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Postby magicam » 03/08/06 08:00 AM


Hi again folks:

Here is, for the most part, the final batch of titles, a mixed group of magic books, plus a few oddball books. Its a long list, so its been broken into two parts.

Please look at the preliminary comments re book condition, grading and shipping in my GF first list, here: http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006039

And please dont forget to check out my other lists here, as some good titles are still available:

http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006095
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006103
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006116
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006122
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006039
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4&t=006132
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006136
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 4;t=006140

As an aside, although this is not the best place to first offer it for sale, for those of you interested in mathematical magic, take a look at the W. W. Rouse Ball titles in Part Two of this list (separate posting). There is one among them that is absolutely unique (I hate that term, but it seems to fit in this case), and thats Rouse Balls very own set, bound in vellum, of his Histoire des Mathematiques. Mathematical magic enthusiasts know about W. W. Rouse Ball, who was one of the math guys of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and probably the finest math historian of his time. He was also a fan of magic (some of his books do contain mathematical magic), and is said to have even performed some magic for his students. Guys like Martin Gardner in our little world would know the W. W. Rouse Ball name well.

Have fun reading and I hope you find something of interest. To those of you who have ordered from me, thanks again for your help in thinning the hoard!


Abbott, Percy Comedy Magic. London, Unique Magic (Harry Stanley), nd. U.K. issue of the American edition in cooperation with Abbotts. 15 pp. Pale blue wraps. Some fading to edges of covers, internally very good. G+. Comedy magic with a wide variety of items: cards, egg bags, coins, etc. $9

Abbott, Robert Abbotts New Card Games. London, Frederick Muller Limited, 1965. 1st UK edition. 137 pp. hb/dj. NM/VG-. $15

Adams, Peter The Wizards Magic Book. Racine, Wisconsin, Whitman Publishing Company, 1930. 1st edition. 158 pp., pulp. Color pictorial stiff wraps. Paper browned and tender (as usual), front cover and first leaf loose, spine sunned, minor chipping to fore edges of covers and pages. G-. $5

Annemann, Ted En Rapport. Published by the author, 1937. True 1st edition, in manuscript form. 15 pp. The manuscript is bound in a green illustrated folder, as issued by Annemann. The cover edges are worn and slightly browned, the manuscript itself is in fine condition. Describes a complete, 30 minute, two-person telepathy and clairvoyance act. Scarce in the 1st edition. $25

Annemann, Ted Sh-h-h--! Its a Secret. Philadelphia, Max Holden, nd. 1st US edition. 48 pp. Pale blue illustrated wraps. Card effects and other mind-reading effects. Some people dont realize this, but there are several effects based on stacked cards/memorized deck principles. See Tamarizs Mnemonica. $12

Austin, Guy K. Practical Magic with Popular Patter. London, Will Goldston Ltd., nd. 1st edition. 32 pp. Grey wraps. Vertical crease to center of booklet, covers moderately soiled. A good minus copy. $15

Baille, Ron Prepossessed. 1s edition. 8pp., mimeo. Pink wraps. Includes sample gaffed envelope. Mentalism (prediction) effect. G+. $9

Baker, James Illusions Illustrated: A Professional Magic Show for Young Performers. Minneapolis, Lerner Publications, 1985. 2nd printing. 120 pp. Pictorial Boards, dj. VG. $9

Barends, H. P. International Magic Course Lesson #1, Tricks 1 through 17. Jackson Heights, New York, 1934. 19 pp., mimeo, profusely illustrated. Includes a blank copy of the subscription agreement (total cost of the course was $11.28), with a secrecy clause. Tan printed wraps. An obscure and unusual example of an early magic course a la Tarbell. Minor wear to edges of covers, else VG-, and even scarcer in this condition. $38

Bartholomew, Charles L. Chalk Talk and Crayon Presentation. Chicago, Frederick J. Drake, 1922. 1st edition. Cloth. Browning to top edges of cloth, else a near fine copy, scarce in this condition. $30

