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Herr Paulus. His Rise, His Greatness, and His Fall. In three Volumes. [ Spiritualism and so forth ].
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Herr Paulus. His Rise, His Greatness, and His Fall. In three Volumes. [ Spiritualism and so forth ].

By Besant, Walter

London: Chatto & Windus, 1888 Three volumes, hardbacks, each 125mm x 190mm tall (5" x 7.5" approx.). Pp (iv) 306; (iv), 284 + 32pp Publisher's list for December, 1887 with vignette; (iv), 300. Endpapers toned, with the signature of the contemporary owner, one Emily Owen, to each of the pastedowns and a feint embossed previous owner's stamp to one front free endpaper. A few very minor external rubs, otherwise very good, in the original decorated blue & light-brown cloth-covered boards/gilt spine titles.. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good/No d/ws. Sm 8vo.

$304.52

The Queen's Conjurer. The Science and Magic of Dr. Dee SIGNED COPY
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The Queen's Conjurer. The Science and Magic of Dr. Dee SIGNED COPY

By Woolley, Benjamin

London: HarperCollins, 2001 Hardback,140mm x 225mm tall (65.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xvi, 354 with decorated capitals and 14 illustrations in the text [including a double-page line-drawn map "Dee's Journey across Europe"; 20 plates (with 19 b/w photos. & 9 in colour), and colour-printed double-page map endpapers. Almost fine, in the original maroon boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped and almost fine, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. Signed by the Author to the title-page "Ben Woolley Cheltenham 17th Oct. 2001". Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. 8vo..

$47.37

Jack Hughes World of Magic. Compilation Edition of Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three
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Jack Hughes World of Magic. Compilation Edition of Volume One, Volume Two and Volume Three

By Lever, Derek, MIMC

Preesall, Poulton-le-Fylde: Taurus Magic Supply Company, 212 Hardback, 210mm x 295mm tall (8.25" x 11.75" approx.). 286pp, illustrated throughout. Almost fine, in full red/black leather-effect rexine-covered boards/gilt titles. . First Edition. Art Leather. Almost Fine. Imp. 8vo.. Limited Edition.

$128.57

A Short History of Mathematics
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A Short History of Mathematics

By Sanford, Vera, under the Editorship of John Wesley Young, and with an Introduction by David Eugene Smith

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930 Hardback, 140mm x 203mm tall (5.5" x 8" approx.). Pp xii, 402, + 6 single-sided plate leaves and with maps, Tables and illustrations in b/w photo and line. Previous owner's neat signature to front free endpaper, otherwise very good, in the original green cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The extensive contents include number magic, puzzles & recreations, number systems and weights & measures.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

$20.30

A Magician Explains
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A Magician Explains

By Ganson, Louis

Bideford, Devon: The Supreme Magic Company [after Harry Stanley ], 1955 Softcover, 155mm x 230mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). 24pp with 33 b/w photographs. Front cover sun-faded, otherwise v. good. The contents includes an Introduction and instructions for performing Charles Harrison's "Marvellous Marbles",Harry G. Franke's "The Vanishing Lady", & Cy Endfield's "Torn and Restored Treasury Note". Postage will be reduced for this item.. First Edition. Fair.

$6.77

Magical Bibliographies: A Guide
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Magical Bibliographies: A Guide

By Farelli, Victor [with an Appendix by James B. Findlay ]

Shanklin, Isle of Wight: James B. Findlay, 1953 188mm x 228mm tall (7.5" x 9.75" approx.). Pp x, 34. Spine lightly rubbed and staples rusted but sound, otherwise good, in the original black-printed, orange card covers. Scarce. Postage will be reduced for this item.. First Edition. Good. Sm 4to..

$101.51

Further Magic of the Hands
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Further Magic of the Hands

By Victor, Edward

Great Britain: Edward Victor, 1945 143mm x 218mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.] Pp xvi, 103, with a frontispiece plate with 3 b/w photos and 88 text figs. This privately published edition, printed for the Author by Robert Johnson & Company Ltd, of Southport, Lancashire, predates the American edition, often listed as a 1st. Covers toned, otherwise very good, in the original beige soft-card covers/black title.. First Edition.

$23.68

Novel Notions. Original Tricks and Sleights

By Robertson-Keene

London: Hamley Brothers Limited, 1905 5.5" x 8.25" tall approx. Pp xii, 189 with illustrations in b/w & line, + 6pp adverts for Hamley's Grand Magical Saloons, 231 High Holborn. Prelims. sl. dusty, otherwise very good, neatly recased in red card, with the original silver-printed red-card front cover laid-down. First Edition.

$33.84

The History of the English Puppet Theatre

By Speight, George

London: George G. Harrap & Co Ltd, 1955 Hardback, 145mm x 215mm tall (5.75" x 8.5" approx.). 350pp, with a colour-photo frontispiece plate and 43 b/w photo illustrations. Almost fine, in the original red cloth-covered boards/blue spine title, and with almost fine and unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper.. First Edition. Cloth. Almost Fine/Almost Fine. 8vo..

$74.44

An Up-To-Date Comedy Magic Act with Patter

By Moose, Arthur J.

Privately Printed 150mm x 215mm tall booklet-type folder (6" x 8.5" approx.). with 5 A4-sized Gestetnered leaves, centre folded. Very good, in the original black-printed, illustrated coloured paper covers, with sewn glassine outer cover. A rare, and politically incorrect for today's world, script for a stage act for a magician and a pianist..

