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Some volumes not only have stood the test of time, they’ve advanced to the status of authoritative cornerstones of magic literature. Enrich your knowledge by delving into great overviews of magical techniques by Professor Hoffmann, Harlan Tarbell, and John Northern Hilliard’s enormous Greater Magic.

Used Magic Books

Al Baker

Al Baker's Book Two

Written by Al Baker
Davenport 1935, soft cover, printed on light-stock paper, 39 p.
Used: $12.00
V.I.P.: $10.00
Marvels of Mystery

Marvels of Mystery

Written by John N. Booth
Kanter s Magic Shop, 3rd printing 1946, hard cover, 146 p.
Used: $15.00
Marvels of Mystery

Marvels of Mystery

Written by John N. Booth
Kanter s Magic Shop, 2nd printing 1944, hard cover, 146 p.
Used: $17.00
This is Magic!

This is Magic!

Written by Loring Campbell
Abbott 1945, soft cover, 64 p., loose cover
Used: $5.00
L

L'Univers de la Magie

Written by Alain Choquette
Les ditions 7 Jours, no date, soft cover, spiral bound, 47 p.
Used: $9.00
A Conjuring Mélange

A Conjuring Mélange

Written by Stanley Collins
Fleming 1947, hard cover, Bro-Dart Fold-on, upper half of dust jacket is missing, 244 p.
Used: $36.00
A Conjuring Mélange

A Conjuring Mélange

Written by Stanley Collins
Fleming 1947, hard cover, 244 p.
Used: $31.00
Secrets of My Magic

Secrets of My Magic

Written by David Devant
Hutchinson 1936, hard cover, 288+xxx p.
Used: $90.00
Secrets of My Magic

Secrets of My Magic

Written by David Devant
Supreme, 3rd printing 1977, hard cover, dust jacket, 288 p.
Used: $30.00
V.I.P.: $24.00

The Art of Magic

About the magic of T. Nelson Downs
Written by John N. Hilliard
Downs-Edwards, 1st edition 1909, hard cover, 342 p., poor condition
Used: $30.00
V.I.P.: $28.00
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
Teasers and Ticklers: a lecture on Stand-up Magic

Teasers and Ticklers: a lecture on Stand-up Magic

Written by Dan Garrett
Dan Garrett Magic, 4th printing 1989, soft cover, 24 p.
Used: $8.00
V.I.P.: $6.00
Just sold!
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
Magicians

Magicians' Tricks: How They Are Done

Co-written by Henry Hatton
Co-written by Adrian Plate
Century 1910, hard cover, 344 p.
Used: $42.00
V.I.P.: $30.00
Learn Magic

Learn Magic

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

Cyclopedia of Magic

Written by Henry Hay
Dover, 1975, soft cover, 498 p.
Used: $9.00
V.I.P.: $8.00
Richard Himber: The Man and His Magic

Richard Himber: The Man and His Magic

About the magic of Richard Himber
Edited by Ed Levy
Magico 1980, hard cover, 128 p.
Used: $110.00
Ireland

Ireland's 1944 Year Book

Edited by Laurie Ireland
Ireland 1944, soft cover, 34 p., ex libris
Used: $9.00
V.I.P.: $8.00
Ireland

Ireland's 1948 Year Book

Edited by Laurie Ireland
Ireland 1948, soft cover, 38 p., ex libris
Used: $12.00
V.I.P.: $9.00
Ireland

Ireland's Year Book for 1952

Edited by Laurie Ireland
Irelamd 1952, soft cover, 40 p., ex libris
Used: $11.00
V.I.P.: $8.00
Ireland

Ireland's 1955 Year Book

Co-edited by Frances Ireland
Co-edited by Jay Marshall
Irelamd 1955, soft cover, 44 p., ex libris
Used: $11.00
V.I.P.: $8.00
Ireland

Ireland's 1959 Year Book

Co-edited by Frances Ireland
Co-edited by Jay Marshall
Irelamd 1959, soft cover, 64 p.
Used: $9.00
Yearbook 1967-68

Yearbook 1967-68

Edited by Frances Ireland
Magic, Inc. 1968, soft cover, 112 p.
Used: $8.00
Year Book 1969-1970

Year Book 1969-1970

Edited by Frances Ireland
Magic, Inc. 1970, soft cover, 144 p., ex libris
Used: $8.00
Second Time Around

Second Time Around

Written by Roy Johnson
Goodliffe 1971, hard cover, dust jacket, 84 p.
Used: $28.00
Second Time Around

Second Time Around

Written by Roy Johnson
Goodliffe 1971, hard cover, 84 p.
Used: $24.00
V.I.P.: $20.00
Illustrated Magic Dictionary

Illustrated Magic Dictionary

Written by Geoffrey Lamb
Elsevier/Nelson 1979, hard cover, dust jacket, 157 p.
Used: $13.00
Manipulating with Leech

Manipulating with Leech

Written by Al Leech
Ireland 1952, soft cover. 30 p.
Used: $7.00

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
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
Great Tricks Revisited: Thoughts on Classics

