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It has been said that those who do not study the past are doomed to repeat “Hippity Hop Bunnies” forever. Or something like that. Broaden your horizons by discovering the ingenuity of magical creators throughout the ages.

Used Magic Books

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

Of Legerdemaine and Diverse Juggling Knacks

Written by John Braun
Klosterman, 1999, hard cover, 553 p.
Used: $55.00
Panorama of Magic

Panorama of Magic

Written by Milbourne Christopher
Dover 1962, soft cover, 216 p.
Used: $10.00
The Annals of Conjuring

The Annals of Conjuring

Written by Sidney W. Clarke
Magico Magazne, 1983, hard cover, issued without dust jacket, 359 p.
Used: $325.00
V.I.P.: $290.00
Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic

Paul Daniels and the Story of Magic

About the magic of Paul Daniels
Written by John Fisher
Jonathan Cape, 1987, hard cover, dust jacket, Bro-Dart Fold-on, 297 p.
Used: $19.00
V.I.P.: $18.00
The Great Illusionists

The Great Illusionists

Written by Edwin A. Dawes
Chartwell Books 1979, hard cover, dust jacket, 216 p.
Used: $25.00

Secrets of the Conjurer's Craft

Written by Will Dexter
Reprint of This is Magic (1958)
Abbey, no date, hard cover, 144 p.
Used: $15.00
The Magic Catalogue

The Magic Catalogue

Written and compiled by William Doerflinger
E.P. Duton 1977, soft cover, 242 p.
Used: $12.00
Illustrated Magic

Illustrated Magic

Written by Ottokar Fischer
Coles 1980, soft cover, 206 p.
Used: $10.00
V.I.P.: $8.00

Famous Magicians of the World

Reviewed by Arnold Furst
Magic Ltd., 1975, soft cover, 95 p.
Used: $15.00
V.I.P.: $11.00
Programmes of Famous Magicians

Programmes of Famous Magicians

Written by Max Holden
Magic, Inc., 4th printing 1981, soft cover, 47 p.
Used: $6.00
Houdini on Magic

Houdini on Magic

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Co-edited by Walter B. Gibson
Co-edited by Morris N. Young
Dover, soft cover, 280 p.
Used: $3.00
You Don

You Don't Have to be Crazy

Written by Frances Ireland
Ireland 1946, hard cover, worn dust jacket, 201 p.
Used: $14.00
You Don

You Don't Have to be Crazy

Written by Frances Ireland
Ireland 1946, hard cover, without dust jacket, 201 p.
Used: $15.00
V.I.P.: $14.00
You Don

You Don't Have to be Crazy

Written by Frances Ireland
Ireland 1946, hard cover, without dust jacket, 201 p., signed
Used: $17.00
V.I.P.: $15.00
Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women

Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women

Written by Ricky Jay
Villard Books 1986, hard cover , dust jacket, Bro-Dart Fold-on, 340 p. examination copy
Used: $60.00
V.I.P.: $50.00
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

White Magic

Written by Jasper Maskelyne
Stanley Paul, no date, hard cover, 258 p., unglued spine, poor condition
Used: $9.00
Gibecière - Vol. 1, No. 1

Gibecière - Vol. 1, No. 1

Edited by Stephen Minch
The Conjuring Arts Research Center, Winter 2005, soft cover, 137 p.
Used: $32.00
V.I.P.: $24.00


Written by James Randi
St. Martin's Press, 1992, hard cover, dust jacket, 314 p.
Used: $24.00

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

Hiding the Elephant

Written by Jim Steinmeyer
Carroll & Graf 2003, hard cover, dust jacket, 362 p.
Used: $25.00
Playing Cards

Playing Cards

Written by Roger Tilley
Octopus Books, 1973, hard cover, dust jacket, 97 p.
Used: $15.00
Willard the Wizard

Willard the Wizard

Written by Bev Bergeron
Lake Cane Publications 1978, hard cover, dust jacket, 156 p., signed (1995)
Used: $32.00
V.I.P.: $27.00

New Magic Book

Red Arrow

The Vernon Companion

About the magic of Dai Vernon
Edited by Stephen Minch
Hermetic Press 2014, hard cover, 383 p.
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