REVERSE AUCTION FOR AUGUST 14, 2022

Greetings magic book fans! Here is the latest version of the Reverse Auction released Sunday (August 14).  Lots of old and some newer magic books of all types, some unusual items, histories and biographies, small booklets on diverse subjects and, of course, a lot of just great books/booklets at increasingly affordable prices—with many as low as $4, $5 or $6 each. 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 within 24 hours of your query. We always respond to everyone in the order that your queries are received. Zip codes are helpful with your query and, if you are located outside the U.S. or live in Missouri, please include where you want your order shipped.

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And now, here’s this week’s list:

Abbott, Bill. CABARET CARD MAGIC. (Booklet) (Montreal?), By the Author, 2008. 19pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. As new. Offered at $8.00

Abbott, Bill. COCKTAIL CARD MAGIC. (Book) Montreal, By the Author, 2008. 26pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

Ackerman, Allan.  HOW TO TAME A MOOSE: CANADIAN LECTURE TOUR, SUMMER 1995 (Lecture Notes) Henderson (NV), Allan Ackerman, 1995.  33pp., illus., 4to. Top corner stapled. VG+. Offered for $16.00

Newly Added! Adair, Ian.  TELEVISION PUPPET MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Co., n.d. 136pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $20.00

Newly Added! Adams, Morley. TRICKS THAT ANYONE CAN DO. (Book) London, The Bazaar Exchange and Mart Office, n.d. (1914-18). 96pp. illus., 12mo. Pictorial paperbound. Stamp on front cover proclaiming “6d (pence) Extra War Cost.”  Hamley Bros. advert on back cover. Shows wear and use, but other than a small chip on the back cover, o/w VG for a vintage pulp. (Note – One of my favorite subtitles: “Ingenious ways in which an Amateur, without expensive apparatus or a knowledge of “sleights”, can entertain and amuse.” Now, wouldn’t something like that win us all in the beginning?) Offered at $30.00

Adler, Irving. THE MAGIC HOUSE OF NUMBERS. (Book) London, Dennis Dobson, 1958. Illustrated by Ruth Adler. 150pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket in a Mylar sleeve. Price clipped; personal gift inscription; o/w near fine. Offered at $12.00 

Albrecht, Don. THE MAGIC CARTOONS OF ALBRECHT – A HILARIOUS LOOK AT THE WORLD OF MAGIC. (Booklet) Oakland (CA), Jeff Busby Magic, 1988. First edition. 50pp., illus., wide 8vo. 8.5 x 11 sheets plastic comb bound at the side to browse with a landscape orientation. A small spot or smudge here or there, but o/w VG+. Offered at $23.00

Aldini. NEW CONCEPTS IN MAGIC. (Booklet) Calgary, Mickey Hades Enterprises, 1970. 38pp., illus., 4to. Formerly side stapled under binder’s tape, but now wire spiral bound with slight residue of binder’s tape at the spine. Small fold at the lower corner; o/w VG. Now offered at $6.00

Newly Added! Ali (aka The Thief of Bad Gags) (Bongo?). ALI’S GAGSTERISM. (Book) London, Harry Stanley/Unique Magic Studio, n.d. 67pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound with a striking red, white and black front cover. Slightly soiled on the back white cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

Allen, Jon. SIMPLE MAGIC TRICKS – EASY TO LEARN MAGIC TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS. (Book) New York, Octopus Publishing Group, 2013, 128pp., illus., index, wide 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $10.00 

Alston, Peter. CARD GAMES AND HOW TO PLAY THEM. (Book) London, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1921. 124 pp., illus., 12mo. Colorful pictorial covers.  Shows some wear, but otherwise the cover is complete with very minor chipping at the spine; front hinge has been repaired; former owner initials stamp inside front cover and on title page; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Amira, Pablo and Titanas. IMPROMPTU AND COLORFUL PREDICTION. (Booklet) n.pl., Titanas Magic Productions, 2010. 49pp., illus., 4to. Colorful wraps. Tiny fold at the lower face edge of the cover; o/w Near fine. Offered at $9.00

Ammar, Michael. HOW TO NEGOTIATE HIGHER PERFORMANCE FEES. (Special Report) Special Report #1 of the Magical Arts Journal. N.pl. (Austin, TX), Magical Arts Journal, n.d. 13pp., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Offered at $5.00

Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR – MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., Michael Ammar, 2000.  20pp., illus., 4to. Glossy pictorial wraps.  Near fine.  Now offered at $5.00

Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR – MAGIC. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., Michael Ammar, 2005.  20pp., illus., 4to. Glossy pictorial wraps. Identical cover and first 10pp of content to the 2000 notes. Near fine.  Now offered at $5.00

Ammar, Michael. MICHAEL AMMAR’S THIRD NATIONAL TOUR NOTES. (Lecture Notes) N.pl., By the Author, n.d. Unpaged. (1989). (16pp.), illus., 4to. Yellow wraps. VG. Offered at $4.00

Anderson, George B. MAGIC DIGEST: FUN MAGIC FOR EVERYONE. (Book) Northfield (IL), Digest Books, Inc., 1972. 288pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. General edgewear and a couple of spine creases; some underlining, highlighting and former owner notes here and there throughout; former owner name on first page; o/w inside is Good+. Offered at $7.00

Newly Added! Anderson, Harry and Turk Pipkin. GAMES YOU CAN’T LOSE – A GUIDE FOR SUCKERS. (Book) New York, Pocket Books, 1989. First edition. 161pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Newly Added! Anderson, George B. GEORGE B. ANDERSON’S LECTURE NOTEBOOK. (Lecture Notes) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1980. 33pp., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Former owner name stamp; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Andrews, Val. “GOOD-NIGHT MR. DANTE”. (Book) Birmingham, A Goodliffe Publication, 1978. 122 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket.  Biography of the celebrated, Dante the Magician (Harry A. Jansen) 1883-1955. Dust jacket shows some wear at the edges and at head and foot of the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $11.00

Anonymous. TWO BOOKS IN ONE – MAGIC COLORING BOOK AND TRICKS YOU CAN DO! (Booklet) Las Vegas, Graphics 2000, 2000. All new edition. 16pp., illus., Wraps. Designed as a generic pitch book for after-show sales. As new. Offered at $4.00

[Anverdi] COLOR MATCH – LEGACY OF A GENIUS. (Mentalism Effect)Murphy’s Magic, 2021.Complete with all props and transmitter with on-line instructions.  See demo: https://www.murphysmagic.com/product.aspx?id=64468 New. Offered at $238.00

Aronson, Simon. THE CARD IDEAS OF SIMON ARONSON. (Book) Chicago, By the Author, 1978. First edition/first printing. 127pp., illus., bibliog. of previous periodical publications, 4to. Plastic comb bound. Shows some mild soiling on outer covers; former price noted on cover; a few squiggles on the title page; o/w VG. Offered at $28.00

Atmore, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S BRAIN BUSTERS. (Book) Humble (TX), H & R Magic Books, 2001. First edition. 111pp., illus., notes, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $13.00                       

Baker, Al. AL BAKER’S BOOK TWO. (Booklet) London, L. Davenport & Company/Demon Series, 1935. 39pp.(+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some discoloration and fading at the spine; mild toning inside; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00 

Baker, Al.  THIS WILL OPEN YOUR EYES: AL BAKER’S EXCLUSIVE “TWENTYFIVE DOLLAR” MANUSCRIPT. (Manuscript) n.pl, By the Author, n. d., 16pp printed on one side, 4to. Some mild toning on the covers and throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

Baumann, Fred C. MILESTONE IN COIN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1981. 94pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Errata sheet laid in. General edgewear and some soiling; lots of marginal notes; clear tape at the spine to repair a small tear; o/w a good reading copy. Offered at $5.00

Ben, David. ADVANTAGE PLAY – THE MANAGER’S GUIDE TO CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING. (Book) Toronto (ON), Key Porter Books, 2001. First edition. 240pp., illus., appendices, index, 8vo. Covered boards in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

Newly Added! Ben, Rey. LECTURE 3 (YEAR 2000). (Lecture Notes) Argentina, By the Author, 2000. Unnumbered (25pp.), illus., 4to. Side stapled in paper pictorial covers. Cover corners turned up a bit; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

Newly Added! Bengel, Robert. ABNORMAL TWIST. (Lecture Notes) Valrico (FL), By the Author, n.d. 3pp., 4to. Saddle stapled in cardstock wraps. Offered at $8.00

Bennett, Horace. MAGIC AFOOT: STAND UP MAGIC ROUTINES. (Book) n.pl., Magic Methods, 1989. 121pp, illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Some very minor rubbing on back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00 

