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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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House of Deception Library: History of Magic (Stage Conjuring)
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Abbott, David P. The Marvelous Creations of Joseffy Open Court, Chicago 1908
Abbott, Percy A Lifetime in Magic Abbott Magic, Colon, MI 1960
Abrams, Max Annemann: The Life and Times of a Legend L & L, Tahoma, CA 1992
Adrion, Alexander Antwerp at a Late Hour Sun Dog, Northville, MI 2001
Albo, Robert J. M.D. Thoughts and Reminiscences on the History and Mystery of Magic author, Piedmont, CA 2004
Alexander (Claude Alexander Conlin) Alexander's Book of Mystery author, Los Angeles 1919
anonymous Secrets of Ancient and Modern Magic Wehman, New York no date
anonymous [William Chapman] Confessions of a Medium Griffith & Farran, New York 1882
Baldwin, Samri S. The Secrets of Mahatma Land Explained author, New York 1895
Bamberg, David (Fu Manchu) Illusion Show: A Life in Magic Meyer, Glenwood, IL 1991
Barnum, P. T. Life of P.T. Barnum Redfield, New York 1855
Beaufort, Douglas Nothing Up My Sleeve Stanley Paul, London 1938
Bell, Don The Man Who Killed Houdini Vehicule, Montreal 2004
Bertram, Charles A Magician in Many Lands Routledge, London 1911
Bertram, Charles Isn't It Wonderful ? Swan Sonnenshein, London 1896
Black Herman Black Herman Zolar, New York 1925
Blackstone, Harry Jr. Blackstone Book of Magic and Illusion Newmarket, New York 1985
Blaine, David Mysterious Stranger Villard, New York 2002
Blitz, Signor Fifty Years in the Magic Circle A. L. Bancroft, San Francisco 1871
Blitz, Signor Fifty Years in the Magic Circle Belknap & Bliss, Hartford, CT 1871
Blitz, Signor The Parlor Book of Magic Hurst, New York 1889
Bodie, Dr. Walford (Samuel Murphy Bodie) Stage Stories Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent; London 1910
Boles, Don Midway Magic Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1963
Bone, Howard Side Show: My Life With Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade Sun Dog, Northville, MI 2001
Booth, Martin The Doctor and the Detective: A Biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle St. Martin's Minotaur, New York 2000
Boston, George; Parrish, Robert Inside Magic Beechhurst, New York 1947
Brandon, Arthur Milo and Roger Hermetic Press, Seattle 1999
Brandon, Ruth The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini Kodansha, New York 1995
Branson, Major L. H. A Lifetime of Deception Robert Hale, London 1953
Branson, Major L. H. Magic of India Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1973
Branson, Major L. H. Indian Conjuring Routledge, London 1922
Brewster, Sir David Letters on Natural Magic John Murray, London 1832
Brewster, Sir David Letters on Natural Magic Harper, New York 1832
Britland, David Phantoms of the Card Table: Confessions of a Card Sharp Four Walls Eight Windows. New York 2004
Brunel, George Fun with Magic H. M. Caldwell, New York 1901
Burleigh, Bennet The Mahdi, or For the Victorian Cross Walter Hill, London 1907
Burlingame, H. J. Around the World with a Magician and Juggler Clyde, Chicago 1891
Burlingame, H. J. Herrmann the Great Laird and Lee, Chicago 1897
Burlingame, H. J. Leaves from Conjurers' Scrapbooks [reprint] Magico, New York 1891
Burlingame, H. J. Leaves from Conjurers' Scrapbooks Donohoe, Henneberry; Chicago 1891
Burrows, J. F. Programmes of Magicians Davenport, London nd
Butterworth, Philip Magic on the Early English Stage Cambridge University Press 2005
Carlton (Arthur Phelps) Twenty Years of Spoof and Bluff Jenkins, London 1920
Carrington, Hereward Sideshow Tricks Explained Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1973
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show and Animal Tricks Sphinx, Kansas City 1913
