Stars of Magic is considered by many to be the best book ever written about close-up magic and features some of the best creations from the leading magicians of the first half of the 20th century. Originally released as separate manuscripts that sold in the 1940s and 1950s for around $5 each, this is the compilation book by Mier Yedid. It features legendary work by John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Bert Allerton, S. Leo Horowitz, Emil Jarrow, Francis Carlyle, Dr. Jacob Daley, Tony Slydini, Ross Bertram, Nate Leipzig, and Max Malini, magicians who helped shape the art of close-up magic as we know it. Highly recommended. 0012RUMSTARSMAGICSOFT