REVERSE AUCTION FOR  May 19 2024

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Here is the latest version of the Reverse Auction released Sunday (May 19 2024).  More vintage and many 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.

As always, we “GUARANTEE YOUR PURCHASE”—if you want to return an item for any reason, we offer a full refund of the purchase price.” Please query first to confirm availability and reserve one or more items.  Most items are single copies and are available subject to prior sale.  We will ship within two days of receiving your personal check or your payment to dan@bradburybooks.com at PayPal.  Our address information–including our web site where some additional material may be found—is at the end of this list.

Adair, Ian. CONJURING AS A CRAFT. (Book) Newton Abbott (UK), David & Charles, 1970. 160pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in clipper dust jacket. Very modest edgewear; VG+. Offered at $17.00

Adair, Ian. OCEANS OF NOTIONS. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, n.d. 88pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in a dust jacket. Book and jacket are crip and overall VG+. Offered at $8.00

[Alonzo, Ed] MAGIC WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS and MAGIC WITH MONEY & CARDS. (Two-DVD Lot) Fantasia Magic, 2010. No running times provided. Both have been opened and presumably viewed but appear VG+. Offered as a lot of two for at $5.00

[Andrews, Max] MAX ANDREW’S “VAMPIRE” MAGIC CATALOGUE – CATALOGUE NO. 2. (Magic Catalog) London, Max Andrews, 1951. 202pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound with black and green pictorial covers. Soine has been reinforced with clear tape; o/w VG+ copy. Offered at $16.00

Anon. CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, NATURAL, ARTIFICIAL, AND HISTORICAL, SELECTED FROM THE MOST AUTHENTIC RECORDS, ANCIENT AND MODERN – VOL. II. (Vintage Book) Hartford, n. pub.,1822. 332pp., tall 12mo. Brown leather with gilt stamping on the spine. Includes a chapter pp. 49-62 on Automata. Covers are well worn with the front board loose; pages are stiff with interior foxing and toning; former owner name on the front free end paper and either pre or post being a personal copy an ex-library copy courtesy of the Westfield (MA) Atheneum. At best only a fair copy as described, but still quite readable at the age of 202 years old! Offered at $49.00

[Anonymous] THE BOY’S BOOK OF CONJURING – TRICKS WITH CARDS, COINS, HATS AND HANDKERCHIEFS, SECOND SIGHT AND MESMERIC TRICKS, CHEMICAL TRICKS, MATCH PUZZLES, AND SHADOWGRAPHY. (Book) London, Ward, Lock & Company, Limited, n.d.  222pp., frontisp., illus., index-like contents section, 8vo. Pictorial cloth with black and red stamping still bright.  Upper corners bumped with modest wear; some toning and price and data notations on the end papers; o/w Offered at $19.00

[Aragon, Woddy] WODDY ARAGON’S THE SHOW. (DVD) Vanishing Inc., , n.d. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $10.00

Atmore, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S BRAIN BUSTERS. (Book) Humble (TX), H & R Magic Books, 2001. First edition. 111pp., illus., notes, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink wrapped. Offered at $23.00

Baker, Al. AL BAKER’S SECOND BOOK. (Booklet) N. pl., By the Author, 1935.  32pp., illus., 8vo. Blue-green wraps. Some mild toning; o/w VG+. Offered for $5.00

Newly added! Baker, Ken. KEN BAKER – LECTURE #68. (Inscribed/Signed Lecture Notes) Fort Lauderdale (FL), Paul’s Magic and Fun Shop. (1976). 44pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Inscribed and signed 1976. VG. Offered at $10.00

Barnum, Vance. JOE STRONG THE BOY FISH OR MARVELOUS DOINGS IN A BIG TANK. (Book – Fiction with a Circus Theme). Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing, n.d. (circa 1920’s) 213pp., 12mo. Pictorial gray cover with blue and yellow printing. Cover has modest edgewear; spine is sun-bleached and chipped a bit at head and foot; inside is toned throughout and somewhat fragile; o/w a Good vintage copy. Offered at $9.00

Benham, W. Gurney. PLAYING CARDS: THE HISTORY OF THE PACK AND EXPLANATIONS OF ITS MANY SECRETS. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 196pp., illus. (some full color), index, 4to.  Cloth with spine and pictorial front cover stamping. Lacks dust jacket; some price notations inside the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Black Rabbit Magic. MONA LISA MCCOMB – TECHNICAL GUIDE. (Booklet) n.pl., Black Rabbit Magic/The Miracle Factory, 2005. 8pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Booklet only – no props are included. Near Fine. Offered at $5.00 

Black Rabbit Magic. PEGASUS – TECHNICAL GUIDE. (Booklet) n.pl., Black Rabbit Magic/The Miracle Factory, 2006. 7pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Booklet only – does not include the PEGASUS prop. Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

Blackman, James R. THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS AND MAGIC. (Book) New York, Random House, 1962. First edition. 55pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Lower rear corner is lightly bumped; o/w a VG+ copy of this popular “first magic book” for many. Offered at $5.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S MODERN CARD TRICKS AND SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Publishing Co., 1941. (467pp.) 201pp and 265pp., illus., 8vo. Brown cloth with black spine stamping.  This is the first combined edition of the two titles, originally published in 1929 and 1932.  Lacks dust jacket. Shows modest wear; some interior toning/browning; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Blackstone, Harry. BLACKSTONE’S SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) North Hollywood (CA), Wilshire Book Company, 1977. New revised edition. 164pp. (+ adverts.), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Some minor edgewear; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Blaine, David. DAVID BLAINE, MYSTERIOUS STRANGER: A BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Villard, 2002. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

BLITZEN THE CONJURER. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) Philadelphia (PA), Henry Altemus Company, 1906. 130pp., illus., 12mo. Handsome pictorial cloth boards with black orange and gold and yellow stamping. Some very light exterior soiling; pp73-76 has detached; o/w a nice tight copy and VG. Offered at $9.00

[Bonsall, Dave] DAVE BONSALL’S LITTLE HAND. (Gimmick) Prop Dog. Caucasian skin tone version. See demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYNeSUAG_mA New. Offered at $16.00

Boscar. JUEGOS DE MANOS – MANUAL PARA AFICIONADOS. (Trans: HAND GAMES – MANUAL FOR AMATEURS. (Book) Barcelona (SP), Gustavo Gili, MCMXLI (1941) 308pp. (+Adverts), illus., index, 12mo. Pictorial boards. Cover is foxed/toned on front and back; some foxing and toning inside on the end papers; o/w an acceptable copy. Offered at $9.00                            

Boyd, David [Obadiah The Clown] GAGS, STUNTS, & PROPS FOR THE QUALITY CLOWN. (Book) n.pl., David J. Boyd, 1984. 28pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in pictorial covers. VG. Offered at $5.00

Britland, David. ANGEL CARD RISE PLUS. (Booklet) London, Martin Breese, 1986. 28pp. (+adverts.), illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

Newly added! Busby, Jeff. THE PAUL FOX CHECKER CABINET (A CHAPTER FROM THE FORTHCOMING BOOK, PAULFOX: MASTER OF MYSTERY) (Photocopy of a Review Copy of a Manuscript) Oakland (CA), Jeff Busby Magic, 1985. Lacks pagination (34pp.), 4to. 8.5 x 11 photocopied pages. Marked “NOT FOR CIRCULATION” and “REVIEW COPY”—was part of a file of other Busby advertising, letters, etc., but unclear if this is a copy distributed by Busby or photocopied for the previous owners’ files. VG. Offered at $16.00

[Capehart, Chris] CHRIS CAPEHART…THE MISER’S DREAM…FUNNY FAST AND FEARLESS. (DVD) Kozmo Magic, n.d. Running time 39 minutes. Has been opened and presumably viewed – o/w all appears VG.  Offered at $6.00

Newly added! [Card Magic DVDs] A pair of DVDs featuring card work. (Two-DVD Lot) Shaun Robison’s ART AND MAGIC OF SHAUN ROBISON, VOLUME ONE and David Stone’s STONE COLD MAGIC – THE CLOSE-UP MAGIC OF JEFF STONE AND FRIENDS. Both have been opened and presumably viewed but appears as new. Offered as a lot for $20.00

[Carrandi, Mario, Jr.] MARIO CARRANDI, JR., INC., ANTIQUARIAN MAGIC AND COLLECTIBLES. (Catalog Lot) Belle Mead (NJ) Collector and dealer since 1967. This lot consists of ten catalogs from the late 1970’s beginning with an unnumbered catalog (May 1977) through Catalog #26 (1989) including #13, #14, two #15 (but different so one is misnumbered), #16, #18, #23-A, #24, and #26. All catalogs (except #18 which is 8.5 x 11) are 5.5 x 8.5 in wraps—and range from 20-64pp. Some catalogs have checkmarks or notations throughout; o/w all are VG. All ten catalogs offered as a lot only for $15.00

Newly added! [Carter the Great] (Charles Joseph Carter) CARTER THE GREAT – CARTER BEATS THE DEVIL. (Poster Reproduction on Metal) Single sided metal sign (10.75” x 16”) with finished edges and four pre-punched holes for hanging. Originally produced as a stone lithograph by Otis Lithograph Company of Cleveland (OH) in the late 1920’s. This reproduction was printed and distributed by Desperate Enterprises from the 1990’s. VG+ condition. Offered at $20.00

Cavendish (Henry Jones). CARD ESSAYS, CLAY’S DECISIONS, AND TABLE-TALK TALK. (Book) London, Thos. De La Rue & Co., 1879. 260pp. (+adverts), 8vo. Brown cloth with gilt stamping on spine; portrait frontispiece; lightly worn at the extremities with some fraying at the head and foot of the spine; front hinge is starting; toning on the endpapers; o/w VG. Offered at $29.00

Chadwick, Hector. THE DEFINITIVE MENTAL MYSTERIES OF HECTOR CHADWICK. (Book) N. pl., Vanishing Inc. Magic, 2021. “Four Word” (+) foreword by Derren Brown. (258pp., illus., 8vo. Gray cloth with gilt script stamping on the spine and front cover. Green silk ribbon place finder. As new. Offered at $44.00

Champlin, John D., and Arthur E. Bostwick. THE YOUNG FOLKS’ CYCLOPAEDIA OF GAMES AND SPORTS. (Vintage Book) New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1890. 831pp., illus., index, 8vo. Green pictorial cloth with maroon and black stamping. Modest edgewear; former owner name written on an endpaper; very modest toning inside; o/w VG. 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 gold spine stamping in a pictorial dust jacket. A 1979 article entitled “Houdini the spirit of Halloween” is clipped from the St. Louis Globe and laid in. Jacket has several nicks and tears that have been repaired with clear tape. Jacket aside, the book itself is a VG copy. Offered at $22.00

