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Confessions of a Showman. My Life in the Circus.

By Cottle, Gerry.

London: Satin Publications, 2006. vii, 310pp, appendix, bw ills. Or black cloth in jacker. Minor edge wear ro jacket. The author ran away to join the circus, married inot a great circus dynasty and started his own successful circus. Addicted to cocaine and sex, he cleaned up his act after an arrest for cocaine possesion and went to successful tours with the Moscow State Circus, Chinese State Circus, Circus of Horrors and the first truly successful British non-animal circus. Packed with stories of acts gone wrong, girls chased, and family feuds- the life story of the ultimate showman.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$10.16

Fooling Houdini. Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks & Hidden Powers of the Mind.
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Fooling Houdini. Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks & Hidden Powers of the Mind.

By Stone, Alex.

New York: HarperCollins, 2012. x, 301pp, glossary. Or boards in jacket. Near new.The author's quest to join the ranks of master magicians.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$10.16

The Secret Life of Houdini. The Making of America's First Superhero

By Kalush, William; Sloman, Larry

New York: Atria Books, 2006. xiv. 592pp, index, bw ills, pictorial endpapers. or cloth backed boards in jacket. Small scuff at top edge of front board.. Thrid Printing Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine. 8vo.

$10.83

Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks. Volume Two

By James, Stewart

Colon, Mich.: Abbott's Magic Novelty Company, 1969. 307pp, diagrams. Or blue cloth. Prev owners anme on front free ednpaper. This second volume of the Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks was published 28 years after the first volume. No date but as the first was riginally published in 1941, it follows that this was published in 1969. Adds numerous rope tricks to the repertoir.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Lorraine, Sid.. 8vo.

$20.31

Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic
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Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic

By Severn, Bill

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. xiii, 178pp, index, num bw diagrams. Or black cloth in jacket. Small scuff and short tear to jacket. More than eighty easy-to-perform tricks from a master magician.. First Edition. Hard. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Kaufman, Richard.. 8vo.

$10.83

Abracadabra! Secret Methods Magicians & Others Use to Deceive Their Audience
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Abracadabra! Secret Methods Magicians & Others Use to Deceive Their Audience

By Schiffman, Nathaniel

Amherst: Prometheus Books., 1997. 441pp, b/w ills, glossary, bibliography, index. Prev owner's initials in yellow marker written large on the lower page edges by the spine foot. Papered boards in dust-jacket. The many examples and explanations of the art of misdirection are among the highlights of the book.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$13.54

Magic: The Great Illusions Revealed and Explained

By Charney, David H

New York: New American Library, 1976. Introduction and History of Magic by Henry Ridgely Evans. viii, 247pp, b/w ills. Pictorial card cover.. First Plume Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$9.48

The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

By Brandon, Ruth

London: Mandarin, 1994. 338pp, index, bibliography, notes, bw ills. Or card covers. Front cover creased, page edges/margins toned/foxed. The story of the most acclaimed escapologist of all time.. First Trade Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. 8vo.

$8.12

Volume Eight. Collected Magic Series

By Naldrett, Percy

Portsmouth: Percy Naldrett 96pp, bw ills. Or textured green wraps with string binding. Some edge wear and toning to covers, bottom 3cm of spine split, page corners creased and dealer seal/label on title page. No date - c1927. Eighth in a series of magic trick collections. Nice older volume.. Apparent First. Soft Cover. Near Very Good. 8vo.

$20.31

Subtle Card Sleights

By Eastman, Chas. C

Not Stated: Chas. C. Eastman, 1932. 14pp. Or textured green wraps with stencilled pages. Minor edge wear and crease to front cover. Collection of magic tricks using playing cards.. Not Stated. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$20.31

Modern Miracles in Magic

By Van Ray, W. G

Colon, Mich.: Abbott's Magic Novelty Company 50pp. Or pale green stapled wraps. Number written on front cover, bumped at corners. No date- c1930s. Collection of 18 magic tricks.. Not Stated. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$10.16

Superb Tricks

By Smith, H Adrian

Colon, Mich.: Abbott's Magic Novelty Company, 1953. Introduction by Percy Abbott. 47 pages, line drawings. Some light foxing and wear. Pictorial stapled card cover. A collection of effects Adrian Smith used, all with the twists given to make them adaptable for more extensive presentation. The tricks involve billard balls, cards, coins, knots and shoe laces. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$13.54

Volume Six. Collected Magic Series

By Naldrett, Percy

Portsmouth: Percy Naldrett, 1925. 93pp, bw ills. Or textured green wraps with string binding. Minor edge wear and crease to front cover. Sixth in a series of magic trick collections. Nice older volume.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$27.08

Modern Levitations

By Grant, U F

London: L.D. And Co 16 pages, line drawings. Booklet with one rusty staple. The pages are torn to about 3 cm from the spine head. 'Six new and great levitations of humans that can be used under modern conditions': So You Want to Float a Lady; Grant's Aerial Suspension; Parlour Asrah Levitation; Best Yet Levitation; Grant's Miracle Suspension; Surrounded Type; and Improved Super Levitation.. First Edition. Wrappers. Good. 8vo.

$20.31

Houdini: His Life and Art

By Randi and Sugar, Bert Randolph

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978. 191 pages, b/w ills (photos, posters, playbills, Houdiniana) throughout, index. Cloth boards in dust-jacket. The book presents a panorama of the Master Magician's life, the art that he practiced, and the colorful times in which he lived. . Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$16.93

The Secrets of Houdini

By Cannell, J. C

New York: Bell Publishing Company, 1989. 279pp, illustrated with 16 b/w photos, line drawings. Cloth boards in dust-jacket. This 'source book of the tricks and techniques of the world's most famous illusionist reveals the world or professional magic at its best'.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$16.93

Tom Sellers' Magic. (12 Books bound as One Retaining Original Covers - sammelband)

By Sellers, Tom

London: George Johnson, The Magic Wand Office, 1927. 12 books bound as one (sammelband). Red cloth boards. Join starting to split between Card Tricks That Work and Quick Tricks otherwise excellent. Includes the following titles published between 1927 and 1939, all retaining their original covers: Tricks That Work (1927); Sellers Secrets (1931); More Secrets (1933); Card Tricks That Work (1934); Quick Tricks (1935); Novel Necromancy (1935); Immediate Magic (1937); Magical Pleasantries (no date); 21 New Card Tricks (1936); Magic Hits (1937); Subtle Sorcery (1938); Scots Magic (1939). Each title is between 20 and 28 pages, with line drawing illustrations.Many of the titles are scarce in their own right and extremely scarce in this colelcted binding.. First Editions. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$203.10

A Dozen of Magic for Practical Conjurers

By Medrington, A.C.P

United Kingdom: Not Known, 1917. 32pp. Or gray stapled card covers. Some foxing. Vintage selection of 13 magic tricks fully explained.. Apparent First. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.89

Albright's Advanced Card Magic

By Albright

London: Gem Publications, 1948. 24pp, diagrams. Or light gren stapled wraps. Minor edge wear. Another nice vintage selection of magic tricks explained.. First UK Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.19

Top Secrets

By Fleischman and Gunther

Oakland, CA: Lloyd E. Jones, 1947. 18pp, diagrams. Or yellow pictorial stapled card. Minor creasing at corners. Nice vintage selection of magic tricks.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$10.83

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