Reverse Auction

Greetings! Here is the Reverse Auction on a Monday evening, May 10. This week we have more newly listed books on performing magic, magic history, collecting, lots of small booklets, ephemera, magazines, and, of course, a lot of great items at increasingly affordable prices—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 by Noon tomorrow. 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:

 

Adair, Ian H. MAGICAL MENU - COURSE ONE – “ENTERTAING CHILDREN” (Booklet); Kilmarnock (UK), By the Author, 1961. 18pp, illus., 8vo. Glossy wraps. Cover is lightly soiled with small spot near the top edge; face corners bumped; former owner stamp on front cover and on the front page inside; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

 

[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 $18.00

 

Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR’S THIRD NATIONAL TOUR NOTES. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) N.pl., Michael Ammar, n.d. (16pp.), illus., 4to. Wraps.  Front cover is inscribed "Thanks Frank – Your Friend and Fan – Michael Ammar". VG+. Eight page flyer for other Ammar products and publications laid in. Now offered at $4.00

 

Anderson, Gene, and Frances Marshall. NEWSPAPER MAGIC and THE FAMOUS GENE ANDERSON TORN AND RESTORED MEWSPAPERTRICK. (Two Books in One) Chicago, Magic Inc, 1976. Fourth printing. 144pp. + 15pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Plastic comb bound. Former owner bookplate; evidence of use but VG+. Now offered for $12.00

 

Andrews, Val. A GIFT FROM THE GODS – THE STORY OF CHUNG LING SOO – MARVELLOUS CHINESE CONJURER. (Book) Alcester, Goodliffe Publications Ltd., 1981. 187pp., illus., 4to. Textured green cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $43.00

 

Andrews, Val. COMEDY BOOK – FROM HERE TO OBSCURITY. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott’s, 1960. 16pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Andrus, Jerry. KURIOUS KARDS. (Booklet) Albany (OR) J A Enterprises, 1973. 53pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Andrus, Jerry. SAFETY PIN TRIX: AN ARRAY OF TRULY BEWIDERING EFFECTS WITH THE LOWLY SAFETY PIN. (Booklet) Joyce, WA, Chazpro, 2006. 60pp., illus., 4to. Spiral bound.  Now offered at $14.00

 

Annemann, Theo. SH-H-H--! IT'S A SECRET. (Booklet) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. 50pp., illus., 8vo. Dark blue pictorial wraps with light blue lettering. Cover has a smudge stain and a circled “133” inside the illustration frame; corner crease on the lower corner; former owner name stamp and blind stamp on front end papers; o/w Good. Offered at $6.00

 

Anon. 42 AMAZING TRICKS & STUNTS WITH ROPE. (Booklet) n.pl., Electro Fun, 2002. 47pp., illus., 8vo. Heavy pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly added! Anon. THE GRANDFATHER TRICK. (Instructions with Cards) n.pl., n. prod., n.d. One and a half pages of printed instructions with four jumbo cards in original envelope. Small spot on face of the envelope; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Archer, Danny. EYE EXAM. (Packet Trick) n.pl., Danny Archer, n.d. Complete instructions and gimmicked cards. Repackaged, but Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

 

Aronson, Simon. THE ARONSON APPROACH. (Book) Chicago, Savaco Ltd., 1990. First edition. 173pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $11.00

 

Astor, V.J. (Compiler). TOP SECRETS. (Booklet) n.pl., trickproduction, 2007. 39pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Includes tricks by Astor, Bob Driebeek, Jahn Gallo, Horst Schnitter and Axel Velden. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

[Auction Catalog] RANDOM TREASURES AUCTIONS. (Auction Catalog) Auction of Magic and Allied Arts, January 10-31, 2007. 111pp., illus. printed in full color, 4to. Glossy wraps. Small crease at the lower corner of the corner o/w near fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Ayling, Will from an index by S. H. Sharpe. ORIENTAL CONJURING AND MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1981. First edition. 384 pp., illus., tall 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near Fine. Now offered at $87.00

 

Newly added! Bamberg, Theodore with Robert Parrish. OKITO ON MAGIC: REMINISCENCES AND SELECTED TRICKS. (Book) Chicago, Edward O. Drane and Company, 1952.  First edition.  216pp., illus. 8vo. Red cloth with gold stamping. Lacks dust jacket and a bit worn at the extremities; some toning on the end papers; o/w a nice tight copy and VG; Offered at $30.00

 

Baron, Harry. CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS: TWO VOLUMES IN ONE INCLUDING...MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1978. 160pp./156pp., illus., glossary/index, 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Some minor notes from former owner on title and contents page; o/w VG+. Now offered at $6.00

 

Baron, Harry. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS – 2 – CARD TRICKS AND OTHER CLOSE-UP ILLUSIONS. (Book) Rocklin (CA), Prima Publishing, 1995. 160pp., illus., glossary/index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Bender, Eric. TICKETS TO FORTUNE – THE STORY OF SWEEPSTAKES, LOTTERIES AND CONTESTS. (Book) New York, Modern Age Books, 1938. 174pp. (+ adverts.), illus., tall 12mo. Paperbound in a matching dust jacket. Dust jacket has several small nicks and tears, but it has done an admirable job of protecting the paperbound book itself which is near fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Berland, Sam. THE SAM BERLAND LECTURE – TRICKS AND ROUTINES. (Signed/Inscribed Lecture Notes) Chicago, Sam Berland, n.d. 35pp. (+18pp. of adverts.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets in report binder. Inscribed to former owner on first inside page. Plastic clip cracked at the bottom of the spine, but retaped; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Bobo, J.B. THE NEW MODERN COIN MAGIC. (Book)) Chicago, IL, Magic, Inc., 1972.  Revised and enlarged edition. Second printing. 519pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Blue cloth with gold stamping. Lacks dust jacket; worn at head and foot of spine; mildly bumped corners; a few spots and mars; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

 

Brandon, Ruth. THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI. (Book) New York, Random House, 1993. First U.S. edition. 353 pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $16.00

 

Brent, Lu. LU BRENT’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades, 1969. 42pp. pages. Side stapled in covers under binders’ tape. Minor cover stains; first inside page is corner clipped; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! Bryden, Dean. FUN WITH CARDS. (Book) New York, George Sully, 1927. 165pp., illus., 12mo. Cloth in chipped and soiled dust jacket. Former owner name/stamp; o/w very good. Offered at $16.00

