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Close-Up Magic

Less space, more impact. The impossible happens right in their face which makes close-up magic the ultimate fooler for many performers. Cards and coins are the foundation of close-up and there’s no shortage of great writings by experts like David Acer, Milton Kort, David Regal, Tom Stone and many, MANY more.

Used Magic Books

100 Magic Tricks

100 Magic Tricks

Written by Ian Adair
New Burlington Books 1991, hard cover, 128 p.
Used: $16.00
Close Up-time with Don Alan

Close Up-time with Don Alan

Written by Don Alan
Magic, Inc., 4th printing 1977, soft cover, 20 p.
Used: $5.00
The Topit Book

The Topit Book

Written by Michael Ammar
Secret Service 1983, hard cover, dust jacket, without pattern, 119 p.
Used: $28.00
V.I.P.: $24.00
Impromptu Magic from the Magic Castle

Impromptu Magic from the Magic Castle

Edited by Leo Behnke
Tarcher 1980, hard cover, dust jacket, 236 p.
Used: $13.00

Magic City Library - Volume 13: Egg Bag

Edited by Leo Behnke
Magic City 1991, soft cover, 27 p.
Used: $3.00

Magic City Library - Volume 16: Wands

Edited by Leo Behnke
Magic City 1991, soft cover, 27 p.
Used: $3.00

Magic City Library - Volume 18: Change Bags

Edited by Leo Behnke
Magic City 1991, soft cover, 27 p.
Used: $3.00

Magic City Library - Volume 19: Flash Paper

Edited by Leo Behnke
Magic City 1991, soft cover, 25 p.
Used: $3.00
Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram

Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram

Written by Ross Bertram
Lee Jacobs, 1994, hard cover, dust jacket, 163 p.
Used: $40.00
Bertram on Sleight of Hand

Bertram on Sleight of Hand

Written by Ross Bertram
Edited by Steve Dawson
Lee Jacobs, 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, 255 p.
Used: $60.00
V.I.P.: $55.00
Class Act: The Magic of Tony Binarelli

Class Act: The Magic of Tony Binarelli

About the magic of Tony Binarelli
Written by Gary Ouellet
Camirand 1991, hard cover, dust jacket, 197 p.
Was: $23.00
Sale: $17.00
Dean

Dean's Box

Written by Dean Dill
Dean's Box in excellent condition, with ropes, ring and DVD, in original carton
(see more pictures here or watch a demo on youtube)
(c)
Used: $180.00
The Art of Close Up Magic - Volume Two

The Art of Close Up Magic - Volume Two

Written by Lewis Ganson
L&L 1996, hard cover, 286 p.
Used: $24.00

The Hindu Thread Trick often referred to as The Gypsy Thread

Written by Lewis Ganson
Supreme, 1980, soft cover, 24 p.
Used: $6.00
V.I.P.: $5.00
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
Magician

Magician's Manual

Written by Walter B. Gibson
The Magicians League of America, New York, 2nd ed., light blue cover, broken spine, with some props, 144 p.
Used: $22.00
Magician

Magician's Manual

Written by Walter B. Gibson
The Magicians League of America, New York, 2nd ed., light blue cover, broken spine, without props, 144 p.
Used: $10.00
Secrets of Magic

Secrets of Magic

Written by Walter B. Gibson
Wm. C. Popper, no date, soft cover, 50 p.
Used: $4.00
V.I.P.: $3.00

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

Close-Up Magic

Written by Jean Hugard
Holden 1934, soft cover, 36 p., poor condition
Used: $3.00

Ireland's Year Book of 1942

Edited by Laurie Ireland
Ireland 1942, no cover, first 22 p. only
Used: $4.00
Ireland

Ireland's Year Book for 1953

Edited by Laurie Ireland
Ireland 1953, soft cover, 45 p.
Used: $10.00
V.I.P.: $8.00

Year Book 1963-4

Co-edited by Frances Ireland
Co-edited by Jay Marshall
Ireland 1964, comb bound, soft cover, 80 p.
Used: $12.00
Silver Special

Silver Special

Written by Roy Johnson
Magico 1989, hard cover, dust jacket, 92 p.
Used: $22.00
Silver Special

Silver Special

Written by Roy Johnson
Magico 1989, hard cover, 92 p.
Used: $20.00

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
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
Kardyro

Kardyro's Kolossal Kompedium of Klever and Kommercial Klose-Up

Written by Tony Kardyro
Edited by Gordon Miller
Abbott, no date, soft cover, 47 p.
This book is an edited, augmented and abridged version of material which originally appeared in the booklet, Close Up Deceptions and in The NEW TOPS magic magazine under the headings, Kardyro's Klose-up Konjuring and Klever Kardyro Kapers.
Used: $5.00
Five Times Five (Japan)

Five Times Five (Japan)

Written by Richard Kaufman
Kaufman 1992, hard cover, dust jacket, 104 p.
Used: $33.00
V.I.P.: $31.00
Al Koran

Al Koran's Legacy

About the magic of Al Koran
Written by Hugh Miller
Repro Magic, 1996, soft cover, comb bound, 173 p. (c)
Used: $20.00
Kort: The Magic of Milt Kort

Kort: The Magic of Milt Kort

About the magic of Milton Kort
Written by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 1999, hard cover, dust jacket, 363 p.
Used: $31.00
The Magic Book

The Magic Book

Written by Harry Lorayne
Putnam 1977, hard cover, dust jacket, 306 p.
Used: $21.00
Impromptu

Impromptu

Written by E. Brian MacCarthy
George Johnson, 2nd ed. 1948, soft cover, 94 p., damaged spine
Used: $6.00
Just sold!

