Book) Colon, Mich. Abbott’s. 1945. 136pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed “With best wishes – Loring Campbell.” Chanin shop sticker; o/w a tight, clean copy; VG+. Offered at $9.00

[Chaney, Earl] FROM VENICE TO VEGAS – CIRCUS MEMORABILIA FROM THE COLLECTION OF EARL CHANEY. (Autographed Exhibit Brochure/Poster) Poster/brochure for the exhibit at the Castle Gallery, The College Of New Rochelle, April 3 – June 26, 2005. Designed as an 18” x 24” poster on one side, the back folds to become an eight-panel brochure for the exhibit itself. Lots of colorful photos and commentary on the contents of the exhibit itself. Autographed on the poster side of the piece. Fold marks with very mild chipping, o/w VG+. Now offered at $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 $12.00

Elbiquet. SUPPLEMENTARY MAGIC. (Vintage Book) London, George Routledge & Sons, n.d. (c. 1917). 200pp., illus., index, 12mo. Pictorial blue cloth with darker blue stamping. Dealer shop stamp inside front cover; o/w a Near Fine copy. Offered for $43.00

Furst, Arnold. Two great history-packed books: FAMOUS MAGICIANS OF THE WORLD and GREAT MAGIC SHOWS. (Signed/Numbered Two-book lot) Los Angeles, Genii Publishing Company, 1957 and 1968 respectively. Both are numbered limited editions (# 80 and #123) signed by Furst. 40pp. each, illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Packed with bios and reviews of some of the greats—Houdini, Carter the Great, Maurice Rooklyn, Jack Gwynne, Milborne Christopher, John Calvert, Bill Neff, Jim Conley, Richiardi, Les Levante and more. Hundreds of photos. Near fine. Offered as a lot for $36.00

Garenne, Henri. THE ART OF MODERN CONJURING, MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS, A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE ART OF PARLOUR AND STAGE MAGIC, ILLUSIONS, SPIRITUALISM, VENTRILOQUISM, THOUGHT READING, MESMERISM, MNEMOTECHNY, ETC., ETC. (Vintage Book) London, Ward, Lock & Company, n.d. (circa 1886). 351pp. (+20pp. adverts.), illus., taller 12mo. Red pictorial cloth with gold and black stamping. Someone has made repeated efforts to keep this volume together, but only achieving modest success. Cover shows wear and rubbing overall with spotting on the back cover; mild fraying along the head foot of the spine; front and rear hinges have been reinforced with hinge tape; the half title page and front end papers are absent, but the book otherwise appears complete; several front contents pages are loose and laid in; some damp stains along top edge; pages are a bit stiff with toning throughout; still a fair copy. Offered at $76.00

Ireland, Frances. WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND. (Signed Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1952. First edition. 133 pp., 8vo. Wraps. Stories of magicians as told by Frances, later Frances Ireland Marshall, Jay's wife. Signed above the picture on page one. Berg’s Magic Studio imprint on the first page; spine is sunned and faded; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

King, Mac and Mark Levy. TRICKS WITH YOUR HEAD. (Inscribed/Signed Book) New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed to John Moehring with Thanks for making the book a runaway hit! and signed by Mac in 2002 in Vegas. As new. Now offered at $14.00

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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 $9.00

Andreu. GEHEIMNISSE. (Book and Gimmick) n. pl. (printed in Colombia), Andreu, 2019. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Gimmick tipped in on rear end paper. New, but somewhat shopworn from handling. Offered at $53.00

Bailey, S. Wilson and Harold . Osborne. WRINKLES – A FEW SUGGESTIONS AND INNOVATIONS. (Vintage Book) Cambridgeport, Bailey &Tripp, 1910. 62pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Stiff wraps. Wraps have small chips in several spots—mainly at the corners; former owner signature inside front cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

[Bannon, John] JOHN BANNNON’S DEALING WITH IT – SEASON 3. (DVD) Big Blind Media, 2019. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w as new. Offered at $14.00

[Basic Books] A pair of basic books for beginners and beyond. (Two-Book Lot) Marvin Kaye’s STEIN AND DAY’S HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. New York, Stein and Day, 1975. 310pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 12mo.; and Shari Lewis and Abraham B. Hurwitz’s MAGIC FOR NON-MAGICIANS. New York, Signet, 1977. 157pp., illus., 12mo. Both are paperbound and show use and wear—and despite some edge foxing and soiling—are good reading copies to help build a beginner’s library. Offered as a two-book lot for $10.00

Bloch, Rich. THE FALSTAFF BOOK TEST. (Book Test Prop and Instructions) New York, Magico Magazine, n.d. Prop book—300pp. SOUP TO NUTS—with one page instructions and guides. Pre-owned, but condition is VG+. Offered at $32.00

Bernstein, Bruce. CLASSICS. (Book) n.pl., By the author, 1998. 41pp., illus., 4to, Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE'S MODERN CARD TRICKS. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Books, 1958. 164pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Ticket stub from Harry Blackstone Magic Holiday Show at Bally’s in Las Vegas (December 24, 1995) laid in. Moehring bookplate; some stains and mars on cover; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

[Boyd, Alan] EYE PHONE. (Prop and Complete Instructions) From Chris Kenworthey and Mark Mason. New. Now offered at $73.00

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 $7.00

Brown, Derren. TRICKS OF THE MIND. (Book) London, Channel 4 Books, 2007. 392pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Light foxing on face edges and end papers; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Carey, Chris. FIND THE STUFF THAT'S YOU! DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE AND LETTING THE AUDIENCE IN ON IT... (Book) Atlanta, The Show-Pro Team, 1989. First edition. 272pp., illus., index, 8vo. Blue boards with silver title printing. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

Caveney, Mike, Ricky Jay and Jim Steinmeyer. Edited by Noel Daniel. MAGIC – 1400’s – 1950’s. (First Edition Book) Los Angeles, Taschen America, 2009. First edition. 650pp., lavishly illus., indexed, folio size art book. Hardcover in dust jacket. Make no mistake, this is not the 2013 reissue with a paltry 544 pages. This is still in the original shrink wrap. Get this collectible copy now for only $182.00

[Christopher, Dee] RAZOR WALLET. (Wallet, Gimmick and On-Line Instructions) Crimson Edition. New. Now offered at $28.00

Christopher, Milbourne. PANORAMA OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1962. First Dover edition. 216 pp., illus. (eight in full color), index., 4to. Paperbound. Some wear at the extremities; face edge lightly soiled; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

[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 $10.00

Coffin, George S. $ECRET$ OF WINNING POKER. (Book) North Hollywood, Wilshire Book Company, 1976. 198pp., several appendices—laws, index to laws, glossary, percentages tables, 8vo. Paperbound. A near fine copy for its age. Offered at $8.00

Copperfield, David and Janet Berliner. DAVID COPPERFIELD'S TALES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE. (Book) New York, Harper Prism, 1995. 383pp., illus., author bios, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edge; o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Craggs, Douglas (editor). MASTERPIECES OF MAGIC NO. 1 - ADVANCED CONJURING FOR PRACTICAL PERFORMERS. (Book) Croydon, Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences Limited, n.d. (1946). 77pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Red cloth with wear at the extremities; spine has been repaired with black binder’s tape; toning on the end papers; o/w Good. Offered at $14.00

Daniels, Paul and Barry Murray. PAUL DANIELS MAGIC SHOWCASE. (Book/Magic Set) London BBC Books, 1992. 128pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Includes sealed props for six tricks. All props present and unopened. Cardboard case containing tricks is a bit flattened at one corner; bumped a bit at the head of the spine; o/w As New. Used copies offered elsewhere for as much as $50.00, but we will let this copy go for $16.00

[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 $5.00

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 $9.00

Dickson, Paul. TOASTS – THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE BEST TOASTS, SENTIMENTS, BLESSINGS, CURSES AND GRACES. (Book) New York, Delacorte, 1981. 310pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Dobson, Wayne. POCKET MONEY. (DVD and Gimmicks) Complete set includes: Four coins from around the world (all interchangeable); one precision crafted gimmick; one velvet bag; and an instructional DVD. New in original packaging. Out of stock on some sites. Buy it now for $49.00

Dunn, Bob. MAGIC FOR ALL. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1946. 158pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth. Former owner name inside front cover and on title page; previous owner’s name is scratched through; also signed by Chanin inside front cover; lightly worn along extremities; some liquid stains on front cover; o/w a Good copy. Now offered at $8.00

