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FSH: Magic books, memorabilia and more on the Reverse Auction

Posted: September 30th, 2019, 11:53 pm
by Dan Bradbury
Here is the Reverse Auction for September 30, 2019. A few more new items to the list and, as always, 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.

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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Buckley, Arthur. CARD CONTROL: A POST GRADUATE COURSE ON PRACTICAL METHODS. (Book) Springfield (IL), By the Author, 1946. Second edition. 222pp., illus., 8vo. Black pebble cloth with gilt stamping. Spine and edges have been smoke-damaged; some foxing/toning on end papers; o/w VG. Offered at $60.00

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

[Copperfield, David] THE MAGIC OF DAVID COPPERFIELD. (Souvenir Program) Souvenir Program from the Road Tour produced by Magic Promotions, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, 1985. 20pp., illus. (b&w), 4to, Pictorial wraps. Near fine. Offered at $15.00

[Daily, George/ MAGIC COLLECTORS’ BULLETIN] Three issues MAGIC COLLECTORS’ BULLETIN. (Three-Catalog Lot) 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. May contain some small checkmarks, o/w are VG and all three issues offered as a lot for $16.00

[Dramatis Personae] DRAMATIS PERSONAE – BOOKSELLERS. (Five-Catalog Lot) Hoboken, NJ/Sheffield, MA, Jonathan and Lisa Reynolds. Frequently included magic and allied arts. This lot includes catalogues: Three, Eight, Twenty-Two, Forty-Four, and Fifty-Eight. Pages generally run 36-48pp. each, 8vo in wraps. Frequently contain some checkmarks and notes. Offered as a lot at $20.00

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

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

Feldman, David. WHY DO CLOCKS RUN CLOCKWISE AND OTHER IMPONDERABLES – MYSTERIES OF EVERYDAY LIFE. (Book) New York, Harper & Row/Perennial Library, 1988. 251pp., illus., index, 8vo. Paperbound. VG. Offered at $10.00

Fleischer, Adam J. JEFF MCBRIDE’S CHANGING THE FACE OF MAGIC. (Book) New York, New York Magic Symposium Volume One, 1984. 26pp., illus., 4to. Wraps. Some toning at the edges; o/w VG. Now offered at $20.00

Ginn, David. SCHOOL SHOW PRESENTATION VOLUME2/3. (Book) Norcross, Scarlett Green Publication, 1985. First edition. 176pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Lightly roughed and soiled; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

[Heaman The Great] THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MAGIC. (Book) Toronto, The Canadian Book Company, n.d. (early 1940’s) Wartime Edition. 68pp., illus., 12mo. Pictorial wraps. Two shop stickers: Magic Flora on the back cover and a small Chanin sticker on the title page. Some toning at the edges, o/w VG+. Offered at $25.00

[Howard, Max – Max the Magician and Diane] SHOWMANSHP - THE ART THAT CONCEALS THE ART – A LECTURE ON THE INTERPRETATION OF MAGIC. (Inscribed/Signed Book) n.pl., By the author, (1980’s) 28pp., illus., bibliography, 4to. Wraps. Inscribed to C. Shaw Smith from Max and dated 8/8/86. Toning at the edges; major chip at top of spine on back; o/w VG. Offered at $16.00

[Ireland Year Book] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1951, IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1952, and IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK 1953. (Three-Book Combined Volume) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1951/1952/1953. 34pp./40pp./44pp., illus., 4to. Original pages with either lacking covers or with photocopied covers have been bound into a plastic comb bound booklet. VG. Offered at $25.00

[Ireland Year Book] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1956, IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1957, and IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK 1958. (Three-Book Combined Volume) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1956/1957/1958. 44pp./42pp./60pp., illus., index in ’58 issue, 4to. Original pages without covers or with photocopied covers have been bound into a plastic comb bound booklet. VG. Offered at $25.00

