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Techniques of Speed Hypnosis, Arons, Harry
1 Arons, Harry Techniques of Speed Hypnosis
Orange, NJ Power Publishers 1953 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
93 pages plus 3 pages of advertisements. "How to hypnotize with a snap of the fingers. . . . A photo-illustrated expose of the tried-and-tested-techniques of famous stage hypnotists. . . ." From the collection of Tom Mullica, one of the world's greatest comic-magicians. Tight binding. Clean pages. Mullica's embossed stamp on the half title. Light wear to cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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At the Devil's Ball, Berlin, Irving
2 Berlin, Irving At the Devil's Ball
New York Waterson, Berlin & Snyder 1913 First Edition Sheet Music Near Fine Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Nice sheet music of a relatively forgotten Berlin composition with a terrific cover that shows a large red devil pulling back a curtain to reveal a number of men and women dancing as costumed devils and devilettes Clean. Light wear and toning. 1.5" slit at the base of the spine fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Hello Sucker: The 3 Shell Game Exposed Completely for the First Time, Chanin, Jack
3 Chanin, Jack Hello Sucker: The 3 Shell Game Exposed Completely for the First Time
Philadelphia Jack Chanin 1934 First Printing Card Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Very scarce. 6 illustrated pages. Almost no wear. Small scuff on front cover. Some small discoloration at binding staples. Doesn't appear to have ever been read. Only one copy listed in OCLC. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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This is My First Magic Book So I'm a Little Nervous, Einstein, Bob
4 Einstein, Bob This is My First Magic Book So I'm a Little Nervous
Los Angeles Price Stern Sloan 1970 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96 pages. Photographs throughout. Humorous magic show photo essay by the Emmy winning comedy writer, Bob Einstein. Einstein won his award while working on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. He also appeared on numerous variety and talk shows often in the guise of his most well-known character, Super Dave, a Hollywood daredevil whose outrageous stunts always went awry causing him severe injuries. Interestingly, Einstein's friend from the Smothers Brothers show, Pat Paulsen, is featured in an uncredited cameo role at the end of the book. From the collection of Tom Mullica, one of the world's greatest comic-magicians. Tight binding. Clean pages. Mullica's embossed stamp is on the half title. Cover has some wear including as small corner crease. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Giant Book of Sneaky Feats, Ferrell, Tom and Lee Eisenberg
5 Ferrell, Tom and Lee Eisenberg The Giant Book of Sneaky Feats
Secaucus, NJ Castle Book 1979 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eisner, Gil 
337 pages. "The art of showing off and 102 ways to do it." Includes all of the attention-grabbing feats previously published by Ferrell and Eisenberg. From the collection of Tom Mullica, one of the world's greatest comic-magicians. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Mullica's embossed stamp on the front free endpaper. Light wear to cover and dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Lives of the Necromancers: or, an Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, or to Whom has been Imputed by Others, the Exercise of Magical Power, Godwin, William
6 Godwin, William Lives of the Necromancers: or, an Account of the Most Eminent Persons in Successive Ages, Who Have Claimed for Themselves, or to Whom has been Imputed by Others, the Exercise of Magical Power
London Frederick J. Mason 1834 First Edition Half-Leather Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Complete with xx introductory pages, 465 text pages, (1) erratta page, and (2) blank pages. Original brown half leather with marbled boards and gilt lettering. Sound binding; front hinge just starting to split. Clean pages; pencil note on page xiii. Minor wear to cover. Godwin's last work. A straight-forward examination of the occult that is loaded with arcane information about necromancers, witchcraft, vampires, magicians, werewolves, and the black arts. It is said to have provided background to his daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, for her creation of the character, Victor Frankenstein. See Coumont G44.1. 
