FSH: Some vintage, some recent, some bargains on the REverse Auction

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FSH: Some vintage, some recent, some bargains on the REverse Auction

Postby Dan Bradbury » July 14th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Greetings on a Sunday afternoon! We are almost home after a week on the road—and here’s our Reverse Auction list of magic books, media, memorabilia, props and more sent out July 14, 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.


[Academie de Magie – Georges Proust] ACADEMEIE DE MAGIE – GEORGES PROUST – CATALOGUE NO. 4. (Magic Catalog) Paris. Academie de Magie. Georges Proust. N.d. 48pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. VG+. Offered at $16.00

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. Was previously being held, but now available and re-offered at $45.00

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+. Was previously being held, but now available and re-offered at $75.00

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 $12.00

Bobo, J.B. THE NEW MODERN COIN MAGIC. (Book)) Chicago, IL, Magic, Inc., 1978. Revised and enlarged edition. 519pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Blue cloth with gold stamping. Panels from the original dust jacket have been trimmed and taped-in on front and rear end papers. Shows some use, but overall VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Boie, Peter. IMPRESSION VANISH. (Trick, Props and Instructions) Coin vanish from PeterBoie.com. Complete with props, gimmick and printed instructions – plus online instructions with extra bits and tips. New. Now offered at $20.00

Booth, John. FORGING AHEAD IN MAGIC. (Book) Philadelphia, Kanter’s Magic Shop, 1944. Second printing. 154pp. (+ads), minimal illus., 8vo. Reddish brown cloth with gold stamping. Fine. Now offered at $20.00

[Card Book Lot] (Card Book Lot) A collection of four often sought after card booklets, including: Paul Le Paul’s THE CARD MAGIC OF BRO. JOHN HAMMAN S. M. (Don Lawton, 1958, 47pp.); John Mendoza DON’T STALL, STAHL! THE INNOVATIVE & CREATIVE MAGIC OF DAVID STAHL (Eagle Magic Company, 1978, 31pp.); Jerry Mentzer’s PACKET TRICKS (Jerry Mentzer, 1982, 63pp.); and Roy Walton’s THE DEVIL’S PLAYTHINGS, A COLLECTION OF CARD TRICKS (L. Davenport, (1969?), 61pp.). All are illustrated, 8vo in wraps. Near Fine condition. Buy all four as a lot for $40.00

[Chicago Magic Company] CATALOG NO. 17 – EVERYTHING FOR THE MAGICIAN. (Catalog) Chicago, 1941. 160pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: THE UNTOLD STORY. (Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1969. 281pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. A Near fine Copy. Now offered at $25.00

[Collectors’ Workshop] COLLECTORS’ WORKSHOP – CRAFTERS OF FINE MAGIC APPARATUS – CATALOGUE TWO. (Magic Catalog) Middleburg, VA, Collectors’ Workshop, Inc., 1990. 72pp., illus., price index, 4to. Wraps. VG+. Now offered at $15.00

d'Egerdon, Ebert. AIDS TO WIZARDRY. (Book) London, Hamley Brothers Ltd., (1921) .86pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Approx. 40% of spine flap is missing; plastic tape horizontally across spine at two points; cover chipped at corners; some minor damp staining; o/w quite Good. Offered at $20.00

[El Duco's Magic] EL DUCO’S ORIGINAL MAGIC CATALOGUE NO. 6 and EL DUCO’S CATALOGUE OF ORIGINAL MAGIC ’92. (Two-Catalog Lot) Malmo, Sweden.1983 and 1992 respectively. 60pp. and 32pp, illus.., 8vo. Wraps. All are published in English, German and Swedish. Price list laid in ’92 catalog. Fine. Now offered at $20.00

Eldin, Peter. LET'S MAKE MAGIC. (Book) New York, Gallery Books, 1989. 45pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Former owner name on end paper, o/w near fine. Now offered at $10.00

