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100% Sankey Book 15 Great Illusions
100% Sankey Book15 Great Illusions
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. 70% Off Sale Ends Halloween at MidnightFor the performer who plays carnivals, circuses, clubs or who just has a large stage show, this book is just what you need. The sensational illusions in this book can be built up after reading the directions in this fine book.

$50.00

$7.50

2017 Abbott Compendium 3 Great Books at 1 Low Cost
2017 Abbott Compendium3 Great Books at 1 Low Cost
Imagine reading about Get Togethers that happened decades ago as if they happened yesterday, or seeing every Abbott poster, every Abbott award winner, and even every Abbott performer covered in one book. Its updated, its big, and its back in stock soon.TALK REGULAR PRICE $12.50, CHINESE MAGIC REGULAR PRICE $7.50, ILLLUSION SHOW KNOW HOW REGULAR PRICE $15.00 - A $35 value only $5 through Dec 26

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Abbott's Illusions Printed Book (Complete Workshop Plans) Abbott's Magic And The American Side Show
Abbott's Illusions Printed Book (Complete Workshop Plans)Abbott's Magic And The American Side Show
Now you can get all of the 50+ Abbott workshop plans, plus about 20 or so more, in this huge book with over 460 pages - ALL WORKSHOP PLANS! If you were to download every Abbott workshop plan it would cost over $200 and well over $250 if you were to have Abbott's ship them to you.People often ask "what was Abbott's biggest seller this year!" Well, here is the winner for 2017 as we sold more of these than any other item. The book is over 520 pages and is the most complete book on side show magic ever written - and lots of fun to read!

$49.95

$50.00

Alan Shaxton-The Sophisticated Sorcerer Annotated Erdnase by Mike Caveney
Alan Shaxton-The Sophisticated SorcererAnnotated Erdnase by Mike Caveney
Alan Shaxon and Anne entertained and mystified audiences all over the world with their magic act billed as "Sophisticated Sorcery." During their career together Alan and Anne made many friends in magic and won many awards in USA asn well as the...Regardless of your level of expertise or specific area of interest, The Annotated Erdnase is a valuable companion to the greatest book ever written on sleight of hand with cards.

$72.00

$54.00

Best Of Larry Beckers World Of Super Mentalism II BETCHA! (How to Win Free Drinks for Life)
Best Of Larry Beckers World Of Super Mentalism IIBETCHA! (How to Win Free Drinks for Life)
One of the finest books on mentalism ever written! It contains a total 36 outstanding mental miracles. The methods for accomplishing these bafflers is sheer simplicity. No complicated sleights. Learning effects like PSI-Stebbins, Snakes Alive,...BETCHA! How to Win Free Drinks for LIFE by SIMON LOVELL

$36.00

$25.00

Big Magic for Little Hands by Joshua Jay Blackstone - A Magicians Life
Big Magic for Little Hands by Joshua JayBlackstone - A Magicians Life
Kids love magic. They love to see it, and they love to do it. Enter Joshua Jay , who started doing magic when he was 7 and was named champion at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) by the time he was 16. His Big Magic for Little Hands...This is the story of the world and magic shows of Harry Blackstone (1885-1965), who entertained in theaters for over 50 seasons. Gifted with an electric presence, a magnificent voice and a master magician's mentality and skills. Demo by Greg Bordner

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$38.00

Buried Alive - Lester Lake Cardially Yours by Ed Marlo
Buried Alive - Lester LakeCardially Yours by Ed Marlo
The story of Lester Lake “Marvelo magician, inventor, showman and daredevil performer! This is a hardcover book with over 350 pages and several 100's of photographs. Plenty of info on Abbott's in this book as well. Demo!Volume Two of Magic, Inc.'s Marlo Trilogy. Cardially Yours is an anthology of card magic like no other. Detailed Description Between these covers you'll encounter classic works of legendary Chicago card magician, Edward Marlo including: Early...

