Reverse Auction

 

Greetings! Here is the latest version of the Reverse Auction sent late Wednesday evening/early Thursday depending on where you live and where you are in our distribution sequence.  This week we have more great additions, including more old and new card magic, some collectibles, comedy, lots of small booklets on diverse subjects, ephemera, magazines, and, of course, a lot of just great books/booklets 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 do hope to be back in touch with everyone no later than noon tomorrow, 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:

 

Absolon, (Don). STREET MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (25pp.), illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Former owner has written author’s name vertically down the spine. Some former owner notes on the back page, o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

ACADEMY OF MAGICAL ARTS - 32ND ANNUAL AWARDS. (Souvenir Program) Saturday, March 11, 2000 at the Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles (CA).  60pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

 

Adair, Ian. MAGIC STEP-BY-STEP. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing, 1972. First edition. 155pp., illus., index, 12mo. Paperbound. Shows some wear and use, but overall VG.  Now offered at $6.00

 

Andrews, Val. VAL ANDREWS FIRST AMERICAN TOUR – LECTURE NOTES. (Signed Booklet) London, Val Andrews, n.d. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed to former owner and signed on the cover. VG+. Now offered at $.800

 

Newly added! [Ammar, Michael] MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL – TRIPLE ISSUE. (Inscribed/Signed Periodical– ADB/SAF #41855) Magical Arts Journal. Volume Two: No. 4, 5 & 6.  Austin, TX, 1989. 48pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Inscribed/signed to former owner; o/w near fine. Now offered at $20.00

 

[Bailey & Tripp Magical Company] CATALOGUE OF NEW CARD MIRACLES. (Magic Catalog) Cambridgeport (MA), Bailey & Tripp Magical Company (Proprietors: S. Wilson Bailey and Charles K. Tripp), 1910. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Paper wraps. Some mild toning and the edges with a couple of small chips and closed tears; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Bargatze, Stephen. THE MAGIC OF STEPHEN – STEPHEN BARGATZE LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Nashville (TN), By the Author, 2003. 24pp., illus., 4to. Paper wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Baron, Harry. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Book) Rocklin (CA), Prima Publishing, 1991. 160pp., illus., glossary/index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Baxt, Robert. STABBED IN THE BAXT. (Lecture Notes) New York, By the Author, 1987. 28pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Former owner name and acquisition date and place noted inside front cover.  Offered at $14.00

 

Behnke, Leo (Editor). PENNY & DIME – VOLUME 10 OF THE MAGIC CITY LIBRARY OF MAGIC. (Booklet) Paramount (CA), Magic City, 1991. 31pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Bernhard, Robert E. PUBLICITY FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, (1940’s). 48 pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some mild on the back cover and at the spine; paper clip impressions on the cover and first few pages; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Bent, Mike. ZERO GRAVITY – THE ULTIMATE CLOSE-UP LEVITATION. (Manuscript) Belmont (MA), Michael J. Bent, 1997. 8pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. Offered for $9.00

 

Bergeron, Bev. BEV BERGERON PRESENTS COMEDY MAGIC. (Signed Lecture Notes) Orlando (FL), By the Author, 1981. (12pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Signed by Bev on the front cover. Former owner has added notes inside front cover and name and acquisition date and place on the front cover; title and author’s name printed vertically down the spine; o/w Good. Offered at $9.00

 

Bergeron, Bev. WILLARD THE WIZARD. (Book) Orlando, Lake Cane Publications,1978. First edition. 156pp., illus., eulogy, index, 4to. Brown leatherette w/gilt lettering in dust jacket. With contributions by Frances Willard Tucker—Willard's daughter and assistant. Dust jacket is price clipped (and now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w Near Fine. Offered at $40.00

 

Newly added! Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE'S SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Books, 1958. New revised edition. 164pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has several small chips/tears; former owner name is stamped inside front cover and on top edge; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

 

Bloom, Gaetan. GAETAN BLOOM SERIES NO. 1. (Lecture Notes) Liverpool, By the Author,1982. 12pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Former owner has neatly printed author’s name vertically near the spine; o/w VG. Now offered at $4.00

 

Newly added! Breese, Martin and Terri Rogers. THE MASTER KEY BY TERRI ROGERS. (Booklet) London, Martin Breese, 1997. 24pp., 8vo. Wraps. Instructions only - does not include the gimmicked books. As new. Offered at $16.00

 

Brooke, Ken. IT’S BETTER THAN DIGGING ROADS. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1987. 27pp., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Former owner has neatly printed author name vertically near the spine; lacks the audio cassette that once accompanied it, o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! Burlingame, H. J. HERRMANN THE MAGICIAN - HIS LIFE, HIS SECRETS. (Book) New York, Magico, 2007. 294pp., illus., 8vo. Stamped cloth. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $50.00

 

[Burton, Lance] LANCE BURTON – MASTER MAGICIAN (Souvenir Program from the Monte Carlo) Las Vegas, Lance Burton, 2000. 28pp., illus. (full color), wide 8vo. Spine stapled in full color. Mild stress crease at spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Carlin, George. NAPALM & SILLY PUTTY. (Book) New York, Hyperion, 2001. First edition. 269pp., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

 

Caveney, Mike. IDEAS. (Lecture Notes) Sierra Madre (CA), Magical Publications, 1982. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $22.00

 

Cellini. NOTES. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1984. 24pp., illus. (by the author), 4to. Paper wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Cervon, Bruce. BRUCE CERVON’S CASTLE NOTEBOOKS – VOLUME 1 – VOLUME 5. (Limited/Numbered Collector's Edition – Five-Volume Set) Tahoma (CA), L & L Publishing, 2007-2009. First complete edition – No.139 of 500 limited copies of the set. (1718pp.) 404/263/341/372/333pp., illus., appendices, indices (by Dominic Twose), 4to.Black leather with gilt stamping on cover and spine. These are a facsimile of Bruce Cervon’s hand printed notes and illustrations from his Magic Castle notebooks from Notebook 1 (December 1964) through Notebook13 (January 1987). VOLUME 1 has some very light transfer smudges on the top and bottom face edges (not affecting the interior pages too any extent); o/w near fine condition. The last auction price I found on this set was $1600 plus the buyer’s premium, but we will offer this matching numbered set for $1080.00

 

Chamberlin, Rich. COMEDY JUGGLING. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1981. 68pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG. Offered at $4.00

 

Clark, Hyla M. THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC. (Book) New York, Crown Books/Tree Communications, Inc., 1976. 208 pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Black cloth with silver stamping in dust jacket. Lots of history and photos. Dust jacket roughed along the top edge with occasional nicks; former owner name stamp in several places; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $4.00

 

