Reverse Auction

Greetings! Here’s the Reverse Auction coming to you on Memorial Day evening, May 25, 2020. As always, we have a few collectible and less often seen items—with lots of bargain buys on the lower part of the list where all prices have been reduced again—some to as low $5.00 or even less on “package” purchases. 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). Zip codes are helpful and if outside the U.S., please include where you want it shipped. We always respond to all queries in the order in which they are received—even when it takes us a while to get back to you due to other work or family commitments.

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. Here’s this week’s list:

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Albo, Robert J. ZAUBER KLINGL. (Book) (Piedmont, CA), Robert J. Albo, (1989). First edition. Unpaginated (8pp.), illus. (B&W photos), 4to. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $35.00

Allen, Harry. SLEIGHT OF MOUTH, A COLLECTION OF HILARIOUS ONE-LINERS. (Book) Tahoma, L & L Publishing, 1995. 177pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards – hardbound edition. S new. Now offered at $20.00

[Ammar, Michael] ASPEN BAR MAGIC SPECIAL OF THE MAGICAL ARTS JOURNAL. (Magazine – ADB/SAF #41855) Volume III, No. 1-5. Austin, TX, 1990. 80pp., illus., 4to, Wraps. Ammar’s “Invisible Elastic” sample tipped in inside front cover. Fine. Now offered at $20.00

Anderson, Gene, and Frances Marshall. NEWSPAPER MAGIC. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc, 1974. Third printing. 144pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Former owner name with notes and underlining. Now offered for $14.00

(Anon.) THE MAGICIANS OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING, BEING A COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF PARLOR MAGIC… (Vintage Book) New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1864. A later edition of Toole Stott #481. 362pp. (+ 10pp. ads), illus. with over 500 wood cuts, 12mo. Green tooled cloth with bright gilt title and decoration on spine; cloth textured hardcover with gilt lettering and illustration of a magician on the front cover; head of spine is chipped with approximately .25” loss; worn along spine edges and cover worn at corners; minor browning/toning to pages throughout; former owner bookplate on front end-paper; a black and white photocopy of the frontispiece from the first edition is laid in; all in all a VG copy. Now offered at $200.00

Arnold, Tom. HOW I LOST 5 POUNDS IN 6 YEARS – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2002. First edition. 241pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

Behnke, Leo. MAGIC FOR BARTENDERS – ENCORE. (Book) Paramount, St. Pierre’s Hollywood Magic & Magic City, 1992, 80pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

BLUEPRINT. (Magazine Lot – ADB #1350) Barry Govan and Ian Baxter. Victoria, Australia. Monthly. Mimeo, 8” x 10.25”. A run of 17 issues plus an EXTRA. Beginning with April 1975 issue thru Vol. 3: No. 3 (September 1976); plus, THE BLUEPRINT EXTRA featuring “The Magic of Tom Gagnon” which was included in V 4: N 3. All 18 publications as a lot. All are original loose issues; perhaps a little roughed here or there, but overall VG+. Offered as a lot for $35.00

Christopher, Milbourne. MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER’S MAGIC BOOK. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1977. First edition. 240 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in a chipped dust jacket (now in a Mylar sleeve). This volume has a printed half title page with a totally different photo illustration than the one that appears in the printed book, laid in; also on two other pages with illustrations (s 37/38 and 119/120) the illustrations have been neatly removed and then laid back in. This copy belonged to John Moehring and has his bookplate, but he is probably the only one that might have been able to explain what he was up to. (If you have a theory, I would love to hear it.) Except for the roughed and chipped dust jacket and the business with the illustrations, this copy is in VG+. Now offered at $35.00

Columbini, Aldo. LIFE-SAVER LINES: PLUS OVER 1,000 HILARIOUS ONE-LINERS. (Signed Book) Newbury Park, CA, Mamma Mia Magic, n.d. 48pp., 4to. Wraps. Signed inside front cover; o/w Near Fine. Now offered for $22.00

Craven, Tom. TOM CRAVEN’S LECTURE SERIES – NUMBER 9. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Mesa, Danny Dew/The Citadel, n.d. Unpaged (20pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed and signed; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

Dexter, Will. FEATURE MAGIC FOR MENTALISTS. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1974. 151pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $25.00

Dudeney, Henry Ernest. AMUSEMENTS IN MATHEMATICS. (Book) London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, n.d. (1940’s reprint). 258pp., illus., index, 8vo. Red cloth. Nice period (circa 1917) illustrations and drawings. An ex-library copy with only mild library disfigurement; heavily worn at spine with darkening and the spine flap starting to detach; worn to boards at the corners; toning on the endpapers with faint ownership stamps; a boldly printed gift inscription to the former owner; o/w quite Good. Offered at $16.00

Endlich, Dr. William M. TWENTY PRACTICAL LIQUID AND CHEMICAL EFFECTS – BOOK ONE OF THE PRACTICAL LIQUID AND CHEMICAL SERIES. (Book) Doylestown, by the Author, 1931. 16pp., 8vo. Wraps. Has been three-hole punched; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Ewing, Thomas A. TWO HARTES THAT BEAT AS ONE. (Signed/Numbered Book) Yardley, PA, by the author, 1993. Signed/numbered copy (#209) of 250 published. 47pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. 11 x 17 sheets saddle stapled in pictorial wrap. Signed by the author. As new. Now offered at $25.00

[Fulves, Karl] INTERLOCUTOR. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2955) Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Printed, 8.5 x 11. A run of 44 of the 46 issues of a complete file. This lot starts with Number 1 (July 1975) through Number 44 (n.d., but either late 1980 or early1981). No. 43 includes the piece of parchment tracing paper. All are original loose issues in VG to fine condition. All 38 issues offered as a lot for $65.00

Garrett, Dan. Lecture Notes. (Two-Book Lecture Notes Lot – One Signed) 2002 THE LAST PALINDROME OR SEND MORE DAN GARRETT (2002, 24pp., illus.) and DAN GARRETT’S TOP 10 LECTURE NOTES (1996, 20pp., illus., signed inside front cover). Both are published by the author, 8vo in paper wraps and VG+. Offered as a lot for $12.00

Ginn, David. CRASH COURSE ON KID SHOWS. (Book) Loganville, GA, Scarlett Green Publications, 2003. First edition. 64pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

