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Genii: the Conjurors magazine (M-U-M magic unity might, The Society of American Magicians); volume 9, number 7; March 1945; Ray Muse (Cover); A wrinkle in time (Stone); A Magic of the Twenties (Muse); , etc

By Geraldine and William Larsen (editor); Dr Raymond V. Stone, Vin Thomas, Bill McCaffrey, Ray Muse, Geraldine Larsen, Roger Barkann et al

Pasadena , California: William W. Larsen, 1945. First Edition. Original Wraps. Fair. Original issue as published. Quarto, 11 1/2" tall, continuous pagination, 243 to 278, wire saddle stich, stiff wraps. A fair, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, but cover and interior damaged by dampstaining, staples rusting, the remaining 2/3 in very good condition, all accessible. Articles on magic and performance

$4.50

Genii: the Conjurors magazine (M-U-M magic unity might, The Society of American Magicians); volume 12, number 8; April 1948; John McArdle (Cover); Knock em Dead; Magical Dye Works; Magicana; The Dr. Chang Bowl Trick etc

By Geraldine and William Larsen (editor); A.N. Rossi, C. Steffennsen, Frank Shields, Sherman Ripley, John Crimmins jr., John Underhill Zweers, et al

Pasadena , California: William W. Larsen, 1948. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. Quarto, 11 1/2" tall, continuous pagination, 219 to 246, wire saddle stich, stiff wraps. A very good, clean copy overall with minor shelf wear, but staples rusting, binding solid, and minor yellowing with some scattered pencil marks (child-like). Articles on magic and performance.

$12.50

Hugard's Magic Monthly; [ 15 issues--incomplete run ] Volume V, Number 8 to Vol. XVIII, No. 11; January 1948 to July, 1961; "comprising explanations of sleights, dodges, tricks, routines, and other items of interest to magicians by leading writers in the world of magic

By Jean Hugard (editor); Gus Southall, Milbourne Christopher, Harry Lorayne, Sid Fleischman, Stanley Colllins, Ned Rutledge, Martin Gardner, John J. Crimmins, Jay Bedsworth, William Alstrand, Dr. Raymond Beebe, David Devant, George Sands, Gus Southall, et a

New York, New York: Jean Hugard, 1948-1961. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. 15 original issues. Quarto, 11" tall, 8 to 12 pages per issue, self wraps. Each in very good, sturdy condition over all with minor to moderate shelf wear; paper mostly clean, lightly yellowed, but a few issue pen marked on the cover sheets and several with minor finger soiling.

$25.00

The Sphinx: an independent magazine for magicians; [5 issuess--incomplete run] volume XL, Number Nine (9) to Volume XLIII, Number 1; November, 1941 to March, 1944; Color Blend / Fabulous Falconi (Christopher); Confetti and Silks (Warlock), Those were the Happy Days (Baker); Vanish of Doves (Gugliemo) Memories of Magicians (Wass); Magic Sewing Cabinet (Hathaway); Eugene Laurant Dies; With a Bow to John Henry Anderson ; etc

By John Mulholland (editor); Milbourne Christopher, Peter Warlock, Leith Loder, Eugene Laurant, W.A. Russell, Hathaway, Dr. R. Broochu, Tommy Windsor, Al Baker, Hathaway, Harold Rice, Eugene Gugliemo, et al

New York, New York: Sphinx Publishing, 1941. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very good. 5 original issues as published. Quarto, 11 1/2" tall, about 24 pages per issue, wire saddle stich, stiff wraps; very good clean neat neat original periodicalsoverall with minor to moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, binding solid but staples rusting and some covers starting to split at the spine ends, paper lightly yellowing. Articles on magic and performance

$25.00

Series Two: Improved and Original Card Problems by Arthur H. Buckley

By Arthur H. Buckley; edited by Zado Goldenberg

San Francisco, California: Z. Goldenberg, 1924. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good -. An original pamphlet, duodecimo, 6 3/4" tall, 11 pages, saddle stiched, self-wraps. A very good minus, copy over all with moderate shelf wear, binding solid, paper moderately yellowed with slight exterior soiling.

$19.00

Bobby Fischer Goes to War: how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time
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Bobby Fischer Goes to War: how the Soviets lost the most extraordinary chess match of all time

By David Edmonds and John Eidinow

New York, New York: Ecco - Harper Collins (Harpercollins), 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xv + 342 pages, red and black boards boards. A fine clean neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine, lightly worn dust jacket with price clipped.

