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Topic: If you could only keep 5...
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Jan 24, 2003 08:53AM)
If you could only keep 5 books on magic which ones would they be?
Message: Posted by: leondo (Jan 24, 2003 09:48AM)
The 3 Jinx volumes would be 3 of them!
Ted (Leondo)
Message: Posted by: therntier (Jan 24, 2003 10:41AM)
The three AoA books from Harris, then I would try to get a double copy of Vol 1 and 2 from AoA. That makes 5
Message: Posted by: JimMaloney (Jan 24, 2003 11:00AM)
For technique:
[i]Modern Coin Magic[/i], by J.B. Bobo
[i]Card College[/i], by Roberto Giobbi (can all the volumes count as one, or does each volume need to be listed seperately?)

For getting me to think:
[i]Theatrical Close-up[/i], by Peter Samelson
[i]Mastering the Art of Magic[/i], by Eugene Burger
[i]Strong Magic[/i], by Darwin Ortiz

And it's so tiny, I'm gonna sneak it in with one of the other books:
[i]Growing in the Art of Magic[/i], by Eugene Burger

-Jim
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Jan 24, 2003 11:07AM)
Thanks for the replies so far and keep 'em coming. If we get enough replies I will post a tally of the results.

By the way, feel free to include a series as one book. For example, AOA all three volumns can count as one of your five.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Jan 24, 2003 11:31AM)
Bannon's Impossibilia, & Smoke & Mirrors, Roth's Coin Magic, Works of Derek Dingle, Bobo. :baby:
Message: Posted by: Euan (Jan 24, 2003 11:51AM)
Complete Works of Alex Elmsley volume one and two
Complete Walton volume one and two
Card Zones - Sadowitz/Duffie

Euan
Message: Posted by: Cyclone (Jan 24, 2003 12:06PM)
Art of Ashtonishment vol 2
All of Gary Quellet's Booklets :P
7 Deceptions by Luke Jermay
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Jan 24, 2003 12:43PM)
Miracles With Cards by James Swain
Theatre of the Mind
AOA
David Acer's two books
Finger on the Card by Gary Ouellet (booklet)
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Jan 24, 2003 01:22PM)
Books Of Wonder 1 & 2 - Tommy Wonder
Strong Magic - Darwin Ortiz
Magic Of Alan Wakeling - Alan Wakeling
Stunners - Larry Becker
Mind Myth & Magic - T.A. Waters
Greater Magic - Hilliard

Yes I know that is 7, but I have to have all of these for sure!
Message: Posted by: 1908 (Jan 24, 2003 02:09PM)
Well it depends of what kind of magic everyone performs...

Anyway here is my list:

1. Strong Magic

2. The Mind and Magic of David Berglas

3. Stunners Plus (my favourite)

4. AoA

5. Hmmmm.... 13 steps in mentalism, Bobo's, Mastering the art of magic, (sorry too many wonderful gems...) :cups:
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Jan 24, 2003 02:58PM)
Tough call. I'd have to decide between the following:

Greater Magic
Card College
New Modern Coin Magic
Strong Magic
Tamariz Trilogy
Card Craft
Books of Wonder
Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
Apocalypse
Jinx
The James File
Close Up Card Magic
Secrets of Bro John
Smoke and Mirrors

If push came to shove, simply because of the amount of material, I guess I'd go with the following (although my answer might be different next week):

Greater Magic
Card College
New Modern Coin Magic
Apocalypse
Jinx
Message: Posted by: GeorgeG (Jan 24, 2003 03:47PM)
Card College Series
Apocalypse set
Ibidem set
Richard's Almanac
Marlo's Magazines
Message: Posted by: Dave Egleston (Jan 24, 2003 07:20PM)
This is always fun - Like Mr Guinn: my selections are whimsical at best, and are subject to change at any moment

Apocalypse
The James File
Workers
Hugard's Magic Monthly
The Jinx

As you can see: I went for volume

Now ready for something sick - This will show you how far behind I am in my reading

The next 5 books I have but haven't taken out of the plastic wrap

Constant Fooling
Book of Wonder VOL 2
The Mind and Magic of David Berglas
Personal Collection
Stanley Collins

I'll stop here - But believe it or not - I have 4-5 more books I haven't even opened

I need some free time!!!

