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Derek Lever's Magic Mag Volume 1

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Derek Lever's Magic Mag, Volume 1
Published by Derek Lever, Peter C. Woolley & Taurus Magic, Manchester & Bury, Lancaster, England
Volume 1 consists of 6 issues, 260 pages total

Volume 1, Number 1, October/November 1979, 36 numbered pages plus 4 unnumbered cover pages

  1. Candid Comments by The Editor - Derek Lever
    • Are Magic Societies Out of Date?
  2. drawing collage of Chung Ling Soo
  3. Blast from the Past - Chung Ling Soo - personality
  4. Kid's Entertainers Only - news and advice
  5. On the Road with Michael Allport - series
    • Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Well I'll Be Hanged - a new illusion for Cabaret or Stage - Derek Lever
  7. Entertaining with Close-Up - Simon Lovell
  8. Stage Magic - Derek Lever
    • Cane & Rope
  9. Agent's Directory - Derek Lever
  10. Readers Letters - correspondence
  11. Chest of Enchantment - plans
  12. Card Capers - Brian Glover
    • Ace Change
  13. Free Trick, complete with the Apparatus, from Magic Mag
    • Experiment in E.S.P.
  14. People in the News
    • Simon Lovell coffin escape
  15. Taurus Magic Supply Magic Catalogue - sample
  16. Book Review
    • Harbincadabra
    • Body Magic - John Fisher
    • More Classical Magic with Apparatus - Robert Albo
    • Sherlock Holmes Force Book
  17. Solid State Sorcery presenting The Art of Electronic Magic - David A.S. Howarth
    • Time Divination
  18. Comedy Corner - jokes, comedy routines, etc.
  19. Palmistry - Ron & Nancy Spencer
  20. In the Next Issue

Volume 1, Number 2, December/January 1980, 40 numbered pages plus 4 unnumbered cover pages

  1. Candid Comments by The Editor - Derek Lever
    • Happy New Year Everyone!
    • Children's Entertainers
    • Are You a Cheapskate?
  2. What It Takes to be a Pro - John Hofner
  3. Spider Girl Illusion - plans by Derek Lever
  4. Blast from the Past
    • John Northern Hilliard - Author of "Greater Magic"
  5. Palmistry - Ron & Nancy Spencer
    • Madam G.A. Syson
  6. advertisements
  7. Entertaining with Close-Up - Simon Lovell
  8. The Tying and Untying Silk
  9. Book Review
    • The Art of Escape - four volumes by John Novak
    • Brian Glover Lecture Notes
    • Close Up Presentation - John Mendoza
    • Great Illusions of Magic - Byrom G. Wells [sic]
  10. What's New - product reviews
    • Linking Rings - London Magic Centre
    • T.V. Head Cabinet - The Magic Box
    • Spirit Nut - Bannett, Ltd.
    • Chinese Chicken - Barry Gordon
  11. Free Trick, complete with the Apparatus, from Magic Mag
    • Comedy Card Stab - Derek Lever
  12. Cig-A-Mental
  13. Solid State Sorcery presenting The Art of Electronic Magic - David A.S. Howarth
    • Extra-Sensory Deception Box
    • Electronic Magic Question Corner
  14. On the Road with Michael Allport - series
    • Geneva, Switzerland
  15. Comedy Corner - jokes, comedy routines, etc.
  16. Readers Letters - correspondence
  17. Laff Lines - Oscar Paulson
  18. For Kid's Entertainers Only
    • A Novelty Train Table
  19. A Simple Dictionary Test
  20. Good Shot - John Hofner
  21. Broken and Restored Rubber Band
  22. Cups and Pound Notes
  23. Card Capers - Brian Glover
    • Matched Spellout Revisited
  24. Mysteries of the East - Derek Lever
    • Eating Broken Glass
  25. Chest of Enchantment
  • inside back cover - Agent's Directory

Volume 1, Number 3, February/March 1980, 40 numbered pages plus 4 unnumbered cover pages

  1. Candid Comments by The Editor - Derek Lever
    • Exposure
  2. Blast from the Past
    • Oswald Williams
  3. The Broomstick Illusion - plans
  4. The "Searcher" - Bob Ostin
  5. Readers Letters - correspondence
  6. On the Road with Michael Allport - series
    • Madrid, Spain
  7. Comedy Corner - jokes, comedy routines, etc.
  8. List of readers who passed the examination for "Master Magician"
  9. Agent's Directory
  10. Card Capers - Brian Glover
  11. Free Trick, complete with the Apparatus, from Magic Mag
    • Simplicity Find The Lady - Derek Lever
  12. Solid State Sorcery presenting The Art of Electronic Magic - David A.S. Howarth
    • Double Divination
    • Colour Cube Divination
    • Question Corner
  13. Free Under a Fiver Section - readers' surplus equipment for sale
  14. Entertaining with Close-Up - Simon Lovell
    • The Torn and Restored Ant
  15. Escape from a Large Safe or Vault
  16. Small Ads
  17. Card in the Balloon Routine for Children - George Blake
  18. For Kid's Entertainers Only
    • Party Pieces - Trevor Lewis
      • Settle Down
      • What's My Name
  19. Mysteries of the East - Derek Lever
    • Lying on a Bed of Nails
  20. What's New - product reviews
    • Arne Rising Cards
    • What Knots (Rope Illusion)
    • Jumbo Faked Decks
    • Coin in Lighter
    • Enchanted Cigarette Holder
    • Professional Silk Wand
    • Mediaeval Head Chopper
    • Sticky Finger
    • Computer-Vision

