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phillipsje
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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
Jake Austin
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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
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Magikrn
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Mark Wilson's complete course in magic
Tarbell
AOA
Dominatricks
Sexy Magic (because it's a limited edition)
jmoran76
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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!
Steven Leung
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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???
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Terrible Wizard
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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
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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

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Tom Fenton
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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.
"But there isn't a door"
Dougini
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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.

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[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.
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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.
Remillard
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Royal Road
Mnemonica
Try The Impossible
Bobo
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MorrisCH
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Magic of Ascanio all volume
Juan Tamariz Trilogy
Apocalypse all volume
Card College all volume
Tarbell Course all volume
sirbrad
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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! Smile
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James it has been 12 years since you updated the list. Smile
The great trouble with magicians is the fact that they believe when they have bought a certain trick or piece of apparatus, and know the method or procedure, that they are full-fledged mystifiers. -- Harry Houdini
Cameron Roat
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1. Robert-Houdin's Secrets of Conjuring and Magic
2. Sachs' Sleight-of-Hand
3. The Royal Road to Card Magic
4. The Stars of Magic
5. Bobo's New Modern Coin Magic

But I'd give up all 5 for the Ron Bauer Private Studies Series...
charliemartin
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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
Joey_Z
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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...
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The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond

Derek Dingle's Complete Works

Carnycopia

Close-up Card Magic
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