Dave
Message: Posted by: chappelly (Jan 24, 2003 08:06PM)
I'll never get rid of these;
Books of Wonder
Magic Magazine Collection
The Magic of Michael Ammar
Close Up and Personal
Theater of the Mind
Message: Posted by: danny (Jan 26, 2003 09:08AM)
The Complete Walton one and two
Cards on the Table
Combined Card Sessions
Expert Card Technique
Message: Posted by: hackmonkey (Jan 27, 2003 06:38PM)
1. AOA series
2. Smoke & Mirrors
3. Paramiracles
4. Mastering the Art of Magic
5. If you read too much your eyes will go flat! I might slip in a few copies of 'The Crimp' by Jerry Sadowitz.
Message: Posted by: petrakos (Jan 27, 2003 08:09PM)
I'd go with:

Art of Astonishment
Theater of the Mind
Stunners
Peek Performances
The Jinx
Message: Posted by: Leland (Jan 27, 2003 09:57PM)
To start: the magic of Micheal Ammar, Mark Wilson Complete Magic, Bobo's Modern Coin Magic.
Message: Posted by: BenSchwartz (Jan 27, 2003 10:21PM)
1. Sankey Pankey: Jay Sankey
2. Williamson's Wonders: David Williamson
3. Paper Engine :Aaron Fisher
4. Carneycopia :John Carney
5. Art Of Astonishment : Paul Harris
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Jan 28, 2003 09:39AM)
Here are the results so far:

7 - Art of Astonishment - Harris, Paul
4 - Jinx Volumes - Annemann, Tedd
4 - Modern Coin Magic - Bobo, J.B.
3 - Apocalypse - Lorayne , Harry
3 - Books of Wonder - Wonder, Tommy
3 - Card College - Giobbi, Roberto
3 - Smoke & Mirrors - Bannon, John
3 - Strong Magic - Ortiz, Darwin
3 - Stunners - Becker, Larry
3 - Theatre of the Mind - Richardson, Barrie
2 - Complete Walton - Walton, Roy
2 - Finger on the Card - Ouellet, Gary
2 - Greater Magic - Hilliard, John
2 - Mastering the Art of Magic - Burger, Eugene
2 - The Magic of Michael Ammar - Ammar, Michael
1 - 7 Deceptions - Jermay, Luke
1 - Card Craft - Hartman, J.K.
1 - Card Zones - Sadowitz/Duffie
1 - Cards on the Table - Sadowitz, Jerry
1 - Carneycopia - Carney, John
1 - Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - Jennings, Larry
1 - Close Up & Personal - Regal, David
1 - Close Up Card Magic - Lorayne , Harry
1 - Close-up Illusions - Ouellet, Gary
1 - Combined Card Sessions - Kane, Peter
1 - Complete Course in Magic - Wilson, Mark
1 - Complete Works of Alex Elmsley - Elmsley, Alex
1 - Expert Card Technique - Hugard, Jean
1 - Expert Coin Magic - Roth, David
1 - Growing in the Art of Magic - Burger, Eugene
1 - Hugard's Magic Monthly - Hugard, Jean
1 - Ibidem - Lyons, Howard
1 - Impossibilia - Bannon, John
1 - James File - Stuart, James
1 - Magic Magazine -
1 - Magic Of Alan Wakeling - Wakeling, Alan
1 - Marlo's Magazines - Marlo, Ed
1 - Mind Myth & Magic - Waters, T.A.
1 - Miracles With Cards - Swain, James
1 - Natural Selections - Acer, David
1 - Paper Engine - Fisher, Aaron
1 - Paramiracles - Lesley, Tedd
1 - Peek Performance -
1 - Richard's Almanac - Kaufman, Richard
1 - Road Killers - Acer, David
1 - Sankey Pankey - Sankey, Jay
1 - Secrects of Brother John - Hamman, John
1 - Tamariz Trilogy - Tamariz, Juan
1 - The Mind and Magic of David Berglas - Berglas, David
1 - Theatrical Close-up - Samelson, Peter
1 - Williamson's Wonders - Williamson, David
1 - Workers - Close, Michael
1 - Works of Derek Dingle - Dingle, Derek
Message: Posted by: Mark Ennis (Jan 28, 2003 09:54AM)
Card College 1
Card College 2
Card College 3
Card College 4
Strong Magic
Message: Posted by: ixnay66 (Jan 28, 2003 12:03PM)
Hmmm...
Since I'd like to get as much stuff by as many people as possible I'd go with volumes.

Richard's Almanac
Art of Astonishment
Apocalypse
Pallbearers Review
Stars of Magic
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Jan 28, 2003 02:10PM)
My list:
The Classic Secrets of Magic Elliott
The Mark Wilson Complete Course in Magic Wilson
Greater Magic Hillard
The Magic Book Lorayne
Coin Magic - Bobo
Message: Posted by: jhostler (Jan 28, 2003 09:14PM)
This is a tough one, but I'd go with...

