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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

The Secret Out; or, One Thousand Tricks with Cards, And other Recreations

Written by Anonymous
Dick & Fitzgerald, 1859, rebound, 398 + x p.
Used: $90.00
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
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

Carter's Magic and Magicians

Written by Charles J. Carter
J. S. Ogilvie Publishing, 1903? 1908?, soft cover, 152 p.
Used: $45.00

The Magic of Lewis Carroll

About the magic of Lewis Carroll
Written by John Fisher
Simon and Schuster, 1973, hard cover, dust jacket, 288 p.
Used: $30.00
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

The Giant Illustrated Book of Magic Tricks

Written by Raymond Corbin
Tab Books, 1st ed. 1981, soft cover, 405 p.
Used: $5.00
Just sold!
The Fifty Best Conjuring Tricks

The Fifty Best Conjuring Tricks

Written by Charles Crayford
W. Foulsham & Co., no date, soft cover, 63 p.
Used: $9.00
Magician
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Magician's Magic

Written by Paul Curry
Franklin Watts, 1st printing 1965, hard cover, dust jacket, 269 p.
Used: $40.00

Spoof...It's Magic

Written by Ronald J. Dayton
American Magic Company, 1st ed. 1993, hard cover, 127 p.
Used: $18.00
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DeGraham "Magical Creations"

Written by DeGraham
Author, 1944, 10 p.
Used: $4.00
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

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
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
Big Book of Magic Tricks

Big Book of Magic Tricks

About the magic of Karl Fulves
Written by Karl Fulves
Dover 1994, soft cover, 195 p., reprint of The Magic Book
Used: $10.00
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Secrets of Magic

Written by Walter B. Gibson
Grosset & Dunlap, 1974, soft cover, 147 p.
Used: $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.
Used: $6.00
Learn Magic

Learn Magic

Written by Henry Hay
Dover 1975, soft cover, 285 p.
Used: $6.00
Cyclopedia of Magic

Cyclopedia of Magic

Written by Henry Hay
David McKay, 1949, hard cover, without dust jacket. 498 p.
Used: $40.00

Cyclopedia of Magic

Written by Henry Hay
Dover, 1975, soft cover, 498 p.
Used: $9.00
Modern Magicians Hand Book

Modern Magicians Hand Book

Written by William J. Hilliar
Frederick J. Drake, 1902, hard cover, 440 + viii p.
Used: $50.00
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

The Edison of Magic And His Incredible Creations

Co-written by Burling Hull
Co-written by Samuel Patrick Smith
Samuel & Lee Smith, 1st ed. 1977, soft cover, 112 p.
Used: $27.00
Red Arrow

Simplified Conjuring

Written by Hunter
Hamlyn 1999 (first published in U.K. in 1923), soft cover, 124 p.
Used: $10.00
Ireland

Ireland's 1944 Year Book

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

Ireland's 1948 Year Book

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

Ireland's Year Book for 1952

Edited by Laurie Ireland
Irelamd 1952, soft cover, 40 p., ex libris
Used: $11.00
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
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, 84 p.
Used: $24.00
Final Call
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Final Call

Written by Roy Johnson
Goodliffe 1979, hard cover, dust jacket, 68 p.
Used: $24.00
Original Tricks - Suggested Routines
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Original Tricks - Suggested Routines

Co-written by Eddie Joseph
Co-written by Percy Abbott
Author, no date, soft cover, 20 p.
Original Tricks by Eddie Joseph
Suggested Routines by Percy Abbott
Used: $4.00
More Novel Notions for Magical Entertainers
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More Novel Notions for Magical Entertainers

Written by Robertson Keene
A. W. Gamage, no date (1907), hard cover, 112 p.
Used: $6.00
Illustrated Magic Dictionary

Illustrated Magic Dictionary

Written by Geoffrey Lamb
Elsevier/Nelson 1979, hard cover, dust jacket, 157 p.
Used: $13.00
Illustrated Magic Dictionary
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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
Manipulating with Leech
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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
Used: $6.00
Modus Operandi - Part One
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Modus Operandi - Part One

Written by Eric C. Lewis
Davenport, 1944 (stated), soft cover, 67+v p.
Used: $18.00
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
Red Arrow

Slow Sleights

Written by E. Brian MacCarthy
George Johnson, 1946, soft cover, 20 p.
Used: $11.00
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
Magic for Dummies

Magic for Dummies

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

The Master Index to Magic in Print

Compiled by Potter
Micky Hades, 1967-1975, Vol. 1-14, 3-ring binders
Used: $1200.00
On hold

Magic as a Pastime

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

Essential Robert-Houdin

About the magic of Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin
Edited by Todd Karr
The Miracle Factory, 2006, hard cover, dust jacket, 664 p.
Used: $80.00
Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

About the magic of Edwin T. Sachs
Edited by Paul Fleming
Dover 1980, soft cover, 408 p.
Used: $8.00
Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

About the magic of Edwin T. Sachs
Edited by Paul Fleming
Dover 1980, soft cover, 408 p.
Used: $8.00
Scarne
Red Arrow

Scarne's Magic Tricks

Written by John Scarne
Signet 1977, soft cover, 256 p.
Used: $5.00
Scarne
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Scarne's Magic Tricks

Written by John Scarne
Crown Publishers, 6th printing 1965, hard cover, dust jacket, 256 p.
Used: $12.00

Abracadabra!

