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Abbott Magic was founded in 1934 by Percy Abbott. In the same year Recil Bordner became 50/50 partner. The business is still owned by the Bordner family. Abbott Magic is recognized as one of the largest magic manufacturing businesses in the world. It is also the host of the famous Abbott's Magic Get Together held every year in summer.

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Sensational Spirit Cabinet Act

Percy Abbott
Sensational Spirit Cabinet Act by Percy Abbott

A modern seance, with a tie that is like lightning for speed, and yet is the most convincing of all ties. Each wrist is securely tied with a length of rope. Any number of knots may be used and knots can be sealed. The ends of the rope are made secure to the back of the chair. Feet are also tied to chair legs. All ties are thoroughly inspected and the committee is convinced that there is no slack in the ropes and that magician is really secure. The cabinet is placed around magi ready for the tests. For instance, a card is selected and shuffled back into the pack, the pack placed between the...

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Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 3

Stewart James
Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 3 by Stewart James

This is the third of three parts. This final part is organized by publication or creator.

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: The Abbott Magic Company Section
    • Krazy Kube (Roy Shrimplin)
    • Arturo's Check-R-X
    • Endless Neck Rope
    • Octagoon (Lester Lake)
    • Rope Thru Body (Karson)
    • Embarrassing Rope
    • All Fair Rope Trick
    • Abbott's Wrist Tie Supreme
    • Abbott's Rod Tie
    • Club Performer's Spook Act
  • Chapter Two: The Eddie Joseph Section
    • Divorce In Zuzuland
    • The Thumb Tie
    • The Two-Way Cut
    • "Unaccommodating Rope"
    • The Tieless Tie
    • "Secret Ingress"
    • "Space Venture"
    • "Trapped In Space"
    • "Magilocks"
  • Chapter Three:...
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Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 2

Stewart James
Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 2 by Stewart James

This is the second of three parts. From the preface:

Several years of research and compilation by Stewart James has gone into this volume to bring the material up to date. Mr. James compiled the first volume and we are indeed indebted to him for his work in this book. The late Ted Annemann once wrote of him: "I honestly consider Stewart James as one of the best informed people in the business, bar none, and one whose tricks always have a touch of genius in their originality."

  • Publisher's Foreward
  • We Dedicate
  • The Fable Of The Hindu Rope Trick
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One: Knots
    • One Hand And...
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Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 1

Stewart James
Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks Volume 1 by Stewart James

This is the first of three parts. It is by far the most thorough compilation of rope tricks ever created. From the preface by Percy Abbott:

To those who have eagerly awaited its publication, we believe we are giving them a work that was worth waiting for. In producing this volume, we have striven to make it a real compendium of rope tricks - not merely a collection of rope effects, but rather a reference work as complete and informative as possible. This we feel confident has been achieved.

Many months have been spent in research and the compilation necessary to give workers in the realm of magic...

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Abbott Magic Catalog #6 1940

Percy Abbott
Abbott Magic Catalog #6 1940 by Percy Abbott

If you have never looked through one of these big magic catalogs this one is a good example. Even though WWII had already started Abbott's was offering almost 2000 magic items for sale. They had pretty much everything one can think of.

1st edition 1940, 544 pages.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #15

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #15 by Recil Bordner

This catalog #15 was the first catalog issued after Percy Abbott's death. The exact date is not clear but most likely it appeared in 1962.

~1962, 488 pages.

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50 Kute Koin Tricks (used)

Ulysses Frederick Grant
50 Kute Koin Tricks (used) by Ulysses Frederick Grant

Six sheets with one staple and two knotted strings that act like staples. Has a stamp of Kanter's Magic Shop and a signature of Kenneth s. Jaffrey (I assume a former owner of this manuscript). The last sheet has the ex-libris of Margaret Yates. For details on the content see the digital edition.

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Tops Treasury of Illusions

Neil Foster
Tops Treasury of Illusions by Neil Foster

60 illusions

  • Artists' Dream Illusion
  • Beauty and the Least
  • Big Opener
  • Bikini Girl Illusion
  • Black Art Principles
  • Book of Life
  • Catch a Ghost Illusion
  • Chest Escape
  • Chinese Straight Jacket
  • Church of Life Illusion
  • Cinemagic (Motion Pictures to Life)
  • Close-Up Illusion
  • Club Performer's Spook Act
  • David Devant's Hindu Rope Trick
  • Don't Shoot, Mister!
  • Double "B" (Box Ballyhoo)
  • Double Exchange Illusion
  • Dramatique
  • Duel of the Ghosts
  • Dunninger's East Indian Rope Trick
  • Everything But the Kitchen Sink
  • Floating a Strange Lady
  • Floating Effects With Thread
  • Gallows Illusion
  • Gambol of the...
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Amazing Card Miracles (used)

