FSH: Magic books and more on Academy Award night

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FSH: Magic books and more on Academy Award night

Postby Dan Bradbury » February 27th, 2017, 12:08 am

And the winner is (are) – magic books! Here’s this week’s installment (distributed Sunday evening, February 26, 2017) of the Reverse Auction of magic books, catalogs and memorabilia. 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.

As always, we "GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION" with all items we sell, or your money back! 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.

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Booth, John. EXTENDING MAGIC BEYOND CREDIBILITY. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 2001. First edition. 257pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dj. Fine. Now offered at $40.00

Burger, Eugene. MASTERING THE ART OF MAGIC: COLLECTED WRITINGS. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, 2000. 228pp., illus., 4to. Boards in dj. New. Retails for $65.00, now only $50.00

Downs, T. Nelson. THE ART OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover, 1980. 348pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $12.00

Elliott, Bruce. MAGIC AS A HOBBY. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, 1948. First edition. 231pp., illus., index, 8vo. Red cloth sans dj. Lightly worn at extremities, o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Hay, Henry. LEARN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1975. 285pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. New. Now offered at $12.00

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC DIVERSIONS INCLUDING TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Vintage First Edition Book) New York, Munn and Company, 1897. First edition. 544pp. (some final pages are missing), illus., bibliog., 8vo. Rebound in original burgundy boards with stamped title flap affixed to the spine. End papers—including bibliography--are browning with foxing and chipped; some foxing throughout; early Martinka label on title page covering publication data; o/w VG. Now offered at $100.00

Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) Mineola, Dover Publications, © 1939. 345pp., illus., index. 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $12.00

Hugard, Jean with Frederick Braue. EXPERT CARD TECHNIQUE: CLOSE-UP TABLE MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1974. 448pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. $14.00

Jensen, Jon. PROFESSIONAL SPONGE BALL TRICKS, VOLUME 1. (Book) Rancho Cordova, CA, Jon Jensen/Murphy's Magic Supplies, 2000. 44pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. Retails for $18.00, now offered at $15.00

[Kanter's Magic Shop]. CATALOG OF SUPERIOR MAGIC (Magic Catalog) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, 1939. 216pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. According to Sperber’s CHECKLIST OF CONJURING CATALOGS this is Catalog Number One from Kanter’s. Shows some wear; o/w VG+. This was offered on ALIBRIS at $50.00, but we will sell this collectible for only $25.00

Knepper, Kenton. THE ORIGINAL KOLOSSAL KILLER. (Book) Phoenix. Kenton Kneooer, n.d. 16pp., illus., 4t0. Wraps. New. Now offered at $16.00

Neale, Robert. IMPOSSI-BILL BRAID. (Book/DVD combo) Humble, TX, H&R Magic books, 2009. 23pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. DVD is tipped in. New. Retails for $20.00, now offered at $18.00

[Ringling Bros.- Barnum & Bailey Circus] RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS (Souvenir Program) Program from the 1975 Bicentennial Edition season. Washington, DC, Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc., 1975. (88pp.), illus., 4to. Colorful pictorial wraps. Contents include lots of great circus act coverage, plus lots of historical material. VG+. Now offered at $30.00

Stanyon, Ellis. STANYON'S MAGIC: ALL 177 ISSUES, ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DURING 1900 TO 1914 AND 1919 TO 1920. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L & L Pub., 1996. 1482pp., illus., index (to each volume), 4to. Cloth in dj. VG+ Now offered at $125.00

[Thayer’s Studio of Magic] THAYER QUALITY MAGIC CATALOG NO. 8. (Book) Los Angeles, Thayer Studio of Magic, 1936. 311pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Shows general wear and some spine soiling; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Thompson, J. G., Jr. (comp.) “MY BEST” - A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ORIGINATIONS CONCEIVED BY EMINENT CREATORS IN THE INVENTIVE FIELD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MAGIC. (Book) Cranbury, NJ, D. Robbins, 2005. 385pp., illus., biog. sketches, index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $10.00

Tyler, Diamond Jim. PRECIOUS GEMS – LECTURE BOOK. (Book) The Colony, Diamond Jim Productions, 2002. 49pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. New. Retails at $24.00, now offered at $20.00


