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FSH: Books and more--collectible to common at good prices

Postby Dan Bradbury » October 8th, 2018, 10:41 pm

Here’s our Reverse Auction list of magic books, catalogs, memorabilia and more—sent Monday evening, October 8. 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. Zip codes are helpful and if outside the U.S., please include where you want it shipped.

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Comstock, Anthony. FRAUDS EXPOSED; OR HOW THE PEOPLE ARE DECEIVED AND ROBBED, AND YOUTH CORRUPTED. BEING A FULL EXPOSUREOF VARIOUS SCHEMES... (Vintage Collectible Book) New York, J. Howard Brown, 1880. 576pp., illus., thick 8vo. Publisher's pictorial yellow cloth stamped in black and gilt. Floral end-sheets. Frontispiece behind tissue. Cloth edges are very lightly rubbed with some slight corner wear; o/w a near fine copy. A slightly less desirable copy (in condition) of this recently sold at $400.00, so we will offer this copy for $425.00

Christopher, Milbourne. THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC. (Inscribed/Signed Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1973. First edition. 452pp., bibliog.., index, 4to. Cloth. Spine faded; several small spots on face and bottom edges; o/w a VG. Signed and inscribed to Dexter Cleveland by Christopher on front endpaper with Dexter’s bookplate. Now offered at $45.00

Frank, Gary and Phil Temple. THE CARTER SCRAPBOOK. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Phil Temple, 1992. First edition. 96pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Inscribed and signed by Gary Frank. Fine copy. Now offered at $24.00

Ginn, David. CLOWN MAGIC. (Signed/inscriber Book) Colorado Springs, Piccadilly Books, 1993. 160pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. Signed and inscribed 3/93 to Dexter Cleveland. As new. Now offered at $25. 00

Hemingway, David. DAVID HEMINGWAY’S COMEDY PRO-FILE – LINES, BITS & BUZINESS A To Z – THE PATTER KNOW-HOW HANDBOOK. (Book) Preston, UK, Designer Magic Publications, 2010. 103pp., bibliog., 4to. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $40.00

[Jennings, Larry] Goodman, Bill. UP IN SMOKE – LARRY JENNINGS. (Book) n.pl., Betty Jane Jennings/William Goodman, 2005. 61pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Near fine. Now offered at $20.00

Karr, Todd (comp.) MAGICIANS’ GALLERY: A SOUVENIR. (Book) Southfield, MI, Pleasure Carrot Publication, 1981. 35pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Now offered at $25.00

Larsen, W. W. THAYER STUDIO OF MAGIC PRESENTS….CONJURING FOR CHILDREN. (Booklet). Traverse City/Los Angeles, Thayer’s Studios, 1949. 14pp., 4to. 8.5 x 11 pages top stapled and folded to 8vo. Shows age and some wear, but overall VG. Now offered at $10.00

Murphy, T.G. IMAGICATION. (Book) St. Louis, Murphy’s Magic Market, 1988. First edition. 331pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $45.00

Witt, Wittus (comp.) GELBE ZAUBERSEITEN INTERNATIONAL MAGIC YELLOW PAGES 99-01. (Magic Directory) Krefeld, Wittus Witt, 1999. 176pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound in heavy covers. VG+. Offered at $10.00


Carter, Chas. J., LLB (Carter The Great) PERSONAL MAGNETISM. (Vintage Book) n.pl., by the author, (circa 1920’s) 71pp., 12mo. Small brown softbound with title stamping. Near fine. Now offered at $23.00

Fisher, John. CARDINI – THE SUAVE DECEIVER. (Deluxe Numbered/Limited Edition Book) n.pl., The Miracle Factory, 2007. First limited deluxe edition--#98 of 100 copies. 571pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. In matching clam-shell box. Pastedown signature bookplate on front free end paper with multiples signatures including John Fisher and Todd Karr. CD in front and rear pockets are present. Includes reproductions of Cardini memorabilia circa 1930's: Christmas card, calling card, floating Cardini ad, Two flipbooks, Miracle Factory Cardini postcard. As new. Now offered at $729.00

