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Historians' Guide to Conjuring Being a Pictorial Checklist of Bibliographical, Biographical and Historical books on Conjuring in the English Language (with an Introduction By H. Adrian Smith)
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Historians' Guide to Conjuring Being a Pictorial Checklist of Bibliographical, Biographical and Historical books on Conjuring in the English Language (with an Introduction By H. Adrian Smith)

By Shevlin, Clay Hamilton

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 foundational for establishing a strong library on conjuring within the magic genre. A fine copy bound in green cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, green marbled endpapers.

$70.00

The Magic of the Hands Trilogy (3 Vol in 1)

By Victor, Edward (1887-1964)

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 Magic Circle (which he was promoted to MIMC) and for over thirty years was president of the Merlin Magical Society. Although he was known primarily in England and Europe, he had made enough appearances during the war when he appeared on What's My LIne, he was instantly recognzied.

$45.00

Cause and Effect; Card Magic for the Millennium

By Gordon, Paul

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 have not appeared in previous card effect literature.

$40.00

Words About Wizards: Recollections of Magicians and Their Magic, 1930-1950
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Words About Wizards: Recollections of Magicians and Their Magic, 1930-1950

By Parrish, Robert

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.

$35.00

The Budget - International Brotherhood of Magicians

By British Ring - Official Organ of

1955. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Entire year is bound in one volume.

$145.00

Goldston's Magical Quarterly - Offical Organ of the Magicians' Club

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 from removal of library pocket and paper missing.

$90.00

The Budget - International Brotherhood of Magicians

By British Ring - Official Organ of

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.

$65.00

A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English from 1580 to 1850

By Hall, Trevor H.

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.

$55.00

The Legend of Mac McDonald

By Allen, C.C.

Mesa, Arizona: Professor Presto, 1986. Quarto. 32p. The legendary one-armed magician who practiced magic in the 1930's and 1940's who hustled (some would say scammed), besides magic he was obsessed with diamonds and beautiful women (he was married five times and with many girlfriends both during and between marriages). This is a fascinating read for both the seasoned devotee of magic history as well as those with only a casual interest. C.C. Allen spent as much time as any with him and here tells his story both from personal remarks from Mac Mcdonald as well as his own reminiscences. Bound in original pcitorial wraps backed with red plastic comb. Near fie.

$95.00

The Gen

By Val Andrews

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 featured.

$175.00

The Gen

By Val Andrews

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 the featured.

$175.00

The Gen

By Stanley, Harry

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.

$175.00

The Three Shell Game
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The Three Shell Game

By Osborn, Tom

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 the intimate table-work so muc in demand in the nite spots, clubs hotels, etc. None of the famous "Three Shell" operators has ever published or exposed more than a bare outline of the game in its simplet form. A near fine bright copy bound in orange pictorial wraps lettered and designed in black.

$35.00

The Master Speller, a Modern Card Miracle, Using a Borrowed and Unarranged Pack of Fifty-Two Cards
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The Master Speller, a Modern Card Miracle, Using a Borrowed and Unarranged Pack of Fifty-Two Cards

By Farelli, Victor

London: Edward Bagshawe & Co, 1930. Thin Octavo. 10 (1)pp. Describing how to do card tricks with borrowed cards. Bound in brown paper wraps lettered n black, yapped edges.Near fine.

$30.00

Novel Mysteries
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Novel Mysteries

By Bagshawe, Edward

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.

$30.00

Conjuring for Connoisseurs
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Conjuring for Connoisseurs

By Carton, Bernard

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 of print.. Bound in gray paper wraps lettered and decorated in black, gift inscription (possibly from publisher). some toning, a very good copy.

$25.00

A Magician Explains
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A Magician Explains

By Ganson, Lewis

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. A good copy.

$30.00

"Controlled Coincidence" : A New and Subtle system for Card Workers: With Four Detailed Effects
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"Controlled Coincidence" : A New and Subtle system for Card Workers: With Four Detailed Effects

By Farelli, Victor

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.

$25.00

Kovari's Master Magic
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Kovari's Master Magic

By Kovari

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.

$35.00

Expert Manipulative Magic
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Expert Manipulative Magic

By Eastman, Charles C.

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 of L. Davenport and Co., London.

$25.00

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