Abbott, Bill. TABLE MAGIC. (Book) n.pl., Bill Abbott, 2010. 27pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. VG+. Retails for $25.00, now offered at $18.00

[Allied Arts Lot] Four softbound 8vo booklets on a variety of allied arts, including: H.C. Bjorklund’s DOODLE-ART- A NEW KIND OF FUN (Magic, Inc., 1974, 28pp.); Frances Ireland Marshall’s CHAPEAU SHOW FOR KIDS (Magic, Inc., 1967, 20pp.); Marc Owen’s SOUP’S ON – COMEDY WAITER ACT (Magic, Inc., 1965, 27pp.); and Florence Sakade’s ORIGAMI – JAPANESE PAPER FOLDING (Charles E. Tuttle, 1957, 32pp.). Offered as a lot at $27.00

Anderson, Nigel. PRACTICAL MAGIC – MYSTIFY AND ENTERTAIN WITH ILLUSION AND TRICKERY. (Book) Victoria, Hinkler Books, 2010. 192pp., illus., 4to. Wire comb-bound in hard pictorial boards. Eight books in one. Pictorial boards have several small scuffs and mars with some wear at the edges, but overall a VG copy. Now offered at $14.00

(Anon.) THE MAGICIANS OWN BOOK, OR THE WHOLE ART OF CONJURING, BEING A COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF PARLOR MAGIC… (Book) New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, 1857. First edition per Toole Stott #481. 362pp. (+ 10pp. ads), illus. with over 500 wood cuts, 12mo. Brown stamped cloth with faded gilt title, etc. on spine, but bright blind stamp illustration of a magician on the front covers; head and foot of spine have some chipping; moderate wear at edges and soiling; front hinge is almost gone; some signatures are loose, but it is complete; browning to pages with foxing throughout; former owner name and stamps on front end papers; all in all a Good copy and worthy of repair. Offered at $42.00

Beam, Steve. SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARD TRICKS: VOLUME FOUR. (Book) Raleigh, NC, Trapdoor Productions, 20002. First. Edition. 264pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dj. New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered at $36.00

Berry, Jay Scott. ILLUSIONEERING 2000. (Book) n.pl., By the author, n.d. 17pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. Slight mar on front plastic cover. Retails for $21.00, now offered at $11.00

Berry, Jay Scott. ILLUSIONEERING 2002. (Book) n.pl., By the author, n.d. 17pp., illus., 4to. Comb bound. New. Retails for $21.00, now offered at $11.00

Blaine, David. DAVID BLAINE, MYSTERIOUS STRANGER: A BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Villard, 2002. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Roughed just a bit on front cover, o/w VG+. Now offered at $18.00

Bobo, J.B. THE NEW MODERN COIN MAGIC. (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1980. Revised and enlarged edition. Latest printing. 544 pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Light blue cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered at $31.00

Booth, John. FINE ART OF HOCUS POCUS. (Book) Watertown, MA, Magic Art book Company, 1996. First edition. 298pp., illus., bib., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Fine. Now offered at $23.00

Booth, John. KEYS TO MAGIC'S INNER WORLD: CREATE OR OWN A PIECE OF ITS HISTORY. (Inscribed/signed Book) Watertown, MA, Ray Goulet's Magic Art Book Co., 1999. First edition. 171pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dj. Signed/inscribed to Roger Linden by John Booth in May 1999 and Ken Klosterman (p.14) also 1999. Near fine. Now offered at $32.00

Brewer, Doug. THE UNEXPECTED VISITOR: COIN MAGIC FOR THE WALK AROUND PERFORMER. (Book) n.pl., Douglas Brewer, 2001. 86pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. New, but somewhat worn with rubbed front cover. Now offered at $22.00

Burger, Eugene. THE PERFORMANCE OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC. (Book) New York, Kaufman and Company, ©1987, but later edition. 16pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. New. Retails at $42.00, now offered at $21.00

Burlingame, H.J. MAGICIAN’S HANDBOOK: TRICKS AND SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST MAGICIAN HERMANN THE GREAT. (Book) Chicago, Wilcox & Follett, 1942. 298pp., illus., tall 12mo. Paperbound. A very nice copy – near fine – of this vintage paperback. Now offered at $16.00

