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bry1513
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I don't know if this is the proper place to post this, but I was wondering if anyone had any leads on where to find the Jack Hughes World of Magic series. I know they are VERY difficult to come by. If anyone can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all of your help and work.

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Volume 1 and 2 come up on http://www.magicweek.co.uk
every now and again.

Viking Magic still has a few copies of Volume 3 in stock.

There was a set on Ebay last week with a buy it now price
of $650-00.
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They are hard to come buy except used. Dereck Lever published them and owns the rights to the books and the effects contained therein.

Richard
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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Great books. Not overly detailed but great for historical reference on the illusions, and the names they went under when produced by J.H.

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I also have the Jack Hughes' World of Magic book. I find it one of my best reference books for magic props. No measurements but the illustrations are self explanatory. Valuable if you have the chance to get the book.
Good luck in your search.
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If there are any specific items in the books that you are interested in, drop me a pm. - I have them in my collection but unfortunately don't wish to sell them.
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Did anyone receive the reprints of the books at FISM this past summer?
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Yes unfortunately, I went to Blackpool last year and got one! However, the three original volumes which I already had were quite rare and therefore would probably be worth more than I paid for them, however now that 3000 - 3500 reprints exist, they are now virtually unsaleable!
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Don't you love it when publishers do that? These were not inexpensive to start with so you do purchase with the thought that they will maintain their value (at least!). I have the 3 original volumes also.

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That happened to my copy of Magic of Alan Wakeling after the paperback version came out. Oh well!

Were the reprints of the JH books a complete set?
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Yep. Count me in that group of original publication owners, too. Looks like we'll have to form our own little elite club, and pine for the good ol' days. Ha!
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Me too. I even picked up an extra volume 1 (the best) figuring I could sell it some day at a profit... Yeah right!
Richard E. Hughes, Hughes Magic Inc., 352 N. Prospect St., Ravenna, OH 44266 (330)296-4023
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On 2013-02-09 13:10, David Garrity wrote:
Were the reprints of the JH books a complete set?


The reprint was one (rather nice) hardback book containing all three volumes. I suspect that many will be available second-hand as everyone who attended Blackpool FISM got one, regardless of whether they had any interest in prop building or not!
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On 2013-02-11 06:56, magicjohn2278 wrote:
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On 2013-02-09 13:10, David Garrity wrote:
Were the reprints of the JH books a complete set?


The reprint was one (rather nice) hardback book containing all three volumes. I suspect that many will be available second-hand as everyone who attended Blackpool FISM got one, regardless of whether they had any interest in prop building or not!


The reprint is a compilation (286 pages), not the complete three volumes.
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AH....so THAT is interesting!

Thanks for the info.

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Actually that makes me interested in obtaining a copy as an addition to my own collection. Like having both the Albo Okito VHS tapes and DVDs... similar but different. I guess it would depend on the cost. First sellers out of the chute will likely try to get a higher price.
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Blair Marshall
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Michael, our originals now went back up in price!!! LOL

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Only good if you sell them, though! Smile
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Jack Hughes World of Magic Series, I only was able to buy Volume 1, when Derek was in the states at a convention. I had never heard of the other being available prior to the Internet. He never ran any ads in Linking Ring, Genii, Abra, etc.

Jack Hughes World of Magic - 3 Volume set.

Table of Contents:

Volume 1

This volume contains 196 pages and features the following tricks & illusions:

Rope Wells
Dove in Balloon
French Guillotine
Sucker and Back Stage Beaker Vanish
Tantalising Tassels
Totem Pole
Three Sword Suspension
Scimitar Suspension
Gospel Suspension
Three Axes Suspension
Master Dove in Balloon Table
Dove Carousel Vanish
Dove Cage Vanish
Attaboy
Coins in Glass (Tray Method)
Coins in Glass (Visible Method)
Ten Second remote Control Coins in Glass
Roll on Table
Can and Ball
Locking Jap Boxes
Ghost Glass
Star Production
New Giant Rising Card Trick
Vanishing Telephone
Snake Basket
Golden Shot Joker
How to Make a Spring Hinge
Sammy the Sweep
The Illusive Stop
Improved Televsision Card Frame
Double Television Card Frame
Brief Case to Table
Penetra-Spheres
Cagey Budgies
Dickory Clock
Girl to Pony
Whirling Microphone Suspension
Triple Tray Trunk
One Minute Punch and Judy Booth
Coin Cascade
Card Go
Castle Illusion
Ventriloquist Mop Novelty
The Human Where the Rainow Ends
Dippy Duck
Three Blades and Speak Illusion
Lquid Monte
Dove Through Glass
M'Ladt Steps Out
Alarm Clock Stand
Pheobe the Fan Dancer
Hat Box Substitution
Radio Vanish
Dove Catching Net and Dove Production Basket
Su-Table
The Homocide Illusion
Block Off Ribbon
Where the Rainbow Ends
The Rainbow Doll
Ribbons to Botania
Spacious Production Box
The Chair Suspension
New Electric Sawing in Half
Head Zopper
Dove Nest of Boxes
Die Ball
Dagger Chest
Television Head Chest
Peacock Production
Hand in Hand Wrist Guillotine
Head Chopper
Cuban Release
The Nest of Boxes
Ugly Duckling
Fifi - The Card Pecker