Great Tricks Revisited: Thoughts on Classics

Written by Robert Parrish
Edited by Phil Willmarth
David Meyer 1995, hard cover, 126 p.
Used: $55.00
V.I.P.: $48.00
Magic for Dummies

Magic for Dummies

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

Tips Galore

Written by Ravelle and Andree
Supreme 1965, soft cover, 17 p.
Used: $6.00
V.I.P.: $5.00

Magic as a Pastime

Written by Geoffrey Robinson
Souvenir Press 1960, hard cover, dust jacket, 115 p.
Used: $13.00
Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

About the magic of Edwin T. Sachs
Dover 1980, soft cover, 408 p.
Used: $8.00
V.I.P.: $7.00
Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

About the magic of Edwin T. Sachs
Dover 1980, soft cover, 408 p.
Used: $8.00
More Secrets

More Secrets

Written by Tom Sellers
Elite 2004, stapled, 20+i p., with card
This is a reprint of the original work published in 1933.
Used: $5.00
Bill Severn

Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic

Written by Bill Severn
Bantam 1976, soft cover, 278 p.
Used: $5.00
Wizards

Wizards' Manual: A Practical treatise on Ventriloquism and Hypnotism, Tricks and Magic

Edited by Professor Svengarro
Ottenheimer, no date, soft cover (upper right corner ripped off), 88 p.
Used: $8.00
Wizards

Wizards' Manual: A Practical treatise on Ventriloquism and Hypnotism, Tricks and Magic

Edited by Professor Svengarro
Ottenheimer, no date, missing front and back covers, 88 p.
Was: $12.00
Sale: $6.00
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
The Miracle Makers

The Miracle Makers

Written by J.G. Jr. Thompson
Lloyd E. Jones, 1st ed. 1975, hard cover, without dust jacket, 306 p.
Used: $18.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
The Miracle Makers

The Miracle Makers

Written by J.G. Jr. Thompson
Lloyd E. Jones, 1st ed. 1975, hard cover, dust jacket, 306 p.
Used: $20.00
Merlin

Merlin's Puzzler

Compiled by Charles Barry Townsend
Hammond 1976, soft cover, 122 p.
Used: $5.00
Merlin

Merlin's Puzzler 2

Written by Charles Barry Townsend
Hammond 1977, hard cover, 122 p.
Used: $8.00
Merlin

Merlin's Puzzler 3

Written by Charles Barry Townsend
Hammond 1979, soft cover, 121 p.
Used: $5.00
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 New Wiles Of a Wizard

The New Wiles Of a Wizard

Written by David Ward
Hades 1982, soft cover, comb bound, 65 p.
A revised and enlarged edition of Wiles Of a Wizard (1967).
Used: $7.00
V.I.P.: $5.00

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
The Pentagram 1-2

The Pentagram 1-2

Edited by Peter Warlock
(edited by Peter Warlock)
The Gutenburg Press,1946-47, hard cover, 90+96 p.
Used: $25.00

Magic Made Easy

Written by Byron G. Wels
Wilshire 1976, soft cover, 95 p.
Used: $3.00
Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic

Written by Mark Wilson
Courage Books, 1988, hard cover, issued without dust jacket, 472 p.
Used: $15.00
The Books of Wonder - Volume II

The Books of Wonder - Volume II

Co-written by Tommy Wonder
Co-written by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 1996, hard cover, without dust jacket, 342 p.
Used: $35.00
V.I.P.: $32.00
Just sold!
Card Tricks and Conjuring

Card Tricks and Conjuring

Written by James W. Elliott
Edited by Harry Houdini
Compiled by Clinton Burgess
Coles 1980, soft cover, 322 p.
This is a reprint of Elliott's Last Legacy: Card Tricks and Conjuring.
Used: $7.00
V.I.P.: $6.00
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

The Great Book of Magic

Co-written by Wendy Rydell
Co-written by George Gilbert
Abrams 1976, soft cover, 271 p.
Was: $25.00
Sale: $12.00
Stanyon

Stanyon's Magic

Edited by Ellis Stanyon
L&L 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, 1400 p.
Used: $95.00

New Magic Books

Tom Stone is one of Sweden's finest professional magicians. His book Vortex leaves no area of magic untouched, from close-up to stage, from manipulation to psychology, routining to prop construction, presentation to stagecraft.

Vortex

Vortex
Written by Tom Stone
Edited by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 2010, hard cover, dust jacket, 270 p.
New: $55.00
V.I.P.: $47.00
Eric Mead is a strong believer that mystery and emotion are essential parts of magic. He also thinks that when doing a magic show, the audience should play a large role. In Tangled Web you will find close-up magic, memorized deck magic, mentalism, instructive essays, an approach to Vernon's Trick That Cannot Be Explained, and much more.
Tangled Web

Tangled Web

Written by Eric Mead
Hermetic Press 2006, hard cover, 260 p.
New: $40.00
V.I.P.: $35.00
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