FSH: Collectibles and bargain books of this week's Reverse Auction - 6-29-20

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FSH: Collectibles and bargain books of this week's Reverse Auction - 6-29-20

Postby Dan Bradbury » June 29th, 2020, 7:34 pm

Greetings! Here is the Reverse Auction coming to you Monday afternoon/evening, June 29, 2020. We have some great books, a few collectible and some less often seen items—and of course lots of bargain buys on the lower part of the list where all prices have been reduced again—some to as low as $5.00 or even less on “package” purchases. If you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query to us and we will respond with the total cost including shipping at standard rates (or priority, if requested). Zip codes are helpful and if outside the U.S., please include where you want it shipped. We always respond to all queries in the order in which they are received—even when it takes us a while to get back to you due to other work or family commitments.

As always, we "GUARANTEE YOUR PURCHASE”—if you want to return an item for any reason, we offer a full refund of the purchase price. Payment options and other details are at the end of the listing. Here’s this week’s list:

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Abbott’s Magic Get-Together] ABBOTT’S MAGIC GET-TOGETHER (Three Souvenir Programs Lot) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing. ABBOTT’S 1992 MAGIC GET-TOGETHER (28pp.); THE YEAR 2003 ABBOTT’S MAGIC GET-TOGETHER (24pp.); and THE YEAR 2004 ABBOTT’S MAGIC GET-TOGETHER (16pp.). All three are 8vo in wraps and in Fine condition. Now offered at $18.00

Adair, Ian. CONJURING AS A CRAFT. (Book) Newton Abbott, David & Charles, 1972. 160pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped on the front lower corner; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $25.00

Alborough, John. MAINLY MANIPULATIVE MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1978. 92pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has a small chip at the top edge at spine and several small blemishes on dust jacket; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

Allen, Harry. SLEIGHT OF MOUTH, A COLLECTION OF HILARIOUS ONE-LINERS. (Book) Tahoma, L & L Publishing, 1995. 177pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards – hardbound edition. Near Fine. Now offered at $20.00

Annemann, Ted. Three-book lot, including: EN RAPPORT (D. Robbins, 1965, 22pp. +ads.); FULL DECK IMPROMPTU CARD TRICKS (Holden, 1943, 78pp.) and THE INCORPORATED STRANGE SECRETS (D. Robbins, 1983, 19pp.). All three are 8vo in wraps and in VG++ condition. Offered as a lot at $18.00

Anon. MAGIC AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT. (Book) New York, Adams Press, 1924. 22pp., tall 12mo. Wraps. Several small chips along bottom edge; o/w quite Good. Offered at $16.00

Bamberg, Theodore with Robert Parrish. OKITO ON MAGIC: REMINISCENCES AND SELECTED TRICKS. (Book) Chicago, Edward O. Drane and Company, 1952. First edition. 216pp., illus. 8vo. Red cloth with gold stamping. Dust jacket is soiled and chipped (now in a Mylar jacket); some toning on the end papers; former owner name and point of purchase; o/w VG. Now offered at $85.00

Bannon, John. JOHN BANNON’S TWISTED SISTERS. (Booklet with Props) Murphy’s Magic Supplies. 1993. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Complete with gimmicked cards. Near Fine. Offered at $10.00

Bauer, Ron. DIXIE! (Number 7 in a Series) and FAIR & SLOPPY. (Number 9 in a Series). (Two-Book Lot) Taylor/Rochester, MI, Magic by Mail/E-GADS, 1998/2002. 20pp./32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Both now offered at $18.00

Bauer, Ron. BROTHER HAMMAN’S FINAL(LY) ACES (Number 21 in a Series) and JIM BERGSTROM’S HAT TRICK (Number 22 in a Series). (Two-Book Lot) Rochester, MI, E-GADS, 2006 and 2007. 40pp. and 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Both as New. Both now offered at $18.00

Bernstein, Bruce. PSI-TECH (Numbered/Signed Book) Chicago, By the Author, 1985. First edition. 65pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Numbered (#76) and signed in the lower corner inside the front cover. Near fine. Offered at $50.00

Bernstein, Bruce. PSYCH-OUT: A PSYCHOLOGICAL GAME OF POKER. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc, 1998. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

Bernstein, Bruce. TWENTY EFFECTS FOR PSYCHIC ENTERTAINERS. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc, 1981. 60pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Near Fine. Offered at $15.00

Bishop, Billy with Notes by Glenn Bishop. THE LIFE AND MAGIC OF BILLY BISHOP – “BISH THE MAGISH”. (Book) Tigard, OR, David Charvet Studios, 2000. First edition. 105pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $25.00

Blyth, Will. MATCH-STICK MAGIC – BEING A COLLECTION OF ENTERTAING, AMUSING AND INSTRUCTIVE PUZZLES, GAMES, SCIENTIFIC AND CONSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIMENTS, CONJURING TRICKS, ETC…. (Book) London, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1921. 124 pp., illus., 12mo. Colorful pictorial boards. Shows some wear at the extremities with some paper loss, but the cover is complete with some chipping at the head and foot of spine. George Boston bookplate and the name of another well-known owner on an end paper; lightly soiled on the face edges; overall VG. Now offered at $45.00

Blyth, Will. MONEY MAGIC: BEING A COLLECTION OF ENTERTAINING TRICKS AND AMUSEMENTS WITH COINS. (Book) London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1926. 122pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Spine has been reinforced with black binder’s tape; signed by Chanin inside front cover with a Chanin shop sticker; foxing on end papers; a Good reading copy. Offered at $10.00

Cameron, Charles W. ‘MIND’ YOUR MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, n.d., 63pp., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $40.00

Cannell, J.C. THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1973. 279pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. A near fine copy. Now offered at $10.00

Carey, Chris. FIND THE STUFF THAT'S YOU! DISCOVERING WHO YOU ARE AND LETTING THE AUDIENCE IN ON IT... (Book) Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions, 2001. Enlarged edition. 320pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $35.00

Clever, Eddie. THOUGHT WINGS ONWARD: MENTAL MAGIC FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, n.d. 121pp., bibliog., 8vo. Side stapled in tan pictorial covers with red title printing. Some light smudges on front and back cover, o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

Close, Michael. CLOSE’S CLONES. (Booklet and Props) Rancho Cordova, A-1 Multi-Media, 1998. 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Complete with card packet in vinyl case. As New. Offered at $12.00

Cremer, W.H. (Ed.) THE SECRET OUT OR 1000 TRICKS WITH CARDS, AND OTHER RECREATIONS. (Vintage Book) New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859. Toole Stoot #191. 398pp. (+ads), illus., 12mo. Brown pebbled cloth with gold stamping. Generally worn at the extremities with about .25” of the cloth missing at the bottom and stripped to the boards on front and back covers—extended to approx.. .75” missing at the foot of the spine flap; the front end papers have been roughly removed to the half title page—and likewise the end papers removed at the rear; face edges are darkened from soiling and there is a spill stain on 386-87; former owner names are on the half-title page and the rear glued down end paper; the rear hinge is starting to go; o/w a Good reading copy. Now offered at $55.00

[Cups and Balls and Balls x 3] DANNY ARCHER’S 3 BALL ROUTINE and RON BAUER’S BASIC CUPS & BALLS ROUTINE. (Two-Book Lot) Danny Archer Magic and E-Gads Magic, n.d./2004. 6pp. of 8.5 x 11sheets folded into 8vo wraps and 14pp in 8vo wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $18.00

