Reverse Auction

Greetings! Here is another mid-week morning version of the Reverse Auction sent Wednesday, July 22. More great additions this week, including more on mentalism, bizarre magic, cold reading, comedy, performing magic, lots of small booklets, ephemera, magazines, and, of course, a lot of just great items at increasingly affordable prices—and many as low as $4, $5 or $6 each. We have made it easy for you to spot the items that are newly listed. 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 with a report by this evening (depending on when your query comes in), so please be patient.  As always Zip codes are helpful with your query and, if outside the U.S., please include where you want it 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:

 

Newly listed! Abbott, Percy. A LIFETIME IN MAGIC and ABBOTT’S MAGIC FOR MAGICIANS – SECRETS OF OCCIDENTAL AND ORIENTAL MYSTERIES. (Two-Book Combined Printing) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing Company, 1960 as a combined edition. MAGIC FOR MAGICIANS reprinted from 1934 edition.  132pp./56pp, illus., 8vo. Blue pictorial wraps. Spine is sun-bleached; o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly listed! Adams, Howard. MINDESPA – COMPLETE. (Book) Orlando, Leaping Lizards Magic, 2010. 160pp. (+adverts.), illus., 4to. Paperbound. Shows mild use with some edgewear; o/w VG+. Offered at $30.00

 

Ammar, Michael.  THE COMMAND PERFORMANCE – PREMIER ISSUE. (Booklet) Morgantown (WV), The Secret Service, 1980. 32pp., illus., 4to. Saddle-stapled in wraps. Some discoloration near the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00.

 

Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR PRESENTS ENCORE II. (Lecture Notes) Bluefield (WV), Secret Service, 1981.  44pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Now offered at $7.00

 

Ammar, Michael. ENCORE III. (Inscribed/Signed Book). Bluefield, (WV), Secret Service, 1983. First edition. 91pp. (+adverts.), illus., 4to. Purple cloth with silver spine stamping in dust jacket. Inscribed to former owner and signed. Former owner name inside on first page; lightly scuffed on front of dustjacket; o/w VG+. Offered at $23.00

 

[Ammar, Michael] MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL PRESENTS PAUL HARRIS THE ACT. (Periodical– ADB/SAF #41855) Magical Arts Journal. Volume Two: No. 9, 10, 11, 12.  Austin, TX, 1989. (Reprint?) 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Former owner name inside front cover, o/w VG+. Now offered at $4.00

 

Andrews, Carl. MAGIC FROM MAUI. (Book) Norwich, Cairn Press, 2003. First edition. 96pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near Fine. Now offered at $12.00

 

Annemann, Theodore. ANNEMANN’S PRACTICAL MENTAL EFFECTS - A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE BEST MENTAL TRICKS OF RECENT YEARS. (Book) Edited by John J. Crimmins. Brooklyn, D. Robbins and Company, 1972. 317pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo.  Red cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Some very occasional inked notations; mild edgewear of the dust jacket; o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Anon. YOU’VE GOT JOKES – FUN AND LAUGHS GALORE. (Book) n.pl., Platinum Press LLC, 2009. 393pp., 8vo. Paperbound. As New. $4.00

 

[Auction Catalog] A SELECTION OF BOOKS, APPARATUS AND MEMORABILIA FROM THE MAGIC COLLECTION OF JAY MARSHALL. (Catalog for Auction, May 5, 2007 Hyatt Regency, Woodfield Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois) Chicago, Squash Publishing, 2007. 80pp., Illus. (including. 8pp. color photos), 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Bidder registration form laid in. Fine. Now offered at $14.00

 

[Baker’s Magicland, Ken] KEN BAKER MAGICLAND - CATALOG NR. 13. (Magic Catalog) Chicago, Ken Baker’s Magicland, (early 1980’s). 75pp., illus., index, 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets – three-hole punched in a Duo Tang binder. Extra mailed sheets, newsletter and order form laid in at back. VG. Now offered at $7.00

 

Bauer, Ron. FAIR & SLOPPY – NUMBER 9 IN A SERIES. (Book). Taylor (MI), Magic By Mail, 1998. First edition. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Now offered at $7.00

 

Bedford, Charles M. 101 MAGIC TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. (Booklet) Asbury Park (NJ), S.S. Adams, 1945. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful pictorial wraps with an illustration of the Indian rope trick on the cover. Has a slight crease from having ben folded vertically on front and back covers; very mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Berland, Samuel. MORE OF BERLAND’S EXCLUSIVE TRICKS. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) Chicago, By the Author, 1961. 12 pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed to former owner inside front cover. Plastic comb is cracked about ¾ down the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Blackstone, Harry Jr. with Charles and Regina Reynolds. THE BLACKSTONE BOOK OF MAGIC & ILLUSION. (Book) New York, Newmarket Press, 1985. First edition. 230pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Black cloth and tan boards in dust jacket.  Two pieces of Blackstone Jr. ephemera laid in. A near fine copy of this great book. Offered at $18.00

 

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S MODERN CARD TRICKS AND SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Publishing Co., 1941. (467pp.) 201pp and 265pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth.  This is the first combined edition of the two titles, originally published in 1929 and 1932.  Lacks dust jacket. General wear; dark toning on end papers; former owner bookplate; o/w a Good solid copy. Now offered at $16.00

 

Bloch, Richard. SOME THOUGHTS ON MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) (Washington, DC), By the Author, n.d. 40pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Extras laid in. Near fine. Now offered at $14.00

 

[Boyd, Alan] EYE PHONE. (Prop with On-line Instructions) See demo at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ2Y7-JhI4s By Alan Boyd, Chris Kenworthey and Mark Mason. New. Offered at $57.00

 

Braude, Jacob M. BRAUDE’S TREASURY OF WIT AND HUMOR. (Book) Englewood-Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1977. 277pp., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name inside front cover; o/w Near fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Bresler, Elliott J. SWITCHCRAFT – THE BILLET WORK OF ELLIOTT J. BRESLER. (Booklet) This is an electronic download and printing of the first 20pp. of what appears to be a 113pp. electronic book. This section was printed on 8.5 x 11 sheets and wire spiral bound in November 2006. As New. Offered at $20.00

