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H. Adrian Smith's Ten Basic Books

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Ten basic books for a working library of conjuring, as identified by H. Adrian Smith (historian, collector and President of both SAM and IBM) and published in Linking Ring, December, 1974 were:

  1. Modern Magic
  2. More Magic
  3. Later Magic (1911 edition or later)
  4. The Art of Magic
  5. The Expert at the Card Table
  6. The Modern Conjurer
  7. Magicians' Tricks, How They Are Done
  8. Greater Magic
  9. Our Magic
  10. The Tarbell Course