[Ireland YearBook] IRELAND’S YEARBOOK FOR 1959 and IRELAND’S YEARBOOK FOR 1960. (Two-Book Combined Volume) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1959 and 1960. 64pp./72pp., indices, 4to. Original pages and covers (1960 only) have been bound into a plastic comb bound booklet. VG. Offered at $25.00

[Le Grand David] MARCO THE MAGI'S PRODUCTION OF LE GRAND DAVID AND HIS OWN SPECTACULAR MAGIC COMPANY - A STAGE MAGIC EXTRAVAGANZA. (Souvenir Photobook) Beverly, MA, White Horse Productions, 1981. (110pp.), illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. There has been an unfortunate partial ink transfer from another book to the front cover of this one; o/w Near fine. Offered at $20.00

[Le Grand David] LE GRAND DAVID AND HIS OWN SPECTACULAR MAGIC COMPANY. (Souvenir Program) Beverly, MA, Cabot Street Cinema Theatre, 1986. 28pp., illus., 4to. Glossy pictorial wraps. “Viva la Magia!” Near fine. This copy offered at $16.00

Lorayne, Harry. DECK-STERITY. (Book) Brooklyn, D. Robbins, 1967. Second edition. 154pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Cloth. A fine copy. Now offered at $25.00

[Los Angeles Conference on Magic History] THE 12TH LOS ANGELES CONFERENCE ON MAGIC HISTORY. (Souvenir Program) Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, 2011. 40pp., illus., narrow (7” x 11”) 4to. Wraps. Conference in Los Angeles November 10, 11 and 12, 2011, featured programs and exhibits, plus a tour of Brookledge – home of Floyd and Jennie Thayer and the Thayer Studio of Magic—and later the Larsen family. A Near Fine copy. Now offered at $30.00

[Magic Collectors’ Association] PROGRAM OF THE 36TH WEEKEND GATHERING OF THE MAGIC COLLECTORS' ASSOCIATION (Souvenir Program) Tuscany Suites Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 7-9, 2005. Guest of Honor David Copperfield. 36pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial wraps. Fine. Now offered at $25.00

Maxwell, Mike. LOUIS FALANGA'S LAKE TAHOE CARD MAGIC.(Book) Tahoma, CA, Louis Falanga, 1985. Thrd edition. 78pp., illus., bibliog., 8vo. Wraps. Near fine. Offered at$12.00

Miesel, William P. (editor). THE CLOSE-UP MAGIC OF RAY MERTZ…AND FRIENDS. (Book) (Beverly, MA), Unikorn Magik, 1986. 88pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Some lights soiling and back cover is damp-stained; o/w VG. Now offered at $12.00

Pavel. MAGICAL CREATION OR HOW TO INVENT A NEW TRICK. (Signed/Inscribed Book) Geneva, Switzerland, Pavel-Magic, n.d. 34pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Inscribed to former owner and signed on the author’s foreword page. Near fine. Offered at $20.00

Racherbaumer, Jon. ARCH TRIUMPHS. (Book) Oakland, Magic Limited, 1978. First edition. Has a Lee Jacobs sticker as distributor on the verso of the title-page. 44pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Small spot on lower corner edge of front cover; o/w VG+. Now offered at $20.00

Simmons, Ken. CLOSE-UP WITH CARDS. (Book) n.pl., Jerry Mentzer, 1982. 64pp., illus., 8vo. Plastic comb bound. VG. Now offered at $10.00

[Tiny’s Magic Company] (Magic Catalo Lot) Two catalogs from Tiny’s Magic Company in Denver, CO. TINY’S MAGIC CATALOGUE NO. 1 – LIFETIME LOOSE-LEAF EDITION (1946, 188pp.) and TINY’S MAGIC CATALOGUE NO. 2 – LIFETIME LOOSE-LEAF EDITION (1950, unnumbered, but approx. 180-200pp.) Both are 8vo. In yellow and red printed covers with prong fasteners. May have occasional check-marks, o/w VG. Both as a lot - offered for $25.00