 

Carlo. THE JUGGLING BOOK. (Book) New York, Vintage Books, 1974. 102pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly listed! Cellini. NOTES. (Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1984. 24pp., illus. (by the author), 4to. Paper wraps. Inscribed/signed on front cover. Near Fine. Offered at $20.00

 

Crosthwaite, Roger. ARCARDIA. (Book) Norwich (UK), Cairn Press, 1999. First edition. 198pp., illus., 8vo. Black cloth with gold spine stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket a bit rubbed; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $13.00

 

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN'S THUMB TIP MIRACLES. (Book) Las Vegas, Fenco Marketing, 1981. 129pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Light edgewear on the cover and one stress crease on the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Dawes, Edwin A. THE GREAT ILLUSIONISTS. (Book) London, David and Charles, 1979. First edition. 216pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate and a price erasure on front end papers; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $7.00

 

Newly listed! Dayton, Ronald. HUNG UP ON ROPES and OFF THE BEATEN PATH (Two-Book Publication) New York, Tannen’s Magic Manuscript, 1986. Published back-to-back 80pp./66pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. The first 30pp of OFF THE BEATEN PATH have “shadow printing” of the verso pages on every other two-page spread frequently complicating the readability; o/w the balance of the book is VG condition.  Offered at $12.00

 

Newly listed! Dewey, Herb and Bascom Jones. KING OF THE COLD READERS. (Book) n.pl., Marc Sky, 1996. Second edition. 69pp. (w/ adverts.), illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $75.00

 

Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1977. 242pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at 4.00

 

DOORWAYS TO THE MIND – JOURNAL OF THE MIND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION. (Six-Issue Magazine Lot) Creve Coeur (MO). American Institute of Mind Development and Control/Aries Productions Inc. Bevy Jaegers. Quarterly. 5.5 x 8.5. This lot includes six issues: Volume 7: No. 2 (Winter 1980-81) through Volume 8: No. 3 (April-June 1982). Approximately 40pp. per issue. Plus, DOORWAYS TO THE MIND/Aries Inc. catalog. Former subscriber noted month and year of receipt on the front cover of some; o/w all are VG+. All six issues plus catalog offered as a lot for $10.00

 

Dorian, The Amazing, and edited by David Robbins. OVER 264 INSTANT MAGIC TRICKS – 4 SEPARATE MAGIC BOOKS REPRINTED UNDER ONE COVER. (Book) (Brooklyn) D. Robbins, n.d. 175pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Missing the half title page and front or rear endpapers; cover is marred; Foxing/rust like stains on the back cover and face edges; o/w Good. Offered at $7.00

 

[Dubé Juggling Equipment] Four catalog lot from DUBÉ JUGGLING EQUIPMENT. (Catalog Lot) New York, Brian Dubé, (1990’s) Ranging from 8pp to 25pp. each with full color illustrations. Three – 1990,1992 and 1996 are 8.5 x 11 color catalogs – one small catalog without date or illus. is pre-1990. VG+ and offered as a lot for $6.00

 

Dunn, Bob. MAGIC FOR ALL. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1946. 158pp., illus., 8vo.  Red cloth.  Former owner name inside front cover; worn at extremities; o/w a VG copy. Now offered at $9.00

 

Newly listed! Dunninger. WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND. (Book) Cleveland, World Publishing, 1944. Forum Books edition. 192pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Lacks a dust jacket with some wear at head and foot of the spine; spine is sun faded; former owner property stamp and Bob Lynn/Tony Raven bookplate; some penciled underlining and notes that add interest; o/w quite Good. Now offered at $20.00

 

Feiler, Bruce. UNDER THE BIG TOP: A SEASON WITH THE CIRCUS. (Book) New York, Scribner, 1995. 288pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom, o/w As New. Offered at $7.00

 

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. First edition. 159pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Less seldom seen in the hardbound version, nor in this shape. Dust jacket is a bit roughed along the top edge near the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

 

Newly listed! Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1950.  206pp., illus., 4to. Tan cloth with black and orange stamping in chipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is chipped at the top and bottom face edge corners corner and at the head and foot of the spine with some sun fading (now in a Mylar protective sleeve); some browning/toning on the end panels; o/w a nice tight copy and VG. Now offered at $30.00

 

Fitzkee, Dariel. THE CARD EXPERT ENTERTAINS. (Book) San Rafael, Saint Raphael House, 1948. 171pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound.  A Near Fine copy. Offered at $9.00

 

Fleshman, Dan. CLOSE-UP WITH DAN FLESHMAN. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) St. Louis, Dan Fleshman, n.d. (20pp.),  illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets in plastic spine binder. Warmly inscribed to David inside front cover. Plastic binder clip is a bit discolored; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Fleshman, Dan. THE VERY BEST YET: COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP AND STAND-UP MAGIC. (Book) n.pl., Dan Fleshman, 1990. 78pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. Two small liquid spots on the back cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $10.00

 

Fox, Karrell. FOR MY NEXT TRICK… (Signed/inscribed Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company,1986. 184pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Boldly signed to former owner inside front cover. Near fine. Offered at $23.00

 

Fox, Karrell. MY LATEST BOOK. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1988. 160pp., illus., 4to. Cloth boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

 

[Franklin, Julian] JACK TURK INTERVIEWS JULIAN FRANKLIN ON VIRAL MARKETING. (Audio Disc) Brad Ross’s Make Magic Money, Summer, 2007. In a clear vinyl CD case. Offered at $5.00

 

Fuller, Edmund. 4800 WISECRACKS, WITTY REMARKS AND EPIGRAMS FOR ALL OCCASIONS. (Book) New York, Avenel Books, 1980. 338pp., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

                  

Ganson, Lewis. THE MAGIC OF SLYDINI. (Book) London, Harry Stanley, n.d. (circa 1958). Unpaginated (208pp.), illus., 8vo. Bluish buckram with gold stamping on the spine. Lacks a dust jacket; lightly worn at head and foot of spine; corners bumped; placeholder ribbon is frayed at the end; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

 