Derek Dingle's Complete Works
Paradox - Don England
Art of Astonishment - Paul Harris
Annotated Erdnase - Erdnase/Ortiz
Card Finesse - Jon Racherbaumer
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Jan 30, 2003 02:10PM)
Update:

9 - Art of Astonishment - Harris, Paul
5 - Modern Coin Magic - Bobo, J.B.
4 - Apocalypse - Lorayne , Harry
4 - Card College - Giobbi, Roberto
4 - Jinx Volumes - Annemann, Tedd
4 - Strong Magic - Ortiz, Darwin
3 - Books of Wonder - Wonder, Tommy
3 - Greater Magic - Hilliard, John
3 - Smoke & Mirrors - Bannon, John
3 - Stunners - Becker, Larry
3 - Theatre of the Mind - Richardson, Barrie
2 - Complete Course in Magic - Wilson, Mark
2 - Complete Walton - Walton, Roy
2 - Finger on the Card - Ouellet, Gary
2 - Mastering the Art of Magic - Burger, Eugene
2 - Richard's Almanac - Kaufman, Richard
2 - The Magic of Michael Ammar - Ammar, Michael
2 - Works of Derek Dingle - Dingle, Derek
1 - 7 Deceptions - Jermay, Luke
1 - Annotated Erdnase - Erdnase/Ortiz
1 - Card Craft - Hartman, J.K.
1 - Card Finesse - Racherbaumer, Jon
1 - Card Zones - Sadowitz/Duffie
1 - Cards on the Table - Sadowitz, Jerry
1 - Carneycopia - Carney, John
1 - Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - Jennings, Larry
1 - Close Up & Personal - Regal, David
1 - Close Up Card Magic - Lorayne , Harry
1 - Close-up Illusions - Ouellet, Gary
1 - Combined Card Sessions - Kane, Peter
1 - Complete Works of Alex Elmsley - Elmsley, Alex
1 - Expert Card Technique - Hugard, Jean
1 - Expert Coin Magic - Roth, David
1 - Growing in the Art of Magic - Burger, Eugene
1 - Hugard's Magic Monthly - Hugard, Jean
1 - Ibidem - Lyons, Howard
1 - Impossibilia - Bannon, John
1 - James File - Stuart, James
1 - Magic Magazine -
1 - Magic Of Alan Wakeling - Wakeling, Alan
1 - Marlo's Magazines - Marlo, Ed
1 - Mind Myth & Magic - Waters, T.A.
1 - Miracles With Cards - Swain, James
1 - Natural Selections - Acer, David
1 - Pallbearers Review -
1 - Paper Engine - Fisher, Aaron
1 - Paradox - England, Don
1 - Paramiracles - Lesley, Tedd
1 - Peek Performance -
1 - Road Killers - Acer, David
1 - Sankey Pankey - Sankey, Jay
1 - Secrects of Brother John - Hamman, John
1 - Stars of Magic -
1 - Tamariz Trilogy - Tamariz, Juan
1 - The Classic Secrects of Magic - Elliot
1 - The Magic Book - Lorayne , Harry
1 - The Mind and Magic of David Berglas - Berglas, David
1 - Theatrical Close-up - Samelson, Peter
1 - Williamson's Wonders - Williamson, David
1 - Workers - Close, Michael
Message: Posted by: Geoff Weber (Jan 30, 2003 03:56PM)
Drawing Room Deceptions
Art of Astonishment
I know they're not books but I'd have to keep The art of card manipulation series. No way I'd give that up.
I guess that makes 7 things. whoops.
Message: Posted by: Terry (Jan 30, 2003 04:05PM)
AOA
Stunners Plus
Card College
Theatre of the Mind
Message: Posted by: Doug Byrd (Feb 1, 2003 05:38PM)
This is an easy one.
The Apocalypse Set (Volumes 1-4)
Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
The Compleat Invocation
Christian Chelman's Capricornian Tales
and The AoA Set (Volumes 1-3)

I'm glad I don't have to choose though. :0)

Doug
Message: Posted by: Ben721 (Feb 1, 2003 05:46PM)
1.AoA Set
2.Modern Coin Magic
3.Collected Almanac
4.100% Sankey
5.Unexpected Visitor.
Message: Posted by: Brian Proctor (Feb 2, 2003 12:38AM)
1. Art of Astonishment 2
2. The Magic of Michael Ammar
3. Expert Coin Magic
4. Modern Coin Magic
5. The Second Now you see it, now you don't.
Message: Posted by: alexhui (Feb 2, 2003 05:48AM)
1.Apocalypse
2.Unexpected Card Book by Ed Marlo
3.The Collected Work by Alex Elmsley
4.Jinx
5.Revolutionary Card Technique