Cohl, H. Aaron (editor). THE FRIARS CLUB ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JOKES. (Book) New York, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 1997. 502pp., humorist index, 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. A handsome copy in Fine condition. Offered at $18.00

 

Colombini, Aldo and Rachel. THE COLOMBINI FAREWELL TOUR 2011. (Lecture Notes) Tampa, By the Authors, 2011. 32pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. VG. Offered at $7.00

 

[Copperfield, David] THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. (Souvenir Program) Souvenir Program from the Road Tour produced by David Copperfield Disappearing, Inc., Metuchen (NJ), 1984. 20pp., illus. (full color photos), 4to. Pictorial wraps (11 x 14). Near fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Cornelius, John. MAGIC OF JOHN CORNELIUS. (Signed Booklet) San Antonio (TX), By the Author, n.d. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Stiff pictorial wraps. May have been wet on the back cover producing some odd striations on back cove and back page; o/w wholly readable. Offered at $4.00

 

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN'S THUMB TIP MIRACLES. (Book) Las Vegas, Rare Publishing/Bob and Irene Fenton, 1981. First edition/first printing. 129pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Unusual to find a stated first/first. Spine is cracked in two places and lower face corner has two small creases; o/w VG. $9.00

 

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 a bit of edgewear and is a bit roughed at the lower corner; o/w VG+. Now offered at $22.00

 

De-Val, David. LOCK PICKING (PART ONE) (Book) Oldham (UK), By the Author, 1987. 27pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1977. First edition. 242pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Red cloth with gold title stamping on the spine in a dust jacket. Dust jacket is corner clipped with several small chips and closed tears along the top edge (but now in a Mylar protective sleeve); former owner name stamp and a label from Tidewater Ring 103; //w a VG copy. Offered at $12.00

 

Downs, T. Nelson. TRICKS WITH COINS – OR MODERN COIN MANIPULATION. (Booklet) New York, Wehman Bros., 1939. 84pp. (+ads), illus., 12mo. Wraps. Numerous chips at the outer edges with the spine almost totally intact; Tidewater Ring 103 bookplate; interior toning with brittle pages; o/w a reasonably nice copy of this pulp title. Now offered at $7.00

 

Dunninger, Joseph. 100 CLASSIC HOUDINI TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing, 1978. Third Arco printing. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $4.00

 

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER'S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows very minor edge wear with a minor closed tear at the cop near the spine; ; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER'S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Gramercy, 1987. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in a totally new and redesigned dust jacket by Tony Fradkin.  Dust jacket is unclipped. A must have edition for the complete Dunninger collector. Near fine. Offered for only $14.00. 

 

Easley, Bert and Eric P. Wilson. DOING MAGIC FOR YOUNGSTERS INCLUDING THE ART OF CONJURING TO CHILDREN. (Book). New York, Louis Tannen, 1972. 122pp.(+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Small mark on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $17.00 

 

Elliott, Bruce. MAGIC AS A HOBBY – NEW TRICKS FOR AMATEUR PERFORMERS. (Book) New York, Gramercy Publishing, 1948. 230pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is a bit roughed along top edges with a several very small chips and rubs at the head and foot of the spine; o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

 

Fantasio, Ricardo. LECTURE NOTES NO. 5. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1995. (22pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed to former owner inside front cover. VG+. Offered at $14.00

 

Fearson, Steve. GOING BACK IN TIME WITH THE BILL IN THE CIGARETTE. (Booklet) n.pl., Steve Fearson, 1991. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Offered at $5.00

 

Fellows, Bob. EASILY FOOLED – NEW INSIGHTS AND TECHNIQUES FOR RESISTING MANIPULATION. (Signed Book) Minneapolis, Mind Matters, 2000. 112pp., illus., bibliog./references, 8vo. Paperbound. Illusionist/magician/escape artist Bob Fellows shares magical principles to help lay people resist manipulation. Signed on the title page.  As New. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Fields, Eddie and Michael Schwartz. INVISIBLE SECRETS REVEALED – NEW ROUTINES WITH AN INVISIBLE DECK. (Booklet) n.pl., Michael Schwartz and David Walker, 1978. 39pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1951. Thirteenth printing. 206pp., illus., 4to. Tan cloth with black and orange stamping. Lacks dust jacket; binder’s book tape down spine; covers generally soiled with occasional abated insect damage; end papers are toned with some foxing; interior pages are unaffected and VG; o/w a nice tight reading copy. Now offered at $18.00

 

Fleshman, Dan. THE VERY BEST YET: COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP AND STAND-UP MAGIC. (Inscribed/Signed Book) n.pl., Dan Fleshman, 1990. 78pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed/signed on the title page. A bit roughed at the extremities; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

 

Fitzkee, Dariel. ROPE ETERNAL OR THE ONLY SIX WAYS TO RESTORE A ROPE. (Booklet). New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. 52pp.(+adverts), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

   

Fox, Karrell. CLEVER LIKE A FOX. (Inscribed/signed Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1976.  200pp., illus., 4to. Red cloth with gold title and spine stamping in a rather sad looking dust jacket. Inscribed/signed to former owner on front free end paper with Karrell’s characteristic “Foxy” signature. Former owner names stamp on front end paper opposite the inscription; dust jacket is roughed along top edge with a sizable tear diagonally across the front; dust jacket has been repaired from the back side with what looks like masking tape and it has bled through; soiled on back of dust jacket; otherwise the DJ has done its duty and kept the cloth binding of the book itself in VG shape with only mild edgewear. Offered at $16.00

 

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing company, 1956. First edition. 128pp., illus., index, 8vo. Reddish cloth. Missing the dustjacket; o/w Near fine. Offered at $5.00

 

Fulves, Karl. THE MAGICAL WORLD OF SLYDINI – TEXT and PHOTOGRAPHS (Two-Volume Book set). New York (NY), Louis Tannen, 1979. 101pp./176pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped in padded black faux leather.  Apparently signed by Slydini, but really a printed signature. Near fine. As a set.  Now offered at $43.00

 

Newly added! Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS – 72 FOOLPROOF CARD MIRACLES FOR THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN. (Book) New York, Dover, 1976. 113pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $8.00

 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING ROPE MAGIC – 70 FOOLPROOF TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications,1990.148pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo Paperbound. A Fine copy. Offered at $7.00

 

Furman, Irv. MAGIC FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ. (Book) Mt. Laurel, Cherry Hill Press, 1987. 120pp., illus. (cartoon style by Bruce Blitz), glossary, cut-out props, 8vo. Paperbound. Not to be confused with the KLUTZ BOOK OF MAGIC by Cassidy. This one much less seldomly seen. Near fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly added! Garrett, Dan. DAN GARRETS TCLOSE-UP CONNIVERY #2. (Booklet) Lithonia (GA), Pandora Press and Dan Garrett, 1988. 20pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Former owner initials on the cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

