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247.) THE "LOCKED BOOK" OF SECRETS, by Kirk Kirkam, publ. by The Magic Exchange, Hollywood, CA, 1959, 20 pp,black paper wraps w/silver print. Inscribed and Autographed by Kirk Kirkam. "A Classified List Of United States Patents Relating To Magic, Illusions And Allied Subjects." Part I - Illusions, Part II - Small Trick Appartus, Part III - Miscellaneous, Part IV - Sample Patent: Howard Thurston - Dante "Levitation". Author gives credit to J.C. Wobensmith, author of the comprehensive book on magic patents titled "Magic Patents". Excellent cond. and Scarce....$25.00

235.) WHERE THE LEATHER COMES FROM, by John Warren, publ. by R. Tomsett & Co., London, 1903, MEMOIRS OF A MODERN MAGICIAN IN MOROCCO, 69+pp, w/frontis, illust. w/photos, original green paper wraps, beautifully bound in brown leather w/gilt letters. This is one of those obscure titles seldom seen and is the diary of a Magician's tour of Morocco!! Excellent condition in it's leather bound form. RARE... $175.00

199.) STORIES OF THE MAGICIANS, THALABA AND THE MAGICIANS OF THE DOMDANIEL, RUSTEM AND THE GENII, KEHAMA AND HIS SORCERIES, by The Rev. Alfred J. Church, M.A., publ. by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1886, tan cloth bound w/black pict., illust. w/woodcuts, 309 pp., plus Catalog of Dodd, Mead Publications, w/frontis & tissue. Frontis loose, front cover & biding loose...............$25.00

38.) TRICK DRAWINGS FOR CHALK TALK ENTERTAINMENTS - #1, 4, and 7 of a set. By Cartoonist Balda, published by the author, Oshkosh, Wis., three booklets of a set - do not know what comprised a complete set. 1919 to 1929, paper covers, stapled binding - that binding loose on one. The three...............................$10.00

40.) STRING FIGURES - An Amusement For Everybody, by W. W. Rouse Ball, publ. by W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd, Cambridge, 2nd Ed., 1921, tan pict. cloth bound, 69 pp., illus. Some marking - otherwise Good Condition. Unusual Book on an Obscure Subject!....$10.00

52.) PUBLICITY FOR MAGICIANS, by Robt. E. Bernhard, publ. by Abbott's Magic Novelty Co., Michigan. 48 pp. sparsely illus. N.D., circa 1940's, The basics of promotion & publicity that apply as much today as much as then. Good cond...................$10.00

87.) THE MERRY CIRCLE, A BOOK OF NEW, GRACEFUL, AND INTELLECTUAL GAMES AND AMUSEMENTS, Edited by Mrs. Clara Bellew, With Two Hundred Illustrations. London: John Camden Hotten, 74 & 75, Piccadilly. N.D.- advert pages in back of book lists books to come in 1872!! Red pict. cloth, 283++pp. Not in T.S. due to questionable Conjuring content although edited by the wife of Frank Bellew, author of #88 and #89 on "Magic Page 3". Shows slight wear but Excellent condition .....$40.00

91.) THE LITTLE SECRETS, A CLASSIC EXPOSE ON GAMBLING CHEATERS, by Frank Bonville, publ. by Gambler's Book Club, Las Vegas, N.D. A reprint (circa 1980's) of a 1904 handbook on cheating. Tan paper covers, sparsly illus., 48pp. Like new.......$4.50

97.) THE SEARCH FOR BRIDEY MURPHY, by Morey Bernstein, publ. by Doubleday & Co., Inc. New York. 1965, black cloth bound, w/dj, 308 pp. An account of the the hypnotic sessions suggesting proof of re-incarnation by regressing a subject back to a former life. The book caused an absolute sensation until it was determined the details were not as thoroughly researched as reported. Shows some wear..............$10.00

108.) CHALK "TALKIES", by Harry C. Bjorklund, priv. publ., 1929, Pict. paper covers, 32 pp. Illus. "Prepared for the Purpose of Inspiring People to Draw and Entertain." Routines with "turn over" drawings, "evolving" drawings, etc. Covers chipped!....$5.00

