FSH: Books, memorabilia and more closing out the holiday weekend

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FSH: Books, memorabilia and more closing out the holiday weekend

Postby Dan Bradbury » September 2nd, 2019, 10:20 pm

Greetings on a Monday evening—the end of the Labor Day Weekend here in the U.S.! This is the Reverse Auction for September 2, 2019. We actually had a chance to dig into some boxes at the back of the storage area and find some interesting items—books certainly, but some other items that may be of interest as well. And of course all previously listed items are again reduced by another 10%. 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 have gone down by another 10%, but don’t wait too long as it may be gone before you try to claim it! 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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Adair, Ian. 100 MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) London, Chartwell Books, 1991. 128pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Former owner name on front glued down endpaper, o/w near fine. $15.00

Barnett, Paul and Ron Tiner. CONJURING TRICKS. (Book) London, Lorenz Books, 1998. 96pp., illus., 16mo. Pictorial boards in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $8.00

[Blackstone, Harry, Jr.] Memorabilia packet. (Harry Blackstone, Jr. – Memorabilia Lot) Includes: Souvenir Program from Blackstone Magic Show performances July 9-17, 1979 at the Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO (34pp., illus., in 4to wraps. Has been folded once lengthwise, o/w VG; Blackstone Magic Show multi- color 6”x9” hand flyer from performance at Ball State University October 25, 1978; a tri-fold, 5.5” x 11” black and white Harry Blackstone Jr. Program from McHale Auditorium, Logansport, IN September 13, 1992 performance; and a BLACKSTONE MYSTERY MAGIC – 8 EASY-TO-DO MYSTERIES OF MAGIC. Magic Kit Box – a premium from Proctor and Gamble, 1981. Original box to this set only – folded flat. Does not include any props or instructions—just the original box. All VG to Near Fine condition, Offered as a lot for $30.00

[Batra, Sunil] CIGARETTE PIERCE. (Trick) Calcutta, Sunil Batra, n.d. Cigarette can be placed in a small (3.5”) brass tube and pierced with pins or toothpicks and emerges unharmed. Tube with cap and one page of instructions. Offered at $8.00

Caveney, Mike. THE POWERS OF DARKNESS COME OUT OF THE CLOSET – A FRESH LOOK AT CORINDA’S ENIGMA. (Book) Pasadena, Mike Caveney’s Magic Words, 2001. 12pp., illus. 8vo. Wraps. Near Fine. Plus as a bonus – the original CORINDA’S THE POWERS OF DARKNESS – AN ENIGMA 11pp., published by Ireland Magic Company (n.d.) in Chicago. Both offered as a lot at $15.00

Eldin, Peter. MAGIC. (Book) New York, Kingfisher, 1997. 64pp., full color illus. (by 16 different artists), biographical summary, glossary, index, 4to. Colorful pictorial boards in a clipped dust jacket. Not a "how-to", but an introduction to the history of magic, magicians, tricks and illusions—a great book for a young magician. Lightly bumped on spine corners; dj now in a protective Mylar sleeve; VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC – 61 FOOLPROOF TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover, 1988. 184pp, illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Fine copy. Offered at $8.00

[Groves, David] CARD UNDER GLASS ON STEROIDS. (Trick with Booklet) Santa Monica, Aha! Press, 2001. Includes cards and 26pp. illus., 8vo. plastic comb-bound manuscript. Has been opened, but VG+. Offered at $16.00

Hawkesworth, Eric. SO-LONG (THE) CHINAMAN. (Vintage Faux Paperfolding Routine) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. Colorful 13.5” x 2.5” pleated paper creates a fan, then a tree, then a placemat, and the story concludes when it transforms into So-Long the Chinaman in a Mandarin robe. Near fine. Offered at $12.00

[Henning, Doug] Memorabilia Packet. Doug Henning – Memorabilia Lot) MERLIN THE MAGICAL MUSICAL 12” x 9” Souvenir Program (16pp., full color illustrations, 4to in heavy wraps) from a performance at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York; a PLAYBILL program for the performance of MERLIN starring Doug Henning and Chita Rivera at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, Volume 83: No. 5 (May 1983); and two post card style handouts for the Las Vegas Hilton: one featuring Bill Cosby and Doug Henning and His World of Magic, April 18-May 1, 1978 and John Davidson and Doug Henning and His World of Magic, July 31 – August 21, 1978. All four pieces are VG+ to Fine and offered as a Lot for $25.00

