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Author Title Publication Year Publisher
Alfredson, James B.; Dailey, George L. Jr. Short Check List of Conjuring Periodicals in English 1976 authors, Lansing MI
Burlingame, H. J. Tricks in Magic, Vol. 3 1898 Clyde, Chicago
Clarke, Sidney W.; Blind, Adolph The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions 1920 George Johnson, London
Conklin, Rex A Selection of Contemporary, Scarce, and Rare Books, Prints... Conklin, Rex
Findlay, J. B. Charles Dickens and His Magic 1962 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. Conjurer's Coins and Medals 1964 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. How's Your Library? 1958 Ireland Magic, Chicago
Findlay, J. B. Magic Coins of Czechoslovakia 1969 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. Ninth Collector's Annual: A Catalogue of Books on Conjuring and the Allied Arts in the J. B. Findlay Collection 1975 D. W. Findlay, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. Price One Penny 1967 F. William Kuethe: Glen Burnie, MD
Findlay, J. B. Tenth Collectors Annual 1994 R. Ricard, Pawtucket, RI
Findlay, J. B. The Wee Books, The (Supplement #44 to The Magic Cauldron) 1972 Cauldron, Glen Burnie, MD
Fleming, Paul The Paul Fleming Book Reviews, Vol. I 1924 Fleming Book Co., New Jersey
Fleming, Paul The Paul Fleming Book Reviews, Vol. II 1926 Fleming Book Co., New Jersey
Robert Gill Magic As a Performing Art: A Bibliography of Conjuring (College of Librarianship Wales Bibliographies) 1976 Bowker, London
Hall, Trevor Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English from 1580 to 1850 1957 Carl Waring Jones, Minneapolis
Hall, Trevor The Winder Sale of Old Conjuring Books 1975 W.S. Maney, Leeds
Heyl, Edgar Contribution to Conjuring Bibliography... 1963 author, Baltimore
Heyl, Edgar Cues for Collectors 1964 Ireland Magic, Chicago
Marshall, Francis (ed) The Magic Bookman 1974 Magic, Inc., Chicago
Phenix Publishing Co. Phenix Catalogue of Fine and Rare Books on Magic, Mentalism, and Related Subjects 1940 Phenix, Detroit
Price, Harry Short Title Catalogue... 1929 National Laboratory...,London
Price, Harry Supplement to Short Title Catalogue... 1935 University of London
Shevlin, Clay Hamilton Historian's Guide to Conjuring 1981 Conjuring Historical Society
Sotheby Parke Bernet J. B. Findlay Collection, The Part III, Posters and Playbills 1980 Sotheby's, London
Sotheby's Belgravia Toys, Automata and Magical Effects 1976 Sotheby's Belgravia, London
Swann Galleries Magic, Public Auction [various] various Swann Galleries, New York
Toole-Stott, Raymond Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876 1976 Harpur, Derby, England
Toole-Stott, Raymond Circus and Allied Arts: A World Bibliography 1500-1957, Vol. 1 1958 Harpur, Derby, England
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Author Title Publication Year Publisher
Abbott, David P. The Marvelous Creations of Joseffy 1908 Open Court, Chicago
Abbott, Percy A Lifetime in Magic 1960 Abbott Magic, Colon, MI
Adrion, Alexander Antwerp at a Late Hour 2001 Sun Dog, Northville, MI
Albo, Robert J. M.D. Thoughts and Reminiscences on the History and Mystery of Magic 2004 author, Piedmont, CA
Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin) Alexander's Book of Mystery 1919 author, Los Angeles
anonymous Secrets of Ancient and Modern Magic no date Wehman, New York
anonymous [William Chapman] Confessions of a Medium 1882 Griffith & Farran, New York
Baldwin, Samri S. The Secrets of Mahatma Land Explained 1895 author, New York
Bamberg, David (Fu Manchu) Illusion Show: A Life in Magic 1991 Meyer, Glenwood, IL
Barnum, P. T. Life of P.T. Barnum 1855 Redfield, New York
Beaufort, Douglas Nothing Up My Sleeve 1938 Stanley Paul, London
Bell, Don The Man Who Killed Houdini 2004 Vehicule, Montreal
Bertram, Charles A Magician in Many Lands 1911 Routledge, London
Bertram, Charles Isn't It Wonderful ? 1896 Swan Sonnenshein, London
