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George G. Kaplan & Warren J. Kaps

The Fine Art of Magic, 2nd Edition by George G. Kaplan & Warren J. Kaps[Note: The hardcover will currently take about 6-8 weeks to be delivered.]

Some have argued that George Kaplan's Fine Art of Magic is the best magic book ever published. Juan Tamariz, who wrote a foreword to this second edition, says: "Hardly a performance where I do not include an effect from this book. It's the only book that contains only good and excellent tricks."

This magic treatise has stood the test of time. It has become a standard magic reference work. The First Edition is one of the most sought after magic books and is now available in its Second Edition, which incorporates additions and corrections from Kaplan's own notes, as well as adds more than 25% new and...

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David Devant

Secrets of My Magic by David DevantFrom the foreword by Jeffery Atkins:
To a true lover of the Magic Art, the name of David Devant conjures up every conceivable facet of illusion. He was truly the Master of his craft, and as long as the art of deception continues the name of David Devant will live.
  • Publisher's Note
  • Foreword
  • INTRODUCTION THE ETHICS OF EXPOSURE
  • CHAPTER I CARD MAGIC
  • CHAPTER II CARD MAGIC (continued)
  • CHAPTER III BILLIARD BALL MAGIC
  • CHAPTER IV BILLIARD BALL MAGIC (continued)
  • CHAPTER V FLOWER MAGIC
  • CHAPTER VI OPENING ILLUSIONS
  • CHAPTER VII MECHANICAL MAGIC
  • CHAPTER VIII FAMOUS ILLUSIONS REVEALED
  • CHAPTER IX MORE...
2019 / 12 / 2
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Will Goldston

Secrets of Magic by Will GoldstonThis was Goldston's first magic publication, a mix of magic, some juggling, and a bit of other variety arts such as shadowgraphy and chapeaugraphy.

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To make this work more attractive than the general run of books on Magic, the following articles have been introduced: - Hypnotism, Smoke Pictures, Hand Shadowgraphy, Elocution, Art of Making-up, Hoop Rolling, Ventriloquism, Stage Illusions, Lock Tricks, etc., in conjunction with Conjuring.
  • Introduction
  • The Wedding Ring passed through a Handkerchief
  • The Candle and Handkerchief Illusion
  • The Devo Card Trick
  • The...
2019 / 11 / 18
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Will Ayling

Fabian's Magic Notes by Will AylingFrom the preface:
Fabian's contributions to the Supreme House Journal The MAGIGRAM, the items edited and photographed by the Late Lewis Ganson, will be well known to so many magicians throughout the World.

Acknowledged for their novelty, routine and presentation, the tradition is continued within these pages, the effects forming the lecture notes of Colombini. The items are described and photographed in detail so that the reader may be able to duplicate the tricks etc., without actual recourse to the lecture itself.

  • Fabians Sympathetic Ropes
  • The Three Ropes
  • Aye
  • Chinese Coin
  • Trio
  • Cards And Ropes
  • Fabian's Book...
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Ken de Courcy

After Dinner Technique by Ken de CourcyFrom the preface:
This book first appeared in 1953 in serial form in Goodliffe's ABRACADABRA. At the time it was the first treatise to be published on the subject and many people were kind enough to say it helped them overcome the difficulties always found in after-dinner shows.

All the information it contained was learned by experience as it was a field in which I specialised. And, although it was written nearly thirty years ago, almost nothing has changed; which is surprising when you consider the sweeping changes in other spheres of entertainment.

  • Preface And Acknowledgement
  • Foreword Be Natural ...
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Bob Hummer

Another Dozen Hummers by Bob HummerHere are 12 more unique, mind-blowing Bob Hummer stunts for magicians and mentalists. Includes four separate effects and manuscripts, edited into a single compilation.

From the brilliant mind of Bob Hummer comes this tasty second helping of mental and magic effects using cards, coins, a magazine and even an ungimmicked Bible. These offerings were originally sold in manuscript form and are now out of print. Now you can get them all in this updated and corrected compilation. Each of these miracles seems utterly impossible, yet they work every time.

CONTENTS

  • Foreword (B. W. McCarron) ...
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Eugene E. Gloye

Theatrical Magic by Eugene E. GloyeA fantastic ebook on theatrical magic, the psychology of magic, and numerous routines explained in detail.
  • PSYCHOLOGY AND MAGIC
    • The Psychology of Theatrical Magic
    • A Psychological Analysis of Children's Reactions to Magic
    • Psychology and Physical Arrangements
    • An Analysis of Interest in Magic
  • MAGIC THEATRE
    • Styles in Theatrical Magic
    • Magical Beliefs As Themes In Theatrical Magic
    • Blocking Applied To Magic Routines
    • Stage Areas
    • Use of Stage Areas
    • Expanding the Concept of Stage Areas
    • Blocking in Relation to a Microphone
    • Making a Prompt Book
    • Timing Applied to Magic Routines
    • The...
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Charles Waller

For Magicians Only by Charles WallerOnce in a lifetime, there comes a book - a volume that will stand in magical history as a lasting monument, and tribute to the Magic Art. This, according to Floyd Thayer, is such a book.

Part 1 is devoted to the purpose and presentation of magic in all its phases - comprising the complete analysis of Magic from the beginning to the end: What Magic Is, Apparatus and Sleights, Dress, Environment, Plot, Silence, Speech, Dramatic, Humorous, Music, Settings, Program Material, Introductions, The Magic Sketch, etc. etc.

Part 2 deals with an abundance of remarkable examples of patter, adaptable...

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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Floating Straw by Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

A straw floats from a cup or can into your hand.

The method goes back to Joseph Dunninger. Ralf explains the gimmick, setup and performance in detail in his video.

