Reverse Auction

REVERSE AUCTION FOR MAY 23, 2022

 

Greetings magic book fans! Here is the latest version of the Reverse Auction sent Monday evening (May 23). The list is attached both as a Word document and as a pdf. There are a lot of old and newer magic books of all types, some unusual items, histories and biographies, small booklets on diverse subjects and, of course, a lot of just great books/booklets at increasingly affordable prices—with many as low as $4, $5 or $6 each. 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). We hope to be back in touch with everyone within 24 hours of your query, but we do have plans for this evening, so please be patient. We always respond to everyone in the order that your queries are received. Zip codes are helpful with your query and, if you are located outside the U.S. or live in Missouri, please include where you want your order shipped.

 

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. And now, here’s this week’s list :

 

Please query first to confirm availability and reserve one or more items.  Most items are single copies and are available subject to prior sale.  We will ship as soon as we receive your personal check or money order; or you can pay via PayPal http://www.PayPal.com  if you prefer.  Missouri customers must add 9.85% sales tax.  Our address information--including our web site where some additional books and other materials can be found--is listed below.

 

Abraham, R. M. EASY-TO-DO ENTERTAINMENTS AND DIVERSIONS WITH COINS, CARDs, STRING, PAPER AND MATCHES. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1961. 186pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Acer, David. MORE POWER TO YOU – THE VERY BEST OF DAVID ACER. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2011. 190pp., illus., 4to.  Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped.  Offered at $23.00

 

Adair, Ian. ADAIR DEVILS – THE IAN ADAIR LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Lecture notes for Winter Gardens – Blackpool, 1985. Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1985.m12pp., illus.,  8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Alburger, James. GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER: PRODUCING AN EFFECTIVE MAGIC ACT TO MUSIC. (Book) San Diego (CA), James A. Alburger Magic Enterprises, 1981. Second printing.  149pp. (+ blank pages for notes), illus., bibliog., 8vo. Perfect-bound. Some red pen underlining throughout; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

 

Alfredson, James B. and George L. Daily, Jr. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF CONJURING PERIODICALS IN ENGLISH: 1791-1983. (Book) York (PA), Magicana for Collectors, 1986. First edition. 395pp., 4to. Blue cloth with gold title-stamping.  The upper face edge corner has evidence of a 1.5” x 3” water stain with some minor fluting or waviness, but neither the cover nor the readability of the text is affected; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $31.00

 

Ammar, Michael. THE MAGIC OF MICHAEL AMMAR.  (Book) Tahoma, CA, L & L Publishing, 1991. First edition. 305pp., illus., 4to. Green cloth with gilt stamping in a dust jacket. Near fine. Dust jacket is roughed along the top of the spine; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $31.00

 

Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR PRESENTS ENCORE II. (Lecture Notes) Bluefield (WV), Secret Service, 1981.  44pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Now offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR’S PROFESSIONAL TOPIT PATTERN. (Utility Device Pattern) Bluefield (WV), Secret Service, 1982. 3pp. of illustrated instructions and full size (17 x 22”) pattern with sewing and installation instructions in the original envelope. Some toning/browning at the edges of the envelope, o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Andrews, Carl, Jr. MAKING A LIVING IN MAGIC PERFORMING AT RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS. (Booklet) n.pl., By the author, 1999. 38pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Some minor transfer blemishes; o/w near fine. Offered $18.00

 

Andrews, Val. CLUB COMEDY (Booklet) Bideford (UK), Supreme Magic Publications, n.d. 14pp., illus., tall 8vo. Wraps. Shows use and some soiling at the edges; o/w Good+. Offered at $5.00

 

Andrews, Val. "GOOD-NIGHT MR. DANTE". (Book) Birmingham, A Goodliffe Publication, 1978. 122 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket.  Biography of the celebrated, Dante the Magician (Harry A. Jansen) 1883-1955. Dust jacket shows some wear at the edges and at head and foot of the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $29.00

 

Annemann, Theodore. PRACTICAL MENTAL MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1983. 310pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Has a crease on the back cover from being stored with a pen about page 200, resulting in a bit of a bow; o/w a good reading copy. Offered at $8.00

 

Annemann, Theodore.  PRACTICAL MENTAL EFFECTS - A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE BEST MENTAL TRICKS OF RECENT YEARS. (Book) New York, Tannen Magic, 1963. Second printing.  341pp., illus., 8vo.  Red cloth with gold stamping. Roughed at the extremities—especially the bottom of the spine; several small paint spots on the covers—particularly the rear; some toning at the edges and the end papers; o/w a clean and clear reading copy; Good. Offered at $12.00

 

[Anonymous.] THE ART OF MODERN CONJURING AND DRAWING ROOM ENTERTAINMENT. (Book) London, Ward, Lock & Company, 1910. 222pp. (+2pp. ads), illus., short 8vo. Gray pictorial boards with gilt and red stamping. Worn at the extremities with some fraying starting at the edges; foxing and toning on the end papers, at the edges and intermittently throughout; unfortunately, all 18 double sided pages of photographic plates have been razored out; o/w a Fair reading copy. Offered at $12.00

 

Anverdi. ANVERDI’S LEZING SEMINAR LECTURE. (Signed Booklet) Leiden, Holland, Anverdi, 1963. First edition. 32pp., illus. (by Kemner), 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Signed under his caricature on the title page. Covers browning/toning a bit; o/w VG+. Now offered at $6.00

 

Atmore, Joseph. DUNNINGER'S BRAIN BUSTERS. (Book) Humble (TX), H & R Magic Books, 2001. First edition. 111pp., illus., notes, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $32.00

 

[Auction Catalog] RANDOM TREASURES AUCTIONS. (Auction Catalog) Auction of Magic and Allied Arts, January 10-31, 2007. 111pp., illus. printed in full color, 4to. Glossy wraps. Small crease at the lower corner of the corner o/w near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Baker, Al. AL BAKER’S MAGICAL WAYS AND MEANS: SIXTY TRICKS. (Book) Minneapolis (MN), Carl Waring Jones, 1941. First edition/second impression.  135pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial light blue cloth (with red, white, and blue bunny motif) over boards. General wear at the extremities; spine is sun faded; has had water damage on the upper third of the face corner affecting the cover and the first 30 pages or so with some fluting and waviness; browning/toning on the endpapers; still a Good reading copy. Offered at $11.00

 

Baker, Roy. BAKER’S CAPERS – THE MAGIC OF ROY BAKER. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1983. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near Fine. $11.00

 

Bent, Mike. ZERO GRAVITY – THE ULTIMATE CLOSE-UP LEVITATION. Signed/Numbered (Manuscript) Belmont (MA), Michael J. Bent, 1997. Signed/numbered (#1406) manuscript. 9pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Seal broken; o/w New. Offered for $6.00

 

Newly added!  Berland, Sam. BERLAND’S TRICKS AND ROUTINES. (Booklet) Chicago, Samuel Berland, n.d. (1970’s). 23pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Some toning at the cover edges; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Berman, Sam. SAM BERMAN’S LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Fresno (CA), By the Author, n.d. Unpaged (12pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Bertram, Charles. A MAGICIAN IN MANY LANDS. (Book) London, George Routledge & Sons, 1911. First edition. 315pp., photo illus., colored frontispiece, 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt stamping on te spine and front cover. Cloth lightly worn at extremities; front and rear hinges have been reinforced with hinge tape; limited foxing/toning on the endpapers; interior pages a bit stiff, but all in all a nice tight copy – VG. Offered at $53.00

 

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S TRICKS AND ENTERTAINMENTS – EVERY TRICK ILLUSTRATED. (Vintage Pitch Book) (Cover title: BLACKSTONE’S MAGIC – EVERY TRICK ILLUSTRATED). New York, Jacobsen Publishing Company, 1929. 98pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial covers with red and dark blue printing. Considerably worn at the extremities with flaking at the head and foot of spine and lower front corner; back cover lightly soiled with a closed tear horizontally across the center; interior toning; former owner has made penciled notes and checkmarks on the covers and occasionally on inside pages; at best a Fair copy, but one less seldom seen. Offered at $20.00

 

Binarelli, Tony. PLAYMAGIC 2 (Lecture Notes). Rome, Tony Binarelli, 1979. (16pp.), illus., 4to. Wraps. The top edge of the booklet is roughed/soiled a bit and a bit discolored; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Bloch, Richard. SOME THOUGHTS ON MAGIC. (Lecture Notes Plus) (Washington, DC), By the Author, n.d. 48pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Plus A FEW MORE THOUGHTS ON MAGIC (10pp., 8.5 x 11 sheets corer stapled) laid in. Offered at $12.00