Bergeron, Bev. WILLARD THE WIZARD. (Book) Orlando (FL), Lake Cane Publications,1978. First edition. 156pp., illus., eulogy, index, 4to. Brown leatherette w/gilt lettering in dust jacket. With contributions by Frances Willard Tucker—Willard’s daughter and assistant. Inscribed to former owner by a niece or granddaughter Madeline (Willard). Dust jacket is price clipped with several tears (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w VG. Offered at $49.00

Newly Added! Bergson, Syd. TELE-PERCEPTION. (Wee Book) “A miniature uAmnauthorized re-edition of Syd Bergson’s amazing and amazingly easy TELE-PERCEPTION.” N.pl., Vintage House, 2002. 6pp. 16mo. 8.5 x 11 sheet printed on one side and folded and cut to produce a 2.72 x 4.25 booklet with colored pictorial covers glued on as covers. VG. Offered at $12.00

Newly Added! Berkeley and T.B. Rowland. CARD TRICKS AND PUZZLES. (Vintage Book Plus)  London, George Bell & Sons, 1892. 120pp. (+adverts at the front), illus., 12mo. Orange pictorial cloth with black stamping on front cover and spine. Marlo bookplate and signed by Marlo—”Marlo” underlined Magician. Spine has darkened with age; heavy toning on the fee end papers; front hinge is weakening; o/w VG. Offered at $75.00

Berland, Samuel. BERLAND’S NEW AND ORIGINAL TRICKS. (Vintage Book) Chicago (IL), Samuel Berland, 1933.  First edition. 43pp., photo illus., wide 12mo. Side stapled in covers.  The illustrations (30 of them) are photos on 5” x 8” photographic paper cut in half and laid in. VG+. Offered at $16.00 

Newly Added! Berloquin, Pierre. 100 GAMES OF LOGIC. (Book) New York, Barnes & Noble, 1995. Foreword by Martin Gardner. 145pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. As new. Offered at $12.00

Newly Added! Bertram, Charles. ISN’T IT WONDERFUL? – A HISTORY OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY. (Vintage Collectible Book) London, Swan, Sonnenschein & Company, 1899. First edition. 301pp., illus., 8vo. Originally softbound in wraps, but nicely rebound in burgundy cloth boards with original paper covers bound in – title is neatly hand printed in gilt down the spine. Victor George bookplate inside original book and Edgar Heyl bookplate on rebound end board. Original paper copy is a bit roughed at the edges with occasional foxing and toning throughout; o/w a nice copy. Offered at $140.00

Bich, Mathieu. DISCOVERY OF A NEW WORLD. (Booklet) Paris, By the Author, 2003. Translated to English by Sebastian Clergue. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $18.00

Newly Added! Bishop, Ron. LAUGHTER ALL THE WAY. (Book) Birmingham, Goodliffe, 1968. First edition.  Foreword by Peter Warlock. 130 pp., illus., 8vo. Tan cloth with fading gilt titling on spine. Some edgewear and soiling; gift inscription to former owner; o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S MODERN CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, A.L. Burt, 1932. First edition. 204 pages, illus., 8Vo. Red cloth with black stamping in a Mylar protective clear jacket. Mild toning on endpapers; former owner name (Arthur P. Felsman) written on first free end paper; o/w a Near Fine copy. Now offered at $18.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S TRICKS AND ENTERTAINMENTS – EVERY TRICK ILLUSTRATED. (Vintage Pitch Book) (Cover title: BLACKSTONE’S MAGIC – EVERY TRICK ILLUSTRATED). New York, Jacobsen Publishing Company, 1929. 98pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial covers with red and dark blue printing. Considerably worn at the extremities with flaking at the head and foot of spine and lower front corner; back cover lightly soiled with a closed tear horizontally across the center; interior toning; former owner has made penciled notes and checkmarks on the covers and occasionally on inside pages; at best a Fair copy, but one less seldom seen. Offered at $7.00 

Newly Added! Blackstone, Harry, Jr., and edited by Leo Behnke. THERE’S ONE BORN EVERY MINUTE. (Book) Los Angeles, J.P. Tarcher, 1976. First edition. 149pp., illus., wide 12mo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. There are several small spots on the first set of end papers, but o/w As New. Offered at $16.00

Newly Added! [Bland, Mr. (Joseph), Professor of Legerdemain] MR. BLAND’S PROFESSOR OF LEGERDEMAIN) ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY & SUPERIOR CONJURING TRICKS, MAGICAL APPARATUS, MECHANICAL AUTOMATA, NEW AND INGENIOUS PUZZLES, &C… (Facsimile Catalog) Offenbach am Main, Volker Huber. 1982. Number 24 of 250 copies. Facsimile reprint of Mr. Bland’s circa 1860s catalogue. 146pp., illus., 4to. Blue pictorial hard cover with gilt lettering on cloth spine. Upper outer corner bumped; light mar at the lower corner of the front cover; o/w Near Fine condition. Offered at $90.00 

Braude, Jacob M. BRAUDE’S TREASURY OF WIT AND HUMOR. (Book) Englewood-Cliffs, Prentice-Hall, 1977. 277pp., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name inside front cover; o/w Near fine. Offered at $18.00

Breese, Martin. (Editor) THE BEST OF PENTAGRAM CARD MAGIC. (Book) London, Martin Breese International. 1990. First edition. 228pp., illus., 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine stamping in a dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $26.00

 Newly Added! Brook, Paul. THE CHRYSALIS OF A POLYMATH – THE SENARY WANDERINGS AND EMANATIONS FROM THE BRAIN OF PAUL BROOK. (Signed Book). Birmingham, England, Forward Thinking, 2009. 572pp. (w/ ads), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed/signed by Paul inside back cover. As new. Offered at $75.00 

Cassidy, Robert E. BOB CASSIDY’S STRANGE IMPRESSIONS – PERFORMANCE PIECES FOR THE MENTALIST AND IMPRESSION TECHNIQUES. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 2002. 19pp., illus., 4to. Near fine. Plastic comb bound. Was apparently purchased as an e-book and printed and in this format by the previous owner. Offered at $22.00

Caveney, Mike and William Rauscher. SERVAIS LE ROY: MONARCH OF MYSTERY. (Limited Edition/Numbered Book) Pasadena (CA), Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, 1999. First edition – numbered (#926) of a run of 1000.  254pp., illus. (including 28 poster reproductions), 4to. Grey cloth with gilt spine and cover title stamping in dust jacket. The eighth in the series of Magical Pro-Files. A Near Fine copy. Offered at $160.00

Ceiller, Remi. MANUEL PRATIQUE D’ILLUSIONISME ET DE PRESTIDIGITATION – GENERALITIES – TOURS DE CARTES. (Book) Paris, Payot, 1953. 310pp. (+adverts.), illus., indices, 8vo. Paperbound. General edgewear with a few minor cover spots; paper pull from price sticker removal on the front cover; front cover is starting to split from the bottom; mild toning; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $22.00 

Newly Added! Chanin, Jack. GRAND FINALE! SILK AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. (Book) Philadelphia, Chanin’s Studio of Magic, 1952. 96pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Former owner name; some toning on covers; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00 

Charles, Kirk. MARKED FOR LIFE: TIPS, TRICKS AND TACTICS FOR ANY MARKED DECK. (Book) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2002. First edition. 96pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $10.00

[Christopher, Dee] RAZOR WALLET. (Wallet, Gimmick and On-Line Instructions) Black leather. New. Offered at $29.00

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI, A PICTORIAL LIFE. (Book) New York, Crowell Company, 1976. First edition.  218pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Red cloth with gilt stamping on the spine in a dust jacket. An ex-library copy from The Free Press Library without the typical disfigurement—only a stamped book pocket; o/w minimal exterior wear (in a Mylar sleeve) and a VG+ copy. Offered at $10.00

Christopher, Milbourne. THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1973. 452pp., bibliog.., index, 4to. Handsome black cloth with gilt stamping in a dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $25.00

Cooper, Tommy. JUST LIKE THAT! – JOKES AND TRICKS. (Book) London, Wyndham Publication, 1975. 175pp., illus., bibliography, 12mo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

Newly Added! Cyprian, Fr. DOOR TO DOOR CARDSHARP: YOU ARE MAGIC! NO. 7. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author., 1979. 14pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in printed covers. Shows use, but VG. Offered at $12.00

Newly Added! [Davenport, L. & Co.] DAVENPORT’S DEMON MAGIC. (Magic catalog) London, Lewis Davenport Ltd, n.d. (1937). 194pp., illus. (some in color in the “Demon Silk Tricks” section),index,  8vo. Gold leaf pictorial covers. Cover is soiled a bit and rubbed; two vertical fold creases on the back cover; complete and unmarked internally; a VG copy. Offered at $30.00

De Courcy, Ken. 33 TRICKS WITH THE P-A-T-E-O FORCE (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1980. 19pp., illus., tall 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Some toning on the back cover and edges; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

De La Mano. (Zell Dreitzehn) Cover title: DE LA MANO’S GREAT MAGIC BOOK. ((Vintage Booklet) New York, Popular Publishing Company, n.d. (1877?) 29pp. (+adverts.), illus., 12mo. Bright hand tinted pictorial wraps. This book is all about the cover—the hand tinted wraps are around 29pages of the often reprinted, CONJURING, OR MAGIC MADE EASY… (inside title). Possibly sold as a pitch book. The only blemish is a price-sticker sized paper pull between the performer’s cameo drawing and the face edge—and two smaller pulls below that; o/w a Near Fine copy.  Offered at $39.00

DeLawrence, George and James “Kater” Thompson. MODERN CARD EFFECTS AND HOW TO PERFORM THEM. (Book) Chicago, Arthur P. Felsman,1920. 80pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Shows mild edgewear; chipped a bit at the foot of spine; Virgil Anjos bookplate; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Devant, David. ­MY MAGIC LIFE. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1983.  287pp., illus., 8vo.  Cloth/boards with gold stamping in a dust jacket (in a Mylar protective sleeve). Former owner’s bookplate; some foxing on the face edges; quite a bit of underling and marginal notations; o/w VG copy. Offered at $16.00

Dickson, Joel, and Joe Givan. THE SOLE SNATCHER – THE ULTIMATE CARD TO SHOE. (Trick) See demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucI9fvLR38w From Northern Miracles.