Black Herman Black Herman 1925 Zolar, New York
Blackstone, Harry Jr. Blackstone Book of Magic and Illusion 1985 Newmarket, New York
Blaine, David Mysterious Stranger 2002 Villard, New York
Blitz, Signor Fifty Years in the Magic Circle 1871 A. L. Bancroft, San Francisco
Blitz, Signor Fifty Years in the Magic Circle 1871 Belknap & Bliss, Hartford, CT
Blitz, Signor The Parlor Book of Magic 1889 Hurst, New York
Bodie, Dr. Walford (Samuel Murphy Bodie) Stage Stories 1910 Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent; London
Boles, Don Midway Magic 1963 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Bone, Howard Side Show: My Life With Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade 2001 Sun Dog, Northville, MI
Booth, Martin The Doctor and the Detective: A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 2000 St. Martin's Minotaur, New York
Boston, George; Parrish, Robert Inside Magic 1947 Beechhurst, New York
Brandon, Arthur Milo and Roger 1999 Hermetic Press, Seattle
Brandon, Ruth The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini 1995 Kodansha, New York
Branson, Major L. H. A Lifetime of Deception 1953 Robert Hale, London
Branson, Major L. H. Indian Conjuring 1922 Routledge, London
Branson, Major L. H. Magic of India 1973 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Brewster, Sir David Letters on Natural Magic 1832 Harper, New York
Brewster, Sir David Letters on Natural Magic 1832 John Murray, London
Britland, David Phantoms of the Card Table: Confessions of a Card Sharp 2004 Four Walls Eight Windows. New York
Brunel, George Fun with Magic 1901 H. M. Caldwell, New York
Burleigh, Bennet The Mahdi, or For the Victorian Cross 1907 Walter Hill, London
Burlingame, H. J. Around the World with a Magician and Juggler 1891 Clyde, Chicago
Burlingame, H. J. Herrmann the Great 1897 Laird and Lee, Chicago
Burlingame, H. J. Leaves from Conjurers' Scrapbooks 1891 Donohoe, Henneberry; Chicago
Burlingame, H. J. Leaves from Conjurers' Scrapbooks [reprint] 1891 Magico, New York
Burrows, J. F. Programmes of Magicians nd Davenport, London
Butterworth, Philip Magic on the Early English Stage 2005 Cambridge University Press
Carlton (Arthur Phelps) Twenty Years of Spoof and Bluff 1920 Jenkins, London
Carrington, Hereward Handcuff Tricks 1913 Sphinx, Kansas City
Carrington, Hereward Hindu Magic 1913 Sphinx, Kansas City
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show and Animal Tricks 1913 Sphinx, Kansas City
Carrington, Hereward Sideshow Tricks Explained 1973 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show Tricks Explained (Little Blue Book 1279) no date Haldeman-Julius, Girard, KS
Carter, C. (Charles Joseph) Magic and Magicians 1903 J. S. Ogilvie, New York
Caveney, Mike Carter the Great: Being a Detailed Account of Charles Joseph Carter and His Extraordinary Life.... 1995 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Caveney, Mike The Great Leon: Vaudeville Headliner 1987 Magical Publications, Pasadena CA
Caveney, Mike; Miesel. Bill Kellar's Wonders 2003 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Caveney, Mike; Rauscher, William Servais LeRoy, Monarch of Mystery 1999 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Charvet, David; Pomeroy, John Alexander, The Man Who Knows 2004 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Christopher, Milbourne Houdini: A Pictorial Biography 1998 Gramercy, New York
Christopher, Milbourne Panorama of Magic 1962 Dover, New York
Christopher, Milbourne The Illustrated History of Magic 1973 T. Y. Crowell Co., New York
Clark, Hyla M. Worlds Greatest Magic 1979 Bonanza, New York
Clarke, Sidney W. The Annals of Conjuring 2001 Miracle Factory, Seattle
Clarke, William The Boy's Own Book 1865 De Wolfe Fiske, Boston
Classics Illustrated The Illustrated Story of Magic 1960 Gilberton World-Wide, New York
Cockton, Henry The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox c.1860 Willoughby, London