 

Bryson, Rhett, Jr. and Dexter Cleveland. ALGONQUIN McDUFF’S SPIRIT CLOTH BOOK. (Booklet) Greenville (SC), Jester’s Press, 1984. 42pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $7.00

 

[Chicago Magic Company] SUPERIOR MAGICAL APPARATUS - CATALOG NUMBER TEN. (Magic Catalog) Chicago, 1922. 168pp., illus., 8vo. Side stapled in glued-in pictorial wraps. Covers are soiled and have several fold wrinkles across the lower face corner; spine has been reinforced with clear tape; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI – A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING MORE THAN 250 ILLUSTRATIONS. (Book) New York, Gramercy Books, 1988. 218pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket in Mylar protective sleeve. As new. Now offered at $14.00 

 

Christopher, Milbourne. MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER’S MAGIC BOOK. (Book) Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1977. First edition.  240 pp., illus., 8vo.  Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name and acquisition date written on front end paper; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $4.00

 

[Colombini, Aldo] A FEW GOOD CARDS – PACKET TRICKS PERFORMED WITH REGULAR CARDS. (DVD) Mama Mia Magic, 2008. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG+. Offered for $14.00

 

Newly added! Colombini, Aldo. FIRST AID LINES. (Booklet) Newbury Park (CA), Mama Mia Magic Co., n.d. 36pp., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $16.00

 

Corinda and Ralph W. Read (Comp and editors). THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BILLET-SWITCHING. (Booklet) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. 46pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Costello, Matthew J. MAGIC EVERYWHERE – HOW TO DO ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE MAGIC WITH TOTALLY ORDINARY THINGS. (Book) New York, Three River Press, 1999. 159pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Craven, Tom. TOM CRAVEN'S PRESENTS TRADE SHOW LECTURE. (Signed/Inscribed Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d., 12pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled with a front cover only. Inscribed to former owner on front cover and dated 7/23/83. VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Crichton, Knox (editor). MAGI MAGORIA – THE MAGIC OF THE MAGI. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1978. First edition. 167 pp., illus., 4to. Blue cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket has been reinforced from the back side and bled through to exterior with several chips and tears; end papers have several former owners name stamps—plus a name stamp on the face edge; otherwise the book itself is a clean VG copy. Offered at $22.00

 

Newly added! 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 $40.00

 

[Daryl] ESSENTIALS IN MAGIC – THE INVISIBLE DECK. (DVD) Murphy’s Magic, 2012. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $18.00

 

Davenport, Anne and John Salisse.  ST. GEORGE’S HALL: BEHIND THE SCENES AT ENGLAND’S HOME OF MYSTERY. (Numbered First Edition Book) Pasadena, Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, 2001. First edition - #257 of 1000 printed. The tenth in a series of Magical Pro-Files.  474pp., illus., 4to. Maroon cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine in pictorial dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $73.00 

 

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 $24.00

 

Dawson, Trevor edited by Lewis Ganson. PHONEY – TELEPHONE DIRECTORY TEST. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. Unpaginated (12pp.), illus., 4to. Booklet. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Dayton, Ronald J.  ROPES WITH A DIFFERENT TWIST. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1979. 107pp., illus., 4to.  Plastic comb bound. Some discoloration at the bottom  front edge with light soiling on the back cover; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

 

De Courcy, Ken. DECEIVER’S DISCOURSE. (Booklet) Bideford (UK), Supreme Magic, n.d. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $9.00

 

[Dick, William Brisbane] DICK’S 100 AMUSEMENTS FOR EVENING PARTIES, PICNICS AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS. (Vintage Pulp Book) New York, Padell Book Company, n.d. (1940’s reissue of 1873 original).135pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Back and front covers have a “N. Genovis” label pasted over publisher info at the bottom of the page; Chanin shop label on the title page; small chip at the bottom of the front cover and on the face corner of the title page; pages toning but clean and unmarked; o/w VG. Offered at $23.00

 

Dobson, Wayne. Z6 – OR HOW I OVERCAME MY FEAR OF THE “Z” WALLET. (Booklet) n.pl., Wayne Dobson, 2004. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $6.00

 

Newly added! Dunninger, (Joseph). 100 HOUDINI TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) Greenwich, Fawcett Publications, 1954. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Some external rubbing and scuffs with interior toning as with most of these pulps; lower front corner is creased from a fold; overall VG. Now offered at $20.00

 

Dunninger, Joseph. POPULAR MAGIC, VOLUME  1: COMPILED FROM SCIENCE AND INVENTION, A SELECTED SEIES OF MAGICAL TRICKS FOR THE LAYMAN, AMATEUR, LYCEUM ENTERTAINER AND STAGE PERFORMER and POPULAR MAGIC, VOLUME 2: COMPILED…etc. (Two Book Lot) New York, Experimenter Publishing Company, 1926/1926. Both first editions. (88pp.) and (108pp.),  illus., 4to.  Paperbound. Covers are totally missing on both volumes and a few pages from both front and back of VOLUME 1 are missing (should have 96pp.) and VOLUME 2 is missing the title page; some dog-earring and the corners are a bit roughed and rounded; so just fair condition.  What makes these two near complete volumes interesting is that the former owner has meticulously colored the entire book with either colored pencils or water colors—and done a very nice job of it. There is a slight amount of transfer from one page to the facing page, but overall the work is very well done. If you don’t already own these two volumes this would be an interesting acquisition. Both now offered as a lot for $15.00

 

Dusheck, Steve, Jr. LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Hazelton, PA, Steve Dusheck, n.d. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Dyne, Ken. OSTIMPOSTER – PREDICTIONS RE-ENGINEERED. (Book) n.pl., Mental Underground, 2016. 56pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful pictorial wraps. As new. Offered at $8.00 

 

Eason, Doc. A SHOT IN THE ACT FROM A WORKING REPETOIRE: THE MAGIC OF DOC EASON. (Booklet) Casalt, Doc Eason, n.d. 20pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $4.00

 

Newly added! Edmonds, I.G. THE MAGIC BROTHERS CARL AND ALEXANDER HERRMANN. (Book plus extras) New York, Elsevier/Nelson Books, 1979. First Edition. 166pp., index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. Very light wear at the corners; o/w Near Fine. A very nice copy at $35.00