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: THE UNTOLD STORY. (Book) New York, Pocket Books,1976. Fifth printing. 334pp., illus., bibliog., index. 12mo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

Newly added! Close, Michael. THAT REMINDS ME – FINDING THE FUNNY IN A SERIOUS WORLD. (Inscribed/Signed Book) N.pl., By the Author, 2007. First edition. Foreword by Penn Jillette.  211pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Warmly inscribed to Stephen Minch and signed by Michael. Near Fine. Offered at $20.00

Collier, L.C. WHAT IS A STAGE AND HOW DO I USE IT? (Book) n.pl., Poof Products, 2000. 15pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. As new. Offered at $7.00

[Copperfield, David] THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. (Souvenir Program) Souvenir Program from the Road Tour produced by Magic Promotions, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.  ). From a February 1991 performance Black and copper colored program. 4to Pictorial wraps (12 x 12 tri-fold panels).  Near fine. Offered at $19.00 

[Cornelius, John) John Cornelius Packet. (Memorabilia Package) Packet includes: A copy of THE NEW TOPS from February 1983 with John featured on the cover (with a partially smudged signature by John); JOHN CORNELIUS CARD SYSTEM (by John Novak, 6pp. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled in an 8vo wrap); JOHN CORNELIUS CREATIVE SECRETS NO. 1 (1988, 36pp., illus., wraps); and JOHN CORNELIUS LECTURE NOTES – NO.1 (By the Author, 10pp, 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in report folder). All are in VG condition. Offered as a lot at $11.00 

Cornelius, John. JOHN CORNELIUS CREATIVE SECRETS NO. 1 (1988, 36pp., illus., wraps); and JOHN CORNELIUS LECTURE NOTES – NO.1 (Lecture Notes) N. pl., By the Author, n.d. 10pp, illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side in a report folder). Former owner notes written in at the end; o/w VG condition. Offered at $8.00  

Cruikshank, George (John Payne Collier). PUNCH AN JUDY, WITH TWENTY-EIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK. ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIALOGUE OF THE PUPPET-SHOW, AN ACCOUNT OF ITS ORIGIN, AND PUPPET-PLAYS IN ENGLAND, TOGETHER WITH A FOREWORD BY TONY SARG AND A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE BY ANNE LYON HAIGHT. (Limited/Numbered Edition) New York, Rimington & Hooper, 1929. The Savoy Editions Issue Number Two, No. 18 of 376 copies. 148pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth backed paper boards with a gilt top edge. Facsimile signature on the front free end paper. Spine is a bit rubbed with some loss at the title; some interior toning; shows light wear at the extremities; o/w a VG copy of a limited edition. Offered at $34.00

[Davenport & Co., L.] CATALOGUE OF MAGICAL APPARATUS, NEW CONJURING TRICKS AND LATEST AMUZING JOKES, PUZZLES AND NOVELTIES. (Magic Catalog) London, L. Davenport & Company, n.d. (1933). 308pp., illus., 8vo. Original blue wraps with large pictorial silver foil cover label. Covers show some wear and soiling; spine has been reinforced with clear tape; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $9.00

[Davenport, L. & Co.] DAVENPORT’S DEMON MAGIC – CATALOGUE 16. (Magic Catalogue) London, Lewis Davenport Ltd, n.d. (1939). 416pp., illus. (some in color in the “Demon Silk Tricks” section), index,  8vo. Cover is soiled a bit and rubbed; complete and unmarked internally; a VG copy. Offered at $8.00

[Davenport & Co. and Maskelyne’s Mysteries] DEMON SERIES TRICKS, JOKES & PUZZLES– NEW AMUSEMENT GUIDE – LIST 5. (Magic Catalog Lot) London, Davenport’s, n.d. (Late 1940’s). 33pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Mild wear; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

[Davies, David] CELESTIAL MECHANICS. (DVD) Alakazam Magic UK. Has been opened and presumably viewed – o/w all appears VG.  Offered at $12.00

De Courcy, Ken. ROUND THE WORLD WITH A PACK OF CARD. (Booklet) Bideford, Supreme Magic, n.d. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Shows a bit of use, bur overall VG. Offered at $6.00

[Deck of Cards] IRON SPADES. (Playing Cards) Art of Play with Roxley Games. Designed by Chad Michael Studio. New – still sealed. Offered at $21.00

[Dove Workers Delight] A small lot of booklets focused on Doves. (Five-booklet lot) David Ginn’s NEW DOVE MAGIC (By the Author, 1972, 62pp., 8vo.); Kirk Kirkham’s DOVE CLASSICS (Tannen, n.d., 32pp.), 8vo.); Tom Palmer’s CAGEY DOVES (Magic, Inc., 1968, 28pp, 4to);TOPS TREASURY OF DOVE MAGIC (Abbott, 1965, 28pp., 4to); and Senor Torino’s DOVETAIL DECEPTIONS (By the Author. 1955, 26pp., 8vo.). All are in pictorial wraps with some modest soiling on a few – condition varies from Good to VG+. Offered as a lot at $27.00

Dreher, Carl T. THEOREMS AND COROLLARIES ON GOOD MAGIC AND CARD TRICKS – AND WHY THE TWAIN RARELY EVER MEET – A LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Dallas (TX), By the Author, 1980. 18pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets side stapled in covers. Some slight fading; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Duncan, Thomas W. GUS THE GREAT. (Fiction with a Circus Theme) Philadelphia (PA), J.B. Lippincott, 1947. First edition. 703pp., 8vo. Blue cloth with black title and spine stamping. Lacks the dust jacket. General wear with spots and soiling on the covers and edge; some toning on the end papers; oddly a 2.5” elongated triangle (most likely plastic and painted gold) has been glued to the free end paper—creating an impression on the last few pages of the book; o/w Good. Offered at $6.00

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 288pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth with gold spine stamping in a dust jacket. An article on Dunninger has been clipped from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and laid in. Top edge of the dust jacket has a small (.25”) tear; pages where the article has been laid in show toning; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

Eastman, Charles C. (Comp.) EXPERT MANIPULATIVE MAGIC. (Booklet) n. pl., By the Author, 1933.  40pp., illus., 8vo. Blue wraps. A bit of wear and soiling at the edges; some penciled notation on the title page; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

[Eddie’s Trick Shop] EDDIE’S TRICK SHOP – 1994 – MAGIC AND CLOWNING CATALOG – 1995. (Magic and Clown Catalog) Decatur, (GA) 59pp., illus., index, 4to. Saddle stapled in pictorial wraps. Price list laid in. Offered at $6.00

Einhorn, Nicholas. THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Hermes House  Publishing, 2004. 256pp., illus., glossary, list of suppliers, index, 8vo. Soft pictorial covers. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

Eldin, Peter. THE MAGIC HANDBOOK. (Book) New York, Wanderer Books, 1985. 189pp., color illus., bibliog., glossary, index, 12mo. Paperbound. Tricks, yes, but enough poster reproductions and magical tidbits to make it interesting to history fans. VG+. Offered at $7.00

Emerson, Arthur. THE THIRD EVENING AT THE MAGIC CIRCLE. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. Lacks pagination (29pp.), illus., 4to. 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled. o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

[Fields, Sean] HIDDEN HAND. (DVD and Gimmicks) Murphy’s Magic, 2014.See demo: https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=52689  May have been previewed but appears As New. Offered at $20.00

Findlay, James B. HOW’S YOUR LIBRARY? – A GUIDE FOR CATALOGING AND CARING FOR BOOKS. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc., 1975. Reprint edition. Preface by John Mulholland. 36pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

Fisher, Rick. MAGIC…FOR THE FUN OF IT! (Signed Lecture Notes) n.pl, By the Author, n.d. 28pp. illus., 4to. Yellow pictorial wraps. Some wrinkles along the bottom edge from dampness; o/w Good. Offered at $5.00

[Fleshman, Dan] EVERY TABLE IS A STAGE. (Two-Disc DVD Set) Kozmo Magic, 2019. No running times provided. Pre-owned and presumably viewed – o/w appears VG.  Offered for $15.00

Fox, Karl. ANOTHER BOOK. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1979. 320pp., illus., 4to. Red cloth with gold stamping on the spine and front cover in a dust jacket. Near Fine.  Offered at $8.00

[Fox, Karrell] A foursome of booklets from Karrell Fox. (Four-Book Lot – one Signed) This lot includes: COMEDY A LA CARD (Ireland Magic, 1960, 20pp.); NEW LECTURE NOTES (1978., 24pp.); LECTURE NOTES “NEW STUFF” (1988, 8pp.,); and LECTURE NOTES #3 ((1982, 12pp) All have illus. and are 8vo in wraps. Former owner names and acquisition dates/places written on some. All four offered as a lot for $14.00

[Franco, Javier] ANYWEB 2 – GIMMICKED GOOGLE (Downloadable App Forcing Tool) Magic Pro Ideas. Complete instructions for access from any phone. Offered at $24.00

Frederick, Guy. 101 BEST MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing company, 1956. 128pp., illus., index, 8vo. Maroon boards with gold spine stamping in a pictorial dustjacket.  Dust jacket has a small closed tear repaired from behind with clear tap; former owner name inside and some isolated penciled underlining; o/v VG. Offered at $8.00

Gibson, Walter B. WHAT’S NEW IN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1956. 222pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some wear at the edges; o/w VG+. Offered at $9.00

[Gilbert, Alfred C. – A.C. Gilbert Company] Two A.C. Gilbert Company Booklets. (Two Booklet Lot) Lot includes: HANDKERCHIEF TRICKS FOR BOYS. (1920, 64pp.); and KNOTS AND SPLICES WITH ROPE TYING TRICKS OF FAMOUS MAGICIANS, (1920, 66pp.) Both are published by the A.C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, CT and are 12mo. HANDKERCHIEF has the recognizable  red, white, gray, and black covers associated with the Chemistry and Magic set boxes, while KNOTS has only the pictorial inner pages with the covers missing. Both booklets are chipped at the edges with some taping on KNOTS to hold it together. Copies are just Fair. Offered at $12.00

Giobbi, Roberto. THE ART OF SWITCHING DECKS – A GUIDE FOR THE BEGINNER AND THE EXPERT. (Book) Rancho Cordoba, (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2013. 153pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in a dust jacket. Includes a link to an 85-minute video download. New. Offered at $49.00

