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Books: Close-Up Magic

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Legendary Hierophant


The year was 1969. An alternative experimental magic quarterly, initiated by Jon Racherbaumer came out during this exciting time in magic. Dai Vernon was exerting his seminal influence at the Magic Castle, Ed Marlo was at the height of his powers in Chicago, and a new breed of well-informed magicians were creating in unprecedented ways....


Legendary Kabbala by Jon Racherbaumer


This limited-edition deluxe hard-cover book was designed for lovers of close-up magic,collectors, scholars, and historians. There are 232 tricks, sleights, and subtelties by over 46 contributors. Marlo, Vernon, Elmsley, Jennings, Klause, Lorayne, Zarrow, Dingle,Cervon, and more. Only 1,000 copies will be printed.


Harry Houdini`s Paper Magic: The Whole Art of Paper Tricks, Including Folding, Tearing and Puzzles by Harry Houdini and Dover Publications


Aspiring illusionists can learn from one of the world's greatest magicians with this facsimile of a 1922 book by Harry Houdini. The master sleight-of-hand artist explains how to use the simplest of props ? sheets of paper ? to completely captivate audiences. Houdini's easy-to-follow directions, many of them accompanied by illustrations,...


Conjuror at the Table by Al James


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...


Less is More (Standard Edition) by Benjamin Earl


"Benjamin Earl is one of the best cardmen around today. Less is More, is a bona fide winner! It gets my highest recommendation."
- Steve Forte

"Ben has cleared a path for all of us to follow."
- David Williamson

"I think this is absolutely terrific. I loved reading it. I loved watching it. I loved...


Reserved by TJ Hill


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...


Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam


Great close-up magic! Professional routines that Mr.Kam has used for many years in his own professional gigs, and now they can be yours.

Soft cover
Spiral bound for easy practice while reading
Size 8 1/2" by 11"
110 pages
149 illustrations by Richard Bartram, Jr.
1996, 2015, 2017 Published by Magic Methods...


Routines Matter by T. Lewis & P. Willmarth


This amazing book presents 40 stand-up and close-up routines as used By Trevor in his adult club and close-up performances. Also includes a section on MC advice and material you can and will use. So much to choose from, as you delve into effects that are not only fun to perform, but have a big impact on your audience.

How Meir...


The Solution by Michael Murray


"When I first heard about The Solution from Michael Murray, I knew I had to have it. The moment I heard the method, I knew it was GOLD and I needed to add it to my Show ASAP. The Solution is one of my favorite Rubik's Cube routines that has ever been created!!"
- Steven Brundage (Cube3)



Trevor Lewis Escolc "That`s Close Up" by Phil Willmarth


Trevor Lewis ESOLC "that's CLOSE UP" -- a Great little Book of Amazing Close-up items from Trevor Lewis, edited by Philip Willmarth. You'll be one of the few "in the know," as most performers have been unaware of this book for a long time.

Contains Close-up Routines using many types of items -- Cards, Coins, Benson...


Close Up Illusions by Gary Ouellet


This far-reaching and influential work contains many magical masterpieces including Gary's Touch Force, his Paradise Counts, his remarkable work on the Kosky change, some unbelievable coin concepts, as well as many essays on the real work.

No one who loves close-up magic should be without this classic book, now in its third printing....


Restaurant Workers Handbook


by Jim Pace & Jerry Macgregor

Make Money Doing Restaurant Magic!

Jim Pace's "The Restaurant Worker's Handbook shows you how!

Jim Pace makese a very successful living performing Restaurant Magic. Now, in this "Handbook for Restaurant Workers," Jim shares the secrets that have taken him years to learn....


The Complete Al Leech by Al Leach


This long-anticipated, brand new volume of Classic Leech Card, Thimble, Billard Balls (and more) tricks and slights is newly edited by Chicago Magician and creator of "The Selec-Trick Deck", Danny Rudnick.
Organized by type for your convenience. Newly annotated by the Editor. Original illustrations have been preserved,...


