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Magic of the Hands (softcover)

Edward Victor

Magic of the Hands (softcover) by Edward VictorThis is the second edition from 1942, published by Max Holden. Some stains on the back cover and the last pages, and some damage to the spine, otherwise in good condition.

This is a classic in sleight-of-hand magic. From the foreword:

This BOOK is mainly on the art of sleight-of-hand and it is my earnest hope that these pages will afford practical help to both the specialist and the amateur magician.

During the period of over twenty-five years of practical magic I have formed the conclusion that in all conjuring, no matter how cleanly a trick may have been worked, it is the effect that...

2018 / 1 / 4
$15.00

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Further Magic of the Hands (hardcover)

Edward Victor

Further Magic of the Hands (hardcover) by Edward VictorThis is a Max Holden edition from 1946. Book is in very good condition. A small stain on the cover.

This is volume three in the classic sleight-of-hand trilogy. From the foreword by Douglas Craggs:

In this volume the reader will find a valuable and varied collection of magical effects with something to appeal to all tastes and styles. Whatever selection the reader ultimately makes from the book to enlarge his programme, may I express the hope that he will pay the author the compliment of thorough rehearsal before public presentation. Good tricks, cunning subtleties, need to be learned...
2018 / 1 / 4
$20.00

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More Magic of the Hands (softcover)

Edward Victor

More Magic of the Hands (softcover) by Edward VictorThis is the Max Holden edition. Book is in very good condition. Some discoloration of the cover. Golden Gate Magic Co. sticker on the inside back cover.

This is volume two in the classic sleight-of-hand trilogy. From the foreword:

Since many branches of Magic are again represented in this volume, a close study of it will, I sincerely hope, assist the reader in perhaps making some little change, addition or improvement in an existing 'move' or effect in which he may be interested.

I have included in this book my method of working and presenting "The Chinese Rings," mainly for those of...

2018 / 1 / 4
$15.00

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Fun With Magic (hardcover)

George Brunel

Fun With Magic (hardcover) by George BrunelThis edition is from Hurst & Co. Cover some damage on the upper left corner. Dust jacket is falling apart. Otherwise, including binding, in very good condition.

Amusing Experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Geometry

The title is a little bit misleading, because there are no real magic tricks in this book, at least not the kind that a magician would assume. It is essentially a book of 'kitchen' science experiments. Some of these experiments can of course be presented like a magic trick. But the majority of them are simply interesting or surprising science experiments which can be done at...

2018 / 1 / 4
$50.00

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Fun With Magic (hardcover)

George Brunel

Fun With Magic (hardcover) by George BrunelThis edition is from 1906 published by H. M. Caldwell Company. Flyleaf has pencil marks by Carolyn Miller. Some bumping and foxing.

Amusing Experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Geometry

The title is a little bit misleading, because there are no real magic tricks in this book, at least not the kind that a magician would assume. It is essentially a book of 'kitchen' science experiments. Some of these experiments can of course be presented like a magic trick. But the majority of them are simply interesting or surprising science experiments which can be done at home with a little bit of preparation. ...

2018 / 1 / 4
$50.00

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Fools of Fortune (hardcover)

John Philip Quinn

Fools of Fortune (hardcover) by John Philip QuinnThis is an 1892 edition in good condition.

The original description read:

A history of the vice in ancient and modern times, and in both hemispheres; an exposition of its alarming prevalence and destructive effects; with an unreserved and exhaustive disclosure of such frauds, tricks and devices as are practiced by "professional" gamblers, "confidence men" and "bunko steerers."
This is a massive tome on gambling, the largest one at that time, describing gambling locations, games, scams, fraud and how they are operated, as well as many personal stories from the author. Makes for fascinating...
2018 / 1 / 4
$200.00

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Tricks and Magic Made Easy (hardcover)