Price: 575.00 USD
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7 Homar, Herman Magic Show Poster for Homar, Wizard of the West
Newport, Kentucky Donaldson Litho Co. 1920 Poster Near Fine Half-Sheet (20.25" x 28") Unattributed 
Half-Sheet (20.25" x 28"). This is an original stock magic show poster for Homar, the Wizard of the West. Circa 1915-1925. The bright and colorful half-sheet (20.25" x 28") poster shows Homar levitating a woman, pulling a rabbit and duck out of his hat, gazing into a crystal ball, and consorting with a number of wonderful red devils. This poster is bright, colorful, clean, and unused. It has its original mailing/storage folds. Herman Homar was a Chicago magician who worked the Lyceum & Chautauqua circuits. In later years he worked for the National Magic Company in their showroom on the third floor of the famous Chicago hotel, The Palmer House. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Magic Show Program for Homar, The Wizard of the West, Homar, Herman
8 Homar, Herman Magic Show Program for Homar, The Wizard of the West
Unlisted Tarbell 1920 Tri-fold Program Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Unattributed 
This is an original stock magic show program for Homar, The Wizard of the West. Circa 1915-1925. The tri-fold program is in blue-green, black, and white and includes a number of photos showing Homar performing his act including "The Wizard's Supper or The Pipes of Plenty," in which he would produce a complete table setting and full-course dinner from six empty cylinders. Herman Homar was a Chicago magician who worked the Lyceum & Chautauqua circuits. In later years he worked for the National Magic Company in their showroom on the third floor of the famous Chicago hotel, The Palmer House. The program is like new with some light storage wear. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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"Outs" Precautions and Challenges for Ambitious Card Workers, Hopkins, Charles H.
9 Hopkins, Charles H. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges for Ambitious Card Workers
Philadelphia Charles H. Hopkins 1940 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Fogg, Walter S. 
79 pages. There are lots of card trick books available, but none like this one. "Outs" provides you with 59 different ways to fix card tricks that have gone wrong. From the collection of Tom Mullica, one of the world's greatest comic-magicians. Tight binding. Clean pages. Mullica's embossed stamp on the first leaf. Light wear to cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 Rope Ties and Chain Releases: a Manual for the Profession on the Art of Rope Tying and Methods of Obtaining Releases from Ropes, Chains and Shackles, Hull, Burling
10 Hull, Burling 33 Rope Ties and Chain Releases: a Manual for the Profession on the Art of Rope Tying and Methods of Obtaining Releases from Ropes, Chains and Shackles
New York Magno Trix 1915 First Printing Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
48 pages. Illustrations. "Including a Number of Original Ties and Releases: New Cut and Restored Rope Effects." Tricks include: The Kellar Tie, Improved Kellar Tie, Figure 8 Tie, Mysterious Tie, B.H. Strangle Rope Tie, New Spirit Tape Tie, Twentieth Century Tie, B.H. Triumph Tie, Ten Inch Thumb Tie, Excelsior Rope Tie, Rings and Vest Trick, Novelty Faked Rope, Novelty Tie, Cotton Bandage Test, B.H. PCollapsible Cabinet, B.H. Folding Cabinet, Vest Turning Trick, Tape Tie, Vanishing Knots, Dissolving Knots, Magic Knot, Linking Ring, Mummy Tie, Siberian Transport Chain, Tied in a Chair, Simplified Chain Release, Best Chain Relase, Mysto Shackle Escape, Ankle Shackle Scape, Chain Shakle Release, Spirit Locks, Chained Sack Escape, and more. Tight binding. Clean pages. Minor cover wear and soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Don't Look Now! The Smart Slant on Misdirection, Leech, Al
11 Leech, Al Don't Look Now! The Smart Slant on Misdirection
Chicago Ireland Magic Company 1960 First Printed Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
28 pages. Photo frontispiece of Leech. Previously issued in 1948 in mimeograph. Classic text on misdirection. From the collection of Tom Mullica, one of the world's greatest comic-magicians. Tight binding. Clean pages. Mullica's embossed stamp is on the title page. Almost no wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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George McAthy's Smart Stuff with Added Material: For Magicians and M.C.'s, McAthy, George