Fox, Karrell. COMEDY A LA’ CARD. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1960. First edition. 28pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Cleverly inscribed to Dexter Cleveland by Karrell Fox – plus this book has a Sid Lorraine book plate. A couple of unfortunate spots on the back cover, o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

Fox, Karrell, KORNFIDENTIALLY YOURS. (Signed Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1961. 47pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Signed inside front cover. VG+. Now offered at $8.00

Take both signed Fox books for only $18.00

Goldston, Will. THE LOCKED BOOK SET: EXCLUSIVE MAGICAL SECRETS, MORE EXCLUSIVE MAGICAL SECRETS and FUTHER EXCLUSIVE MAGICAL SECRETS. (Numbered/Limited Edition Three-Volume Set) Middleburg, Collectors’ Workshop, 1990. 321pp., 323pp. and 232pp., illus., 4to. Reprints Will Goldston's Numbered "Locked" books. These all contain locks and keys and are also numbered. Two of these are #26 and one #171 of 250 printed. Maroon simulated leather with gold stamping and lettering. Locks and hasps are all present and complete. A Fine set. Now offered as a set for $810.00

Goldston, Will. WILL GOLDSTON’S GREAT MAGICIAN’S TRICKS. (Numbered/Limited Edition Book) Middleburg, Collectors’ Workshop, 1991. Number 26 of 250 volumes. 253pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped binding. Sometimes considered the “Fourth locked book”, but without the lock, etc. A Fine copy. Now offered at $202.00

Romano, Chuck. THE ART OF DECEPTION OR THE AFFINITY BETWEEN CONJURING AND ART. (Signed/numbered/inscribed First Edition Book) South Elgin, IL, Chuck Romano, 1997. First signed limited (#35) edition of 500 copies. 423pp., illus., bibliog.., index., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket has some minor rubbing and wear along edges of dj, o/w near fine. Warmly inscribed to the former owner on the half title page. Now offered at $89.00

Steinmeyer, Jim. JARRETT. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1981. First edition. 187pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Corrections label pasted into rear free end paper. Inscribed to Dexter Cleveland November, 1993. Dj has several nicks, tears and creases at the edges, but is now in a protective Mylar sleeve; o/w VG+. Now offered at $54.00


[Abbott Magic Company] ABBOTT’S MAGIC MFG. CO. CATALOG NO. 22. (Magic Catalog) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Mfg., Co., 1982. 447pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Plus 12pp., 8.5 x 11 Price List from August 12, 1985. Catalog VG+/ Price list roughed at edges. Both as a lot for $9.00.

Alexander the Magician. MAGIC SHOW BOOK. (Book) New York, MacMillan Company, 1951. 145pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. A nice copy sans dust jacket. Now offered at $12.00

Avis, Jack and John Derris. VIS-À-VIS. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, 1998. 155pp., illus., 4to. Near fine. Now offered at $25.00

Baker, Al. AL BAKER’S MAGICAL WAYS AND MEANS: SIXTY TRICKS. (Book) Minneapolis, Carl Waring Jones, 1941. First edition/third impression. 135pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial (blue and red bunny motif) cloth covered boards. Very light wear; spine title has faded a bit; o/w VG+. Now offered at $23100

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 $15.00

Booth, John. MARVELS OF MYSTERY: A PROFFESIONAL MAGICAINS TEXTBOOK OF CONJURING MASTERPIECES. (Book) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, 1944. Second printing. 146pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth boards. Front and back covers are rubbed and spotted; stains on edges; pages browning; former owner name on front end paper; still a nice tight fairly good reading copy. Now offered at $18.00

Brahams, Anthony and Mike Porstmann. KARL NORMAN: 40 YEARS AT THE FORKS. (Book) Suffolk, Anthony Brahams, 1995. 82pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. As new. Retails at $36.00, now offered at $19.00

Brandon, Ruth. THE LIFE AND MANY DEATHS OF HARRY HOUDINI. (Book) New York, Random House, 1993. 353 pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Shows evidence of having been read, but overall VG+. Now offered at $6.00