Gimmicks and online instructions. New, but has been opened and repackaged. Offered at $19.00

Dunn, Bob. MAGIC FOR ALL. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1946. 158pp., illus., 8vo.  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. Now offered at $5.00

Dusheck, Steve. DUSHECK’S COIN MAGIC. (Book) Harrisburg (PA), American Magic Company, 1992. First edition. (Dusheck Magic Series No. 2) 121pp., illus., 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gold cover and title stamping. Some very occasional underling and/or notes; o/w VG+. Offered at $34.00

Earle, Lee. SYZYGY: THE JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY MENTALISM: VOLUME SIX. (Signed/Numbered Book) Scottdale (GA), Lee Earle, 2018. Number 005 of 200 copies. Sequentially numbered from VOLUME FIVE (87pp.), illus, 4to. Paperbound. Signed by Lee Earle and inscribed to “My longest Friend in Magic.” Some mild edgewear; o/w VG+. Offered at $65.00

Eastman, Charles C. WINNERS ALL… (Booklet) Newburyport (MA), Chas. C. Eastman, n.d. Second edition. Davenport Demon Series label pasted over publication info on first page. 18pp. (+adverts), 8vo. Red pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $7.00

Eggink, Peter and Amanujjaman Abir. FREQUENCY. (Utility Device) n.pl., Deceptive Dreamz, 2020. Comes complete with props and is fully rechargeable, with link to online instructions. New, but has been opened and repackaged. Offered at $8.00

Einhorn, Nicholas. SPOOKED – THE ULTIMATE HAUNTED DECK. (DVD) The Magic Video Company, 2006. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w as new. Offered at $18.00

Newly Added! Fearson, Steve. STEVE FERSON’S ORIGINAL FLOATING CIGARETTE WITH BONUS IDEAS FOR KIDS SHOWS & NON-SMOKERS. (Booklet) Milwaukee (WI), Steve Fearson, 1990. Unnumbered (20pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Invisible thread tipped in at rear. VG+. Offered at $14.00

[Findlay, J.B. – Auction Catalogue] CATALOGUE OF THE J.B. FINDLAY COLLECTION – BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS – PART I: A-O. (Auction Catalog) London, Sotheby’s, Catalogue No. 19 of 1978/79 held Thursday, 5th July, 1979. 98pp. (+8pp.) including 501 lots, illus. (+8pp. of plates), 8vo. Pictorial paper wraps. Catalogue is unmarked internally; a bit soiled and toned at the spine. Prices realized is laid in and is a bit roughed at extended edge. Overall VG. Offered at $13.00

[Findlay, J.B. – Auction Catalogue] CATALOGUE OF THE J.B. FINDLAY COLLECTION – BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS – PART II: BOOKS AND PERIODICALS P-Z. (Auction Catalog) London, Sotheby’s, Catalogue No. 1 of 1979/80 held Thursday, 4th October,1979. 131pp. (+8pp.) including 499 lots, illus. (+8pp. of plates), 8vo. Pictorial paper wraps. Catalogue is unmarked internally; a bit toned at the spine. Prices realized is laid in and is roughed at extended edge; two of the plates have stuck together at the bottom and have some paper separation at the lower edge; inked price notes on the rear cover; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

[Findlay, J.B. – Auction Catalogue] CATALOGUE OF THE J.B. FINDLAY COLLECTION – BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND OTHER MATERIAL ON CONJURING AND THE ALLIED ARTS – PART III: POSTERS AND PLAYBILLS. (Auction Catalog) London, Sotheby’s, Catalogue No. 19 of 1979/80 held Thursday, 3rd October,1980. 96pp. (+60pp.) including 565 lots, illus. (+60pp. of plates), 8vo. Pictorial paper wraps. Catalogue is unmarked internally; a bit toned at the spine with a small spot. Prices realized is laid in and is roughed at extended edges; o/w VG+. Offered at $15.00

Take all three Findlay Auction Catalogues above for $40.00

Newly Added! Fisher, John. PAUL DANIELS AND THE STORY OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Jonathan Cape, 1987. First edition.  287pp., illus. (w/ full color plates of posters), index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket with a Mylar protective sleeve. A Fine copy. Offered at $30.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. RINGS IN YOUR FINGERS. (Book) Oakland (CA), Magic Limited/Lloyd E. Jones, 1977, Second Printing. 120 pp., illus., 8vo. Brown buckram with gold stamping. As new. Now offered at $18.00

Fleshman, Dan. THE VERY BEST, YET! COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP MIRACLES. (Book) (Cover title: THE VERY BEST, YET! COMMERCIAL CLOSE-UP AND STAND-UP MIRACLE.) n.pl., By the Author 1990. 78pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $4.00

Flip (Hallema) FL!P-QU!K-TR!K-TR!P. (Manuscript) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. (early 1970’s). Eight double sided sheets with illustrations in an 8.5 x 11.75” pictorial folder. Folder has been roughed around the edges, but individual sheets are VG+ Offered at $4.00

Fowler, Christopher. HOW TO IMPERSONATE FAMOUS PEOPLE. (Book) New York, Prince Paperbacks.Crown Publishers, 1984. 85pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

 Fox, Karrell. ABRAKFOX: A COLLECTION OF COMMERCIAL FUN N’ MAGIC – INCLUDING THE MEMORIES AND MAGIC OF DUKE STERN. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Farmington Hills, Michigan, Foxes’ Den, 1983. 128pp., illus. 8vo. Handsomely bound in dark blue buckram with silver spine stamping. Inscribed to Irene and signed by Karrell. A fine copy. SIMPLY MAGIC LECTURE NOTES (1991, 8pp. in wraps) laid in. Offered as a lot at $36.00

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC—92 FOOLPROOF TRICKS.  (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1989. 136pp, 251 illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $4.00

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC – 61 FOOLPROOF TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover, 1988. 184pp, illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Slight edgewear with a smudge on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $4.00

Foster, Neil (Editor). TOPS TREASURY OF ILLUSIONS. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic, 1965. 100pp., illus., 4to, Wraps. Back cover has several small spots; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Ganson, Lewis.  THE EXPERT MANIPULATION OF PLAYING CARDS. (Book) n.pl., ARCAS Publishing, n.d.  82pp, illus., 8vo. Blue-gray cloth.  Cover shows wear–especially at the extremities and head and foot of spine; cover is soiled and spotted; foxing on end papers; cover is detached and laid in; a reading copy only. Offered at $4.00

Ganson, Lewis (editor). THE MAGIC OF FREDERICA. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1981. 128pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Top of dust jacket has been roughed a bit at the edge; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $22.00

Newly Added! Ganson, Lewis. ROVI REVEALS. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1980. 44pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Former owner name on title page; some inadvertent dogearing on lower corners; some light soiling on the back cover; still a good respectable copy. Offered at $14.00

Newly Added! Garcia, Frank. THE CLOSE-UP MAGIC OF FRANK GARCIA – PART I. (Book) n.pl., Frank Garcia, 1982. 103pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Mild edgewear; o/w near Fine. Offered at $35.00

Garcia, Frank. FRANK GARCIA PRESENTS THE ELEGANT CARD MAGIC OF FATHER CYPRIAN. (Booklet) n.pl., By the Author, 1980. 76pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. General edgewear and some scuffs; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $31.00

Gardner, Martin. MARTIN GARDNER’S TABLE MAGIC. (Book) Mineola (NY), Dover Publications, 1998. 133pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $7.00