The Hands Only

Written by Senor Mardo
Lloyd E. Jones, 1947, soft cover, 13 p.
Used: $3.00
Another Close-Up Cavalcade

Another Close-Up Cavalcade

Written by Jerry Mentzer
Author, 2nd printing 1981, soft cover, 159 p.
Used: $18.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
Close-Up File

Close-Up File

Written by Jerry Mentzer
Magic Methods, 1994, hard cover, dust jacket, Bro-Dart Fold-on, 195 p.
Used: $30.00
V.I.P.: $26.00
Elastrix: The Encyclopedia of Rubber Band magic

Elastrix: The Encyclopedia of Rubber Band magic

Compiled by Ed Mishell
Compiled by Abraham B. Hurwitz
Magico 1990, soft cover, 40 p.
Used: $6.00
Tricks of the Imagination

Tricks of the Imagination

Written by Robert E. Neale
Hermetic Press 1991, hard cover, dust jacket, 198 p. (c)
Used: $65.00
Tricks of the Imagination

Tricks of the Imagination

Written by Robert E. Neale
Hermetic Press 1991, hard cover, dust jacket, 198 p.
Used: $72.00
V.I.P.: $60.00

Tricks of the Imagination + Life, Death & Other Card Tricks + The Magic Mirror

Written by Robert E. Neale
(c)
Used: $176.00
Combo: $140.80
(You save $35.20)
The Karl Norman Lecture

The Karl Norman Lecture

Written by Karl Norman
Author, no date, 29 unnumbered p.
Used: $1.00
Close Up Illusions

Close Up Illusions

Written by Gary Ouellet
Camirand, 2nd ed. 1990, hard cover, dust jacket, 350 p. (c)
Used: $34.00
Close Up Illusions

Close Up Illusions

Written by Gary Ouellet
Camirand 1990, hard cover, dust jacket, 350 p.
Used: $32.00
Close Up Illusions

Close Up Illusions

Written by Gary Ouellet
Camirand 1990, hard cover, dust jacket, 350 p.
Used: $32.00
Close Up Illusions

Close Up Illusions

Written by Gary Ouellet
Camirand, 2nd ed. 1990, hard cover, 350 p.
Used: $30.00
Petrick and Mia

Petrick and Mia

Written by Petr Krejcik
Author, 1986, soft cover, 27 p., wth prop
Used: $7.00
V.I.P.: $5.00
Just sold!
The Complete Mike Rogers

The Complete Mike Rogers

Written by Mike Rogers
Magic, Inc. 1975, hard cover, 250 p. (p. 137 is half torn but no part are missing)
Used: $16.00
Mountain Knavery: Walt Rollins Lecture Notes

Mountain Knavery: Walt Rollins Lecture Notes

Written by Walt Rollins
Magic, Inc. 1965, wrap, 10 unnumbered p.
Used: $3.00
V.I.P.: $2.00
Harvey Rosenthal

Harvey Rosenthal's Close-Up Sampler (Part 1)

Written by Harvey Rosenthal
Author, 1976, soft cover, 16 p.
Used: $8.00
Just sold!
100% Sankey

100% Sankey

About the magic of Jay Sankey
Written by Richard Kaufman
Kaufman 1990, hard cover, dust jacket, 86 p.
Used: $23.00
V.I.P.: $20.00
Sankey Unleashed

Sankey Unleashed

About the magic of Jay Sankey
Written by Jon Racherbaumer
Edited by David Acer
Squash Publishing 2004, hard cover, dust jacket, 178 p.
Used: $36.00
100 Of Scarne

100 Of Scarne's Magic Tricks

Written by John Scarne
Cornerstone, 1961, soft cover, 119 p.
Used: $4.00
Magic with Everyday Objects

Magic with Everyday Objects

Written by George Schindler
Barn & Nobles 1976, hard cover, dust jacket, 240 p.
Used: $7.00
V.I.P.: $6.00
Bill Severn

Bill Severn's Complete Book of Magic

Written by Bill Severn
Galahad Books, 1995, hard cover, dust jacket, 507 p.
Previously published in three separate volumes as: Magic in Mind (1974), Magic Money (1977) and Magic with Rope, Ribbon & String.
Used: $8.00
V.I.P.: $6.00
Amedeo