[Henning, Doug] Memorabilia Packet. (Doug Henning – Memorabilia Lot) DOUG HENNING’S WORLD OF MAGIC less seldom seen touring souvenir program from the late 1970’s published by Entertainment Services, Columbus OH (8pp. in heavy pictorial wraps, 8.5 x11) with a one page insert with the rotating cast and credits laid in; DOUG HENNING’S WORLD OF MAGIC touring souvenir program from the1980’s published by Michelsen Industries, Canoga Park, CA (20pp. in heavy pictorial wraps, 8.5 x11); two performance programs for THE MAGIC SHOW - a PLAYBILL from the Cort Theatre, in New York August 1974; and CURTAIN CALL from the 1974-75 season in Cincinnati, OH with Peter DePaula playing the role of the Magician; DOUG HENNING MAGIC YOU CAN DO - a glossy instruction booklet (a seven panel 3.75 x 11) for four of the 12 tricks marketed by Henning in 1982 (the tricks themselves were produced by Tenyo and are not included with this memorabilia packet); the January, 1982 issue of GENII with the cover story featuring the marriage of Doug and Debbie in late 1981; and two post card style handouts for the Las Vegas Hilton: one featuring Bill Cosby and Doug Henning and His World of Magic, April 18-May 1, 1978 and John Davidson and Doug Henning and His World of Magic, July 31 – August 21, 1978. All eight pieces are VG to Fine and offered as a Lot for $80.00

Hudson, Walt, and Tom Ogden. A VOLUNTEER FROM THE AUDIENCE. (Book) n. pl., Magic Media Ltd., n.pl. 16pp, illus., 4to. Side stapled. Former owner name on front cover, o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00
HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. (J. Boyce). Vol. I: Nos. 1(June 1943)- 7, 10-12; Vol. II: Nos. 2-4, 6, 8-10, 12; Vol. III: Nos. 1 – 6, 8, 10; Vol. IV: Nos. 4,10-12; Vol. V: Nos. 1-10, 12; Vol. VII: No. 2; Vol XVI: Nos. 8-10; Vol. XVII: No. 3; Vol. XVIII: Nos. 3, 9, 10: Vol. XIX: Nos.11-12; Vol. XX: Nos. 5-12; and Vol. XXI: Nos. 1-2. A total of 61 issues, offered as a lot. All are original loose issues and Near Fine. Offered as a lot for $60.00

THE IMP. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB #2895) H.R. Hartmann. Sydney, Australia. The Official Organ of The Independent Magical Performers of Sydney. Monthly. 4.75 x 8 mimeographed. Three specimen issues of 130 issue run of this club publication. This lot includes: Vol 1: No. 5 (September, 1935); Vol. 4: No. 1 (May 1938); and Vol. 5: No. 3 (July 1939) with the cover article focusing of Maurice Rooklyn. Plus, and 8pp program from “THE IMPS – A WONDER NIGHT OF MAGIC presented at St. James Hall Saturday, 1st August 1936. V5:N3 has some spots on the front cover, o/w all are VG. All four pieces offered as a lot for $10.00

KABBALA. (Magazine Lot - ADB # 3170) A small lot of Jon Racherbaumer’s original monthly publication from the early 1970's. This’s lot of 19 issues includes: Volume 1, Number Two (October, 1971) through Volume 2, Number Eight (April 1973). All 19 issues are printed, 8.5 x 11. All are original loose issues and in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot only for $30.00

Lasher, Micah. THE MAGIC OF MICAH LASHER: MORE THAN FIFTY TRICKS THAT WILL AMAZE AND DELIGHT EVERYONE--INCLUDING YOU. (Book) New York, Simon And Schuster (A Fireside Book), 1996. 219pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. As new. $10.00

Leeming, Joseph (as Professor Paradise). THE NEW BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1933. 187pp. Illus. 12mo. Pictorial cloth. Some penciled notations on the contents page, o/w VG+. Offered for $16.00.

Magazine Miscellany – The “C” File. (Mixed Magazine Lot) Here is a small lot of specimen, single-title, isolated issues and small runs from the “C” Section of our files—ideal for the “single issue” collector of foreign and esoteric issues. This lot includes: THE CATACOMB (Number 1 – March 1993); CENTER STAGE (Vol. 1: No. 2 – 1978?); CHAP’S SCRAPBOOK (June 1939); CIRCUS REPORT (Number 11 – March 18, 1991): CLUB DE ILLUSIONISTAS PROFESIONALES (No. 6 – 1959); THE CONJURER (Volume 1: Issue 7, 1975); CONJURERS’ MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Volume 1: No. 11 – July 15, 1907); THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE (Two issues: V 5: Nos. 3 and 5 from 1949 - covers of N5 are split at the spine and N3 has some spots on the front cover); THE CORNISH PIXIE (Vol. 1: No. 12 – December 1943); and CORSAIR (No. 79 - 1954). Various sizes – other than as described, older items show some age, but overall are VG. Offered as a lot for $25.00

[Nelmar Magic Studio]. NELMAR CATALOG (Magic Catalog Plus) Chicago, Nelmar Magic Studio, n.d (Late 1940’s or 1950’s). Proprietor: Anthony Nelmar Albino. 42pp., illus., 8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 printed sheets top stapled in covers. Tan/off-white covers with black title and illustrations. Plus, NELMAR MAGICAL BULLETIN NO. 43 (n.d., 14pp., 8.5 x 7.25” side stapled) from the Milwaukee Avenue address is also included. BULLETIN has been folded and is creased, o/w condition of both is VG. Both offered as a lot for $20.00

Nikola, Louis. THE NIKOLA CARD SYSTEM – A NEW POWER FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Max Holden, 1937. 28pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Dark red wraps. A Near Fine copy. Offered at $20.00

O’Meally. Robert. LADY DAY – THE MANY FACES OF BILLIE HOLIDAY. (Book) n.pl., Da Capo Press, 1991. 205pp., illus., bibliog., discography, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $12.00
Penn, Jillette and Teller. PENN & TELLER'S CRUEL TRICKS FOR DEAR FRIENDS. (Book) New York, Villard Books, 1989. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Gimmicks are laid in. VG+. Offered at $14.00

