Paperback and More Sale List:

This is a list of mainly paperback titles–both regular size (12mo & 8vo) and large size (4to) paperbacks—and every now and then a hardbound book, DVD, audio, video cassette, or even a prop or trick may be in the mix.  Generally, all are in “Good” to “As New” condition—a few may have former owner names, stickers, etc. and we usually don’t note those defects—also a few of the books are “ex library” and when that’s the case we’ll let you know and/or describe specific defects.  (We do have multiple copies of many of these items and will always select and send the best copy available). Not all of the books are technically magic books—some gambling, psychic, humor, etc.—but all have been acquired along with magic collections we’ve purchased—so there may or may not be a magic connection. All items are priced at $6.00 each OR order four to nine and get them for $5.00 each OR, for the best deal, order 10 or more and get them at only $4.00 each.  (You get the price for however many you order–even if we can’t fill your entire order.)

Here’s what we have at the moment:  


Adair, Ian. CONJURING AS A CRAFT. (Hardbound Book) Newton Abbott, David & Charles, 1970. 160pp. Some oxidation foxing along top edge; former owner bookplate.

Adair, Ian. MAGIC STEP-BY-STEP. Arco Publishing, 1972. First edition. 155pp.


Anderson, Harry and Turk Pipkin. GAMES YOU CAN’T LOSE – A GUIDE FOR SUCKERS. Pocket Books, 1989. First edition. 161pp.

Annemann, Theodore. PRACTICAL MENTAL MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1983. 310pp.. Paperbound. Has a crease on the back cover from being stored with a pen about page 200, resulting in a significant bow; o/w a good reading copy.

Annemann, Theodore. PRACTICAL MENTAL MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1983. 310pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. General edgewear and several corner creases; o/w a Good readable copy.

[Anonymous] MAGIC STOP-LIGHT CARDS. (Packet Trick with Props) (China), Magic Makers, 2003. Packet trick complete with cards and instructions in small poly bag. Near fine.

Anonymous. THE EXPERT AT CARDS. (Pulp Book) Cover title: MAGIC CARD TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. Chicago, Stein Publishing, n.d. 128pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Small chip at the top of the spine; general light edgewear; o/w VG.   

Anon. YOU’VE GOT JOKES – FUN AND LAUGHS GALORE. Platinum Press LLC, 2009, 393pp.

Baron, Harry. CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS: TWO VOLUMES IN ONE INCLUDING…MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, 1978. 160pp./156pp. Boards in dust jacket.

Baron, Harry. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Hardbound Book) Emerson Books Inc., 1970, 136pp.  Boards in dust jacket.

Baron, Harry. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. Prima Publishing, 1991, 161pp.

Baron, Harry. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Book) Rocklin (CA), Prima Publishing, 1991. 160pp., illus., glossary/index, 8vo. Paperbound. Front cover a bit rubbed and scuffed; o/w VG.

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.

Bass, Edwardo. UMBERTO’S CIRCUS. (Hardbound Book – Fiction with a Circus Theme) Farrar, Straus and Young, 1951. 340pp., Stain on front cover.

Bender, Eric. TICKETS TO FORTUNE – THE STORY OF SWEEPSTAKES, LOTTERIES AND CONTESTS. Modern Age Books, 1938, 174pp. (+ adverts.), illus., tall 12mo. Paperbound in a matching dust jacket.

Bird, Malcolm and Alan Dart. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. Chronicle Books, 1992. 88pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Although a children’s magic book, well beyond the simplicities of many.

Blackman, James R. THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS AND MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Random House, 1962, 55pp. Pictorial boards. [p & l]

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO. (Covered Boards) Permabooks, 1948, 232pp.

Blanchard, Al and Adam Steinfeld. HOUDINI LIVES! A NOVEL. (Magic Themed Fiction) Adam Steinfeld, 2006. 138pp.

Bland, Celia. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: EYES ON AMERICA SERIES. Kidsbooks, Inc., 1999, 29pp.

Bloch, Francesca Lia. ECSTASIA. (Fiction with a Magic/Circus Theme) New York, Penguin Group/ROC Books, 1993. 183pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Fantasy novel set in Elysia – land of carnivals and circuses, magic and music. Near Fine.

Boardroom. YOUR BOTTOM LINE BAG OF TRICKS. (Tax tips/tricks, not magic) Boardroom, Inc., 2000, 60pp.

Bobo, J.B. MODERN COIN MAGIC. Dover Publications, 1982, 358pp.(+adverts),

Brandreth, Gyles. QUICK AND EASY MAGIC TRICKS. Watermill Press, 1989, 96pp.

Brandon, Ruth. THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI. (Book) New York, Random House, 1993. 353 pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. 

Brunson, Doyle. ACCORDING TO DOYLE. Cardoza Publishing, 2008, 208pp.

Burton, Paul. MODERN CONJURING – 50 NOVEL ILLUSIONS. (Book) London, Universal Publications, n.d. 90pp. (+adverts), illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Chipped at top and bottom of the spine; covers soiled; former owner name and source data written on title page; o/w only a Fair copy.

Cannell, J.C. THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1973. 279pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Light edgewear with a cover crease front and back; o/w VG.

Cashion, Cathy. MAGIC. (Juvenile Book) Golden Press/Western Publishing, 1977. 48pp., Pictorial paperbound covers. Very mild wear; o/w VG+. [p & l]

Cassidy, John and B.C. Rimbeaux. JUGGLING FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ. Klutz Press, 1994, 76pp.

