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Postby Dan Bradbury » 01/01/13 07:49 PM

Happy New Year! Here's the first installment of the "reverse auction for 2013 (distributed Tuesday, January 2). Remember, once listed, prices go DOWN by approximately 10% each week a new list is published and as long as an item remains on the list. If you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query and we will respond with the total cost including shipping at standard and priority rates.

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Adair, Ian. PARTY PLANNING AND ENTERTAINMENT. (Book) Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1971. 150pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Foxing/spotting along top and face edge; o/w VG. An Adair title Ive not run across before. Now offered at $20.00

[Auction Catalogs] MAGIC BOOKS * POSTERS * PERIODICALS. (Catalog for Public Auction Sale 1405, Thursday, JUNE 5, 1986) Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th St., New York, NY. (32pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Prices realized sheet laid in. Fine. Now offered at $25.00

Blitz, Signor (Antonio), editor. THE PARLOR BOOK OF MAGIC AND DRAWING-ROOM ENTERTAINMENTS also PARLOR PASTIMES; - OR, THE WHOLE ART OF AMUSING by Prof. Raymond. (Book) New York, Hurst & Co., 1889. (Arlington Edition) 117pp. and 96pp. + ads, illus., 12mo. Pictorial boards. The Arlington Edition is actually two books bound as one. The second book "contains all the latest and best Conjuring Tricks, Magician's Feats, and Necromancer's Illusions, of the Past and Present Day" It was originally entered in Library of Congress in 1875. Spine frayed and chipped at head and foot; edges are fraying a bit and rubbed through at corners; hinges are starting, the rear being the loosest; former owner name on front end paper which is loose; pages are browned, but it appear to be complete; former owner bookplate and overall quite good. Offered elsewhere between $70.00 and $120.00, well let this one go for $60.00

[Childrens magic/fiction with a magic theme] Magical Excitement! (Magazine) The October, 1981 issue of EBONY, JR Magazine loaded with magic tricks, stories, poems, puzzles, etc. New York, A Johnson Publication, October, 1981. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine condition. Now offered at $12.00

Edmonds, I.G. (Two-Book Set) THE MAGIC MAKERS: MAGIC AND THE MEN WHO MADE IT (Book) Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 1976. First Edition. 188pp., illus., index. 8vo. Cloth boards in dj. Dj is clipped, but o/w near fine. Also, THE MAGIC BROTHERS CARL AND ALEXANDER HERRMANN. New York, Elsevier/Nelson Books, 1979. First Edition. 166pp., index, 8vo. Boards in clipped dj; o/w near fine. Djs of both have Mylar covers. If you dont have these, here are two very nice copies offered as a set at $45.00

Ewing, Thomas A. THE JOHN C. MILLER EPHEMERA FIND. (Lecture Notes w/ Slides) Presentation at the Magic Collectors Weekend, n.d. 10pp. 8.5 x 11 sheets in report binder. Included are 25 35mm slides of magic posters illustrating the presentation. A unique and interesting item. Now offered at $30.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ABD #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Volume 11 (1950-51) A mixed lot of 10 vintage issues. The lot includes: Volume 15: No. 1 (September, 1950), Nos. 2-4, Nos. 6-7, and Nos. 9-12 Cover stories feature Jack Gwynne, Marvin Roy, George Boston, Lady Frances, Jay Lee & Jacii and more. Individual loose issues - in VG condition. All 10 issues offered as a lot for $20.00

Hobbs, Stephen. MEIR YEDID'S MAGICAL WISHES. (Book) Rego Park, NY, Meir Yedid, 1994. First edition. 96pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Former owner name on front endpaper, o/w near fine. Now offered at $20.00

