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Does anyone know where such a list might be available? It would be really great to know which of the classics I can easily get. Perhaps we could start one, if one doesn't exist.
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Thanks to Marko's hard work on the Learned Pig. There is a list right here on the Café:

An amazing stash of magic books

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The learned Pig is a labor of love by Panamanian magician Marko. It is an amazing resource for those of us who love the old stuff.

http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa/

Membership is totally free to magicians and you will have unlimited access to all the magic books and documents you will find inside. You will also receive the acclaimed TLP Magic eZine, an eMail newsletter which Marko produces and sends once in a while.

Here is the current list of books available:

General Magic books:

202 Methods of Forcing (Annemann)
50 Fakes (George Johnson) -- By kind courtesy of Mr. Martin Breese
A Few Jardine Ellis Secrets (George Johnson) -- By kind courtesy of Mr. Martin Breese
A Half Hour of Magic (Sicnarf)
A Real Magic Show (Lane)
Al Baker Book No. 1 (Al Baker) Donated by Jim Hoy
Al Baker Book No. 2 (Al Baker) Donated by Jim Hoy
Annemann's Buried Treasure (Annemann)
Annemann's Card Miracles
Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks
Annemann's Mental Mysteries
Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic
Annemann's One Man Mental and Psychic Routine
Annual of Magic 1937 (Hugard)
Annual of Magic 1938-39 (Hugard)
Behind the Scenes with the Mediums (Abbott)
Brotherhood Secrets (Geo. E. Closson--Ed.)
Card Manipulations No. 1 (Jean Hugard)
Card Manipulations No. 2 (Jean Hugard)
Card Manipulations No. 3 (Jean Hugard)
Card Manipulations No. 4 (Jean Hugard)
Card Manipulations No. 5 (Jean Hugard)
Casting New Light on the Stripper Deck (Hugard)
Coin Magic (Jean Hugard)
Conjuring with Cards (Ellis Stanyon)
DeLawrence Manuscript (George DeLawrence)
Drug Store Magic (Eli B. Johnson)
Effective Tricks (Louis F. Christianer)
Elliot's Last Legacy (Houdini--Ed.)
En Rapport (Anneman)
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks (Gravatt/Hugard)
Entertaining by Magic (Pallme) Donated by Timothy Arends
Exclusive Problems in Magic (Edward Bagshawe)
Expert Cigarette Magic (D. Deveen)
Fire and Chemical Magic - Second Series (Ellis Stanyon)
Frank Lane's Book of Patter Donated by Jim Hoy
Frank Lane Ideas No. 2 Donated by Jim Hoy
Frozen Alive (Valleau)
G and M Magic Course (Grant and Menge)
Golden Jubilee Book of Magic (Sphinx/Christopher)
Great Handcuff Tricks (Ellis Stanyon)
Great Paper and String Tricks - First Series (Ellis Stanyon)
Half-a-Dozen Hummers (Bob Hummer) Donated by Jim Hoy
Hand-Book of Magic (Colonel Stodare)
Handkerchief Manipulation Act (George Stillwell)
Handkerchief Tricks for Boys (Alfred C. Gilbert)
Heller's Book of Magic (?)
Here's How (Lane)
Hermann the Magician - H. J. Burlingame
Hocus Pocus Junior
Indian Conjuring - L. H. Branson
Knots and Splices (Alfred C. Gilbert) Donated by Jim Hoy
Latter Day Tricks (Roterberg)
Magazine Memorizing (Bernard Zufall)
Magic or Conjuring for Amateurs (Ellis Stanyon)
Magic for Magicians (Percy Abbott)
Magic from A to Z - Arthur Leroy
Magic Handbook (Science and Mechanics)
Magic of the Hands (Edward Victor)
Magic of Tomorrow (Mole-Medrington-Hammond)
Magical Deceptions (Crayford)
Magical Masterpieces (Louis Nikola)
Magical Notions (Louis F. Christianer)
Magical Originalities (Noakes)
Magician's Tricks: How They are Done (Hatton & Plate) Donated by Antonio Senatore
