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marko
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Way too many to mention. The sad part is I have worn-out volumes of books on card magic lying here and there and have yet to even crack open my copy of "Finnegann's Wake." The shame.
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Marcelo
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Card College 1-4 (5 needed)
AoA set
RRTCM
MWCCIM
Practical Mental Magic
13 Steps to mentalism
Now u c now u don't
Modern Coin Magic
Strong Magic
Magic And Showmanship
Zap
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Too many to list. The ones I go back to the most are Paul Harris Art of Astonishment, Giobbi's Card College, and Bannon's Impossibilia and Smoke and Mirrors.
Presto
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Bobo coin magic
Tarbell set
And many more.
Some of them a have not red yet. Last time I prefer DVDs and videos.
what
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Mark Wilsons Complete Course in Magic Wilson
Modern Coin Magic
Royal Road to Card magic
Idiot's Guide to Magic
encyclopedia of card tricks
expert card technique
The Magic of Michael Ammar
Up close & Personal
Constant Fooling 1&2
Various boolkets

My favorite is always Mark Wilsons book

Enjoy!!

Mike
Magic is fun!!!
Cameron Roat
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Most used...

By Forces Unseen - Ernest Earick (reading)
Royal Road to Card Magic - Jean Hugard
Close-Up Card Magic - Harry Lorayne
Inner Card Trilogy - Dai Vernon

And tons and tons of small booklets.
Evan Williams
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My favorite are the Art of Astonishment books.
mastermagician91
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Royal Road to Card magic and Modern COin Magic, highly reccomended!
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Smar99
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The ones I read most often excluding lecture notes are:
Art of Astonishment Vol. 1-3
Revolutionary Card Technique
Scams And Fantasies With Cards

I buy more VHS and DVDs than I do books.
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andre combrinck
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Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic-Wilson
RRTCM-Hugard & Braue
Expert Card Technique-Hugard & Braue
Expert at the Card Table-Erdanse
Modern Coin Magic-Bobo
Sleight of Hand-Sachs
Art of Magic-T.Nelson Downs/Hilliard
Modern Magic-Hoffmann
Later Magic-Hoffmann]
Practical Mental Magic-Annemann
Tarbell vol1-8-Tarbell
Smoke and Mirrors-Bannon
The Magic of Michael Ammar-Michael Ammar
The Art of Astonishment vol1-3-Paul Harris
Carneycopia-Carney
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley-Minch
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic-Kaufmann
Mind,Myth and Magick-Waters
The Books of Wonder vol1-2-Wonder/Minch
The Amateur Magician's Handbook-Hay
Now you see it,now you don't-Tarr
The second Now you see it,now you don't-Tarr
Card College vol1-4-Giobbi
Drawing Room Deceptions-Hollingworth
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks-Hugard
The Dai Vernon Book of Magic-Ganson
The Art of Close-up Magic vol1-Ganson
Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks
Amazing book of Card Tricks-Tremaine
Amazing book of Magic Tricks-Tremaine
Illusionsesame-Kumar
The Art of Magic and sleight of Hand-Einhorn
Houdini on Magic-Gibson

and a whole lot of **** books/lets.
Andre
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Traylen
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AOA 1-3
RRTCM
BBMCM
Magic and Showmanship
Mark Wilson's Complete Course on Magic
Houdini
Expert Card Technique-Hugard & Braue
Expert at the Card Table-Erdanse
What the eye sees, the ear hears, the mind believes.
-Harry Houdini
wayman
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I started this list then got tired.
some of them first editions AND first prints.



Reputation Makers Lorrayne, Harry 1971
Card Manipulations Hugard 1973
More Card Manipulations Hugard 1974
Expert Card Technique Hugard & Brau 1974
Kabbala (Vol 3 no 1-12) Racherbaumer, Jon 1976
Entertaining with Magic McGill, Ormand 1977
Kabbala (Vol 1 no 1-12) Racherbaumer, Jon 1980 1st
Kabbala (The lost pages) Racherbaumer, Jon 1981 1st
The Complete Walton I Walton, Roy 1981
Richards Almanac Vol 1 Kaufman, Richard 1983
Magic by Gosh Page, Patrick 1985 1st
At the Card Table Darwin Ortiz 1988 1st
The Complete Walton II Walton, Roy 1988
Impossibilia Bannon, John 1990 1st
100% Sankey Kaufman, Richard 1990 1st
Smoke & Mirrors Bannon, John 1991 1st
Collected works of Alex Elmsley I Minch, Stephen 1991 1st
Coin Magic Kaufman, Richard 1992
Paramiracles Lesley, Ted 1994
Collected works of Alex Elmsley II Minch, Stephen 1994 1st
The Magic Menu 1-30 Sisti, Jim 1995 2nd
Card College 2 Giobi, Roberto 1996
The Art of Astonishment 2 Harris, Paul 1996
The Art of Astonishment 3 Harris, Paul 1996
The Card Magic of Nick Trost Trost, Nick 1997
Psychological Subtleties Banachek 1998 1st
New Modern Coin Magic Bobo, JB 1998 12th
Card College 3 Giobi, Roberto 1998 1st
Protean Card Magic Gordon, Paul 1998 1st
Pure Effect Brown, Derren 2000 3rd
Card College 4 Giobi, Roberto 2000 1st
Mind Warp Marks 2000 1st
Ahead of the Pack Avis, Jack 2002
Encyclopaedia of Stage Hypnosis McGill, Ormand 2002 7th
Full Facts of Cold Reading Rowland, Ian 2002 3rd
Sense of Touch Rowland, Ian 2002
Versatile Card Magic Revisited Simon, Frank 2002
Expert at the Card Table Erdnase, SW
peterdgr8
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Mark Wilson Book of Magic (the little one) A great general overview.
Card College 1-5, (Royal Road if you can't afford that five). Bar none the best instruction on Cards.
Strong Magic (Ortiz) Good place to start on presentation.

The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings
Jennings '67 (Much more advanced)
Cardshark (Ortiz)
Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table
Scams and Fantasies (Also Ortiz)
Fictions (Pit Hartling)

Additional Texts
Art of Astonishment by Paul Harris (Lots of good offbeat stuff that amazes)

Coins
Bobo's Coin book
Kaufmans' Coinmagic
Roth's Expert Coin Magic

Complete Cups and Balls (Ammar)

And how could I forget. Derek Dingle's Complete Works. Truly aweseome albeit truly difficult to follow book.
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