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Books: Close-Up Magic

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Restaurant Workers Handbook

$29.95

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

$45.00

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

$180.00

3 VOLUME SET
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

$35.00

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

$7.95

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"

$54.00

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.

This...

 

Jim Bergstroms Hat Trick by Ron Bauer

$9.00

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

$32.00

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

$2.00

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

$6.75

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

$20.00

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

$18.00

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)

$33.00

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

$40.00

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...

 

Basic Cups & Balls - Ron Bauer

$9.00

This short but sneaky version of the Cups and Balls is a good way to get acquainted with the essential handling and presenting of this classic of magic.

Although the following is designed as an introduction to Cups and Balls for the student of magic, it is a complete and audience tested performance piece as well. Ron Bauer has...

 

Cursed Ring - Ron Bauer

$9.00

From the man who has left his ring in more than three-hundred restrooms!

You can't rid yourself of that ring! It vanishes from a volunteer's hand, and invisibly returns to your finger! Or does it? Even under "test conditions" it happens again!

Learn the subtle secret of using one method to throw the audience...

 

Act II

$42.00

In Act Two, Barrie Richardson shows that he has lost none of his gentle thunder. His new book features 54 tricks, ideas and routines, with all the attributes for which his work has become known and admired. Most include full presentations that use humanity, humor and an unfaltering sense of drama, that culminate in feats that are clearly...

 


Art Of Close-Up Levitation

QUESTION: What happens when you lock Steve Fearson, Dan Harlan, Gary Darwin and five underground magicians in a sealed room?

ANSWER: You get the best book ever written on floating effects!

Includes:

  • Fantastic Floating Ring: Steve Fearson's ultimate handling of a borrowed finger ring...

 


Class Act

$27.50

In Italy, the word "magic" is synonymous among the general public with the name Tony Binarelli. Throughout the continent, he is respected among his peers for his creative and entertaining magic. Now, for the first time, English speaking magicians can learn what Europe has known for years: the brilliant magical thoughts and innovations...

 

Cosmosis Pro Tips

$9.00

When COSMOSIS: THE ORIGINAL FLOATING MATCH was created in the mid eighties by Ben Harris, it was intended that it be performed with a regular card from the deck in play. This book by Ben Harris gives, for the first time, the real secret of making examinable COSMOSIS cards in 60 SECONDS FLAT! This way, users can sit down and EASILY make a...

 

Don Alan Chop Cup Routine

$13.95

This is a comprehensive depiction of Don Alan's theories, handling, and presentation of the Chop Cup. It's his way of doing it, not merely a replication of a single performance.

THE REAL WORK on how Don loaded, got the laughs and set up for doing his classic routine. This is the first time all the subtle work has been published....

 

Hard-Bolied Mysteries - Cervon

$37.50

By Bruce Cervon. 52 prized effects straight form a top performer's routine. Lots and lots of explosive card routines with clear, crisp, black and white photos. Hard bound 178 pages and an absolute must for the close up or parlour performer. Also features pressure fan switches, one card coin matrix, two card controls.

 

Hornswoggled Again - Ron Bauer

$9.00

From the man who's overconfident enough to be easy prey for any short con!

This is an entertaining way to show off your "sure-fire defense against short-change artists." First you take in an innocent bystander by showing him how you were once hornswoggled. Then, when you insist on gloating, he gets his revenge and you're...

 

Intricate Web Of Distraction

$13.95

This 12-page booklet contains all of the moves and Whit's professional presentation for his routine with the color-changing knives, generously photo-illustrated for clarity.



 

Kort

$36.00

Milt Kort is a legend of sorts: a magician who has seldom traveled outside the Detroit area, who rarely performs at magician's conventions or lectures, yet a man whom the professionals and greats in magic came to see; men like Paul Rosini, Dr. Daley, J.B. Bobo, Charlie Miller, Cardini, Dai Vernon, and many more sought out Milt Kort and...

 


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