 

Bornstein, Mike. LATEST MONEY MAGIC OF MIKE BORNSTEIN NO. 3. (Booklet) N.pl., Mike Bornstein,1988. Edited by Gloria Kindred and Stan Bennett. 47pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $10.00

 

Bornstein, Mike. MIKE BORNSTEIN’S NEW COMMERCIAL MONEY MAGIC #4. (Booklet) N.pl., Mike Bornstein,1990. Edited by Gloria E. Kindred. (51pp.), illus., 8vo. Green wraps. As new. Offered at $12.00

 

Brahams, Anthony. KEN BROOKE'S MAGIC PLACE. (Book) n.pl. (Tahoma), L&L Publishing, 1994. 302pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped boards. Near fine. Offered at $32.00

 

Britland, David. CARD KINETICS. (Booklet with Gimmick) London, Martin Breese, 1988. Second edition. 42pp., illus. 8vo. Wraps. Includes original gimmicked card. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Campbell, Loring. THIS IS MAGIC. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott's Magic, 1945. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Red wraps. Gift inscription to former owner; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Canick, Michael. MAGIC IN FICTION: A SHORT-TITLE CHECKLIST. (Booklet) New York, Volcanick Press, 1998. 40pp., bibliog., 4to. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at$10.00

 

Carlisle, Stanton. DYNAMIC MENTALISM. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1979. 84pp., illus., 8vo. Comb bound in cardboard covers. Comb binding is cracked at the bottom and missing the bottom tooth; o/w VG+. Now offered at $7.00

 

Cerceda, Adolfo and William King. THE FOLDING MONEY BOOK PLUS MAKE MONEY SELLING MONEY! (Booklet) Chicago (IL), Magic Inc., 1975. 46pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled.  VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Cervon, Bruce and Stephen Minch (ed.). HARD-BOILED MYSTERIES – MORE MAGIC OF BRUCE CERVON. (Book) Lake Tahoe (CA), L & L Publishing, 1998. First Edition. 178pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth boards with spine stamping in a dust jacket. Dust jacket has been lightly bumped and roughed a bit at the head of the spine with a small chip on the upper rear corner; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Chanin, Jack. FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE SEVEN IN ONE. (Booklet) Philadelphia (PA), Jack Chanin, 1938. First edition. 14pp., illus., 8vo. Red cover with silver printed wraps. Demon series sticker on title page; some bleed from either the cover or the wraps has stained several pages along the bottom; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Chandler, Harold. CHANDU’S MAGICAL VARIETIES. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades Enterprises, 1970. 34pp., illus., index, 4to. Originally side stapled under cloth tape, but now wire spiral bound. Binder’s tape residue at the spine on cover; former owner bookplate; some toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Charles, Kirk. KIRK CHARLES’ MANUAL OF RESTAURANT MAGIC. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 1992. Revised second edition. 97pp., appendix, bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. Occasional penciled notes and highlighting; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI, A PICTORIAL LIFE. (Book) New York, Crowell Company, 1976. First edition.  218pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Red cloth with gilt stamping on the spine in a dust jacket. An ex-library copy from The Free Press Library without the typical disfigurement—only a stamped book pocket; o/w minimal exterior wear (in a Mylar sleeve) and a VG+ copy. Offered at $27.00

 

Claflin, Edward in collaboration with Jeff Sheridan, Street Magician. STREET MAGIC – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WANDERING MAGICIANS AND THEIR CONJURING ARTS. (Book) Garden City, New York, A Doubleday Dolphin Book, 1977. 156pp., Illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Some edge wear and scuffing; spine creases; former owner name and acquisition date; some yellow highlighting throughout; o/w a Good reading copy. Offered at $5.00

 

Clarke, Sidney. THE ANNALS OF CONJURING – THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK ON CONJURING WITH A NEW COMPREHENSIVEINDEX BY BOB LUND. (Book) New York (NY), Magico Magazine, 1983. 294pp. (plus Bob Lund’s 84pp. index), illus., 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt author and title stamping on the spine and cover. A Fine copy.  These seem increasingly difficult to locate, so we will offer this one for $61.00

 

Close, Michael. A WORKERS SERIES SAMPLER – A LECTURE BY MICHAEL CLOSE. (Lecture Notes) Carmel (IN)) By the Author, 1994. 22pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Clear plastic cover is sunned and stained at the top edge and down the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Close, Michael. WHILE I’M GONE…NOTES FROM THE FAREWELL LECTURE TOUR. (Lecture Notes) Las Vegas, Michael Close, (1998). 18pp. (+ads), illus., 4to. Comb bound. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

[Cody, William F. “Buffalo Bill”] BUFFALO BILL CODY COMMEMORATIVE STAMP CACHET.  Set includes a stamped postcard with artwork and a brief bio of Cody, the 15-cent Buffalo Bill stamp, plus 6-cent Buffalo stamp and a 4-cent Pony Express commemorative stamps. Plus the envelope with different artwork and story highlighting his “Wild West Circus” with two 15-cent Cody stamps. All stamps are First Day Issue, June 6, 1988 and are postmarked Cody, WY. Produced by Aristocrat Cachets. All are in Mylar with a backing board and are As issued. Offered for $14.00

 

Coleman, Earle J. MAGIC – A REFERENCE GUIDE. (Book) New York, Greenwood Press, 1987. First edition. 198pp., bibliographies following each chapter, index, 8vo. Red and gold title stamping on black cloth. Some light spotting/foxing on the top edge; clean and unmarked inside and o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

 

Colombini, Aldo and Rachel. THE COLOMBINI FAREWELL TOUR 2011. (Lecture Notes) Tampa, By the Authors, 2011. 32pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled. VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Colombini, Aldo. FIRST IMPRESSIONS. (Lecture Notes). Thousand Oaks, CA, Mamma Mia Magic, 2000. 16pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Conley, Craig. MAGIC WORDS: A DICTIONARY. (Signed Book) n.pl., By the Author/In-Spired, 2005. Special edition. 365pp., illus., 4to. Trade paperback. Signed by the author on the title page. Shows some use and handling, but Near Fine. Offered at $30.00

 

Corinda, Tony. 13 STEPS TO MENTALISM. (Book) Brooklyn (NY), Robbins Publications, ©1968.  Sixth printing.  424pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $14.00

 

Craven, Tom. A HAT FULL OF STUFF. (Lecture Notes) N.pl., By the Author, 1998. Lacks pagination. (21pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound.  VG+. Offered at $7.00

Craven, Tom.  SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING FOR YOU. (Lecture Notes) Kent (OH), VIP Magic, 2005. Unpaged (18pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Craven, Tom. TOM CRAVEN’S LECTURE SERIES – NUMBER 9. (Lecture notes) Mesa (AZ), Danny Dew/The Citadel, n.d. Unpaged (20pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Lower corner has a corner crease o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Cremer, W. H., Jr. (editor). THE MAGICIANS OWN BOOK CONTAINING AMPLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECREATIONS IN CHEMISTRY, ACOUSTICS, PNEUMATICS, LEGERDEMAIN, PRESTIDIGITATION, ELECTRICITY (WITH AND WITHOUT APPARATUS). (Vintage Book) London, John Camden Hotten, n.d. (1872 printing of 1867 edition). 362pp. (+2pp. of adverts at front and 30pp. at the end - “Very Important New Books – Special List for 1872”), illus. (frontis in red and black on title page), 12mo. Publisher’s blue pictorial cloth with gilt spine stamping. Names from several former owners on front end papers. General wear at corners; head and foot of spine are frayed and pulled with approx. half of first word of title missing; both hinges are starting to split but holding; toning and dark at edges; o/w a respectable vintage copy. Offered at $22.00

 

[Crowe, Raymond] THE NAKED ZOMBIE BALL – FLOATING BALL STUDY FOR THE STAGE. (DVD) International Magic, 2007. Running time approximately 40 minutes. Opened and presumably viewed, but as new. Offered at $8.00

 

Darwin, Gary.  DARWIN’S 201 JOKES FOR CARD MAGICIANS. (Books) Las Vegas, Gary Darwin/American Printing 1997. 21pp., illus., 4to, Wraps. VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Darwin, Gary. DARWIN’S THUMB TIP THINKING. (Booklet) Las Vegas, Gary Darwin/American Printing 1986. First printing. 20pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

[Daryl] Mike Maxwell, Richard Kaufman, Daryl, and Lainee Schroeder.  DARYL’S PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSEMBLY OR THE JOLLY JUMPING JOKERS. (Book) Anaheim (CA), Daryl, 1985. 12pp., illus., 4to. Bright red wraps. As new. Now offered at $5.00