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 scuffs/tears at head and foot of spine; foxing on face edges; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

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 $5.00

Echevarria, Eli “Buster”. THE ULTIMATE BALLOON TWISTER’S GUIDE. (Signed Book) Westland (MI), Gentleman Tramp Publications, 2005. 94pp., illus., 4to, Plastic comb bound. Signed by the author on the title page. Near Fine. Offered at $14.00

Einhorn, Nicholas. HOW TO DO MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) London, Hermes House, nd., . 256pp., illus., glossary, list of suppliers, index, 8vo. Soft pictorial covers. As new. Now offered at $6.00
Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1931. First U.S. edition. 206pp., illus., 4to. Gray cloth with black and orange stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Cover shows wear at extremities and is soiled and stained in places; some browning/toning on the end panels with some notes/diagram on first two pages; o/w a nice tight copy and VG inside. An ambitious bookman could make a faux dust jacket and have a very presentable book. Now offered at $16.00

Fisher, John. NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK – TRICKS AND BETS YOU CAN’T LOSE. (Book) New York, Pantheon Books, 1976. First American edition. 127pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Toning at the edges, o/w VG+. Now offered at $18.00

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 $14.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 38: NO. 1 (January 1974) through NO. 12 (December 1974).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $10.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 39: NO. 1 (January 1975) through NO. 12 (December 1975).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $10.00

Gibson, Walter B., Sidney Radner, et. al. MAGIC HANDBOOK (Book/Magazine). Chicago, Science and Mechanics Publishing, 1961. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Magazine wraps. Features knife box illusion on cover. Some spine paper flaking at head and foot of spine; light wear at extremities; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Gibson, Walter B. THE MASTER MAGICIANS: THEIR LIVES AND MOST FAMOUS TRICKS. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1966. First edition. 221pp., illus., index, 8vo Cloth with red spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket; cover shows wear and some spots; former owner bookplate and signature inside front cover; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

Gibson, Walter. THE WORLD’S BEST BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia, Penn Publishing Co, 1927 First Edition. 319pp., illus., 8vo. Maroon cloth with gold stamping. Moehring bookplate; worn at the edges; front hinge is going; foxing on end papers; dust jacket cover and info flap have been trimmed and taped in at front and back; with a bit of loving care this could be a VG copy. Now offered at $23.00

Ginn, David. LAUGHTER LEGACY. (Book) Lilburn, GA, Scarlett Green Publications, 1998. First edition. 224pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $8.00

Harris, Paul. CLOSE-UP ENTERTAINER. (Book) 1979. San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1979. First edition. 171pp, illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

Harris, Paul. LAS VEGAS CLOSE-UP. (Book) San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1978. 150pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

Take both Harris books above for $16.00

Hawkesworth, Eric. PRACTICAL LESSONS IN MAGIC – TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS FOR THE AMATEUR PERFORMER. (Book) New York, Meredith Press, 1967. First U.S. Edition. 75pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Light wear at the extremities; dust jacket now in a Mylar sleeve; mild pulling at the rear spine hinge; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC DIVERSIONS INCLUDING TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, Arno Press, 1977. 556pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket – now in Mylar sleeve. Foxing on the face edges, o/w a VG+ copy of this classic. Now offered at $20.00

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. 556pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperback. Former owner bookplate; VG+. Offered at $9.00

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 $15.00

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 $8.00

Hugard, Jean and Frederick Braue. EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE. (Book) London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1950. Third (and best) edition – includes additional material by Vernon and Daily. 474pp., illus., 8vo. Orange cloth with plastic protective sleeve. Former owner name and Moehring book plate; o/w VG+. Now offered at $40.00

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, (1945). Sixth edition. 345 pp., illus., index, 4to. Burgundy cloth. Lacks a just jacket. Cover shows some minimal wear, but the spine has been speckled by small white paint spots (like from a paint roller); end paper edges browning a bit; o/w VG as a reading copy. Now offered at $12.00

Hugard, Jean and Frederick Braue. THE ROYAL ROAD TO CARD MAGIC. (Book) London, Faber and Faber, 1975. Eighth impression. 302pp., illus., index. 8vo. Cloth sans dust jacket. A nice clean tight copy. Now offered at $8.00

[Humor Lot] A small lot of books on humor and gags. (Three-Book Lot) This lot includes: Tiny Grant’s PATTER AND GAGS – COMEDY AND HOW TO USE IT (Tiny’s Magic Company, 1951, 24pp., soiled on front cover); George McAthy’s SMART TALK (Tommy Windsor Studio, 1945, 20pp.); and Robert Orben’s BIG, BIG LAUGHS (Orben Publications, 1963, 25pp., lightly soiled on back cover). All three are 8vo in Wraps. Offered as a lot at $8.00

Hunt, Douglas and Kari. THE ART OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Atheneum, 1967. First edition. 216pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Black cloth. Former owner bookplate; an ex library copy with telltale disfiguration; o/w a VG copy. Now offered at $8.00

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 $6.00

INSIDE MAGIC. (Magazine Lot – ADB/F #2940) Stan Allen. Los Alamitos, CA. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. This lot consists of 47 issues and includes: Vol III: Nos. 8 (August 1987) thru 12; Vol. IV: Nos. 1, 3-4, 6-12: Vol. V: Nos. 1-12; Vol. VI: Nos. 1-12; and Vol. VII: Nos. 1-3, 5-8 (August 1991). All are original issues and three-hole punched as issued. All issues are VG to Fine. Offered as a lot for $58.00

Jacoby, Oswald. OSWALD JACOBY ON POKER. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1948. New revised edition with Index. 175pp., index, 8vo. Black boards with red stamping. Cover is a bit roughed with “bleached” spots on rear cover; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $6.00

Joseph, Eddie. THE ART OF BODY LOADING & PRODUCTIONS. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., 1950. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Very light discoloration at the spine, o/w a very nice clean bright copy. Offered at $20.00

Karr, Todd. THE SECRET LEXICON. (Book Test) Los Angeles, The Miracle Factory, 2018. Limited to 500 numbered copies. 848pp., illus. (four-page color section), 4to. Leather bound—Smyth-sewn on satin-finish paper—with foil stamping and gilt edges. Ribbon bookmark and deluxe endpapers. Optional dustjacket is included for a more everyday look. As new. Offered at $237.00

Kaye, David. SERIOUSLY SILLY: HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC AND COMEDY. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, 2005. First edition. 163pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered for only $32.00

Kaye, Marvin. THE STEIN AND DAY HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Stein and Day, 1973. 310pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 8vo. Cloth/boards. Lack dust jacket, but o/w a nice clean copy; VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Kreskin. THE AMAZING WORLD OF KRESKIN. (Book) New York, Random House, 1973, First edition. 209pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Cloth/boards. Lacks dust jacket. Some toning on end papers, o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

[LaVille, Lars] TOTALITY. (Mental Calculation) From Paul Richards 2019. Complete with deck and complete instructions. New – Deck is still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $24.00

LEGERDEMAIN. (Magazine lot - ADB #3295) A mixed lot of 13 issues of this dealer house organ published by John Fabjance of Bethalto, Illinois in the late-1970’s to early 1980’s. Magazines are printed, 8.5 x 11 size. This lot includes: Volume I: Nos. 1 (February 1977), 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8; Volume II: Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7; and Volume III: Nos. 1, and 5. The Volume III issues have a bit of foxing (probably from moisture) along the top edge of the front cover; otherwise the issues appear to be complete and in VG+ condition. All 13 issues as a lot for $12.00

MacDougall, Michael. CARD MASTERY WITH WHICH IS COMBINED “THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE”. (Book) New York, Circle Magic Shop, 1944. 81 pp. + 201pp., Including a reprint of Erdnase’s Expert at the Card; s Table, illus., 12mo. Red cloth with black stamping. Top corner of spine is bumped; shows some general wear at the extremities and use; but o/w is VG. Now offered at $10.00

MacDougall, Mickey as told to J.C. Furnas. GAMBLERS DON’T GAMBLE. (Book) New York, Greystone Press, 1939. 166pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black title and design stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Spine is sun-faded, but totally readable; toning on endpapers; o/w a nice tight copy in VG condition. Now offered at $14.00