Rice, Harold R. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUMES 1 - 3. Plus, Mark Trimble’s VOLUME 4; Plus, the INDEX TO VOLUMES 1-2-3. (Five-Book Set). Wynnewood, PA/Cincinnati, OH, Silk King Studios, 1948/1966/1974 respectively. 1,542pp., illus., 8vo. Dust jackets in cloth. All three dust jackets are a bit roughed with a fairly significant “v-shaped” chip (2.5” at the top) missing on Vol. 3 (all three are now in Mylar sleeves), o/w VG+. Plus, INDEX TO VOLUMES 1-2-3. Cincinnati, 1981. 39pp., 8vo. Wraps. PLUS...ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUME 4 by Mark Trimble and Timothy Sonefelt. (Boston/Paramount City, CA), Hank Lee's Magic Factory/Magic City, 1993. (310pp., + 94pp./1,543-1,844 and 1-94), illus., multiple indices to all four volumes, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Lightly rubbed on the back cover of dust jacket (now in Mylar sleeve), o/w VG+. All five volumes have Moehring bookplates. Offered as a lot at $150.00

[Siegfried and Roy Souvenir Program Lot + Miscellany] SIEGFRIED & ROY SUPERSTARS OF MAGIC IN BEYOND BELIEF – two programs from the Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV from 1981 and 1984 with different photos in each – both published by Sells-Floto. Complete with detachable post cards still intact from the 1981 program; and a S&F Royal White Tigers Habitat brochure from the Mirage. All are VG+. As a lot for $20.00

Spalding, Henry D. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JEWISH HUMOR – FROM BIBLICAL TIMES TO THE MODERN AGE. (Book) Middle Village, Jonathan David Publishing, 1976. 458pp., glossary, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name on end paper; o/w near fine. Offered at $14.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. WHO WAS DRACULA? – BRAM STOKER’S TRIAL OF BLOOD. (Book) New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2013. First edition. 321pp., illus., extensive notes and sources, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

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[Anon.] THE BOY’S OWN CONJURING BOOK: BEING A COMPLETE HAND-BOOK OF PARLOUR MAGIC… (Vintage Book) New York, Dick and Fitzgerald, n.d. (circa 1860). 384pp., illus. (engraved frontispiece.), 12mo. Green cloth with black and gilt stamping. Cover has been wet along the spine and is a bit puckered at head and foot of spine and dented on the rear face edge; cocked a bit; front hinge is going; toning throughout; still a fair to good copy. Offered at $65.00

[Autographs and Collectibles Miscellany] A small lot of autographs and more. (Autograph Packet +) The featured item in this packet is the “Who Am I?” packet from the 2018 Magic Live Convention. Nine “trading cards” (nominal 3.5” x 5.25”) designed by German artist Sebastian KONOPIX featuring renowned magicians in attendance at Magic Live 2018. The envelope shares the challenge, but all nine cards have been matched with the attendee represented and autographed. Plus an autographed in character 5” x 7” Ronald McDonald photo; contemporary post card from the Magic Castle Hotel; a 3” x 5” Confusing Die” card with nickels instead of the spots; tri-fold flyer from Philip’s Magic Paradise Museum in Giroux, Manitoba; signed 5.5” x 8.5” advert for “Sholem” the Token of Faith; and three personalized bookplates from George Johnson, Merton the Magician and Cliff Townsend. All offered as a lot for $27.00

Blitz, Signor (Antonio). FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAGIC CIRCLE, BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S PROFESSIONAL LIFE; HIS WONDERFUL TRICKS AND FEATS; WITH LAUGHABLE INCIDENTS, AND ADVENTURES AS A MAGICIAN, NECROMANCER, AND VENTRILOQUIST. (Vintage First Edition – Toole Stott #99) Hartford, CT, Belknap & Bliss, 1871. 432pp., illus. (with 16pp. engraved plates), 8vo. Tan pictorial boards with ornate tooled black and gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece and illustrated insert preceding title page. Former owner name and address written in elaborate script on first free endpaper. Binding worn with corners bumped into boards; top and bottom of spine fraying with the spine flap detached at the rear (will require repair); shaken with a few loose and pulled signatures, but still firmly attached; internal spots and some foxing; overall condition is Good for age. Now offered at $126.00

(Burlingame, H.J.) TRICKS IN MAGIC, ILLUSIONS, AND MENTAL PHENOMENA. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Clyde Publishing Company, 1895. 95pp., two pages with line illustrations, 12mo. Stapled with light green wrappers. Former owner name and stamp inside and on front cover; former bookseller stamp inside; cover chipped at head and foot of spine; toned with a small chip on two interior pages; notation “Volume 1” and a written date in longhand on front cover; o/w VG for age. Offered at $34.00

Campbell, Loring. THIS IS MAGIC. (Signed Book) Colon, Mich. Abbott’s. 1945. 136pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed “With best wishes – Loring Campbell.” Chanin shop sticker; o/w a tight, clean copy; VG+. Offered at $9.00

[Chaney, Earl] FROM VENICE TO VEGAS – CIRCUS MEMORABILIA FROM THE COLLECTION OF EARL CHANEY. (Autographed Exhibit Brochure/Poster) Poster/brochure for the exhibit at the Castle Gallery, The College Of New Rochelle, April 3 – June 26, 2005. Designed as an 18” x 24” poster on one side, the back folds to become an eight-panel brochure for the exhibit itself. Lots of colorful photos and commentary on the contents of the exhibit itself. Autographed on the poster side of the piece. Fold marks with very mild chipping, o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Dawes, Edwin A. THE GREAT ILLUSIONISTS. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Secaucus, Chartwell Books, Inc., 1979. 216pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed to former owner and dated in Salem 10 November 1990. Dust jacket is slightly discolored in places with a spot on the lower front cover (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w a nice tight copy and VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Elbiquet. SUPPLEMENTARY MAGIC. (Vintage Book) London, George Routledge & Sons, n.d. (c. 1917). 200pp., illus., index, 12mo. Pictorial blue cloth with darker blue stamping. Dealer shop stamp inside front cover; o/w a Near Fine copy. Offered for $43.00