Carrington, Hereward Hindu Magic Sphinx, Kansas City 1913
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show Tricks Explained (Little Blue Book 1279) Haldeman-Julius, Girard, KS no date
Carrington, Hereward Handcuff Tricks Sphinx, Kansas City 1913
Carter, C. (Charles Joseph) Magic and Magicians J. S. Ogilvie, New York 1903
Caveney, Mike The Great Leon: Vaudeville Headliner Magical Publications, Pasadena CA 1987
Caveney, Mike Carter the Great: Being a Detailed Account of Charles Joseph Carter and His Extraordinary Life.... Magic Words, Pasadena CA 1995
Caveney, Mike; Miesel. Bill Kellar's Wonders Magic Words, Pasadena CA 2003
Caveney, Mike; Rauscher, William Servais LeRoy, Monarch of Mystery Magic Words, Pasadena CA 1999
Caveney, Mike; Steinmeyer, Jim; Jay, Ricky; Daniel, Noel Magic: 1400s-1950s Taschen, Cologne, Germany 2013
Charvet, David; Pomeroy, John Alexander, The Man Who Knows Magic Words, Pasadena CA 2004
Christopher, Milbourne The Illustrated History of Magic T. Y. Crowell Co., New York 1973
Christopher, Milbourne Panorama of Magic Dover, New York 1962
Christopher, Milbourne Houdini: A Pictorial Biography Gramercy, New York 1998
Clark, Hyla M. Worlds Greatest Magic, The Bonanza, New York 1979
Clarke, Sidney W. The Annals of Conjuring Miracle Factory, Seattle 2001
Clarke, William The Boy's Own Book De Wolfe Fiske, Boston 1865
Classics Illustrated The Illustrated Story of Magic Gilberton World-Wide, New York 1960
Cockton, Henry The Life and Adventures of Valentine Vox Willoughby, London c.1860
Cook, James W. The Arts of Deception: Playing With Fraud in the Age of Barnum Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 2001
Cox, Clinton Houdini: Master of Illusion Scholastic, New York 2001
Cramer, Stuart Germain the Wizard and His Legerdemain Buffum, Galeta, CA 1966
Cramer, Stuart The Secrets of Karl Germain author, Cleveland Heights, OH 1962
Crandall, "Senator" The Best of "Senator" Crandall Abbott Magic, Colon, MI 1969
Davenport, Reuben Briggs The Death-Blow to Spiritualism: True Story of the Fox Sisters C. W. Dillingham, New York 1988
David, William K. Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists, & Great Physicians Wm. K. David, Chicago 1898
Davies, Rev. Charles Maurice Mystic London Lovell, Adam, Wesson, New York c.1875
Dawes, Edwin A. The Great Illusionists Chartwell, Secaucus, NJ 1979
Dawes, Edwin A. The Great Lyle Magic Words, Pasadena CA 2005
Dawes, Edwin A.; Setterington, Arthur Making Magic Prion, London 1992
De Vere, M. Schele Modern Magic G.P. Putnam, New York 1873
Decremps, Henri Codicille de Jerome Sharp Paris 1793
Defoe, Daniel A System of Magick Andrew Miller, London c.1728
Devant, David My Magic Life Hutchinson, London 1931
Dexter, Will The Riddle of Chung Ling Soo Arco, London 1955
Dexter, Will This is Magic Citadel, New York 1958
Dif, Max Historie et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation, Vol 1 Max Dif, Paris 1972
Dif, Max Historie et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation, Vol 2 Max Dif, Paris 1972
Dif, Max Historie et Evolution Technique de la Prestidigitation, Vol 3 Max Dif, Paris 1972
Disher, Maurice Willson Greatest Show on Earth G. Bell, London 1937
Dornfield, Werner "Dorny" Trix and Chatter Arthur P. Felsman, Chicago 1921
Downs, T. Nelson Tricks with Coins Frederick J. Drake, Chicago 1902
Drakloff Tricks for the Trenches, Series 1 Jarrold, London nd
Drakloff Tricks for the Trenches, Series 2 Jarrold, London 1915
Drimmer, Frederick Very Special People: The Struggles, Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities Amjon, New York 1973
Ennemoser, Joseph The History of Magic, Vol. 1 University, New York 1970
Ennemoser, Joseph The History of Magic, Vol. 2 University, New York 1970