 

Elliott, Bruce. THE BEST IN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, 1956. First edition. 246pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is a bit roughed at the extremities, o/w VG. Offered at $9.00 

 

Fajuri, Gabe (comp.) Two Royal Magic Booklets: 101 TRICKS WITH A THUMB TIP and SLUSH! – MAGIC TRICKS WITH SLUSH POWDER. (Two-Book Lot) Chicago, Fun Incorporated, 2001. 32pp. each, illus., 8vo. Bright pictorial wraps. As new. Offered as a lot for $5.00

 

Fearson, Steve. CARDS PACK. (Booklet) n.pl., Steve Fearson and Download Magic, 2003. 40pp., illus., templates, 8vo. Wraps.  As New. Includes $10.00 off offer from DownloadMagic.com. Now offered at $7.00

 

Newly added!, Fedko, John. MAGIC TREASURES. (Book) Santa Ana, CA, Fedko Magic Co., 1996. 168pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped.  Offered at $40.00

 

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 $20.00

 

Newly added! Ferrell, Tom and Lee Eisenberg. SNEAKY FEATS – THE ART OF SHOWING OFF AND 53 WAYS TO DO IT. (Book) New York, Sheed & Ward, 1975. 159pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $14.00

 

Ferrentino, John. COMEDY CLUBS FOR ALL MAGICIANS. (Booklet) Westbury (NY), Jenack Circus Corporation, 1984. 52pp. (+ 2pp. of adverts). Illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Fetsch, “Hen”. WHO’S FOOLING WHO! – AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON THE ART OF PRACTICAL MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. 4pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled to a backing board with cover. VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Fetsch, “Hen” with additions by Lloyd E. Jones. MINATURE CARD MAGIC. (Manuscript) n.pl., By the Author, 1943. 6pp., illus., 8vo. 8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled and folded into wraps. 5.75 x 7” card with full color printing of a deck laid in. Wraps are faded/discolored around edges; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Fields, Sean. EXPLICIT CONTENT. (Booklet) Rancho Cordova, Murphy’s Magic Supplies, 2004. 75pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $16.00

 

Findlay, J.B. “OLD MALABAR” – JUGGLING THROUGH FOUR REIGNS. (Booklet) Glasgow, Mac’s Mysteries, 1945. 6pp., illus., 8vo. Stiff pictorial wraps. Staples are rusting; o/w a VG+ copy. Offered at $21.00

 

Finley, Stu. HOT STUFF. (Booklet) Washington (DC), Al’s Magic Shop, n.d. 15pp., illus., 8vo. Stiff pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $4.00

 

Fisco, Butch and Pat Hanifin. STAND UP COMEDIANS’ GREATEST PUT DOWN LINES. (Book) Claremont (CA), By the Authors, 1992. 84pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Hanifan’s address is taped onto the first page; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Forrest, Albert. THE EIGHTH WONDER – MAGIC FOR SMART MAGICIANS. (Booklet) Chardon (OH), By the Author, n.d. (1933) 41pp., illus., 8vo. Side stapled in wraps. A bit of staple rust is starting to show in two places on the front cover; two small chips are staring to peal on the spine; has the number “302’ on a small stamp affixed to the upper spine edge; o/w VH. Offered at $4.00

 

Forrest, Dave. THE SECOND GUEST. (Booklet) N.pl., Full 52 Productions, 2016. (12pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Foster, Neil. SOUVENIR OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGICIAN, BLACKSTONE AND HIS “SHOW OF 1001 WONDERS”. (Booklet) Cover title varies. Colon, Mich., Abbott’s, 1970. (48pp.), illus., 4to. Glossy pictorial wraps. Cover has some small spots on the back; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Fowler, Christopher. HOW TO IMPERSONATE FAMOUS PEOPLE. (Book) New York, Prince Paperbacks.Crown Publishers, 1984. 85pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Fox, Karrell. COMEDY A' LA' CARD. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1960. 28pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps.  Ted Carrothers Shop stamp; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

[Fox, Karrell] A trio of books from Karrell Fox. (Three-Book Lot) This lot includes: COMEDY A LA CARD (Magic Inc., 1980, 28pp., illus.); NEW LECTURE NOTES (Foxes Den, 1978, 30pp., illus.); and KORNFIDENTIALLY YOURS (Ireland Magic Co., 1961, 50pp., illus.) All are 8vo in wraps. Two have former shop stamps—Carothers and Zottolo—in them; o/w VG. Offered as a lot for $16.00

 

[Fromer, Roy] Two titles as a small lot from Roy Fromer: THE CUPS: A MANUAL OF CUPS AND BALLS MAGIC. (1972, 48pp.) and FLOATING BALL MAGIC (1972, 34pp.). Both published by D. Robbins & Company/E-Z Magic in New York and are 8vo. in wraps. Offered as a lot at $6.00

 

Frost, Ron. TRICKS FROM THE WAX MUSEUM. (Booklet) Hopatcong (NJ), Ron Frost Productions, 1980. 38pp., illus., 8vo. Cardstock wraps. Ted Carrothers Shop stamp; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 

Fujiyama, Shintaro. LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (early 1980’s). 11pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in heavy pictorial wraps. Shows mild use; o/w VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! Fulves, Karl. CHRIS CAPEHART'S 3-RING ROUTINE. (Booklet) New York, Lou Tannen Magic Inc, 1981. This is the “New Stars of Magic” (Volume 1: Number 13) 16pp., illus., 4to. Glossy wraps. Front cover shows some wrinkles and a scuff; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $20.00

                  

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS – 72 FOOLPROOF CARD MIRACLES FOR THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN. (Book) New York, Dover, 1976. 113pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Price has been punched out on back cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $4.00

 

Furst, Arnold. MIGHTIER THAN THE BULLET. (Booklet) Los Angeles, Genii Publishing, 1961. 68pp., illus., 8vo. Glossy pictorial wraps. Front cover has a vertical crease from folding; o/w VG. 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 $40.00

 