Gerard, Antony. BOTTOMS UP – A MAGIC LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Kalamazoo (MI), Intgroen Press, 2016. 68pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound in pictorial plasticized covers. Small bend at the bottom corner of the front cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

Gerard, Antony. MAGIC BEHIND BARS – A MAGIC LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Kalamazoo (MI), Intgroen Press, 2021. 64pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound in pictorial plasticized covers. Rear cover has a mild crease near the bottom; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

[Gertner, Paul] PAUL GERTNER’S STEEL AND SILVER, VOLUME 1. (DVD) Paul Gertner, 2004. Running time 75 minutes. As new.  Offered at $14.00

Gibson, Walter B. MAGIC EXPLAINED. (Book) New York, Vista House, 1958. 188pp., illus., 8vo.  Lacks a dust jacket; former owner bookplate tipped in; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

Gibson, Walter.  WALTER GIBSON’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND CONJURING. (Book) New York, Drake Publishing, 1976. 213pp., illus., 4to. Blue boards in dust jacket.  Some mild edgewear; the laminate cover on the dust jacket is starting to wrinkle a bit on the front cover; some foxing/toning on the upper edge; former owner name stamp inside; o/w this is a very nice copy of this book. Offered at $22.00

Newly Added! Goodliffe, The Magician. SIMPLY WIZARD. (Book) Birmingham, Goodliffe the Magician, 1946. First edition. 107pp., illus, 12mo. Cloth in dust jacket. A near fine copy. Offered at $20.00

Griffin, Ken, and Roberta. ILLUSION SHOW KNOW-HOW. (Book) Colon, Abbott Magic Company, 1972. 104pp., illus., 4to. Some isolated spots on the front and back covers; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00  

Haines, Bob. VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS AND OTHER ESOTERIA. (Book) n.pl., by the author, n.d. 98pp., 4to. Comb bound. Humor with magical references, rather than routines or tricks. Near fine. Offered at $6.00

Hall, Trevor H. READING IS BELIEVING. (Book) Birmingham, Goodliffe The Magician, 1947. 104pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Maroon buckram with gold title stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; some toning on the end papers; former owner stamp inside front cover and Gene Gordon’s Magic Shop stamp inside at the rear; one or two pages have neatly printed notations from a former owner; o/w book itself is VG as described. Now offered at $5.00

Hall, Trevor H. THE TESTAMENT OF R.W. Hull. (Book) London, Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences Ltd, n.d. 116pp., illus., 8vo.  Original orange cloth.  Lightly worn at the extremities with a .25” tear in the cloth at the head of the spine; toning on the endpapers and very light foxing throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $32.00

Newly Added! [Hamley, W. & F. Bros.]  ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF CONJURING TRICKS &C MANUFACTURED BY W.& F. HAMLEY. (Facsimile Catalog) Offenbach am Main, Volker Huber. 1982. Number 4 of 250 copies. Facsimile reprint of Hamley’s 1882 catalogue. 144pp., illus., 4to. Green pictorial hard cover with gilt lettering on cloth spine. Slight mar at top of front cover; o/w Near Fine condition. Offered at $90.00

Newly Added! Hansford, Alex. SPREZZATURA – CHATTING ABOUT AN ART WHICH DOESN’T SEEM TO BE AN ART – CARD TRICKS. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 2016. 50pp., illus. (full color), bibliography, 4to. Nicely printed on glossy paper and saddle stapled in heavy cardstock covers. Near fine. Offered at $25.00

Newly Added! Harrington, Dan, and Bill Robertie. HARRINGTON ON HOLD’EM – EXPERT STRATEGY FOR NO-LIMIT TOURNAMENTS, VOLUME II: THE ENDGAME. (Book) Las Vegas (NV), Creel Printing, 2005. 450pp., illus., tables, index, 8vo. Shows use with edgewear and light soiling; rear cover was torn and taped from inside; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Harris, Ben. THE CROSSROADS DECK – A SPECIFICALLY SELECTED CARD VANISHES FROM A SEALED DECK YOU’VE NEVER TOUCHED. (Booklet) Queensland, Media T Marketing, 2009. Foreword by Peter Duffie. 33pp., illus., 4to. Stiff pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00               

Harris, Ben. OFF THE WALL. (Booklet) Brisbane, BHM Industries, 1988. Second printing. 103pp.(+ads), illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Some soiling and spots on both front and back covers; front cover corner is creased at thE outer edge; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Harris, Paul. CLOSE-UP ENTERTAINER. (Book) Brooklyn (NY), D. Robbins, n.d. Later printing of the 1979 Chuck Martinez edition. 171pp (+ 10pp. of adverts), illus., 8vo. Cloth. Lacks dust jacket; former owner name stamp; o/w near fine. Offered at $16.00

Newly Added! Harris, Paul. A CLOSE-UP KINDA GUY. (Book) New York, Tannen, 1983. First edition/first printing. 132pp., illus., 4to. Blue cloth with silver spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket; former owner name stamp; o/w near fine. Offered at $20.00

Newly Added! Hatton, Henry and Adrian Plate. MAGICIANS’ TRICKS: HOW THEY ARE DONE. (Book) New York, The Century Co., 1919.  344pp., illus., appendix, 12mo+. Pictorial cloth boards. Some  cover soiling especially at the rear; former owner has practiced replicating some illustrations on the front and rear end papers; o/w VG.   Now offered at $60.00

Heinemann, Richard. RICHARD HEINEMANN PRESENTS “ORIGINAL MAGIC”. (Book) Toledo (OH), Carlo’s Magic Shop, 1945. 118pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamping on reddish-brown cloth. Former owner stamp; o/w a Near Fine copy. Offered at $20.00

Newly Added! Herz, Bill with Paul Harris. SECRETS OF THE ASTONISHING EXECUTIVE. (Book) New York, Avon Books, 1991. 183pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $12.00

Hilford, Docc. QUESTA: DOCC HILFORD’S QUESTION AND ANSWER ACT. (Manuscript) Bal Harbor (FL), Docc Hilford, 2007. 15pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled in a report folder. Offered at $23.00

Newly Added! Hilliard, John Northern, CARD MAGIC: A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON MODERN CARD CONJURING. (Book) Minnesota, Carl W. Jones, 1945. First Edition. 586pp., illus., Index, large 8vo. Green cloth. An ex-library copy with all of the typical markings including a 1” x 1.5” square cut from the front cover; inside is marked up in ink with notes, asterisks, and other scribbled notations—and thus is only Fair, but still usable as a good solid reading copy. Offered at $16.00

Hoffmann, Professor Louis (Angelo Lewis). HOYLE’S GAMES MODERNIZED. (Book) London, George Routledge and Sons, 1909. Revised edition. 475pp., illus. (including one color fold-out of roulette table), short 12mo. Maroon cloth with gilt spine and cover stamping. Some wear at the extremities; toning on endpapers with very occasional foxing on the interior and at the edges; a nice tight VG copy for its age. Offered at $10.00

Holmes, Donald. THE MAGIC ART, BEING VOLUME 1 OF THE MAGIC ART SERIES. (Book) n.pl. (Kansas City), By the Author, 1920. First edition.  234pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth with gilt title and spine stamping. General light wear at the extremities and heavier at the head and foot of spine; former sticker residue on cover near lower spine; a damp stain along the bottom edge w/o affecting text; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Holmes, Donald. SOME MODERN CONJURING – A SERIES OF ORIGINALEXPERIMENTS IN THE ART OF MAGIC. (Booklet) n.pl., D. H. Alsdorf, 1909. 78pp.(+adverts), illus., 8vo. Slightly oversized wraps saddle stapled and laid in another cardboard wrapper. Original covers are chipped and worn at the edges and pulled through the spine; end papers are age toned; former owner name stamp and numbered in ink; still a complete copy and Good internally. Offered at $14.00

[Houdini, Harry] THE HOUDINI SOUVENIR PROGRAM. (Facsimile Program) Pomeroy (OH), Lee Jacobs Productions, 1997. Second, revised Edition. (Facsimile reproduction of 1925 program). 16pp. + new covers with added material, illus., 4to. Saddle stapled in pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $9.00

[Houdini, Harry] THE OFFICIAL HOUDINI SÉANCE. (Program) Milwaukee (WI), Members of the Official Houdini Séance, Oriental Theater, October 31, 2016. 4pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial 11 x 17 bi-fold with a save the date card laid in. Held on the 90th anniversary of Houdini’s death. Shows some very mild handling, but overall near fine. Offered at $4.00

Hugard, Jean, and Fred Braue. THE INVISIBLE PASS. (Book) Alameda (CA), Jean Hugard and Fred Braue, 1946. First edition. 29pp., illus., 4to. Blue/grey cloth with silver stamping.  Minor wear at the corners; some discolorations on the front cover and on the back with a small spot; a water stain at the lower corner affecting pages 12-29; boards are bowed outward a bit; toning on end papers and a former owner property stamp; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $19.00

