Bill Severn's Magic Across The Table
Bill Severn
David McKay Company, Inc., NY (1972)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Hardcover 0304294314
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Magic Across the Table
©1972, David McKay Company, Inc., NY
Hardbound, 5.2x8.25", 112 pages
ISBN-13: 9780304294312
ISBN-10: 0304294314

Comments: From the cover: "A New Collection of entertaining and unusual tricks with simple props". Illustrations by Katherine Wood.

Contents (numbers are not page numbers):

1 With Pad And Pencil:
2 Locked Out
3 Sure Winner
4 Map-A-Magic
5 Tracer

6 With Bottle Caps:
7 Pop Goes The Bottle
8 No Deposit-No Return
9 Chooser's Choice
10 Travelers In Space

11 With Chewing Gum:
12 If I Had A Saw
13 Gumgo
14 Which Chew For You?
15 Through And Through

16 With Things You Wear And Carry:
17 Money Back Guarantee
18 Musical Comb
19 The Button Stitchuation
20 Inches Away
21 Ringing The Keys

22 With Things From Around The House:
23 Nailed
24 Absolutely Free
25 Rub-A-Cut
26 The Magic Bookmark
27 Thoughts In Liquid Color

28 With Things From The Kitchen:
29 The Pretzel Bender
30 Daylight Robbery
31 Tea Tease
32 Three Times Spaghetti

Product Details
No. of Pages 128
First Edition Yes
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Fine
Owner Bryan-Keith Taylor
Bill Severn

Born: William Irving Severn
May 11, 1914
Brooklyn, New York

Died: May 8, 1992 (age 77)
Lee, Massachusetts

Categories: Books by Bill Severn

Bill Severn (1914-1992) was a journalist and professional club act magician specializing in cigarettes and silks. [1][2]


Severn worked for Associated Press as a radio news editor starting in 1941 and was long-time magic columnist for Boys' Life magazine.
Severn wrote more than 50 books for children and 25 on magic.[3]


Magic Wherever You Are (1957)
Shadow Magic (1959)
Magic in Your Pocket (1965)
Magic Across The Table (1972)
Bill Severn's Big Book of Magic (1973)
Magic in Mind: Mental Magic Tricks (1974)
Bill Severn's Magic Workshop (1976)
Bill Severn's Guide to Magic as a Hobby (1979)
More Magic In Your Pockets (1980)
Bill Severn's Impromptu Magic (1982)
Magic with Rope, Ribbon and String (1982)
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986)
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992)
Magic with Paper
Magic Shows You Can Give
Packs of Fun
Magic Comedy
Bill Severn's Magic Trunk (a reissuing of Magic with Paper, Magic Shows You Can Give, Magic Comedy, and Magic in Your Pockets)
Magic with Coins and Bills
Bill Severn's Big Book of Close-Up Magic
Bill Severn's Best Magic
50 Ways to Have Fun with Newspaper


The Sphinx, Vol. 33, No. 3, May 1934, Who's Who in Magic, page 80
Obit, Magic, June 1992
Cover, M-U-M, Vol. 78, No. 10, March 1989, BILL SEVERN, Magician of the Month, page 10
The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 7, July 1992, Broken Wand, Bill Severn, page 120
M-U-M, Vol. 82, No. 2, July 1992, Broken Wands, Bill Severn, page 41
Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 72, No. 8, August 1992, BILL SEVERN, Hocus Pocus Parade, by Phil Willmarth, page 71