[Mental/Psychic Miscellany] A small lot of miscellaneous booklets and manuscripts, including: Ernie Heldmans TAROT THOUGHT (n.d., 2pp., 8.5 x 11) and ITS THE PRINCIPLE OF THE THING (n.d., 4pp, 8.5 x 11); Orville Meyers INCREDO BOOK TEST (1 page, 8.5 x 11 folded in original envelope); THE PALMOGRAGH FORTUNE CHART (1936, 1page--11.75 x 20 in original pictorial envelope); La Vellmas MAGIC AND MIND READING TRICKS YOU CAN DO (D.J Lustig.Elanbee Press, 1920, 51pp, 12mo) a bit chipped with a repaired diagonal tear; and WEBSTERS BOOK OF MYSTERIES (1927, 28pp., 8vo, wraps are chipped and split), plus a couple of other pieces included. Condition doesnt make it above fair on some pieces, but some interesting material at a reasonable price. Entire lot now offered at $20.00

Parrish, Robert. FOR MAGICIANS ONLY - A GUIDE TO THE ART OF MYSTIFYING. (Book) New York, Bernard Ackerman, 1944. 121pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth in dj. Dj spine is discolored and has several small chips and tears (some repaired with scotch tape); dj has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Less frequently seen. Now offered at $25.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. AT THE TABLE. (Book) Brooklyn, D. Robbins, 1984. First edition. 194pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Near fine. Now offered at $35.00

Schindler, George. MAGIC WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS OVER 150 TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO AT THE DINNER TABLE. (Book) New York, Dorsett Press, 1988. 240pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dj. Former owner inscription; bookplate (John McKinven); VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Walker, Roy. WALKERS CARD MYSTERIES (Book) London, George Johnson/The Magic Wand, 1933. 99pp., illus., 12mo. Pictorial paper over boards. General light cover wear with some scuffs; signed by Chanin with his shop sticker, o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

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Adair, Ian. 100 MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) London, Chartwell Books, 1991. 128pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dj. Former owner name on front endpaper, o/w near fine. $7.00

Adair, Ian. ADAIRS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOVE MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1970. 315pp., illus., index, bibliog., 4to. Boards in dj. Dj has some closed tears and chips and has been secured to the end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $50.00

Adair, Ian. ADAIRS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOVE MAGIC, VOLUME 2. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1970. 407pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards in dj. Dj has some closed tears and chips and has been secured to the end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $50.00

Adair, Ian. ADAIRS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOVE MAGIC, VOLUME 3. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1976. 317pp., illus., 4to. Boards in dj. Dj has some closed tears and chips and has been secured to the end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; spine is sun-faded; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $50.00

Adair, Ian. ADAIRS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOVE MAGIC, VOLUME 4. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1975. 438pp., illus., 4to. Boards in dj. Dj has some closed tears and chips and has been secured to the end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $50.00

Take all four of Ian Adairs ENCYCLOPEDIA OF DOVE MAGIC above for only $180.00

Adair, Ian. CONJURING AS A CRAFT. (Book) Newton Abbott, David and Charles, 1970. First edition. 160pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj is wrinkled slightly at edges and has been secured to end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $6.00

Adair, Ian. OCEANS OF NOTIONS. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, n.d. 88pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Dj has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG.. Now offered at $14.00

Blackmore, Kent. OSCAR ELIASON THE ORIGINAL DANTE THE GREAT HIS LIFE AND TRAVELS IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND 1898-1899. (Book) Sydney, by the author, 1987. (36pp.), illus., 8vo. Wraps. Fine. Originally offered at $25.00, buy this one now for only $18.00

Booth, John. KEYS TO MAGIC'S INNER WORLD: CREATE OR OWN A PIECE OF ITS HISTORY. (Book) Watertown, MA, Ray Goulet's Magic Art Book Co., 1999. First edition. 171pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. As new. Now offered at $20.00