$33.84

Patter  [ie for a magician's/conjurer's act ]
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Patter [ie for a magician's/conjurer's act ]

By Lorraine, Sid

Colon, Michigan: Abbott's Magic Novelty Company, 1941 147mm x 225mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). Pp (iv), 64 with a frontispiece. Previous owner's name to front cover inner, otherwise very good, in the original red-printed, pictorial cream card covers. Postage will be reduced for this item.. Second Edition. Very Good. 8vo..

$16.92

Eroffnete Geheimnisse Des Steins Der Weisen Oder Schatzkammer Der Alchymie

By Frick

Graz: Akademische Druck, 1976 Hardback, 145mm x 190mm tall (6" x 7.5" approx.). Pp xxxvi, [18], 816 with some text illustrations, + 2pp Publisher's adverts. A collection of alchemical tracts by various authors, originally published in 1718, with a modern introduction. Fine, in the original brown leather-effect cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title and rubbed but good illustrated d/w.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Good.

$169.18

1945 Xmas List [ a Catalog or Catalogue of Magic tricks ]
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1945 Xmas List [ a Catalog or Catalogue of Magic tricks ]

By Davenport, L. & Co.

London: L. Davenport & Co., 1945 135mm x 210mm tall (5.23" x 8.25" approx.). 38 un-numbered pages including cover inners, (printed on two colours of paper stock), illustrated throughout in b/w & line. Small corner clipped off at at spine head but otherwise very good, in the original colour-printed pictorial paper covers. Postage will be greatly reduced for this light item.. First Edition. Good.

$13.53

Book List No. 25 of Books on Magic. Demon Series Tricks, Jokes & Puzzles
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Book List No. 25 of Books on Magic. Demon Series Tricks, Jokes & Puzzles

By Davenport, L. & Co., and Maskelyne's Mysteries

London - n.d. but circa 1931: L. Davenport & Co. 125mm x 185mm tall (5" x 7.25" approx.). 32 un-numbered pages, including cover inners, illustrated throughout in b/w & line. Paper stock evenly browned and staples rusting but sound. A couple of light creases, otherwise good, in the original colour-printed pictorial paper covers. Postage will be greatly reduced for this light item.. First Edition Thus. Fair.

$13.53

More Magic of the Hands - Part One
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More Magic of the Hands - Part One

By Victor, Edward

London: L. Davenport & Co (Incorporating "Maskelyne's Mysteries"] 40mm x 214mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.]. Pp 72 + 3 pp adverts., with a b/w photo frontispiece plate and 65 text figs. Undated, but advertisements refer to the reprinting of the Author's previous book "Magic of the Hands" and contain testimonials from 1937. Staples rusting and covers lightly sunned, otherwise very good in the original textured blue soft-card covers/gilt titles..

$11.50

Neo-Magic. The Art of the Conjuror
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Neo-Magic. The Art of the Conjuror

By Sharpe, S.H., Editor of "J.N. Hofzinser's Card Conjuring"

London: George Johnson Magical Publications, 1946 Hardback, 142mm x 218mm tall (5.75" x 8.75" approx.). 130pp with title leaf vignette and an illustration, with the Errata list tipped-in onto the front free pastedown. Boards sun-faded and a production fault crease to one leaf, otherwise very good, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. . Second (Revised) Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$304.52

The Stewart Simplified Method of Mimicry and Parlour Amusement
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The Stewart Simplified Method of Mimicry and Parlour Amusement

By Stewart, George W. [aka Capt. George (Steamboat) Stewart ]

New York: George W. Stewart, 1918 Postage will be reduced for this item. 135mm x 196mm tall (5.25" x 7.75" approx.). 16pp with 4 illustrations and printed cover. Almost fine, in the original illustrated paper covers. The stage prestigitator from whose collection came this booklet, protected all of his booklets by neatly sewing them into glassine covers. It is only the presence of this addition which prevents the use of the description 'Fine'.. Second Edition, Illustrated. Almost Fine.

$20.30

Magical Catalogue. The Very Latest in Practical Magic
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Magical Catalogue. The Very Latest in Practical Magic

By Davenport, L. & Co., and Maskelyne's Mysteries

London. undated but Circa 1956: L. Davenport 140mm x 215mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). 365 un-numbered pages, illustrated throughout, plus (pp xiii) including some leaves printed on thicker stock and with b/w photographs taken at an I.M.B. Convention [year unstated] of various members of the Magic Circle in company with, on one, the Duke of Edinburgh. Very good, in the original colour-printed card covers/red cloth spine.. First Edition Thus. Quarter Cloth & Card. Very Good. 8vo..

$20.30

Satellite Communications. The First Quarter Century of Service

By Rees, David W.E., Intelsat Washington DC

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1990 Hardback, 160mm x 240mm tall (6.25" x 9.5" approx.). Pp xxv, 329 with text figs and 22 b/w photos. Very good, in the original red rexine-covered boards/gilt titles, and with unclipped illustrated dust-wrapper, lightly marked to back panel but sound.. First Edition, First Issue. Boards. Very Good/Good.

$20.30

Conjuring Tricks with Coins, Watches, Rings and Handkerchiefs from "Modern Magic"
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Conjuring Tricks with Coins, Watches, Rings and Handkerchiefs from "Modern Magic"

By Hoffmann, Professor [ Angelo Lewis ]

London n.d.: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1901 135mm x 198mm tall (5.25" x 7.75" approx.). Pp iv, 123, with 57 text figs. Original cloth-covered soft-card covers/black titles somewhat marked, but internally good. Undated, but COPAC indicates 1901.. Fair.

$20.30

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