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Books: Close-Up Magic

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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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Routines Matter by T. Lewis & P. Willmarth

$40.00

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

$26.95

"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)

"Michael...

 

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

$20.00

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

$45.00

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

Natural Selections II - David Acer

$35.00

A brand new collection of more than 35 innovative, practical, extraordinary close-up magic straight from David's professional repertoire. New sleights and routines with cards, coins, postcards, business cards, novels, bottle caps and more, along with 3 compelling essays and some hilarious road stories from one of Canada's premiere...

 

Amazing Miracles Of Shigeo Takagi

$45.00

Amazing Miracles Of Shigeo Takagi
by Richard Kaufman

BACK IN PRINT!

"My friend, Shigeo Takagi, is an excellent performer who shows a keen knowledge of magic with all its subtleties. His work is direct and to the point, with no superfluous moves. Even if you are acquainted with...

 

Ultramodern by Retro Rocket

$25.00

This is Ultramodern.

A collection of tricks from some of the greatest creative minds in the field of magic. An antidote to current trends. Contemporary, practical, and magical.

All new, previously unpublished, magic from:
Robin Robertson, Martin Lewis, Paul Hallas, Marty Kane, Jozsef Kovacs, Steve Dusheck, John Carey, Al...

 

Stephen Hobbs Labyrinth (Standard Edition) by Kaufman and Company

$60.00

Limited edition reprint of Stephen Hobbs' underground, and fabulous, magazine from the 1990s: Labyrinth. Less than 100 copies of each issue were originally printed, so the material will be new to virtually all of you.

The book is 456 pages, hardcover with a 3-piece binding, printed on acid free paper and Smyth Sewn for lay-flat...

 

Chop Cup Routine A Fakir Miracle Lecture Notes by Scott Alexander

$45.00

This is Scott's hilarious routine for Al Wheatley's time honored Chop Cup.

The routine takes you back to the streets of Egypt and the ancient Fakirs in a joyful cavalcade of one liners and double entendre. This presentation was honed over seven years at Caesars Palaces' Secret Pagoda Theatre in Las Vegas and now is featured...

 

Ensuing Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer

$17.00

The fourth book in the series, features more astonishing self-working effects. The contents include 8 Cards Espial, in which you name the card selected randomly from a packet of eight, Automatic Ace Triumph, a Triumph routine conducted through the telephone or video, Moraskill, a prediction added to Miraskill, and Flummoxed, an amazing...

 

The Complete Professional Pickpocket

$49.00

The late David Alexander performed all over the world as a Stage Pickpocket, Magician and Mentalist. The protégé of famed Spanish Magician José Frakson, David's personality, skills and knowledge made him a popular and successful society entertainer in the Los Angeles area. There he performed for everyone from the stars of the...

 

The 80`s Called They Want Their Magic Book Back-Volume 1 by Jonathan Friedman

$24.95

"The 80's Called...They Want Their Magic Book Back" - Volume One , with an introduction by David Regal, is the first of a two-part series featuring 22 incredible effects and highly entertaining presentations from the slightly off-kilter mind of Jonathan Friedman. Filled with quirky, visual, and 'retro-istic' flair, Friedman's...

 

Z-6 Book Only (No Wallet) by Wayne Dobson

$16.00

This booklet includes six fantastic routines hatched from Wayne Dobson's slightly Z wallet obsessed brain. Wayne has come up with a host of effects designed for the extremely versatile "Z wallet." Each effect is explained thoroughly, detailing; materials required, Set Up, and Performance.

Effects Included:

  • - Improved...

 

Al Schneider Magic

$80.00

In the world of magic literature, where there's an overabundance of the ordinary, every so often, a book comes along that clearly stands out from the rehashed and recycled norm. A book that, even on casual perusal, demands to be studied for a lifetime. A book that represents the life's work of one of magic's most gifted artists....

 


Art Of Astonishment - Paul Harris

The complete, ultimate Paul Harris. The material is the best of the best. All of Paul's classics, updated and refined, as well as 73 BRAND-NEW creations! Over 900 pages of Paul Harris! In addition to the 73 new effects, Paul Harris' The Art Of Astonishment contains the very best of 13 previous Paul Harris books, many of the...

 


Lunch Is Served by paul Romhany

$22.50

Sixty different routines compiled by Paul Romhany and TC Tahoe, with additional routines by eighteen other magicians from around the world, including Banachek, Kenton Knepper, Gerard, Richard Webster, Joe Givan, and Wayne Rogers.

This book is a compendium of creative approaches to a single principle, a principle dedicated to...

 

BETCHA! (How to Win Free Drinks for Life) by Simon Lovell

$24.99

INTRODUCTION
By Thomas McShane - FBI retired

(Author of Stolen Masterpiece Tracker)

"G man beware of this C (Con) Man!" was the caveat that was an FBI mantra when I tried to tackle Simon Lovell! Of all the world's con men, Simon Lovell was, for many years, on the top of the G Man's List. In...

 


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