 

Dawes, Edwin A. and Arthur Setterington. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Gallery Books, 1989. 192pp., illus., bibliog., indices, 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some edgewear and a small chip or two; o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

De Caston, Herbert, assisted by the leading South African Magicians. PEERLESS PRESTIDIGITATION. (Book) London, Hamley Brothers, 1910. 30pp.(+adverts), illus., tall 12mo. Light grey covered boards with black cover lettering. Covers have very mild soiling with a mild warp; former owner nameplate inside; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. CARDS IN CABARET. (Inscribed/signed Book) Devon, Supreme Magic, 1980. 67pp., illus., 4to. Yellow pictorial wraps. Inscribed/signed inside front cover. Offered at $5.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. EVEN STEPHEN – AN EVEN BET GAMBLING ROUTINE. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. Unpaginated (12pp.), illus., 4to. Paper wraps. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. GENIAL IMPROBABILITIES. (Booklet) Liverpool, Goodliffe, 1949. First edition. 62pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Small spot on the back cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. KEN DE COURCY’S MAGIC BALLOONS. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1979. 20pp., illus., tall 8vo. Pictorial wraps. A Fine copy. Offered at $7.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. KEN DE COURCY’S STAND-UP SPONGES. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1980. 12pp., illus., tall 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. SUPER SPELL. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1980. 8pp., illus., tall 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

De La Mano. (Zell Dreitzehn) Cover title: DE LA MANO’S GREAT MAGIC BOOK. ((Vintage Booklet) New York, Popular Publishing Company, n.d. (1877?) 29pp. (+adverts.), illus., 12mo. Bright hand tinted pictorial wraps. This book is all about the cover—the hand tinted wraps are around 29pages of the often reprinted, CONJURING, OR MAGIC MADE EASY… (inside title). Possibly sold as a pitch book. The only blemish is a price-sticker sized paper pull between the performer’s cameo drawing and the face edge—and two smaller pulls below that; o/w a Near Fine copy.  Offered at $90.00

 

De Lawrence, George. SOME CARD EFFECTS AND MAGICAL TALKS. (Book) Los Angeles (CA), F.G. Thayer, 1919. First edition. 45pp., 12mo. Gray pictorial wraps with dark green printing on the cover. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Delvin, Jack. MAGIC OF THE MASTERS. (Book) Toronto (ON), Coles Publishing, 1977. 240 pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. Mild toning at the edges; o/w a Fine copy. Offered at $6.00

 

Devereux, Eve and Peter Eldin. CARD AND MAGIC TRICKS – OVER 30 EASy-TO-PERFORM STUNTS TO AMAZE AND CONFOUND. (Book) New York, Gramercy Books, 2004. 96pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial Boards. As new. Offered at $5.00

 

Dexter, Will. THIS IS MAGIC: SECRETS OF THE CONJURER'S CRAFT. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1958. First edition. 204pp., illus., 8vo. Reddish/brown cloth. Lacks a dust jacket, but o/w a handsome copy; VG. Now offered at $10.00

 

Dexter, Will. THE UNCANNY POWER. (Booklet) Calgary (AB), Micky Hades International, 1979. First edition. 68pp, illus., 4to. Former owner bookplate; foxing/toning at the edges and on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Diamond, Hal. PROMOTION IN MOTION. (Book) Kensington (MDD, Hal Diamond, 1980. 70pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Dealer stamp inside front cover, o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $4.00

 

Dickson, Craig R. COLLECTION NO. 1 - FOR THE ENTERTAINER. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1993. Revised. Unpaginated (34pp.), Illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly added! Douglas, Bert. MAGIC AS YOU LIKE IT. (Booklet) n.pl. (Canada), By the Author, 1935. 10pp., 8vo. 8,5 x 11 sheets to stapled in wraps and folded to 8vo. Wraps printed in light green ink. Some mild soiling/toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

 

Dunninger, (Joseph). 100 HOUDINI TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York (NY), Arco Publishing Company, 1954. 144pp., illus., 8vo.  Once white cloth with green stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket is badly chipped with about 2/3 of it present (now in a Mylar sleeve); cover a bit soiled and toned with the interior browning a bit; one former owner name and address and another’s blind stamp; o/w VG. Less seldom seen as a hardbound, so offered at $4.00

 

Dusenbery, H. Syril. MAKING MAGIC PAY 1923. (Booklet) n.pl., David Ginn, 1996. Reprint of the 1923 edition with an Introduction by Byron Walker. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Pink wraps. Near fine. Offered at $4.00

 

[Eggink, Peter] BEYOND BELIEF – THE CREATIVE CARD MAGIC OF PETER EGGINK. (DVD) By the artist, 2005. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $5.00

 

Eggink, Peter and Amanujjaman Abir. FREQUENCY. (Utility Device) n.pl., Deceptive Dreamz, 2020. Comes complete with props and is fully rechargeable, with link to online instructions. New, but has been opened and repackaged. Offered at $22.00

 

Ellis, Tim and Sue-Anne Webster. 24 YEARS OF LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ELLIS. (Book) Melbourne, Magic Unlimited, 2002. 23pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Erens, Oliver (Editor). CONCERTOS FOR PASTEBOARDS. (Book) (Translated by Ariel Frailich). Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2000. First English edition. 233pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Erens, Oliver (Hrsg./editor) INSIDE CARDMAGIC. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Langen, OE/Oliver Erens, 1995. 112pp., illus., sleight index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. Written in German. Inscribed “To Daryl with all good thoughts and a very big Thank You! Cologne, 3-21-99 Oliver Erens.” As new. Offered at $12.00

 

Evans, Henry. SOMETHING MORE THAN AN ILLUSION. (Lecture Notes) Buenos Aires, By the Author, 2000. 10pp., illus., 4to. 8.25 x 11.75 sheets side stapled. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Fabjance, John. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SVENGALI DECK. (Booklet) Bethalto (IL), Fabjance Studio, 1971. First edition. 34pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Wraps are discolored at the edges, o/w near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Farmer, Bob. CYCLOPS – BOB FARMER’S ONE-BALL CUPS AND BALLS ROUTINE. (Booklet) Paramount, Magic City, 1998. 12pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Farmer, Bob. DEJA VOODOO. (Manuscript) Willowdale (ON), Bob Farmer & Every Trick in The Book, 1989. 18pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled. VG copy. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Fedko, John. FUN MAGIC - JOHN FEDKO. (Manuscript) n.pl., By the Author., n.d. (17pp.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled in yellow pictorial cover. VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Fedko, John. MAGIC FOR EVERYONE. (Manuscript) n.pl., By the Author., n.d. (15pp.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled in blue cover. VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Fields, Keith. AN ALIEN WITH EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY! (Inscribed/signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 2009. 23pp. (plus back cover color template for a trick), illus., 4to. Side stapled in pictorial covers. Signed on the front cover. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Findlay, J. B. NINTH COLLECTORS ANNUAL – A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS IN THE J. B. FINDLAY COLLECTION. (Numbered Edition Book) St. Albans, D. W. Findlay, 1975. No. 189 of 500 published. 280pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped cloth in handsome dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. The foreword (page xi) appears to be signed in blue ink by the publisher—David Findlay. A Fine copy. Offered at $41.00

 

Findlay, J.B. TENTH COLLECTORS' ANNUAL. (Numbered Limited Edition Book) Pawtucket (RI), Raymond Ricard, 1994. Originally compiled in 1959. Signed (by publisher) as (#194) of 200 issued. 41 pp., illus., bibliog., 12mo. Paperbound. A Fine copy. Offered at $26.00

 

[Findlay, J.B. – Auction Catalogue] CATALOGUE OF THE J.B. FINDLAY COLLECTION – BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS – PART I: A-O. (Auction Catalog) London, Sotheby's, Catalogue No. 19 of 1978/79 held Thursday, 5th July, 1979. 98pp. (+8pp.) including 501 lots, illus. (+8pp. of plates), 8vo. Pictorial paper wraps. Catalogue is unmarked internally; a bit soiled and toned at the spine. Prices realized is laid in and is a bit roughed at extended edge. Overall VG. Offered at $32.00

 

[Findlay, J.B. – Auction Catalogue] CATALOGUE OF THE J.B. FINDLAY COLLECTION – BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS – PART II: BOOKS AND PERIODICALS P-Z. (Auction Catalog) London, Sotheby's, Catalogue No. 1 of 1979/80 held Thursday, 4th October,1979. 131pp. (+8pp.) including 499 lots, illus. (+8pp. of plates), 8vo. Pictorial paper wraps. Catalogue is unmarked internally; a bit toned at the spine. Prices realized is laid in and is roughed at extended edge; two of the plates have stuck together at the bottom and have some paper separation at the lower edge; inked price notes on the rear cover; o/w VG. Offered at $32.00