Ernst, Bernard M. L.; Carrington, Hereward Houdini and Conan Doyle Albert and Charles Boni, New York 1932
Evans, Henry Ridgley The Old and the New Magic Open Court, Chicago 1906
Evans, Henry Ridgley History of Conjuring and Magic International Brotherhood of Magicians, Kenton, OH 1928
Evans, Henry Ridgley The Spirit World Unmasked Laird and Lee, Chicago 1897
Findlay, J. B. The Travels of Testot author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight 1965
Findlay, J. B. Second Collectors Annual -- 1950 author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight 1950
Findlay, J. B. Eighth Collector's Annual: International Guide to Posters and Playbills author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight 1972
Findlay, J. B. Juggling Through Four Reigns Mac's Mysteries, Glascow 1945
Findlay, J. B. Anderson and His Theatre author, Shanklin, Isle of Wight 1967
Findlay, J. B. Percy Naldrett, A Memoir (Seventh Collectors Annual) Maxwell Clark, London 1969
Findlay, J. B. Bookishly Yours Magicana for Collectors, York, PA 1987
Findlay, J. B.; Sawyer, Thomas A. Professor Hoffman: A Study Thomas A. Sawyer, Tustin, CA 1977
Fischer, Ottokar Das Wunderbuch der Zauberkunst Friedrich Undreas Perthes; Stuttgart 1929
Fischer, Ottokar J. N. Hofzinzer Kartenkunste 1910
Fischer, Ottokar (Oursler & Mussey, trans.) Illustrated Magic MacMillan, New York 1931
Fischer, Ottokar (Sharpe, S. H., ed.) J. N. Hofzinzer's Card Conjuring Guttenberg 1973
Fleischman, Sid The Abracadabra Kid: A Writer's Life Greenwillow, New York 1996
Forma, Warren They Were Ragtime Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1976
Foster, Neil (ed.) The Great Blackstone Abbott Magic, Colon, MI 1970
Frank, Gary R. Tampa, England's Court Magician author, Granada Hills, CA 2002
Frank, Gary R. Chung Ling Soo, The Man of Mystery author, Granada Hills, CA 1988
Frank, Gary R. The Collector's Scrapbook author, Granada Hills, CA 1994
Frost, Thomas The Lives of the Conjurers Tinsley Bros., London 1876
Furst, Arnold Great Magic Shows Genii, Los Angeles, CA 2000
Ganson, Lewis The Dai Vernon Book of Magic Harry Stanley, London 1956
Ganson, Lewis Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig Harry Stanley, London 1963
Garrett (Fydell, Edmund) Isis Very Much Unveiled Westminster Gazette, London nd
Gaughan, John Antonio Diavalo author 1986
Gaughan, John; Steinmeyer, Jim The Mystery of Psycho authors 1987
Gaultier, Camille Magic Without Apparatus Fleming Book Co., New York 1945
Gibson, Walter B. The Master Magicians Doubleday, Garden City, NY 1966
Gibson, Walter B.; Young, Morris N. M.D. Houdini on Magic Dover, New York 1953
Gibson, Walter B.; Young, Morris N. M.D. Houdini's Fabulous Magic Chilton, Phiadelphia 1961
Godwin, William Lives of the Necromancers Harper, New York 1835
Goldin, Horace It's Fun to be Fooled Stanley Paul, London 1937
Goldston, Will Tricks That Mystify (incl. Who's Who in Magic) author, London 1934
Gresham, William Lindsay Monster Midway: An Uninhibited Look at the Glittering World of the Carny Rinehart, New York 1953
Gresham, William Lindsay Houdini, The Man Who Walked Through Walls Henry Holt, New York 1959
Hansen, George; Christopher, Maurine The Milbourne Christopher Library, Vol. I Magic Words, Pasadena CA 1994
Hansen, George; Christopher, Maurine The Milbourne Christopher Library, Vol. II Magic Words, Pasadena CA 1998
Hay, Henry (B Mussey) Cyclopedia of Magic David MacKay, Philapelphia 1949
Henning, Doug; Reynolds, Charles Houdini: His Legend and His Magic Warner, New York 1977
Herrman Herrman's Black Art Wehman, New York 1898
Hertz, Carl A Modern Mystery Merchant Hutchinson, London 1924
Hilliard, John Northern Greater Magic Carl Waring Jones, Minneapolis 1938
Hoffman, Professor Later Magic E P Dutton, New York 1918
Hoffman, Professor Magical Tidbits Routledge, London 1911