[Magic Makers] MIND BENDER. (DVD) Magic Makers, Inc., 2004. Three featured effects presented by Chad Sanborn. Near fine. Now offered at $5.00

[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 $5.00

[Magic with Common Props] Five books using common items. (Five-Book Lot) This lot includes: Annemann’s 202 METHODS OF FORCING (Max Holden, 1976, 35pp.); Dariel Fitzkee’ ROPE ETERNAL (Tannen, n.d., 52pp.); Edward Marlo’s CARD FAN PRODUCTIONS (Magic, Inc., 1980, 24pp.); editor Frances Ireland Marshall’s THE SPONGE BOOK ( Ireland Magic, 1960, 44pp.); and editor Frances Marshall’s WANNA BET? (Magic Inc., 1969, 28pp.). All are 8vo in wraps—overall condition shows usage with some edge foxing but is VG. Offered as a lot for $27.00

[Magicland/Lyle Douglas Catalogs] 500 TRICKS - A lot of four catalogs from Douglas Magicland (Dallas, TX). 500 TRICKS(1943, 128pp); CATALOG 33 (1960, 120pp); and CATALOG 35 (1963, 120pp); and CATALOG 36 (1965, 104pp.) All have the distinctive Magicland cover illustration (swami doing a levitation). Condition is VG to Fine - several have order blanks, envelopes and extras laid in. All four as a lot, now offered at $22.00

Markwood, Bob. POOF, YOU’RE A FROG!!! THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINING CHILDREN. (Book) (Los Angeles), Bob Markwood,1993. 79pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Title rewritten near spine for filing, o/w VG+. Now offered at $9.00

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 $7.00

Mason, Eric and Barrie Richardson. A BOON FOR ALL SEASONS. (Book) London, Eric Mason, 2005. Second edition. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As New. Offered at $14.00

Minch, Stephen. THE NEW YORK MAGIC SYMPOSIUM – COLLECTION FIVE. (Book) New York, Symposium Productions, 1986. 160pp., illus., 4to. Yellow pictorial cloth. Text is in English and Japanese. Bottom of the spine is bumped; o/w near fine. Now offered at $26.00

Moehring, John. THE MAGICAL LIFE OF MARSHALL BRODIEN – CREATOR OF TV MAGIC CARDS AND WIZZO THE WIZARD. (Book) Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, 2007..263pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $18.00

[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 $12.00

Moss, John. HOW TO WIN AT POKER. (Book) Garden City, Garden City Books, 1950. 92pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly worn at extremities; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

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 $26.00

NEW PENTAGRAM. (Magazine Lot #1- ADB #5175) Peter Warlock. England, Supreme Magic. A Miscellaneous lot of 67 issues – plus four indices. Ranging from Volume 1: No. 1 (March 1969) through Volume 10: No. 10 (December 1978). Issues include: V1: N1, 5; V2: N7- 12; V3: N3-8, 10, 12; V4: N1-7, 9-12; V5: N1-3, 5, 6, 9-12; V6: N12; V7: N2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12; V8: N1-4, 6, 11, 12; V9: v4-10, 12; V10: N2-4, 6-8, 10. Plus indices for Volumes 1, 4, 5 and 8. Overall condition is VG. Offered as a lot for $46.00

NEW PENTAGRAM. (Magazine Lot #2 - ADB #5175) Peter Warlock. England, Supreme Magic. A Miscellaneous lot of 85 issues – plus three indices. Ranging from Volume 11: No. 1 (March 1979) through Volume 20: No. 5 (July 1988). Issues include: V11: N1-12; V12: N9-11; V13: N3-7, 9, 11, 12; V14: N1-2, 4, 10-12; V15: N1-7, 9-12; V16: N1-12; V17: N1-12; V18: N1-10, 12; V19: 2-3, 6-9, 12; V20: N1, 5. Plus indices for Volumes 15, 16, and 17. Overall condition is VG. Offered as a lot for $55.00

Buy both of the two above lots of NEW PENTAGRAM for only $90.00

[Owen Brothers] OWEN MAGIC SUPREME - CATALOG NO. 11. (Magic catalog) Azusa, CA, Owen Magic Supreme, 1984. First edition. 164pp., illus. (32pp. color section), price list laiid, 4to. (8.6 x 11.3). Perfect bound black cover w/ blue, gold and white Genie illustration. Spine is creased; price list and several later adverts are included; a VG copy. Now offered at $9.00

Patton, Temple C. CARD TRICKS ANYBODY CAN DO – A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO CARD MAGIC. (Book) New York, Castle Books, © 1964. 141pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. A very nice copy Now offered at $6.00

[Playing Card Panoply] A miscellaneous lot—a fairly modest panoply—of items related to Paying Cards. (Ephemera Lot) This lot includes: Convention registration packet for the 1997 International Playing-Card Society in Milan, Italy. Packet includes welcome; nicely designed dinner invitation, attendee list, lecture notes on “Austrian Playing Card Tax Stamps” (11pp.) and “History of Playing Cards in the United States” (8pp.) and miscellaneous items; invitation to the 1996 IPCS in Hungary; invitation to 1998 IPCS dinner in Issy-les-Moulineaux , France; Copy of THE PLAYING-CARD, JOURNAL OF THE IPCS (January-March, 2012, 68pp.); Issue No. 28, 1961 of SOUTHWEST MUSEUM LEAFLETS dedicated to “Apache Playing Cards” (20pp.); and a STAGEBILL from the Northlight Theatre in Chicago for the April 2001 performance of Regnard’s “The Gamester” featuring 17th Century cards on the cover. All items are VG+/Fine. Offered as a lot for $14.00

Popular Mechanics, The Editors of. THE BOY MAGICIAN – 156 AMAZING TRICKS & SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) New York. Hearst Books, 2008. 192 pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paper covered flexible boards. Near fine. Now offered at $6.00

Randi, James. THE FAITH HEALERS. (Book) Buffalo, Prometheus Press, 1987. Foreword by Carl Sagan. 318pp., illus., bibliog., notes, 8vo. Paperbound. An ex library copy with typical markings; lightly worn at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

[Royal Magic] AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS. (DVD) As new. Retails for $19.95, now only $7.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1961. Third printing. 714pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has a few minor nicks and tears (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w VG copy. Now offered at $12.00

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 $12.00

Silberstang, Edwin. WINNING POKER STRATEGY. (Book) New York, David McKay Company, 1982. First paperback edition. 146pp.glossary, index, 8vo. Paperbound. An As New copy. Offered at $6.00

Silverman, Kenneth. HOUDINI!!! THE CAREER OF ERICH WEISS – AMERICA’S SELF-LIBERATOR, EUROPE’S ECLIPSING SENSATION, WORLD’S HANDCUFF KING AND PRISON BREAKER – NOTHING ON EARTH CAN HOLD HOUDINI A PRISONER!!! (Book) New York, Harper Collins, 1996. First edition. xi., 465pp., illus., source guide, index, 8vo. Cloth in an excellent dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve. If you don’t have it—here’s your chance to pick up this Pulitzer Prize winning author’s well-researched version of Houdini’s life and career. A fine copy. Now offered at $21.00

Sminkey, Don “The Clown”. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU DO, BUT HOW YOU DO IT! – COMEDY MAGIC RUTINES WITH STANDARD MAGIC PROPS. (Book) Bowie (MD), Clown Capers, 1989. 71pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered 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). 96pp., illus., tall 8vo. Yellow wraps with red and black printing. Same size 12pp. supplement laid in. VG+. Offered as a lot at $9.00

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 $8.00

[Supreme Magic Company] THE SUPREME CATALOGUE OF MAGIC NO. 30. (Magic Catalogue) 64 High Street, Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1981. Unpaged (300+ pp.), illus., 4to. Paperbound. Orange cover with black & white lettering and logo. Prices in GBP and US Dollars. Now offered at $12.00

Symes, Michael. MAGIC AND ILLUSION. (Book) Princes Risborough, Shire publications, 2004. 40pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Very light foxing inside front and back cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

[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 $6.00

Taylor, Tony. SPOTLIGHT ON 101 GREAT MAGIC ACTS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades, 1964. 90pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under cloth tape. Cloth tape has been replaced with a fresh piece—and back cover may have been lost in the process. Front cover a bit roughed wit creases and two small tears, o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

