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Books: Close-Up Magic

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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...

 

Just Joshin by Josh Janousky

$24.95

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...

 

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!

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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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

Another Book (Limited/Out of Print) by Karrell Fox

$34.95

A guy endorsed by Vernon, Warlock, Mullica, and a large host of others can't be all bad.

Karrell Fox was a legend in magic for a reason... he's good... no, he's better than good... WAY better. Karrell's take on classic effects, along with his personal repartee, has made him a cornerstone in the magic industry.

His...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Deceptions That Dare to Dazzle & Delight by Shawn Evans

$21.95

* Definition of Dare

1: An act or instance of daring.
2: Imaginative or Vivacious boldness.

As you read this book, "May your deceptions dare to dazzle and delight". May you find the imagination and boldness to take the mechanics of the tricks herein and fine the dynamics to make them dazzle and delight.

In this book,...

 

Finger Foods

$18.00

THe Unusual Close-up Stylings of R.T. Starke

A combination of some earlier work, and some other things that have not been published. Close-up magic, off beat thinking, EASY to do. Here are some of the items included:

The Whole Miracle: A card is selected, signed and sandwiched between two jokers. All three...

 

Inside the Head of Donny Orbit by Donny Orbit

$18.00

"Donny Orbit exhibits a fresh approach with his effects. I always look forward to his stuff!" - JOSHUA JAY

Donny Orbit has been cropping up all over the place recently, having effects published in MAGIC, GENII and ANTINOMY and contributing to Nathan Kranzo's 'Moving Tanline' DVD. Full 52 is pleased...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Session by Joel Givens and Joshua Jay

$40.00

This item ships for FREE by USPS Media mail. ( U.S. residents only )

by Joel Givens and Joshua Jay

This book is geared toward magicians (sorry normal people) and details the magic of an incredible talent: Joel Givens. He’s also a longtime friend.

We bucked all the trends and did something...

 
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