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Topic: Books by Richard Kaufman
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Jan 27, 2006 10:06PM)
Here is a list of books written, and mostly illustrated by Richard Kaufman for his company Kaufman & Greenberg (later Kaufman & Company. The idea here is to pick three (and only three) books from this list as your favourites, in ranking order if you wish.

Card Magic
The Gena Maze Card Book
CardWorks
CoinMagic
The Complete Works od Derek Dingle
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic
Sankey Pankey
The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson
New Magic of Japan (with Phil Goldsrein)
Sawa's Library of Magic, volume One
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman
Williamson's Wonders
The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi
Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts
100% Sankey
The Collected Almanac
Show-Time at the Tom Foolery
Five Times Five
Secrets Draun From Underground
Paul Gertner's Steel and Silver
Lou Gallo: The Underground Man (with Mark Philips)
Jennings '67

My three favourites, in ranking order, are:
1. The Secrets of Brother John Hamman
2. Show-Time at the Tom Foolery
3. David Roth's Expert Coin Magic

Now which are yours?

Peo
Message: Posted by: Godel (Jan 28, 2006 12:18AM)
1.David Roth's Expert Coin Magic
2. Williamson's Wonders
3. Steel and Silver

Great quality books from Kaufman, Hermetic Press also makes some great books-
1.Prism
2.Act Two
3. Books of Wonder
Message: Posted by: msc455magic (Jan 28, 2006 08:54AM)
1.) The Greater Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields (not on your list... though it is a Kaufman and Company production)

2.) The Collected Almanac

3.) Secrets Draun from Underground
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Jan 28, 2006 11:29AM)
Wow... After much thought I realized that I can't possibly limit my list to three. Here's the closest I could come and the order tends to change from time to time.

1. The Secrets of Brother John Hamman
2. Williamson's Wonders
3. THREE WAY TIE -- The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi / Five Times Five (Japan) / New Magic of Japan
4. The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
5. The Collected Almanac

I don't (yet) own Secrets Draun From Underground, but it's definitely on my wish list.
Message: Posted by: John LeBlanc (Jan 28, 2006 12:32PM)
In order:

The Collected Almanac
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman

John
Message: Posted by: Bill Citino (Jan 28, 2006 06:34PM)
Not in this order though...
Collected Almanac
COINMAGIC
Expert Coin Magic

-Bill
Message: Posted by: peterdgr8 (Jan 28, 2006 10:40PM)
My votes go to

The Complete works of Derek Dingle
Coinmagic
Jennings '67
Message: Posted by: Christopher Williams (Jan 29, 2006 10:17AM)
Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
The Collected Almanac
Message: Posted by: jayp (Jan 29, 2006 01:54PM)
Williamson's Wonders
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
Gary Kurtz: Unexplainable Acts
Message: Posted by: john1960uk (Jan 30, 2006 07:33AM)
Hi this is a really difficult choice,

Secrets of Bro John Hamman deffinate number 1

Coinmagic (expert coinmagic is very good but Coinmagic wins on variety)

Complete works of Derek Dingle I think, but I do love the manipulative routines in Cardmagic, these are beautiful, and don't seem to be in general circulation.

John
Message: Posted by: almazer (Feb 3, 2007 06:56AM)
Hi, any reviews for the book ,The Complete Works od Derek Dingle?
Everyone seems to vote for it, but there aren`t any reviews avaliable so far.
Anyone?
Message: Posted by: Caliban (Feb 3, 2007 11:52AM)
The first two are easy

1) Secrets of Brother John Hamman
2) Collected Almanac

The third is slightly more difficult, but because books containing good platform material are so rare ...

3) The Uncanny Scot

The Derek Dingle book I never really cared for.
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Feb 3, 2007 04:14PM)
I'll go with four,In order...

1 - The Collected Almanac
2 - The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
3 - New Magic of Japan (with Phil Goldstein)
4 - David Roth's Expert Coin Magic

Rennie
Message: Posted by: Irishghost (Feb 3, 2007 04:16PM)
1. New Magic Of Japan
2. Five Times Five (Japan)
3. Secrets of Brother John Hamman
Message: Posted by: msc455magic (Feb 3, 2007 10:59PM)
Scratch my previous post from this thread...

Here it goes:

1.) Five Times Five Japan
2.) New Magic of Japan
3.) Sawa's Library of Magic Volume 1
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Feb 4, 2007 01:13AM)
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On 2007-02-03 23:59, msc455magic wrote:
Scratch my previous post from this thread...

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What made you change your mind ?
Rennie
Message: Posted by: msc455magic (Feb 4, 2007 07:02AM)
Watch the video New Magic of Japan + Five Times Five Japan in my signature... the beauty of those effects made me change my mind.

Best,
msc455magic
Message: Posted by: WoodRat (Feb 4, 2007 11:16AM)
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic
CoinMagic
Paul Gertner's Steel and Silver
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Feb 4, 2007 07:32PM)
My votes

The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman

Andy
Message: Posted by: Rimbaud (Feb 5, 2007 11:08AM)
1. Card Magic (Pretty much changed my life)
2. The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
3. The Secrets of Brother John Hamman
Message: Posted by: Iain Moran (Feb 5, 2007 12:44PM)
These are my choices (in this order)

The Collected Almanac
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle
David Roth's Expert Coin Magic

BTW if any of you haven't seen msc455magic's clips on You Tube doing some of the routines from New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five Japan, you are missing out. If only New Magic of Japan was still available.....

take a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpvhdVPHO88

Iain.
Message: Posted by: tailwindd (Feb 10, 2007 06:42AM)
My three favorites are:
1.Card Magic
2.Collected Almanac
3.Cardworks

I have a question though. I've been looking for "The Gene Maze Card Book"
Is this any good? How hard is this book to find?
Message: Posted by: Magic Power (Apr 4, 2007 04:01PM)
My favorite are:

New Magic Of Japan
Williamson's Wonders
The Complete Works od Derek Dingle
Message: Posted by: kamus (Apr 4, 2007 07:17PM)
Collected Almanac
5X5 Japan
Williamson's Wonders
Message: Posted by: fonda57 (Apr 5, 2007 07:45PM)
Williamsons Wonders
DAvid Roth's Expert Coin Magic
Gary Kurtz; Unexplainable Acts
Message: Posted by: manal (Apr 12, 2007 01:14PM)
Is the writing style the same in all of Kaufmans books?
Message: Posted by: msc455magic (Apr 12, 2007 08:29PM)
Very much the same. In some books however, Kaufman doesn't take the time to explain the effect before the method (ie: The Complete Works of Derek Dingle). In other books such as "New Magic of Japan," he does.

Best,
msc455magic
Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 13, 2007 09:31PM)
I have all of the books listed as well as some that weren't. No way I could pick just three. If I could only have one, I think I'd have to go with Collected Almanac. After that, just too close to call. Richie don't put out no junk!
Message: Posted by: msc455magic (Apr 14, 2007 01:55AM)
My top three choices are above. My 4th, 5th, and 6th choice would be

4.) The Collected Almanac
5.) Cardworks
6.) Secrets Draun From Underground