Gibson, Walter B., and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI'S FABULOUS MAGIC. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1961. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Mild toning on front end paper; o/w VG+. Now offered at $12.00

 

Gibson, Walter B. WHAT'S NEW IN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1956. 222pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is roughed along the top edge at the back; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David. FANTASIO'S CANE AND CANDLE BOOK NO. 1. (Booklet). Atlanta, Scarlett Green, 1978. 40pp.(+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David. FANTASIO'S CANE AND CANDLE BOOK NO. 2. (Booklet). Atlanta, Scarlett Green, 1976. 50pp.(+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David. FANTASIO'S CANE AND CANDLE BOOK NO. 3. (Booklet). Atlanta, Scarlett Green, 1978. First edition. 61pp.(+adverts.), illus., bibliog., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David and James Holmes. FANTASIO'S CANE AND CANDLE BOOK NO. 4. (Booklet). Atlanta, Scarlett Green, 1981. First edition. 70pp.(+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David. FANTASIO'S CANE AND CANDLE BOOK NO. 5. (Booklet). Atlanta, Scarlett Green, 1982. First edition. 72pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Take all five FANTASIO NO. 1-5 above as a lot for only $45.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David. THE MAGIC 13. (Inscribed/Signed Booklet) Atlanta (GA), Scarlett Green, 1973. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Appears to have been written as a pitch book for “after-show” sales for beginners. Inscribed to former owner and dated August 10, 1973. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly listed! Ginn, David. SURE-FIRE MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) Norcross (GA), By the Author, 1982. Lecture edition. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG> Offered at $10.00

 

Ginn, David. A duo of Ginn books: STRICTLY VISUALS (1970, 32pp.) and STRICTLY VISUALS TWO (1973, 32pp). Both published by Scarlett Green in wraps. Former owner name in one and Dealer stamp in the other; o/w VG. Both offered as a lot for $5.00

 

Glassberg, David. AMERICAN HISTORICAL PAGEANTRY: THE USES OF TRADITION IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY. (Book) Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1990. 381pp., illus., notes, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As New. Offered at $18.00

 

Gloviczki, Peter. PETER GLOVICZK. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 12pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets in a plastic report folder. Former owner name written on top of first page; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly listed! Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Corwin Books, 1977. First edition. 128pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has a large (6”) tear and fold on the back cover—tear is taped, and jacket is in a Mylar cover; o/w a VG copy.  Now offered at $18.00

 

Newly listed! Govan, Barry. CLOSE UP MAGIC: RESTAURANT STYLE. (Booklet) Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs, 1982. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Graham, Walter B. (compiler). MAGIC SECRETS FROM THE SEVEN CIRCLES. (Book) Omaha, Modern Litho, n.d. 62pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Very modest edgewear, o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Grant, U.F. GRANT’S PATTER FOLIO. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1968. Second revised printing. Originally published by Nelmar in 1934. 19pp., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

 

Green, Paul. TAKE A STROLL WITH ME – A LECTURE ON STROLLING MAGIC. (Booklet)  n.pl., Paul Green, n.d. 16pp., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Griffith, Tony. GRIFF ON CARDS – NOVEL AND UNUSUAL CARD MYSTERIES. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 36pp., illus., tall 12mo. Pictorial wraps. Former owner bookplate; o/w VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Gross, Henry. PURE MAGIC! THE SLEIGHT-OF-HAND BOOK OF DAZZLING TRICKS AND CAPTIVATING ROUTINES. (Book) New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1978. First edition. 225pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine copy. Offered at $18.00

 

Hamilton, Ben. HOUDINI’S BOOK OF MAGIC – THE SECRETS OF HARRY HOUDINI THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAN OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Penguin Books, 1982. 93pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Harris, Ben. 1986 WORLD LECTURE TOUR – NOTES. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) Brisbane, Ben Harris Magic, 1986. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed/signed inside front cover. VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Harris, Paul. THE INNER CIRCLE. (Booklet) San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1980. 15pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Dealer stamp inside front cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Harrismatic. CRIME-MENTAL. (Booklet/Manuscript) n.pl., Yourmagistry, 2013. 20pp., illus. (full color templates), 8vo. Staples removed so loose sheets in wraps. Offered at $7.00

 

Hay, Henry. THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN'S HANDBOOK. (Book) New York, Harper & Row Publishers, 1982. Fourth edition – Newly Revised and Expanded.  414pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

 

Hayes, Lisa L. Two Royal Magic Booklets: 101 AMAZING TRICKS WITH A STRIPPER DECK and 101 AMAZING TRICKS WITH A SVENGALI DECK. (Two-Book Lot) Chicago (IL), Fun Incorporated, 2000. 32pp. each, illus., 8vo. Bright pictorial wraps. As new. Offered as a lot for $14.00

 

Hobbs, Stephen. MEIR YEDID'S MAGICAL WISHES. (Book) Rego Park, NY, Meir Yedid, 1994. First edition. 96pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $7.00

 

Hoffman, Professor (Angelo Louis). DRAWING-ROOM CONJURING. (Book) London, George Routledge & Sons/Dutton, n.d. 181pp.(+ adverts), illus., 8vo.  Original yellow boards with magician and rising card illustration. Boards are lightly soiled and a bit chipped around edges; spine has been reinforced with tape; about 40% of the title has flaked off; o/w a respectable copy and clean inside; overall a Good copy. Offered at $19.00

 

Hoffmann, Professor [pseud. Angelo John Lewis]. HOFFMANN'S MODERN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1978. (Reprint of the Routledge first American edition.) With a new introduction by Charles Reynolds. 563pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Gift label to the IBM Ring 103 Library. Has a crease vertically down the front cover and a stress crease on the spine; o/w VG. Offered for $10.00

 

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). LATER MAGIC, WITH NEW MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF HARTZ THE WIZARD. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1918. Second edition. 738pp., illus., 12mo. Brown pictorial cloth. Worn/frayed at head and foot of spine and at corners; lower face corner bumped with a crease; some external spots and mars; internal toning; former owner blind stamp; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $11.00

 