Bergholt, Ernest A New Book of Patience Games. London, Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1953. 14th impression. 119 pp. Hb/dj. NF/VG+. $12

Berland, Samuel Berlands Tricks and Routines. Published by the author, nd. 23 pp., mimeo. Wraps. VG. $12

Bishop, Ron Laughter All the Way. Goodliffe, 1968. 1st edition. 130 pp. Tan cloth, gilt titling on spine. Spine slightly cocked, covers lightly soiled, else VG-. Childrens magic. $18

Blackstone, Harry (Sr.) Blackstones Magic: A Book of Mystery. Shade Publishing Company, 1930. 59 pp. Lovely color pictorial wraps. A very good copy, with only slight wear to edges and light browning to pages, together with a small leaf of yellow paper (in fine condition), signed MagicallyHarry Blackstone Jr in blue ink. An very desirable copy of a Blackstone, Sr. pitch-book, with his sons autograph to boot! $42

Bongo, Ali [b]The Bongo Book
. Chicago, Magic. Inc., 1966. 1st edition. 64 pp. Pale yellow wraps. Covers somewhat soiled. G++. $9

Book of Magic and Party Stunts. Chicago, Bunting Publications, 1936. Probably the 1st edition. 64 pp. Red illustrated wraps. Covers somewhat worn, internally very good. G+. Actually, a title with very interesting content, a lot of it still usable today. $28

Book of Magic and Party Stunts. Chicago, Bunting Publications, 1936. Probably a later reprint. 64 pp. Wraps. A nicely produced edition of a general, promotional-style magic booklet, and a very nice copy of a 60+ year old booklet at that. Near fine copy, very nice, and very good content. $35

The Bovril Box O Tricks Book. 16 pp. Red and cream wraps. Magic premium promotional item. G+. $7

Campbell, Loring Magic that is Magic. Colon, Abbotts, 1946. 1st edition. 76 pp. Tan wraps. VG+. $13

Chavel (comp.) Reelistic Magic. London, Harry Stanley, nd. 1st edition. 28 pp. Tan illustrated wraps. Covers worn and mildly soiled, internally good, maybe lacks rear paper cover (not sure if a rear paper cover was used). Scarce. G++. $12

Christopher, Milbourne Milbourne Christophers Magic Book. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1977. First edition. 240 pp. Hb/dj. NF/VG-. $15

Christopher, Milbourne Panorama of Magic. New York, Dover Publications, Inc., nd. 216 pp. plus 8 pages color plates. White stiff color-illustrated wraps. A classic, should be in every magicians library. VG-. $9

Christopher, Milbourne Varied Deceptions. London, Harry Stanley, nd. 1st UK edition. 152 pp. Red cloth. G++. $18

Clark, Hyla M. The World's Greatest Magic. New York, Tree Communications, Inc., 1976. 1st edition. 208 pp. Hb/dj. Packed with history and tons of photos. Dust jacket rubbed. NF/VG. $12

Clark, Keith (ed. by John Braun) Keith Clarks Original Night Club Act. Silk King Studios (Harold Rice), 1944. 1st edition. 50 pp. Blue cloth. VG-. $28

Crayford, Charles & Charles Roberts Card & Conjuring Tricks. London, Foulsham, nd. 1st edition. 156 pp. Red cloth, dj. NF/VG. A lovely copy, scarce in this condition. $32

Crichton, Knox (ed.) Magi Magoria: The Magic of the Magi. Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1978. 1st edition. 167 pp. Hb/dj. Closed tear to dj at front panel near spine, otherwise a very clean copy. NF/VG-. $28

Dawes, Edwin A. & Arthur Setterington) The Book of Magic. London, Admiral, 1986. True first U.K. edition. 192 pp. Black color pictorial hardcovers, matching dj. NF/VG. Another must for the library. $16