Furst, Arnold. Two great history-packed books: FAMOUS MAGICIANS OF THE WORLD and GREAT MAGIC SHOWS. (Signed/Numbered Two-book lot) Los Angeles, Genii Publishing Company, 1957 and 1968 respectively. Both are numbered limited editions (# 80 and #123) signed by Furst. 40pp. each, illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Packed with bios and reviews of some of the greats—Houdini, Carter the Great, Maurice Rooklyn, Jack Gwynne, Milborne Christopher, John Calvert, Bill Neff, Jim Conley, Richiardi, Les Levante and more. Hundreds of photos. Near fine. Offered as a lot for $36.00

Garenne, Henri. THE ART OF MODERN CONJURING, MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS, A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE ART OF PARLOUR AND STAGE MAGIC, ILLUSIONS, SPIRITUALISM, VENTRILOQUISM, THOUGHT READING, MESMERISM, MNEMOTECHNY, ETC., ETC. (Vintage Book) London, Ward, Lock & Company, n.d. (circa 1886). 351pp. (+20pp. adverts.), illus., taller 12mo. Red pictorial cloth with gold and black stamping. Someone has made repeated efforts to keep this volume together, but only achieving modest success. Cover shows wear and rubbing overall with spotting on the back cover; mild fraying along the head foot of the spine; front and rear hinges have been reinforced with hinge tape; the half title page and front end papers are absent, but the book otherwise appears complete; several front contents pages are loose and laid in; some damp stains along top edge; pages are a bit stiff with toning throughout; still a fair copy. Offered at $76.00

Ireland, Frances. WITH FRANCES IN MAGICLAND. (Signed Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1952. First edition. 133 pp., 8vo. Wraps. Stories of magicians as told by Frances, later Frances Ireland Marshall, Jay's wife. Signed above the picture on page one. Berg’s Magic Studio imprint on the first page; spine is sunned and faded; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

King, Mac and Mark Levy. TRICKS WITH YOUR HEAD. (Inscribed/Signed Book) New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed to John Moehring with Thanks for making the book a runaway hit! and signed by Mac in 2002 in Vegas. As new. Now offered at $14.00

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Adair, Ian. CONJURING AS A CRAFT. (Book) Newton Abbott, David & Charles, 1972. 160pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $9.00

Andreu. GEHEIMNISSE. (Book and Gimmick) n. pl. (printed in Colombia), Andreu, 2019. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Gimmick tipped in on rear end paper. New, but somewhat shopworn from handling. Offered at $53.00

Bailey, S. Wilson and Harold . Osborne. WRINKLES – A FEW SUGGESTIONS AND INNOVATIONS. (Vintage Book) Cambridgeport, Bailey &Tripp, 1910. 62pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Stiff wraps. Wraps have small chips in several spots—mainly at the corners; former owner signature inside front cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

[Bannon, John] JOHN BANNNON’S DEALING WITH IT – SEASON 3. (DVD) Big Blind Media, 2019. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w as new. Offered at $14.00

[Basic Books] A pair of basic books for beginners and beyond. (Two-Book Lot) Marvin Kaye’s STEIN AND DAY’S HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. New York, Stein and Day, 1975. 310pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 12mo.; and Shari Lewis and Abraham B. Hurwitz’s MAGIC FOR NON-MAGICIANS. New York, Signet, 1977. 157pp., illus., 12mo. Both are paperbound and show use and wear—and despite some edge foxing and soiling—are good reading copies to help build a beginner’s library. Offered as a two-book lot for $10.00

Bloch, Rich. THE FALSTAFF BOOK TEST. (Book Test Prop and Instructions) New York, Magico Magazine, n.d. Prop book—300pp. SOUP TO NUTS—with one page instructions and guides. Pre-owned, but condition is VG+. Offered at $32.00

Bernstein, Bruce. CLASSICS. (Book) n.pl., By the author, 1998. 41pp., illus., 4to, Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE'S MODERN CARD TRICKS. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Books, 1958. 164pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Ticket stub from Harry Blackstone Magic Holiday Show at Bally’s in Las Vegas (December 24, 1995) laid in. Moehring bookplate; some stains and mars on cover; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

[Boyd, Alan] EYE PHONE. (Prop and Complete Instructions) From Chris Kenworthey and Mark Mason. New. Now offered at $73.00

Boulware, Jack. SEX AMERICAN STYLE – AN ILLUSTRATED ROMP THROUGH THE GOLDEN AGE OF HETEROSEXUALITY. (Book)Venice (CA), Feral House, 1997. First edition. 247pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. An indulgent, self-obsessed romp through the sexual revolution of the ‘70s as portrayed in pop culture and advertising. Not for the easily offended. Offered at $7.00

Brown, Derren. TRICKS OF THE MIND. (Book) London, Channel 4 Books, 2007. 392pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Light foxing on face edges and end papers; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Carey, Chris. FIND THE STUFF THAT'S YOU! DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE AND LETTING THE AUDIENCE IN ON IT... (Book) Atlanta, The Show-Pro Team, 1989. First edition. 272pp., illus., index, 8vo. Blue boards with silver title printing. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

Caveney, Mike, Ricky Jay and Jim Steinmeyer. Edited by Noel Daniel. MAGIC – 1400’s – 1950’s. (First Edition Book) Los Angeles, Taschen America, 2009. First edition. 650pp., lavishly illus., indexed, folio size art book. Hardcover in dust jacket. Make no mistake, this is not the 2013 reissue with a paltry 544 pages. This is still in the original shrink wrap. Get this collectible copy now for only $182.00

[Christopher, Dee] RAZOR WALLET. (Wallet, Gimmick and On-Line Instructions) Crimson Edition. New. Now offered at $28.00

Christopher, Milbourne. PANORAMA OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1962. First Dover edition. 216 pp., illus. (eight in full color), index., 4to. Paperbound. Some wear at the extremities; face edge lightly soiled; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

[Cloes-Up Tricks and Tips] Five books on close-up magic. (Five-Book Lot). Don Alan’s CLOSE-UP TIME WITH DON ALAN (Ireland Magic Company, 1951, 20pp.). Ken Allen’s T.I.P.S. – TRICKS, IDEAS, PATTER AND SUGGESTIONS (Ken Allen, 1959, 56pp.); Bert Allerton’s THE CLOSE-UP MAGICIAN (Magic Inc., 1979, 72pp.); Scott Anderson’s 40 TRICKS WITH A HOT ROD (Robbins/EZ Mafic, 1986, 32pp.); and 23 DECEPTIONS WITH A CHANGING BAG. (D, Robbins, n.d., 8pp.). All are 8vo in wraps. Overall condition is VG/VG+. Offered as a lot for $10.00