Newly added! Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE – VOLUME 1. (Book) Rancho Cordova (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, ©1996. Revised second edition. Translated by Richard Hatch. 241pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Grey cloth in a dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $30.00 

Newly added! Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE – VOLUME 2.  (Book) Rancho Cordoba (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2018. 242+pp. (p. 251 – 494), illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Grey cloth in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $27.00

Gladwin, Andi. BLOMBERG LABORATORIES. (Book) N. Pl., Vanishing Inc. Magic, 2014. 327pp., illus., 4to. Dark green cloth covered boards with silver spine and cover stamping. Near Fine. Offered at $45.00

Gladwin, Andi, and Joshua Jay. THE DEFINITIVE SANKEY: VOLUME 1; VOLUME 2; and VOLUME 3. (Three-Volume Book – First Edition) N. pl., Vanishing, Inc., 2012. First edition/first printing. Includes THE DEFINITIVE SANKEY DVD tipped in at the end of VOLUME 1. 1607pp. (519/536/550pp.), illus., index (complete index repeated in each volume), 4to. Pictorial boards. As new. Offered as a lot at $202.00

Goldston, Will. TRICKS OF THE MASTERS. (Book) Philadelphia, David McKay Company, 1942.  207pp., illus., 12mo. Green cloth with title stamped on front cover and red stamping on the spine. Some white specks on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Goldston, Will. THE YOUNG CONJUROR – A BOOK FOR AMATEURS – VOLUME II. (Book,  London, The Magician Limited, n.d. (1920) 95pp. (+ advert.), illus., 8vo. Dark green boards with gilt Printing and illustration on the front cover. General edgewear; some spotting on the front and back covers; rear board has detached and been inexpertly repaired with black binders’ tape along the spine; end papers heavily toned; John McKinven bookplate; o/w a Fair copy. Offered at $22.00

Gordon, Henry. HENRY GORDON’S WORLD OF MAGIC. (Book) Toronto (ON), Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 1989. 169 pp., illus., 8vo. Reddish-brown buckram with gilt spine stamping in a dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. Former owner name written on glued down end paper; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

Newly added! Grant, General. THE GENERAL GRANT LECTURE NOTES ON HOW TO MAKE A LIVING BY STEALING …DOVES …OF COURSE. (Two-Lecture Notes Lot) Magic Art Book Company, 1981. (28pp.), illus.; and GENERAL GRANT – LECTURE 2. Sommerville (MA), By the Author, 1996. 60pp., illus. Both are 4to, plastic comb bound and Near Fine. Offered as a pair at $16.00

Gravatt, Glenn. GLENN GRAVATT’S GOLD MINE OF MAGIC. (Book) Oakland (CA), Magic Limited/Lloyd E. Jones, 1977. 232pp., illus., 4to. Green cloth with gold stamping on spine and front cover. A Near Fine copy. Offered at $17.00

Greenwood, James. SILAS THE CONJURER: HIS TRAVELS AND PERILS. (Book – Fiction with a Magic Theme) London, S.O. Beeton, 1866. 346pp./+6pp adverts, illus., 8vo. Handsomely rebound in red buckram with gilt spine stamping. Price notations and former owner’s blind stamp on the front endpaper; pages a bit stiff; o/w VG. Offered at $20.00

Gröning, Peter. RESIGNED TO MIRACLES. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2020. 113pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in a dust jacket. New—still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $28.00

Guastaferro, John. ONE DEGREE. (Book) n.pl., Vanishing, Inc., 2010. 139pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black stamping in a dust jacket. Small closed tear along the top edge of the back cover; o/w As New. Offered at $68.00

Hatton, Henry, and Adrian Plate. MAGICIANS’ TRICKS: HOW THEY ARE DONE. (Book) London, L. Upcott Gill, n.d. 344pp. (+20pp. adverts), illus., appendix, 8vo. Pictorial tan cloth boards with black and green stamping.  Publisher’s catalogue has been rather carelessly added causing additional stress to the rear hinge which failing; front hinge starting; cocked with the book block becoming loose in the boards; o/w front cover and internal pages are very good; but just a fair copy. Offered at $9.00

Hoffman, Professor (Angelo Louis). CONJURING TRICKS WITH CARDS From “MODERN MAGIC” (Cover Title: HOFFMAN’S TRICKS WITH CARDS.) (Book) Philadelphia, David McKay, Publishers, n.d. 119pp., illus., 12mo. Green cloth with red and white title stamping and red spine stamping. Cover has faded in several spots on front and at the lower edge of the spine; slight age toning inside; o/w VG. Offered at $13.00

Hoffmann, Professor (translator and editor). THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF PATIENCE GAMES. (Book) London, George Routledge & Sons, n.d. Tenth 123pp., illus., 8vo. Bright blue pictorial cloth with red and black stamping spine and cover stamping. Cover has mild general wear; some foxing throughout—heaviest on the end papers; o/w VG. Offered at $17.00

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo Lewis). LATER MAGIC WITH NEW MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS AND RECOLLECTIONS OF HARTZ THE WIZARD. (Book) New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, 1951. Enlarged edition with a wonderful historical introduction by John Mulholland. 738 pp., illus., 8vo. Dark peach pictorial cloth. Light wear to cover extremities with; top front corner is bumped; minor toning on end papers; gift inscription to the former owner from his wife with his name written below that in his hand; o/w a nice tight copy and overall VG. Offered at $47.00

Hoffman, Professor (Angelo Louis). LATEST MAGIC, BEING ORIGINAL CONJURING TRICKS INVENTED AND ARRANGED BY PROFESSOR HOFFMANN. (Book) New York, Spon & Chamberlain, 1918. First edition (stated).  222pp. (+ 8pp. adverts.), illus., 8vo. Red pictorial cloth with pictorial gilt and black stamping. Lightly worn at extremities; former owner name stamps and another’s blind stamp; paper cracking at the hinges; o/w VG. Offered at $34.00

Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis). MORE MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia (PA), David McKay, Publisher, n.d. 457pp., illus., 8vo. Gray-green pictorial cloth with white and black stamping. Cover has some wear and fraying at the bottom of the spine; o/w the cover is in VG condition; some toning at the edges and on the end papers; o/w a nice bright copy and overall VG. Offered at $26.00

Hoffman, Professor (Angelo Louis). TRICKS WITH HATS, EGGS, ETC. (Book) Cover title: TRICKS WITH EGGS, HATS, ETC. FROM LATER MAGIC. London/New York, George Routledge and Sons/ E.P. Dutton, n.d. Pagination consecutive as in LATER MAGIC (136pp.), illus., 8vo. Red, yellow and black pictorial boards. Cover generally worn at extremities; spine has been reinforced with dark binders’ tape; heavy oxidation on the end papers; o/w a respectable reading copy. Offered at $10.00

Newly added! Holmes, Donald. HOLMES’ CONJURING SERIAL NO. 2 – NEW CARD TRICKS. (Inscribed/signed Booklet) (Cover title: NEW CARD TRICKS – SERIAL NO. 2) Kansas City (MO), Donald Holmes, 1913. First edition. 39pp., illus., 8vo. White pictorial wraps with black and red printing. Inscribed to former owner and signed by Holmes at the bottom of the fist inside page. Light edgewear and some toning; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

Holmes, Donald. THE MAGIC ART, BEING VOLUME 1 OF THE MAGIC ART SERIES. (Book) n.pl. (Kansas City), By the Author, 1920. First edition.  232pp. (+advert.), 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; some spotting on front and back covers; o/w. Offered at $7.00

Hood, Thomas. HOOD’S OWN: OR LAUGHTER FROM YEAR TO YREAR. BEING FORMER RUNNINGS OF HIS COMIC VEIN WITH AN EFFUSION OF NEW BLOOD FOR GENERAL CIRCULATION. A NEW EDITION. FIRST AND SECOND SERIES IN ONE VOLUME. (Book) London/New York, Ward, Lock and Co., n.d. (1861?). 564pp., frontisp., illus., 8vo. Original bright blue gilt-blocked cloth. Front board and spine nearly detached; spine has darkened; pages toned and roughed-up at the edges; o/w Good. An interesting volume that might be worth professional care to repair the binding. Offered at $32.00

Hooper, K. Edwin. EDWINS MAGIC: THE MEMOIRS AND MYSTERIES OF EDWIN THE MAGICIAN (FOUNDER OF THE SUPREME MAGIC COMPANY). VOLUME ONE. (Book) Bideford (DE), Supreme Magic Co., 1989. 286pp., illus., 4to. Red cloth with silver spine and cover stamping. Top corners are bumped with several cover depressions near the bottom edges; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00 .

Hooper, K. Edwin. EDWINS MAGIC: THE MEMOIRS AND MYSTERIES OF EDWIN THE MAGICAIN (FOUNDER OF THE SUPREME MAGIC COMPANY). VOLUME TWO. (Book) Bideford (DE), Supreme Magic Co., 1989. 310pp., illus., 4to. Light blue cloth with silver spine and cover stamping. VG+. Offered at $14.00

Hooper, Edwin. EDWIN’S MAGIC FINALE. (Book) Bideford (DE), Supreme Magic Co., 1991. 320pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth boards with silver spine stamping in a dust jacket. Some modest dust jacket edgewear; o/w Near fine. Offered at $14.00

Take all three volumes of EDWIN’S MAGIC for $36.00

Newly added! Horowitz, S. Leo (Mohammed Bey). JARDINE ELLIS RING ON STICK AND RING ON ROPE. (Booklet with Ellis Ring Set) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d. 8pp., illus., 8vo.  Slick blue-grey wraps. Slight toning at the edges, o/w a VG copy. Includes a 1.5” brass ring with matching shell in a poly envelope Offered at $25.00

Houdini, Harry. HOUDINI: A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS. (Book) New York, Arno Press, 1972.  Reprint of 1924 edition. 294pp, illus., 8vo. Red boards with black stamping on the spine and cover in a dust jacket. VG. 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 $8.00

Newly added! Huber, Thomas.  HYPNO-BILL – THE MOST VISUAL BILL CHANGE EVER SEEN. (Booklet) N. pl., Phanthomas, 2002. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. A Fine copy. Offered at $8.00

Hudson, Walt, and Tom Ogden. A VOLUNTEER FROM THE AUDIENCE. (Book) n. pl., Magic Media Ltd., n.pl. 16pp, illus., 4to. Side stapled in blue pictorial covers. VG+. Offered at $4.00

Hugard, Jean. ENCYCLOPEDIE DES TOURS DE CARTES. (Trans: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS) (Book) Paris, Payot, 1964. 434pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. An excellent opportunity to improve your French and your card work. Some nonpenetrating stains along the bottom edge; general wear; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00 