Ganson, Lewis. RON MACMILLIAN’S SYMPHONY OF THE SPHERES – MANIPULATIVE ROUTINES WITH BILLIARD BALLS. (Booklet) London, Unique Magic Company, n.d. Supreme Magic Company, n.d., 23pp., illus. with photos and line drawings, 8vo. Pictorial Wraps. A Supreme label has been pasted over the original publisher info and rather unsuccessfully removed and then a Lee Jacobs stamp above that.; o/w Fairly Good. Offered at $9.00

 

[Garcia, Daniel] SH4DE -AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR…AND ONLY FOUR. (DVD) Murphy’s Magic Supplies, 2015. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG. Offered for $14.00

 

[Garcia, Daniel and Luke Dancy] TRICYCLE. (Booklet with Gimmick) n.pl., By the Authors, 2006. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. With specially printed card box. As New.  Offered for $8.00

 

Newly added! Garcia, Frank. FRANK GARCIA’S BILLIARD BALLS – MOVES – ROUTINES – IDEAS. (Booklet) n.pl., Gene Gordon, 1960. First edition. 23 pp., illus., 8vo. Yellow wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Garrett, Dan. 2002 THE LAST PALINDROME OR SEND MORE DAN GARRETT. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 2002. 24pp., illus., 8vo.  Wraps. VG+. Offered for $4.00 

 

[Gerry] GERRY’S EXTREME DICE STACKING. (DVD) Meir Yedid, 2003. Running time 55 minutes. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG+. Offered for $22.00

 

Gertner, Paul. FORCING A CARD IN THE CLASSICAL MANNER – A MANUSCRIPT ON THE CLASSIC FORCE. (Inscribed/Signed Booklet) Pittsburgh, By the Author, 1980. 16pp., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed to former owner inside front cover. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Gibson, Walter B. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF CARD MAGIC: THE PRINCIPLES AND PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FULLY REVEALED IN TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, 1969. 470pp., illus., glossary, index, 4to. Cloth. Edges are a bit worn with some faded spots; spine is fading; top edge is soiled and there is a 2” water stain near the top edge affecting the first dozen pages; former owner name on end paper; o/w a Good reading copy. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! Gibson, Walter B. MASTERING MAGIC – SECRETS OF GREAT MAGICIANS REVEALED. (Book) New York, Frederick Fell Publishers, 1977. 188pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Price sticker residue on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

 

Gibson, Walter B. SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, William C. Popper & Co., 1945. 50pp., illus., 12mo. Blue pictorial wraps. Very light wear at the edges; front cover has a small closed tear; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

 

Gibson, Walter. WALTER GIBSON’S BIG BOOK OF MAGIC FOR ALL AGES. (Book) Hollywood, Melvin Powers. Wilshire Book Company, 1980. 231pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Very minor edgewear, o/w VG+. Now offered at $7.00

 

Gibson, Walter B. and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI'S FABULOUS MAGIC. (First Edition Book +) Radnor, PA, Chilton Book Company, 1976. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. An ex library copy rebound in light blue buckram with gold spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Laid in at the beginning of the chapter on strait jacket escapes is a picture post card of a very young Tom Hanks (1988) in a strait jacket from the book NOTORIOUS by Herb Ritts with sales of the card benefitting the American Foundation For Aids Research. Call number and library identification on the spine in gold; o/w interior library identification is limited to discrete acquisition stamping in two places; two former owner bookplates—Chuck Gilmet and John Moehring; lower corner of first end paper clipped and folded; o/w a nice tight copy with some interesting features. Now offered at $20.00

 

Ginn, David. THE ONLY 3 WAYS TO BOOK YOUR SHOW – HOW TO GET PAID JOBS AS A MAGICIAN, CLOWN OR OTHER VARIETY ARTS ENTERTAINER. (Book)Lilburn (GA), Scarlett Green Publications, 1996. 144pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

 

Ginn, David. PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR CHILDREN. (Book) Norcross, Scarlett Green Publication, 1979. 244pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows very mild edge wear edge and has a small closed tear at the upper face edge corner; o/w VG+.  Now offered at $16.00

 

[Ginn, David] A trio of booklets from David Ginn. (Three-Booklet Lot) BRINGING HOME THE LAUGHS. (1980, 24pp.); CLOSE-UP A-GINN (1978, 28pp.); and COMEDY LINKING RINGS (1976, 22pp.+adverts). All published in Norcross or Atlanta, By the Author/Scarlett Green. All are 8vo in wraps and VG+. Offered as a lot for $14.00

 

Givan, Joe with routines by David Neighbors. U.R.G.E. - ULTIMATE RATTLE GIMMICK IN EXISTENCE. (Manuscript) Castle Rock (CO), Miracle Productions, 199. 17pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Does not include the U.R.G.E. gimmick- manuscript only. Has certainly been read and used showing some edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! [Goldstein, Phil] Three-booklet lot. (Lecture Notes – One Signed) This lot includes: CLASSIC TACKLER. (1976, 12pp.); CYCLE! (1979, 4pp.); THE PHIL GOLDSTEIN CONVENTION LECTURE (1978, 10pp., inscribed/signed on front cover). CYCLE! Has some underlining  and LECTURE has author/title hand printed vertically near the spine. O/w all are VG. Offered at $40.00

 

Goodrich, David White. THE ART OF COMPUTATION DESIGNED TO TEACH PRACTICAL METHODS OF RECKONING WITH ACCURACY AND RAPIDITY. (Vintage Book) New York Goodrich & Moulton, 1874. (Cover title: GOODRICH’S LIGHTNING CALCULATOR – THE ART OF COMPUTATION.) 206pp., illus., graphs and tables, index, 12mo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and decorative stamping on the spine and at outer corners. A “Comprehensive Calendar, adjustable to any month in any year from A.D. 1 to 3600” is affixed inside the rear board. Exterior is a bit roughed and worn and is chipped at head and foot of the spine; spine flap is starting to split at the rear; some foxing/toning on the end papers; interior pages are intact with some wear from use; overall quite Good. Offered at $28.00

 

Govan, Barry. CLOSE UP MAGIC: RESTAURANT STYLE – VOLUME TWO. (Book) Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs, 1992. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

 

Griffin, Ken and Roberta. ILLUSION SHOW KNOW-HOW. (Book) Colon, Abbott Magic Company, 1991. 104pp., illus., 4to. Wire spiral bound with protective plastic sheet on front cover. Near fine. Offered at $8.00  

 