1st edition 2019, length 15min

2019 / 10 / 6
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Vick Lawston

House of a Thousand Mysteries by Vick Lawston
"It is a great, great read, especially your recounting of how Mr. Lawstone substituted workshop sheets for the actual apparatus." - Christopher Kenworthey
Many of you remember Vick Lawston's House of a Thousand Mysteries catalog. Most baby boomers that became magicians got their start from his catalog. They remember his slogan, "When you think of tricks, remember Vick's."

Inside his catalog he included three free tricks that you could try on your friends. These were decent tricks and were some of the first tricks I ever did. They have been re-written and included in this release. His...

2019 / 10 / 4
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Wilbur Kattner

Off the Beaten Path by Wilbur KattnerLooking for something a little bit different in magic? Here are 14 card and general magic ideas with the accent on novelty and practicability. Wilbur Kattner, the mastermind behind such ingenious effects as The Shattering Flask and The Prolix Spirit Writes, has filled the pages of this ebook with conjuring that deserves a place in your program.

Contains Orville Meyer's Restless Colors, and the torn corner effect, CLIMAX!, which won the Caryl Fleming Gold Medal Award for the author. Also included is a complete explanation of how to make Daub ala Meyer, a marketed product for card magicians, which has since...

2019 / 9 / 29
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Gregg Webb

Super Session #3: Leipzig Poker Deal X by Gregg WebbThis effect, "Nate Leipzig Poker Deal X," was originally published in Gregg Webb's ebook, The Lizard Wizard's Diary as part of his SOHO trilogy.

1st edition 2019, 2 pages.

2019 / 9 / 19
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Gregg Webb

Super Session #2: Coins Across 2000 - Updated by Gregg WebbThis effect was originally published in Gregg Webb's various newsletters as "Hit-and-Run" before landing in Genii Magazine as "Coins Across 2000." This Super Session is an improved and updated version.

1st edition 2019, 5 pages.

2019 / 9 / 19
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Barry Govan

Lecture Notes by Barry Govan
  • Prelude To A Lecture
  • Rope 'N' Silk
  • Dicemania
  • Boomerang Cards
  • The Joker And The Wallet
  • The Spelling Game
  • The Radical Red Spot
  • Trio Surprise
  • Computer Card

1st edition 1976, 17 pages; PDF 30 pages.

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Carl Martell

The Modern Manipulator by Carl MartellThis, originally written in 1910, juggling and magic book is (for the most part) still very relevant. Besides the insights you will gain about juggling and magic in the late 1800s, you will also learn about forgotten routines that you can use to enrich your repertoire with and that would still play very well in your act today. You will get the original script as written by Carl Martell. It is an exciting read for jugglers, variety performers; and sleight of hand, close-up, and stage magicians alike. You will read about the workings behind some long-forgotten vaudeville juggling stunts, magic...
2019 / 8 / 24
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Brick Tilley

Vanishing Doll by Brick TilleyAlso known as "Ne Plus Ultra" and "Bonus Genus", this was a favorite pocket trick at the turn of the century. Even Houdini was known to have fashioned a crude version of this out of a scrap of wood. Modern day toy companies create small dolls that make handcrafted ones a thing of the past. We located an ideal version at a local 99¢ store, it's a small figurine of a cherub playing on a flute.

EFFECT: A small doll is covered with a cloth. The cloth has a hole in the center, out of it protrudes the doll's head. The head is allowed to drop into the folds of the cloth. Immediately the cloth is shaken...

2019 / 8 / 14
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Arthur Leroy

Outline of Mystery by Arthur LeroyHere are a devil's dozen effects, moves and miracles for the semi-professional that, for the most part, don't rely on external gimmicks. It's one of those rare books that, the more you read it, the more you'll appreciate it. Not written for the faint of heart. If you're after bold, professional magic, this is the book for you. (And yes, the title is a pun on H. G. Well's Outline of History. Kudos if you caught that.)

You'll find effects for close-up, platform and stage. The details are provided as if you were a trusted confidante of the author.

Partial Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Spell...
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Samuel Berland

More of Berland's Exclusive Tricks by Samuel BerlandHere are more brilliantly conceived magical effects for platform, TV and stage by that master of amazement, Samuel Berland. Long out of print, this slim volume fills a need for commercial, visual magic that makes the performer look like ... well ... a magician.

Just look at what's included:

INTRODUCTION

PERFECT RESTORED BILL. A torn and restored effect with a borrowed, marked bill.

RABBIT OR BOWL OF WATER PRODUCTION. A clever production effect, easy to make and perform.

CHALLENGE JUMBO CARD TRANSPOSITION. Two jumbo cards change places. Cards can be examined before and after. ...

2019 / 8 / 7
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

The Leaf by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphMagic is mostly performed with man-made products - cards, coins, silks, ropes, ... Why not perform magic with items nature provides? This is even more powerful, because there is inherently no suspicion of gimmicked objects. Ralf has created a stunning miracle that is easy to perform during a stroll in the woods, or during a garden party, or other places where plants are in reach. All you need is access to leaves growing on a tree or a shrub and a pen to sign a leaf.

Effect: You and your spectator collect a couple of leaves. The spectator tears one in half, and signs it. Miraculously the torn...

2019 / 7 / 31
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Gregg Webb

Super Session #1: Key on the String by Gregg WebbEach ebook in the series will feature a single effect from Gregg's vast oeuvre. Whenever applicable, Gregg will present new handlings, suggestions, and presentations. The series follows Gregg's established style of graphics and hand-lettered text.

The effect, "The Key on the String," was originally published in Gregg Webb's ebook, The Shade.

1st edition 2019, 3 pages.

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