***ALL BELOW ARE SIGNED AND/OR COLLECTIBLE – AT REDUCED PRICES***

[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 $23.00

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 $20.00

[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 $6.00

Mitchell, Barry. THE MAGIC OF THINKING CREATIVELY – A PROFESSIONAL MAGICIAN’S PATH IN THE PURSIT OF CREATIVITY. (Numbered/Signed Book) Sevierville, TN, Cre8iv Press, 2003. Numbered copy (#1243 of 1500) of a signed limited edition – signed inside front cover. 235pp., illus., 4to. Gold stamped cloth. As New. Now offered at $36.00

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 $10.00

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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 $9.00

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 $9.00

Bauer, Joel. HUSTLE, HUSTLE: MAKING MAGIC...YOUR BUSINESS. (Book) San Juan de la Cruz, Joel Bauer Productions, 1983. 138+pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. A Near Fine copy. Now offered at $22.00

Beam, Steve. SEMI-AUTOMATIC CARD TRICKS: VOLUME TWO. (Book) Raleigh, NC, Trapdoor Productions, 1995. First edition. 229pp., illus., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dj lightly roughed along top edge, o/w VG+. Now offered at $24.00

Ben, David. DAI VERNON: A BIOGRAPHY – ARTIST – MAGICIAN – MUSE – 1894-1941. (Book) Chicago, Squash Publishing, 2006. First edition. 366pp., illus., bibliog., index, 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. Lightly rubbed on front of dust jacket; o/w Near fine. Retails for $45.00, now offered at $29.00

[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 $20.00

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 $10.00

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 $17.00

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 $17.00

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 $6.00

Crystal, Billy. 700 SUNDAYS. (Book) New York, Warner Books, 2005. 183pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth/boards in a dust jacket. Near Fine. Offered at $12.00

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 $12.00

Earle, Lee. SUPER DUPERY. (Book) Phoenix, Binary Star, 1987. 33p., illus., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Two additional pages “Magic, Mentalism, Marketing and More” laid in. Near fine. Offered at $14.00

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 $6.00

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 $7.00

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 $18.00

Fitzkee, Dariel. RINGS IN YOUR FINGERS. (Book) Pomeroy, Lee Jacobs Productions, 1999. 120 pp. (+ads), illus., 8vo. Black pictorial boards with silver tone art and lettering. New- still shrink-wrapped. Now offered at $18.00

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 $7.00

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 $21.00

Fulves, Karl. BIG BOOK OF MAGIC TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover Publications, 1994. 195pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. Near fine. Now only $10.00

Fulves, Karl. SELF-WORKING HANDKERCHIEF MAGIC – 61 FOOLPROOF TRICKS. (Book) New York, Dover, 1988. 184pp, illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Fine copy. Offered at $5.00

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 $10.00

Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE - VOLUME 3. (Book) Seattle, WA, Hermetic Press, Inc., 2000. First English language edition. 300+pp. (p. 495 - 790), illus., bibliog., index, 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. The dj is very lightly soiled, o/w VG. Offered at $27.00

Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE, VOLUME 4. (Book) Seattle, WA, Hermetic Press, Inc., 2000. First English language edition. 300+pp. (p. 792 -1091), illus., bibliog., cum. index, 4to.
Cloth in dust jacket. The dj is very lightly soiled, o/w VG. Offered at $27.00

Giobbi, Roberto. CARD COLLEGE, VOLUME 5. (Book) Seattle, WA, Hermetic Press, Inc., 2000. First English language edition. 300+pp. (p. 1099 -1477), illus., bibliog., cum. index, 4to.
Cloth in dust jacket. The dj is very lightly soiled, o/w VG. Offered at $27.00

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 $17.00

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 $7.00

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 $9.00

Hartman, J. K. CARD FARE (Book) New York, Tannen Magic Inc., 1980. 60pp., illus., 4to. Paperbound. VG. Now offered at $5.00