Dawes, Edwin A. & Arthur Setterington) Making Magic. London, MMB, 1993. First edition thus (reissue of 1992 edition of Making Magic, which itself was a reissue of The Book of Magic). 192 pp. Black, color pictorial hardcovers, matching dj. Another must for the library. Dust jacket rubbed. NF/VG. $12

De Laurence, L. W. The Great Book of Magical Art, Hindu Magic and Indian Occultism. Chicago, The de Laurence Company, 1939. 14th edition. 635 pp. Burgundy simulated leather over boards, with black book ribbon intact. A lovely copy, with only tiny bumps to corners and spine edges, and a hint of cracking to the outer front hinge. A classic in real magic, spiritualism and related occult topics. Collected by conjuring collectors for its historical references to mediums, etc., of the day. Scarce, and quite scarce in this condition. $75

De Lawrence, George & James Thompson Modern Card Effects. Chicago, Arthur P. Felsman, 1920. 1st edition. 80 pp. Blue wraps. Center crease, else VG-. $12

De Lawrence, George A Vaudeville Magic Act. Chicago, The Author, nd. 27 pp. Wraps. De Vega bookplate. G-. $15

De Lawrence, George Another Vaudeville Magic Act. [Chicago], [The Author], nd. 25 pp. Tan wraps. G+. $15

De Lawrence, George Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks That You Can Do. Berlin, Wisconsin, Gerald Heaney, nd. 1st edition. 37 pp. Tan wraps. G+. $12

De Seive, Will [William H. Wilson] What! No Card Tricks?. Sewickley, Pennsylvania, William H. Wilson, 1933. 1st edition. 17 pp., mimeo. Orange wraps. Covers moderately soiled and somewhat edgeworn, internally clean. G++. Scarce! $14

Devereux, Eve Card Tricks. London, Apple Press, 1998. 1st edition. 48 pp. Hb/dj. NM/NM. $9

Dexter, Dai The Feats of Karma. London, East London Magical Supplies, nd. 1st edition. 15 pp., mimeo. Pale blue wraps. Scarce. VG-. $18

Dixie, Raymond The Boy Magician. Boston, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1922. 218 pp. Green cloth. J. B. Findlay bookplate and embossed stamp of C. A. George Newmann (The Newmann Collection). Generally, a very crisp and clean copy, with minimal wear to extremities, and slight shading to bottom portion of spine, and a moderate bump to the bottom of the spine. Otherwise, bright, tight and crisp. VG. $42

Doerflinger, William The Magic Catalogue A Guide to the Wonderful World of Magic. New York, E. P. Dutton, 1977. First edition. 243 pp plus 8 pages color plates. Hb/dj. NM/VG-. $18

Dolan, Edward F. The Complete Beginners Guide to Magic. Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, 1977. 1st edition. 150 pp. Hb/dj. NM/VG-. $12

Douglas, Bert Modern Magic. London, E.G. Ellisdon, 1941. 96pp. Lovely color pictorial wraps. VG-. $18

Eastman, Chas. C. Expert Manipulative Magic. Published by the author, 1933. 1st edition. 40 pp., well illustrated. Blue wraps. A bit of browning to cover edges, else VG-. Nearly all card sleights and routines. $14

Easy Money Magazine. V1 N2. May, 1936. Contains Marked Cards A Complete Expose and other articles about swindles, racing, frauds, etc. Typical of these ephemeral rags of the time, the covers are somewhat soiled, the spine is rubbed and cracked, but all lettering intact and quite legible. Very attractive color pictorial cover, featuring a bookie, a card sharp, and an attractive dame from the period, together with cards, dice, etc. Overall, a G+ copy of a truly rare and ephemeral periodical. $75

Ervin, E. G. Club Deceptions. Philadelphia, Kanters Magic Shop, 1947. 1st combined edition. 52 pp. Blue wraps. G++. $9