$9.50

London Directory: 2nd Edition [a single item from] Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Board Game

By Arthur Conan Doyle " ; Gary Grady; Suzanne Goldberg ; Raymond Edwards

San Francisco, California: Sleuth Publications, 1982. First Edition. Original Wraps. Near fine. We have this item only, and not the rest of the game it is a part of. Octavo pamphlet, 8 1/2" tall, saddle stitched, 18 pages, stiff orange wraps.A near fine copy with very slight wear, binding solid, paper is the original antique yellow. "The following directory is a listing of most of the characters [and locations] you will find in the cases

$6.50

Thayer's Quality Magic: Catalog No. 9, Volume 4 (Thayer's Studio of Magic)

By Bill Larsen; [F.G. Thayer], et al

Los Angeles, California: Thayer's Studio of Magic, 1943. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original issue as published. Octavo, 9" tall, 72 pages, wire saddle stitch, self wraps. A good copy over all ith moderate shelf wear and exterior soiling, stiff printed wraps, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, BUT dampstaining to about half the pages throughout.

$9.50

Crossword Puzzles, their history and their cult

By Roger Millington

Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1974. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 190 pages, blue boards. A near fine, clean, hardcover first edition, first printing, with minor shelf wear and light rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good moderately worn dust jacket.

$12.50

BAROQUE CHESS OPENINGS, or how to play your betters at chess

By Richard Wincor

Boston, Massachusetts: Gambit, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 116 pages, red cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket, price clipped .

$39.74

Genii: the Conjurors magazine (M-U-M magic unity might, The Society of American Magicians);; volume 7, number 3; November, 1942; Arnold Furst (Cover); The Will of Jerome Sharp; Parent Assembly News, etc

By Geraldine and William Larsen (editor); M.A. Reasoner, Henri Decremps, Christopher Milbourne, Loring Cambell, , et al

Pasadena , California: William W. Larsen, 1942. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Quarto, 11 1/2" tall, continuous pagination, 75 to 106, wire saddle stich, stiff wraps. A good copy overall with minor shelf wear, BUT cover and interior dampstained from the bottom fore-corner (about 1/4 of the pages) staples rusting, the remaining 3/4 in very good condition, the 1/4 stained all still quite clear, binding solid, and minor yellowing. Articles on magic and performance

$6.50

The Whist Players' Pocket Companion [card game]

By Compiled from the best authorities

Boston, Massachusetts: J.A. Lowell & Co, c. 1870. Original Wraps. Very Good. A small (very small) pocket guide to the card game of whist. Date of publication estimated from an ad reference to "General Grant." First and last pages include the following advertisements; front cover: Highland Stove Foundry, back cover Geo. F. Blake Mfg Steam Pumping Machinery, Inside back: Andrews Folding Beds, Inside Front: Commercial Union Insurance, and additional full page ads for: Bent and Bush Hatters and military furnishers, Fitchburg Railroad, Thomas Groom Stationers, Boston Belting and Rubber Goods, Bovinine beef and mutton concentrate, Shore Line Route (Boston to New York Railroad), Blue Cross Pickles, and the Great Rock Island and Albert Lees Routes (railroad). The book offers The Lead: general rules, and Practical Hints. 64mo (3 3/4" tall x 2 1/2" wide), 24 pages, thread saddle stitch, stiff printed wraps. A very good, clean neat little booklet over all with minor shelf wear, some exterior soiling--a spot of staining or foxing to the cover fore-margin and fore-edge and spine (probably old finger staining), fore-edge stain extends throughout at the fore-margin, text not damaged, paper moderately yellowed but not fragile. A unique item!

$65.00

Conundrums, Riddles, Puzzles and Games

By Sarah J. Cutter (gathered and arranged by )

Buffalo, New York: The Peter Paul Book Company, 1896. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. Small octavo, 7 1/8" tall, [iii] + 89 pages + [iii]; maroon titles on green cloth. A very good, clean, neat original hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners and back cover cloth, slight exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with a previous owner's inscription on the front endpaper.

$12.50

The Phoenix : [magic newsletter for magicians--original numbers--incomplete run] [100 original issues from #5 to #374; January 8, 1943 to November 1962]

By Walter Gibson, Bruce Elliott (editors); Jack Avis, J. G. Thompson Jr., H.A. Adams, John A. M. Howie, Rusduck, Essman, T. A. Waters, Ernest W. Brady, Burling Hull, Milbourne Christopher, et al

New York, New York: Bruce Elliott, 1943-62. First Edition. Original Wraps. Very Good. 100 original issues as published--an incomplete run (with one or two aditional). Octavo, 11" tall, single fold, continuous pagination, 4 pages per issue, self wraps. Very good, clean, neat copies overall with minor shelf wear, some slight occasional exterior soiling, and minor yellowing. A mostly bi-weekly magazine for magicians, amateur and professional. Articles on magic tricks by Elliott and 100 other magicians

$100.00

M-U-M (Magic-Unity-Might ) Society of American Magicians monthly ; volume XII (12), number 1-2; July - August, 1922; [and articles on ] Our Welcome to Noted Mystifiers ; etc