Cassidy, John and Michael Stroud. THE KLUTZ BOOK OF MAGIC. Klutz, 1990, 88pp. Wire comb bound. No props.

Cassidy, John. THE KLUTZ YO-YO BOOK. Klutz Press, 1987, 80pp.(+ads). Yo-Yo not included.

Castle, Jeffrey Lloyd. HOW NOT TO LOSE AT POKER. (Hardbound Book) Little, Brown and Company, 1970, 150pp. Red cloth.

[Chicago Magic Company] CATALOG NO. 19 – EVERYTHING FOR THE MAGICIAN. (Catalog) 1948. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound in pictorial covers.

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: THE UNTOLD STORY. Pocket Books,1970, 298pp.

Clark, Hyla M. THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Tree Communications, 1976, 208 pp., cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket roughed along the top and bottom edges with several chips and tears; o/w a VG copy. 

Clark, Tony. TONY CLARK UNMASKS – AWARD WINNING DOVE TECHNIQUES – A HANDBOOK FOR DOVE WORKERS. Tony Clark Productions, 1997.  74pp. Corners curling a bit; o/w VG.

Coffin, George S. $ECRET$ OF WINNING POKER. Wilshire Book Company, 1976, 198pp.

Cullingford, Guy. CONJURER’S COFFIN. (Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) Harmondsworth (UK). Penguin Books, 1957. 224pp., 12mo. Paperbound. Edgewear with some soiling/toning at the spine; residue from an unsuccessfully removed label; o/w Good

Danby, Mary. ROTTEN RIDDLES AND GOOFY GAGS. Sterling Publishing, 1991, 96pp.

Darbyshire, Lydia. THE MAGIC BOOK: MASTER OF MYSTERIES OF OVER 150 MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Chartwell Books, 1997, 224pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has small tears/chips at the top of the spine and the lower face corner; o/w VG [p & l]

Dawes, Edwin A. and Arthur Setterington. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Gallery Books, 1989. 192pp., illus., bibliog., indices, 4to. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some edgewear and a small chip or two.

Dawson, Lawrence H. THE COMPLETE HOYLE’S GAMES. Wadsworth Reference, 1994, 480pp.

Dee, David. THE NO B.S. WAY TO QUICKLY & EASILY CREATE THEME SHOWS. (Audio Cassette) Alpharetta (GA), Dave Dee Inc. 1999. Cassette in clear vinyl case. VG.    

Delvin, Jack. MAGIC OF THE MASTERS. Coles Publishing, 1977, 240 pp.

Devereux, Eve and Peter Eldin. CARD AND MAGIC TRICKS – OVER 30 EAS-YTO-PERFORM STUNTS TO AMAZE AND CONFOUND. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy Books, 2004, 96pp. Pictorial Boards.

Devereux, Eve. THE ULTIMATE CARD TRICK BOOK – MASTER THE MAGIC OF 70 AMAZING TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Chartwell Books, 1994. 80pp. Cloth in dust jacket. [p & l]


Doctorow, E.L. RAGTIME. (Fiction with a Magic Character) New York, Bantam Books, 1976. 369pp., 12mo. Paperbound. Features Harry Houdini as a major character. Shows edgewear and a spine crease; o/w a Good copy.

Doerflinger, William. THE MAGIC CATALOGUE: A GUIDE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MAGIC. A Sunrise Book, E.P. Dutton, 1977, 242pp. [p & l]

Dowling, Allen. THE GREAT AMERICAN PASTIME: NOTES ON POKER, THE GAME AND THE PLAYERS. (Hardbound Book) A.S. Barnes,1970, 244pp. Cloth in a roughed and worn dust jacket.

Drake Publishers. MAGIC FOR BEGINNERS. (Hardbound Book)Drake Publishers, 1976. 159pp. Blue cloth. Lacks dust jacket.

Dunn, Bob. MAGIC FOR ALL. ARCO Publications Limited, 1974. 160pp.

Dunn, Bob. MAGIC FOR ALL. (Hardbound Book) Citadel Press, 1946, 158pp.  Brown cloth.  Former owner name inside front cover; worn at extremities with soiled and scuffed covers; front hinge is going; o/w a Good reading copy.

Dunn, John Gregory. THE STUDIO. Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 1969, 255pp.

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S BOOK OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Bonanza Books, 1979. 115pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket.

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Spring Books, n.d. 288pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket a bit rough along top.

Easley, Bert and Eric P. Wilson. DOING MAGIC FOR YOUNGSTERS. D. Robbins, 1972, 122pp.

Easley, Bert and Eric P. Wilson. DOING MAGIC FOR YOUNGSTERS INCLUDING THE ART OF CONJURING TO CHILDREN. Louis Tannen, 1972, 122pp.(+adverts) Paperbound.

Einhorn, Nicholas. THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. Hermes House, various dates, 256pp. Soft pictorial covers.  [p & l]

Eldin, Peter. MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Kingfisher, 1997. 64pp., full color illus. Colorful pictorial boards in a clipped dust jacket. Not a “how-to”, but an introduction to the history of magic, magicians, tricks and illusions—a great book for a young magician.

Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. Wanderer Books, 1985,189pp., color illus., bibliog., glossary, index, 12mo. Paperbound. Paper lift from a price sticker on the front cover; o/w VG+

Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. Simon and Schuster, 1985. 189pp.  

Elliott, Bruce. CLASSIC SECRETS OF MAGIC. Collier Books, 1962, 190pp. Paperbound.