 

Garrett, Dan. TEASERS AND TICKLERs – A LECTURE ON STAND-UP MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., Dan Garrett Magic, 1983. 24pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Gertner, Paul. FORCING A CARD IN THE CLASSICAL MANNER – A MANUSCRIPT ON THE CLASSIC FORCE. (Booklet) Pittsburgh, By the Author, 1980. This is an earlier first edition version and slightly slimmer than the one issued later in the year. 10pp., 8vo. Wraps. Mild soiling/toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Gibson, Walter B.  HOUDINI’S ESCAPES AND MAGIC. (Book) New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1976.  Reprint of 1932 combined edition published by Blue Ribbon Books. 317/316pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Has been read resulting in a few spine creases; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Gibson, Walter B. MASTERING MAGIC – 100 SECRETS OF GREAT MAGICIANS. (Book) Hollywood (FL), Lifetime Books, 1996. 236pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Gibson, Walter B. & Morris N. Young. HOUDINI ON MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications Inc., 1953. First edition. 280pp. Illus., bibliog., 8vo. Tan cloth. Lacks a dust jacket; some discoloration and abated insect damage on the spine; Ring 103 blind stamp and notation as being a gift from the Howard Parks collection; o/w a good reading copy. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! Gibson, Walter. MAGIC EXPLAINED. (Book) New York, Permabooks, 1949. 188pp., illus., 12mo. Film coated pictorial boards. Some delamination and pulling at head and foot of spine; general toning; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Goldston, Will. TRICKS OF THE MASTERS. (Book) London, Routledge and Keagan, 1948. Second impression. 207pp., illus., 12mo. Red cloth with black stamping in dust jacket.  Dust jacket is roughed and chipped at the edges with approximately 1/3 of the jacket missing at the rear (now in a Mylar sleeve); Tidewater Ring bookplate; dust jacket aside a VG copy.  Now offered at $7.00

 

[Gopnik, Adam] Article The Real Work – Modern Magic and the Meaning of Life” (Magic Related Article in Popular Publications) A 14-page article (pp.56-69) inTHE NEW YORKER, March 17, 2008. Magazine is complete and except for some random unrelated numbers written on the front cover, VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Gravatt, Glenn. 50 MORE MODERN CARD TRICKS. (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited/Lloyd Jones, 1979. First edition. 60pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Spine has been reinforced with tape; several small spots on top edge and front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Gustafson, Dick. THE SPOTLIGHT’S ON YOU. (Booklet) Horsham (PA), By the Author, n.d. 24pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Former owner has written author’s name vertically down the spine; as well as his name and acquisition place and date on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $1g.00

 

Harris, Paul. P.H. BREAK-THROUGH. (Booklet) San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1981. 25pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. VG+. Now offered at $4.00

 

Hatton, Henry and Adrian Plate. MAGICIANS’ TRICKS: HOW THEY ARE DONE. (Book) New York, The Century Co., 1910. First edition. 344pp., illus., appendix, 12mo+. Cloth pictorial boards. Cover is soiled and roughed at the extremities; spine flap has been reinforced with clear plastic tape; former owner name on first inside page; toning on the end papers and some spots and stains here and there throughout; o/w nice tight reading copy. Now offered at $15.00

 

Hay, Henry (Pseud. of Barrows Mussey). THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1965. First expanded edition.  356pp., illus., glossary, biography and bibliog., index, 8vo. Rebound in orange library rebinding. Ex library with all of the typical disfigurements.; but a sturdy reading copy Now offered at $7.00

 

Hilford, Docc. THE INVISIBLE STRANGER. (Signed/Inscribed Booklet) Bal Harbour (FL), Docc Hilford Productions, 2008. 44pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed and signed to former owner on title page. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Hilford, Docc. NUMBER 6. (Booklet) Bal Harbor, FL, Docc Hilford Productions, 2005. 34pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Hilford, Docc. QUEHSENNUF - THE BOOK OF NUMBERS, VOLUME 2. (Book) 40pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

[Holmes, Donald] A STYLE BOOK OF MAGIC…ISSUED BY DONALD HOLMES –– CATALOG NO. 19. (Magic Catalog) Churchville (NY), Donald Holmes – Master Craftsman In Metal Magic, n.d. (late 1930’s) 72pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets with black and red cover printing as well as on inside pages. Originally side stapled, but with one staple missing the spine has been reinforced with clear tape; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $10.00

 

Hopkins, Albert A. (comp. and editor) MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC DIVERSIONS INCLUDING TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Vintage Edition Book) New York, Munn and Company, 1911. 556pp.(+ adverts.), illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. This is an ex library copy with only a single trace of former library (Sacramento Free Public Library) stamp punched on the title page. The book block has been rebound in green buckram with no exterior titling or stamping. The foot of the spine is fraying; o/w binding is tight and VG—and interior pages are VG+. Now offered at $39.00

 

Houdini, Harry, and Joseph Dunninger. MAGIC AND MYSTERY: THE INCREDIBLE PSYCHIC INVESTIGATIONS OF HOUDINI AND DUNNINGER. (Book) New York, Weathervane Books, 1967. 202pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has several nicks and small closed tears (now in a Mylar protective sleeve); may have a remainder mark on the bottom edge; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

 

Hugard, Jean. CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR THE NIGHT CLUB MAGICIAN. (Booklet) New York, Louis Tannen, 1964. Third printing. 57pp. (+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

 

Hugard, Jean, and Fred Braue. MIRACLE METHODS NUMBER THREE—PREPARED CARDS AND ACCESSORIES. (Booklet) Pomeroy (OH), Lee Jacobs Productions, n.d. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Annice clean copy; VG+. Now offered as a lot for $5.00

 

Hugard, Jean, and Fred Braue. MIRACLE METHODS NO. 4 – TRICKS AND SLEIGHTS. (Booklet) Oakland (CA), Magic Limited, 1983. Second edition.  32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Shows mild use; o/w VG. Offered at $4.00

 

Newly added! Hull, Burling. CLEVER CARD COLLECTION OF 1932. (Manuscript) n.pl., By the Author, 1931. 9pp., 8vo. 8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled in wraps. Cover title on the wraps is: CARD TRICK COLLECTION – 10 NOVEL TRICKS – HUMOROUS PATTER. Wraps are roughed all around especially on the top edge; Edmar Magic shop stamp on front cover; Ring 103 blind stamp with a notation it was a gift from the Howard Parks Library; manuscript pages themselves have some toning but are o/w VG. Offered at $70.00