$69.95

$55.00

CEREBRATE (with Gimmicks) by Marc Salem & Richard Mark - Book Chung Ling Soo The Man of Mystery
CEREBRATE (with Gimmicks) by Marc Salem & Richard Mark - BookChung Ling Soo The Man of Mystery
Do you want to provide powerful entertainment and astound audiences with your mentalism? Become a Mindreading Phenomena using the incredible CEREBRATE! Close up, platform or stage this secret system provides a mystifying experience as close to...At last, the authentic story of the remarkable career of William Ellsworth Robinson, the American magician who masqueraded as Chinese conjuror Chung Ling Soo. This numbered, limited edition, 64 page book has been fully approved by Hector...

$65.00

$36.00

Collectible - Complete Tarbell Course 1927 Collectible - For Magicians Only Book 1923
Collectible - Complete Tarbell Course 1927Collectible - For Magicians Only Book 1923
Doing some cleaning and Greg found all three volumes of 1927 Tarbell books. They were from his fathers collection. Check out demo by Greg BordnerCheck out the video on this product by Greg Bordner

$500.00

$450.00

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Collectible - Hugard's Annual of Magic 1937 (antique) Collectible - Later Magic (Professor Hoffmann)
Collectible - Hugard's Annual of Magic 1937 (antique)Collectible - Later Magic (Professor Hoffmann)
SOLDCheck out the pictures, book in good condition, only one available

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Collectible - Rices Encyclopedia of Silk Magic Collectible - Seabrookes Book
Collectible - Rices Encyclopedia of Silk MagicCollectible - Seabrookes Book
Good Condition, dust cover has small tearsAutographed by Terry, the book is in good condition, check out the pics. Book also known as "Around the world with a baking tin"

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Comedy Helper 2 Con Quests
Comedy Helper 2Con Quests
Over 250 jokes, cartoons, gags, visual stunts and one-liners especially for magicians and mentalists! IE-To me, the best definition of an optimist is a mime with a pager.Long off the market, the hidden secrets of Con Quests have been found in the Abbott archive in perfect condition. A mentalism book to the nth degree, Con Quest contains about a dozen chapters on everything from blindfolds to creepshows. Over 30 effects in all!

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Cool, Kid Show Magic (Hard Bound) by Norm Barnhart Dante's Scrapbook
Cool, Kid Show Magic (Hard Bound) by Norm BarnhartDante's Scrapbook
Norm includes his stage magic for kids including: Snowflake Miser's Dream Car Repair Shop The Amazing Fleas Pirate Treasure Tricks For the past hundred years magic books have raved about being filled with modern 21st Century Magic effects. Well,...Dante was a famous magician that played in Europe and all over the world. This book has stories, letters, and pictures. Anyone interested in the history of magic will enjoy Dante's Scrapbook. See demo by Greg Bordner.

$34.95

$35.00

Dark Matter Secrets Decades: 80 Year Timeline of Abbott's Magic History
Dark Matter SecretsDecades: 80 Year Timeline of Abbott's Magic History
SELECT FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE The ultimate spooky magic book, Abbott's Dark Matter Secrets has over 400 pages, well over 100 effects, Stage Illusions (complete with workshop plans), Side Show Illusions, Mentalism, Closeup, Parlor etc. Demo!Abbott's Magic presents "Decades", a look back at eighty years of magic history. Over 100 points in time that shaped the Abbott Magic Co. and Colon MI into the Magic Capital of the World.

$24.95

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Designed Illusions & Design Delusions by David Hemingway Destination Zero
Designed Illusions & Design Delusions by David HemingwayDestination Zero
For three decades the Designer Magic Workshops built major illusions and apparatus for world star magicians, prestige theatre productions and television series. This book presents 24 selected plans with additional techniques and building know-how included. Over 300 clear schematic drawing.(One Left At This Price) Fasten your seatbelt. You are travelling to a special province in the world of magic: Self-working card magic. Deceptive, automatic, and turbo-charged.