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis). MORE MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia, David McKay, Publisher, n.d. 457pp., illus., 8vo. Bright blue pictorial cloth with yellow and black stamping. Cover has wild general wear with some puckering along the edges of the cover; rear cover has an indent at the edge as if dropped sharply; hinges are starting and have yet to be reinforced; former owner has made some penciled check marks on the contents pages; o/w a nice bright copy and overall quite Good. Offered at $25.00

 

Newly listed! 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 is roughed along top edge near the spine; o/w VG. Now offered at $20.00

 

Hoyle, Edmond. HOYLES COMPLETE AND AUTHORATATIVE BOOK OF GAMES – AUTOGRAPH EDITION. (Book) Garden City (NY), Blue Ribbon Books, 1940. 460pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. General wear at the extremities; a few spots on the front cover; o/w a nice tight and bright copy and VG. Offered at $9.00

 

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUMES III AND IV. (Bound Magazine – ADB #2795)) York, PA, Fleming Book Company, 1947. Pages 123 - 326 Illustrations throughout, 4to.  Reddish-orange cloth.  Spines are sun-faded and show general wear; o/w VG.  Offered at $6.00

 

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUME VIII. (Bound Magazine – ADB #2795)) York (PA) Fleming Book Company, 1952. Pages 670 – 798, illus., 4to.  Reddish-orange cloth.  Spines are sun-faded and show general wear; large George L. Daily, Jr. bookplate; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

 

Newly listed! Hugard, Jean. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d.  Third printing.  403pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Green cloth eith gold stamping in a dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

 

Hugard, Jean. HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1974. 85pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Light edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Hull, Burling. 33 ROPE TIES AND CHAIN RELEASES. (Booklet) New York, Stage Magic, 1947. 46pp., illus., 8vo. Siff tan pictorial wraps; very mild soiling from use; colorful Drescher bookplate; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly listed! Hull, Burling. SLEIGHTS – BEING A NUMBER OF INCIDENTAL EFFECTS, TRICKS, TRICKS, SLEIGHTS, MOVES AND PASSES FOR PURPOSES RANGING FROM IMPROMPTU TO PATFLORM PERFORMANCES. (Booklet) New York, American Magic Corporation, 1914. 30pp.(w/adverts.), illus., 8vo. Paper wraps. Bumped a bit at the corners  and toned/discolored at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $25.00

 

Ireland, L.L. IRELAND WRITES A BOOK. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic Inc, n.d. A later day reprint of the 1935 original.36pp., illus., 8vo. Green pictorial wraps. A Near Fine copy. Offered at $8.00

 

[Ireland Magic Company, L.L.] L. L. IRELAND – MAGIC CATALOG NO. 6 and NO. 7. (A Two -Catalog Lot) Chicago, L.L. Ireland Magic Company, n.d. (1937 and 1938 per Sperber). Each 112pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound.  Both are complete and may have occasional penciled checkmarks. Offered as a lot for $14.00

 

James, Stewart (compiler) ABBOTT’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROPE TRICKS – VOLUMN (sic) TWO. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., n.d.  307pp., illus., 8vo.  Dark blue cloth with gold stamping.  No dust jacket (as issued), but o/w a nice tight copy; former owner name inside front cover; VG+.  Now offered at $16.00

 

Newly listed! James, Stewart. ABBOTT'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROPE TRICKS FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1975. 400pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Mild edgewear; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

 

[Jay, Joshua] CLOSE-UP, UP CLOSE, VOLUME 2. (DVD) L& L Publishing, 2005. Running time two hours 13minutes. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG. Offered for $5.00

 

Jay, Ricky. JAY'S JOURNAL OF ANOMALIES: CONJURERS * CHEATS * HUSTLERS * HOAXSTERS * PRANKSTERS * JOKESTERS * IMPOSTERS * PRETENDERS * SIDESHOW SHOWMEN * ARMLESS CALLIGRAPHERS * MECHANICAL MARVELS * POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS.  (Book) New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001. First edition. 202pp., illus., bib. references, index, 4to. Boards with gold gilt title and cover illustration. Near fine. Offered at $40.00

 

Newly listed! 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 at the spine, o/w in VG condition. Offered at $20.00

 

Johnson, J.H. THE OPEN BOOK. (Book) Kansas City, J.H. Johnson, 1945. 155pp., illus. w/ b&w photos and line drawings, 8vo. Yellow pictorial wraps. General toning of interior pages; spine shows light wear; o/w VG+. Offered at $46.00

 

Newly listed! Joseph, Eddie. THE ART OF BODY LOADING & PRODUCTIONS. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., 1950. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. A very nice clean bright copy. Offered at $20.00

 

Joseph, Eddie. COIN AND MONEY MAGIC. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Co., 1942. 116pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Joseph, Eddie. COME GOOD SPIRITS. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1948. 52pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $25.00

 

Newly listed! [Kanter's Magic Shop]. KANTER’S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 10 (Catalog) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, 1958. 408pp., illus., 8vo.  Paperbound with pictorial covers. Shows some general edgewear; former owner’s name but overall VG. Offered at $20.00

 

Newly listed! Kardyro, Tony. THE ROUTINE SUPREME. (Booklet) Pittsburgh (PA) Regow's House of Enchantment, 1963. 12pp., 8vo. Blue wraps. Several small spots on covers; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Kardyro. YOUR DECK – YOUR CARD. (Book) Holyoke, MA, Conjurors’ Library, 1948. 20pp., 8vo. Green pictorial warps. Wraps have a vertical crease from folding and a small spot on the back; some edge toning; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly listed! Karson, Joe. TIPS ON ZOMBIE – IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, MOVES, ETC. and by Joe Karson and Others. FURTHER TIPS ON ZOMBIE. (Two-Booklet Lot) Original TIPS published in Springfield (MA) by Karson X-Clusives in 1946; FURTHER TIPS…Colon, Abbott Magic Mfg. Co., 1963. 12pp. and 59pp., illus., 8vo. Both have former owner name, address, and stamps; o/w VG. Both offered as a lot for $35.00

 

Kaye, Marvin. THE HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dorset Press, 1989. 324pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth and boards in dust jacket. Near fine.  Now offered at $14.00

 