[Houdini, Harry] A foursome of Harry Houdini classics for a newbie or the club library. (Four -Book Lot). This lot includes: Milbourne Christopher’s HOUDINI – THE UNTOLD STORY (Pocket Books, 1976, 334pp.); Walter Gibson’s THE GREAT HOUDINI’S BOOK OF MAGIC – TRICKS, PUZZLES & STUNTS (Pinnacle, 1976, 110pp.) and written with Morris Young HOUDINI’S FABULOUS MAGIC (Barnes & Noble, 1977, 214pp.); and William Lindsay Gressham’s HOUDINI – THE MAN WHO WALKS THROUGH WALLS (Manor Books, 1975, 263pp.) All show signs of having been well-read, but are still in Good condition. Offered as a lot at $18.00

[Hurst, Andy] MAGIC TV CARD. (Trick – Selected Card Revelation) Andy Hurst, 2002. Gimmick for both red and blue backed Bicycles with a 12-page instruction manual. Has been opened, but otherwise Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

Kaye, Marvin. THE STEIN AND DAY HANDBOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Stein and Day, 1975. 310pp., illus., glossary, bibliog., 12mo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $7.00

[Karr, Todd] THE SHAKESPEARE EXPERIMENT. (Deluxe Book Test) Appears to be a collector’s copy of THE COPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE published by Stratford Manor Books in 2008, but it is specially arranged and printed to enable an array of clever “book test” mentalism. 816pp., illustrated with Gustave Dore engravings and a tipped in frontispiece, 8vo. Luxurious leather binding with gold foil stamping with gilt-edges and a distinctive ribbon bookmark. Complete instructions are available in a 21-page pdf and it includes several helpful cribs for use as needed or desired. This was limited to 1000 copies. As new. Now offered at $280.00

[Lack, Keith] CREATURE. (Utility Prop) Arlen Studio, n.d. Creepy looking little face appears that maybe the “secret to the magic in your hands” or make up your own story. Prop with suggested handling. Offered at $10.00

[LaGerould, Terry] TERRY LAGEROULD’S ANA THINS. (Trick – Selected Card Revelation) California Magic and Novelty Company, 1997. Unique chosen card revelation – Complete one page instructions with props all props. As new. Now offered at $12.00

Lantz, Charles. MAGIC FOR THE FEW. (Book) Walnut Grove (MN), By the Author,1935. 29pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps stapled in green textured covers. Darker along top edge of covers and a damp stain along the bottom edge with some light color transfer to the first two pages; o/w VG, clean and unworn copy. Seldom seen. Offered at $20.00

[Lecture Notes Quartet] (Four-Item Lot of Lecture Notes) This lot includes: Dan Garrett’s TOP 10 LECTURE NOTES (Dan Garrett, 1996, 20pp.); Tim Ellis’ RUNAROUND SUE – THE FISM AWARD WINNING CUPS AND BALL ACT (Magic Unlimited, 2001, 23pp.); Coe Norton LECTURE NOTES (Magic Inc. n.d., 16pp.); and Sue-Anne Webster’s HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT SCHOOL TOURS? – A GUIDEBOOK FOR POTENTIAL PERFORMERS (Magic Unlimited, 2000, 25pp.). All are 8vo in wraps and VG+. Offered as a lot at $28.00

[Mentalist Mix] A small lot of four booklets on mentalism. (Four-Book Lot) This lot includes: ANNEMANN’S MENTAL BARGAIN EFFECTS (n.d., 16pp.); M.S. Mahendra’s “HE CAN’T READ YOUR MIND” – PATTER – PRESENTATION. (Abbott, circa late 1930’s, 6pp.); (Louis Tannen’s POWER OF CONCENTRATION (Tannen, n.d., 8pp.); and PAUL HALLAS’ ESP-ECIALLY WILD (Meir Yedid, 1993, 12pp.). All are 8vo in wraps—Manhendra is 7” x 10: folded into wraps; some have former owner names or blind stamps; o/w quite Good to VG. Offered as a lot at $20.00