Farelli, Victor (trans and ed.) and E. Gardet (comp.) THE ODIN RINGS – THE LAST WORD ON THE CHINESE LINKING RINGS. (Book) London, L. Davenport., 1981. Third edition. 95pp., illus., notes., bibliog., 8vo. Wraps. Former owner name inside; o/w VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Fearson, Steve. FEARSON’S SUGAR BUNNY. (Signed/Numbered Prop and Tutorial) Steve Fearson Magic, n.d. Signed/numbered (#17 of 100) prop and instructions. Still sealed. Now offered a $20.00

[Fox, Karrell] A setoff two lecture notes from Karrell Fox. (Two-Book Lot – one Signed) This lot includes: LECTURE NOTES (Foxes Den, n.d., 12pp.) and NEW LECTURE NOTES (Foxes Den, 1978, 30pp., Boldly signed inside front cover). Both are 8vo in wraps. Offered as a lot for $20.00

[Gambler’s Book Club Lot] (Four -Book Lot) Four GBC classic reprints, including: THE TRAFFIC IN GIRLS – WHITE SLAVERY (n.d., 31pp., illus., 12mo.); Charles Edwards’ PERFECTING YOUR CARD MEMORY – HOW TO MEMORIZE A DECK IN FIVE MINUTES (1963, 63pp., 8vo.); KOSCHITZ’S MANUAL OF USEFUL INFORMATION (Reprint of 1894 classic, 48pp., 8vo.); and Eddie McGuire’s THE PHANTOM OF THE CARD TABLE – REVELATIONS OFROM WALTER I. SCOTT MASTER CARD MECHANIC. (1969, 69pp., 12mo.). All are in wraps. Former owner name inside front cover on each; o/w all are VG+. Offered as a lot $35.00

[Guaranteed Magic] BOB LITTLE’S CATALOG OF MAGIC – CATALOG 1. (Magic Catalog) Harboro, PA, Guaranteed Magic, 1974. 172pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00.

Hall, Trevor H. READING IS BELIEVING. (Book) Birmingham, Goodliffe The Magician, 1947. 104pp., illus., bibliography, 8vo. Red buckram with gold title stamping in dust jacket. Dust jacket is roughed at head and foot; several small chips; book itself is Fine in dj as described. Now offered at $30.00

[Hummer, Bob] A Couple of Hummers. (Two-Item Lot) Two of Hummer’s envelope trick, including: D-D-D DIAL A DATE DEAL. Two loose 8.5 x 14 pages with folded into pictorial business size envelope. Includes specially printed crib cards. And POLITICIANS PUZZLE. Instructions and printed puzzle card in small envelope. Houston, Frank Werner, n.d. Both are in VG condition. Offered as a lot at $25.00

[It’s Magic] THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL IT’S MAGIC!! (Signed Souvenir Program) Los Angeles, Wilshire Ebell Theatre, October 25 -29, 1967. Produced by Milt Larsen. Talent included Alan Kent, Jay Marshall, Slydini2pp. instructions in original, Bob Haskell and Laverne in the First Act and John Daniel’s World of Fantasy show as the entire Second Act. Signed by Cathy and John Daniel under their photos on the World of Fantasy write-up. 8pp. in colorful 4to pictorial wraps. Unfortunately, the lower front cover is missing a 1.5” x 2” corner, o/w VG+. Now offered at $25.00

Jelsma, Freddie. FRED KAPS 1926-1980. (Book) Calgary, Hades Publications, 1988. 52pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Translated by Bab J. Nienhuis. Edited by Stephen Minch. Near fine. Offered elsewhere at $40.00, this one is priced at $28.00

JOURNAL OF MAGIC HISTORY. (Single Issue Magazine - ADB #3115) Steven Tigner. Triannual. Printed 5.5 x 8.5. This “lot” is a single issue - V2 N3 (December 1980). Fine condition. Offered at $10.00

Jay, Joshua, with Tim Trono and Adam Slye. SIDE SHOW. (Book and Props) Rancho Cordova, Murphy’s Magic Supplies, 2001. 12pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Card packet, gimmick and vinyl card case. As new. Offered at $10.00

