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I have been looking for a reasonably priced set of House of Mystery: The magic Science of David P. Abbott from Todd Karr and Teller for years.

Over the course of those years: I reached out to Miracle Factory only to find out that Teller had the remaining copies for sale. (Todd Karr was very nice via email.) I emailed the address supplied and was told they were in the gift shop of the Penn & Teller show at the RIO. After finding the number of the gift shop, I called(multiple times) and they had no idea what I was talking about. So I had mostly given up. I checked Amazon, Google, and the used book sites occaisionally to no avail. Finally, Amazon had a set for $125 so I bought it. The seller emailed me and claimed they didn't have the product listed. That was a major dissapointment. A couple of weeks later a set was listed on Amazon for like $795. I couldn't do that.

So more months go by and finally, last week, I found a listing on AbeBooks for Vol 1 witha reasonable price. I buy it but am still leary that it'll actually get here. Well, Yesterday I finally got it in the mail and it is awesome. I began reading it last night. It was worth the wait.

Anyone else ever search for a book and finally procure a copy?

Now on to the search for Vol 2...

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It happens to bibliophiles all the time Robert. Some books have taken me years to find. I will share a secret with you by saying that you can cut down on the wait time for a tough book by trying used magic book dealers like Andy Greget, Byron Walker, and O'Dowd.
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Always check the used book sellers at the conventions .I have found many a book there
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