[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 $16.00

Hill, Douglas and Pat Williams. THE SUPERNATURAL. (Book) New York, Hawthorn Books, 1965. 351pp., illus., index, 8vo. Black cloth. Shows light wear, o/w VG. Offered at $12.00

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 $10.00

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 $7.00

[Houdini, Harry] HOUDINI – MAGICAL HALL OF FAME. (Souvenir Book). By D. A. Hagarty, edited by H. Muller. Niagara Falls, Ontario, The Houdini Magical Hall of fame, n.d. 38pp., illus., 8vo. Black and pink wraps. Internal stain at foot of spine; a bit rubbed and roughed with overall condition on this one rating a Good. These have become increasingly hard to find since the Houdini Hall of Fame burned in 1995. Now offered at $16.00

[Ireland Year Book] IRELAND’S 1954 YEAR BOOK and IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK 1955. (Two-Book Combined Volume) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1954 and 1955. 40pp./44pp., illus., 4to. Original pages and covers have been bound into a plastic comb bound booklet. Very light browning or stain on ’54 copy. Now offered at $22.00

[Ireland Year Book] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK FOR 1961 and IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK 1962. (Two-Book Combined Volume) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1961 and 1962. 80pp./80pp., illus., 4to. Original pages and covers have been bound into a plastic comb bound booklet. Very light toning on ’62 page edges. Offered at $22.00

[Ireland Year Book] IRELAND’S YEAR BOOK 1963-1964 and YEAR BOOK 1965-6. (Two-Book Combined Volume) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company/Magic, Inc., 1964 and 1966. 80pp./96pp., illus., 4to. Original pages and covers have been bound into a plastic comb bound booklet. Now offered at $22.00

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 $16.00

Johnson, Roy. SECOND TIME AROUND. (Book) n.pl., A Goodliffe Publication, 1971. First edition. 84 pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth. VG+. Now offered at $9.00

[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 $184.00

Kaye, David. SERIOUSLY SILLY: HOW TO ENTERTAIN CHILDREN WITH MAGIC AND COMEDY. (Book) Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company, 2005. First edition (stated). 163pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. New. Retails for $52.00, now only $32.00

Kaye, Marvin. CATALOG OF MAGIC. (Book) Garden City, Doubleday, 1977. 280pp., illus., bibliog., gloss., 4to. VG. Now offered at $5.00

[Koran, Al] AL KORAN. (Audiocassette) London, Martin Breese, 1980. 60 minutes. Cassette in vinyl case. As new. $10.00

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 $15.00

[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 $18.00

Leech, Al. FOR CARD MEN ONLY. (Book) Chicago, Ireland Magic Company, 1949. 30pp., illus., 8vo. Yellow pictorial wraps with bright green title and illustration. Very lightly soiled on back cover, o/w a Fine cover and internally. Offered at $10.00

[Los Angeles Conference on Magic History] THE THIRD LOS ANGELES CONFERENCE ON MAGIC HISTORY – A UNIQUE WEEKEND OF ENTERTAINMENT & EDIFICATION FOR LOVERS OF THE ART OF CONJURING. (Program) Los Angeles Conference on Magic History, 1993. 20pp., illus., 8vo. Wraps. Conference in LA November 4th, 5th and 6th, 1993. Featured exhibits Dr. Hooker’s Impossibilities, Sawing a Woman in Halves, and The Willard the Wizard Show. Near fine copy. Now offered at $20.00.