Garcia, Frank and George Schindler. MAGIC WITH CARDS: 113 EASY-TO-PERFORM MIRACLES WITH AN ORDINARY DECK. (Book) New York, Reiss Games, Inc., 1975. 178pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $10.00

Gibson, Walter B. THE BUNCO BOOK. (Book) Secaucus, NJ, Citadell Press, 1986. 114pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Very mild wear at the extremities; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Goldston, Will. SIMPLE CONJURING TRICKS – THAT ANYBODY CAN PERFORM. (Book) London, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1920. 124pp., illus., 12mo. Pictorial boards. Front board shows general wear and light soiling—back board is missing; spine has been covered with black binders tape; fairly clean internally; o/w a good reading copy. Now offered at $12.00

Gravatt, Glenn. 50 MODERN CARD TRICKS YOU CAN DO! (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited/Lloyd Jones, 1977. Second printing. 50pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Fine. Offered at $8.00
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Hilliard, John Northern. LA PRESTIDIGITATION DU XX SIECLE – TOURS DIVERS. (Book) Paris, Payot, 1978. 415pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. For the “Complete GREATER MAGIC collector”, here it is in a French paperbound edition. Shows some wear and use, but overall VG. Offered at $20.00

Holmes, Donald. THE MAGIC ART, BEING VOLUME 1 OF THE MAGIC ART SERIES. (Book) (Kansas City), Donald Holmes, 1920. First. 234pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth gold title stamping. General light wear at head and foot of spine; several spots of old insect damage on and near the spine and mold/mildew residue on back and front cover; interior is clean, tight and VG. Offered at $40.00

Jay, Ricky. JAY'S JOURNAL OF ANOMALIES: CONJURERS * CHEATS * HUSTLERS * HOAXSTERS * PRANKSTERS * JOKESTERS * IMPOSTERS * PRETENDERS * SIDESHOW SHOWMEN * ARMLESS CALLIGRAPHERS * MECHANICAL MARVELS * POPULAR ENTERTAINMENTS. (Book) New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 2001. First edition. 202pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards with gold gilt title and cover illustration. Near fine. Offered at $50.00

JINX PROGRAMS – NO. 1 thru NO. 4. (Four-Book Lot). Nos. 1, 3, and 4 published by Max Holden; No. 2 a Tannen publication. 12-20 pp. each in wraps. Condition ranges from VG to Near Fine. Offered as a lot at $24.00

Lamb, Geoffrey. MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Cornerstone Library, 1977. 231pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Cover has a small hole punched in the lower face edge corner; o/w VG+. Now offered at $10.00

Leech, Alfred B. ALL OF LEECH. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc., (early 1980’s). A compilation of all eight of Al Leech’s books. (356pp.), illus., 8vo. All are plastic comb bound in a single volume. VG+. Offered at $40.00

Lindhorst, Will L. A BAG OF TRICKS. (Book) Chicago, Reilly & Lee, 1931. 114pp., illus., 12mo. Black cloth with yellow printed title sealed under tape. Lightly rubbed at the title; o/w Near Fine Now offered at $35.00

Meyer, David. INCLINED TOWARD MAGIC – ENCOUNTERS WITH BOOKS, COLLECTORS AND CONJURORS. (Book) Glenwood, IL, Waltham Street Press/Meyerbooks, 2003. First edition. 171pp., illus., index, 12mo. Gold stamped blue cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $25.00

Mulholland, John and Milton H. Smith. MAGIC IN THE MAKING: A FIRST BOOK OF CONJURING. (Book) New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. 134pp., illus., 12mo. Rebound in library buckram with gold spine stamping. Lacks a dust jacket. A “discarded” ex-library copy. But externally the binding is in excellent condition; evidence of use internally, accompanied by the typical library markings and notations; o/w VG copy. Now offered at $20.00

Murray, John. INSIDE JOHN MURRAY. (Inscribed/Signed/Numbered Special Edition Book) Greenville, Kee-West Productions, 1984. Numbered (#15) of a special edition of 100 inside a blind stamp on the first free endpaper. 118pp., illus., 4to. Dark blue cloth with gold pictorial cover and spine stamping. Inscribed warmly signed to Dexter and Algonquin and dated August 14, 1984. Near fine. Offered at $100.00

Nixon, W. J. (H.A. Osborne ed.) THE SPIRIT PAINTINGS. (Book) n.pl., y the Author, n.d. 14pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Small ink stain on front cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $20.00

Page, Patrick. THE TOPIT HANDBOOK. (Inscribed/Signed Book) London, L. Davenport & Co., n.d. (early 1970’s). (16pp.), fold out section of illustrations is laid in, 8vo. Wraps. Also laid in are some hand-written notes by the former owner taken at a page lecture. Inscribed to the former owner and dated 4/8/76. Former owner name written on end paper; o/w VG+. Offered at $25.00

Rowland, Ian. THE FULL FACTS BOOK OF COLD READING. (Book) London, Ian Rowland Limited, 1998. 158pp., 4to. Comb bound. As new. Offered for $45.00

Seabrooke, Terry. BEYOND COMPERE: A POCKET GUIDE TO BEING AN EMCEE. (Book) Silver Spring, MD, Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1993. First edition. 160pp., illus., 12mo. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $25.00

SENATOR CRANDALL’S LITTLE PINK BOOKLET. (Magazine Lot – ADB #6185) Clarke “Senator” Crandall. Hollywood. 4.25 x 5.5 mimeo. A complete file: Volume 1: No. 1 (March,1972) thru Volume 1: No. 3 (1972). A Fine set. Offered as a lot only for $30.00

Schindler, George. SCHLINDER’S PEN. (Booklet and Prop). Brooklyn, Show-Biz Services, 1991. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Includes the pen. VG+. Offered at $20.00

Sharpe, Alton (Comp). EXPERT CARD MYSTERIES – SLEIGHT-OF-HAND WITH CARDS SINGLY EXPLAINED AND ILLUSTRATED. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1975. 195pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. A bit worn at the extremities; o/w VG. Now offered at $18.00

Simon, Frank. VERSATILE CARD MAGIC. (Book) Sierra Madre, Magical Publications, 1983. First edition. 154pp., illus. with photos, 4to. Blue cloth with silver stamping. A fine copy. Offered at $40.00

Smith, Imp. TIPS ON THE FOO CAN AND FUNNEL. (Signed Booklet) Baltimore, Pil Thomas Yogi Magic Mart, n.d. (1959). 8pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Signed and dated June 26, 1959 on the introduction page. VG. Offered at $10.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. HIDING THE ELEPHANT: HOW MAGICIANS INVENTED THE IMPOSSIBLE AND LEARNED TO DISAPPEAR. (Book) New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006. 362pp., illus., extensive notes, index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered for $12.00

Vance, Jeffrey and Suzanne Lloyd. HAROLD LLOYD – MASTER COMEDIAN. (Book) New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2002. First edition. 239pp., illus., extensive notes, bibliog., filmog., index, 4to. Pictorial boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $35.00

Warlock, Peter. WALTER JEANS, ILLUSIONEER. (Book) Pasadena, Magical Publications, 1986. First edition (#14) of a limited printing of 500. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Tipped in reproduced image from the "Blown to Atoms" Jeans Illusion prospectus that was never performed. This is not the reissue - this is one of the original 500 and the very first book in the Magical Pro-files series. Fine. Now offered at $100.00

West, Patrick M. THE MAGIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. (Book) Colon, Express Publishing Company, 1976. 11pp., illus. 4to. Wraps. VG condition. Now offered at $20.00

