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Amateur Magicians handbook by Henry Hay What else is there when it comes to just one I have a library of 200 books in reality don't think I could part with any of thema as they all have something special to offer.

But In reality I wouldn't want a magic book I would want a book on how to build a raft for some reason that would seem more important.

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On 2004-10-24 20:54, Open Traveller wrote:
On 2004-10-18 22:38, David Nelson wrote:
What, other than Klause's book, what has Mr Pierce written?

...and I'm told there was a very limited edition of a book that he wrote for some convention somewhere (only a few copies were made for those who were there...

Bill Kalush organized a 1 day event in '94, I think it was. Very few of us invited. Bauer and I couldn't make it, but sent contributions anyway. Themes were Cards Across and Diagonal Palm shift. Some extraordinary material was developed. Everyone had to contribute, and all the material was written by Lance, and later distributed to the contributors/attendees. Very limited indeed...

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Marko's CDs from ;-)

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I would probably take
'Drawing Room Deceptions' by Guy Hollingworth. Great book.
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On 2002-08-20 13:14, Robinson wrote:
I would have to say the Amateur Magicians handbook by Henry Hay. I never get tired of reading this book, always somthing new to learn.

I second that! My very first book on magic, and what I owe my magic profession to today. I never tire of reading it, along with the Tarbell course, and Mark Wilson's complete course in magic. True classics indeed. 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
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Lonnie had the right idea, Earick book.
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The complete file of Bascom Jones' MAGIK.
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Close-UP Card Magic- by Lorayne
The Amateur Magician's Handbook by Henry Hay
The Complete Illustrated Book of Card Magic by Walter B. Gibson
Any of the above or even better all of the above.
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The Harry Potter books Smile
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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Just ONE? OUCH!!...
I guess it would be
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BBbrrrrgghhh! Just one - that's so unfair!!

If I could get away with it I'd have to agree with AOA1-3 - but if the powers that be insist on one only - then Nick Trost's "Card Magic of Nick Trost"
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Greater Magic or Stars of Magic
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I forgot what the question was but here are my choices:

the big Matt Schulien book
the big Francis Carlyle book*
Bert Allerton's The Close Up Magician

*out of print. poor production, confusing layout, and a GOLD MINE
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If I had to pick just one ....
The book of secrets by John Carney
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13 steps to Mentalism, not sure who I would be fooling though!!!.
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Who is Tattoo Joe?
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Neil Gaiman's The Books of Magic is out in softcover. Just one book. One heck of a tour of magic if you want to explore. There are some online annotations and citations for those who don't tend to read this stuff. all the coins I've dropped here
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Unless I missed it, I am surprised and disapointed that nobody mentioned "Magic and Showmanship" by Henning Nelms. There are tons of books about "tricks" but only a few about "magic"... Nelm's book is one of the very few sources that explain and teach what magic is really about. Of course, "Strong Magic" by Darwin Ortiz gets an honourable mention as well.
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