Elliott, Bruce. GREAT SECRETS OF THE MASTER MAGICIANS. Collier Books, 1972. (Previously published as: CLASSIC SECRETS OF MAGIC.) 190pp.Shows light wear with a spill stain on the front cover, but not affecting inside.

Elliott, Bruce. MAGIC AS A HOBBY. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy Publishing, 1948 ,230pp. Cloth.

Elliott, Bruce. MAGIC AS A HOBBY – NEW TRICKS FOR AMATEUR PERFORMERS. (Book) London, Faber & Faber, n.d. 240pp., illus., index, 12mo. Paperbound. Very lightly worn at extremities, o/w VG+.

Evans, Cheryl, and Ian Keable-Elliott. THE USBORNE COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC. (Juvenile Book) Tulsa (OK), EDC Publishing, 1989. 64pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound with full color illustrated cover. Near fine.

Feinman, Jeffrey. THE CATALOGUE OF MAGIC. Simon and Shuster, 1978, 159pp. [p & l]

Feinstein, Barry, Daniel Kramer and Jim Marshall. EARLY DYLAN. Bulfinch, 2005, 96pp.

Fijan, Carol and Frank Ballard with Christina Starobin. DIRECTING PUPPET THEATRE. Resource Publications, 1989, 96pp. Ex library copy.

Finnigan, Dave. THE JOY OF JUGGLING – THE BOOK. JuggleBug, 1993, 113pp.

Fisher, John. JOHN FISHER’S MAGIC BOOK. Prentice-Hall, 1971, 128pp. Roughed at the edges; chipped spine, reinforces with clear tape.

Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. Coles Publishing, 1980, 206pp.

Foxworthy, Jeff. YOU MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF…  Longstreet Press, 1992, 73pp.

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

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Sterling Publishing, various dates, 128pp., cloth.

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. Signet, various dates, 120pp.

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing company, 1956, 128pp. Reddish cloth missing the dust jacket.

Frederick, Guy. MAGIC TRICKS. Young Readers’ Press, 1970,128pp.

Frey, Richard L. HOW TO PLAY CANASTA. Diversey Publishing, 1949, 126pp.

Friedman, Ken. 35 FOR TWO – – ORIGINAL COMEDY SCENES. Wagon Press, 1997. 106pp.

Frome, Lenny. WINNING STRATEGIES FOR VIDEO POKER. Compu-Flyers, 1993,119pp. Inscribed and signed on title page. 

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS. Dover Publications, 2014, 113pp.

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS. Dover Publications, 2014, 113pp.


Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC—92 FOOLPROOF TRICKS.  Dover Publications, 1989, 136pp,


Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING PAPER MAGIC. Dover, 1985, 147pp.

Furman, Irv. MAGIC FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ. Cherry Hill Press, 1987, 120pp., illus. (cartoon style by Bruce Blitz)

Gibson, Walter B. & Morris N. Young. HOUDINI ON MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) First edition. Dover Publications, Inc., 1953, 280pp. Lacking dust jacket.

Gibson, Walter B., and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI ON MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications Inc., 1953. 280pp. Illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial paperbound covers. 

Gibson, Walter B. and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI’S FABULOUS MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, 1961, 214pp. Boards in dust jacket.

Gibson, Walter B. MAGIC EXPLAINED. (Covered Boards) Permabound, 1949, 188pp.

Gibson, Walter B. MAGIC EXPLAINED. (Hardbound Book) Vista House, 1958. 188pp. Lacks a dust jacket; former owner bookplate tipped in.

Gibson, Walter B. MASTERING MAGIC – 100 SECRETS OF GREAT MAGICIANS. Lifetime Books, 1996, 236pp.


Gibson, Walter. WALTER GIBSON’S BIG BOOK OF MAGIC FOR ALL AGES. Melvin Powers. Wilshire Book Company, 1980, 231pp.

Gibson, Walter B. WHAT’S NEW IN MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, 1956, 222pp. Lacks dust jacket.

[Ginn, David] LIVE KIDBIZ 2: MORE FUNNY MAGIC. (DVD) David Ginn, 2004. Running time: 60 minutes.

Gleason, Katherine. GEOGAMI – CREATIVE MULTIDIMENSIONAL GEOMETRIC ORIGAMI. Sterling Innovation, 2006, 64pp.

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. Mallard Press, 1989. 128pp.

Good, Arthur. 100 AMAZING MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) Corwin Books, 1977. 128pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has a large (6”) tear and fold on the back cover—tear is taped, and jacket is in a Mylar cover; o/w a VG copy [pb & l]

Gordon, Henry. HENRY GORDON’S WORLD OF MAGIC. Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 1989, 169pp.

Goren, Charles. CHAMPIONSHIP BRIDGE WITH CHARLES GOREN. (Hardbound Book) Doubleday and Company, 1964. 254pp. Cloth in dust jacket in older Mylar cover. Ex-library copy with typical markings; front free end paper is missing; o/w overall a Good copy. 

Graham, Walter B. HOW TO BECOME A MAGICIAN FOR FUN AND PROFIT. Walter B. Graham/Modern Litho, 1967. 98pp., illus., 8vo. Mild edgewear; o/w VG.

Gravatt, Glenn. 50 MORE MODERN CARD TRICKS.  Magic Limited/Lloyd Jones, 1979, 60pp.

Green, Allen V. SIMPLE TRICKS. Doubleday & Company, 1955. (A Doubleday Activity Book) 127pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Less seldom seen edition. Shows use and edgewear with some creases at the spine and outer edges; o/w Good.