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, 1939. Fi345 pp., illus., index, 4to. Burgundy cloth. Lacks a just jacket. An ex-library copy; spared some of the typical disfigurement, it still  shows general  wear at corners and head and foot of spine; end paper edges browning a bit; o/w a Good reading copy. Offered at $8.00

Hugard, Jean. THE ANNUAL OF MAGIC FOR 1937 – MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS. (Book) New York, Max Holden, 1937. 141pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Maroon pebbled cloth. General wear at the head and foot of the spine; former owner names and a blind stamp; some browning/toning throughout; o/w a VG copy. Offered at $12.00

[Huong, Sam] CRAZY SAM’S MIND. (Gimmicks and On-Line Instructions) Hanson Chien Productions, 2024. See demo: https://www.hanson-chien.com/products/csm  Includes the necessary props and access to a 58-minute online tutorial. New. Offered at $22.00

Huot, Michel. THE QR LECTURE NOTES. (Booklet) Michel Huot, 2022. Eleven cardboard pages spiral bound at the top with QR code links on each page to the overall introduction and eight commercial effects from Michel Huot. A unique approach. New. Offered at $17.00

[I.B.M./S.A.M.] I.B.M. S.A.M. CONVENTION BOOK OF MAGIC. (Souvenir Magic Book) Chicago (IL), I.B.M./S.A.M., 1959. 44pp., illus., 8vo. Tan pictorial wraps with a bunny image and black lettering. Produced as a premium for the IBM/SAM Combined Convention in Chicago in 1959. Lightly soiled with the cover art smudged a bit; “Chicago 1959” stamp on the cover has nearly worn off; o/w VG. Infrequently seen. Offered at $6.00 

Newly added! [Illusion Instruction Lot] A lot of five booklets plus a DVD on various one and two person illusions. (Six-item Lot) The lot includes: Mike Bent’s ZERO GRAVITY – THE ULTIMATE CLOSE-UP LEVITATION (1997, 8pp., 4to.); Tony Clark’s BOTTLE THRU BODY ILLUSION (2003, 20-minute running time DVD); U.F. Grant/Don Tanner’s BODIES-IN-ORBIT (n.d., 10pp., 4to. folded to 8vo); Andrew Mayne’s BISECTION (2023, 12pp., 8vo) and POCKET SAWING-IN-HALF (2022, 8pp., 8vo); and Mark Parker’s POPULATE – AN ILLUSIONARY APPEARANCE OF A SMALL CROWD (2012, 32pp., 4to) All are VG condition or better. All six items offered as a lot at $40.00

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] 48TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS—EVANSVILLE IND.—JUNE 23 THRU 26 1976. (Souvenir Program) Evansville IND, June 23-26, 1976.  24pp., 4to. Some internal markings/notes; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANs 57TH ANNUAL CONVENTION—KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI—JULY 3-4-5-6, 1985. (Souvenir Program) Kansas City, July 5-8, 1989.  24pp., 4to. Some internal markings/notes; o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS—JULY 5-8 1989—SAN DIEGO. (Souvenir Program) San Diego, July 5-8, 1989.  20pp., 4to. Some internal markings/notes; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS  62ND ANNUAL CONVENTION. (Souvenir Program) St. Louis, July 4-7, 1990.  16pp., 4to. Some internal markings/notes; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

[International Brotherhood of Magicians] INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF MAGICIANS  63RD ANNUAL CONVENTION. (Souvenir Program) Baltimore, June 29-July 2,1991.  16pp., 4to. Some internal markings/notes; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

Take all five IBM Convention souvenir program booklets above for only $32.00

Jackman, W.J., Trumball White, and Ferdinand Ellsworth Cary. THE WORLD’S WORKSHOP — SCIENCE, INVENTION, DISCOVERY, PROGRESS – A PICTORIAL LIBRARY OF HOME READING, COVERING ALL THE VERY LATEST EVENTS IN THE WORKSHOPS OF THE INDUSTRIAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND NATURAL WORLD. (Book) N.pl. (Chicago?), Hampden, 1911. 518pp., illus., Q&A section, index, 4to. Gray cloth with elaborate pictorial black and gilt stamping on the front cover and spine. General wear at the extremities; spine has faded a bit; cover has several spots and mars; front and rear hinges are going, but still intact; former owner names on end-papers; interior is fairly clean with one torn page (175-176) laid in; overall a respectable copy. Offered at $40.00

[Jay, Joshua] CLOSE-UP. UP CLOSE, VOLUME 1. (DVD) L& L Publishing, 2005. Running time one hours 41 minutes. Pre-owned and presumably viewed, but VG. Offered for $4.00

Newly added! Jensen, Jon. PUBLICITY STUNTS – HOW TO GET YOUR NAME IN THE NEWSPAPER. (Booklet) n.pl. (Las Vegas, NV), Master Mind Group, 1998. 60pp. (+8pp. of copies of news clips), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Offered at $16.00

[Jo, Manu] PLANETARIUM. (Gimmick and On-Line Instructions) Vanishing Inc., 2023. See demo: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/close-up-magic/planetarium/ Gimmick and link to the on-line instructions. New and unopened. Offered at $20.00

[Jordan, Charles T.] Four of Jordan’s titles from his “TEN NEW TRICKS” Series. plus  THIRTY CARD MYSTERIES. (A Fiver-Booklet Lot) This lot includes: NUMBER TWO – TEN NEW SLEIGHT OF HAND CARD TRICKS (23pp., illus.); NUMBER THREE – TEN NEW MISCELLANEOUS TRICKS (23pp., illus.); NUMBER FOUR – TEN NEW PREPARED CARD TRICKS (24pp., illus.); NUMBER FIVE – TEN NEW POCKET TRICKS (23pp., illus.); and THIRTY CARD MYSTERIES (80pp., illus.). All were published in Penngrove (CA) by the Author in 1919/1920. All are 8vo and top stapled or side stapled in the case of THIRTY CARD MYSTERIES in overlaid wraps. For some inexplicable reason Chanin has signed and in some cases stamped them with his shop stamp. Original staples have been removed from all of them and they are loose in packets. The original oversized covers are all chipped along the edges, but they are o/w in good condition with some soiling/toning. Offered as a lot at $19.00

Jorgenson, T.E. (editor) THE NEW BOTTLE BOOK. (Book) Burbank (CA), Nielsen Magic Co., 1992. 58pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered for $12.00

Joseph, Eddie. STAGGERED. (Manuscript) Colon, (MI), Abbott Magic Novelty Company, n.d. 11pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 mimeo sheets side stapled. Shows some age and use o/w quite Good. Offered at $5.00

[Jubilee!] JUBILEE! “THE STAGE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME” and DONN ARDEN”S JUBILEE! “THE ULTIMATE STAGE SPECTACULAR” (Souvenir Programs) Both produced in Bally’s, Las Vegas (NV). Revisions to the original production of “Stage Experience” in 1995. Program folded in half to 8.5 x 11 with B & W photos; and “Stage Spectacular” revised in 1992. Program folded to 9 x 12 with full color photos. Both offered as a lot at $12.00

Kardyro, Tony (a.k.a. Senor Torino). YOUR DECK – YOUR CARD. (Booklet) Holyoke (MA), Conjurors’ Library, 1948. First edition. 20pp., 8vo. Green pictorial warps. Very light edge toning; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Newly added! [Kellar, Harry] (Heinrich Keller) HARRY KELLAR’S LATEST THEOSOPHIC WONDER – THE SHRINE OF KOOMRA SAMI. (Poster Reproduction on Metal) Single sided metal sign (16” x 11.75”) with finished edges and four pre-punched holes for hanging. Originally produced as a stone lithograph from Strobridge Lithography in Cincinnati (OH). This reproduction was from the original lithograph held by the New York Historical Society in 1993 and printed and distributed by Desperate Enterprises. VG+ condition. Offered at $25.00

[Kennedy, Brian] HACKED. (DVD with Gimmick) World Magic Shop, 2015. Previously owned and presumably viewed—though gimmick appears unused. As New. Offered at $5.00

Newly added! Kennedy, John. JOHN KENNEDY’S VISIBLE COINSTO GLASS. (Manuscript) Springfield (VA), Kennedy Enterprises, 1982. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Blue paper wraps. VG. Offered at $8.00

[Kolle, Alexander] X-TENSION. (Trick – DVD , Props, and Bonus Routine)  A Balcony Production, 2011. See demo: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/2475 Comes complete with DVD, pad of sticky notes, sticky note gimmick, and supplies to make your own. Bonus routine POPCORN CARDS. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG. Offered at $10.00

Kort, Milt. OFF-COLOR CARD TRICKS. (Booklet) Chicago (IL), Magic Inc., 1976.  Second printing. 55pp., illus., 8vo. Greenish-yellow pictorial wraps. A former price on the front cover and a numerical notation inside the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $7.00

[Kranzo, Nathan] BURNING UP. (DVD) By the Performer, 2015. Running time approximately 26 minutes. Has been opened and presumably viewed – o/w all appears VG.  Offered at $5.00

Lair, Michael P. STAGE COOL. (Booklet) Canton (OH), By the Author, 1998. First edition. 31pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG. Offered at $6.00

Lair, Michael P. STANDUP! – A COLLECTION OF VISUAL MATERIAL TO ADD TO YOUR STANDUP ACT. (Booklet) Canton (OH), By the Author, 2002. First edition. 40pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. VG. Offered at $8.00

Lane, Frank. HERE’S HOW! (Booklet) Springfield (MA), David H. Brown,1934. 39pp., illus., 8vo. Light blue wraps. Covers have several chips at the extremities; cover has split and been repaired with tape; some interior toning; o/w Guite Good. Offered at $5.00

[Las Vegas Lot] A small lot of books on Las Vegas and Gambling. (Four-Book Lot) This lot includes: Charles Einstein’s. HOW TO WIN AT BLACKJACK (Gallahad Books, 1968, 93pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket); Eric Flanders and Charles Bellvedere’s BEAT THE HOUSE (By the Authors, 1995, 36pp in Wraps); George Joseph’s THE 101 MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LAS VEGAS & CASINO GAMBLING. (By the Author, n.d.,186pp., illus., tables/graphs, 8vo. Paperbound with pictorial covers); and Walter I. Nolan’s THE FACTS OF BACCARAT. (Gamblers Book Club, 1976, 48pp., illus., glossary., 12mo., in wraps) All books and booklets are VG to Fine; Offered as a lot at $19.00

[Lax, Rick] DETACHED. (DVD) Theory 11, 2012. No running time provided. Has been opened and presumably viewed – o/w all appears VG.  Offered at $6.00