Evans, Henry Ridgely Magic and Its Professors. London, George Routledge & Sons Limited, 1902. First U.K. edition. 220 pp plus 3 plates. Orange gilt cloth. Covers lightly soiled, spine somewhat browned, else a VG- copy. $125

Fetsch, Hen Milk Pitcher Magic. Baltimore, Maryland, Maryland Magic Studio, 1946. True 1st edition. 36 pp. Pale blue illustrated wraps within protective manila wraps. We all joke about this title, but whens the last time you saw a real first edition of this classic offered? VG-. $10

Fifty Fakes: Hints, Aids and Appliances for the Professional and Amateur Magician. London, George Johnson, nd. 1st edition. 24 pp. Wraps. Printed by Percy Naldrett. VG-. $10

Findler, Gerry Findlers Fun Fare 250 Quips and Jokes. Birmingham, Henri de Seevah, nd. 32 pp. Wraps. VG-. Scarce! $12

Fiscus, Dave The Birthday Magicians Handbook. Oakland, Magic Limited, 1980. 1st edition. 217 pp. Blue cloth. NF. $15

Fitzkee, Dariel Rings in Your Fingers. San Rafael, CA, San Rafael House, 1946. 1st edition. 120 pp. Green cloth, gilt somewhat dulled on front cover (common for whatever reason), otherwise a very good copy. $18

Fleischman, Sid & Bob Gunther The Blue Bug: A Manual of Sorcery with Cigarette Papers. Oakland, Lloyd Jones, 1947. 1st edition. 19 pp. Pale blue wraps. A very unusual title, and scarce. Covers browned, else VG-. $9

Fleischman, Sid & Bob Gunther Top Secrets. Oakland, Lloyd Jones, 1947. 1st edition. 17 pp. Orange wraps. Cards, coins, etc. G+. Another early Sid Fleischman title. $9

Fourrey, E. Recreations Arithmetiques. Paris, Librairie Nony et Cie, 1899. 1st edition. 263 pp. Quarter leather over marble paper covered boards. VG. $125

Francis, Douglas Spectators Choice. London, George Armstrong, 1953. 1st edition. 30 pp. Wraps. Sponge, drinks, and tumbler magic. VG-. $7

Franklin, Eric Kamut: The Art of Making Pictures in String. London, Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences, 1945. 1st edition. 56 pp. Stiff tan boards. Vertical crease at center, else G++. $15

Fraser, Antonia A History of Toys. London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1966. True 1st U.K. edition. 256 pp. Hb/dj. Beautifully produced large-format book, many color illustrations, includes discussion and illustrations of automata. Dust jacket has edge wear and some chips to the spine and rear panel. VG/G+. $60

Ganson, Lewis & Hugh Miller Marconicks Unique Silk Magic. Bideford, Supreme Magic, nd. Unusual hybrid 1st edition (see comments below). 127 pp. Hb/dj. NF/VG-. This is an unusual copy, not only because its hard to find in such nice condition in dj, but also because it was probably produced very shortly after Supreme succeeded to the Harry Stanley rights to this book, since the title page has the Harry Stanley imprint on it, but a Supreme overslip covers the Stanley name, and the cloth binding and dust jacket have the Supreme name. Almost certainly produced from the first edition Stanley sheets. $48

Ganson, Lewis Dai Vernons Symphony of the Rings. London, Harry Stanley, nd. 1st edition. 26 pp. Black wraps, gilt titling. Small bump to one corner, else a VG+ copy. Profusely illustrated with good quality photos of Vernon himself teaching his act to the reader. $28

Ganson, Lewis Serpent Silk Plus Other Routines. Bideford, Supreme Magic, nd. 15 pp. Cream wraps. Good copy of a scarce Ganson title. G+. $18

Garrett, Dan Garrett Does the U.K.. Lithonia, Georgia, The Author, 1991. 1st edition. 28 pp. Wraps. Coins, rope and card routines, including a new variation of the underhanded overhand shuffle. G++. $7