Alex
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Feb 2, 2003 08:24AM)
Our Magic, Maskelyne and Devant
Expert Card Technique, Hugard and Braue
Expert at the Card Table, Erdnase
Modern Coin Magic, Bobo
Fine Art of Magic, Kaplan
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Feb 3, 2003 11:58AM)
Update:

13 - Art of Astonishment - Harris, Paul
8 - Modern Coin Magic - Bobo, J.B.
6 - Apocalypse - Lorayne , Harry
5 - Card College - Giobbi, Roberto
5 - Jinx Volumes - Annemann, Tedd
4 - Strong Magic - Ortiz, Darwin
4 - Stunners - Becker, Larry
4 - Theatre of the Mind - Richardson, Barrie
3 - Books of Wonder - Wonder, Tommy
3 - Complete Course in Magic - Wilson, Mark
3 - Greater Magic - Hilliard, John
3 - Smoke & Mirrors - Bannon, John
3 - The Magic of Michael Ammar - Ammar, Michael
2 - Complete Walton - Walton, Roy
2 - Complete Works of Alex Elmsley - Elmsley, Alex
2 - Expert Card Technique - Hugard, Jean
2 - Expert Coin Magic - Roth, David
2 - Finger on the Card - Ouellet, Gary
2 - Mastering the Art of Magic - Burger, Eugene
2 - Richard's Almanac - Kaufman, Richard
2 - Works of Derek Dingle - Dingle, Derek
1 - 100% Sankey - Sankey, Jay
1 - 7 Deceptions - Jermay, Luke
1 - Annotated Erdnase - Erdnase/Ortiz
1 - Capricornian Tales - Chelman, Christian
1 - Card Craft - Hartman, J.K.
1 - Card Finesse - Racherbaumer, Jon
1 - Card Zones - Sadowitz/Duffie
1 - Cards on the Table - Sadowitz, Jerry
1 - Carneycopia - Carney, John
1 - Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - Jennings, Larry
1 - Close Up & Personal - Regal, David
1 - Close Up Card Magic - Lorayne , Harry
1 - Close-up Illusions - Ouellet, Gary
1 - Collected Almanac -
1 - Combined Card Sessions - Kane, Peter
1 - Drawing Room Deceptions - Hollingsworth, Guy
1 - Expert at the Table - Erdnase
1 - Fine Art of Magic - Kaplan
1 - Growing in the Art of Magic - Burger, Eugene
1 - Hugard's Magic Monthly - Hugard, Jean
1 - Ibidem - Lyons, Howard
1 - Impossibilia - Bannon, John
1 - James File - Stuart, James
1 - Magic Magazine -
1 - Magic Of Alan Wakeling - Wakeling, Alan
1 - Marlo's Magazines - Marlo, Ed
1 - Mind Myth & Magic - Waters, T.A.
1 - Miracles With Cards - Swain, James
1 - Natural Selections - Acer, David
1 - Now you see it, now you don't - Tarr, Bill
1 - Our Magic - Maskelyne and Devant
1 - Pallbearers Review -
1 - Paper Engine - Fisher, Aaron
1 - Paradox - England, Don
1 - Paramiracles - Lesley, Tedd
1 - Peek Performance -
1 - Revolutionary Card Technique -
1 - Road Killers - Acer, David
1 - Sankey Pankey - Sankey, Jay
1 - Secrects of Brother John - Hamman, John
1 - Stars of Magic -
1 - Tamariz Trilogy - Tamariz, Juan
1 - The Classic Secrects of Magic - Elliot
1 - The Complete Invocation -
1 - The Magic Book - Lorayne , Harry
1 - The Mind and Magic of David Berglas - Berglas, David
1 - Theatrical Close-up - Samelson, Peter
1 - Unexpected Card Book - Marlo, Ed
1 - Unexpected Visitor -
1 - Williamson's Wonders - Williamson, David
1 - Workers - Close, Michael
Message: Posted by: Feral Chorus (Feb 3, 2003 03:02PM)
FWIW:

In no particular order,

1. Close Up Card Magic - Lorayne
2. Amateur Magician's Handbook - Hay
3. Modern Coin Magic - Bobo
4. Worlds Beyond - Curry
5. Practical Mental Magic - Annemann
Message: Posted by: Dan LeFay (Feb 4, 2003 05:10AM)
In no particualar order:
-AoA (Harris)
-Books of Wonder (Wonder)
-The Magic Way (Tamariz)
-Strong Magic (Ortiz)
-Mind, Myth & Magick (Waters)
Message: Posted by: Bambaladam (Feb 5, 2003 04:54AM)
Telepathy in Action
Psychological Subtleties
Kentonism
Making Contact
Psychometry A-Z

But that is subject to change of course
Message: Posted by: Axman (Feb 5, 2003 12:19PM)
Interesting. Not one Vernon book yet.
I'd go with:
Smoke and Mirrors
Collected Works of Alex Elmsley
Apocalypse
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic
Bobo
Message: Posted by: jimesw (Feb 6, 2003 12:21PM)
Art of Astonishment set
7 Deceptions :banana:
Message: Posted by: James Washer (Feb 7, 2003 03:01PM)
Not many books by one author???

