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by James Foster
April 17th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: Ricky Jay's Buchinger in BOOKFORM
Replies: 0
Views: 736

Ricky Jay's Buchinger in BOOKFORM

The April/May 2016 issue of BOOKFORUM has a nice review of Ricky Jay's Buchinger book as well as an appreciation of Jay's contribution to the history of magic, making the history somehow both more fantastic, arcane, fantastic, and yet accessible to so many...
by James Foster
March 12th, 2016, 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Photo of Charles Jordan
Replies: 18
Views: 3763

Re: New Photo of Charles Jordan

In the 1970s, Penngrove (CA) was home to one of the great little one-day conventions for magicians. If I recall, Nahmen Nissan (who ran the hardware store in town) would host locals like Daryl Martinez and Vic Kirk, but bring in great talent. I do recall Larry Jennings as special guest and he spent ...
by James Foster
September 21st, 2013, 10:34 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ricky Jay Poster: Twixt Two Worlds
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Re: Ricky Jay Poster: Twixt Two Worlds

THIS IS NOW SOLD.
by James Foster
September 21st, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Ricky Jay Poster: Twixt Two Worlds
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Ricky Jay Poster: Twixt Two Worlds

For Sale: 2006 two-sided printed lithographic broadside "catalog" published in conjunction with an exhibition curated by Ricky Jay titled "Twixt Two World" which explored the relationships between magicians and mediums during the spiritualism movement of the late 19th century. Te...
by James Foster
December 7th, 2012, 4:38 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Visit Jeff Busby Magic Today!
Replies: 26
Views: 4039

Re: Visit Jeff Busby Magic Today!

Jeff was, by family accounts, among the living as of a couple months ago.
by James Foster
June 26th, 2012, 3:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

Re: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English

Jim, Thanks. I guess what I was curious about was whether I'd be able to print out the content, properly formatted, with the file I received from <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.grupokaps.com">www.grupokaps.com</a><!-- w -->? If it's a PDF then I'd expect to be able to do that unless ...
by James Foster
June 26th, 2012, 3:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English
Replies: 16
Views: 3204

Re: Dani DaOrtiz Book on his Memorized Stack Now Available in English

I have two questions regarding this item from DaOrtiz. Is the "file" from <!-- w --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.grupokaps.com">www.grupokaps.com</a><!-- w --> site (as linked above) an e-book or a PDF file? Does it differ from the lybrary.com file available a few months ago? Any i...
by James Foster
June 11th, 2012, 9:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone in Boise? Maybe You Can Go Say Hello to ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Anyone in Boise? Maybe You Can Go Say Hello to ...

The address on 6th Street has been Busby's business address since 1998 or so. I have a few letters from him from that time, but am fairly confident it isn't his residence.

James Foster
by James Foster
June 7th, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Barton Whaley
Replies: 1
Views: 637

Barton Whaley

I was interested in getting into contact with Bart Whaley, preferably via email. Does someone online have his contact, or could someone let him know that I'm trying to reach him? Thanks in advance for any assistance.

James Foster
Austin, Texas
by James Foster
May 22nd, 2012, 9:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Books for sale

A few items to move along as I pack up for a move: 1. CAPRICORNIAN TALES - The Magic of Christian Chelman. Very good condition. $15. 2. THE MAGIC OF EDWARD VICTOR'S HANDS. By Rae Hammond. Fine condition. $13. 3. THE BEST OF SLYDINI...AND MORE. By Karl Fulves. As new. Shrink wrapped. $30. Shipping if...
by James Foster
February 28th, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots
Replies: 5
Views: 2686

Re: Tina Lenert Connects the Dots

Dustin - You've done a great service by writing an excellent review of what sounded like an important and inspirational lecture. In fact, I'd even say your review was inspirational and inspiring.

Thanks so much!