$66.00

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Don't Fool Yourself: The Magical Life of Dell O'Dell Dunninger Knows by Joseph Atmore
Don't Fool Yourself: The Magical Life of Dell O'DellDunninger Knows by Joseph Atmore
In a field dominated by men, one of the most successful and busiest magicians of a generation was also a woman. Dell O'Dell grew up in Kansas, and learned to love show business amidst the sawdust and spangles of her father's circus. Check out Demo by Greg!"I usually never read magic books but Dunninger always fascinated me, so I couldn't resist! After reading the routines in Joe's book, I now know why he was always trying to incorporate some of Dunninger's routines into my show" - Uri Geller

$45.00

$84.00

Ensuing Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Ensuing Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer
Ensuing Impuzzibilities by Jim SteinmeyerEnsuing Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer
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 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...

$18.95

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Evil Illusions by Paul Osborne Exhibition Card Fans
Evil Illusions by Paul OsborneExhibition Card Fans
OUT OF STOCK - Horror star Ron Fitzgerald sets the foreword tone of this publication. Turn your garage into a haunted Egyptian walk-through with these props. Hollywood make up artist, Michael Mosher, gives you a makeover in a chapter called "Being Goth". MUCH MORE...Make card fans like the pro's with this inexpensive paperback book on Exhibition Card Fans

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F.R.A.U.D. Further Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer
F.R.A.U.D.Further Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer
Imagine, if you will, a perfect blend of proven effects - professional secrets and unique presentations. It’s all here in a 72 page, beautifully produced book, including the award winning Star Wars effect.Jim Steinmeyer’s sequel to Impuzzibilities contains ten new “interactive” effects, including the amazing “King’s Coronation,” an interactive effect suitable for television, video or radio. One effect uses no apparatus, just the spectators’ hands!...

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$15.95

Illusion Illusion Illusionology
Illusion IllusionIllusionology
Plastic spiral bound, 8 1/2" x 11", 177 pages, protective clear acetate cover. A great collection of magical illusions - most with complete and detailed workshop plans.Closely guarded secrets of the illusionologists are revealed! More than a fascinating history of magic through the ages, Illusionology is an indispensable guide unveiling step-by-step instructions for more than twenty-five astonishing feats . In stock and ready to ship.

$37.50

$23.99

Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer Kardyro Kolossal Kompendium of Klever Kommercial Kloseup Magic
Impuzzibilities by Jim SteinmeyerKardyro Kolossal Kompendium of Klever Kommercial Kloseup Magic
Jim Steinmeyer’s book is a collection of 13 surprising effects, many suitable as “interactive” effects, through the medium of a page, radio, videotape or phone. It starts with his famous mathematical “Nine Card Problem” with his variations, and...Master magic from a master magician. Contents include: Advice, Rules & Words of Wisdom, Ambitious Card, Are We Sheep?, A Thought or Two, Ball & Tube Routines, Behind My Back, Bonus Effect #1 & #2, Brain Dazzler Supreme, Chinatown Coin Routine,... Check out the demo by Greg on this book.

$15.95

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Kidtrix (Magic for Kids) 2 by Paul Osborne Kidtrix (Magic for Kids) 3 by Paul Osborne
Kidtrix (Magic for Kids) 2 by Paul OsborneKidtrix (Magic for Kids) 3 by Paul Osborne
An all new book by Paul Osborne geared to the kid show performer! Hundred of illustrations along with never-before-seen, audience tested routines and props. Stuff you will want to perform - All new props and routines are included: Bully Cards...The latest in the series of Kidtrix books! It features all new props and presentations for the family/children's performer. With a foreword by Bev Bergeron, this publication features an all new look at illusions styled and designed for the...

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Kidtrix (Magic for Kids) by Paul Osborne M E N T A L I S S I M O close-up mentalism for card aficionados
Kidtrix (Magic for Kids) by Paul OsborneM E N T A L I S S I M O close-up mentalism for card aficionados
An all new book by Paul Osborne geared to the kid show performer! Hundred of illustrations along with never-before-seen, audience tested routines and props. Stuff you will want to perform - Wristnosis, Giant Crayon, My Pet Frog, Ear Cleaning...In this new collection, John Bannon highlights effects with “mental” themes, including both mentalism (serious!) and mental magic (not so serious!). John is known for constructing layered, easy-to-do effects with playing cards. These routines are...