Booth, John. SUPER MAGICAL MIRACLES: A COLLECTION OF EXCLUSIVE MAGICAL SECRETS INVENTED BY JOHN BOOTH. (Signed Book w/ Signed Letter laid-in) London, Edward Bagshawe & Co., 1930. First edition. 46pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Inscribed/signed by Booth (1944) to Waldo with a tribute to his ability for pullingrelics from the book-stalls. Also laid-in is an interesting letter from Booth to Vernon Lux while staying at the St. Francis Hotel, in La Salle, IL. (No date, but the rates at the Hotel Francis were $1.25-$1.50 a night unless you wanted to add a bathan additional $.25 to a $1.00 for that amenity. A very nice copy with some light wear at the extremities. Overall VG+ with all of the add-ons. Now offered at $146.00

Christian, Paul. THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF MAGIC IN TWO VOLUMES. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1969. 621pp., illus., extensive notes, bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Both volumes are bound as one. Dj has minor wear/small tears at edges and has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

Clark, Keith. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIGARETTE TRICKS. (Book) New York, Keith Clark, 1952. Second edition. 298 pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial cloth. Former owner bookplate; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; o/w VG+. Now offered at $5.00

Copperfield, David and Janet Berliner. DAVID COPPERFIELD'S TALES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE. (Book w/ Signed Postcard) New York, Harper Prism, 1995. 383pp., illus., author bios, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dj. Signed postcard from David laid in. Remainder mark, o/w fine. Now offered at $14.00

Darling, Aage. ILL READ YOUR MIND. (Book) London, George Armstrong, 1953. 55pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth with silver stamping. End papers are discolored; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

[Davenport & Co and Maskelynes Mysteries] MAGICAL CATALOGUE DEMON SERIES L. DAVENPORT & CO. AND MASKELYNES MYSTERIES PRESENT THE VERY LATEST IN PRACTICAL MAGIC. (Magic Catalog) London, Davenports, n.d. (mid-1950s). (260+pp.), illus., 8vo. Softbound. Spine has red binders tape; slightly [censored]; some wear and use, but overall VG. Now offered at $18.00

Devet, Rebecca McClanahan. MRS. HOUDINI - POEMS. (Book) Orlando, University Presses of Florida, 1988. 63pp., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Of greatest interest to us is the title poem and an interesting cover photo. As new. Offered for the complete Houdiniana collector for a mere $22.00

Dunninger, (Joseph). 100 HOUDINI TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing Company, 1954. 144pp., illus., 8vo. In library buckram binding. Cover and interior is worn and rubbed; interior wear, tears and repairs; o/w quite good. An ex public library copy. Now offered at $10.00

Farelli, Victor. JOHN RAMSEYs TRIPLE RESTORATION DESCRIBED IN THE MINUTEST DETAIL. (Book) Ayr, John Ramsey, 1949. First edition. 21pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. A very nice copy. Offered elsewhere at $75.00 now offered here at $36.00

Fiscus, David. BIRTHDAY MAGICIAN'S HANDBOOK. (Book) Oakland, CA, Magic Limited/Lloyd E. Jones 1988. 217pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards in dj. Spine of dj is sun faded and has been secured to end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Retails for $30.00, this copy now offered at $7.00

Frank, Gary R. CHUNG LING SOO - THE MAN BEHIND THE LEGEND! (Book) Calgary, Hades Publications, 1987. Limited First Edition. 35 pp., illus. (some in color), 8vo. Softbound. Fine condition. Currently being offered on ABE and Amazon at over $60.00, well let this one go for $20.00

Goldston, Will. TRICKS OF THE MASTERS. (Book) London, George Routledge and Sons, 1942. 207pp., illus., 12mo. Black cloth with stamping stamping in dj. Dj roughed a bit with small tears or chips; spine rather soiled; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

Hanford, Robert Ten Eyck. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PUPPETS AND PUPPETEERING. (Book) New York, Drake Publishers, 1976. 157pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Dj is rubbed at edges and on the back; also it has been secured to end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $6.00

Hawkesworth, Eric. PRACTICAL LESSONS IN MAGIC TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS FOR THE NEW PERFORMER. (Book) London, Faber & Faber, 1967. 71pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