Thackery, Ted, Jr. GAMBLING SECRETS OF NICK THE GREEK. (Book) New York, Pocket Books, 1970. 213pp., 12mo. Paperbound. A bit stiff and toned throughout; o/w Good. Offered at $5.00

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+--and a step better than the one above. Now offered at $10.00

Thompson, J.G., Jr. TOP SECRETS OF MAGIC – ROUTINED MYSTIFICATION WITH SMALL OBJECTS. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. Second edition. 127pp., 1llus., 8vo. Paperbound. Light trace of a sticker residue on front cover – o/w VG. Now offered at $7.00

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 $5.00

Tremaine, Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAGIC AND CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Barnes and Noble, 2000. 221pp., illus., oversized 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. McKinven book plate; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $9.00
Waters, T.A. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Facts on File, 1988. First edition. 372pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; edges of the dust jacket are slightly roughed in places, but now in a Mylar protective sleeve; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $32.00

Witt, Wittus (comp.) GELBE ZAUBERSEITEN – MAGIC YELLOW PAGES INTERNATIONAL 1996-1998. (Magic Directory) Postfach, Wittus Witt, 1996. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound in heavy covers. Near fine. Offered at $9.00

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Bargain Books/Media

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:

 

[Abbott Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY – CATALOG NO. 18. (Magic Catalog) Abbott Magic Company, 1969, 442pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Spine has been reinforced with clear tape.

 

[Abbott's Magic Company] MAGIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY – CATALOG 20. (Magic Catalog) Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing Company, 1972 ,455pp.

 

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

 

Allen, Jon. SIMPLE MAGIC TRICKS – EASY TO LEARN MAGIC TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS. Hamlyn, 2004, 128pp.

 

Anderson, Nigel. PRACTICAL MAGIC – MYSTIFY AND ENTERTAIN WITH ILLUSION AND TRICKERY. (Wire-bound Boards) Hinkler Books, 2010, 192pp., 4to.

 

[Auction Catalog] HERITAGE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA. (Catalog for Live Auction #616) Heritage Music & Entertainment Memorabilia, 2005.  313pp. Includes Harry Blackstone Sr. & Jr. Magic Memorabilia. Crease line on front cover.

 

Bass, Edwardo. UMBERTO’S CIRCUS. (Hardbound Book – Fiction with a Circus Theme) Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. 340pp., Stain on front cover.

 

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

 

Baxter, Bobby. FOUR CARD MONTE. (Vintage Magic Trick) Sterling, n.d. One page instruction sheet with Jumbo Cards. Cards have some color transfer.

 

Beal, George. DISCOVERING PLAYING CARDS AND TAROTS. Shire Publications, 1972, 56pp.

 

Bird, Malcolm and Alan Dart. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. Chronicle Book, 88pp.

 

Blackman, James R. THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS AND MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Random House, 1962, 55pp. Pictorial boards. [p & l]

 

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. (Covered Boards) Permabooks, 1948 , 232pp.

 

Blaine, David. DAVID BLAINE, MYSTERIOUS STRANGER: A BOOK OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Villard, 2002, 214pp. Pictorial boards.

 

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.

 

Brandon, Ruth. THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI. Random House, 1993, 353pp.

 

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

 

Brown, Judy. THE FUNNY PAGES – 1,473 JOKES FROM TODAY’S FUNNIEST COMEDIANS. Andrews McMeel, 2002, 282pp.

 

Brunson, Doyle. ACCORDING TO DOYLE. Cardoza Publishing, 2008, 208pp.

 

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

 

Carrington, Hereward. MAGIC FOR EVERYONE. (Hardbound Book) World Publishing, 1942, 138pp. Cloth in chipped and worn dust jacket; pages toned and a bit brittle.

 

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

 

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.

 

Castle, Jeffrey Lloyd. HOW NOT TO LOSE AT POKER. (Hardbound Book) Little, Brown and Company, 1970, 150pp. Red cloth.

 

Chabon, Michael. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY: A NOVEL. (Fiction with a magic/escape artist theme) Random House, 2000, 639pp.

 

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

 

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: THE UNTOLD STORY. Pocket Books,1970, 298pp.

 

Christopher, Milbourne.  PANORAMA OF MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1962, 216 pp.

 

Clark, Hyla M. THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Tree Communications, 1976, 208 pp., cloth in dust jacket.

 

Crilley, Jeff. FREE PUBLICITY. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Brown Books, 2003, 116pp., 8vo. Signed and inscribed on half title page—letter to former owner laid in.

 

Davies, Robertson, WORLD OF WONDERS. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Penguin Books, 1976, 316pp.

 

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

 

Dayton, Ronald J.  SPOOF…IT’S MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Company, 1993, (200pp..), illus., 4to. Black pictorial boards with silver cover and spine stamping.

 

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.

 

Devereux, Eve and Peter Eldin. CARD AND MAGIC TRICKS – OVER 30 EASY-TO-PERFORM STUNTS TO AMAZE AND CONFOUND. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy Books, 2004, 96pp. Pictorial Boards. [p & l]

 

Dexter, Will. 101 MAGIC SECRETS. Arco, 1968, 158pp.

 

Dillies, Lyn. YOUR VOTE IS MAGIC – HOW A DONKEY, AN ELEPHANT, AND AN ILLUSIONIST ARE MAKING VOTERS APPEAR. Lovebug Publishing, 2012, 167pp.

 

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. [p & l]

 

Dowling, Allen. THE GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME: NOTES ON POKER, THE GAME AND THE PLAYERS. (Hardbound Book) A.S. Barnes,1970, 244pp. Cloth in a roughed and worn dust jacket.

 

Drake Publishers. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Hardbound Book)Drake Publi shers, 1976. 159pp. Blue cloth. Lacks dust jacket.

 

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

 

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.

 

[Ehlers, Steve] THE ARIZONA CARD EXPERT. (DVD) Magic Makers, 2006, Pre-owned.

 

Einhorn, Nicholas. HOW TO DO MAGIC TRICKS. Hermes House, nd., 256pp.

 

Eldin, Peter. LET'S MAKE MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Octopus, 1989, 45pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards.

 

Eldin, Peter. MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Kingfisher, 1997. 64pp., full color illus. Colorful pictorial boards in a clipped dust jacket. Not a "how-to", but an introduction to the history of magic, magicians, tricks and illusions—a great book for a young magician.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

[Elton, Terry] IN-SYNCH. (Gimmicked deck) Created by Terry Elton. Gimmicked deck and complete instructions.

 

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. Simon and Shuster, 1978, 159pp. [p & l]

 

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 JOY OF JUGGLING – THE BOOK. JuggleBug, 1993, 113pp.

 

Fisher, John. PAUL DANIELS AND THE STORY OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Jonathan Cape, 1987, 287pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

 

Fleischman, Sid. ESCAPE! THE STORY OF THE GREAT HOUDINI. (Juvenile Hardbound) Greenwillow Press, 2006, 210pp. Boards in dust jacket. [l & p]

 

Foxworthy, Jeff. YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF…  Longstreet Press, 1992, 73pp.

 

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. Signet, various dates, 120pp.

 

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

 

Frederick, Guy. MAGIC TRICKS. Young Readers’ Press, 1970,128pp.

 

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

 

Frome, Lenny. WINNING STRATEGIES FOR VIDEO POKER. Compu-Flyers, 1993,119pp. Inscribed and signed on title page.

 

Fulves, Karl. BIG BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS. Dover Publications, 1994, 195pp.

 

Fulves, Karl. THE MAGIC BOOK. Little, Brown and Company, 1977. 195pp.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Furman, Irv. MAGIC FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ. Cherry Hill Press, 1987, 120pp.

 

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

 

Gardner, Martin. MARTIN GARDNER’S TABLE MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1998. 133pp.

 

Gardner, Martin. MENTAL MAGIC – SUREFIRE TRICKS TO AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS. Dover Publications, 2009, 95pp.

 

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

 

Gibson, Walter B. THE MASTER MAGICIANS: THEIR LIVES AND MOST FAMOUS TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Doubleday & Company, 1966, 221pp. A not very well “disguised” ex library copy with face edges darkened with a black marker; o/w a Good copy.

 

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. PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. Dover Publications, 1974, 225pp.

 

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

 

Gibson, Walter B. WHAT'S NEW IN MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, 1956, 222pp. Dust jacket is lightly worn at extremities.

