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Topic: Books you WANT
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 25, 2011 02:30AM)
So, we have a thread about our top ten favorite magic books and these often change. But I thought it would be a blast to name 5 or 10 books you do NOT have that you REALLY want.

Mine are:

Star Quality: The Magic of David Regal. (I have given up hope on this one)

The Complete Walton (I really do not like you Kyle LOL)

Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy (Yes I KNOW it isn't published yet, but after 4 years waiting, I am about to give up)

Modus Operandi

Harry Lorayne's upcoming book which unlike the Jennings book WILL be published!

Mr. Kaufman, I am AGING here sir! Will the Jennings book(s) ever be published? Do you accept bribes????

I am going to be in a bloody nursing home and as addle pated as they come by the time this thing MIGHT be published :(

Ahimsa,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: Hansel (Sep 25, 2011 03:24AM)
The Complete Walton
Message: Posted by: Dr. JK (Sep 25, 2011 07:49AM)
Being an accountant, I just so happen to have a spreadsheet of such things. ;) Here is a small sample of the next on my "hit list". They are in no particular order.

Collected Almanac
Best of Friends 3
Subtle Card Creations 1
Secret Ways of Al Baker
Message: Posted by: abracadanny (Sep 25, 2011 08:23AM)
Books of wonder
Practically all the lorayne books
Art of astonishment 2 and 3
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Sep 25, 2011 08:44AM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-25 03:30, Vlad_77 wrote:
So, we have a thread about our top ten favorite magic books and these often change. But I thought it would be a blast to name 5 or 10 books you do NOT have that you REALLY want.

Mine are:

Star Quality: The Magic of David Regal. (I have given up hope on this one)

The Complete Walton (I really do not like you Kyle LOL)

Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy (Yes I KNOW it isn't published yet, but after 4 years waiting, I am about to give up)

Modus Operandi

Harry Lorayne's upcoming book which unlike the Jennings book WILL be published!

Mr. Kaufman, I am AGING here sir! Will the Jennings book(s) ever be published? Do you accept bribes????

I am going to be in a bloody nursing home and as addle pated as they come by the time this thing MIGHT be published :(

Ahimsa,
Vlad
[/quote]

Mwhahaha.... ;)
Message: Posted by: duanebarry (Sep 25, 2011 09:41AM)
Tamariz, The Magic Way
Dawes, The Great Lyle
Jones/Avis, Ahead of the Pack
Punx, Fourth Dimensional Mysteries
Punx, farewell Performance
Message: Posted by: octave (Sep 25, 2011 09:46AM)
Books I want

Apocalypse Volumes 2,3,4
Curtain Call Barrie Richardson
Darwin Ortiz Cardshark
Reinventing The Real
Dai Vernon Inner Card Trilogy

-octave
Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 25, 2011 12:39PM)
Harry Lorayne's Personal Collection

Sonata by Juan Tamariz

Clever Like a Fox (Karrell Fox)

Magical Arts Journal (Ammar)

Trapdoor Vol. 2
Message: Posted by: nooner (Sep 25, 2011 02:12PM)
The James File
Stewart James in Print
Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy
Complete Walton
House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Sep 25, 2011 02:42PM)
I'm lucky enough to have all the books I want for now.
But of course I want Mr Jennings Takes it Easy if the book EVER comes out.
Message: Posted by: Frank Yuen (Sep 25, 2011 03:32PM)
Man I have practically every book that you guys want. I'd make a killing if I put them up for sale.
Message: Posted by: omk (Sep 25, 2011 04:37PM)
I'm very impatiently waiting for [b][i]Negromicon Plus[/b][/i] by Tony Andruzzi to be published by Viking Magic
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 25, 2011 09:37PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-25 15:42, Peo Olsson wrote:
I'm lucky enough to have all the books I want for now.
But of course I want Mr Jennings Takes it Easy if the book EVER comes out.
[/quote]

Peo,

A pity that wagering is not allowed on The Café. Furthermore it is a GREATER pity that we cannot bribe Richard Kaufman into getting this baby done. But if the Mayans are right then it won't matter either way ;)

Ahimsa,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: mahucharn (Sep 26, 2011 12:08AM)
Strong Magic-Darwin Ortiz.

The Fine Art of Magic-George Kaplan
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Sep 26, 2011 01:55AM)
Like Peo, I have all the books I want, as of now anyway...I definitely want the forthcoming "Magic Rainbow" and "Flamanco" from Juan Tamariz.

Do those count?
Message: Posted by: Deadsets (Sep 26, 2011 04:23AM)
Firstly Id like to find my Strong Magic book!!only about 100 pages in when it went missing.

Card Shark (Ortiz)
Avant cards (
Simons Seconds (Lovell)
Five Points in Magic (Tamariz)

And Card College 4-5
Message: Posted by: KLG (Sep 26, 2011 05:21AM)
Best of Friends 2.
All OOP and upcoming books of Tamariz.
Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 26, 2011 08:51AM)
A couple of others that are on my radar:

A Book in English by Woody Aragon

Devious Standards by Jamy Ian Swiss

Claude Rix book coming from H&R
Message: Posted by: panlives (Sep 26, 2011 09:22AM)
1st edition Erdnase.

Just kidding.

Not.

Octet, by Fulves.
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Sep 26, 2011 02:31PM)
Books that I am looking to get in the next year:
The Classic Collection Vols. 1-3 - Harry Lorayne (I love Harry's stuff and after acquiring Best of Friends and Apocalypse volumes, these are next on my list)
Bound To Please - Simon Aronson (I was wanting to learn a stack and read Simon's free PDF "Memories are This". There is so much great, free material on his website. Now I have the stack memorized and I want to purchase more of his material, I already have Simply Simon)
The Aronson Approach - Simon Aronson
Try The Impossible - Simon Aronson
Mnemonica - Juan Tamariz (Want to read Juan Tamariz's take on the stack as well)
Focus - Phil Goldstein (Curious about this one from reviews I've read here)

Books that I hope to get at some point but right now for various reasons (money being the main one),
it's not in the cards:
Personal Collection - Harry Lorayne
Epilogue - Karl Fulves
LINT - John Luka
Marlo Without Tears - Jon Racherbaumer
MINT 1 & 2 - Ed Marlo
Revelutionary Card Technique - Ed Marlo
The Berglas Effect - Richard Kaufman
Message: Posted by: brehaut (Sep 26, 2011 06:43PM)
Little Black Book--Scryer
Message: Posted by: metaljohn (Sep 27, 2011 02:56PM)
Card College volume 5 and Lightest
Apocalypse Volumes 1 and 3
Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz
Dai Vernon Inner Card Trilogy

And the upcoming book from Harry Lorayne called Impromptu Card Magic that apparently has stuff in there that he kept to himself all this time.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Sep 27, 2011 03:50PM)
I'm not really looking to buy anything, but I wouldn't mind having the Andruzzi works. Other than that, I have pretty much all of the books that I have searched for through the years.
Message: Posted by: gostone23 (Sep 28, 2011 11:03AM)
Here's my coveted/targeted list of Magic Book wants...

The essential Dai Vernon
Classic Collection Vol 1 & 2 & 3 and that new one he's working on...
House of Mystery: The Magic Science of David P. Abbott. Vol 1 & 2 - Teller & Todd Karr
Zarrow: A life
A card merely thought of - Tom Baxter
Card College 5 - Giobbi

So many books so little time...

-Robert
Message: Posted by: JCheng (Sep 29, 2011 12:56AM)
Sonata by Juan Tamariz
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Sep 29, 2011 09:52AM)
"A book in English" by Woody Aragon which Im about to order any day.
Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 29, 2011 03:07PM)
Ordered Trapdoor Vol. 2, looking forward to getting it.
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Sep 29, 2011 09:16PM)
Sonata - Juan Tamariz
The Magic Way - Juan Tamariz (actually any upcoming book from Juan)
The Collected works of Alex Elmsley (Vol 1 & 2)
52 Lovers Vol. 1 - Jose Carrol
Cardzilla - John Bannon (if it will be in print, don't know how many years still have to wait, might be 20 years at least)
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 30, 2011 11:31AM)
Well Kyle, I DO like you again. I JUST got The Complete Walton in the mail. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

So here is the deal: it seems you are a good luck charm so if YOU can get hold of a copy of Star Quality, then I will too!!

Thanks to H&R for GREAT service as always!!

Ahimsa,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Sep 30, 2011 07:02PM)
Vlad - I have Star Quality. I can't sell it to you, though. Not because I want it, but because I don't want you to have it. :D

The book I'm really looking for is The Magic of Robert Harbin.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 1, 2011 12:55AM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-30 20:02, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
Vlad - I have Star Quality. I can't sell it to you, though. Not because I want it, but because I don't want you to have it. :D

The book I'm really looking for is The Magic of Robert Harbin.
[/quote]

HAHA Now I don't like YOU!! :P

Seriously though, I am glad you have it! If I had it I wouldn't even sell it to the author - Harry Lorayne!

