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Al Baker Lot
All Al Baker magic is of the highest caliber. Here is a collection of original Baker manuscripts, as well as copies of harder to find Baker items. All are original unless specified.
Al Bakers Exclusive $25 Manuscript
Al Bakers Book 1
Al Bakers Book 2
Al Bakers Book (Some from each, book one and two)
Al Baker Golden Wedding Aniversary Program, and 50 years in Magic, SAM tribute, 1948, Ads of tribute, as well as letter of invitation to event
Copies of Baker Letters, and select Sphinx contributions
Al Baker Newspaper Trick
Lock Spirit Slates (copy)
Al Bakers Vocalepathy
Various Baker articles copies
Purse Game (copy)
Rice Bowls (copy)
Program with Al Baker, Foreign Mission Sister of St. Dominic, w/candid photo of Baker with unknown in garden
Carditially Yours (copy)
Al Baker Paper Tearing Trick (copy)
Sphinx with Baker on cover, 1937
All for $125
Magicians Notebook, Tricks and Secrets of Herrmann the Great, HJ Burlingame, Paperback, $10, excellent condition.
Chalk Talk Stunts, Harlin Tarbell, paperpack, $5
Later Magic, Professor Hoffman, 1935, Some water damage, but totally readable. I have used it for 25 years and just bought a more expensive, collectable copy. Great research tool. $20
Magic For Everyone, Hereward Carrington. 1943, General magic with cards, coins and classic platform-parlor magic. Hardbound, perfect condition. $10
Conjured Up, S.H. Sharpe, Tricks, illusions, patter, theory. Very rare. Paperback. $35
Germain the Wizard and his Legerdemain, Stuart Cramer, 1966, paperback. Good condition. Some writing inside back cover. Germain was one of the most brilliant minds in magic. Every student of fine magic should have this book, plus The Secrets of Karl Germain. $50
The Secrets of Karl Germain, Stuart Cramer, 1962, paperback. Perfect condition. This is another title essential to any serious student of magic, especially sleight of hand, parlor on stage. $35
Roy Walton Lot
The Devils Playthings, Roy Walton, paperback, excellent condition. One of the most brilliant minds in card magic explains some of the best card magic ever
Cardboard Charades, Roy Walton, paperback, good condition. More great card magic from the brilliant mind of Mr. Walton
Tale Twisters, Roy Walton. Lecture Notes. Six excellent examples of great card magic
All for $25
Seven Deadly Miricles of Bro. John Hamman, Stephen Minch, The New York Magic Symposium. 1984, paperback. Hamman is one of the greatest minds in card magic. Hamman is required reading for serious card students. $15
Five times Five, Kaufman, 1992. Great card and coin magic from Japans most clever magicians. $45
Lighting as an Art, Nightingale. Hardbound. Detailed technical book of how to light stage, displays, and special effects. $25
The Now you See it Now you Dont Notebook, Bill Tarr. Hardbound, 1998. Perfect condtion. Creative ideas for close up and stage. Printed from handwritten descriptions and illustrations by Bill Tarr! $25
Sance, Scott Moore-Davis, Kaufman, 2005, duplicate, still shrink wrapped! $65
MagiComedy, McAthy, Hades Publication, 1967. Magic and comedy for magicians, clowns and Mcs. $10
B-Witcheries, Bridwell, Supreme Publication, 1978. Softcover. For the Bizzarist, Spook show, Halloween themed performers. Light hearted spooky stuff. $10
David Harkey Lot
Simplicities (lecture notes)
From the Depths (lecture notes)
The Last Word, lecture notes (lecture notes)
Simply Harkey, David Harkey, 1991, Hardbound, perfect condition. Highly creative close up magic by the very clever David Harkey.
all for $55
Spotlight on 101 Great Magic Acts, Tony Taylor. Paperback, 1975. Description of magic acts of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Detailed accounts of their programs. Great historical research material. $20
Lots of Lawton, Don Lawton. Magic Inc, Paperback spiral bound. Great collection of gags and presentations for standard tricks. Great for the comedy magician. $15
Tommy Wonder Lot
Tommy Wonder Entertains, Jos Bema. Spiral bound paperback. Beautifully produced booklet. Three novel routines for the Cups and Balls. Great magic from one of the most brilliant minds in magic.
Jos Bema Lecture, Tommy Wonders first set of lecture notes. Paperback
Wonder Material, Tommy Wonder lecture notes.
All together, $35
Leading with Your Head, Gary Kurtz. Lecture notes. Theory and ways to optimize the effect of your magic. $10
Paul Harris, The Act, Magical Arts Journal 9,10, 11 and 12, paperback. Close up Magic from Paul Harris, one of the most creative minds in magic. Also article on making magic memorable, and how to write your own performance contracts. $20
Senator Crandall, The best of, paperback. Stories, gags, tales of famous magicians, advice from the very funny Senator Clark Crandall. $15
Side Steal, Ed Marlo, paperback, Magic Inc. Definitive work on this most useful of card moves. $8
Eugene Burgers Chicago Visions. Paperback. Bizarre Magic, Real Secrets of Close up Magic, Gourmet Close up Magic. $10
Modern Sleights, 1946
Slow Sleights, 1934
E. Brian MacCarthy, English Paperbacks. Sleight with cards, coins, balls and thimbles.
21 Gems of Magic, Ormand McGill, Abbotts, Novel stage and platform magic $10
Do that again, Parrish and Weigle. Paperback, Torn cover. Cards, ropes, silks and mental magic. $10
Youd be Surprised, Parrish-Goodrum, paperback. Card magic, glass and liquid productions, thimbles and mentalism. $10
Napkin Folding, Osborne. Paperback. Entertaining stunts with napkins and handkerchiefs. Great for impromptu stunts at dinner or to entertain children. $8
A Magician Explains, Lewis Ganson, Paperback. Vanishing lady with cards, marble-ball routine, torn and restored bill. $8
Parakeet Magic, Magic Inc. paperback spiral bound. Nice departure from dove magic. Care and training of the birds, along with tricks for stage.
Sub Rosa, Oswald Rae, Hardbound, 1928. Some water damage on cover, but totally readable. Stage, platform and mental magic. $8
Routined Manipulation Two, Lewis Ganson. Paperback. Great book of classic magic and manipulation with cards, rope, cigarettes, billiard balls, coins, color changing knives, thimbles..great! $10
Sh-h-h! Its a Secret. Theo Annemann, paperback, Cover and contents perfect, except copyright page missing. Mental magic by the master. $10
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