Kaye, Marvin. THE HANDBOOK OF MENTAL MAGIC.  (Book) New York, Stein and Day, 1985. 324pp., illus., bibliography, glossary, 8vo. Paperbound.  Shows use and wear at the extremities; several vertical creases on spine; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Kennedy, John. VISIBLE COINS TO GLASS. (Booklet) Mission Viejo (CA), Kennedy Enterprises, n.d. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Envelope with in ‘invisible thread” has been removed; former owner blind stamp on rear cover; mild soiling/toning at the spine edge; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Kennedy, John. JOHN KENNEDY'S LECTURE III. (Lecture Notes) Springfield (VA), Kennedy Enterprises, 1983. 32pp., illus., 8v0. Wraps. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

King, Kevin. IDEAS BY KEVIN KING. (Booklet) Indianapolis, Kevin King Enterprises, 1993. 7pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Kirkendall, George W. MAGIC YOU LIKE TO SEE. (Booklet) Columbus (OH), By the Author, n.d. 19pp., illus., 8vo. Light green wraps. Near fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly listed! Kissell, Roy. THE MASTER MOVE and RING’N ROPE – A COMPLETE ROUTINE. (Two-Book Lot) Detroit (MI), Fox Fun’n Magic, n.d./1981. 18pp./14pp., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $20.00

 

Klamm, Robert W. COMEDY 101: GET MORE LAUGHS FROM YOUR LAUGHS. (Booklet) Independence (MO), Klamm Magic, 1996. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Several scuff marks on the cover; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Klamm, Robert W. Packet of material on Klamm Publicity Procedures. (Promotion Lot) Independence (MO), Klamm – The Magic Man, (circa 1977). Includes a packet of sample News articles, SELLING YOUR SHOW TO SHOPPING CENTER & OTHER BUSINESSES (6pp.) and HOW TO GET FREE NEWSPAPER AND TV PUBLICITY (10pp.). All are folded to fit in a 6.25 x 9.25 envelope. Envelope is a bit rough and worn at the edges and the materials have been handled numerous times; o/w Good. Offered at $18.00

 

Newly listed! Knepper, Kenton and Members of his S.E.C.R.E.T. School. MIND READING. (Book) n.pl., WonderWizards, 2005. 159pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets perfect bound under binders’ tape. Near Fine. Offered at $38.00

 

Kort, Milton. KORT IS NOW IN SESSION. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1962. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Lightly soiled/toned on the back cover and along spine. Offered at $10.00

 

Kozak. THE MASTER ROUTINE WITH THE SPONGE BALLS. (Booklet) Worcester (MA), Imperial Products, 1973. (6pp. + adverts.), 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Some toning/discoloration along the bound edge; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Kozlowski, Mike. THE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILL SWITCH. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1977. 26pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Comb binding has flattened some, but is unbroken; general edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly listed! Kraus, Richard G. “TRICK TECHNICS”. (Booklet) Fort Lauderdale (FL), Paul Diamond, 1974. Gems of Magic Series No. 41/2. 23pp., illus., 8vo. Yellow wraps. A Fine copy. Offered at $8.00

 

Kreskin, Amazing. SECRETS OF THE AMAZING KRESKIN – THE WORLD’S FOREMOST MENTALIST REVEALS HOW YOU CAN EXPAND YOUR POWERS. (Book) Buffalo (NY), Prometheus Books, 1991. Second edition. 166pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Lair, Michael P. ACT 1. (Booklet) Canton (OH), By the Author, 1992. First edition. 31pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $7.00

 

Lamb, Geoffrey. MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Cornerstone Library, 1977. 231pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Cover has a small hole punched in the upper face edge corner; o/w VG+. Now offered at $6.00

 

Leech, Al. CARD MAN STUFF. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic Ink, 1970. Second printing. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Leech, Al. CARDMANSHIP. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Magic, 1959. First edition. 28pp., illus., index, 8vo. Wraps. Very light toning on the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Leech, Al. FOR CARD MEN ONLY. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic Inc., 1970. Second printing. 30pp. (+ adverts), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Take all three Al Leech books above as a lot for $22.00

 

Leeming, Joseph. TRICKS AND STUNTS WITH PLAYING CARDS: PLUS GAMES OF SOLITAIRE. (Book) New York, Gramercy Pub. Co, 1949. 107pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has several small chips at the top of the spine and a vertical slit (taped from behind) on the front cover; somewhat toned; o/w VG.  Now offered at $9.00

 

Liebertz, Arnold. MARVELOUS MYSTERIES OF MARVILLO. (Booklet) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1975. 39pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. One of the less frequently seen Hades publications, this copy has been wet and it shows with the rippled pages throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly listed! Lippy, John D., Jr. and Edward L. Palder. MODERN CHEMICAL MAGIC. (Book) n.pl., n.p., n.d. 164pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

 

Newly listed! Lupo, Vito. MORE THOUGHTS. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1983. 10pp., illus., 8.5 x 11 sheets in report binder. Inscribed to former owner. VG+. Offered at $20.00

 

Lynch, John (editor.). THE COFFEE TABLE BOOK OF ASTROLOGY. (Book) New York, Viking Press, 1967. 326pp., illus. (includes "pull out" color calendar), 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is clipped, worn and rubbed at the corners and has several closed tears (now in a Mylar sleeve); book itself is VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Madsen, Bill (ed.). THE NEW JINX, 1962-1968. (Book) Washington, DC, Richard Kaufman and Company, 2008.  296pp., illus., 4to. Boards in dust jacket. Near fine.  Now offered at $40.00

               

MAGICOL – JOURNAL OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS’ ASSOCIATION. ((Magazine Lot – ADB/SAF #4570) Walter Gydesen, Robert Parrish, David Meyer, et al. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, etc. Quarterly. Printed 5.5” x 8.5”. A mixed lot of 46 issues—from No. 101 (November 1991) – No. 113 (November 1994); No. 115 – No. 121; No. 123; No. 127 – No. 129; No. 131; No. 133 No. 135; No. 137 – No. 139; No.142 – No. 144; No. 146; No. 149; No. 154; No. 158; and No. 163-170 (February 2009). Membership lists from 1993 and 1994 are laid in. The 11 issues N. 127- No. 142 have been wet and have wavy edges, 10 are fully readable—the front cover of No. 142 is rather badly damaged with a hole on the front cover and first inside page; o/w the other 46 issues are all in VG to Fine condition. Offered as a lot for $54.00

