Tarbell Course in Magic Volumes 1-7 (Pre-owned)


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This set came from a magician’s estate purchase. Volume one has some exterior faults to the spine area but is still solid and complete. There is also some staining on the inside of the front cover and the first adjacent blank page. (see pictures 2 to 4). Otherwise the book is in good condition. All the other volumes are in very good to excellent clean and undamaged condition. None of the volumes have dust covers.

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The most respected course in magic! The classic volumes cover every aspect and interest in the art of magic performance. A must-have for every magic library!

Seven hardcover volumes in all. More than 90 detailed lessons in all aspects of magic and magic performance.

Notes about this set:

Vol. 1 – 1st edition, 8th printing, copyright 1953, Lessons 1 to 19, Louis Tannen
Vol. 2 – 4th printing, copyright 1975, Lessons 20 to 33,  Tannen Publications
Vol.3 – 6th printing, 1979, Lessons 34 to 45, Tannen Magic, Inc.
Vol. 4 – Copyright 1973, Lessons 46 to 58, Louis Tannen, Inc.
Vol. 5 – 1st edition, 3rd printing, copyright 1976, Lessons 59 to 71, Louis Tannen
Vol. 6 – 1st edition, 3rd printing, copyright 1954, Lessons 72 to 83
Vol. 7 – 2nd printing, copyright 1972, Lessons 84 to 91, Tannen Magic, Inc.

Tarbell Course In Magic

The classic course in magic! First published in 1926 as a correspondence course, the Tarbell Course in Magic is the only introduction to magic universally accepted as required reading for ALL magicians.

Its volumes detail (with crystal clear illustrations) the fundaments of each branch of the magical art – from mentalism and coin magic, to stage illusions and card tricks. Chapters on magic history, publicity, and stage deportment round out the Tarbell course, making it much more than a series of books about tricks.

Contents Include:

Volume 1 – 19 Lessons 414 pages
History of Magic, Magic as a Science, Sleight of Hand With Coins, Coin Tricks, More Coin Tricks, The Thumb Tip, Impromptu Tricks, Ball Tricks, Mathematical Mysteries, Effective Card Mysteries, Eight Impromptu Card Mysteries, Mental Card Mysteries, Card Sleights, Novel Card Mysteries, Restoring Torn Papers, Rope & Tape Principals, Handkerchief Tricks, Knotty Silks, Eggs and Silks

Volume 2 – 14 Lessons 416 pages
How To Please Your Audience, Magic With Wands, Double Paper Mysteries, Magic With Coins, Cigarette Magic, Sleight Of Hand With Cards, Selected Card Mysteries, Rising Cards, Egg Magic, Billiard Ball Manipulation, Handkerchief Magic, Rope Magic, “Ghostlite” Mysteries, Illusions

Volume 3 – 12 Lessons 418 pages
Routining A Show, How To Make People Laugh, Intimate Magic, Conjuring With Currency, Modern Coin Effects, Fundamental Card Sleights, Card Mysteries, Card Stabbing, Novelty Handkerchief Magic, Color Changing Silks, Rabbit & Dove Magic, Illusions

Volume 4 – 13 Lessons, 418 pages
Novelty Magic, Thimble Magic, Swallowing Needles, Unique Card Magic, Rising Cards, Card Transitions, Mental Mysteries, The Thumb Tip, Linking Rings, Magic With Ribbon, Silken Trickery, Slate Tricks, Illusions

Volume 5 – 13 Lessons, 418 pages
Unique Magic, More Unique Mysteries, Four-Ace Effects, Modern Mental Mysteries, Hat & Coat Productions, Oriental Magic, Original Oriental Secrets, Hindu Rope Mysteries, Modern Rope Magic, Magic of the Bambergs, Magic With Bowls & Liquids, Illusions, Publicity & Promotion

Volume 6 – 12 Lessons, 412 pages
Novel Ball Magic, Unique Card Effects, Novelty Magic, Rope Magic, Mindreading Mysteries, Blindfold Effects, Silk & Rope Penetrations, Escapes & Substitutions, Spirit Ties, Modern Stage Magic, Stage Productions, Magic As Theatre

Volume 7 – 8 Lessons, 490 pages

More Mental Magic, Card Magic, Rope Magic, Novelty Magic, Money Magic, Silk Magic, Illusions, Late Arrivals