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Showmanship for Magicians (The First Book of a Trilogy)

By: Dariel Fitzkee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions: 1988

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 039888

Condition: Near Fine


Burgundy cloth. Portrait frontispiece. vi, 187pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Trick Brain (First Edition)

By: Dariel Fitzkee

Price: $60.00

Publisher: San Rafael, CA, Saint Rafael House: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040284

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Green cloth with black design and lettering. Frontispiece. Age-toned pages. 316pp. Private library mark. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Showmanship or Magicians

By: Dariel Fitzkee

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Magic Limited: 1945

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 040319

Condition: Fine


Burgundy cloth with gold lettering. Frontispiece. vi, 187pp. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Solid copy. View more info

Lecture notes on Alexander the Man Who Knows presented at Heritage Days, Forks WA October 1997 (Signed)

By: Darryl Beckmann

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1997

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039807

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed by the author on title page. Paperback. Spiral bound. Not paginated. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

As Close-up as Possible (Signed)

By: Dave Rumfelt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1980

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 040340

Condition: Very Good


Author's gift inscription on front cover. Paperback. Fold-out pages. Illustrated. Not paginated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Bill In Lemon Book: featuring the life and time of Emil Jarrow (Limited Numbered Edition)

By: David Charvet

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Tigard, OR, Charvet Studios: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039778

Condition: Near Fine


Limited First Edition #143 of 500 copies. Yellow cloth with green lettering and design. Illustrated. Textured end papers. 70pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Marvelous Creations of Joseffy (Limited Lettered Edition)

By: David P. Abbott

Price: $50.00

Publisher: South Elgin, IL, Chuck Romano: 2001

Edition: Limited Lettered Edition

Seller ID: 039825

Condition: Fine


Limited Lettered Edition (Copy R) of 26 copies. Unabridged edition published by Church Romano - originally published by The Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago, IL, 1908. Illustrated. 24pp., with announcements and ads. Pictorial cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Great Lyle (Limited Edition)

By: Dawes, Edwin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Pasadena, CA, Mike Caveney's Magic Words: 2005

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 039958

ISBN: 0915181401

Condition: Fine


Lovely Limited Edition copy #471 of 1000 copies. The inspiring story of the struggles, triumphs and failures endured by Cecil Lyle during his reign as the last of the great touring illusionists. He realized his dream of creating and performing the Cavalcade of Mysteries and later, his Mystery Box Revue. Navy cloth. Pictorial end papers. Illustrated. 299pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Magic Art being Volume 1 of the Magic Art Series

By: Donald Holmes

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1920

Seller ID: 039912

Condition: Very Good +


Forest green cloth with gold lettering. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 234pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Professional Stage Pickpocket

By: Dunn, Ricki

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV, Nielsen Magic: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039665

ISBN: 0961817526

Condition: Like New


This book contains over 50 years of experience in the world of entertainment. It contains routines that incorporate a number of different steals, ideas on how to develop a pickpocket routine and how to market it. Includes a DVD of a live performance at the Magic Castle.Pictorial boards. Illustrated. Includes the CD in rear pocket. First Edition. xx, 21-208pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Professional Stage Pickpocket (New First Edition)

By: Dunn, Ricki

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV, Nielsen Magic: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039666

Condition: New


This book contains over 50 years of experience in the world of entertainment. It contains routines that incorporate a number of different steals, ideas on how to develop a pickpocket routine and how to market it. Includes a DVD of a live performance at the Magic Castle.New in publisher's shrink wrap. Pictorial boards. Illustrated. Includes the CD in rear pocket. First Edition. xx, 21-208pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Monument to Magic (First Edition)

By: Dunninger, J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, Lyle Stuart: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039749

ISBN: 0818401605

Condition: Very Good -


Stated First Edition bound in orange and yellow cloth with blue spine lettering. Black & white illustrations through-out. Introduction by Walter Gibson. 4to (11.50 X 8.50") size, 222pp. Thumbnail sized chew mark on lower front cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Dunninger's Secrets

By: Dunninger, Joseph; Gibson, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Secaucus, NJ, Lyle Stuart: 1974

Seller ID: 040318

ISBN: 0818401664

Condition: Very Good +


Yellow cloth with red spine lettering. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. 332pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Thought Wings Onward: Mental Magic for Magicians

By: Eddie Clever

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Colon, MI, Abbott's Magic Novelty Co:

Seller ID: 039919

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial paperback. Stapled spine. 121pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

M.I.N.T. by Edward Marlo (First Edition)

By: Edward Marol, Mike Maxwell, Editor

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Lake Tahoe, CA, L & L Publishing: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039770

Condition: Fine


First Edition. Blue cloth with gold spine lettering. Illustrated. v, 365pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Further Magic of the Hands

By: Edward Victor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Max Holden: 1946

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 040314

Condition: Very Good


First American Edition. Green cloth (faded) and worn in a few spots. Previous owner's name written inside front cover. 112pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Charles Bertram: The Court Conjurer (First Edition)

By: Edwin A. Dawes

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Kaufman and Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039684