 

Hull, Burling. HOW TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR CRYSTAL GAZING AND MIND READING ACTS. (Book) New York, The Stage Magic Company, 1927. Revised third edition. 42pp., 8vo. Side stapled in black and gold wrap around covers.  Some edgewear and chipping at the spine, but overall VG. Offered at $18.00

 

[Ickle Pickle Products, Inc.] A lot of three Ickle Pickle catalogs: ICKLE PICKLE  PRODUCTS INC. CATALOG 5 ’81-82; ICKLE PICKLE  PRODUCTS INC. CATALOG 14 1991-92; and ICKLE PICKLE  PRODUCTS INC.  PRESENTS THE ADDITIONS TO THE 1991-92 CATALOG 14. (Three Catalog Lot) St. Louis (MO), Steve Bender. Pages range from 20 to 84 pp. each plus inserts. All are 8vo. and VG. Offered as a lot at $5.00

 

[Ireland Magic Company] IRELAND'S 1944 YEARBOOK. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1944. 34pp., illus., 4to. Mimeo sheets side stapled in covers. Some mild toning, but overall VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Jarrow, R.C. THE TORN AND RESTORED LECTURE NOTES OF R.C. JARROW. (Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1979. 15pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under laminate cover. There are multiple versions of these lecture notes—each produced for a specific lecture and date as indicated in the upper right-hand corner of the cover—and contents may vary slightly—this one being Joliet 3-12-79. At the bottom of the cover page is a blank for the copy number and line to fill in the name of the individual or club. This Copy Number 1! Compiled for F.R. Furkey. On this set of notes Jarrow also signed the bottom of the introductory letter with a bright blue sharpie. VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Jarrow, R.C. THE TORN AND RESTORED LECTURE NOTES OF R.C. JARROW. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1978. 12pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under laminate cover. This set produced for Ypsilanti in 1978. As above but sans the number or recipient or inside signature. Still VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Johnson, Bruce “Charlie”. COMEDY TECHNIQUES FOR ENTERTAINERS – CHALIE’S COMEDY CREATION COURSE. (Booklet) La Crosse (WI), Visual Magic, 1989. 99pp., illus.,  bibliog., exercises, 8vo. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Jones, Tom and Rachel Wild. WILD ABOUT HARRY – ROUTINES FOR MAGIC SHOWS THAT INCLUDE A YOUNG WIZARD THEME. (Booklet) n.pl., Wild Magic, 2003. 20pp. (w/ adverts), illus., 8vo. Orange pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

 

Lair, Michael P. CANDLES. (Booklet) Canton (OH), By the Author, 1987. 47/31/26pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly added! LePree, Roman. 25 TIPS AND TRICKS WITH A BLANK DECK OR A MENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY DECK. (Booklet) n/pl., Trickmaster, 2007. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! LePree, Roman. 40 TRICKS WITH A COIN IN BOTTLE. (Booklet) n/pl., Trickmaster, 2007. 13pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Lewis, Eric and Wilfred Tyler. OPEN SESAME: A BOOK FOR THE CHILDREN’S CONJUROR. (Book) Birmingham, Goodlife The Magician, 1947. First edition. 154pp., illus., 8vo.  Green cloth. Abated insect damage on spine and at the bottom of the front and back covers; front hinge is loose, but holding; Tidewater Ring bookplate, o/w a nice copy internally and a Good reading copy. Offered at $14.00

 

Lewis, Trevor. THE MAGIC OF TREVOR LEWIS – 1998 CHILDREN’S LECTURE. (Signed Lecture Notes) Colwyn Bay (UK), By the Author, 1998. (22pp.), illus., 8vo. White wraps. Signed on the front cover. Near Fine. Offered at $4.00

 

London, Ron. RON LONDON & LIGHT-HEARTED MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) West Lafayette (IN), By the Author, n.d. 15pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Lorayne, Harry. MEIR YEDID’S FINGERTIP FANTASIES. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1981. First edition. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $4.00

 

Lorraine, Sid. A MAGICIAN IN THE HOUSE – A MAGICAL MONOLOGUE. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty, 1939. 47pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Spine has been reinforced with book tape; mild soiling; former owner name “Gene Gloye” with 1954 date written inside; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Lorraine, Sid. PATTER – GAGS AND PATTER LINES FOR TALKING MAGICIANS. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott Magic, n.d. Later printing of 1938 edition. 64pp, 8vo. Wraps. Pp5-6 and 55-56 out of order; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Magic-Ian (Ian Sutz). 110 TRICKS WITH A SVENGALI DECK. (Booklet) Brooklyn, D. Robbins & Co., 1998. 32pp., 8vo. Wraps. Price sticker residue inside front cover; o/w As New. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! MAGIC - THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Small Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen. Lakewood, CA – then Las Vegas. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. Six issues in this lot: Volume Five: Number Seven (March 1996) through Number Twelve (August 1996). Cover stories include: Charles Greene III – Corporate Magician; Hobson – Fueling the Fire of Political Incorrectness; The Koh-I-Noor of Magic – The Indian Rope Trick; Max Maven – A Point of View; The Long Beach Mystics; and Caesars Magical Empire.  All are complete and range from VG to Near Fine. All six offered as a lot for $16.00

 

Newly added! MAGIC - THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Small Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen. Lakewood, CA – then Las Vegas. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. Six issues in this lot: Volume Six: Number One (September 1996) through Number Six (February 1997). Cover stories include: Jim Steinmeyer; HOUDINI!!! - - Seventy Years After His Death…And Still Hot!; Joseph Gabriel; Herrmann The Great: A 100th Year Tribute; Copperfield – Dreams and Nightmares; and Luis de Matos – Portugal’s TV Star. All are complete and range from VG to Near Fine. All six offered as a lot for $16.00

 

MAGIC - THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Small Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen. Lakewood, CA – then Las Vegas. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. Six issues in this lot: Volume Seven: Number One (September 1997) through Number Six (February 1998). Cover stories include: Juliana Chen; Jeff Sheridan; “The Story of Magic” hosted by Ricky Jay; Will, the Witch & the Watch circa 1997; 1997 From A to Z; What Now? Fox’s Secrets Revealed.  All are complete and range from VG to Near Fine. All six offered as a lot for $7.00

 

MAGIC - THE INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Small Magazine Lot - ADB/SAF #35406) Stan Allen. Lakewood, CA; then Las Vegas. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. Six issues in this lot: Volume Seven: Number Seven (March1998) through Number Twelve (February 1998). Cover stories include: Alakazam…The Magic Land of Mark Wilson; Mike Caveney; King of Korn – Karrell Fox Memorial Issue; “The Best Show I Ever Saw”… Blackstone’s Show of 1001 Wonders; Rene Lavand; London’s Magic Circle;. All are complete and range from VG to Near Fine. All six offered as a lot for $7.00