Cook, James W. The Arts of Deception: Playing With Fraud in the Age of Barnum 2001 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
Cox, Clinton Houdini: Master of Illusion 2001 Scholastic, New York
Cramer, Stuart Germain the Wizard and His Legerdemain 1966 Buffum, Galeta, CA
Cramer, Stuart The Secrets of Karl Germain 1962 author, Cleveland Heights, OH
Crandall, "Senator" The Best of "Senator" Crandall 1969 Abbott Magic, Colon, MI
Davenport, Reuben Briggs The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: True Story of the Fox Sisters 1988 C. W. Dillingham, New York
David, William K. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists, & Great Physicians 1898 Wm. K. David, Chicago
Davies, Rev. Charles Maurice Mystic London c.1875 Lovell, Adam, Wesson, New York
Dawes, Edwin A. The Great Illusionists 1979 Chartwell, Secaucus, NJ
Dawes, Edwin A. The Great Lyle 2005 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Dawes, Edwin A.; Setterington, Arthur Making Magic 1992 Prion, London
De Vere, M. Schele Modern Magic 1873 G.P. Putnam, New York
Decremps, Henri Codicille de Jerome Sharp 1793 Paris
Defoe, Daniel A System of Magick c.1728 Andrew Miller, London
Devant, David My Magic Life 1931 Hutchinson, London
Dexter, Will The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo 1955 Arco, London
Dexter, Will This is Magic 1958 Citadel, New York
Dif, Max Historie et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation, Vol 1 1972 Max Dif, Paris
Dif, Max Historie et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation, Vol 2 1972 Max Dif, Paris
Dif, Max Historie et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation, Vol 3 1972 Max Dif, Paris
Disher, Maurice Willson Greatest Show on Earth 1937 G. Bell, London
Dornfield, Werner "Dorny" Trix and Chatter 1921 Arthur P. Felsman, Chicago
Downs, T. Nelson Tricks with Coins 1902 Frederick J. Drake, Chicago
Drakloff Tricks for the Trenches, Series 1 nd Jarrold, London
Drakloff Tricks for the Trenches, Series 2 1915 Jarrold, London
Drimmer, Frederick Very Special People: The Struggles, Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities 1973 Amjon, New York
Ennemoser, Joseph The History of Magic, Vol. 1 1970 University, New York
Ennemoser, Joseph The History of Magic, Vol. 2 1970 University, New York
Ernst, Bernard M. L.; Carrington, Hereward Houdini and Conan Doyle 1932 Albert and Charles Boni, New York
Evans, Henry Ridgley History of Conjuring and Magic 1928 International Brotherhood of Magicians, Kenton, OH
Evans, Henry Ridgley The Old and the New Magic 1906 Open Court, Chicago
Evans, Henry Ridgley The Spirit World Unmasked 1897 Laird and Lee, Chicago
Findlay, J. B. Anderson and His Theatre 1967 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. Bookishly Yours 1987 Magicana for Collectors, York, PA
Findlay, J. B. Eighth Collector's Annual: International Guide to Posters and Playbills 1972 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. Juggling Through Four Reigns 1945 Mac's Mysteries, Glascow
Findlay, J. B. Percy Naldrett, A Memoir (Seventh Collectors Annual) 1969 Maxwell Clark, London
Findlay, J. B. Second Collectors Annual -- 1950 1950 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B. The Travels of Testot 1965 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Findlay, J. B.; Sawyer, Thomas A. Professor Hoffman: A Study 1977 Thomas A. Sawyer, Tustin, CA
Fischer, Ottokar Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst 1929 Friedrich Undreas Perthes; Stuttgart
Fischer, Ottokar J. N. Hofzinzer Kartenkunste 1910
Fischer, Ottokar (Oursler & Mussey, trans.) Illustrated Magic 1931 MacMillan, New York
Fischer, Ottokar (Sharpe, S. H., ed.) J. N. Hofzinzer's Card Conjuring 1973 Guttenberg
Fleischman, Sid The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life 1996 Greenwillow, New York
Forma, Warren They Were Ragtime 1976 Grosset & Dunlap, New York
Foster, Neil (ed.) The Great Blackstone 1970 Abbott Magic, Colon, MI