 

Newly listed! [Marlo Miscellany #1] A miscellany of Marlo First editions/ First printings of chapters from REVOLUTIONARY CARD TECHNIQUE. (Four-Booklet Lot) MIRACLE CARD CHANGES (Chapter One, 1954, 23pp.); ACTION PALM (Chapter Two, 1956, 54pp.); FINGERTIP CONTROL (Chapter Three, 1956, 19pp. + insert); and THE TABLED PALM (Chapter Five, 1957, 38pp.) All are illustrated, 8vo in wraps and published by the Author. All are in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot at $65.00

 

Newly listed! [Marlo Miscellany #2] A pair of Marlo later printings of chapters from REVOLUTIONARY CARD TECHNIQUE. (Two-Booklet Lot) CARD SWITCHES (Chapter Twelve, Third printing, 1980, 65pp.); and ESTIMATION (Chapter Thirteen and Fourteen, Fourth printing,1979, 80pp.) Both are illustrated, 8vo in wraps and published by the Author. Both are in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot at $25.00

 

Newly listed! [Marlo Miscellany #3] A miscellany of earlier Marlo titles published by L.L. Ireland. (Four-Booklet Lot) DECK DECEPTION (1942, 24pp.); LET’S SEE THE DECK. (1942, 28pp.); MARLO’S FUTURE REVERSE (n.d., 9pp. 8.5 x 11 mimeo top-stapled and folded into wraps); OFF THE TOP (1945, 27pp.) All are illustrated with line drawings. Except for FUTUERE REVERSE (as described above) all are 8vo in wraps. All are in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot at $60.00

 

Newly listed! [Marlo Miscellany #4] A pair of Marlo titles published by Magic, Inc. (Two-Booklet Lot) CARD FAN PRODUCTIONS (1969, 24pp.); and ED MARLO ON THE ACROBATIC CARDS. (With contributions from Jon Racherbaumer and Bob Koch, 1968, 80pp.). Both are illustrated with line drawings and are 8vo in wraps. Both are in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot at $20.00

 

[Moehring, John] John’s personal compilation of his “Editor’s Letters” from MAGIC January 2002 through June 2005. These are the original clips from the magazine inserted back to back in protective sheets and bound in a plastic binder and hand-lettered on the spine. Several miscellaneous articles or sheets are also included at the end. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Moore-Davis, Scott. SÉANCE – A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO SPIRIT MAGIC. (Book) Washington, DC, Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1996. (224pp.), illus., 4to. Pictorial cloth. A Fine copy. Offered at 91.00

 

Michael, Paul (editor in chief). THE AMERICAN MOVIES: THE HISTORY, FILMS, AWARDS, A PICTORIAL ENCYCLOPEDIA. (Book) New York, Garland Books, 1969. 387pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. Cloth/boards. Somewhat worn at the extremities; small nick to the front cover on the face edge; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $14.00

 

[Nefesch] THE MAGIC OF NEFESCH – IMPOSSIBLE MAGIC – VOLUME 2. (DVD) Titanis Magic Productions, 2008.  As New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $5.00

 

Nelson, Bob, and Others. COMEDY MENTALISM: VOLUME TWO. (Book) Calgary, Hades , Publications International, n.d. 60pp. (+adverts), illus., 4to. Wire spiral bound. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

 

Nelson, Bob, and Others. COMEDY MENTALISM: VOLUME THREE. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1989. Second edition. 58pp., illus., 4to. Wire spiral bound. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

 

Nelson, Bob. MORE MIRACLES IN MENTALISM AND PSYCHIC EXPERIMENTATION. (Booklet) Columbus (OH), Nelson Enterprises. 1959. 34pp. (+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Slight fold crease along top edge; some mild toning; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Novak, John A. JOHN CORNELIUS CARD SYSTEM. (Manuscript) n.pl., John Cornelius, n.d. 6pp., 8vo. 8.5 x 11 sheets folded and laid loosely into 8vo wraps. VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Olson, Robert. EXTRA!THE ADDED TOUCH” – EXTRA “2 HANDS – 3 POCKETS – 4 MAGIC” – EXTRA! “MAGIC WITH GIANT COINS”. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing, 1984. 73pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Reissue of all three Olson books in a single publication. A bit of wear at the edges; o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00 

 

[Orben, Robert] Three great Orben booklets as a lot:  EMCEE’$ GOLDMINE (1963, 40pp); M.C. BITS. (1957, 56pp.); and SIGHT BITS (1952, 40pp). All are 8vo in wraps from various publishers. Some have check marks or other minor notes, but overall are VG. Offered as a lot for $14.00

 

Otis, Taylor. TOBY TYLER OR TEN WEEKS WITH THE CIRCUS. (Juvenile Book) New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1967. 183pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Ex library, but still very good. Offered at $4.00

 

“P”, Mr. THE WORLD’S BEST YIDDISH DIRTY JOKES. (Book) Secaucus (NJ), Castle Books, 1984. 116pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As New. Offered at $10.00

 

Perret, Gene. HILARIOUS ONE-LINERS. (Book) New York, Sterling Publishing, 1996. 96pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Light edgewear, o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

[Petrie- Lewis Manufacturing Company] CATALOG “ULTRA” MAGICAL EFFECTS. (Magic Catalog) Seffner, FL, Petrie-Lewis Mfg., Co., n.d. 106pp., illus., 8vo. Light blue wraps with black lettering. VG+.  Now offered at $14.00

 

Prairie Home Companion. PRETTY GOOD JOKE BOOK. (Book) Minneapolis (MN), Highbridge Company, 2003. New third edition. 272pp., 12mo. Paperbound. As new.  Offered at $9.00

 

Prater, Paul A. MALEFICIUM. (Book) Orlando, Leaping Lizards Publishing, 2009. 96pp. (+adverts.), illus., bibliography, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $36.00