158.) DECEIVERS AND DECEIVED, by Richard H. Blum, publ. by Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, IL, orange cloth bound, w/dj, 328 pp., 1972. "Observations on Confidence Men and Their Victims, Informants and Their Quarry, Political and Industrial Spies and Ordinary Citizens." Dj slightly stained - book like new..........;....$12.00

159.) TWELVE AGAINST THE GODS, by Wm. Bolitho, publ. by Simon & Schuster, New York. Black cloth bound w/gilt letters. 351 pp., w/frontis and several plates throughout. 1929. Stories of 12 great men in history including Cagliostro. Binding slightly loose and shows some wear...................$20.00

160.) CHEATING, "DECEPTION IN WAR & MAGIC, GAMES & SPORTS, SEX & RELIGION, BUSINESS & CON GAMES, POLITICS & ESPIONAGE, ART & SCIENCE." by J. Barton Bowyer, publ. by St. Martin's Press, New York, 1980, black cloth bound w/gilt letters, w/dj, dj slightly stained and crinkled at top and bottom. INSCRIBED & AUTOGRAPHED BY BART WHALEY - STEPSON OF AUTHOR......$15.00

163.) JOSEPH BALSAMO, by Alexandre Dumas, publ. by Rand, McNally & Co. - Alpha Library, black cloth bound, 514 pp., N.D., (I would speculate it is circa 1920). "An Historical Romance". Bp from "Private Library of Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Fairchild". Set in the time of King Louis The XVth's France and Balsamo The Sorcerer (Cagliostro). Shows wear and a chip out of the upper left corner of the back cover............$45.00

164.) CAGLIOSTRO, by Johannes Von Guenther, 1st Edition! Translated by Huntley Paterson With Illustrations by Paul Wenck, publ. by Harper & Brothers, New York & London, 1929, black cloth and marbled gold covers, 445 pp., w/frontis (which is loose). Chronicles Cagliostro in all the Major Capitals of Europe. Shows wear.....$50.00

165.) THE STORY OF THE DIAMOND NECKLACE TOLD IN DETAIL FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THE AID OF CONTEMPORARY MEMOIRS, ORIGINAL LETTERS, AND OFFICIAL AND OTHER DOCUMENTS AND COMPRISING A SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF THE COUNTESS DE LA MOTTE, PRETENDED CONFIDANT OF MARIE ANTIONETTE, WITH PARTICULARS OF THE CAREERS OF THE OTHER ACTORS IN THIS REMARKABLE DRAMA. (Including the "Charlatan Count Cagliostro") by Henry Vizetelly, Third Edition, Revised, publ. by Vizetelly & Co., Southampton Street, Strand, London, 1881, blue pict. cloth, 414+ pp., shows some wear......................$35.00

166.) GUS THE GREAT, by Thomas W. Duncan, publ. by J. B. Lippincott Company, New York, light blue cloth bound, w/dj, dj somewhat ragged, 703 pp., 1947. "A flamboyant, lusty novel of a man and his urge to lead the parade - - a sprawling, universal story about the people and places of a lifetime." book has 2 white spots on front cover and slightly stained.................................$45.00

167.) CASCABEL THE CONJURER, by JULES VERNE, publ. by Chatterton-Peck Company, New York, green cloth bound (I believe it has been rebound!) w/frontis., 373+ pp., illust., 1907. A very interesting and enjoyable novel about a roving Conjurer from this world renowned author!! Binding is rough and shows some wear - book is tight and intact......................................$125.00

243.) BETTING AND GAMBLING - A NATIONAL EVIL, by B. Seebohm Roundtree, publ. by MacMillan & Co., Ltd., New York, 2nd ed. 1905, 252+ pp., bound in glazed blue cloth w/gilt letters & bars. The name tells it all! Excellent condition........................$25.00

245.) MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS VOL. V, by Thomas Carlyle, Chapman & Hall, London, 176 pp., N.D. but listed as publ. 1st time 1839 and finally 1869. Bound in brown pictorial cloth w/ gilt spine letters. Kuethe bp. Essay by this classic author on Count Cagliostro plus The Diamond Necklace Affair. Excellent, beautiful volume, one of seven and the only Magic related!!........................$25.00

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