Frank, Gary R. Chung Ling Soo, The Man of Mystery 1988 author, Granada Hills, CA
Frank, Gary R. Tampa, England's Court Magician 2002 author, Granada Hills, CA
Frank, Gary R. The Collector's Scrapbook 1994 author, Granada Hills, CA
Frost, Thomas The Lives of the Conjurers 1876 Tinsley Bros., London
Furst, Arnold Great Magic Shows 2000 Genii, Los Angeles, CA
Ganson, Lewis Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 1963 Harry Stanley, London
Ganson, Lewis The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 1956 Harry Stanley, London
Garrett (Fydell, Edmund) Isis Very Much Unveiled nd Westminster Gazette, London
Gaughan, John Antonio Diavalo 1986 author
Gaughan, John; Steinmeyer, Jim The Mystery of Psycho 1987 authors
Gaultier, Camille Magic Without Apparatus 1945 Fleming Book Co., New York
Gibson, Walter B. The Master Magicians 1966 Doubleday, Garden City, NY
Gibson, Walter B. Walter Gibson's Encyclopedia of Magic & Conjuring 1976 Drake, New York
Gibson, Walter B.; Young, Morris N. M.D. Houdini on Magic 1953 Dover, New York
Gibson, Walter B.; Young, Morris N. M.D. Houdini's Fabulous Magic 1961 Chilton, Phiadelphia
Godwin, William Lives of the Necromancers 1835 Harper, New York
Goldin, Horace It's Fun to be Fooled 1937 Stanley Paul, London
Goldston, Will Tricks That Mystify (incl. Who's Who in Magic) 1934 author, London
Gresham, William Lindsay Houdini, The Man Who Walked Through Walls 1959 Henry Holt, New York
Gresham, William Lindsay Monster Midway: An Uninhibited Look at the Glittering World of the Carny 1953 Rinehart, New York
Hansen, George; Christopher, Maurine The Milbourne Christopher Library, Vol. I 1994 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Hansen, George; Christopher, Maurine The Milbourne Christopher Library, Vol. II 1998 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Hay, Henry (B Mussey) Cyclopedia of Magic 1949 David MacKay, Philapelphia
Henning, Doug; Reynolds, Charles Houdini: His Legend and His Magic 1977 Warner, New York
Herrman Herrman's Black Art 1898 Wehman, New York
Hertz, Carl A Modern Mystery Merchant 1924 Hutchinson, London
Hilliard, John Northern Greater Magic 1938 Carl Waring Jones, Minneapolis
Hoffman, Professor Later Magic 1918 E P Dutton, New York
Hoffman, Professor Magical Tidbits 1911 Routledge, London
Hoffman, Professor Modern Magic 1878 Routledge, London
Hoffman, Professor More Magic 1989 David MacKay, Philapelphia
Hoffman, Professor The Secrets of Stage Conjuring by Robert Houdin 1880 Routledge, London
Holden, Max Programmes of Famous Magicians 1937 author, New York
Hopkins, Albert A. Magic, Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions 1898 Munn, New York
Houdini, Harry "Margery" the Medium Exposed 1924 Adams, New York
Houdini, Harry A Magician Among the Spirits 1972 Arno, New York
Houdini, Harry Miracle Mongers and Their Methods 1920 Dutton, New York
Houdini, Harry The Right Way to Do Wrong author, Boston
Houdini, Harry The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin 1908 Publishers Printing, New York
Hugard, Jean Jean Hugard Testimonial 1945 New York
International Brotherhood of Magicians Who's Who in Magic 1926 IBM, Kenton, OH
Ireland, Frances With Frances in Magicland 1952 Ireland Magic, Chicago
Ireland, Frances You Don't Have to be Crazy, But it Helps 1946 Ireland Magic, Chicago
Jay, Ricky Extraordinary Exhibitions 2005 Quantuck Lane, New York
Jay, Ricky Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women 1986 Villard, New York
Jay, Ricky; Purcell, Rosamond Wolff Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck 2003 Quantuck Lane, New York
Jenness, George Maskelyne and Cooke: Egyptian Hall, London 1873-1904 1967 author, London
Johnson, George Conjurer's Tales 1910 Munro's, London
Johnson, Karl The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist 2005 Henry Holt, New York
Jones, Lloyd Meet the Boys of the Pacific Coast 1935 Walter Adrian, Portland
