NOTE from Don: If you like close-up magic, but do not have this book, you are missing a "staple" of close-up magic, from the likes of Dai Vernon, Ross Bertram, Emil Jarrow, John Scarne, Slydini, and more. I still perform Triumph and Cutting The Aces whenever I'm asked to "Show me your best card trick".
The Stars Of Magic book is considered by many to be the best book ever written about close-up magic and features some of the best creations from the leading magicians of the first half of the 20th century. Originally released by Stars of Magic, Inc. as separate manuscripts that sold in the 1940s and 1950s for around $5 each they were later bound in a hardcover edition by Louis Tannen, Inc. The rights to the monumental work were later purchased by D. Robbins & Co. and in September 2003 Meir Yedid Magic acquired the rights to the original and current editions.
USED (has strong musty "old book" smell), Hardcover with original orange label, 167 pages
IMPORTANT NOTE: Former owner has pasted small photos, of the magicians that are mentioned throughout this book, on the inside front cover & onto facing page, as well as inside rear cover and facing page.There is also a colored dot on the spine, by which he indexed his collection, as well as underlining throughout.THIS IS A USED BOOK, and the listed price reflects these possibilities.