Hull, Burling “Volta”. STAGE ILLUSIONS FOR THE 1-2 OR 3 PERFORMER SHOW. (Booklet) Calgary, Hades Publications Inc., 1979. Fourth edition. 42pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $8.00

Hutchinson, E.R. MENTAL MYSTERIES – THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MENTALISM. (Book) Jackson (MS), Northpointe Publishing, 1993.121pp., 8vo. Glossy black boards with white lettering and design. Former owner initials inside; o/w near fine. Offered at $9.00

Ilango, P.K. THE MADRAS PAPER REPEAT – CLIMAX. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1987. 20pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

Inglese, Gary and Dennis Laub. ORACLE. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Company, 1985. 27pp., illus., 4to. Colored wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

Ireland, Frances.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE CRAZY BUT IT HELPS! (Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1946. First edition. 202pp., illus., 12mo. Lacks dust jacket; o/w a very nice copy.  Now offered at $12.00

[Ireland Magic Company] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1953. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1953. 44pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Some mild soiling and spots on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered for $5.00

[Ireland Magic Company] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1962. (Booklet) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1962. 80pp., illus., 4to. Appears to have been removed from binding and re-stappled; light discoloration/toning at the edges. Offered at $5.00

Newly Added! [Ireland Magic Company/Magic, Inc.] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1963-64. (Book) Chicago (IL), Magic, Inc., 1964. 80pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Former owner name stamp; some toning and mild soiling, o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Newly Added! James, Stewart. THE NULLIFACTOR. (Booklet) n.pl., Francis Haxton. n.d. 8pp., 8vo Wraps. Some light spots along the edges; o/s VG. Offered at $16.00

Jarrow, R.C. THE TORN AND RESTORED LECTURE NOTES OF R.C. JARROW. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1978. 12pp., illus., 4to.Corner stapled. This set produced for SAM Convention in 1984. Former owner name and occasion written on front cover. VG. Offered at $6.00

Jeffreys, Michael. SELLING WITH MAGIC – HOW TO TURN YOUR PRESENTATONS INTO DOLLARS! (Book) Los Angeles, Powerful Magic Publishing, 1989. First edition. 200pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Jensen, Jon. BUSINESS CARD MIRACLES. (Book) N.pl., By the Author, 1997. 32pp., illus., 4to. Glossy wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

Jensen, Jon. MONTE TOO. (Booklet) N.pl., Magic Fun Factory, 1998. 40pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+.  Offered at $9.00

Jensen, Jon. THE RISING CARD BOOK – 12 DYNAMITE RISING CARD EFFECTS. (Booklet) n.pl., Magic Fun Factory, 1998. 42pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Price sticker shadow and a small smudge on the front cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $14.00

Jonson, Wilfrid. BUT NOT TO PLAY – A PRACTICAL COURSE OF INSTRUCTION IN THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CONJURING WITH CARDS. (Signed Book) London, George Jonson Magical Publications, 1946.  First edition. 120pp., illus., index, 8vo.  Brown cloth with silver stamping. Some edgewear with corners lightly bumped; former owner bookplate and another former owner name stamp on front end paper; o/w VG+.  Offered at $31.00.

Johnson, C. J. MORE SHOWS! MORE MONEY! – PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO SUCCEED IN THE ENTERTAINMEMENT BUSINESS. (Numbered/Signed Book) Leander (TX), By the Author, 2000. Number 170 of 200 signed copies. 154pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. As New copy offered at $22.00

Johnson, George. SIXTY SLEIGHTS – AND TRICKS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. (Booklet) London, George Johnson, 1940. Second edition. 92pp. + ads, illus., 12mo. Wraps. Lightly soiled and toned on the covers—especial at the spine; bottom of the spine is starting to flake but holding; o/w inside is VG. Offered at $16.00

[Johnson Smith & Company] HELLER’S BOOK OF MAGIC. (Booklet/Catalog) Detroit, Johnson & Smith Company, (1940’s- 50’s). 102pp. (+24pp. adverts.), illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Spine is starting to split a bit with a small chip at the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Johnson, Roy. PURE GOLD. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1988. 99pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $46.00

Johnson, Roy. THE ROY JOHNSON EXPERIENCE. (Signed/inscribed Book) London, Goodliffe, 1970. First edition. 76 pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with gilt stamping in a dust jacket. Johnson inscription and signature on a 2 x 3” label pasted in on first free end paper.  Dust jacket shows light wear at the extremities; endpaper has a small nick on the outer edge; o/w VG+. Offered at $29.00

Johnson, Roy. SECOND TIME AROUND. (Book) London, A Goodliffe Publication, 1971. First edition. 84 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Lacks dust jacket; former owner name stamp; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00 

Johnson, Roy. THIRD DIMENSION. (Book) London, Goodliffe, 1977. (Book) n.pl., Goodliffe, 1977. First edition. 80 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth with gold stamping on the spine in a dust jacket. Dust jacket shows wear at the extremities, o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

Newly Added! Johnsson, Rick. RASPBERRY TARTS. (Lecture Notes) Ashville (NC), By the Author, n.d. 17pp., illus., 8vo. 8.5 x 11 sheets folded and saddle stapled in paper covers. Shows use and modest wear; o/w Good. Offered at $12.00

Johnsson, Rick. PRACTICAL IMPOSSIBILITIES. (Book) Winston-Salem (NC), WEE Printing & Publishing, 1976. First edition. 108pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound with stand-up cardboard flap. Some light edgewear at the top and bottom; missing one plastic tooth at the top of the spine; o/w VG. Now at $10.00

Jones, Tom and Rachel Wild. “KIDDIES TO KORPORATE” – 2000 THE LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Pittsford, NY, Wild Magic, 2000. 25pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Two small nicks at the top and bottom edges of the front cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

Joseph, Eddie. ADVANCED LESSONS IN CUPS AND BALLS. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1938. (16pp.), illus., 8vo. Yellow wraps with red and green printing. Mild toning throughout; o/w VG+.  Now offered at $14.00

Newly Added! Joseph, Eddie. ADVANCED LESSONS IN CUPS AND BALLS. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1938. (16pp.), illus., 4to. Tan wraps in plastic comb binding. Toning throughout with some minor folds and chips; rebound in a new comb binding with clear plastic cover and rear solid plasticized cover warranting a VG rating.  Offered at $16.00

Joseph, Eddie. BOMBAY – THE WORLD’S GREATEST CARD TRICK. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Mfg., n.d. 10pp., 4to. 8’5 x 11 mimeo sheets side stapled in pictorial red covers. Covers have several small water spots on front and back covers; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Joseph, Eddie. CIGARETTE TRICKS AND GAGS AT THE BAR. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1983. 12pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. VG. Offered at $10.00

Joseph, Eddie. EDDIE JOSEPH ON CUPS & BALLS. (Book) Colon (MI), Abbott Magic Company, 1984. 87pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $8.00

Newly Added! Joseph, Eddie. EDDIE’S CARD BONANZA. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1959. (Cover title simply: CARD BONANZA.) 13pp., illus., 4to. Previously side stapled under binders’ tape, but now wire spiral bound. Some tape residue at the edge; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Joseph, Eddie. EDDIE’S DUMBFOUNDERS WITH CARDS. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 26pp., 4to. Side stapled in wraps; some light toning at the edges; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

Newly Added! Joseph, Eddie. FIFTEEN EXCITING MINUTES WITH A BORROWED DECK. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., n.d. 12pp., 4to.  Side stapled in green covers. VG. Offered at $16.00

Newly Added! Joseph, Eddie. HITTING THE HEADLINES – A MENTAL MIRACLE. (Bookl) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1952. 7pp., 4to. Mimeo sheets in olive drab wraps. VG.  Offered at $12.00

Joseph, Eddie. INTUITIONAL SIGHT – THE FAMOUS “X” RAY EYE ACT. (Booklet) London, Max Andrews, n.d. (First edition?) 17pp., tall 8vo. (8 x 9.75) Side stapled under binders’ tape. Mild wear with some foxing/toning mainly on the last few pages; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

 Newly Added! Joseph, Eddie. MY FAVORITE ROUTINE WITH THE CUPS AND BALLS. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, n.d. 19pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled green wraps. Roughed a bit along the spine with some splitting starting; o/w quite Good.  Offered at $14.00

Newly Added! Joseph, Eddie. A PRACTICAL LESSON ON CUPS AND BALLS. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 7pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in newer looking covers. VG. Offered at $12.00 

Joseph, Eddie. PREMONITION/THE BLIND MAGICIAN DOES A TRICK. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott Magic Novelty Co., n.d. © 1948. 12pp., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Offered at $10.00

Jordan, Charles T. CHARLES T. JORDAN COLLECTED TRICKS. (Book) Teaneck (NJ), Karl Fulves, 1975. First edition. 320pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound in two volumes. Some sections of the compilation are mildly foxed/toned and appear to be some of Jordan’s original publications rather than reprints; o/w VG. Offered at $121.00