Christopher, Milbourne, and Maurine Christopher. THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Carroll and Graff, 2006. Updated edition. 514pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. New, but shopworn thumbed. Retails for $28.00, now only $20.00

Close, Michael. WORKERS NUMBER TWO: MORE ROUTINES FROM THE PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE OF MICHAEL WORKERS CLOSE. (Book) Las Vegas, Michael Close, 1991. 64pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Near fine. Now offered at $9.00

Constant, P. PETIT MANUEL DE TOURS DE PHYSIQUE – OUVARGE NOUVEAU – CONTENANT LES RECREATIONS ET LES TOURS LES PLUS CURIEUX ET LES PLUS AMUSANTS QUE L’ON PUISSE FAIRE EN SOCIIETE. (Vintage Book) Paris, Bernardin-Béchet & Fils, n.d. (1878?) Two works in one volume. 108pp., cover has a nice water-colored illustration of a magician performing parlor magic for a seated woman; 12mo. Softbound. The top edge of some pages are uncut; chipped all around; cover and to front signatures are separated; still, quite good and complete overall. Now offered at $66.00

Curry, Paul. PAUL CURRY’S WORLDS BEYOND. (Book) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2009. Reissue of original. 400pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. Retails at $45.00, but buy this one for only $36.00

[De Olivera, Alberto] CATALOGO MAGIARTE – APARELHAGEM DE ILUSIONISMO. (Magic Catalog) Porto, Portugal, Alberto De Olivera, 1956. First edition. 141pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Price list laid in. VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Dexter, Will. THE RIDDLE OF CHUNG LING SOO. (Book) New York, Arco Publishing, 1976. 222pp., illus., index, 8vo. Original Arco paperbound edition. Worn and some delamination at the edges;o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

Fergus, Roy. THE DAVENPORT STORY – VOLUME TWO – THE LOST LEGENDS - ROBERT HARBIN - EDWARD VICTOR – G.W. HUNTER. (Book) London, Lewis Davenport Limited, 2010. First edition. 341pp., illus., index, 4to. Red cloth with gold stamping in dj. As new. Retails at $150.00, now offered at $87.00

Fergus, Roy. THE DAVENPORT STORY – VOLUME THREE – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A MAGICAL FAMILY 1939-2010. (Book) London, Lewis Davenport Limited, 2011. First edition. 530pp., illus., notes, index, 4to. Red cloth with gold stamping in dj. As new. Retails at $150.00, now offered at $87.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. RINGS IN YOUR FINGERS. (Book) Pomeroy, Lee Jacobs Productions, 1999. 120 pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Black pictorial boards with silver tone art and lettering. New. Now offered at $20.00

Fox, Karrell. MUCH ADO ABOUT SOMETHING. (Book) Silver Spring, MD, Kaufman and Greenberg, 1995. First edition.164pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. As new. Now offered for $27.00

Garcia, Frank. A two-book lot from “A Message From Garcia” series: BILLIARD BALLS – MOVES – ROUTINES – IDEAS (25pp., 1960) and SPONGE BALLS – MOVES – ROUTINES – IDEAS (14pp., n.d.). Both are 8vo published by Gene Gordon. Billiard Balls has neat hand-written notes in the back, o/w VG+. Bot offered as a lot for $12.00

GENII, THE INTERNATIONAL CONJURER'S MAGAZINE. (ABD #2390 – Magazine Lot – 60 issues) William W. Larsen, Sr./Bill Jr., Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. A five year/five volume run of Genii. VOLUME 41: NO. 1(January 1977) through VOLUME 45: NO. 12 (December 1981). All 60 issues are individual loose issues and offered as a lot for $19.00

GENII, THE INTERNATIONAL CONJURER'S MAGAZINE. (ABD #2390 – Magazine Lot – 59 issue lot) William W. Larsen, Sr./Bill Jr./Dante/Erika Larsen/Richard Kaufman. Los Angeles, CA. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. A nearly complete—lacking only V60:N9—of Genii from VOLUME 56: NO. 1(November 1992) through VOLUME 60: NO. 12 (October 1997). All 59 issues are individual loose issues and offered as a lot for $19.00