Lorayne, Harry. SECRETS OF MIND POWER – HOW TO ORGANIZE AND DEVELOP THE HIDDEN POWERS OF YOUR MIND. (Book) New York, Frederick Fell, 1961. 242pp., illus. (minimal), 8vo. Boards. Lacks a dust jacket; former owner name stamp on top edge has been marked through; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

[Moret, Frans] FRANS MORET’S GOOCHELREVUE – CATALOGUS VAN GOOCHELAPPARATEN. (Magic Catalog) Rotterdam, Frans Moret, 1963. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Price list, correspondence with D. Robbins and additional flyers laid in. VG. Offered at $16.00

[O’Dowd Conjuring Books] (Book List Lot) A lot of 13 book lists from O’Dowd Conjuring Books from Mike O’Dowd in Barnhardt, MO. This lot consists of lists beginning with List 4-A in October of 1979, a Special Christmas List in 1980 and complete run from LIST 8 – SPRING 1981 through LIST 18 (March 1984). All 13 booklists offered as a lot for $30.00

Osborne, Paul. ILLUSION SYSTEMS PLANS – SHADOW BOX. (Illusion Plans) Dallas, Paul Osborne’s Illusion Systems Publishing, 1980. 3pp. instructions, plus 1 page of 16 x 20 blueprints in original envelope. Envelope slightly discolored around edges. Now offered at $12.00

Ovette, Magical. MAGICIANS’S NEW FIELD. (Book) Dundee Lake, Magical Ovette, 1916. First edition. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Rabbit pocket on page 22 present as described. Chipped along bottom edge near face and at the bottom of the spine; one small damp spot at edged on cover; some browning and modest wear; o/w VG. Seldom seen particularly with rabbit pocket present. Offered at $50.00

[Paul Osborne’s Illusion Systems] PAUL OSBORNE’S ILLUSION SYSTEMS – CATALOGUE NUMBER ONE. (Magic Catalog) Dallas, Illus Systems, 1985. 32pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

Pogue, David. MAGIC FOR DUMMIES. (Book) Hoboken, Wiley Publishing, 1998. 369pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered for only $16.00

Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugene. MEMORIS OF ROBERT-HOUDIN – KING OF THE CONJURERS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1964. New Intro by Milbourne Christopher. 336pp.(+ads), illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $10.00

Schindler, George. MAGIC WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS – OVER 150 TRICKS ANYONE CAN DO AT THE DINNER TABLE. (Book) New York, Barnes & Noble, 1993. 240pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth/boards. Cover is lightly soiled, o/w VG. Now offered at $10.00

Seward, A. F., Prof. FOURTEEN LESSONS IN MEMORY TRAINING. (Book) Chicago, A. F. Seward & Co, (early 1930’s). 28pp., tall 8vo. Wraps. Includes memory enhancing tricks for the eyes, ears, and mind, with a catalog of books at the rear. Chipped at top of spine; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

[Siegfried and Roy Souvenir Program Lot + Miscellany] SIEGFRIED & ROY SUPERSTARS OF MAGIC FROM LIDO DE PARIS at the Stardust (1979)10” x 6” bi-fold program/mailer combo; 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 in each; SIEGFRIED & ROY AT THE MIRAGE – two programs – one from 1990 and one from 1994 – with different photos in each – published by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Shows. Generally, all are 28pp to 32pp., illus. (full color), 4to. Pictorial full color wraps. Plus a ticket stub from the April 25, 1995 show at the Mirage and a S&F Royal White Tigers Habitat brochure from the Mirage. The 1981 program has some minor chipping at the top and face edge of the cover, o/w all are VG+. All five programs plus the extras as a lot for $65.00

Stangland Red. THE WORLD’S FUNNIEST ROAST JOKES FOR HILARIOUS PARTIES AND EVENTS. (Book) New York, Meadowbrook Press, 1992. 82pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Now offered at $8.00

Tong, Dan. DAN TONG’S CABARET – PERFORMANCE PIECESFOR THE PLATFORM & PARLOUR VENUE. (Book) Port Charlotte, Dan Tong, 1999. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. VG+. Now offered at $10.00