Hawkesworth, Eric. RAG PICTURE SHOWS METHODS AND STORY ROUTINES FOR THE AMATEUR ENTERTAINER. (Book) London, Faber & Faber, 1974. 90pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has been secured to end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $6.00

Ireland, Frances. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE CRAZY BUT IT HELPS! (Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company. First edition. 202pp., illus., 12mo. Cloth in dj. Dj a bit rubbed and scuffed, but overall a very nice copy. Now offered at $27.00

Marshall, Frances. THE MAGIC BOOKMAN: A COMPILATION OF ARTICLES AND SHORT SUBJECTS WRITTEN BY VARIOUS FAMOUS BOOKMEN. (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1974. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Offered on ABE for $25.00, but get a nice as new copy now for only $8.00

Michelet, Jules. SATANISM AND WITCHCRAFT - A STUDY IN MEDIEVAL SUPERSTITION. (Book) New York, Citadel Press, 1939. 332pp., bibliog. and notes, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has some closed tears and chipsespecially at the head and foot of spine--and has been secured to the end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $18.00

Newall, Venetia. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dial Press, 1974. 192pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dj. Dj has been secured to end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

Ostin, Bob. FINGERTIP FANTASIES. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1968. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in original glassine patterned dj which has been secured to end papers; former owner bookplate; foxing/spotting on top edge; o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

Parrish, Robert. NEW WAYS TO MYSTIFY A GUIDE TO THE ART OF MAGIC. (Signed Book) New York, Bernard Ackerman Inc., 1945. First edition. 124pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dust jacket has several tears, chips and scuffs (some repaired with plastic tape); dj has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge; former owner bookplate; o/w a VG copy. Inscribed/signed by Parrish. Now offered at $16.00

Parrish, Robert. WORDS ABOUT WIZARDS. (Book) Glenwood, IL, Meyerbooks, 1994. 55pp., illus. (photos), index, 8vo. Cloth. A nice little historical piece, featuring both well and less-known performers. Fine. Recently offered on Amazon for as much as $60.00, but will sell it for only $22.00

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S COMPLETE BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Gallahad Books, 1995. 507pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has minor wear/small tears; o/w VG. This is a combined volume of some of Severns earlier books MYSTIFYING MENTAL TRICKS; MAGIC WITH COINS AND BILLS; and MAGIC WITH ROPE, RIBBON AND STRING. Now offered at $14.00

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S GUIDE TO MAGIC AS A HOBBY. (Book) New York, David McKay Company, 1979. 280pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has minor wear/small tears and has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $7.00

Severn, Bill. MAGIC ACROSS THE TABLE. (Book) New York, David McKay, 1972. 122pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dj. Dj has minor wear/small tears at edges and has been secured to end papers; light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG Now offered at $9.00

Severn, Bill. MAGIC IN MIND. (Book) New York, Henry Z. Walck, 1974. First edition. 152pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Dj has been secured to end papers; very light foxing/spotting along top edge of book; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $8.00

Stashower, Daniel. THE DIME MUSEUM MURDERS A HARRY HOUDINI MYSTERY. (Fiction with a Magic Theme - Signed Book). New York, Avon Books, 1999. 249pp., 12mo. Paperbound. Signed by Stashower with a magic themed cartoon laid in. Near fine. $9.00

[Sehm Magic Studio] CATALOGUE PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS IN OCCULT BOOKS, PSYCHIC AIDS. NOVELTIES, CURIOS. N.pl., n.p., n.d. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Paper wraps. A Nelson stock catalogue for the true believer (i.e. no magic or mental tricks offered) distributed by the Sehm Magic Studio (Magic Tricks Jokes Books) in Rochester, NY. Now offered at $6.00

Wass, Verrall. MAGICALLY YOURS. (Signed Book) London, George Armstrong, 1953. First edition. 146pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Inscribed and dated (1954) by Wass. Dj is roughed and chipped (95% complete) but now in a protective Mylar cover; former owner dj; o/w VG. Now offered at $32.00
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