M. S. Mahendra
Amazing Card Miracles (used) by M. S. Mahendra

Booklet stapled in decent condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #17 1967 (used)

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #17 1967 (used) by Recil Bordner

Softcover catalog in good condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #18 1969 (used)

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #18 1969 (used) by Recil Bordner

Softcover catalog in ok condition. Cover at spine is damaged and coming loose. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #23 1987 (used)

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #23 1987 (used) by Recil Bordner

Softcover catalog in good condition. This catalog includes a price list.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #25 1997 (used)

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #25 1997 (used) by Recil Bordner

Softcover catalog in good condition. A huge catalog including index and price list.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #26 2004 (used)

Greg Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #26 2004 (used) by Greg Bordner

Softcover catalog in good condition. The latest big catalog from Abbott Magic.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #16 1964 (used)

Recil Bordner
Abbott Magic Catalog #16 1964 (used) by Recil Bordner

Softcover catalog in ok condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Abbott Magic Catalog #5 (used)

Percy Abbott
Abbott Magic Catalog #5 (used) by Percy Abbott

Stapled softcover catalog in ok condition.

This #5 catalog was a supplementary catalog to #4. It only listed the new effects Abbott could supply.

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Subtle Problems You will Do (used)

Stewart Judah & John Braun
Subtle Problems You will Do (used) by Stewart Judah & John Braun

Softcover stapled. Cover torn at spine. For details on content see the digital edition.

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Super-Psychic Mental Effects (used)

Howard P. Albright
Super-Psychic Mental Effects (used) by Howard P. Albright

Softcover stapled. Published by Supreme Magic. For details on contents see the digital edition.

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Nite Club Illusions and Illusionettes (used)

Percy Abbott
Nite Club Illusions and Illusionettes (used) by Percy Abbott

Softcover staple bound. Staples are not the original staples. Has been restapled. Published by Abbott's Magic. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Illusions Illusions (used)

Gordon Miller
Illusions Illusions (used) by Gordon Miller

Softcover spiral bound with clear front and back protector sheet. For details on contents see the digital edition.

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Magic That Is Magic

Loring Campbell
Magic That Is Magic by Loring Campbell

From the Author's Note:

I do not claim everything in the pages following to be original, but I do say that every trick and routine in this book has been used and tried by me and that everything here is audience tested and will go over with an audience. Perhaps the thousands of Magicians all over North America who have seen my shows in the past 22 years will recall having seen me perform many of these effects.

This is not a book of card tricks or close-up pocket effects, but a collection of tricks and routines for the performing Magician who gives shows and entertains audiences. I believe...

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Subtle Problems You will Do

Stewart Judah & John Braun
Subtle Problems You will Do by Stewart Judah & John Braun

This is a work mostly of card magic, but not exclusively so. It has some photos and some illustrations by Sid Lorraine. From the introduction by H. Adrian Smith:

Having been one of the first to read the present material, and having seen most of it presented by the authors, I can assure the reader that he is in for a treat. However, if he simply glances through the book, he may be justified when he believes that he has not received his money’s worth. This is one book that must be read with care, for it must be borne in mind that both authors are masters in the art of minute detail, and if one does not absorb the details...

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Abbott Magic Catalog #14

Percy Abbott
Abbott Magic Catalog #14 by Percy Abbott

This catalog #14 is for whatever reason less common than the other Abbott catalogs. It included a tipped in sheet advertising six Robert Orben books.

86 pages.

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Illusions Illusions

Gordon Miller
Illusions Illusions by Gordon Miller

Gordon Miller compiled a great collection of magical illusions from various Abbott publications - most with complete and detailed workshop plans.

  • Abbott's Guillotine
  • Cyclops Lens
  • Caliph's Cutter
  • Abbott's Barrel Escape
  • Don Rose Miniature Doll House
  • Abbott's Packing Box Escape
  • Where's That Gal?
  • Levitation Deluxe
  • Abbott's Modern Sword Cabinet
  • Girl In Fish Bowl
  • Spike Illusion
  • Canvas Case Illusion
  • Phantasmo
  • Devil Illusion
  • Twin Boxes
  • Dancing Slippers
  • Abbott's Amazing Shrunken Living Head Illusion
  • Abbott's Mummy Cloth Of The Nile
  • Abbott's Mignon Illusion
  • Abbott's Enchanted Tent ...
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