*** BELOW ARE SIGNED AND/OR VINTAGE/COLLECTIBLE—AT REDUCED PRICES***

[Anon.] THE BOY’S OWN CONJURING BOOK: BEING A COMPLETE HAND-BOOK OF gPARLOUR MAGIC… (Vintage Book) New York, Dick and Fitzgerald, n.d. (circa 1860). 384pp., illus. (engraved frontispiece.), 12mo. Green cloth with black and gilt stamping. Cover has been wet along the spine and is a bit puckered at head and foot of spine and dented on the rear face edge; cocked a bit; front hinge is going; toning throughout; still a fair to good copy. Offered at $38.00

[Anon.] THE MAGICIANS OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING, BEING A COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF PARLOR MAGIC… (Vintage Book) New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1864. A later edition of Toole Stott #481. 362pp. (+ 10pp. ads), illus. with over 500 wood cuts, 12mo. Green tooled cloth with bright gilt title and decoration on spine; cloth textured hardcover with gilt lettering and illustration of a magician on the front cover; head of spine is chipped with approximately .25” loss; worn along spine edges and cover worn at corners; minor browning/toning to pages throughout; former owner bookplate on front end-paper; a black and white photocopy of the frontispiece from the first edition is laid in; all in all a VG copy. Now offered at $110.00

[Autographs and Collectibles Miscellany] A small lot of autographs and more. (Autograph Packet +) The featured item in this packet is the “Who Am I?” packet from the 2018 Magic Live Convention. Nine “trading cards” (nominal 3.5” x 5.25”) designed by German artist Sebastian KONOPIX featuring renowned magicians in attendance at Magic Live 2018. The envelope shares the challenge, but all nine cards have been matched with the attendee represented and autographed. Plus an autographed in character 5” x 7” Ronald McDonald photo; contemporary post card from the Magic Castle Hotel; a 3” x 5” Confusing Die” card with nickels instead of the spots; tri-fold flyer from Philip’s Magic Paradise Museum in Giroux, Manitoba; signed 5.5” x 8.5” advert for “Sholem” the Token of Faith; and three personalized bookplates from George Johnson, Merton the Magician and Cliff Townsend. All offered as a lot for $16.00

Blitz, Signor (Antonio). FIFTY YEARS IN THE MAGIC CIRCLE, BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S PROFESSIONAL LIFE; HIS WONDERFUL TRICKS AND FEATS; WITH LAUGHABLE INCIDENTS, AND ADVENTURES AS A MAGICIAN, NECROMANCER, AND VENTRILOQUIST. (Vintage First Edition – Toole Stott #99) Hartford, CT, Belknap & Bliss, 1871. 432pp., illus. (with 16pp. engraved plates), 8vo. Tan pictorial boards with ornate tooled black and gilt. Engraved portrait frontispiece and illustrated insert preceding title page. Former owner name and address written in elaborate script on first free endpaper. Binding worn with corners bumped into boards; top and bottom of spine fraying with the spine flap detached at the rear (will require repair); shaken with a few loose and pulled signatures, but still firmly attached; internal spots and some foxing; overall condition is Good for age. Now offered at $75.00

(Burlingame, H.J.) TRICKS IN MAGIC, ILLUSIONS, AND MENTAL PHENOMENA. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Clyde Publishing Company, 1895. 95pp., two pages with line illustrations, 12mo. Stapled with light green wrappers. Former owner name and stamp inside and on front cover; former bookseller stamp inside; cover chipped at head and foot of spine; toned with a small chip on two interior pages; notation “Volume 1” and a written date in longhand on front cover; o/w VG for age. Offered at $20.00

Craven, Tom. TOM CRAVEN’S LECTURE SERIES – NUMBER 9. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Mesa, Danny Dew/The Citadel, n.d. Unpaged (20pp.), illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inscribed and signed; o/w VG+. Offered at $6.00

Dawes, Edwin A. THE GREAT ILLUSIONISTS. (Signed Book) Secaucus, Chartwell Books, Inc., 1979. 216pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Signed under his printed name on the title page. Dust jacket is slightly discolored in places with a spot on the lower front cover (now in a Mylar sleeve); o/w a nice tight copy and VG+. Now offered at $27.00

Echevarria, Eli “Buster”. THE ULTIMATE BALLOON TWISTER’S GUIDE. (Signed Book) Westland (MI), Gentleman Tramp Publications, 2005. 94pp., illus., 4to, Plastic comb bound. Signed by the author on the title page. Near Fine. Offered at $7.00

Garenne, Henri. THE ART OF MODERN CONJURING, MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS, A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE ART OF PARLOUR AND STAGE MAGIC, ILLUSIONS, SPIRITUALISM, VENTRILOQUISM, THOUGHT READING, MESMERISM, MNEMOTECHNY, ETC., ETC. (Vintage Book) London, Ward, Lock & Company, n.d. (circa 1886). 351pp. (+20pp. adverts.), illus., taller 12mo. Red pictorial cloth with gold and black stamping. Someone has made repeated efforts to keep this volume together, but only achieving modest success. Cover shows wear and rubbing overall with spotting on the back cover; mild fraying along the head foot of the spine; front and rear hinges have been reinforced with hinge tape; the half title page and front end papers are absent, but the book otherwise appears complete; several front contents pages are loose and laid in; some damp stains along top edge; pages are a bit stiff with toning throughout; still a fair copy. Offered at $44.00

Gazzo and Simon Jackson. READ BETWEEN THE ONE LINES. (Signed Book) n. pl., Gazzo, 2004. 36pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Signed on the third page in. Name and title hand printed by former owner near spine; o/w Near fine. Offered at $7.00

Geris, Brent Arthur James. THE MAGIC APPLE LIVE! (Numbered/Limited Edition Book) Los Angeles, The Magic Apple, 2013. First edition—No. 351 of 520 issued. 135pp., illus., 8vo. Gray cloth with electric red title stamping. As new. Offered at $22.00

Hanson, Herman and John Zweers. THE MAGIC MAN. (Book + Photo) Cincinnati, Haines House of Cards, 1974. First edition. 104pp., illus. (photos and line drawings), 8vo. Brown cloth with gold title stamping. A glossy 5 x 7 reprint of a signed photo of “Mystic Hanson” dated 3-14-21”—not otherwise appearing in the book—is laid in on the title page. Moehring bookplate inside front cover; lightly o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Hull, Burling and edited by Ormond McGill. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STAGE ILLUSIONS. (Limited Circulation Book) Oakland, Magic Limited - Lloyd E. Jones, 1980. 374pp., illus., 4to. Bound in black faux leather, padded covers with gold spine and cover title stamping in dust jacket. Extremely difficult to find due to the author s inclusion of numerous copyrighted illusions without permission from the copyright holders. Originally limited to 500 copies, but fewer copies made it into circulation, as the book was quickly pulled from the market. Dust jacket is roughed with several chips and small tears at the edges; book itself is solid and Near Fine. Offered at $517.00

King, Mac and Mark Levy. TRICKS WITH YOUR HEAD. (Inscribed/Signed Book) New York, Three Rivers Press, 2002. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed to John Moehring with Thanks for making the book a runaway hit! and signed by Mac in 2002 in Vegas. As new. Now offered at $7.00

McGill, Ormond. THE MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS OF LEE GRABEL. (Signed/Numbered Book) Palo Alto, Enchantus Productions, 1986. First edition. 217pp., illus., 4to. Burgundy cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Numbered (#291) and signed edition. Near fine. Offered at $157.00

