Lorayne's "Personal Collection"

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Postby Guest » 03/19/02 08:39 AM

Question to all.
Does anyone know if Harry Lorayne's book,Personal Collection is still available ?
I live in Canada and was wanting to avoid sending a snail-mail letter to Harry for an answer.
Thanks to anyon who knows and can help.
Jeff
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/19/02 10:05 AM

He just ran another ad in Genii, so I'm certain he still has copies.
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Postby Guest » 03/19/02 10:19 AM

Thanks Richard !
Color me slow but, it just dawned on me. 150 US equals darn near $300 Canadian. For ONE book on magic ???
That would buy a lot of OTHER books for God's sake !
To Self:" Where is that link to "Kaufman's Publishers"????
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/19/02 08:42 PM

I think Bob Farmer might have a copy he'll sell to you!
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Postby Guest » 03/20/02 09:06 AM

OK.Thanks Richard ! To be honest, I don't think Bob would sell it to me for what I could pay him for it. If you converse with him, tell him I was/am interested any way. Ya never know !
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Postby Bob Farmer » 03/20/02 03:22 PM

Thanks to Santa Claus, ("There ain't no sanity clause" -- Marx Brothers), I do have a copy of Lorayne's book.

Today the Canadian peso/ruble is about 1.56, so $150 U.S. is about $235 Cdn.

I don't want to get Santa angry, but this book is not worth $150 U.S./$235 Cdn.-- it is vastly overpriced. It would have been a reasonable value at the $60 U.S. level.

The last trick in the book, which Harry says he was going to issue separately for $50 to $100, is 98% Marlo's "Mexican Solitaire" which you can find at page 159 of Kaufman & Company's IBIDEM reprint Vol 1.

If I was going to spend $150 U.S. on some magic books, my choices for REAL VALUE would be:

1. The IBIDEM reprints, vol. 1 & 2.

2. Any book by James Swain.

3. Any book by Jack Carpenter.

4. Any book by Terry Legerould (sp?).

5. The Elmsley books.

6. The Brother Hamman book.

7. Harry Lorayne's earlier books ("Quantum Leaps" is overlooked, I liked it a lot).

8. Any book by Ken Krenzel.
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Postby Bob Farmer » 03/21/02 02:31 PM

Just found out that IBIDEM Vols. 1 and 2 are available for $60 U.S. each from Stephen Minch at Hermetic Press in Seattle (206) 768-1688.

In addition to "Mexican Solitaire" they also contain the original "Color Monte" and a host of other gems.
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