James Foster
Austin, Texas
by James Foster
December 3rd, 2011, 11:08 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Genii Magazines - Central Texas Availability
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Genii Magazines - Central Texas Availability

If you live in Central Texas and are willing to come to Austin, you can grab over 50 issues of Genii dating from 1999-2011, all for the group price of $25. I've got some space and moving considerations, and some duplicate issues, so this is a good chance for someone who hasn't been subscribing, etc....
by James Foster
September 10th, 2011, 7:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Small Collection of Books For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Re: Small Collection of Books For Sale

Sonata - SOLD
Memonica - SOLD
Prism - SOLD
by James Foster
September 10th, 2011, 12:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Small Collection of Books For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 734

Small Collection of Books For Sale

I have a few books needing a new home. Shipping is $3 for one book, with each additional book an additional $1. I prefer PayPal. The books include: 1. TAMARIZ, Juan. Mnemonica . Hermetic Press, 2004. Fine condition, lacking d.j. $25.00 2. TAMARIZ, Juan. Sonata . Editorial Frankson. Softcover. Fine c...
by James Foster
July 19th, 2011, 6:56 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Something of interest about A.C. Gilbert
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Something of interest about A.C. Gilbert

This lot sold for $300 at auction in 2009. The listing you looked at is likely the LiveAuctioneers listing. If you search the "sold "items you'll see this listing and the price.

James
by James Foster
July 1st, 2011, 2:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini, Mullica, and More...
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Slydini, Mullica, and More...

School for Scoundrels at the Senior Pitchman's Reunion SOLD.
by James Foster
June 30th, 2011, 3:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini, Mullica, and More...
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Re: Slydini, Mullica, and More...

Duffie SOLD.
by James Foster
June 30th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Slydini, Mullica, and More...
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Slydini, Mullica, and More...

Here are few items available for purchase...PayPal preferred, but I'll accept checks or cash. BOOKS 1. The Best of Slydini...And More. By Karl Fulves. Published by Robbins. Brand new, in shrink wrap. PRICE: $40.00 2. The Magic of Christian Chelman - an important and influential volume of bizarre mag...
by James Foster
April 21st, 2011, 12:49 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection
Replies: 85
Views: 12913

Re: Update to the Auction of the Century - The Christopher Collection

A question to Ted & Martinka Company: Will the forthcoming print edition of the catalog of this auction be essentially the images and text from the PDF catalog, or are the descriptions, condition statements, collations, etc. more involved? Thanks in advance for any information you can provide an...
by James Foster
January 12th, 2011, 7:18 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!
Replies: 21
Views: 2553

Re: The February Issue of Genii is Now LIVE Online!

I'm curious: when I log into the AskAlexander site and go to the GENII link the most current issues I can see are from 2009. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for any help.

James
by James Foster
November 2nd, 2010, 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for contact info for Scott Cram
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Re: Looking for contact info for Scott Cram

You might try him via the email on his blog, Grey Matters, at:

greymersblog@gmailcom


Best of luck,

James
by James Foster
September 16th, 2010, 10:07 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Austrian Magicians: Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Ottokar Fischer, Joseffy, Magic Christian
Replies: 8
Views: 1683

Re: Austrian Magicians: Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Ottokar Fischer, Joseffy, Magic Christian

Books LLC is a "print on demand" company that simply takes Wikipedia content and makes printed "books" from those entries. They also print some out of copyright books that come from The Gutenberg Project, etc.
by James Foster
August 31st, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Staples to Start Selling Kindle
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Staples to Start Selling Kindle

As a rare book dealer and someone who is infinitely fascinated with print and paper, I still find the Kindle alluring. Just think: all of the PDF files you have (i.e., the Findlay material, the Potter & Potter Auction catalogs & prices realized, plus all the stuff from Amazon & Google bo...
by James Foster
August 31st, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: H. Adrian Smith columns
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: H. Adrian Smith columns

Brown University still has copies of the BOOKS AT BROWN. I didn't know that AskAlexander covered TOPS; is that full-text of the articles? Anyway, seems like Smith's writings are easily available and I appreciate your assistance.
by James Foster
August 31st, 2010, 7:19 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: H. Adrian Smith columns
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: H. Adrian Smith columns

Dick,

Brilliant! Many thanks. Late last night I came across a copy of the BOOKS AT BROWN via an online seller. It also is possible, though I've yet to hear back, that Brown still sells them. I'll start with that and uncover the rest piecemeal.