Ahimsa,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 1, 2011 08:16AM)
I also have a copy. I bought it a few years ago. It had been a part of Billy McComb's library and had been signed to him by David Regal. A real treasure.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 1, 2011 02:17PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-01 09:16, motown wrote:
I also have a copy. I bought it a few years ago. It had been a part of Billy McComb's library and had been signed to him by David Regal. A real treasure.
[/quote]

I don't like YOU either motown ;)
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 1, 2011 09:03PM)
Vlad,

If it makes you fell better, you have the Personal Collection which is one I still need to get.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 1, 2011 11:17PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-01 22:03, motown wrote:
Vlad,

If it makes you fell better, you have the Personal Collection which is one I still need to get.
[/quote]

LOL Motown, you know I like ya, but yeah, it does make me feel a bit better ;)

Ahimsa,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Oct 2, 2011 03:20AM)
At least Vlad likes me again now - He has got the Complete Waltons as well now :P
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 2, 2011 03:39PM)
Those are excellent books Kyle.
Message: Posted by: KyleMacNeill (Oct 3, 2011 03:29PM)
Hell to the yeah they are! xD
Message: Posted by: msmaster (Oct 3, 2011 06:59PM)
I want the Thurston Illusion Workbook One
Message: Posted by: T_C_Magic (Oct 5, 2011 03:54PM)
My list would include:
Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz
Approaching Magic by David Regal
Book Of Secrets by John Carney

TC
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Oct 5, 2011 07:44PM)
Vlad, I want you to have "Star Quality"... Just not mine... :P
Message: Posted by: BobMc (Oct 11, 2011 09:09PM)
There are two out-of-prints I really, really want, but I would say that 12 of the top 30 magic books I have were ordered within the last 24 months, and all but one of those are still available in print at retail. It is definitely not a bad time to be a magic book lover. Some of those would be Carneycopia, Al Schneider Magic, Secret Ways of Al Baker, Book of Secrets, David Roth's Coin Magic, Master of Misdirection, and Richard's Almanac. I know some believe that DVDs have ruined the market for book lovers to some degree, but I personally don't think that is the case at all. Actually, I think it is a phenomenal time to be a magic book lover. And if one is open to eBooks (i.e. from Lybrary), it even gets better. One can have all 907 digital pages of the original Jinx for $15 for God's sake. Screw DVDs (except for all DVDs by John Carney, coin magic DVDs, Richard Osterlind, Michael Ammar, Bill Malone, Tommy Wonder, etc...). Okay, so magic DVDs are pretty good these days too.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 12, 2011 01:54AM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 20:44, ClintonMagus wrote:
Vlad, I want you to have "Star Quality"... Just not mine... :P
[/quote]
LOL ClintonMagus!! That HAS to be the nicest post I have read tonight concerning my lack of David Regal completeness. Thanks for the kind sentiment - I think ;)

Best to you!!

Vlad
Message: Posted by: Shakey (Oct 12, 2011 02:21PM)
'A book in English' is at my local post office - so tomorrow morning at 8:45 ish!!!
Message: Posted by: soybntree (Oct 13, 2011 01:06PM)
Derren Brown Pure Effect its just so expensive :(
Message: Posted by: soybntree (Oct 13, 2011 01:06PM)
Derren Brown Pure Effect its just so expensive
Message: Posted by: JCheng (Oct 14, 2011 09:38PM)
All Tamariz's books!
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 14, 2011 09:41PM)
Well, since this thread started a managed to knock off a few books on my list and add a few others.
Message: Posted by: magicofrovin (Oct 14, 2011 10:42PM)
Dai Vernon-The Essential
David regal-aproaching magic
Message: Posted by: alexanderN (Oct 15, 2011 08:19AM)
The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Oct 17, 2011 09:34PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-15 09:19, alexanderN wrote:
The Magic Way by Juan Tamariz
[/quote]

The second edition of the Magic Way is just released in Spanish recently, that means, I hope that Stephen Minch will release this wonderful book in English soon.
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Sep 11, 2012 10:09AM)
Alright guys, it's been about a year since this thread was started, have you been able to knock off some books from your list?

I've been fortunate enough to get all of the books off of my list except Bound to Please, The Aronson Approach and Personal Collection. The above are still within my grasp except for the Harry Lorayne tome.

I'd be interested in hearing how you guys have come along, and what is your new list?

Upcoming books that I would like to get:

-[b]Personal Collection[/b], Harry Lorayne (probably won't happen but one can dream)

-[b]Complete Walton Vol. 1 & 2[/b] (good news with the reprint I'm hoping early next year these will be mine)

-[b]Bound to Please[/b], Simon Aronson

-[b]Aronson Approach[/b], Simon Aronson

-[b]Legendary Heirophant[/b], Jon Racherbaumer

-[b]Legendary Kabbala[/b], Jon Racherbaumer

-[b]Pabular Book 2[/b] (that darn Classic Periodicals thread!!)

-[b]A Book in English[/b], Woody Aragon

Because my magic budget has been decimated this year (buying all of those other books from last year's post, haha), these might have to wait until next year.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 11, 2012 04:17PM)
Wow, I can't believe it's been a year since I started this. I will have to wait for Classic Collection 4 it seems to get Star Quality since with shipping figured in wiull still be less expensive than buying the Regal book second hand. I had considered a desperate plea at one point to David Regal. You know, being a total sycophant and promising him my first born -if I ever have one - all that melodramatic stuff. But I already make a fool of myself enough round these parts.

Still haven't acquired Modus Operandi. I need to get my bearings on the magic scene here in the Old World. Peo turned me on to an excellent dealer in Finland so maybe he has this.

As for Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy, since nobody else has it, I guess I feel okay with that.

Got the Walton books and they are even better than I expected and my expectations were high; it's Roy Walton after all!

So now my list consists of:

Ramon Rioboo's new book (Yes Peo, I will call Marko lol)
Magic Page by Page (When I read the Pabular compilation, I ALWAYS read and re-read Patrick Page's column)
I have the originals but I fear handling them, so I will most likely order the Viking reprint of MAGICK; the shipping costs however terrify me. As far as I know, only Viking sells these. George is a great guy but international shipping is decidedly UNgreat. :(

When I earn as much money as Sir Paul McCartney (yeah right) I am going to buy out Byron Walker AND Jon Gregit. Knowing my karma however, the day all of that comes by 13 cargo vessels, a meteorite will make me a grease spot at Rotterdam port. It is hell being me. :(
Message: Posted by: Shawn Evans (Sep 11, 2012 05:17PM)
Card Craft
Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy
Mr. Jennings Takes It Tough
The Classic Collection Vol. 1-4
The Complete Walton Vol. and 2
Epilogue
Message: Posted by: poonchingyip (Sep 11, 2012 10:07PM)
The books that I really want:

The Complete Walton Vol. 1&2
Card Craft by J.K. Hartman
The Cups and Balls by Michael Ammar
Riffle Shuffle System by Edward Marlo
52 Memories by Jack Parker
Pure Effect by Derren Brown
The Lottery Illusion
Personal Collection by Harry Lorayne
All OOP books from Tarmariz
At the Card Table by Darwin Ortiz
Message: Posted by: ixnay66 (Sep 12, 2012 10:44PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-01 09:16, motown wrote:
I also have a copy. I bought it a few years ago. It had been a part of Billy McComb's library and had been signed to him by David Regal. A real treasure.
[/quote]

Cool! I have a copy of J. C. Wagners book in HC signed by JC to John Carney. I bought it from John at a Magic Castle swap meet years ago.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Van Van Mojo (Sep 12, 2012 11:09PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-25 03:30, Vlad_77 wrote:
Star Quality: The Magic of David Regal. (I have given up hope on this one)

Ahimsa,
Vlad
[/quote]

Here ya go Vlad.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=481523&forum=78&1

At the top of my want list is Occam's Magic....just can't buy what hasn't been published.

Other than that, there is a seemingly endless list of books I want that I'm slowly acquiring. I'll see if I can make up a top 5 or 10 list later on.
Message: Posted by: Dr. Van Van Mojo (Sep 12, 2012 11:18PM)
[quote]
On 2011-09-25 03:30, Vlad_77 wrote:
Star Quality: The Magic of David Regal. (I have given up hope on this one)

Ahimsa,
Vlad
[/quote]

Here ya go Vlad.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=481523&forum=78&1

At the top of my want list is Occam's Magic....just can't buy what hasn't been published.