Hoffman, Professor Modern Magic Routledge, London 1878
Hoffman, Professor More Magic David MacKay, Philapelphia 1989
Hoffman, Professor The Secrets of Stage Conjuring by Robert Houdin Routledge, London 1880
Holden, Max Programmes of Famous Magicians author, New York 1937
Hopkins, Albert A. Magic, Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions Munn, New York 1898
Houdini, Harry The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin Publishers Printing, New York 1908
Houdini, Harry A Magician Among the Spirits Arno, New York 1972
Houdini, Harry "Margery" the Medium Exposed Adams, New York 1924
Houdini, Harry Miracle Mongers and Their Methods Dutton, New York 1920
Houdini, Harry The Right Way to Do Wrong author, Boston
Hugard, Jean Jean Hugard Testimonial New York 1945
International Brotherhood of Magicians Who's Who in Magic IBM, Kenton, OH 1926
Ireland, Frances You Don't Have to be Crazy, But it Helps Ireland Magic, Chicago 1946
Ireland, Frances With Frances in Magicland Ireland Magic, Chicago 1952
Jarrow, Gail G. The Amazing Harry Kellar: Great American Magician Calkins Creek, Honesdale, PA 2012
Jay, Ricky Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women Villard, New York 1986
Jay, Ricky Extraordinary Exhibitions Quantuck Lane, New York 2005
Jay, Ricky; Purcell, Rosamond Wolff Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck Quantuck Lane, New York 2003
Jenness, George Maskelyne and Cooke: Egyptian Hall, London 1873-1904 author, London 1967
Johnson, George Conjurer's Tales Munro's, London 1910
Johnson, Karl The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist Henry Holt, New York 2005
Jones, Lloyd Meet the Boys of the Pacific Coast Walter Adrian, Portland 1935
Kaelberer, Angie Peterson The Fabulous, Freaky, Unusual History Of Pro Wrestling Capstone, North Mankato, MN 2010
Kalush, William; Sloman, Larry The Secret Life Of Houdini: The Making Of America's First Superhero Atria, New York 2007
Karlyn (J. F. Burrows) Secrets of Stage Hypnotism, Stage Electricity, and Bloodless Surgery The Magician, Ltd., London 1912
Karlyn (J. F. Burrows) The Stage Artist Daisy Bank, Manchester c1912
Keene, Lamar M.; Spraggett, Allen The Psychic Mafia Prometheus, Amherst, NY 1997
Kellar, Harry A Magician's Tour Donohue, Henneberry; Chicago 1890
Kellock, Harold Houdini, His Life Story William Heinemann Ltd., London 1928
Kendall, Lace Houdini: Master of Escape Macrae Smith, Philadelphia 1960
King, Edmund Fillingham Ten Thousand Wonderful Things Routledge, London c.1872
Kinney, Arthur F. Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdy Beggars Imprint Society, Barre, MA 1973
Kraske, Robert Harry Houdini: Master of Magic Scholastic, New York 1995
Krause, Gerhard Die Schonheit in der Zirkuskunst Henschelverlag, Berlin 1969
Lamont, Peter The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Became History Abacus, London 2005
Leat, Harry Forty Years In and Around Magic author, London 1923
Lewis, Arthur H. Carnival Trident, New York 1970
Lewis, Eric The Genius of Robert Harbin Magic Words, Pasadena CA 1997
Lutz, Stuart [Houdini] "The Unmasking of Harry Houdini" in Autograph Collector Vol. 8 #2 Odyssey, Corona, CA 1999
Lutz, Stuart The Last Leaf: Voices of Histor's Last-Known Survivors Prometheus, Amherst, NY 2010
MacKay, Charles Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds L. C. Page, Boston 1960
MacKenzie, Dr. R. Shelton Robert Houdin, The Great Wizard Charles Desilver, Philadephia 1865
Magic, Inc. Salute to Collectors Magic, Inc., Chicago 1970
Mahan, Rev. A. Modern Mysteries Explained and Exposed John P. Jewett, Boston 1855
Manning, William Recollections of Robert-Houdin Charles L. Burlingame, Chicago 1898
Mannix, Daniel P. Memoirs of a Sword Swallower V/Search, San Francisco 1996
Marion, Frederick In My Mind's Eye E P Dutton, New York 1950