Garrett, Teral Twenty-Six Living and Dead Tests. London, George Armstrong, 1948. 1st UK edition. 29 pp. Wraps. Mentalism. VG. $9

Geddes, Johnny Applause-Able Magic. Dundee, Millars Exchange Mart, 1959. 1st edition. 16 pp. Orange wraps. G+. Scarce. $12

Geddes, Johnny Its Strictly Comedy. Dundee, Millars Exchange Mart, 1958. 1st edition. 13 pp. Pink wraps. Scarce. G++. $12

Gibson, Walter and Litzka The Complete Illustrated Book of Divination and Prophecy. London, Souvenir Press, 1987. Reprint of 1st UK edition. 336 pp. Hb/dj. VG/VG. $20

Gibson, Walter Popular Card Tricks. Lloyd Jones, 1972. Wraps, large format size. VG. $7

Gilbert, B. L. An Up to Date Coin Act. 6 pp., mimeo, early 1900s. Aqua wallet wraps. Fair to G-. $8

Goldin, Horace It's Fun to be Fooled. London, Stanley Paul & Co., Ltd., nd. First edition. 286 pp plus 17 plates. Black gilt cloth. Minor wear and bumping to extremities, covers somewhat soiled. Overall, a G+ copy, binding tight, gilt bright, and virtually no foxing to pages except to page edges. $75

Goldin, Horace It's Fun to be Fooled. New York, Magico Magazine, 1994. 299 pp plus 16 pp plates. Contains an additional 2 chapters which were not published in the original edition. Hb/dj. Dj flaps neatly attached to pastedowns, NF/G++. $30

Goldston, Will Tricks of the Masters. London, Routledge, 1953. 3rd impression. Red cloth. G+. $15

Grant, Gene Phantinis Lost Book of Mental Secrets. Ed Mellon, 1955. 1st edition. 21 pp. Pale green wraps. VG-. $15

Grant, Owen Card Tricks. London, Universal Publications, nd. 90 pp. Red and black illustrated wraps, text printed on pink paper. Scarce. G++. $12

Great Merlini How to Entertain Children with Magic You Can Do. London, Faber & Faber, 1962. 1st UK edition. 175 pp. Salmon cloth, gilt titling. Former owners name inked three timed on front pastedown and flyleaf (a little overkill). Good copy. $10

Griffith, Tony An Invitation to Mystery. Bideford, Supreme Magic, nd [ca. 1974]. 1st edition. 64 pp. Hb/dj. Slight rubbing and small closed tears at top of dj (due to dj being taller than the book), else a lovely copy in dj and inscribed by the author. NM/VG. $35

Gunther, Robert J. (ed. & comp.) Sophisticated Sorcery. Los Angeles, The Mystic Thirteen, 1935. 1st edition. 14 pp., mimeo. Tan wraps. Covers slightly faded in some areas, small chips to corners of covers. Good copy, and quite scarce. $18

Haddon, Kathleen Cats Cradles from Many Lands. London, et al., Longmans, Green and Co., 1911. 1st edition. 95 pp, 50 illustrations. Green cloth. Covers rather worn and rubbed, spine lettering rubbed out, internally fairly clean aside from ownership marks to front pastedown and flyleaf. Scarce in the first printing. $18

Hanson, Herman (w/ John Zweers) The Magic Man. Cincinnati, Haines House of Cards, 1974. First edition. Brown buckram. NM, out of print and a great story. $28

Haviland, Jim The Street Conjuror!. Dover, Published by the author, nd. 8 pp. Yellow wraps. Three coin effects, coin thru table, coin penetration and coin thru the fist. A very good copy of an unusual and scarce little monograph. $15

Hawksworth, Eric Puppet Shows to Make. Bideford, Supreme edition, 1984. 92 pp. Hb/dj. VG+/VG+. $10

