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Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Joe Lyons » May 22nd, 2019, 11:08 pm

I’m looking for a copy of The Card Wizard 1949 by Bill Turner with a good dust jacket for sentimental reasons.I found a few copies without a cover or a torn one, looking for one with the cover intact.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby erdnasephile » May 23rd, 2019, 10:41 am

That was my first real magic book. (I knew it as "How to do Tricks with Cards"). Super book--anything with Hahne illustrations has gotta be good!

For some reason, I always loved this line:

"I'd rather watch the kid next door mystify people with the Twenty-one Card Trick than see Ringling Brothers' gorilla deal seconds from a stack of wheatcakes with his toes as a feat of pure, undeceptive jugglery."

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Joe Lyons » May 23rd, 2019, 11:20 am

erdnasephile wrote:That was my first real magic book. (I knew it as "How to do Tricks with Cards").

Me too (unless the Garcia and Schindler book beat it by a nose). I still have the paperback copy.

Looking for a good hardcover edition to fill a spot in my library.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Richard Hatch » May 23rd, 2019, 9:06 pm

Great book! A used paperback reprint is available at my old company for just $1.75 currently:
https://www.magicbookshop.com/p/used-bo ... with-cards
Here's a hardback copy with dust jacket for a very reasonable $19.50 postpaid:
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDe ... -bsk-_-bdp

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Joe Lyons » May 23rd, 2019, 9:27 pm

Thanks Richard!
That’s a great price for the paperback for anyone who doesn’t have it.
I’m inquiring about the hardback now.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Richard Hatch » May 23rd, 2019, 9:46 pm

Joe Lyons wrote:Thanks Richard!
That’s a great price for the paperback for anyone who doesn’t have it.
I’m inquiring about the hardback now.

Joe, check out my second link for the hardback with dust jacket for just $19.50 postpaid.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Joe Lyons » May 23rd, 2019, 10:05 pm

Richard Hatch wrote:
Joe Lyons wrote:Thanks Richard!
That’s a great price for the paperback for anyone who doesn’t have it.
I’m inquiring about the hardback now.

Joe, check out my second link for the hardback with dust jacket for just $19.50 postpaid.

Well I did Richard, but when you click on the link it says no dust jacket.
I have an email in to the seller.
Thank you.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Richard Hatch » May 24th, 2019, 12:57 am

Hmmm... when I click on that second link, it clearly states dust jacket included. Let me know what the bookseller tells you.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Joe Lyons » May 24th, 2019, 6:06 pm

Ok, got the response - no jacket.

If anyone has one they’ll part with let me know.

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby JustinM » May 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm

Joe,

Here's a link to Dan Bradbury's site, scroll down to bottom and the book is listed

27258. Turner, Bill. THE CARD WIZARD: AN EASY COURSE OF TRICKS. Philadelphia, David McKay, 1949. 194pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth. VG+. 15.00

http://www.bradburybooks.com/general-magic/

I have a hard copy with dj, but won't part with it...

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Re: Wanted - The Card Wizard 1949 Bill Turner

Postby Joe Lyons » May 24th, 2019, 7:19 pm

Thanks Justin.

Looks like that one may not have a dust cover either but I have an email out to Dan.


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