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James Washer
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If you could only keep 5 books on magic which ones would they be?
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The 3 Jinx volumes would be 3 of them!
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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
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For technique:
Modern Coin Magic, by J.B. Bobo
Card College, by Roberto Giobbi (can all the volumes count as one, or does each volume need to be listed seperately?)

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

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

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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.
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Bannon's Impossibilia, & Smoke & Mirrors, Roth's Coin Magic, Works of Derek Dingle, Bobo. Smile
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Complete Works of Alex Elmsley volume one and two
Complete Walton volume one and two
Card Zones - Sadowitz/Duffie

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Art of Ashtonishment vol 2
All of Gary Quellet's Booklets Smile
7 Deceptions by Luke Jermay
I'm Your Daddy
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Miracles With Cards by James Swain
Theatre of the Mind
David Acer's two books
Finger on the Card by Gary Ouellet (booklet)
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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!

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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...) Smile
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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
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
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Card College Series
Apocalypse set
Ibidem set
Richard's Almanac
Marlo's Magazines
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This is always fun - Like Mr Guinn: my selections are whimsical at best, and are subject to change at any moment

The James File
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!!!

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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
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The Complete Walton one and two
Cards on the Table
Combined Card Sessions
Expert Card Technique
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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.
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I'd go with:

Art of Astonishment
Theater of the Mind
Peek Performances
The Jinx
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To start: the magic of Micheal Ammar, Mark Wilson Complete Magic, Bobo's Modern Coin Magic.
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1. Sankey Pankey: Jay Sankey
2. Williamson's Wonders: David Williamson
3. Paper Engine :Aaron Fisher
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5. Art Of Astonishment : Paul Harris
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