 

[Findlay, J.B. – Auction Catalogue] CATALOGUE OF THE J.B. FINDLAY COLLECTION – BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS – PART III: POSTERS AND PLAYBILLS. (Auction Catalog) London, Sotheby's, Catalogue No. 19 of 1979/80 held Thursday, 3rd October,1980. 96pp. (+60pp.) including 565 lots, illus. (+60pp. of plates), 8vo. Pictorial paper wraps. Catalogue is unmarked internally; a bit toned at the spine with a small spot. Prices realized is laid in and is roughed at extended edges; o/w VG+. Offered at $36.00

 

Take all three Findlay Auction Catalogues above for $90.00

 

Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1943.  Third printing. 206pp., illus., 4to. Gray cloth with black and orange stamping in a dust jacket. Dust jacket is chipped a bit at the head and foot of the spine (now in a Mylar protective sleeve); some browning/toning on the end panels; signed on front and rear end panels by former owner; o/w a nice tight copy with excellent interior pages and VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Fitzkee, Dariel.  SHOWMANSHIP FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) Oakland (CA), Magic Limited/Lloyd E. Jones, 1945. Fourth edition. 187pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

 

Fleischer, Adam J. and Stephen Minch. THE NEW YORK MAGIC SYMPOSIUM – COLLECTION THREE. (Book) New York (NY), New York Magic Symposium, 1984. 133pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Covers have been rubbed – particularly at the edges and there has been some slight color transfer from other books or surfaces; o/w a nice tight copy in VG condition. Offered at $44.00

 

Fleshman, Dan. CLOSE-UP WITH DAN FLESHMAN: LECTURE NO. 1 and CLOSE-UP WITH DAN FLESHMAN: LECTURE NO. 2. (Lecture Notes Set) St. Louis, Dan Fleshman, n.d. Both lack pagination (20pp.) and (23pp.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets in plastic spine binders. Near fine. Offered as a pair for $12.00

 

Fleshman, Dan. LECTURE TOUR – THE MAGIC OF DAN FLESHMAN. (Booklet) n.pl. (St. Louis), By the Author, n.d. 40pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb  bound. Double backed card for bonus trick is not present; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Fleshman, Dan. PUZZLING PASTEBOARDS. (Booklet) n.pl. (St. Louis), By the Author, n.d. 40pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Newly added! Fleshman, Dan. THE VERY BEST, YET! COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP MIRACLES. (Book) (Cover title: THE VERY BEST, YET! COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP AND STAND-UP MIRACLE.) n.pl., By the Author 1990. 78pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $14.00

 

Fox, Paul, et al. PAUL FOX’S MIRACLE GIMMICK – MODERN MINDREADING AT ITS BEST. (Book with Gimmick) Oakland, Paul Fox Super Magical Effects/Jeff Busby, 1983. Routines and Handlings by Paul Fox, Danny Dew, Faucett Ross, Al Baker & Jeff Busby. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Paper wraps. Gimmick slipped-in at rear in small envelope. Offered at $9.00

Fujiyama, Shintaro. LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (early 1980’s). unpaginated (20pp.), illus., 4to. Unbound sheets bulldog clipped in a heavy pictorial cover. Shows mild use; o/w VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Fujiyama, Shintaro. LECTURE NOTES. (Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (early 1980’s). unpaginated (9pp.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets. Shows mild use; o/w VG+. Offered at $side stapled. Offered at $7.00

 

Newly added! Furst, Arnold. HOW TO GET PUBLICITY IN NEWSPAPERS…AND OTHER MEDIA. (Book) Oakland, Magic limited/Lloyd E. Jones, 1975. 95pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Several small sots on front and back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

THE G-D D- -N TRUTH ABOUT MAGIC. Small (Magazine Lot – ADB #2360) “Gid Dayn” (Burling Hull) Deland, FL. Irregular, printed 9 x 12.  Includes N1 (n.d., but June 1959), No. 7 and No. 9. Show some age, but overall are VG.  Offered as a lot for $5.00

 

[Gagnon, Tom] RADICAL REBOUND. (Manuscript) New York, Tannen Magic, 1985. New Stars of Magic (Volume 2, Number 3) Edited by Chet Day. 14pp., Illus., 4to. Glossy manuscript. Near fine copy. Offered at $4.00

 

Ganson, Lewis. THE ART OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC, VOL.2. (Book) Tahoma (CA), L&L Publishing, 1996. 286pp., illus., 8vo. Black cloth with gold spine stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

 

Ganson, Lewis. ROUTINED MANIPULATION FINALE. (Book) London, Harry Stanley/Unique Magic Studio, n.d. (1954). First edition. 254pp., illus., 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine stamping in dust jacket. Cover has a minor rubbed spot on the front cover; dust jacket is roughed and chipped at along top and bottom edge (now in a mylar sleeve); former owner names and a bookplate; o/w a near fine copy of the book in a fair dust jacket. Now offered at $8.00

 

Garcia, Frank and George Schindler. AMEDEO'S CONTINENTAL MAGIC. (Book) New York (NY), Million Dollar Productions, 1974. First edition. 118pp., illus., 8vo.  Spiral bound with paper covered boards. Roughed and rubbed at the extremities; some chipping at the head of the spine where the cover is starting to split from the wire binding; gift inscription, but not signed by either author; some occasional underlining or bracketing or starring; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $28.00

 

Garenne, Prof. 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. Blue pictorial cloth with gilt and black stamping. According to the bookplate on the first glued down end paper the book was awarded as a prize for “good conduct” to the first owner from the Catholic Institute in Liverpool. Cover shows wear and rubbing at the extremities; very mild fraying along the head foot of the spine; the half title page and front end papers are absent, but the book otherwise appears complete; some signatures are starting, but holding; pages are a bit stiff with toning at the edges and throughout; book dealer stamp (O’Dowd) at the bottom of the title page; overall a Good copy. Offered at $32.00

 

Garr, Ken, PARADOX. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., by the author, n.d. Unpaged. (13pp.), illus., 4to. Side stapled in paper covers.  Roughed a bit at the edges; o/w Good. Offered at $4.00

 

Garrett, Dan. CLOSE-UP CONNIVERY #2. (Signed Booklet) Lithonia (GA), Pandora Press and Dan Garrett, 1988. 20pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Signed on the title page. Some minor wrinkles on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Garrett, Dan. SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY VERSION 0.4 – A SPECIAL RELEASE. (Lecture Notes) n.pl. By the Author, 1993. 13pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Gazzo and Simon Jackson. READ BETWEEN THE ONE LINES. (Signed Book) n. pl., Gazzo, 2004.   36pp., illus., Tall 8vo. Yellow pictorial wraps.  Signed on the third page in. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Gazzo and Simon Jackson. STREET CUPS AND BALLS. (Booklet) n.pl., Penguin Magic, 2006. 66pp., illus., 4to. Glossy pictorial wraps. Slight mar on the front cover; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Gertner, Paul. PAUL GERTNER’S EUROPEAN LECTURE NOTES. (Signed Lecture Notes) Pittsburgh (PA), The Paul Gertner Group, 1987. 19pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled. Inscribed to former owner on the front cover. VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Gertner, Paul. LECTURE NOTES. (Signed Lecture Notes) N.pl., By the Author, n.d. 13pp., illus., 4to. 19pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled. Inscribed to former owner on the front cover. VG. Offered at $10.00

 

GIBECIERE – A JOURNAL OF THE CONJURING ARTS RESEARCH CENTER. (Journal) New York, Conjuring Arts Research Center, 2011. Volume 6: Number 1 (Winter, 2011) illus., 8vo. Paperbound with printed paper dust cover. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $16.00

 

Gibson, Walter B. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF CARD MAGIC: THE PRINCIPLES AND PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FULLY REVEALED IN TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, 1969. 470pp., illus., glossary, index, 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; cover is a bit worn and scuffed; former owner stamp on front end paper; o/w a VG+ copy. Offered at $18.00

 

Gibson, Walter.  WALTER GIBSON'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND CONJURING. (Book) New York, Drake Publishing, 1976. 213pp., illus., 4to. Blue boards in dust jacket.  Some general edgewear; the laminate cover on the dust jacket is starting to wrinkle a bit on the front cover; o/w this is a very nice copy of this book. Offered at $9.00

 