Rapp, Augustus (introduction by Robert Parrish). THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AGUSTUS RAPP, THE SMALL TOWN SHOWMAN. (Limited/Numbered First Edition) Chicago, Jay Marshall for the Ireland Magic Company, 1959. Copy #490 of 500 issued. 136pp., illus., 4to. Blue plastic comb binding, with clear mylar protective covers. A near fine copy. Offered at $32.00

Sharpe, S.H. DEVANT’S DELIGHTFUL DELUSIONS. (Limited edition Book) Pasadena, Magical Publications, 1990. First edition - # 047 of 1000 published. The fourth in a series of Magical Pro-Files. 217pp., illus., tall 8vo. Tipped in color image of Maskelyne and Devant's Mysteries lithograph. Portrait frontispiece of David Devant. Black cloth with gold stamped cover and spine stamping. A Near Fine copy. Now offered at $141.00

Warlock, Peter. BUATIER DE KOLTA – GENIUS OF ILLUSION. (Limited Edition/Numbered Book) Pasadena, Magical Publications, 1993. First edition - #130 of 1000 published. The fifth in a series of Magical Pro-Files. 217pp., illus., colored image of Buatier de Kolta's Le Cocoon poster tipped in, 8vo. Navy cloth with stamped gilt lettering. As new. Now offered at $225.00

***PREVIOUSLY LISTED ITEMS AT EVEN BETTER PRICES THIS WEEK!!!***

[Abbott's Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 6 (Magic Catalog) Colon, MI. Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1940. 544pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Some cover soiling and minor wear; spine has been reinforced with clear plastic tape; no internal markings; a VG+ catalog for this vintage. Now offered at $29.00

[Abbott's Magic Novelty Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 7. (Magic Catalog) Colon, MI. Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1940. 640pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Some general cover soiling—with darker stains on the back cover—and minor wear at the extremities; spine has been reinforced with clear plastic tape; no internal markings; overall condition is VG. Now offered at $25.00

Ackerman, Allan. AL CARDPONE, THE LAS VEGAS BLUES LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Henderson, Nevada: Allan Ackerman, 1996. 43pp., illus., 4to. *.5 x 11 Sheets side stapled. VG. Offered at $14.00

Anderson, Gene, and Frances Marshall. NEWSPAPER MAGIC. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc, 1974. Third printing. 144pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Former owner name with notes and underlining. Now offered for $7.00

Anonymous. THIRTY-TWO IMPROMPTU CARD TRICKS AND HOW TO PERFORM THEM. (Book) Chicago, Arthur P. Felsman, (1940’s). 24pp., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $10.00

Arce, Greg. FOUR THOUGHT. (Book) n.pl., Clown Tears Productions, 2006. Limited edition. 24pp., 8vo. Wraps. Gimmick tipped in. As new. Now offered for $16.00

[Astor] HIDDEN CASH. (Trick) From Astor Magic. Complete with vinyl envelopes, gimmicks and link to complete video instructions. New. Offered at $26.00

Arce, Greg. DEEP THOUGHT. (Book) n.pl., Greg Arce, 2004. Limited edition. 52pp., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Now offered for $18.00

Arnold, Tom. HOW I LOST 5 POUNDS IN 6 YEARS – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2002. First edition. 241pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

Bailey, S. Wilson and Harold. Osborne. WRINKLES – A FEW SUGGESTIONS AND INNOVATIONS. (Vintage Book) Cambridgeport, Bailey &Tripp, 1910. 62pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Stiff wraps. Wraps have small chips in several spots—mainly at the corners; former owner signature insie front cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $10.00

Barry, Dick with Jim Kahlert. MAGIC WITH CLASS. (Inscribed/signed Book) San Clemente, Dick Barry, 1993. 132pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Envelope with order blank attached inside rear cover. Inscribed/signed. Now offered at $14.00

[Basic Books] A pair of basic books for beginners and beyond. (Two-Book Lot) Marvin Kaye’s STEIN AND DAY’S HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. New York, Stein and Day, 1975. 310pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 12mo.; and Shari Lewis and Abraham B. Hurwitz’s MAGIC FOR NON-MAGICIANS. New York, Signet, 1977. 157pp., illus., 12mo. Both are paperbound and show use and wear—and despite some edge foxing and soiling—are good reading copies to help build a beginner’s library. Offered as a two-book lot for $5.00

Bauer, Ron. THE RON BAUER 2008 LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) Rochester, MI, E-GADS, 2009. Revised edition. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered for $12.00

Bayer, Constance Pole. THE GREAT WIZARD OF THE NORTH: JOHN HENRY ANDERSON. (Book) Watertown, MA, Ray Goulet's Magic Art Book Company, 1990. First edition/first printing. 188pp., illus., 4to, Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $32.00

Bloch, Rich. THE FALSTAFF BOOK TEST. (Book Test Prop and Instructions) New York, Magico Magazine, n.d. Prop book—300pp. SOUP TO NUTS—with one page instructions and guides. Pre-owned, but condition is VG+. Offered at $19.00

[Boyd, Alan] EYE PHONE. (Prop and Complete Instructions) From Chris Kenworthy and Mark Mason. New. Now offered at $42.00

Callahan, George W. ART OF VENTRILOQUISM – HOW TO THROW YOUR VOICE. (Book) Detroit, Johnson Smith & Company, n.d. (late 1940’s or 50’s). 28pp., illus., 12mo. Black and red pictorial wraps. Brittle with some chips at the edges and bottom of the spine. Offered at $9.00

Cheiro. CHEIRO’S GUIDE TO THE HAND. A PRACTICAL WORK ON THE SCIENCES OF CHEIROGNOMY AND CHEIROMANCY. (Book) London, Saxon & Company, (1899). 129pp. (+appendices), illus., 8vo. Cloth with a palm on the cover. Appears to be a complete copy with all pages of illustrations intact, although many have penciled marks and notes from prior owner’s studies; it is very brittle and many interior pages are loose; overall condition is Poor, but still an interesting copy to peruse with care. Offered at $10.00

Christopher, Milbourne. MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER’S MAGIC BOOK. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1977. First edition. 240 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in a chipped dust jacket (now in a Mylar sleeve). This volume has a printed half title page with a totally different photo illustration than the one that appears in the printed book, laid in; also on two other pages with illustrations (s 37/38 and 119/120) the illustrations have been neatly removed and then laid back in. This copy belonged to John Moehring and has his bookplate. Except for the roughed and chipped dust jacket and the business with the illustrations, this copy is in VG+. Now offered at $20.00

CHRONICLES. (Magazine Lot - ADB #1580) Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Printed, 8.5 x 11. A run of the first 30 issues of CHRONICLES from No. 1 (1978) through No. 30 (1989). Fine condition. Offered as a lot only for $52.00

Clark, Keith, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CIGARETTE TRICKS. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1952. Second enlarged edition. 304pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Fine condition. Now offered at $14.00

Copperfield, David and Janet Berliner. DAVID COPPERFIELD'S TALES OF THE IMPOSSIBLE. (Book) New York, Harper Prism, 1995. 383pp., illus., author bios, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom edge; o/w VG+. Now offered at $8.00

Craggs, Douglas (editor). MASTERPIECES OF MAGIC NO. 1 - ADVANCED CONJURING FOR PRACTICAL PERFORMERS. (Book) Croydon, Academy of Recorded Crafts, Arts and Sciences Limited, n.d. (1946). 77pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Red cloth with wear at the extremities; spine has been repaired with black binder’s tape; toning on the end papers; o/w Good. Offered at $7.00