Other than that, there is a seemingly endless list of books I want that I'm slowly acquiring. I'll see if I can make up a top 5 or 10 list later on.
Message: Posted by: Dr. JK (Sep 13, 2012 09:35AM)
Well, I received/purchased the following from last year's list:

[i]Collected Almanac
Subtle Card Creations 1
Secret Ways of Al Baker[/i]

On my new list:
[i]Stewart James in Print: The First 50 Years
One Degree
The Classic Collection 4[/i]

There are many others, but I see these as more interesting to my current tastes.

It's been a great year, and I've grown a lot as a performing magician. Although I've learned from many sources, I feel like I've performed a lot of David Regal effects over the last year. He's so devilishly clever!!!
Message: Posted by: PapaG (Sep 13, 2012 02:24PM)
The out of print Tamariz books...

David Benn's book on Dad Stevens...

And Stephen Minch to acquire the rights to combine the Martin Nash Trilogy pamphlets into one complete hardback volume...
Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 13, 2012 09:35PM)
From last year I'm still looking for:

- Lorayne's Personal Collection
- Sonata
- The Claude Rix book, which still hasn't been published.

In addition to those:

- The Dave Campbell Legacy
- Magic Page by Page
- Trapdoor Vol. 3
- The Nine of Diamonds
- Card Dodgery
- The Essential Sol Stone
- The Cardwarp Tour
Message: Posted by: rocky424 (Sep 14, 2012 12:08AM)
I would love to have 'Mind and Magic of David Berglas', but the rarity and price, obviously, is keeping me at bay.

I shouldn't even be thinking of adding more books to my collection, as I've been really behind at looking closely at the things I already have. But, the want is still there. :hmm:
Message: Posted by: highcard (Sep 21, 2012 03:03PM)
I just wanted to drop a note in here to let everyone know that [url=http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00472O7L0]'The Coney Island Fakir: The Magical Life of Al Flosso'[/url] is free for the Kindle today at Amazon. It's a short book, telling about Flosso's life and influence on the world of magic in the 20th century.
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Sep 21, 2012 04:00PM)
Thanks for the info on the free Kindle edition. Just downloaded it. Only met Al once in the early 60s. He was a much better magician than a duster :)
His upstairs store was a mess but the most magical looking magic shop I've ever seen. Looking forward to this read.

Larry
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 23, 2012 07:58AM)
Entertaining Card Magic - Cy Endfield
Scams and Fantasies- Ortiz
Expert Card Conjuring - Sharpe
Effects from the Magic Mafia Ackerman
Personal Collection Lorayne
Reputation makers - Lorayne
Classic Sampler - Skinner
Message: Posted by: Vincero (Sep 24, 2012 03:54AM)
Gene Maze: "The Art of Bottom Dealing"

Roy Walton: "The Complete Walton" both volumes

Harry Lorayne: "Special Effects"

Lewis Ganson: "Inner Secrets" books - the ones I don't already have.

I'd like some first editions of the older "standards" too. Especially "The Royal Road to Card Magic" because it was my first book on the subject at age 11. I would also love a first edition of "The Card Magic of Paul Le Paul". Obviously the list of such books could be endless.

Generally, I prefer trying to track down original publications as opposed to collections... So the road is going to be a long one. ideally, I'll end up with the volumes too though.

Zac
Message: Posted by: alexhui (Oct 4, 2012 12:21AM)
The ONLY book I want now:

52 Memories by Jack Parker

Alex Hui
Message: Posted by: krazykat (Nov 27, 2012 04:30PM)
I am looking to complete my Pallbearers Review, (I am missing volume 1,) and 52 Memories.

Otherwise, I have so much, I just want to read it all!!!

OK, A Book in English would be nice too...
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Sep 5, 2013 01:48PM)
Every year about this time I like to resurrect this thread, that way people can see how they did as well as post their new wishlist. I was fortunate enough to get most of the items from my [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/search_post.php?topic=434893&forum=110&post=7682111]list last year[/url] except for Personal Collection (though I did get the PDF), Bound to Please, Pabular Book 2 (though I have the PDF so this isn't as critical) and the Complete Walton Vol. 1 & 2.

Been lucky enough to get some other great books this year like Lessons In Card Mastery, Classic Collection 4, Theater of the Mind and Artful Mentalism. So here is my new wishlist:


From Last Year:

-Personal Collection, Harry Lorayne (three years in a row!)
-Complete Walton Vol. 1 & 2, Roy Walton
-Bound to Please, Simon Aronson
-Pabular Book 2

New to the list:

-At the Card Table, Darwin Ortiz (please reprint this Mr. Ortiz)
-52 Memories, Jack Parker
-Reinventing the Real, Tyler Wilson
-High Calibur, John Bannon
-Confident Deceptions, Jason Ladanye
-Williamson's Wonders, Dave Williamson
-Card Dodgery, J.K. Hartman
-Approaching Magic, David Regal
-The Approach, Jamie D. Grant
-The Chronicles, Karl Fulves

I better stop now, the list is getting longer, not shorter.

So how did everyone else do this past year? What is your new list? Good luck and happy book hunting.
Message: Posted by: duanebarry (Sep 5, 2013 02:34PM)
Now would be the time to pick up Complete Walton 1 & 2 while the new edition is still in print. (H&R still has a few copies on hand.) When it goes OOP, those books will shoot right back up again.
Message: Posted by: JohnIJ (Sep 6, 2013 01:28PM)
Still on my wishlist for this year:

Approaching Magic - David Regal
Maximum Entertainment - Ken Weber
Maelström - Tom Stone
Williamson's Wonders - David Williamson
Message: Posted by: Tyler (Sep 6, 2013 03:42PM)
Cardzilla - Bannon
Message: Posted by: nooner (Sep 6, 2013 07:21PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-06 16:42, Tyler wrote:
Cardzilla - Bannon
[/quote]

Agreed. Still waiting for that one to finally be released.
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Sep 6, 2013 09:06PM)
J. N. Hofzinser--Non Plus Ultra, Volumes I & II: In 1998 and 2004, Magic Christian released two mammoth volumes of his unceasing and extraordinary research on the nineteenth-century Viennese master Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, one of magic's greatest artists and innovators. For more than a century it was believed that most of Hofzinser's magic had been lost. Through Magic Christian's untiring efforts, that is no longer the case. These two volumes, published in German, fill in huge amounts of information about Hofzinser and his card magic, exploding myths, correcting misinformation and presenting everything currently known about his life, sleights, tricks and presentations. Both volumes are now translated into English and are being edited and typeset in a deluxe format emulating the art-book design of the German editions. Christian has also added new discoveries made since the original editions were published. These books will be produced in collaboration with the Conjuring Arts Research Center, assuring that they will be of the finest quality.

I really, really, REALLY want this one! After talking with Stephen Minch who is busy translating and typesetting these two BIG (600+ pages) books he said they will be out later this year.
Message: Posted by: LeConte (Sep 8, 2013 11:42PM)
That sounds great Peo. Thank you for the information.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 11, 2013 10:18PM)
The Magic of Fred Robinson
Message: Posted by: Jiceh (Sep 12, 2013 06:15AM)
Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy
Mr. Jennings Takes it Tought
The Magic of Fred Robinson
Japan ingenious
The Feints and temps of Harry Riser
...
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Sep 12, 2013 06:43AM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-12 07:15, Jiceh wrote:
Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy
Mr. Jennings Takes it Tought
The Magic of Fred Robinson
Japan ingenious
The Feints and temps of Harry Riser
...
[/quote]

Hi Jiceh,

I really hope you can snag the Harry Riser book; it's packed with superlative magic. The walnut routine alone would sell for nice bucks if published as a stand alone DVD with props. But the rest of the magic is equally excellent.

As for the Jennings books, all due respect to Mr. Kaufman but I have given up hope on these. I know that there has been some stirrings of late that Mr. Jennings Takes it easy MAY be imminent, but, it's been imminent for a number of years now. I hasten to add in Mr. Kaufman's defense that there were serious setbacks encountered. I do hope I am wrong and these do hit the market. Certainly Mr. Kaufman has considerable business savvy and has to know that these books would be runaway best sellers.

Best,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: Jiceh (Sep 12, 2013 02:56PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-12 07:43, Vlad_77 wrote:
[quote]
On 2013-09-12 07:15, Jiceh wrote:
Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy
Mr. Jennings Takes it Tought
The Magic of Fred Robinson
Japan ingenious
The Feints and temps of Harry Riser
...
[/quote]
Hi Jiceh,

I really hope you can snag the Harry Riser book; it's packed with superlative magic. The walnut routine alone would sell for nice bucks if published as a stand alone DVD with props. But the rest of the magic is equally excellent.

