Reverse Auction

Greetings! Here’s our Reverse Auction list of magic books, media, memorabilia and more sent out Monday, January 21, 2019. Peruse it when convenient—and if you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query and we will respond with the total cost including shipping at standard rates or priority, if requested. Zip codes are helpful and if outside the U.S., please include where you want it shipped.

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Behnke, Leo. LEO BEHNKE PRESENTS ADVICE ON PROFESSIONAL CLOSE-UP MAGIC. Cover title: PROFESSIONAL CLOSE-UP. (Book) Las Vegas, Book Group, 1995. 112pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. New. Offered at $18.00

Behnke, Leo (editor). PARTY MAGIC FROM THE MAGIC CASTLE. (Signed/inscribed Book) Los Angeles, J.P. Tarcher, 1980. 239pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed to former owner and signed by Behnke on the title page. Shows light wear, but o/w is VG+. Now offered at $28.00

Behrman, Sid. THE LAWYER JOKE BOOK. (Book) New York, Barnes and Noble, 1991. 128pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Rear corner of back cover seems “gnawed” (by a small dog, child or very apprehensive attorney), o/w quite Good. Offered at $7.00

Cahan, Linda. FENG SHUI FOR RETAILERS. (Book) Cincinnati, ST Media Group, 2005. 184pp., illus., biblig., glossary, index, 4to. Paperbound. Shows light wear at the corners, o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

Caveney, Mike. HARRY ANDERSON, WISE GUY FROM THE STREET TO THE SCREEN. (Book) Pasadena, Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, 1996. 168pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $35.00

Christopher, Milbourne. MAGIC A PICTURE HISTORY. (Book) New York, Dover, 1991. Republication of the 1962 PANORAMA OF MAGIC with new material. 216pp., illus. (some color plates), index, 4to. Paperbound. Nfear ine. Now offered at $12.00

Clark, Keith, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIGARETTE TRICKS. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1952. Second enlarged edition. 304pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Fine condition. Now offered at $20.00

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. Now offered at $18.00

Dexter, Will. THIS IS MAGIC: SECRETS OF THE CONJURER’S CRAFT. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1958. 204pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in a nice dust jacket. Dj is in a Mylar protective sleeve. A very nice copy. Offered at $16.00

Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. New York, Aladdin Paperbacks, 1985. 189pp., color illus., bibliog., glossary, index, 12mo. Paperbound. Tricks, yes, but enough poster reproductions and magical tidbits to make it interesting to history fans. VG+. Now offered at $9.00

Forte, Steve. POKER PROTECTION: CHEATING…AND THE WORLD OF POKER. (Book) Las Vegas, SLF Publishing, 2006. First edition. 360pp., illus., bibliography, glossary, index, 4to. Pictorial boards. As new. Retails for $49.95, now only $40.00

Foxworthy, Jeff. YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF… (Book) Atlanta, Longstreet Press, 1992. 73pp., illus., wide 12mo. Paperbound. Offered at $8.00

Griffiths, Elly. THE ZIG ZAG GIRL. (Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) Boston, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. 328pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Griffiths is the granddaughter of Frederick Goodwin who took the stage Dennis Lawes and was a music hall comedian and magician. Remainder dot on top edge, o/w a Fine copy. Offered at $20.00

Hay, Henry. THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK. (Book) Edison, NJ, Castle Books, 1982. Fourth edition. 414pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj is in Mylar sleeve. A Fine copy. Now offered at $20.00

Hugard, Jean and Frederick Braue. THE ROYAL ROAD TO CARD MAGIC. (Book) London, Faber and Faber, 1975. Eighth impression. 302pp., B/W illus., index. 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00
Jones, Lewis. CARD PARTY. (Inscribed/Signed Book) n.pl., Lewis Jones, 2015. 108pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed and signed on title page. Now offered at $35.00

Jones, Lewis. PERSON TO PERSON – A BOOK OF TELEPHONE TELEPATHY. (Book) n.pl., Hades Publications, 1991. 80pp., diagrams, 8vo. Spiral wire bound. Former owner acquisition date written on end page, o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $30.00

Lewis, Eric and Wilfred Tyler. OPEN SESAME: A BOOK FOR THE CHILDREN’S CONJUROR. (Book) Birmingham, Goodlife The Magician, 1947. 154pp., illus., 8vo. Faded blue cloth. An early Eric Lewis children’s magic title. Discolored around edges of cover; pine is sun-faded, o/w a nice tight copy. VG. Now offered at $16.00

