David Phelps Abbott (1836 - 1934) was a magician, author and inventor who created such effects as the floating ball, later made famous by Okito. He wrote Behind the Scenes With the Mediums (1907), considered to be one of the best exposures of the methods used by psychics.
- Behind the Scenes With the Mediums by David P. Abbott (1907)
- The Marvelous Creations of Josefy by David P. Abbott (1908).
- The David P. Abbott Book of Mysteries, published posthumously by Walter Graham in 1977.
- House of Mystery: Vol. 1 - The Magic Science of David P. Abbott - Vol. 1 Behind The Scenes; Editor: Teller, Todd Karr (2005)
- House of Mystery: Vol. 2 - The Magic Science of David P. Abbott - Vol. 2 The Book of Mysteries; Editor: Teller, Todd Karr (2005)
- Brief Biography at The Magic Nook