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FSH: Good stuff and stuff at reduced prices - all magic stuff

Postby Dan Bradbury » May 6th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Greetings! Here’s our Reverse Auction list of magic books, media, memorabilia, props and more sent out Monday, May 6, 2019. If you see something of interest, verify availability with an email query 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.

Remember, prices go down by 10% each week the book stays on the list, but will it stay to next week or will someone else “Buy it Now”? 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.

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[Allen, Harry] THE MELTING COIN. (DVD with Gimmick) Daytona Magic, 2008. Includes gimmicked 50 cent piece. Pre-owned, but as new. Offered at $45.00

[Allen, Harry] (Three Booklet Lot) This lot includes: SLEIGHT OF TOUNGE IN CHEEK (1984, 24pp.); SLEIGHT OF FOOT IN MOUTH (1985, 24pp.); and SLEIGHT OF LIPS (1986, 24pp.). All are 8vo in wraps published by Harry Allen, Daytona Beach. Near fine. Offered as a lot for $20.00

Anderson, Harry and Turk Pipkin. GAMES YOU CAN’T LOSE – A GUIDE FOR SUCKERS. (Book) New York, Pocket Books, 1989. First edition. 161pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

Arch, Dave (Compiler). TRICKS FOR TRAINERS. (Book) n.pl., Resources For Organizations, 1993. 166pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $25.00

Baxt, Robert. LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE- THE LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., By the Author, n.d. 18pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Fine. Offered at $12.00

Boston, George and Robert Parrish. INSIDE MAGIC. (Book) New York, Beechhurst Press, 1947. First edition. 224pp., illus., bibliog., multiple indices, 8vo. Inscribed to former owner inside front cover from Ring 12. Show some light wear, o/w VG. Now offered at $35.00

[Braun, Brent] DECKS, LIES, AND VIDEOTAPE – A VIDEO NOTEBOOK. (DVD and Notes) Brent Braun, 2006. DVD with tri-fold notes laid in. Case has been gouged across lower front, but w/o harm to notes or DVD inside. Offered at $18.00

Carney, John. CARNEY KNOWLEDGE. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Sierra Madre, Magical Publications, 1983. 57pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound in wraps. Inscribed by John Carney to the former owner and dated 9-22-83. Very lightly worn on the spine, o/w a Fine copy. Now offered at $50.00

Carroll, Jene. MAGIC ROUTINES YOU’D LOVE TO STEAL. (Signed/Inscribed/Numbered Book) n.pl., By the Author, 1982. Limited edition – Book Number 49. 72pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. Warmly inscribed and signed to the former owner inside front cover. Near Fine. Offered at $30.00

[Chevrie, Lonnie] THE PAPER DOLLAR/THE SPRITZ SWITCH (DVD) Kozmo Magic. 50 minutes. Pre-owned, but Fine. Offered at $15.00

[Chop Cup] CHOP CUP SET. (Aluminum Chop Cup and Balls-Plus) Rings ‘N Things – Large Don Alan style (4” high and 3.5” at mouth) aluminum chop cup with two (1.25”) red knitted balls--one gimmicked and one regular--plus red cloth carrying bag—plus as a bonus, two very realistic rubber potatoes (2.5” x 2” x 1.5”) for the final loads. Now offered at $80.00

Collier, L.C. WHAT IS A STAGE AND HOW DO I USE IT? (Book) n.pl., Poof Products, 2000. 15pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. As new. Offered at $10.00

Craven, Tom. A HAT FULL OF “STUFF” - LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) N.pl., Tom Craven, 1998. (21pp.), illus., 4to. Comb bound. Near fine. Now offered at $10.00

Crowe, Raymond. A WONDERFUL WORLD OF HAND SHADOWS. (Book) Los Angeles, Miracle Factory, 2007. 24pp., illus., 12mo. Pictorial wraps. As New. Retails for $20.00, now only $18.00

[Dodson, Wayne] FLICK – AN ANIMATION SENSATION. (DVD and Book) JB Magic, 2008. Comes with specially printed animation book and DVD. Pre-owned but near Fine. Offered at $12.00