Condition: Fine


First Edition. Black boards with silver spine lettering. Illustrated. Textured end papers. Solid copy. 360pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Sleight-of-Hand: A Practical Manual of Legerdemain for Amateurs and Others

By: Edwin T. Sachs

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ, Fleming Book Co: 1946

Edition: Fourth Edition, Revised

Seller ID: 040346

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gold design and lettering. Dust jacket has one inch piece missing at head of spine and is price clipped. xiii, 400pp., index. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Modus Operandi Part Two (Studies, Tested and Mastered Magic)

By: Eric C. Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, L. Davenport & Co:

Seller ID: 039979

Condition: Very Good


Part Two of Two. Part of the Demon series. Pictorial cover. Paperback. Stapled booklet. Illustrated. pages 73-144 including ads. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Modus Operandi Part One (Studies, Tested and Mastered Magic)

By: Eric C. Lewis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, L. Davenport & Co:

Seller ID: 039978

Condition: Very Good


Part One of Two. Part of the Demon series. Pictorial cover. Paperback. Stapled booklet. Illustrated. 67pp., with ads. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Seven Basic Secrets of Illusion Design

By: Eric Van Duzer

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dallas, TX, Illusion Systems: 2005

Seller ID: 039780

Condition: New


A comprehensive study and detailed explanations of over 90 stage illusions. New copy. Spiral bound paperback. Mylar cover. viii, 179pp., index. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Magical Originalities: A Chat on Practical Magic (First Edition)

By: Ernest E. Noakes

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell and Sons Ltd: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039832

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Presentation Copy to Stanley Collins (1881-1966) who invented many magic effects based on mechanical and hydraulic principles. Blind-stamped embossed seal reads, "Presentation Copy" on title page. Red illustrated cloth with matching dust jacket design. 161pp., with ads. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Illusions for Princes or Paupers (First Edition)

By: Eugene Poinc

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oakland, CA, Magic Limited / Lloyd E. Jones: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039725

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. Brown cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated. viii, 91pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Magicians' Tokens and Related Items (Signed Limited Edition)

By: F. William Kuethe, Jr.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039777

Condition: Fine


Signed Limited Edition #54 of 100 copies. Author's inscription on limited edition page. TAMS JOURNAL, VOLUME 18, NUMBER 5, OCTOBER 1978 (PART TWO). An illustrated check-list with estimates of values and rarities. Navy cloth with gold lettering. Illustrated. 49pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Magic of Louis S. Histed (First Edition)

By: Fabian, Editor

Price: $100.00

Publisher: England, A Goodlife Publication: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039705

Condition: Very Good +


First Edition. Burgundy cloth with gold lettering. Illustrated. Color frontispiece. Mylar cover. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Private library mark inside front cover. 160pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Magic Magazines of the Second Millennium: A Bibliography of English-language Conjuring Periodicals, August 1791 - 1 January 2000 (Signed Deluxe Lettered Edition)

By: Father Stephen A. Fernandes

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Hyannis, MA, Self-published: 2000

Edition: Deluxe Lettered Edition

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 039700

Condition: Fine


Signed Deluxe Copy MM (one of 50 copies lettered a through ZZ but no X or XX). Signed by the author. None on internet. In original slipcase in fine condition. Full leather. vii-xxiv, 25-448pp., with numerous appendices. Rare. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Early Vernon: The Magic of Dai Vernon in 1932 Plus Ten New Vernon Variations

By: Faucett W. Ross, Editor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Magic, Inc: 1976

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 039920

Condition: Very Good +


Stapled booklet. Pictorial cover. Previous owner's name stamp on title page and inside front cover and on rear cover. Illustrated. 72pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Catalogue of Books on Conjuring and the Allied Arts in the J.B.Findlay Collection (Limited First Edition)

By: Findlay, James B. [Editor]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: England, D. W. Findlay: 1975

Edition: Limited First Edition

Seller ID: 039704

ISBN: 0950377600

Condition: Very Good +


Limited First Edition. This is copy #83 of 500 copies. Red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Illustrated. xii, 280pp. Previous owner's address label inside front cover. "1879" written inside front cover. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Book previously owned by John Ergatoudis who was a civil engineer and amateur magician in Leeds, England. He was President of Leeds Magical Association and a major collector of magic. He died in 2004. ... View more info

Thayer's Quality Magic Catalog Vol 1 - No. 9 thru Vol 5, No. 9 (5 issues bound in one)

By: Floyd G. Thayer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Thay'er's Studio of Magic: 1943

Seller ID: 039879

Condition: Near Fine


Rebound. Five issues bound in one volume. Volumes 1-5, No. 9. Red buckram. Mixed pagination. Illustrated. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Success Book Volume Four

By: Frances and Jay Marshall

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Magic, Inc.: 1984

Seller ID: 040329

Condition: Fine


Spiral bound with boards. Illustrated. 233pp., with index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

You Don't Have to be Crazy But it Helps (First Edition)

By: Frances Ireland

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Ireland Magic Company: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040339

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition. Red cloth. Frontispiece. 201pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Those Beautiful Dames