Edward Summers Squier

Tricks and Magic Made Easy (hardcover) by Edward Summers SquierBook is in good condition. Some bumping. Handwritten note on flyleaf.
  • Introduction
  • I: Tricks Without Sleight-Of-Hand
    • Discovery Of A Card
    • Gathering The Kings
    • Naming The Pack
    • The Magic Pairs
    • The Turned Card
    • The Magic Square
    • The Royal Court
    • The Assembly
    • Discovery Of Four
    • Discovery Of Two
    • The Permanent Card
  • II: Sleight-Of-Hand With Cards
    • Shifting The Cut
    • Forcing A Card
    • The False Shuffle
    • The Indicated Card
    • The Faced Card
    • Palming A Card
    • Changing A Card
    • Springing The Cards
  • III: Tricks With Coins, Watches, Dominoes, Etc.
    • Tricks With Coins
    • The Pass
    • The Change
    • The...
2018 / 1 / 4
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Magical Monologues (softcover)

George Schulte

Magical Monologues (softcover) by George SchulteBook is in good condition. Some discoloration of cover. Stamp (Oliver Kendall, Prince of Wizards), markings and sticker (Vernon E. Lux) on cover. Also has a pink return postage note pasted on the flyleaf, and envelope with library card on the inside back cover.
  • Introduction
  • Opening Patter
  • The Chinese Rice Bowls
  • Coffee, Milk and Sugar Trick
  • The Enchanted Bird Cage
  • The Aerial Treasury
  • The Magic Duck Pan
  • The Flying Bird Gage
  • The Mysterious Clock Dial
  • The Traveling Bottle and Glass
  • The Rising Cards
  • The Multiplying Billiard Ball
  • The Floating Ball
  • The Ten Ichi Thumb Tie
  • The Mysterious...
2018 / 1 / 4
$10.00

£7.29
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John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls (hardcover)

Victor Farelli

John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls (hardcover) by Victor FarelliBook is in ok condition. Lower left corner has some water damage and discoloring. Binding is good.

John Ramsay was called "The Magician's Magician" because even for those in the know he could create miracles. He consistently fooled his peers with his incredible skill, misdirection and unique thinking. Here are a few quotes about him:

"... We are not given to uncritical boosts.... But it is difficult to write with moderation of the work of Johnnie Ramsay. His sleight of hand is unexcelled, perhaps even unequalled. Performers who know all there is to know about the Cups and Balls are not...
2018 / 1 / 4
$20.00

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How's Your Library? (softcover)

James B. Findlay

How's Your Library? (softcover) by James B. FindlayBooklet is in excellent condition.

An authoritative ebook on collecting for collectors. Written by one of the world's foremost collectors. Covers the whole subject of the care and arrangement of the magical library, data on the books themselves, bookplates with pages of examples, plus the Mulholland article on same. Other bits by well known collectors. Highly recommended to all who are building up their magic libraries, no matter how small at present. Preface by John Mulholland.

2nd edition 1958 (Ireland Magic).

2018 / 1 / 4
$5.00

£3.65
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Magical Experiments (hardcover)

Arthur Good

Magical Experiments (hardcover) by Arthur GoodThis is a first edition in excellent condition, with gilded edges.

The best way of learning new things is doing them. Magical Experiments or Science in Play is a fascinating collection of kitchen table top experiments with every day household goods. Many of which have a 'magical' twist to them, in the sense that it is for the unfamiliar observer not quite clear how these tricks are performed, or what the physical mechanisms behind them are. More than 150 experiments are described with gorgeous lithographs. This book was originally written in French and later translated to English. This in...

2018 / 1 / 4
$100.00

£72.92
€82.81
Ca$129.61
Au$130.30
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Manipulations Ideen

Robert Kaldy-Karo

Manipulations Ideen by Robert Kaldy-KaroDieses Exemplar ist gut erhalten.

Karo kombiniert hier seine Kreativitaet mit seiner Fingerfertigkeit. Dieses Werk ist mitlerweile ein Klassiker und behandelt Seile, Tuecher, Muenzen, Baelle, Feuer and wie sie Blitz und Nebel erzeugen koennen.