Elton, Terry. POOF! YOU’RE A MAGICIAN AND OTHER LIES. (Book) Shawnee, Terry Elton, 2005. 39pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. As new. Offered at $14.00

[Gertner, Paul] PRIVATE LESSONS – PROFESSIONAL CARD FORCING TECHNIQUES. (DVD) Paul Gertner Magic, 2009. 60 minutes. Pre-owned, but Fine. Offered at $15.00

Hay, Henry. THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN'S HANDBOOK. (Book) Edison, NJ, Castle Books, 1982. Fourth edition – Newly Revised and Expanded. 414pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $25.00

Hopkins, Albert A. MAGIC: STAGE ILLUSIONS AND SCIENTIFIC DIVERSIONS INCLUDING TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY. (Book) New York, Arno Press, 1977. 556pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Lightly rubbed on the back of the dj, o/w near fine. Now offered at $24.00

Houdini, Harry. A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS. (Book) New York, Time-Life Books, 1991.(Reprint of 1924 edition and part of Time-Life’s Collector’s Library of the Unknown Series) 294pp., illus., index, 8vo. A beautiful copy with silver and electric blue cover and spine stamping, silver gilt edged pages and attached ribbon bookmark. Fine condition. Now offered at $25.00

Houdini, Harry and Joseph Dunninger. MAGIC AND MYSTERY: THE INCREDIBLE PSYCHIC INVESTIGATIONS OF HOUDINI AND DUNNINGER. (Book) New York, Weathervane Books, 1967. 202pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj shows light wear at the edges with a closed 2” tear along the bottom front edge, but now in a Mylar sleeve; o/w Very good. Now offered at $20.00

Leeming, Joseph. THE REAL BOOK ABOUT MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, NY, Garden City Books, 1951. 190pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial patterned boards in tattered dust jacket. Dust jacket is chipped at top and bottom—especially at the spine—but is 90% complete in Mylar sleeve; some inked marks on front cover; o/w quite good. Now offered at $25.00

Lesley, Ted. WORKING PERFORMER’S MARKED DECK MANUAL. (Book with Marking Materials) Magic City, Magic City, 1993. Third edition. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Include marking materials. Near fine. Offered at $16.00
McGahey, Stan. CYBER BUBBLES - A COLLECTION OF BALLOON BOOKS BY STAN McGAHEY. (CD-ROM) A collection of six balloon books--more than 40 creations--on a single CD-ROM. New. Retails for $30.00, now offered at $20.00

Penn, Jillette and Teller. (Book) PENN & TELLER'S HOW TO PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD. New York, Villard Books, 1992. 216pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Lacks the envelope of gimmicks, o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Pittman, Woody. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR MAGICIANS. (Book with DVD) Los Angeles, The Miracle Factory, 2012. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps with a 30-minute performance DVD in a vinyl envelope tipped in. DVD also includes a promotional reel and five short films starring Woody and Katie Pittman. As New. Now offered at $31.00

Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugene. THE ESSENTIAL ROBERT-HOUDIN. (Book) Los Angeles, The Miracle Factory, 2006. Edited by Todd Karr with an introduction by Jim Steinmeyer. 664pp., illus., bibliography, index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New. Retails for $100.00, now only $90.00

Robinson, Richard (editor) PROFESSOR HOFFMANN'S MODERN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Quick Fox, 1977. 173pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $18.00

Stone, Alex. FOOLING HOUDINI – MAGICIANS, MENTALISTS, MATH GEEKS & THE HIDDEN POWERS OF THE MIND. (Book) New York, Harper Collins, 2012. First edition. 299pp., illus., glossary, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Ex library with minimal markings inked out; last two loose endpapers (probably containing ownership information) have been sliced out. A very presentable ex library copy, now offered at $20.00

Tarr, Bill. NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T: LESSONS IN SLEIGHT OF HAND. (Book) New York, Vintage Books, 1976. A recent printing of the 1976 edition. 224pp., illus., glossary, 4to. Paperbound. Like new. Now offered at $16.00