Ginn, David. PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR CHILDREN. (Book) Norcross, Scarlett Green Publication, 1977. Second printing. 244pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows very mild edge wear edge (now in a Mylar protective sleeve); some occasional underlining in first two chapters; o/w VG+.  Now offered at $7.00

 

Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE - VOLUME 3. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, Inc., 2000. First English language edition. 300+pp. (p. 495 - 790), illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $21.00

 

Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE LIGHT: PROFESSIONAL CARD MAGIC WITHOUT SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2006. 170pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. New – Still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $28.00

 

Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE LIGHTEST - PROFESSIONAL CARD MAGIC WITHOUT SLEIGHT-OF-HAND. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2010. 132pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. New - still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $22.00

 

Giobbi, Roberto. STANDUP CARD MAGIC – CARD MAGIC FOR PARLOR AND STAGE. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2016. 279pp., illus., appendices, bibliog., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $32.00

 

Givan, Joe. MORE MAGIC FROM THE ATTIC. (Lecture Notes) Castle Rock, published by author, 1999. 11pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound in covers; VG+. Now offered at $12.00

 

Gloye, Gene. THE TABLE BOOK. (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1977. 48pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled. VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Goldston, Will. TRICKS OF THE MASTERS. (Book) London, George Routledge & Sons, 1942.  207pp., illus., 12mo. Black cloth with red stamping. Former owner name stamps inside front cover; worn at the extremities; a bit cocked; toning on the end papers; o/w a Good reading copy. Offered at $10.00

 

Gordon, Paul. PROTEAN CARD MAGIC: MORE IMPROMPTU CARD ILLUSIONS OF PAUL GORDON. (Book) Worthington, WS, Natzler Enterprises, 1998. 143pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. VG+. Now offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Govan, Barry. BARRY GOVAN LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Australia, By the Author, 1976. 17pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in stiff covers. VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! [Grant, U.F.] MAGICIANS GUILD OF AMERICA, INC. IN OPENING THE 1952-53 LECTURE-DEMONSTRATION SERIES PRESENTS MR. U.F. GRANT OF COLUMBUS, OH. (Lecture Notes) Sponsored by The Magicians Guild of America, Inc. Hotel Prince George, New York City. October 13, 1952. 8pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled with Magicians Guild cover. Roughed a bit at the edges with some toning; now in a plastic sheet protector; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Grant, U.F. CHINESE MAGIC & ILLUSIONS: A COLLECTION OF NEW STARTLING & SENSATIONAL CHINESE MYSTERIES.  (Manuscript) n.pl., Nelmar, n.d. Lacks pagination (13pp.), illus., 8vo.  8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled in newly added covers. and folded. Pages are browning a bit, o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Grant, U. F. GRANT’S ILLUSION SECRETS. (Manuscript) Columbus (OH), U.F. Grant, n.d. Lacks pagination (40pp.), illus., 4to. Side stapled in yellow covers. VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Grant, U. F. GRANT’S ILLUSIONS SECRETS. (Booklet) Columbus (OH), O’Neal magic, n.d. Lacks pagination (60pp), illus., 4to. Side stapled. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Grant, U.F. SIX MODERN LEVITATIONS. (Manuscript) Columbus (OH), Popular Magic Publications, 1977. 12pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Grant, General. THE GENERAL GRANT LECTURE NOTES ON HOW TO MAKE A LIVING BY STEALING…DOVES…OF COURSE. (Lecture Notes) (Watertown), Magic Art Book Company, 1981. (28pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Grant, General. GENERAL GRANT – LECTURE 2. (Lecture Notes) Sommerville (MA), By the Author, 1996. 60pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Gray, Dorian. MAGICAL NOODLES. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. Unnumbered (9pp.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets in a plastic report cover. VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Great Merlini (Clayton Rawson) HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York, Fireside Book, 1971. 175pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Former owner blind stamp; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Gretzinger, Paul. CARD FITNESS – A WORKOUT FOR CARD TRICKSTERS WITH EXERCISES IN CARD MANIPULATION. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1988. 28pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets in report binder. VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Gretzinger, Paul. CARD FITNESS – A WORKOUT FOR CARD TRICKSTERS WITH EXERCISES IN CARD MANIPULATION. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. Unpaged (28pp.), illus., bibliog., 4to. 8.5 x 11 corner stapled. This looks like an earlier xeroxed draft version of the above title, but without sequential pagination. The content is the same and I have been assured by the consignor that it is not a knock-off photocopy. This has the residue of a 3.5” label that has been removed from the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Guest, Leslie P. "LECTURE-DEMAIN!" – IF YOU CAN'T INVENT - ADAPT! (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) Calgary, Micky Hades Enterprises, 1972. 32pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed to Sid Lorraine by the author inside on the first page. Some edge toning; o/w VG+. Offered at $18.00

 

Gustafson, Dick. PROFESSIONAL ILLUSION BUILDING FOR THE HOME CRAFTSMAN. (Book) Horsham, Richard L. Gustafson, 1992. First edition. 46pp., illus., bibliography, and sources guide, 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $14.00

 

Gylleck, Elmer. THE AMAZING DR. CLUTTERHOUSE – AN ORIGINAL ACT. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1974. 42pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Hades, Micky. HOW TO MAKE FLASHES, BANGS AND PUFFS OF SMOKE. (Book) Calgary (AB), Micky Hades International, 1979. 61pp., illus., 4to. Originally side stapled under cloth binder’s tape, but now wire spiral bound with tape residue near the spine; front cover has a spill stain at the bottom edge of the front cover affecting the first 18pp., but no fluting or ripples, just mild discoloration; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Hades, Micky. MAGIC – “THE WAY I SEE IT” – LOOKING AT THE COMMERCIAL SIDE OF DOING MAGIC. (Booklet). Calgary (AB), Micky Hades Enterprises, 1968. Unpaginated other than the first 9 pages (37pp.), illus., 4to. Front cover is toned/browned at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Hades, Micky. NOVEL MAGIC WITH THE APPEARING CANE. (Booklet) Calgary (AB), Micky Hades, 1963. 49pp., illus., 4to. Originally side stapled under cloth binder’s tape, but now wire spiral bound with tape residue near the spine. VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Hadyn, Whit and Chef Anton. THE SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS – NOTES  ON FAST AND LOOSE. (Book) Alta Loma (CA), The School for Scoundrels, 2001. 43pp.(+ads), illus., bibliog., 4to. Wire spiral bound. Near fine. Offered at $24.00

 

Newly added! Hale, Howard. SHOWMANSHIP-MISDIRECTION AND ROUTINING – A LECTURE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF PERFORMANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT. (Lecture Notes) Dallas (TX), Wordmagic Studio of Howard Hale, 2000. 20pp., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Hall, Trevor H. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. (Book) Croydon, ARCAS, n.d.  64pp., illus., 8vo. Orange cloth with black stamping. Cover is scuffed at the extremities and lightly soiled; first three pages—title pages and frontispiece are detached and laid in; front hinge is going; o/w Good. Offered at $20.00

 

Hall, Trevor H. READING IS BELIEVING. (Book) Birmingham, Goodliffe The Magician, 1947. 104pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Maroon buckram with gold title stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; some toning on the end papers; former owner stamp inside front cover and Gene Gordon’s Magic Shop stamp inside at the rear; one or two pages have neatly printed notations from a former owner; o/w book itself is VG as described. Now offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Harkey, David. SIMPLICITIES. (Booklet) Brisbane. Australia, New Directions Publishing/BHM industries, 1988. (25pp.), illus., 4to. Wraps. Both outer corners have been bumped andhave creases; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Harris, Paul. THE INNER CIRCLE. (Booklet) San Diego (CA), Chuck Martinez Productions, 1980. 15pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Heath, Royal Vale.  MATHEMAGIC – MAGIIC, PUZZLES AND GAMES WITH NUMBERS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1953. 126pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! Heinemann, Richard. RICHARD HEINEMANN PRESENTS “ORIGINAL MAGIC”. (Book) Toledo (OH), Carlo’s Magic Shop, 1945. 118pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamping on reddish-brown cloth. Former owner stamp; o/w a Near Fine copy. Offered at $45.00

 

Newly added! Hickok, Chuck. THOUGHT-FULL TELEPATHY: SCRIPT, PRESENTATIONAL CONCEPTS AND METHODS. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 2009. 64pp., illus., 4to.  Wraps. Afterthoughts and Omissions sheet laid in. Near Fine. Offered at $25.00

 

