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For Beginners

No need to learn magic from some guy on a street corner with a trick deck. The literature is rich with books that teach magic to beginners. Start with one-volume masterpieces from Mark Wilson and Harry Lorayne and graduate to the multi-volume magicians’ bible, The Tarbell Course in Magic, a fount of material for magicians at all levels of skill.

Used Magic Books

Magic as a Hobby

Magic as a Hobby

Written by Bruce Elliott
Gramercy 1948, hard cover, dust jacket, 231 p.
Used: $12.00

A Handbook for Amateur Magicians

Written by George Milburn
(Little Blue Book No. 1010)
Haldeman-Julius Company, no date (c1924), soft cover, 64 p.
Used: $15.00

A Handbook for Amateur Magicians

Written by George Milburn
(Little Blue Book No. 1010)
Haldeman-Julius Company, no date (c1924), 64 p., without front and back covers, missing pages 17 through 20
Used: $3.00
Presto! - Magic for the Beginner

Presto! - Magic for the Beginner

Written by George Schindler
Barns & Noble 1999, soft cover, 192 p.
Used: $5.00
Now you see it, now you don

Now you see it, now you don't!

Written by Bill Tarr
Vintage Books 1976, soft cover, 224 p.
Was: $15.00
Sale: $10.00

101 Easy-To-Do Magic Tricks

Written by Bill Tarr
Dover 1992, blue soft cover, 222 p.
This is a reprint of 101 Easy-To-Learn Classic Magic Tricks.
Used: $7.00
V.I.P.: $5.00

101 Easy-To-Do Magic Tricks

Written by Bill Tarr
Dover 1992, red soft cover, 222 p.
This is a reprint of 101 Easy-To-Learn Classic Magic Tricks.
Used: $7.00

The Amazing Book of Magic

Written by Jon Tremaine
Colour Library Books 1994, hard cover, dust jacket, 125 p.
Used: $11.00
Blackstone

Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks and Secrets of Magic

About the magic of Harry Blackstone
Ghosted by Walter B. Gibson
Garden City Publishing, 1941, hard cover, dust jacket, 153+265 p., old copy, water damage
Used: $14.00
V.I.P.: $10.00
Magic for All

Magic for All

Written by Bob Dunn
Citadel Press, 1946, hard cover (loose but still attached), 160 p.
Used: $10.00
Magic for All

Magic for All

Written by Bob Dunn
Arco 1975, soft cover, 160 p.
Used: $7.00
V.I.P.: $6.00
The Great Goldsmith Reveals All

The Great Goldsmith Reveals All

Written by Murray H. Goldsmith
Bodero Editions 1970, soft cover, 127 p.
Used: $3.00
Learn Magic

Learn Magic

Written by Henry Hay
Dover 1975, soft cover, 285 p.
Was: $8.00
Sale: $5.00

Conjuring

Written by Wilfrid Jonson
Foyle, 1st edition 1950, hard cover, dust jacket, 98 p. torn dust jacket with upper piece missing
Used: $8.00

Robert Levy's Magic Book

Co-written by Robert Levy
Co-written by Joan Joseph
Evans 1976, hard cover, dust jacket, 201 p., fair condition
Was: $6.00
Sale: $5.00
Tricks and Magic: A New Bag of Tricks

Tricks and Magic: A New Bag of Tricks

Written by Will L. Lindhorst
The Reilly & Lee Co., 1934, hard cover, 114 p.
Used: $12.00
Magic Made Easy

Magic Made Easy

Written by Carl March
Croydon 1953, soft cover, 96 p.
Was: $9.00
Sale: $5.00
84 Card Tricks

84 Card Tricks

Written by Hugh Morris
Padell 1936, soft cover, 47 p.
Used: $2.00

Basic Card Technique

Written by Anthony Norman
Tannen 1968, soft cover, 77 p.
Was: $10.00
Sale: $4.00
The Complete Idiot

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks

Written by Tom Ogden
Alpha Books 1999, soft cover, 374 p.
Used: $14.00
Magic for Dummies

Magic for Dummies

Written by David Pogue
IDG Books 1998, soft cover, 369 p.
Used: $15.00

Magic as a Pastime

Written by Geoffrey Robinson
Souvenir Press 1960, hard cover, dust jacket, 115 p.
Used: $13.00
Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1

Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1

Written by Dr. Harlan Tarbell
Edited by Ralph W. Read
(edited by Ralph W. Read)
Robbins 1971, hard cover, dust jacket, 408 p.
Used: $20.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2

Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2

Written by Dr. Harlan Tarbell
Edited by Ralph W. Read
(edited by Ralph W. Read)
Robbins 1975, hard cover, dust jacket, 407 p.
Used: $20.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3

Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3

Written by Dr. Harlan Tarbell
Edited by Ralph W. Read
(edited by Ralph W. Read)
Robbins 1973, hard cover, dust jacket, 416 p.
Used: $20.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
Merlin

Merlin's Catalog of Magic

Compiled by Charles Barry Townsend
(edited by Charles Barry Townsend)
Hammond 1981, soft cover, 117 p.
Was: $8.00
Sale: $6.00

The Complete Book of Magic

Written by Peter Warlock
This is a reprint of Peter Warlock's Book of Magic
.Abbey, circa 1950, hard cover, 141 p.
Used: $17.00
V.I.P.: $16.00

Card Tricks

Written by James Weir
Barnes & Nobles 1998, hard cover, 64 p.
Used: $5.00

Card and Conjuring Tricks

Written by Gordon Hill
Magna Books 1995, hard cover, 95 p.
Used: $8.00

100 Houdini Tricks you can do

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Written by Joseph Dunninger
Fawcett 1944, soft cover, 142 p.
Used: $15.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
Magic Tricks & Card Tricks

Magic Tricks & Card Tricks

Written by Wilfrid Jonson
Edited by Chesley V. Barnes
Dover 1954, soft cover, 98+94 p.
Part One: Conjuring (1950)Part Two: Card Conjuring (1950)
Used: $4.00
The Stein and Day Handbook of Magic

The Stein and Day Handbook of Magic

Written by Marvin Kaye
Stein and Day, 1980, 6th printing, soft cover, 310 p.
Used: $6.00
For Magicians Only

For Magicians Only

About the magic of Robert Parrish
Ackerman 1944, hard cover, 121 p.
Used: $13.00
New Ways To Mystify

New Ways To Mystify

Written by Robert Parrish
Ackerman 1945, hard cover, dust jacket, 124 p.
Used: $17.00
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