Cramer, Stuart, edited by Todd Karr. GERMAIN THE WIZARD. (Book) Seattle, The Miracle Factory, 2002. First edition. 624pp., illus., index, "Looking-Glass Wizard" by Teller, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. A Fine copy. Offered at $135.00

De La Torre, Jose. NEW JUMPING BACK. (Book) Bellevue, Jose’s Studio, 1976. First edition. 36pp, illus., 8vo. Wraps. Gimmicked cards tipped in. Date and “Packet Trick” notation written on front cover; reference notes written inside back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Dixon, Jeane. THE CALL TO GLORY: JEANE DIXON SPEAKS OF JESUS AND PROPHECY. (Book) New York, William Morrow, 1972. 192pp., 8vo. Cloth/boards in clipped jest jacket. Some small chips and tears on the dust jacket but overall VG. Offered at $7.00

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has scuffs/tears at head and foot of spine; foxing on face edges; o/w VG. Offered at $5.00

Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1931. First U.S. edition. 206pp., illus., 4to. Gray cloth with black and orange stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Cover shows wear at extremities and is soiled and stained in places; some browning/toning on the end panels with some notes/diagram on first two pages; o/w a nice tight copy and VG inside. An ambitious bookman could make a faux dust jacket and have a very presentable book. Now offered at $8.00

Fisher, John (ed.) THE MAGIC OF LEWIS CARROLL. (Book) New York, Bramhall House, 1973. First American Edition. 288pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket a bit roughed along top edge (now in Mylar sleeve); former price ink stamped on front end paper; some toning on end papers and along face edges; o/w VG+. Offered at $24.00

Fitzsimons, Raymund. DEATH & THE MAGICIAN: THE MYSTERY OF HOUDINI. (Book) New York, Atheneum, 1981. First American edition. 194pp, illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in colorful dust jacket; Near Fine. Offered at $20.00

Fleming, Paul. THE PAUL FLEMING BOOK REVIEWS, VOLUME I and THE PAUL FLEMING BOOK REVIEWS, VOLUME II. (Two-Book Set). Volumes I and II: Berkley Heights, Fleming Book Company, 1944 & 1946. 124pp each, 8vo. Paperbound. Both are lightly worn; o/w VG+. Now offered as a set at $18.00

Fox, Karrell. MY LATEST BOOK. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1988. 160pp., illus., 4to. Cloth boards in dust jacket. Fine. An 8 x 10” publicity photo of Abb Dickson is laid in at the rear. As new. Now offered at $28.00

Fulves, Karl. THE MAGIC BOOK. (Book) Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1977. 195pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near Fine. Now offered at $7.00

Furst, Arnold. MAGIC FOR MONSTERS. (Book) Los Angeles, Genii Publishing, 1960. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Upper face corner of the back cover has been “nibbled” a bit – cover and three pages in; o/w VG. Now offered at $7.00

Ganson, Lewis. CY ENDFIELD’S ENTERTAINING CARD MAGIC, PART I. (Book) London, Harry Stanley Unique Magic Studio, 1955. First edition. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. Nice clear photos on coated paper; shows some light wear and use; color on lower edge of front cover is flaking a bit;o/w VG+. Offered at $18.00

Ganson, Lewis. CY ENDFIELD’S ENTERTAINING CARD MAGIC, PART THREE. (Book) London, Harry Stanley Unique Magic Studio, 1955. First edition, but a later printing. 60pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. Slightly smaller and the quality of paper and photos are less crisp that the above; shows slight edge wear; o/w VG+. Offered at $14.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 38: NO. 1 (January 1974) through NO. 12 (December 1974).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $5.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 39: NO. 1 (January 1975) through NO. 12 (December 1975).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $5.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 40: NO. 1 (January 1976) through NO. 12 (December 1976).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $8.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 41: NO. 1 (January 1977) through NO. 12 (December 1977).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $8.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 45: NO. 1 (January 1981) through NO. 12 (December 1981).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $6.00

GENII. (Magazine Lot - ADB #2390) William W. Larsen, Sr., Jr., et. al. Los Angeles, CA. Complete volume: VOLUME 46: NO. 1 (January 1982) through NO. 12 (December 1982).
All individual loose issues. Overall condition – Good-VG+. All 12 issues in the complete volume now offered as a lot for $8.00

Gibson, Walter B., Sidney Radner, et. al. MAGIC HANDBOOK (Book/Magazine). Chicago, Science and Mechanics Publishing, 1961. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Magazine wraps. Features knife box illusion on cover. Some spine paper flaking at head and foot of spine; light wear at extremities; o/w VG. Now offered at $5.00

Gibson, Walter B. PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) London, Nicholas Kaye, 1948. 213pp., illus., 8vo. Hardbound in blue cloth. Lightly worn, o/w near fine. Now offered at $7.00

Gibson, Walter B. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF CARD MAGIC: THE PRINCIPLES AND PROFESSIONAL TECHNIQUES FULLY REVEALED IN TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, 1969. 470pp., illus., glossary, index, 4to. Cloth in unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is a bit roughed and discolored around the top edge (now in Mylar sleeve); o/w condition is VG+. Now offered at $40.00

Goldman, Bill. THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG SECRETS. (Book) Bill Goldman, 2004. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $10.00

Graham, Walter B. HOW TO BECOME A MAGICIAN FOR FUN AND PROFIT. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Omaha, Walter B. Graham/Modern Litho,1967. 98pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with gold title stamping in dust jacket in Mylar sleeve. Warmly inscribed to John Moehring from Graham. Some dark toning around the top of the back edge of the jacket; o/w VG+ for one of Walter’s publications which seem not generally to fare well. Offered at $18.00

Hallas, Paul. MAGIC FROM THE OVERGROUND. (Book) Humble, H&R Magic Books, 2008. 227pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $26.00

Hawkesworth, Eric. PRACTICAL LESSONS IN MAGIC – TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS FOR THE AMATEUR PERFORMER. (Book) New York, Meredith Press, 1967. First U.S. Edition. 75pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Light wear at the extremities; dust jacket now in a Mylar sleeve; mild pulling at the rear spine hinge; o/w VG. Now offered at $5.00

Hartman, Jerry. THREE COLLECTED WORKS OF JERRY HARTMAN - SUPER DUPES, ODD LIFTS and SECRET SUBTRACTIONS. (Book). New York, Tannen Magic Inc., 1980.(105pp.), illus., 4to. Paperbound. Now offered at $18.00

Hatton, Henry and Adrian Plate. MAGICIANS’ TRICKS: HOW THEY ARE DONE. (Book) New York, The Century Company, 1912. 344pp., illus., appendix, 12mo+. Pictorial cloth boards. A nice tight copy of this title that was too close to the work table and a can of black paint which has stained the face edge of the back cover with a bit of carry-over to the edge of the front cover; the spill does not affect the readability of and of the pages; some general soiling in addition to the paint; pulled a bit at the top of the spine; former owner names on front end paper, o/w a very serviceable reading copy. Now offered at $22.00

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. (J. Boyce). Vol. I: Nos. 1(June 1943)- 7, 10-12; Vol. II: Nos. 2-4, 6, 8-10, 12; Vol. III: Nos. 1 – 6, 8, 10; Vol. IV: Nos. 4,10-12; Vol. V: Nos. 1-10, 12; Vol. VII: No. 2; Vol XVI: Nos. 8-10; Vol. XVII: No. 3; Vol. XVIII: Nos. 3, 9, 10: Vol. XIX: Nos.11-12; Vol. XX: Nos. 5-12; and Vol. XXI: Nos. 1-2. A total of 61 issues, offered as a lot. All are original loose issues and Near Fine. Offered as a lot for $36.00