[Lemon, Mark] PTSD. (Card Prediction with Gimmicks and On-Line Instructions) Murphy’s Magic, 2023. See demo: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/19522 Original package has been opened, but o/w all appears As New. Offered at $26.00

Leroy, Arthur. OUTLINE OF MYSTERY. (Book) Lacey (WA), Magic World Publishers, 2021. Revised edition. With edits and afterword by B. W. McCarron. 40pp., 8vo. Wraps. New. Offered at $7.00 

Lesley, Ted. TED LESLEY’S CREDIT-CARD CARD TRICK. (Manuscript) Berlin, Magic Productions, 1985. 17pp., (+ 5pp, illus.), 4to. 8.25 x 11.75 sheets in report binder. VG. Offered at $10.00

Levett, Thelma, and Ted Lumby. BRILLIANT BALLOON MODELING. (Book) New York, Barnes & Noble/Top That! Publishing, 2002. 64pp., illus., 12mo. Multi-color, pictorial boards. Slightly cocked; o/w VG. Offered at $4.00

Lewis, Martin. MARTIN LEWIS’ 2001 LECTURE NOTES. (Signed Lecture Notes) Moreno Valley, (CA), Magikraft Studios, 2001. 31pp., illus., 4to.Plastic comb bound. Signed on the title page. VG+. Offered at $5.00 

[Lewis, Trevor] CHILDREN’S MAGIC LECTURE NOTES. (Lecture Notes) Holyhead (UK), By the Author, n.d. 24pp., illus., 8vo.Pictorial paper wraps. VG. Offered at $5.00

Lorayne, Harry. MEIR YEDID’S CARD ANIMATIONS. (Book) N. pl., Meir Yedid, 1987. First edition. 57pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Slight bump at the top of the spine, o/w VG. Offered at $8.00 

[Lunceford, Terry] TERRY LUNCEFORD PROMOTIONAL PACKET. (Promotional Packet) La Mesa (CA), Terry Lunceford Magic Plus, circa mid-1990’s. A multi-page promotional packet including an 8.5 x 11 glossy photo print, show and lecture endorsements, professional resume and summary, product reviews and descriptions, and more. Eighteen 8.5 x11 sheets in a clear plastic report folder. VG+. Offered at $7.00

Lyons, Howard P., and Max Maven. IBIDEM VOLUME 3/AZIZ & BEYOND. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2003. First edition. IBIDEM continues sequential pagination from first two volumes–(thus 230pp. and115pp.), illus., 4to. Nicely bound in black cloth with gilt stamping in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $49.00

MacDougall, Michael. CARD MASTERY WITH WHICH IS COMBINED “THE EXPERT AT THE CARD TABLE”. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1944. 81 pp. and 201pp., (includes a reprint of Erdnase’s ARTIFICE RUSE AND SUBTERFUGE AT THE CARD TABLE – A TREATISE O THE SCIENCE AND ART OF MANIPULATING CARDS), illus., 12mo. Paperbound with red, white and black pictorial covers. Shows some general use with edgewear; but o/w is VG.  Offered at $7.00

MAGIC CALENDAR – 1982. (Pictorial Calendar) Chicago (IL), Magic, Inc., 1981. 32pp., illus., 4to. 11 x 17 sheets saddle stapled. A standard sized calendar (punched for hanging) with photos and cut lines of notable magical arts personalities. Toning at the edges; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

[Magic Collectors’ Association] SOUVENIR PROGRAMME OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH MAGIC COLLECTORS’ ‘BRITISH’ WEEKEND (Souvenir Program) Hyatt Regency Woodfield Hotel, Schaumburg (IL), May 29-31,1997. 23pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Fine. Offered at $5.00

[Magic Hands, The] THE MAGIC HANDS – ZAUBERN. (Magic Catalog Product Newsletter) Herrenberg (DM). Manfred Thumm. Large (11 x 12) black three-ring vinyl binder. Includes ZAUBERN Number 1 to 112, plus 119 and 120. VG. Offered at $15.00

MAGIC WAND, THE. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB #4095) George McKenzie Munro, et.al. London. These issues under the editorship of George Johnson and then George Armstrong. Three issues: No. 1, Vol. XI (March – May, 1922) 56pp., 6.25 x 9.75; and Vol. 42, No. 240 (December, 1953) and Vol. 44, No. 246 (June, 1955). Both issues nom. 8.5 x 11.  All three are VG. Offered at $4.00

[Maidment, Grant] FRENETIC – VOLUME 2. (DVD) RSVP Magic, n.d. No running time provided. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $10.00

[Manipulation Basics] A foursome of booklets on the basics of manipulation. (Four-Booklet Lot) This lot includes: Al Leech’s MANIPULTING WITH LEECH (Magic Inc, 1975, 30pp); Louis Ganson’s CARD MAGIC BY MANIPULATION (Supreme Magic, 1978, 31pp.); Frank Garcia’s BILLIARD BALLS (Gene Gordon, 1960, 25pp.); and Audley Walsh’s SPONGE BILL MANIPULATION and Kozak; MASTER ROUTINE WITH THE SPONGES (D. Robbins, 1947/1971, 22pp). Some have occasional underlining All four offered as a lot for $13.00

Mann, Al. THE SEVEN SEALS – THE TALT MOVE WITH A SEALED ENVELOPE (Manuscript) Great Cacapon (WV), 1981. 17pp., illus., 4to. Tan and white 8.5 x 11 sheets corner stapled in Al Mann’s characteristic tan pictorial covers. VG. Offered at $8.00 

Mann, Al. THE WOCUS-LEGACY. (Manuscript) Freehold (NJ), Al Mann Exclusives, n.d. 11pp., illus., 4to. Corner stapled in gray pictorial covers. VG. Offered at $7.00

[Marsh, Alexander] HOT. (Close-Up Mentalism) The 1914. Unique decision-making coin set. See Demo: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/19662  New. Offered at $25.00

Marshall, Frances, and Jay, and a panel of experts. THE SUCCESS BOOK: VOLUME 1. (Signed Book) Chicago (IL), Magic, Inc., 1973. 200pp., index, illus., 4to. Red boards with gilt letter plastic comb bound. Inscribed to former owner and signed by Frances Marshall. Former owner name; shows light wear, but overall VG+. Offered at $16.00

Marshall, Frances, and Jay, and a panel of experts. THE SUCCESS BOOK: VOLUME 2. (Book) Chicago (IL), Magic, Inc., 1973. (260pp.), index, illus., 4to. Black boards with gilt letter plastic comb bound. Former owner name. Shows light wear, but overall VG+. Offered at $13.00

Marshall, Frances and Jay, and a panel of experts. THE SUCCESS BOOK: VOLUME THREE. (Book) Chicago (IL), Magic, Inc., n.d. (1982). Sequentially numbered from VOLUME TWO with three additional manuscripts bound in—HOW TO WRITE A MAGICAL BEST SELLER by Val Andrews (17pp.); THE MAGIC OF CUSTOM ADVERTISING by Larry Schalk (18pp.); and HOW TO WIN A MAGIC CONTEST by Van Cleve (34pp). (250pp.with extras), illus., index, 4to. Green boards with gilt letter plastic comb bound. Former owner notation on front end paper; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

Take all three volumes of the Success Books above for $42.00

Maurice, The Amazing. (Morris Cohen) MENTALISTRIX ENCORE. (Booklet) Calgary (AB), Micky Hades Publications, 1969. 32pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under binders’ tape. VG+. Offered at $8.00

[Mayne, Andrew] PHOTOSYNTHESIS. (DVD with Gimmick) Andrew Mayne, 2011. New – still shrink-wrapped.  Offered at $18.00

[McClintock, Reed] COIN OVATIONS – STAND-UP COIN MAGIC. (DVD) Magic Smith, 2003. No running time provided. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $12.00

McGill, Ormond. ATOMIC MAGIC – APPLICATION AND PRESENTATION OF SCIENCE FICTION TO THE ART OF MAGIC. (Booklet) Chicago (IL) Ireland Magic Company, 1951. First edition. 41 pp. Orange and black pictorial wraps. Former owner name written on the title page; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00 

Newly added! McGuire, Edward G. THE PHANTOM OF THE CARD TABLE – CRITICAL EDITION. (Book) New York, Conjuring Arts Research Center, 2020. Edited by Lori Pieper and Maxwell Pritchard. 120pp., illus., (including two fold-out spreads), extensive notes. 4to. Blind burnished soft-bound, leather-like cloth with foil stamping and a place holder ribbon. New. Still shrink wrapped. Offered at $39.00

McVicar, Wes. CLOWN ACT OMNIBUS. (Book) New York, Association Press, 1960. First edition/first printing. 256pp., illus., skill classification table, index of acts by title, just under 8mo. Gray cloth boards with red spine stamping in a pictorial dust jacket. (Now in a Mylar protective sleeve.) Seldom seen in this hardbound edition. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

[Mephisto-Huis] CATALOGUS MEPHISTO-HUIS. (Catalog and Flyers) Amsterdam, Mephisto-Huis, circa 1980’s. Approximately 250pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Dutch language catalog with five additional flyers, mailers, and correspondence. The primary catalog is a bit roughed up with several cover creases and edgewear; o/w a nice mixed collection of items. Offered at $5.00

[Mickey Hades International] MAGIC CATALOG NUMBER 1. (Magic Catalog) Micky Hades. Seattle (WA), 1982., 138pp., illus., index, price list, 4to 8 x 11” sheets in pictorial covers. Sheets are three-hole punched in in covers held by brass clasps. VG. Offered at $10.00

Newly added! Miesel, William P. IMPROVISATIONS. (Book) Beverly (MA), Unikorn Magik, 1981. First edition. 82pp, illus., 8vo.  Pictorial wraps. Some mild toning on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

[Miller, Justin] CAPTURED. (DVD) Kozmo Magic, 2008. Running time one hour, 35 minutes. Opened and presumably viewed but appears VG. Offered at $8.00

[Miller, Justin] JUSTIN MILLER’S STROLLING HANDS – VOLUME 1. (DVD) Kozmo Magic, 2006. No running time provided. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

Newly added! Minch, Stephen. BY FORCES UNSEEN – THE INNOVATIVE CARD MAGIC OF ERNEST EARICK. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 1993. First edition.  206pp, illus., index, 8vo.  Dark grey cloth with bronze metallic stamping in a dust jacket. A single 8.5 x 11 sheet with “The Never-lose Miracle Poker Challenge” printed on both sides is laid in at the title page. New. Offered at $40.00