Author - Count of Book - Votes
Lorayne , Harry 3 10
Acer, David 2 2
Annemann, Tedd 2 6
Bannon, John 2 5
Burger, Eugene 2 3
Hugard, Jean 2 3
Marlo, Ed 2 2
Ouellet, Gary 2 3
Sankey, Jay 2 2
Tamariz, Juan 2 2
Ammar, Michael 1 3
Becker, Larry 1 4
Berglas, David 1 1
Bobo, J.B. 1 10
Carney, John 1 1
Chelman, Christian 1 1
Close, Michael 1 1
Curry 1 1
Dingle, Derek 1 2
Elliot 1 1
Elmsley, Alex 1 3
England, Don 1 1
Erdnase 1 1
Erdnase/Ortiz 1 1
Fisher, Aaron 1 1
Giobbi, Roberto 1 5
Hamman, John 1 1
Harris, Paul 1 15
Hartman, J.K. 1 1
Hay 1 1
Hilliard, John 1 3
Hollingsworth, Guy 1 1
Jennings, Larry 1 1
Jermay, Luke 1 2
Kane, Peter 1 1
Kaplan 1 1
Kaufman, Richard 1 2
Lesley, Tedd 1 1
Lyons, Howard 1 1
Maskelyne and Devant 1 1
Ortiz, Darwin 1 5
Racherbaumer, Jon 1 1
Regal, David 1 1
Richardson, Barrie 1 4
Roth, David 1 2
Sadowitz, Jerry 1 1
Sadowitz/Duffie 1 1
Samelson, Peter 1 1
Stuart, James 1 1
Swain, James 1 1
Tarr, Bill 1 1
Vernon, Dia 1 1
Wakeling, Alan 1 1
Walton, Roy 1 2
Waters, T.A. 1 2
Williamson, David 1 1
Wilson, Mark 1 3
Wonder, Tommy 1 4
Message: Posted by: Tony Chapparo (Feb 8, 2003 01:38AM)
AOA series (Harris)

Modern Coin Magic (Bobo)

Strong Magic (Ortiz)

Close-up Illusions (Ouellet)

Mark Wilson Course
Message: Posted by: Gerald (Mar 7, 2003 06:08PM)
Maskelyne & Devant "Our Magic"
Kaplan "The Fine Art of Magic"
Erdnase "Expert at the Card Table"
Bobo "Modern Coin Magic"
Hilliard "Greater Magic"
Message: Posted by: stevehw (Mar 8, 2003 05:22AM)
Close'up Card Magic
At The Card Table
Scams and Fantasies with Cards
Card College series (count for at least two books)
Message: Posted by: Nicodemus (Mar 8, 2003 06:16AM)
Mark Wilson Course
Card College Series
Paramiracles - Ted Lesley
Workers Series - Michael Close
Theater of the Mind - Barry Richardson
Message: Posted by: Iain Moran (Mar 8, 2003 11:40AM)
Collected Almanac - (Kaufman)
Strong Magic - (Ortiz)
Complete Works Of Derek Dingle (Kaufman)
Classic Magic Of Larry Jennings (Maxwell)
Mastering The Art Of Magic (Burger)
Message: Posted by: marko (Mar 8, 2003 12:19PM)
AoA series (guess I'm the first to mention them)
Smoke & Mirrors
Strong Magic
Drawing Room Deceptions
Close-Up Card Magic
Message: Posted by: Pavlo (Mar 9, 2003 03:54AM)
Arto of Astonishment
Carneycopia
Smoke and Mirrors
The Magic of Michael Ammar
Focus
Message: Posted by: john blaze (Mar 9, 2003 10:17AM)
Five sets:
Apocalypse
Hugard's Magic Monthly
Art of Astonishment
Card College
Tarbell

Five individual volumes:
Expert at the Card Table
Dai Vernon Book of Magic
Greater Magic
Close-Up Card Magic
Strong Magic
Message: Posted by: Dave Egleston (Mar 9, 2003 10:58AM)
Got a new one I'd like to keep

Carney's BOOK OF SECRETS

Dave
Message: Posted by: MagicCarisio (Mar 9, 2003 02:00PM)
I have many Favorites! But to keep five only!
Here goes!
1. "Greater Magic"
2. "Mind Myth & Magic"
3. "New Modern Coin Magic"
4. "Card College"
5. "Art Of Astonishment" :cheers:
Message: Posted by: debaser (Mar 9, 2003 10:05PM)
1,234,453,237 tricks with a thumb tip
Message: Posted by: Turk (Mar 10, 2003 07:43PM)
Hey guys,

Quit cheating. The question was which 5 BOOKS, not which 5 sets of books. Tarbell is out right off the bat for having more than 5 volumes.