Thompson, J. G., Jr. “MY BEST” - A COLLECTION OF THE BEST ORIGINATIONS CONCEIVED BY EMINENT CREATORS IN THE INVENTIVE FIELD OF TWENTIETH CENTURY MAGIC. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1959. 384pp., illus., biog. sketches, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj has a small closed tear at the top of the spine and is just a bit roughed along the top edge; former owner bookplate inside and a former owner sticker on front of dust jacket; o/w a very nice copy, now offered at $24.00

Tucker, Stephen. A trio of Tucker booklets, including: THE ALL-NEW STEPHEN TUCKER LECTURE MARATHON (24pp., illus.); CLOSE-UP SORCERY (n.d., 18pp., illus.); THE TELL-TALE HEART (Manuscript and gimmicked cards). All are 8vo in wraps and published by Stephen Tucker in St. Helens and distributed by Micky Hades International. Fine copies. Offered as a lot at $35.00


Becker, Larry. LARRY BECKER’S WORLD OF SUPER MENTALISM. (Unique Inscribed/Signed Association Copy) This copy lacks any publisher information but appears to be a pre-publication copy of the book published by Louis Tannen in 1978. 156 pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Shows use and light rubbing and wear; but o/w VG+. Inscription reads: “To my good friend Ray Piatt – This could will be a collector’s item someday. It is the first checking copy I received from the printer. Best wishes, Larry Becker 9/20/79. Now offered at $79.00

Becker, Larry. STUNNERS! THE MENTAL MAGIC OF LARRY BECKER. (Signed First Limited Edition/Association Copy) Carefree (AZ), Aplar Publishing,1992. First edition – Numbered (#131) collector’s edition. 464pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Inscribed to Ray Piatt with the message “To My Good Friend, Ray Piatt, - Mark Would Have Loved This. I Hope You Do Too! Best Always. Signed by Larry Becker and dated 12-7-92. A letter from Becker and one from the printer apologizing for the late printing are laid in. Corners are lightly bumped and dust jacket (now in a Mylar protective jacket) is mildly rubbed; o/w VG+. Now offered at $129.00

Cartlidge, Ron. BLUE BOOK OF MAGIC – 2007-2008, VOLUME FOUR. (Limited Edition Book) Austin, Ron Cartlidge, 2007. Limited numbered edition of 100 published. 103pp., illus., 4to. Spiral bound. Now offered at $17.00

Hobbs, Stephen. MEIR YEDID'S MAGICAL WISHES. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Rego Park, NY, Meir Yedid, 1994. First edition. 96pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Inscribed to former owner and signed and dated 2-17-98. A near fine copy. Now offered at $8.00

Jaye, Aye. THE GOLDEN RULE OF SCHMOOZING: THE AUTHENTIC PRACTICE OF TREATING OTHERS WELL. (Signed Book) Naperville, IL, Sourcebooks, Inc., 1998. 192pp., 8vo. Paperbound. Signed by the author inside front cover. VG+. Offered at $9.00

Lineback, Mark. CORPORATE MADNESS. (Signed Book) Olathe, Madness, Inc., 1994. (94pp.), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Cartoons from the corporate workplace. Signed by the author/artist on the title page. As new. Offered at $7.00


Aldini. MAGIC SERMONETTES. (Book) Colon Abbott’s Magic Manufacturing, 1962. 31pp., 4to. Side stapled in covers. Near fine. Offered at $8.00

APOCALYPSE. (Magazine Lot – ADB #1160) Harry Lorayne. A mixed miscellaneous assortment of APOCALYPSE including all 12 issues of Volume 2 (1979) all three-hole punched in a three-ring binder; plus eight miscellaneous issues: Vol. 4: no. 3; Vol. 7: No. 5; Vol. 7: Nos. 6 and 7; Vol. 8: Nos. 3 and 9; Vol. 11: No. 7; Vol. 12: No.11; and Vol. 13: No. 8. Just a mixed lot of 20 issues. Some are a bit roughed, but most are VG or better. Now offered as a lot at $20.00