[Miscellaneous Manuscripts Plus] A small lot of three manuscripts and a magazine on various and sundry topics. (Four-Book Lot) This lot includes: BLUEPRINT (Volume 2: No. 1 – July, 1975) 6 pp. plus the index to Volume 1, published by Barry Govan and Ian Baxter from Victoria, Australia; Irv Cook’s G POWDER – MY FAVORITE EFFECTS (Daytona Magic, 6pp.); Richard Kaufman’ MYSTIC MADNESS PRESENTS – SMASHED with routines by Jay Sankey, Derek Dingle and Mike Ammar (By the Author, n.d., illus.); and Walter H. Woolbaugh’s notes on THE DUSHECK VEST (By the Author, 16pp., illus.). All items are 4to either side-stapled or in wraps. Condition ranges from generally VG to Near Fine except for a half dollar size spot on the cover of the Cook manuscript. Offered as a lot for $25.00

THE SPHINX – AN INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE FOR MAGICIANS. (Miscellaneous Magazine Lot – ADB #6420) William Hilliar. Chicago, IL, etc.; then A.M. Wilson, Kansas City, MO; etc. Monthly and finally quarterly. THE SPHINX was published from 1902 until 1953 for a total of 597 issues. This is a 17-issue lot from Volume XLIX: N. 1(March,1950) through N 12; and N, L: V.1 (March,1951) through N. 4, plus V. L: N. 6 (December, 1951). All issues are in Good to VG+ condition. Now offered as a 17 issue lot at $30.00

[Sponge Magic Sets] Three sponge sets, including: From “Magic by Gosh” COLOR CHANGING BALL TO JUMBO SQUARE - two (2”) balls – one red and one black - with 2.75” square in original box with complete instructions; and “AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR” – four 1.75” hexagons and 5” high “Giant 4” for the climax with complete instructions; Plus “THE MIKE ROGERS MULTIPLYING BUNNIES” – three 2.5” adult bunnies and seven babies with complete instructions. All sponges appear to have had minimal (if any) use. Offered as a lot for $12.00

Tremaine, Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAGIC – A STEP-BY-STEP ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO A HOST OF SIMPLE YET SPECTACULAR TRICKS. (Book) Secaucus, Chartwell Books, 1994. 125pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in matching dust jacket. Former owner gift/nameplate inside; lightly bumped at foot of spine; o/w VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Tremaine, Jon. THE AMAZING BOOK OF MAGIC AND CARD TRICKS. (Book) New York, Barnes and Noble, 2000. 221pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $16.00

[Burton, Lance] Lance Burton Memorabilia. (Lance Burton - Memorabilia Lot – Some Signed) Includes: Signed LANCE BURTON Souvenir Program undated and presumably from the Monte Carlo in the early 00’s. Signed on front cover.16pp. in full color 12” x 8” pictorial wraps; LANCE BURTON – MASTER MAGICIAN Souvenir Program from the Monte Carlo. 28pp., illus. (full color), wide 8vo.; and a less seldom seen LES FOLIES BERGERE program (4pp., 11” x 8”) from the Tropicana featuring Lance Burton. All three are in Fine condition. Now offered at $36.00

Crabb, Tabby. HOMETOWN AMERICUS GEORGIA – LIFE AND TIMES – MY SIDE OF THE STORY. (Inscribed/Signed Book) N. pl. (Americus?), Tabby Crabb and Ancient Springs Publishing Company, 2009. First edition. 210pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed on the dedication page “To Theo Bamberg! I am a true admirer of your Magic Craft” and signed Tabby Crabb aka Tabman. Near fine. Now offered at $56.00

Fox, Karrell. CLEVER LIKE A FOX. (Inscribed/signed Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1976. 200pp., illus., 4to. Red cloth with gold stamping in dust jacket. Inscribed/signed on front free end paper. Dust jacket lightly worn at the top of the spine with one chip; lower front corner lightly bumped; o/w VG+. This copy now offered at $31.00

[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 $10.00

Lorayne, Harry. RIM SHOTS. (Inscribed/Signed Book) New York, Harry Lorayne, 1973. 148pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Inscribed to Ben Zottolo from Harry Lorayne 5-1-87 inside front cover. Former owner stamp; o/w Near fine. Now offered at $32.00


[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 $6.00

Angel, Criss with Laura Morton. CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK – 40 MINDFREAKS. (Book) New York, Harper Entertainment, 2007. First edition. 295pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Retails at $24.95, now offered at $16.00