Newly added! Harris, Paul. CARDBOARD CONNECTION – THE WORLD’S ONLY LINKING CARD ROUTINE. (Booklet) San Diego, Chuck Martinez/Magician’s World, 1977. First edition. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! [Harris, Paul] NEW STARS OF MAGIC - THE IMMACULATE CONNECTION. (Booklet) New York, Tannen’s Magic Manuscript, 1983.  “New Stars of Magic” (Issue V2: No. 1.) 12pp., illus. (60 photos), 4to.  Glossy wraps. Price sticker residue and some minor spots on front cover. Offered at $8.00

 

Hawkesworth, Eric. PUPPET SHOWS TO MAKE – HOW TO ENTERTAIN WITH ALL KINDS OF PUPPETS(Book) London, Supreme Magic, 1984. 92pp., illus., 8vo.  Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! 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 $25.00

 

Newly added! Hoffmann, Professor [pseud. Angelo John Lewis]. HOFFMANN'S MODERN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1978. (Reprint of the Routledge first American edition.) 563pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered for $12.00

 

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). LATER MAGIC. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1904. First edition. 554pp., illus., 8vo. Dark green pictorial cloth with red stamping on front cover and spine. A bit worn/frayed at extremities; spine is slightly faded with what looks like a bit of old insect damage under the illustration; some age toning; o/w a nice solid copy and overall VG. Offered at $44.00

 

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 $36.00

 

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis). MORE MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia, David McKay, Publisher, n.d. 457pp., illus., 8vo. Bright blue pictorial cloth with orange and black stamping. Cover has several dark brown spots; spine has faded to a grey, but is wholly readable; rear cover has an indent at the edge as if dropped sharply; former owner name and date (1933); o/w nice and tight; a Good reading copy. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! [Holmes, Donald] DONALD HOLMES – DEALER IN MAGICAL APPARATUS – CATALOG NO. 7. (Magic Catalog) Kansas City, Donald Holmes, 1925. 226pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Tan with black and orange cover printing. Former owner bookplate; covers somewhat soiled and lightly chipped in several places; fold creases at the spine; splitting at head and foot of the spine; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $25.00

 

Houdini, Harry. HOUDINI’S PAPER MAGIC – THE WHOLE ART OF PERFORMING WITH PAPER, INCLUDING PAPER TEARING, PAPER FOLDING AND PAPER PUZZLES. (Book) New York, E. P. Dutton, 1941. Fifth printing of 1922 first edition. 206pp., illus., just short of 8vo. (7.75” high). Green cloth with fading red or orange stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Spine looks water spotted (faded but not o/w damaged); very slightly cocked; end papers have foxing/toning with former owner name and address labels; face and bottom edges are untrimmed; o/w a good readable copy. Offered at $26.00

 

Holden, Max. MODERN HAND SHADOWS – DESCRIBING THE REAL ART OF SHADOWGRAPHY. (Booklet) New York, Max Holden, 1935. 31pp.(+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Shows some light wear with a spot on the back cover; some toning at the edges; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

 

Houdini, Harry. THE RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG: AN EXPOSE OF SUCCESSFUL CRIMINALS. (Book) Las Vegas, Gambler's Book Club, n.d. Reprint of 1906 edition. 96pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

 

Hugard, Jean and John J. Crimmins, Jr. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Max Holden, 1940. Second edition. 403pp., illus., 8vo. Blue cloth with gold stamping. A well used and worn copy with a whitish spill stain in places; front hinge has been reinforced at the spine and inside with binders tape; former owner names (two) inside front cover and blind stamp from one of them at the rear; former owner has made his own dust jacket from blank white paper with authors/title printed on the spine and in a Mylar sleeve; even with defects, still a respectable reading copy. Now offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Hull, Burling "Volta." THE EDISON OF MAGIC AND HIS INCREDIBLE CREATIONS. (Book) Florida, Samuel & Lee Smith, 1977. First edition. 112pp., B/W photos and illus. 8vo. Paperbound. Includes a Hull biography by Samuel Patrick Smith. Near Fine. Now offered at $14.00

 

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS – DIAMOND JUBILEE CONVENTION. (Souvenir Program) New Orleans, June 30 - July 3, 1982. 24pp., 4to. Glossy wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] 61st INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS – MAGIC IN PARADISE. (Souvenir Program) Honolulu, July 1 – 4, 1983. 28pp., 4to. Slick green pictorial Former owner name and written on front cover; some interior marks and notations; o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! [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 $20.00

 

Jensen, Jon. DUO-TECH – THE BOOK. (Book) (Rancho Cordova), Murphy’s Magic Supplies , 2000. 54pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

Newly added! 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 $25.00

 

Newly added! Joseph, Eddie (edited by Hugh Miller). THE ART OF EDDIE JOSEPH. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic,1978. 343pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket.  Dust jacket has an ink smudge across the top of the front cover; o/w Near Fine.  Now offered at $35.00

 

Kalush, William and Larry Sloman. THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI: THE MAKING OF AMERICA’S FIRST SUPERHERO. (Book) New York, Atria Books, 2006. First edition/first printing. 592pp., illus., extensive notes and acknowledgements, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.  Printed reviews from the New York Sun (August 28, 2006 3pp.) and The Sunday Times Magazine (July 30, 2006, 2pp.); and an invitation to a Publication Party October 31, 2006 are laid in. Moehring bookplate; o/w a Near Fine copy. Now offered $18.00

 

[Kuffs, Patrik] MIND STUNTS, VOLUME ONE. (DVD) Penguin Magic, 2006. Pre-owned and presumably viewed. Offered at $12.00

 

[Kuffs, Patrik] MIND STUNTS VOLUME TWO. (DVD) Penguin Magic, 2006. Pre-owned and presumably viewed. Offered at $12.00

 

Lamb, Geoffrey. VICTORIAN MAGIC. (Book) London, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1976. 136pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth boards in clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light wear at the head of the spine; former owner blind stamp and very discrete Magic Books by Post sticker near bottom edge; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $23.00

         

Lee, Hank. SHARPSHOOTER – A ROUTINE BY HANK LEE. (Booklet) Boston, Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, 1982. Unnumbered (16pp.), 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

[Linian, Alex] ALEX LINIAN’S PUNCTURE 2.0. (Trick with DVD) Paul Harris Presents. Comes complete with pen and coin (U.S. Quarter) props plus complete instructions on DVD. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $18.00

