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1 Bowen, Rhys The Last Illusion: A Molly Murphy Mystery
NY Minotaur Books 2010 First Edition Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
279pp. Bottom corners gently bumped. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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2 Brodien, Marshall Fifty TV Magic Tricks
Schaumburg TV Magic Ltd. Original Printed Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
23pp. Illustrated. Faint dust soil to the back cover. Stapled wraps. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Dunninger 100 Houdini Tricks You Can Do
Greenwich Fawcett 1954 First Paperback Edition Original Pictorial Wraps Fair No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
144pp. Illustrated. Fawcett Book #228. Wraps heavily creased and torn at the heel of the spine. The text block is loose in the binding. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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4 Einhorn, Nicholas The Ultimate Compendium of Magic Tricks: The Complete Step By Step Guide to Magic, with More Than 375 Fun and Simple to Learn Tricks
London Hermes House 2009 Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Paul Bricknell 
512pp. Rubbing at the extremities. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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5 Flosso, Al Al Flosso Presents Our Mysteries
NY Flosso Hormann Magic Co. Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Tarbell & Sid Lorraine 
81pp. Illustrated. Later edition; first published in 1941. This is a 1950's edition. OCLC Worldcat locates only one other copy of this edition in institutional libraries. Contributions from Al Baker, Roy Benson, Robert Harbin, Leo Horowitz, 'Think-a-Drink-Hoffman', Eugene Laurant, Miaco, Magini, Russell Swann. Extra attraction: "12 Anneman Buried Treasures." Introduction by John Mulholland. Cover design by Doug Anderson. Wraps lightly soiled. One corner creased on the back wrap. Musty. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Gibson, Walter Magic Explained
NY Permabooks 1949 First Paperback Edition Original Cloth Good No Jacket Book 
188pp. + 2pp. ads. Illustrated. Text browned. One corner bumped and rubbed through. Head of spine bumped. Musty odor. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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7 Gilbert, Alfred C. Knots & Splices with Rope Tying Tricks of Famous Magicians
New Haven A.C. Gilbert Co. 1920 Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
66pp. Illustrated. The wraps are decorated in the distinctive silver, black, red and white colors of the Gilbert Co. which is better known for its toy Erector Set. The front cover includes the Gilbert logo. The silver wraps are very shiny, very reminiscent of the Erector Set. The OCLC Worldcat does not locate ANY copies in institutional holdings. Some creasing to the wraps. No previous ownership inscriptions. I locate only one small closed tear to the wraps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Haines, Ronald 36 Tricks with Fa-Ko Cards
Norwood Haines' House of Cards Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
32pp. Illustrated. Some creasing. Musty. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Houdini, Harry Book of Magic: Fascinating Puzzles, Tricks and Mysterious Stunts (Big Little Book)
Racine Whitman 1927 First Edition Original Decorative Boards Fair No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
295pp. + 1pp. ad. Illustrated. Original decorative boards with a rabbit hat motif. Lacking the front free endpaper. Lacking the backstrip (spine). Corners bumped and rubbed through. All edges rubbed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Hugard, Jean & Frederick Braue The Royal Road to Card Magic
NY Harper & Bros. 1948 First Edition Original Cloth Very Good Good 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Frank Rigney 
292pp. Illustrated. Introduction by Paul Fleming. Considered one of the best and most important books on card tricks; it is still reprinted by Dover. Quite scarce as a first edition. Ownership address label on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped. The jacket is price clipped and edgeworn with tape repairs to the verso. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 James, Stewart (comp.) Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians
NY Dover Publications Original Pictorial Wraps Near Fine No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
400pp. + 8pp. ads. Illustrated. Only traces of wear. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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12 Jillette, Penn & Teller Penn & Teller's Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends
NY Villard Books 1989 Second Printing Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
203pp. Illustrated. Creasing to the wraps. LACKING the gimmicks packet. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Jonson, Wilfrid Magic Tricks and Card Tricks (Two Volumes Bound as One)
NY Dover Publications 1957 First Paperback Edition Original Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
100pp. + 96pp. + 14pp. ads. Illustrated. Wraps creased and unevenly browned. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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14 Kalushi, William & Larry Sloman The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero
NY Atria 2006 Third Printing Original Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
592pp. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrated. Top corners gently bumped. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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15 Karson, Joe The World's Fastest Card Trick
Springfield Karson Xclusives 1948 First Edition Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
8pp. Original yellow pictorial wraps. Portait of Karson. Stapled, as issued. Pencil notation on the front cover, "For comedy use." Stains to the first few pages in the gutter. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Leeming, Joseph Tricks and Stunts with Playing Cards: Plus Games of Solitaire
NY Gramercy Books 1949 Original Cloth Near Fine Very Good 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
107pp. Illustrated. Minor creasing to the jacket. No previous ownership inscriptions. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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17 Masters, Peggy & Robert Stunts and Feats
NY Sterling Publishing Co 1954 Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Doug Anderson 
128pp. Illustrated. This is an odd volume to research. An edition published under the names "Peggy and David A. Boehm" is listed in the OCLC, with only four copies in university holdings. This was originally published under the title, "101 Best Stunts and Novelty Games" with these authors. I can find no copies of this edition listed for sale anywhere online or referenced elsewhere. Remnants of a small retail sticker on the front wrap. A very tight copy, probably unread. Some light soil to the back wrap. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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18 McDuff, Algonquin & Rhett Bryson Jr., Dexter Cleveland McDuff on Close-Up
Greenville Jester's Press 1981 First Edition Comb Binding Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
44pp. Illustrated. Scarce. OCLC Worldcat reveals that there are no copies in institutional holdings. Back cover creased. Musty. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Mentzer, Jerry Packet Tricks
N.p. Creati-Graphics 1982 First Printing Original Pictorial Wraps Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
63pp. Illustrated with b+w close-ups. Musty. Staples rusted. No previous ownership inscriptions. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Selznick, Brian The Houdini Box
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1991 Fourth Printing Original Pictorial Wraps Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Unpaginated (57pp.). Illustrated. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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