Avadon, David. CUTTING UP TOUCHES – A BRIEF HISTORY OF POCKETS AND THE PEOPLE WHO PICK THEM. (Book) Chicago, Squash Publishing, 2007. First edition. 149pp., illus., bibliog., index, 12mo. Pictorial boards. As new. Retails for $25.00, now offered at $16.00

Blaine, David. DAVID BLAINE, MYSTERIOUS STRANGER: A BOOK OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, Villard, 2002. 214pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial boards. Near Fine. Now offered at $18.00

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 $8.00

Breslaw, Phillip. BRESLAW'S LAST LEGACY. (Book) Wichita, KS, Steven's Publishing, 1997. Facsimile reprint of Byron Walker’s 1795 edition. Foreword by Byron Walker. XIpp./144pp., illus. (frontisp. only), 12mo. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $26.00

Busby, Jeff. COIN IN BOTTLE PLUS – A PROFESSIONAL ROUTINE AS USED BYJOHNNY THOMPSON “THE GREAT TOMSONI”. (Book) Oakland, Jeff Busby, 1982. First Edition. 18pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

Carlisle, Stanton. MASTER-MENTALITY. (Book) Bideford, The Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 87pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. An As New copy in pristine condition. Now offered at $26.00

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI – A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY, INCLUDING MORE THAN 250 ILLUSTRATIONS. (Book) New York, Gramercy Books, 1988. 218pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket in Mylar protective sleeve. As new. Now offered at $14.00

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 $12.00

Christopher, Milbourne. HOUDINI: THE UNTOLD STORY. (First Edition Book) New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1969. First edition. 281pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in an unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear at the foot of the spine, but now in a Mylar protective jacket; very mild foxing starting on top and face edges; otherwise a Near Fine copy. Now offered at $22.00

CLUB 71. (Two-Issue Magazine Lot – ADB #1625) Charles Hunter, et, al. London. REPRO Magic. Irregular. Printed. 6.25” x 9.5”. This lot includes two of the 14 issues of the file – (Autumn, 1987) and (Christmas,1994). Some inserts – overall VG. Now offered at $10.00

Costi, Davide. CLOSE-UP ELEGANCE. (Inscribed/Signed Book) Norwich, Cairn Press, 2004. First edition. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Hardbound in dust jacket. Inscribed and signed inside front cover. Fine. Now offered at $29.00

[Dealer Catalog Miscellany] A miscellaneous assortment of dealer catalogs and correspondence, including: R.C. Adams’ THE NOVEL BOOK – SPECIAL 1929 EDITION (Chicago, 48pp., illus., 8vo., wraps, the back cover has a couple of chips, o/w VG) not magic but borderline mystical; Jeff Busby Magic Inc. – Correspondence between Busby and another known member of the magic fraternity spatting over the tardiness of the BRAUE NOTEBOOKS (2pp.); FYEO CATALOGUE (Alexandria, York and Wells, 1995, 14pp., wraps. 8vo); HANK LEE’s MAGIC FACTORY (Boston, 1975, 83pp.,4to.) early Lee catalog; BOB LITTLE’S CATALOG OF MAGIC (Hatboro, 1974, 24pp. 4to.) price list and book bargains laid in; and STEVENS MAGIC EMPORIUM – KEN BROOKE MAGIC RANGE CATALOGUE & PRICE LIST (early 1980’s, 18pp., 4to. plastic report binder). All are VG+. Offered at $10.00

Duffie, Peter. DUFFIE'S CARD COMPULSIONS. (Book) Silver Springs, MD, Kaufman and Greenberg, 1995. 269pp., illus., wide 12mo. Cloth in dust jacket. A near fine copy. Now offered for $20.00

Dunninger, Joseph. DUNNINGER’S COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) London, Spring Books, n.d. 288pp., illus., 4to. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Dust jacket has minor scuffs/tears at head of spine; o/w VG. Offered at $8.00

Eldin, Peter. LET'S MAKE MAGIC. (Book) London, Octopus, 1989. First edition. 45pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $5.00

Eldin, Peter. HEY PRESTO! (Book) London, Granada Publishing, 1980. 93pp.(+ads), illus., 12mo. Paperbound. The cover title adds: “Stories of Great Magicians and Their Magic.” A less seldom seen title. Former owner name inside front cover; shows wear at all edges, but is still quite Good. Now offered at $10.00