As for the Jennings books, all due respect to Mr. Kaufman but I have given up hope on these. I know that there has been some stirrings of late that Mr. Jennings Takes it easy MAY be imminent, but, it's been imminent for a number of years now. I hasten to add in Mr. Kaufman's defense that there were serious setbacks encountered. I do hope I am wrong and these do hit the market. Certainly Mr. Kaufman has considerable business savvy and has to know that these books would be runaway best sellers.

Best,
Vlad
[/quote]
Hello Vlad
I'm waiting the Jennings books since 1997. In the magazine "Le magicien", a famous french magician wrote that these books will be printed this year (it was 1997).
Maybe one day...

The Riser book is on my top list.
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Sep 12, 2013 03:20PM)
How you guys feel about "Mr Jennings Takes It Easy" is how I feel about "Cardzilla". We have been waiting so long for it, his lectures notes "Cardzilla is Coming" came out in 1998. Since then he has had other books come out so I thought that it was a tease by Mr. Bannon and not a real book, but [url=http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=335882&forum=272]I hope I'm wrong[/url].

[quote]
On 2013-09-05 15:34, duanebarry wrote:
Now would be the time to pick up Complete Walton 1 & 2 while the new edition is still in print. (H&R still has a few copies on hand.) When it goes OOP, those books will shoot right back up again.
[/quote]

Yeah, I'm pushing my luck with these titles, I really need to pick them up soon.
Message: Posted by: mike pearce (Sep 12, 2013 07:43PM)
Maximum entertainment. By Ken Weber
Message: Posted by: Adam Wood (Sep 28, 2013 01:45AM)
Card Craft (the only book I don't have by Mr. Hartman)
Tamariz's OOP books
Effortless Card Magic
Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic
Personal Collection
Stanyon's Magic
Complete file of The Sphinx (one can dream!)
(and of course) Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy
Message: Posted by: Payne (Sep 28, 2013 11:21AM)
A 1584 edition of Scott's The Discoverie of Witchcraft
Message: Posted by: Jiceh (Sep 28, 2013 12:41PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-28 12:21, Payne wrote:
A 1584 edition of Scott's The Discoverie of Witchcraft
[/quote]
signed by the autor?
Message: Posted by: RiffRaff (Sep 28, 2013 06:25PM)
1st ed. Expert at the Card Table - signed by the author... in his real name.
Message: Posted by: Jiceh (Sep 30, 2013 12:57PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-28 19:25, RiffRaff wrote:
1st ed. Expert at the Card Table - signed by the author... in his real name.
[/quote]
I have 2 signed copies. Do you want one?
Message: Posted by: RiffRaff (Sep 30, 2013 09:36PM)
[quote]
On 2013-09-30 13:57, Jiceh wrote:
[quote]
On 2013-09-28 19:25, RiffRaff wrote:
1st ed. Expert at the Card Table - signed by the author... in his real name.
[/quote]
I have 2 signed copies. Do you want one?
[/quote]

In that case, I'll take 3!
Message: Posted by: motown (Sep 30, 2013 10:57PM)
Finally got a hold of a copy of Theatrical Close-Up.
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 15, 2013 05:44PM)
- Trapdoor Vol. 3
Message: Posted by: slowkneenuh (Oct 25, 2013 11:56AM)
It's a moving target, but as of right now:

Subtle Card Creations, Volume 4 - Nick Trost
Counting On Deception - Larry Barnowsky
The Approach - Jamie D. Grant

John
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 25, 2013 02:53PM)
Another vote for Counting on Deception.
Nick Trost's vol 5
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 25, 2013 03:30PM)
...and Impromptu by Martin Gardner which I preorded six years ago!
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 25, 2013 07:51PM)
[quote]
On 2013-10-25 15:53, Peo Olsson wrote:
Another vote for Counting on Deception.
Nick Trost's vol 5
[/quote]Peo,

When is it coming out ?
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 25, 2013 10:11PM)
Motown,

Couting on Deception is allready out, mr Trost's Subtle Card Creations vol 5 is in the works.
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 25, 2013 11:01PM)
Yes, I was referring to the Trost book Peo. Thanks. I haven't heard anything about it.
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 26, 2013 02:02AM)
Motown,

Only Marshall at H&R knows fpr sure.
Message: Posted by: pbj100 (Oct 26, 2013 02:40AM)
I have

Star quality David regal
Sonata Tamariz
Walton 1 and 2
best of friends 1 and 2
all arronson books
Focus Phil goldstien
52 lovers Jose carrol

Pm me if interested
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 26, 2013 06:42AM)
[quote]
On 2013-10-26 03:40, pbj100 wrote:
I have

Star quality David regal
Sonata Tamariz
Walton 1 and 2
best of friends 1 and 2
all arronson books
Focus Phil goldstien
52 lovers Jose carrol

Pm me if interested
[/quote]

When I was working at the Cuckoos' Nest I saw Jose Carrol's 52 Lovers but for some odd reason I never bought it and I wish now I had especially since we demonstrators received a nice discount as part of our pay.

C'est la guerre! And, it seems that more American magicians sell books than magicians here, and shipping is murder from the US. I have missed so many deals in this section in the last 1 1/2 years. I think it's time to come home!
Message: Posted by: Larry Barnowsky (Oct 26, 2013 07:27AM)
Vlad,
The rates to ship outside the US are crazy. Just a few years ago I was able to ship a hardcover book under four pounds anywhere in the world through the US Post Office for $13. They soon raised it to $18 and now its $24. Fed Ex and UPS are much higher. USPS cartons up to 20 pounds cost $60. If someone wanted to buy multiple books and have them shipped from the US it would save some money by using the $60 medium carton but depending on the book size you could fit 3-4 hardcover books in one of those cartons. The old international first class is weight limited and now costs sometimes more than International Priority Mail.


Larry :readingbook:
Message: Posted by: pbj100 (Oct 26, 2013 02:53PM)
I am in the UK phil
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 26, 2013 04:22PM)
[quote]
On 2013-10-26 03:40, pbj100 wrote:
I have

Star quality David regal
Sonata Tamariz
Walton 1 and 2
best of friends 1 and 2
all arronson books
Focus Phil goldstien
52 lovers Jose carrol

Pm me if interested
[/quote]
Great list of books pbj100, I have them all as well.
Message: Posted by: neocatalyst (Oct 27, 2013 12:53PM)
Pallbearers Review
The Royal Touch
Best of Friends 2
Trost vol 5
and the non plus ultra Hofzinser book!!! ::drool::
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 27, 2013 01:39PM)
It seems there will be a follow-up with Non Plus Ultra vol 1 and vol 2 according to Magic Christian, vol 3a and 3b! dubble drool
Message: Posted by: M Petersen (Oct 27, 2013 08:03PM)
We are looking at an early 2014 release date for Trost 5. The new Bob Cassidy book is on pre-order special right now on the website. I can't recommend that one enough if you are the least bit interested in mentalism. I will keep you up to date on the Trost book as I get a more firm date.

Marshall
H & R Magic Books
http://www.magicbookshop.com
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Oct 27, 2013 10:14PM)
Hi Marshall, Great news keep us posted of Trost 5.
Message: Posted by: slowkneenuh (Nov 19, 2013 11:42AM)
One down, two to go. I would have more but keep getting diverted. There should be a moratorium for three months every year so we would have a chance to catch up on things.:)

Subtle Card Creations, Volume 4 - Nick Trost (Got It!)

Counting On Deception - Larry Barnowsky
The Approach - Jamie D. Grant
Message: Posted by: Jorge Betancourt (Jun 13, 2016 10:07AM)
I hope you guys already have the books you wanted a few years ago.

