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  1. Playing Cards in photographs

    Playing Cards in Photographs by Laurence Lubliner

    $34.95
    A long time dealer in antiques related to cards and gambling (and slot machines), Larry gathered up over 100 vintage and contemporary pictures, including tintypes, real photo postcards, publicity pictures, and more, all with the same unifying theme: each image features playing cards in one way or another. Now those photos, gathered over the course of 30 years, have been brought together with Larry's commentary and historical background, and a book has been published. Yes, we know - the title is not all that imaginative. But the lens through which you'll see the lowly playing card is most definitely unique. We think you'll enjoy this view of the world of cards. We know we did.
  2. Designing Miracles

    Designing Miracles by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95
    The Most Important Book On Magic Theory Since Strong Magic! In Designing Miracles, Darwin Ortiz continues the task he began in Strong Magic: to explore and raise the level of craft in magic. This time he presents a groundbreaking study of how laymen think and what it takes to amaze them.
  3. Expert Coin Magic

    Expert Coin Magic by David Roth

    $64.95
    The beautifully illustrated treatise on magic and manipulation with coins by David Roth is now back in print with over 300 pages of tricks for both the amateur and professional magician. The book is divided into two sections; Magic in The Hands & Magic at The Table.
  4. Strong Magic

    Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz

    $44.95
    Why is it that some magicians get great audience reaction while others who are just as skillful leave audiences so cold? The answers are in Strong Magic, the first-ever book on showmanship specifically for the close-up magician. As a successful professional magician for almost twenty years, Darwin Ortiz has appeared before thousands of audiences of all kinds. During that time he has studied what it takes to really move an audience. In Strong Magic, he presents the results of those years of study and experience in a way that every magician can benefit from.
  5. Modern Coin Magic

    Modern Coin Magic

    Starting at: $11.95

    The world's most complete textbook of coin conjuring now in its 14th printing!

    Bobo's Modern Coin Magic brings a new form of entertainment to the magic world. Coin magic can be performed any time, anywhere, on the spur of the moment. With Bobo's basic knowledge and know-how, the best feats of the world's expert coin workers can be yours.

  6. 13 Steps to Mentalism

    13 Steps to Mentalism by Tony Corinda

    $24.95
    Think of a card, any card... Ace of Spades, Queen of Hearts? Are we even close? 13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda is the quintessential course for magicians interested in mental magic. Learn to perform mind-blowing miracles as seen on TV by Uri Geller, David Blaine, and Derren Brown. Originally published as thirteen smaller booklets, the course has since been compiled into a 420 page hardbound book.
  7. Japan Ingenious

    Japan Ingenious by Richard Kaufman

    $59.55
    In collaboration with Steve Cohen, Richard Kaufman brings us another beautifully bound book full of original magic. Japan Ingenious is a fine collection of tricks and routines that further cements the Japanese reputation for unusual thinking. Learn 65 effects from 21 of Japan's most creative magicians. It would be difficult not to find something that piques your curiosity.
  8. The Art of Switching Decks

    The Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi

    $54.95

    In The Art of Switching Decks, Roberto Giobbi, the world-renowned author of Card College and other modern classics of card magic, teaches dozens of methods for imperceptibly switching decks. More important, he shows that it isn't difficult manipulation that makes these switches totally deceptive--rather, it's psychological principles: principles that allow the reader to apply and modify deck switching techniques to suit any circumstance.

    All this is accomplished without the use of special gimmicks or apparatus. The only things required to do these professional switches are decks of cards and your pockets. And along the way, Giobbi explains some very strong card magic.

  9. Expert Card Technique

    Expert Card Technique by Jean Hugard & Frederick Braué

    $14.95

    In this definitive work on card technique, step-by-step instructions teach you the correct methods for the basic manipulations and the more advanced flourishes, and only then allow you to learn tricks.

    Offering the most foolproof methods available, Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue explain such basic manipulation as the palm, the shuffle, the lift, the side slip, the pass, the glimpse, the jog and the reverse. They detail various false deals, crimps and changes and the more advanced execution needed for forces, fans and the use of the prearranged deck.

  10. The Complete Walton

    The Complete Walton by Roy Walton

    $134.95

    We are very pleased to announce that The Complete Walton is back in print.

    These new volumes have been re-edited, printed and bound to an exceptional standard using the original diagrams. They are beautiful.

    Dai Vernon once described Roy Walton as "Truly Brilliant". Read these books and you'll know why. The Complete Walton includes literally hundreds of effects using an ordinary deck of playing cards. The body of work clearly reveals how obsessed with playing cards Roy is, and is a collection you'll be coming back to for years to come.

    Both volumes are included. That's over 600 pages covering well over 200 effects with playing cards.

  11. S.E.A. For Yourself

    S.E.A. For Yourself by Dan and Dave

    $88.88

    An exclusive collection of items from Dan and Dave's 2012 Southeast Asia tour. Unless you'll be seeing them live, this is your only chance to own a signed copy of their special edition lecture notes and tour T-shirt. The bundle also includes both the Year of The Dragon and Game of Death editions of Fulton's Chinatown playing cards, which have already become collectors' items.