Ibidem by P Howard Lyons


Ibidem magazine ran from 1955 to 1979, during which time its editor, P. Howard Lyons, produced 36 issues. Those issues accumulated quite a reputation. For its long unperiodic existence, Ibidem became recognized as the best source for avant-garde card magic and diverse curious pursuits of Lyons and his diabolically...


The Cervon File by Bruce Cervon


Bruce Cervon's reputation as a creator and performer of close-up magic is already firmly established. Laymen know him from appearances with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Mike Douglas and on "That's Incredible". Magicians around the world have eagerly studied his writings in magazines such as Cardiste, Epilogue, Genii,...


Gilbert`s Table Magic by Dover Publications


Make coins vanish and reappear, make handkerchiefs change color, and make friends, family, and other audiences gasp with delight at your dazzling sleight-of-hand tricks. You can learn the secrets behind dozens of classic maneuvers from Alfred C. Gilbert, a manufacturer of magic kits. The renowned toymaker shared his conjuring secrets in...


Magic of Ascanio book Vol. 1 "The Structural Conception of Magic"


The Maestro left us the 6 of April, 1997, but his magic remains alive. The magic of Ascanio, in four volumes. His theories, his thinking, his philosophy, and the entirety of his card magic, including his legendary routines (with over thirty previously unreleased tricks), full of the Ascanian touch, and his magic with pocket knives.



Jim Bergstroms Hat Trick by Ron Bauer


Here's another treat for your audiences! Ron Bauer has just released #22 in his Private Studies series, "Jim Bergstrom's Hat Trick." It's an innovative, colorful comedy version of the Torn Tissue Papers to Hat that's a worthy feature effect for any close-up and stand-up adult audience. (It's not a kids' trick, but...


Essential Stewart James


by Stewart James and Allan Slaight

Canadian Stewart James was the most prolific inventor of magic in the twentieth century. Where most magicians invent a handful of magic routines during the course of their life, Stewart James created over one thousand. His prodigious output has been recorded in two mammoth publications totally...


Three Shell Game Book


The Three Shell Game is a compilation of all the equipment, moves, and routines used by the shell game pros over the years. After you learn the basic moves, the book describes 32 different routines that will always keep you 3 steps ahead of any audience. The final section of the book describes the methods of "shills and sharpers". These...


Wax Fax


A Compilation of Tricks and Effects with Wax

Wax is one of the magician's greatest secret gimmicks and this is the first booklet ever written on the subject. It was originally released in 1953 by Ted Collins and Ed Mishell and has not been readily available for more than 20 years.

Subjects and routines covered:...


Yedid`s Incredible Close-up book


This is Meir's second book. It features the magic he performs professionally. It includes: "Compucard" (one of his most popular routines), "Birds Of A Feather," "Signa-Fusion," "Invisible Poker Hand," "Thumb Through The Table," "Calculated Miracle," "Traveling Thumb," "Ghostwriter," plus much more. Thoroughly explained with over 150...


Safety Pin Trix


by Jerry Andrus

The Classic Book of Safety Pin Magic is back in print! Safety Pin-Trix by Jerry Andrus has the best selection of tricks & routines for gaffed & non-gaffed safety pins! J.B. Bobo said in his introduction that many of the effects look like real magic! This is realized by performing many of the effects in a spectator’s...


Uncovered (Secrets For The Serious Magician)


by John Luka

Uncovered is a compilation of first class practical card magic, including some powerful non-card items, written for the serious magician. Featured are several commercial creations that John has had the pleasure of performing in restaurants, at magic get togethers, and at parties for friends. You will find magic...


Strong Magic - Ortiz


Why is it that some magicians get great audience reaction while others who are just as skillful leave audiences so cold? The answers are in Strong Magic , the first -ever book on showmanship specifically for the close-up magician.

As a successful professional magician for almost twenty rears, Darwin Ortiz has appeared...


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