Erstausgabe 1979.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

page
  1. Inhalt
  2. Vorwort
  3. SEILE
  4. Faerbe Knoten
  5. Knoten Test
  6. TUECHER
  7. Halter
  8. Falten
  9. Tuch Sprudel
  10. Penetration
  11. Smooky
  12. MUENZEN
  13. Halter
  14. Gone
  15. Nice 1&2
  16. Gigant coin
  17. BAELLE
  18. Halter
  19. Da - Wo?
  20. Ohne Titel 1 & 2
  21. Fooler
  22. Colour
  23. Gag
  24. Silver
  25. Smarter Krims Krams
  26. Exklusiv
  27. Elegant
  28. FEUER
  29. Feurio
  30. Super candle ...
2010 / 9 / 24
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They're Off

Frank Lane & Ulysses Frederick Grant

They're Off by Frank Lane & Ulysses Frederick GrantThis booklet is in very good condition. A nice collector item as well as reading copy.

Enjoy some new tricks — pocket tricks that you can make yourself, card tricks you can do with anyone's deck of cards, stage routines with various magic props that you can make.

This is the first of a series of writings by U. F. (Gen) Grant and Frank Lane, who formed a partnership in the writing magic books.

39 pages.

Table of Contents

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  1. THIS IS A GOOD BOOK
  2. THE BOOMERANGS
  3. READING CARDS
  4. A NEW IMPROMPTU NUMBER TRICK
  5. ANOTHER IMPROMPTU TABLE TRICK
  6. A HANDKERCHIEF VANISH
  7. THE LINDBERGH...
2010 / 9 / 24
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Floating Light Bulb

Ulysses Frederick Grant

Floating Light Bulb by Ulysses Frederick GrantThis copy is in decent condition. The staple holding the three sheets together has been removed and then they were re-stapled.

Although the original title of this manuscript is "Close-Up Floating Light Bulb", this is not a close-up effect but a stage effect. The method would not allow you to perform this in an intimate close-up setting.

With the aid of a hoop you let a light bulb float, rise and descend.

2010 / 9 / 24
$5.00

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Three Card Monte

Audley V. Walsh & John Scarne

Three Card Monte by Audley V. Walsh & John ScarneThis copy is in pristine condition. It is a reprint from D. Robbins and Co in NY. 48 pages with color softcover.

This is a treatise on the sucker effects of the Three Card Monte. It starts with an intro by Nate Leipzig, includes a definition of gambling terms and goes on to explain moves, routines and schemes to work the Three Card Monte. John Scarne was a master in performing and demonstrating this sucker effect. Learn everything about it in this digital reproduction, either to be aware of the various ways this can be played and thus be protected, or to learn to perform it for entertainment...

2010 / 9 / 21
$8.00

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Rupert Howard Magic Course

Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course by Rupert HowardThis is a pristine copy of the rare Rupert Howard Magic Course. It is an almost complete set of 23 lessons of the 25 lesson course. The two lessons missing are lesson 17 and 18. Each lesson is an oversized booklet with a color cover and glossy inside pages.

This course is rare and a perfect addition to any serious collector of magic books. Additionally you will receive a disc with the complete digital version of this set.

Most likely you have never heard about this magic course. When I think about a 'magic gem' I have these 25 volumes in mind. This course could be called the 'British Tarbell...

2010 / 9 / 16
$1,500.00

£1093.78
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David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible

Various Authors

David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible by Various AuthorsDustjacket and book in very good condition.

More than a book, David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible, is a dazzling display of artists at work. Arguably the greatest stage illusionist of all time, David Copperfield has invited today's most accomplished authors to share his stage and do what they, and he, do best - bring the impossible to life before our very eyes.

Dean Koontz has written a discerning and artful preface. Several authors besides David himself have contributed original stories: Eric Lustbader, Larry Bond, Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond E. Feist.

2009 / 11 / 23
$10.00

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