Dover Books On Magic

Last Update: May 2015 Added thumbnails of the books, updated book information.

As a teenager in the 1970's, my only access to magic was through books, and with no magic shops near me, I had to resort to the local count library and bookstores. My first stop would always be to the game section where I could browse the selection of Dover books on magic that they might have in stock. This guide is an attempt to list all of the former and current books on Magic Tricks (and some related arts) that were published by Dover Publications, Ltd.. If you find additions that are not listed here, I would appreciate an update (you can e-mail me at magicref@lycos.com).

Recently Dover Publications began offering many of their books in e-book format. I have listed those below, current as of May 2015. They offer combination deals if you buy both the physical book and the e-book together. Dover e-books do use Adobe DRM, which limits their portability somewhat.
Also, Lybrary.com offers the entire catalog of Dover e-books, and in fact, has a few that are not listed on the Dover Publications website.

Also, since many of the Dover books are reprints of older books, you can sometimes find e-book versions of the same title from other magic e-book providers, such as:

Conjuring Arts Research Center: https://shop.conjuringarts.org/store/pc/home.asp
Lybrary.com: http://www.lybrary.com
LLePub: http://www.llepub.com
Miracle Factory: http://www.miraclefactory.net
Trickshop: http://www.trickshop.com


Author (Last, First) Book Title
ISBN, Pages, approx size
In Print?(As of May 2015)