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUME I, II, III AND IV. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. New York, Magico Magic, 1994. 328pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. Corners lightly bumped; o/w near fine. Offered at $32.00

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUME V, VI, AND VII. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. New, Magico Magic, 1994. 343pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. Near fine. Offered at $32.00

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUME VIII, IX, AND X. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. New York, Magico Magic, 1996. 417pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. Near fine. Offered at $32.00

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUME XX AND XXI. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. Plus MASTER INDEX TO HUGARD’S MAGIC MONTHLY VOLUMES I – XXI by William L. Broecker. Plus the complete PROGRAM – JEAN HUGARD TESTIMONIAL - BABBIZON PLAZA PLAYHOUSE—APRIL 28, 1945. New York, Magico Magic, 1998. 404pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. Moehring bookplate; o/w Near fine. Offered at $36.00

HUGARD'S MAGIC MONTHLY, VOLUME XIV, XV, AND XVI. (Magazine Lot – ADB #2795) Jean Hugard. New York, Magico Magic, 1997. 438pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth. Near fine. With a protective acetate dust jacket. Offered at $36.00

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, (1945). Sixth edition. 345 pp., illus., index, 4to. Burgundy cloth. Lacks a just jacket. Cover shows some minimal wear, but the spine has been speckled by small white paint spots (like from a paint roller); end paper edges browning a bit; o/w VG as a reading copy. Now offered at $6.00

Hunter, Norman. SUCCESSFUL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing, n.d. 383 pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black spine stamping. Lacks dust jacket; worn at extremities; two signatures are weakening; former owner bookplate; o/w VG. Now offered at $28.00

INSIDE MAGIC. (Magazine Lot – ADB/F #2940) Stan Allen. Los Alamitos, CA. Monthly. Printed 8.5 x 11. This lot consists of 47 issues and includes: Vol III: Nos. 8 (August 1987) thru 12; Vol. IV: Nos. 1, 3-4, 6-12: Vol. V: Nos. 1-12; Vol. VI: Nos. 1-12; and Vol. VII: Nos. 1-3, 5-8 (August 1991). All are original issues and three-hole punched as issued. All issues are VG to Fine. Offered as a lot for $34.00

[Ireland’s Yearbook] A near complete run (30 of the 31) of the entire series of IRELAND/MAGIC INC. YEARBOOKS. (Periodical Run + Index) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company/Magic, Inc., published from 1934 through 1969-70. All issues are the original pages and covers and each issue contains 16pp. (1934) to 144pp. (1969-70)—approx. 1400+ pages in all. Missing only the 1937 issue of being a complete file. (No Yearbooks were issued in either 1939 or 1941). Many of the older issues are age toned and may be a bit roughed around the edges, but overall condition is Good to VG+. Plus Richard M. Green’s INDEX TO THE IRELAND & MAGIC INC. YEARBOOKS. Shady Shores, TX, Richard M. Green, 1992. 50pp., 4to. Pictorial covers in Accu-press binder. Contains three separate indices—by trick classification, by contributor and by year. Near fine. Offered as a lot for $270.00

James, Stewart (Edited by P. Howard Lyons and Allan Slaight) STEWART JAMES IN PRINT: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS. (Book) Toronto, Jogestja Ltd., 1989. First edition. 1000+pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some use and wear at extremities—particularly at the folds and corners (but it is now in a Mylar protective sleeve); but the book itself is still quite nice and clean; Moehring book plate and a page of notes (presumably John Moehring’s) laid in at the title page; overall VG+. Now offered at $141.00

[James, Stewart] Slaight, Allan with Max Maven. THE JAMES FILE VOLUME ONE and VOLUME TWO. (Three volume book set) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2000. (pp. XLIII-LXXXI)760pp. and 736pp., illus., 4to. Both are cloth in dust jackets. Plus William Goodwin's INDEX: STEWART JAMES IN PRINT & THE JAMES FILE. Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2000. 122pp., 4to. Cloth in matching dust jackets. All three dust jackets are in Mylar protective sleeves. Some evidence of having been read, but all are Near fine. All three volumes as a set. Now offered at $162.00

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KABBALA. (Magazine Lot - ADB # 3170) A small lot of Jon Racherbaumer’s original monthly publication from the early 1970's. This’s lot of 19 issues includes: Volume 1, Number Two (October, 1971) through Volume 2, Number Eight (April 1973). All 19 issues are printed, 8.5 x 11. All are original loose issues and in VG+ condition. Offered as a lot only for $18.00

Kasson, John F. HOUDINI, TARZAN, AND THE PERFECT MAN – THE WG+HITE MALE BODY AND THE CHALLENGE OF MODERNITY IN AMERICA. (Book) New York, Hill and Wang, 2001. 256pp., illus., extensive notes, index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

Kaye, David. SERIOUSLY SILLY: HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC AND COMEDY. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, 2005. First edition. 163pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered for only $19.00

Kellar, Harry. A MAGICIAN’S TOUR: UP DOWN AND ROUND ABOUT THE EARTH. (Book) Chicago, R.R. Donnelley & Sns,1886. 214pp., illus., 12mo. A water stained exterior; shaken and totally loose in its binding, but it is a serviceable block complete with the frontispiece and all illustraions making it an interesting candidate for rebinding. (A nice acquisition, if paired with the Temple/Olsen reprint below. Now offered at $22.00

Klein, James M. THE MAGIC OF RIEDEL. (Book) Harrisburg, American Magic Company, 1988. First edition. 246pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Appears as though a price sticker has been removed from the upper corner of the front cover resulting in some surface paper loss; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $36.00

Knight, Devin. A LIFETIME IN MAGIC - 1. (Book) Cowley Exeter, MagicSeen Magazine, 2018. First edition. 130pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $32.00

Knight, Devin. A LIFETIME IN MAGIC – VOLUME 2. (Book) Cowley Exeter, MagicSeen Magazine, 2018. First edition. 116pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $32.00

Lane, Frank. FUNNY TALK FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) Chicago, Nelmar Publications, 1945. Seventh impression. 240pp., illus., index, 4to. Dark green cloth with gilt title and spine stamping. Former owner name, address and a few number notations; age toning on the end papers; o/w VG. Offered for $54.00

Lasher, Micah. THE MAGIC OF MICAH LASHER: MORE THAN FIFTY TRICKS THAT WILL AMAZE AND DELIGHT EVERYONE--INCLUDING YOU. (Book) New York, Simon And Schuster (A Fireside Book), 1996. 219pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. As new. $5.00

LEGERDEMAIN. (Magazine lot - ADB #3295) A mixed lot of 13 issues of this dealer house organ published by John Fabjance of Bethalto, Illinois in the late-1970’s to early 1980’s. Magazines are printed, 8.5 x 11 size. This lot includes: Volume I: Nos. 1 (February 1977), 2, 4, 5, 6, and 8; Volume II: Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7; and Volume III: Nos. 1, and 5. The Volume III issues have a bit of foxing (probably from moisture) along the top edge of the front cover; otherwise the issues appear to be complete and in VG+ condition. All 13 issues as a lot for $6.00

Lewis, Trevor. PARTY PIECES, MORE PARTY PIECES and FURTHER PARTY PIECES. (Three-Book Lot) n.pl., by the author, 1978/1985/1987. (38pp.)/54pp./54pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Lightly underlined on a few pages; o/w VG. Offered as a lot for $16.00