Newly added! Minch, Stephen. BY FORCES UNSEEN – THE INNOVATIVE CARD MAGIC OF ERNEST EARICK. (Signed Book) Rancho Cordoba (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2020. 206pp, ills., index, 8vo.  Dark grey cloth with bronze metallic stamping in a dust jacket. Signed by the author on the page facing the title page. New. Offered at $45.00

[Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Lecture Notes, Instructions – Lot No. 1] This lot includes: Aldini’s Magic “S. B. S. CARD DECK” Instructions Sheet (one sheet, double-sided.); I.B.M. RING #43 EDUCATIONAL SERIES – “Miniature Masterpieces” – John Platt’s “Ring On the Stick”; RING #43 NEWS, Sept. 1972, “A Transparent Glass Suspension; RING #43 NEWS – April, 1973 – Billy “O’ Connor’s The Bill in the Envelope”; S.B.I.- 1982 C.V. Tebbett’s “I.O. U” also items by Tony Kardyro and Tom Gagnon; and Dick Zimmerman’s “Think Creative” Lecture Notes (One sheet, double-sided). $10.00

Newly added! [Money Magic with Bills – DVDs] A three-DVD Lot. Jesse Feinberg’s CASH CARD (Black’s Magic, 2008, 30minutes); Andrew Mayne’s GHOSTBILLS (2004); and Sean Field’s INFINITY SWITCH (By the Artist, n.d.) All DVD’s have been previously owned and presumably viewed but are now stored in a flexible plastic binder page with the original cover artwork; VG. Offered as a lot for $25.00

Moorehouse, Hank with Gary Bontjes and Grant Golden. WORDS FROM THE WIZARD. (Booklet) White Pigeon (MI), By the Author, 1985. 48pp., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Very light toning at the edges; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $5.00

Morgan and West. (Rhys Jones and Robert Tay) PARLOUR TRICKS. (Book) N. pl., Vanishing Inc, 2020. First edition. 356pp., illus. (color photos), 4to. Green silk ribbon as a page finder. Green pictorial cloth with gilt spine and cover stamping. As New. Offered at $49.00

Mulholland, John. QUICKER THAN THE EYE – THE MAGIC AND MAGICIANS OF THE WORLD. (Book) Indianapolis (IN), Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1932.  First edition (stated). 259pp., full color frontisp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial cloth with spine and cover stamping. The book’s spine is somewhat discolored and worn at head and foot; spots on front and back covers; corners bumped; cocked; hinges are starting; toning on the end papers; pages rather stiff; o/w an adequate reading copy. Offered for $16.00

[Mystery Mart] THE MYSTERY MART – A RELIABLE MAGIC HOUSE FOR YOU! (Magic Catalog) Milwaukee (WI). R.A. Teschan, M.D., proprietor. Late 1940’s. 82pp., illus., 8vo. Pink pictorial wraps with red and black printing of a magician levitating a female assistant. Near Fine. Offered at $6.00

Neale, Robert E. THIS IS NOT A BOOK. (Book) Seattle (WA), Hermetic Press, 2008. First edition. 395pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $38.00

Newly added! Neale, Robert E. WHATSABOX. (Booklet) Leeds (MA), By the Author, 1991. 7pp., illus., 4to. Printed wraps. 6pp. article on Robert Neale (with cover photo) from the August 2021 LINKING RING is laid in.  Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

[Nefesch] LAYTEX – SIGNED COIN IN BALLOON. (DVD) Magic Tao, 2012. Running time 30 Minutes. Includes starter balloons. Has been opened and presumably viewed – o/w all appears VG. Offered at $12.00

[Nelson, Robert – Used Magic Lists] ROBERT NELSON’S USED MAGIC LISTS. (Small Lot of Magic Lists) Kernersville (NC), Robert Nelson “…where Aladdin Bought His Lamp…” A lot of 10 lists, spanning from Spring, 1982 to March 1999. The first three—1982, 1983 and 1984—are 8.5 x 14 sheets folded in half and range from six to 24 pages each. The seven lists from 1991 – 1999 are all printed on 11 x 14, folded, and saddle stapled to form conventional 4to booklets, ranging in pages from 12 to 28 pages each with increasing use of clip art and then photos. Several of the issues have check marks or similar notations in some issues; o/w overall condition is VG+. Offered at $5.00

Nelson, Robert, and Others. COMEDY MENTALISM – VOLUME I.  (Book) N.pl., Nelson Enterprises, 1962. 59pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Modest toning/browning throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Ong, Harapan. PRINCIPIA. (Book) N. pl., Vanishing Inc. Magic, 2018. First edition. 253pp., illus., 4to. Padded pictorial boards. Does not include the gimmicked cards, o/w Near Fine. Offered at $45.00

Newly added! [Owen Brothers] OWEN MAGIC SUPREME – CATALOG NO. 4. (Magic Catalog) Los Angeles, Owen Magic Supreme, 1955. 30pp., 4pp. of illus., 4to. (nom. 8.5 x 11). Red w/ black lettering wraps. Shows wear at the spine, o/w a VG copy.  Offered at $25.00

[Pandrea, Alex] HOLLYWOOD. (DVD) The Blue Crown/Dan and Dave, 2014. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $6.00

Newly added! Parrish, Robert, and Oscar Weigle. DO THAT AGAIN. (Booklet) New York, Max Holden, 1939. First edition. 76 pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial tan wraps with red printing and artwork. Damp spot affecting the cover and first few pages, o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

PATTER-DEX. (Utility Crib) New York, Magindex Service, n.d. Small (3 x 5”) black book with spiral binding and six clear plastic 3 x 5 card holders—for topical, subject related, one-liners (five or six per one side of a card). Presumably this was a subscription service with additional replacement cards of one-liners provided periodically. There is no way to add additional card holders, only replacement cards. Looks mid-50’s or early 60’s. An unusual item you can puzzle over too. Offered at $6.00

[Pearlman, Oz] THE GREATEST BEGINNER MAGIC DVD EVER – STARRING OZ PEARLMAN (DVD) Penguin Magic, 2009. No running time provided. Opened and presumably viewed but appears VG. Offered at $7.00

Planche, Frederick D’arros. EVENING AMUSEMENTS FOR EVERYONE – A COLLECTION OF MIRTHFUL GAMES, PARLOUR PASTIMES, SHADOW PLAYS, MAGIC, CONJURING, CARD TRICKS, CHEMICAL SURPRISES, FIREWORKS, FORFEITS, &c. (Book) Philadelphia (PA), Porter & Coates, n.d. (but given as a gift copy at Christmas 1886). 282pp. (+6pp adverts), illus. (George Cruikshank and others), 8vo. Ornamental greenish-yellow cloth with blind, gold, and black stamping. General light wear to the extremities with some soiling and spots on the rear cover; several erasures on the end papers; both end papers are detached and laid in; toned and rather brittle throughout; o/w a Fair copy with all of its faults. Offered at $55.00

Popular Recreator, The. THE POPULAR RECREATOR – A KEY TO INDOOR AND OUT-DOOR AMUSEMENTS. (Book) London, Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. (1873). Two volumes in one: 384pp./384pp. (+ index and adverts.), illus., index, 4to. Half maroon leather on maroon cloth with raised bands and trimmed with gilt title and decorations. Marbled end papers. Multiple entries for “Legerdemain” with most written by “A. Professional”. Some modest wear on the spine and at the extremities; former owner name on front end paper; light aging/toning on the interior; overall VG. Offered at $97.00

Poz. POZ-ITIVE KID’S MAGIC. (Booklet) Bideford (DE), Supreme Magic Company, 1976. 52pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Slight wear at the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

[Priest, Chris] MASTER CARD ROUTINES. (DVD) WizardFX, 2008. Running time 119 minutes. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

[Priest, Chris] PROTONS. (DVD) WizardFX, 2008. Running time 55 minutes. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

Reid, Wally, and edited by Robert Lund. MAGIC – ON STAGE. (Book) Oakland (CA), Magic Limited – Lloyd E. Jones, 1980.  124pp., illus., 8vo. Black cloth with silver spine and front cover pictorial stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; front end paper is corner clipped; some highlighting and underling throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

[Reyes, Rodney] SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS – CONFESSIONS OF A MAGICIAN. (DVD) AOI Magic, n.d. No running time provided. New – in original plastic wrap. Offered at $4.00

Richardson, Barrie. THEATER OF THE MIND. (Book) Rancho Cordoba (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2021. 304pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Purple cloth with metallic stamping in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $65.00

Rogers, Terri. STAR GATE. (Booklet) London, Martin Breese, 1985. 15pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. No cards included, but complete instructions for making your own. Front end paper corner clipped; highlighted throughout; o/w Good. Offered at $6.00

[Romaine] ROMAINE – THE MONARCH OF MANIPULATORS. (Two- DVD SET) Magic Makers, 2004. No running time given. Previously owned and presumably viewed; clear plastic on the front of the vinyl case has been lightly marred; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

[Sanders, Richard] IDENTITY – THE POWER OF THEIR OWN NAME. (DVD with Gimmick) Sanders FX. n.d. Running time two hours. Gimmick tipped in. Has been opened and presumably viewed – o/w all appears VG.  Offered at $8.00

Sandison, G.H. A HANDY MANUAL OF ETIQUETTE AND PARLOR GAMES IN TWO PARTS. (Book) New York, The Christian Herald, 1895. 264pp., illus., 12mo. Red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine and front cover; several spots on the front and rear covers; former owner names on the front end papers; several childish scribbles around eight pages of the text on “Sleight of Hand”; o/w quite Good. Offered at $33.00

[Sankey, Jay] SPELLZ SEASON 1, VOLUME 2. (DVD) New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $5.00

Newly added! Scarne, John. SCARNE ON CARDS. (Inscribed/Signed First Edition Book) New York, Crown Publishers, 1949. First edition. 406pp., illus., index, 8vo. Redish cloth. Inscribed to Pvt. Joseph C. Herzer and signed by Scarne (4-10-49) on front free end paper. Book lacks a dust jacket and is worn at extremities—particularly at the bottom of the spine; o/w VG. Offered at $24.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE ON CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Crown Publishers, 1964. Sixth printing. 308pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth boards with black spine stamping; o/w a Good serviceable reading copy. Offered at $7.00

Scarne, John with Clayton Rawson. SCARNE ON DICE. (Book) Harrisburg, PA, Military Service Publishing Company, 1946. Second revised edition. 434pp., illus., gloss., index, 8vo. Black cloth with gold spine and cover stamping. Lacks a dust jacket; Bert Wheeler shop stamp on title page; otherwise, a very respectable copy–VG. Offered at $8.00

