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Books: Close-Up Magic

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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...

 

Paul Diamond Entertains by Paul Diamond

$11.00

Anyone who has seen Paul work will know that he is first and foremost an entertainer. This book contains commercial routines he has used professionally for many years.

Includes:

The Hysterical Paul's ESP Trick
Flying Eagles
Travellers
Diamond Aces
Mandarin Coins
And More!

Top Magic!...

 

Fantastic Thimbles by Lewis Ganson

$10.00

German magician Werry's Thimble routine is legendary. It is one of the most visual and fooling routines ever created. Vanishes, Appearances, Color Changes, etc.... it's all here. This was part of the famous Ganson Teach-In series, originally published by Supreme Magic Inc. Rights are now owned by Martin Breese, to whom we thank for...

 

Colombini`s Cups and Balls by Lewis Ganson

$15.00

To have watched Colombini's Cups and Balls performance was like watching water flow. This award-winning routine was the talk of FISM back in the 1970's. Every move was thoroughly thought out and executed with a casual yet precise manner. Very highly recommended for any cups worker. Very limited quantities available!

...

 

100% Sankey by Richard Kaufman

$42.00

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.

 

Novel Notions by Ian Adair

$25.00

Novel Notions is classic Adair! Packed with great magic and plots. Mostly stand-up but still contains a good amount of close-up, mentalism, and more. Some of the topics include: Cigo Gravity, Clear-Vue Production Box, Ultra-Triple Prediction, Hole-Sum Prediction, Paddle Split plus much, much more!

 

Secrets by Anthony Owen

$50.00

Magician, mentalist, producer - Anthony Owen is a creative force to be reckoned with. Whether in television, mentalism, or the repertoires of his fellow magicians, his influence can be felt far and wide. Now he brings together a collection of his favorite "Secrets" from a lifetime of magic just for you.

This superlative compilation...

 

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...

 

Congreave`s Curiosities by Chris Congreave

$34.95

The name, Chris Congreave, is synonymous with commercial close-up routines and ideas. As a full time, close-up pro for over a decade, he has learned how to hone his magic in order to make it totally practical for performance to lay people in the real world. This new book brings together a collection of 40 of his best ideas, as well as providing...

 

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,...

 

Horace Bennett`s Prize Winning Magic (Limited/Out of Print) edited by Hugh Miller

$19.95

Horace Bennett's Prize Winning Magic is a hard-to-find book containing some of the world's most recognizable Magic effects. You will find the handlings devilishly deceptive. The clever presentations are another layer on top of the already cunning handlings. Very limited quantities available.

 

The Madras Paper Repeat Climax by PK Ilango

$5.00

The Madras Paper Repeat Climax is a great stand-up effect where a Six Card Repeat style effect is performed with small pieces of torn newspaper. Pieces are torn, counted, and tossed. Even though pieces are continually tossed on the floor, the number of pieces in the performer's hand always remains the same. After some time, the...

 

Varied Deceptions (Limited/Out of Print) by Milbourne Christopher

$19.95

Varied Deceptions is jam-packed with magic! Some of the effects and topics include: close-up, stand-up, mentalism, television effects, third sight, telepathy, sponges, coins, lighters, glasses, ropes, knots, money, flowers, beer, card stabs, clocks, eggs, bowls, bags, boxes, light bulbs, and the list goes on for quite a while... you...

 

Magi Magoria (Limited/Out of Print) by Knox-Crichton

$29.95

Magi Magoria contains a compilation of effects from The Order Of The Magi. The Order Of The Magi was founded in 1909 England. Its members contributed their favorite effects (all worker material) to include everything from Spirit Slates and Mind Reading to their takes on classic effects such as the Cups & Balls. Limited Quantities....

 

Creation by Peter Loughran

$31.50

Introducing 'Creation' the first full publication from Master of Illusions Entertainment

So what is Creation all about?

Peter Loughran has been creating and marketing original magic effects and illusions for almost 2 decades with dozens of top selling magic effects on the market today, while also consulting...

 

Magical Arts Journal by Michael Ammar and Adam Fleischer

$69.95

The Art and Business of Magic

The Magical Arts Journal is a ground breaking magical publication devoted to both the art and business of magic that was published and edited by FISM world champion magician Michael Ammar and magic publishing and event production innovator Adam J. Fleischer.

You'll find...

 

Ultramodern II (Limited Edition) by Retro Rocket

$25.00

The anthology series continues. Inside this volume of Ultramodern, you will find magic with cards, coins, bills, and mentalism. Every item has been selected for its practical and commercial potential. Expand your arsenal and become even more proficient with your magic!

Featuring new magic from Marty Kane, Pablo Amira, Jozsef...

 

A New Angle by Ryan Plunkett & Michael Feldman

$45.00

"A New Angle is full of thoughtfully constructed routines that will not only entertain and fool, but will naturally inspire you with creative possibilities."
- Daniel Garcia

A New Angle is filled with magician foolers, hard-hitting practical effects for laymen, and off-the-wall new ideas to...

 

Legendary Hierophant

$67.00

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

$65.00

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

$12.95

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

$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...

 

Less is More (Standard Edition) by Benjamin Earl

$50.00

"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

$59.95

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...

 

Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam

$35.00

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...

 


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