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1 Bongo, Ali The Bongo Book
Chicago Magic, Inc 1972 no Wraps Good 
Stated second printing. Pink illustrated wraps. 64 pp. Small illustrations throughout. A collection of magic tricks performed using various props and devices. Written and illustrated by Ali Bongo, the stage name for the British comedy magician William Oliver Wallace. GOOD condition. Moderate soiling and staining to the covers, with uneven fading and toning. Faint dampstain affecting the upper corner and fore edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Complete Illustrated Book of Close-Up Magic. Professional techniques fully revealed by a master magician., Gibson, Walter B.
2 Gibson, Walter B. The Complete Illustrated Book of Close-Up Magic. Professional techniques fully revealed by a master magician.
Garden City Doubleday and Company 1980 no First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
Stated first edition. Black cloth in price clipped jacket. 426 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A detailed, step-by-step guide to various close up magic tricks including coin magic, billiard ball magic, table magic, mental magic, thimble magic, and matchbox magic. GOOD condition. Some dark scuffs to the rear jacket panel. Minor fading and soiling. Light edgewear. Moderate fading and light uneven discoloration to the cloth, mostly along the lower front edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Lorayne, Harry Lorayne! The Epitome Location (non-sleight-of-hand)
New York Harry Lorayne, Inc 1976 no Wraps Very Good 
Brown illustrated wraps. 32 pp. A guide to a magic trick predicting what card is being held without using sleight of hand, instead using deduction. By Harry Lorayne, a noted sleight of hand magician and memory specialist. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading, rubbing and edgewear to the covers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Marshall, Frances and Jay The Success Book. Volume Two
No Place Magic, Inc., Publisher 1973 no Spiral Bound Very Good Quarto 
No place: 1973. Blue wrappers, with a black comb binding. Quarto. Pagination runs 201-466 pp. Black and white photos and illustrations throughout, some depicting magicians performing mid-act. Volume two in this series discussing a career as a magician, outlining ways of gaining and audience and performance, unique ways of performing (environmental magic, as an example), magic inventors, magic dealers, writing for magic magazines, etc. With some example dialogue and act scripts included. By Frances and Jay Marshall, noted husband and wife magicians, with contributions from a 'panel of experts'. VERY GOOD condition. Minor edgewear and toning. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Mulholland, John; Smith, Milton Magic in the Making. A First Book of Conjuring
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1925 no First Edition Original Cloth Good No Jacket 
First edition. Green cloth. No jacket. 134 pages. With illustrations throughout. A detailed description of approximately twenty magic tricks-including The Baker's Arrow, The Stolen Apple, The Spectacles of Diogenes, The Invisible Scribe, The Tower of Cadiz, The Detective's X-Ray, The Wishing Jewel, etc. The tricks are preceded by a short section on the history of magic and followed by a chapter on general principles on making magic. John Mulholland was a noted American magician and magician historian, editing the magic journal, 'The Sphinx' for many years, as well as touring and lecturing on magic. He was also recruited and worked for the CIA in the 1950's, teaching operatives sleight of hand techniques (Edwards, The Sphinx and the Spy). This was his first book on magic. In GOOD+ condition. Minor fading and rubbing to the covers and extremities, with a small, faint stain on the upper rear cover. Minor foxing to the page edges. Light darkening to the paper, with offsetting to the first free endpaper. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 No Author Given Card Tricks that the Amateur Magician can do with a Regular Deck of Cards
Cincinnati The U.S. Playing Card Co 1921 no Wraps Very Good 
Small beige colored pamphlet with a color illustration of a young man performing a card trick on the front cover. Side stapled. 14 pp. plus a few pages of ads in the rear. Issued by the US Playing Card Company, this short work provides descriptions of card magic including calling cards, the forced card, the dramatic disclosure and others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor general fading to the covers, with very light soiling and edgewear. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Learn How to be a Handcuff King and Mystery Man. Baffling Tricks of Mystery. No. 1178, No author Given
7 No author Given Learn How to be a Handcuff King and Mystery Man. Baffling Tricks of Mystery. No. 1178
Detroit Johnson Smith and Company no Wraps Good 
no date, presumed early 1900s. Printed wraps with a small illustration of a magician. 24 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. A short work containing tips on how to perform various magic tricks, including escaping from locked vaults, trunks, ropes, chains, etc., as well as the vanishing assistant, a levitating assistant trick and more. With two pages in the rear devoted to various lock brands and how to pick them. GOOD condition. Heavy browning/offsetting along the extremities. Moderate chipping and a few small tears along the fore edge. Wrappers splitting along the spine. Paper very browned. Minor dampstain affecting the upper corner of the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 No author Given The Ireland Magic Company. Catalog No. 17
Chicago Ireland Magic Company, Publisher 1962 no Wraps Good 
Light green illustrated wraps. 224 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. A catalog issued by the Ireland Magic Company, featuring many different types of magic devices, cards, accessories for performing magic tricks. GOOD condition. Uneven browning, minor soiling and a few creases to the covers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Obermann, Julian Two Magic Bowls: New Incantation Texts From Mesopotamia. Offprint
No Place No Publisher no Wraps Good 
No Publisher, place or date. Offprint for private circulation, originally published in the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature, January, 1940. Printed wraps. 31 pp. Two black and white photo plates. A short work discussing magic incantation texts written in Aramaic inside two terra cotta bowls in the Babylonian collection at Yale, offering the original text and translation, as well as somewhat technical discussion of the language and linguistics, as well as some historical context of names mentioned. GOOD+ condition. Some darkening and offsetting along the extremities. Minor soiling and scuffing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Walton, Roy A Collection of Card Tricks using Unprepared Cards and Trigger
London L. Davenport and Co 1976 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. 12 pp. With a few illustrations by the author. A detailed explanation of a few card tricks using a special sleight of hand technique, by Roy Walton, a British magician known for his card magic. GOOD condition. Wrappers browned along the extremities. Minor spotting to the covers. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Walton, Roy Card Script
London L. Davenport and Co 1975 no Wraps Good 
Stated second edition. Printed wraps. 47 pp. A detailed explanation of a card tricks by Roy Walton, a British magician known for his card magic. This includes the image makers, kings go forth, the ambitious ghost and others. GOOD+ condition. Wrappers browned along the extremities. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Walton, Roy Cardboard Charades. A Second Collection of Card Tricks.
London L. Davenport and Co no Wraps Good 
no date. Yellow printed wraps. 54 pp. With a few illustrations by the author. A detailed explanation of various card tricks by Roy Walton, a British magician known for his card magic. Tricks include Smokescreen, 1929 Aces, Travellers in Time, Demi Demon, Parrott Fashion and others. GOOD condition. Wrappers browned along the extremities. Minor spotting to the covers. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Walton, Roy Some Late Extra Card Tricks
London L. Davenport and Co 1975 no Wraps Good 
Pink printed wraps. 26 pp. A detailed explanation of various card tricks by Roy Walton, a British magician known for his card magic. Tricks include Satan's Mirror, Witchcraft, Warpaint and others. GOOD+ condition. Wrappers faded along the extremities. Minor spotting to the lower front cover. Light toning in the interior. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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