Thayer, Floyd G. [TRICK OF THE MONTH CLUB ] (Pamphlet Lot) Here are 30 individual pamphlets issued as part of the Thayer’s “Trick of the Month” publications from his Studio of Magic during the early 1930’s. Publications are printed and folded to measure 3.75 x 6.75 and range from 4 to 20 pages . each. Offered in this lot are: Series 1: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4; Series No. 2: Numbers 1 - 12; Series No. 3: Numbers 1 - 12; several TMC Edits sheets are also included. All are in a 8 x 14 wrapper listing complete series contents and all are four-hole punched for a small notebook and are in VG condition. Now offered at $40.00

W. INVISIBLE. (DVD with Gimmick) SansMinds – Worker Series. Has been opened and presumably viewed, o/w As New. Now offered at $20.00


ANVERDI’S LEZING SEMINAR LECTURE. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Leiden, Anverdi, 1963. 24pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed/signed on the title page. VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Aronson, Simon. BOUND TO PLEASE – THE COLLECTED EARLY WORKS OF SIMON ARONSON. (Signed Book) Chicago, Simon Aronson 1994. First edition. 182pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Signed on front free end paper. Near fine. Now offered at $36.00

Aronson, Simon. SIMPLY SIMON. (Signed Book) Chicago, Simon Aaronson, 1995. First edition. 308pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Signed on front free end paper. Near fine. Now offered at $36.00

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 $7.00

Lead, Brian. LAUGHING AT LOCKSMITHS: THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF HARRY HOUDINI. (Signed/Inscribed Book) “A strictly limited edition, available only to those attending the Lecture “Laughing at Locksmiths: The Enigma of Harry Houdini” delivered by Brian Lead as part of the Collector’s Seminar at the 52nd Convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians held in Brighton on October 1,1988. 19pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Inside front cover the inscription and signature read “For Robert Parish, with best wishes, Brian Lead.” VG+. Offered at $36.00


[Abbott Magic Company] CATALOG NO. 18. (Magic Catalog) Colon, Abbott Magic Company, 1969. 442pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Spine has been reinforced with clear tape, o/w VG. As a lot only. Now offered at $6.00

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 $8.00

Aronson, Simon. THE ARONSON APPROACH. (Book) Chicago, Savaco Ltd., 1990. First 173pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Now offered at $32.00

Aronson, Simon. TRY THE IMPOSSIBLE. (Book) Chicago, Simon Aronson, 2001. First edition. 290pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Now offered at $32.00

Arrowsmith, G. E. MAGICAL MENTALIA and MAGICAL ORIGINALIA. (Two-Book Lot) New York, Louis Tannen, n.d (1940’s). 66pp./67pp., illus., 12mo. Wraps. Offered as a lot for $9.00

[Auction Catalog] MAGIC MEMORABILIA – INCLUDING APPARATUS, BOOKS, EPHEMERA, POSTERS AND CONJURING CURIOSA. (Auction Catalog) For Sale at Magic Live! At the Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – August 14, 2013. 18pp. (most in full color), 40 lots all related to magic, 4to. Glossy wraps. Now offered at $9.00

[Auction Catalog] RANDOM TREASURES AUCTIONS. (Auction Catalog) Auction of Magic and Allied Arts, January 10-31, 2007. 111pp., illus. printed in full color, 4to. Glossy wraps. Small crease at the lower corner of the corner o/w near fine. Offered at $9.00

[Berry, Jay Scott] (Five-DVD Lot) Lot includes: THE CLOAKING DEVICE (2002); FS/2 THE POWER OF TWO (60 minutes, 2004); TOPITS AND POCKETS (2002); TOTAL ECLIPSE (60 Minutes, 2002); and SHOW AND LECTURE – MAGIC CASTLE (1/27/13). All five are packaged in two clear 11” x 7.5” CD/DVD pre-punched binder pages. Offered as a lot for $32.00

