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Here is a list of the most informative books on Howard Thurston.

You can find them occasionally on www.eBay.com or through magic auctions.

The original documents (i.e. manuscripts, photos, letters, etc.) for most of the below published books and magazines are in the Rory Feldman Collection,  as explained below.  Some of the original documents from these books and magazines will be displayed on www.ThurstonMasterMagician.com so check back often!  Thanks!

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My Life Of Magic

Howard Thurston - 1929

(Thurston's Own Typed / Written manuscripts for My Life Of Magic are in the Rory Feldman Collection.  Also, the 18 Thurston photos that appear in the book are in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

    

 

Pitch Books / Thurston's Magic Books

Howard Thurston

1900's - 1930's

(The majority of items used to make these books are now in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

Magicol

September 1964

(The original photo and original artwork used for the photo on the cover of this Magicol is in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

The Magic Catalogue

William Doerflinger - 1977

The exact Full Length Turban Poster from 1907 depicted on the lower right hand corner of page 31 is in the Rory Feldman Collection.

The World's Greatest Magician

A Tribute To Howard Thurston

Robert E. Olson - 1981

(The majority of the information/items in this book are now in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

Thurston - Dante Letter Set

Phil Temple - 1981

(Numerous letters from this set are in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

Magic - A Pictorial History Of Conjurers In The Theater

David Price - 1985

(Pages 211 and 212 of this book show the 2 earliest posters of Thurston that are known to exist.  They are the only known copies of this poster and are in the Rory Feldman Collection.  Click Here for more info.)

Thurston Scrap Book - Grace Thurston Manuscript

Phil Temple - 1985

(The actual manuscript that was used to make the Thurston Scrap Book is in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

Our Life Of Magic

Phil Temple - 1989

 

M-U-M Magazine

December 1990

Vol. 80, No. 7

(Thurston Memorial Issue - Photos From This Issue Are In The Rory Feldman Collection.  Click Here To Read More.)

The Thurston Illusion Show Workbooks

Volumes 1 & 2

1991

(The original negatives to all of the illusion plan photos are in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

Genii Magazine

August 1991

(The exact posters that appear on the cover of this Genii Magazine are in the Rory Feldman collection.  CLICK HERE to read more about these posters)

Magic Magazine

October 1992

 

The Complete Life Of Howard Franklin Thurston

Volumes 1 & 2

Robert Olson - 1993

(The majority of the information/items in this book are now in the Rory Feldman Collection.  This includes the very significant 8 items mentioned on Page 11.  Read More.)

Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear


Jim Steinmeyer

October 1, 2003

In this book there is lots of great information on Howard Thurston and he also appears on the cover!

To purchase this book please click here.

The Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, aka Chung Ling Soo, the "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer

Jim Steinmeyer - 2005

In this book there is a lot of great information on Howard Thurston, like how he performed the Rising Card Trick to Herrmann.  The apparatus actually used by Howard Thurston for that magic trick is in the Rory Feldman Collection.

Magic Magazine

August 2005

Article On Thurston's Perfect Breather In This Magic Magazine.  Mentions the Perfect Breather In The Rory Feldman Collection Which Can Be Seen By Clicking Here.

Thurston Scrap Book - Grace Thurston Manuscript

Phil Temple - 2006

(The actual manuscript that was used to make the Thurston Scrap Book is in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

The Linking Ring Magazine

August 2006

www.ThurstonMaster-Magician.com, Rory Feldman,  And The Columbus Landmarks Foundation's Efforts To Raise Money For The Green Lawn Abbey Are Mentioned In A 6 Page Article Written By Robin Smith, In The August 2006 Issue Of The Linking Ring Magazine, The Magazine For Members Of The International Brotherhood Of Magicians.

Click Here To Read The Entire Article In PDF Format

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M-U-M Magazine

September 2006

A 5 Page Article About Rory Feldman Titled "The Brooklyn Wonder Show" Written By Richard Lane, Is In The September 2006 Issue Of M-U-M Magazine, The Magazine For Members Of The Society Of American Magicians.  This Article Covers Rory Feldman's Life In Magic As A Magician And Magic Collector, His Goals And Aspirations.

Click Here To Read The Entire Article In PDF Format

THURSTON and DANTE...the Written Word Volumes 1 and 2

Phil Temple - 2007

(This is a reprint of the Thurston - Dante Letter Set Phil Temple - 1981)

(Numerous letters from this set are in the Rory Feldman Collection.)

 

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