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Art and Artifice

Jim Steinmeyer's inquiry into the secrets of some of magics long lost illusions. 

Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man Vol. 2

The long-awaited follow up to Volume 1 of Chan Canasta: A Remarkable Man!

Classic Correspondence by Mike Caveney

Each month in MAGIC magazine, Mike Caveney selects from the files of the legendary Egyptian Hall Museum a letter of historical importance. Sometimes the writer or recipient (or both) are well-known names while other times the players are totally unknown, but every letter sheds new light on a shadowy corner of magic's fascinating history.

Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig

A skillful combination of fascinating biographical detail and carefully described magical secrets.

Dai Vernon: A Biography
Dai Vernon: A Biography also details the evolution of magic in the 20th century. From the stages of London and Paris to the back rooms of magic emporiums.
Harbin Book Set

This two volume book set details the work, and the life of one of magic's most renowned artists, Robert Harbin.

Hiding the Elephant

How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear

Houdini Laid Bare (2 Volume Boxed Set Signed and Numbered)

The Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush and Larry Sloman is perhaps the most controversial book ever written about Harry Houdini.

Masters of Illusion Book

To coincide with the registrants of the Los Angeles Conference on Magic History visiting the Masters of Illusion exhibit at the Skirball Curtural Center in Los Angeles, Magic Words has published a complete catalog commemorating this remarkable exhibit.

Milbourne Christopher: The Man and His Magic

This book is the story of Milborne Christopher's life, his accomplishments, and his legacy

St. George's Hall Book

During the first third of the 20th century, London was generally recognized as being the focal point of the magic world. It could be argued that St. George's Hall was largely responsible for this claim. The goal of most magicians was to eventually trod the hallowed boards at Maskelyne's Theatre.

Ultimate Sphinx

A fantastic resource! Vast quantities of information from magic's Golden Age, in color, searchable, and quite an exceptional value!