Blackstone, The Great. EASY MAGIC FOR EVERYONE: INGENIOUS WAYS IN WHICH A BEGINNER, WITHOUT ANY EXPENSIVE APPARATUS OR KNOWLEDGE OF “SLEIGHTS” CAN ENTERTAIN AN AMUSE HIS FRIENDS. (Vintage Book) Chicago, Arthur P. Felsman, (Circa 1910’s). 17pp., illus. with photos and line drawings, 8vo. Manuscript (5.5 x 8.5) top stapled in blue outer cover. Purported to be Harry Blackstone Sr.’s first magic book—one of the most interesting aspects are the 16 photos of an early-career Blackstone illustrating how to perform the tricks. Slight rust on the top staples, o/w VG+. Offered at $24.00

[Blake, Anthony] BLAKE – CLOSE-UP MENTALISM. (Three-DVD Set) From Grupokaps. Three DVD set running four hours and 40 minutes. As new. Now offered at $73.00

Booth, John. CREATIVE WORLD OF CONJURING. (Book) Los Alamitos, CA, Ridgeway Press, 1990. First edition. 264pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Now offered at $36.00

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 $5.00

Devereux, Eve. THE ULTIMATE CARD TRICK BOOK – MASTER THE MAGIC OF 70 AMAZING TRICKS. (Book) Edison, 6NJ, Chartwell Books, 1994. 80pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dj. Former owner name on front glued down end paper, o/w VG+. Now offered at $6.00

Dexter, Will. SECRETS OF THE CONJURER'S CRAFT. (Book) London, Abbey Library, n.d. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in colorful dust jacket. Endpapers are browning a bit; dust jacket has a couple of small chips; o/w VG+. Offered at $8.00

Dillies, Lyn. YOUR VOTE IS MAGIC – HOW A DONKEY, AN ELEPHANT, AND AN ILLUSIONIST ARE MAKING VOTERS APPEAR. (Book) Westport, Lovebug Publishing, 2012. 167pp., illus., endnotes, bibliog, 8vo. Paperbound. An odd mix of magic bio and personal story, political history and voter advocacy – a “must have” for every complete collection. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

[Dostal, Tobias] SILHOUETTE. (Gimmicks and Video Instructions) From Vanishing Inc. Currently out of stock on the Vanishing website. Buy it now for $57.00

Dusheck, Steve. DUSHECK’S CARD MAGIC. (Book) Harrisburg, American Magic Company, 1992. First edition. (Dusheck’Series No. 3) 156pp., illus., 8vo. Burgundy cloth with gold stamping. Near fine. Now offered at $12.00

[Earl, Benjamin] REAL ACE CUTTING. (DVD) Vanishing Inc. Two-hour running time. New – still shrink-wrapped. Retails at $35.00, now offered at $29.00

[Ehlers, Steve] THE ARIZONA CARD EXPERT. (DVD) Magic Makers, 2006. Pre-owned, but VG+. Now offered at $7.00

Elliott, Bruce. CLASSIC SECRETS OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Galahad Books, 1973. 213pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has several small scuffs and nicks; 1/2” sliced off from the front endpaper (presumably to eliminate former owner name); but overall is VG+ in a Mylar sleeve. Now offered at $6.00

Elliott, Bruce. MAGIC AS A HOBBY – NEW TRICKS FOR AMATEUR PERFORMERS. (Book) New York, Gramercy Publishing, 1948. 230pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj is a bit roughed along top edges with a several very small chips at the spine; o/w VG+ in a protective Mylar sleeve. Now offered at $6.00

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 $12.00

Fantasio (Ricardo "Fantasio" Roucau) MY CANES AND CANDLES. (Book) Tahoma, CA, L & L Publishing, 2000. First edition. 117pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New – still shrink-wrapped. Retails for $48.00, now offered at $36.00

Furman, Irv. MAGIC FOR THE COMPLETE KLUTZ. (Book) Mt. Laurel, Cherry Hill Press, 1987. 120pp., illus. (cartoon style by Bruce Blitz), glossary, cut-out props, 8vo. Paperbound. Not to be confused with the KLUTZ BOOK OF MAGIC by Cassidy. This one much less seldomly seen. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

Gardner, Martin. AFTER THE DESSERT. (Book with Bookplates) London, L. Davenport & Co., 1942. Second edition. 28pp.(+ads.), illus., 8vo. Bookplate from The Magic Library of Margaret Yates plus shop stamp and sticker from Weirdo Library (Sydney) #955. VG. Now offered at $10.00