[Archer, Danny] ESSENTIAL MAGIC CLASSICS WITH DANNY ARCHER. (Two-DVD Set) Bid Blind Media, 2011. Pre-owned, but VG+. Now offered at $18.00

[Bannon, John and Big Blind Media] BULLET PARTY. (Two-DVD Set) Big Blind Media, 2019. Includes two packet card sets and two DVDs. Previously owned but compete and VG. Now offered at $22.00

[Basic Book Titles] This is a bargain bunch of basic books, including: Behnke’s LINKING RINGS – MAGIC CITY LIBRARY OF MAGIC (31pp.); Mohammed Bey’s OKITO COIN BOX ROUTINES (56pp.); Hugard’s COIN MAGIC (88pp.); Hull’s THE NEW EXPERT BILLIARD BALL MANIPULATION (82pp.); Kozak’s MASTER ROUTINE WITH THE SPONGES; Lorayne’s MY FAVORITE CARD TRICKS (68pp.); and Magic, Inc.’s THE SPONGE BOOK (48pp.). All seven are 8vo in wraps and a couple are a little worse for wear, but overall are Good. A great bunch of books to pass along to a newbie. Offered as a lot only for $20.00

Becker, Larry. STUNNERS! PLUS! – TWO DECADES OF MENTAL MAGIC. (Book) Carefree, Aplar Publishing/SYZYGY Press, 2002. 264pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. New – Still shrink-wrapped. Apparently, OOP, now offered at $68.00

Blackman, James R. THE BIG BOOK OF TRICKS AND MAGIC. (Book) New York, Random House, 1962. First edition. 55pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Light wear and soiling on the back cover; former owner name inside; o/w VG+ copy of this popular "first magic book" for many. Now offered at $5.00

Blaine, David. DAVID BLAINE, MYSTERIOUS STRANGER: A BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Villard, 2002. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial boards. VG+. Now offered at $14.00

Buckley, Arthur. PRINCIPLES AND DECEPTIONS. (Book) Las Vegas, Gambler's Book Club, 1973. 221pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $6.00

Carrington, Hereward. THE CLASSIC SECRETS OF MAGIC AND ESCAPOLOGY. (Book) New York, Drake Publishers, 1977. 151pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Author’s name written on the front cover; o/s VG. Offered at $8.00

Caruba, Bill. THE MAGIC OF FOLDING MONEY. (Book) New York, Tannen Magic Incorporated, 1979. 59pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $9.00

[Daily, George/ MAGIC COLLECTORS’ BULLETIN] MAGIC MAGAZINES, NO. 1, APR, 73. (York, PA, 1973, 8.5 x 11, 12pp.); plus five issues MAGIC COLLECTORS’ BULLETIN Volume 4, N 2 (April 1989, 48pp); Volume 4, No. 3 (Nov, 1991, 28pp.); Volume 4, No. 4 (March, 1993, 36pp.); Volume 4, No. 5 (February, 1994, 52pp.); and Volume 4, No. 6 (April, 1995, 52pp.) All BULLETINs are 8vo wraps. All are VG and all six issues offered as a lot for $23.00

[Dancy, Luke] COMPRESSED DECK. (Trick with DVD) Includes all the necessary cards, the custom Compressed Deck holder and a detailed instructional DVD. Previously owned but appears As New. Now offered at $12.00

Darbyshire, Lydia. THE MAGIC BOOK: MASTER OF MYSTERIES OF OVER 150 MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Edison, NJ, Chartwell Books, 1997. 224pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. VG. Now offered at $14.00

Darwin, Gary. DARWIN'S THUMB TIP MIRACLES. (Book) Las Vegas, Fenco Marketing, 1981. 129pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Spine is creased; o/w VG. $8.00

Devereux, Eve. THE ULTIMATE CARD TRICK BOOK – MASTER THE MAGIC OF 70 AMAZING TRICKS. (Book) Edison, NJ, Chartwell Books, 1994. 80pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Former owner name on front glued down end paper, o/w VG+. Now offered at $12.00

