Dear Magicians,


Below are four great new sale items and a further list of used magic books unearthed from Martin Breese’s collection. These include more items from Burling Hull and from Supreme’s ‘Knowing the..” series.


All our used books, tricks and magazines listed on the ‘collectables’ page on our web site.



We are selling out of quite a few items - Cards on the Table, the remaining Terri Rogers books, Wichman’s Invisible Thread Manual, Eric Mason’s Stuff, and some of the magazines on CD.   We only have a few of the Classic Reels left. The remaining ones tend to be those that are less solid/quiet, but are nevertheless still very effective. We have just one Lota Pot left, plus a couple of the Bramah Bowls. At the moment we do not have a time-table to replenish stocks of any of these.


Recently sold out items incude Sadowitz’s Cardzones, Best of Pentagram Card Magic (though there are a few hard back copies in the Collectables section), Jack Hughes World of magic,  CDs of the Gen and of Magigram. Books and CDs now out of stock are available as downloads from


Meanwhile, the ever-popular Martini Rising Cards are back in stock, along with plenty of copies of Ben Harris’s Silent running.



________________Sale Items   Available this month only _________________


These can be ordered from the web site (just follow the link) or if you prefer, email and I will provide a price or send a Paypal invoce.


Photo Finish (Steve Cook)

This is a very simple, strong, and 100% commercial effect. Selected card appears behind laminated photograph. The (rather nice) leather hip pocket wallet has one window pocket with an unseen one beneath and an  opaque pocket on the other side. It can also be used for many other effects. You are supplied with everything you need  - wallet, all the necessary cards, old sepia style laminated photos and fully detailed instructions.

Sale Price

£15 (US$21)


Was £25


Absconding Lycan (Magic Wagon)

The performer displays a frame with a figure of a Lycan which has holes running across its body along with a sheet of plexiglass with holes running across its width. The performer then places the sheet of plexiglass behind the Lycan and a brass chain is threaded back and forth through all the holes, locking the Lycan to the sheet of plexiglass. Despite the impossibility of the situation, the sheet of plexiglass is visibly lifted straight up, allowing the Lycan to make its escape from its chained imprisonment!

Sale Price

£100 (US$145)


Was £145


SOLO Wildlife Routine(Peter Duffie)

A card routine that is a combination of Hofzinser’s Royal Marriages and Peter Kane’s WILD CARD. A4 booklet with fully illustrated instructions includes appendix on the Elmsley Count. Supplied with cards, though you can also use your own.

Sale Price

£5 (US$7.2)


Was £8.50



Classic Indian Street Magic DVD plus Booklet

Here is some amazing 1920’s film footage capturing street magicians at work with some of the great Indian classics that are so rarely seen by Westerners. Much of the material on the DVD (it is accompanied by an exciting musical track) is explained in the 40-page booklet that has been re-issued for the first time since it was published many years ago.

Sale Price

£10 (US$25)


Was £17.50



Please email with all queries.


________________New Collectables and used books _________________


Email with a list of items you would like and I will calculate the final price and add shipping costs. Payment accepted via Paypal in any currency, or, for UK customers, via bank transfer or cheque.






Price £

Abbot, Percy

A Lifetime of magic

Abbott 1960

Soft cover. Nice clean copy. Inscribed 'Pinto '61' . 1st Edition


Allerton, Ben; Robert Parrish (ed)

Ben Allerton's The Close-up magician

Magic Inc 1977

Soft cover. Nice copy, slightly sunned, 72pp. 1st Edition



2002 Methods of Forcing

Davenport 1930's 0

Soft cover. Binding is worn and marked. Stapled pages are rubbed reflecting age. Still a tight copy.. 1st Edition



Sh-H-H--! It's a Secret

Davenport Demon Series 1934

Hardcover. Boards are worn and marked. Pages are clean and tight though evenly tanned. 1st Edition


Armstrong, george

Tricks of the Trade

Magic Wand 1946

Soft cover. 23 page booklet including adverts. An A to Z reference book of magical terms.. 1st Edition


Ayling, Will

Knowing the Chop Cup

Supreme 1989

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy. Supreme 'know-how' series. 1st Edition