Lovick, John. SWITCH, UNFOLDING THE $100 BILL SWITCH. (Book) Rancho Cordova, CA, Murphy’s Magic Supplies, 2006. First. 346pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Very mild rubbing of dust jacket; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $45.00

Magico Magazine. THE SHERLOCK HOLMES FORCE BOOK – THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. (Book) New York, Magico Magazine, 1979. First edition. Copy #93 of 500. 100’s of pages. Green cloth with gold stamping. With 6pp. instruction monograph. Near Fine. Now offered at $50.00

Margolin, Phillip. SLEIGHT OF HAND – A NOVEL OF SUSPENSE. (Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) New York, Harper Collins Publishers, 2013. 312pp., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Remainder dot on bottom edge; o/w fine in a Mylar sleeve. Now offered at $20.00

Ouellet, Gary. CLASS ACT: THE MAGIC OF TONY BINARELLI. (Book) Longueuil, QC Camirand Academy of Magic, 1991. First edition. 197pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $30.00

Rice, Harold R. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUMES 1 – 3 and Volume 4. (Four-Book Set – Three Signed) Wynnewood, PA/Cincinnati, OH, Silk King Studios, 1948/1954/1962 respectively. 1,542pp., illus., 8vo. First three volumes are in chipped dust jackets. Each book is inscribed, signed and dated by Harold Rice Former owner name stamp, o/w VG. PLUS…ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUME 4 by Mark Trimble and Timothy Sonefelt. Boston, Hank Lee’s Magic Factory/Magic City, 1993. 310pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. VG+. All four volumes as a lot. Now offered at $150.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. TOO DUMB TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS – A LECTURE ON MAGIC HISTORY FOR MAGICIANS WHO DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT MAGIC HISTORY. (Book) Burbank, Hahne, 2014. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. As new. Offered at $15.00

Tibbals, Geoff (editor). THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HUMOR. (Book) New York, Carroll & Graff Publishers, 2003. 614pp., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly creased at spine, o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Weber, Michael. LIFE SAVERS: A HANDBOOK OF IMPROVISED IMPOSSIBILITIES. (Book) New York, Kaufman and Greenberg, 1991. First Edition. 165pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Date written with marker inside front cover; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $100.00

***ALL BELOW ARE SIGNED AND/OR COLLECTIBLE – AT REDUCED PRICES***

Bergeron, Bev. THE BOTTLE WATER FOUNTAIN ACT (Cover Title: MULTIPLYING BOTTLES & WATER FOUNTAINS) (Signed Manuscript) Orlando, Bev Bergeron, 2003. First edition manuscript. 67pp., illus. (by Tony Dunn), 4to. Wire spiral bound. Signed on the front cover by Bev Bergeron. Does not include the companion video. Now offered at $49.00

Caveney, Mike. MAGICOMEDY: A SERIOUS LOOK AT SOME HUMOROUS MAGIC. (Inscribed/signed Book) Sierra Madre, Magical Publications, 1981. 171pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed/signed and dated 1983. Dj has several small tears along top edge at spine and a small chip on the back of the dj; o/w VG+. An unsigned copy is currently on AbeBooks for $200.00, this copy is now available at $80.00

Comstock, Anthony. FRAUDS EXPOSED; OR HOW THE PEOPLE ARE DECEIVED AND ROBBED, AND YOUTH CORRUPTED. BEING A FULL EXPOSUREOF VARIOUS SCHEMES… (Vintage Collectible Book) New York, J. Howard Brown, 1880. 576pp., illus., thick 8vo. Publisher’s pictorial yellow cloth stamped in black and gilt. Floral end-sheets. Frontispiece behind tissue. Cloth edges are very lightly rubbed with some slight corner wear; o/w a near fine copy. A slightly less desirable copy (in condition) of this recently sold at $400.00, so we will offer this copy for $165.00

Crilley, Jeff. FREE PUBLICITY. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Dallas, Brown Books, 2003. 116pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed on half title page—letter to former owner laid in. Near fine. Now offered at $11.00