 

Lorayne, Harry. CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1976. 272pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth with gold stamping on title. Lacks a dust jacket. Spine has darkened, but still readable; end papers toned; former owner stamp inside front cover; evidence od a spill around the top of pp.199-210 with some damp-stains and several spill spots on the face edge which did not penetrate the book block; nice and solid; better than a reading copy but only Good. Offered at $5.00

 

M-U-M - NEW SERIES. (Magazine Lot - ADB #3435) Milbourne Christopher, et. al. New York City. Society of American Magicians. Monthly. A miscellaneous lot of 10 issues from the early 1950’s—all from Volume 51. The Lot includes: Volume 51: No. 2 (July 1951); No. 4- to No. 6; and Nos. 8 – 11(April 1962). The cover on No. 8 is roughed along the back cover and torn across the front at the top (all pieces are still attached, however); and the tops of Nos. 10 and 11 are starting to split at the top of the spine; o/w overall condition – Good-VG+. All 10 issues now offered as a lot for $5.00

 

[Magic, Inc.] A small lot of three Magic, Inc. catalogs. (Three-Catalog Lot) MAGIC, INC. CATALOG NO. 18 (172pp., wraps); MAGIC, INC. CATALOG NO. 19 (260pp., perfect bound); and MAGIC, INC. CATALOGUE NO. 20 (260pp., + BONGO BOUTIQUE + index, al three-hole punched signatures tied with binder’s thread). All were published in Chicago in 1963, 1972 and 1974 respectively per Sperber’s CHECKLIST. Condition is VG. Offered as a lot at $7.00

 

[Magic, Inc.] CARD-KERCHIEFS & THEIR MAGIC (Booklet) Chicago, Magic, Inc.,1980. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Mild toning or soiling at the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

 

Manning, Otis W. 202 WAYS TO STOP HECKLERS. (Manuscript) Toledo, Belmont Institute, 1942. 12pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets top stapled in paper covers, VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

McComb, Billy. THE PROFESSIONAL TOUCH. (Inscribed/Signed Book) London, Martin Breese, 1987. First edition. 129pp., illus., 8vo.  Paperbound.  Boldly inscribed and signed with cartoon incorporated in signature in 1988.  Very light wear at head and foot of the spine; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $49.00

 

McDuff, Algonquin with assistance from Rhett Bryson and Dexter Cleveland. ALGONQUIN MCDUFF'S WATCH WINDER HANDBOOK. (Booklet) Greenville, SC, Jester's Press, 1992. Second edition. 48pp., illus., 16mo. As new. Now offered at $7.00

 

Newly added! [McKinnon, Peter] LOCK, STOCK & RIOT. (DVD) Ellusionist.com, 2013. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG. Offered for $16.00

 

Newly added! Mentzer, Jerry. CARDS & CASES. (Booklet) n.pl., Jerry Mentzer, 1975. 50pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Former price written on front; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Mentzer, Jerry. NEW AND NOVEL KNOWLEDGE. (Booklet) n.pl., Jerry Mentzer, 1975. 59pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Misch, David. FUNNY – THE BOOK – EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT COMEDY. (Book) Milwaukee, Applause – Theatre& Cinema Books, 2012. 202pp., illus., mediaography, index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $4.00

 

MJF Books. THAT’S FUNNY! – A COMPENDIUM OF OVER 1,000 GREAT JOKES FROM TODAY’S HOTTEST COMEDIANS. (Book) New York, MJF Books, 1996. 187pp., illus., comedy directory, 12mo. Boards in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Morgan, Terry and Paul Curry. SIMPLY MIRACULOUS. (Booklet with Gimmick) Phoencia, (NY), Paul Curry, 1977. Two 8.5 x 11 pages top stapled and Folded into wraps with card gimmick. VG+ Offered at $16.00

 

National Capitol Ring 50. FIFTIES NIFTIES – A COLLECTION OF FAVORITE MAGIC AND EXPERIENCES OF THE MEMBERS OF IBM RING 50. (Booklet) Edgewater (KD), Kee-West, 1989. 84pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

[National Magic Company] NATIONAL MAGIC COMPANY, CATALOG NUMBER 3. (Magic Catalog) Chicago, National Magic Company (Proprietor: Jim Sherman),1940. 224pp., illus., index, 8vo. Plastic comb bound.  Lightly soiled on back cover and along face edge; flat portion of the comb binding is flared out a bit at the bottom of the spine; o/w VG.  Offered at $12.00

 

[National Magic Company] NATIONAL MAGIC COMPANY, CATALOG NUMBER 7. (Magic Catalog) Chicago, National Magic Company (Proprietor: Jim Sherman),1947. 350pp., illus., index, 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Shows some wear from use; back cover and face edge somewhat soiled; cover punched tabs for engaging the comb binding are missing at the spine to engage the bottom 7-8 comb teeth’ o/w quite Good. Offered at $8.00

 

[Nefesch] THE MAGIC OF NEFESCH – IMPOSSIBLRE MAGIC – VOLUME 2. (DVD) Titanis Magic Productions, 2008.  As New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $20.00.

 

Oliver, Larry. 2000 ONE-LINERS. (Book) New York, Trident Press, 1969. 256pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows wear and is chipped along the back of the top edge; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

 

[Ostovani, Derek] TREASURY. (Trick) Penguin Magic, 2020. Transformation of dollar bill signature to reveal chosen card. See demo: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/14595 Printing prop with online access to complete routine. Offered at $13.00

 

Palmer, Johnny Ace. EXPRESSIONS OF A WORLD CHAMPION MAGICIAN. (Lecture Notes) Huntington Beach, CA, Johnny Ace Palmer, 1991. 16pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

[Palter, Jason] JASON PALTER’S iKNOW. (DVD) Paltergeist Unlimited, 2008. New - still shrink-wrapped.  Offered at $9.00

 

Petrick and Mia. (Petr and Mia Krejcik). PETRICK’S LECTURE NOTES – VOLUME. (Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl., PM Magic, (1995) (8pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic com bound. Boldly signed on the front cover by both. VG+. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! [Petrie- Lewis Manufacturing Company] “ULTRA” MAGICAL EFFECTS. (Magic Catalog) New Haven, CT, Petrie-Lewis Mfg., Co., 1939. 76pp., illus., 8vo. Light blue wraps with dark blue lettering.  Somewhat soiled/toned around edges of cover, o/w VG. Offered at $25.00