Amedeo's Continental Magic

About the magic of Amedeo Vacca
Co-written by Frank Garcia
Co-written by George Schindler
Million Dollar Productions, 1st ed. 1974, hard cover, 118 p., slightly damaged spine
Used: $26.00
V.I.P.: $24.00
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic

The Dai Vernon Book of Magic

About the magic of Dai Vernon
Written by Lewis Ganson
Unique, no date, hard cover, old copy, water damaged, signed
Used: $50.00
V.I.P.: $45.00
Further Magic of the Hands

Further Magic of the Hands

Written by Edward Victor
Holden 1946, hard cover, 112 p.
Used: $10.00
V.I.P.: $8.00
Further Magic of the Hands

Further Magic of the Hands

Written by Edward Victor
Author, 1945, loose soft cover but still attached, 103 p.
Used: $6.00
Methods for Miracles No. 4

Methods for Miracles No. 4

Edited by William H. Lane
Willane, no date, soft cover, 16 p.
Used: $6.00
The James File

The James File

About the magic of Stewart James
Written and edited by Allan Slaight
Hermetic Press, 2000, hard cover, dust jacket, Volume One, Volume Two, and Index, nearly 1700 p.
Used: $115.00
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
Red Arrow

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!
Fooler Droolers Lecture Notes

Fooler Droolers Lecture Notes

Written by Daryl Martinez
Author, 2003, soft cover, 12 unnumbered p.
Used: $7.00

ProControl + Close Up Illusions + The Pass

Written by Gary Ouellet
(c)
Used: $89.00
Combo: $71.20
(You save $17.80)
New Ways To Mystify

New Ways To Mystify

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

Entertainment First

Written by George Schindler
Author, 3rd printing 1991, soft cover, 28 p.
Used: $3.00
V.I.P.: $2.00

New Magic Books

Twenty-nine ingenious routines from over 20 years of published work, all rewritten, revised, updated and upgraded. Plus 3 brand new miracles, including David's astonishing moving-hole effect!
More Power to You

More Power to You

Written by David Acer
Edited by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 2011, hard cover, dust jacket, 190 p.
New: $40.00
V.I.P.: $35.00
This fully illustrated manuscript contains twenty fantastic routines. Steve Bryant uses only the most efficient effects that hold the attention of the audience and prime them for the next routine. All of his routines contain excellent patter that leads the audience through each effect, enhancing the entire magical experience.
The Little Egypt Book of Numbers

The Little Egypt Book of Numbers

Written by Steve Bryant
H & R 2004, hard cover, dust jacket, 127 p.
New: $35.00
Milt Kort offers 46 of his most baffling and entertaining magic tricks and routines to his fellow magicians.
Kort: The Magic of Milt Kort

Kort: The Magic of Milt Kort

About the magic of Milton Kort
Written by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 1999, hard cover, dust jacket, 363 p.
New: $40.00
V.I.P.: $35.00
Close-up & Personal includes effects with playing cards, coins, beads, billfolds, candy bars, marble slabs, Cups & Mice, etc.
Close-Up & Personal

Close-Up & Personal

Written by David Regal
Hermetic Press 1999, hard cover, dust jacket, 264 p.
New: $55.00
V.I.P.: $47.00
Harry Riser's reputation as a magician's magician, a man who can astound both the public and his peers, has been established for many decades. His ability to hone the "cutting edge" has kept him firmly among the avant-garde to the present day.

Secrets of an Escamoteur offers Riser material that the professionals have long been waiting for.
Secrets of an Escamoteur

Secrets of an Escamoteur

Written by Harry Riser
Hermetic Press 2006, hard cover, 247 p.
New: $47.00
You are invited to collaborate in a creative experience with a day-and-night, seven-days-a-week professional, the inventive and always-thinking Tom Stone!

Maelstrom

Maelstrom
Written by Tom Stone
Edited by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 2011, hard cover, dust jacket, 277 p.
New: $55.00
V.I.P.: $47.00
In Confidences, Roberto Giobbi opens up his professional repertoire to teach eight of his prize routines. Each receives the in-depth, insightful coverage for which Giobbi is known. He seasons this generous selection with three impressive essays, one on the art of controlling cards, another on the correct approach and understanding for vanishing coins and small objects, and a third on Erdnase's classic, The Expert at the Card Table.
Confidences

Confidences

Written by Roberto Giobbi
New: $47.00
V.I.P.: $40.00
The largest work ever published on magic, let alone on the magic of one man. But Stewart James was a remarkable magician, as these three volumes attest. Volumes 1 and 2 of The James File contain nearly 1700 pages of Stewart James' magic, most of it previously unpublished. The third volume presents Bill Goodwin's astonishingly thorough 122-page index to all the material in The James File and in the earlier companion volume, Stewart James in Print: The First Fifty Years.
The James File

The James File

About the magic of Stewart James
Written and edited by Allan Slaight
New: $150.00
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