My list:

-Complete Walton Vol. 2 (I have vol. 1 and 3)
-Neoclassics by Larry Jennings (I have all of his books, except Neoclassics)
-Secrets of Brother John Hamman
-The Magic of Edward Victor's Hands
-Labyrinth by Richard Kaufman
-Stars of Magic
-Inner Card Trilogy by Vernon
-Card Zones by Duffie and Sadowitz
-The Magic of Ascanio Vol. 1, 2 and 3
-52 Memories by Jack Parker
-Steranko on Cards
-Card Magic of Nick Trost
-Subtle Card Creations Vol. 2
-Carneycopia
-Books of Wonder
-Scripting Magic by Pete McCabe
-Miracles with Cards by Swain
-Renovations by Guy Hollingworth
-Drawing Room Deceptions
-Collected Works of Alex Elmsley Vol. 1 and 2
-Mr. Jennings takes it easy and takes it tough (I really want these books, I'm a big fan of Jennings)

A very small list haha but I started buying books in 2014 so I don't have too many (around 40)
Message: Posted by: motown (Jun 14, 2016 07:42PM)
It's interesting to look back and see a book on my wish list that never got published 5 years later.
Message: Posted by: everitt99 (Jun 17, 2016 09:36PM)
-Blocking Off by Karl Fulves
-Setting Up Exercises by Karl Fulves
-The Marlo Trilogy
-Faro Concepts by Murray Bonfeld
-Sleight Unseen by Martin Nash

Many more on my list but these are really close to the top
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jul 1, 2016 10:56PM)
[quote]On Jun 17, 2016, everitt99 wrote:
-Blocking Off by Karl Fulves
-Setting Up Exercises by Karl Fulves
-The Marlo Trilogy
-Faro Concepts by Murray Bonfeld
-Sleight Unseen by Martin Nash

Many more on my list but these are really close to the top [/quote]
Sleight Unseen is by Stephen Minch.
Great pick!
Message: Posted by: everitt99 (Jul 11, 2016 12:36PM)
Oops, my bad. Thanks for spotting that magicfish!
Message: Posted by: terryisaacs (Jul 16, 2016 04:10PM)
-The Definitive Sankey 1-3
-the Classic Collection volume. 1 By Lorayne
-The Essential Vernon (don't think I'll be able to get my hands on one though)

These are my future wants. Would be very excited if I got any of these in the next few months.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jul 17, 2016 01:11PM)
Standup cardmagic by Roberto Giobbi.
Message: Posted by: Nekromant (Jul 18, 2016 06:53PM)
Magick - Bascom Jones (COMPLETE HARD-BOUND EDITION)
The Uncanny Scot Ron Wilson
Message: Posted by: Joey_Z (Jul 28, 2016 07:26PM)
+1 for Compleat Magick
Message: Posted by: D.Y.Ollan (Aug 5, 2016 09:50AM)
-Close-up Card Magic, Harry Lorayne
-Mnemonica, Juan Tamariz
-The Art of Switching Decks, Roberto Giobbi
-Gene Maze and the Art of Bottom Dealing, Stephen Hobbs
-Revolutionary Card Technique, Ed Marlo

All classics I should already have, I know, but they're gaps I need to fill in the library!
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Aug 7, 2016 05:03PM)
[quote]On Jun 14, 2016, motown wrote:
It's interesting to look back and see a book on my wish list that never got published 5 years later. [/quote]


Motown, I couldn't agree more and frankly I have given up hope for Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy. Pity because the Maxwell text is full of errors. Oh well, I'll keep soldiering on.

I hope this message finds you well!
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Aug 14, 2016 09:08PM)
Vlad, I wouldn't give up quite yet, Richard is still working on it. Here is his last update from the [url=http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=6927&sid=07bca203126a71947ff51860167d7743&start=120]Genii forum[/url]:


[quote]On May 10th, 2016, Richard Kaufman wrote:
A natural consequence of having too much on my plate is that I navigate to the simplest project at hand. That's never going to be a book of Jennings' material--even the easy stuff.

But I just digitized the 90 audio cassettes and turned them into MP3 files, which means I can take them anywhere on my computer. Planning to digitize all the video I shot next. I listened to quite a bit of the audio as it was playing, and I could hear details I missed. That drives me crazy, and means I'll have to re-listen to everything while going over the already-written text.[/quote]
Message: Posted by: RileyG (Sep 5, 2016 08:20PM)
[quote]On Jul 28, 2016, Joey_Z wrote:
+1 for Compleat Magick [/quote]

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=625073&forum=78
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 11, 2016 03:59PM)
Expert Card Conjuring- Sharpe
Message: Posted by: SamChak (Sep 12, 2016 09:27PM)
[b]J. N. Hofzinser, Kartenkunste[/b] (1910) by Ottokar Fischer

[img]https://s15.postimg.cc/kkbj3787f/58ffb3bb_d244_4ec4_8a15_f04f7b54c99f.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Rupert Pupkin (Sep 12, 2016 09:40PM)
[quote]On Sep 11, 2016, magicfish wrote:
Expert Card Conjuring- Sharpe [/quote]

Hey Magicfish, are you limiting this to certain edition? Because if not, you can purchase a bound copy of both this and Chicanery for $20.

http://www.magicinc.net/expertcardconjuringandexpertcardchicanery.aspx

This is the edition I have. The book's Marlo material is pretty great. But the overall quality of the material is fairly uneven, unfortunately.

Still, at that price for both books, it's well worth it.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Pupkin (Sep 12, 2016 09:41PM)
[quote]On Sep 12, 2016, SamChak wrote:
[b]J. N. Hofzinser, Kartenkunste[/b] (1910) by Ottokar Fischer

[img]https://s15.postimg.cc/kkbj3787f/58ffb3bb_d244_4ec4_8a15_f04f7b54c99f.jpg[/img] [/quote]

MY MAN!

Hofzinser gets me all tingly.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Oct 11, 2016 06:29AM)
It's nice to see this thread still alive five years later. Except for Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy, I acquired the other books on my list - the first post in this thread.

Since moving to The Netherlands, my access to nearby brick and mortar shops is rather limited and shipping from the US and even nearby UK can be prohibitive. That said, my new list is as follows in no particular order:

Art Decko by Simon Aronson
The Complete Al Leech
Roberto Giobbi's work on deck switches
Harry Lorayne's Jawdroppers
Destination Zero by John Bannon.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 15, 2016 09:40PM)
I have Art Decko, JawDroppers, and Destination Zero. You will love them Vlad.
Message: Posted by: ctom (Nov 14, 2016 10:26PM)
Http://www.ebay.com/itm/142169959411?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


http://www.ebay.com/itm/142179520806?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 16, 2016 07:18PM)
The Sal Soto book from Kaufman.

The recently released Vanni Bossi book has me intrigued. Very elegant.

Roberto Giobbi's new book Stand-up Card Magic
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 16, 2016 09:50PM)
The Johnny Thompson Book
Message: Posted by: Wordsworth (Nov 17, 2016 06:54PM)
Reflections, by Helder G. Really wish I'd picked this one up years ago.
Message: Posted by: motown (Nov 19, 2016 05:32PM)
The Gene Anderson Book is another.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Nov 27, 2016 08:06PM)
[quote]On Sep 12, 2016, Rupert Pupkin wrote:
[quote]On Sep 11, 2016, magicfish wrote:
Expert Card Conjuring- Sharpe [/quote]

Hey Magicfish, are you limiting this to certain edition? Because if not, you can purchase a bound copy of both this and Chicanery for $20.

http://www.magicinc.net/expertcardconjuringandexpertcardchicanery.aspx

This is the edition I have. The book's Marlo material is pretty great. But the overall quality of the material is fairly uneven, unfortunately.

Still, at that price for both books, it's well worth it. [/quote]

Thanks Rupert, I found a copy.
Now Im looking for Close-up Impact
Message: Posted by: pancho247 (Dec 3, 2016 03:31PM)
Artful mentalism of bob Cassidy volume 2 fundamentals

Been looking for a second hand copy for ages
Message: Posted by: Joe Brewer (Dec 3, 2016 04:03PM)
Since leaning Mnemonica I have been after a copy of "In order to amaze"
Message: Posted by: Escamoteur (Dec 3, 2016 07:51PM)
Bascom Jones Compleat Magick compilation (one of these days I need to bite the bullet instead of getting a bunch of cheaper items)
Unreal by Bruce Bernstein
The Alchemical Tools by Paul Brook
Message: Posted by: jb201 (Dec 3, 2016 08:07PM)
Magicfish, I pick-up a copy of Close-up Impact, from Amazon.com.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Dec 5, 2016 11:06AM)
Thanks J.B.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Dec 5, 2016 11:27AM)
Im also currently seeking Jim Ryan Close-Up
Message: Posted by: Claudio (Dec 5, 2016 01:58PM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2016, magicfish wrote:
Im also currently seeking Jim Ryan Close-Up [/quote]
It looks like it's available here: http://www.magicinc.net/jimryanclose-upsensationalstunnervol1byphiliprwilmarth.aspx
Message: Posted by: camron (Dec 10, 2016 09:07AM)
[quote]On Dec 5, 2016, Claudio wrote:
[quote]On Dec 5, 2016, magicfish wrote:
Im also currently seeking Jim Ryan Close-Up [/quote]
It looks like it's available here: http://www.magicinc.net/jimryanclose-upsensationalstunnervol1byphiliprwilmarth.aspx [/quote]

correct. but that's only volume 1 of 4 volumes.
Message: Posted by: charliemartin (Dec 10, 2016 11:53AM)
Santa? I want..Gene Anderson book
Mel Mellers
Road Scholar by Dick Oslund
Handsome Jack
Message: Posted by: Ejwhite25 (Dec 23, 2016 03:51PM)
Chris Kenner out of Control