Emerson, Arthur. CHANDU, THE MAGICIAN – THE RADIO MAGICICIANS #1. (Inscribed/signed Book plus Extras) Colleyville (TX), Arthur Emerson, n.d. (54pp.), illus., bibliog., 4to. In plastic report binder. Also includes a supplemental set of Pressbook excerpt photocopies from Chandu, The Magician and The Return of Chandu. Warmly inscribed to Roger Linden without whose help this text would be far less complete and signed by Arthur Emerson. Near fine. Sold as a lot and now offered at $18.00

Evans, Henry Ridgley. HISTORY OF CONJURING AND MAGIC. (Collectible Book) Kenton, OH, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Kenton, Ohio, 1928. First Edition / First Printing. 235pp., illus., index, 8vo. Stamped black cloth. No dust jacket. Lightly rubbed with some edge/corner wear; worn at head and foot of spine; front hinge is starting; former owner name, address and stamp inside front cover; o/w a VG copy. Currently being offered at on AbeBooks at $150-300, this copy now offered at $126.00

[Fox, Karrell] A trio of books from Karrell Fox. (Three-Book Lot – one Signed) This lot includes: COMEDY A LA CARD (Ireland Magic, 1960, 20pp.), LECTURE NOTES (Foxes Den, n.d., 24pp.) and NEW LECTURE NOTES (Foxes Den, 1978, 30pp., Boldly signed inside front cover). All are 8vo in wraps. All three offered as a lot for $18.00

[Karr, Todd] THE SHAKESPEARE EXPERIMENT. (Deluxe Book Test – Limited Edition) Appears to be a collector’s copy of THE COPLETE WORS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE published by Stratford Manor Books in 2008, but it is specially arranged and printed to enable an array of clever “book test” mentalism. 816pp., illustrated with Gustave Dore engravings and a tipped in frontispiece, 8vo. Luxurious leather binding with gold foil stamping with gilt-edges and a distinctive ribbon bookmark. Complete instructions are available in a 21-page CD and it includes several helpful cribs for use as needed or desired. This was limited to 1000 copies. As new. Now offered at $252.00

Nelson, Earl. VARIATIONS. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Los Angeles, Mark Wilson Publications, 1979. 137pp., illus., 8vo. Maroon cloth with gold stamping. Inscribed “To George – Best Always” and signed by Nelson October 7, 1979. Very lightly rubbed along lower edge of spine and scuffed a bit at spine corners; o/w VG+. Now offered at $22.00

Petrick. SEMINAR – 7 X PETRICK. (A Set of Five Signed Books) n.d., Petrick, n.d. 16pp. each, 8vo. Wraps. Five of the seven Petrick Seminar booklets—this lot includes the blue, green, red, black and orange. Each is signed on the cover by Petrick. Offered as a lot $28.00

[Publicity Photos – Most Autographed] Six Publicity Photos. (Lot of Six Photos)
Alpha (inscribed to Omega); Robert Harbin; Jack Herbert (Inscribed to “Howard” February 1944); George Jason (inscribed to Frank Werner, March 7, 1952); Duke Montague and Myrrabella (inscribed to Mr. and Mrs. Mysterious Howard); and Earl Morgan (inscribed to Howard). All six photos are 8 x 10 publicity shots and VG. Offered as a lot for $29.00

Swain, James. 21st CENTURY CARD MAGIC. (Signed First Edition) Tampa, James Swain, 1999. First edition. 156pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Signed on the title page. As new. Now offered at $29.00

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Ammar, Michael. THE TOPIT BOOK. (Inscribed/signed Book) n.pl., Secret Service, 1989. First edition. 119pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj shows some wear and has several small closed tears, including one near the spine edge; nicely inscribed to “Ciro” and signed on front end paper; o/w VG+. Now offered at $29.00

Arrowsmith, G. E. MAGICAL MENTALIA and MAGICAL ORIGINALIA. (Two-Book Lot) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d (1940’s). 66pp./67pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. Offered as a lot for $9.00

[Auction Catalog – Haversat & Ewing] PARLOUR CONJURING – MAGIC COLLECTIBLES AUCTION. (Auction Catalog) Yardley (PA), Haversat & Ewing Galleries. November 15, 2014. 59pp., illus., 200 lots all related to magic, 4to. Glossy wraps. Now offered at $14.00