Marx, Roger Masters of the Poster 1896-1900: Les Maitres Del'Affiche Images Graphiques, New York 1977
Maskelyne, Jasper White Magic Stanley Paul, London 1936
Maskelyne, John Nevil Sharps and Flats: A Complete Revelation of the Secrets of Cheating at Games of Chance and Skill Gambler's Book Club, Las Vegas 1971
Maskelyne, Nevil; Devant, David Our Magic Fleming Book Co., New Jersey 1946
McArdle, John The Anatomy of Magic author, Newton, CT 1974
McComb, Billy McComb's Magic: 25 Years Wiser Supreme Magic, Devon, England c.1970
McKinven, John Alexander Stage Flying: 431 B.C. to Modern Times Meyer, Glenwood, IL 1995
M'Donald, W. Spiritualism Carlton and Porter, New York 1866
Melton, H. Keith, Wallace, Robert The Official CIA Manual Of Trickery And Deception William Morrow, New York 2009
Meyer, David The Wizard Exposed Meyer, Glenwood, IL 1987
Miller, David Prince Life of a Showman Thomas Hailes Lacy, London 1855
Mole, H. C. Those Entertaining Years Sid Vale 1949
Mulholland, John Quicker Than the Eye Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis 1932
Mulholland, John John Mulholland's Story of Magic Loring and Mussey, New York 1935
Mulholland, John Magic for Entertaining Grosset & Dunlap, New York 1944
Mulholland, John Behind the Magician's Curtain New York Public Library 1928
Mulholland, John Beware Familiar Spirits Scribner, New York 1938
Mullin, Rita Thievon Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman Sterling, New York 2007
Nickell, Joe Wonder-Workers!: How They Perform the Impossible Prometheus, Buffalo, NY 1991
Nightingale, Frank Magic for Magicians Knight, Sky Forest, CA 1964
Noakes, Ernest E. Mirthful Memories of a Magician G. Bell, London 1920
O'Dell, Dell Magical Moments author, New York 1939
Olson, Robert Carl Rosini: His Life and His Magic Magic, Inc., Chicago 1966
Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G. Clockwork Music Crown, New York 1973
Parrish, Robert Words About Wizards: Recollections of Magicians and Their Magic, 1930-1950 Meyer, Glenwood, IL 1994
Pecor, Charles The Magician on the American Stage, 1752-1874 Emerson and West, D.C. 1977
Pepper, Professor The True History of Pepper's Ghost Cassell, London 1890
Polidoro, Massimo Final Seance: The Strange Friendship Between Houdini and Conan Doyle Prometheus, Amherst, NY 2001
Price, David Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers in the Theater Cornwall 1985
Randi, James Conjuring St. Martin's, New York 1992
Randi, James Truth About Uri Geller Prometheus, Amherst, NY 1982
Rapp, Augustus The Life and Times of Augustus Rapp Meyer, Glenwood, IL 1991
Rapp, Augustus The Life and Times of Augustus Rapp Ireland Magic, Chicago 1959
Rauscher, William V. John Calvert: Magic and Adventures Around the World Claitor's, Baton Rouge 1987
Rauscher, William V. The Houdini Code Mystery Magic Words, Pasadena CA 2000
Reynolds, Charles; Reynolds, Regina 100 Years of Magic Posters Darien House, New York 1975
Richards, Ralph Tricks You Can Do nd
Robenalt, James D. Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America Kent State University Press, Kent OH 2004
Robert-Houdin Memoirs of Robert-Houdin Chapman and Hall, London 1860
Robert-Houdin Memoirs of Robert-Houdin: King of the Conjurers Dover, New York 1964
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 author, South Elgin, IL 1997
Root, Harvey W. The Unknown Barnum Harper, New York 1927
Rosenthal, Gottfried Ehrich; Wiegleb, J.C. Johann Nikolaus Martius' Unterricht in der naturlichen Magic, Vol 5 Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin 1792
Rosenthal, Gottfried Ehrich; Wiegleb, J.C. Johann Nikolaus Martius' Unterricht in der naturlichen Magic, Vol 6 Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin 1792
Roy, Marvyn Mr. Electric Unplugged Magic Words, Pasadena CA 1983
