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Topic: Magick Magazine
Message: Posted by: ed wood (Apr 12, 2013 05:50AM)
A number of years ago I bought the original 4 volume set of Bascom Jones Magick magazine. Without a doubt the finest magic and mentalism magazine ever. It took me years to work through all the material.
It recently came to my attention that it has been re-issued this time in 5 volumes. All the information regarding these new editions has me hugely confused, a very easy thing to do.
Does the fifth volume contain information that the original edition missed out? Is this volume available by itself? If so I never realised the original edition wasn't complete. It sounds like the layout of the new editions are different, more like volume 3 and 4 of the original edition as opposed to 1 and 2. ***, I'm getting confused even writing this!
Message: Posted by: Stefmagic (Apr 12, 2013 07:11AM)
Message: Posted by: ed wood (Apr 12, 2013 07:38AM)
Thanks for that. I did look but never found that information. Looks like I'll never see a fifth volume.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Apr 12, 2013 09:02AM)
The fifth is the final edition that we had been asking Rich for since volume 4 was published. It covers the remaining issues. For the 10 years (or more) there was no answer(actually, we were initially told, arrangements have top be made with the family, then, it is coming soon, then nothing). Then they announced the new set covering all issues. The refused to sell the final volume by itself, so those of us who supported the project at $155 a volume for the first 4 volumes were told we had to repurchase the entire set to have the additional issues. Some did, some did not and refuse to purchase anything from that company again. It was a move that cost CW/Viking ore than they gained, my opinion.

There was an excuse made, that the format was changed… But the format was changed in the middle of the initial run/first edition too. So what?

Message: Posted by: harbour (Apr 14, 2013 11:31AM)
Hi Tony,
Have the first four volumes, never knew about this.
Guess I will not have the fifth volume.
Message: Posted by: mrmysticmike (Apr 14, 2013 07:58PM)
I can attest to everything Tony mentioned.

We were told on several occasions that once things were worked out with the family we would be offered the final volume
which contained the final issues.
Message: Posted by: Davidzajac (Aug 8, 2014 08:55AM)
How many said final issues are there. I am relatively new and did not have any previous upsets with Viking. Plus will they ever just put it on cd or PDF. My thoughts. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Aug 8, 2014 09:38AM)
David, it is still in stock. At $795 for the set, and it will only be sold as a set, I believe it will be in stock for a while.
With the price point, and the amount of work that was just done in editing and reorganizing the 5 volumes, I don't see it being put on CD any time on the near future.
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Aug 8, 2014 09:50AM)
They still apparently have some sets with bumped corners available for $200 less:

Message: Posted by: Jerskin (Aug 8, 2014 02:07PM)
It's a $200 discount on the original set
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Aug 8, 2014 03:48PM)
Hmm. That's unexpected, since that would be a completely different product than the 5-volume edition being sold on that page.

I've sent email seeking clarification...
Message: Posted by: Davidzajac (Aug 9, 2014 08:24AM)
I would once more on this site advocate for someone in a seat of power to make a PDF that isn't an illegal download. I guess that's just wishful thinking.
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Aug 9, 2014 12:54PM)
Confirmed by George Robinson:

It's a $200 discount on the 5-volume set. However, they don't have any damaged sets at the moment.
Message: Posted by: Mind Guerrilla (Aug 10, 2014 02:57PM)
A friend of mine got the $200 bumped corners discount. I paid full price and my corners were still fairly bumped up. The only thing used as padding for shipment was a single sheet of corrugated cardboard.

I wish someone would produce one single index for all the issues.