Fajuri, Gabe. LAURANT: THE MAN OF MANY MYSTERIES. (Book) Chicago, Squash Publishing, 2005. First edition. 136pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Retails for $35.00, now offered at $27.00

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 $17.00

Findler, Gerry. HOW TO DO CHALK CARTOONS. (Book) London, Max Andrews, n.d. 43pp. (+ads to 48pp.), illus., wide 8vo. Wraps. Seldom seen. Small nick at the foot of spine; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Fisher, John (ed.) THE MAGIC OF LEWIS CARROLL. (Book) New York, Bramhall House, 1973. First American Edition. 288pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. DJ slightly rubbed at head of spine; o/w Near Fine. Offered at $25.00

Fox, Karrell. ANOTHER BOOK. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, 1979. 320pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is a bit roughed at head and foot of spine with a small closed tear at the foot; o/w VG+. Now offered at $12.00

Fox, Karrell. GOODIES. (Book) Biddeford, Supreme Magic Company, 1991. 170pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Offered elsewhere at $65.00, we’ll let this one go for $32.00

Fulves, Karl. BIG BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1994. 195pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now only $9.00

[Fulves’ SELF WORKING…] A small lot of four of Karl Fulves’ books, including: SELF-WORKING CARD TRICKS – 72 FOOLPROOF CARD MIRACLES FOR THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN (1976, 113pp.); SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC (1989, 136pp.); SELF-WORKING HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC (1988, 1984); and SELF-WORKING TABLE MAGIC – 97 FOOLPROOF TRICKS WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS (1981, 122pp.). All are published by Dover—8vo and Near Fine. All four offered as a lot for $14.00

Gabbay, David. NOTEWORTHY – A MAGIC LECTURE. (Lecture Notes) n.pl., David Gabbay, 2012. 68pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Out of stock on some sights. Now offered at $10.00

Ganson, Lewis. THE ART OF CLOSE-UP MAGIC, VOLUME 1. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1972. 344pp., illus., contents section at rear, 8vo. Black cloth in a chipped dust jacket – now in a protective sleeve. A Good and serviceable copy. Now offered at $18.00

Gibson, Walter B. HOUDINI’S ESCAPES AND MAGIC. (Book) New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1976. Reprint of 1932 combined edition published by Blue Ribbon Books. 317/316pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Offered at $8.00

Gibson, Walter B. KNOTS AND HOW TO TIE THEM. (Book) New York, Wings Books, 1996. 134pp., illus., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Now in protective Mylar sleeve. As new. Now offered at $14.00

Gibson, Walter B. PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS. (Book) New York, Dover, 1974. 225pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Now offered at $7.00

Gibson, Walter B. & Morris N. Young. HOUDINI ON MAGIC. (Book) New York, Dover Publications Inc., 1953. 280pp. Illus., bibliog., 8vo. Pictorial paperbound covers. Now offered at $7.00

Goldstein, Phil (compiler and editor). SQUARE ONE – A COLLECTION OF TRICKS AND ESSAYS. (Book) Lakewood, CA, Magic, An Independent Magazine for Magicians, 1991. 55pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Partial drink stain ring on back cover; o/w VG+. Now offered for a mere $26.00

Gravatt, Glenn. 50 MODERN CARD TRICKS YOU CAN DO! (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited/Lloyd Jones, 1977. Second printing. 50pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Fine. Offered at $7.00

Griffith, Tony. AN INVITATION TO MYSTERY. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, 1977. Second edition. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Small smudge on back cover; o/w Near Fine. Now offered at $20.00

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; 0several small chips; book itself is Fine in dj as described. Now offered at $12.00

Hanson, Herman and John Zweers. THE MAGIC MAN. (Book) Cincinnati, Haines House of Cards, 1974. First edition. 104pp., illus. (photos and line drawings), 8vo. Brown cloth. Former dealer or owner stamp inside front cover; lightly worn and rubbed at the spine; o/w VG+. Now offered at $16.00

[Harris and Hunter - Two-Book Lot] Paul Harris’ THE INNER CIRCLE (Chuck Martinez, 1980, 15pp.) and Rudy T. Hunter’s HUNTER’S VITAMIN C – THE STAND-UP, GAFFLESS, SIGNED, BILL IN LEMON ROUTINE. (Martin’s Magic Company, 1994, 12pp.). Both are 8vo. in wraps and in Near Fine condition. Offered as a lot for $12.00