 

Newly listed! PSYCHO-GIZMO – VOLUME FOUR – No 37-48. (Periodical – ADB#5770) Originally by Teral Garrett. Albany (KY). VOLUME FOUR – NO. 37-48. published by Stephen Kelley, Mishawaka (IN) and issued as a 25pp. plastic comb-bound booklet in 1965. Shows use with some soiling and toning—especially at the edges—o/w Good. Offered at $25.00

 

Radner, Sidney H. MAGIC FOR FUN. (Signed Book) New York, Padell Book Company, 1956. 93pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Signed by Radner on the copyright page and dated Sept. 1, 1995. Mild edgewear with a scuff on the back cover; mild interior toning; o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

 

Randi, The Amazing and Bert Randolph Sugar. HOUDINI, HIS LIFE AND ART. (Book) New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1976. 192pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound. There are four photocopies of Houdini three head shots and one full body in manacles—two include his signature. Some may be in the book, others not. Near fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly listed! Randi, James. FLIM-FLAM! PSYCHICS, ESP, UNICORNS AND OTHER DELUSIONS. (Book) Buffalo, Prometheus Books, 1987. 342pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Light general wear; book label from Ring 103 on front endpaper; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Reidelbach, Maria. COMPLETELY MAD: A HISTORY OF THE COMIC BOOK AND MAGAZINE. (Book) Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1991. 208pp., illus., bibliography of MAD books and general bib., index, wide 4to. Cloth/boards in dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

 

[Reynolds, Quenton] ARTWORK AND SALES LETTERS FOR THE CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER. (CD-ROM) Quenton Reynolds, 2004. CD in clear vinyl case. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Newly listed! Riggs, John. Q AND A – MY WAY! (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1996. Restricted release. 23pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Small coffee stain spot at the top of the front cover and at the bottom inside affecting the edge of first seven pages; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly listed! Rigney, Frances J. A BEGINNER’S BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Old Greenwich (CT), Devin-Adair Company, 1964. 145pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Jacket has a chip near the top of the spine; o/w VG.  Now offered at $12.00

 

Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugene. MEMOIRS OF ROBERT-HOUDIN – KING OF THE CONJURERS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1964. New Intro by Milbourne Christopher. 336pp.(+ads), illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Gift label to the IBM Ring 103 Library. Non-penetrating spill stain on the bottom edge; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Robertson, Jeanne. DON’T LET THE FUNNY STUFF GET AWAY. (Signed Book) Houston, Rich Publishing Company, 1998. 136pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Signed by the author on the title page. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

Sands, George. SANDSATIONAL ROPE. (Booklet) n,pl., by the author, 1971. Second edition. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps.  VG+.  Now offered at $8.00

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE’S NEW COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster/Fireside edition, 1986. First paperbound edition. 871pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo.  Shows some use with corner and spine creases; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Schindler, George. LECTURE NOTES – GEORGE SCHINDLER THE “MAGICOMEDIAN” (Lecture Notes). New York, By the Author, n.d. 12pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets compiled from multiple sources in a Duo-Tang report folder. Former owner penciled notes on many pages; o/w VG material. Offered at $5.00

 

Schindler, George. VENTRILOQUISM: MAGIC WITH YOUR VOICE. (Book plus Ephemera) New York, David McKay Company, 1979. 149pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Single sheet on ventriloquism from Johnson Smith laid in and novelty “pull my tie” vent figure birthday card to former owner from N.A.A.V. laid in. Offered as a lot for $16.00

 

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC TRUNK. (Boxed Four-Book Set) New York, David McKay Company, 1974. A four-book boxed set of Severn classics.  Includes MAGIC IN YOUR POCKETS (147pp.); MAGIC COMEDY (144pp.); MAGIC WITH PAPER (179pp., index); and MAGIC SHOWS YOU CAN GIVE (212pp.). The books themselves are paperbound, 8vo and still shrink-wrapped on five sides - As New. Offered as a set at $16.00

 

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. (Book) New York, David McKay Company, 1979. 280pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is roughed along top edge with several small tears with some shelf wear along the bottom and also has a closed tear; o/w the book itself is VG+. Now offered at $9.00

 

Shaxon, Alan. SHAXON’S “TEARING UP THE NEWS”. (Manuscript) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. Two 8.5 x 11 sheets with complete instructions and illustrations for making the gimmicked newspaper.  Sample newspaper with completed gimmick in a 9 x 12 envelope. Offered at $9.00

 

Shiels, Tony “Doc”. JABBERWOCKY. (Book) Manchester (UK), Adventures in Astonishment, 2006. 47pp., illus., 4to. Wire spiral bound. Underlining and sections noted for emphasis on several pages; back cover is filled with notes from previous owner; despite markings, o/w VG. Difficult to find. Offered at $31.00

 

Sleight, George N.  MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) Elgin, IL. David C. Cook Publishing, 1930.  78pp., illus., 12mo. Orange cloth with gold stamping.  Has some signs of abated insect damage on the covers in several places; former owner blind stamp; o/w A bright clean copy and VG+. Offered at $18.00

 

Snack, Jim. EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCHOOL PROGRAMS* - *BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK. (Three-Audio Disc Set + Print Materials) West Sand Lake (NY), Success In Magic/Jim Snack, 2006. Three audio discs in vinyl DVD case with 12pp. of 8.5 x 11 sheets outlining contents and including samples of forms and promotional materials. Preowned and presumably previewed/played; o/w As New. Offered at $18.00 

 

THE SPHINX – AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Small Six-Issue Magazine Lot – ADB #6420) William Hilliar. Chicago, IL, etc.; then A.M. Wilson, Kansas City, MO; etc.  Monthly and finally quarterly. THE SPHINX was published from 1902 until 1953.   This is a six-issue lot from the early 1950’s, (January 1950), (May 1951), (June 1951), (December 1951), (December 1952) and the final issue (Vol. 52: No. 1 - March 1953). Images featured on the covers with related interior articles include: illustrations or art works with magic themes, Birch, The Great Lyle and Fred Keating and Arthur Godfrey”. All issues show use and have some degree of edgewear, but all are o/w in Good to VG condition. This small lot of six now offered at $18.00