Making Magic Pay (H. Syril Dusenbery)
Mechanical and Electrical Tricks (W. T. McQuade)
Mental File Index (Bernard Zufall)
Mental Magic with Cards (Hugard)
Miracle Methods Number Two (Hugard and Braue)
Miracle Methods Number Four (Hugard and Braue)
Miracles in Modern Magic (Whiteley)
Miscellaneous Tricks and Memory Feats (Ellis Stanyon)
Modern Card Effects (DeLawrence/Thompson)
Modern Coin Magic (Bobo)
Modern Coin Manipulation (T. Nelson Downs)
Modern Master Mysteries (Brunel White)
Modern Mysteries (G. C. Hines)
Money Magic - Jean Hugard
More Card Manipulations 1 (Hugard)
More Card Manipulations 2 (Hugard)
More Card Manipulations 3 (Hugard)
More Card Manipulations 4 (Hugard)
More Magical Mysteries (Edward Bagshawe)
More Novel Notions (Robertson Keene)
Natural Magic - Phillip Astley
New Billiard Ball Sleights - First Series (Ellis Stanyon)
New Card Tricks (Ellis Stanyon)
New Card Tricks - Second Series (Ellis Stanyon)
New Coin Tricks (Ellis Stanyon)
New Coin Tricks -- Second Series (Ellis Stanyon)
New Fire and Chemical Tricks - First Series (Ellis Stanyon)
New Handkerchief Tricks (Ellis Stanyon)
New Miscellaneous Tricks - Second Series (Ellis Stanyon)
Novel Notions (Robertson Keene)
"One Man" Mind Reading Secrets (Ralph W. Read)
Original Explanatory Programmes (Ellis Stanyon)
Original Magical Creations (Stanley Collins)
Our Magic (Maskelyne Chapters)
Our Mysteries (Various)
Over the Coffee Cups (Martin Gardner) Donated by Jim Hoy
Paper Magic (Houdini)
Paper Magic (Will Blyth) Donated by Gaetano Giordano
Paul Rosini's Magical Gems (Rufus Steele)
Practical Conjuring (James Carl)
Practical Mental Effects (Annemann)
Practical Mindreading (Atkinson) Donated by Steve Knight
Prepared Cards and Accessories (Hugard)
Problems in Mystery (Max Sterling)
Programmes of Famous Magicians (Max Holden)
Quality Magic (Okito)
Radio and Nite-Club Mindreading (Larsen--McGill)
Sealed Mysteries of Pocket Magic (Hugard)
Secrets (U.F. Grant)
Secrets of my Magic (David Devant)
Si Stebbins Card Tricks (Si Stebbins)
Silken Sorcery (Jean Hugard)
Sleights - Burling Hull
Some Modern Conjuring (Donald Holmes)
Some New Magic (J. F. Burrows)
Sports and Pastimes - F. M.
Spirit Slate Writing - William E. Robinson
Stage Illusions (Will Goldston)
Stanyon's New Silent Thought Transmission (Ellis Stanyon)
Ten New Pocket Tricks (Charles T. Jordan) Donated by Jim Hoy
The Art of Magic (T. Nelson Downs)
The Conjurer's Vade Mecum (J. F. Orrin) Donated by Jack Poulter
The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Reginald Scot) Conjuring chapters only
The Dramatic Art of Magic (Louis C. Haley)
The Expert at the Card Table (Erdnase)
The Expositor (Pinchbeck) Donated by Cory Shull
The Fifty Best Conjuring Tricks (Charles T. Crayford)
The Great Mysteries - Oudini
The Magician's Handbook (Selbit)
The Modern Conjurer (C. Lang Neil)
The Novelty Act De-Luxe with Watches and Clocks (Heverly The Great)
The Original Tricks of Clement de Lion (Ellis Stanyon)
The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic (Robert-Houdin) Donated by Antonio Senatore
The Sharper Detected and Exposed (Robert-Houdin)
The Shower of Sweets (Tom Osborne)
They're Off! (Lane/Grant)
Three Six Bits (Franklin M. Chapman) Donated by Jim Hoy
Three to One Rope Trick - Tom Osborne
Tricks in Magic, Illusions and Mental Phenomena (J.H. Burlingame)
Tricks in Magic - Vol 3 (J.H. Burlingame)
Tricks of Today (Yelma)
Vaudeville Magic (David Lustig)
Vaudeville Mind Reading (David Lustig)
Visible Magic (Verral Wass)
Volume Six (Percy Naldrett)
Weird Wonders for Wizards (Sidney E. Josolyne)
Wrinkles (S. Willson Bailey -- Harold A. Osborne)