 

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 Book) Bell Publishing, 1961, 214pp. Boards in dust jacket.

 

Ginn, David. SCHOOL SHOW PRESENTATION VOLUME 2/3. Scarlett Publication, 1985, 176pp.

 

Ginn, David, Steve Taylor and Samuel Patrick Smith. CREATIVE KIDTALK – PRACTICAL ADVICE ON ENTERTAINING CHILDREN. Creative Kidshow Conference Publication, 2000. 144pp.

 

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. Mallard Press, 1989. 128pp.

 

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Mallard Press, 1989, 128pp. Cloth in dust jacket. [l & p]

 

Greene, Charles III. THE RESTAURANT MAGIC BUSINESS. (Audio Cassette) Inner Circles Audio Series.

 

Griffith, Tony. GRIFF ON CLOSE-UP. Supreme Magic Company, n.d. ,48pp.

 

Griffiths, Elly. THE ZIG ZAG GIRL. (Hardbound Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015, 328pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hunt, Douglas and Kari. THE ART OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Atheneum, 1967, 216pp. Black cloth in a protective Mylar sleeve. This appears to be an ex library copy

 

Hunter, Norman. THE PUFFIN BOOK OF MAGIC. Penguin Books, 1968. 128pp.

 

“J”, Mr. STILL MORE OF THE WORLD’S BEST DIRTY JOKES. (Hardbound Book) Castle Book, 1981,108pp. Boards in dj.

 

Jacoby, Oswald. OSWALD JACOBY ON POKER. (Hard bound Book) Doubleday & Company, 1947, 175pp. Boards in dust jacket. Dj has a closed tear at the bottom of the back.

 

[Jokes] THE ADULT ONLY JOKE BOOK. Hinkler Books, 2002, 407pp., 8vo.

 

[Joseph, Michael] BEAT-A-CHEAT – SECRETS OF A CARD SHARP. (VHS -VideoCassette) Premier Home Video, 1989. 45 minutes. Still shrink-wrapped.

 

[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.)

 

[Juggling] JUGGLETIME. (Audio Cassette) JuggleBug, Inc., 1981.

 

Kalush, William and Larry Sloman. THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI: THE MAKING OF AMERICA’S FIRST SUPERHERO. (Book) Atria Books, 2007, 592pp.

 

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

 

Kaye, Marvin. THE STEIN AND DAY HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. Stein and Day, 1975, 310pp.

 

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

 

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

 

King, Mac and Mark Levy. TRICKS WITH YOUR HEAD. Three Rivers Press, 2002, 203pp.

 

Kreskin. THE AMAZING WORLD OF KRESKIN,. Avon Publishing, 1974, 252pp.

 

Ladshaw, Tom. FUNNY STUFF (AND ASSORTED MYSTERIES). (Hardbound Book) Whistling Pig Publication, 1992, 88pp., illus., 8vo. Blue cloth boards.

 

Laflin, Duane. LAFLIN’S LAUGH-LINES – A COLLECTION OF FUN AND FUNNY STUFF. Winter’s Publishing, 2002, 96pp., illus.

 

Lanners, Edi. COLUMBUS EGG - TRICKS, GAMES, EXPERIMENTS. Paddington Press, 1978,192pp.

 

Lasher, Micah. THE MAGIC OF MICAH LASHER: MORE THAN FIFTY TRICKS THAT WILL AMAZE AND DELIGHT EVERYONE--INCLUDING YOU. Simon and Schuster, 1996, 219pp. [p & l]

 

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

 

LINKING RING. (Small Magazine-Lot – ADB #3350) Ernest Schieldge and Gene Gordon (G. Avery) et.al. Winnipeg, International Brotherhood of Magicians. Printed. 6 x 9. An incomplete volume- 10 issues: Volume 97: N 1 (January 2017) – 7; Number 9, 11-12. 10 issues. \

 

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

 

Longacre, John. BACKGAMMON OF TODAY. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, 1973, 130pp. Cloth in roughed dust jacket.

 

Longe, Bob. EASY HAND TRICKS. Sterling Publishing, 2003, 127pp.

 

Longe, Bob.  TRICKS. Sterling Publishing, 1997, 127pp.

 

Longe, Bob. WORLD’S BEST CARD TRICKS. Sterling Publishing, 1991, 128pp.

 

Lorayne, Harry and Jerry Lucas. THE MEMORY BOOK. Ballentine, 1975, 2006.

 

Lovitt, Chip. MASTERS OF MAGIC. Scholastic, 1979, 137pp.

 

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

 

Lynch, Warren T. CULBERTSON FOR MORONS: A BRIDGE PRIMER. (Hardbound Book) The Bridge World, 1931, 80pp., Cloth/pictorial boards.

 

March, Carl. MAGIC MADE EASY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONJURING. Croydon Publishing Company, 1953, 96 pp. Magazine style paperbound. [l & p]

 

Margolin, Phillip. SLEIGHT OF HAND – A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE. (Hardbound Book - Fiction with a Magic Theme) Harper Collins Publishers, 2013, 312pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.

 

McAdams, Cash. GAMBLER’S DEN – TRUE STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF GAMBLING CHEATS. Book Group, 2011, 147pp.

 

McElhones. MAGICAL MYSTERIES - MAGIC MADE EASY. (Hardbound Book) Rand McNally & Co., 1929, 140pp. Decorative stamped cloth boards.  Cloth is darkened at the top of the spine; has been damp with a water stan along the top third of the book—resulting in some stiffness and a modest warp of the boards; former owner name stamp on front end-paper and one page in; some scribbling on the rear end paper and on some photos throughout; despite defects, overall condition is fair and a serviceable reading copy.

 

McManus, Ed and Bill Nicholas. WE’RE ROASTING HARRY TUESDAY NIGHT…HOW TO PLAN, WRITE, AND CONDUCT THE BUSINESS/SOCIAL ROAST. Prentice Hall, 1988, 228pp.

 

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

 

Messick, Hank and Burt Goldblatt. THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GAMBLING. (Hardbound Book) Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976, 214pp. Boards in dust jacket.

 

Meyer, Jerome S. FUN FOR THE FAMILY. (Hardbound Book) Garden City Publishers, 1939, 288pp. Green cloth in Dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve.

 

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

 

MINT-O. (Trick with On-line Instructions) Vanishing Inc. Gimmick with link to on-line instructions.

 

Mezrich, Ben. BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX M.I.T. STUDENTS WHO TOOK VEGAS FOR MILLIONS. Free Press, 2002. 257pp.

 

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

 

Moore, Brian Thomas. PSYCHOKINETIC PAPERCLIP. (DVD) Magic Makers, 2007.

 

Morehead, Albert H. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WINNING POKER. (Hardbound Book) Simon & Schuster, 1967, 286pp. Cloth/boards.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Ostin, Bob. FINGERTIP FANTASIES. (Hardbound Book) Supreme Magic Company, 1968, 88pp. Cloth.

 

Page, Patrick. BELL'S MAGIC BOOK. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, n.d. 140pp.

 

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

 

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

 

Permin, Ib.  HOKUS POKUS. (Hardbound Book) Sterling Publishing, 1970, 120pp. Pictorial boards.

 

Phillips, Hubert. PROFITABLE POKER. (Hardbound Book) Arco Publications, 1960, 224pp. Red cloth with gold stamping in a dust jacket.

 

Plowman, Sonya and Oliver Roydhouse (editors) WORLD’D BEST JOKES & HUMOR. Summit Press, 2002, 575pp.

 

Pogue, David. MAGIC FOR DUMMIES. Various,1998, 369pp. [p & l]

 

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

 

Randi, James (The Amazing) THE MAGIC WORLD OF THE AMAZING RANDI. Bob Adams, 1989, 158pp.

 

Rau, Dana Meachum. HARRY HOUDINI – MASTER MAGICIAN. (Hardbound Book)  Franklin Watts/Book Report Biography, 2001. 111pp. Pictorial boards.

 

Rezwin, Max. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SICK JOKES. (Hardbound Book) Castle Books/Citadel Press, 1983, 320pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

 

Rice, Cy. NICK THE GREEK – KING OF THE. (Hardbound Book) Funk and Wagnalls, 1969, 235pp. Cloth in dust jacket--a . roughed at the edges

 

Riddle, Major A. as told to Joe Hymans. THE WEEKEND GAMBLER’S HANDBOOK. (Hardbound Book) Random House, 19631, 57pp. Cloth in a clipped dust jacket with general wear--chipped, creased and worn at the extremities.

