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The physical library holds thousands of books, magazines, periodicals, photographs and posters. Occasionally, information was provided by relatives or friends of the magicians, or by interested magic historians. We are dependent on our sources for accuracy. If you find an error, or want to contribute to this information, please contact us.


Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London. Cambridge: The Belknap Press, 1978.
-------. The Annals Of Conjuring. Los Angeles, California: The Miracle Factory, 2001.
Bailey, Michael. The Magic Circle: Performing Magic Through the Ages. Gloucestershire: Tempus, 2007.
Christopher, Milbourne. The Illustrated History of Magic. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1973.
Christopher, Milbourne. Mediums, Mystics and the Occult. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1975.
Christopher, Milbourne. Panorama of Magic. New York: Dover Publications, 1962.
Clark, Hyla M. The World's Greatest Magic. New York: Bonanza Books, 1979.
Cooke, Conrad William Automata Old and New. London: Chiswick Press, 1893.
Desfor, Irving. Great Magicians In Great Moments. Pomeroy: Lee Jacobs Productions, 1983.
Frost, Thomas. The Lives of the Conjurors. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
Godwin, William. Lives of the Necromancers. London: Frederick J. Mason, 1834.
Goldston, Will. A Magician's Swan Song. London: John Long, Ltd., 1932.
Goldston, Will. Who's Who In Magic. London: Will Goldston, Ltd., 1934.
Haskins, Jim and Kathleen Benson. Conjure Times: Black Magicians in America. New York: Walker and Co., 2001.
Houdini, Harry. The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist. New York: (Pub. unknown), 1922.
Houdini, Harry. Miracle Mongers and Their Methods. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1920.
Jay, Ricky. Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women. New York: Random House, 1986.
Lamb, Geoffrey. Illustrated Magic Dictionary. New York: Nelson Books, 1979.
-------. The Magic Castle Walls Of Fame. Burbank, California: Nielsen Magic, 1988.
Maskelyne, Jasper. White Magic: The Story of the Maskelynes. London: Stanley Paul, nd[1941].
McCullagh, Brian. Sidney's Magic Heritage. Homebush: Maestro, 1994.
Price, David. Magic: A Pictorial History of Conjurers In the Theater. Cranbury, New Jersey: Cornwall Books, 1985
Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugene. Memoirs of Robert-Houdin - Ambassador, Author and Conjuror. London: Chapman and Hall, 1860
Walker, Mark. The Master Illusionists. Sierra Madre: Magical Publications, 1983.
Waters, T.A. The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians. New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
Whaley, Bart. Bart Whaley's Who's Who In Magic. Wallace, Idaho: Jeff Busby Magic, Inc., 1991.


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