Al Koran’s Legacy (2009) by Hugh Miller

This new edition adds contributions from Lewis Ganson and Graham Jolley. However, while this revised edition is expanded and updated, it does remove two effects found in the older editions.  Missing are “Mind Shot”, which used a Polaroid camera and a double exposure capability that is no longer available today, and “The Pill”, a sponge …

Al Koran’s Professional Presentations by Hugh Miller

This is the first of many re-releases by Martin Breese offering books previously published by Harry Stanley. Al Koran’s Professional Presentations is a magical classic and was first published in 1967 by Harry Stanley at the Unique Magic Studio. The original publication was marred by poor photographic reproduction so this new edition from Martin Breese …

Al Koran’s Legacy by Hugh Miller

Illustrated by the Author.  The second edition of 1996 was issued in softcover and adds additional material (see below). Note: Martin Breese has published yet a third edition of Al Koran’s Legacy with yet more additional content. This edition has been listed separately.  Contents (from book): vii Foreword (Francis White) 7 Introduction 11 Preface (Hugh Miller) 17 Part 1 …

A Pocketful of Miracles by Hugh Miller

Contents: 7 Preface (Hugh Miller) 9 Chapter One At the Dinner Table 11 Coin Through Saucer 13 Coin From Bread Roll 13 Coin Vanish 14 Coin and Glass of Water 15 Inflation 16 Coin Tester 16 Balancing Coins 18 Phoenix Matches 19 Smokeless Cigarettes 19 Multiplying Matches 21 Musical Cutlery 22 Telepathic Tapping 24 Psychic Steam …

Perfect Prediction Deck by Wild Magic

This is basically Al Koran’s Five Star Prediction from of the book by Hugh Miller: Al Koran’s Legacy (pg. 17), using the 1-0-1 Deck or the Five Star Miracle Deck and a Himber wallet.  Although this effect and the Five Star Miracle deck are often attributed to Al Koran the use of the the deck …

Art of Close-up Magic: Vol. 2 by Lewis Ganson

This timeless material finally gets the treatment it deserves! The greatest collection of close-up tricks ever assembled between two covers, and Volume one doesn’t have a single card trick! Volume One’s opening chapter, The Presentation of Close-Up Magic, embraces the whole approach to close-up performance. Hundreds of original illustrations by Dennis Patten. The host of …

The Art of Illusion by Will Ayling

(JayandLefty): Edited by Hugh Miller; illustrated by Dennis Patten. A great treatise on various magic illusions. Through text and illustration the reader is shown how many great effects are accomplished. Nicely written and illustrated with classic illusions which are still in use. From the forward/preface “In writing this book the author has been as meticulate …

Baker’s Bonanza by Roy Baker

Contents: 5 Preface (Hugh Miller) 7 Section 1 General Magic 9 Bakers Beakers: water multiplies as poured from one beaker to another, and more! 14 Bisected Balloon: magician cuts balloon in two and has two balloons 15 Air-Lite: floating lightbulb 19 Flap-Doodle Bag: making a specialized change bag 21 Super Silks: quick and effective silk routine …

The Art of Eddie Joseph by Eddie Joseph

Contents: (from book, descriptions added Apr 2018):  9 Foreword (Harry Stanley) 15 Card Magic: 15 My New Six Card Repeat Trick: uses only 6 cards with a surprise ending 21 My Card Peek: utility move 22 – Bringing Peeked Card to Top 24 – Bringing Peeked Card to Bottom 25 Borrowed Sight: performer reveals peeked at …

The History Project

Current Status:   Background: My main goal for MartinsMagic.com for some time now has been to grow the online collection with as many examples of fine quality magic props from the last 60 years that I can find and purchase.  I’m not trying to have one of every item that each craftsman, dealer, and/or inventor …

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