Newly added! Hilliar, William J. MODERN MAGICIANS’ HAND BOOK – AN UP TO DATE TREATISE ON THE ART OF CONJURING. (Book) Chicago, Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1902. 440pp. (plus index paginated as i-viii), illus., 8vo. Blue/gray pictorial cloth with red and black stamping. Some very light scuffing at the extremities; browning/toning on the end papers; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $80.00

 

Hilliard, John Northern. GREATER MAGIC: A MODERN TREATISE ON MODERN MAGIC. (Book) Minneapolis, Carl Jones, 1947. Revised edition. Eighth Impression. 1006pp., illus. (1150 illustrations by Harlan Tarbell), index, 8vo. Distinctive red cloth. Well-read with the covers roughed and rubbed especially at the spine which is starting to fray at the head and foot and lesser so at the corners; front hinge is starting between pages xiv and xv; toning on the end papers, o/w a clean interior; generally, a Good+ copy. Offered at $53.00

 

Hilliard, John Northern. THE LOST NOTEBOOKS OF JOHN NORTHERN HILLIARD. (Book) Washington (DC), The Genii Corporation, 2001. First edition. 295pp., illus., 4to. Black hardcover with gilt title stamping on the spine in a dust jacket. Dust jacket appears to have had a spot of liquid near the bottom with a small transfer to the cover; former owner stamp; o/w a Near Fine copy. Offered at $35.00

 

Hilford, Docc. THE INVISIBLE STRANGER. (Booklet) Bal Harbour (FL), Docc Hilford Productions, 2008. 44pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $14.00

 

Hilford, Docc. DOCC HILFORD’S LOLITA SYSTEM. (Booklet) Bal Harbour (FL), Docc Co., 2002. First printing. 28pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $15.00

 

Hoffmann, Professor Louis (Angelo Lewis). HOYLE’S GAMES MODERNIZED. (Book) London, George Routledge and Sons, 1909. Revised edition. 475pp., illus. (including one color fold-out of roulette table), short 12mo. Maroon cloth with gilt spine and cover stamping. Some wear at the extremities; toning on endpapers with very occasional foxing on the interior and at the edges; a nice tight VG copy for its age. Offered at $28.00

 

Holmes, Donald. THE MAGIC ART, BEING VOLUME 1 OF THE MAGIC ART SERIES. (Book) n.pl. (Kansas City), By the Author, 1920. First edition.  234pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth with gilt title and spine stamping. General light wear at the extremities and heavier at the head and foot of spine; former sticker residue on cover near lower spine; a damp stain along the bottom edge w/o affecting text; o/w VG. Offered at $23.00

 

[Houdini, Harry] “Houdini Alive? Unbelievable!” by Craig Buck. Full page clips of an article appearing in HUMAN BEHAVIOR October 1977. Full page clippings (5pp.) of the article and illustrations. All preserved in a three-hole plastic sheet protector. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Newly added! [Howard, Max – Max the Magician and Diane] SHOWMANSHP - THE ART THAT CONCEALS THE ART – A LECTURE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF MAGIC. (Inscribed/signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the author, (1980’s) 28pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. Wraps. Inscribed to the former owner. Shows some use from handling; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Howatt, Gordon M. THE RESTLESS SPOOK AND OTHER TRICKS. (Booklet) Chicago, L.L. Ireland, 1943. 25pp., illus., 4to. Mimeo sheets side stapled in a pictorial front cover. A bit roughed and toned around the edges with a faint glass ring spot on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Hugard, Jean, and Fred Braue. THE INVISIBLE PASS. (Book) Alameda (CA), Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, 1946. First edition. 29pp., illus., 4to. Blue/grey cloth with silver stamping.  Minor wear at the corners; some discolorations on the front cover and on the back with a small spot; a water stain at the lower corner affecting pages 12-29; boards are bowed outward a bit; toning on end papers and a former owner property stamp; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $44.00

 

Newly added! Hughes, Richard E. NOTES FROM A FEATHER FLOWER FAKIR – FEATHER FLOWER CARE AND USE. (Lecture Notes) Ravenna (OH), Hughes Magic, 1985. 15pp.(+adverts). Illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at

 

Hunter, Norman. MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Baltimore, Penguin Books, 1968. (Formerly THE PUFFIN BOOK OF MAGIC)128pp., illus., 12mo, Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Hunter, Norman. SIMPLIFIED CONJURING FOR ALL. (Book) London, Hamlyn, 1999. 124pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. A mark at the bottom of the title page has been whited out; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Hustle, Danny and James E. Wells from conversations with Gazzo. GAZZO’S THE ART OF KROWD KEEPING. (Booklet) n.pl., Penguin Magic, 2006. 35pp., illus., glossary, tall 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Ireland, L.L. IRELAND WRITES A BOOK. (Booklet) Chicago (IL), Magic Inc, n.d. A later day reprint of the 1935 original.36pp., illus., 8vo. Green pictorial wraps. A Near Fine copy. Offered at $7.00

 

Newly added! James, Stewart. CASE FOR CARDS – IN WHICH YOU WILL FIND TWELVE SELF-WORKING CARD MIRACLES. (Booklet) London, George Armstrong, 1958. 22pp (+adverts), 12mo. Light green wraps. VG+. Offered at $14.00

 

Johnson, George. MAGIC OF THE ANCIENTS. (Book) n.pl., n.p., (1980’s) This appears to be a facsimile reprint of George Johnson’s 1949 publication which was a reprint itself of excerpts from some of the classic conjuring texts from the 17th through 19th centuries. (The covers of the ’49 edition were printed in black and red—and printing on the cover on this is black only.) 24pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. A bit of browning/toning on the covers; former owner names inside; o/w in VG condition. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! Johnson, Roy. SECRETS 1 – A LECTURE DEMONSTRATION. (Lecture Notes) Leicester, By the Author, n.d. 12pp., illus. (minimal), 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Johnson, Roy. FEATURE THREE – A TRIO FEATURE FOR THE PATTER MAGICIAN. (Lecture Notes) Leicester, By the Author, n.d. (12pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Leeming, Joseph. CARD TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. (Book) New York, D. Appleton-Century, Company, 1941. First printing. 255pp., illus.,12mo. – just short of 8vo. Red cloth with black stamping in a pictorial dust jacket. Jacket has some minor soiling and a few small chips and closed tears at the head and foot of the spine; some minor toning; former owner name stamp and date; seldom seen with such a complete dust jacket; so VG. Offered at $50.00

 

Johnsson, Rick. RASPBERRY TARTS. (Signed Lecture Notes) Ashville, NC, By the Author, 1979. 17pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in paper covers. Inscribed, signed and dated on front cover. Former owner has written author’s name vertically down the front cover near the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Joseph, Eddie. INTUITIONAL SIGHT – THE FAMOUS “X” RAY EYE ACT. (Booklet) London, Max Andrews, n.d. (First edition?) 17pp., tall 8vo. (8 x 9.75) Side stapled under binders’ tape. Mild wear with some foxing/toning mainly on the last few pages; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Joseph, Eddie. FIFTEEN EXCITING MINUTES WITH A BORROWED DECK. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott's Magic Novelty Co., n.d. 12pp., 4to.  Yellow covers under binders’ tape. VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Joseph, Eddie. A MAGICIAN GOES TO DINNER. (Booklet) London, Max Andrews, n.d. (First edition?) 23pp., tall 8vo. (8 x 9.75) Side stapled under binders’ tape in pictorial covers. A vertical crease on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Kaufman, Richard. GARY KURTZ - UNEXPLAINABLE ACTS. (Book) Washington (DC), Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1990. A later printing. 102pp., illus., 4to. Orange pictorial boards. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

 

Kunard, Professor R. THE BOOK OF CARD TRICKS FOR DRAWING-ROOM AND STAGE ENTERTAINMENTS. (Book) London, The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart, 1922. 184pp., illus., index, 12mo. Brown pictorial cloth with red title stamping and gilt stamping on the spine. Lightly worn at  the head and foot of the spine; toning on the end papers; former owner name, acquisition date and price; the last two pages of the index were evidently untrimmed and chipped at the edges when separated; o/w a nice tight copy and VG. Offered at $31.00

 

Lamb, Geoffrey. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC DICTIONARY. (Book) New York (NY), Elsevier/Nelson, 1979.  First American edition. 157pp., illus., bibliog. Cloth in dust jacket.  There is a small corner torn from the bottom face edge of page 7/8; o/w a Near Fine copy. Offered at $9.00

 

