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Books: Close-Up Magic

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Talk About Tricks (2 Vol Set) by Joshua Jay

$250.00

For the first time ever, every single one of Joshua Jay's iconic "Talk About Tricks" columns from MAGIC Magazine has been compiled into one stunning, two-book set. 868 tricks across 12 years of work have been combined into what is one of the most comprehensive collections of close-up magic ever offered.

During its more than a...

 

Magic Ellis Stanyon by Kaufman and Greenberg

$300.00

This is the deluxe reprint of Ellis Stanyon's Magic in 3 clothbound volumes housed in a slipcase.

Professor Ellis Stanyon was born in about 1871 and lived through many magical periods until 1951. He began publishing his Stanyon Serials in 1899, and in the following year he began the publication of this eventually massive collection,...

 

The Magic of Jonathan Friedman: The Musical

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Jonathan Friedman is as strong a writer as he is a magician. And his background is an even split between magic and music. He has combined these passions for this sensational new book, The Magic of Jonathan Friedman: The Musical. Jonathan delivers 24 fully fleshed-out close-up routines using cards, coins, guitar picks (because, of...

 

New York Magic Symposium (Vol. 3) Stephen Minch

$49.95

Long out of print, we found some brand-new copies of this Hardbound release

Just look at the names of contributors, mostly heavy hitter and even so this is older material you find plenty that you will be able to use or adapt.

Clear illustrations throughout by Tom Gagnon.

This book was released for the 1984 New York Magic...

 

New York Magic Symposium (Vol. 4) Stephen Minch

$49.95

Long out of print, we found some brand new copies of this hardbound release

Just look at the names of contributors, mostly heavy hitter and even so this is older material you find plenty that you will be able to use or adapt.

Clear illustrations throughout!

Table of Contents

  • 6 Author's Introduction (Stephen...

 

Alas Chris & Jones

$100.00

Professional magicians and creators Chris Congreave and Gary Jones have been friends and collaborators for almost 20 years. In that time they have released between them (and together) dozens of effects and routines, many are in the repertoires of lots of working magicians.

Alas Chris & Jones is the best of their work from...

 

Visual A.F. Magic Tricks by Luke Oseland

$40.00

"Luke is the king of social media magic."
- Craig Petty

"I'm truly jealous of his brain."
- Joel M

"Luke is top of his game."
- Rory Adams

"Such a clever creator."
- Nicholas Lawrence

In Luke Oseland's Visual A.F. Magic Tricks...

 

Flim-Flam Conglomeration by Bob Farmer

$75.00

No other book like it! The Bammo Flim-Flam CONglomeration contains 472 pages with hundreds of illustrations (by Tony Dunn) in 71 chapters, with loads of magic: card tricks, dice and domino tricks, coin effects, rope tricks, mentalism and montes, gambling scams, bar bets, and humorous asides. Tons of new material and updated classic...

 

AREMPI The Book by Baltazar Fuentes

$155.00

It should be obvious that the execution of good sleight of hand is dependent on good technique. But technique can only take you so far. It requires knowledge of the aforementioned material described in the pervious chapter, but also a well-rounded concept of what misdirection really entails, this will be the main focus of the material to...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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!

 

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...

 

Session by Joel Givens and Joshua Jay

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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...

 

MOSAIK by Diego Voltini

$36.00

Predict the outcome of a scrambled Rubik's cube.

Mosaik is a simple and straightforward mental effect that can be presented in a variety of performing environments, from strolling magic gigs to virtual shows. And here is the best part: it can be performed with a borrowed Rubik's cube or even a mini Rubik's cube,...

 

Even Stephen by Ken de Courcy

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This book details a very commercial betting routine. If you like the ten-card poker deal and effects dealing with what seem to be impossible odds, then this one is for you. Even when the odds are totally against you, the methods included ensure that you come out the winner. Very limited quantities available.

 

Illusioneer by Carlos Vaquera

$40.00

"I found the book absolutely fascinating.....This one was a delight. Chock full of cool card and coin effects....some of the card tricks were inspired by the works of Edward Victor, Jack Carpenter, Dan and Dave Buck, Larry Jennings..tons of really cleaver ideas with an unique twist on many of them. I encourage you to get the book JUST...

 

Curiouser & Curiouser by Chris Congreave

$63.00

Book includes

Coin prediction - Ask a spectator how much is in a handful of change, they say 2.57, when you display it there is 1.64 (or whatever) You then go on to predict what coin they will finish with, whether its heads or tails and for the finale, you reveal that you had predicted 2.57 too. (No PW)

Dead cut prediction...

 

Ultramodern III (Limited Edition) by Retro Rocket

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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...

 

Come A Little Closer - John Denis

$30.00

A book of Magic Greats! Magic by Alex Elmsley, Jack Avis, Roy Walton, Bobby Bernard, Ted Danson, and John Derris. This book includes all the effects that were first described in the small 1953 publication called Come A Little Closer plus 19 never-before published items. Material includes True Grit The Siva Fold, Jet Transportation, Monte...

 

Defiance II - Reed McClintock

$30.00

In Defiance II, you will once again take a walk into Reed's mind to see how he has broken down the elements of a classic routine, souped it back up, and yet still simplified it so even the earliest beginner can perform it. The seasoned professional will appreciate its impact.

Three cups are shown, along with a wand. Suddenly,...

 
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