Format
List Price Year Comments
Abraham, Robert Morrison
Easy to Do Entertainments and Diversions With Coins, Cards, String, Paper, and Matches Easy to Do
              Entertainments
186 pages
5.5x8"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1961 Unabridged republication of 1st (1932) edition, formally titled, Winter Nights Entertainments. With an introduction by Lord Baden Powell (founder of the Boy Scouts).
Abraham, Robert Morrison Tricks and Amusements with Coins, Cards, Strings, Paper and Matches Tricks and
              Amusements
0-8446-1501-3
119 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1964 Dover edition was first published in 1964 under the title Diversions and Pastimes. It is a revised edition of the work originally published under that title by Constable and Company in 1933."
Annemann, Theodore Annemann's Card Magic Annemann's Card
              Magic
0-486-23522-X
188 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1977 Unabridged and slightly corrected republication of Ted Annemann's Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks, 1943, and Annemann's Miracles of Card Magic, 1948, both originally selected from The Jinx magazine and edited by John J. Crimmins Jr. and published by Max Holden.
Annemann, Theodore Practical Mental Magic Practical Mental
              Magic 0-486-24426-1
336 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
$14.95 1983 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Holden's Magic Shops, NY, 1944, under the title Annemann's Practical Mental Effects.
Barr, George & Mildred Waltrip Science Tricks and Magic for Young People Science Tricks
0-486-25453-4
126 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1987 Dover edition, first published in 1987, is an unabridged republication of the work first published in 1968 by the McGraw-Hill Book Co., NY, under the title, Fun and Tricks for Young Scientists.
Bergen, Edgar
How to Become a Ventriloquist
How to Become a
              Ventriloquist
 0-486-41086-2
128 pages
5.5x8"
0486410862
In Print
Book
$6.95
2000
Dover edition, first published in 2000, is an unabridged republication of the work published in 1938 by Grosset & Dunlap, NY. The original illustrations by Samuel Nisenson have been retained.
Brooke, Maxey Challenging Coin Games and Puzzles Coin Games and
              Puzzles
0-486-22893-2 Out of Print
Book
n/a
1973 Originally published as "Fun For the Money" by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1963
(info from: Rob's Puzzle Page: http://home.comcast.net/~stegmann/puzzlebooks.htm)
Brooke, Maxey Tricks, Games and Puzzles with Matches Tricks, Games,
              Puzzles with Matches
0-486-20178-3
64 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1973
Bobo, J.B. Modern Coin Magic Modern Coin Magic
0-486-24258-7
384 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
10.95 1982 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Carl W. Jones, Minneapolis, 1952.
Buckley, Arthur H. Card Control, Practical Methods and Forty Original Card Experiments Card Control
0-486-27757-7
224 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
9.95 1993 Dover Edition, first published in 1993, is an unabridged republication of the work first published privately by the author in 1946 under the title Card Control: A Post Graduate Course on Practical Methods; Supplemented by Forty Original Card Experiments. In this edition, the photograph of the author, originally appearing on page 3, has been placed before the title page as a frontispiece.
Byers, Chester Cowboy Roping and Rope Tricks Cowboy Roping and
              Rope Tricks
0-486-25711-8
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
7.95 1966 Unabridged republication of the work first published by G.P. Putnam Son's in 1928. Previously published under the title Roping: Trick and Fancy Rope Spinning.
Canavan, Thomas & David Mostyn
Amazing Magic Tricks
Amazing Magic Tricks
0-486-78034-1
128 pages
8.5x10.5"
In Print
Book
$9.99
2014
Dover edition, first published in 2014, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 2013 by Areturus Publishing Ltd., London
Cannell, J.C. The Secrets of Houdini Secrets of Houdini
0-486-22913-0
336 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
12.95 1973 Unabridged republication of the work originally published in London by the Hutchinson & Co. Ltd. In 1931. 24 new illustrations have been added to this edition.
Carroll, Charles Michael
The Great Chess Automaton Great Chess
              Automation
0-486- 21882-1
116 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1975 A new work first published in 1975.
Christopher, Milbourne Panorama of Magic Panorama of Magic
0-486-20774-9
216 pages
8.5x11"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1962 Republished later as Magic: A Picture History
Christopher, Milbourne Magic: A Picture History Magic: A Picture
              History
0-486-26373-8
224 pages
8.5x11"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1991 Slightly revised republication of the work first published by Dover in 1962 under the title Panorama of Magic. Includes a new introductory note by Mrs. Milbourne Christopher.
Clark, James L. Easy to Master Mental Magic Easy to Master
              Mental Magic
0-486-47954-4
112 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$6.95 2010 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 2010
Curry, Paul Magician's Magic Magician's Magic
0-486-43176-2
288 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
14.95 2003 Dover edition, first published in 2003, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Franklin Watts Inc., NY, in 1965
Downs, T. Nelson Classic Coin Tricks Classic Coin Tricks
0-486-40616-4
272 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1999 Unabridged republication of Modern Coin Manipulation, as first published by Hamley Brothers Ltd., (London? In 1900?)
Downs, T. Nelson The Art of Magic The Art of Magic
0-486-24005-3
352 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
e-Book
n/a
1980 Republication of the second (1921) edition of the work originally published by the Downs-Edwards Co., Buffalo, NY, in 1909. The original Table of Contents is here replaced by the more detailed Index, which appeared on pp. 349-352. The halftone portraits of the original have been omitted. An introduction has been written especially for the Dover edition by Charles R. Reynolds.

