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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

Panorama of Magic

Written by Milbourne Christopher
Dover, no date,, soft cover, 216 p.
Used: $10.00

The Illustrated History of Magic

About the magic of Milbourne Christopher
Co-written by Milbourne Christopher
Co-written by Maurine Christopher
Crowell, 1st edition 1973, hard cover, dust jacket, 451 p., ex-library
Used: $22.00
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
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
The Great Illusionists

The Great Illusionists

Written by Edwin A. Dawes
Chartwell Books 1979, hard cover, dust jacket, 216 p.
Used: $22.00

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
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Everybody's Book of Magic

Written by Will Dexter
Arco, 1st edition 1956, hard cover, dust jacket, 183 p.
Used: $12.00
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The Magic Catalogue

Written and compiled by William Doerflinger
E.P. Duton 1977, hard cover, di=ust kacket, 242 p.
Used: $14.00
Illustrated Magic

Illustrated Magic

Written by Ottokar Fischer
MacMillan 1931, hard cover, torn dust jacked (some parts are missing), 206 p.
Used: $21.00

Famous Magicians of the World

Reviewed by Arnold Furst
Magic Ltd., 1975, soft cover, 95 p.
Used: $15.00

The Great Houdini

About the magic of Harry Houdini
Co-written by Williams
Co-written by Samuel Epstein
Julian Messner, Inc., 1950, hard cover, dust jacket, 182 p.
Used: $4.00
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You Don't Have to be Crazy

Written by Frances Ireland
Ireland 1946, hard cover, 201 p.
Used: $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
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

White Magic

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

Written by John Mulholland
Bobbs Merrill Co., The Junior Literary Guild edition, 1932, hard cover, 259 p.
Used: $30.00


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, hard cover, 271 p.
Used: $18.00
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Magic and Magicians

Written by Bill Severn
David McKay, hard cover, 178 p., ex-library
Used: $10.00

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: $14.00

The P&L Book

Co-edited by Barbara Walker
Co-edited by Robert Seaver
Byron Walker 1992, hard cover, 277 p.
Used: $80.00
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July 2019
143 titles were added in our Magic Books section.

August 15, 2019
20 titles were added in our Magic Books section (Kneppoer, Krenzel, Kurtz, Trost, etc.).

August 20, 2019
27 titles were added in our Magic Books section (Larsen, Leech, Le Paul, etc.).

August 21, 2019
130 titles were added in our Magic Books section (Lorayne, Marlo, Minch, Trost, Vernon, Warlock, Wonder, etc.).

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