Ayling, Will

Knowing the Egg bag

Supreme 1988

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy. Supreme 'know-how' series. 1st Edition


Ayling, Will

Knowing the Rising Cards

Supreme 1981

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy. Supreme 'know-how' series. 1st Edition


Ayling, Will

Knowing the Ropes

Supreme 1987

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy. Supreme 'know-how' series. 1st Edition


Ayling, Will, Rex Taylor, Lewis Ganson, Fred lowe

The Endless Chain

Supreme 1983

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy. Supreme 'know-how' series. 1st Edition


Baker, Al

All Baker's Book 2

Davenport Demon Series 1935

Soft cover. Nice clean coy. Slight tanning and staples rustin. . 1st Edition


Bobo, JB

The Bobo Magic Show

Magic Inc 1984 1998

Soft cover. Unmarked Ring Bound copy. 1st edition. 1st Edition


Brahams, Anthong

A Last look at Leech

Cairn Press 2004

Soft cover. Twelve card magic tricks in 44 page booklet. Fine unmarked condition. 1st Edition


Breese, Martin (ed)

The Best of Pentagram Card Magic

Breese 2003

Soft cover. Paperback is fine and unread though there is a small tear at top of spine. . 2nd Edition  (Hard cover versions with dj also available)


Buckingham, Geoffrey

It's Easier Than You Think Vol 3

Magic Inc 1979

Soft cover. Ringbound 104pp. 1st Edition


Buckingham, Geooffrey

It's Easier Than You Think - Part 2


Soft cover. Lecture tour edition. 70 page booklet. Fine unmarked condition. 1st Edition


Bud Morris, EW

Magic in the Morris Manor

Morris Magic 1974

Hardcover. Near fine tight and solid copy. No inscriptions. DJ is clean and bright with minor chipping. Forward and illustration by Sid Lorraine. 1st Edition


Burling Hull

Annemann's Card miracles and Mental Mysteries

Davenport Demon Series 0

Hardcover. Boards are worn and marked. Pages also a bit grubby but a good reading copy. 


Burling Hull

Dice Dexterity

Tannen 1953

Soft cover. 32 page booklet, numerous drawings. nice tight copy


Burling Hull

Expert Billiard Ball Manipulation Part 1

American Magic Corporation 1915

Soft cover. 32 page booklet, numerous photographs. Front cover is loose and rear cover is missing. 


Cohen, David

Price and His Spirit Child Rosalie

Regency press 1965

Hardcover. Book is good plus. No marks or inscriptions with very slight yellowing and sunning to extremes of pale blue boards. Dj is worn and grubby and chipped at extremities.. 1st Edition


DeLawrence, Geo

Another Vaudeville magic Act

Self Published 0

Soft cover. I25pp. Lovely clean and unmarked copy. 1st Edition


Duffie, Peter

Hidden Agenda

Privately Published 0

Soft cover. Twelve routines developing routines published previously. 1st Edition


Farelli, Victor

Nate Leipzig's Card Stab

Maison Franco 1952

Soft cover. Illustrated with photos and diagrams. 24pp. Lovely clean and unmarked copy. 1st Edition


Fischer, Ottakar

Illustrated Magic

Macmillan 1931

Hardcover. First edition.  Cover boards slightly worn pages clean, bright and tight. No inscriptions. . 1st Edition


Fitzkee, Dariel

Magic by Misdirection

Magic Ltd 1945

Hardcover. Tight and solid copy. Ni inscriptions minor bumping to corners.. 1st Edition


Fitzkee, Dariel

The Trick Brain

Saint Raphael House 1944

Hardcover. Tight and solid copy. Boards a little faded. Ex Libris stickers of previous owner neatly stuck in. . 1st Edition


Gibson, Walter

The Original Houdini Scrapbook

Stirling 1977

Soft cover. Lightly read clean copy in slghtly grubby covers.


