Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

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Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Richard Hatch » December 3rd, 2012, 1:09 am

Hey, I spotted this title from the team that brought us the great Taschen book while browsing Amazon. From the description, I'd guess that maybe it is an English only version of the bigger book. Anyone know for sure? Jim, Mike?
Here's the amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-Magic-Mi ... steinmeyer

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Postby Dustin Stinett » December 3rd, 2012, 1:26 am

I recall that they did something similar with their circus book. It's just a much, much smaller version. It does not have all the pictures in it (I'm not sure if it's just English).

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2012, 10:42 am

I'm sure, as Dustin says, it's just a miniature version of the book. Many people will prefer this size because it won't crush the genitals during the reading process.
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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby mrgoat » December 3rd, 2012, 11:10 am

Richard Kaufman wrote: it won't crush the genitals during the reading process.


Some people pay extra for that.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2012, 11:32 am

Suckers.
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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Ian Kendall » December 3rd, 2012, 11:58 am

This is priceless: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-1400s-195 ... 787&sr=8-1

There are four copies of the big book for sale on Amazon.co.uk for around 550 pounds, but you can trade it in for a 17.15 gift certificate :)

Also, there's a 'I'd like this on the Kindle' request button...

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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Eric Fry » December 3rd, 2012, 1:29 pm

I haven't seen Taschen's small circus book that sells for about $45, but I looked it up on Amazon. It's about 15 X 10 X 2 inches. 544 pages. Maybe it reproduces everything from the giant book but smaller and on cheaper paper. These editions sound like a good price for nice books.

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Postby Larry Horowitz » December 3rd, 2012, 3:21 pm

Richard,

Absolutely your best line of the year!!! I am laughing out loud.

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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Joe Pecore » December 3rd, 2012, 3:37 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:I'm sure, as Dustin says, it's just a miniature version of the book. Many people will prefer this size because it won't crush the genitals during the reading process.


Which is why I had to get my Dad to build me a stand! [img:right]http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab11/joseph_pecore/DSC_0072-1.jpg[/IMG]
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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2012, 3:39 pm

Larry, you laugh, but Brother Hamman told me that he had trouble reading my edition of Greater Magic because he usually read before going to sleep, and the weight of the book on his chest was painful.

Joe: nice reading stand!
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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Ted M » December 3rd, 2012, 3:54 pm

Nice stand, but look at all those empty shelves! They cry out for books!

(Or maybe I'm just hearing my own books crying out for shelf space...)

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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2012, 4:06 pm

Hey Joe, do you need some books to put in there?
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Postby Dustin Stinett » December 3rd, 2012, 4:07 pm

If you have the space and the means, and no one to make one for you like Joe, Lupe Nielsen is making book stands specifically for the Taschen book. It is an exact duplicate of the one from the Kellar poster that is used on the dust jacket of the book. I have seen these in person and they are absolutely beautiful. The photos do not do them justice. http://nnmagic.com/miscellaneous/miscel ... le.htm#top

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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Joe Pecore » December 3rd, 2012, 4:18 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Hey Joe, do you need some books to put in there?

Those shelves were only empty for about as long as it took to take the picture! But I can always make room for more. ;)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » December 3rd, 2012, 4:36 pm

The table Lupe makes is indeed beautiful, but it doesn't hold any books under it. That's a deal breaker in my crowded home.
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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Bill Mullins » October 25th, 2013, 3:27 pm

Eric Fry wrote:I haven't seen Taschen's small circus book that sells for about $45, but I looked it up on Amazon. It's about 15 X 10 X 2 inches. 544 pages.


Pictures excerpted from the Taschen book.

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Re: Big Book of Magic by Caveney & Steinmeyer next April

Postby Pete McCabe » October 25th, 2013, 4:00 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Suckers.


Some people pay for that too.


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