Sticking with the original parameters (of 5 BOOKS), you'd have to pry my cold dead fingers off of:

The Jinx (3 volumes) by Ted Annemann
The New Modern Coin Magic by J.B. Bobo
Magic and Showmanship by Henning Nelms

Turk
Message: Posted by: Robert Black (Mar 10, 2003 10:13PM)
Modern Coin magic - general coins
Expert coin magic - okito reference
The Compleat Invocation - Bizarre
Annotated Erdinase - Cards
Paramiricles - Mentalism
Message: Posted by: Turk (Mar 11, 2003 07:26PM)
[quote]
On 2003-03-10 23:13, Robert Black wrote:
Modern Coin magic - general coins
Expert coin magic - okito reference
The Compleat Invocation - Bizarre
Annotated Erdinase - Cards
Paramiricles - Mentalism
[/quote]

Groan!! I had forgotten about the one volume The Compleat Invocation. What to do, what to do? Darn!! I just won't give up The Jinx and I am having a hard time giving up the Bobo or Nelms books.

Robert, it's tempting...but I think I'll have to pass on The Compleat Invocation and hope that The Jinx will "take up the slack".

Best regards,

Turk
Message: Posted by: Winks (Mar 12, 2003 01:11AM)
AoA
Bobo
Smoke & Mirrors
Paramiracles
Theatre of the Mind :clownonball:
Message: Posted by: Hugin (Mar 15, 2003 09:01PM)
The Magic of Michael Ammar
Dai Vernon Book of Magic
Carneycopia
Theater of the Mind
Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

Hugin
Message: Posted by: andre combrinck (Jan 10, 2004 12:19AM)
AOA(1-3)
Modern Coin Magic
The Magic of Michael Ammar
Mind,Myth and Magick
Smoke and Mirrors
I would have to DL The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley,The second now you see it,now you don't and the Tarbell Course under the books I already chosen.
Andre
Message: Posted by: alexanderN (Jan 11, 2004 12:08PM)
- Modern Coin magic
- Mastering the art of magic
- The royal road..
- Expert coin magic
- Dai vernon book of magic
Message: Posted by: MarkFarrar (Jan 11, 2004 12:17PM)
1. Bound To Please
2. Strong Magic
3. Worlds Beyond
4. Mind, Myth & Magic
5. Magic Squares.
Message: Posted by: jcards01 (Jan 11, 2004 02:23PM)
1. Expert at the Card Table
2. Royal Road
3. Scarne on Card Tricks
4. Marlo in Spades
5. Another Marlo in Spades in case the 1st one gets lost.
Message: Posted by: Darren Roberts (Jan 11, 2004 03:27PM)
Hmmm...today the list would be (in no particular order):

Stars of Magic
RRTCM - Hugard and Braue
Mark Wilson's Complete Course - Mark Wilson
The Annotated Erdnase - Darwin Ortiz
Fechter, The Magic of Eddie Fechter - Jerry Mentzer
Message: Posted by: Nicholas (Jan 11, 2004 04:46PM)
Kentonism
Weerd Enough
Miracles of Suggestion
Psychological Subtleties
Practical Mental Effects
Message: Posted by: apple123 (Sep 12, 2006 03:22PM)
RRTCM
CUCM
Magic Of Slydini
Scarne on Card Tricks
Magic With Cards - Garcia
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (May 18, 2007 04:09PM)
Book of Secrets
Modern Coin Magic
Williamson's Wonders
Carneycopia
Strong Magic

I constantly refer to these books.
Message: Posted by: Jaz (May 18, 2007 04:30PM)
Carneycopia - John Carney.
The Annotated Erdnase - Darwin Ortiz.
Collected Almanac - Kaufman.
Modern Coin Magic - J.B. Bobo.
The Amateur Magician's Handbook- Henry Hay.