[Blackstone, Harry and John Mulholland] Two briefs Bios of Blackstone and Mulholland. (Two-Lot Reprints) Reprints of “An Affectionate Salute to Harry Blackstone” (24pp.) and “John Mulholland …A Special Issue” reprinted from GENII September, 1965 (24pp) and November, 1965 (28pp.). Both as a lot for $8.00

[Brema, Carl & Son Magical Apparatus] EXCLUSIVE TRICKS. (Vintage Magic Catalog) Philadelphia, Carl Brema & Son Magical Apparatus, n.d. 18pp., illus., 8vo. (6x 9) Brown wraps w/ black and orange text ith brass fasteners. Rear cover is missing; o/w shows general wear and use around the edges, but overall VG. Now offered at $17.00

Britland, David. CARD KINETICS. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1988. Second edition. 42pp., illus. 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Includes card gimmick pasted in on last page. Now offered at $12.00.

Britland, David and Gazzo. PHANTOMS OF THE CARD TABLE. (Book) London, High Stakes, 2003. 256pp., illus., recommended reading list, 8vo. Boards in Dust jacket. Has had an unfortunate spill on it affecting the front cover and rippling the dj; internally unaffected; o/w VG. Now offered at $27.00

Chabon, Michael. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY: A NOVEL. (Fiction with a magic/escape artist theme) New York, Random House, 2000. 639pp., 8vo. Perfect Bound. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

Chandaue, Mark. HARPACROWN – PRACTICAL MENTALISM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. (Book) London, Haresign Press, 2016. First standard edition.322pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Now offered at $31.00

Close, Michael. WORKERS NUMBER 1: ROUTINES FROM THE PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE OF MICHAEL CLOSE. (36pp.); WORKERS NUMBER 2: MORE ROUTINES FROM THE PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE OF MICHAEL CLOSE. (64pp); WORKERS NUMBER 3: FURTHER ROUTINES FROM THE PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE OF MICHAEL CLOSE. (138pp); and WORKERS NUMBER 4: YET STILL MORE ROUTINES FROM THE PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE OF MICHAEL CLOSE. (65pp) (Four-volume Book set) All were published by Michael Close between 1990 and 1994. All 4to and comb bound. Near fine copies. The lot of all four now for only $73.00

CONJURERS’ MONTHLY MAGAZINE. (Two-Volume Bound Magazine File – ADB/SAF #1745) Harry Houdini. New York City. Monthly. Printed 7 x 9.25. Complete run is 1906-1908. This is the reprint of the complete file published by Kaufman & Greenberg in1991. Limited to 500 copies. 4to. Two volume gray pictorial cloth in matching slipcase. A Fine copy. Now offered at $225.00

[Daryl] Three Daryl booklets: Includes: LECTURE NOTES TO CONVENTION SESSION #1; OUT OF THIS HEMISPHERE; and SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. 10-28pp.- all are self-printed by Daryl and published in the 1980’s. Sold as a lot only. ALL items are VG or better. Now offered as a lot for a mere $22.00

[Eddie, Marcus] RELOAD. (Prop with Instructions) From Murphy’s Magic. Gimmicked card case and deck with printed and on-line instructions. New. Offered at $17.00

Erdnase. S. W. ARTIFICE RUSE AND SUBTERFUGE AT THE CARD TABLE – A TREATISE ON THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MANIPULATING CARDS. (Book) Cover title is THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE Chicago, Charles T. Powner, 1975. 205pp, illus., 8vo. Paperbound in King of Hearts designed covers. Near fine. Now offered at $10.00

Fischbacher, Siegfried and Roy Horn with Annette Tapert. SIEGFRIED AND ROY: MASTERING THE IMPOSSIBLE. (Book) New York, William Morrow and Company, 1992. First edition. 320pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Several pieces of ephemera—brochures, post cards, etc.—are laid in. Now offered at $54.00

Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (First U.S. Edition Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1931. First U.S. edition. 206pp., illus., 4to. Gray cloth with black and orange stamping. Front cover info flap has been trimmed and laid in. Shows wear at extremities; some browning on the end panels; o/w a nice tight copy and VG+. Now offered at $25.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. MAGIC BY MISDIRECTION. (Book) Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs, 1988. 187pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dj. Shows some wear and scuffs at the extremities, o/w VG. Now offered at $22.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. SHOWMANSHIP FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs, 1988. 187pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dj. Shows some wear and scuffs at the extremities, o/w VG. Now offered at $22.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. THE TRICK BRAIN (Book). Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions, 1999. 316pp., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Shows some wear and scuffs at the extremities, o/w VG. Now offered at $22.00