 

Take the entire Volume Eight of MAGIC above for $12.00

               

MAGICANA. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB/SAK #4425) H.S. Chandler, et al. Frankton Junction, NZ. Waikato Society of Magicans. Mimeo through Volume 29; then became an independent general publication with Volume 30 and was printed as an 8.25 x 11.75 publication. This lot is V41 N238 (Feb-Mar ‘93) through V41 N242 (Sep-Oct ‘93). VG. Offered at $10.00

 

MAGICANA. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB/SAK #4425) H.S. Chandler, et al. Frankton Junction, NZ. Waikato Society of Magicans. Mimeo through Volume 29; then became an independent general publication with Volume 30 and was printed as an 8.25 x 11.75 publication. This lot is V42 N243 (Feb-Mar ‘93) through V42 N249/250 (Sec ‘94-Jan ‘95). VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Mardo, Senor. THE HANDS ONLY. (Inscribed/Signed Booklet) Oakland (CA), Lloyd E. Jones, 1947. Presumed first edition. 13pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Neatly inscribed to former owner on the title page. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Mardo, Senor. John J. Crimmins, Jr. (Editor) ROUTINED MAGIC. (Booklet) New York, Max Holden, 1945. 29pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Starting to split at top and bottom of the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $4.00

 

Marks, Tony, and a host of friends. TONY MARKS: ARISTOCRAT OF DECEPTION. (Book) Jackson, MS, Express Printing, 2002. Edited by Bev Bergeron. 120pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped cloth. Near fine. Offered at $36.00

 

[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 four are in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot at $17.00

 

Marshall, Frances Ireland compiler and editor. COME OUT FLYING – THE USE OF DOVES IN MAGIC.  (Chicago, Magic Inc., 1980. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Marshall, Frances Ireland. HOW TO SELL BY MAGIC – THE IDEA BOOK! (Booklet) Chicago, Magic Inc., 1980. Fourth printing. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Bright yellow wraps. Former owner name on title page; o/w VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Martineau, Francis B. (Two-Booklet Lot) MIRACLE SILK (©1945, 4pp., illus., 8vo) and WALSH CANE ROUTINES. Edited by John Braun. (1967, 34pp., illus., 8vo.) Both are in pictorial wraps (red and green respectively) and published by Silk King Studios in Cincinnati (OH). VG. Offered as a lot for $14.00

 

Newly added! Martini, Marty. MARTINI’S MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) Delta, PA, Martini’s Magic, 1990. 13pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Former owner’s name and acquisition place and date are written inside the front cover; o/w VG. Offered for $12.00

 

Matney, Ryan. THE END TIMES – BOOK TWO. (Book) Columbia, SC, Retro Rocket Magic, 2019. 70pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound in colorful pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $13.00

 

Mayhew, Chris. A CLOCKWORK APPLE. (Booklet) n.pl., Vanishing Inc., 2009.  Third edition. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps.  As New. Offered at $6.00

 

Mayne, Andrew. POCKET SAWING-IN-HALF. (Booklet) n.pl., Andrew Mayne, 2002. (12pp.), illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. As new. Offered at $7.00

 

Mayne, Andrew. TOUCHING SKY – A GUIDE TO LEVITATING. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 2003. 18pp., illus., 8vo. As new. Offered at $5.00

 

McDaniel, Robert. THE ROYAL TREATMENT. (Booklet) San Diego, Cuck Martinez, 1981. 69pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound in pictorial covers. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Mendoza, John F. THE MENDOZA SERIES OF PERSONAL INSTRUCTION: NO. 1 – NO.6. (Manuscripts) Davenport (IA), By the author, n.d. 25pp., illus., 8vo. Six 11 X 17 printed sheets folded to 4to. with a cover contents sheet under laminate. Pages have been damp along the bottom edge resulting in some cockling; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

 

Mentzer, Jerry. CLIMAX COINS – TRIX WITH 3 INCH COINS. (Book) n.pl., Jerry Mentzer,1988. Second printing.  36pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Mentzer, Jerry. COUNTS, CUTS, MOVES AND SUBTLETY: A BOOK OF BASIC CARD TECHNIQUES. (Booklet) n.pl., Jerry Mentzer, 1977. First edition/first printing. 73pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $6.00
 

Mercurio (C.W. McCarron) Edited by Roy Fromer. THE PROPSHOP: TRICKS WITH MAGICAL ACCESSORIES. (Booklet) New York, D. Robbins & Co., Inc., 1975. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $4.00

 

Miller, Hugh (editor). RINK'S ORIGINAL ROPE MYSTERIES. (Booklet) London, Harry Stanley, n.d. 28pp., illus., 8vo. Slick pictorial wraps. Bumped and  creased on the upper spine corner ; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Minch, Stephen. LARRY JENNINGS' NEOCLASSICS "THREE COMPLETE LESSONS IN PROFESSIONAL CARD PRESENTATION". (Booklet) Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 1987. First edition. 40pp., illus., 8vo. Light blue-green pictorial wraps. Former owner name stamp; o/w VG+. Offered at $14.00

 

Mishel, Ed and Ted Collins. WAX FAX: A COMPILATION OF TRICKS WITH WAX. ((Booklet) Newark (NJ), Mecca Magic Studios, 1978. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Upper corner bumped at the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $6.00

 

Moden, Anders. HEALED AND SEALED SODA. (Booklet) Sweden, Anders Moden, 2002. 10pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Now offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Monti, Harry and Trudi Monti. MAGIC FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM – MEMBERSHIP ENHANCEMENT MANUAL – 20002 BY 2002. (Booklet) Manchester (MO), Society of American Magicians, 1999. 48pp., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Moorehouse, Hank. HANK MOOREHOUSE PRESENTS COMEDY ON STAGE. (Booklet) White Pigeon (MI), Hank Moorehouse, 1988. 12pp., illus., 8vo. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Musson, Clettis V. FIRE MAGIC. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Publications, 1960. Third printing. 44pp., illus., 8vo Yellow and red wraps. Covers fire eating and fire tricks. A spot here or there and mild toning; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Musson, Cletus V. (comp.) JACKIE FLOSSO PRESENTS CLASSIC COMIC CLOWN CAPERS - WORLD’S BEST CLOWN GAGS. (Booklet) Brooklyn (NY), D. Robbins & Company, 2003. 63pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful pictorial wraps. Small nick at the top of the spine; o/w As New. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly added! Musson, Clettis V. SITUATION COMEDY FOR MAGICIANS. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic Inc., 1976. Third printing. 52pp., 8vo. Wraps. Former owner bookplate; o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Narvaez, Amado. WITH DECK IN HAND – SELECTED CARD EFFECTS OF ROGER SHERMAN. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1978. 30pp., illus., bibliog./credits, 8vo. Wraps. A Fine copy. Offered at $10.00