Gibson, Walter. THE WORLD’S BEST BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia, Penn Publishing Co, 1927 First Edition. 319pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped cloth. Top of spine has been pulled, but re-glued; worn at edges; front hinge is going; foxing on end papers; former owner blind stamp on end paper; o/w Good. Now offered at $23.00

Harbin, Robert. HARBIN X: EARLY HARBIN and HARBINCADABRA. (Two-volume set) New York, Magico, 2002. 600+pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in slipcase. In Volume 1, William Broecker has scoured the annals of Magic, from newspaper clippings, manuscripts, magazine articles, dozens of Abra contributions, pamphlets, books, etc. to bring you the most complete collection of Robert Harbin's legacy to Magic; Volume 2 is a reprint of HARBINCADABRA, plus an index to both volumes. New - still sealed in the original shrink-wrap. Retails at $120.00, now offered at $63.00

Haversat, David (Compiler/Publisher) ENCYCLOPEDIA – MENTALISM & MENTALISTS. (Book) Oxford, CT, 1878 Press Co., 2011. This is a reprint and combined edition of Corinda’s 13 STEPS TO MENTALISM and William V. Rauscher’s MASTERS OF DECEPTION. 172pp/424pp., illus., both works indexed separately, 4to. Pictorial boards. New – still shrink-wrapped. Retails at $60.00, now offered at $19.00

Hilliard, John Northern, CARD MAGIC: A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON MODERN CARD CONJURING. Minnesota, Carl W. Jones, 1945. First Edition. 586pp. Illus. Index. 8vo. Blue cloth. Spine is darkened and discolored; minor wear at extremities; former owner names and a gift inscription inside front covers. o/w VG. Now offered at $36.00

[Holden – Max Holden’s Magic Shop] THE LATEST OF THE WORLD’S BEST MAGIC – CATALOG NO. 15 – New York City, Boston, 1948. (264pp.), illus., 8vo. Has been reinforced at head and foot with cellophane tape, o/w VG Now offered at $10.00

[Holden – Max Holden’s Magic Shop] THE LATEST OF THE WORLD’S BEST MAGIC – CATALOG NO. 16 – New York City, Boston, n.d. 238pp., illus., 8vo. Fine. Now offered at $13.00

Take both Holden catalogs for only $20.00

Jensen, Jon. THE RISING CARD BOOK – 12 DYNAMITE RISING CARD EFFECTS. (Book) n.pl., Magic Fun Factory, 1998. 42pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. As new. Retails at $24.00, now offered at $9.00

Jermay, Luke. BUILDING BLOCKS EXTENDED. (Book) Alakazam Magic, 2010. Revised and expanded edition. 223pp., 8vo. Pictorial boards. New. Retails for $50.00, now offered at $32.00

Johnson, Karl. THE MAGICIAN AND THE CARDSHARP – THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA’S GREATEST SLEIGHT-OF-HAND ARTIST. (Book) New York, Henry Holt and Company, 2005.First edition. 349pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dj. Fine. Now offered at $12.00

[Kanter's Magic Shop]. KANTER”S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 11 (Catalog) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, (1958). 314pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound with black covers. Show some wear, but overall VG+. Now offered at $13.00

[Kanter's Magic Shop]. KANTER”S MAGIC CATALOG NO. 12 (Catalog) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, (n.d.). (330pp.), illus., 8vo. Paper bound in maroon covers. Show some wear, but overall VG+. No for $13.00

Take both Kanter catalogs as a lot for only $22.00

Kaufman, Richard. DAVID ROTH’S EXPERT COIN MAGIC. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, n.d. Mid-1990’s printing of original 1985 edition. 369pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards in dj. Near fine. Now offered at $39.00

Kaufman, Richard. PAUL GERTNER'S STEEL AND SILVER. (Book) Silver Spring, MD, Kaufman and Company, ©1994. Later edition. 213pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Small nick on the front of dj cover near the spine; o/w near fine. Now offered at $22.00

