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Nick
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Some collectible books for sale

Postby Nick » March 12th, 2013, 1:25 pm

It's time to lighten my possessions, and pass on some of my books to new homes. Thanks for looking at the list.

Within the continental US, I'll ship via media mail @ $6 per standard-size book, and I'll combine shipping charges for multiple books. Outside the US, shipping will vary according to destination, but, as we all know, it can be heartstoppingly expensive. Email me to check availability, and I'll include the shipping charges in my response.

PayPal only please.

Nick Miller
6 Oakridge Drive
Franklin, MA, USA 02038
508-520-1414
nmiller37@comcast.net

1. [Inscribed] Annemann. Theodore, The Book Without a Name, Max Holden, New York, 1931. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good+, no DJ. Ted Annemann's first book, with an introduction by Al Baker. This is the first Magic book printed with the Rotogravure process. Bound in red cloth, stamped in black. Inscription to Robert Hale (whose bookplate is on the FEP), "July 28, 1932 Dear Bob: After seven years of friendship, we now meet. May it keep on forever. Theo Annemann" $100

2. Annemann, Theodore (editor), The Jinx, #1 – 151, published in 3 volumes by D. Robbins & Co. Condition: All Very Good to Fine. Black cloth. Hardcover. Sold only as a set. $100

3. Bertram, Charles, A Magician in Many Lands, George Routledge & Sons, London, 1911. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. Signatures are beginning to separate in some places, but the book is still sound. Corners are bumped and front edge of front board shows slight nicks that do not cut the cloth. There are three magic dealer logos pasted onto the title page, including one that covers the publisher's name. An account of the travels of Charles Bertram (the "court conjurer") in India, China, and the far east. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine. $100

4. [Inscribed] Bertram, Charles, Isn't It Wonderful?, Swan Sonnenschein, London, 1896. 1st edition, Condition: Very Good, no DJ. Corners bumped and top and bottom of spine frayed. Hinges split, but the book is tight. Inscribed by the author: "The Revd Stephen Barrass (?) with the Author's kind regards and best wishes. 5th Dec 1903" Red cloth with gilt lettering and a magic lamp on the front cover. $250

5. Blitz, Signor, Fifty Years in the Magic Circle, Belknap & Bliss, Hartford, Conn., 1871. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. The usual full page frontispiece of a b/w portrait of Signor Blitz is missing, as is the next page with a plate entitled "Magical Combination". Pages are in good condition. The book has been rebound in leather. Account of the author's professional life and his adventures as a magician. $100

6. Bobo, J. B., Modern Coin Magic, Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis, 1952. 1st edition, 1st impression. Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good DJ with some minor chips along the edges. $85

7. Booth, John, Keys to Magic’s Inner World, Ray Goulet’s Magic Art Book Company, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1999. 1st edition. Condition: Fine in Fine DJ. A book about magic collections and collectors in the US. $30

8. Boston, George L. with Parrish, Robert, Inside Magic, The Beechhurst Press, New York, 1947. 1st edition Condition: Very Good in Very Good- DJ. Black cloth with white lettering. Black illustrated dustjacket is somewhat chipped and worn at top and bottom of spine and at corners. 16 b&w photos, including Houdini , Harry Kellar, & Will Rock. Magician's autobiography of working with famous magicians, including Houdini, Thurston, Blackstone, Kellar, Nicola, and Carter. $30

9. Carlisle, Stanton, Master-Mentality, The Supreme Magic Company, Bideford, England, ND. Condition: Fine in Very Good+ DJ. 2 very small tears at top and bottom of DJ. Methods and presentation of contact and non-contact mind reading. $40

10. Cassidy, Robert, The Art of Mentalism, Collector's Workshop, Washington, DC, 1984. 2nd edition. Condition: Fine in Very Good DJ. Black cloth with gold lettering. Dust jacket slightly chipped on the back top and bottom edges. Stage and club mentalism by a member of NYC's legendary "Thirteen." $25