Larsen, William W., Jr. THE MENTAL MYSTERIES AND OTHER WRITINGS OF WILLIAM W. LARSEN, SR. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Los Angeles (CA), GENII Publishing Company, 1977. Edited by William Larsen Jr.  First edition. 221pp., illus., 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt stamping on the front cover and spine. Inscribed to John Moehring and signed by Bill Larsen 2-23-88. Very light wear at the extremities and a vertical mar on the front cover; Moehring bookplate; o/w VG+. Offered at $162.00

 

Lees, Walt. MORE MONEY MAGIC OF MIKE BORNSTEIN. (Booklet) New York, Magico Magazine, 1984. 35pp., illus., 8vo. Yellow pictorial wraps. Some scuffs on the front cover, o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Lees, Walt. MIKE BORNSTEIN'S TRIUMPH OUTDONE. (Booklet) New York, Magico Magazine, 1982. 56pp., illus., 8vo. Green pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Lippmann, Deborah, and Paul Colin. HOW TO MAKE AMULETS, CHARMS AND TALISMANS – WHAT THEY MEAN AND HOW TO USE THEM. (Book) New York, M. Evans and Company, 1974. 208pp., illus., multiples appendices, index, 4to. Oversized trade paperback in pictorial covers. Shows some edgewear with a small stain on the face edge; spine somewhat faded o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

 

Lorayne, Harry. DOUG EDWARDS PACKS A WALLOP! (Book) Tahoma (CA), L& L Publishing,1997. 197pp, illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Former auction lot price written on first free end papers; o/w VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Lucas, Jerry. CHAMPIONSHIP CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1973. 81pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound.  Some edgewear and a bit roughed where a price sticker has been removed on the upper corner of the cover; some rubbing and soiling on the back cover as well; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Lu Brent. (Benjamin Joseph LuBrent). LU BRENT’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Signed Book) Calgary, Micky Hades Enterprises, 1969. 42 pp. (+avert.), illus., 4to. Side stapled under binders’ tape. Inscribed to the former owner and signed 1970. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

Lu Brent. (Benjamin Joseph LuBrent). LU BRENT’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS, VOLUME. III. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades, 1980. 51pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Offered at $14.00

 

Lyons, Howard P. IBIDEM VOLUME 3/AZIZ & BEYOND. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2003. IBIDEM continues sequential pagination from first two volumes - (230pp. and115pp.), illus., 4to. Nicely bound in black cloth with gilt stamping in a dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $29.00

 

Newly added! MacCarthy, E. Brian. “IMPROMPTU” (LEGERDEMAIN) (Booket) London, George Johnson Magical Publications, 1948. 94pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound.  A couple of spots near the face edge and a small, closed tear at the bottom of the front cover; spine is sun-faded; o/w a nice copy; VG.  Offered at $14.00

 

MAGIC SOUNDS. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB #4050) A small lot of 13 issues from volume 1 of Alex Redans’ (Craige Snader) publication dedicated to the sounds of magic. Published irregularly in Mexico City, Mexico in a 6.5 x 8.5 format. This lot includes No. 1 (January 1973), 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 17. Plus the Index to No. 1-17 (January 1973 – November 1976). As a lot. Now offered at $12.00

 

Marlo, Edward. FARO NOTES - REVOLUTIONARY CARD TECHNIQUE, CHAPTER SEVEN. (Booklet) Chicago, By the Author,1987. Third printing. 71pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Marlo, Edward. THE FARO SHUFFLE - REVOLUTIONARY CARD TECHNIQUE, CHAPTER SIX. (Booklet) Chicago, By the Author, 1958. Second printing. 36pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Front cover has a printing wrinkle; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Marlo, Edward. FINGERTIP CONTROL - REVOLUTIONARY CARD TECHNIQUE, CHAPTER THREE. (Booklet) Chicago, By the Author,1979. Third printing. 23pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Marlo, Edward. MARLO IN SPADES. (Signed Booklet) Chicago, Magic, Inc.,1981. Fifth printing. 56pp., illus., index, 8vo. Wraps. Signed “Cordially Yours Ed Marlo” on the back cover. VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Marlo, Edward. MIRACLE CARD CHANGES - REVOLUTIONARY CARD TECHNIQUE, CHAPTER ONE. (Booklet) Chicago, By the Author,1978. Third printing. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Martini, Marty. MAGIC BAR COURSE. (Booklet) Delta (PA), Martini’s Magic, n.d. Unnumbered (14pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Mentzer, Jerry. CARD CAVALCADE. (Book) N.pl., By the Author, 1977. First edition, third printing. 159 pp., illus., 8vo.  Reddish cloth with gilt titling. A couple of spots on the front cover; light wear at the extremities; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

 

Miller, Gordon. ABBOTT'S ANTHOLOGY OF CARD MAGIC, VOLUME ONE. (Book) (Colon), Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Co., n.d. 100pp., illus., 4to. Stiff white pictorial wraps. Shows some use and wear with an occasional note from the previous owner; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Miller, Gordon. ABBOTT'S ANTHOLOGY OF CARD MAGIC, VOLUME TWO. (Book) (Colon), Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Co., n.d. 100pp., illus., 4to. Stiff white pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Miller, Gordon. ABBOTT'S ANTHOLOGY OF CARD MAGIC, VOLUME THREE. (Book) (Colon), Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Co., n.d. 84pp., illus., 4to. Stiff white pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Miller - Take all three volumes of ABBOTT’S ANTHOLOGY OF CARD MAGIC above for $28.00

 

Minch, Stephen. KEN KRENZEL’S RELAXED IMPOSSIBILITIES. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2009. 254pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New - still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $25.00

 

Minch, Stephen. MIND NOVAS - 16 ADVANCED RHINE CARD EXPERIMENTS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1987. 58pp., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Minch, Stephen. SPECTACLE: A COMPILATION OF MODER WONDERS. (Book) Tahoma (CA), L & L Pub., 1990. First edition. 168pp., illus., 4to. Textured cloth boards with gold spine stamping in dust jacket. A Fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Offered at $27.00

 

Montague, Fredrick, M.P. WESTMINSTER WIZARDRY. (Book) London, Will Goldston, n.d. 95pp., illus., 12mo. Pictorial Boards. A nice tight copy in Near Fine condition. Offered at $27.00

 

Moon, Clarice. HERE COME THE CLOWNS. (Booklet) Colorado Springs (CO), Contemporary Drama Series, 1976. 29pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Has been damp at the top of the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $4.00

 

Mulholland, John. THE ART OF ILLUSION: MAGIC FOR MEN TO DO. (Book) New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. 142pp., illus., barely 8vo. Burgundy cloth with black title stamping on the spine. Lacks a dust jacket; someone has done a very clumsy job of opening the uncut pages leaving some tears and chipped efforts on the last 20 pages or so; o/w VG.  Offered at $9.00

 

Mulholland, John. JOHN MULHOLLAND’S BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Scribner’s, 1972. 341pp., illus., 8vo. Trade Paper edition. Former owner name and acquisition date written on first facing page; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! Mulholland, John and Milton H. Smith. MAGIC IN THE MAKING: A FIRST BOOK OF CONJURING. (Book) New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. 134pp., illus., 12mo. Bright green pictorial cloth with black and white stamping. Very mild wear with the white rabbit and billiard balls fading a bit; toning on the end papers; o/w VG+.  Now offered at $50.00

 

Murray, Barry. PAUL DANIELS’ ADULT MAGIC. (Book) London, Michael O’Mara Books Ltd., 1989. 160pp., illus., 4to.  Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. Has a bump at the middle of the front face edge resulting in compression of the dust jacket and cover edge at that point; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Nefesch. TELESHOCK. (Booklet) n.pl., Titanas Magic, 2010. Unpaginated (27pp.), illus., 12mo. Wraps. As New. Offered at $4.00

 

Nikola, Louis. THE NIKOLA CARD SYSTEM – A NEW POWER FOR MAGICIANS. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Publication, n.d. 71pp., illus., 8vo. Yellow wraps. VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Orrin, J. F. ON WITH THE SHOW (PART I) – A FURTHER SELECTION OF MAGICAL EXPERIMENTS. (Book) London, George Johnson/The Magic Wand, 1943. 40pp. (, illus., 12mo. Side stapled under wraps. Staples are starting to rust and bleed through both front and back covers; former owner bookplate; o/w VG.  Offered at $14.00

 

Ouellet. Gary. CAMIRAND ACADEMY OF MAGIC: MASTERS OF MAGIC SERIES. VOL 1 NO 2: SUPERSHELLS. (Single Issue Periodical) Sillery (PQ), Camirand Academy of Magic Inc., 1979. 44pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Lower corner is bumped at the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $4.00

 

Ouellet, Gary. PRO CONTROL. (Book) Longueuil (QC), Camirand Academy of Magic, 1992. Third edition. 51pp, illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards.  Some modest wear at the edges; o/w VG.  Offered at $16.00