[Ehlers, Steve] THE ARIZONA CARD EXPERT. (DVD) Magic Makers, 2006. Pre-owned, but VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Einhorn, Nicholas. 200 EAY-TO-LEARN MAGICAL ILLUSIONS – AMAZING PUZZLES & STUNNING STUNTS. (Book) London, Hermes House, n.d. 256pp., illus., glossary, list of suppliers, index, 4to. Pictorial boards. VG+. Now offered at $6.00

[Elton, Terry] IN-SYNCH. (Mental Card Routine) Created by Terry Elton. Gimmicked deck and complete instructions. New. Now offered at $14.00

Fleming, Paul. THE PAUL FLEMING BOOK REVIEWS, VOLUME I. (Book) Berkley Heights, Fleming Book Company, 1944. 124pp, 8vo. Red cloth with gold stamping. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

Ginn, David. LAUGHTER LEGACY. (Book) Lilburn, GA, Scarlett Green Publications, 1998. First edition. 224pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $9.00

Givan, Joe. MORE MAGIC FROM THE ATTIC. (Lecture Notes) Castle Rock, published by author, 1999. 11pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound in covers; VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Grant, Maxwell (Walter Gibson) NORGIL THE MAGICIAN. (Book) New York, The Mysterious Press, 1977. First edition. 209pp., color illus. (frontis. only), 8vo. Cloth in dj in Mylar protective sleeve. Fine. Now offered at $8.00

[Guitar, Pressley] LONG POUR SALT TRICK. (Rare Gimmick and Instructions) Pressley Guitar, ca. 1975. Secret device used in the magical vanish and reproduction of a quantity of salt in the magician's hands. A favorite trick of Dutch magician Fred Kaps, Dai Vernon, Paul Fox, et al. With original instructions and monogrammed suede bag. Fine condition. Same model sold on auction at $275, but we will let this one go at $131.00

Haines, Bob. VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS AND OTHER ESOTERIA. (Book) n.pl., by the author, n.d. 98pp., 4to. Comb bound. Humor with magical references, rather than routines or tricks. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

Harris, Paul. SUPER MAGIC. (Book) Brooklyn, D. Robbins, 1977. 134pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $8.00

Hatfield, Murray. MAGIC SHOW 101 (OR STUFF I’VE LEARNED ON THE BUS…) – THOUGHTS, TIPS, TRICKS AND IDEAS. (Book) Mill Bay, BC, Murray Hatfield, 2013. 43pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. As new. Offered at $13.00

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. Plus a Tri-fold 7.75” x 9” brochure of the EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITIONS: BROADSIDES FROM THE CILLECTION OF RICKY JAY from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, August 26-November 25, 2007 laid in as an extra. Both offered as a lot at $66.00

Jay, Ricky. LEARNED PIGS AND FIREPROOF WOMEN. (Book) New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. First FS&G paperback edition. 347pp., illus., some in full color, index, 4to. Perfect bound in pictorial covers. Face edge corners lightly bumped and curled; o/w VG+. Now offered at $22.00

JOKESMITH, THE. (Magazine Lot) Ed McManus. Marlborough, MA. Printed 8.5 x 11. Published Quarterly from 1984. This lot includes: Volume 1: Number 1 (Spring, 1984) through Volume VIII: Number 3 and JS-32 (Fall, 1992) complete. Plus, Volume X: Number 1 (1994), JOKESMITH BLUE #3 (1991) printed on blue paper (10pp.) and several order blanks and subscription offer sheets. All are three-hole punched in a JOKESMITH three-ring binder. Issue No. X: 1 has some highlighting, o/w all others are Fine. Entire lot offered for $34.00

Joyal, Martin. THE SIX-HOUR MEMORIZED DECK. (Book) Seattle, Hermetic Press, 1997. First edition. Edited by Stephen Minch. 230pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Note - this copy has the blue and white title and only 700 copies of it were printed. Near fine. Now offered for $37.00

Kaufman, Richard. SANKEY PANKEY. (Book) (Washington, DC), Kaufman and Company, 1986 (Later printing). 122pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. New. Now offered at $18.00

