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Biography

We perform on the shoulders of giants, past and present. You can size up those giants in biographies of their lives and times. Perfecting a magic trick is rewarding, but learning about the creator behind it is a sure way to enjoy it even more.

Used Magic Books

Willard: A Life Under Canvas

Willard: A Life Under Canvas

Written by David Charvet
Mike Caveney, 2008, hard cover, issued without dust jacket, 370 p.
Used: $67.00
V.I.P.: $61.00
Great Magicians In Great Moments

Great Magicians In Great Moments

Written by Irving Desfor
Lee Jacobs, 1983, hard cover, 208 p.
Used: $56.00
The Master Magicians

The Master Magicians

Written by Walter B. Gibson
Citadel 1966, soft cover, 221 p.
Used: $5.00
The Master Magicians

The Master Magicians

Written by Walter B. Gibson
Doubleday 1966, hard cover, 221 p.
Used: $18.00
V.I.P.: $16.00
Houdini: A Pictorial Life

Houdini: A Pictorial Life

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Written by Milbourne Christopher
Gramercy Books, 1998, hard cover, dust jacket, 218 p.
Was: $15.00
Sale: $11.00
Houdini: A Pictorial Life

Houdini: A Pictorial Life

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Written by Milbourne Christopher
Crowell 1976, hard cover, dust jacket, 218 p., ex library
Used: $32.00
The Original Houdini Scrapbook

The Original Houdini Scrapbook

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Written by Walter B. Gibson
Sterling 1976, soft cover, dust jacket, 224 p.
Was: $31.00
Sale: $18.00
Houdini: His Life and Art

Houdini: His Life and Art

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Co-written by James Randi
Co-written by Bert Sugar
Grosset & Dunlap, 1977 printing, hard cover, dust jacket, 191 p. ex-library
Used: $20.00
V.I.P.: $18.00
The Secrets of Houdini

The Secrets of Houdini

Co-written by Harry Houdini
Co-written by J.C. Cannell
Dover 1973, soft cover, 279 p.
Used: $6.00
Malini and His Magic

Malini and His Magic

About the magic of Max Malini
Written by Dai Vernon
Edited by Lewis Ganson
L&L 1999, hard cover, without dust jacket, 107 p.
Used: $26.00
V.I.P.: $23.00
Just sold!
Malini and His Magic
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Malini and His Magic

About the magic of Max Malini
Written by Dai Vernon
Edited by Lewis Ganson
L&L 1999, hard cover, dust jacket, 107 p.
Used: $28.00
Just sold!

Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby

Written by Bill Severn
McKay 1979, hard cover, dust jacket, 280 p.
Used: $15.00
Bart Whaley

Bart Whaley's Encyclopedic Dictionary of Magic (1584 ~ 1988)

Written by Bart Whaley
Jeff Busby, 1st ed. 1989, soft cover, comb bound, 2-volume set, 787 p.,
Vol. 1: numbered and signed, Letters A~K, p. 1~387
Vol. 2: Letters L~Z, p. 388~787
Used: $320.00
Who

Who's Who in Magic

Written by Bart Whaley
Jeff Busby, 2nd printing 1991, soft cover, comb bound, 463+vi p.
Used: $110.00
Creative World of Conjuring

Creative World of Conjuring

Written by John N. Booth
Ridgeway Press, 1990, hard cover, dust jacket, 262 p., inscribed
Used: $30.00

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 from The Soul

Magic from The Soul

Written by René Lavand
Mike Caveney's Magic Words, 1993, hard cover, dust jacjet, 228 p.
Used: $29.00

White Magic

Written by Jasper Maskelyne
Stanley Paul, no date, hard cover, 258 p., unglued spine, poor condition
Used: $9.00
The Ganson Book

The Ganson Book

Written by Lewis Ganson
Supreme 1982, hard cover, dust jacket, 232 p.
Used: $30.00
V.I.P.: $28.00
Dai Vernon

Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig

About the magic of Nate Leipzig
Written by Lewis Ganson
L&L 2000, hard cover, dust jacket, 207 p.
Used: $31.00

New Magic Books

Milo & Roger, two boys from poor families, Arthur Brandon and Roger Coker followed a shared passion — Magic! Theirs is a story of a semi-charmed life filled with laughter, humanity, bawdiness and poignance. Milo & Roger takes you from the stages of church basements to the most prestigious stages in the world. One of the most entertaining autobiographies ever written, and one you will have trouble putting down.
Milo & Roger

Milo & Roger

About the magic of Arthur Brandon
About the magic of Roger Coker
Written by Arthur Brandon
Hermetic Press 1999, hard cover, dust jacket, 418 p.
New: $37.00
V.I.P.: $32.00
Ann Eliza Heathman was born in 1849. Her ability to make people believe she could summon the shades of the departed brought her to the attention of H. Melville Fay, an unscrupulous fraudulent medium. Under his guidance, Annie conquered America and then Europe, becoming Anna Eva Fay, the girl who baffled William Crookes, one of the most respected scientists of the age.
The Indescribable Phenomenon

The Indescribable Phenomenon

About the magic of Anna Eva Fay
Written by Barry H. Wiley
Hermetic Press 2005, hard cover, dust jacket, 454 p.
New: $65.00
V.I.P.: $56.00
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