Hay, Henry Learn Magic. Garden City, NY, Garden City Publishing, 1947. 1st edition. 279 pp. Blue cloth. G++. $5

Heldman, Ernie (introduction by Jon Racherbaumer) Cards That Mean Bu$ine$$. New Orleans, The Author, 1976. 1st edition. 78 pp. Canary wraps. VG. $6

Hertz, Carl A Modern Mystery Merchant The Trials, Tricks and Travels of Carl Hertz, the Famous American Illusionist. Hutchinson, 1924. 1st edition. Hb, cloth. Binding tight, pages very clean (no foxing as is usual for this title. Some evidence of exposure to dampness along the spine and top edge of the covers, but no staining, just some mild rippling. Overall, a nice copy, at least a G+. $75

Higham, Justin All Hands on Deck!. London, The Author, 1985. 1st edition. 17 pp. Pale green wraps. 12 card effects. NF. $12

Higham, Justin Collected Card Notes. London, The Author, 1999. 1st edition. 126 pp. Cream wraps under clear acetate covers. VG. $30

Hilliar, William J. Modern Magicians Handbook. Chicago, Frederick J. Drake & Co., 1902. 440 pp plus index paginated as [i-viii]. Front matter incomplete? Paginates as follows: blank leaf, title page [1-2], [5] (Introduction), 6-440, i-viii, plus 2 pp Drake ads. Blue cloth, worn and soiled, Stanyon sticker on front pastedown, FO signature in ink on verso of flyleaf, binding strong. G. $22

Holden, John Watkins A Wizard's Wanderings from China to Peru. London, Dean & Son, 1886. 1st and only edition. 170 pp. Professionally rebound in blue buckram, gilt titling on spine, original paper covers mounted on the covers, facsimile frontis, a couple of pages soiled, three leaves repaired with clear tape, J.B. Findlay book plate. Overall, a good copy, binding tight, and pages quite clean except as noted. A good price for a title that almost never comes up for sale. $225

How to Entertain with Cards. Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Playing Card Company, 1921. 1st edition? 43 pp. Includes the social aspect of card playing, including food selections, games for certain holidays, etc. Catalog in back illustrates card decks for sale and offers other titles from the U.S. Playing Card Company. VG. $3

Hoy, David The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust. Chicago, L. L. Ireland, 1963. 1st edition. 36 pp. Orange cirlox wraps. G+. $12

Hughes, Jack (comp.) Note-Able Magic A Collection of Tips, Gags and Routines with Phoney Money. London, Jack Hughes, nd. 91 pp., typescript. Wallet wraps. Quite scarce. VG. $15

Hugo, Oscar Magi Card System. Columbus, Ohio, The Author, 1942. 1st edition. 100 pp. Red cloth, gilt titling. VG+. A lovely copy, featuring effects based on variations on a memorized deck. Quite scarce and obscure, not known to Tamariz until called out by his friend, Michael Weber (see Mnemonica). $75

Hull, Burling Fifty Sealed Message Reading Methods. London, L. Davenport, nd. 1st edition. Black cloth. G++. This mentalism title is difficult to find in publishers cloth; most copies were issued in wraps. $38

Hunter, Norman Successful Conjuring for Amateurs. London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1951. 1st edition. 383 pp. Red gilt cloth. Spine cocked, bumps to corners. G++. $12

Hurst, Lulu Lulu Hurst, (The Georgia Wonder,) Writes Her Autobiography, and for the First Time Explains and Demonstrates the Great Secret of Her Marvelous Power. Rome, Georgia, Psychic Publishing Co., 1897. 4th edition. 267 pp plus 8 pp. plates. Aqua wraps. Small chips to fore edge corners of front cover, chips to top and bottom of spine, but only partial loss of Y on spine (text otherwise intact on spine), spine taped with clear archival tape, binding a bit loose (but no significant popping of signatures). Overall, a near very good copy of a delicate title, hard to find in any condition, more so with the wraps largely intact. Another title that is almost never offered for sale by dealers. A copy sold at Swann Galleries a couple of years ago for $400+. $195