Luka, John. UNCOVERED – SECRETS FOR THE SERIOUS MAGICIAN. (Book) Taylor, MI, John Luka, 2006. First edition. 100pp., illus., 4to. Pictorial boards. Near fine. Now offered at $28.00

[Magic, Inc./Marshall, Frances Ireland] YEAR BOOK 1967-8 FEATURING A SALUTE TO COMEDY (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc, 1968. 112pp., illus., index, 4to. Plastic comb bound. Two discolored spots on back cover, o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

[Magic, Inc./Marshall, Frances Ireland] YEAR BOOK 1969-70 - SALUTE TO COLLECTORS (Book) Chicago, Magic, Inc, 1970. 144pp., illus., index, 4to. Plastic comb bound. Some browning around edges, o/w VG+. Offered at $16.00

Mason, Eric. STUFF! A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL MAGIC. (Book) London, Martin Breese Ltd., 1989. Second edition.152pp., illus., 4to. Cloth in dust jacket. Dust jacket is a bit rubbed, but now in a Mylar protective sleeve; o/w Fine. Now offered at $45.00

Maxwell, Mike. BRUCE CERVON'S THE BLACK & WHITE TRICK AND OTHER ASSORTED MYSTERIES. (Book with Cards) Lake Tahoe, CA, L&L Publishing, 1989. First edition. 151pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. A VG copy with cards in original envelope laid in. Now offered at $20.00

Mayne, Andrew. ILLUSION F/X. (Book) n.pl., Andrew Mayne, 1997. 57pp., illus., bibliog., 4to. Plastic comb bound. Fine. Offered at $28.00

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 $16.00

Meyer, Jerome S. FUN FOR THE FAMILY. (Book) New York, Garden City Publishers, 1939. 288pp., illus., 8vo. Green cloth in Dust jacket. Dust jacket has several small chips and closed tears, but o/w very good. Now offered at $12.00

MINT-O. (Trick with On-line Instructions) Vanishing Inc. Gimmick with link to on-line instructions. As New. Now offered at $12.00

[“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 $7.00

[Pavel] PAVEL’S CHAMELEON DIE. (Classic Stage/Caberet Prop) Geneva, Switzerland, Pavel Magic, 2000. Large (4”) cube changes color to match the multi-colored sides of a large tube each time it passes through the tube. Comes complete with two pages of instructions in original box – with “Certificate of Authenticity #9”. This is As New with no indication of ever having been used. Now offered at $66.00

Pittman, Woody. THE BIG PICTURE - CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR MAGICIANS. (Book) Hollywood, Woody Pittman, 1998. 38pp., illus., 8vo. Pictorial wraps. Near Fine. Now offered at $13.00

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 $9.00

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 $6.00

Rawlins, Christopher. ROULETTE. (Book) n.pl., Vanishing Inc., 2013. Second edition. 87pp., illus., 8vo. Paperbound. Near fine. Offered at $6.00


Roberts, Willo Davis. THE MAGIC BOOK. (Juvenile Fiction with a Magic Theme) New York, Atheneum, 1986. 150pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket. An ex library copy with all the standard institutional abuse from processing; o/w VG. $10.00

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 $7.00.

Shotts, Floyd. DEVILISH DECEITS. (Book) Cleveland, Snyder’s Magic Shop, (1950). 34pp., 8vo. Light blue wraps. Some age-toning around edges; signed by Chanin inside front cover with his shop sticker; o/w VG. Offered at $14.00

[Silk to Egg] SILK TO EGG. (Close Up Magic Prop) From Dana Magic Creations. High quality fake egg, two pages of instructions in colorful carrying bag. (Silk is not included.) Near fine. Offered at $14.00

Taub, Jacob, M.D. THE DOC AND HIS DECK. (Book) New York, Louis Tannen, 1976. First edition. 157pp., illus., 4to. Red Buckram with gold stamping. Lacks a dust jacket. Some age toning around edges, o/w VG. Now offered for $16.00

[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 $23.00

[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 $36.00

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 $6.00

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 $10.00

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 $14.00

Wright, Harry B. WITNESS TO WITCHCRAFT. (Book) New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1957. 246pp., illus., 8vo. Cloth in dust jacket in Mylar protective sleeve. Very lightly soiled on back of dust jacket; o/w VG+. Now offered at $14.00

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