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San Leandro: The Conjuring Historical Society, 1981. Octavo. 160 pages. Signed by Clay H. Shevlin who notes only 300 copies were printed of the first edition. What makes this so useful is the title page of the most important books on the subject are produced with notes on why each volume is important. This would be… Read more
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The Magic of the Hands Trilogy (3 Vol in 1)

by Victor, Edward (1887-1964)

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Published
1995
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Fine
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A. Kaufman and A. Greenberg, 1995. Cloth/hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Octavo. Here is combined his three classics: The Magic of the Hands (1937) 117p. ; More Magic of the Hands (1942) 132p.; Further Magic of the Hands (1946) 103p. The Honorary President of the Affiliated Societies of the Magic Circle, He waswas early member of the… Read more
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Cause and Effect; Card Magic for the Millennium

by Gordon, Paul

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Published
1999
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780952904533
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$40.00

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Worthing-West Sussex England: Natzler Enterprises, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Joyce Gordon. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 224p. Paul Gordon's original work was The Card Magic of Paul Gordon with this volume he has expanded to include fully described 68 blockbuster card effects and ideas. There are a number of ideas here which… Read more
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Words About Wizards: Recollections of Magicians and Their Magic, 1930-1950

by Parrish, Robert

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Published
1994
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Fine
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9780916638795
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Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Meyerbooks, 1994. Cloth Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo. 55p. index. Mini-biographies of many 20th century magicians Harlan Tarbell, John Mulhollnad, Ed Reno, Joseffy, Mysterious Smith and many others.
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The Budget - International Brotherhood of Magicians

by British Ring - Official Organ of

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Published
1955
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Very Good
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$145.00

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1955. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Entire year is bound in one volume.
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Goldston's Magical Quarterly - Offical Organ of the Magicians' Club

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Published
1935
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Very Good
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$90.00

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London: Will Goldston. Ltd, 1935. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Vol # 1. Summer 1934 - Spring 1935. Some foxing to outer page edges. Light wear to all edges of binding. Prior owners name in ink and library stamp (Magic Circle Library) on loose end paper. On front pastedown some glue residue… Read more
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The Budget - International Brotherhood of Magicians

by British Ring - Official Organ of

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Published
1945
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Very Good
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$65.00

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1945. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Entire year is bound in one volume. Name in ink and stamp saying withdrawn from circulation.
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A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English from 1580 to 1850

by Hall, Trevor H.

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Published
1998
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Eastford, Connecticut, U.S.A.: Martino Pub, 1998. Octavo. 96p. index. Nicely reprinted by Marinto with 323 major items and 18 plates of the rarities.
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The Gen

by Val Andrews

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Published
1953
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Very Good
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$175.00

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London: Harry Stanley, 1953. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. May 1958- April 1959. Volume # 14. Virtually every know name in the world of post-war magic has made a contribution to The Gen. Name any magician of note from Ed Marlo to Chan Canasta and Hans Trixer and you will find the… Read more
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The Gen

by Val Andrews

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Published
1953
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Very Good
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London: Harry Stanley, 1953. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. May 1953 - April 1945. Volume # 9. Virtually every know name in the world of post-war magic has made a contribution to The Gen. Name any magician of note from Ed Marlo to Chan Canasta and Hans Trixer and you will find… Read more
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The Gen

by Stanley, Harry

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Published
1951
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Very Good
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Britian: Harry Stanley, 1951. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Vol # 9 May 1951 - April 1952 Illus. b/w pictures. Bound in Blue cloth. Signed Best Wishes Harry Stanley. Soling to book cover. Last 10 pages corners bent.
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The Three Shell Game

by Osborn, Tom

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Published
1938
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First Edition
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Philadelphia: Kanter's Magic Shop, 1938. First Edition. Octavo. 58pp. [6] pp. ads.. Signed by the author on front lower corner. Illustrated by Bill Hanna, This booklet is the Three Shell Game is the third booklet in the autographed series on popuar magic subjects. A vest pocket act that has filled a satisfactory niche. Ideal for… Read more
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Novel Mysteries

by Bagshawe, Edward

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nd/no/np. [London, E. Bagshawe & Co., 1927]. Octavo. Part 5: Miscellaneous Magic. pages [167]-200, illustrated and with black and white photographs. Staple bound in beige wraps lettered and decorated in brown, some finger soiling. This is a continuation of magic tricks (part 5). A very good copy with some finger soiling to wrappers.
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Conjuring for Connoisseurs

by Carton, Bernard

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Published
1921
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London: George Jounson, 1921. 12mo. 32pp. illustrated. The Magic Wand "Shilling Series" #1. This tile embodies practical effects. Additional tricks, by other well known Magical writers, appear in part ::. The items formerly appeared in the Magic Wand but many of the numbers of this magazine in which the effects were first published, are now, of course, out… Read more
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A Magician Explains

by Ganson, Lewis

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London [1955]: Harry Stanley Unigue Magic Studio. Octavo. 24pp., photo illustrated. Signed by the author. This booklet, the first of the series, contains routines by Charles Harrison, Harry G. Frank, and Cy Enfield. Bound in red paper wraps lettered in black and red, a crease down center of booklet. separation to spine to the first staple.… Read more
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London: Edward Bagshawe & Co, 1931. Octavo. 15(1)pp., with four detailed effects. The author show how to arrange the cards then do a few tricks Bound in beige wrappers lettered in brown, yapped edges, some toning, Gold London store sticker to front blank. Very good.
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Kovari's Master Magic

by Kovari

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Published
1980
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Np: Kovari Magic Productions Ltd, 1980. Octavo. Second edition. Inscribed by the author. 60pp., pages 61-64 for personal notes. Illustrated. This booklet dives details and illustrations on how to do simple magic tricks. A very good copy bound in orange pictorial wraps lettered and illustrated in black.
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Expert Manipulative Magic

by Eastman, Charles C.

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Published
1933
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Np: Charles C. Eastman, 1933. 40pp.The author's first book and he presents forty items which the author had used himself and found to be practical. Other items have never appeared in print before. Bound in blue paper wraps lettered and decorated in black, some toning to edges , stamped in purple on the title page the address… Read more
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Subtle Card Sleights

by Eastman, Charles C.

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Published
1932
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A Good Copy
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Massachusetts: Eastman, 1932. Original Wraps. A Good Copy/No Dust Jacket as Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 14 leaves (folded to 23 x 15 cm) scarce only Brown Univesity Magic Collection records a copy.
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Winchester, England: Associated Wizards of the South, 1950. Stapled Wraps. Very Good. 0blong Octavo. Vivian Bristed was able to produce this item which became the major means of communication between magicians in the south of England. No copies in OCLC rarely seen except in large personal library magicians.
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