 

[Piacente, Sal] SAL PIACENTE’S EXPERT CARD MAGIC – LECTURE NOTES, VOLUME TWO. (DVD) Magic Makers Inc., 2004. Pre-owned and presumably viewed. Offered at $14.00

 

Newly added! Powers, Mike. HOLLEY TERROR III – IMPROMPTU TERROR. (Booklet) La Porte (IN), Mike Powers Magic, 1992. 9pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Racherbaumer, Jon. ARCH TRIUMPHS. (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited, 1978. First edition. 44pp., illus., 4to.  Pictorial boards. VG+. Now offered at $20.00

 

Racherbaumer, Jon. KABBALA – COMPLETE VOLUME THREE. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, Inc., 1976. 159pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Cover is a bit soiled and toned near the spine; some ink transfer from another source on back cover; otherwise, o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

 

Randi, The Amazing and Bert Randolph Sugar. HOUDINI: HIS LIFE AND ART. (Book) New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1978. 191pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has some small tears and edgewear (now in a Mylar jacket); former owner (Moehring) bookplate; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

 

Rauscher, William V. MONARCH OF MAGIC – THE STORY OF SERVAIS LEROY. (Book) Woodbury (NJ), William V. Rauscher, 1984. 66pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in printed covers. Some edgewear and toning; lightly bumped at the top corner of the spine; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

 

Newly added! Read, Bob. THANKS TO PEPYS…(Book) Kenton, Bob Read, 1974. 60pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. And extra set of 51 illustrations is laid in. VG. Now offered at $12.00

 

[Redford, Patrick] PREVARICATOR. (DVD) Vanishing Inc. New - still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $21.00

 

Reinfeld, Fred. 1001 BRILLIANT CHESS SACRIFICES AND COMBINATIONS. (Book) New York, Sterling Publishing, 1955. 252pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket roughed at the extremities; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Richardson, Mrs. COCKERILL THE CONJURER; OR THE BRAVE BOY OF HAMELN. (Vintage Book) Select Tales for Young People. (Magic Themed Fiction) Edinburgh, Johnstone, Hunter & Co., n.d. (1870’s). 139pp. (+adverts.), 16mo. Stamped cloth with gilt spine title stamping. Spine flap has been detached and reattached with clear tape; general wear at extremities; front and back hinges are gone with block shaken in the covers; general toning with some mild foxing; thus a fair copy, but infrequently found and worthy of rebinding. Offered at $15.00

 

Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene (translated by Professor Hoffmann). THE SECRETS OF CONJURING AND MAGIC OR HOW TO BECOME A WIZARD. (Facsimile Reprint of Vintage Book) This is the Magico Magazine reprint (1984) of the George Routledge & Sons’ First English edition done in 1878. 373pp., illus., 12mo. Maroon leather binding with gilt title and spine stamping. Near fine. Offered at $29.00

 

Rogers, Terri. SECRETS: THE ORIGINAL MAGIC OF TERRI ROGERS. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1986. 81pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. A Fine copy. Now offered at $9.00

 

[Sanders, Richard] TAGGED. (DVD) Sanders FX, 2008. Includes 36” custom dog tag chain, special gimmick and complete instructions. Opened and presumably viewed—gimmicks still in plastic packaging. VG+. Now offered at $22.00

 

[Sanders, Richard] UPRISING – THE DEFINITIVE WORK ON THE IMPROMPTU RISING CARD MIRACLE. (DVD) Sanders FX, 2013. Running time 60 minutes. Includes unopened custom black cloth. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

 

[Sankey, Jay] JAY SANKEY’S REVOLUTIONARY COIN MAGIC – THE MODERN CLASSIC! (DVD) SankeyMagic.com, 2003. Now with Over 30 Minutes of Bonus material. Running Time 155 minutes. Pre-owned and presumably viewed. Offered at $14.00

 

Scarne, John. SCARNE'S MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1976. Thirteenth printing. 256pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Light toning on end papers; o/w VG+.  Now offered at $8.00

 

Schneir, Leonard. GAMBLING COLLECTIBLES – A SURE WINNER. (Book) Arglen (PA) Schiffer Publishing, 1993. 160pp., illus., contacts list, price guide, 4to. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $7.00

 

Schwartz, Ray. THE 100 BEST COMICS OF THE CENTURY – THE FUNNIEST CARTOONS OF ALL TIME. (Book) Los Angeles, Metropolis Publishing, 1995. Foreword by Dave Barry. 204pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth with gold title and spine stamping in dust jacket. New Fine. Offered at $9.00

 

Newly added! [Scott, Sean] MARGARITA XL – ULTIMATE GLASS PRODUCTION. (DVD with Gimmick) Includes gimmick and complete DVD instructions. Pre-owned and presumably viewed; case a bit rubbed, but VG. Offered for $25.00

 

[Secret Tannery] PEEK NOTE WALLET. (Gimmick and Online Instructions) A functional everyday wallet with a devastating peek. Space for more than 10+ business cards/credit cards and a currency compartment that fits all currencies. A very nice--“carry every day”—gimmick that is ready to go. Offered at $66.00

 

Newly added! Shavelson, Mel. THE GREAT HOUDINIS – A VAUDEVILLE. (Book) London, A Star Book/H. W. Allen, 1977. 175pp., 12mo. Paperback. The less seldom seen Star edition of the title. Out of Print. Lightly rubbed at extremities, o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

 

Shaw, W. H. J. MAGIC AND ITS MYSTERIES. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Donahue & Heneberry, 1893. 61pp., 12mo. Softbound. General edge wear and minor chipping at spine; toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $26.00

 

Newly added! Sherman, Phil. ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ONE SIMPLE GIMMICK. (Booklet) Chatsworth (CA), Magic World, 1992. (Cover Title: DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT.) 28pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $12.00

 

Siegel, Lee. NET OF MAGIC: WONDERS AND DECEPTIONS IN INDIA. (Book) Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1991. 455pp., bibliog., index, illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Former owner has written some Hindi words with their translation on the half title page and has underlined several words or phrases in the introduction and on several other pages in the book; o/w VG.  Now offered at $18.00