Buy all three volumes of the Fitzkee Trilogy as a lot for only $61.00

Fox, Karrell. ANOTHER BOOK. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1979. First edition. 320pp., illus., 4to. Cloth with gold stamping in a VG+ dust jacket. Dj has a couple of smudges on the all-white back cover but is now in a protective Mylar sleeve. One of the nicer copies to come our way in a while. Now offered at $32.00

Friedman, Jonathan. THE MAGIC OF JONATHAN FRIEDMAN – THE MUSICAL. (Book) n.pl., Vanishing Inc. Magic, 2017. 206pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. New. Offered at $17.00

Ganson, Lewis and Hugh Miller (ed.) MARCONICK’S UNIQUE SILK MAGIC. (Book) London, Harry Stanley, n.d. with a Supreme sticker pasted over publication data. 125pp. index, 8vo. Cloth in blue Supreme dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $20.00

THE GEN. (ADB #2380 – Magazine Lot) Harry tanley, et. al. London, England. Jack Hughes and Harry Stanley Studio of Unique Magic. Monthly. Printed. 5 x 7.5 and 5.25 x 10. This lot includes: 17 issues – Volume 7: Number 2 (June, 1951), No. 3, No. 8, No. 12; Volume 8: Nos. 6 – 10, No. 12; and Volume 11: No. 2, No. 7 – 12. (April 1956). Spine edge on some are a bit roughed, o/w all are quite Good. Offered as a lot at $10.00

Grant, Maxwell (Walter Gibson) NORGIL THE MAGICIAN. (Book) New York, The Mysterious Press, 1977. First edition. 209pp., color illus. (frontis. only), 8vo. Cloth in dj in Mylar protective sleeve. Fine. Now offered at $45.00

Harris, Paul. THE ART OF ASTONISHMENT – BOOK 1. (Book) Rancho Cordova, A-1 MultiMedia, 1996. 310pp., illus, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. There is a spot on the front cover (inside the dj), but o/w near fine. Offered at $26.00

Helitzer, Melvin. COMEDY TECHNIQUES FOR WRITERS AND PERFORMERS—THE HEARTS THEORY OF HUMOR WRITING. (Book) Athens, Lawhead Press, 1984. 301pp., index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Now offered at $9.00

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis). HOFFMANN’S LATER MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications,1979. (Reprint the 1903 Routledge edition.) 554pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG condition. Now offered for $8.00

Home, D. D. (Daniel Dunglass). INCIDENTS IN MY LIFE. (Book) New York, Time-Life Books, 1991. (Reprint of 1864 edition and part of Time-Life’s Collector’s Library of the Unknown Series) 315pp. (+ facsimile ads), illus., index, 8vo. A beautiful copy with silver and electric blue cover and spine stamping, silver gilt edged pages and attached ribbon bookmark. Small nick on front cover, o/w Near fine condition. Now offered at $22.00

Houchin, Wayne and Josh Funk. SINFUL: A GRAPHIC NOVEL. (Trick -Book with performance DVD) Signed coin through sealed can of soda. As new. Now offered at $24.00

[Houdini, Harry] HOUDINI – MAGICAL HALL OF FAME. (Souvenir Book). By D. A. Hagarty, edited by H. Muller. Niagara Falls, Ontario, The Houdini Magical Hall of fame, n.d. 38pp., illus., 8vo. Black and pink wraps. These have become increasingly hard to find since the Houdini
Hall of Fame burned in 1995. VG+ condition. Now offered at $16.00

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS 2002 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY. (Book) St. Louis, IBM, 2002. 211pp., 8vo. Brightly colored boards. Near fine. Now offered at $18.00

Jeffreys, Michael. SPEAKING WITH MAGIC: HOW TO GRAB YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION AND HOLD IT! (Book) N. pl., Powerful Magic Publishing Company, 1989. First edition. 255pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

[Jokes] THE ADULT ONLY JOKE BOOK. (Book) Victoria, Hinkler Books, 2002. 407pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Two creases on the spine, o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