11. Collins, Stanley, Original Magical Creations, Will Goldston, Ltd., London, England, ND (1915 according to Clarke and Blind). 1st edition. Condition: Good+, no DJ. Original white pictorial paper-covered boards. Head and heel of spine and board corners worn, FFEP starting to separate, hinges slightly cracked. This book contains The Omega Ace Experiment, which is the original version of the Collins’s Aces effect. $30

12. Dawes, Edwin A., Charles Bertram The Court Conjurer, Kaufman and Company, Washington, DC, 1997. 1st edition. Condition: Fine in Fine DJ. A beautiful copy. $85

13. Dawes, Edwin A., Stodare, The Enigma Variations, Kaufman and Company, Washington DC, 1998. 1st edition. Condition: Fine, No DJ. Biography of Colonel Stodare, a Victorian conjuror. $75

14. Devant, David, Lessons in Conjuring, George Routledge & Sons, London, 1922. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good+, no DJ. Grey binding with a picture of a hand holding 2 dice on the cover. A bright, tight copy that is slightly bumped at corners and ends of spine. FEPs slightly browned. $110

15. Devant, David, My Magic Life, The Supreme Magic Co. Ltd., Bideford, England, ND. 2nd edition. Condition: Fine in Very Good+ DJ. Supreme’s reprint of David Devant’s autobiography. The appendices contain scripts for his famous magical sketches. $75

16. Devant, David, Secrets of My Magic, The Supreme Magic Co. Ltd., Bideford, England, ND. 2nd edition. Condition: Fine in Very Good+ DJ. Devant was banished from the Magic Circle for “exposure” when excerpts from this book were published in the popular press. $75

17. Devant, David and Maskelyne, Nevil, Our Magic, E. P. Dutton & Company, New York, New York, 1911. 1st US edition. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. Corners and extremities of spine a little frayed, but the book is tight and sound. $175

18. Downs, T. Nelson, Tricks With Coins, Wehman Bros., New York, New York, 1905. Condition: Very Good, bound in paper wraps. This small cheaply-produced pamphlet was published several times by different publishers. This copy is one of the later editions, with some chips to the paper wraps, but otherwise well-preserved. $25

19. Elliott, Bruce (editor), The Phoenix, #1 – 300, published in 6 volumes. First 3 volumes (#1 – 150) published by Louis Tannen, last 3 volumes (#151 – 300) published by D. Robbins & Co. Condition: All Very Good. Burgundy cloth. Hardcover. Sold only as a set. $200

20. Evans, Henry Ridgely, History of Conjuring and Magic, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Kenton, Ohio, 1928. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good slipcase. Black cloth binding, gold lettering, with slightly faded spine. Somewhat scuffed black slipcase with pasted-on title label. Ownership stamp on rear paste-down. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Full color frontispiece of a poster showing Harry Kellar with three red devils. An overview of the history of magic, with the emphasis on the magicians of the nineteenth and early twentieth century: Robert-Houdin, Alexander Herrmann, H.J. Burlingame, J.N. Hofzinser, Harry Kellar, Harry Houdini, Howard Thurston, etc. $335

21. Evans, Henry Ridgely, History of Conjuring and Magic from the Earliest Times to the end of the Eighteenth Century, International Brotherhood of Magicians, Kenton, Ohio, 1928. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good, bound in Very Good paper wraps. Full color frontispiece of a poster showing Harry Kellar with three red devils. Stapled binding in paper wraps which are beginning to pull away from the spine. A separate publication comprising the first three chapters of Evans's History of Conjuring and Magic. Inscription from the author on the front cover: "Compliments of the Author. Henry R. Evans. Washington, D. C., Sept.10/28." Bookplate of Robert Hale. $60

22. Evans, Henry Ridgely, The Old and the New Magic, The Open Court Publishing Co., Chicago, 1906. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. The original tan cloth, pictorially stamped and lettered in black, is somewhat grey and soiled. Minor rubbing to corners and joints. The rear hinge is beginning to separate. Numerous in-text illustrations of charmers, conjurers, and charlatans. This work on the historical origins of modern-day magic makes a marked distinction between old and new magic: "The old magic is sorcery ... in speaking of modern magic, we refer to the art of the prestidigitateur." $150

23. Frost, Thomas, The Lives of the Conjurors, Magico Magazine, Later edition. Condition: Fine, no DJ. Magico reprint of the original 1876 edition. $40