*Note: this book is not currently listed at the Dover Publications website, but the Dover e-Book is available from Lybrary.com.
Erdnase, S.W. The Expert at the Card Table Expert At The Card
              Table
0-486-28597-9
160 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
9.95 1995 Unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1902 by S.W. Erdnase
Ford, Leonard Chemical Magic Chemical Magic
0-486-67628-5
128 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
6.95 1993 Dover edition, first published in 1993, is a revised publication of the work originally written by Leonard A. Ford and published by T.S. Denison & Co., 1959. For this edition, E. Winston Grundmeier has revised the introductory material and many of the demonstrations, deleted some demonstrations and added others, and added a new Preface
Fulves, Karl Big Book of Magic Tricks Big Book of Magic
              Tricks
0-486-28228-7
208 pages
8.5x11"
In Print
Book
e-Book
19.95 1994 Dover edition, first published in 1994, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of a work originally entitled The Magic Book: A Conjurer's Collection of Dazzling Effects for Parlor and Platform, published by Little, Brown & Co., Boston, in 1977.
Fulves, Karl Charles Jordan's Best Card Tricks Charles Jordan's
              Best Card Tricks
0-486-26931-0
288 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
14.95 1992 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1992
Fulves, Karl Easy Magic Easy Magic
0-486-28622-3
96 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
$5.00 1995 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1995
Fulves, Karl Easy to Do Card Tricks for Children Easy to Do Card Tricks Children
0-486-26153-0
48 pages
8.5x11"
In Print
Book
e-book
$6.95 1989 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1989
Fulves, Karl Easy to Do Magic Tricks for Children East to Do Magic
              Tricks for Children
0-486-27613-9
32 Pages
8.5x11"
In Print
Book
e-book
4.99
1993 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1993
Fulves, Karl Ellis Stanyons Best Card Tricks Ellis Stanyon's Best
              Card
0-486-40530-3
336 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
14.95 1999 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1999
Fulves, Karl Foolproof Card Tricks for the Amateur Magician Foolproof Card
              Tricks
0-486-47270-1
304 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
11.95 2009 Dover edition, first published in 2009, is an unabridged republication in one volume of two previously published Dover books, New Self-Working Card Tricks, 2001, and More Self-Working Card Tricks, 1984.
Fulves, Karl More Self-Working Card Tricks More Self Working
              Card Tricks
0-486-24580-2
160 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
9.95 1984 A New Work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1984
Fulves, Karl My Best Self-Working Card Tricks My Best Self Working
              Card Tricks
0-486-41981-9
160 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$8.95 2001 A New Work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 2001
Fulves, Karl New Self Working Card Tricks New Self Working
              Card Tricks
0-486-41371-3
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
2001 A New Work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 2001
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Card Tricks Self Working Card
              Tricks
0-486-23334-0
160 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
$6.95 1976 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1976
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Close Up Card Magic Self Working Close
              Up Card Magic
0-486-28124-8
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print Book
e-Book
6.95 1995 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1995
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Coin Magic Self Working Coin
              Magic
0-486-26179-4
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
6.95 1989 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1989
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Handkerchief Magic Self Working
              Handkerchief Magic
0-486-25694-4
