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 SO YOU WANT TO BE A MAGICIAN
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MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9417 -

    A new edition of a very popular book of tricks that belongs in every library. His book is unique in that every page has an excellent photograph showing the trick and how is is done. Thirty fine close-up effects you will enjoy using. The book is a tribute to this fine performer, in that it also contains a biography by Neil Foster. There are reproductions of Jone's programs, and many photos taken with celebrities. 76 Pgs.

    ABRACADABRA
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    Item #: 123 -

      An insider's look at what goes on at a magic show behind-the-scenes. Schiffman explains the principles of deception, exposing those seemingly innocent motions that conceal vital actions from onlookers; how the conjurer uses misdirection of space and time to mislead the audience; how silly and simple optical illusions can fool us; and what to look for during a magic show. Also explores the world of offstage magic, the magicians who use various techniques to deceive and influence you:...

      BOOK OF THUMB TIPS
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      MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9421 -

        Contents include:The Thumb Tip; About The Thumb Tip; The Phantom Fiver; Big Coin Little Coin; The Torn and Restored Note; The Lighted Match Vanish and more! Illustrations 41 Pgs. 1984

        ESTIMATION
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        MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9418 -

          An 80 page book on an intriguing aspect of card magic. Both mechanical and natural estimation.1979

          FUN FOR ALL!
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          MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9420 -

            If you're going to be a real entertainer, in a small way or in a big way, you have to have a fund of laugh-producing gags, bar stunts, clever bits, and bright verbal comment, ready at all times. There is actually very little "real ad lib" among performers. Those who do the funny bits, pull the gag, get a reputation for being clever and bright are that way because they have a back log of material on tap. "Fun For All!" is a good book to get you started. Simple, easy to learn, easy to use....

            HOUDINI ON MAGIC
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            Item #: 9780486203843 -

              Eight major sections include numerous tricks performed by Houdini, including Handcuffs and Restraints; Rope Magic; Houdini on Magicians; Challenges and Escapes; Spooks; Tricks; Miscellaneous Mystery; and Right Way to do Wrong. 280 pgs, paperback, 1953

              LADY LUCK AINT NO LADY
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              Item #: 1166 -

                Cute collection of cartoons about situations and absurdities at the track and in casinos. Worth a few chuckles to relieve the tensions of play. 64 Pgs.1975

                MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP: A HANDBOOK FOR CONJURERS
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                Item #: 9780486410876 -

                  Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants. Provides recommendations on the use of body language, posture, positioning, and movement. 60 original routines -- from simple card tricks to major illusions. 322 pgs, paperback, 1969

                  MAGIC IN THEORY
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                  Item #: 616043914268 -

                    There is more to magic than the specific secret that lies behind the specific trick. Psychology is central to the art of deception, and magicians recognize that an understanding of the psychology of magic is an important part of being a good magician. This book presents the theoretical and psychological elements of magic in a way that is accessible to a non-technical readership. It will provide magicians with a better understanding of the part psychology can play in developing their skills....

                    MAGIC TRICKS & CARD TRICKS
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                    Item #: 616043914282 -

                      Includes impromptu deceptions like Coin Through the Hand, Flying Dime, Down your Sleeve, Counting Chalk, Bill in the Egg. 35 magic tricks in all. 40 card tricks include card in the pocket, 13 principle, eight kings and others, along with methods of false shuffling, palming, gliding, preparing the cards. 94 pgs, paperback, 1954

                      MAGICIANS MAGIC
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                      Item #: 9780486431765 -

                        Curry incorporated thoroughly engrossing material with a style that was truly elegant. This book by a "magician's magician" discloses the secrets behind a collection of close-up marvels - including the author's "Out of the World," reputed to be the best card trick of the past century. Illustrations Indexed 269 Pages Paperbound 1965

                        MARKED CARDS
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                        Item #: 616043914305 -

                          You can mystify people with your magic ability with this deck of cards. Perform mind-defying feats with little practice as you  read the back of every card. Once the wrapper is removed, no one will know these cards are marked. Easy to read instructions are included.