Sorry but I gotta keep those Tarbells too. ;)
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (May 18, 2007 04:56PM)
They make [i]books[/i] about magic now?
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (May 18, 2007 08:51PM)
Carneycopia
Strong Magic
Works of Derek Dingle
Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
Benson by Starlight


but ask me tomorrow again . . . .
Message: Posted by: Alan Wheeler (May 21, 2007 08:25AM)
Tarbell Course
13 Steps to Mentalism
Fitzkee Trilogy
Our Magic
Books of Wonder
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (May 21, 2007 09:35AM)
1). Card College - Roberto Giobbi.
2). The Card Magic Of Nick Trost - Nick Trost.
3). The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings - Larry Jennings.
4). The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Stephen Minch.
5). Card Compulsions - Peter Duffie.
And as Andy the cardician commented..."ask me again tomorrow".
Cardamagically,
<<<KRaZy4KaRdZ>>>DOM
:) :bwink:
Message: Posted by: scooter magic (May 21, 2007 03:55PM)
The only 5 my dad hasn't barrowed and never returned yet. The rest have been hidden some where, but Im not sure exactly where and neither is he. Thats what I get for having a dad who likes to use your stuff before his own. I guess it is because my stuff is cooler an up-to-date.
Ashley
Message: Posted by: parmenion (Jul 24, 2007 09:26AM)
Berglas book
Williamson wonder
Kurtz book
Building block
Bruce bernstein(all:-) )
Message: Posted by: orsha23 (Aug 6, 2007 04:09PM)
The new modern coin magic - bobo
expert coin magic - kaufman
expert at the card table - erdnase
the annotated erdnase - ortiz
carneycopia - carney
Message: Posted by: Erdnase27 (Aug 7, 2007 08:13AM)
I go for weirder books:

- Capricornian Tales by Christian Chelman
- Hauntiques by Christian Chelman
- 13 steps to Mentalism
- Strong Magic
- Dear mr Fantasy
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 7, 2007 08:47AM)
Maybe nothing. Because,
If I could keep only 5 magic books, I will die.
Sorry I could not resist.

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: MagicalAdam (Aug 7, 2007 11:04AM)
1-3. The Art of Astonishment Series
4. Seriously Silly
5. Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
Message: Posted by: CAROLINI (Aug 8, 2007 10:14AM)
In keeping with the original question about MAGIC books and not confusing it with MENTALISM books I would keep:

The Trick Brain - Fitzkee (the bible for magicians)
Tarbells Course
Close-up Illusions - Ouellet
Magic of Slydini
Close-up card magic - Lorayne
Message: Posted by: tnscot (Aug 8, 2007 10:29AM)
Considering that I only have MWCCIM, and RRTCM, I guess it would be those two.
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Aug 8, 2007 10:35AM)
[quote]
On 2007-08-07 09:47, Hideo Kato wrote:
Maybe nothing. Because,
If I could keep only 5 magic books, I will die.
Sorry I could not resist.

Hideo Kato
[/quote]
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: Now that is my sentiment exactly, Hideosan!!
Cardamagically,
<<<KRaZy4KaRdZ>>> /> <> //
:) :bwink:
Message: Posted by: Oge (Aug 8, 2007 11:20AM)
Well so many book here already, but I think I go with :
1.strong magic
2.the art of asthonisment
3.maximum entertainment
4.book of wonder
5.13 steps to mentalism
Message: Posted by: Mike McErlain (Sep 2, 2007 09:57PM)
1. Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic - Gardner
2. Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic
3. The New Modern Coin Magic - Bobo
4. Maximum Entertainment
5. Stars of Magic

I would have mentioned Tarbell, but the whole set would take up my 5 choice and then some!
Message: Posted by: phillipsje (Sep 2, 2007 10:19PM)
1. Magic and showmanship Book by Henning Nelms
2. Stars of Magic
3. Close-Up Card Magic - Lorayne
4. Carneycopia
5. Modern Coin Magic - Bobo
Message: Posted by: Jake Austin (Sep 7, 2007 10:51PM)
1. The Art of Astonishment - Paul Harris
2. Strong Magic - Darwin Ortiz
3. The Books of Wonder - Tommy Wonder
4. Workers - Michael Close
5. Card College - Roberto Giobbi
Message: Posted by: Magikrn (Sep 7, 2007 11:25PM)
Mark Wilson's complete course in magic
Tarbell
AOA
Dominatricks
Sexy Magic (because it's a limited edition)
Message: Posted by: jmoran76 (Sep 8, 2007 07:03AM)
This is a great thread. For me, it would be:

1. Close-Up Card Magic -- Harry Lorayne
2. Pasteboard Presentations -- Terry LaGerould
3. Stars of Magic
4. Modern Coin Magic -- Bobo
5. Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic

I just picked up "Lint" and am looking forward to it. It that on anybody's list? Also, I'd love to get a copy of Bannon's Impossibilia, but it doesn't seem like there are any copies in existence!
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jan 16, 2015 01:14AM)
Very though call... I try my best this time, if only 5 books were allow to keep:

1. The Magic of Ascanio Vol 1 - Structural Conception of Magic
2. The Magic Way - Juan Tamariz
3. Books of Wonder - Tommy Wonder
4. Dear Mister Fantasy - John Bannon
5. TIED of following books, cannot decide: Sonata (Tamariz) / Mnemonica (Tamariz) / Williaonson Wonders (David Williamson) / Books of Sercert (John Carney) / Carneycopia (John Carney)/ Card Fictions (Pit Hartling)/ What lies inside (Florian Severin)

So can it be eleven books at least please???
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (Jan 16, 2015 09:57AM)
I'd keep 5 DVDs (and associated props):

1) Complete Card Magic (Gerry Griffin)
2) Fibre Optics Extended
3) Patrick Page Spongeballs
4) Messado Rings
5) Turbostick
Message: Posted by: sjdavison (Jan 16, 2015 09:58AM)
Hmm. Tough one! I guess going for quality and quantity it would have to be:

The jinx
Mind myth and magick
Psychological subtleties
Full facts of cold reading
Principles of mentalism

Simon
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Jan 16, 2015 12:27PM)
The Book of Secrets - John Carney,
Carneycopia - John Carney,
Think like a Conjurer Series - Ron Bauer,
Williamson's Wonders - Richard Kaufman,
The Conjuring Anthology - Jim Steinmeyer.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Jan 16, 2015 02:53PM)
21st Century Coin Mechanics by Larry Barnowksy
Rice's Encycl of Silk Magic
Bobo's New Modern Coin Magic
Phil Goldstein's Focus
New Animations by Mike Ching.

Doug
Message: Posted by: frankvomit (Jan 16, 2015 08:02PM)
[quote]On Jan 24, 2003, James Washer wrote:
If you could only keep 5 books on magic which ones would they be? [/quote

A very interesting question I have to say. If I were to choose 5 absolutes, would go Tarbell, Bobo, Royal Road, Expert, then maybe Carnycopia. I can honestly credit any of these books for the magic I do.
Message: Posted by: frankvomit (Jan 16, 2015 08:06PM)
But then theres also 13 steps as well in fact no insult to John Carney I think I'll trade the 2 off as much as I love Caneycopia I feel 13 steps should be in my 5th position when talking absolutes.
Message: Posted by: Remillard (Jan 17, 2015 02:07AM)
Royal Road
Mnemonica
Try The Impossible
Bobo
Simply Simon
Message: Posted by: MorrisCH (Jan 17, 2015 04:35AM)
Magic of Ascanio all volume
Juan Tamariz Trilogy
Apocalypse all volume
Card College all volume
Tarbell Course all volume
Message: Posted by: sirbrad (Jan 17, 2015 08:22PM)
Tough one as I have several thousand books on magic alone that no one would ever make me get rid of lol.

But just for fun:

Tarbell Course
Apocalypse
Magic Menu
The Magical Arts Journal
The Amatuer Magician's Handbook (Because that book was my first magic book at age 7.)

But I also love all my other books especially the magic theory ones a lot. So I must have them ALL! :bat:
Message: Posted by: sirbrad (Jan 17, 2015 08:27PM)
James it has been 12 years since you updated the list. :lol:
Message: Posted by: Cameron Roat (Jan 18, 2015 03:10PM)
1. Robert-Houdin's [i]Secrets of Conjuring and Magic[/i]
2. Sachs' [i]Sleight-of-Hand[/i]
3. [i]The Royal Road to Card Magic[/i]
4. [i]The Stars of Magic[/i]
5. Bobo's [i]New Modern Coin Magic[/i]

But I'd give up all 5 for the [i]Ron Bauer Private Studies Series[/i]...
Message: Posted by: charliemartin (Jan 18, 2015 07:18PM)
Master Notebook of Magic by Bob Wagner
Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber
The Magic Book by Harry Lorayne
Tarbell #1
Book of Secrets by John Carney
Message: Posted by: Joey_Z (Jan 18, 2015 08:07PM)
As I have a rather modest collection at this point, I wouldn't have to do much cutting:

1. Card College 1 & 2 (and I assume the rest when I complete the series)
2. Amateur Magician's Handbook
3. Focus
4. Royal Road
5. Bobo

Edit: Dang...I forgot Tarbell...substitute that for Bobo...maybe...
Message: Posted by: motown (Jan 18, 2015 10:27PM)
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond

Derek Dingle's Complete Works

Carnycopia

Close-up Card Magic