The Original Tarbell Course

Dr. Tarbell The Tarbell Course in Magic was issued originally as a correspondence course in 60 lessons by Tarbell Systems, inc. In this original form the material belongs to the Public Domain and that's why there are versions out there being sold. Here you will find all lessons of the original course, each one as a PDF file: The Original Tarbell Course.

Magic Magazines

Chap's Scrapbook (Franklin M. Chapman) Donated by Jim Hoy

Stanyon's Magic Volume I (October 1900-September 1901)
Stanyon's Magic Volume II (October 1901-September 1902)
Stanyon's Magic Volume III (October 1902-September 1903)
Stanyon's Magic Volume IV (October 1903-September 1904)
Stanyon's Magic Volume V (October 1904-September 1905)
Stanyon's Magic Volume VI (October 1905-September 1906)
Stanyon's Magic Volume VII (October 1906-September 1907)
Stanyon's Magic Volume VIII (October 1907-September 1908)
Stanyon's Magic Volume IX (October 1908-September 1909)
Stanyon's Magic Volume X (October 1909-September 1910)
Stanyon's Magic Volume XI (October 1910-September 1911)
Stanyon's Magic Volume XII (October 1911-September 1912)
Stanyon's Magic Volume XIII (October 1912-September 1913)
Stanyon's Magic Volume XIV (October 1913-September 1914-19)
Stanyon's Magic Volume XV (October 1919-June 1920)

The Jinx All issues plus extras

The Prof. Hoffmann Collection (Donated by Jim Hoy)

Modern Magic
More Magic
Later Magic
Magical Titbits
Latest Magic
Drawing Room Conjuring
Puzzles Old and New
King Koko
The Wrong Black Bag
Home Gymnastics
The Haunted Hat
Hoffmann's 1st contract

Historical, Biographical and Anecdotical:

Adventures in Many Lands (Julius Zancig)
Conjuror Dick (Hoffmann) Donated by Jim Hoy
Forty Years in and Around Magic (Harry Leat)
History of Magic and Magicians (Burlingame)
It's Fun to be Fooled (Goldin)
Memoirs of Robert-Houdin (Robert-Houdin) Donated by J.C. Poulter
Miracle Mongers and Their Methods (Houdini)
My Magic Life (Devant)
Right Way to do Wrong (Houdini)
Sensational Tales of Mystery Men (Goldston)
The Haunted Hat (Hoffmann)
The Lives of the Conjurers (Frost)

Kindred Arts

Modern Hand Shadows (Max Holden)
New Juggling Tricks (Ellis Stanyon)
The Lightning Artist (J. F. Burroughs)
Sand Painting (Howard Melson) Donated by Jim Hoy


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Great post. thx.
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Hi,

I just find this old post, and I tried to connect on the website http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa, but it seems that doesn't work anymore.
Someone know where I could find a similary website ?

I m looking for an old book of Annemann.
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Hi,

I just find this old post, and I tried to connect on the website http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa, but it seems that doesn't work anymore.
Someone know where I could find a similary website ?

I m looking for an old book of Annemann.


The original site was hacked and destroyed. Click HERE to read how to obtain the information.
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Hi,

I just find this old post, and I tried to connect on the website http://www.thelearnedpig.com.pa, but it seems that doesn't work anymore.
Someone know where I could find a similary website ?

I m looking for an old book of Annemann.


The Jinx is available at askalexander.org with a free account.
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I keep finding gems in those old books, it's great.
Archive.org is an amazing resource. Just search for keywords. Also Google the Will Alma Collection at Victoria State Library which is searchable and has many books that aren't available anywhere else. Oh and the ask Alexander site is great for old magazines. Sorry, no list.
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US Copyright law just put some literature into the public domain... which very likely includes some magic books.
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US Copyright law just put some literature into the public domain... which very likely includes some magic books.


By Jove you're right! (I know, it isn't often you're wrong Smile)
I never heard of public domain day!
https://law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomainday/2019/
Thank you Johnathon. Very much. Smile
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Try this site with your specific search query https://archive.org/ Magic Tricks, Mentalism, Illusions and such, will yield some good results.
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Try this site with your specific search query https://archive.org/ Magic Tricks, Mentalism, Illusions and such, will yield some good results.


While it will yield some good results. Some of them shouldn't be there, as they're are still under copyright but I cant seem to find out how to have them removed.
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The books under copyright are available through a library scheme which makes it legal. Books like 'Ricky Jays Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women', for example.
I'm sure there may be some that are uploads and not in the library scheme which are in copyright, If that is the case then you must report them. But I think you must be the actual holder of the copyright. Ie. The author of the book in question.
I found the following on the site:
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Good luck.
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Wow thanks for the list. I'll have to do a lot of reading tonight Smile
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Try this site with your specific search query https://archive.org/ Magic Tricks, Mentalism, Illusions and such, will yield some good results.


While it will yield some good results. Some of them shouldn't be there, as they're are still under copyright but I cant seem to find out how to have them removed.


What books should'n't be there? I don't post pirated material.
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The books under copyright are available through a library scheme which makes it legal. Books like 'Ricky Jays Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women', for example.


Exactly. Thank you Smile
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Ahh yes the "legal technicality" that makes it moral so those who wish to benefit can sleep well.
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Bin, there are even more free resources available online. Just be diligent in your search query and you can find literally hundreds, of free and open source material. If you need help finding them just let me know?
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