Coffin, George S. $ECRET$ OF WINNING POKER. (Book) North Hollywood, Wilshire Book Company, 1976. 198pp., several appendices—laws, index to laws, glossary, percentages tables, 8vo. Paperbound. A near fine copy for its age. Offered at $8.00

Copperfield, David and Janet Berliner. DAVID COPPERFIELD'S TALES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE. (Book) New York, Harper Prism, 1995. 383pp., illus., author bios, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edge; o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Craggs, Douglas (editor). MASTERPIECES OF MAGIC NO. 1 - ADVANCED CONJURING FOR PRACTICAL PERFORMERS. (Book) Croydon, Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences Limited, n.d. (1946). 77pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Red cloth with wear at the extremities; spine has been repaired with black binder’s tape; toning on the end papers; o/w Good. Offered at $14.00

Daniels, Paul and Barry Murray. PAUL DANIELS MAGIC SHOWCASE. (Book/Magic Set) London BBC Books, 1992. 128pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Includes sealed props for six tricks. All props present and unopened. Cardboard case containing tricks is a bit flattened at one corner; bumped a bit at the head of the spine; o/w As New. Used copies offered elsewhere for as much as $50.00, but we will let this copy go for $16.00

[Davenport & Company, Lewis] DAVENPORT’S BOOK CATALOGUE. (Magic Book Catalog) London, Davenport & Company,1982. 267pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. Plus CATALOGUE OF ANTIQUARIAN, OLD, NEW BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS Supplement (1984, 14pp.); DEMON MAGIC CATALOG SUPPLEMENT (1984,20pp.); and a single fold flyer “Davenports are Moving to the Strand” - laid in. Book supplement has a telephone number written on the back cover, o/w all are Near Fine. Both now offered at $5.00

Dexter, Will. THE RIDDLE OF CHUNG LING SOO. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1973. 224pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Very light wear; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $9.00

Dickson, Paul. TOASTS – THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE BEST TOASTS, SENTIMENTS, BLESSINGS, CURSES AND GRACES. (Book) New York, Delacorte, 1981. 310pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Dobson, Wayne. POCKET MONEY. (DVD and Gimmicks) Complete set includes: Four coins from around the world (all interchangeable); one precision crafted gimmick; one velvet bag; and an instructional DVD. New in original packaging. Out of stock on some sites. Buy it now for $49.00

Dunn, Bob. MAGIC FOR ALL. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1946. 158pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth. Former owner name inside front cover and on title page; previous owner’s name is scratched through; also signed by Chanin inside front cover; lightly worn along extremities; some liquid stains on front cover; o/w a Good copy. Now offered at $8.00

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has scuffs/tears at head and foot of spine; foxing on face edges; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Dusenbery. H. Syril. MAKING MAGIC PAY. (Book) San Francisco, H. Syril Dusenberry, 1923. First edition. 23pp., sample flyers and letters, 8vo. Black oversized wraps. Former owner name inside front cover, o/w Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

Echevarria, Eli “Buster”. THE ULTIMATE BALLOON TWISTER’S GUIDE. (Signed Book) Westland (MI), Gentleman Tramp Publications, 2005. 94pp., illus., 4to, Plastic comb bound. Signed by the author on the title page. Near Fine. Offered at $14.00

Einhorn, Nicholas. HOW TO DO MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) London, Hermes House, nd., . 256pp., illus., glossary, list of suppliers, index, 8vo. Soft pictorial covers. As new. Now offered at $6.00
Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1931. First U.S. edition. 206pp., illus., 4to. Gray cloth with black and orange stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Cover shows wear at extremities and is soiled and stained in places; some browning/toning on the end panels with some notes/diagram on first two pages; o/w a nice tight copy and VG inside. An ambitious bookman could make a faux dust jacket and have a very presentable book. Now offered at $16.00

Fisher, John. NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK – TRICKS AND BETS YOU CAN’T LOSE. (Book) New York, Pantheon Books, 1976. First American edition. 127pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Toning at the edges, o/w VG+. Now offered at $18.00

Fleischman, Sid. THE CHARLATAN'S HANDBOOK: NEW TRICKS, INSIDER SLEIGHTS, STAND-UP COMEDIES, MAGIC MEETING MAGIC & OTHER ASTONISHMENTS. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 1993. 228pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket in Mylar sleeve. Moehring bookplate with an article “Sid Fleischman in His Words” from the May 2003 MAGIC magazine laid in. Near fine, now offered at $14.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 38: NO. 1 (January 1974) through NO. 12 (December 1974).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $10.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 39: NO. 1 (January 1975) through NO. 12 (December 1975).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $10.00

Gibson, Walter B., Sidney Radner, et. al. MAGIC HANDBOOK (Book/Magazine). Chicago, Science and Mechanics Publishing, 1961. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Magazine wraps. Features knife box illusion on cover. Some spine paper flaking at head and foot of spine; light wear at extremities; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Gibson, Walter B. THE MASTER MAGICIANS: THEIR LIVES AND MOST FAMOUS TRICKS. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1966. First edition. 221pp., illus., index, 8vo Cloth with red spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket; cover shows wear and some spots; former owner bookplate and signature inside front cover; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

Gibson, Walter. THE WORLD’S BEST BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia, Penn Publishing Co, 1927 First Edition. 319pp., illus., 8vo. Maroon cloth with gold stamping. Moehring bookplate; worn at the edges; front hinge is going; foxing on end papers; dust jacket cover and info flap have been trimmed and taped in at front and back; with a bit of loving care this could be a VG copy. Now offered at $23.00

Ginn, David. LAUGHTER LEGACY. (Book) Lilburn, GA, Scarlett Green Publications, 1998. First edition. 224pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $8.00

Harris, Paul. CLOSE-UP ENTERTAINER. (Book) 1979. San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1979. First edition. 171pp, illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

Harris, Paul. LAS VEGAS CLOSE-UP. (Book) San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1978. 150pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