KIDABRAJOURNAL – THE VOICE OF KIDshow WORLD. (Magazine Lot) Mark Daniel. KIDabra International, Mocksville, NC. Bi-monthly. Printed 5.5 x 8.5. This is a 25-issue lot, including four of the YEARBOOKS. This file includes: Volume 2: Number 4 (April/May, 2007); Volume 3: Number 1 (October/November, 2007) through Volume 6: Number 5 (June/July, 2011); and Volume 7: Number 1 (October/November, 2011) and the 2012 YEARBOOK Volume 7: Number 6 (August/September, 2012). All are in near fine condition and offered as a lot for $97.00

[Lecture Note/Manuscript Lot] Four 8.5 x 11 sized booklets, including: Gene Anderson’s SI STEBBINS CARD ROUTINE. (1998, 6pp., Signed); Daryl’s FOOLER DROOLERS. (Fooler Doolers, 2003, 12pp.); Harvey Rosenthal’s PERFECT COIN ASSEMBLY with text by Karl Fulves. (New Stars of Magic series,1973, 8pp.); and JIM RYAN CLOSE-UP – ENTERTAING CARD QUICKIES - TWO by Phil Wilmarth (1980, 24pp.). Stebbens has been folded lengthwise o/w all four are VG. Offered as a lot at $20.00

[Lee’s Magic Factory, Hank] HANK LEE’S MAGIC FACTORY – 15TH CATALOG OF MAGIC. (Catalog) Boston. Hank Lee’s Magic Factory, 2006. 573pp., illus., index, 4to. Perfect bound. An as new copy. Now offered at $16.00

Lorayne, Harry. CLOSE-UP CARD MAGIC. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1976. 272pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket is price clipped and a bit worn with several small tears and chips, o/w a VG+. Now offered at $14.00

Lorayne, Harry. THE MAGIC BOOK: THE COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, SLEIGHT-OF-HAND MAGIC. (Book) New York, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1977. First edition. 306 pages, illustrated, 8vo. Cloth in Dust jacket. Dj shows wear and small tears at extremities; some light checks on the “other Books By” page; o/w a VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Lovell, Simon. SON OF SIMON SAYS: MORE CLOSE-UP MAGIC OF SIMON LOVELL. (Book) Tahoma, L&L Publishing, 2000. First edition. 197pp., illus., 4to. Hardbound in dust jacket. Dj a bit roughed; o/w Near Fine. Now offered for only $9.00

[Magic, Inc.] MAGIC INC. TRICK CATALOG NO. 27 and TRICK CATALOG #28. (Two-Catalog Lot) Chicago, IL. Magic, Inc. Jay and Frances Marshall. No. 27 is undated and #28 1994. 285pp. and 226pp. respectively, illus., index, 4to. Both are plastic comb bound. No. 27’s front cover is lightly soiled, o/w both are VG. As a lot. Offered at $36.00

[Magic Dave] MAGIC DAVE’S MAGIC CLASS 20 – FUN AND EASY MAGIC TRICKS YOU CAN DO! (DVD) Bad Pug, 2013. Pre-owned, but VG. Offered at $9.00

[Magicland/Lyle Douglas] A four catalog lot of vintage Lyle Douglas catalogs, including: 33 CARD MYSTERIES/CATALOGUE NO. 8. Station A, Dallas, Texas. 1924. 64pp. in pictorial wraps. Fist seven pages are the 33 MYSTERIES (simple card tricks) followed by 57 pages of catalog; CATALOG OF PROFESSIONAL MAGIC. (1939, 80pp.) This cover shows Rabbit in tux pulling a magician out of a hat; 500 TRICKS (1941, 94pp.) and 500 TRICKS (1942, 128pp.) These are after the move to the Ervay Street address in Dallas. Some have former owner names and small check marks or lightly penciled notes; o/w condition overall is VG.
Lot of four vintage catalogs offered at $29.00