                          MARLO MEETS HIS MATCH
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                          MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9413 -

                            Nothing complicated-just good commercial tricks in which the plot is that the magician and the spectator select matching cards from different decks. A dozen or more ways of doing it, all very Marlo. Illustrated 32 Pgs. 1981

                            MODERN COIN MAGIC
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                            Item #: 1314 -

                              Originally published in 1952, this edition contains four new chapters. Includes many illustrations for hundreds of coin sleights and tricks. 358 pgs, paperback, 1982

                              PEOPLE KNOW EVERYTHING
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                              MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9416 -

                                Complete act by a professional magician, based on a Quiz Show using magic. As the performer, you ask the questions, announce the odds, then the audience tries to give the answer. Lots of good solid laughs, and well tied in magic. For young people or adults. You will have most of the tricks yourself. Recommended for a change of pace. 16 Pgs.

                                PROFESSIONAL MAGIC FOR AMATEURS
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                                Item #: 9780486230122 -

                                  Contains 50 easy yet well-known tricks used by professionals. Takes the amateur through every stage of each trick; gives an overview of how the trick appears to the audience; explains the mechanism behind the trick. Emphasis is on tricks that can be performed informally for a small group. 225 pgs, paperback, 1947

                                  SCARNES MAGIC TRICKS
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                                  Item #: 9780486427799 -

                                    Contains 200 tricks that can be performed with little or no prior skill, training or special equipment. Includes the talking Mirror, The Dollar That Wouldn't Burn, Matchless Matches, Scarne's Fire Trick, Test of Strength, Hindu Magic Papers, Pulse Control, Liquid Suspension, Gravity Defied, Rope Through the Neck and more. 256 pgs, paperback, 2003

                                    SELF-WORKING CLOSE-UP CARD: 56 FOOLPROOF TRICKS
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                                    DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1758 -

                                      For the beginner or veteran, this book shows some excellent show openers to get the audience's attention, including memory tricks, gambling tricks, gimmicks. Simple instructions and carefully drawn illustrations lead the reader from start to finish without requiring long practice sessions or much dexterity. 120 Pgs. 2003

                                      SELF-WORKING COIN MAGIC
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                                      DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1759 -

                                        Clearly worded instructions and 251 illustrations show beginner or veteran conjurers how to pluck a seemingly endless number of coins from the air, make a coin penetrate a tabletop, and perform psychic tricks with coins and bills. Tricks include 'printing' a $5 bill on a blank sheet of paper, exposing shortchange artists, metal bending, tower of nickels, balancing act, through the ring, immovable object, sealed box mystery and others. No experience necessary to perform these tricks and most...

                                        SLEEVING
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                                        MAGIC, INC. Item #: 9415 -

                                          How to do it....What to do with it....Most top pros use this great ploy from time to time. It's one of Jay Marshall's favorites. A valuable manipulative prop you should know. All the information is here. Lots of illustrations. Belongs in your library. 12 Pgs.

                                          SLEIGHT OF HAND
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                                          DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 1793 -

                                            Covers every significant aspect, from palming to clairvoyance, vanishing and producing an object, using essential apparatus, etc. Explains hundreds of astonishing tricks with coins, cups and balls, handkerchiefs, cards, more. A book with an excellent reputation among professional magicians for its teaching techniques. 408 pgs, paperback, 1980

                                            THE NEW MODERN COIN MAGIC
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                                            Item #: 616043914381 -

                                              Contains more than 600 illustrations to complement hundreds of sleights and tricks to perform with coins. 544 Pgs. 1998 hardcover

                                              THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUDINI
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                                              Item #: 3311 -

                                                Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty years ago, Harry Houdini's life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and best-selling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a...

                                                THE SECRETS OF HOUDINI
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                                                Item #: 9780486229133 -

                                                  Classic study exposing closely-kept professional secrets and revealing, in general terms, the whole art of stage magic.