[Gazzo] TOSSED OUT DECK. (DVD with Deck) Red-backed Bicycles version. New. Retails for $35.00, now offered at $25.00

Gibson, Walter B. and Morris N. Young. HOUDINI'S FABULOUS MAGIC. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1961. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows modest wear at the extremities; o/w VG+. Now offered at $7.00

Gibson, Walter B. THE MASTER MAGICIANS: THEIR LIVES AND MOST FAMOUS TRICKS. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1966. 221pp., illus., index, 8vo. Library rebinding. A not very well “disguised” ex library copy with face edges darkened with a black marker; o/w a Good copy. Now offered at $10.00

Gibson, Walter. WALTER GIBSON'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC AND CONJURING. (Book) New York, Drake Publishing, 1976. 213pp., illus., 4to. Blue boards in dust jacket. Laminate cover on the dj is starting to wrinkle a bit of the back, but now it is in a Mylar protective sleeve. This is an exceptionally nice copy of this book—less often seen in the hardbound edition. Now offered at $28.00

Gibson, Walter B. WHAT'S NEW IN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Bell Publishing, 1956. 222pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is lightly worn at extremities; front loose end paper is corner clipped; o/w VG. Now offered at $6.00

Gibson, Walter. SECRETS OF MAGIC, ANCIENT AND MODERN. New York, Grosset & Dunlap, 1967. 147pp., illus., 4to. Colorful pictorial boards in a matching dust jacket. Dj has a few chips and small tears; former owner bookplate; o/w a VG+ copy. Offered at $12.00

Gloye, Gene. THE TABLE BOOK. (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc., 1980. Second edition. 45pp., illus., 4to. Side stapled. VG. $5.00

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 $5.00

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 are indexed separately, 4to. Pictorial boards. New – still shrink-wrapped. Retails at $60.00, now offered at $40.00

Hoffmann, Professor. MORE MAGIC. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1988. Facsimile of original edition. 457pp., illus., 12mo. Cloth in Dust jacket in a Mylar cover. As new. Now offered at $20.00

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 $10.00
Hugard, Jean. MODERN MAGIC MANUAL. (Book) New York, Harper & Brothers, 1939. First edition. 345 pp., illus., index, 4to. Burgundy cloth. Lacks a just jacket. Cover shows some very wear at corners and head and foot of spine; end paper edges browning a bit; names of former on front end paper (one whited out); o/w VG+. Now offered at $10.00

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 $9.00

[Joke/Humor Books] Comedy Material Combo #2. A three-book lot of joke/humor books from various compilers, including: Two are 8vo. in wraps and one is a 12mo. Paperback. Aldo Columbini’ s FUNNY STFF – MORE THAN 300 JOKES, GAGS & LAUGH LINES FOR ALL OCCASIONS. (Mamma Mia Magic, 2003, 28pp., some highlighting); Johnny Lyons’ #2 JOKNG OFF (PaperJacks, 1987, 104pp.); and Robert Orben’s ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PATTER (Tannen, 1946, 40pp., has been damp along top edge). Except as noted, overall condition is VG. Get all three now for $16.00

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 $16.00

Kendall, Lace. HOUDINI: MASTER OF ESCAPE. (Book) Philadelphia, Macrae Smith Company, 1960. 187pp., illus. (line drawing on frontis. only), 8vo. Black cloth with gold cover and spine stamping. Gold stamping is a bit rubbed on the title flap; lacks a dust jacket; o/w a nice tight copy of this less seldom seen Houdini title. Offered at $16.00

KIDABRAJOURNAL – THE VOICE OF KIDshow WORLD. (Magazine Lot) Mark Daniel. KIabra 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). When this magazine was available in printed form (like these are), back copies were offered at $8 each, if available. Nonmembers of the organization could buy only the Yearbooks, which were priced at $20 each. All are in near fine condition and now offered as a lot for $46.00