Take both Harris books above for $16.00

Hawkesworth, Eric. PRACTICAL LESSONS IN MAGIC – TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS FOR THE AMATEUR PERFORMER. (Book) New York, Meredith Press, 1967. First U.S. Edition. 75pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Light wear at the extremities; dust jacket now in a Mylar sleeve; mild pulling at the rear spine hinge; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC DIVERSIONS INCLUDING TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, Arno Press, 1977. 556pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket – now in Mylar sleeve. Foxing on the face edges, o/w a VG+ copy of this classic. Now offered at $20.00

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1976. 556pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperback. Former owner bookplate; VG+. Offered at $9.00

Houdini, Harry. THE UNMASKING OF ROBERT-HOUDIN and HANDCUFF SECRETS. (Book) New York, Magico Magazine, (1979). Reprint of 1909 British edition which contains Handcuff Secrets. 333pp./110pp., illus./photos, 12mo. Red cloth with gold stamping. Lightly bumped at foot of the spine; former owner bookplate on front endpaper, o/w a fine copy. Now offered at $15.00

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 small nicks or chips along the face edge of the front cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $8.00

Hugard, Jean and Frederick Braue. EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE. (Book) London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1950. Third (and best) edition – includes additional material by Vernon and Daily. 474pp., illus., 8vo. Orange cloth with plastic protective sleeve. Former owner name and Moehring book plate; o/w VG+. Now offered at $40.00

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, (1945). Sixth edition. 345 pp., illus., index, 4to. Burgundy cloth. Lacks a just jacket. Cover shows some minimal wear, but the spine has been speckled by small white paint spots (like from a paint roller); end paper edges browning a bit; o/w VG as a reading copy. Now offered at $12.00

Hugard, Jean and Frederick Braue. THE ROYAL ROAD TO CARD MAGIC. (Book) London, Faber and Faber, 1975. Eighth impression. 302pp., illus., index. 8vo. Cloth sans dust jacket. A nice clean tight copy. Now offered at $8.00

[Humor Lot] A small lot of books on humor and gags. (Three-Book Lot) This lot includes: Tiny Grant’s PATTER AND GAGS – COMEDY AND HOW TO USE IT (Tiny’s Magic Company, 1951, 24pp., soiled on front cover); George McAthy’s SMART TALK (Tommy Windsor Studio, 1945, 20pp.); and Robert Orben’s BIG, BIG LAUGHS (Orben Publications, 1963, 25pp., lightly soiled on back cover). All three are 8vo in Wraps. Offered as a lot at $8.00

Hunt, Douglas and Kari. THE ART OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Atheneum, 1967. First edition. 216pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Black cloth. Former owner bookplate; an ex library copy with telltale disfiguration; o/w a VG copy. Now offered at $8.00

Hunter, Norman. SUCCESSFUL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing, n.d. 383 pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $6.00

INSIDE MAGIC. (Magazine Lot – ADB/F #2940) Stan Allen. Los Alamitos, CA. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. This lot consists of 47 issues and includes: Vol III: Nos. 8 (August 1987) thru 12; Vol. IV: Nos. 1, 3-4, 6-12: Vol. V: Nos. 1-12; Vol. VI: Nos. 1-12; and Vol. VII: Nos. 1-3, 5-8 (August 1991). All are original issues and three-hole punched as issued. All issues are VG to Fine. Offered as a lot for $58.00

Jacoby, Oswald. OSWALD JACOBY ON POKER. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1948. New revised edition with Index. 175pp., index, 8vo. Black boards with red stamping. Cover is a bit roughed with “bleached” spots on rear cover; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $6.00

Joseph, Eddie. THE ART OF BODY LOADING & PRODUCTIONS. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., 1950. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Very light discoloration at the spine, o/w a very nice clean bright copy. Offered at $20.00

Karr, Todd. THE SECRET LEXICON. (Book Test) Los Angeles, The Miracle Factory, 2018. Limited to 500 numbered copies. 848pp., illus. (four-page color section), 4to. Leather bound—Smyth-sewn on satin-finish paper—with foil stamping and gilt edges. Ribbon bookmark and deluxe endpapers. Optional dustjacket is included for a more everyday look. As new. Offered at $237.00

Kaye, David. SERIOUSLY SILLY: HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC AND COMEDY. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, 2005. First edition. 163pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered for only $32.00

Kaye, Marvin. THE STEIN AND DAY HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Stein and Day, 1973. 310pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 8vo. Cloth/boards. Lack dust jacket, but o/w a nice clean copy; VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Kreskin. THE AMAZING WORLD OF KRESKIN. (Book) New York, Random House, 1973, First edition. 209pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Cloth/boards. Lacks dust jacket. Some toning on end papers, o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

[LaVille, Lars] TOTALITY. (Mental Calculation) From Paul Richards 2019. Complete with deck and complete instructions. New – Deck is still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $24.00

LEGERDEMAIN. (Magazine lot - ADB #3295) A mixed lot of 13 issues of this dealer house organ published by John Fabjance of Bethalto, Illinois in the late-1970’s to early 1980’s. Magazines are printed, 8.5 x 11 size. This lot includes: Volume I: Nos. 1 (February 1977), 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8; Volume II: Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7; and Volume III: Nos. 1, and 5. The Volume III issues have a bit of foxing (probably from moisture) along the top edge of the front cover; otherwise the issues appear to be complete and in VG+ condition. All 13 issues as a lot for $12.00

MacDougall, Michael. CARD MASTERY WITH WHICH IS COMBINED “THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE”. (Book) New York, Circle Magic Shop, 1944. 81 pp. + 201pp., Including a reprint of Erdnase’s Expert at the Card; s Table, illus., 12mo. Red cloth with black stamping. Top corner of spine is bumped; shows some general wear at the extremities and use; but o/w is VG. Now offered at $10.00

MacDougall, Mickey as told to J.C. Furnas. GAMBLERS DON’T GAMBLE. (Book) New York, Greystone Press, 1939. 166pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black title and design stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Spine is sun-faded, but totally readable; toning on endpapers; o/w a nice tight copy in VG condition. Now offered at $14.00

[Magic Makers] MIND BENDER. (DVD) Magic Makers, Inc., 2004. Three featured effects presented by Chad Sanborn. Near fine. Now offered at $5.00