Kaye, Marvin. THE HANDBOOK OF MENTAL MAGIC.  (Book) New York, Stein and Day, 1975. First edition. 324pp., illus., bibliography, glossary, 8vo. Cloth/boards in a dust jacket.  Dust jacket shows wear and scuffs at the extremities (now in a Mylar protective sleeve); inside is nice, bright, and clean, thus rating a VG/VG+. Offered at $12.00

Kaps, Fred and edited by Pete Biro. FRED KAPS LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, 1972. 8pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled. Some items asterisked; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Kartsakis, Manos, Michael Murray and Ian “Rasp” Cheetham. THE TROJAN HORSE PROJECT. (Book) N.pl., MindFX, 2020. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. New. $29.00

Kaufman, Richard with David Berglas. THE BERGLAS EFFECTS – DAVID BERGLAS REVEALS…ALMOST EVERYTHING. (Book with Three-DVD+ Set) Washington (DC), Kaufman and Company, 2011. First edition (stated). 391+pp., illus., appendices, 4to. Black cloth with silver stamping. Three-DVD set attached to pasted down end papers and 3-D glasses. A truly fine copy – As New. The dust jacket is not currently in a Mylar jacket, but we are happy to do that for you at your request upon purchase. Offered at $619.00

Newly Added! Kawamoto, Wayne N. PICTURE YOURSELF AS A MAGICIAN. (Book with DVD) 330pp., illus., 8vo.  Paperbound. DVD with demos and lessons is bound in a cardstock envelope and is unopened. As new. Offered at $25.00

Knepper, Kenton. AN ENCHANTED EVENING. (Book) Phoenix (AZ), Kenton Knepper/Wonder Wizards, 2005.  65pp., 4to.  Wire spiral bound.  Fine.  Offered at $20.00

Knepper, Kenton. RANTS INTO RAVES. (Booklet) Phoenix (AZ), By the Author, 1998. 28pp., 4to. Wraps.VG.  Offered at $9.00

Kobayashi. MENTAL CRAYONS. (Props, Gimmicks and On-Line Instructions). SEO Magic. See demo: https://www.seomagic-usa.com/product_info.php/products_id/2689. Has been opened and repackaged, but as new. Offered at $16.00

Newly Added! Kosby, Ray. TRICKS. (Lecture Notes) Alexandria (VA), By the Author, 1994. 12pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in white cardstock covers. Smudge near the face edge of the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

Newly Added! Kreskin. KRESKIN’S MIND POWER BOOK. (Book) New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1977. 212pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket.  Dust jacket has some small tears and is turned and tattered along the top at the rear; light foxing on the edges; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $16.00

Laurie. THE MAGICAL COMPERE. (Booklet) London, Davenport & Co., n.d. (1940’s). 42pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Former owner name and date (1944) stamp; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Leech, Alfred B. AL LEECH’S LEGACY. (Booklet) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1980. First edition. 125pp, illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound with plastic covered covers. VG+. Offered at $6.00

Newly Added! Leveridge, Mark. THE MAGIC OF CLOSE UP – A LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Baltimore (MD), By the Author, n.d. Unnumbered (30pp.), illus., 8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 sheets side stapled paper covers.

Lewis, Eric C. MAGIC TO ENTERTAIN. (Booklet) Birmingham, A Goodliffe Publication, n.d. (c) 1947. 71pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Wraps are nice and bright; one staple has pulled through the cover at the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00 

Lewis, Eric C. MODUS OPERANDI – PART ONE. (Booklet) London, L. Davenport & Co., 1944. 67pp (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Warps. Cover are lightly soiled and toned with some mild edgewear; o/w inside is clean and bright, thus VG. Offered at $10.00

Livera, Giovanni and Jon Racherbaumer.  THE AMAZING CIGAR – SECRETS TO SMOKE RINGS, MYSTIFICATIONS AND OTHER COOL THINGS. (Book) 160pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Has been bumped lightly at the foot of the spine; o/w As New. Offered at $16.00

Longe, Bob, David Knowles, and Charles Barry Townsend. CLASSIC MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York (NY), Main Street, 2002. 277pp., illus., index, 12mo. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $5.00

Lorayne, Harry. AFTERTHOUGHTS. (Book) New York, Harry Lorayne, 1975. First edition. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped title/designs on cloth covers. Minor wear at the extremities; o/w VG+. Now offered at $14.00

Lorayne, Harry. DECK-STERITY. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1967. First edition. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Blue cloth. Lacks a dust jacket; former owner name stamp; has a faint stain on the contents page and page 6; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

Lu Brent. (Benjamin Joseph LuBrent). LU BRENT’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Signed Book) Calgary, Micky Hades Enterprises, 1969. 42 pp. (+avert.), illus., 4to. Side stapled under binders’ tape. Inscribed to the former owner and signed 1970. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

Lu Brent. (Benjamin Joseph LuBrent). LU BRENT’S BEST MAGIC TRICKS, VOLUME. III. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades, 1980. 51pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Offered at $4.00

Lu-Brent. (Benjamin Joseph LuBrent). NOVEL MAGIC. (Booklet)New York, Steen Manufacturing, 1932. 43pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Foxing on the end papers; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $4.00

Magelssen, Terry. STAGECRAFT FOR MAGICIANS – PRODUCING YOUR OWN SHOW FOR THE STAGE. (Book) Peculiar (MO), Amazing Productions, 2018. 90pp., illus., bibliog., resources, 4to. Paperbound. Very mild edgewear; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $20.00

Newly Added! [Magic, Inc./Marshall, Frances Ireland] YEAR BOOK 1969-70 – SALUTE TO COLLECTORS (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc, 1970. 144pp., illus., index, 4to. Pictorial wraps. Some browning at the edges, o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Mardo, Senor. WHITE SORCERY. (Booklet) Oakland (CA), Morcom’s House of Novelties, 1951. First edition. 28pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some light smudges and toning on the covers; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Marechal, Greer, Jr. MAGIC FOR THE MILLIONS. (Book) New York, Thomas Yoseloff, 1957. 396pp., illus., index, 8vo. Green cloth in dust jacket. Cover and dust jacket have some toning and foxing with some chipping along the top edge of the jacket (now in a Mylar sleeve); light spotting along top edge; toning on the end papers; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Maskelyne, Nevil. MASKELYNE ON THE PERFORMANCE OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1976. 151pp.(+adverts), 8vo. Paperbound. Personal gift inscription to former owner; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00 

Mason, Tom and Dan Danko with John Railing and Danny Orleans. THE BOOK OF MENTALISM! (Book) New York, Scholastic Inc., 2001. 74pp., illus., narrow 8vo. Paperbound. Minor edgewear, o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00

Newly added! McComb, Billy. McCOMB’S MAGIC: 25 YEARS WISER. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, n.d. 184pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Edgewear on the dust jacket with a scrape and chip on the spine; o/w VG.  Now offered at $30.00

[Midnight Syndicate Music] VAMPYRE – SYMPHONIES FROM THE CRYPT and THE 13TH HOUR. (Two-CD Lot) Chardon (OH), Midnight Syndicate, 2005 and 2002.  Two CDs, each in plastic jewel case—VAMPYRE with promotional inserts and play list. Pre-owned and pre-played; mild scuffs and scratches on the cases, o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Miesel, William P. IMPROVISATIONS. (Book) Beverly (MA), Unikorn Magik, 1981. First edition. 82pp, illus., 8vo.  Wraps. Mild soiling and toning on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

[Miniature Dollar Bill] THE SHRUNKEN BILL. (Manuscript) Topanga (CA), Magic This, 1995. 10pp., illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled. Bill is not included. Some toning along the spine edge; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Newly added! Morton, John. THE TWINS – A WHICH HAND ROUTINE. (Gimmicks and On-Line Instructions) CustomMagic.CO.UK, 2021. Includes bonus routines. As new, but has been opened and repackaged. Offered at $12.00

Mulholland, John. QUICKER THAN THE EYE – THE MAGIC AND MAGICIANS OF THE WORLD. (Book) New York, The Junior Literary Guild, 1932.  Stated as a first edition. 259pp., illus. (line drawings and two remaining plates), 8vo. Grey pictorial cloth with red and black stamping. Lacks the dust jacket. The book is lightly worn at the corners and more so at the head and foot of the spine with some fraying; spine and back cover have been splattered by some sort of paint or bleaching agent; darkened/toned at the end papers and some internal pages; frontisp illustration has been removed; this shows some signs of having being an ex-library copy; o/w a Good copy. Offered for $25.00

Murray, John. INSIDE JOHN MURRAY. (Book) Greenville (SC), Kee-West Productions, 1984. 118pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. There has been some color transfer to the front cover either in the printing process or from storage; o/w it is Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