Karlyn (J. F. Burrows) Secrets of Stage Hypnotism, Stage Electricity, and Bloodless Surgery 1912 The Magician, Ltd., London
Karlyn (J. F. Burrows) The Stage Artist c1912 Daisy Bank, Manchester
Keene, Lamar M.; Spraggett, Allen The Psychic Mafia 1997 Prometheus, Amherst, NY
Kellar, Harry A Magician's Tour 1890 Donohue, Henneberry; Chicago
Kellock, Harold Houdini, His Life Story 1928 William Heinemann Ltd., London
Kendall, Lace Houdini: Master of Escape 1960 Macrae Smith, Philadelphia
King, Edmund Fillingham Ten Thousand Wonderful Things c.1872 Routledge, London
Kinney, Arthur F. Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdy Beggars 1973 Imprint Society, Barre, MA
Kirkpatrick, Sidney D. Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet 2000 Riverhead, New York
Kraske, Robert Harry Houdini: Master of Magic 1995 Scholastic, New York
Krause, Gerhard Die Schonheit in der Zirkuskunst 1969 Henschelverlag, Berlin
Lamont, Peter The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Became History 2005 Thunder's Mouth, New York
Leat, Harry Forty Years In and Around Magic 1923 author, London
Lewis, Arthur H. Carnival 1970 Trident, New York
Lewis, Eric The Genius of Robert Harbin 1997 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Lutz, Stuart [Houdini] "The Unmasking of Harry Houdini" in Autograph Collector Vol. 8 #2 1999 Odyssey, Corona, CA
MacKay, Charles Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 1960 L. C. Page, Boston
MacKenzie, Dr. R. Shelton Robert Houdin, The Great Wizard 1865 Charles Desilver, Philadephia
Magic, Inc. Salute to Collectors 1970 Magic, Inc., Chicago
Mahan, Rev. A. Modern Mysteries Explained and Exposed 1855 John P. Jewett, Boston
Manning, William Recollections of Robert-Houdin 1898 Charles L. Burlingame, Chicago
Mannix, Daniel P. Memoirs of a Sword Swallower 1996 V/Search, San Francisco
Marion, Frederick In My Mind's Eye 1950 E P Dutton, New York
Marx, Roger Masters of the Poster 1896-1900: Les Maitres Del'Affiche 1977 Images Graphiques, New York
Maskelyne, Jasper White Magic 1936 Stanley Paul, London
Maskelyne, John Nevil Sharps and Flats: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill 1971 Gambler's Book Club, Las Vegas
Maskelyne, Nevil; Devant, David Our Magic 1946 Fleming Book Co., New Jersey
McArdle, John The Anatomy of Magic 1974 author, Newton, CT
McComb, Billy McComb's Magic: 25 Years Wiser c.1970 Supreme Magic, Devon, England
M'Donald, W. Spiritualism 1866 Carlton and Porter, New York
Melton, H. Keith, Wallace, Robert The Official CIA Manual Of Trickery And Deception 2009 William Morrow, New York
Meyer, David The Wizard Exposed 1987 Meyer, Glenwood, IL
Millard, Joseph Edgar Cayce: Mystery Man of Miracles 1967 Fawcett Books, Greenwich, CT
Miller, David Prince Life of a Showman 1855 Thomas Hailes Lacy, London
Mole, H. C. Those Entertaining Years 1949 Sid Vale
Mulholland, John Behind the Magician's Curtain 1928 New York Public Library
Mulholland, John Beware Familiar Spirits 1938 Scribner, New York
Mulholland, John John Mulholland's Story of Magic 1935 Loring and Mussey, New York
Mulholland, John Magic for Entertaining 1944 Grosset & Dunlap, New York
Mulholland, John Quicker Than the Eye 1932 Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis
Mullin, Rita Thievon Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman 2007 Sterling, New York
Nickell, Joe Wonder-Workers!: How They Perform the Impossible 1991 Prometheus, Buffalo, NY
Nightingale, Frank Magic for Magicians 1964 Knight, Sky Forest, CA
Noakes, Ernest E. Mirthful Memories of a Magician 1920 G. Bell, London
O'Dell, Dell Magical Moments 1939 author, New York
Olson, Robert Carl Rosini: His Life and His Magic 1966 Magic, Inc., Chicago
Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G. Clockwork Music 1973 Crown, New York
Parrish, Robert Words About Wizards: Recollections of Magicians and Their Magic, 1930-1950 1994 Meyer, Glenwood, IL
Pecor, Charles The Magician on the American Stage, 1752-1874 1977 Emerson and West, D.C.