Grogan, John. HELP, I’VE FALLEN & NEED A GOOD LAUGH. Evergreen Press, 2004. 116pp.


Harrington, Dan, and Bill Robertie. HARRINGTON ON HOLD’EM – EXPERT STRATEGY FOR NO-LIMIT TOURNAMENTS, VOLUME II: THE ENDGAME.  Creel Printing, 2005. 450pp.. Shows use with edgewear and light soiling; rear cover was torn and taped from inside.

Hawkesworth, Eric. PRACTICAL LESSONS IN MAGIC – TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS FOR THE AMATEUR PERFORMER. (Hardbound Book) Meredith Press, 1967, 75pp. Cloth in dust jacket.


Hawkesworth, Eric. PUPPET SHOWS TO MAKE – HOW TO ENTERTAIN WITH ALL KINDS OF PUPPETS. (Hardbound Book) London, Supreme Magic, 1984. 92pp.Cloth in dust jacket.

Hay, Henry (Pseud. of Barrows Mussey). THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK. (Book) New York, Signet, 1974. Third revised and expanded edition.  382pp., illus., glossary, biography and bibliog., index, 12mo. Pictorial paperback. General edgewear; o/w a good solid copy.

Heulihan, Gerald. WINNING ODDS, Padell Book Company, 1961, 64pp.

Hjortsberg, William. NEVERMORE. (Fiction with a Magic Theme – Hardbound) First edition. Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994, 289pp., Boards in dust jacket.

Hoffman, Allan. 50 FUN WAYS TO INTERNET. (Book) Franklin Lakes (NJ) Career Press, 1995. 191pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperback with pictorial covers. Dated now, but a great reminder about how mysterious (and by-gone) it was in the beginning. Like new.

Hoyle, Edmond. HOYLES COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE BOOK OF GAMES – AUTOGRAPH EDITION. (Hardbound Book) Blue Ribbon Books, 1940, 460pp.

Hugard, Jean. CARD MANIPULATIONS NOS. 1 – 5. (Hardbound Book) Max Holden, (1930’s) 163pp. (+advert.), illus., 8vo. Light blue cloth with paste title piece. Spine is discolored at the edges and a former owner has affixed a spine label that has subsequently worn off; end papers browning/toning; former owner name stamp and bookplate; o/w a VG copy.

Hugard, Jean. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS. Dover Publications, 2019, 402 pp. Paperbound.

Hugard, Jean with Frederick Braue. EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE: CLOSE-UP TABLE MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1974. 448pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound.

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. Faber and Faber Ltd., 1973. 372pp. Heavy wear at the extremities with scuffs and creases; so just fair condition, but a good reading or giveaway copy.

Hunter, Norman. SIMPLIFIED CONJURING FOR ALL. Hamlyn, 1999, 124pp.

Hunter, Norman. THE PUFFIN BOOK OF MAGIC. Penguin Books, 1968. 128pp.

Hunter, Norman. MAGIC TRICKS., Penguin Books, 1968. (Formerly THE PUFFIN BOOK OF MAGIC)128pp.

“J”, Mr. STILL MORE OF THE WORLD’S BEST DIRTY JOKES. (Hardbound Book) Castle Book, 1981,108pp. Boards in dj.

Jacoby, Oswald. OSWALD JACOBY ON POKER. (Hard bound Book) Doubleday & Company, 1947, 175pp. Boards in dust jacket. Dj has a closed tear at the bottom of the back.

Jacoby, Oswald. OSWALD JACOBY ON POKER. (Hardbound Book) Doubleday & Company, 1948, 175pp. Black boards with red stamping. Cover is a bit roughed with “bleached” spots on rear cover.

[Jokes] THE ADULT ONLY JOKE BOOK. Hinkler Books, 2002, 407pp., 8vo.

Johnson, Anne Akers. THE BUCK BOOK. Klutz Press, 1993. 82pp. Original dollar bill encased in plastic has been removed.

Johnson, Karl. THE MAGICIAN AND THE CARDSHARP – THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S GREATEST SLEIGHT-OF-HAND ARTIST. (Book) New York, Henry Holt and Company. 2005. First paperbound edition. 349pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Shows usage and general edgewear’ o/w a VG reading copy

Jonson, Wilifrid. MAGIC TRICKS AND CARD TRICKS. Dover, 1954, 100pp./95pp.

Jorgensen, T.E. THE NEW BOTTLE BOOK. Nielsen Magic Co., 1992, 58pp.

Joseph, George. THE 101 MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAS VEGAS & CASINO GAMBLING. (Book) 186pp., illus., tables/graphs, 8vo. Paperbound with pictorial covers. Review from September 1997 GENII laid in. Shows modest edgewear; o/w Near Fine.

[Juggling] A two-book lot, consisting of: John Cassidy and B.C. Rimbeaux’s JUGGLING FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ (Klutz Press, 1988, 82pp.) and JuggleBug’s CLUB JUGGLING (JuggleBug, 1984, 16pp.)

[Juggling] JUGGLETIME. (Audio Cassette) JuggleBug, Inc., 1981.

Kaye, Marvin. CATALOG OF MAGIC. Doubleday, 1977. 280pp.

Keppler, Stephan. THREE SECRETS REVEALED. MexoMagic, 2004. 4pp. Still shrink-wrapped.

King, Kolby. VENTRILOQUISM MADE EASY. Dover Publications, 1997. 90pp.

