Bits of Patter
a bound collection gathered from
many famous magician acts detailing their complete
programmes and the patter they used for the
performance of a large number of tricks and illusions.
Several different publications bound together
in this invaluable volume. This alone is not to
2. Conjuring for
A Practical Treatise on How to Perform Modern Tricks.
By Prof. Ellis Stanyon, 133 Pages.
Principals of Sleight of Hand, Tricks with Balls,
Handkerchiefs, Hat Tricks,
Anti Spiritualistic Tricks, Misc tricks and Paper
3. Indian Conjuring.
by Major Branson, 127 Pages.
Many Fakir tricks from that country,
section on ‘The Indian Rope Trick’.
1921, Harry Latour, 51 pages with numerous
Magic No Mystery
– a big book of 335 pages with conjuring tricks, with cards balls
magic writing, performing animals etc,
sleight of hand and mechanisms, featuring numerous
6. Magic Up To Date.
(W. H. J. Shaw), 111 small print pages with
explaining a host of
magic tricks and
7. New Era Card
(Roterberg) c1897, 290 pages with 204
Explaining everything from sleight of hand to rigged
8. On The Other Side
Of The Footlights.
An expose of Routines,
Apparatus and Deceptions
resorted to by Mediums, Clairvoyants,
Tellers and Crystal Gazers. 124 pages of fascinating
Dedicated to Harry Kellar, published by the Heaney Magic Company.
Being A Collection of Entirely New Ideas
in the Fascinating Art of Modern Magic. 1910, 39
by Herbert De Caston,
Assisted by the 'Leading South African Magicians'.
10. Practical Mind
c1907 a course of lessons on
thought transference, telepathy,
mental currents, mental rapport etc
‘capable of being understood, mastered and
any person of average intelligence.’
11. Sealed Mysteries.
c1911, 34 small typeface pages
Latest Card Mysteries, and Spirit Tricks
Made Public for the First Time
with Directions for Constructing Trick
cards.’ By Burling Hull.
12. The Great
Now Revealed for the First Time by
How to escape from handcuffs, iron boiler, mail
case, iron box, coffin, packing case,
straightjacket and many more with
illustrations. 85 pages, c1909.
– 31 pages, c1914 - 'A Number of Incidental Effects,
Tricks, Sleights, Moves and Passes For Purposes
Platform Performances.' Fully
14. Some Modern
'A Series of Original
Experiments in the Magic Art'. 1909, 89
pages, by Donald Holmes, featuring hosts of
various magic tricks and conjuring techniques.
15. Thirty Seven
Effective After-Dinner Tricks and How To Perform
small typeface pages, illustrated.
16. Up His Sleeve.
by Charles Waller, 1920, 92 pages, illustrated. 'An
original creation for magicians hitherto kept up his
sleeve.' "…Here is
claims the intro, …"something which would appeal to
every entertainer in search of new and workable
'A Book of Exceptional Magic'. 79 Pages.
18. Houdini - The Adventurous Life of a Versatile
A collection of various tricks.
Unknown origin or date. 21 pages.
Fifty Years In The Magic Circle 1871.
By Signor Blitz. “An account of the author’s
professional life; his wonderful tricks and feats,
with laughable incidents and adventures as a
magician, necromancer, and ventriloquist.” 485
1913. An expose. 51 pages.
“In which are given clear and concise
of all the well-known illusions as well as many new
ones.” 258 pages.
“Stage illusions and scientific diversions
trick photography.” 578 pages.
Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks 1921.
New And Original
“Comprising a number
of novel and entertaining
effects. A fund of information for the
artist and his younger brother the amateur.” 208
Trix & Chatter 1921.
Novelty seriocomic magicologue
in three acts and finale. 292 pages.
The Art Of Magic.
1909. 364 pages.
The Magic Art.
1920. 240 pages.
The Magician’s Own Book 1862.
“Or the whole art of conjuring
being a complete hand
book of parlour magic with over 1,000 covered.”
The Old And The New Magic.
1906. 391 pages.
by Robert Houdin, 1891, 292 pages "...Their tricks
exposed or the art of
Chymical, Natural & Physical Magic.
"Collection of nearly 400 entertaining
experiments", 1889, 220 pages.
Leaves From Conjurers' Scrap Books
Modern Magicians and their works"
Memoirs of Robert Houdin
The Sociable or 1,001 Home Amusements.
A Magician's Tour,
life and adventures of Harry Kellar, 1891,
Annual of Home Amusements,
Handbook Of Games & Pastimes.
original conjuring tricks", c1918,
Lorento's Wizard's Guide,
Made Easy, c1878,
The Art of Amusing
parlour magic c1866,
Herrmann's Wizards Manual 1916
The Practical Magician and Ventriloquists Guide 1876
The Expert at the Card Table, a Treatise 1905
230 pages, many illustrations.
& The Way They Are Performed.
(S.I. Stebbins, of Barnum
Promotional Booklet produced for Cinco Cigars, 17 pages.
...PLUS many more similar magic titles for a
total of 58!