Hartman, J. K. CARD FARE (Book) New York, Tannen Magic Inc., 1980. 60pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG. Now offered at $9.00

Haversat, David (Compiler/Publisher) ENCYCLOPEDIA – MENTALISM & MENTALISTS. (Book) Oxford, CT, 1878 Pess 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 $19.00
Herrmann, Prof. HERRMANN’S BOOK OF MAGIC – BLACK ART FULLY EXPOSED. (Book) Chicago, Frederick J. Drake, 1904. 160pp., iilus.,12mo. (This was published with 164pp. + ads, but the final four plus pages and ads are missing.) Paperbound. Head and foot of spine have minor chipping; a damp stain at the lower edge of the front cover; despite the missing pages this is an o/w VG copy in unusually good shape. Now offered at $22.00

Horwitz, Basil. THE MENTAL MAGIC OF BASIL HORWITZ, VOLUME ONE. (Book) London, Martin Breese International, 2003. 63pp., illus., 8vo. Softbound. As new. Now offered at $18.00

Houdini, Harry. HOUDINI’S PAPER MAGIC. (Book) Sunnyside, Magico Magazine, n.d. Reprint of 1922 first edition. 206pp., illus., 12mo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $7.00

Houdini, Harry (Compiled and edited by Patrick Culliton and T.L. Williams). HOUDINI'S STRANGE TALES: A COLLECTION OF FICTION. (Book) n.pl., Kieran Press, 1992. 96pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Light damp stain waving along top edge approximately 30pp in; o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

Hugard, Jean. CARD MANIPULATIONS – SERIES 1 -5 and MORE CARD MANIPULATIONS – SERIES 1 – 4. (Two-Book Lot) New York, Dover Publications, 1973/974. 163pp./205pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Former owner name inside both stamp inside front cover; very light edge wear; o/w VG. Both as a lot for $10.00

Hugard, Jean. HOUDINI’S “UNMASKING” FACT VS. FICTION. (Book) York, PA, Magicana for Collectors, 1989. 78pp. 8vo. Cloth boards with gold stamping. Fine. Now offered at $12.00

Hugard, Jean. THE MAGIC ANNUAL FOR 1938 and 1939 – MAGIC AND ILLUSIONS. (Book) New York, Max Holden, 1939. 137pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Spine is darkened, o/w VG+. Now offered at $5.00

Jay, Joshua. JOSHUA JAY’S AMAZING BOOK OF CARDS. (Book with DVD) New York, Workman Publishing, 2010. 200pp., illus., index, 4to. Paperbound. New. Retails for $19.00, now offered at $7.00

Jay, Ricky. LEARNED PIGS AND FIREPROOF WOMEN. (Book + Exhibit Brochure ) 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+. Plus – a tri-fold 7.75” x 9” brochure of the EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITIONS: BROADSIDES FROM THE C0LLECTION OF RICKY JAY from the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, August 26-November 25, 2007 laid in as an extra. Both now offered as a lot at $25.00

Johnson, Roy. SECOND TIME AROUND. (Book) n.pl., A Goodliffe Publication, 1971. First edition. 84 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Joseph, Eddie. THE LAST WORD ON CUPS AND BALLS. (Book) Colon, Abbott’s Magic Novelty Company, 1942. 69pp., illus., 8vo. Patterned cloth covered boards. Former owner bookplate; lightly worn at the spine; o/w VG+. Now offered at $25.00

Kaye, Marvin. CATALOG OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, 1977. 280pp., illus., bibliog., gloss., 4to. VG. Now offered at $9.00

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 LESS than $1.00 apiece - now $22.00

Konik, Michael. THE MAN WITH THE $100,000 BREASTS AND OTHER GAMBLING STORIES. (Book) Las Vegas, Huntington Press, 1999. 234pp., illus., 8vo. Boards in dust jacket. A Fine copy. This seems to be a popular hard bound acquisition at the moment, so now offered at $23.00

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

Lasher, Micah. THE MAGIC OF MICAH LASHER: MORE THAN FIFTY TRICKS THAT WILL AMAZE AND DELIGHT EVERYONE--INCLUDING YOU. New York, Simon And Schuster (A Fireside Book), 1996. 219pp., illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Paperbound. As new. $6.00

