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Close-Up Elegance (used)

Davide Costi
Close-Up Elegance (used) by Davide Costi

Hardcover book with dust-jacket. The dust-jacket has some minor stains and a tear at the lower spine edge. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

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Magic from Maui

Carl Andrews
Magic from Maui by Carl Andrews

Very well done strolling, walk-around, or restaurant magic. The effects are clear and have a strong impact, and most don't require any difficult moves. The first third of the book provides some general discussion of getting restaurant work and how to promote yourself. Beautiful illustrations have been drawn by Tony Dunn.

1st edition 2003 by The Cairn Press, 96 pages; 1st digital edition 2012, 92 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Further Foreword
  3. Carl's Comments
  4. Introduction
  5. Magical Beginnings
  6. Work
  7. More Opportunities
  8. Booking Agents
  9. Promotion
  10. Advice On Strolling
  11. Material
  12. Approaching...
★★★★★ $19.50
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Close-Up Elegance

Davide Costi
Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi

"I have discovered that you are my twin soul." - Arturo de Ascanio

"Most men have two dimensions, they are tall and wide, Davide has the third dimension, he is deep!" - Rene Lavand

"Davide Costi is a refined gentle performer. He prefers his puzzlements to be blown kisses rather than buffeting blows. There is something merciful in his manner and he truly wishes to share whatever mystery may occur, telling whichever stories ring most true. His climatic noble effect, where two cards matched, stunned even fastest company!" - Jon Racherbaumer

Davide Costi is a true artist. His routines are beautiful,...

★★★★★ $35
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Roger Crosthwaite
Arcardia by Roger Crosthwaite

"I have just watched Roger's Real Gone Aces and thoroughly enjoyed what I saw. You caught me several times during the routine. Your handling is among the best I've seen..." - Peter Duffie

"The techniques used in Roger's Real Gone Aces are very direct and straightforward. I honestly believe that the cardman will have a stunning addition to his repertoire." - Bill Miesel

"Arcardia exemplifies Roger's special enthusiasm for sleights that are executed under cover of what is for him a natural handling of the deck. With an exasperating capacity for self-criticism, his pursuit of excellence in the execution...

★★★★★ $25
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Underhanded Delivery

Arie Vilner
Underhanded Delivery by Arie Vilner

Arie Vilner is a true master of the pasteboards. His creations have baffled the best minds in magic. Here you can learn his unique techniques and routines.

From the Foreword written by Ken Krenzel:

Presentation and method are inseparable, intertwined ingredients in creating entreating, magical magic. Magic is a most unique performing art which, optimally, evokes astonishment, wonder, and an experience of impenetrable mystery.

Presentation style may range from serious to comedic. Berglas and Tamariz succeed in equally mystifying and entertaining their audiences.

Arie Vilner is an...

★★★★★ $19.50
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A Last Look at Leech

Al Leech
A Last Look at Leech by Al Leech

12 card tricks that are not in his books.

During Anthony Brahams' early child and youth years in magic he was never happy with the card magic available for newcomers. Then, in his twenties, he bought an Al Leech book and at last felt he was performing 'good' magic. All the more so when all the more he read, avidly buying each new Al Leech book when published and adding to his repertoire such notably outstanding effects as "The Hot Card Trick," "Double Deuce" and "Ace Location" among many.

After buying all of Leech's books Anthony discovered more of Leech's material was scattered throughout other magic...

★★★★★ $12
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Rara Avis

Jack Avis
Rara Avis by Jack Avis

Sixty Years of Magic from the Private Notebooks of Jack Avis!

After Jack's death in 2004, 28 notebooks were discovered among his vast collection of manuscripts, books and other publications that contained his collected thoughts over the past half century. Some original, some of his own handlings of effects of his friends, some sleights, some tips and ideas but all bearing the stamp that earned him a world reputation for simple, baffling, natural magic. This important volume contains much of Jack's original thinking and ideas as well as rare photographs and notes from throughout his sixty...

★★★★★ $29
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Rovi: The Story of a Man and his Magic

Richard Owen
Rovi: The Story of a Man and his Magic by Richard Owen

The authorized book of Rovi's life, philosophy, and magic. The first part deals with Rovi's life from birth, through military service and marriage all the way to his success in magic. A fascinating story with over 50 tricks including the much-requested "Cowboy Trick." Wonderful effects for a variety of skills. Many sleights are thoroughly explained and discussed, including Rovi's fabulous forces, pass, side slip, peek and top change. Many of these ideas appeared in print in this book for the first time.

Wonderful illustrations by Tony Dunn; produced and partly edited by Anthony Brahams.

1st edition 2000, The...

★★★★★ $20
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