Lorayne, Harry and Jerry Lucas. THE MEMORY BOOK. (Book) New York, Barnes and Noble, 1993. 237pp., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light wear at the edges; o/w VG+. Now offered at $9.00

MacDougall, Mickey as told to J.C. Furnas. GAMBLERS DON’T GAMBLE. (Book) New York, Greystone Press, 1939. 166pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth with black title and design stamping. Lacks dust jacket. Spine is sun-faded, but totally readable; toning on endpapers; o/w a nice tight copy in VG condition. Now offered at $7.00

MAGIA – LA RIVISTA ITALIANA DI CULTURA MAGICA. (Magazine) Massimo Polidora. Padua, Italy. Annual. 6.75 x 9.5” perfect bound. This is Issue No.19, 2018. The Italian Magazine of magic culture. 178pp., illus., 8vo. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

[Magic with Common Props] Five books using common items. (Five-Book Lot) This lot includes: Annemann’s 202 METHODS OF FORCING (Max Holden, 1976, 35pp.); Dariel Fitzkee’ ROPE ETERNAL (Tannen, n.d., 52pp.); Edward Marlo’s CARD FAN PRODUCTIONS (Magic, Inc., 1980, 24pp.); editor Frances Ireland Marshall’s THE SPONGE BOOK ( Ireland Magic, 1960, 44pp.); and editor Frances Marshall’s WANNA BET? (Magic Inc., 1969, 28pp.). All are 8vo in wraps—overall condition shows usage with some edge foxing but is VG. Offered as a lot for $16.00

Marshall, Frances. KID STUFF FIVE. (Book) Chicago, Magic Inc., 1975. 544pp., illus., index. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is slightly roughed along top edge; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $20.00

[Morelli, Calen] WAJTTTT – METHOD 01. (Card Discovery Trick) Complete with gimmick and access to video instructions. See https://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=65860 for a demo. Offered at $20.00

Meyer, Bernard C. HOUDINI: A MIND IN CHAINS, A PSYCHOANALYTIC PORTRAIT. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1976. First edition. 197pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Jacket has several small tears and chips; o/w VG. Now offered at $6.00

Moehring, John. DEL RAY – AMERICA’S FOREMOST - THE MAGICIAN FOR HIS TIME. (Book with DVD) Raleigh, NC, Bob Escher, David Baldwin and Bill Spooner, 2010. 448pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Includes companion DVD in plastic sleeve on rear endpaper. As new. Now offered at $42.00

[Monti, Joe] MONTI VANISH. (DVD) Criss Angel Presents, 2014. Monti Vanish DVD includes the basic Monti Vanish routine, plus three more solid routines. New – still in original plastic wrap. Offered at $6.00

NEW PENTAGRAM. (Magazine Lot #1- ADB #5175) Peter Warlock. England, Supreme Magic. A Miscellaneous lot of 67 issues – plus four indices. Ranging from Volume 1: No. 1 (March 1969) through Volume 10: No. 10 (December 1978). Issues include: V1: N1, 5; V2: N7- 12; V3: N3-8, 10, 12; V4: N1-7, 9-12; V5: N1-3, 5, 6, 9-12; V6: N12; V7: N2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12; V8: N1-4, 6, 11, 12; V9: v4-10, 12; V10: N2-4, 6-8, 10. Plus indices for Volumes 1, 4, 5 and 8. Overall condition is VG. Offered as a lot for $27.00

NEW PENTAGRAM. (Magazine Lot #2 - ADB #5175) Peter Warlock. England, Supreme Magic. A Miscellaneous lot of 85 issues – plus three indices. Ranging from Volume 11: No. 1 (March 1979) through Volume 20: No. 5 (July 1988). Issues include: V11: N1-12; V12: N9-11; V13: N3-7, 9, 11, 12; V14: N1-2, 4, 10-12; V15: N1-7, 9-12; V16: N1-12; V17: N1-12; V18: N1-10, 12; V19: 2-3, 6-9, 12; V20: N1, 5. Plus indices for Volumes 15, 16, and 17. Overall condition is VG. Offered as a lot for $32.00

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NORDISK MAGI. (Small Magazine Lot) Christer el Ricco. Stockholm, Sweden. Printed. Approximately 6” x 8”. Perfect bound. Intended to become the Scandinavian Magic Magazine the first issue was a fusion of of articles from TROLLKARLEN (Swedish Magic Circle), MAGI (Magic Circle of Denmark), MAGIENS VERDEN (Magic Circle of Norway), and ALADIN (Junior Magic Circle of Norway). Originally intended to be issued three times a year on the 1st of April, October and January, presumably NORDISK MAGI 1981 NR 1 is the April 1981 issue, NORDISK MAGI 1986 NR 2 was issued in advance of the “Nordisk Magi-Kongress” to be held in Stockholm August 7-10, 1986. Issue NR 2 also added contributions from SIMSALABIM (Magic Circle of Finland). I am uncertain if issues were issued as planned and between these two issues, but I have seen references to other issues from 1988 through1990. Issue NR 1 has a slight blemish/compression wrinkle at face edge, o/w both are VG+. Both are offered as a lot for $9.00

O’Meally. Robert. LADY DAY – THE MANY FACES OF BILLIE HOLIDAY. (Book) n.pl., Da Capo Press, 1991. 205pp., illus., bibliog., discography, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $6.00

Osterlind, Richard. RICHARD OSTERLIND’s MIND MYSTERIES GUIDE BOOK - VOLUME 6: MIND MYSTERIES TOO THE POWER OF PRESENTATION. (Book) (Coelchester, CT) Osterlind Mysteries, 20011. First edition. 121pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly rubbed at the spine edge, o/w near fine. Now offered at $20.00

Osterlind, Richard. RICHARD OSTERLIND’s MIND MYSTERIES GUIDE BOOK - VOLUME 7: MIND MYSTERIES TOO THE CRSFT & SCIENCE OF MAG36. (Book) (Coelchester, CT) Osterlind Mysteries, 20011. First edition. 121pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly rubbed at the spine, o/w near fine. Now offered at $20.00

Osterlind, Richard. THE SURROUNDED SLOW-MOTION CENTER TEAR….AND OTHER TECHNIQUES. (Book) Oakland, Jeff Busby Magic, Inc. 1986. First edition. 27pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Sample practice papers laid in. An As New copy. Offered at $10.00

[Other Brothers, The] CARD TO POCKET. (Cards, Gimmick and Online instructions) Ellusionist, 2019. See demo at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6L4OSDI7gY New. Offered at $27.00

PABULAR – THE MAGAZINE OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC. (Small magazine lot – ADB #5495) Fred Robison. London. 8.25 x 11.75. A small lot of 30 issues. Including: Volume 1: N0. 1 (September 1974) through Vol. 3: No. 6 (February 1977). Individual loose issues. All are VG+ to Fine condition Individual, loose issues. Offered as a lot only for $29.00

Packer, Eleanor and Edgar Bergen. A DAY WITH CHARLIE McCARTHY AND EDGAR BERGEN. (Book) New York, McCarthy, Inc., 1938. 32pp., illus., 4to.(9 x 10”). Bright pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Offered at $25.00

PALLBEARERS REVIEW. (Small Magazine Lot) Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. Lot includes: Vol.1: No. 6 (April MCMLXVI) – No. 12; Vol. 3: No.1 – No.12 (October MCMLXVII. These 18 are all the reprint issues. Plus an original Vol. 2: No. 9. All are individual loose issues. Even if you don’t collect PALLBEARERS or Fulves publications, you’ll find some great material in this run. Offered as a lot for $26.00