King, J. Robert. CARNIVAL OF FEAR. (Fiction with a Carnival Theme) Lake Geneva (WI), TSR Books, 1993. 332pp., 12mo. Paperbound. VG+.

King, Mac, and Mark Levy. TRICKS WITH YOUR HEAD. (Book) New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. 

Kissell, Steve and eleven of his comical friends. HUMOR BY THE DOZEN. Steve Kissell, 1996, 159pp.

Klein, Jim (ed.) MAGICIAN’S HOME COMPANION. (Hardbound Book) American Magic Company, 1994. 125pp., illus., index, 4to. Stamped pictorial cloth. “Supplemental Art Pack” laid in.  Near fine

Kreskin. THE AMAZING WORLD OF KRESKIN. Avon Publishing, 1974, 252pp.

Laflin, Duane. LAFLIN’S LAUGH-LINES – A COLLECTION OF FUN AND FUNNY STUFF. Winter’s Publishing, 2002, 96pp., illus.

Lalicki, Tom. SPELLBINDER – THE LIFE OF HARRY HOUDINI. (Hardbound Book) Holiday House, 2000, 81pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. [p&l]

Lamb, Geoffrey. MAGIC TRICKS. Cornerstone Library, 1977, 231pp.

Lamb, Geoffrey. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC DICTIONARY. (Hardbound Book) Elsevier/Nelson, 1979. First American edition. 157pp., illus., bibliog. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is roughed and rubbed a bit at the head and foot of the spine; o/w a VG+ copy.

Lanners, Edi. COLUMBUS EGG – TRICKS, GAMES, EXPERIMENTS. Paddington Press, 1978,192pp.


Lemmel, Maurice. GAMBLING: NEVADA STYLE. (Hardbound Book) Doubleday & Company, 1964, 192pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Jacket shows some light wear, but now in a Mylar sleeve. 

Leeming, Joseph. THE REAL BOOK ABOUT MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Garden City Books, 1951. 190pp., illus., 8vo. Library binding with fading spine stamping. bumped and soiled a bit; inside is VG. 

Leeming, Joseph. TRICKS AND STUNTS WITH PLAYING CARDS: PLUS GAMES OF SOLITAIRE. (Hardbound Book) Gramercy Pub. Co, 1949. 107pp.  Boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket a bit chipped.

Livingston, A.D. POKER STRATEGY AND WINNING PLAY. (Hardbound Book) J. B. Lippincott, 1971. 227pp.  Ex library.

Longe, Bob. WORLD’S BEST CARD TRICKS. Sterling Publishing, 1991, 128pp.

Longe, Bob. WORLD’S GREATEST CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Sterling Publishing, 1996. 128pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine.

Lovesey, Peter. ABRACADAVER. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) London, Mysterious Press/Arrow Books, 1972. 220pp., 12mo. Paperback with pictorial covers. VG.

Lovitt, Chip. MASTERS OF MAGIC. Scholastic, 1979, 137pp.

Lubliner, Laurence H. PLAYING CARDS IN PHOTOGRAPHS. (Hardbound Book) Squash Publishing, 2013,91pp. Red pictorial boards. [p & Ll]

[Magic, Inc.] YEAR BOOK 1969-70. Magic, Inc., 1970, 144pp. Comb binding has been removed from so just loose pages held with a bulldog clip.

Mandelberg, Robert. GREAT CARD TRICKS. (Wee Book) Mud Puddle Inc., 2013, 48pp. A wee book (only 4.5” tall) in pictorial boards.

March, Carl. MAGIC MADE EASY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONJURING. Croydon Publishing Company, 1953, 96 pp. Magazine style paperbound. [l & p]

Mason, Tom, and Dan Danko with John Railing and Danny Orleans. THE BOOK OF APPEARING AND DISAPPEARING. Scholastic/Magic University, 2001, 74pp.

Maxwell, Michael, Paul Harris and David Roth] THE SELF-LEVITATION VIDEO. (VHS CASSETTE) A-1 Multimedia,1997. Video cassette in original video jacket. Cover shows edgewear. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w appears VG.

McElhones. MAGICAL MYSTERIES – MAGIC MADE EASY. (Hardbound Book) Rand McNally & Co., 1929, 140pp. Decorative stamped cloth boards.  Cloth is darkened at the top of the spine; has been damp with a water stan along the top third of the book—resulting in some stiffness and a modest warp of the boards; former owner name stamp on front end-paper and one page in; some scribbling on the rear end paper and on some photos throughout; despite defects, overall condition is fair and a serviceable reading copy.

[McClintock, Reed] REED MCCLINTOCK’S THE COIN PATRIOT. (DVD) Reed McClintock, 2003.

Meara, Mary Jane, Frances Carolina, Jeffrey Allen Joseph Stone, Maureen Anne Teresa Kelly and Richard Glen Michael Davis. MORE GROWING UP CATHOLIC. A Dolphin Book, 1986, 125pp.

Messick, Hank and Burt Goldblatt. THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GAMBLING. (Hardbound Book) Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976, 214pp. Boards in dust jacket.  Small tear on back of dust jacket repaired with tape. [p & l]

Meyer, Bernard C. HOUDINI: A MIND IN CHAINS, A PSYCHOANALYTIC PORTRAIT. (Hardbound Book) E.P. Dutton, 1976, 197pp. Cloth in dust jacket with several small tears and chips.

Meyer, Jerome S. FUN FOR THE FAMILY. (Hardbound Book) Garden City Publishers, 1939, 288pp. Green cloth in Dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve.