[Magic Miscellany Lot] A seven book lot of magic comedy, close-up and more. (Seven-Book Lot) This lot includes: Scott Anderson’s 40 TRICKS WITH A HOT ROD AND OTHER COLOR-CHANGE RODS (EZ Magic, 1986, 32pp.); Senator Crandall’s HOW TO STACK DICE FOR FUN AND PROFIT (Magic Limited, n.d., 17pp.); David Ginn’s CLOSE-UP A-GINN (Scarlett Green, 1978, 28pp.) and COMEDY WARM-UPS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS (Scarlett Green, 1985, 16pp.); Laurie Ireland’s LINKING RING ROUTINE (Ireland, 1988, 20pp.); Clettis V. Musson’ FIRE MAGIC (Magic Inc., 1988, 44pp.); and Bruce Posgate’s KID-SHOW SHOWMANSHIP (Abbott, 1961, 52pp.). All are 8vo in wraps and show varying degrees of wear and usage—a few spots and blemishes on some—and range from Good to VG. Offered as a lot at $5.00

[Magic with Common Props] Five books using common items. (Five-Book Lot) This lot includes: Annemann’s 202 METHODS OF FORCING (Max Holden, 1976, 35pp.); Dariel Fitzkee’ ROPE ETERNAL (Tannen, n.d., 52pp.); Edward Marlo’s CARD FAN PRODUCTIONS (Magic, Inc., 1980, 24pp.); editor Frances Ireland Marshall’s THE SPONGE BOOK ( Ireland Magic, 1960, 44pp.); and editor Frances Marshall’s WANNA BET? (Magic Inc., 1969, 28pp.). All are 8vo in wraps—overall condition shows usage with some edge foxing but is VG. Offered as a lot for $27.00

[Magicland/Lyle Douglas Catalogs] 500 TRICKS - A lot of four catalogs from Douglas Magicland (Dallas, TX). 500 TRICKS(1943, 128pp); CATALOG 33 (1960, 120pp); and CATALOG 35 (1963, 120pp); and CATALOG 36 (1965, 104pp.) All have the distinctive Magicland cover illustration (swami doing a levitation). Condition is VG to Fine - several have order blanks, envelopes and extras laid in. All four as a lot, now offered at $22.00

Markwood, Bob. POOF, YOU’RE A FROG!!! THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINING CHILDREN. (Book) (Los Angeles), Bob Markwood,1993. 79pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Title rewritten near spine for filing, o/w VG+. Now offered at $9.00

Marshall, Jay (compiler and editor). HOW TO PERFORM INSTANT MAGIC. (Book) Northbrook, Domus/Quality Books, 1980. 192pp., illus., list of dealers and supplier, index, 4to. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

Mason, Eric and Barrie Richardson. A BOON FOR ALL SEASONS. (Book) London, Eric Mason, 2005. Second edition. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As New. Offered at $14.00

Minch, Stephen. THE NEW YORK MAGIC SYMPOSIUM – COLLECTION FIVE. (Book) New York, Symposium Productions, 1986. 160pp., illus., 4to. Yellow pictorial cloth. Text is in English and Japanese. Bottom of the spine is bumped; o/w near fine. Now offered at $26.00

Moehring, John. THE MAGICAL LIFE OF MARSHALL BRODIEN – CREATOR OF TV MAGIC CARDS AND WIZZO THE WIZARD. (Book) Jefferson, NC, McFarland & Company, 2007..263pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $18.00

[Monti, Joe] MONTI VANISH. (DVD) Criss Angel Presents, 2014. Monti Vanish DVD includes the basic Monti Vanish routine, plus three more solid routines. New – still in original plastic wrap. Offered at $12.00

Moss, John. HOW TO WIN AT POKER. (Book) Garden City, Garden City Books, 1950. 92pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly worn at extremities; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

National Lampoon. THE NATIONAL LAMPOON ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HUMOR. (Book) New York, National Lampoon, 1973. First paperbound edition. Edited by Michael O’Donoghue. 152pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Shows evidence of having been well-read but is overall VG+. Now a collector’s item –offered at $26.00

NEW PENTAGRAM. (Magazine Lot #1- ADB #5175) Peter Warlock. England, Supreme Magic. A Miscellaneous lot of 67 issues – plus four indices. Ranging from Volume 1: No. 1 (March 1969) through Volume 10: No. 10 (December 1978). Issues include: V1: N1, 5; V2: N7- 12; V3: N3-8, 10, 12; V4: N1-7, 9-12; V5: N1-3, 5, 6, 9-12; V6: N12; V7: N2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12; V8: N1-4, 6, 11, 12; V9: v4-10, 12; V10: N2-4, 6-8, 10. Plus indices for Volumes 1, 4, 5 and 8. Overall condition is VG. Offered as a lot for $46.00

NEW PENTAGRAM. (Magazine Lot #2 - ADB #5175) Peter Warlock. England, Supreme Magic. A Miscellaneous lot of 85 issues – plus three indices. Ranging from Volume 11: No. 1 (March 1979) through Volume 20: No. 5 (July 1988). Issues include: V11: N1-12; V12: N9-11; V13: N3-7, 9, 11, 12; V14: N1-2, 4, 10-12; V15: N1-7, 9-12; V16: N1-12; V17: N1-12; V18: N1-10, 12; V19: 2-3, 6-9, 12; V20: N1, 5. Plus indices for Volumes 15, 16, and 17. Overall condition is VG. Offered as a lot for $55.00

Buy both of the two above lots of NEW PENTAGRAM for only $90.00

[Owen Brothers] OWEN MAGIC SUPREME - CATALOG NO. 11. (Magic catalog) Azusa, CA, Owen Magic Supreme, 1984. First edition. 164pp., illus. (32pp. color section), price list laiid, 4to. (8.6 x 11.3). Perfect bound black cover w/ blue, gold and white Genie illustration. Spine is creased; price list and several later adverts are included; a VG copy. Now offered at $9.00

Patton, Temple C. CARD TRICKS ANYBODY CAN DO – A MATHEMATICAL APPROACH TO CARD MAGIC. (Book) New York, Castle Books, © 1964. 141pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. A very nice copy Now offered at $6.00