The Illustrated Story of Magic. New York, Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc., 1960. 1st edition. 64 pp., pulp. Color pictorial wraps. One of the extremely few comics featuring actual magic history. Scarce. Covers soiled and worn. Fair copy only, but not easy to find. $10

Ireland, L. L. Irelands Year Books. Chicago, Ireland Magic Co., various dates. 1st editions. Generally, the condition is solidly good or better, in some cases very good. The following years: 1934, 1936, 1938, 1942-1945, 1945 (extra copy), 1946, 1948, 1950-1952. $12/each for years 1936-1938, $10 each for all years after.

James, Stewart (comp.) Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks. Colon, MI, Abbotts, 1945. 3rd printing. 498 pp. Green cloth. Spine slightly rippled, else clean and tight copy. VG. $12

Jefferies, Mark Passe Passe. Stockton, California, Mark J. Cohen, nd. 1st edition. 10 pp. Yellow wraps. Passe Passe bottle routines and tips. VG-. (how many magic books have been published in Stockton????) $10

Johnson, Eli B. Drug Store Magic. [Philadelphia, Kanters Magic Shop], nd (ca. 1949). 1st edition. 45 pp. Grey wraps. Nicely inscribed from the publisher, Mike Kanter, to C. R. Bud Tracy, and dated May 6, 1949, with Tracys library stamp on the title page. Although common in a reprint, the 1st edition is scarce. VG. $17

Jones, Lloyd The Dime and Penny. Oakland, Lloyd Jones, 1945. 1st edition. 19 pp. Tan wraps. VG-. $3

Jonson, Wilfrid Mr. Smiths Guide to Sleight of Hand. London, Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences, 1945. 1st edition. 95 pp. Flexible green cloth. VG-. Written in the form of a letter to Mr. Smith, aka John Q. Public. $18

Jones, Erwin Beck The Erwin Linking Rings. Oakland, Magic Limited, 1971. Limited edition. 45 pp. Green cloth. A lovely, near fine copy, nicely produced. $42

Jordan, Charles T. Ten New Prepared Card Tricks. Penngrove, California, The Author, 1920. 1st edition. 24 pp. Volume 4 in the Ten New Tricks series. Tan illustrated wraps. Some minor edge wear to wraps, internally very good. VG-. $16

Joseph, Eddie Coin and Money Magic. Colon, Abbotts, 1942. 1st edition. Hb (no dj as issued). 1942. VG $25

Joseph, Eddie Intuitional Sight: The Famous X Ray Eye Act. Expanded edition. 29 pp. Pale blue wraps. A Kuda Bux style blindfold act and somewhat scarce. VG. $22

Joseph, Eddie Intuitional Sight: The Famous X Ray Eye Act. Expanded edition. 29 pp. Wraps. A Kuda Bux style blindfold act and somewhat scarce. VG. $22

Joseph, Eddie The Living Calendar. London, Eddie Joseph, nd. 5 pp. typescript. Wallet wraps. Very scarce. VG-. $18

Kanter, Mitchell Cups and Balls Magic. Philadelphia, Kanters Magic Shop, 1955. Reprint of 1st edition. 58 pp. Blue and red wraps. VG-. $7

Karson Complete Club Act. Tariffville, CT, The Author, 1933. 1st edition. 13 pp., mimeo. Wraps. VG-. Scarce. $18

Karson, Joe (comp. by Neil Foster) Further Tips on Zombie. Colon, Abbotts, 1963. 1st edition. 59 pp. Orange and black wraps. VG-. $8

Kattner, Wilbur T. Off the Beaten Path. Oakland, Magic Limited, 1947. 1st edition. 22 pp. Green wraps. Covers browned and worn at edges. G-. Card tricks. $4