 

Nefesch. TELESHOCK. (Booklet) n.pl., Titanas Magic, 2010. 27pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As New. Offered at $12.00

 

[Nelson Enterprises] MAGIC AS A HOBBY – A BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS YOU CAN DO.  (Pitch Book). Columbus, Nelson Enterprises, 1947. 27pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful pictorial wraps. Outer cover imprinted by Nelson for Doc Yak of Milwaukee. Minor chip on back cover at the top of the spine and evidence of a crease from having been folded once vertically; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Nelson, Robert A. EFFECTIVE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1975. New Revised and Enlarged Deluxe edition. 48pp., 4to. Shows some wear and use; first page has several chips at the spine—none affecting the text; still a Good copy. Offered at $6.00

 

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 $11.00

 

NEW PHOENIX. (Magazine File Reprint – ADB #5180)  Jay Marshall, et al. New York City. Biweekly. Printed. 8.5 x 11SUES No. 351(Nov., 1960) - No. 400(n.d. Oct., 1965). Covering that period under the editorship of Don Tanner and, for the last four issues, Karl Fulves. Chicago, Magic, Inc., n.d. Reprint. 200pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Now offered at $5.00

 

Ogden, Tom. THE FIRST TIME AROUND – THE TOM OGDEN LECTURE. (Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (20pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed/signed on title page and dated 5/2/78. Near Fine.  Offered at $10.00

 

Orben, Robert. BOFF BUNDLES. (Booklet) New York, Orben Publications, 1947. First edition. Second printing. 39pp. (+adverts), 8vo. Wraps. Shows wear; soiling/spots on covers and inside on title page; starting to split at the bottom of the spine; o/w Good. Offered at $5.00

 

Orben, Robert. ONE LINERS. (Booklet) New York, D. Robbins, 1979. Fourth edition. 40pp. (+adverts), 8vo. Wraps. Shows some wear; former owner name label; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Orben, Robert. MAGICDOTES _ A BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND STIES ABOUT MAGIC, MAGICIANS, AND MENTALISTS. (Booklet) New York, Robert Orben, 1948. First edition. 44pp., 8vo. Wraps. Mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Orben, Robert. PATTER PARADE. (Booklet) New York, Louis Tannen, 1947. First edition. Sixth printing. 47pp.(adverts.), 8vo. Wraps. Shows some wear; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Orben, Robert. PROFESSIONAL PATTER. (Booklet) New York, Louis Tannen, 1950. First edition. Fifth printing. 47pp. (+adverts.), 8vo. Wraps. Shows some wear at the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Orben, Robert. TAG-LINES. (Booklet) New York, Orben Publications, 1954. First edition. Second printing. 47pp. (+adverts), 8vo. Wraps. Shows some wear; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Osborne, Tom. CLASSICS OF MAGIC: COIN TRICKS, VOLUME ONE. (Inscribed/Signed Booklet) Philadelphia (PA), Thomas James Osborne, 1945. First edition. 30pp(+ads), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed to former owner and dated 6/1/45. Bookplate and name stamp of former owners; o/w quite good. Offered at $8.00

 

Osterlind, Richard. METALBLAST: THOUGHTS ON METAL BENDING. (Booklet) Falmouth  (KY), Osterlind Mysteries, 2006. 19pp., 8vo. Wraps. Lower face corner has been bumped and has a slight bend; o/w VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Osterlind, Richard (Jeff Busby ed.). RICHARD OSTERLIND’S SEAFIRE SEQUENCE – A PROFESSIONAL MENTAL ROUTINE. (Booklet) Wallace (ID), Jeff Busby Magic Inc. 1986. First edition. 39pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Wraps. A Near fine copy. Offered at $20.00

 

Ovette, Joseph. FAST ONES. (Booklet) Hamilton (ON), By the Author, 1940. First edition. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. A couple of minor spots inside; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Page, Patrick and Ken DeCourcy. ESP ENTERTAINING – A BOOK OF TRICKS WITH THE ROYAL MAGICK ESP DECK. (Booklet) Chicago, Fun Incorporated, 1999. Unpaginated (24pp., illus., 8vo. Bright red pictorial wraps. As New. Offered at $5.00

 

Page, Patrick. THE TOPIT HANDBOOK. (Book) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (17pp.), illus., 8vo. Red wraps. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

 

[Petrie- Lewis Manufacturing Company] “ULTRA” MAGICAL EFFECTS. (Magic Catalog) New Haven (CT), Petrie-Lewis Mfg, Co., n.d. (circa late 1950’s). 55pp., illus., 8vo. White wraps with orange, black and blue devil illus. Updated price list, advert and order blank laid in. VG+.  Offered at $14.00

 

Platt, John. INTERNATIONALLY FAMOUS CUPS AND BALLS. (Book) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (1975). 13pp., illus., 8vo. Slick pictorial wraps. Lightly bumped at the tips of both face corners; o/w a near fine copy. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! Pocus, Boris (a.k.a. Jay Sankey). FIVE VERY STRONG EFFECTS TO SCARE PEOPLE PLENTY BY THE GREAT BORIS POCUS. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (10pp.), 8vo. Paper wraps. VG+. Offered at $20.00

 

Posgate, Bruce. DOVE PAN-ORAMA and TABLE HOPPING (Two-Booklet Lot) Quebec and Cincinnati respectively, Herb Morrissey and Haines House of Cards, 1972 and 1974. 48pp and 56pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Dealer stamps in both; o/w VG+ Offered as a lot for $18.00

 

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 $5.00

 

Ragsdale, Bill. MAGIC AROUND THE WORLD. (Book) Script for "Adventures Around the World". Eden, NC, Adventures in Entertainment, 1994. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $6.00

 

Randi, The Amazing, and Bert Randolph Sugar. HOUDINI: HIS LIFE AND ART. (Book) New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1976. 192pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound.  Former owner has written his homage to the book on the front end paper and credits it for starting his “career”. General edgewear; former owner name stamp on top edge; o/w VG. Now offered at $7.00

 

Ray-Mond (Raymond Monroe Corbin) THE GIANT ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Blue Ridge Summit (PA), TAB Books, 1981. First edition/first printing. 405pp., illus., glossary, supplier list, index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $10.00

 