All 3 Art of Astonishment
Message: Posted by: Delimbeau (Dec 27, 2016 03:32AM)
The first Artful Mentalism book by Bob Cassidy
The book on book tests by Dick Christian, which he unfortunately never finished. Alternatively I would love to have his lecture notes.
Message: Posted by: motown (Jan 3, 2017 07:06PM)
After reading the glowing reviews and the posts on the MC, I'd add the new Vanni Bossi book Aretalogy to my list.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Jan 9, 2017 06:36PM)
I have all the books I want…
For now.
And good books are rather rare nowadays. So it is not so impossible to have the few new good ones regularly.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Jan 9, 2017 06:42PM)
The Book I would really like to have doesn't exist yet.
It would be an update encyclopedia of magic with the latest refinement. And a philosophical treatise of our art. Even though a lot of people have tried that philosophic effort in the last decades. There is so much to do in this area.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Jan 13, 2017 06:04AM)
[quote]On Jan 9, 2017, Rachmaninov wrote:
The Book I would really like to have doesn't exist yet.
It would be an update encyclopedia of magic with the latest refinement. And a philosophical treatise of our art. Even though a lot of people have tried that philosophic effort in the last decades. There is so much to do in this area. [/quote]

Amen brother! Now if we could just Max Maven, Jon Racherbaumer, and Mike Close to write it!
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Jan 13, 2017 03:54PM)
Considering the huge task, I think you are right Vlad, it could be a team effort only. And a big team ! I would see a collective work, asking to experts in each field or sub field to write an article on a fine point, and some would make the synthesis of all articles on the same subject. Finally collecting all the works in an encyclopedia.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Jan 13, 2017 03:57PM)
Already exhausted by just seeing the daunting task !
I think the card collège time is over. Too much things now.
Message: Posted by: Rolyan (Jan 20, 2017 06:03AM)
I'm looking for Deceptions From A Daypack vol 1: Saigon Subtleties. I've got vol 2 but can't track down vol 1 for love nor money. If anyone has a copy they would be willing to sell, please pm me.
Message: Posted by: Lempereur (Feb 9, 2017 12:50AM)
I think your perception and position along the path to magic success would have a big impact on which books to select.

When I started out in 1980, none of the great selections we have now were available.
I had a limited budget, being newly married, and had to choose between Tarbell 2 and Expert at the Card Table.
I choose Tarbell 2, since I wanted Card magic, but also wanted to do other areas. The guy at Yogi's magic mart
in NW Baltimore got POed at me for not buying Tarbell 1. I wanted card magic and those were th only two books I could afford.

Today, I can afford them, and have bought most of them, but have reached the full storage limit with the wife.
My magic also has to share space with my guitars, miniature soldiers, military history books, rock and geology books, and board game collections!
Message: Posted by: B. Edwards (Feb 21, 2017 02:35AM)
Some reprints will do:

Apocalypse vol.1(1-5) and vol.3(11-15)
Cardshark


Brian
Message: Posted by: Nosslrak (Feb 23, 2017 05:07AM)
The first edition of The Expert at the Card Table would be very nice to have.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (May 14, 2017 05:45PM)
Jaw-Droppers 2
Message: Posted by: Duoquadragesimus (Jun 6, 2017 04:17AM)
The Expert's Portfolio No. 2
Message: Posted by: FalseDeal (Jun 9, 2017 02:12PM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2017, Duoquadragesimus wrote:
The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 [/quote]

This.
Message: Posted by: Tomasio! (Jul 1, 2017 11:57AM)
-Apocalypse volume 3
(out of print from what I see)

-The Books of Wonder volume 1 and 2
(also out of print if I'm correct)


I am also thinking about picking up:

-Dai Vernon's Book of Magic
I read this one is very good. Some would include it among the books you must own. I can't find to much about the booo but from what I know it is first released at the end of the 1950's and the L&L reprint has better quality pictures. Love to read some more reviews.

-Harry Lorayne The Magic Book
Not to confuse with Dai Vernon's Booo of Magic but I also read that many people are very positive about this book from mr. Lorayne.

-Card College Light 1-3
I really like the Card College books from Roberto Giobbi and this Light series is also great from what I've seen so far on the forum. About 20 effects per book but what interests me most is how Giobbi is going to make these effects his own with his thoughts on presentation.


I recently got Art of Astonishment 1-3 from Paul Harris because I've read so many great reviews here on the forum and I also got volume 2 of Apocalypse by Harry Lorayne.

I also got The Card Magic of Nick Trost and I have a feeling all these books will keep me occupied for a long long time.

Still, I can't help it looking for other books that are now out of print or maybe going to soon because it will be harder to find them later and I know I will get them eventually anyay so why not now? :)

Card College volume 3 and the Booos of Wonder for example.
Message: Posted by: Threecard (Aug 6, 2017 08:23PM)
[quote]On Jun 6, 2017, Duoquadragesimus wrote:
The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 [/quote]
This is listed on Dennis Behr's site, does anyone know how or where to purchase? I have Volume 1 and it is excellent!
Message: Posted by: Magic-Daniel (Aug 8, 2017 12:45AM)
You can only get it from Jack himself
Message: Posted by: kenedho (Aug 10, 2017 07:28AM)
Totally Out of Control - Kenner
Bertram on Sleight of Hand - Bertram
Train Tracking - Brookings
Message: Posted by: deaton (Aug 11, 2017 05:02PM)
Nelson Enterprises Catalogs #5 - #14 - #16 - #17 - #22. Oh yeal! :bigdance:
Message: Posted by: Hondo88 (Aug 16, 2017 12:21PM)
[quote]On Aug 8, 2017, Magic-Daniel wrote:
You can only get it from Jack himself [/quote]

How does one go about doing this? I have scoured the internet looking for a shop, speaking schedule, appearances, etc and have come up empty. Any help would be awesome. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: kenedho (Aug 24, 2017 05:51PM)
Need to add

Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

to my list. Anyone know where an available copy would be?
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Aug 24, 2017 08:09PM)
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, kenedho wrote:
Need to add

Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

to my list. Anyone know where an available copy would be? [/quote]
It's published by Magic Inc, and available on their website:

http://www.magicinc.net/revolutionarycardtechniquebyedmarlo-2ndprinting.aspx
Message: Posted by: kenedho (Sep 12, 2017 06:04PM)
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, Tim Cavendish wrote:
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, kenedho wrote:
Need to add

Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

to my list. Anyone know where an available copy would be? [/quote]
It's published by Magic Inc, and available on their website:

http://www.magicinc.net/revolutionarycardtechniquebyedmarlo-2ndprinting.aspx [/quote]

Thanks Tim! I thought it was OOP so it's comforting. Will definitely come around to getting it.

I recently acquired a copy of Train Tracking and have just met Atlas tonight - just a nice fellow. Hence I now have a revised WTB book list:

(I just wish to get their hardcopies)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost - Trost
Totally Out of Control - Kenner
Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

Would be amazing if someone intends to sell their The Card Magic of Nick Trost...
Message: Posted by: bill7 (Sep 27, 2017 04:32PM)
Any news on Eric Meade's Connover book?
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 28, 2017 06:43PM)
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, kenedho wrote:
Need to add

Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

to my list. Anyone know where an available copy would be? [/quote]
Browser's Den of Magic.
Message: Posted by: terryisaacs (Oct 3, 2017 04:14PM)
Wanted to update my list here. I recently have gotten way more magic than I need including Essential Dai Vernon, and Classic Collection 1,2, and 5. So still wanting to get
Definitive Sankey 1-3
And now also CC 3 and 4
Message: Posted by: Indistinguishable (Oct 6, 2017 10:26PM)
The Lubor Fiedler book is high on my list
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Oct 8, 2017 09:02PM)
Quidnunc
Article 52
Card Devilry
Message: Posted by: Richard Kaufman (Oct 19, 2017 12:16PM)
[quote]On Sep 12, 2017, kenedho wrote:
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, Tim Cavendish wrote:
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, kenedho wrote:
Need to add

Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

to my list. Anyone know where an available copy would be? [/quote]
It's published by Magic Inc, and available on their website:

http://www.magicinc.net/revolutionarycardtechniquebyedmarlo-2ndprinting.aspx [/quote]

Thanks Tim! I thought it was OOP so it's comforting. Will definitely come around to getting it.

