Used and Collectible Books for Sale

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THE VERNON TOUCH (The Writings of Dai Vernon in Genii, the Conjurers’s Magazine).
Very clean and in good to very good condition.  Dust jacket in good condition. The only issue is a number written with a Sharpie across the top of the pages.  Beautifully bound hardcover, 608 pages. Useful index at the back of the book. Published by The Genii Corporation, USA,  2006, First Edition  $95.00  (click on the title to order)

 

SCARNE ON DICE by John Scarne
Book is in very good condition, dust jacket has small tears.  Orange boards with linen spine. Great investment for dice players. Complete look at world of dice, modern dice and and insider’s view of how dice games are played.  Special attention to casino gambling with dice, with tips on how to insure the best chance of winning.   $18.00 (click on the title to order)

 

CARDWORKS by Richard Kaufman,
1st Edition Very clean and in very good condition.  Black cloth binding and dust cover in very good condition.  Sleight of hand and card conjuring.  Step-by-step drawings.   Kaufman and Greenberg    1st Edition   $65.00  (click on the title to order)

 

 

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MAGIC   by Milbourne Christopher
Very clean and in very good condition.  Black cloth binding and dust jacket has small tear.  Hardcover, 452 pages, black/white illustrations. A history of magic and magicians from China in the 14th century to the late 1950’s.  Book is in very good condition, dust jacket has some discoloration and a small tear. $20.00  (click on the title to order)

 

MAGIC Compiled and edited by Albert A. Hopkin
Very clean and in good to very good condition.  Orange cloth binding and dust jacket with minor wear. First published in New York in 1897.  400 illustrations.  History of magic and illusion since the ancients. $20.00  (click on the title to order)

 

MAGIC OF THE WORLD by John Mulholland
Hard back book is very clean and in very good condition.  Dust jacket has some tears.  Blue cloth binding with minor damage to one corner (see photo).  Pages are clean and in good condition. Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1965.  Shipping via media mail. $20.00  (click on the title to order)

 

MAGICIAN’S TRICKS How They are Done, by Hatton and Plate, published in 1910 Hardback book with cloth binding.  Pages are unmarked and in good condition.  Front cover shows some separation and is in need of repair.  Title page has with stamp “Conjuring Library, Houston, Texas”.  $55.00  (click on the title to order)

 

SCARNE’S MAGIC TRICKS by John Scarne
Book is in very good condition, dust jacket has small tears.  Orange boards with linen spine.  Twelfth printing. Famous tricks of he world’s foremost magicians. 150 illustrations.  $15.00  (click on the title to order)

 

1939-40 TEXAS ALMANAC AND STATE INDUSTRIAL GUIDE
Very clean and in good to very good condition.  Minor foxing on page edges.  Red cloth binding and Texas map in very good condition.  Includes foldout map of Texas, also in very good condition.  The advertisements are wonderful!  Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Co., Galveston, Texas; Humble Oil & Refining Co.; Dallas Power & Light Co.  And many more.  
Includes a history of Texas, facts like the altitudes of principal cities and towns in Texas (in 1939).  A great historical record of that era. E. J. Storm Printing Company, Dallas, Texas.   Covers and binding manufactured by the American Beauty Cover Company, Dallas, Texas.  512 pages   $30.00  (click on the title to order)