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Greater Gospel Magic
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Greater Gospel Magic

By Laflin, Duane

Greensburg, IN: Winters Pub, 2000. First printing. 320 pp., many photos, descriptions of tricks, advice on routines, etc., oversized hardcover in dust jacket. No owner's name, no tears, no soiling. Just slight wear to extremities of text and dust jacket. A very attractive copy. . 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Card Conjuring (Foyles Handbooks)

By Jonson, Wilfrid

London: W & G Foyle , 1950. First printing. 92 pp., 13 ills., small format in red illustrated boards. Fair copy wth no owner's name, but some clear tape reinforcement to the inner hinges and spine. A solid working copy.. 1st. Hardcover. Fair.


Cards as Weapons. (SIGNED Association Copy + Letter)

By Jay, Ricky.

NY: Darien, 1977. First printing. 130 pp., many photos, small quarto size. Very Good text: tight and unmarked with no owner's name, just lightly bumped/worn at tips, some musty odor but it will lessen with time and proper storage in a dry environment. Dj is very fresh, not clipped, minor edge-wear and one repaired, closed 2" tear to the base of the spine. INSCRIBED "To Raymond T____-S___ with thanks and best wishes, Ricky Jay". The inscribee (now deceased) was a prominent bibliographer and collector of magic and circus material who assisted Mr. Jay with accessing research for his books. Also included is a lengthy (1.5 pages) hand-written letter on the author's letterhead thanking the inscribee and detailing his research efforts in England, etc. A unique item. NOTE: Dust jacket has removable archive mylar sleeve. This gives a dull appearance to the dust jacket in photos.. Signed by Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.


Narratives of Sorcery and Magic from the Most Authentic Sources

By Wright, Thomas

Redfield, Clinton Hall, N.Y., 1852., 1852. First printing, US edition. 420 pp. + ads, 8vo, original black blind-stamped cloth. Early ex-library copy with labels of the Elora (Ont.) Mechanics' Institute on front endpapers, spine repaired with library tape, front inner hinge repaired. This copy appears to be all original but would benefit from repair to the front hinge and backstrip (partially present under lib. tape). Interesting early magic book.. 1st. Hardcover. Fair.


Cards As Weapons (INSCRIBED + Jay Playboy Issue )

By Jay, Ricky

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Darien House,, 1977. First printing. 94 pp., photos, ills., oversize (4to) softcover. Very Good + copy with light wear to covers at tips. No owner's marks, no tears, no creases. A lovely copy of the uncommon first printing of the softcover edition, seldom found signed. INSCRIBED at some length by Mr. Jay "For Steve ... with thanks and salutations...etc. Ricky Jay." Also includes a copy of the December 1977 Playboy magazine with the Ricky Jay pictorial. Ricky and a nude assistant doing card tricks. Magazine is VG. Much above-average copy of this fragile book.. Signed by Author. 1st. Paperback. Very Good.


Necklace Trickery (SIGNED Presentation Copy)

By Posgate, Bruce

Self-published, 1982 First printing. 64 pp., many line drawings, oversize softcover in cerlox binding. VG with light wear to covers. This copy INSCRIBED "Happy Birthday Hannah!" by the author to a young Toronto fellow magician. Also signed by two other local magicians..


50 Tricks with a Thumb Tip: A Manual of Thumb Tip Magic

By Christopher, Milbourne

Robbind, 1976 First printing. 24 pp., many ills., 8vo, softcover. Nearly Fine condition..


Table Hopping (SIGNED)

By Posgate, Bruce

Haines House of cards, 1974 First printing. 56 pp., 24 ills., 8vo, orange card covers. SIGNED by the author. Nearly Fine with light wear to covers..


Genii: The International Conjurers Magazine (David Copperfield cover)

By Larsen, Irene & William (ed.)

International Brotherhood of Magicians, 1980. First printing. Magazine format. Photo of "Magician of the Year" David Copperfield and Cary Grant on the front cover. VG condition..


Souvenir Program Abbott's Magic Get-Together (two)

By Abbott's Magic

Abbott Magic Co., 1986 & 1987 First printing. Two books: 16 + 20 pp., photos of magicians, ads, 8vo, card covers. Nearly Fine with some owner's marks inside..


Genii: The International Conjurers Magazine (Doug Henning cover)

By Larsen, Irene & William (ed.)

International Brotherhood of Magicians, 1980 First printing. Magazine format. Photo of Doug Henning on the cover. Volume 44, number 5. 5 page article on Henning with many photos. VG..


The Magic Capitol of the World (+ ephemera)

By West, Patrick M

Express Publishing, 1976 First printing. 11 pp., ills., magazine format. Laid in: bumper sticker "Magic Capitol of the World Colon, Mich." Fine condition..


More Patter: Tricks, gags, Routines, and Patter for the Talking Trixter

By Lorraine, Sid

Abbott's Magic, 1950. First printing. 107 pp., ills., 8vo, ill. card covers. Nealry Fine with very light wear to tips..


The Master Illusionists

By Walker, Mark

Magical Publications, 1983. First printing. 129 pp., many photos, oversize hardcover, dustjacket. Fine text with no owner's marks, no wear. Dj is very fresh, not clipped, light wear, one tiny nick to top-edge. F/NF. Uncommon book on Siegfried & Roy, Copperfield, Henning, Blackstone Jr. etc..


The Linking Ring Volume 47, Number 4

By Braun, John Ed

International Brotherhood of Magicians, 1967 First printing. 8vo, softcover. Small tear to rear cover otherwise VG condition..


Professional Magic Catalog No. 1

By EZ Magic

E-Z Magic, No date, Circa 1980 First printing. 72 pp., about 400 items catalogued, 8vo, softcover. Nearly Fine with pencil check marks..


Magic Made Easy: Sixty Tricks Anyone Can Do

By 1945

Padell, 1945, 1945 First printing. 58 pp., ills., 12mo, softcover. Fair copy with some chipping and tears to covers and first few pages. A useable reading copy with complete content and tight binding.. Soft Cover.


Genii: The International Conjurers Magazine Vol. 43 Ten Issues

By Larsen, Irene & William (ed.)

Larsen, 1979 First printing. Ten issues (1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12), magazine format. Each issue VG or better condition, except number 12 in poor condition with water damage to rear few pages..


Genii: The International Conjurers Magazine Vol. 40 Five Issues

By Larsen, Irene & William (ed.)

Larsen, 1976. First printing. Five issues (8 to 12), magazine format. Each issue VG or better condition..


Genii: The International Conjurers Magazine Vol. 44, 2 Isues

By Larsen, Irene & William (ed.)

Larsen, 1980 First printing. Two issues, numbers 1 & 2, magazine format. Corner torn off rear cover of number 1, otherwise both Nearly Fine..


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