[Michael the Magician]. SECRET MAGIC TRICKS REVEALED. (VHS Video) n.d., no time listed.

Miller, Hugh (editor). HORACE BENNETT’S PRIZE WINNING MAGIC. Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 80pp.

Moore, Brian. THE MAGICIAN’S WIFE. (Hardbound Book – Magic-Themed Fiction) Dutton, 1998, 229pp.

Morehead, Albert H. and Geoffrey Mott-Smith. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SOLITAIRE AND PATIENCE GAMES. Bantom Books, 1968, 190pp.

Morehead, Albert H. THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WINNING POKER. (Hardbound Book) Simon & Schuster, 1967, 286pp. Cloth/boards.

Morehead, Albert H. and Geoffrey Mott-Smith. HOYLE’S RULES OF GAMES. Signet Key Book, multiple dates, multiple paginations.

Morehead, Albert H. and Geoffrey Mott-Smith. HOYLE’S RULES OF GAMES. (Book) New York, Signet, 1983. Second revised edition.264pp., illus., glossary, 12mo. Paperbound. Near fine. 

Moss, John. HOW TO WIN AT POKER. Garden City Books, 1950, 92pp.

Mulholland, John. MAGIC FOR ENTERTAINING. (Hardbound Book) Reprint of THE ART OF ILLUSION). New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1944. 142pp., illus., 12mo. Black cloth with red spine stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; general wear, o/w VG.

Murray, William D. and Francis J. Rigney. PAPER FOLDING FOR BEGINNERS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1960. 94pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Former owner name inside; o/w Near Fine.

Myers, M. Ruth. A TOUCH OF MAGIC. (Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) New York, Dell Publishing, 1988. 286pp., 12mo. Paperbound with pictorial covers

Okal, Bill. CARD MAGIC – AMAZING CARD TRICKS …EASILY PERFORMED BY MAGICIANS OF ALL AGES., Paragon-Reiss, 1982, 175pp.. Paperbound. There has been some paper transfer to the rear cover from another source; o/w VG.

O’Meally. Robert. LADY DAY – THE MANY FACES OF BILLIE HOLIDAY. Da Capo Press, 1991, 205pp. [p&l]

Osborn, Florence. HOW’S YOUR BRIDGE GAME? (Hardbound) Whittlesey House, 1948, 201pp. Ex library.

Otis, Taylor. TOBY TYLER OR TEN WEEKS WITH THE CIRCUS. (Juvenile Hardbound Book) Grosset & Dunlap, 1967,183pp.Pictorial boards. Ex library, but still very good.

Page, Patrick. BELL’S BOOK OF TRICKS: CARDS, COINS, HANDKERCHIEFS AND PAPER. (Hardbound Book) Bell Publishing, 1976. 121pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

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

Paradise, Professor assisted by Joseph Leeming. THE NEW BOOK OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Book) Doubleday, Page and Company, 1927. 187pp. Illus. 12mo. Pictorial cloth. An ex-library copy; both hinges are starting; spine is chipped and cloth is p2lled at the head of the spine; some soiling and toning at edges and on some internal pages; just Fair, but with some minor repair it could be a good reading copy.

Phillips, Hubert. PROFITABLE POKER. (Hardbound Book) Arco Publications, 1960, 224pp. Red cloth with gold stamping in a dust jacket.

POKER ACCORDING TO MAVERICK. Dell Publishing Co., 1959, 159pp.

Popular Mechanics, The Editors of. THE BOY MAGICIAN – 156 AMAZING TRICKS & SLEIGHT OF HAND. Hearst Books, 2008.  192 pp.

Powers, Melvin. HOW TO GET RICH IN MAIL ORDER. Hal Leighton Printing Company, 1986, 352pp.

Presto, Fay. MAGIC FOR KIDS. (Book) New York, Kingfisher, 1999., 72pp., illus., glossary, index., 4to. Paperbound with colorful pictorial covers. Near fine.

Ragsdale, Bill. MAGIC AROUND THE WORLD. Script for “Adventures Around the World”,  Adventures in Entertainment, 1994,144pp.

Rawson, Clayton. (a.k.a The Great Merlini). HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York, Fireside Book, 1971. 175pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG+.

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

Rice, Cy. NICK THE GREEK – KING OF THE GAMBLERS. (Hardbound Book) Funk and Wagnalls, 1969, 235pp. Cloth in dust jacket–a . roughed at the edges.

Riddle, Major A. as told to Joe Hymans. THE WEEKEND GAMBLER’S HANDBOOK. (Hardbound Book) Random House, 19631, 57pp. Cloth in a clipped dust jacket with general wear–chipped, creased and worn at the extremities.

Ripley, Sherman. 141 MAGIC TRICKS. Sentinel Books, various, 127pp.

Ripley, Sherman. AN INTRODUCTION TO MAGIC. Sentinel Books, various, 127pp.

Ritchard, Dan with Kathleen Moloney. VENTRILOQUISM FOR THE TOTAL DUMMY. Villard Books, 1987, 90pp. Apparently a “starter vent figure or sock puppet was attached” by a .25” hole punched near the top of the spine. Dummy not included.

Roberts, Willo Davis. THE MAGIC BOOK. (Hardbound Juvenile Fiction with a Magic Theme) Atheneum, 1986, 150pp. Cloth in dust jacket. An ex library copy.

Robertson, Jeanne. DON’T LET THE FUNNY STUFF GET AWAY. Rich Publishing Company, 1998, 136pp.

