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Henry Hay

Henry Hay

(30th March 1910 - 27th July 1985)

Born in Staten Island, New York. Pseudonym for Barrows Mussey. Inspired in 1921 seeing Howard Thurston show. Learned in 1921 from Christmas gift of Hoffmann's Later Magic. Thence "Hadji Baba", touring the East and mid-West at age 13. Semi-pro in college when he was protégé of John Mulholland at age 19. Translated and co-edited (with Fulton Oursler) Fischer's Illustrated Magic (1931). Ghosted part of Mulholland's Beware Familiar Spirits (1938). In US Marine Corps in Pacific in WW II. Moved to West Germany in 1950 to work as journalist.

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Henry Hay
The Amateur Magician's Handbook (used) by Henry Hay

Harcover with dustjacket in like-new condition. This is the 4th edition published by Castle Books. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

2021 / 2 / 4
$45

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Cyclopedia of Magic (used) by Henry Hay

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

2021 / 1 / 29
$15

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Learn Magic (used) by Henry Hay

Softcover book in excellent condition. For details on the contents see the digital edition.

2021 / 1 / 29
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Zaubern müßte man können by Henry Hay

19 Lektionen für angehende Zauberkünstler. Einem Magier über die Schulter geguckt: Die Schule der Taschenspieler.

Henry Hay, ein Meister seiner Zunft, weist Sie in die Magie der Schwarzen Kunst ein. Daß Zauberei eine Frage der Fingerfertigkeit (und Geschwindigkeit) ist, das erfährt der Zauberlehrling schon mit der ersten Lektion. Schritt für Schritt enthüllt Henry Hay die Geheimnisse vieler Tricks und Zauberkunststücke - etwa: wie man eine Zigarette verschwinden läßt, am laufenden Band Seidentücher herbeizaubert oder durch verschlossene Kuverts liest.

Das alles erzählt Henry...

2019 / 2 / 1
$7

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Henry Hay
Cyclopedia of Magic by Henry Hay

Cyclopedia of Magic is an interesting book. It's primary quality stems from its alphabetical organization. It was compiled and written to provide the magician with a wide and solid background of magical knowledge. It provides definitions, descriptions, biographies and some routines on hundreds of magic topics. It is for the most part a compilation of material contributed by magicians such as August Roterberg, Charles Bertram, Eddie Joseph, Ellis Stanyon, John Mulholland, T. Nelson Downs and many others.

Paul Fleming wrote:

In 1902, William J. Hilliar produced his Modern Magician's Hand Book by bringing together, in a single volume, verbatim extracts from Hoffmann's Modern Magic and...

2014 / 10 / 4
$15

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Learn Magic by Henry Hay

Learn Magic is a classic magic book for serious beginners. It teaches 20 lessons and focuses not just on effects, tricks and moves, but also on the 'how to learn magic' aspect. Beautifully illustrated by Hans Jelinek.

Henry Hay's larger magic book for beginners, The Amateur Magician's Handbook is broader in scope and already assumes some basic knowledge about magic.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Some three or four years ago, we examined (in Review No. 19) a little book by Barrows Mussey, entitled Magic. The same author, writing under another name, has now given us a new treatise for beginners in conjuring which is not only larger but far...

2013 / 3 / 5
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Henry Hay
The Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay

Purchase this ebook together with A Magical Upbringing and receive an immediate $10 discount!

For more than a generation The Amateur Magician's Handbook has been the acknowledged classic text for conjurers, both beginners and advanced. Even David Copperfield recommended it during one of his TV specials. Literally thousands of magicians found their love for magic through this book. Several of these magicians are today recognized performers. This fourth edition, expanded as well as thoroughly revised, and introduced by Milbourne Christopher, includes a section where the Amazing Randi contributes his experience...

2007 / 4 / 8
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