I recently acquired a copy of Train Tracking and have just met Atlas tonight - just a nice fellow. Hence I now have a revised WTB book list:

(I just wish to get their hardcopies)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost - Trost
Totally Out of Control - Kenner
Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

Would be amazing if someone intends to sell their The Card Magic of Nick Trost... [/quote]

I will be reprinting Chris Kenner's Totally Out of Control before the end of the year. It will be an expanded edition of 272 pages that also includes all four issues of Magic Man Examiner.
Message: Posted by: terryisaacs (Oct 19, 2017 09:39PM)
[/quote]

I will be reprinting Chris Kenner's Totally Out of Control before the end of the year. It will be an expanded edition of 272 pages that also includes all four issues of Magic Man Examiner. [/quote]

That's awesome to hear!
Message: Posted by: kenedho (Nov 20, 2017 06:19PM)
[quote]On Oct 19, 2017, Richard Kaufman wrote:
[quote]On Aug 24, 2017, kenedho wrote:
I now have a revised WTB book list:

(I just wish to get their hardcopies)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost - Trost
Totally Out of Control - Kenner
Revolutionary Card Technique - Marlo

Would be amazing if someone intends to sell their The Card Magic of Nick Trost... [/quote]

I will be reprinting Chris Kenner's Totally Out of Control before the end of the year. It will be an expanded edition of 272 pages that also includes all four issues of Magic Man Examiner. [/quote]

With that, Richard, I am fortunate enough to complete my 2017 wish list in time for my Christmas reading break. :)

Somewhat of a sad thing is, I already know what are included in my 2018 wish list...! The Books of Wonder - Wonder
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (Nov 22, 2017 06:49AM)
I'm come to the conclusion that I actually want all the books. :) So greedy ....
Message: Posted by: kenedho (Nov 27, 2017 06:45PM)
[quote]On Nov 20, 2017, kenedho wrote:
... The Books of Wonder - Wonder [/quote]

The Books of Wonder - Wonder
Principia - Ong
Message: Posted by: Steadyhands (Dec 29, 2017 10:22PM)
The Chop Cup Book by Mark Wilson
Cups, Cups, Cups by Merlyn T. Shute
All in a Nutshell by Frank Garcia
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Dec 29, 2017 11:17PM)
Close-Up Impact- Krenzel.
Message: Posted by: pierre888 (Jan 2, 2018 07:18PM)
Sonata by Juan Tamariz 👍
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Jan 4, 2018 01:34AM)
The Magic Rainbow by Juan Tamariz.


Hopefully it will be released by end of 2018
Message: Posted by: DrBrewhaha (Jan 7, 2018 05:00PM)
Seeking JawDroppers! One by Harry Lorayne.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 8, 2018 10:10AM)
[quote]On Jan 7, 2018, DrBrewhaha wrote:
Seeking JawDroppers! One by Harry Lorayne. [/quote]
Incredible book. Tough to acquire. Those who have it don't want to part with it. I don't blame them. My Inscribed copy is always on my table.
I sincerely hope you find one. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: DrBrewhaha (Jan 8, 2018 10:40PM)
[quote]On Jan 8, 2018, magicfish wrote:
[quote]On Jan 7, 2018, DrBrewhaha wrote:
Seeking JawDroppers! One by Harry Lorayne. [/quote]
Incredible book. Tough to acquire. Those who have it don't want to part with it. I don't blame them. My Inscribed copy is always on my table.
I sincerely hope you find one. Good luck! [/quote]

Happy to hear it's great. Sad to hear it's so tough to get. I'll keep searching.
Message: Posted by: kShepher (Jan 12, 2018 12:09PM)
I'll second Jawdroppers 1. Can't find it anywhere.....yet.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 13, 2018 04:13PM)
Looking forward to the Johnny Thompson book.
Message: Posted by: clars (Jan 16, 2018 08:01PM)
Dominatricks by Tyler Wilson. Having no luck at all
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Jan 20, 2018 11:35PM)
Card File 2- Mentzer
Message: Posted by: mandrax (Feb 4, 2018 11:41PM)
Looking for Rene lavand magic from the soul. Looks like it is out of print and can't find it anywhere!
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Feb 6, 2018 03:24PM)
You can try directly Mike Canevey for the Lavand’s book. Sometimes, publishers have a few left even if it’s said out of print on the website.
Message: Posted by: mandrax (Feb 6, 2018 09:16PM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2018, Rachmaninov wrote:
You can try directly Mike Canevey for the Lavand’s book. Sometimes, publishers have a few left even if it’s said out of print on the website. [/quote]

Thanks Rachmaninov will do :-)
Message: Posted by: mandrax (Feb 6, 2018 09:22PM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2018, Rachmaninov wrote:
You can try directly Mike Canevey for the Lavand’s book. Sometimes, publishers have a few left even if it’s said out of print on the website. [/quote]

Amazing looks like your idea worked!!! Thank you so much !
Message: Posted by: robvh (Feb 6, 2018 11:09PM)
Professional Secrets - Geoffrey Durham
Magic Page by Page - Patrick Page
Message: Posted by: motown (Feb 11, 2018 11:42PM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2018, robvh wrote:
Professional Secrets - Geoffrey Durham
Magic Page by Page - Patrick Page [/quote]Wish the hardcover of this was still available.
Message: Posted by: Steadyhands (Feb 19, 2018 01:19PM)
It's looking like I've managed to acquire a copy of The Chop Cup Book by Mark Wilson. I saw it on Amazon for a good price ($85). Purchasing it became a little tricky, the seller wouldn't ship to Australia. Luckily Australia Post have recently set up a package forwarding service in the US so I added this address to Amazon and have just received a "Shipped" notice.

Next stage is when AusPost contact me about the shipping to me in Oz.
Message: Posted by: sennheiser (Mar 8, 2018 05:54AM)
Jerry Mentzer's "Card Cavalcade" series is on my wish list.
Message: Posted by: Steadyhands (Mar 12, 2018 03:18AM)
The Chop Cup Book by Mark Wilson is now off my want list and now on my bookshelf. Auspost's Shop Mate mail forwarding was a mostly painless process.
Message: Posted by: Peckham (Apr 28, 2018 07:57PM)
Is there a Lubor Fieldor book being published this year?
Message: Posted by: boboswitch (Jun 3, 2018 02:31PM)
Today marks a yearly anniversary that I have been looking for a specific book. We have all been there. Just need to be patient. Post "WTB" messages. Ask friends to "be on the lookout." All of these approaches and others can be successful; however, there is also the inevitable (and sometimes uncomfortable) "haggle." Also, I can't help but wonder if a book that would be of great interest to me to read and have on my shelf is of much lesser importance to someone else where that title is "just another book" to them. What if there was a repository where people list the books they want and also list how much they were willing to pay for the book. Someone else who also wants the same book could also express their interest and list what they were willing to pay (undoubtedly more than the first person). Kind of like an auction for books that are not available. Such topics could be perused by book owners and they might be intrigued at what someone would pay for a book that they own. In the end, two happy persons in a transaction. I guess that is enough to float out the idea. Maybe it an old idea? Maybe it is a dumb idea? However, who knows, maybe by this time next year I will no longer be waiting for the book that I have been looking hard for. Thoughts?
Message: Posted by: nooner (Jun 3, 2018 06:08PM)
Boboswitch - what book are you looking for?
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Jun 3, 2018 06:13PM)
[quote]On Jun 3, 2018, boboswitch wrote:
Today marks a yearly anniversary that I have been looking for a specific book. We have all been there. Just need to be patient. Post "WTB" messages. Ask friends to "be on the lookout." All of these approaches and others can be successful; however, there is also the inevitable (and sometimes uncomfortable) "haggle." Also, I can't help but wonder if a book that would be of great interest to me to read and have on my shelf is of much lesser importance to someone else where that title is "just another book" to them. What if there was a repository where people list the books they want and also list how much they were willing to pay for the book. Someone else who also wants the same book could also express their interest and list what they were willing to pay (undoubtedly more than the first person). Kind of like an auction for books that are not available. Such topics could be perused by book owners and they might be intrigued at what someone would pay for a book that they own. In the end, two happy persons in a transaction. I guess that is enough to float out the idea. Maybe it an old idea? Maybe it is a dumb idea? However, who knows, maybe by this time next year I will no longer be waiting for the book that I have been looking hard for. Thoughts? [/quote]
What book are you seeking, boboswitch?

I hunted for 12 years before finding the Scroll of Masklyn ye Mage at a price I could afford.
Message: Posted by: boboswitch (Jun 3, 2018 10:50PM)
Thank you for the replies! Very kind of you to even acknowledge this topic. "Private Party Lecture Notes" by Michael Weber are my "Holy Grail" book/notes search right now. I have been looking for years and have never seen them appear anywhere.