192 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
7.95 1988 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1988
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Mental Magic Self Working Mental
              Magic
0-486-23806-7
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
7.95 1979 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1979
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Number Magic Self Working Number
              Magic
0-486-24391-5
154 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
8.95 1983 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1983
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Paper Magic Self Working Paper
              Magic
0-486-24847-X
176 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
9.95 1985 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1985
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Rope Magic Self Working Rope
              Magic
0-486-26541-2
176 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$6.95 1990 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1990
Fulves, Karl Self-Working Table Magic Self Working Table
              Magic
0-486-24116-5
122 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print Book
e-Book
$7.95 1981 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1981
Fulves, Karl The Children's Magic Kit The Children's Magic
              Kit
0-486-24019-3
32 pages
8.5x11"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1981 A new work, first published by Dover Publications Inc. in 1981. Includes 16 Easy to Do Tricks Complete with Cardboard Punch-outs.
Gardner, Martin Entertaining Science Experiments Entertaining Science
              Experiments
0-486-24201-3
127 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
4.95
1981 Dover edition, first published in 1981, is a slightly corrected republication of the work first published by the Viking Press NY 1960 under the title Science Puzzlers. The page of Selected References has been omitted in the present edition.
1957, 1958, 1959 Martin Gardner, and 1960, 1961 Martin Gardner and Anthony Ravielli
Gardner, Martin Martin Gardner's Table Magic Table Magic
0-486-40403-X
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
8.95 1998 Dover edition, first published in 1998, includes selections from five books by Martin Gardner (Match-Ic, Ireland Magic Co., Chicago 1936; 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck, Ireland Magic Co., 1940; After the Dessert, Max Holden, NY 1941; Cut the Cards, Max Holden, 1942, and Over the Coffee Cups, Montandon Magic, OK, 1949, and some new material.
Gardner, Martin Mathematics, Magic and Mystery Mathematics, Magic
              and Mystery
0-486-20335-2
176 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$9.95 1956 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1956
Gardner, Martin & Jeff Sinclair Mental Magic - Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends Mental Magic
0-486-47495-X
96 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
4.99 2009 Dover edition, published in 2009, is an unabridged republication of a work originally published by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NY in 1999
Gardner, Martin Science Magic: Tricks & Puzzles
Science Magic
0-486-47657-5
96 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print Book
e-book
4.99 2011 Dover edition, published in 2011, is an unabridged republication of a work originally published as Science Magic: Martin Gardner's Tricks and Puzzles by Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. NY in 1997.
The Sterling book was a compilation of Martin Gardner's Corner articles in Magic Magazine, and a similar column in Physics Teacher magazine.
Gibson, Walter & Morris Young Houdini on Magic Houdini On Magic
0-486-20384-0
336 pages
5.5x8"
In Print
Book
14.95 1983 A new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc. in 1953. The editors are grateful to Harcourt Brace and Co. for the permission to reprint material from Houdini Escapes by Walter B. Gibson, 1930 by Bernard M.L. Ernst and from Houdini's Magic by Walter B. Gibson 1932 by Bernard M.L. Ernst. The editors also express their gratitude to John J. McManus for the use of illustrations from his collection of magic materials.