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 $12.00

Butler, Paul. JIM RAVEL’S THEATRICAL PICKPOCKETING. (Book) Pasadena, Magical Publications, 1991. 137pp., illus., glossary., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $18.00

Carroll, Lewis with Martin Gardner (editor). THE ANNOTATED ALICE – ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND & THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. (Book) New York, Clarkson N. Potter, 1960. First edition. With an Introduction and Notes by Martin Gardner. 351pp., illus. (John Tenniel), bibliography, 4to. Cloth in price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is chipped at edges with a 2.5” tear at the spine, but o/w is 98% complete; book itself is worn at extremities; but internally VG+. Now offered at $13.00

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN’S INEXPENSIVE ILLUSIONS. (Book) Las Vegas, Fenco Marketing, 2003. 25pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Now only $12.00

Dexter, Will. SECRETS OF THE CONJURER'S CRAFT. (Book) London, Abbey Library, n.d. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in colorful dust jacket. Foxing on endpapers; o/w VG. Now offered at $14.00

Duncan, Thomas W. GUS THE GREAT. (Circus themed Book) Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1947. First edition. 703pp., 8vo. Blue cloth in chipped and roughed dust jacket (now in Mylar sleeve). General wear; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Duvivier, Dominique. DOMINIQUE DUVIVIER. (Lecture Notes) Paris, Mayette Magie Moderne, 1999. Lecture Notes 99 – American Tour. 30pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Now offered at $9.00

Fischer, Ottokar. ILLUSTRATED MAGIC. (First U.S. Edition Book) New York, Macmillan Company, 1931. First U.S. edition. 206pp., illus., 4to. Gray cloth with black and orange stamping. Front cover info flap has been trimmed and laid in. Shows wear at extremities; some browning on the end panels; o/w a nice tight copy and VG+. Now offered at $81.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. RINGS IN YOUR FINGERS. (Book) Pomeroy, Lee Jacobs Productions, 1999. 120 pp., illus., 8vo. Brown buckram with gold stamping. As new. Now offered at $14.00

Ganson, Lewis. DAI VERNON'S MORE INNER SECRETS OF CARD MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Red cloth in dust JackEt. Lightly rubbed on front cove; o/w VG+. Now offered at $9.00

Gloye, Gene. THE TABLE BOOK. (Book) Chiago, Magic, Inc., 1980. Second edition. 45pp., illus., 4to. Side stpled. VG. $7.00

Harris, Paul. CLOSE-UP ENTERTAINER. (Book) 1979. San Diego, Chuck Martinez Productions, 1979. First edition. 171pp, illus., 8vo. Cloth. Lacks dust jacket, o/w near fine. Now offered at $10.00

Hay, Henry. LEARN MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Publishing, 1947. First edition. 279pp., illus., 8vo. Blue cloth. Lacks dust jacket; worn at extremities; scuff on the spine: former owner names and date; o/w a Good copy. Now offered at $14.00

Hoffman, Professor (Angelo Louis). MISCELLANEOUS CONJURING TRICKS FROM “MORN MAGIC”. (Book) Cover title: HOFFMAN’S TRICKS MISCELLANEOUS. Philadelphia, David McKay, Publisher, n.d. 124pp., B/W illus. 8vo. Cover lightly worn at extremities and is spotted on front and rear covers; spine is darkened; o/w nice and tight and overall VG. Now offered at $9.00

Kurtz, Bill. SLOT MACHINES AND COIN-OP GAMES – A COLLECTOR’S GUIDE TO ONE_ARMED BANDITS AND AMUSEMENT MACHINES. (Book) Secaucus, Chartwell Books, 1991. 128pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj is very lightly roughed at the edges, o/w VG+. Now offered at $5.00

LINKING RING. (Magazine - Complete Volumes) Ernest Schieldge and Gene Gordon (G. Avery) et.al. Winnipeg, Canada. International Brotherhood of Magicians. Bi-monthly initially/monthly with V8: N1. Printed. 6 x 9. Complete volumes, unbound, loose issues; all VG to fine. These make a great gift for a new member, or to fill recent holes in your own collection. Currently offering:
Volume 94: N 1 - 12 (January – December 2014) Offered as a lot only – the entire volume for only $7.00

