Magic History & Bios

27508. Bergeron, Bev (ed.) TONY MARKS: ARISTOCRAT OF DECEPTION. Orlando, FL, Bev Bergeron, 2002. 120pp., illus., 4to. Cloth on dj. New. 40.00

27509. Bergeron, Bev. WILLARD THE WIZARD. Glenwood, IL, Meyerbooks, 1978. 134pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. 35.00

27510. Booth, John. CONJURIANS’ DISCOVERIES. Los Alamitos, CA, Ridgeway Press, 1992. 273pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in DJ. 40.00

27511. Booth, John. CREATIVE WORLD OF CONJURING. Los Alamitos, CA, Ridgeway Press, 1990. 264pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 35.00

27512. Booth, John. DRAMATIC MAGIC: THE ART OF HIDDEN SECRETS. Los Alamitos, CA, Ridgeway Press, 1988. 242pp., illus., index, bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 40.00

27514. Booth, John. KEYS TO MAGIC’S INNER WORLD: CREATE OR OWN A PIECE OF ITS HISTORY. Watertown, MA, Ray Goulet’s Magic Art Book Co., 1999. 171pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 40.00

27516. Brandon, Arthur. MILO & ROGER: A MAGICAL LIFE. Seattle, WA, Hermetic Pr., 1999. First edition. 418pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 37.00

27517. Brandon, Ruth. THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI. NY, Random House, 1993. x, pp.355, illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. New. 14.00

27518. Breslaw, Phillip. BRESLAW’S LAST LEGACY: A FACSIMILE EDITION WITH NEW FOREWARD BY BYRON WALKER. Wichita, KS, Steven’s Publishing, 1997. XIpp./142pp., illus.(frontisp. only), 12mo. Pictorial boards. Numbered copy of limited edition. New. 35.00

27526. Canick, Michael. MAGIC IN FICTION: A SHORT-TITLE CHECKLIST. NY, Volcanick Press, 1998. 40pp., bibliog., 4to. Wraps. New. 15.00

27531. Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: A PICTORIAL LIFE. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974. First edition. 218pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth. Cover lightly soiled, o/w VG. 25.00

27532-a. Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: THE UNTOLD STORY. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1969. 281pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Glue/paper residue on half title page; dj worn at edges; o/w VG. 15.00

27533. Christopher, Milbourne. PANORAMA OF MAGIC. NY, Dover, 1962. 216pp., illus., index, 4to. Papbnd. Very good. 10.00

27534. Clark, Hyla M. WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC. NY, Bonanza Books, 1979. 208pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dj. Fine. 25.00

27537-c. Curry, Paul. MAGICIAN’S MAGIC. New York, Franklin Watts, 1965. First edition. 269pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Ex library copy, but not as blatantly so as many on the exterior; former owner (even after the library) name on front endpaper; o/w quite good. 24.00

27546. Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. New York, E.P. Dutton, 1977. 242pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. VG. 10.00

27547. Eldin, Peter. MAGIC. New York, Kingfisher, 1997. 64pp., full color illus.(by 16 different artists), biog. summary, glossary, index, 4to. Colorfull pictorial boards. Not a “how-to”, but an introduction to the history of magic, magicians, tricks and illusions. New. 12.00

27547-a. Eldin, Peter. MAGIC. New York, Kingfisher, 1997. 64pp., full color illus.(by 16 different artists), biog. summary, glossary, index, 4to. As above, but this one w/ a dust jacket. Former owner name on endpaper, o/w as new. 10.00

27547-b. Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. New York, Aladdin Paperbacks, 1985. 189pp., color illus., bibliog., glossary, index, 12mo. Paperbound. Tricks, yes, but enough poster reproductions and magical tidbits to warrant its listing here. VG+. 7.00

27548. Ewing, Thomas A. TWO HARTES THAT BEAT AS ONE. Yardley, PA, by the author, 1993. 47pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. 11 x 17 sheets saddle stapled in pictorial wrap. Numbered copy of 250 produced. Signed by the author. New. 35.00

27549. Fajuri, Gabe. CHILD PRESTIDIGITATORS, PRECOCIOUS MAGICIANS: WONDERS, MARVELS & PRODIGIES. Bloomfield, MI, Squash Press, 2001. First edition. 18pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Autographed photo replica of Betty Jane Kolar tipped in. New. 20.00

27550. Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. 159pp., illus., 4to. Papbnd. VG. 6.00

27555. Frank, Gary R.(Comp.) THE COLLECTOR’S SCRAPBOOK. (Granada Hills, CA), Gary R. Frank, 1994. Limited edition. 96pp., illus., index, 4to. Papbnd. New. 25.00

27557. Gibson, Walter B. and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI’S FABULOUS MAGIC. New York, Bell Publishing Company, 1961. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dj. VG+. 15.00

27559-a. Gibson, Walter B. THE ORIGINAL HOUDINI SCRAPBOOK. New York, Cowin Sterling, 1977. 224pp., illus., 4to. Papbnd. Near fine. 20.00

 

27561-c. Haversat, David E. CHANIN: THE MAN WITH THE MAGIC HANDS. n.pl., 1878 Press Company, 2002. First. 430pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. New, but has a bumped corner at head of spine. 38.00

27561-j. Hertzler, Bruce (comp. and ed.). BEV TAYLOR’S TOWN HOUSE MAGIC. Appleton, WI, A Town House Publication, 1993. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Near fine. 38.00

27564. Houdini, Harry. A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS. New York, Arno Press, 1972. (Reprint of 1924 edition) 294pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has a few small tears, o/w VG+. 24.00