Giobbi, Roberto

Card College Lighter

Hermetic 2008

Hardcover. Excellent unread copy almost as new.. 1st Edition


Giobbi, Roberto

Le Reve Tricheur

Editions du Spectace 1984

Soft cover. Nice clean copy. In French. 1st Edition Signed by Author(s)


Goldin, Horace. Intro by Will Goldston

Horice Goldin's Secrets of Magic

Circa 1919 0

Soft cover. Beautifully illustrated 20 page booklet describing a variety of tricks and puzzles. Several adverts. Cover is still bright. though pages are tanned. Small closed tear at bottom. A piece of history. 1st Edition


Gordon, Paul

Edward George Brown - a Magical Life

Natzler 2005

Hardcover. Excellent clean copy inscribed by author. Limited edition in pictorial boards no dj as published.. 1st Edition Inscribed by Author(s)


Gordon, Paul

Professional Card magic

Natzler 2002

Hardcover. Fine unmarked copy. 1st Edition


Hoy, David

The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust

Ireland magic Company 1963

Soft cover. Nice clean copy in slightly faded orange binding. Ringbound 36pp. 1st Edition


Hugard, Jean

Hugard's Magic Monthly Vols 1 and 11

Fleming Book Company 1945

Hardcover. Excellent bound copy. Pages clean and bright. Dedication by author on ffep. 1st Edition Signed by Author(s)


Joseph, Eddie

How Gamblers Win

Supreme 1998

Soft cover. Nice unmarked copy. 1st Edition


Kalush, W and Sloman, L

The Secret Life of Houdini

Pocket Books 2007

Soft cover. Very lightly read cean copy


Kazan with introduction by Jack Devlin

Playing with Fire

Self Published  0

Soft cover. Bound typescript, 13pp. Appears to be a pre-publication version of the booklet subsequently printed by Supreme. Stapled pages yellowing and orange cover is fair/good.. 1st Edition


Kraft, Fredeick and Arthur

Coin Magnetrix

Paul Diamond 1973

Hardcover. Nice looking copy in very bright red boads. Unfortunately, the spine/front board is neatly cracked - though easily repairable. . 1st Edition


Lorraine, Sid

The Early Stuff

Magic Inc 1973

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy, slightly sunned. 36pp.. 1st Edition Signed by Author(s)


Marlo, Edward

Faro Notes


Soft cover. Lovely clean and unmarked copy. 70pp. 


Meyer, Orville

Magic in the Modern Manner

Lloyd E Jones 1949

Hardcover. Tight copy, no inscriptions. Boards a little worn and faded. . 1st Edition


Neale, Robert; Jeff Busby (ed)

Six Card Swindle

Jeff Busby 1985

Soft cover. A con game for magical demonstration purposes. 23pp. 1st Edition



Magical masterpieces

Will Goldston 1934

Hardcover. Tight clean copy in slightly bumped purple boards. Dj is still bright on front though sunned on spine with small loss at top and chipped at corners. 1st Edition


Parrish, Robert

An Evening with Charlie Miller

Ireland magic Company 1961

Soft cover. Ringbound 70pp. Illustrated, photographs. 1st Edition


Rowland, Ian

The Full Facts book of Cold reading

Self published 1998

Soft cover. Unmarked Ring Bound copy. 1st edition. 1st Edition


Sinclair, Frank

Catching a marked Bullet in the Teeth

Supreme 1983

Soft cover. Lovely unmarked copy. Supreme 'know-how' series. 1st Edition


Stanley, Harry

Card Fanning

Unique Studio/Harry Stanley 0

Soft cover. Typescript 20pp in blue covers with sketches.. 1st Edition



Tarbell Post-Graduate Service in Magic No. 1

Tarbell System 1930

Soft cover. Pages are tanned and there is some damage along the spine but still a neat-looking copy 32pp. 1st Edition


Tarbell, Harlan

Tarbell Course in Magic (Vol Four)

Louis Tannen 1945

Hardcover. VG copy of the second printing of this title. sllightly bunped and faded on sine but nice tght copy.. 


Will Goldston

Tricks and Illusions

Routledge 1920

Hardcover. 8th edition in pictorial boards which are worn, cracked and marked. Pages sunned but overall a good pretty solid copy.. 





Email to order any of these and postage will be added as necessary.



Many thanks, John

February 2016