John Calvert Book – Inscribed by Calvert

John Calvert – Magic and Adventures Around the World by William V. Rauscher. INSCRIBED by John Calvert. First Edition, copyright 1987, stamped as copy #967 of the first edition. In excellent like new condition. Click on thumbnail to enlarge photos. $59

Fun With Cards by Dean Bryden

Fun With Cards by Dean Bryden published by George Sully and Company, New York. First Edition copyright 1927. 165 pages the first section lists several types of Solitaires. Section two is all card tricks. The book is in very nice condition with very minor age discoloration which is to be expected for a 90 year old book. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge photo. $15.00

The Great Illusionists by Dawes

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAGEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAThe Great Illusionists by Edwin A. Dawes, published by Chartwell Books in 1979. This is the first edition and complete with dust jacket. One of the great books on magic history by one of the great writers of magic history. Eddie Dawes is respected the world over for his scholarly writings on magic. The book itself is in excellent condition, only the dust jacket shows some minor discoloration and wear from age. A book that should be in every magician’s library! Click on the thumbnails to see larger versions of the photos. $20.00

Dunninger’s Complete Encyclopedia of Magic

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAGEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAA big book with an eclectic mix of old magic (some quite bizarre!). The book is in very good condition; the dust jacket has minor wear but has a protective cover. The book has a previous owner’s inscription which is dated 1974. A fun book to peruse. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the photo. $15.00

John Fisher’s Magic Book

John Fisher’s Magic Book by John Fisher illustrated by Tomie de Paola. 128 pages published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. USA copyright 1971. This is a general public type magic book aimed at the youth market. A good introduction for a youngster into the world of magic and a nice book to have on your shelf, too. In very good condition. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge photo. $15.00

Reading is Believing by Trevor Hall

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAGEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAA hard bound First Edition (1947) complete with dust jacket and protective cover published by Goodliffe in England. Reading is Believing by Trevor H. Hall is an eclectic mix of magic and this copy is in very good condition. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos. $15.00

Houdini – His Life and Art by The Amazing Randi and Bert Randolph Sugar

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAGEDSC DIGITAL CAMERACopyright 1976 the book is hardbound with a dust jacket. The dust jacket has shelf wear and the book is in good condition. This is basically a scrapbook of photos and information about Harry Houdini. A title that should be on every magician’s bookshelf. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge the photo. $12.00

The Famous Roth Memory Course

Written by David M. Roth and copyright 1918 but this is the 1934 edition. In good condition with some minor age discoloration and wear to the dust jacket. The spine and pages are in great shape. 288 pages, this book is as the title implies a course that helps you improve your memory. Many magician use memory techniques to help with mentalism effects and card magic and this book is often found in old magic libraries. Click on any thumbnail to enlarge the photo. $15.00

Endless Amusements – Early 19th Century

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERAEndless Amusements – A collection of Nearly 400 Entertaining Experiments, copyright 1820, 216 pages. The title page indicates that the book includes “Popular Tricks and Changes of the Cards” and there is indeed a large section on card magic. This book appears in Toole Stott as entry number 258. Printed in London and published by Thomas Boys, Ludgate Hill. The book is in fair condition with age discolored board covers and soiled page edges. However, the interior of the pages is completely readable and in pretty good shape considering the age. There is some writing (I assume from previous owners) on the inside front cover. The book is sold as-is so please let me know if you have any questions. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge photos. $85.00

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Mike Rose

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