By Harry Houdini (editor); Richard Van Dien, et al

New York, New York: Society of American Magicians, 1922. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original newsletter issue as published. Quarto, 12" tall, four page pamphlet, continuous pagination, pages 119 to1 122, wire saddle stich, self wraps. A good, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, especially at the margins, and paper lightly yellowing, and with triple-fold marks from original mail posting. Articles on magic and performance. Scarce magic ephemera. Issued to Society members. There no articles attributed directly to Houdini. Matters of interest to membership

$19.00

M-U-M (Magic-Unity-Might ) Society of American Magicians monthly ; volume XII (12), number 7; January, 1923; Editorial Notes by Houdini ; [and Obituary Notices for Robert Kudarz and William Berol by Houdini; Addressing and Audience (Houdini); Magic and Magicians of New Zealand and Australia-5 (Kudarz; etc

By Harry Houdini (editor); Robert Kudarz, Richard Van Dien et al

New York, New York: Society of American Magicians, 1923. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original newsletter issue as published. Quarto, 12" tall, six page pamphlet, continuous pagination, pages 141 to1 146, wire saddle stich, self-wraps. A good, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, especially at the margins, and paper lightly yellowing; with triple-fold marks from original mail posting, slight dampstaing to the top edge margin. Articles on magic and performance. Scarce magic ephemera. Issued to Society members. With editorial column specifically attributed to Houdini. Matters of interest to membership

$95.00

M-U-M (Magic-Unity-Might ) Society of American Magicians monthly ; volume XII (12), number 3-4; Septembert and October, 1922; Editorial Notes by Houdini [and articles on ] Magic and Magicians of New Zealand and Australia-2 (Kudarz); Danger vs. Fame (Teale) ; etc

By Harry Houdini (editor); Robert Kudarz, W.E. Floyd, et al

New York, New York: Society of American Magicians, 1922. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original newsletter issue as published. Quarto, 12" tall, six page pamphlet, continuous pagination, pages 123 to1 128, wire saddle stich, self-wraps. A good, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, especially at the margins, and paper lightly yellowing; with triple-fold marks from original mail posting. Articles on magic and performance. Scarce magic ephemera. Issued to Society members. With editorial column specifically attributed to Houdini. Matters of interest to membership

$45.00

M-U-M (Magic-Unity-Might ) Society of American Magicians monthly ; volume XIII (13), number 1-2-3; July - August, Septembert, 1923; [and articles on ] Magic and Magicians of Australia-1 (Kudarz); Zanzic, Charlatan Supreme!; ; etc

By Harry Houdini (editor); Robert Kudarz , Felicien Trewey, Richard Van Dien, et al

New York, New York: Society of American Magicians, 1923. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original newsletter issue as published. Quarto, 12" tall, four page pamphlet, continuous pagination, pages 173 to1 178, wire saddle stich, self wraps. A good, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, especially at the margins, and paper lightly yellowing ; with triple-fold marks from original mail posting and bottom edge roughed. Articles on magic and performance. Scarce magic ephemera. Issued to Society members. There is no article specifically attributed to Houdini, but there are editorial notes. Matters of interest to membership

$38.00

M-U-M (Magic-Unity-Might ) Society of American Magicians monthly ; volume XII (12), number 5; November, 1922; Editorial Notes by Houdini [and articles on ] Magic and Magicians of New Zealand and Australia-3 (Kudarz); etc

By Harry Houdini (editor); Robert Kudarz, Clinton Burgess, et al

New York, New York: Society of American Magicians, 1922. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original newsletter issue as published. Quarto, 12" tall, six page pamphlet, continuous pagination, pages 129 to1 134, wire saddle stich, self-wraps. A good, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, especially at the margins, and paper moderately yellowing; with triple-fold marks from original mail posting. Articles on magic and performance. Scarce magic ephemera. Issued to Society members. With editorial column specifically attributed to Houdini. Matters of interest to membership

$45.00

M-U-M (Magic-Unity-Might ) Society of American Magicians monthly ; volume XII (12), number 6; December, 1922; Editorial Notes by Houdini [and articles on ] Magic and Magicians of New Zealand and Australia-4 (Kudarz); Well! Well! Look What Is Going On etc

By Harry Houdini (editor); Robert Kudarz, Clinton Burgess, et al

New York, New York: Society of American Magicians, 1922. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Original newsletter issue as published. Quarto, 12" tall, six page pamphlet, continuous pagination, pages 129 to1 134, wire saddle stich, self-wraps. A good, copy overall with moderate shelf wear, light exterior soiling, especially at the margins, and paper lightly yellowing; with triple-fold marks from original mail posting, slight dampstaing to the top edge margin. Articles on magic and performance. Scarce magic ephemera. Issued to Society members. With editorial column specifically attributed to Houdini. Matters of interest to membership

$45.00

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