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Books: Close-Up Magic

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100% Sankey by Richard Kaufman

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Was $42.00   Now $21.00

After many requests, Kaufman and Company is reprinting one of its most famous books - 100% Sankey. Written and illustrated by Richard Kaufman, in hardcovers with dustjackets, and almost 100 pages. Printed on acid-free paper guaranteed to last a lifetime and beyond.

 

Happenstance (A Multi-Phase Examination Of Coincidence) by Eric Stevens

$15.00

"HAPPENSTANCE is the result of great thinking combined with love for the art. It is truly enhancing the quality of magic. Great work!"
- Kevin Schaller

"This... is very well thought out. I can truly appreciate the time that you have put into this book. With all the tips and phases presented along with...

 

Sub Rosa by Ariel Frailich

$35.00

Sub Rosa is a wonderfully deceptive and versatile utility technique that you can learn in seconds and master in minutes. It can be applied to a huge variety of closeup and stage magic and mentalism: transpositions and transformations, predictions and divinations, Torn and Restored and penetration effects, card matching and color separations,...

 

Reserved by TJ Hill

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Was $59.95   Now $39.95

Magicman TJ Hill has been Pittsburgh's premier restaurant entertainer for 12 years, juggling more than 6 weekly restaurants at a time. Reserved will teach you not only the ins and outs of finding a gig, but keeping it for years to come. The performance tips inside are more than valuable for the seasoned professional, or those struggling...

 

The Dark Side of the Cube by Diego Voltini

$29.95

Within the field of Rubik's Cube's magic, filled with effects focused mainly on solving and matching, The Dark Side of the Cube stands out from the crowd.

The Dark Side of the Cube is an astounding mental act with a regular Rubik's Cube, accompanied by an original and entertaining presentation that will...

 

Ultramodern III (Limited Edition) by Retro Rocket

$25.00

Back again. And we've brought more great magic kicking and screaming with us.

Here's just some of the magic you will find in this volume:

Synchro-Nicety - A three-phase coincidence with cards by John Carey.

Dwindle Swindle - An amazing, and easy to do, impromptu card miracle by Cameron Francis.

Bye-Bye...

 

Just Joshin by Josh Janousky

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Was $24.95   Now $6.95

A beautiful 34-page booklet featuring 10 powerful workers and 97 color photographs. PDF version included!

Royal Twist
Four Aces magically flip from face up to face down. Think you've seen this trick before? The surprise royal flush ending (done in the participant's hand) will catch you off guard.

The...

 

Amaze Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Magic Tricks, Bar Bets & Scams

$12.99

Amaze Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Magic Tricks, Bets & Scams

You are about to learn various tricks for blowing your friends' minds and having fun with complete strangers anywhere you go. From the office, school, parties or bars, this book is packed with time-tested and simple icebreakers, card tricks, mind reading effects,...

 

Geoff Latta: The Long Goodbye by Stephen Minch & Stephen Hobbs

$80.00

"He was that good. No, he was better--because no story, no book, no photograph, not even video, will ever truly capture what it was like to see those hands up close."
- Jamy Ian Swiss

"I first met Geoff around 1982. At that time, I considered myself quite accomplished with cards and coins. Well, after only a...

 

Nukes by Doug Edwards

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Was $35.00   Now $25.00

Doug Edwards is known throughout the world for his straightforward approach to card magic. You will find all sorts of surprises and gems with a pack of cards, but the biggest surprise in Nukes is the non-card material included. Doug has finally released his work on magic with ropes, coins, pens, spoons, and more, giving Nukes...

 

Books of Wonder 2-VOL COMBO set by Tommy Wonder

$90.00

Never has there been a more articulate manifesto declaring magic a true art. And never has one man offered a more detailed and coherent plan for achieving art by the practice of magic.

Through a series of tricks, routines and essays, Tommy Wonder provides a clear blueprint for an uncompromising brand of magical theater. Along...

 

Magic From Down Under - World Lecture Tour by Paul Romhany

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Was $15.00   Now $9.00

These lecture notes contain six of Paul Romhany's favorite routines that he has performed over the past twenty years. They range from stand-up to stage and even a little close-up ditty using business cards. There is something in here for every type of performer.

  • Duck Call Gag
  • Clean Sweep
  • Business Card Switcharoo...