By: Frances Marshall, Compiler

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Chicago, Magic, Inc: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039842

Condition: Near Fine


Spiral bound paperback. Pictorial cover. Illustrated. Inscribed by Mary Ann (Campbell) on title page. 84pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Those Beautiful Dames

By: Frances Marshall, Compiler

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Magic, Inc: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039843

Condition: Very Good


Spiral bound paperback. Pictorial cover. Illustrated. 84pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Help Yourself

By: Frank Lane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Self-published: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040320

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Royal blue cloth with gold lettering. Private library mark. 97pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The Fine Art of Magic (First Edition)

By: George G. Kaplan; Jean Hugard, Editor

Price: $200.00

Publisher: York, PA, Fleming Book Company: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040256

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's cloth. Previous owner's name blind-stamped several places. First Edition. Photo paste-down on back of half-title page. viii, 341pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Magic as a Performing Art: Bibliography of Conjuring (College of Librarianship, Wales bibliographies)

By: Gill, Robert [Editor]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London and New York, R. R. Bowker: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039953

ISBN: 085935038X

Condition: Near Fine


A survey of the history of professional magicians and the art of magic. Black cloth with white spine lettering. Private library mark. xxii, 252pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Thayer Catalog Instruction Sheets (Volume 2)

By: Glenn Gravatt, Compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions: 1993

Seller ID: 039876

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's cloth. Illustrated. xii, 324pp. Previous owner's name stamped inside front cover. Otherwise a fine copy overall. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Thayer Catalog Instruction Sheets (Volume 3)

By: Glenn Gravatt, Compiler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions: 1995

Seller ID: 039877

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's cloth. Illustrated. xi, 312pp. Previous owner's name stamped inside front cover. Otherwise a fine copy overall. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Thayer Catalog Instruction Sheets (Volume 4)

By: Glenn Gravatt, Compiler

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pomeroy, OH, Lee Jacobs Productions: 1997

Seller ID: 039878

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's cloth. Illustrated. x, 324pp., index. Previous owner's name stamped inside front cover. Top edges of dust jacket chipped. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Carnival Secrets

By: Gryczan, Matthew

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO, Picadilly Books: 1994

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 039851

ISBN: 0941599248

Condition: Fine


This book reveals the secrets of winning midway games. The author describes dozens of games and explains how to play them. He also warns about dishonest games and those games which are almost impossible to win. The book includes plans for building your own games to be used for practice, home entertainment, or for making your own mini-carnival. This book provides a fascinating look at the world of carnival games. Paperback. Pictorial cover. 211pp., index. Full refund ... View more info

Magic from the Far Corners of the Earth

By: H. E. Williams

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ellwood City, PA, Self-published: 1949

Seller ID: 039871

Condition: Very Good


Stapled paperback. Illustrated. Not paginated. Pictorial cover. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Crazy Stunts for Comedy Occasions

By: Harlan Tarbell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, T. S. Denison & Co: 1929

Seller ID: 039975

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's illustrated boards. Illustrated. 102pp., with ads. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Index Volumes 1-2-3 Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic

By: Harold R. Rice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, Silk King Studios: 1981

Seller ID: 039937

Condition: Near Fine


Paperback. Pictorial cover. 39pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Thru the Dye Tube

By: Harold R. Rice and W. T. Van Zandt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, Silk King Studios: 1965

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 039935

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Pictorial cover. Previous owner's name stamped on covers and title page. Illustrated. 48pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Houdini's Strange Tales: a collection of fiction by Harry Houdini (Signed)

By: Harry Houdini

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kieran Press: 1992

Seller ID: 039855

Condition: Fine


Inscribed by the compiler (Culliton) inside front cover. Paperback. Illustrated. 96pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Oriental Magic: Described & Explained (Limited Edition)

By: Harry Kellar, John Nevil Maskelyne and others

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Glenwood, IL, David Meyer, Magic Books:

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 039922

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial paperback. Illustrated. Limited Edition #118 of 300 copies. 32pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Oriental Magic: Described & Explained (Limited Edition)

By: Harry Kellar, John Nevil Maskelyne and others

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Glenwood, IL, David Meyer, Magic Books: 1992

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 039923

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial paperback. Illustrated. Limited Edition #265 of 300 copies. 32pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Richard Himber's Ideas in the $100.00 Book

By: Harry Lorayne

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Gimmicks Unlimited: 1963

Seller ID: 040288

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's cloth. Quarter leather. Head of spine chipped. Illustrated. Previous owner's names written inside front cover with a partial return address label. 54pp. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

The GEN (May 1954 to April 1955 issues)

By: Harry Stanley, Editor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: England, Self-published: Various

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 039870

Condition: Very Good


12 issues rebound in one volume from May 1954 to April 1955. Red cloth rebind. Illustrated. 358pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info

Learn Magic

By: Henry Hay

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Perma Giants: 1949

Seller ID: 040304

Condition: Very Good +


Pictorial boards. Private library mark from Charles L. Rulfs. Also stamped on title page. viii, 279pp. Illustrated. Full refund if not satisfied. View more info