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Links for use by those who might wish to purchase copies of my most recent books . . .

If you are interested in conjuring books of the Victorian Age, go to eBay and buy a copy of the third edition of my book Victorian-Age Conjuring Books: A Guide for Collectors and Bibliographers. Here is a link:  Link. While … Continue reading

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My new bibliography is now on eBay, for domestic purchases — I expect to add international shipping late this week . . .

Note: As of early Monday morning (10-9-17), eight people have purchased a copy!  Thank you! Most of these copies have already been shipped.  I expect to ship the others tomorrow (Tuesday). I have relisted the item (8 more copies) on … Continue reading

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I’m ALMOST ready to sell copies of my new “A Bibliography of Card-Game Booklets Written by Professor Hoffmann” . . .

(A post similar to this will be posted on another blog of mine as well.) Yesterday I finally unboxed some of the copies of my new A Bibliography of Card-Game Booklets Written by Professor Hoffmann. Recently, I had planned to wait … Continue reading

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What does a collection of card-game booklets look like?

What does a collection of card-game booklets look like? Earlier today, I placed most of my Goodall booklets into a box.  This is sort of what that looks like: This includes only “Goodall” booklets, but it does include some that … Continue reading

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The likely cover for “Victorian-Age Conjuring Books: A Guide for Collectors and Bibliographers” . . .

The following is what I will very likely use (or something very close to it): That is based on the cover found on a reprint of Drawing-Room Conjuring, which was a translation (from the French) by Professor Hoffmann. The book … Continue reading

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A super-quick but highly interesting factoid . . .

I see on David Levy’s “Edmond Hoyle, Gent.,” blog that the George Clulow collection of books relating to playing cards has been acquired by Vanderbilt University. This includes (according to a Vanderbilt website) ancillary materials, including, if I understand correctly, … Continue reading

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The three author-bibliographies of my “youth” . . . Trollope, Carroll, and Haggard . . .

These recollections reach way back to the 1968-1970 period, at earliest, and to probably the mid-1970s at latest, so they may be somewhat “accuracy challenged.” I want to talk about what may be the first author-bibliographies I handled. For a … Continue reading

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