JOKESMITH, THE. (Magazine Lot) Ed McManus. Marlborough, MA. Printed 8.5 x 11. Published Quarterly from 1984. This lot includes: Volume 1: Number 1 (Spring, 1984) through Volume VIII: Number 3 and JS-32 (Fall, 1992) complete. Plus, Volume X: Number 1 (1994), JOKESMITH BLUE #3 (1991) printed on blue paper (10pp.) and several order blanks and subscription offer sheets. All are three-hole punched in a JOKESMITH three-ring binder. Issue No. X: 1 has some highlighting, o/w all others are Fine. Entire lot offered for $167.00

Kaufman, Richard. CARDMAGIC. (Book) Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1979. First edition. (stated). 183pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Lightly worn and rubbed at spine; o/w VG+. Now offered at $18.00

Klamm, R.W. (Two-Book Lot) Two books from R.W. “Bob” Klamm: BUYING MAGIC IS TRICKY BUSINESS (1986, 74pp.); and RIG UP THE ROPES. (n.d, 30pp.) Both are published by Klamm Magic in Independence, MO and all are in 8vo in wraps. Now offered as a two-book lot at $14.00

Lorayne, Harry. AFTERTHOUGHTS. (Book) New York, Harry Lorayne, 1975. First edition. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped title/designs on brown cloth covers. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

Lorayne, Harry. THE MAGIC BOOK: THE COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, SLEIGHT-OF-HAND MAGIC. (Book) New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1977. First edition. 306 pages, illustrated, 8vo. Cloth with silver stamping. General wear, but o/w VG. Now offered at $20.00

Mentzer, Jerry. MAGIC WITH FINGER RINGS. (Book) Jerry Mentzer/Magic Methods, 1984. 80+pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $10.00

McElhones, The. MAGICAL MYSTERIES – MAGIC MADE EASY. (Book) New York, Rand McNally & Co., 1929. 140pp., illus., 8vo. Decorative stamped cloth boards in a dust jacket. Dj has some minor chipping along the upper edge of the back; o/w nice and tight and insides are nice with bright photos; o/w VG+. Now offered at $31.00

McManus, Ed and Bill Nicholas. WE’RE ROASTING HARRY TUESDAY NIGHT…HOW TO PLAN, WRITE, AND CONDUCT THE BUSINESS/SOCIAL ROAST. (Book) Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall, 1988. 228pp., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Page 153/54 is detached, o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Minch, Stephen. MIND MELDS – A PRECOGNITIVE HEXAMERON. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1984. 58pp., illus., 8vo. Wire spiral bound. As new. Offered at $18.00

MINT-O. (Trick with On-line Instructions) Vanishing Inc. Gimmick with link to on-line instructions. New. Now offered at $10.00

[Morphet, Fred] NEW ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE. (Vintage Magic Catalog) Philadelphia, Fred Morphet Magician – New School of Magic (early 1900’s). 32pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Overall condition is VG for age. Offered at $14.00

[New England Magic Collectors Association] YANKEE MAGIC GATHERING IV. Registration packet. Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA, November 5, 6, and 7, 1992. 44pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Includes Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company (6pp., 4to); Cabot Street Cinema Theatre Program (28pp.); Le Grand David silk cachet; and “A Rare Find: Houdini Materials Uncovered in LC Warehouse” in LIBRARY OF CONGRESS INFORMATION BULLETIN (June 15, 1992). All in a black folder. Now offered at $22.00

Parrish, Robert. WORDS ABOUT WIZARDS. (Book) Glenwood, IL, Meyerbooks, 1994. 55pp., illus. (photos), index, 8vo. Cloth. A nice little historical piece, featuring both well and less-known performers. Fine. Has been offered on Amazon for as much as $60.00, but will sell this copy for only $31.00

Peters, Edward. THE MAGICIAN, THE WITCH AND THE LAW. (Book) Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, 1978. 218pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Prochnow, Herbert V. NEW GUIDE FOR TOASTMASTERS AND SPEAKERS. (Book) Englewood Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1956. 450pp., index, 8vo. Cloth. Lacks dj; former owner bookplate; o/w a very nice copy. Now offered at $14.00

Rau, Dana Meachum. HARRY HOUDINI – MASTER MAGICIAN. (Book) New York, Franklin Watts/Book Report Biography, 2001. 111pp., illus., bibliography, index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. Fine. Now offered at $12.00