    As a bonus, you'll receive a limited edition self-adhering patch made just for the tour.

    Limited to 88 autographed sets.

  12. Erdnase Unmasked

    Erdnase Unmasked by Richard Hatch

    $34.95

    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 is, until now.

    Magicana is pleased to publish the findings of Richard Hatch, the world's pre-eminent authority on the subject, along with sleight-of-hand artist David Ben's profile of the author drawn from the content of the book. Together, they make a compelling case that one man - E. S. Andrews - was the author of this seminal text.

  13. Magical Mathematics

    Magical Mathematics by Persi Diaconis

    $29.95
    Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath Principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem.
  14. Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy

    Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy by John Carney

    $24.95
    Simple tricks are often the very best, and the most entertaining. But whether you are a child or an adult, it is important that you get off to a good start, establishing the fundamental principles that will make for a great magician. This book delivers that, and more.
  15. Celebrations of Curious Characters

    Celebrations of Curious Characters by Ricky Jay

    $24.95
    Adapted from his popular radio series “Jay’s Journal of the Air,” Celebrations of Curious Characters features one-page anecdotes of mind-bending performers (limbless jugglers, banjo-picking birds, Anglo-Texan saxophone-playing siamese twins) paired with engravings, mezzotints, and broadsheets from the author’s remarkable collection. You’ll find engaging vignettes on a daunting variety of topics: musical prodigies, cannon-ball catchers, conmen, card cheats, and performing politicians. Plus, a man who made a model of Lincoln Cathedral out of 1,000,800 bottle corks; a woman continuously pregnant for six-and-a-half years; a theatrical strong man who became the world’s leading Egyptologist; and a healthy number of digressions on time, money, and the argot of thieves.
  16. Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic

    Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic by Gabe Fajuri

    $24.95

    Experience a complete course in magic with Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring - a giant compilation of more than 300 tricks and variations. 

    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. Readers will learn how to bend spoons, stretch handkerchiefs, levitate glassware, make small children disappear, shuffle playing cards with aplomb, and much more-everything from simple street-magic effects to epic on-stage illusions. Mysterio's Encyclopedia of Magic and Conjuring is a beautifully designed reference for magicians of all ages and abilities. 

  17. Genii Magazine, Oct. 2011

    Genii Magazine, Oct. 2011 by Dan and Dave

    $19.95
    We're pleased to announce that the latest issue of Genii, the conjurers magazine contains a full 18 page article on our creative process along with several original tricks and flourishes. Order your signed copy here!
  18. Indestructible Erdnase

    Indestructible Erdnase by Conjuring Arts Research Center

    $24.95

    This waterproof and tear resistant edition of The Expert at the Card Table b S.W. Erdnase is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to last you a lifetime. Take it everywhere, even read it in the shower.

  19. Handcrafted Card Magic

    Handcrafted Card Magic by Denis Behr

    Starting at: $39.95

    An excellent assortment of clever and original card magic by one of Germany's finest close-up magicians.

  20. Avant-Cards

    Avant-Cards by Tom Gagnon

    $49.95

    Over twenty years in the making, Tom Gagnon is proud to release the beautifully hardbound, oversized format AVANT-CARDS: Tom's first and only large collection of original, baffling, close-up card magic. 

    Written by Wesley James, edited by Matthew Field, includes 568 illustrations by Tom, over sixty tricks, techniques, and routines packed into over two hundred pages.

  21. A Cut Above

    A Cut Above by Msgr. Vincent Foy

    $44.95

    A joyful exploration of one-handed cuts created or documented by Msgr. Vincent Foy, a pioneer of the modern movement of card flourishes. His contributions on this subject that appeared initially in The Linking Ring and in Bertram on Sleight of Hand, inspired a new generation of finger-flingers.

    Msgr. Foy, who is 95-years young, revisits his notes to give us 100 one-handed glorious cuts, most of his own invention.

  22. Smooth Operations

    Smooth Operations by Kevin Ho

    Starting at: $19.95

    Introducing the card magic and flourishes of Kevin Ho, Smooth Operations is a 60 page book explaining an array of new material for both the curious student and seasoned pro with over a hundred photo illustrations for an enjoyable learning experience.

    Step into a world of visual madness and experience the unexpected. Tools, Inventions and Applications for the Modern Card Magician.

  23. The Royal Road to Card Magic

    The Royal Road to Card Magic by Multiple Authors

    $9.95
    A cost-effective and proven book for beginners, Royal Road to Card Magic will teach a variety of techniques, flourishes, and effects, while setting up the beginner with a thorough grounding in the theory of the art. This book will teach you valuable lessons in a straight forward manner that will be beneficial and prove valuable throughout your studies, even at the highest levels of understanding. It is a bit antiquated in some aspects, like writing style, but the study will contribute greatly towards your ability to comprehend other books further on in your career.
  24. The Erdnase Journal

    The Erdnase Journal by S.W. Erdnase

    $24.95

    The Experts Journal is a beautiful reproduction of the original 1902 publication of The Expert at the Card Table by S.W. Erdnase. On the outside, it's a perfect facsimile, however, leaf through the pages and you'll discover an empty canvas for new ideas. This isn't just another edition, but a journal in which to coalesce your card-centric thoughts.