Volume 2

This volume contains 187 pages and has the following effects:

Auto Rise
Breakaway Box
Buttons
Camera Dove
Can-Can Polka
The Cardometer
Card Ring
Card Rising Box
Change Over Ring
Clatter Box
Comedy Clock
Crown Jewel
Crystal Screen
Doll House Illusion
Dovenus
Doves to Dog
Doves by Brian Gore
Dropping Daisey
Evacuee Doll
Fantastic Foo
Four Wrongs Make a Right
Ghost Glass
Giant Dwarf
Gloves to Dove
Hats Off to the King
Improved Tele-Flash
The Invisible Card
Jack and Jill
Kirk's Cup
Ku-Bof
Lady Vanishes
The Last Card
Lord Waterlog's Dilemma
Maestro Card Box
Miracle Numbers
"Normans" Miraculous Screen
Neck Spiker
Note in Lemon
Nu-Spots
The Parisian Maid
Peacock Phantasy
Phantom Clock
Percy the Penguin
Unique Production Cabinet
Pro-Van Cabinet
Record Mystery
Reluctant Balloons
The Roamin' Rabbit
The Royal Execution
Run-Bonzo-Run
Sadie the Seal
Sammy the Speedster
Shanghai Production Frame
Skeleton in the Cupboard
Spear Box Illusion
Spiker Illusion
Spots and Glasses
Orrin's Streamlined Uplift
Super X Levitation
J.F. Orrin's Tennipin
Think-a-Bell
Turn Again Whittington
Watch Your Step
Wun Stung


Volume 3

This volume contains 195 pages and has the following magic tricks and illusions:

Chinese Rising Cards
Wrist Spiker
Needle Thru Body
Doves to Poodle
Sword Maiden Illusion
Visibly Sawing Thru a Person
Girl Through Glass Illusion
Buzz Saw Illusion
Card Target
Edwin's Sponge Ball Routine
Beado
Knife Thru Girl Illusion
Middle for Diddle Illusion
Modern Cabinet Illusion
Vanishing Cage and Girl Illusion
Slicing a Slave Illusion
Cabaret Girl Vanish Illusion
Striptease Illusion
Girl's Gone Illusion
Revolving Broomstick Suspension
Girl 'N Gate Illusion
Robert Harbin's Ad Infinitum
Chair to Suitcase
Spirit Bell
Ribbons to Doves
Three Little Pigs
Comedy Umbrella
Jumping Stool
Kwik Paper Cut
Mignon Illusion
Comedy Legs Table
Barricaded Barrels Illusion
Stock Escape
Head Twister
Livestock Production Cage
Cig-a-Loon
Petticoat Lane
Peg Box
The Jack Hughes' Peg Box
No-Smoking
Mickey's Trousers
Sleepy Slim
Colorama
Where Has the Duck Gone
Jack Hughes Fly-A-Way Birds
Wine and Women
Comedy Card Wand
Tear-Apart Vanish
Vakil's Indian Rope Trick
Double Box Production
Paddle of Foo
Sponge Ball to Rabbit
Trans-Thought
Costume Trunk Illusion
Impossible Dove Vanish
Growth of Flowers Illusion
Golliwog Ball
Double Stunner Prediction
Jack Hughes Man to the Moon
Assistant's Revenge
M'Lady's Hat
Coronation Crown
Minnie Mischief
Topsy Turvey Clown
Clatter Table
Ultimate Divide
Forgetful Joey the Clown
Hop Scotch Bottles
Kerb Drill
Mr. P
Brand New Rising Card
Mentoulette by Len Belcher
Magic Moment
Flames Through Glass
Torn and Restored Card
Holidays Abroad
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Well. Done Bill! I did look earlier this evening to see what tricks we missing from the compilation. Unfortunately, it has neither a chapter list nor index! It would take a while to go through the whole book and compare the contents.
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