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Houdini's Paper Magic: The Whole Art of Performing With Paper, Including Paper Tearing, Paper Folding, and Paper Puzzles

By Houdini, Harry

New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc, 1929. 3rd Printing. Contains illustrations. Wear at extremities, darkening on spine. Contains bookplate from previous owner. Copy in generally Good condition. Solidly bound in green cloth. . 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$295.00

The Magician on the American Stage 1752-1874

By Pecor, Charles Joseph

Washington, D.C.: Emerson and West, 1977. Book in good condition and is 2 bound softcovers "slipped" into one hard plastic cover. Footnotes to the work are contained in an attached plastic cover. Contains note signed by author stating that this is copy number 165 (unstated limitation). Also contains note from editor, Arthur Emerson, thanking original buyer for purchase. Binding coming detacherd from inner cover on both volumes. One crease of back page. Outter hard cover makes book still very functional. Aside from detachment, book is in VG condition.. Signed By Author/Editor. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$300.00

The Book of Secrets Miracles Ancient and Modern with Added Chapters on Easy Magic You Can Do

By Gibson, Walter B.

New York, N.Y.: Mason Publishing Co., 1927. Some wear to corners and some rubbing of covers. Wear at extremities including head and tail of spine. Book has a nicely designed cover that is still bright and clear. Spine quite readable as well. Blue cloth over boards. Orange and black designed text. Binding still intact fully. Very nice collector's copy.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Oblong.

$74.95

Magic and Its Professors

By Evans, Henry Ridgely

Philadelphia: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.; David McKay Publishers, 1902. First American edition. Wear at extremities, darkening and fading on spine- Cloth slightly torn at top & bottom of spine. Small former owner's name sticker on inside cover. Otherwise, a solid copy of this incredible book. Nice decorated and colored front cover of Egyptian pyramids and large totum-like collumns. . . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$150.00

The Lives of the Conjurors

By Frost, Thomas

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876. 1st Edition. Quite rare in this original edition. Wear at extremities, slight crack to inner spine, some discoloration on front end papers. Slight bowing of spine. Copy in generally Good condition. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$385.00

The Secrets of Stage Conjuring

By Houdin, Robert

Glasgow; Manchester; New York: George Routledge Snd Sons Translated and Edited with notes by Professor Louis Hoffman, author of "Modern Magic." Illustrations throughout, attractive cover design, and title written in gold gilt. No date provided--contains a preface to the original edition and several pages of ads for Routledge's "Amusements and Games." Wear at extremities. Small ink stain on back free endpage. Copy in overall Good condition. Bright gilt decoration and brilliant cover. . Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$250.00

THE MODERN CONJURER AND DRAWING ROOM ENTERTAINER

By Neil, C. Lang

Philadelphia / London: J. B. Lippincott / C. Arthur Pearson, 1902. Despite the fact that many booksellers seem to list the first edition of this important book as London, 1903, this copy is the actual First Edition published by Lippincott and dated 1902. As such it is exceedingly rare. Part of its identification is the fact that on the spine Neil is misspelled as "Niel." The book is historically important because it uses photography ro show hand motions for the various tricks and was the first book to do this. Our copy is solidly Good - it is basically tight - the red covers show the titles clearly on the front cover and a bit darkened on the spine. The spine also shows a few light scratches. The main defect is a 4 inch stain to the lower outer edge of the back cover - probably hit by some water. Within there is some foxing to all endpapers, also ocassional foxing elsewhere , and there is the bookplate of W. K. Rudolph, a magic book collector from Santa Ana, CA. Gilt title and red cloth still bright. Hard Cover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$299.00