I feverishly also look for other impossible to find Weber titles that I have incredible interest in. His "Seeds Lecture Notes" would be a one-in-a-million find. While I view the aforementioned to be "unobtainium," I am on a crusade to seek/find the following Weber titles as well: Invocational Lecture notes, Two Fold Tour notes (NYC private card conference), Japanese FISM notes, French Lecture notes, and German Lecture notes. Last, Weber was a part of Stan Allen's Inside Magic Newsletter and I would LOVE to obtain/procure a full run of that publication. Finally, full disclosure would include that I am fiercely looking for two of Weber's tricks that he produced: "Stamp Out Card Tricks" and "One-Two Punch."

With thankfulness for encouraging me to pursue these dreams,

Frank
Message: Posted by: Indistinguishable (Sep 24, 2018 05:12PM)
[quote]On Apr 28, 2018, Peckham wrote:
Is there a Lubor Fieldor book being published this year? [/quote]

Lubor's book was originally listed as a 2015 arrival. Certainly that's high on my shopping list too. Though since no news this year 2019 will be the earliest.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Sep 24, 2018 06:25PM)
DeLand book looks awesome. The layout is superb and Richard has put a lot of work and passion in it. No doubt the contents are excellent.
Not cheap !
Message: Posted by: The_Mediocre_Gatsby (Sep 24, 2018 07:12PM)
I'll be getting Blomberg Laboratories for Christmas. I'm excited. I use the Konami code quite a bit and am looking forward to what the rest of the book holds
Message: Posted by: Indistinguishable (Sep 24, 2018 07:49PM)
[quote]On Sep 24, 2018, Rachmaninov wrote:
DeLand book looks awesome. The layout is superb and Richard has put a lot of work and passion in it. No doubt the contents are excellent.
Not cheap ! [/quote]

Agree! That's part of my Christmas-gift-to-self sorted out for sure.
Message: Posted by: Indistinguishable (Sep 24, 2018 07:51PM)
[quote]On Sep 24, 2018, The_Mediocre_Gatsby wrote:
I'll be getting Blomberg Laboratories for Christmas. I'm excited. I use the Konami code quite a bit and am looking forward to what the rest of the book holds [/quote]

You won't regret getting Blomberg Labs. I had it the moment it arrived, and I enjoyed it so much I felt as if it had been written especially for me.
Message: Posted by: Ray Haining (Sep 25, 2018 12:15PM)
[i]Geoff Latta: The Long Goodbye[/i], by Stephen Minch and Stephen Hobbs, just released.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Sep 25, 2018 05:52PM)
[quote]On Sep 25, 2018, Ray Haining wrote:
[i]Geoff Latta: The Long Goodbye[/i], by Stephen Minch and Stephen Hobbs, just released. [/quote]

Agree ! Especially with the DVD companion
Message: Posted by: EvilClown (Sep 29, 2018 02:53PM)
Latta book arrived at my office yesterday. Have only had a chance to flip through it for a second but looks to be worth every penny I paid for it. Look forward to digging into it this week.
Message: Posted by: asherfox (Oct 4, 2018 05:31PM)
Isn't this book went oop?
I mean Blomberg Laboratories.
Message: Posted by: Ironjim (Oct 5, 2018 12:40PM)
Put me on the list for the Latta book, The Long Goodbye. I just got my Roth book on Coin Magic. This is next on my list.
Message: Posted by: Richard Kaufman (Oct 22, 2018 10:16AM)
My book, "DeLand: Madness and Mystery," will arrive from China on November 20. You'll have it before the holiday. 608 pages, oversized, slipcased, full color, 10 pounds.
It will include a deck of 54 gimmicked cards from the United States Playing Card Company that allows you to do 20 tricks in the book. No sleight of hand (though you can add some if you like!). :)
www.richardkaufman.com
Message: Posted by: Cardguy52 (Oct 22, 2018 01:54PM)
For me, the two books I'd liked to see reprinted would be both of the Ross Bertram books.
Message: Posted by: Joshua Barrett (Oct 23, 2018 09:47PM)
Now that the Latta book finally came out, I anxiously wait for Deland!
Message: Posted by: Pauldelafontaine (Jan 19, 2019 07:03PM)
The Gift
Message: Posted by: Pierre Cardinlemon (Jan 22, 2019 08:54AM)
Dai Vernon: Ultimate secrets of card magic and Book of magic
Allan Ackerman: Las Vegas kardma
Harry Lorayne: Close-up card magic
Message: Posted by: diamondjack (Mar 22, 2019 09:47AM)
Simply Harkey.
Enchantments by Wesley James.
Seventh Heaven by Lewis Jones.
The Little Green Lecture by Pit Hartling.
Maelstrom by Tom Stone
High Caliber by John Bannon.
Devil of a Bar and Pub.
A Tangled Web by Eric Mead.
Hauntiques by Christian Chelman.
Message: Posted by: EvilClown (Mar 22, 2019 11:55AM)
The Magic of Robert Harbin
Nothing but the Family Deck by Jared Kopf
Be More Funny by Christopher Barnes
Only Ideas by Rory Adams
Fechter by Jerry Mentzer
Jaw Droppers 1 by Harry Lorayne
Personal Collection by Harry Lorayne
The Castle Notebooks, Vol 1. by Bruce Cervon
The Martin Nash Trilogy
The Ramsay Finale by Andrew Galloway
Full Bloom by Gaetan Bloom
Subtle Card Creations Vol. 4 and Vol. 5 by Nick Trost
The Magic of 1936 by Eric Lewis
Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Mar 23, 2019 02:51PM)
Maximum Entertainment
And Finally
Tales of Enchantment
The Road Scholar
Message: Posted by: scottvraneshfallin (Mar 26, 2019 12:39PM)
The new Steve Forte book that is in the works.

The Asian Hustle: Secrets of the Hindu Shuffle by Lance Caffrey

If anyone has a line on a used copy of The Asian Hustle, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Rachmaninov (Mar 27, 2019 12:27PM)
Some infos on the Steve Forte book ?
Message: Posted by: JTM (Mar 28, 2019 03:34PM)
I'm highly looking for the Stephen Minchs Vernon Chronicles 1-3 as well as Harry Loraynes Classic Collection Vol 1
Message: Posted by: Magic-Daniel (Mar 28, 2019 07:40PM)
[quote]On Mar 27, 2019, Rachmaninov wrote:
Some infos on the Steve Forte book ? [/quote]

It will be the best and biggest book ever on cards.....for magicians
Message: Posted by: teenagelabotomy42 (Apr 18, 2019 10:55PM)
Anything Michael Weber that I don't own.
Message: Posted by: reese (Apr 20, 2019 01:24PM)
The Steve Forte set and the Annemann Enigma book by Todd Carr.
Message: Posted by: CARDTALK (Apr 29, 2019 04:07PM)
Do we have an idea of when the Steve Forte book is coming out and where it will be sold?
Message: Posted by: silbo (May 8, 2019 11:02AM)
Professional Secrets: A Life in Magic by Geoffrey Durham
Stand-up: A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic by Ian Keable
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas by David Britland
Message: Posted by: Prahlad (Jun 27, 2019 11:27PM)
At the card table
The annotated erdnase
Constant fooling 1&2
Close up and personal
Sonata
Flamenco
The art of switching decks
Card fictions
Little green lecture notes
Cardially yours
Apocalypse volumes
Peek encores
Essential Dai Vernon
J K Hartman books
The books of wonder
Message: Posted by: TomasB (Sep 6, 2019 01:09AM)
[quote]On Oct 4, 2018, asherfox wrote:
Isn't this book went oop?
I mean Blomberg Laboratories. [/quote]
Seems like it has been reprinted once again: https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/magic/card-magic/blomberg-laboratories/

Thanks for the incredible support for the book, people. Love you all!

/Tomas
Message: Posted by: Steven Leung (Sep 16, 2019 09:44PM)
[quote]On Mar 29, 2019, Magic-Daniel wrote:
[quote]On Mar 27, 2019, Rachmaninov wrote:
Some infos on the Steve Forte book ? [/quote]

It will be the best and biggest book ever on cards.....for magicians [/quote]

Yes, and I was fortunate enough that Jason England showed me some clips which Forte perform some of the effects while they usual discussed magic, something that I have never seen before ...

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Besides, definitely Flamenco by Juan Tamariz, however, based on the Magic Rainbow just released earlier this year I don't think that will be something coming soon. Then of course an update expand version of Sonata will be quite nice too.

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In addition, Pulp Friction by Lee Asher should release any time soon. This is a book you do not want to miss.

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Looking forward to David Regal new book as well, I am getting into more focus on setting like close up room / parlor setting and if effects included as described for those setting it will be wonderful.
Message: Posted by: magicfish (Sep 30, 2019 01:29AM)
Close up Impact- Minch
Message: Posted by: kShepher (Oct 12, 2019 04:17PM)
Jawdroppers 1, Card Craft, and At the Card Table.