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Gibecière 21, Winter 2016, Volume 11, No. 1 Book
Gibecière 21, Winter 2016, Volume 11, No. 1
Book by Conjuring Arts Research Center - £36.00

A magnificent collection of fascinating articles from all over the globe, for your perusal. Inside this issue: Mitsunobu Matsuyama discusses a mathematical mind reading effect in his article, "Metsuke-ji: The Trick that Taught a Country." In addition to the history and method of the...

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Dante - Autographed Book Plate Fine art
Dante - Autographed Book Plate
Fine art - £27.00

About 30 of these book plates were printed for guests who attended Phil Temple's Dante "book party" on October 21, 1991. The Moi-yo Miller and Arturo Montes signatures were obtained on July 24, 1991, and the signatures of "Dolly" Jansen and Marion Trikosko (author of Trouping with Dante) were...

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Kar Mi and His Mysteries of India  Book
Kar Mi and His Mysteries of India
Book by Phil Temple - £31.50

These original 1916 brochures were purchased from a collector in New England after attending a New England Magic Collector's gathering in the late 80s. The brochure reproduces some of the well known and highly collectable Karmi lithographed posters.

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Keller Pin-Back Button Accessory
Keller Pin-Back Button
Accessory by Phil Temple - £4.50

The Kellar pin-back buttons were created for Phil Temple to be sold during his lecture in England. The Kellar button was to be sold with the small Kellar trick book as a package. Only 300 of the booklets and buttons were made for this lecture. Unfortunately, the date Phil Temple was to board a...

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Our Magic Special Edition (2 DVD Set) DVD
Our Magic Special Edition (2 DVD Set)
DVD by Dan and Dave Buck and Paul Wilson - £24.25

Our Magic is a full length documentary about magic by magicians. It is a beautiful journey around an art filled with mysteries. Discover why magic is important and wonder is essential with this special edition set. Unlike the Standard Edition this all new edition is packed with special...

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Conjuring Curiosity Book
Conjuring Curiosity
Book by Dan and Dave Buck and Ian Flinn - £13.50

In this fascinating look into the history of conjuring, T. Ian Flinn researched hundreds of primary articles and conducted interviews with leading magicians who have a keen eye for the theory and history of the art. In addition to historical research, a psychological experiment was...

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The Death Camp Magicians Book
The Death Camp Magicians
Book by William V. Rauscher - £45.00

A shocking tale of surviving the notorious Nazi Regime and how magic made a difference in two lives as they journeyed from darkness into light. Hardcover, 215 pages

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Houdini Unbound CD
Houdini Unbound
CD by Houdini - £45.00

Over 2500 pages of material! Convenient PDF format on two CDs Ten complete books by Houdini The complete Houdini's Conjurers' Monthly Magazine Hundreds of Houdini's secrets of escapes and magic Rare historic illustrations A must for the Houdini fan and serious magic student! Uncover...

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Hofzinser Book
Hofzinser
Book by Magic Christian - £269.00

Volume I: His Life, His Card MagicJ. N. Hofzinser is one of the most significant magicians to have thrived in the nineteenth century, and has been a role model for great magicians ever since. He is the inventor of some of the best and most enduring card tricks ever created. Yet information on his...

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Spirit Theater Book
Spirit Theater
Book by Eugene Burger - £45.00

Mind-boggling Mysteries!If you've ever wondered what kinds of things went on at spirit seances during their 19th Century heyday, this amazing performance will illuminate some of those mysteries - and leave you puzzling over how the mediums did it.The history of seances, essays on seance...

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Magic Shows Book
Magic Shows
Book by Ian Keable - £36.00

Ian Keable has spent the past thirty years watching a wide variety of magicians performing in the UK, ranging from the superstars of magic through to many lesser known names. From his notes—and going back to many of the magicians themselves—he has produced a comprehensive listing of...

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Dai Vernon's Revelations Box Set DVD
Dai Vernon's Revelations Box Set
DVD by Dai Vernon - £161.50

It's been 30 years since the initial release of Revelations, the monumental video set that immortalized the life and work of perhaps one of the greatest magicians who ever lived - the Professor himself - Dai Vernon.In celebration, L&L Publishing is releasing the Revelations 30th Anniversary Box...

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Alexander Book
Alexander
Book by David Charvet - £58.25

The first edition of Alexander The Man Who Knows told the incredible story of Claude Conlin's rise to fame as his generation's premier mindreader. Just when you thought the Alexander story couldn't get any more amazing, along comes this new, greatly-expanded edition. Loads of new stories that read...

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Classic Correspondence Book
Classic Correspondence
Book by Mike Caveney - £58.25

Each month in MAGIC magazine, Mike Caveney selects from the files of the legendary Egyptian Hall Museum a letter of historical importance. Sometimes the writer or recipient (or both) are well-known names while other times the players are totally unknown, but every letter sheds new light on a...

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Willard - A Life Under Canvas Book
Willard - A Life Under Canvas
Book by David Charvet - £76.25

The story of the four men who performed under the name Willard the Wizard reads like a roller coaster ride made up of triumphant highs and tragic lows. Working closely with author David Charvet were Harry Willard's grown children, Eugene, Madeline and Frances, who spent many years during their...

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Mr. Electric Unplugged Book
Mr. Electric Unplugged
Book by Marvin Roy - £45.00

This book is unlike any of our previous history books. Instead of digging through old newspapers and magazines and writing about vaudeville theaters and music halls, this story has been told by the man who lived it. During the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties, there was not a more...

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Erdnase Unmasked Book
Erdnase Unmasked
Book by David Ben - £31.50

For over a hundred years, the identity of the author of Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, known colloquially as The Expert at the Card Table, has perplexed practitioners of magic and historians alike. For many, it is the last great, unresolved mystery of twentieth century magic. That...

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Rameses Book
Rameses
Book by Chris Woodward - £40.50

Rameses the Egyptian Wonderworker was an illusionist of the Edwardian era. Born Albert Marchinski in Poland in 1876, he grew up in London in a distinctly middle class home. But as Rameses, he achieved financial and artistic successes beyond the dreams of most entertainers.

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Dai Vernon: A Biography Book
Dai Vernon: A Biography
Book by David Ben - £36.00

Dai Vernon: the last great undiscovered artist of the 20th century. His medium was magic and with it, Vernon turned the clandestine world of conjuring on its ear with virtuoso sleight-of-hand and a dogged pursuit for perfection. Born in 1894 in Ottawa, the son of a Canadian civil...

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Memoirs of an Elusive Moth Book
Memoirs of an Elusive Moth
Book by Adele Friel Rhindress - £31.50

Memoirs of an Elusive Moth tells the tale of Adele Friel, who disappeared nightly with Harry Blackstone as part of his "Show of 1001 Wonders" every night for three seasons. Get a backstage view of life on the road with one of America's greatest magicians. With an introduction by Dick Cavett.

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