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Breathers and Stretchers , National Recreation Association; Edgren, Harry D.
1 Breathers and Stretchers  National Recreation Association; Edgren, Harry D.
Very Good.  
Paperback. Slim, softcover booklet with stapled binding 1959 National Recreation Association, New York. Light age-tanning to edges. Very clean; no marks; binding tight. 12 pages. Language: English. Vintage pamphlet of recreational activities to help break the ice and boost energy at long meetings, conferences, banquets, and other functions during which people are seated for extended periods. Includes quick games, contests, and audience participation. Keywords: theater, theatre, group dynamic, motivational, paper ephemera. No ISBN.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Bring on the Clowns , Hugill, Beryl
2 Bring on the Clowns  Hugill, Beryl
0890093431 / 9780890093436 Acceptable.  
Hardcover. Large hardcover with dustjacket reprint 1980 Chartwell. Clean; intact; pages bright. Broken hinges reinforced with archival linen tape. Jacket spine is sun-faded; flaps creased. Small rip and crumpling to 1st blamk page. Great research or browsing copy. 224pp, Index, Bibliography, many color and B/W photos. Language: English. Extensive history of clowning. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority--Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: pantomime, circus, buffoon, jester, harlequin, Pierrot, mime, fool, comedy, slapstick, music hall, study.  
Price: 13.00 USD
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Card Magic Made Easy , Gibson, Walter B.
3 Card Magic Made Easy  Gibson, Walter B.
0064634442 / 9780064634441 Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1st edition 1976 Barnes & Noble Books. Light age-tanning to cover edges. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only a hint of wear. 91 pages; black-and-white line drawings. Language: English. 'Walter Gibson, professional magician, close associate of the great Houdini and Dunninger, reveals the secrets of performing mystifying card tricks, which anyone can do with just a little practice. And no intricate sleight of hand or fancy equipment is necessary.'--from back cover. Keywords: how-to, basic techniques, instruction, amateur, novice, beginning, beginner, perform, performer, deal, shuffle, cut, moves, heap-dealing, self-working, full-pack.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Easy Stunts and Skits , National Recreation Association
4 Easy Stunts and Skits  National Recreation Association
Very Good.  
Paperback. Slim, softcover booklet with stapled binding published by National Recreation Association, New York. No date (circa 1959). Age-tanning to cover edges; card-stock covers are faded. Very clean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. 32 pages. Language: English. 'Stunts and dramatic skits are a form of entertainment for which there seems to be a never-ending demand. Because they require a minimum of time for preparation, very few props, little attention to costuming and almost nothing in the way of stage setting, they are appropriate for club meetings, social recreation gatherings, camps, or any place or occasion where a simple and amusing form of entertainment is desired.'--from Introduction. Keywords: theater, theatre, performing, amateur, acting, vintage, retro, collectible, Fifties, 1950s, '50s. No ISBN.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Here Comes the Circus , Verney, Peter
5 Here Comes the Circus  Verney, Peter
0448231158 / 9780448231150 Good.  
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover with dustjacket 1978 Paddington Press. Edgewear to jacket; creases in glossy laminate. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 287 pages; Index; more than 200 black-and-white photos. Language: English. Jacket art by Ken Cox. Handsome history of a magical world. Discusses the development of the circus from ancient times to the 1970s and such aspects as animals, clowns, aerialists, side shows, and the circus way of life. Keywords: entertainment, carnival, sideshow, freaks, big top.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Presto! :  Magic for the Beginner , Schindler, George; Tricomi, Ed (illustrator)
6 Presto! : Magic for the Beginner  Schindler, George; Tricomi, Ed (illustrator)
0880293659 / 9780880293655 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover reprint 1989 Dorset Press. Light creases to a few page corners; spine and cover uncreased. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 192 pages; Index; Bibliography; black-and-white illustrations. Language: English. '[W]ill help you become master of 3 kinds of magic: closeup, club and parlor, and stage magic. Amaze and mystify your audiences by the use of misdirection, presentation, routining, and showmanship. In 13 entertaining chapters, George Schindler shows you how to make things disappear, make something from nothing, perform escapes, levitate, mindread, make magic with cards, and much more!'--from back cover. Keywords: magician, trick, illusion, illusionist, beginning, student, instruction, how-to, technique, restoration, coin, rope, knot, suspension, penetration, transposition, solid, ESP, entertainer, patter, entertainment.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Amazing World of Kreskin , Kreskin
7 The Amazing World of Kreskin  Kreskin
0394484401 / 9780394484402 Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1973 Random House. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on 1st blank page: To Karen, ESPecially, Kreskin. Bottom of spine is damaged: crushed; cloth frayed; chunk gone from corresponding area of jacket--not noticeable from front. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; original price on jacket flap. Orange paper-covered boards; black cloth spine with glittery orange titles. Embossed K on front. 209 pages; Bibliography. Language: English. Kreskin tells of his experiences in the field of parapsychology and of his development as a mentalist. Keywords: entertainment, biography, autobiography, memoir, thought perception, mind reader, hypnosis, autosuggestion, power of suggestion, suggestibility, telepathy, clairvoyance, premonition, psychokinesis, ESP, magic, TV, television.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Great American Magazine: An Inside History of Life , Wainwright, Loudon
8 The Great American Magazine: An Inside History of Life  Wainwright, Loudon
0394459873 / 9780394459875 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1986 Knopf. Remainder mark at top page edge. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Jacket has average wear. 443pp, Index, Bibliography, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. Keywords: periodical, weekly, news, newsmagazine, photojournalism, journalism, United States, Time Inc, Time-Life, Clifford Irving, hoax, exclusive, coverage, astronauts, JFK, Kennedy, assassination, memoir, insider.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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