Volume 1, Number 4, April/May 1980, 40 numbered pages plus 4 unnumbered cover pages

  1. Candid Comments by The Editor - Derek Lever
    • This Magic Store is a Rip Off
    • Cambridge Convention
    • Is He Britain's Youngest Professional?
    • Entertaining the Under-Fives
  2. Spirit Silk- effect
  3. The Spiker Illusion - plans
  4. Book Review
    • Complete Guide to Conjuring - Ian Adair
    • Thayer Magic Catalog Instruction Sheets, Volume 1 - Glen Gravatt
    • The Edison of Magic - Burling "Volta" Hull
    • Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism, Book Two - Larry Becker
  5. Card Capers - Brian Glover
    • Mated Triumph
  6. For Kid's Entertainers Only
    • Party Pieces - Trevor Lewis
  7. Treasure Hunt - David A.S. Howarth
  8. Hello! It's Kenny Dean
    • Kenny Deans Deodorant Gag
    • Odd Ropes Routine
  9. Small Ads
  10. Free Under a Fiver Section - readers' surplus equipment for sale
  11. Wanna See a Good Magic Show? - Sim Sala Bim
  12. Commercial Magic - Derek Lever
    • The Indestructible Man
  13. Free Trick, complete with the Apparatus, from Magic Mag
    • Sucker Torn & Restored Tissue
  14. List of readers who passed the examination for "Master Magician"
  15. Tarot in Ten - Ron & Nancy Spencer
  16. Solid State Sorcery presenting The Art of Electronic Magic - David A.S. Howarth
    • Simple Soldering
    • Electronic Haunted Deck
    • The Magic Clock
    • The Magic Chiming Clock
    • The Key of the Car
    • Weigh In
    • The Devil's Cauldron
    • The Laughing Pig
    • Lightning Choice
    • The Not So Lucky Light
    • The Spirit Voice
    • Comedy Tray Number One
    • Comedy Tray Number Two
    • The Exploding Tom Cat
    • Electronic Magic Question Corner
  17. cartoon
  18. Entertaining with Close-Up - Simon Lovell
    • Watergate
  19. The Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic - Martin Gardner - ad

Volume 1, Number 5, June/July 1980, 40 numbered pages plus 4 unnumbered cover pages

  1. Candid Comments by The Editor - Derek Lever
  2. Entertaining with Close-Up - Simon Lovell
    • The Thoughts of Chairman Lovell
  3. Agent's Directory
  4. List of readers who passed the examination for "Master Magician"
  5. Reader's Letters - correspondence
  6. For Kid's Entertainers Only
    • Party Pieces - Trevor Lewis
  7. On the Road with Michael Allport - series
    • Interlaken, Switzerland
  8. Matchimatical - effect
  9. "Faux Pas" Flames to Cane - John Hofner
  10. Solid State Sorcery presenting The Art of Electronic Magic - David A.S. Howarth
    • The Relay and The Solenoid
    • The Electronic Money Box
    • The Electronic Spirit Light
    • Electronic Magic Question Corner
  11. Ring-A-Ding - Richard Himber
  12. Free Trick, complete with the Apparatus, from Magic Mag
    • The Rabbit Selects
  13. Hello! It's Kenny Dean
    • Kenny Dean's Sponge & Cups Routine
  14. Small Ads
  15. Put Some Expression Into It - Doug Alker
  16. Stage Magic - illusion plans
    • The Door Way Production
  17. Entertaining the Under Fives - Myster Yaffe
  18. Colour Conscious - card effect
  19. In the Bag & Out - Sven Kindbom
    • Carboni & Carbonita
  20. DeLand's "Figure-It-Out" Mystery

Volume 1, Number 6, August/September 1980, 40 numbered pages plus 4 unnumbered cover pages

  1. Candid Comments by The Editor - Derek Lever
    • Stupid Name Department
  2. Stage Magic - illusion plans
    • The Vanishing Girl Illusion
  3. Put Some Expression Into It - Doug Alker
    • The Inner Person
  4. Comedy Corner - jokes, comedy routines, etc.
    • Chinese Sticks and the Pop Up Tie
  5. For Kid's Entertainers Only
    • Party Pieces - Trevor Lewis
  6. Hello! It's Kenny Dean
    • Card in Wallet
  7. Free Advertising Section
  8. Small Ads
  9. Crazy Comperes - Ken Green & Mo Howarth
    • Floating by the Floats or Levitation by the Footlights
  10. Free Trick, complete with the Apparatus, from Magic Mag
    • A Really Big Card Trick
  11. Solid State Sorcery presenting The Art of Electronic Magic - David A.S. Howarth
    • The Electronic Piggy Bank
    • The Soldier and the Sailor
    • Bags of Gold
    • The "Brain" Box
  12. Magi's Annual Quiz Day - announcement
  13. Reader's Letters - correspondence
  14. Entertaining with Close-Up - Simon Lovell
    • The Amazing Flying Across the Room and Penetrating a Window to Appear Stuck on it Card Trick
  15. Know your Magic Dealer ...
    • Magic Books by Post
  16. On the Road with Michael Allport - series
    • England
  17. Entertaining the Under Fives - Myster Yaffe
    • Part Two - Your Props
  18. Twin Minds - mentalism effect
  19. List of readers who passed the examination for "Master Magician"
  20. Agent's Directory

word count: 113832 which is equivalent to 455 standard pages of text

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