Pepper, Professor The True History of Pepper's Ghost 1890 Cassell, London
Polidoro, Massimo Final Seance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle 2001 Prometheus, Amherst, NY
Price, David Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater 1985 Cornwall
Randi, James Conjuring 1992 St. Martin's, New York
Randi, James Truth About Uri Geller 1982 Prometheus, Amherst, NY
Rapp, Augustus The Life and Times of Augustus Rapp 1991 Meyer, Glenwood, IL
Rapp, Augustus The Life and Times of Augustus Rapp 1959 Ireland Magic, Chicago
Rauscher, William V. John Calvert: Magic and Adventures Around the World 1987 Claitor's, Baton Rouge
Rauscher, William V. The Houdini Code Mystery 2000 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Reynolds, Charles; Reynolds, Regina 100 Years of Magic Posters 1975 Darien House, New York
Richards, Ralph Tricks You Can Do nd
Robenalt, James D. Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America 2004 Kent State University Press, Kent OH
Robert-Houdin King of the Conjurers 1964 Dover, New York
Robert-Houdin Memoirs of Robert-Houdin 1860 Chapman and Hall, London
Romano, Chuck House of Cards: The Life and Magic of Paul Rosini author, South Elgin, IL
Romano, Chuck The Art of Deception: The Affinity Between Conjuring and Art 1997 author, South Elgin, IL
Root, Harvey W. The Unknown Barnum 1927 Harper, New York
Rosenthal, Gottfried Ehrich; Wiegleb, J.C. Johann Nikolaus Martius' Unterricht in der naturlichen Magic, Vol 5 1792 Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin
Rosenthal, Gottfried Ehrich; Wiegleb, J.C. Johann Nikolaus Martius' Unterricht in der naturlichen Magic, Vol 6 1792 Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin
Roy, Marvyn Mr. Electric Unplugged 1983 Magic Words, Pasadena CA
Sanger, "Lord" George Seventy Years a Showman 1908 C. Arthur Pearson, London
Sardina, Maurice Where Houdini was Wrong 1950 George Armstrong, London
Scarne, John The Amazing World of John Scarne 1956 Constable, London
Scarne, John The Odds Against Me 1966 Simon & Schuster, New York
Selbit, P. T. The Magical Entertainer 1906 Ornum, London
Setterington, Arthur The Life and Times of the Great Lafayette 1991 Abraxas
Severn, Bill Magic and Magicians 1958 David MacKay, Philapelphia
Shavelson, Melville The Great Houdinis 1976 Fawcett, Greenwich, CT
Shaw, W. H. J. New Ideas in Magic 1902 St. Louis
Silverman, Kenneth Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss 1996 HarperCollins, New York
Sobel, Bernard A Pictorial History of Vaudeville 1961 Bonanza, New York
Society of American Magicians SAM: Official List of Assemblies and Members 1946 SAM, Summit, NJ
Sorcar Sorcar, TW'sGM author
Sorcar Sorcar, World's Master Magician author
Sorcar Sorcar: Maharajah of Magic 1966 All India Magic Circle, Calcutta`
Sorcar The Great Sorcar author
Sorcar The Great Sorcar, World's Greatest Magician author
Spitari, Laurance W. (ed) The Wizard's Annual 1914 Associated Wizards of the South, Southhampton
Standage, Tom The Turk 2002 Walker, New York
Steinmeyer, Jim Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear 2003 Carroll & Graf, New York
Steinmeyer, Jim The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer" 2005 Carroll & Graf, New York
Tarbell, Harlan Tarbell Course in Magic 1927 author, Chicago
Temple, Phil The Thurston Scrapbook 1985 author
Theobald, J. D. Magic and It's Mysteries c.1880 Frederick Warne, London
Thomson, Anthony Todd The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies, and Apparent Miracles, Vol 1 1847 Harper, New York
Thomson, Anthony Todd The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies, and Apparent Miracles, Vol. 2 1847 Harper, New York
Thornton, Larry The Movie Magic Files 1978 Calgary and Alberta
Thurston, Howard My Life of Magic 1929 Dorrance, Philadelphia
Trav; S. D. No Applause--Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous 2005 Faber & Faber, London
Trowbridge, W. R. H. Cagliostro no date University, New York
Vernon, Dai Malini and his Magic no date Harry Stanley, London
Vintus, Len Magicians of the World, "CANUSA" Section 1978 author
Vintus, Len Magicians of the World, "W-I-S-E" Section 1978 author
Vintus, Len Meet the Moulders of the IBM 1975 author
Volkmann, Kurt The Oldest Deception: Cups and Balls in the Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries 1956 Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis
Waldman, Carl; Layden, Joe The Art of Magic 1997 General, Los Angeles
Waldron, Daniel; Johnstone, George; Ruggiero, Nick Blackstone, A Magician's Life: The World and Magic Show of Harry Blackstone, 1885-1965 1999 Meyer, Glenwood, IL
Weatherly, Lionel A.; Maskelyne, John Nevil The Supernatural? 1891 Carlton & Porter, New York
Wehman, Henry J. Wizard's Manual 1895 Wehman, New York
Weisberg, Barbara Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism 2004 Harper, San Francisco
Williams, Beryl; Epstein, Samuel The Great Houdini 1954 Julian Messner, New York
Worthington, Thomas Chew Recollections of Howard Thurston: Conjurer, Illusionist, and Author 1938 author, Baltimore
Zolotow, Maurice It Takes All Kinds 1952 Random House, New York

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