Palmer, H. A. MAGIC MADE MERRY. (Book) London, Ludo Press, n.d. (1920’s) Second edition. 44pp., frontispiece of Palmer, 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Cover wearing a bit at head and foot of spine; staples starting to rust a bit and show on the back cover; o/w VG. Offered at $18.00

Penn, Jillette and Teller. PENN & TELLER'S CRUEL TRICKS FOR DEAR FRIENDS. (Book) New York, Villard Books, 1989. 203pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Lacks the gimmicked science-fiction booklet, but other gimmicks are laid in. VG+. Offered at $7.00

Prace, Jeff. OUTSIDE THE BOX. (Book) n.pl., Jeff Prace, 2016. 54pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

Preston, Charles (editor). THE LIGHT TOUCH – HUMOROUS COMMENTARY…JOKES +, VERSE, ANECDOTES, AND EPIGRAMS…SELECTED FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL’S PEPPER….AND SALT. (Book) New York, Rand McNally, 1965. 94pp., 8vo. Pictorial boards in matching dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some wear and is a bit roughed along top edge; former owner placed a small red checkmark on his favorite items; o/w VG. Offered at $9.00

Randi, James. FLIM-FLAM! PSYCHICS, ESP, UNICORNS AND OTHER DELUSIONS. (Book) Buffalo, Prometheus Books, 1987. 342pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $14.00

Riese, Eberhard. FUNDAMENTE – DIE KUNST ZAUBEREI IN SZENE ZU SETZEN. (Book) Coesfeld, Sic! Verlag Shenk & Sondermeyer, 2003. In the original German; Foreword by Jim Steinmeyer in German and English. 180pp., illus., bibliography, wide 8vo. Blue boards with light blue stamping. Near fine. Offered at $49.00

Rink (J. Van Rinkhuyzen edited by Hugh Miller. RINK’S MAGIC FROM HOLLAND. (Book) London, Supreme Magic Company, 1978. 255pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name stamp on front and rear end paper—as well as on face edge of book; o/w VG+. Now offered for $24.00

ROPE MAGIC – SECRETS REVEALED. (DVD) MAK Magic, 2006 Preowned, but appears as new. Now offered at $9.00

Schwartz, Walter A. GIMAC. (Book) New Britain, E.R. Hitchcock, 1933. 39pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Former owners’ name inside front cover; faint spotting on back of rear cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $14.00

[Siegfried and Roy Souvenir Program Lot + Miscellany] SIEGFRIED & ROY SUPERSTARS OF MAGIC IN BEYOND BELIEF – two programs from the Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV from 1981 and 1984 with different photos in each – both published by Sells-Floto. Complete with detachable post cards still intact from the 1981 program; and a S&F Royal White Tigers Habitat brochure from the Mirage. All are VG+. As a lot for $10.00

Sisti, Jim. PROFESSIONAL RESTAURANT MAGIC. (Book) Beacon Falls, Jim Sisti, 1991. 50pp. (+12pp. in appendix), illus., 4to. Plastic comb-bound in acetate cover. As new. Now offered at $10.00

Stanyon, Ellis. (Edited by Karl Fulves) ELLIS STANYON’S BEST CARD TRICKS. Mineola, Dover, 1999. 312pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

Stewart, Ian. THE MAGICAL MAZE – SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH MATHEMATICAL EYES. (Book) New York, John Wiley and Son, 1997. 268pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. A fine copy. Offered at $10.00

Swain, James. MIRACLES WITH CARDS. (Book) Tampa, James Swain, 1996 book. 190pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth with silver stamping on the spine and cover. Near fine. Now offered at $32.00

Symes, Michael. MAGIC AND ILLUSION. (Book) Princes Risborough, Shire publications, 2004. 40pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Very light foxing inside front and back cover; o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

[Tannen Magic] LOUIS TANNEN’S CATALOG OF MAGIC NO. 1. (Magic Catalog) New York, NY. Louis Tannen Inc., 1949. 399pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. A beautiful copy in Near Fine condition. Now offered at $32.00

Temple, Phil. DANTE, THE DEVIL HIMSELF. (Novato, CA), Phil Temple, 1991. 251pp. (plus 24pp. DANTE SIM-SALA-BIM pitch book bound in), illus., 4to. Green cloth with gilt lettering on cover and spine in striking pictorial dust jacket. A Fine copy – as new. Now offered at $121.00

Temple, Phil, with Robert E. Olson. A MAGICIAN'S TOUR - REVISITED - BEING THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE AMERICAN NOSTRADAMUS, HARRY KELLAR, AS TOLD BY HIS FAITHFUL "FAMILIAR", "SATAN, JR." AND HEREIN RETOLD BY PHIL TEMPLE WITH ROBERT E. OLSON. (Book) Novato, CA, Phil Temple, 2000. 226pp., illus., bibliog., poster listing/credits, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. PLUS, a 56 page reproduction (1999) of KELLAR'S WONDER BOOK. New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered for $108.00

Thurston, Howard. HOWARD THURSTON’S CARD TRICKS. (Vintage Book) Baltimore, I & M Ottenheimer, 1903. 83pp. (+ads), illus., 12mo. Wraps. Cover nice and bright; interior is a bit discolored with toning; one small chip at the base of the spine and a tiny piece of the corner is missing on the front lower face edge; o/w one of the better copies to come through and a definite VG++ copy. Now offered at $25.00

Trixer, Hans E. CONJURING TRIX A PROGRAMME FULL OF RINGS. (Book) London, George Armstrong, 1955. Cover title: CONJURING TRIX AND JARDINE ELLIS RING EFFEX. 39pp.(+ads), illus., 8vo. Wraps. A VG+ copy. Offered at $10.00

Victor, Edward. MAGIC OF THE HANDS and MORE MAGIC OF THE HANDS(Combined Volume Book) New York, Max Holden, 1942. Second edition.117/132pp. (+ ads), illus., 8vo. Blue cloth. General soiling; worn at head and foot of spine; signatures are starting to split in several places; a Good reading copy. Now offered at $9.00

Walker, Mark. KEY BENDING. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades Enterprises, 1979. 42pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under cloth tape. Title hand lettered near the spine; o/w VG+. Offered at $7.00

Walker, Mark. MASTER ILLUSIONISTS: A “FRONT ROW” SEAT FOR TODAY’S GREATEST MAGIC SPECTACLES. (Book) Pasadena, Magical Publications, 1983. 129pp., illus., 4to. Black cloth with silver stamping in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered for $27.00

Waters, T.A. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Facts on File, 1988. First edition. 372pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Moehring bookplate; edges of the dust jacket are slightly roughed in places, but now in a Mylar protective sleeve; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $19.00

Willmarth, Phil. TREVOR LEWIS *ESOLC *(THAT’S “CLOSE UP”). (Book) Mesquite, Standridge Magic, 1981. 98pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Former sticker residue inside front cover; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $14.00

Wolfe, David and Tom Rodgers (editors). PUZZLERS’ TRIBUTE – A FEAST FOR THE MIND. (Book) Nantick, MA, A. K. Peters, 2002. 420pp., illus., bibliog. (at the end of each section), 8vo. Laminated pictorial boards. As new. Offered at $24.00

Yeager, John. MAGIC WITH DOTS. (Book) Calgary, Micky Hades International, 1979. 25pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled under cloth tape. VG+. Offered at $6.00

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