[Musical Accompaniment] SAAVEDRA BROTHER’S MAGIC PRESENT VOLUME ONE – ROYATY FREE MUSIC FOR THE PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN and CARROUSEL MUSIC – A COLLECTION OF OLD-TIME FAVORITE SONGS. (Two-CD Lot) Newbury Park (CA), Saavedra Brothers Magic, n.d. and Chambersburg (PA), Carrousel Music/William E. Black, 1993.Mild scffs and scratches on the jewel box plastic cases, o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Nathanson, Leon. SLYDINI ENCORES. (Book) New York, Slydini Studio of Magic, 1966. First edition. 157pp., illus. (b & w photos throughout), 8vo. Maroon buckram with light green title stamping in a dust jacket. A few chips and closed tears on the jacket (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w VG+. Now offered at $61.00

Neiner, Andrew. BOOM BOX. (Prop and On-Line Instructions) From P3Magic. Switching box – see demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7NHMn5yglw New in original packaging. Offered at $16.00

NEW DIRECTIONS – 1. (Magazine) Ben Harris. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Printed. Nom. 8.25″ x 11.75″.  ISSUE #1 (May 1985) 20pp., illus., 4to. Lower face corner bumped; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

Newly added! NORDISK MAGI. (Small Magazine Lot) Christer el Ricco. Stockholm, Sweden. Printed. Approximately 6” x 8”. Perfect bound. Intended to become the Scandinavian Magic Magazine the first issue was a fusion of articles from TROLLKARLEN (Swedish Magic Circle), MAGI (Magic Circle of Denmark), MAGIENS VERDEN (Magic Circle of Norway), and ALADIN (Junior Magic Circle of Norway). Originally intended to be issued three times a year on the 1st of April, October and January, presumably NORDISK MAGI NR 1 has 1983 on the cover. The other issues in this lot include: NORDISK MAGI NR 3 dated 1981 and NR 4, NR 5 and NR 6 are all dated1982 on the outside covers. Inscrutable numbering aside, condition of all is VG. Offered as a lot for $25.00

[Nyman, Andy] THE MOMENT. (Props and Online Instructions) See the demo here: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/16628 Complete with two circus card sets  in original packaging. New. Offered at $20.00

Okal, Bill. CARD MAGIC – AMAZING CARD TRICKS …EASILY PERFORMED BY MAGICIANS OF ALL AGES. (Book) New York, Paragon-Reiss, 1982. 175pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. There has been some paper transfer to the rear cover from another source; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

Olsen, Robert and Jon Jensen. ROBERT OLSON’S ULTIMATE BILL IN LEMON. (Booklet) n.pl., The Mastermind Group,1998. 18pp., illus.,4to. Plastic comb bound in covers. A faint crease on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00                                 

Ouellet, Gary. PRO CONTROL. (Book) Longueuil (QC), Camirand Academy of Magic, 1992. Third edition. 51pp, illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards.  Some modest wear at the edges; o/w VG.  Offered at $5.00

Orrin, J. F. ON WITH THE SHOW (PART I) – A FURTHER SELECTION OF MAGICAL EXPERIMENTS. (Book) London, George Johnson/The Magic Wand, 1943. 40pp. (, illus., 12mo. Side stapled under wraps. Staples are starting to rust and bleed through both front and back covers; former owner bookplate; o/w VG.  Offered at $5.00

Newly added! Orrin, J. F. PUT IT OVER. (Book) London, George Johnson/The magic Wand, 1933. 211pp.(+adverts.), illus., 12mo. Blue cloth with gold stamping. General light cover wear w/ mars (likely water spots) and a few small white spots; damp stains and toning on the endpapers; former owner name on front end paper; rather cocked; o/w a Good reading copy.  Offered at $35.00

Newly added! Paradise, Professor assisted by Joseph Leeming. THE NEW BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, 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. Offered for $14.00.

Ouellet, Gary. MEIR YEDID’S INCREDIBLE CLOSE-UP MAGIC. (Book) Sillery (PQ), Camirand Academy of Magic, 1982. First edition/first printing. 136pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

Pabón, Abel. CONJURING WITH ABEL PABON. (Lecture Notes) Mayaguez (PR), By the Author, 1988. 23pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Some partial sun-fading on the front cover; former owner book plate; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Newly added! [Petty, Craig] KEYMASTER. (Gimmicks with On-Line Instructions) Craig Petty and Penguin Magic, 2022.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq3UKQJDIlw to see demo. Offered at $52.00

Prater, Paul A. MALEFICIUM. (Book) North Little Rock, By the Author, 2015.  Second enlarged edition. 173pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. Paperbound. Offered at $24.00

[Pulp Paperbacks – Max Stein Publishing] Cover title: HERRMAN’S TRICKS WITH CARDS. (Book) Chicago, Max Stein Publishing, (1940’s) (96pp.). illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Ostensibly authored by a Herrman, the book consists of 90pp. lifted from the card sections of Hoffman’s MODERN MAGIC and 6pp. from CANFIELD’S EXPOSE by George Washington Bonner. Despite a dark stain running the length of the spine and typical toning, the book is complete and o/w in VG condition. Offered at $16.00

Rapp, Augustus. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AUGUSTUS RAPP: THE SMALL TIME SHOWMAN. (Book) Glenwood (IL), David Meyer Magic Books, 1991.Introduction by Robert Parrish. 183ppp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Small spill across the spine and back cover, but no penetration; former owner bookplate; o/w VG+. Offered at $22.00

Rauscher, William V. JOHN CALVERT: MAGIC AND ADVENTURES AROUND THE WORLD. (Numbered/Inscribed/Signed Book + Ephemera) Baton Rouge, Claitor’s Publishing Division, 1987. Numbered first edition. 305pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards in dust jacket. Warmly inscribed and signed to “Mike” by Calvert on the title page plus an autographed promo piece to Maicarama in Cincinnati and several other clips and pieces laid in. Very modest edgewear (now in a Mylar sleeve); former owner bookplate; o/w Near Fine. Offered as a lot at $68.00

Reynolds, Charles and Regina. 100 YEARS OF MAGIC POSTERS. (Book) New York, Darien House, 1975.  First edition. 112pp., illus., Quarto (approximately 11 x 16).  Paperbound.  Mild edgewear; the first few pages (16pp.) describing the posters are on a lesser grade paper and toned—the pages with the posters themselves are all nice and clean. Offered at $44.00

Newly added! Roberts, Charles, and Charles Crayford. FOULSHAM’S CARD AND CONJURING TRICKS. (Book) London, W. Foulsham & Company, (circa. 1930’s). 156pp. (+adverts.), illus., 12mo. Tooled cloth title on the cover and gold stamping on the spine. Lacks just jacket; gift inscription to former owner on endpaper; heavily toned on the end papers; o/w VG.  An attractive vintage title offered at $20.00

Roberts, Charles. TRICKS WITH CARDS. (Book) London, W. Foulsham & Co., n.d. (circa 1940s). W. Foulsham’s “New” Popular Handbooks. 61pp. (+ads), illus., 12mo. Paperbound in a colorful dust jacket. Dust jacket shows edgewear especially along the bottom; other than some minor toning of the end papers, the book cover and contents are VG+. Offered at $9.00

Newly added! Robson, Stuart. TIPS ON THUMBS – A TREATISE ON THE MAGICIANS BEST FRIEND—THE THUMB TIP. (Wee Book) New York, Nat Louis Magic, n.d. (No. 1 in a Series of Vest Pocket Books.) 36pp., illus., 16mo. Pictorial wraps. Spine has been reinforced with clear tape; o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

Romanoff, Professor. CARD TRICKS FOR PARLOR AND STAGE ENTERTAINMENTS—WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE AMATEUR PERFORMER. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Shrewesbury Publishing, 1930. 151pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound in dark brown covers. Modest spine wear with some minor chipping at head and foot; a dark stain on the front cover at the spine and a smaller stain on the upper corner of the back; o/w VG. Offered at $11.00

Romhany, Paul and TC Tahoe. LUNCH IS SERVED – OVER SIXTY ROUTINES USING THE “OUT TO LUNCH” PRINCIPLE. (Book with CD) Shediac (NB), Limelight Press, 2008. 188pp., illus., CD tipped in at the rear, 8vo. As New, Offered at $18.00 

Roterberg, A.  (Fred Culpitt). CARD TRICKS – HOW TO DO THEM, AND SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) Chicago (IL), Frederick J. Drake & Company, 1902. 156pp., illus., 12mo. Tooled red cloth with black half title stamping on spine and cover. Shows wear with some rubbing at the spine and several water spots on the back cover; front and rear hinges are starting; darkening/toning of the end papers and edges and general internal toning; rear page 155/156 is torn as a result of rear hinge starting to separate; o/w a Good copy. Offered at $31.00  

