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The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Rob Rand » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:48 pm

Today I saw and purchased this book in my local bookshop:

Matt Edmondson /Garry Parsons - The Greatest Magician In the World, in Dutch:
De beste goochelaar van de wereld

https://www.bookdepository.com/Greatest ... 1509806188

I bought the Dutch version :

https://www.amazon.de/beste-goochelaar- ... 9026146647

It's really a lovely book. It reminds me a bit of the well known Setteducati book, because enclosed are envelopes with tricks in it, but it's primarily a story about a kid who wants to become a magician.

The illustrations are beautiful, and the price is a bargain.

Really a very original book with surprisingly well designed tricks inside.
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby John B. » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:25 pm

Thanks Rob! I will check it out.
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Simon Layland » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:35 am

Thanks Rob
I bought a copy from your link and was surprised to see it so cheap and free shipping worldwide.
Cant wait.
Simon from Aus (but English)
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Olaf S » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:27 am

Rob Rand wrote:The illustrations are beautiful, and the price is a bargain.
Really a very original book with surprisingly well designed tricks inside


The price is really unbeatable, looks very lovingly made, attracts me magically
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby VictorS » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:41 am

Rob, I must say, you are a very good salesman :) :).

I just placed my order too. Thanks a lot.

I found a preview of the book, it`s huge, colorful and filled with tricks. Very2 interesting !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVzLW0ugHAE
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Olaf S » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:59 pm

VictorS wrote: I just placed my order too. Thanks a lot.
I found a preview of the book, it`s huge, colorful and filled with tricks

I am happy to have followed my impulse and order the book as well. Today it arrived, and I was very happy about it. I wonder how such an elaborate book can be so cheap. The included tricks are simple, but so beautifully presented that this is a refreshing encounter with magic. An enrichment for the enthusiastic lover of magic moments.
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby John B. » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:08 pm

My book came today as well. It's a very nice book and well-illustrated. All of the tricks are very easy to do. Among the books of this type (and they are all good), I would rank them in this order:

1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati
2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic by Albert D. Schafer
3) The Greatest Magician in the World
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Olaf S » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:22 am

John B. wrote:Among the books of this type, I would rank them in this order:
1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati
2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic by Albert D. Schafer
3) The Greatest Magician in the World


Hi John, do i understand it right, the other mentioned books by you are similar made ?
Your named book under #2 seems from a series of other books, do you know them all ?
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby David DeTenyo » Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:18 am

What tricks are included in this book?
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby John B. » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:08 am

Olaf S wrote:
John B. wrote:Among the books of this type, I would rank them in this order:
1) The Magic Show Book by Anne Benkovitz and Mark Setteducati
2) Illusionology: The Secret Science of Magic by Albert D. Schafer
3) The Greatest Magician in the World


Hi John, do i understand it right, the other mentioned books by you are similar made ?
Your named book under #2 seems from a series of other books, do you know them all ?


Yes, for clarity, these are three I have in my collection that I would group together and my personal ranking preference. The Setteducati book is very hard to beat. I am sure there are others.

Regarding #2, the series is excellent in general, but Illusionology focuses on Magic and magicians. I have the one on Greek myths, Egypt and a few others in that series. They are very well done.
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Olaf S » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:45 pm

John B. wrote:The Setteducati book is very hard to beat. I am sure there are others.


I found a video of this book where all the tricks can be seen, you're right, it's a very good book
but I personally don't like the graphics so much but that's a matter of taste. The book is also
hard to get new at an acceptable price. Do you still remember the original selling price ?
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby John B. » Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:50 pm

Yes, it was around $20 USD when it came out. I bought a used one a few years back. A new copy is very expensive these days.

The other thing I like about the Setteducati book is that a lay person can go through the book on their own and fool themselves without ever figuring out the tricks. They are all basically self working.
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby VictorS » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:03 pm

Olaf S wrote:
John B. wrote:Do you still remember the original selling price ?

I bought the German version for 5,- EUR at that time, over 15 years ago in Hugendubel book store if you are familiar with. I bought several books, sold em partly and gave it to friends as a gift. I only have 1 now :(. They were so many in the stack of books and they are still brand new sealed. I should buy more...hmmm but you never know.
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby Olaf S » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:42 am

VictorS wrote:I bought the German version for 5,- EUR at that time, over 15 years ago in Hugendubel book store if you are familiar with. I bought several books, sold em partly and gave it to friends as a gift. I only have 1 now :(. They were so many in the stack of books and they are still brand new sealed. I should buy more...hmmm but you never know.


Victor, that is an very helpfull information, did not know that a german version was printed
I know Hugendubel, they are still in place, could you send me the ISBN number and title ?
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Re: The Greatest Magician In the World

Postby VictorS » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:04 am

Hi Olaf, I tried to search ebay.de and look what I found :
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Die-Zauber-Show ... :rk:6:pf:0

:) :)

Unfortunately it`s not as cheap as I mentioned before. You will get the ISBN number in the link (just scroll it down to the product description). Good luck.
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