Laflin, Duane. LAFLIN’S LAUGH-LINES – A COLLECTION OF FUN AND FUNNY STUFF. (Book) Greenburg, IN, Winter’s Publishing, 2002. 96pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. New. Retails at $18.00, now offered at $9.00

Lewis, Eric and Wilfred Tyler. OPEN SESAME: A BOOK FOR THE CHILDREN’S CONJUROR. (Book) Birmingham, Goodlife The Magician, 1947. With a Demon Magic sticker pasted over publisher information on the title page. 154 pp., illus, 8vo. Faded blue cloth in dj. An early Eric Lewis children’s magic title. Spine is sun-faded, o/w a nice tight copy. VG. Now offered at $14.00

Lorayne, Harry. APOCALYPSE, VOLUMES 6-10: JANUARY 1983 THROUGH DECEMBER 1987. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L & L Publishing, 2000. (720pp. numbered consecutively from Vol. 5), illus., indices, 4to. Pictorial boards. Tear (1.5” inch) at top of spine and roughed a little along foot, o/w VG+. Now only $58.00

Marks, Tony. TONY MARKS: ARISTOCRAT OF DECEPTION. (Signed Book) Jackson, MS, Express Printing, 2002. Edited by Bev Bergeron. 120pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped cloth. Signed inside front cover by both Bev Bergeron and illustrator, Tony Dunn. Near fine. Now offered at $32.00

M-U-M - NEW SERIES. (ADB/SFB #3435) Milbourne Christopher, et. al. New York City. Society of American Magicians. Monthly. Here is the complete Volume 103: N 1 - 12 (June, 2013 - May, 2014). All 12 issues complete and fine. A great gift for a new SAM member or anyone that missed this volume. Offered as a lot only for $14.00

Maccabe, Frederick. THE ART OF VENTRILOQUISM INCLUDING FULL DIRECTIONS TO LEARNERS HOW TO ACQUIRE A PLEASING VOCALIZATION. (Vintage Book) London, Frederick Warne and Company, (1875) Toole Stott #460. 110pp.(+adverts.), 12mo. Pictorial board covers soiled; professionally rebacked; internally good condition. Now offered at $65.00

Mayne, Andrew. FACELIFTER. (Booklet) n.pl., Maynestream Publications, 2002. 23pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. New. Now offered at $8.00

Mendoza, John F. CLOSE-UP PRESENTATIONS. (Book) Davenport, IA, Presto Place, 1979. First edition. 107pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth. Front cover has been rubbed or erased on lower third of front cover, o/w near fine. Now offered at $22.00

Mentzer, Jerry. CARD FILE. (Book) Greenville, SC, Magic Methods, 1993. First edition. 237 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dj – still shrink-wrapped. Now offered at $22.00

Mentzer, Jerry. MAGIC WITH FINGER RINGS. (Book) Jerry Mentzer/Magic Methods, 1984. 80+pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG. Now offered at $12.00

MR. GADFLY: JOURNAL FOR CARD MAGICIANS. (Magazine Lot) Aaron Smith. Tulsa, OK. Bi-monthly. Printed. 5" x 8". Four issues, including Volume One: Number Two (July - August, 2001) through Volume Two: Number One (January – February, 2002). Lacking only Issue One of being a complete file. Fine condition. All four issues as a lot, now offered at $10.00

Osterlind, Richard. RICHARD OSTERLIND’S MIND MYSTERIES GUIDE BOOK - VOLUME 6: MIND MYSTERIES TOO THE POWER OF PRESENTATION. (Book) (Coelchester, CT) Osterlind Mysteries, 2011. First edition. 121pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. New. Retails for $30.00, now offered at $15.00

Parent, Nancy. THE MAGIC MANSION. (Children’s Pop-Up Book) n.pl., Paradise Press, 2002. (Let’s Pretend Series)10 pop-up pages, Illus., 12mo. Pictorial plasticized covered boards. A Near Fine find for the magic pop-up or juvenile magic book collector without it. Now offered at $7.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. ARCH TRIUMPHS. (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited, 1978. First edition. 44pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. New copy. Retails for $35.00, now offered at $16.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. IN A CLASS BY HIMSELF: THE LEGACY OF DON ALAN. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L & L Publishing, 2000. First edition. 269pp., illus., chronology, bibliog./filmog., 4to. Cloth in dj. Near fine. Retails for $50.00, now offered for only $21.00