[Playing Card Panoply] A miscellaneous lot—a fairly modest panoply—of items related to Paying Cards. (Ephemera Lot) This lot includes: Convention registration packet for the 1997 International Playing-Card Society in Milan, Italy. Packet includes welcome; nicely designed dinner invitation, attendee list, lecture notes on “Austrian Playing Card Tax Stamps” (11pp.) and “History of Playing Cards in the United States” (8pp.) and miscellaneous items; invitation to the 1996 IPCS in Hungary; invitation to 1998 IPCS dinner in Issy-les-Moulineaux , France; Copy of THE PLAYING-CARD, JOURNAL OF THE IPCS (January-March, 2012, 68pp.); Issue No. 28, 1961 of SOUTHWEST MUSEUM LEAFLETS dedicated to “Apache Playing Cards” (20pp.); and a STAGEBILL from the Northlight Theatre in Chicago for the April 2001 performance of Regnard’s “The Gamester” featuring 17th Century cards on the cover. All items are VG+/Fine. Offered as a lot for $14.00

Popular Mechanics, The Editors of. THE BOY MAGICIAN – 156 AMAZING TRICKS & SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) New York. Hearst Books, 2008. 192 pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paper covered flexible boards. Near fine. Now offered at $6.00

Randi, James. THE FAITH HEALERS. (Book) Buffalo, Prometheus Press, 1987. Foreword by Carl Sagan. 318pp., illus., bibliog., notes, 8vo. Paperbound. An ex library copy with typical markings; lightly worn at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

[Royal Magic] AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS. (DVD) As new. Retails for $19.95, now only $7.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1961. Third printing. 714pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has a few minor nicks and tears (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w VG copy. Now offered at $12.00

Schubert, Hermann. MATHEMATISCHE MUSSESTUNDEN: EINE SAMMLUNG VON GEDULDSPIELEN, KUNSTSTUCKEN UND UNTERHALTUNGSAUFGABEN MATHE MATHEMATISCHER NATUR - BAND 1 ZAHL-PROBLEME. (Book) Leipzig, Göschen'sche Publishing House,1907. 200pp., tables, diagrams and equations, 8vo. Light green boards with black stamping. Mathematical entertainments in the original German. Spine has been repaired with clear book tape; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Silberstang, Edwin. WINNING POKER STRATEGY. (Book) New York, David McKay Company, 1982. First paperback edition. 146pp.glossary, index, 8vo. Paperbound. An As New copy. Offered at $6.00

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 an excellent dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve. If you don’t have it—here’s your chance to pick up this Pulitzer Prize winning author’s well-researched version of Houdini’s life and career. A fine copy. Now offered at $21.00

Sminkey, Don “The Clown”. IT’S NOT WHAT YOU DO, BUT HOW YOU DO IT! – COMEDY MAGIC RUTINES WITH STANDARD MAGIC PROPS. (Book) Bowie (MD), Clown Capers, 1989. 71pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

[Stanley, Harry – Unique Magic Studio] HARRY STANLEY PRESENTS AUDIENCE TESTED, FINEST QUALITY UNIQUE MAGIC. (Magic Catalog) London, Unique Magic Studio, n.d. (late 1950’s- early ‘60’s). 96pp., illus., tall 8vo. Yellow wraps with red and black printing. Same size 12pp. supplement laid in. VG+. Offered as a lot at $9.00

Stone, Alex. FOOLING HOUDINI – MAGICIANS, MENTALISTS, MATH GEEKS & THE HIDDEN POWERS OF THE MIND. (Book) New York, Harper Collins, 2012. First edition. 299pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $8.00

[Supreme Magic Company] THE SUPREME CATALOGUE OF MAGIC NO. 30. (Magic Catalogue) 64 High Street, Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1981. Unpaged (300+ pp.), illus., 4to. Paperbound. Orange cover with black & white lettering and logo. Prices in GBP and US Dollars. Now offered at $12.00

Symes, Michael. MAGIC AND ILLUSION. (Book) Princes Risborough, Shire publications, 2004. 40pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Very light foxing inside front and back cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

[Tannen Magic] CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 15. (Magic Catalog) New York, Louis Tannen Inc., 1985. 791pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards with Blackstone Jr. on the cover. VG+. Offered at $6.00

Taylor, Tony. SPOTLIGHT ON 101 GREAT MAGIC ACTS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades, 1964. 90pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under cloth tape. Cloth tape has been replaced with a fresh piece—and back cover may have been lost in the process. Front cover a bit roughed wit creases and two small tears, o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

Thackery, Ted, Jr. GAMBLING SECRETS OF NICK THE GREEK. (Book) New York, Pocket Books, 1970. 213pp., 12mo. Paperbound. A bit stiff and toned throughout; o/w Good. Offered at $5.00

Thompson, J.G., Jr. “MY BEST” – A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ORIGINATIONS CONCEIVED BY EMINENT CREATORS IN THE INVENTIVE FIELD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MAGIC. (Book) Brooklyn, D. Robbins & Company, 1959. 384pp., illus., biog. sketches, index, 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light wear at the extremities – now in a Mylar sleeve; former owner bookplate; o/w VG+--and a step better than the one above. Now offered at $10.00

Thompson, J.G., Jr. TOP SECRETS OF MAGIC – ROUTINED MYSTIFICATION WITH SMALL OBJECTS. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. Second edition. 127pp., 1llus., 8vo. Paperbound. Light trace of a sticker residue on front cover – o/w VG. Now offered at $7.00

Thurston, Howard. 200 MORE TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York, George Sully and Company, 1927. First edition. 201pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black title and design stamping, but no dust jacket. Faded at edges; head and foot of spine just starting to fray; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $5.00

Tremaine, Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAGIC AND CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Barnes and Noble, 2000. 221pp., illus., oversized 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. McKinven book plate; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $9.00
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. Moehring bookplate; edges of the dust jacket are slightly roughed in places, but now in a Mylar protective sleeve; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $32.00

Witt, Wittus (comp.) GELBE ZAUBERSEITEN – MAGIC YELLOW PAGES INTERNATIONAL 1996-1998. (Magic Directory) Postfach, Wittus Witt, 1996. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound in heavy covers. Near fine. Offered at $9.00

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