Rezwin, Max. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SICK JOKES. (Vintage Book) New York, Castle Books/Citadel Press, 198. 320pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. VG+. Now offered at $5.00

Sharpe, S.H. CONJURERS’ HYDRALIC AND PNEUMATIC SECRETS. (Book) Calgary, Hades Publications, 1991. First edition. 164pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dj. Near fine. Now offered at $30.00

Sharpe, S.H. CONJURERS’ OPTICAL SECRETS. (Book) Calgary, Hades Publications, 1985. First edition. 188pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered elsewhere at $135.00, this copy now $73.00

[Shelley, Mike and Morty Rudnick] ZIG ZAG CARD OUT DONE. (Props with Instructions) Frame for a blue-backed Bicycle Deck with 2pp. instructions. One of these recently sold on eBay for $80.00, but we will start this one at a mere $19.00

Shepherd, Chuck, John J. Kohut and Roland Sweet. NEWS OF THE WEIRD. (Book) New York, A Plume Book, 1989. 162pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $7.00

Siegel, Lee. NET OF MAGIC: WONDERS AND DECEPTIONS IN INDIA. (Book) Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1991. 455pp., bibliog.., index, illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $18.00

Slaight, Allan. SPINS AND NEEDLES: THE MAGIC OF ALLAN SLAIGHT. (Book) Toronto, Magicana, 2008. 190pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Fine. Now offered at $52.00

Sumpter, Gary. ULTIMATE STREET MAGIC. (Book) London, New Holland Publishers, 2007. 128pp., illus., bibliography, index. 4to. Pictorial boards in a matching dust jacket. Fine. Now offered at $18.00

Swain, James. GRIFT SENSE. (Book – Magic/Gambling themed Fiction) New York, Pocket Books, 2001. 303pp., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Fine. Retailed at $24.00, now offered at $5.00

Tabary, Francis. THE AWARD-WINNING ROPE MAGIC OF FRANCIS TABARY. (Book) El Dorado Hills, A-1 Magical Media, 2004. Edited by Jean-Pierre Hornecker, Daryl and Michael Maxwell. 263pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth with gold stamping. Near fine. Now offered at $36.00

[Tarbell System Inc.] MAGIC: TARBELL SYSTEM INCORPORATED (Lessons 29 through 39). (Vintage Magic Lessons) Chicago, Tarbell Systems, Inc, 1927. These are 11 of the original correspondence lessons No. 29 through No. 39. Approximately 260pp., illus., 8vo. In a single two hole-punched hardcover binder. Binder is aged and worn at extremities. Overall condition is fairly good given age of the item. Now offered at $17.00

[Thayer’s Studio of Magic] THAYER’S QUALITY MAGIC CATALOG NO. 9: VOLUME 2 – 5. (Magic Catalog lot) Los Angeles, CA. Issued separately by Thayer’s Studio of Magic operated by the Larsens during 1943-44. This lot is four of the five volumes published. (268pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Condition of all four is VG. Now offered at $12.00

[Thimble Package] Books and props. (Book/props Lot) Two Books THIMBLES WITH A LIGHT TOUCH by Kirk Stiles (Micky Hades Enterprises, 1971, 33pp.) and TANTALIZING THIMBLES by Warren Wiersbe (Ireland Magic, 1984, 40pp.); plus two sets of Fantastic Thimbles (four white thimbles with inserts) and one set of Technicolor Thimbles (two thimbles plus two insets and an extra thimble and contrasting insert for the “Uncle Henry” trick). Both books and thimble sets as a lot. Near fine. Now offered at $32.00

Watson, Brian. DIRTY DOG DRAW. (Trick – Props and instructions) From Brian Watson, 2015. Includes one forcing card, one magic square card, one dry wipe marker and complete instructions in original envelope. Has been opened, o/w As New. Offered at $8.00

Zufall Miscellany. (Three-Book Lot) Bernard Zufall. ZUFALL’S MEMORY TRIX – NO. 3 – CALENDAR MEMORIZING (n.d.,12pp.); and ZUFALL’S MEMORY TRIX – NO. 5 – MEMORIZING NUMBERS (n.d., 12pp.);;and ZUFALL’S MEMORY TRIX – NO. 6 – MEMORIZING FACTS AND FIGURES. (n.d., 12pp.) All are 8vo in wraps and are in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot at $18.00

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