12 McAthy, George George McAthy's Smart Stuff with Added Material: For Magicians and M.C.'s
New York Tannen Publications 1970 Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
40 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements. Photos and drawings. Published in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Collection of magician's dialogue, tips, and prop information including info previously published in "Gags, Tricks, and Patter;" "Laff Tested Dialogues;" "Smart Business;" "Smart Tricks;" and "Smart Comedy." From the collection of Tom Mullica, one of the world's greatest comic-magicians. Tight binding. Clean pages. Mullica's embossed stamp on the first leaf. Light wear to cover; some faint toning at cover edges. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Pick-Pocket Stunts for Magicians, Mullica, Tom
13 Mullica, Tom Pick-Pocket Stunts for Magicians
Columbus, Ohio U.F. Grant 1960 Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(Undated, but published before zipcodes were introduced in 1963.) Mimeographed publication with 2 typing pages of text plus cardstock cover; folded into pamphlet form. Published by Tom Mullica as a very young amatuer magician, long before he became one of the greatest comic-magicians. Mullica's personal copy with his embossed stamp on the last blank page. Tight binding. Clean pages. Light wear with stain on rear cover. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Peter Rabbit the Magician, Richards, Mel
14 Richards, Mel Peter Rabbit the Magician
Aurora, Illinois Strathmore 1942 Pictorial Cover Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Complete with all accessories. Book of magic tricks. All tricks and accessories are present including the magic carpet, envelope, and wand. Red plastic binding. Internal illustrations are bright and colorful; some fading to the cover. Finger smudges to title page. Cover has some light edgewear. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Dice Deceptions - Cover Title: Dice Dexterity: Routines, Flourishes, Exposes, Slights, Walsh, Audley V. And Ed Mishell
15 Walsh, Audley V. And Ed Mishell Dice Deceptions - Cover Title: Dice Dexterity: Routines, Flourishes, Exposes, Slights
New York Louis Tannen 1953 First Printing Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mishell, Ed. 
Scarce. 32 pages. Illustrated. Dice handling for the magician; " Let it be known that dice stacking and dice manipuIation have been used and known to the world's greatest dice men in gambling casinos for hundreds of years. Here is your chance to learn and do the feats which have made them legendary for the skill." Includes: Dice Stacking, Cup Handling, Upsey Dicey, All Fall Down, Three Minus Two Equals One, Know Your Numbers, The Fly Away, Patriotic Dice, Chink-a-Chink, Dribble Pick Up, Dump Shots, Three Sucker Gags, Passe Passe Dice, Mini-Die, and Table Topped. Tight binding. Clean pages. Light cover wear and soiling. Some slight discoloration at binding staples. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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Money from Magic: Business Strategy, Exploitation, Showmanship, Booking, Weber, Herman
16 Weber, Herman Money from Magic: Business Strategy, Exploitation, Showmanship, Booking
Allentown, Pennsylvania Searle & Bachman 1934 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
32 pages. Sample advertising program/flyer attached inside front cover. Sections on: Physical Appearance, Clothing, Repertoire, Program Building, Stagecraft, Presentation, Showmanship, Basic Strategy, Printed Matter, Advertising, Publicity, Fees, Prospective Clients, General Promotion, Talent Clamour, Agent's Kit, and more. Tight binding. Clean pages. Minor cover wear and soiling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Gallows Hill, Winwar, Frances
17 Winwar, Frances Gallows Hill
New York Dodd, Mead, and Company 1937 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Second printing. Hard-to-find historical fiction by the award winning biographer relates the story of the Salem Witch Trials. Tight binding with sound hinges. Clean pages. Light cover and dustjacket wear. Ghosts on endpapers from dustjacket flaps. Small store pricetag inside rear cover. Protected by an archival cover. See accompanying scanned image. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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