James
by James Foster
August 30th, 2010, 7:43 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: H. Adrian Smith columns
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

Re: H. Adrian Smith columns

Joe,

Thanks much. That was the name of the column. Trevor Hall references it with some frequency in his work. I was curious as to length of run and frequency within the issues. I appreciate your response.

James
by James Foster
August 30th, 2010, 4:01 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Del Ray
Replies: 69
Views: 11991

Re: Del Ray

Gary Plants reported last week that the book is almost complete and could be on the market before the end of the year.

James
by James Foster
August 30th, 2010, 2:39 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: H. Adrian Smith columns
Replies: 6
Views: 1195

H. Adrian Smith columns

Does anyone have the date range for the column that H. Adrian Smith wrote for The Tops magazine. I have references from 1937 and 1938, but was curious if it ran longer than that span. Or, better yet, if those writings were ever compiled.

Thanks for any help.

James
by James Foster
August 26th, 2010, 8:50 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Arthur Watson's article
Replies: 8
Views: 2603

Re: Arthur Watson's article

Richard...many thanks for the links. Wonderful stuff...
by James Foster
August 23rd, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Alex Ramon and Zing Zang Zoom
Replies: 4
Views: 2180

Alex Ramon and Zing Zang Zoom

The September 2010 feature article arrived just in time to alert me to this wonderful show which played in Austin this past weekend. I took in the Saturday morning performance. Before the show there is an hour-long period in which you can go to the floor and enjoy some juggling, magic, costumes, etc...
by James Foster
March 7th, 2010, 12:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books, DVDs, and Bob Farmer
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Books, DVDs, and Bob Farmer

Here are few items available for purchase...PayPal preferred, but I'll accept checks or cash. BOOKS 1. The Milbourne Christopher Library, Volume II - this is the second part of the bibliography of one of the great private libraries. Published by Caveney's Magic Words. Near mint condition. PRICE: $30...
by James Foster
February 9th, 2010, 11:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale...
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: Books for Sale...

PALLBEARERS REVIEW has SOLD. Other books still available.
by James Foster
February 9th, 2010, 9:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Books for Sale...
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Books for Sale...

I have the following books for sale. Feel free to contact me directly here or via email. These items are from my personal library and have been gently used and well-cared for...thanks for looking. 1. PALLBEARERS REVIEW - 3 volume reprint of Fulves' important close-up magazine. Gentle wear to covers ...
by James Foster
November 4th, 2009, 8:07 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New Steinmeyer/Caveney History of Magic Book Almost Shipping
Replies: 65
Views: 9240

Re: New Steinmeyer/Caveney History of Magic Book Almost Shipping

In regards to the packaging, it would appear that you get what you pay for...I've avoided Amazon for fine print books for these exact reasons. They don't really sell books; they sell widgits. But the price is a good one, I agree.
by James Foster
October 22nd, 2009, 12:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Martin Gardner is 95 today!
Replies: 8
Views: 1173

Re: Martin Gardner is 95 today!

Cambridge has embarked on a worthy reissue project of some of Martin's books: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=NGML">http://www.cambridge.org/series/sSeries.asp?code=NGML</a><!-- m --> The second title: Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube has a nic...
by James Foster
October 13th, 2009, 10:51 am
Forum: Kaufman & Company
Topic: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas
Replies: 704
Views: 239969

Re: New Book Coming on the Card Magic of David Berglas

I speak for many when I thank you for the effort, expenditure and heart you put into publishing. It is, as mentioned in another thread regarding "magazines", a complex and often thankless task. Looking forward to the Berglas book (and the DeLand one as well!). Thanks so much...

James
by James Foster
October 12th, 2009, 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: David Williamson Spoof
Replies: 3
Views: 1684

Re: David Williamson Spoof

This is funnier each time I watch it. Thanks, Matt.

James
by James Foster
October 5th, 2009, 11:34 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Book Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1183

Re: Magic Book Question

Travis,

The book is listed here:

http://www.davenportsmagic.co.uk/acatal ... sives.html

James
by James Foster
September 16th, 2009, 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: misspotted dice
Replies: 21
Views: 4175

Re: misspotted dice

Bob...I believe you are referring to the old days of Letraset. It's still available, though harder to find over-the-counter. The stuff is sorta magical in its own right...

Is a hard bound Flim Flam in the works?

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