Rhod, Daniel. TECHNO CARD MAGIC: BASIC TECHNIQUES TO GENERATE MIRACLES. (Booklet) n.pl., Joker Deluxe, 2001. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some mild edgewear; o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Robinson, Richard (editor) PROFESSOR HOFFMANN'S MODERN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Quick Fox, 1977. 173pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound. Mild edgewear; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Romanoff, Professor. CARD TRICKS. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Shrewesbury Publishing, 1930. 151pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Front cover is missing; some soiling at the spine and age toned; several pages at back and lower front corner are bent/chipped; still a decent copy for vintage pulp. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Romhany, Paul. MERGE – CLOSE-UP LINKING FINGER RINGS. (Instruction Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 2015. 46pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful wraps. Instructions only – gimmick is not included. Near fine. Offered at $20.00

 

Newly added! Salwak, Dale. DALE SALWAK – LECTURE NOTES (Inscribed/signed Lecture Notes) La Verne (CA), Chavez/Salwak, n.d. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed/signed on front cover and dated 2006. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Sands, George. 50 YEARS OF MAGIC – VOLUME 1. (Booklet) Phoenix (AZ), By the Author, 1987. First edition. 82pp., illus., 8vo. White wraps with red titling. Hand-out outline from Sands’ 1988 lecture folded and laid in. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

 

Sankey. Jay. JAY SANKEY’S CARDBOARD CONTORTIONISTS. (Booklet) Buffaloe (NY), Elmwood Magic, 2000. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Colored pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Newly added! Sankey, Jay. MEMORABLE IMAGES. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1986. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

 

Scarne, John with Clayton Rawson. SCARNE ON DICE. (Book) Harrisburg, PA, Military Service Publishing Company, 1949. Fifth revised edition. 434pp., illus., gloss., index, 8vo. Black cloth with gold stamping in a shabby dust jacket with tears and chips. Tidewater Ring 103 book label. Cover is a bit worn and rubbed; front hinge is loosening; toning on the end papers; o/w A Good copy. Offered at $8.00

 

Schlindler, George. MEIR YEDID’S CLOSE-UP HALLUCINATIONS. (Booklet) n.pl., Meir Yedid, 1982. 47pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Schmidt, Joseph K. CONNIE BUSH’S COLOR ISOLATION – A COMPLETE CLOSE-UP CARD ROUTINE. (Booklet) Oakland (CA), Jeff Busby Magic, Inc., 1988. First edition/first printing – limited to 500 copies. 33pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Scryer, Neal and Richard Webster. ICEBREAKERS. (Lecture Notes) Howick (NZ), Brookfield Press, 2015. Prepared for Mind Summit 2015. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Seabrooke, Terry. I DO IT MY WAY (Signed Lecture Notes) Bushey (UK), By the Author, n.d. (late 1970’s) 22pp., 8vo. Paper wraps. Signed on front cover. VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! Sellers, Tom. MAGICAL MIXTURE. (Booklet) London, L. Davenport & Co., 1943. 26pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Very mild foxing on the exterior covers; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $16.00

 

Sewell, Len J. MAGI MAGIC. (Book) Perth, By the Author, 1940. First edition/first printing.

32pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. Former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

[Siegfried & Roy] SIEGFRIED & ROY AT THE MIRAGE (Souvenir Program) Program from the Mirage , Las Vegas (NV). Vienna, VA, Sells-Floto, 1994. 32pp., illus. (full color), 4to. Spine stapled in full color, fold-out wraps. Fine.  Now offered at $16.00

 

Silverman, Kenneth. HOUDINI!!! THE CAREER OF ERICH WEISS – AMERICA’S SELF-LIBERATOR, EUROPE’S ECLIPSING SENSATION, WORLD’S HANDCUFF KING AND PRISON BREAKER – NOTHING ON EARTH CAN HOLD HOUDINI A PRISONER!!! (Book) New York, Harper Collins, 1996. First edition. xi., 465pp., illus., source guide, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Bumped and indented a bit on the rear top edge; o/w a Near Fine copy. Now offered at $8.00

 

Simmons, Ken. SCOTCH AND SODA – PART 1; SCOTCH AND SODA – PART 2; and SCOTCH AND SODA – PART 3 – FINALE. (Three-Booklet Lot) PART 1 published By the Author in Sioux Falls (SD) and PART 2 and PART 3 published in Paramount (CA) by Magic City. All first editions 1982, 1986 and 1988. 30pp./53pp/91pp, illus., 8vo. Wraps. All three are VG+ and offered as a lot for $34.00

 

Smith, Aaron. METHODICAL: FIVE ESSAYS, EACH INCLUDING A TRICK. (Booklet) n.pl., Aaron Smith & Purely Magic, 2000. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. “Magic City” distribution label has been applied over the publisher’s address; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Smith, Imp. TIPS ON THE FOO CAN AND FUNNEL. (Booklet) Baltimore, Phil Thomas Yogi Magic Mart, n.d. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Mild toning on the covers; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Smith, Stewart J. THE WEIRD INFLUENCE. (Booklet) Shreveport (LA), Bains Press, 1966. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Black wraps with white titling. Cover has been roughed a bit with some color transfer on the back cover from another source; interior is VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Snowberg, Richard “Snowflake”. CLOWNING FOR CHILDREN. (Book) La Crosse (WI), Visual Magic, 1988. 59pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $14.00

 

Snowberg, Richard “Snowflake”. JUST FOR LAUGHS – CLOWN ROUTINES. (Book) La Crosse (WI), Visual Magic, 1985. First edition. 79pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Sparky "The Magic Clown" (William J, van Almen). SPARKY'S ONE BALLOON MENAGERIE. Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Company, 1987. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Sperry, Dan. FLIGHT CLUB – SECRETS OF TRAVELING WITH DOVES. (Booklet) n.pl. By the Author, n.d. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Stanley, Harry. GEMS WITH JUMBO CARDS. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1977. (Previously published as: TRICKS WITH JUMBO CARDS.) 12pp., just under 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Stapleton, Dan. EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTIONS – A CONTINUATION OF “SOPHISTICAED SORCERY” (SORT OF). (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. 8pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets three hole punched and held with two round head fasteners. VG. Offered at $4.00

 

[Stebbins, Si] A two-booklet lot: CARD TRICKS AND THE WAY THEY ARE PERFORMED. Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, n.d. 8pp. one sheet folded to 3.25 x 5.25, illus., 16mo; and CARD TRICKS AND RULES FOR POPULAR GAMES. Philadelphia, By the Author, n.d. Unnumbered (20pp.), illus., 12mo. Black and red printed wraps. Both show mild wear and toning; o/w VG. Offerd at $24.00

 

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.  A small spot or two on the edges; very mildly cocked; o/w VG. Offered for $5.00

 