24. Futagawa, Shigeo, Introduction to Coin Magic, Borden Publishing Company, Alhambra, California, 1978. 1st US edition. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. Burgundy hardcover with gold lettering on front cover and spine. $30

25. Ganson, Lewis, Magic with Faucett Ross, The Supreme Magic Co. Ltd., Bideford, England, ND. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good+, no DJ. $30

26. Gibecière, The journal of The Conjuring Arts Research Center. 9 issues: Vol. 2, Nos. 1&2, Winter and Summer 2007; Vol. 3, Nos. 1&2, Winter and Summer 2008; Vol. 5, Nos. 1&2, Winter and Summer 2010; Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2011; Vol. 7, Nos. 1&2, Winter and Summer 2012. All in Very Good or Fine condition. $20 each, or $150 for the lot.

27. Goldston, Will, A Magician's Swan Song, John Long Limited, London, ND. 1st edition. Condition: Good+, no DJ. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Boards are scuffed and shows some water marking, and spine is faded. Descriptions of tricks and secrets, written on the occasion of Goldston's retirement. Includes photos of many contemporary (late 1940s?) magicians. $95

28. Goldston, Will, Paper Tricks, Will Goldston Limited, London, 1919 (according to Clarke and Blind, although no date is shown). 1st edition. Condition: Good+, no DJ. White pictorial paper covered boards, showing hands manipulating paper, with red paper parts in background. White lettering on front, black lettering on spine. The top 7/8” of the spine is missing, and the bottom of the spine is cracked. The white boards are slightly soiled. This is one of Goldston's cheaply produced books that he sold in his magic shop and used as a vehicle to sell his other magical merchandise. In several of the trick descriptions, he states that the correct paper can be purchased at his shop. $60

29. Goldston, Will, Secrets of Magic for Professional and Amateur Entertainers, The Mahatma Magical Company, Liverpool, 1903. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good in Very Good paper wraps. Pictorial paper wraps, with many ads and illustrations. Light soil and wear to covers. Goldston's first book, with tricks and articles on Houdini, Goldin, and other less well-known contemporary magicians. $125

30. Goldston, Will, Will Goldston's Easy Road to Magic, Will Goldston Limited, London, 1916. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good in Good paper wraps. Bound steno-pad style, original tan wraps printed in black or dark green, with original violet silk ribbon tie (some chips to edges of covers, covers worn). Text printed double-column, illustrated with clear diagrams and b/w halftone photos. $90

31. [Inscribed] Hilliard, John Northern, Greater Magic, Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis, 1938. 1st edition. Condition: Near Fine in Very Good DJ. Slight crease at bottom edge of dust jacket. Ownership stamp of C. R. Tracy. Inscribed by the publisher Carl Jones: “For C. R. Tracy. The last time I saw Tommy Downs you were with me. What a monument John Hilliard has erected for all of the fine men in Magic. Carl W. Jones. Dec. 6, 1938. Minneapolis.” A classic textbook on magic, sleight of hand with cards, coins, balls, ropes, mind reading, magic squares, stage illusions, presentation, old and new magic, etc. Illustrated with 1,111 drawings by Harlan Tarbell. $300

32. [Professor Hoffmann], Findlay, J. B. and Sawyer, Thomas A., Professor Hoffmann: A Study, Privately printed, Tustin, CA, 1977. 1st edition. Condition: Fine Very Good+ DJ. Yellow cloth with gilt lettering. Very light wear to the dustjacket. This is # 426 of the privately printed edition of 500 copies. There is a reproduction of a Hoffmann Wax Figure exhibition program laid in. The end papers show a reproduction of the handwritten contract between Angelo John Lewis (Professor Hoffmann) and George Routledge & Sons to write Modern Magic. $200

33. Hooper, Edwin (editor), Ken Brooke’s Magic – The Unique Years, The Supreme Magic Co. Ltd., Bideford, England, 1980. Condition: Very Good in Very Good DJ. Corners slightly bumped, and some minor creases and tears in the DJ. Ken Brooke’s routines and effects from the time he was employed at Harry Stanley’s Unique Magic Studio. Much of this material was originally published in The Gen. $45

