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James Owen
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Allright fellow magicians, how are you all doing? Fine I hope. Could anyone tell me if Mark Wilson has any more magic books out, I already have one of his books, "Enyclopedia of Magic" and I was wondering if he had anymore out. Thanks for your time and help it is very much appreciated.

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James,

There is another book called the Complete Course in Magic, but it is nearly identical to the one you already have. Mark Wilson does, however, have three volumes of video tapes on stage illusions that are pretty good.

There are some other good books that are good follow-ups to the Mark Wilson course you may want to check out. Look at Bill Tarr's "Now You See It, Now You Don't." This is a great intro to close-up sleight of hand. The "Encyclopedia of Card Tricks" by Jean Huggard is a great classic of card material. And, "Magic and Showmanship" by Henning Nelms won't teach you a lot of tricks, but will expand your thinking about how you present your magic.

All of these books are inexpensive and easy to find. As you begin to look, you will be overwhelmed by the volumes and volumes of magic books and it is very difficult to know which are good and which are bad. I truly believe that you can't go wrong by looking at the classics first. There is more material in them than you could learn in a lifetime and they won't empty out your wallet.

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Wilson's Complete Course has a few more things in it such as a square-circle prop and routine, etc.

Tarr's book is also very good Smile
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The Complete course in Magic is a book full of basic moves and rountines. As the name stated, you can find many materials to serve your purpose. I like it.
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You may see some Mark Wilson books in some stores that are real thin. These books are published by subject, card tricks, etc. But all of the tricks in these books are in the Complete course book as well.

You will not be disappointed in the Complete Course.
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I got the Complete Course in Magic w/ props (rope, sponge balls, cards, etc) for $10!!
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A good buy Geoff,

The complete course has several more subjects than the cyclopedia. One off hand is the section on gaff cards. I know there are more.
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At The Workshop, Mark Wilson announced that a revised edition to the Complete Course in Magic will be available soon.
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Callin
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I really can't imagine how it could be revised to make it any better. Smile

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Yes, go for the Complete Course. The illustrations make it look a bit dated, but don't be put off, there is some very good material and a wide range of it. And don't be put off by the low price (I don't know why it's that cheap).
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