 

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

 

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

 

Roberts, Nora. HONEST ILLUSIONS. (Hardbound – Magic themed Fiction) G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1992, 383pp.. Cloth/boards in dj.

 

Roberts, Willo Davis. THE MAGIC BOOK. (Hardbound Juvenile Fiction with a Magic Theme) Atheneum, 1986, 150pp. Cloth in dust jacket. An ex library copy.

 

[“Rouge et Noir” Staff] WINNING AT CASINO GAMING. (Hardbound Book) Rouge Et Noir, Inc., 1966, 341pp. Cloth in roughed dust jacket.

 

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

 

Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS. Scholastic Inc., 2000, 341pp.

 

Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN. Scholastic Inc., 2001, 435pp.

 

Rowling, J. K. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE. Scholastic Inc., 1999, 309pp.

 

[Roya, Will] EASY CARD MAGIC. (DVD) Includes gimmicked cards. New – still shrink-wrapped.

 

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

 

Salinas, Ben. THE RESERVE – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF BILL SWITCHES AND BEYOND. (DVD) Magic Makers, 2007.

 

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

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE ON CARD TRICKS. multiple publishers, multiple dates, 306pp., illus. [p & s]

 

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

 

Scarne, John with Clayton Rawson. SCARNE ON DICE. (Hardbound Book) Military Service Publishing Company, various, 434pp.

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE'S MAGIC TRICKS. Various publishers., various dates, 256pp

 

Scot, Reginald. THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT. Dover, 1972, 282pp. Shows evidence of having been read with some light wear at the edges; stress crease on the spine; o/w VG.

 

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. MAGIC ACROSS THE TABLE. (Hardbound Book) David McKay, 1972, 122pp. Boards in clipped dust jacket with minor wear overall and chipping at head and foot of spine; bottom edge of back of jacket has been torn and wrinkled.

 

Severn, Bill. MAGIC IN YOUR POCKETS. Young Readers Press, 1967, 147pp. Roughed a bit along face edge; overall wear.

 

Shay, 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, Chuck, John J. Kohut and Roland Sweet. NEWS OF THE WEIRD. A Plume Book, 1989, 162pp.

 

Shine, Frances L. CONJUROR'S JOURNAL: EXCERPTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF JOSHUA MEDLEY, CONJUROR, JUGGLER, VENTRILOQUIST, AND SOMETIME BALLOONIST. Hardbound (Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) Dodd Mead & Company, 1978, 236pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket.

 

Shirk, Billl, as told to Dick Wolfsie. MODERN DAY HOUDINI – SECRETS OF MY TWENTY-FIVE GREATEST ESCAPES. Lyons Press, 2003, 178pp. [l & p]

 

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.

 

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

 

Smith, Ronald L. COMIC SUPPORT – SECOND BANANAS IN THE MOVIES. Citadel Press/Carol Book Group, 1993, 247pp. Two small spots on front cover, o/w VG+.

 

Spanier, David. TOTAL POKER. (Hardbound Book) Simon and Schuster, 1977, 255pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

 

[Stanley, Harry – Unique Magic Studio] HARRY STANLEY PRESENTS AUDIENCE TESTED, FINEST QUALITY UNIQUE MAGIC. Unique Magic Studio, n.d. (late 1950’s- early ‘60’s), 80pp. Light blue wraps. [p & s]

 

Starry, Ace. THE MAGIC LIFE: A NOVEL PHILOSOPHY. (Hardbound Signed Magic Related Fiction) Rare Bird Press, 1998. 250pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Signed and dated on the half title page.

 

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

 

[Stiff, Rob] DO YOU WANT TO LEVITATE…? (DVD) Rob Stiff, 2002.

 

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

 

Stone, Alex. FOOLING HOUDINI – MAGICIANS, MENTALISTS, MATH GEEKS & THE HIDDEN POWERS OF THE MIND. (Hardbound Book) Harper Collins, 2012, 299pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Ex library with minimal markings inked out.

 

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

 

Sumpter, Gary. ULTIMATE STREET MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) New Holland Publishers, 2007, 128pp., pictorial boards in dust jacket.

 

Swain, James. FUNNY MONEY – A MYSTERY FEATURING TONY VALENTINE. (Hardbound - Magic/gambling themed Fiction) Atria Books, 2002, 290pp., 8vo.

 

Swain, James. GRIFT SENSE. (Hardbound Book - Magic/Gambling themed Fiction) Pocket Books, 2001, 303pp., cloth/boards in dj.

 

Swain, James. GRIFT SENSE. (Book - Magic/Gambling themed Fiction) Pocket Books, 2001, 303pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.

 

[Talman, Manolo and Cesaral Alonso] CESARAL MENTAL MIND PC CALCULATOR. (Trick on CD-ROM) Cesaral Magic. This effect can be done on any PC that has a Microsoft Windows Operating System version 95 98 NT 2000 or XP. Any PC can be used. CD-ROM in plastic jewel box.

 

[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 Catalog] LOUIS TANNEN NO. 13 CATALOG OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Magic Catalog) Louis Tannen Inc., 1980, 783pp.  Pictorial boards featuring Siegfried & Roy on the cover. Includes a reprint of Robert Parrish and Oscar Weigle’s DO THAT AGAIN.

 

[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.

 

Time-Life Books. MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN: PSYCHIC POWERS. (Hardbound Book) Time-Life Books, 1987. 160pp. Pictorial boards.

 

Toperoff, Sam. CRAZY OVER HORSES. (Hardbound Book) Little, Brown and Company, 1969, 209pp. Cloth in a chipped dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve.

 

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

 

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

 

Tucker, James. HOCUS CORPUS. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Onyx, 1999. 403pp. Stress creases on the spine from reading.

 

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

 

[United States Playing Card Company] POKER – THE NATION’S MOST FASCINATING CARD GAME. United States Playing Card Company, 1941, 64pp.

 

Uston, Ken with Roger Rapoport. THE BIG PLAYER – HOW A TEAM OF BLACKJACK PLAYERS MADE A MILLION DOLLARS. (Hardbound Book) Rhinehart and Winston, 1977, 217pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.

 

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

 

Victor, Edward. FURTHER MAGIC OF THE HANDS. (Hardbound Book) Max Holden, 1946, 112pp.

 

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.

 

Walstad, Bruce. CAUTION PRACTICAL JOKER AHEAD: A LIFETIME OF GAGS, STUNTS, PRACTICAL JOKES, TRICKS, PRANKS, STORIES AND OTHER ASSORTED NONSENSE. Street-Smart Communication, 2001,102pp.

 

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, Gene. MASTERS OF MAGIC. Pyramid Books, 1976, 157pp.

 

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

 

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

 

Zadeh, Norman. WINNING POKER SYSTEMS. Wilshire Book Company, 1974, 208pp

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

 

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

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

 

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Here 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.), assorted ephemera, and an occasional magazine or clip with a relevant article or small magazine lot.  This is also the “resting place” (until you buy them) of many complete volumes of popular magic magazines—GENII, NEW TOPS, MAGIC, MAGIGRAM, etc—and all at the same bargain price.  All items 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 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 three - five and get them for $6.00 each OR, for the best deal, order six 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.

Order information is at the end of the list. Here’s what we have at the moment:

 

ABRA INDEX. Part IX, Volumes 81-90. Prepared by C. Michael Colley, Lechlade, Gloschester, 96pp.

 

[Abbott's Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY – CATALOG 20. (Magic Catalog) Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing Company, 1972 ,455pp.

 

[Abbott's Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY – CATALOG 21. (Magic Catalog) Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing Company, 1976, 502pp.

 

[Abbott's Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY – CATALOG 22. (Magic Catalog) Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing Company, 1976, 447pp.

 

[Abbott's Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY – CATALOG 23. (Magic Catalog) Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing Company, 1987 ,506pp.

 

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

 

Albright. Howard P. ADVANCED CARD MAGIC. Abbott’s Novelty Company, n.d., 19pp. 8.5 x 11 sheets folded to 8vo. Cover separating at the fold.

 

Albright. Howard P. PARTY TRIX A LA CARTE. Abbott’s Novelty Company, n.d., 19pp. 8.5 x 11 sheets folded to 8vo. Cover is chipped.