Kattner, Wilbur T. (another copy) Off the Beaten Path. Oakland, Magic Limited, 1947. 1st edition. 22 pp. Green wraps. Covers browned at edges, else VG. Card tricks. $9

Kattner, Wilbur T. Youre On! Magic for One and Two. Richland, Washington, The Author, 1944. 1st edition. 22 pp. Tan wraps. Second sight, Orville Meyer routine and others. VG. $7

Kemp, Joseph Elon Emergency Full Evening Show. Whittier, California, Kemp Magic House, 1949. 1st edition. 21 pp. Pale blue wraps. Whoever owned this copy really used it, as there are many annotations on the pages. Otherwise, a fairly nice copy, VG- if not for the handwritten notes. $8

Kirkham, Kirk TV Dove Classics. Los Angeles, The Magic Exchange, 1959. 1st edition. 23 pp. Wraps. G+. $7

Kirsch, Prof. William Scientific Magical Experiments. Los Angeles, The Author, 1909. 1st edition. 8 pp. Pale blue wraps, subject headings in black letter. Describes mechanical and spiritualistic tricks, with instructions and illustrations on how to construct a coin jar and a spirit clock. Signed by the author. An extremely early Los Angeles imprint, and quite scarce. Wraps slightly soiled, else VG-. $28

Kleinman, Benjamin & Tan Bah Chee (compilers) The Best of Magic Around the World. Calgary, Micky Hades, 1975. 1st edition, #477 of 500 numbered copies only. Hb/dj. NF/VG.$27

Kohrs, Lewis Ill Bet You Cant: A Choice Collection of Easy Challenge Tricks. Berkeley, California, The Author, 1946. 1st edition. 65 pp. Red and black wraps. Somewhat scarce title from a well known conjuring book dealer, from his early days. VG. $10

Langham, James Magic!. Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson, 1961. 1st edition. 225 pp. Red cloth, dj. VG+/G++. Dj slightly worn and chipped at extremities, but still attractive and bright. A somewhat obscure title with historical content, hard to find in a decent dust jacket. $28

Larsen, Milt & Red Baker The Wit Kit. Baltimore, Maryland, Yogi Magic Mart, 1953. 1st edition. 14 pp. Attractive red and black wraps. Heckler retorts, one-liners for magicians, a vent routine, a monologue some of this stuff is still funny. This title came with a money back guaranty: if you find any of the material unusable, just send the book back plus $10 for postage .... VG-. $8

Lewis, Eric Eric Lewis Rope Routine. no publisher, but looks like Magic, Inc. Yellow stapled wraps. 26 pp. Robert K. Weill bookplate. VG. $7

Lewis, Eric & Dan Bellman Magic As We Do It. Northampton, E. C. Lewis, 1935. 1st edition. 28 pp. Pale blue wraps. Illustrated by Lewis. Very early Lewis title. VG-. $28

Lewis, Eric Studies in Mystery. Northampton, Published by the author, 1941. 1st edition. 35 pp. Aqua wraps. Illustrated by Lewis, with an attractive cover and card and other effects, including a cut and restored rubber band effect. Very early Lewis title. VG. $28

Lewis, Eric & Wilfred Tyler Open Sesame: A Book for the Childrens Conjurer. Goodliffe, 1947. 1st edition. 154 pp. Green cloth. Cloth discolored, a couple of signatures starting to spring. An early Lewis and childrens magic title. Fair copy only. $17

Lorayne, Harry P.S. Personal Secrets. New York, Lou Tannen, 1964. 1st edition. 52 pp., photos. Wraps. G+. $10

Lount, Cliff Two for One Mental Telepathy, or Magic Simplicity. Yorkshire, Bradford Magic Studios, nd. 5 pp., typescript. Orange wraps. Signed by author. VG-. Quite scarce. $20

Luck, Carol Fireside Magic. London, Wells Gardner, nd. 1st edition. 120 pp. Red cloth. G+. $15
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