[Magicland Catalogs] 500 TRICKS - A lot of seven catalogs plus some miscellaneous items—five catalogs from Douglas Magicland (Dallas, TX) and two from the successor Jeffries’ Magicland. From Douglas Magicland - CATALOG 29 (1952); CATALOG 31 (1957); CATALOG 32 (1959); CATALOG 33 (1960); and CATALOG 36 (1965)—first four are120pp. and #36 is 104pp; all are illus., 8vo. And from Jeffries Magicland - CATALOG 41 (1974) and CATALOG 44 (1996)—respectively 104pp. and 174pp.; all have the distinctive Magicland cover illustration (swami doing a levitation). Bonus is MAGICLAND BOOKS & VIDEO CATALOG a 76pp. supplement to #44. Some have former owner names and small check marks; o/w condition is VG to Fine - several have order blanks, envelopes and extras laid in. All seven+ as a lot, now offered at $28.00

Take both Magicland above for the bargain price of $50.00

McAdams, Cash. GAMBLER’S DEN – TRUE STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF GAMBLING CHEATS. (Book) Las Vegas, Book Group, 2011. 147pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $6.00

Messick, Hank and Burt Goldblatt. THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN – AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1976. First edition. 214pp., illus., index, 4to. Boards in dust jacket. A Fine copy. Now offered at $1.060

Osborne, Paul. BUILD YOUR OWN ILLUSIONS, BOOK THREE. (Book) Dallas, Paul Osborne’s Illusion Systems Publishing, 1983. First printing. 102pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. New. Now offered at $22.00

Packet Trick Package #2. (Mixed Packet Trick Lot) Here is a small lot of various packet tricks – most have been removed from the original packaging, but are complete with instructions and all gimmicked cards and/or props. Some may include the original envelope or a printed part of the advertising packaging. The Hardin/Leipzig PRINCESS CARD TRICK; MARKED CARDS; Billy McComb’s THE McCOMB-ICAL CARDS ACROSS; Paul Richards’ WHAT’S MINE IS MINE; and R. Paul Wilson’s RICOCHET – THE ULTIMATE RESET. This lot includes: All five offered as a lot for $23.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. TAMING THE WILD CARD. (Manuscript with Cards) n.pl., Jon Racherbaumer, n.d. 4pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Cards are included in a tipped in envelope. VG+. Offered at $10.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. WILD CARD KIT, A MODULAR EXPERIMENT. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L&L Publishing, 1992. Second edition. 82pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Pictorial boards. No cards. VG+. Now offered at $6.00

REEL MAGIC MAGAZINE – TV FOR MAGICIANS. (DVD Magazine Lot – 32 Issues) KozmoMagic. Owego, NY. A file of 32 DVD issues from Episode 1 – Volume 1 (July/August/September 2007) through Issue 33 (2013). Missing only Isue 18 (June 2010) of being a complete run of all 33 issues. All are DVDs in plastic cases with cover art and contents. Offered as a lot for $78.00

RICHARD'S ALMANAC. (Magazine File – ADB#5895) Richard Kaufman. New York. Monthly until 1985 and quarterly thereafter. Printed. 8.5 x 11. A complete file from Volume One, Number One through Volume 3: Winter, 1985—including the EXTRAS and index—plus the cards are present in the Michael Skinner issue. All are individual loose issues. Top and face edge of the lot browned. As a lot. Now offered at $23.00

Scarne, John. SCARNE’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GAMES. (Book) New York, Harper & Row, 1973. First edition (stated). 628pp., illus., glossary, index, 4to. Gray cloth with red title stamping. Dust jacket is lightly roughed along top edge with a small tear; dj is price clipped; o/w near fine. Now offered at $12.00

Scarne, John. THE ODDS AGAINST ME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN SCARNE. (Book) New York, Simon and Schuster, 1966. 537pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards. Lacks dust jacket; has a light damp stain at bottom of front cover and a scuff at the bottom of the back cover; o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Vernon, Dai (Edited by Matthew Field, Gary Plants, Dustin Stinett, and Michael Albright. THE VERNON TOUCH – THE WRITINGS OF DAI VERNON IN GENII, THE CONJURORS’ MAGAZINE FROM 1968 TO 1990. (Book) Washington DC, The Genii Corporation, 2006. First edition. 608pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket with a protective Mylar sleeve. As new. Now offered at $76.00

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