 

Silberstang, Edwin. WINNING CASINO CRAPS. (Book) New York, David McKay Company, 1979. 141pp., illus./diagrams, glossary, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Ex library with typical institutional and public abuse, but still Good solid copy. Offered at $9.00

 

Snack, Jim. EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SCHOOLS 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 $53.00 

 

Newly added! Spencer, Robert Kirkwood. FETSCHING MAGIC: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF "HEN" FETSCH. (Book) New York, Magico Magazine, 2007. First edition.  206pp., illus., notes, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket New – still shrink wrapped. Now offered at $35.00

 

THE SPHINX – AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Small Four-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, (August 1950), (December 1951), (March 1952), (June 1952), (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 and Fred 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 $8.00

 

Stickland, William G. INTRODUCING BILL'S MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 273pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth with gold title stamping on spine in dust jacket. Upper face edge corner is bumped; o/w VG+. Currently offered for $10.00

 

Tanner, Don, TWENTY-FIVE TRICKS & IDEAS WITH A JUMBO PHANTO TUBE. (Booklet) Columbus (OH), Popular Magic Publications, 1980. 11pp. (+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Temple, Phil, with Robert E. Olson. A MAGICIAN'S TOUR - REVISITED - BEING THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE AMERICAN NOSTRADAMUS, HARRY KELLAR, AS TOLD BY HIS FAITHFUL "FAMILIAR", "SATAN, JR." AND HEREIN RETOLD BY PHIL TEMPLE WITH ROBERT E. OLSON. (Book) Novato, CA, Phil Temple, 2000. 226pp., illus., bibliog., poster listing/credits, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket.  PLUS, a 56-page reproduction (1999) of KELLAR'S WONDER BOOK.  New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered for $120.00

 

[Texas Association of Magicians] TAOM ‘87 – MAGIC ON THE TEXAS RIVIERA – 42nd ANNUAL CONVENTION. (Souvenir program). Corpus Christi, Texas, September 4-7, 1987. 24pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Former owner initial on front cover; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 

Newly added! [Thomas, Garrett] RING THING. (DVD) L& L Publishing, 2006. Running time 53minutes. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG. Offered for $16.00

 

Thurston, Howard. 400 FASCINATING MAGIC TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) North Hollywood, Wilshire Book Company, 1975. 237pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $10.00

 

Torell, Jan. MAGIC BY JAN TORELL. (Lecture Notes) Berlin (WG), Gerrit Schnepel, 1975. 30pp., illus., wide 16mo (5.75 X 8”). Pictorial wraps. Text is in English. Inscribed on the back cover “To Steve” and elaborately signed with a name caricature by Jeff McBride. Spine is soiled and starting to split; ow quite Good. Offered at $14.00

Towsen, John H. CLOWNS. (Book) New York, Hawthorn Books, 1976. 400pp., illus., extensive notes, glossary, bibliog., index. Cloth. Lacks a dust jacket; o/w VG+. Offered at $24.00

 

[Trick Cards] Two booklets on Trick Decks: Dondrake and Geno Munari’s 86 TRICKS WITH THE GAMBLER’S DECK (STRIPPER DECK) (Geno Munari, 1994, 16pp.); and John Fabjance. 101 PROFESSIONAL CARD TRICKS – CARD TRICKS WITH TRICK CARDS (Liberty Playing Card Company, 1976, 32pp.). Both are 8vo and Good to VG+. Offered as a lot for $5.00

 

Uston, Ken. KEN USTON ON BLACKJACK. (Book) Secaucus, NJ, Lyle Stuart, 1986. 212pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket (now in Mylar protective sleeve). Former owner name stamped inside front cover, o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $7.00

 

[Van Der Put, John] OUT OF THE ROUTINE. (DVD) Alakazam Magic, 2008. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $24.00

 

Wagner, R. A. BOB WAGNER’S MASTER NOTEBOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Tahoma, L&L Publishing, 1992. 192pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $20.00

 

Newly added! Waldman, Carl and Joe Layden with Jamy Ian Swiss. THE ART OF MAGIC – THE COMPANION TO THE PBS SPECIAL. (Book) Los Angeles, General Publishing Group, 1997. Foreword by Siegfried and Roy.  Preface by Lance Burton.  256pp., illus., gloss., bibliog., index, 4to. Boards in dust jacket in Mylar sleeve. Near fine. Offered at $35.00

 

Whiter, Barb. MAGIC – UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF MAGIC TRICKS & BECOME A MASTER OF ILLUSION. (Book) New York, Mud Puddle Books, 2001. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Very minor edgewear; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

 

Newly added! Willane (editor). METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 7 – PETER WARLOCK’S A MATTER OF DESIGN AND STICKERTIME. (Booklet) Edited by Willane. Croydon, Willan, n.d. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled at edges of cover; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Willane (editor.) METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 8 – EDWARD VICTOR’S SYMPATHETIC REVERSE & CARD IN THE ACES (Booklet) Croydon, Willane, n.d. 15pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled with mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Willane (editor.) METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 10 – EDWARD VICTOR’S BILLIARD BALL MANIPULATION. (Booklet) Croydon, Willane, n.d. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled with mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Willane (editor.) METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 11 – EDWARD VICTOR’S BASIC CIGARETTE MANIPULATION. (Booklet) Croydon, Willane, n.d. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled with mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 12 – EDWARD VICTOR’S COIN MANIPULATION. (Booklet) Croydon, Willane, n.d. 27pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled with mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Willane (editor.) METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 13 – EDWARD VICTOR’S THIMBLE MANIPULATION. (Booklet) Croydon, Willane, n.d. 19pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled with mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Newly added! Willane (editor.) METHODS FOR MIRACLES, NO. 14 – EDWARD VICTOR’S CARD MANIPULATION. (Booklet) Croydon, Willane, n.d. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Lightly soiled with mild edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

 

Williamson, David. AUNT MARY'S TERRIBLE SECRET: A PROFESSIONAL CARD ROUTINE IN THREE ACTS. (Book) New York, Conjuring Arts Research Center, 2003. 42pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new.  Now offered at $12.00

 

Newly added! Zimmerman, Dick. WAY OUT OF THIS WORLD. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1992. Pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $16.00

 

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