Gibson, Walter B. Professional Magic for Amateurs Professional Magic
              for Amateurs
0-486-23012-0
223 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
8.95 1974 Unabridged and unaltered republication of a work originally published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., in 1947
Gibson, Walter B. The New Magician's Manual New Magician's
              Manual
0-486-23113-5
159 pages
6.7x10"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1975 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by David Kemp & Company, NY 1936
Goldston, Will Exclusive Magical Secrets Exclusive Magical
              Secrets
0-486-23432-0
506 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1977 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by the Magician, Ltd., London
Hatton, Henry & Adrian Plate Magician's Tricks Magician's Tricks
0-486-42516-9
368 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
e-Book*
$12.95
2002 Unabridged reprint of Magician's Tricks: How They Are Done, originally published by The Century Co., NY, 1910.

*Note: this book is not currently listed at the Dover Publications website, but the Dover e-Book is available from Lybrary.com, and also as a Kindle Book from Amazon.com.
Hay, Henry (June Barrows Mussey)
Learn Magic Learn Magic
0-486-21238-6
281 Pages
6x9"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1975 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Perma Giants, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., NY, 1947. Author has prepared a new Introduction and Index and revised Chapter 2 for the Dover edition.
Hay, Henry (June Barrows Mussey) Cyclopedia of Magic Cyclopedia of Magic
0-486-21808-2
498 pages
6x9"
Out of Print
Book
n/a
1975 Unabridged republication of David McKay Co. 1949 edition
Heath, Royal V.
Mathemagic - Magic, Puzzles and Games with Numbers Mathemagic
0-486-20110-4
144 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
9.95 1953 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Simon and Schuster, Inc. in 1933
Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis)
Hoffmann's Later Magic Hoffmann's Later
              Magic
0-486-23757-5
554 pages
5.3x7.8"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1979 Unabridged republication of Later Magic 1903
Hoffmann, Professor (Angelo John Lewis)
Hoffmann's Modern Magic Hoffmann's Modern
              Magic
0-486-23623-4
563 pages
5.8x8.5"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1978 Unabridged republication of the American edition (c. 1876). With a new introduction by Charles Reynolds.
Hofzinser, Johann N. Hofzinser's Card Conjuring Hofzinser's Card
              Conjuring
0-486-25085-7
188 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1986 Originally written by Ottokar Fischer in Germany, and translated into English by S.H. Sharpe. First published in 1931.
Hopkins, Albert A. Magic, Stage Illuisons, Special Effects and Trick Photography Magic Stage
              Illusions Special Effects Trick Photography
0-486-26561-7
576 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
17.95 1976 Dover edition, first published in 1976, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published by Munn & Co., Publishers, Scientific American Office, NY, 1898 under the title Magic: Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions, Including Trick Photography.
Hugard, Jean Handkerchief Magic Handkerchief Magic
0-486-20734-X
85 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1974 Dover edition, first published in 1974, is an unabridged and corrected republication of the work originally published by Max Holden, NY, 1937, under the title Silken Sorcery.
Hugard, Jean Card Manipulations Series 1-5 Card Manipulations
              series 1-5
0-486-20539-8
163 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
$9.95
1973 Dover edition, first published in 1973, is an unabridged, slightly altered republication of the series originally published by Max Holden, NY, between 1934 and 1936.
Hugard, Jean
Card Tricks and Stunts
(More Card Manipulations, Series 1-4)
Card Tricks and
              Stunts
0-486-23060-0
224 pages
5.5x8.5"
0486230600
In Print
Book
$9.95
2003
Dover edition, first published in 1974 under the title More Card Manipulations, Series 1-4, and republished in 2003, is an unabridged and corrected republication of the series originally published by Max Holden, NY, between 1938 and 1941.
Hugard, Jean Encyclopedia of Card Tricks Encyclopedia of Card
              Tricks
0-486-21252-1
416 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
16.95 1974 Dover Edition, first published in 1974, is an unabridged and corrected republication of the work originally published by Max Holden, NY, 1937.
Hugard, Jean & Frederick Braue
Expert Card Technique
Expert Card
              Technique
0-486-21755-0
0-4862-1755-8
480 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$15.95
1974
Dover edition, first published in 1974, is an unabridged and unaltered reproduction of the second (1944) edition of the work originally published by the authors, in Brooklyn, NY and Almeda, CA, in 1940.
Hugard, Jean Hugard's Magic Manual Hugard's magic
              manual
0-486-41877-4
384 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
2001 Dover edition first published in 2001, is an unabridged republication of the fifth edition of the original book, published under the title Modern Magic Manual by Harper & Brothers, NY, 1939.
Hugard, Jean & Frederick Braue Royal Road to Card Magic, The
Royal Road to Card
              Magic
0-486-40843-4
320 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
14.95 1999 Dover edition first published in 1999, reproduces exactly the text of the same title as published in 1951 by The World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York.
James, Stewart Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians Abbott's
              Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks
0-486-23206-9
400 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
e-Book*
n/a
1975 Dover edition, first published in 1974 is a republication of the third (1945) printing of the work originally published by Abbott's Magic Novelty Co., Colon MI, under the title Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks. The Illustrations Section of that edition, duplicating illustrations in the text, is omitted from the present edition.

*Note: this book is not currently listed at the Dover Publications website, but the Dover e-Book is available from Lybrary.com.
Jonson, Wilfrid Card Tricks (Handbook of Card Conjuring) Card Tricks
No ISBN
96 pages
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1952 Now combined into Magic Tricks and Card Tricks.
Jonson, Wilfrid Magic Tricks Wilfrid Jonson's
              Magic Tricks

Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1954 Included a section of B&W photos not included in the newer reprint. Now combined into Magic Tricks and Card Tricks.
Jonson, Wilfrid Card Tricks for Beginners Card Tricks for
              Beginners
0-486-43465-6
96 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
6.95 2004 Dover edition, first published in 2004, is an unabridged republication of Card Conjuring, originally published by W&G Foyle, Ltd., London, 1950 and republished by Dover Publications, Inc., NY in 1954 as part of the volume Magic Tricks & Card Tricks.
Jonson, Wilfrid Magic Tricks and Card Tricks Magic Tricks and
              Card Tricks
0-486-20909-1
208 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$14.95 1954 Dover edition, first published in 1954, is a revised republication of two works by Wilfrid Jonson originally published in 1950 under the titles Conjuring and Card Conjuring. These works are reprinted by special arrangement with W&G Foyle, Ltd, publisher of the original editions.
King, Kolby
Ventriloquism Made Easy
Ventriloquism
              Made Easy
0-486-29683-0
In Print
Book
$5.95
1997
A  new work, first published by Dover Publications, Inc., in 1997
Kronzek, Allan Zola A Book of Magic for Young Magicians; The Secrets of Alkazar The Secrets of
              Alkazar
0-486-27134-X
128 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
7.95 1992 Dover edition, first published in 1992, is a republication of the work originally published under the title The Secrets of Alkazar: A Book of Magic by Four Winds Press, NY, 1980. The decorative illustrations of the original edition have been deleted; new text illustrations have been drawn by Joseph K. Schmidt specially for the Dover edition.
Leeming, Joseph Easy Magic Tricks Easy magic Tricks
0-486-45555-6
128 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
7.95 2008 Dover edition, first published in 2008, is an abridged version of The Real Book about Magic, published by Garden City Books, NY, 1951. Tricks have been omitted from the original text because they are dangerous for children and amateur performers.
Leeming, Joseph Fun With String Fun With String
0-486-23063-5
192 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
10.95 1974 Dover edition first published in 1974, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published in 1940 by J.B. Lippincott Company.
Leeming, Joseph Games and Fun with Playing Cards Games and Fun With
              Playing Cards
0-486-23977-2
208 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
7.95 1980 Dover edition, first published in 1980, is a republication of the work originally published in 1949 by Franklin Watts, Inc. under the title Games With Playing Cards Plus Tricks and Stunts. The section on contact bridge has been omitted; the rest of the text is unabridged.
Leeming, Joseph Magic for Everybody Magic for Everyone
0-486-46146-7
288 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book Only*
12.95 2007 Dover edition, first published in 2007, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1928 by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Garden City, NY under the title Magic for Everybody: The 250 Best and Newest Feats of Magic Chosen for the Ease With Which They Can be Performed.

*Note: An e-book of the non-Dover edition is available from Conjuring Arts
Macfarlan, Allan & Paulette Knotcraft: the Practical and Entertaining Art of Knot Tying knotcraft
0-486-24515-2
192 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$9.95 1983 Dover edition, first published in 1983, is an unabridged and corrected republication of the edition published by Bonanza Books, a division of Crown Publishers, Inc., in 1967, under the title Knotcraft: The Art of Knot Tying.
Maskelyne, Jasper; Arthur Groom (editor) Maskelyne's Book of Magic Maskelyne's Book of
              Magic
0-486-47177-2
336 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
12.95 2009 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by George G. Harrap & Co., London, in 1936. A new introduction by Edwin A. Dawes has been specially prepared for the Dover edition.
Maskelyne, Nevil Maskelyne on the Performance of Magic Maskelyne on the
              Performance of Magic
0-486-23238-7 Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1976 Dover book #23238-7; Part One of Maskelyne and Devant's Our Magic.
Mulholland, John Mulholland's Book of Magic Mulholland's Book of
              Magic
0-486-41772-7 Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
2001 Unabridged, unaltered republication of the work originally published in 1963 by Charles Scribner's Sons, NY
Nelms, Henning Magic and Showmanship Magic and
              Showmanship
0-486-22337-X 0-486-41087-0
353 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
15.95 2000 Dover edition published in 2000, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1969 by Dover Publications, Inc.
Pallas, Norvin Calculator Puzzles, Tricks and Games Calculator Puzzles
              Tricks and Games
0-486-26670-2
96 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
e-Book
6.95 1991 Dover edition, first published in 1991, is an unabridged, unaltered republication of the work originally published by Sterling Publishing Co., NY 1976.