Newly added! Strebler, Morgan. TASTE CONDITIONS. (Booklet) Las Vegas, Liquid Metal Productions, 2007. Second edition. 21pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As New. Offered at $20.00

 

Newly added! Stewart, Jeff. APPEARING SODA CAN. (Booklet) Syosset (NY), By the Author, 1984. 31pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Stuthard, Joe. STOOGING AROUND. (Booklet) London, George Armstrong/A Magic Wand Publication, 1949. 36pp., 8vo. Wraps. Some discoloration/toning at the extremities; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

 

Suds. THE MINI LITE BOOK. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (20pp.) illus., Wide 32mo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Newly added! Symmatrix. SYMNERGY. (Booklet) n.pl., Symmatrix Magic, 2003. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Tait, Erik. A PAPER MENAGERIE. (Booklet). N.pl., By the Author, n.d. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. As New. Offered at $16.00

 

[Tannen Magic] TANNEN’S CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 14. (Magic Catalog) New York, NY. Louis Tannen Inc., 1983. 799pp., illus., 8vo.  Pictorial boards with David Copperfield on the cover. Jean Hugard’s CARD MANIPULATIONS NO. THREE is reprinted following the index. Reading crease on the spine; o/w VG condition. Now offered at $9.00

 

[Tannen Magic] TANNEN’S CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 16. (Magic Catalog) New York, NY. Louis Tannen Inc., 1989. 775pp. + 103pp. + (15pp.index), illus., index, 8vo.  20pp. reprint of tricks from HARRY LORAYNE’S APOCALYPSE.  Pictorial boards with Doug Henning on the cover.  Offered at $9.00

 

[Tannen Magic] TANNEN’S CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 18. (Magic Catalog) New York, NY. Louis Tannen Inc., n.d. 309pp. (+index), illus., index, 4to.  Pictorial boards. Several items are circled on interior pages; o/w VG+ condition. Now offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Tarbell, Harlan, et al. THE TARBELL COURSE IN MAGIC. (Eight-volume book set) VOLUME I through VOLUME VI by Tarbell; plus Harry Lorayne's VOLUME VII; plus VOLUME VIII edited by Steve Burton and Richard Kaufman.  The first seven editions are all Tannen publications and VOLUME VIII is the Robbins edition. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jackets have some nicks and chips and general shelf wear, but o/w condition of all is VG. All eight volumes offered as a lot for $160.00

 

Thompson, J. G. Jr and Ned Rutledge. BETWEEN TWO MINDS. (Booklet) New York, Tannen Publications, 1969. 75pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Thompson, J.G. T-FORMATION – MASTER KEY TO DECEPTIVE CARD CONTROL. (Booklet) Harrisburg (PA), Magic Corner, 1961.18pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some cover spots and light soiling/toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Thumm, Manfred. THE MAGIC HANDS – LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Herrenberg, The Magic Hands, 1985. (72pp.), illus., 4to.  Side stapled in printed covers under binders tape reinforced with clear spine tape. VG. Now offered at $4.00

 

Townsend, Charles Barry. WORLD’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Sterling, 1993, 128 pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Trikosko, Marion S. TROUPING WITH DANTE – TRAVELS WITH DANTE’S SIM SALA BIM IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF BIG ILLUSION SHOWS. (Book) Chicago, Squash Publishing, 2006. First edition. 168pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Ring 103 bookplate; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! Trost, Nick. THE NICK TROST CARDMAN’S PACKET – 17 CARD MIRACLES REQUIRING NO SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Manuscript Packet) Columbus (OH), Wisehart, n.d. 18pp., 8vo. 8.5 x 11 pages folded in original printed 6 x 9 envelope. Pages rather toned; Envelope has been roughed where originally opened; o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

 

Newly added! Tucker, Stephen. CLOSE-UP SORCERY. (Booklet) St. Helens (UK), By the Author, n.d., 18pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Vosburg, Jack. MORE THAN A TRICK. (Booklet) New York, Magico Magazine, (©1941). 22pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled. Cover has mild toning; o/w quite VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Walker, Mark. KEY BENDING. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades Enterprises, 1979. 42pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under cloth tape. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Waters, T.A. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Facts on File, 1988. First edition. 372pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

 

Wenk, Timothy. MISLED – THE MASTER ROUTINE. (Booklet) Stockage (MA), Metempirical Magic, 1990. First edition.  unnumbered (32pp. +adverts), illus., 1990. 8vo. A Fine copy, but no gimmick is included. Offered at $20.00

 

Wiles, Caleb. HIGH SPOTS - THE KNOCKOUT MAGIC OF CALEB WILES. (Booklet) n.pl., Vanishing Inc., 2009.  72pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Unavailable from many dealers, but Near Fine and offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Wiles, Caleb. SIX PACK. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, n.d.  28pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. As new. Offered at $16.00

 

Williams, Dick and Virginia. LIGHTS! CAMERAS! MAGIC! A GUIDE TO PERFORMING MAGIC ON TELEVISION. (Book) Tavares, FL, SPS Pub., 1994. 202pp., illus., appendix, 4to. Boards. Near fine. Offered at $15.00

 

Williams, Mitch. NOTES ON THE ART OF MAGIC. (Inscribed/Signed Booklet) North Hollywood (CA), By the Author, 1991. 34pp., illus. (clip art), bibliog., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed to former owner and dated 3/19/94. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Williamson, Dave. HOW MAGIC WORKS. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed/signed and dated 1991. Former owner notes on “spoon bending” routine with a notation on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Wilson, Colin. THE SUPERNATURAL - MYSTERIOUS POWERS. (Book) New York (NY), Danbury Press, 1975. 144pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial cloth. General edgewear at the extremities with some mild mars/scuffs on the back of the cover; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Wilson, Mark. MARK WILSON COURSE IN MAGIC. (Book) North Hollywood (CA), Mark Wilson, 1975. First edition. 472pp., illus., 4to.  8.5 x 11 sheets comb bound in black padded, embossed folder. Original packet of gimmicked cards are laid in front folder pocket; 12pp., booklet of magic set instructions ar laid in at the rear. Former owner name inside on front page and very occasional penciled notations throughout; o/w VG+. Offered at $50.00

 

Windsor, Tommy. THE BALLOON PITCH. (Booklet) Marietta (OH), Tommy Windsor Studio, n.d. (8pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

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 $9.00

 

Newly added! Zimmerman, Dick. CREATIVE MAGIC. (Booklet) Los Angeles (CA), By the Author, 1973. 11pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Several additional sheets of Zimmerman notes are laid in. Former owner has printed the author’s name and title vertically down the spine; also, former owner’s name and acquisition place and date are written on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

 

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Bradbury Books & Beyond

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