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In the not-too-distant future, Magicana will be releasing the complete collection of Dr. Edwin A. Dawes’ long-running series on magic history, “A Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities,” published since 1972. COMING SOON


The long awaited book devoted to the magic of one of the magic's most revered performers, creators and mentors is now in its second printing. SOLD OUT

Magicol is a periodical, published by Magicana, which showcases magic and its long history. Here is a partial list of Magicols since 2010.

Purchase the latest issue of Magicol: A Journal of Magic History and Collectibles and discover a rich world of posters and playbills, books and photographs, magic tricks and memorabilia that chronicle the history of this wonderful art.

The Experts at the Card Table is a new interpretation of the seminal work on card cheating, Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, self-published originally by an S. W. Erdnase, in Chicago in 1902.

The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier by Bob Farmer is the biggest book on the famous “Ten Card Poker Deal” ever published. The “Ten Card Poker Deal” is one of the greatest gambling scams/card tricks in recorded history.

For over a hundred years, the identity of the author of Artifice, Ruse and Subterfuge at the Card Table, known colloquially as The Expert at the Card Table, has perplexed practitioners of magic and historians alike.

A joyful exploration of one-handed cuts created or documented by Msgr. Vincent Foy, a pioneer of the modern movement of card flourishes.

A Grand Exposé  is full of surprises. Unapologetic in tone, it paints a thorough description of an astonishingly wide range of gambling scams, including card table artifice.

Originally published in 1865 and attributed to Gerritt M. Evans, How Gamblers Win is one of the earliest publications on the subject of advantage play – or cheating at cards. This is a reprint of the 1868 edition.


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