Leach, Chuck. THE SHADOW PRINCIPLE – ADDITIONAL HANDLINGS & ROUTINES FOR DIE-CIPHER II. (Book) Eugene, Chazpro Magic Co., 1988. 16pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Specially printers cards in an attached envelope. Has a small stain along bottom edge of cover not affecting contents; ow VG+. Offered at $8.00

Leeming, Joseph. EASY MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) Mineola, Dover Publications, 2008. A somewhat abridged version of the 1951 edition of Leeming’s REAL BOOK ABOUT MAGIC. 122pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered at $6.00

LINKING RING. (Magazine-Lots – ADB #3350 ) 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 $12.00
Volume 98: N 1 - 12 (January – December 2016) Offered as a lot only – the entire volume for only $12.00

Lorayne, Harry. AFTERTHOUGHTS. (Book) New York, Harry Lorayne, 1975. First edition. 144pp., illus., 8vo. Gold stamped title/designs on cloth covers. Near fine. Now offered at $20.00

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. Near Fine. Now offered for only $28.00

Mason, Eric and Barrie Richardson. A BOON FOR ALL SEASONS. (Book) London, Eric Mason, 2005. Second edition. 48pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. As New. Offered at $14.00

McComb, Billy. McCOMB'S MAGIC: 25 YEARS WISER. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic, n.d, 184pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Face corners lightly bumped; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

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 $10.00

Meyer, Bernard C. HOUDINI: A MIND IN CHAINS, A PSYCHOANALYTIC PORTRAIT. (Book) New York, E.P. Dutton, 1976. First edition. 197pp., illus., notes, bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Jacket has a couple of closed tears along top edge, but now in Mylar protective sleeve; o/w VG. Now offered at $24.00

Meyer, Orville. MAGIC IN THE MODERN MANNER: A UNIQUE COLLECTION OF MAGICAL GEMS. (Book) Oakland, Lloyd E. Jones, 1949. First edition. 184pp., illus., 12mo. Red cloth with gold stamped title. Lightly worn; some browning on end papers; now in a Mylar protective sleeve; VG+. Now offered at $16.00

Miller, Hugh (editor). HORACE BENNETT’S PRIZE-WINNING MAGIC. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Company, n.d. 80pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj now in Mylar protective sleeve; a Fine copy. Now offered at $12.00

Mezrich, Ben. BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE: THE INSIDE STORY OF SIX M.I.T. STUDENTS WHO TOOK VEGAS FOR MILLIONS. (Book) New York, Free Press, 2002. 257pp., 8vo. Cloth/boards in dust jacket. Near fine. Retailed at $24.00, now offered at $8.00

[“Modern” Magic Booklets] (Two-book Lot) SPACE AGE MAGIC by Jorge Ernesto Levrratto. New York, Magico Magic, 1980. 16pp. 23pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps; and Ormond McGill’s ATOMIC MAGIC – THE APPLICATION AND PRESENTATION OF SCIENCE FICTION TO THE ART OF MAGIC. Chicago, Ireland Magic Co., 1951. 40pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. The Levrratto item has the former owner owner name and stamp; o/w both have some minor wear for their age and are o/w VG. Offered as a lot for $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 $6.00

[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 $14.00

Ostin, Bob. FINGERTIP FANTASIES. (Book) Bideford, Supreme Magic Co6mpany, 1968. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. Cover soiled with some pitting; o/w Good. Now offered at $5.00

Pogue, David. MAGIC FOR DUMMIES. (Book) Hoboken, Wiley Publishing, 1998. 369pp., illus., glossary, index, 8vo. Paperbound. As new. Now offered for only $6.00

Puharich, Andrija. URI – A JOURNAL OF THE MYSTERY OF URI GELLER. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday & Company/Anchor Press, 1974. 285pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket in a Mylar protective sleeve. Jacket is lightly soiled with a couple of small closed tears, o/w VG. Now offered at $16.00

Quinn, John Phillip. GAMBLING AND GAMBLING DEVICES, BEING A COMPLETE SYSTEMATIC EDUCATIONAL EXPOSITION DESIGNED TO INSTRUCT THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD TO AVOID ALL FORMS OF GAMBLING. (Book) Las Vegas, Gamblers Book Club, n.d. Reprint of 1912 edition. 308pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. VG+. Offered at $10.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. CARD FINESSE. (Book) Brooklyn, D. Robbins, 1982. 202pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows light wear with several small tears along top edge; light damp stain along spine edge lower front dust jacket, but cover itself is unaffected; o/w VG. Now offered at $22.00