[Los Angeles Conference on Magic History] THE FOURTH LOS ANGELES CONFERENCE ON MAGIC HISTORY. (Program) Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, 1995. 28pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Conference in LA November 9th, 10th and 11th, 1995 dedicated to the memory of Robert Lund and featuring exhibits on The Thurston Show, Balsamo, The Talking Skull, Taytelebaum’s Micro Magic, Dr. Hooker’s Impossibilities, and Guy Jarrett, Inventor and Publisher. Fine copy. Now offered at $16.00.

[Magic Collectors’ Association] PROGRAM OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS' ASSOCIATION. (Souvenir Program) Guests of Honor William H. Brewe and Frank J. Herman. Quality Hotel Riverview: Greater Cincinnati, May 6th, 7th & 8th, 1993. 36pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Slight stress crease at spine; o/e near fine. Now offered at $5.00

[Magic Collectors’ Association] PROGRAM OF THE TWENTY-SECOND WEEKEND MEETING OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS' ASSOCIATION. (Souvenir Program) Guests of Honor, Dr. Robert Albo and Robert Lund. Hyatt Hotel, Lincolnwood, IL, April 11-12-13, 1991. 28pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Fine. Now offered at $16.00

Marshall, Frances and Jay. THE SUCCESS BOOK: VOLUME TWO. (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1982. (260pp.), index, illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound with covered boards. Some minor underlining; VG+. Now offered at $10.00

[Morrissey Magic Ltd.] MORRISSEY’S NEW 1986-87 CATALOG OF SELECT MAGIC. (Magic Catalog) Toronto, Morrissey Magic Ltd., 1986. 203pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. VG+. Now offered at $8.00

[Oaks Magical Company] OAKS LATEST TRICKS - CATALOGUE #23. (Vintage Magic Catalog) Oshkosh, Oaks Magical Company, (1913 per Burton Sperber’s Checklist). 200pp., illus., 12mo. (4.25” x 6”) Light green wraps w/ black and red illustrations of a witch, cauldron, devils, et. al. VG. Now offered at $10.00

Olson, Robert E. ILLUSION BUILDER TO FU MANCHU (DAVID BAMBERG) – A TRIBUTE TO EDMUND SPEER. (Book) Charlotte, Morris Costumes, 1986. 219pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $40.00

THE PALLBEARERS REVIEW. (Magazine Lot – ADB #5515) Karl Fulves. Teaneck, NJ. Monthly. Printed. 8.5 x 11. This lot includes Vol. 1; No. 1 (Nov. 1965) - No.5 (Fulves’ reprints); Vol. 2: No. 3; Vol. 3: No. 3; Vol. 4: No. 6-7; Folio #3; Vol. 5: No.7, 9-12; Vol. 6: 1-4, 7-12; Vol. 7: 1, 6-12 including Folios #6 and #7; Vol. 8: No. 1-3, 5-12 including Folio #8 ; Vol. 9: No.1-12 including Folio #9 and #10 (Part One and Two); Vol. 10: No. 4-5 and Close-Up Folios No.1 - No.6, Vol 10. No. 6-9, Close-Up Folio No. 7 -10; Vol. 10: No. 10-12. All are VG except V.3: N3 is three-hole punched. A total of 79 issues plus some miscellaneous advertising laid in here and there. Offered as a lot. Entire lot now offered at $98.00

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 $12.00

Sachs, Edwin T. SLEIGHT-OF-HAND: A PRACTICAL MANUAL OF LEGERDEMAIN FOR AMATEURS AND OTHERS. (Book) Berkeley Heights, NJ, Fleming Book Company, 1946. 400pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth. Gold stamping on spine faded, but cover still quite legible; a nice clean tight copy; VG+. Now offered at $22.00