27566. [Houdini] HOUDINI: THE GREATEST ILLUSIONIST OF ALL TIME. (VHS videocassette), 1987. USA, The Congress Video Group. With Doug Henning. Color/BW, 30 min. New, still shrink wrapped. 19.00

27567. [Houdini] HOUDINI: THE LIFE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST ESCAPOLOGIST. (VHS videocassette). n.d.(1996?), UK, BBC. Color, 60 minutes. Shrink wrapped. New. 20.00

27568. Hugard, Jean. HOUDINI’S “UNMASKING”: FACT VS. FICTION. York, PA, Magicana for Collectors, 1989. 78pp., 8vo. Cloth. New. 15.00

27576. Kaye, Marvin. CATALOG OF MAGIC. Garden City, NY, Doubleday and Co., 1977. 280pp., illus., bibliog., glossary, 4to. Paperbound. Very good. 10.00

27581. McKinven, John A. THE HANLON BROTHERS: THEIR AMAZING ACROBATICS, PANTOMINES AND STAGE SPECTACLES. Glenwood, IL, David Meyer Magic Books, 1998. 113pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. 40.00

27582-m. Meyer, Bernard C. HOUDINI: A MIND IN CHAINS, A PSYCHOANALYTIC PORTRAIT. New York, E.P. Dutton, 1976. First edition. 197pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dampstain on back of dj, o/w VG. 30.00

27586. Olson, Robert in collab. w/ Edward Dart. CARL ROSINI: HIS LIFE AND HIS MAGIC. Chicago, Magic Inc., 1966. 100pp., illus., index, 4to. Comb bound. VG. 10.00

27591. Pinchbeck, William Frederick. EXPOSITOR; A FACSIMILE EDITION WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY BYRON WALKER. Wichita, KS, Stevens Pubs., 1996. xi., 100pp., illus., 12mo. Cloth. Numbered copy of 1000 issued. New. 45.00

27594. Racherbaumer, Jon. IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: THE LEGACY OF DON ALAN. Tahoma, CA, L & L Publishing, 2000. First edition. 269pp., illus., chronol., bibliog./filmog., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. 50.00

27595-a. Randi, The Amazing and Bert Randolph Sugar. HOUDINI: HIS LIFE AND ART. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1977. 191pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards. Some spots, bumps and wear on cover, o/w VG. 16.00

27595-b. Randi, The Amazing, and Bert Randolph Sugar. HOUDINI: HIS LIFE AND ART. New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1976. 192pp., illus., index, 4to. Papbnd. Front cover roughed-up with corners creased and curled; inside still quite good. 9.00

27597. Rauscher, William. THE HOUDINI CODE MYSTERY. Pasadena, Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, 2000. First edition. 192pp., illus., printed endsheets, tipped-in frontispiece, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Numbered limited run. New. 45.00

27598. Rauscher, William. S.S. ADAMS: HIGH PRIEST OF PRANKS AND MERCHANT OF MAGIC. Oxford, CT, David E. Haversat, 2002. 150pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. 40.00

27601. Romano, Chuck. HOUSE OF CARDS: THE LIFE AND MAGIC OF PAUL ROSINI. South Elgin, IL, Charles J. Romano, 1999. 320pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped cloth. New. 35.00

27602. Rose, Michael E. JOE KARSON – BEYOND ZOMBIE. Phoeix, MD, Mike Rose Magic, 1999. First edition. 209pp., illus., chronlogy, bibliog., index, 8vo. Gold stamped cloth. New. 35.00

27604. Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN’S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. NY, David McKay Co., 1979. 280pp., illus., gloss, index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 30.00

27604-a. Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN’S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. New York, David McKay, 1979. 280pp., illus., gloss., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj shows some wear with small tears, o/w near fine. 22.00

27604-b. Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN’S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. NY, David McKay, 1979. 280 pp., illus., gloss., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Shows wear at spine and extremities; former owner name/stamp; o/w very good. 12.00

27606. Slaight, Allan with Max Maven. THE JAMES FILE VOLUME ONE and VOLUME TWO. Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2000. (pp.XLIII-LXXXI)760pp. and 736pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Plus William Goodwin’s INDEX: STEWART JAMES IN PRINT & THE JAMES FILE. Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2000. 122pp., 4to. Cloth in matching dj. All three volumes as a set. New. 150.00

27609. Temple, Phil, with Robert E. Olson. A MAGICIAN’S TOUR – REVISITED – BEING THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE AMERICAN NOSTRADAMUS, HARRY KELLAR, AS TOLD BY HIS FAITHFUL “FAMILIAR”, “SATAN, JR.” AND HEREIN RETOLD BY PHIL TEMPLE WITH ROBERT E. OLSON. (Novato, CA), Phil Temple, 2000. 226pp., illus., bibliog., poster listing/credits, 4to. Cloth in dj. PLUS, a 56 page reproduction (1999) of KELLAR’S WONDER BOOK. Both new and as a lot. 100.00

27610. Waldman, Carl and Joe Layden with Jamy Ian Swiss. THE ART OF MAGIC (The Companion to the PBS Special). Los Angeles, General Publishing Group, 1997. 256pp., illus., gloss., bibliog., index, 4to. Boards in dj. New. 25.00

27611. Waldron, Daniel. BLACKSTONE, A MAGICIAN’S LIFE: THE WORLD AND MAGIC SHOW OF HARRY BLACKSTONE, 1885-1965. Glenwood, IL, David Meyer Magic Books, 1999. 230pp., illus., timeline, notes, index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. New. 38.00