 

Stagnaro, Angelo. EX NIHIL – SOMETHING FROM NOTHING – A GUIDE TO MODERN COLD READING. (Book) Lalling, Germany, Zauberhandlung Maniplux, 2004. Foreword by Ted Lesley. Translated by Deborah Lehmann-Irl. 148pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 8vo. Blue cloth with silver title and spine stamping in dust jacket. Lightly bumped on the lower face corner o/w near fine copy. Offered at $36.00

 

Stencil, A.W. SEEING IS BELIEVING – AMERICA’S SIDESHOWS. (Book) Toronto, ECW Press, 2002. 260pp., illus., glossary, index, bibliog., wide 8vo. Paperbound. Copy of the CONEY ISL-O-PHILE from August, 2003 is laid in. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Stevens, Brooke. THE CIRCUS OF THE EARTH AND THE AIR. (Fiction with a Circus Theme) New York, Harcourt Brace& Company, 1994. 410pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Offered at $7.00

 

[Tannen Magic] TANNEN’S CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 14. (Magic Catalog) New York, NY. Louis Tannen Inc., 1983. 799pp, illus., index, 8vo.  Pictorial boards with David Copperfield on the cover. Jean Hugard’s MORE CARD MANIPULATIONS NO. 2 is reprinted in front of the index. Self-mailer order blanks laid in. Near fine condition. Now offered at $9.00

 

[Tannen Magic] TANNEN’S CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 15. (Magic Catalog) New York, NY. Louis Tannen Inc., 1985. 789pp, illus., index, 8vo.  Pictorial boards with Blackstone Jr. on the cover. Jean Hugard’s CARD MANIPULATIONS NO. THREE is reprinted following the index. Near fine condition. Now offered at $9.00

 

Newly listed! Tanner, Don. FLOWERS THAT BLOOM WITH A SPRING…TRA LA! – FIFTY TRICKS AND IDEAS WITH SPRING FLOWERS. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic, Inc., (1970’s) 28pp., illus., 8vo. Stiff wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Tarr, Bill. 101 EASY-TO-DO MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications1977. 222pp., illus., bibliog., glossary, 4to. Paperbound.  Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Taylor, James and Kathleen Kotcher. JAMES TAYLOR’S “SHOCKED AND AMAZED” ON AND OFF THE MIDWAY. (Book) Guilford (CT), The Lyons Press, 2002. 269pp., illus., glossary, bibliog. And exhibits, index, 4to. Paperbound. Very light edgewear. Offered at $16.00

 

Tong, Dan. DAN TONG’S CABARET – PERFORMANCE PIECESFOR THE PLATFORM & PARLOUR VENUE. (Booklet) Port Charlotte, Dan Tong, 1999. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. One double-sided sheet of additional illustrated instructions are laid in. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

 

Ulman, Al [Amusionist, Al The Only] THE BUSINESS OF RESTAURANT MAGIC. (Book) Hamtramck (MI), By the Author, 1985. Revised edition. Edited by Tadd Karr. 57pp., illus., 4to. VG+. Offered at $14.00

 

[Van Der Put, John] OUT OF THE ROUTINE. (DVD) Alakazam Magic, 2008. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $7.00

 

Vogel, Malvina G. compiler and editor. THE BIG BOOK OF JOKES AND RIDDLES. (Book) New York, Playmore Publishers/I. Waldman & Sons, 1978. 544pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Wade, Mark. KID SHOW VENTRILOQUISM. (Book) Tavares, FL, Samuel Patrick Smith Publications, 1996. 132pp., illus., resource list, 8vo. Pictorial boards. As new. Now offered at $7.00

 

Webster, Richard.  READINGS AS ENTERTAINMENT - HOW TO MAKE MONEY PROVIDING ENTERTAINING READINGS FOR THE CORPORATE MARKET. (Book) Manukau, New Zealand, Brookfield Press, 2009. First edition.  114pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly creased at the face corners of the cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $22.00 

 

Weston, Terry. PSYCHIC COLD READING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. (Book) n.pl., Swordworks Books, 2010. 178pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Upper face corner has a light bump with a curled corner; o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Windsor, Tommy. JUMBO SVENGALI ROUTINE. (Booklet) Pomeroy (OH), Lee Jacobs, 1975. Volume 6 in the Jacobs Productions Publicity and Promotion Series. 12pp. (with adverts.), 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Wisch, Bill. PALM CHANGE 1 & 2. (Inscribed/signed Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1977. First edition.12pp., illus. (nice crisp photos), 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed to the former owner, signed, and dated 9-12-77. Some minor pressure dimples at top and face edge; o/w Near fine. Offered at $18.00

 

Youngman, Henny, TAKE THIS BOOK, PLEASE—THE BEST JOKES OF HENNY YOUNGMAN – THREE VOLUMES IN ONE. (Book) New York, Gramercy Publishing, 1984. 127/124/127, illus., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $16.00

 

Zenon, Paul. MAGIC TRICKS – GREAT TRICKS AND CLOSE-UP SECRETS REVEALED. (Book) London, Carlton Books, 2005. 192pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $4.00

 

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A word about shipping: We typically ship smaller packages (under a couple of inches thick) in bubble padded envelopes and use double-bubble on the ends and edges and/or often use cardboard reinforcement on ends and edges inside a padded envelope—although we have seldom had problems, it seems that more issues are being reported. So, we will start using boxes for individual books or packets of materials that are more than 2.5 – 3 inches thick depending on weight. This is a little more expensive, but we value your business and want to try to ensure that your materials are received in the same shape they were in when left our store. If you have consistent problems with rough treatment by your local sorting center or carrier, let us know and we will make special efforts to give you secure packaging. If the delivery time is an issue of concern for you, we are always happy to quote and send via “Priority Mail” at the going rate for that service.

 

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Bradbury Books & Beyond

www.bradburybooks.com

Dan and Jobeth Bradbury

4545 Wornall Rd. #805

Kansas City, MO 64111

dan@bradburybooks.com

Phone/fax: 816-531-2468

 

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