Rappa, Michael. ENTERTAINING ON CRUISE SHIPS: HOW TO TAKE YOUR SHOW ON THE ROAD....BY SHIP. (Book) Roseville, CA, Michael J. Rappa, 1999. 174pp., illus., nautical glossary, cruise line directory, 4to. Comb bound. New. Retails for $40.00, now offered at $25.00

Rauscher, William. S.S. ADAMS: HIGH PRIEST OF PRANKS AND MERCHANT OF MAGIC. (Book) Oxford, CT, David E. Haversat, 2002. 150pp., illus., 4to. Colorful pictorial boards. New. Retails at $45.00, now only $26.00

Rawson, Clayton. THE HEADLESS LADY. (Fiction with a Magic Theme) New York, G.P. Putnam, 1940. First edition. 293pp., illus. (frontispiece only), 8vo. Stamped cloth. Spine faded; frayed and pulled at head and foot of spine with slight fraying along bottom edges; former owner names inside front cover; o/w a good copy. Now offered at $8.00

Rourke, Dennis. THE EVERYTHING CARD TRICKS BOOK. (Book) Avon (MA), Adams Media, 2005. 225pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $5.00

Silcock, Sara & Godfrey Hall. THE FIRST BOOK OF MAGIC. (Children’s Magic Book) Bath, Parragon Publishing, 2001. 30 thick boardbook-like pages, illus., 12mo. Pictorial plasticized covered boards. As new. Now offered at $7.00

Sisti, Jim. THE MAGIC MENU: THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PROFESSIONAL RESTURANT AND BAR MAGICIANS: SEPTEMBER 1995 THROUGH AUGUST 2000, YEARS SIX THROUGH TEN, ISSUES 31 THROUGH 60. Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 2001. First edition. 734pp., illus., indices, 4to. Cloth in dj. N0w. offered at $40.00

Spencer, Robert Kirkwood. FETSCHING MAGIC: THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF "HEN" FETSCH. (Book) New York, Magico Magazine, 2007. First edition. 206pp., illus., notes, 4to. Cloth in dj. A fine copy. Now offered at $32.00

Stevens, George Alexander. A LECTURE ON HEADS WITH ADDITIONS BY MR. PILON, AS DELIVERED BY MR. CHARLES LEE LEWES TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ESSAY ON SATIRE. WITH FORTY-SEVEN HEADS BY NESBIT, WITH DESIGNS BY THURSTON. (Vintage Collectible Book) London, Printed by Wilson for J. Cutherell; J. Walker; Oteridge and Son; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Browne, 1812. 116pp., illus., index, 12mo. Original has been professionally rebound in handsome brown cloth with printed title on the spine; a facsimile replacement leaf of pp.65-66 has been bound in; some internal spots and isolated foxing; o/w a very nice copy. A collectible in its own right, it is of particular interest to us for the illustration and treatment of “Jonas the card playing conjurer” on p. 38. Now offered $49.00

[Tarbell Course in Magic] Lorayne, Harry. TARBELL COURSE IN MAGIC, VOLUME 6. (Book) Ney York, D. Robbins and Company, 1997. Seventh Printing. 409pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dj. As new. Now offered at $22.00

Taylor, Christopher. INSIDE OUT. (Book) Humble, H & R Magic Books, 2004. First edition. 62pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. As new. Retailed at $22.95, now offered at $14.00

Thurston, Howard. 100 TRICKS YOU CAN DO. (Book) London, C. Arthur Pearson, 1931. 124pp. (+ads.), illus., 12mo. Orange cloth. Spine discolored; o/w bright fresh copy; VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Walker, Mark. MASTER ILLUSIONISTS: A “FRONT ROW” SEAT FOR TODAY’S GREATEST MAGIC SPECTACLES. (Inscribed/signed Book) Pasadena, Magical Publications, 1983. First edition. 129pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Boldly inscribed on front end paper “To my good friend Doc Dougherty – Best magical wishes – Mark Walker, 1991” Near fine. Now offered at $23.00

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