Rosenbloom, Joseph. THE GIGANTIC JOKE BOOK. Sterling Publishing, n.d. 256pp.


Rovere, Ernest W. CONTRACT BRIDGE COMPLETE. A Fireside Book, 1973, 844pp.

Roxy. SEARCHING FOR THE SECRETS OF MAGIC. (CD-Rom) Liberia Antiquaria Mirabilia, 2004. Prima edizione. CD in jewel box case. Front cover of the case is scratched, o/w VG+.

Russo, Arlene. VAMPIRE NATION. Llewellyn Publications, 2005, 216pp.

Rydell, Wendy with George Gilbert. THE GREAT BOOK OF MAGIC – INCLUDING 150 TRICKS YOU CAN PERFORM. (Book) New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1976. 271pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Lightly worn at edges; former owner book plate; o/w VG.

[Savina, Damien] INVISIBLE. (DVD) Marchand de Trucs Productions/Ellusionist, n.d. DVD in vinyl case. Lacks gimmick. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG.

Scarne, John. 100 OF SCARNE’S MAGIC TRICKS. Cornerstone Library, 1965, 119pp.

Schindler, George. MAGIC WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS – OVER 150 TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO AT THE DINNER TABLE. (Book) New York, Reiss Games, 1976. 240pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Toning throughout, especially the end papers; o/w VG.

Schindler, George. PRESTO! MAGIC FOR THE BEGINNER. Reiss Publishing, 1977,192pp.

Selznick, Brian. THE HOUDINI BOX. (Inscribed/Signed – Magic Themed Juvenile Book) Bull’s Eye Books (Random House), 1991, (66pp.,) Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket in Mylar protective sleeve.  Inscribed to former owner and signed in 2003.

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN’S BIG BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Bantam, 1976. 278pp., illus., index, 12mo. Paperbound. Shows edgewear from use; front endpaper missing; former owner blind stamp on several pages; io/w Quite Good.

Sheinwold, Alfred. FIRST BOOK OF BRIDGE. Everyday Handbooks #242-Barnes & Noble, n.d., 153pp.

Shepherd, Chuck, Jon J. Kohut and Roland Sweet. NEWS OF THE WEIRD. A Plume Book, 1989, 162pp.  

Shirk, Bill, as told to Dick Wolfsie. MODERN DAY HOUDINI – SECRETS OF MY TWENTY-FIVE GREATEST ESCAPES. Lyons Press, 2003, 178pp. [l & p]

Shrott, Steve. STEVE SHROTT’S COMEDY COURSE.  Hades Publications, 1989. 61pp. Has been damp along top edge and is cockled, but wholly readable.

Silbermintz, Moses. TRICKS THAT WORK VOLUME ONE and JOKES THAT WORK – TWO BOOKS IN ONE. Magic Apple, 2010, (44pp.)

Silberstang, Edwin. WINNING POKER STRATEGY. David McKay Company, 1982, 146pp.

Silberstang, Edwin. WINNING CASINO CRAPS. (Hardbound Book)  Company, 1979. 141pp., illus./diagrams, glossary, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Ex library with typical institutional and public abuse.

Simon, S, J. WHY YOU LOSE AT BRIDGE. (Hardbound Book) Simon a& Schuster, 1946, 158pp. Cloth in dj.

Sippets, Trevor. The POKER DIRECTORY. Chartwell, 2005, 208pp.

Spanier, David. TOTAL POKER. (Hardbound Book) Simon and Schuster, 1977, 255pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

Stashower, Daniel. THE ADVENTURES OF THE ECTOPLASMIC MAN. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Penguin, 1985, 203pp.

Steig, Irwin. COMMON SENSE IN POKER. (Hardbound Book) Gallahad Books, 1963, 188pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

Stein, Clem, Jr. BRIDGE AND GIN GAMBITRY – THE ART OF WINNING ALL THE TIME. Cornerstone Library, 1963, 159pp.Shows wear from use; a price sicker has been removed from the to face corner and some of the paper cover with it; cover and first two paged have been hole-punched near the upper face corner; interior page a bit browned.

Stone, Alex. FOOLING HOUDINI – MAGICIANS, MENTALISTS, MATH GEEKS & THE HIDDEN POWERS OF THE MIND. (Hardbound Book) Harper Collins, 2012, 299pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Ex library with minimal markings inked out.

Summers, Kit. JUGGLING WITH FINESSE – THE DEFINITIVE BOOK OF JUGGLING. (Inscribed/Signed Book) San Diego (CA), Finesse Press, 1987. 250pp., illus., indices, 4to. Paperbound. Inscribed to former owner and signed by Summers. Very mild edgewear; o/w VG+.

Swain, James. FUNNY MONEY – A MYSTERY FEATURING TONY VALENTINE. (Hardbound – Magic/gambling themed Fiction) Atria Books, 2002, 290pp., 8vo.

Swain, James. GRIFT SENSE. (Book – Magic/Gambling themed Fiction) Pocket Books, 2001, 303pp. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.

Swain, James. GRIFT SENSE. (Hardbound Book – Magic/Gambling themed Fiction) Pocket Books, 2001, 303pp., cloth/boards in dj.

[Tannen Catalog] LOUIS TANNEN NO. 13 CATALOG OF MAGIC. (Hardbound Magic Catalog) Louis Tannen Inc., 1980, 783pp.  Pictorial boards featuring Siegfried & Roy on the cover. Includes a reprint of Robert Parrish and Oscar Weigle’s DO THAT AGAIN.

