Silken Sorcery

Reprint of Hugard's classic from 1937. Hugard was born John Gerard Rodney Boyce in Australia in 1872. He performed his entire life, even after going blind, and was selected as Dean of Magicians to the Society of American Magicians in 1951. This reference goes over some of his silk scarf routines. Browned pages, slight cover crease, wear and soil. Staples appear to have been replaced. No date, circa 1970. 85 pages, 6 x 9 inches.
  • Silken Sorcery
  • Jean Hugard
  • Tannen Publications

Close-Up Time

Reference work on close-up illusions by Alan, magician and host of "Don Alan's Magic Ranch" show. Book is in good condition with general wear and cover soil. 10 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 1977 printing.
  • Close-Up Time
  • Don Alan
  • Magic Inc., 1977

Official Football Fan's Handbook for 1938

This booklet has a red soft cover with white and blue lettering and illustration on the front, bound with staples. Mild soil and edgewear to cover; most inner pages clean. Contains a preview of the 1938 college football season, including schedules, information on rule changes and more. 48 pages; approx. 4"x7".
  • George Trevor
  • Heffelfinger Publications, 1938

1938 College Football Schedule Booklet

This booklet has a black and orange illustrated soft cover, bound with staples. Cover illustration bright and clear. Inner pages are faintly tanned, but clean and unmarked. Light wear. A publication of the Saturday Evening Post. 48 pages; approx. 5"x3".
  • Curtis Publishing Co., 1938

The Canterbury Tales

Handsome two volume set of Chaucer's classic, designed by George W. Jones. This limited edition is signed by Jones at rear, this is copy number 1439 of 1500. Chaucer's coat of arms on front covers, linen binding with paper sides. Some mild fading towards top of volume one, scuff on rear cover of volume one, overall this set is clean and crisp, lacking the slipcase. Approximately 8 x 12 inches with 672 total pages.
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Limited Editions Club, 1934

The Pickwick Papers

Handsome two volume set printed for The Limited Editions Club By The Oxford University Press. This limited, numbered edition is signed by illustrator John Austen. This is copy number 1439 of 1500. Bound in Winterbottom buckram with deckled outside edges, gilt titles and decoration on front cover, spine titles in gilt. Wonderful color illustrations by Austen. Some minor wear and soil, overall a very clean and crisp set.
  • The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • Charles Dickens
  • John Austen, illustrator
  • The Limited Editions Club, 1933

House of Seven Gables

Handsome small decorative edition of Hawthorne's classic. Off-white covers with gilt decoration and lettering, small paste-on illustration on front cover. Some cover soil, heavier on rear board, mild wear. Text is generally clean and unmarked. 4 x 6 inches with 424 pages. No date, circa 1900.
  • House of Seven Gables
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • W.B. Conkey

The Pearl

This antique hardcover book has tan boards with a brown cloth spine and a white paste-down spine label with black lettering. Wear to spine; owner's name on front endpaper; soil to rear cover; tanned pages. This is a translation of sorts of an old English poem by an anonymous author who is also believed to have penned "Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight." Includes an introduction by Jewett. 103 pages; approx. 5"x7".
  • Sophie Jewett, contributor
  • Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1908