$27.50

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Magic By Misdirection Magic in Motion The Mechanics of Body Illusion
Magic By MisdirectionMagic in Motion The Mechanics of Body Illusion
An Extended Explanation of the Magician's Application of the Psychology of Deception. Magic By Misdirection applies the psychology of deception to the art of magic. The finest minds of magic have recognized it an important and monumental work on...Combine magic and movement to make a stronger impression on your audience? "Magic and Motion" demonstrates the significance of physical movement in magical presentation through diagrams and descriptions and applies them to some magic effects you may already have in your repertoire. Demo!

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Magic Magazine - May 2014 Magic Monsters Coloring Book
Magic Magazine - May 2014Magic Monsters Coloring Book
Magic Magazine (and some Magic Magazine back issues) are always available and in stock at Abbotts! MAY 2014 VOLUME 23 NUMBER 9 The Magic Show: Forty Years Later By John Harrison and Alan Howard May 1974 saw the opening of a Broadway show that changed the face of magic.Halloween Fun - The special "Cute Monster" book supplied comes prepared to perform the effect. Flip through the book, and all the pages in the book appear with black and white pictures. Flip thru again, full colored pictures appear. Flip thru yet again and the book is full of blank pages.

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Magic of Steve Hamilton Magic With A Christmas Theme
Magic of Steve HamiltonMagic With A Christmas Theme
Steven Hamilton was a phenomenal magician! Skillful, passionate, modest, humorous, charismatic... and in his short life, he did it all - cards, close-up, cabaret, table hopping, comedy, books, lectures and his own magazine. But it was cards and close-up where he truly excelled.Add a touch of winter and christmas to your kids show, stand-up, mental or close-up act. In addition to ideas on props, you will also find routines and ways to tailor your act for christmas without high expenses, without lots of props, without laborious efforts.

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Modus Operandi by Jon Racherbaumer Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring - Hardcover
Modus Operandi by Jon RacherbaumerMysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring - Hardcover
50+ ITEMS • 20+ CONTRIBUTORS • 240+ PAGES • 180+ PHOTOGRAPHS! If you ever heard the expression magic underground and wondered what were the secrets being shared by the elite, this is your chance to take a small peek at the underground tricks and...Here are illustrated step-by-step instructions for rope tricks, money magic, mind-reading effects, stage illusions, everyday magic, and plenty of all-new card tricks.

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Nine Unearthed At Midnight - Halloween Magic Book For Kids On Stage With Illusions by Duane Laflin
Nine Unearthed At Midnight - Halloween Magic Book For KidsOn Stage With Illusions by Duane Laflin
Nine Unearthed At Midnight is our magic book for kids at Halloween. All of these magic stunts can be cut out or copied right from this book so a pair of scissors is the most dangerous prop in this book. Most of the Nine Unearthed At Midnight...If you are considering performing illusions, or already do a small-scale illusion show, but are thinking of creating a full illusion show, this book is a must-have investment. 5 out of 5 stars!

$9.95

$82.00

Pack Flat Illusions 2 for Kid's & Family Shows Paper Folding Giveaways For Magicians by Sid Lorraine & D Knight
Pack Flat Illusions 2 for Kid's & Family ShowsPaper Folding Giveaways For Magicians by Sid Lorraine & D Knight
EARLY BIRD FLASH SALE - Limited Supply - Ships Late January - Reserve one now by ordering ahead - Sale Ends Jan 31Jam-packed with even more new and amazing large-scale stage effects for the modern kids and family show magician.Sid Lorraine was a master at creating these giveaways. These all involve a picture or words that change to a different picture or words as you fold the paper. Each paper fold has an amusing and novel story. At the end, you leave the paper with...

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Playing Cards in Photographs Secrets of my magic
Playing Cards in PhotographsSecrets of my magic
Lubliner visually chronicles the countless unusual situations and settings in which cards have appeared over the last 150 years. The book is a visual feast for collectors, photographers, designers, card aficionados, magicians, history buffs, and lovers of the odd & unusual.SOLD OUT - Sorry but we have exhausted our stock on this product

$35.00

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