Newly added! Roxy. SEARCHING FOR THE SECRETS OF MAGIC. (CD-Rom) Torino, Liberia Antiquaria Mirabilia, 2004. Prima edizione. CD in jewel box case. Front cover of the case is scratched, o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE’S GUIDE TO CASINO GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1978. 352pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards w/o a dust jacket. Shows light wear along lower edge, but spine is nice and bright; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Schiffman, Nathaniel. ABRACADABRA! SECRET METHODS MAGICIANS AND OTHER USE TO DECEIVE THEIR AUDIENCE. (Book) Amherst (MA), Prometheus Books, 1997. 441pp., bibliog., index, 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Mild edgewear; o/w VG+. Offered at $12.00

Newly Added! Scarne, John. SCARNE’S MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1976. Sixth printing. 256pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Light toning on end papers; o/w VG.  Offered at $14.00

Scot, Reginald. THE DISCOVERIE OF WITCHCRAFT. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Greenberg, 1995. Facsimile reprint of the 1930 Rodker edition—a newly typeset version of the 1584 edition. 282pp., illus., 4to. Cloth with gold title stamping. A Fine copy. Offered at $73.00

Newly Added! Selbit, (P.T.) THE MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK. A COMPLETE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE MAGIC ART FOR PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ENTERTAINERS. (Vintage Collectible Book) London, Marshall & Brookes/Dawbarn & Ward, 1902. Second edition.  188pp.(+adverts.), illus., pictorial frontispiece, 8vo. Green pictorial cloth. Nice clean cover with modest wear; mild bump to the rear outer corner; front hinge is starting; some very light foxing internally; o/w a nice, fairly tight copy and overall VG. Offered at $80.00

Newly Added! Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN’S BIG BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Random House, 1973. 278pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket in Mylar protective sleeve. Offered at $20.00

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN’S COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Gallahad Books, 1995. 507pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine.  This is a combined volume of some of Severn’s earlier books MYSTIFYING MENTAL TRICKS; MAGIC WITH COINS AND BILLS; and MAGIC WITH ROPE, RIBBON, AND STRING.  Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

 Newly Added! Sharpe, Alton C. EXPERT HOCUS POCUS. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1973. 173pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound in bright red and black covers. Cover shows light edgewear; o/w VG.  Offered at $20.00

 Newly Added! Sleight, George N.  MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) Elgin, IL. David C. Cook Publishing, 1930.  78pp., illus., 12mo. Orange cloth with gilt stamping. Toning on end papers; o/w A bright clean copy and VG+. Offered at $12.00 

Newly Added! Smith, H. Adrian. SUPERB TRICKS. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Novelty Co., 1953. 47pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some exterior scuffs, but o/w VG. Offered at $8.00 

Smith, Susy. ESP FOR THE MILLIONS. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing Company, 1965. 128pp., notes/bibliog. 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket rubbed a bit; o/w VG O=6ffered at $12.00 

Stanyon, Ellis. CARD TRICKS – A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON CONJURING WITH CARDS. (Book) Philadelphia (PA), Penn Publishing Company, 1920. 129pp.(+adverts), illus., 12mo. Pictorial paper covers. Spine has a small label at the base and has been reinforced with clear tape; o/w quite nice and VG+. Offered at $27.00

Stanyon, Ellis. STANYON’S MAGIC: ALL 177 ISSUES, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DURING 1900 TO 1914 AND 1919 TO 1920. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L & L Pub., 1996. 1482pp., illus., index (to each volume), 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Small bump and dust jacket nick on the upper front edge; o/w VG+. Offered at $56.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. HIDING THE ELEPHANT: HOW MAGICIANS INVENTED THE IMPOSSIBLE AND LEARNED TO DISAPPEAR. (Book) New York, Barnes & Nobel, 2006. 362pp., illus., extensive notes, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket.  Very minor wear or evidence of use; o/w VG+. Offered for $4.00

Tamariz, Juan and Gema Navarro. VERBAL MAGIC. (Book) Translated by Rafael Benatar. Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2008. First edition. 155pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Cloth/boards in a dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $29.00

[Tango Magic] PERFECT SHELL COIN SET – HALF DOLLAR. (Coin Set) Shell and four half dollar coins in original packaging with on-line instructions and performance tips.. New. Offered at $94.00

Tanner, Don for U. F. Grant. VICTORY CARTON ILLUSIONS. (Booklet) Columbus (OH), O’Neal Magic, n.d. 24pp., illus., 4to.8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in yellow pictorial covers. Some very mild soiling and edgewear; several pages have small corner creases at the bottom; former owner name inside cover; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $5.00

Tarr, Bill. 101 EASY-TO-DO MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications1977. 222pp., illus., bibliog., glossary, 4to. Paperbound.  As New. Offered at $12.00

Newly Added! Tarr, Bill. NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T: LESSONS IN SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) New York, Vintage Books, 1976. 224pp., illus., glossary, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

Newly Added! Tarr, Bill. THE SECOND NOW YOU SEE IT NOW YOU DON’T: MORE LESSONS IN SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) New York, Vintage Books, 1978. 224pp., glossary, illus., 4to. Paperbound. General edgewear and edge toning; two dark spots on top edge; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

Taub, Jacob, M.D. THE DOC AND HIS DECK. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1976. First edition. 157pp., illus., 4to. Red Buckram with gold spine stamping. Lacks the dust jacket; some erasures of price and condition notes on the end paper; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Taylor, Christopher. INSIDE OUT. (Booklet) Humble (TX), H & R Magic Books, 2004. First edition. 62pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

Thompson, J.G., Jr. MAGIC TO DELIGHT – PLEASING TRICKS IN ABUNDANT VARIETY. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1970. 124pp.(+ads), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $6.00

Thompson, J. G., Jr. THE MIRACLE MAKERS – SOME BOULEVARDS TO ENCHANTMENT. (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited – Lloyd E. Jones, 1975. (With a Lee Jacobs label over publisher info.) 306pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped cloth boards. Lacks dust jacket; some minor scratches on the cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $22.00

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. VG+. Offered at $7.00

The Thursday Night Group. O-PEN SEZ-A-ME. (Manuscript) n.pl., The Thursday Night Group, 1984. 10pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner staled. Show some evidence of use and reading, but overall VG. Offered at $4.00

Trumps. THE AMERICAN HOYLE OR GENTLEMAN’S HAND-BOOK OF GAMES. (Book) New York, Fitzgerald Publishing Company, 1920. Twenty-second edition. 520pp., illus.,12mo. This copy has been nicely rebound and rebacked in cloth with gilt spine lettering and the original pictorial paper covered boards with some exterior stains on the back board; water was the likely culprit for the rebacking since there is damp stain evidence near the spine at the top and bottom edges; o/w quite Good. Offered at $10.00

Varro, Steve. MAGIC…MADE TO ORDER. (Booklet) Cross Plains (TN), By the Author, n.d. 31pp., 8vo. Wraps. Ink mark on the front cover toward top edge; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

[Vega, Adrian, and Gonzalo Albinana] THE BASKET CLOSE UP. (Utility Force Gimmick) See the demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiEFUbIuFtk Comes complete with gimmicks and online instructions in original packaging. New. Offered at $29.00

Waer, Jack. 17 AND BLACK. (Fiction with a Gambling Theme) New York, Viking Press, 1954. 239pp., 8vo. Cloth/Boards in dust jacket. Slight edgewear; o/w VG+. Offered at $10.00 

Waters, T.A. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Facts on File, 1988. First paperbound edition. 372pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Edgewear with a spine  crease and a fold crease on the lower outer corner; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

[Wehman Brothers Publishing] THE SECRETS OF ANCIENT AND MODERN MAGIC OR THE ART OF CONJURING UNVEILED. (Pulp Paperback Book) New York, Wehman Bros., nd. 94pp. (+8pp. adverts.), illus., 12mo.  Paper pictorial covers. Max Holden Magic Shops ad on back cover. Upper face edge has a small chip and a chip at the upper spine corner; some foxing on the covers and internal toning; o/w in remarkably good condition and ranks a VG. Offered at $10.00

Newly Added! Weiner, Irv. THE ILLUSIVE MR. FINGERS – A NOVEL ILLUSION YOU CAN DO. (Promotional Material) Needham (MA), Irv Weiner, 1977. Two-piece cardboard “vanishing Irv” with explanation and promotional pitch on a smaller (3×5) paper in original envelope. Envelope has been roughed a bit; o/w complete. Offered at $8.00

Wilson, Mark. MARK WILSON’S GREATEST CLOSE-UP MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Philadelphia, Courage Books, 1995.  88pp., illus., glossary, 4to. Pictorial board. Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

Zenon, Paul. MAGIC TRICKS – GREAT TRICKS AND CLOSE-UP SECRETS REVEALED. (Book) London, Carlton Books, 2005. 192pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Paperbound. Modest edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

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