Schiffman, Nathaniel. ABRACADABRA! SECRET METHODS MAGICIANS AND OTHER USE TO DECEIVE THEIR AUDIENCE. (Book) Amherst, Prometheus Books, 1997. 441pp., bibliog.., index, 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Front hinge is starting just a bit; dust jacket has been laminated and has several crease separations on both front and back of the jacket. Now offered at $12.00

Schindler, George. PRESTO! MAGIC FOR THE BEGINNER. (Book) New York, Dorset Press, 1989. 192pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $8.00

Sharpe, S.H. CONJURERS’ HYDRALIC AND PNEUMATIC SECRETS. (Book) Calgary, Hades Publications, 1991. First edition. 164pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dj. Near fine. Now offered at $.0097

[Siegfried and Roy] BEYOND BELIEF (Souvenir Program from the Frontier Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV) Washington, DC, Sells-Floto, 1987. 32pp., illus. (full color), 4to. Pictorial full color wraps. Post cards stapled in. Small damp stain on next to last page, o/w VG+. $8.00

[Siegfried & Roy] KENNETH FELD PRESENTS SIEGFRIED & ROY. (Souvenir program). Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1989. 24pp., illus. (full color), 4to (12” x 12”). Spine stapled in full-color wraps. Worn and creased at spine, o/w quite good. Plus GENII MAGAZINE from December, 1990 featuring Siegfried & Roy on the cover laid in. Now offered as a lot at $10.00

Slaight, Allan with Max Maven. THE JAMES FILE VOLUME TWO. (Book) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 2000. 736pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Now offered at $41.00

Tarbell, Harlan. TARBELL POST-GRADUATE SERVICE IN MAGIC – SERVICE NO. 1. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Tarbell System, Inc., 1930. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Cover has a 2.5” closed tear at the top of front cover near the spine; o/w general light wear; overall VG. Now offered at $14.00

[Tarbell System Inc.] MAGIC: TARBELL SYSTEM INCORPORATED (Lessons 29 through 39). (Vintage Magic Lessons) Chicago, Tarbell Systems, Inc, 1927. These are 11 of the original correspondence lessons No. 29 through No. 39. Approximately 260pp., illus., 8vo. In a single two hole-punched hardcover binder. Binder is aged and worn at extremities. Overall condition is fairly good given age of the item. Now offered at $54.00

Time-Life Books. PSYCHIC POWERS. (Book) Mysteries of the Unknown series. Alexandria, VA, Time-Life Books, 1989. Third printing. 160pp., illus., bibliography, index, 4to. Pictorial cloth. Very good. Now offered at $5.00

Underhill, Evelyn. MYSTICISM: THE DEVELOPMENT OF HUMANKIND'S SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS. (Book) London, Bracken Books, 1995. 519 pp., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Offered at $8.00

Wagner, R. A. BOB WAGNER’S MASTER NOTEBOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) Tahoma, L&L Publishing, 1992. 192pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Retails for $35.00, now offered at $18.00

Waldman, Carl and Joe Layden with Jamy Ian Swiss. THE ART OF MAGIC (The Companion to the PBS Special). (Book) Los Angeles, General Publishing Group, 1997. Foreword by Siegfried and Roy. Preface by Lance Burton. 256pp., illus., gloss., bibliog., index, 4to. Boards in dj. Now Offered elsewhere at $45.00, we’ll sell this one for only $20.00

Waters, T.A. THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, Facts on File, 1988. First edition. 372pp., illlus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Edges of the dj are slightly roughed in places, but o/w Near Fine. Currently offered elsewhere for more than $80, this one now offered at $22.00

Williams, Dick and Virginia. LIGHTS! CAMERAS! MAGIC! A GUIDE TO PERFORMING MAGIC ON TELEVISION. (Book) Tavares, FL, SPS Pub., 1994. 202pp., illus., appendix, 4to. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered for only $23.00

Zenon, Paul. MAGIC TRICKS – GREAT TRICKS AND CLOSE-UP SECRETS REVEALED. (Book) London, Carlton Books, 2005. 192pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Retails for $16.95, now offered at $6.00

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