Rawlins, Christopher. ROULETTE. (Book) n.pl., Vanishing Inc., 2013. Second edition. 87pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $10.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. MARLO WITHOUT TEARS. (Book) N. pl., A Korem Publication, 1983. First edition. 317pp. Illus., 4to. Dust jacket has minor wear on edges, o/w VG. Now offered at $18.00

Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugene. MEMOIRS OF ROBERT-HOUDIN – KING OF THE CONJURERS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1964. New Intro by Milbourne Christopher. 336pp.(+ads), illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Former dealer stamp and price sticker inside; o/w VG. Now offered at $9.00

Sadowitz, Jerry and Peter Duffie. INSPIRATIONS. (Book) London, Martin Breese, 1987. 119pp., illus., 8vo. Paperback. Very light discoloration along top edge of front cover, o/w VG+. Now offered at $9.00

Scalbert, Geoffrey. SCALBERT’S SELECTED SECRETS. (Book) Bideford. Devon, Supreme Magic Co., 1981. 185pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Lower corner lightly bumped with minor wear; very light dust jacket wear; o/w Fine. Now offered at $21.00

Severn, Bill. BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC WORKSHOP and BILL SEVERN'S MAGIC COMEDY. (Two-Book Lot) Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books, 1995. 176pp. and 144pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. Former price written on one endpaper; o/w VG+. Offered as a set at $12.00.

Starry, Ace. THE MAGIC LIFE: A NOVEL PHILOSOPHY. (Signed Magic Related Fiction) New York, Rare Bird Press, 1998. 250pp., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Signed and dated on the half title page. Near fine. Offered at $18.00

Temple, Phil, with Robert E. Olson. A MAGICIAN'S TOUR - REVISITED - BEING THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF THE AMERICAN NOSTRADAMUS, HARRY KELLAR, AS TOLD BY HIS FAITHFUL "FAMILIAR", "SATAN, JR." AND HEREIN RETOLD BY PHIL TEMPLE WITH ROBERT E. OLSON. (Book) Novato, CA, Phil Temple, 2000. 226pp., illus., bibliog., poster listing/credits, 4to. Cloth in dj. PLUS, a 56-page reproduction (1999) of KELLAR'S WONDER BOOK. Near fine. Now offered at $35.00

[Tenyo] THE GOLDEN FLEECE. (Trick - T-121) Tokyo, Tenyo, 1985. Complete Props with instructions by Gary Ouelett. New in factory sealed packaging. Offered elsewhere at $40.00, buy it now for $36.00

[Tenyo] HYPER VISION. (Trick - T-143) Tokyo, Tenyo, 1989. Complete props. Created by Tomoyuki Shimomura with instructions by Gary Ouelett. New in factory sealed packaging. Offered elsewhere at $80.00, but buy it now for $54.00

Time-Life Books. MYSTERIES OF THE UNKNOWN: PSYCHIC POWERS. (Book) Alexandria, VA, Time-Life Books, 1987. 160pp., illus., bibliography, index, 4to. Pictorial boards. Very good. Now offered at $10.00

W. INVISIBLE. (DVD with Gimmick) SansMinds – Worker Series. Has been opened and presumably viewed, o/w As New. Now offered at $8.00

Waldron, Daniel. BLACKSTONE, A MAGICIAN'S LIFE: THE WORLD AND MAGIC SHOW OF HARRY BLACKSTONE, 1885-1965. (Book) Glenwood, IL, David Meyer Magic Books, 1999. 230pp., illus., timeline, notes, index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. As new. Now offered at $18.00

Ward, Chas. A. ORACLES OF NOSTRADAMUS. (Book) New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940. 375pp. (+50pp. supplement), Illus., index, 8vo. Gilt-stamped cloth in dust jacket. Jacket has some chips at the head of the spine and small closed tears elsewhere; browning on end papers; o/w VG overall. Offered at $22.00

[Yedid, Meir] FADEOUT. (Instructions and Cards) Meir Yedid, 2003. Complete instructions with blue backed Bicycle deck. Has been opened, but o/w near fine. Offered at $10.00

Zella, Frank and Jimmy King (comp.) WOFFLEDUSTERS. (Book) Columbus, Popular Magic Publications, 1977. 57pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Fine. Offered at $5.00

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