  25. Card Fictions

    Card Fictions by Pit Hartling

    $39.95
    Pit Hartling is internationally known for his innovations in card magic. He is a FISM award winner and member of the hilarious Flicking Fingers. In this book are "Seven performance pieces with an ordinary deck" including Finger Flicker, a trick recently seen performed by David Blaine on his TV special, Dive of Death.
  26. Drawing Room Deceptions

    Drawing Room Deceptions by Guy Hollingworth

    $39.95
    Drawing Room Deceptions was one of the first magic books added to our library. With many pages now tattered, it still remains on our top shelf. The discoveries found within represent cunning variations of classical concepts. Guy's ingenious design in constructing effects brings mystery and prestige back to the conjuror.
  27. The Magic of Fred Robinson

    The Magic of Fred Robinson by Peter Duffie

    $104.95

    Fred Robinson was a private man but his skill at sleight-of-hand with cards and coins was legendary. He could be found at the Magic Circle on Monday evenings and many well-known names from around the world paid homage to Fred and traveled countless miles to witness for themselves his legendary skills.

    I state without fear of exaggerating that Fred was one of the all-time greats; especially with cards. - Dai Vernon

  28. Mnemonica

    Mnemonica by Juan Tamariz

    $64.95
    A virtual encyclopedia on the subject of memorized-deck magic, by the world's leading exponent and one of magic's acknowledged masters. It is a book crammed with magic from the working repertoire of Juan Tamariz, magic that leaves everyone, public and magicians, utterly astounded. It is a book capable of changing the reader's entire approach to card magic, and a work that supports Juan Tamariz's reputation as one of the most important and creative thinkers in magic today.
  29. Steranko on Cards

    Steranko on Cards by Jim Steranko

    $39.95

    One of our favorite books on card magic growing up. Steranko on Cards, as well as Totally Out of Control, were the first books to introduce us to the visual style of magic we have pursued.

    This book offers many fantastic sleights and tricks you'll have a lot of fun with.

  30. Variations

    Variations by Earl Nelson

    $39.95
    A modern classic of close-up magic. Earl Nelson has compiled a beautiful collection of card, coin and finger-ring magic into this extraordinary volume.
  31. Bertram on Sleight of Hand

    Bertram on Sleight of Hand by Ross Bertram

    $74.95

    If you were to epitomize the sleight of hand of Ross Bertram in one word, it would be natural. No phony moves, no jerky motions, no changes in hands, eyes, or voice.

    In this, Bertram's second book, you will learn the true art of sleight of hand magic from one who can only be called an artist.

  32. Extraordinary Exhibitions

    Extraordinary Exhibitions by Ricky Jay

    $49.95
    This is an informal history of sensational, scientific, silly, satisfying and startling attractions based on seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century broadsides from Ricky Jay's extraordinary collection.
  33. Further Impuzzibilities

    Further Impuzzibilities by Jim Steinmeyer

    $16.00
    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! “The Five Fiends Blackjack” deal is a completely self-working Blackjack effect; the “Thirteen Card Dilemma” is a surprising routine in which cards simply can’t be counted - they multiply and then disappear.
  34. Jay's Journal of Anomalies

    Jay's Journal of Anomalies by Ricky Jay

    $24.95

    In a delectably deadpan and winning style, Jay conveys his admiration and affection for the offbeat that characterized his bestselling Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women. He explains how wags since the sixteenth century have cheated at bowling; he explores the ancient relationship between conjuring and dentistry; and he chronicles the exploits of ceiling walkers and human flies. Crammed full of illustrations drawn from the author's massive personal archive, Jay's Journal of Anomalies will baffle, instruct, and, above all, delight.

  35. Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

    Mathematics, Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner

    $8.95
    This is the first book-length study of this fascinating branch of recreational mathematics. Written by one of the foremost experts on mathematical magic, it summarizes, with considerable historical data and bibliography, all previous work in this field; it is also a creative examination of laws and their exemplification, with scores of new tricks, new insights and new demonstrations. In this volume, for the first time, dozens of topological tricks are explained and dozens of manipulation tricks are aligned with mathematical law.
  36. Stars of Magic

    Stars of Magic by Multiple Authors

    $34.95
    It has often been said that mastering the magic in this book will make you an accomplished close-up and sleight-of-hand artist. In many ways it contains all the magic you need to build a professional caliber repertoire. Many have earned a living performing these routines and now you can too. If you have not read and learned the magic contained in this book you have no business calling yourself a close-up magician. The magic by John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, S. Leo Horowitz, Emil Jarrow, Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jacob Daley, Tony Slydini, Ross Bertram, Nate Leipzig, and Max Malini helped shape the art of close-up magic as we know it.

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