Written by Nathaniel Schiffman
Promotheus Books, New York, 1997, hard cover, dust jacket, 441 p.
Used: $28.00
Sellers Secrets

Sellers Secrets

Written by Tom Sellers
George Johnson, 1931, soft cover, 20 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
Quick Tricks

Quick Tricks

Written by Tom Sellers
George Johnson, 1935, soft cover, 24 p.
Used: $5.00
Just sold!
That

That's Good!

Written by Tom Sellers
George Johnson, 1942, soft cover, 18 p.
Used: $8.00
Tom Seller

Tom Seller's Magical Mixture

Written by Tom Sellers
Davenport 1943, soft cover, 31 p.
Used: $6.00
Just sold!
Bill Severn

Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic

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

Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic

Written by Bill Severn
David McKay, 1973, hard cover, dust jacket, 278 p.
Used: $10.00
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.
Used: $12.00
Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1

Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1

Written by Dr. Harlan Tarbell
Edited by Ralph W. Read
Robbins 1971, hard cover, dust jacket, 408 p.
Used: $20.00
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
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

The Miracle Makers

Written by J.G. Jr. Thompson
Lloyd E. Jones, 1st ed. 1975, hard cover, 306 p.
Used: $20.00
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The Miracle Makers

Written by J.G. Jr. Thompson
Lloyd E. Jones, 1st ed. 1975, hard cover, 306 p.
Used: $20.00
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400 Tricks You Can Do

About the magic of Howard Thurston
Ghosted by Walter B. Gibson
Garden City Books, hard cover, 237 p.
Used: $8.00
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

Edited by Charles Barry Townsend
Hammond 1981, soft cover, 117 p.
Used: $6.00
Merlin
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Merlin's Catalog of Magic

Edited by Charles Barry Townsend
Hammond 1981, soft cover, 117 p.
Used: $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

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
One Hundred by Warlock
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One Hundred by Warlock

About the magic of Peter Warlock
Written by Elizabeth Warlock
Kaufman 2005, hard cover (issued without dust jacket), 205 p.
Used: $50.00
Just sold!
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Magic Made Easy

Written by Byron G. Wels
Wilshire 1976, soft cover, 95 p.
Used: $4.00

Magic Made Easy

Written by Byron G. Wels
Wilshire 1976, soft cover, 95 p.
Used: $4.00
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
Mark Wilson
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Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic

Written by Mark Wilson
Courage Books, 1988, hard cover, dust jacket, 472 p.
Used: $16.00
The Books of Wonder - Volume I
Red Arrow

The Books of Wonder - Volume I

Co-written by Tommy Wonder
Co-written by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, 327 p.
Used: $36.00
The Books of Wonder - Volume II
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The Books of Wonder - Volume II

Co-written by Tommy Wonder
Co-written by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, 342 p.
Used: $36.00
Elliott

Elliott's Last Legacy: Card Tricks and Conjuring

Written by James W. Elliott
Edited by Harry Houdini
Compiled by Clinton Burgess
Adams press Print, 1923, hard cover, 322 p., signed, loose cover still attached
Used: $90.00

Herrmann The Magician: His Life; His Secrets

About the magic of Carl Herrmann
About the magic of Alexander Herrmann
Written by H.J. Burlingame
Laird & Lee, 2007, hard cover, 295 p.. limited to 400 copies, water damaged
Used: $40.00
The Stein and Day Handbook of Magic
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The Stein and Day Handbook of Magic

Written by Marvin Kaye
Stein And Day, 2nd printing 1975, soft cover, 310 p., sticker on front cover
Used: $6.00

The Stein and Day Handbook of Magic

Written by Marvin Kaye
Stein and Day, 1973, hard cover, worn dust jacket, 310 p., sticker on dust jacket
Used: $10.00
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
Card & Conjuring Tricks

Card & Conjuring Tricks

About the magic of Charles Roberts
Co-written by Charles Roberts
Co-written by Charles Crayford
Foulsham, no date (c1926), hard cover, dust jacket, 156 p.
Two books in one: Card Tricks by Charles Roberts and Conjuring Tricks by Charles Crayford
Used: $20.00
Card & Conjuring Tricks

Card & Conjuring Tricks

About the magic of Charles Roberts
Co-written by Charles Roberts
Co-written by Charles Crayford
Foulsham, no date (c1926), hard cover, 156 p.
Two books in one: Card Tricks by Charles Roberts and Conjuring Tricks by Charles Crayford
Used: $18.00

The Great Book of Magic

Co-written by Wendy Rydell
Co-written by George Gilbert
Abrams 1976, hard cover, 271 p.
Used: $18.00

The Great Book of Magic

Co-written by Wendy Rydell
Co-written by George Gilbert
Abrams 1976, soft cover, 271 p.
Used: $12.00
Stanyon
Red Arrow

Stanyon's Magic

Edited by Ellis Stanyon
L&L 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, 1400 p.
Used: $64.00

Stanyon's Magic

Edited by Ellis Stanyon
Kaufman. 3-vol. set in slip case, hard cover, ~1400 p.
Used: $280.00
On hold
Stanyon

Stanyon's Magic

Edited by Ellis Stanyon
L&L 1996, hard cover, dust jacket, 1400 p.
Used: $64.00

New Magic Book

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
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