Note: the book format of this publication is likely available in the used book market.
Robert-Houdin, J.E. King of the Conjurer: Memoirs of Robert-Houdin King of the
              Conjurer's
0-486-21227-0 Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1964 Abridged republication of Memoirs of Robert-Houdin by T. Werner Laurie, Ltd of 1942
Sachs, Edwin Sleight of Hand Sleight of Hand
0-486-23911-X
408 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
17.95 1980 Dover edition, first published in 1980, is an unabridged republication of the second, greatly enlarged, edition of the work as published by L. Upcott Gill, London, 1885.
Scarne, John Scarne On Card Tricks Scarne on Card
              Tricks
0-486-42735-8
336 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-book
12.95 2003 Unabridged republication of the Signet edition published by Crown Publishers, Inc., NY, 1950.
Scarne, John Scarne's Magic Tricks Scarne's Magic
              Tricks
0-486-42779-X
256 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
9.95 2003 Slightly altered republication of the edition published by Crown Publishers Inc., NY, 1951. The Contents have been reset and the original Publisher's Note has been omitted.
Scot, Reginald Discoverie of Witchcraft Discoverie of
              Witchcraft
0-486-26030-5
320 pages
6.5x10"
In Print
Book
$17.95
1972 Dover edition, first published in 1972, is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published in Great Britain by John Rodker in 1930.
Schindler, George Presto Magic for the Beginner Presto! Magic for
              The Beginner
0-486-47759-2
192 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
$9.95 2010 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Reiss Publishing, NY, 1977.
Schindler, George Ventriloquism Ventriloquism
0-486-47760-6
160 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
7.95 2011 Unabridged republication of the work originally published by David McKay Co., NY, 1979.
Shalit, Nathan Science Magic Tricks Science Magic
              Tricks
0-486-40042-5
128 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
e-Book
$5.95 1998 Dover edition, first published in 1998, is an unabridged republication of a work originally published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981. The upper illustration on page 73 has been slightly improved for this edition.
Simon, Bill Card Magic for Amateurs and Professionals Card Magic for
              Amateurs And Professionals
0-486-40188-X
182 pages
5.5x8.5"
Out-of-Print
Book
n/a
1998 Dover edition, first published in 1998, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1952 by Louis Tannen, NY, under the title Effective Card Magic.
Simon, William Mathematical Magic Mathematical Magic
0-486-27593-0
192 pages
5.5x8.5"
In Print
Book
$10.95
1993 Dover edition, first published in 1993, is an unabridged, unaltered republication of the work first published by Charles Scribner's Sons ("The Scribner Library" - "Emblem Edition"), NY, 1964. Martin Gardner has written a Preface specially for the Dover edition, and one minor typographical error has been corrected.
Tarr, Bill 101 Easy To Do Magic Tricks 101 Easy to Do Magic
              Tricks
0-486-27367-9
224 pages
8.5x11"
In Print
e-book 14.95 1992 Dover Edition, first published in 1992, is an unabridged and updated republication of the work originally published under the title 101 Easy To Lean Classic Magic Tricks: Great, Super-Easy, No-Sleight-of-Hand Magic Tricks You Can Do With Everyday Objects by Vintage Books, Random House Inc., NY 1977.
Tyler, Diamond Jim Close Up Magic Secrets Close Up Magic
              Secrets
0-486-47891-2
176 pages
8.5x11"
In Print
Book
14.95 2011 Dover edition, first published in 2011, is a slightly corrected republication of the work originally published by Diamond Jim Productions, Irving, TX, in 2000 under the title and subtitle Pockets Full of Miracles: Secrets from the Repertoire of a Professional Close Up Magician
Victor, Edward Classic Card Tricks Classic Card Tricks
0-486-43355-2
112 pages
5.5x8.5"

In Print*
e-Book*


Dover edition, first published in 2004, contains all the card tricks from the following three voulmes: The Magic of the Hands, originally published by Waddilove & Co., Ltd., London, n.d.; More Magic of the Hands, originally published by Max Holden, NY, 1942; and Further Magic of the Hands, originally published by Max Holden, NY, 1946. The author's forward from The Magic of the Hands has been adapted for the present edition. A preface by Douglas Craggs, originally published in Further Magic of the Hands, has also been included.

*Note: this book is not currently listed at the Dover Publications website, but the Dover e-Book is available from Lybrary.com.