 

Pace, Jim and Jerry MacGregor. THE RESTAURANT WORKER'S HANDBOOK. (Book) Rancho Cordova (CA), A-1 MultiMedia, 1996. First edition. 154pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has some minor scuffs and a small closed tear near the lower front corner; interior is nice and clean except for three pages in chapter 22 with red underlining; o/w VG.  Offered at $14.00

 

[Pace, Jim] VISU-ANTICS: EYE-POPPING MAGIC. (DVD) Penguin Magic, 2005. Approximate running time 47 minutes. Opened and presumably viewed, but as new. Offered at $6.00

 

THE PALLBEARERS REVIEW – VOLUMES 9-10. (Book) Tahoma (CA), L & L Publishing/Quality Magical Literature/Q, 1993. First edition. 381pp., illus., index, 4to. Pictorial boards. This is the third book of the three-book L & L reprint of the first four years of Karl Fulves’ PALLBEARERS REVIEW (ADB #5515). The full magazine run was reprinted by L & L in three books. Near fine. Offered at $36.00

 

Pierce, Lance. ROGER KLAUSE IN CONCERT. (Book) Tahoma (CA), L & L Publishing, 1991. First edition. 253pp., illus., biblio-history, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket.  Dust jacket has a small nick at the rear, upper face edge corner; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $32.00

 

Rauscher, William V. JOHN CALVERT: MAGIC AND ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD. (Numbered First Edition Book) Baton Rouge, Claitor’s Publishing Division, 1987. Numbered copy (#660) of special first edition. 305pp., illus., index, 4to. Stamped boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly rubbed with some wear around foot and head of spine (now in a Mylar protective sleeve); former owner bookplates; o/w VG. Offered at $40.00

 

Newly added! Reid, Bernard. PROFESSIONAL CARD TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Pitch Booklet) Dobbs Ferry (NY), By the Author, 1976. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Stiff pictorial wraps. Ostensibly a booklet to teach fairly simple card tricks with some illustrations, but also four full pages of photos of the Reid’s performing their act. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

[Robbins, Apollo and Shoot Ogawa] CULTURAL XCHANGE 2. (DVD) Bob Kohler Productions, 2003. Opened and presumably viewed, but appears as new. Offered at $7.00

 

[Rolon Table] DO IT YOURSELF – FULL PLANS FOR MAKING – THE AMERICAN ROLON TABLE. (Manuscript) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1984. By permission of “The Elders” Magic Company.  7pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side staples with a cover. VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Rorrison, Alan. SLICK. (Utility Device) From Mark Mason and Alan Rorrison. A utility device from Blackpool for a new “peek” approach. Complete in original packaging. Offered at $23.00

 

Roterberg, A. (August). NEW ERA CARD TRICKS. (Book) Chicago (IL), By the Author, 1897. First edition. 284pp., illus., index, 8vo. Maroon cloth with gilt title and card torch stamping. A Stanyon’s Magical Salon advertising piece has been pasted over the publication data and a one-page advert for other magic books has been glued inside of the back patterned cover. Spine and corners rubbed with wear and general soiling; spine has darkened; front end paper is loose and laid in; o/w a respectable copy of this desirable title in Good+ condition. Now offered at $80.00

 

[Skelton, Red] THE RED SKELTON HOUR IN COLOR. (DVD) Time-Life DVD, 2018. Includes four never -before-released episodes. Running time 143 minutes. New – still shrink wrapped. Offered at $8.00

 

Steinmeyer, Jim. HIDING THE ELEPHANT: HOW MAGICIANS INVENTED THE IMPOSSIBLE AND LEARNED TO DISAPPEAR. (Book) New York, Barnes & Nobel, 2006. 362pp., illus., extensive notes, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.  Very minor wear or evidence of use; o/w VG+. Offered for $12.00

 

Newly added! Stott, Raymond Toole.  A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ENGLISH CONJURING 1581-1876. (Limited Edition Two-Volume Set) Derby, Harpur & Sons Limited, 1976. Limited to 1030 copies signed by the compiler. 288pp., + plates, 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows mild wear with some chipping at the head and foot of the spine—now in a Mylar sleeve; VOLUME TWO. 1978. Limited to 900 copies. 143pp + plates, 8vo. Matching binding as in first volume in dust jacket. (Jacket is undamaged in a plastic sleeve) Some toning on end papers; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $250.00

 

Strout, Cushing. ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR – PREARRANGEMENT AND PLOT IN CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC. (Booklet) Toronto (ON), I Saw That, 2005. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Paper bound. As new. Offered at $10.00

 

Tanner, Don for U.F. Grant. ROPE, CHAIN AND BOX ESCAPES. (Booklet), Columbus (OH), U. F. Grant, n.d. 19pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in orange covers. Some edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! The Thursday Night Group. O-PEN SEZ-A-ME. (Manuscript) n.pl., The Thursday Night Group, 1984. 10pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner staled. Show some evidence of use and reading, but overall VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Thurston, Howard. FIFTY NEW CARD TRICKS. (Pulp Paperbound Book) New York, Wehman Bros., 1905. 83pp., (+11pp of adverts following text), illus., 12mo. Paperbound in colorful paper covers printed in red, green and black on white paper. Cover is a Hermanesque looking magician performing a waterfall flourish; back cover displays 16 other Wehman titles.  Cover rubbed and soiled a bit with several small tears at the face edge; typical toning throughout; o/w VG for age and pulp medium. Offered at $30.00

 

Newly added! Thurston, Howard. FIFTY CARD TRICKS. (Pulp Paperbound Book) New York, Wehman Bros., n.d (circa 1940’s). 83pp., (+ 10pp. of Wehman adverts interspersed throughout text), illus., 12mo. Paperbound in colorful paper covers printed in orange and black on white paper. Cover is three clownish figures on unicycles with each carrying a card; back cover is a B&W advert for Max Holden’s Magic Shops. Adverts inside front and back covers are for Neil’s Amateur Conjurer and Tricks & Magic by Lindhorst. Covers are VG and complete; bottom edge has a small hole drilled or the work of a very tidy insect; broening/toning throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $25.00

 

Trumps. THE AMERICAN HOYLE OR GENTLEMAN’S HAND-BOOK OF GAMES. (Book) New York, Fitzgerald Publishing Company, 1920. Twenty-second edition. 520pp., illus.,12mo. This copy has been nicely rebound and rebacked in cloth with gilt spine lettering and the original pictorial paper covered boards with some exterior stains on the back board; water was the likely culprit for the rebacking since there is damp stain evidence near the spine at the top and bottom edges; o/w quite Good. Offered at $28.00

 

Tulcea, C. Ionescu. A BOOK ON CASINO BLACKJACK. (Book) New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1982. 130pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket (now in Mylar sleeve). Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Weber, Ken. MAXIMUM ENTERTAINMENT: DIRECTOR’S NOTES FOR MAGICIANS AND MENTALISTS. (Book) Lake Success (NY), Ken Weber Productions, 2003. First edition.  252pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Very light edgewear; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Weigle, Oscar and Alan Dell. THE MONEY MAGIC OF MIKE BORNSTEIN. (Booklet) New York, Magico Magazine, 1980. Third printing. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Blue pictorial wraps. Includes three sequentially numbered bills, plus the original gimmick for the floating bill in an envelope tipped in at the end. Near fine Offered at $12.00

 

Whaley, Bart. WHO’S WHO IN MAGIC – AN INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE FROM PAST TO PRESENT. (Limited Edition Book) Wallace (ID), Jeff Busby Magic, Inc, 1991. Second printing – limited to 500 copies. 463pp. (plus 6pp. of Corrections & Additions bound in), illus., various appendices, 4to. Plastic comb bound. Includes two of the “List of Abbreviations” bookmarks laid in. Shows some use and several of the plastic teeth are cracked at the bottom of the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $68.00

 

[Williamson, David] ESSENTIAL MAGIC COLLECTION – CATALOGUE 06 – INCLUDES FIVE AMAZING TRICKS. (DVD) Essential Magic Collection, n.d. or running time. Offered at $4.00

 

Windsor, Tommy. SUPER MARKET MAGIC – NEW IMPROVED EDITION. (Booklet) Pomeroy (OH), Lee Jacobs Productions, 1973. 24pp. with adverts., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Price sticker shadow; slight discoloration/toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Yaffe, Malcolm. PATH TO ENCHANTMENT: A PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2008.  255pp., illus., bibliog.., index, 8vo. Cloth boards in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $21.00

 

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