Schmidt, Joseph. THE IMPROMPTU CLOSE-UP CARD RISE. (Booklet) Colon (MI), Abbott’s Magic Mfg. Company, 1968. 35pp., illus., 4to. Red printed wraps. A Fine copy. Offered at $6.00

[Schultz, Ryan] COMPLETING THE CUT – THE MAGIC OF RYAN SCHULTZ. (DVD) Vanishing Inc., 2012 n.d. Running time approx. 96 minutes. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $12.00 

Selznick, Brian. THE HOUDINI BOX. (Inscribed/Signed – Magic Themed Juvenile Book) New York, Borzoi Book/Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. (66pp.,) Illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in a dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. A fine copy of this award-winning children’s book. Inscribed to former owner and signed in 2003. Former owner name inside on front end paper; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $17.00

Shaw, William Henry James. MAGIC AND ITS MYSTERIES – EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED. (Booklet – Catalog) (Cover title: HELLER’S BOOK OF MAGIC) Detroit (MI), Johnson & Smith Company, n.d.(1940’s- 50’s). 102pp. (+24pp. adverts.), illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Attributed to Heller on the cover only. Spine is starting to split a bit at the top with a small chip at the spine; browning/toning throughout; o/w VG. Offered at $21.00

Newly added! Shaxton, Alan. THE ALAN SHAXTON LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Walton-on-Thames (UK), By the Author, n.d. Lacks pagination (13pp.), illus., 4to. In a VeloBind report binder. Former owner has added additional drawings to the back page to illustrate the table construction for “Card in Bottle”; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

[Shufton, Steve] ULTIMATE FLOATING MATCH – BOOK VERSION. (Props and Online Instructions) Steve Shufton. Both packages are new and still sealed. Offered at $22.00

[Siegfried & Roy] SIEGFRIED & ROY AT THE MIRAGE (Souvenir Program) Program from the Mirage, Las Vegas (NV). Publication produced in Vienna, VA, Sells-Floto, 1994. 32pp., illus. (full color), 4to. Spine stapled in full color, 10.5 x 10.5 wraps. “The Royal Tigers of Siegfried and Roy” (Four-panel, 4.25 x 9, color brochure) laid in. Program been folded leaving a faint crease at the vertical center line; sharper corner crease on the front cover; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

[Smith, Criss] PERPLEX. (DVD) Magic On Demand, n.d. New – still shrink-wrapped. Offered at $6.00

Smith, H. Adrian. CARD SYSTEM DE LUXE – A DETAILED AND COMPREHENSIVE TREATISE ON A SIMPLIFIED AND IMPROVED METHOD. (Booklet) Colon, Abbott Magic Novelty Company, n.d. (16pp.), frontis photo only, 8vo. Two-hole punched at the spine and bound with gold cord in faux velvet wraps. Wraps show edgewear with some spots and are sun-faded along top and spine edges; o/w insides are VG. Offered at $10.00 

Spencer, Robert Kirkwood. FETSCHING MAGIC: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF “HEN” FETSCH. (Book) New York, Magico Magazine, 2007. First edition.  206pp., illus., notes, 4to. Gray cloth with gilt spine stamping in a dust jacket. A small, closed tear near the spine; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $26.00

Sperienza. THE WINNING RULES OF ROULETTE PRACTICALLY CONSIDERED. (Book) London, Harrison and Sons, n.d. 230pp., illus., odds tables, 8vo. White cloth with red and black printing. Boards are soiled and rubbed with stains on both side; spine is yellowed and stained; corners are lightly scuffed; foxing and toning inside with former owner names and notations on the end papers; some former owner notes written inside; o/w binding is tight and a Good copy. Offered at $102.00

Sperling, Walter. HOKUS – POKUS – FIDIBUS – EINE MYSTISCHE SOIREE BEL ONKEL WITZIG. TOLLE ZAUBERKUNSTSTUCKE UND GEHEIMNISSE DER SCHWARZEN BUHNE FUR JUNGE ALTE FREUNDE DIESE STECKRENPRERDES. (Trans: HOKUS – POKUS – FIDIBUS – A MYSTICAL SOIREE AT UNCLE WITZIG’S. GREAT MAGIC TRICKS AND SECRETS OF THE BLACK STAGE, FOR YOUNG AND OLD FRIENDS OF THIS HOBBYHORSE.) (Book) Recklinghausen (DE), Paulus Verlag, 1951. First edition/first printing. 172pp., illus., index, 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine and cover printing. Mild toning on the end papers; o/w VG+. Offered at $9.00 

THE SPHINX. (Small Magazine Lot – ADB #6420) William Hilliar. Chicago, IL, etc.; then A.M. Wilson, Kansas City, MO; etc.  Monthly and finally quarterly. THE SPHINX was published from 1902 until 1953 for a total of 597 issues.   This 13-issue lot is from Vol. XX: No. 2 (April 15, 1921); Vol. XXI: Nos. 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, and 12; and Vol. XXII: Nos.1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (Aug. 15, 1923). Overall condition “Fair” (with some ragged edges and/or loose pages) to VG, but most would rank VG. This mixed lot of 13 issues is offered at $13.00

THE SPHINX – AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Miscellaneous Magazine Lot – ADB #6420) William Hilliar. Chicago, IL, etc.; then A.M. Wilson, Kansas City, MO; etc.  Monthly and finally quarterly. THE SPHINX was published from 1902 until 1953 for a total of 597 issues.   This is a small five-issue lot from Volume XLVII: N. 1(March,1948) through N. 6 (August, 1948) All issues are in Good to VG+ condition. Offered as a five issue lot at $9.00

Newly added! Spooner, William E.  A MAGICAL SPOONERISM LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Raleigh (NC), By the Author, 1989. 13pp., illus., 4to. Corner stapled in blue pictorial covers. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

Squier, Edward Summers. TRICKS AND MAGIC MADE EASY. (Book) New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1919. 188pp., illus., 8vo. Black cloth with red spine and cover stamping. General wear (but now in a protective Mylar sleeve) o/w; some interior toning; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Stanyon, Ellis. CARD TRICKS – A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON CONJURING WITH CARDS. (Book) Philadelphia (PA), Penn Publishing Company, 1911. 129pp.(+adverts), illus., 12mo. Pictorial paper covers. Spine has a small chip at the lower edge; staples have started rusting; some soiling and smudges on the back cover; former owner has written his name on the “contents” page; o/w inside pages are a bit stiff, but quite nice and VG. Offered at $17.00

Newly added! Stanyon, Ellis, Prof. NO. 7 “NEW JUGGLING TRICKS” – FIRST SERIES. (Historical Reprint) London, Ellis Stanyon & Co., 1901. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Tan textured wraps. Reprint of Stanyon’s 1901 booklet purported by Roger Montadon (JUGGLER’S BULLETIN) to be the first English language book, entirely on juggling, to be published. Montadon printed the reprint in 1978 and presented this inscribed copy to Max Cramer Goodall, II in 1997. Copy has Max Cramer Goodall blindstamp and is otherwise Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

[Sterling Magic Company] STERLING MAGIC COMPANY – CATALOG NO. 1 and CATALOG OF SELECTED MAGIC. (Catalog lot + Extras) Detroit (MI) and later Royal Oak (MI), Harold Sterling. In the 1950’s Sterlig sold his entire wholesale business to Gene Devoe of Devoe Magic Den in St. Louis MO). CATALOG NO. 1 (1945, 24pp., illus., 8vo.)and…SELECTED MAGIC (1954, 27pp., illus., 8vo.) Several price lists, order blanks and a Newsletter from 1954 are laid in. Offered as a lot for $21.00

Stone, Alex. FOOLING HOUDINI – MAGICIANS, MENTALISTS, MATH GEEKS & THE HIDDEN POWERS OF THE MIND. (Book) New York, Harper Collins, 2012. First edition. 299pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Red cloth over black boards in a dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

[Stone, Paul] – Ace Place Magic] PAUL STONE’S CATALOGUE OF PROFESSIONAL MAGIC – EXCLUSIVE COLLECTOR’S CATALOGUE. ( Three-Catalog Lot) Fromby (UK), Ace Place Magic, 1983. The premier “Collector’s Catalogue” with eight color photo insets of Paul and notable UK magicians – 64pp., illus.(+ photo insets), 8vo. Blue wraps with price and ordering inserts. Plus two second editions of the “Collector’s Catalogue”—one 60pp. 8vo. in light green wraps and one 56pp. 8vo edition in yellow wraps. Price list and additional offering laid in. All with price list and updated offerings laid in. All VG+. All three catalogues offered as a lot for $5.00 

[Swigert, Ryan] A TRIBUTE TO THE CARD TRICKS OF STEWART JUDAH. (DVD) PPS GROUP/Ryan Swigert. Running time not provided. Preowned and presumably viewed, but o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

[Symmatrix Magic] SYMNERGY. (Booklet with Prop) n.pl, Symmatrix Magic, 2003. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Booklet with gimmicked card printed on Bicycle stock laid in. VG+. Offered at $4.00

Newly added! Tamariz, Juan. BEWITCHED MUSIC II – MNEMONICA – SYMPHONY IN MNEMONIC MAJOR. (Book) Rancho Cordova (CA) Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2004. 408pp., illus., bibliog. with commentary, 4to. Light blue cloth over dark green boards with metallic title and spine stamping in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $72.00

Newly added! Tamariz, Juan. THE FIVE POINTS IN MAGIC. (Book) Rancho Cordoba (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2020. 91pp., illus., 4to. Yellow paper over maroon boards with metallic blue stamping on the spine and cover in a dust  jacket. New. Offered at $40.00

Newly added! Tamariz, Juan. THE MAGIC WAY – THE METHOD OF FALSE SOLUTIONS AND THE MAGIC WAY. (Book) Rancho Cordoba (CA), Hermetic Press, 2014. Second edition, enlarged, thoroughly revised and updated. 253pp., illus., 4to. Blue cloth over maroon boards with gilt stamping in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $50.00

Tamariz, Juan, and Gema Navarro. VERBAL MAGIC. (Book) Translated by Rafael Benatar. Rancho Cordova (CA), Hermetic Press/Penguin Magic, 2020. 155pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Cloth/boards in a dust jacket. New. Offered at $40.00

[Tannen Magic] LOUIS TANNEN’S NO. 6 CATALOG OF MAGIC. (Magic Catalog) New York. Louis Tannen Inc., 1966. 560pp., illus., index, 8vo.  Pictorial Boards with photo of Lou Tannen at the counter on the front cover. Spotted along the top and face edges; occasional check marks or dog-eared pages inside; o/w VG.  Offered at $5.00

