Bill Severn's Big Book Of Magic
Bill Severn
Bantam (1976)
In Collection
Magic tricks
Paperback 0553023640
USA  eng
Severn, Bill: Big Book of Magic
©1973 Bill Severn
Hardcover, w/dj, 5.5x8.5", 238 pages

©1973 Bill Severn
Softcover, trade paperback, Bantam Books
Severn: Big Book of Magic - hardcover

©1976 Bill Severn
Softcover, trade paperback, Bantam Books
ISBN-13: 9780553023640
ISBN-10: 0553023640


Contents (from book ToC, may be missing past page 206):

1 Chapter 1 A World of Magic

11 Chapter 2 Magic With Cards
16 Some Tricks With Cards
16 Like a Brain Wave
18 Under the Paper
20 In the Dark
22 Hands Down
24 The King Was Too Fat
28 Comedy Card Force

31 Chapter 3 Rope Magic
37 Some Tricks With Rope and Sting
37 Thread to Rope
40 Quick and Easy Cut Rope
44 The Magic Baseball Game
48 Keller Rope Tie Routine
51 Fish Story
54 Matchbox and String
60 String and Tag

63 Chapter 4 Money Magic
69 Some Tricks With Coins and Paper Money
69 Heads Up
72 The Penetrating and Flying Coins
76 Eyes in the Back of Your Head
78 Coins and Kids
81 The Miser's Cup
84 The Miser's Bucket
92 Penned
96 Cup and Bill

103 Chapter 5 Magic With Handkerchiefs
109 Some Tricks With Handkerchiefs
109 The Hypnotized Audience
113 The What-Knot
118 Another Century
122 It's a Corker
128 Vitamins, Anyone?

133 Chapter 6 Close-Up Magic
139 Some Close-up Tricks:
139 Sweet and Quick
142 The Magic Milkman
145 The Floating Pencil
147 The Sound of Money
150 Clickety Clips
153 Prize Winner
154 Plain Joe and Robber Red
158 The Bewildering Bandage
161 Into the Candy Jar

165 Chapter 7 Stage Magic
173 Some Stage Magic Tricks:
173 Black Bag and White Ball
178 See Saw
182 Cans Full of Nothing
185 Stiff Milk Shake
187 Lollipop Laughter
191 No Soap
195 The Magicians Mistake

199 Chapter 8 Things That Go With Magic
201 Row Designs
204 Circular Designs
206 Roll Effects

Product Details
No. of Pages 278
Personal Details
Read It No
Location Magic Library (Home) Shelf Top
Condition Very Good
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