 

Ammar, Michael. HOW TO NEGOTIATE HIGHER PERFORMANCE FEES. Magical Arts Journal – Special Report Series – Report #1. n.d., 13pp.

 

[Ammar, Michael] MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL – ARCANE DOUBLE ISSUE. Magical Arts Journal. Volume Two: No. 7 & 8.  Austin, TX. 32pp.

 

[Ammar, Michael] MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL – TRIPLE ISSUE. Magical Arts Journal. Volume Two: No. 4, 5 & 6.  Austin, TX, 1989. 48pp.

 

[Ammar, Michael] PROFESSIONAL TOPIT PATTERN. Michael Ammar, 1982, 2pp. instructions plus 16” x 22” pattern in original envelope.

 

Anderson, Nigel. PRACTICAL MAGIC – MYSTIFY AND ENTERTAIN WITH ILLUSION AND TRICKERY. (Wire-Bound Book in Boards) Hinkler Books, 2010, 192pp., illus.

 

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

 

[Auction Catalog] HERITAGE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT MEMORABILIA. (Catalog for Live Auction #616) Heritage Music & Entertainment Memorabilia, 2005.  313pp. Includes Harry Blackstone Sr. & Jr. Magic Memorabilia. Crease line on front cover.

 

[Auction Catalog] MAGIC MEMORABILIA – INCLUDING APPARATUS, BOOKS, EPHEMERA, POSTERS AND CONJURING CURIOSA. (Auction Catalog) For Sale at Magic Live! At the Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – August 14, 2013. 18pp.

 

Baxt, Robert. IRAQUI MOST WANTED DECK: TRICKS AND GAGS. Magic City, 2003. 20pp.

 

[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.

 

Berman, Sam. HOW TO PRESENT MAGIC – LECTURE. By the Author, 1951. 399.

Berry, Jay Scott. ILLUSIONEERING 2000. By the author, n.d., 17pp.

 

Blackman, James R. THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS AND MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Random House, 1962, 55pp. Pictorial boards. [p & l]

 

[Blackstone, Harry and John Mulholland] Two briefs Bios of Blackstone and Mulholland. (Two-Lot Reprints) Reprints of “An Affectionate Salute to Harry Blackstone” (24pp.) and “John Mulholland …A Special Issue” reprinted from GENII September 1965 (24pp) and November, 1965 (28pp.)

 

Bobo, J.B. THE BOBO MAGIC SHOW. Magic, Inc., 1984 ,189pp.

 

Bobo, J. B. COIN MAGIC AND THE ART OF SLEEVING. J.B. Bobo, 1952, 4pp.

 

Brunelle, Jon. STRANGE SCIENCE – MAGIC LECTURE. Jon Brunelle, 1988, 20pp.

 

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. Former owner notes and some underlining.

 

Caruba, Bill. THE MAGIC OF FOLDING MONEY. Tannen Magic Incorporated, 1979, 59pp.

 

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

 

Charles, Kirk. MIXED BAG OF TRICKS LECTURE. By the author, 10pp., 8.5 x 11 sheets , side stapled.

 

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. (Prop) Haines House of Cards, n.d., (36pp)

 

Collier, L.C. WHAT IS A STAGE AND HOW DO I USE IT? Poof Productions, 2000, 15pp.

 

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

 

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

 

[Copperfield, David] Cover photo and one-page article featuring David Copperfield. (Magazine with Magic Related Article) WHAT’S ON IN LAS VEGAS. Volume 35, Number 22 (October 17-30, 1989. Magazine is complete and VG.

 

Craven, Tom. A HAT FULL OF “STUFF” - LECTURE. Tom Craven, 1998. (21pp.)

 

Darbyshire, Lydia. THE MAGIC BOOK: MASTER OF MYSTERIES OF OVER 150 MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Chartwell Books, 1997, 224pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

 

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.

 

Day, Harley. ENTERTAINERS WORKSHOP – TIPS FOR THE MAGIC PERFORMER. Harley Day, (2007), 22pp. Three-hole punched in a report binder.

 

DeCourcy, Ken. A CASE FOR CARDS. Supreme, 1982, 11pp.

 

Devereux, Eve and Peter Eldin. CARD AND MAGIC TRICKS – OVER 30 EASY-TO-PERFORM STUNTS TO AMAZE AND CONFOUND. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy Books, 2004, 96pp. Pictorial Boards. [p & l]

 

Devereux, Eve. THE ULTIMATE CARD TRICK BOOK – MASTER THE MAGIC OF 70 AMAZING TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Chartwell Books, 1994, 80pp. Cloth in dj.

 

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. [p & l]

 

Dusheck, Steve. DU$HECK’$ DOLLAR.  Steve Dusheck, n.d., 2pp. With practice stage bill. 8.5 x 11 Sheets top stapled in foldable wraps.

 

Eastman, Charles C. and David J. Lustig. IN THE MIRROR WITH VENTRILOQUIAL SECTION. Charles Eastman, 1939, 29pp.

 

Einhorn, Nicholas. 200 EAY-TO-LEARN MAGICAL ILLUSIONS – AMAZING PUZZLES & STUNNING STUNTS. (Hardbound Book) London, Hermes House, n.d. 256pp. Pictorial boards.

 

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

 

Eldin, Peter. LET'S MAKE MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Octopus, 1989, 45pp., pictorial boards.

 

Elgregore and Nickleby. MAGIC THAT WORKS – A NEW LECTURE. Christchurch, Elgregoes Magic and Entertainment Company, n.d., 22pp. Wraps.

 

ELGREGOE’S MAGIC MAGAZINE. (Four-Issue Lot) Published by Romhany Publishing, Paul Romhany. Christchurch, NZ.  Issue No. 4 (May 1993), Issue No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 (March/April, 1994).

 

Ellis, Robert. VISHNU – THE PERFECT HINDU ROPE MIRACLE. Al Snyder, Publisher, 1943, 3pp. 8.5 x 11 in wraps.

 

Ellis, Tim and Sue-Anne Webster. 24 YEARS OF LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ELLIS. Magic Unlimited, 2002, 23pp.

 

Ellis, Tim and Sue-Anne Webster. ELLIS IN WONDERLAND. Magic Unlimited, 2000, 35pp.

 

Emerson, Arthur. THE SECOND EVENING AT THE MAGIC CIRCLE. By the Author, n.d., 22pp. Autographed.

 

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.

 

[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.)

 

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. Simon and Shuster, 1978, 159pp. [p & l]

 

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

 

Fitchett, Edwin E. ENTERTAINING CHILDREN WITH MAGIC (Lecture Notes) By the author, 1971, 12pp.

 

Fleischman, Sid. ESCAPE! THE STORY OF THE GREAT HOUDINI. (Hardbound Juvenile Book) Greenwillow Press, 2006, 210pp., Boards in dust jacket. [l & p]

 

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

 

Fox, Karrell. FINAL EDITION. (Manuscript) Chicago, Magic, Inc., n.d. 2pp. of text plus 2pp of high gloss illustrations by Dick Jarrow, 4to. In a plastic report binder.

 

Fulves, Karl. THE MAGIC BOOK. Little, Brown and Company, 1977. 195pp.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Gloye, Gene. THE TABLE BOOK. Magic, Inc., 1980, 45pp.

 

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKCS. Pinnacle Books, 1977, 128pp.

 

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Mallard Press, 1989, 128pp. Cloth in dust jacket. [l & p]

 

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

 

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

 

Guernsey Auction House. THE MOVIE POSTER COLLECTION/WORLD WAR POSTERS. (Catalog for public auction, Oct. 19 & 20, 1985), 96pp., illus., odd-sized (9 x 8.75).

 

[Le Grand David] MARCO THE MAGI'S PRODUCTION OF LE GRAND DAVID AND HIS OWN SPECTACULAR MAGIC COMPANY - A STAGE MAGIC EXTRAVAGANZA. (Souvenir Photobook) White Horse Productions, 1981. (110pp.)

 

[Le Grand David] LE GRAND DAVID AND HIS OWN SPECTACULAR MAGIC COMPANY. (Souvenir Program) Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, 1986, 28pp.

 

Grant, U.F. GRANT’S POLARID MAGIC. MAK Magic, n.d., 2pp., 8.5 x 11 Sheets top stapled in foldable wraps.