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. A VG+ copy. Offered at $6.00

Taylor, E. Cooper, III. A FEW MOMENTS FROM THE CAREER OF PROF. E. COOPER TAYLOR 1852-1927. (Book) n.pl., E. Cooper Taylor, III, 1990. Special convention edition for the members and friends attending the New England Magic Collector’s Assn’s Yankee Gathering III in Salem, Massachusetts – November 8-10, 1990. m24pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Offered at $12.00

Taylor, Harold. “THE ANGLE OF A PRO.” (Signed Lecture Notes) Bideford (UK). Supreme Magic, n.d. (1973?). (20pp)., illus., tall 8vo. B&W Pictorial wraps. Inscribed to the former owner on the back cover and dated 1973. Former owner name stamp, o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

Temple, Phil, with Robert E. Olson. A MAGICIAN’S TOUR – REVISITED – BEING THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE AMERICAN NOSTRADAMUS, HARRY KELLAR, AS TOLD BY HIS FAITHFUL “FAMILIAR”, “SATAN, JR.” AND HEREIN RETOLD BY PHIL TEMPLE WITH ROBERT E. OLSON. (Book) Novato (CA), Phil Temple, 2000. 226pp., illus., bibliog., poster listing/credits, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket.  PLUS, a 56-page reproduction (1999) of KELLAR’S WONDER BOOK.  New. Offered for $67.00

[Tenyo] ULTRA GRAVITY BOX. (Tenyo Apparatus) Tenyo Magic, 2022. See demo:  https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/19681 Includes link to English language instructions. Has been opened for inspection, but o/w As New. Offered at $18.00

Newly added! THAUMATURGIST. (Mixed Lot of Miscellaneous Newsletter Issues – SAF #66757) Jeff Busby. Oakland CA. July-September 1988eff Busby Enterprises. Irregular. Printed 8.5 x 11. This lot consists of 11 miscellaneous issues, running from #5 (July -September 1988) through Number Thirty-Five (December 1997/February 1998). All issues are complete and VG or better. Offered at $35.00

Tissandier, Gaston. POPULAR SCIENTIFIC RECREATIONS IN NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, ASTRONOMY, GEOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ETC., ETC. ETC. TRANSLATED AND ENLARGED FROM “LES RECREATIONS SCIENTIFIQUES” OF GASTON TISSANDIER. (Vintage Book) London, Ward, Lock and Co., n.d. (1880’s) 781pp., frontisp., profusely illus. throughout, index, 4to. Pictorial maroon cloth with blind, black and gilt stamping on spine and covers. Conjuring effects are used in a couple of instances to illustrate scientific principles. Spine has faded a bit to more of a reddish-brown color, but stamping is still bright; lower corner bumped with some slight wear; former owner bookplate on end paper and names written on the title page; foxing and toning on the end papers; interior is VG with only an occasional underlining, notation, or blemish; overall a nice solid volume. Offered at $53.00

[Torn and Restored] A sampling of publications on the torn and restored story line. (Three Booklet Lot) The lot includes: FR. CYPRIAN PRESENTS NOSTALGIA TORN & RESTORED CARD (By the Author, 1983, 8pp.); Christopher Kenworthy’s FREE FORMATION. (Chazpro, 2000, 22pp.); and Lohn Lovick’ THE REPARATION- COMPLETE RESTORATION ONE PIECE AT A TIME. (By the Author, 1998, 12pp.). All three are 8vo size illus. in wraps–and except for some underling in the Fr. Cyprian booklet—VG. Offered as a lot for $21.00 

Trumps. (William Brisbane Dick) THE AMERICAN HOYLE OR GENTLEMAN’S HAND-BOOK OF GAMES. (Book) New York, Dick & Fitzgerald Publishing Company, 1892. Fifteenth edition. 514pp., illus., tall 12mo. Red publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering and decorations and black borders on the front board and spine; rear board with decorations in blind. Brown coated endpapers and pastedowns. Very modest edgewear; spine is sunned and somewhat faded; light toning on the edges; o/w VG and a handsome copy. Offered at $90.00

Twain, Mark. (Samuel Clemens) A HORSE’S TALE. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1907. 153pp., illus., (frontisp. + four more), 8vo. Bound in red cloth with black and white lettering on spine and front illustration. Some modest edgewear; a small spot on the back cover; spine has faded a bit; has a heavy mylar protective sleeve that is pulled at top and bottom; o/w VG. Offered at $135.00

Tyler, Diamond Jim. PRECIOUS GEMS – LECTURE BOOK. (Lecture Notes) The Colony (TX), Diamond Jim Productions, 2002. 49pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Offered at $9.00

[Ventriloquist’s Scripts] Three items of interest to ventriloquists. (Three-Booklet Lot) This lot includes: Paul Stadelman’s FOR VENTRILOQUISTS ONLY – PROFESSIONAL DIALOGUES (1966 edition, 21pp, 4to); and two 1972 booklets from the Maher School of Ventriloquism in Denver (CO) VENTRILOQUIST DIALOGUES – BOOK NUMBER 1 (24pp, comb bound) and BOOK NUMBER 11 (22pp., plastic comb bound). All are VG and all three offered as a lot at $9.00

[Vernet] COLOR CHANGING LIGHTERS. (Trick) Vernet Magic. Complete with printed instructions. Offered at $8.00

[Vire, Maxence] FOLLOW. (Coin Transposition) Magic Dream and Maxence Vire. All props in a black bag. See demo: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/close-up-magic/follow/ Link to on-line instructions. Package has been opened for inspection, but o/w New. Offered at $52.00

[Virgil] (Virgil Harris Mulkey) VIRGIL – WORLD FAMOUS MAGICIAN AND COMPANY – FEATURING JULIE, AMERICA’S SWEETHEART OF MAGIC. THE GREAT CANON MYSTERY. (Vintage Poster) Original poster – 13.25 x 30” Circa 1950’s from his World Tour. Lithograph printed by Rangam Bros, Madras, India. Some light toning on the back and edges, but overall VG. Shipped loosely rolled. Offered at $44.00

Waldron, Daniel. BLACKSTONE, A MAGICIAN’S LIFE: THE WORLD AND MAGIC SHOW OF HARRY BLACKSTONE, 1885-1965. (Book) Glenwood (IL), David Meyer Magic Books, 1999.  230pp., illus., timeline, notes, index, 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine and cover stamping in a dust jacket. As new.  Offered at $21.00

Newly added! [Weber, Geoff] FIFTH ASSISTANT. (Utility Gimmicks w/ DVD) The Blue Crown/Uday’s Magic World, 2012. Demo: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/amazing-magic/5th-assistant/ Running time of DVD Is 40 minutes. Pre-owned, opened and presumably viewed, but o/w As New in original packaging. Offered at $25.00

Wells, H.G. THE DESERT DAISY. (Limited Edition Facsimile Book) Urbana (IL), Beta Phi Mu, 1957. With an introduction by Gordon M. Ray. xixpp./96pp., illus. (by the author), 8vo. Black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover. A facsimile reprint of Wells earliest surviving narrative composed sometime between 1878-1880 when Wells was 12 or 13. Some cover spots; o/w VG. Offered at $29.00

Wenk, Timothy. INSOMNIA – THE IMPOSSIBLE NIGHTMARE – THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. (Booklet) Stockbridge (MA), Metempirical Magic, 1988. First edition. 29pp. (+adverts), illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. A bit of foxing/toning on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Newly added! Willane (William H. Lane) and edited by Rae Hammond.  WILLANE’S COMPLETE METHODS FOR MIRACLES. (Book) London, Lewis Davenport Limited, 1985. 246pp., illus., 4to. Softbound with colorful pictorial covers. Shows modest wear; face corners bumped; a bit stiff; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

Williams, Walt. I RECALL. (Book) Galion (OH), Hocus Pocus Inc./Williams Publishing, n.d. 137pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Chapters on IBM, Bob Lund, American Museum of Magic and many magical reminiscences. As New. Offered at $5.00

Newly added! Wilson, Harry Leon. MERTON OF THE MOVIES. (Book) Garden City (NY), Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922. First edition. Brown cloth with black lettering on the spine and front cover. Lacks a dust jacket; very modest edgewear; front gift inscription; some toning on the end papers; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00 

Newly added! Wilson, Mark. MARK WILSON’S GREATEST CLOSE-UP MAGIC TRICKS. (Book + Ephemera) Philadelphia (PA), Courage Books, 1995.  88pp., illus., glossary, 4to. Colorful pictorial boards.  20pp. on Mark Wilson and the Magic Land of Alakazam by Walter Gibson and others are excerpted from the March, 1976 GENII magazine are laid in. Near Fine. Offered at $16.00

Windsor, Tommy. SUPER MARKET MAGIC – NEW IMPROVED EDITION. (Booklet) Pomeroy (OH), Lee Jacobs Productions, 1973. 24pp. with adverts., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Slight discoloration/toning at the back edges; o/w VG. Offered at $6.00

[Wisch, Bill] WISCH-CRAFT – THE KILLER SET – A PERSONAL VIDEO LESSON. (Signed DVD) Wisch-Craft Productions, 2019. Includes: ICAAN (Impromptu Card At Any Number); “Slydini’ s Helicopter Card – Stand-Up Version”; “Stand-Up One Coin Routine”; “X -Box”; and Bonus: “The Wisch-Craft, Overhand Shuffle System”. Signed by Bill Wisch on the DVD label.  Opened and presumably viewed but appears As new. Offered at $21.00

Newly added! Witt, Wittus. PASSIVE COLLECTIONS – COLLECTING ON THE CHEAP. (Booklet) Krefeld, Germany, 1998. First edition. (English text) 31pp, illus. with photos, 4to. Wraps. 8pp. article on Wittus Witt (with cover photo) from the February 2022 LINKING RING plus a 6x 8” postcard the auction of his Magic sets is laid in. VG+. Offered at $16.00

Wyler, Rose and Gerald Ames. SPOOKY TRICKS. (Book) New York, Harper & Row, 1968. “An I CAN READ Book.” 64pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. VG+.  Offered at $8.00

[Yedid, Meir] BRAIN BOGGLERS. (Optical Illusion Show Opener) Meir Yedid, See Demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9HkTy1cN6Q  Three 11.5 x 11.5 optical illusions and link to complete routine presentation. New. Still sealed. Offered at $20.00

Newly added! Young, Brett. SWINGER – THE UTIMATE RING OFF STRING. (Booklet) LaPorte (IN), PM Productions, 1991. 7pp., illus., 8vo. Yellow wraps. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

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