Tarr, Bill. 101 EASY-TO-DO MAGIC TRICKS., Dover Publications1977. 222pp.

Tarr, Bill. NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T: LESSONS IN SLEIGHT OF HAND. Vintage Books, 1976. 224pp., illus., glossary, 4to. Corners are roughed and curled a bit, but no spine creases and insides are VG+.

[Thayer’s Studio of Magic] THAYER QUALITY MAGIC CATALOG NO. 8. (Catalog) Thayer Studio of Magic, 1936. 311pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Plans for the Asrah illusion laid in. Shows general wear and some spine soiling; spine has been reinforced with clear plastic tape; o/w VG. 

[Thayer’s Studio of Magic] THAYER QUALITY MAGIC CATALOG NO. 9, VOLUME 1 – 5. (Book) Los Angeles, Thayer Studio of Magic, 1943. (354pp. collectively), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Some soiling and wear, but overall VG.

Thurston, Howard. FIFTY CARD TRICKS. (Pulp Paperbound Book) New York, Wehman Bros., n.d. (circa 1940’s). 83pp., (+ 4pp. of Wehman adverts at the rear), illus., 12mo. Paperbound in colorful paper covers printed in orange and blue on white paper. Cover is three clownish figures on unicycles with each carrying a card; back cover is blank. Covers are quite good and complete with modest edgewear, folds, etc.; mild browning/toning throughout; former owner blind-stamp; o/w VG.  

Time-Life Books. MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN: PSYCHIC POWERS. (Hardbound Book) Time-Life Books, 1987. 160pp. Pictorial boards. 

Townsend, Charles Barry. MERLIN’S PUZZLER 3. Hammond Incorporated, 1979, 121pp.

Townsend, Charles Barry. WORLD’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS. Sterling, 1993, 128 pp.

Tremaine, Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAGIC AND CARD TRICKS. (Hardbound Book) various publishers, various dates, 221pp. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. [p & l]

Tucker, James. HOCUS CORPUS. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Onyx, 1999. 403pp. Stress creases on the spine from reading.

Tulcea, C. Ionescu. A BOOK ON CASINO BLACKJACK.( Hardbound Book) Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1982. 130pp. Cloth in dust jacket (now in Mylar sleeve).

Turner, Bill. HOW TO DO TRICKS WITH CARDS. Collier Books, 1963. 160pp.

[United States Playing Card Company] POKER – THE NATION’S MOST FASCINATING CARD GAME. United States Playing Card Company, 1941, 64pp.

Urton, Andrea. 50 NIFTY MAGIC TRICKS. Lowell House, 1992. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Colorful pictorial covers.

Uston, Ken. MASTERING PAC-MAN. Signet, 1981, 128pp.

Victor, Edward. CLASSIC CARD TRICKS. (Book) Mineola (NY), Dover Publications, 2004. 98pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Complete listing of Dover magic titles as of 2004 printed inside front and back covers. As New.

Victor, Edward. MAGIC OF THE HANDS and MORE MAGIC OF THE HANDS. (Hardbound Book) Max Holden, 1942, 117/132pp. (+ ads). Blue cloth. General soiling; worn at head and foot of spine; signatures are starting to split in several places; a Good reading copy.

Victor, Edward. MAGIC OF THE HANDS. Max Holden, 1942, 119pp.m. Some darkening/toning around the edges.

Wagner, Walter. TO GAMBLE OR NOT TO GAMBLE. (Hardbound Book) World Publishing, 1972, 370pp. Cloth in dust jacket. Now in Mylar protective sleeve.


White, Alain C. SAM LOYD AND HIS CHESS PROBLEMS. Dover Publications, Inc., 1962, 471pp.


[Wiles, Caleb] AT THE TABLE: CALEB WILES. (DVD) New – still shrink-wrapped.

Williams, Beryl and Samuel Epstein. THE GREAT HOUDINI: MAGICIAN EXTRAORDINARY. Scholastic Book Services, 1965. 275pp.

Williams, Walt. I RECALL. Hocus Pocus Inc./Williams Publishing, n.d. 137pp.

Wilson, Colin. THE SUPERNATURAL – MYSTERIOUS POWERS. (Hardbound Book) Danbury Press, 1975, 144pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial cloth. General edgewear at the extremities with some mild mars/scuffs on the back of the cover

Witt, Wittus (comp.) GELBE ZAUBERSEITEN INTERNATIONALE– MAGIC YELLOW PAGES INTERNATIONAL #6 -1990-1992. (Directory) Wittus Witt, 1990, 91pp.

Wolpin, Stewart. THE RULES OF NEIGHBORHOOD POKER ACCORDING TO HOYLE. New Chapter Press, 1990, 358pp. 

WONDERLAND. (DVD) By the Enchantment, 2010. Widescreen.

Wong, Stanford & Susan Spector. THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO GAMBLING LIKE A PRO. Alpha Books, 1996, 320pp.

Wright, Gene. MASTERS OF MAGIC. Pyramid Books, 1976, 157pp.

Wykes, Alan. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO GAMBLING. (Hardbound) Doubleday and Company, 1964, 352pp. Cloth in dust jacket.

Yardley, Herbert O. THE EDUCATION OF A POKER PLAYER. Pocket Books, Inc., 1957, 167pp.

Zadeh, Norman. WINNING POKER SYSTEMS. Wilshire Book Company, 1974, 208pp

Zorn, Steven. THE LITTLE BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS. (Hardbound) Running Press, 1994, 127pp. Boards in dust jacket. Wee book – 16mo.

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