Sanger, "Lord" George Seventy Years a Showman C. Arthur Pearson, London 1908
Sardina, Maurice Where Houdini was Wrong George Armstrong, London 1950
Scarne, John The Amazing World of John Scarne Constable, London 1956
Scarne, John The Odds Against Me Simon & Schuster, New York 1966
Selbit, P. T. The Magical Entertainer Ornum, London 1906
Setterington, Arthur The Life and Times of the Great Lafayette Abraxas 1991
Severn, Bill Magic and Magicians David MacKay, Philapelphia 1958
Shavelson, Melville The Great Houdinis Fawcett, Greenwich, CT 1976
Shaw, W. H. J. New Ideas in Magic St. Louis 1902
Silverman, Kenneth Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss HarperCollins, New York 1996
Sobel, Bernard A Pictorial History of Vaudeville Bonanza, New York 1961
Society of American Magicians SAM: Official List of Assemblies and Members SAM, Summit, NJ 1946
Sorcar Sorcar: Maharajah of Magic All India Magic Circle, Calcutta` 1966
Sorcar The Great Sorcar author
Sorcar Sorcar, TW'sGM author
Sorcar Sorcar, World's Master Magician author
Sorcar The Great Sorcar, World's Greatest Magician author
Spitari, Laurance W. (ed) The Wizard's Annual Associated Wizards of the South, Southhampton 1914
Standage, Tom The Turk Walker, New York 2002
Steinmeyer, Jim Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear Carroll & Graf, New York 2003
Steinmeyer, Jim The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer" Carroll & Graf, New York 2005
Steinmeyer, Jim The Last Greatest Magician In The World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards Tarcher, New York 2011
Steinmeyer, Jim Art and Artifice and Other Essays on Illusion: Concerning the Inventors, Traditions, Evolution & Rediscovery of Stage Magic Carroll & Graf, New York 2006
Steinmeyer, Jim Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented The Supernatural Tarcher, New York 2008
Tarbell, Harlan Tarbell Course in Magic author, Chicago 1927
Temple, Phil The Thurston Scrapbook author 1985
Theobald, J. D. Magic and It's Mysteries Frederick Warne, London c.1880
Thomson, Anthony Todd The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies, and Apparent Miracles, Vol 1 Harper, New York 1847
Thomson, Anthony Todd The Philosophy of Magic, Prodigies, and Apparent Miracles, Vol. 2 Harper, New York 1847
Thornton, Larry The Movie Magic Files Calgary and Alberta 1978
Thurston, Howard My Life of Magic Dorrance, Philadelphia 1929
Trav; S. D. No Applause--Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous Faber & Faber, London 2005
Trowbridge, W. R. H. Cagliostro University, New York no date
Vernon, Dai Malini and his Magic Harry Stanley, London no date
Vintus, Len Magicians of the World, "W-I-S-E" Section author 1978
Vintus, Len Meet the Moulders of the IBM author 1975
Vintus, Len Magicians of the World, "CANUSA" Section author 1978
Volkmann, Kurt The Oldest Deception: Cups and Balls in the Art of the 15th and 16th Centuries Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis 1956
Waldman, Carl; Layden, Joe The Art of Magic General, Los Angeles 1997
Waldron, Daniel; Johnstone, George; Ruggiero, Nick Blackstone, A Magician's Life: The World and Magic Show of Harry Blackstone, 1885-1965 Meyer, Glenwood, IL 1999
Weatherly, Lionel A.; Maskelyne, John Nevil The Supernatural? Carlton & Porter, New York 1891
Wehman, Henry J. Wizard's Manual Wehman, New York 1895
Weisberg, Barbara Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism Harper, San Francisco 2004
Williams, Beryl; Epstein, Samuel The Great Houdini Julian Messner, New York 1954
Worthington, Thomas Chew Recollections of Howard Thurston: Conjurer, Illusionist, and Author author, Baltimore 1938
Zolotow, Maurice It Takes All Kinds Random House, New York 1952
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