 

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

 

Gylleck, Elmer. THE AMAZING DR. CLUTTERHOUSE – AN ORIGINAL ACT. Magic, Inc., 1974, 42pp.

 

Hartman, J. K. CARD FARE. Tannen Magic Inc., 1980 ,60pp.

 

Harris, Ben. HOODWINK! Ben Harris, 1999, 10pp.

 

Heldman, Ernie. TELEVISION TECHNIQUES. By the author, n.d., 8pp.

 

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

 

Houdini, Harry (Compiled and edited by Patrick Culliton and T.L. Williams). HOUDINI'S STRANGE TALES: A COLLECTION OF FICTION. Kieran Press, 1992, 96pp. Light damp stain along top edge.

 

[Houdini Club of Wisconsin] 50TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE HOUDINI CLUB OF WISCONSIN (Souvenir Program) Houdini Plaza, Appleton Center, Appleton, WI September 2-4, 1988, 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.

 

Hull, Burling. THE BURLING HULL BOOKING LETTERS. Samuel Patrick Smith, 12pp., 8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled and folded into 8vo wraps.

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 57TH ANNUAL CONVENTION (Program) Kansas City, MO. July 3-4-5-6, 1985, 24pp.

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 70TH ANNUAL CONVENTION (Program) Los Angeles, CA. July 1-4, 1998, 32pp.

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 71ST ANNUAL CONVENTION (Program) Little Rock, AR. June 30-July 3, 1999, 44pp.

 

International Brotherhood of Magicians. 75th ANNUAL CONVENTION (Program) Kansas City, MO. July 1-5, 2003, 40pp.

 

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

 

[It’s Magic] THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL IT’S MAGIC!! (Signed Souvenir Program Wilshire Ebell Theatre, October 25 -29, 1967. Signed by Cathy and John Daniel under their photos on the World of Fantasy write-up.  8pp., pictorial wraps. Lower front cover is missing a 1.5” x 2” corner.

 

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

 

Kajar. MAGIC SECRETS. Kajar, 1962, 48pp.

 

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)

 

Knepper. Kenton. THE ORIGINAL KOLOSSAL KILLER. By the author, n.d., 16pp.

 

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.)

 

Lasher, Micah. THE MAGIC OF MICAH LASHER: MORE THAN FIFTY TRICKS THAT WILL AMAZE AND DELIGHT EVERYONE--INCLUDING YOU. Simon and Schuster, 1996, 219pp. [p & l]

 

Leamon, Earl. HANDBOOK OF CHEMICAL MAGIC. Ireland Magic Company, n.d., 18pp.

 

[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] HANK LEE’S MAGIC FACTORY – 15TH CATALOG OF MAGIC. Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, 2006. 573pp.

 

M-U-M - NEW SERIES. (ADB/SFB #3435) Milbourne Christopher, et. al. New York City. Society of American Magicians. Volume 103: N 1 - 12 (June, 2013 - May, 2014). All 12 issues complete.

 

M-U-M - NEW SERIES. (ADB/SFB #3435) Milbourne Christopher, et. al. New York City. Society of American Magicians. Volume 104: N 1 - 12 (June, 2014 - May, 2015). All 12 issues complete.

 

[Magic Collectors’ Association] PROGRAM OF THE 36TH WEEKEND GATHERING OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS' ASSOCIATION (Souvenir Program) Tuscany Suites Hotel, April 7-9, 2005. Guest of Honor David Copperfield. 36pp.

 

[Magic Directory] THE 1982-83 MAGIC DIRECTORY. (Edited by Christopher Monson.) Monson Productions, 1982, 112pp.

 

MAGIC IS FUN. (Two issue lot – ABD #3810) Irv Feldman and David Robbins. New York City, D. Robbins & Company. 8.25 x 10.75 printed.  Published 1946.  This lot includes the two issues from 1946—N2 (May/Aug, ‘46) and N3 (Sept/Dec, ‘46). Issue No. 2 is chipped along top edge at the spine, o/w VG.

 

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

 

MAGIC MAGAZINE. (Small Magazine Lot) Kardwell, et al. This is a small three-magazine lot which includes: February,1975; March,1975; and December,1975.

 

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

 

[Magic Posters] “The Mystery of Magic Posters” by Ken Trombly (Magazine Article)  5pp. with illustrations in COLLECTORS’ SHOWCASE, Volume 11: Number 4 (April, 1991). Magazine is complete.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

March, Carl. MAGIC MADE EASY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONJURING. Croydon Publishing Company, 1953, Pulp magazine style paperbound. [l & p]

 

McDonald, Walter. WIN YOUR POINT WITH QUICK WIT – FOUR SECOND GEMS OF HUMOR. By the Author, n.d., (7pp.)

 

Miller, Leonard H. THRILLING MAGIC. Abbott Magic Company, n.d. 19pp.

 

[Morris Costumes] MORRIS COSTUMES 1987-88 CATALOG. (Costume/Magic Catalog) Charlotte, Morris Costume Company, 1987. 390pp.

 

[Morris Costumes] 1991-92 CATALOG. (Costume/Magic Catalog) Charlotte, Morris Costume Company, 1991. 551pp.

 

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

 

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

 

Novak, John. THE JOHN CORNELIUS CARD SYSTEM.  John Cornelius, n.d., 6pp., top stapled 8.5 x 11 sheets folded to 8vo in wraps.

 

Pogue, David. MAGIC FOR DUMMIES. Various,1998, 369pp. [p & l]

 

[Reader’s Digest] STRANGE STORIES, AMAZING FACTS – STORIES THAT ARE BIZARRE, UNUSUAL, ODD, ASTONISHING, AND OFTEN INCREDIBLE. (Hardbound Book) The Reader’s Digest Association, 1982, 608pp.

 

Robinson, Richard (editor) PROFESSOR HOFFMANN'S MODERN MAGIC. Quick Fox, 1977. 173pp.

 

Sankey, Jay. MEMORABLE IMAGES (1986). (Lecture Notes) By the author, 1986, 17pp.

 

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

 

[Siegfried and Roy] BEYOND BELIEF (Souvenir Program from the Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV) Washington, DC, Sells-Floto, 1987. 32pp. Small damp stain on next to last page.

 

[Siegfried & Roy] KENNETH FELD PRESENTS SIEGFRIED & ROY. (Souvenir program). Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1989. 24pp., illus. (full color), 4to (12” x 12”). Worn and creased at spine.

 

Sisti, Jim (Comp.) MAGIC MENU, YEAR ONE: SEPTEMBER 1990 – August 1991. Jim Sisti, 1991. (54pp.)

 

Society of American Magicians. 56TH ANNUAL CONVENTION – LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. (Souvenir Program)  July 4-7, 1984, 16pp.

 

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

 

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

 

Society of American Magicians. COPPERFIELD – SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MAGICIANS ANNUAL CONFERENCECONVENTION. (Souvenir program). Las Vegas, NV July 22-26, 2012. 50pp.

 

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

 

Spooner, Bill. MAGICAL SPOONERISM NO. 3 – SPOONER’S SLIPPERY SILVER (A COIN ASSEMBLY). By the Author, 1975, 7pp., 8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled and folded into 8vo wraps.

 

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

 

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

 

[Stars of Magic] DAI VERNON'S KANGAROO COINS. (Series 2, No. 4) Stars of Magic, 1946, 4pp.

 

[Stars of Magic] THE ITINERANT PASTEBOARDS by DR. JACOB DALEY. (Series 7, No. 2) Stars of Magic, 1950, 4pp.

 

Supreme Magic. BOY TO RABBIT ILLUSION. Supreme Magic, n.d., 5pp.

 

Supreme Magic. TRICKS WITH A ONE WAY DECK. Supreme Magic, n. d., 9pp.

 

Supreme Magic. UNDER WATER BOX ESCAPE. Supreme Magic, 1955, 5pp.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Time-Life Books. PSYCHIC POWERS. (Hardbound Book) Mysteries of the Unknown series. Time-Life Books, 1989, 160pp.

 

[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.

 

Waldman, Carl and Joe Layden with Jamy Ian Swiss. THE ART OF MAGIC (The Companion to the PBS Special). (Hardbound Book) Los Angeles, General Publishing Group, 1997, 256pp.

 

Wilson, Mark. MARK WILSON’S GREATEST CLOSE-UP MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Courage Books, 1995, 88pp. Pictorial boards in dust jacket.

 

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.

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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.