[Lecture Notes Combo – All Signed] Lecture Notes Combo #5. A four-book lot of lecture notes from various compilers, including: LECTURE NOTES BY ALI BONGO KANSAS 2002 (2002, 16pp., inscribed/signed on back cover); JOHN KENNEDY’S LECTURE III (n.d., 32pp., signed/inscribed inside front cover); Bob Little’s BLUE RIBBON LECTURE SERIES (1975, 56pp., inscribed/signed inside front cover); Pavel’s 100% MAGIC LECTURE NOTES (18pp., 2003, inscribed/signed on the title page). Unless otherwise noted, all are self-published, 8vo. and in wraps. Overall condition is VG+. Get all four now for $26.00

[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 $7.00

McKinven, John A. STAGE FLYING: 431 B.C. TO MODERN TIMES. (Book) Glenwood, IL, Meyerbooks, 1995. First edition. 102pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Fine. Now offered at $25.00

Mendoza, John F. THE "EXCELLENCE" OF DAN FLESHMAN. (Book) O'Fallon, IL, Tom Westerheide, 1983. 95pp., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. As new. Now offered at $8.00

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 $6.00

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 $9.00

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 $6.00

Permin, Ib. HOKUS POKUS. (Book) New York, Sterling Publishing, 1970. Third printing. 120pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Pictorial boards. Bob Hutchings’ Magic Shack sticker at bottom of title page; o/w a Near Fine copy. Now offered at $12.00

[Reader’s Digest] STRANGE STORIES, AMAZING FACTS – STORIES THAT ARE BIZARRE, UNUSUAL, ODD, ASTONISHING, AND OFTEN INCREDIBLE. (Book) Pleasantville, The Reader’s Digest Association, 1982. Seventh printing. 608pp., illus., index, 4to. Dark green faux leather overlapping spine; red & blue marbled-type vinyl material over boards with gilt title stamping; lower front corner is bumped; o/w VG+. Offered at $9.00

Rice, Harold R. RICE’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SILK MAGIC, VOLUMES ONE. (Book). Ardmore, PA, Silk King Studios, 1948. First edition. 520pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Exterior show wear and use, but now in a protective Mylar sleeve. Now offered at $18.00

Robinson, Richard (editor) PROFESSOR HOFFMANN'S MODERN MAGIC. (Book) New York, Quick Fox, 1977. 173pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $7.00

[Secret Tannery] PEEK NOTE WALLET. (Gimmick and Online Instructions) A functional everyday wallet with a devastating peek. Space for more than 10+ business cards/credit cards and a currency compartment that fits all currencies. A very nice--“carry every day”—gimmick that is ready to go. Retails at $115.00, now offered at $90.00

Severn, Bill. MAGIC AND MAGICIANS. (Book) New York, David McKay, 1958. First edition. 178pp., illus., index, 8vo. Pictorial cloth in an unclipped dust jacket. Dj is a bit rubbed at the corners, but now in a Mylar protective sleeve. Yogi Magic Mart sticker on the title page and an F. William Kuethe, Jr. book plate on the front pasted down end paper. A very nice copy. Offered at $24.00

Silberstang, Edwin. THE WINNER’S GUIDE TO CASINO GAMBLING. (Book) New York, Henry Holt and Company, 2005. 481pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Paperbound. Near Fine. Offered at $8.00

Smith, Ronald L. COMIC SUPPORT – SECOND BANANAS IN THE MOVIES. (Book) New York, Citadel Press/Carol Book Group, 1993. 247pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Alphabetic listing with photos, brief bios and stage, screen and TV appearances. Two small spots on front cover, o/w VG+. Offered at $5.00

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 $8.00

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 $10.00

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) Cranbury, D. Robbins & Company, 2005. 384pp., illus., biog. sketches, index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $16.00

Thurston, Howard. HOWARD THURSTON’S CARD TRICKS. (Vintage Book) Baltimore, I & M Ottenheimer, 1903. 83pp. +ads, illus., 12mo. Wraps. A bit discolored and brittle with a bit of chipping on the back cover and a very slight amount at the spine; o/w a VG+ copy. Now offered at $28.00

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 $22.95, now offered at $14.00

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