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magic_kris
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I would appreciate it if anyone could suggest magic books that are out-of-print and good enough that they are worth the effort looking for in used book stores.



It would help if they were popular enough that I actually had a chance of finding them used.



Are there any sites which list info on OOP magic books?



For example: Cards as Weapons by Ricky Jay.



Thanks

--Kris
cardguy
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I heard Darwin Ortiz’s book on sponge ball magic is the best of it's kind. It is out of print and I heard is quite expensive if you find a copy.

Sorry, I don’t know the title. Does anyone know? Smile
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It’s hard to imagine Darwin Ortiz doing a sponge ball book. Do you mean Frank Garcia?

As far as books out-of-print, the Curry books used to be worth chasing down and because of that I was a little sad to see the new book published.
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I’m sorry you're right it is Frank Garcia. My apologies if I confused anyone. Smile
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I recently got my hands on Darwin Ortiz's CardShark which is oop. Also Steve Mayhew's Angels May Shuffle But the Devil Still Deals. I know I'm not being of any help. Just excited about my recent hard to find additions. Smile
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Cardshark - Darwin Ortiz $48.00



http://www.magicstor.com/files/bookc1.htm



Steve Mayhew’s Angels May Shuffle But the Devil Still Deals $20.00



http://www.magicbookshop.com/steve_mayhew.htm





Smile Mary B.
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There are TONS of excellent OOP books. As a matter of fact, I rarely buy new books, unless they are reprints, compilations of magazines or by authors or performers I already know and trust.



A few of the best, IMHO:

Bruce Elliot's "Classic Secrets of Magic."

George Kaplan's "Fine Art Of Magic."

Earl Nelson's "Variations"

JK Hartman's "Card Craft"

The Hoffman books

Any Al Baker book

Any Al Koran book

Any Lewis Ganson Book

Ken Brooke and Friends

etc, etc, etc.
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magic_kris
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Thanks Scott, exactly what I was looking for, a list of good things that I don’t already know about to store away in case I stumble upon them.

I love reading your posts I just about always find them helpful!


--Kris Smile
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Thanks!



I get most of mine from used magic book dealers (some of which you'll find in the above posts), either at dealers room at conventions or just by checking their sites and/or calling them, or by checking eBay regularly.
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Hope this is not regarded as too much of an advert but it seemed very relevant to this thread and I won't mention it again here.
I publish an infrequent list of shop-soiled and used books, magazines etc.
Email me if you want to get "the Backroom" or if there is a particular item you are looking for.
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Fredrick
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A good spot for used books is H & R magic books. Richard Hatch is super to work with and tries to keep his site up to date. If you want the latest, I would recommend a phone call...
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Mark Ennis
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I have been looking for Al Bakers books but they are tough to find.
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I have Variations by Earl Nelson
for sale
for someone looking for it.
Tom Witcomb
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And I have Card Magic By Le Paul an excellent card book
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie......39660371
Any questions please PM me..Tom
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I just bought 100% Sankey. It is very very good.
x-treem
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If escapology/magic is included:

Henry Hardin’s Lost Manuscript: Famous Escapes And Master Wonders Of Modern Science 80 in circulation $25 is usual price

“Oudini’s”Secrets Of The Great Mysteries – Robert William Doidge DON'T pay more than $75 (many dealers try to rip people of with this one)
A direct from text adaptation : The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Starring Mickey Rooney in his final role.
Dave Egleston
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I just got THE FINE ART OF MAGIC by George Kaplan - What a wonderful book!

Also worth looking for: FECHTER by Jerry Mentzer --- and A LIFE AMONG SECRETS by Stephen Minch

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