More than 1,700 books were consulted, including periodicals that were reprinted in book form. This represents an incredible 175,000 pages of text! Of these 1,700 titles, more than 700 were selected to produce the index (some totally indexed, others partially indexed.)
More than 2,000 magicians are part of The Joyal Index.
The unique strength of The Joyal Index is its genealogy of tricks. There are more than 15,000 cross-references tracing the origins of a trick and its evolution as it has passed from one magician to the next.
The Joyal Index comes as instalments of which four have already been produced.
I have been selling used magic books since 1994. During these 28 years, I was in contact with great customers, some of which with whom I had warm communications. It has always been a pleasure to supply books to those looking for them.
It’s now time for me to turn the page.
Our book inventory was moved to Bradbury Books, Kansas City, Missouri. The owner, Dan, has been selling new and used magic books since 1993, and offers a tremendous service to magicians.
Each week or so, his popular reverse auction goes on. New titles are added on a regular basis.
I thank you all for your patronage and I wish you the best.Martin