 

Notes On the Fast and Loose

$35.00

The 44-page booklet that Darwin Ortiz has stated as "the definitive work" on the endless chain scam. A must-have for anyone interested in performing this classic swindle, Chef Anton and Whit Haydn detail the history, psychology and applications to magic in this fully-illustrated booklet.

 

Mnemonica by Juan Tamariz

$60.00

A celebrity of television and stage in Spain and South America, JUAN TAMARIZ is known internationally among magicians as a true master of his art, and one who generously shares his time and knowledge, both in print and in person, with the magic community. He is the author of three critically acclaimed best-selling books in English: The Five...

 

Kiss by John Derris

$36.00

You're good at magic. You handle your effects and routines pretty well. Your shows get a good response. There's nothing fundamentally wrong and yet in your heart you know that your magic performance could be better.

There's something missing ... the X factor that big name magicians bask in, with confidence that brings...

 

Monkeyshines Volume 1 by Doc Dixon

$22.50

Monkeyshines Volume 1
by Doc Dixon

PART I: CLOSE-UP MAGIC FOR STROLLING & THE TABLE

Memory Aces
About ten cards are cut off the deck. The face card of the packet is shown and the packet is immediately tabled. This is done four times. The four packets have indifferent cards at their faces. When the packets...

 

Repertoire Volume 2 by Ben Williams

$15.00

Repertoire Volume 2 is quite unsurprisingly my second instalment of my Repertoire series. Expect more workable routines that suit pretty much any environment. Here is a list of the effects that will be unleashed!

POPOMOWA - PoPoMoWa stands for pocket, pocket, mouth, wallet. This is a face paced misdirectional card routine...

 

A Pocketful of Miracles (Limited/Out of Print) by Hugh Miller

$29.95

A Pocketful of Miracles contains brilliant magic that can be performed anytime, anywhere with what you have in your pocket, sitting on a table, borrowed, etc.

Some of the effects include: Coin Through Saucer, Coin From Bread Roll, Coin and Glass of Water, Balancing Coins, Phoenix Matches, Multiplying Matches, Psychic Steam,...

 

Aqua-Imp by Ben Harris

$15.00

IONIZE THE WATER IN A DRINKING BOTTLE, MAKING IT ALMOST LIGHTER THAN AIR!

Aqua~imp is one powerful piece of "incidental" magic. It appears almost impromptu. This illusion of spontaneity actually enhances the mystery-for it is at this magical (and supposedly offhanded moment) you give your spectators a thought-provoking,...

 

Artful Deceptions by Allan Zola Kronzek

$30.00

The thickness of a magic book doesn't make it great. Neither does a flashy cover, nor a fancy trailer.

The best magic books are the culmination of a lifetime of knowledge and refinement.

So Vanishing Inc. Magic is proud to present Artful Deceptions.

94 pages
9 tricks
Unlimited Possibilities...

 

Blue Spotitis by Ken de Courcy

$5.00

Do you like magic whereby you don't need to buy special apparatus? How about magic utilizing everyday objects that you probably have right now? Ken de Courcy teaches how to perform great magic with something that is found everywhere.

The concepts in this book go back over 100 years. Robert Neil, Robert Harbin, George Sands, Ernie...

 

Calculated Chaos by Chris Westfall and Vanishing Inc

$20.00

When working professionals pour their hearts into their magic, we take notice. Chris Westfall is one of the best and busiest magicians in the Toronto area, and he has written a booklet detailing all his favorite original routines, as well as essays on the theory behind his magic. The advice alone is worth the nominal price of this...

 

Calculated Risk by Michael Murray

$39.95

"When it comes to anything and everything amazing with iPhones, you MUST explore the in-depth work of Michael Murray."
- Gregory Wilson

"I cannot recommend this enough, 'Perfect Opener' is one of the most genius and bold ideas I've read in a LONG time. Michael is the master when it comes to iPhone routines...

 

Conjuror at the Table by Al James

$35.00

Those of you who are interested in restaurant magic are in for a real treat! In Conjurer at the Table, Al James walks you through the process of scouting, booking and keeping a restaurant gig, as well as what kind of magic to perform in this setting. A true highlight of the book is the personal stories Al shares about the long-gone...

 

Constant Fooling Vol 1 - David Regal

$36.00

A two-part compendium of magic with cards, coins and a whole lot more encompassing over twenty years of creations from one of magic's most innovative minds-David Regal.

Volume One contains a collection of powerful card magic utilizing unprepared cards, David's startling Cups & Balls routine from his Magic Castle...

 
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