34. Kaplan, George G., The Fine Art of Magic, Fleming Book Company, York, PA, 1948. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good DJ. Number 4 in the Fleming Magic Classic Series. Blue dust wrapper slightly sunned. Contains a good description of the Gypsy Thread trick. $100

35. [Inscribed] Kaufman, Richard, The Complete Works of Derek Dingle, Richard Kaufman and Alan Greenberg, 1982. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ. Black cloth with silver titles on spine. Black dust jacket with silver titles on front and spine. The title on the front of the dust jacket and inside the book is The Complete Works of Derek Dingle, while the title on the spines of the book and dust jacket is Derek Dingle's Complete Works. Ownership signature of Jack McMillen, and inscribed by the author: "To Jack. Best wishes. Derek Dingle" $100

36. Lorayne, Harry (editor), Apocalypse, Volumes 1-5, Jan. 1978-Dec. 1982, L & L Publishing, Tahoma, California, 2000. Condition: Very Good+, no DJ. $50

37. [Inscribed] Lorayne, Harry, The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel, Harry Lorayne, Inc., New York, New York, 1978. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. Ownership signature of Richard W. Marsh on FEP. Inscribed by Ken Krenzel: ‘To Dick – A lover of the “poetry of magic” card magic! Sincerely – Ken Krenzel’ $55

38. Marshall, Frances and Jay, The Table Book, Ireland Magic Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1961. Condition: Very Good in Very Good cardboard wraps. Comb bound. A do-it-yourself manual on making magicians’ tables. Also contains pictures of conjuring tables from old magic catalogs. $25

39. Romano, Chuck, House of Cards, The Life and Magic of Paul Rosini, Charles J. Romano, South Elgin, Illinois, 1999. 1st edition. Condition: Fine, no DJ. The biography of one of the famous nightclub magicians of the 1930s and ‘40s. The Appendix is a reprint of Paul Rosini’s Magical Gems by Rufus Steele. $30

40. Sachs, Edwin, Sleight of Hand: A Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs and Others, L. Upcott Gill, London, ND. 2nd edition. Condition: Good, no DJ. Published in 1885 according to Clarke and Blind, although no date is shown. Dark green pictorial cloth cover, green patterned end-papers, 408 pages with a further 16 pages advertising the publisher's books. Missing the FFEP, the boards are scuffed, and the hinges are starting. Wear is consistent with age. $150

41. [Inscribed] Vernon, Dai, Malini and His Magic, Harry Stanley, London, England, ND. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good in Good DJ. Dust jacket is creased and browned, and has some chips and tears. Irv Weiner (“Mr. Fingers”) inscribed this copy to a friend: “August 1962 To Charles – Thanks for the best vacation we have ever had – Hope you have many pleasant hours reading this book – With all our love – Irv, Ruth, Alan & Cheryl” $60

42. Vernon, Dai, The Vernon Touch, The Writings of Dai Vernon in Genii, The Conjurors’ Magazine from 1968 to 1991, The Genii Corporation, 2006. 1st edition. Condition: Fine in Fine DJ. $50

43. Young, Morris N., M.D., Hobby Magic, Trilon Press, New York, 1950. 1st edition. Condition: Very Good, no DJ. Pebbled maroon binding, with some wear to bottom of spine. A guide for the collector of magic books and apparatus, with an introduction by John McManus. $120

44. Warlock, Peter, Buatier de Kolta, Genius of Illusion, Mike Caveney's Magical Publications, Pasadena, CA, 1993. 1st edition. No. 918 of 1000 copies. Condition: Very Good+, no DJ. Blue cloth with gold lettering. Slight almost unnoticeable crinkling at the bottom of some pages as if the book had been exposed to a moist environment. No discoloration. Previous owner's bookplate glued onto dedication page. Biography of Buatier de Kolta, inventor and illusionist. $200
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Re: Some collectible books for sale

Postby Nick » March 13th, 2013, 11:48 am

1. Annemann. Theodore, The Book Without a Name - Sold
34. Kaplan, George G., The Fine Art of Magic - Sold
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