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JenniferG

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Does this book come in hardback?  Because I ordered it in Hardback on Amazon, and received paperback.  Customer service of the 3rd party I am dealing with said they sent me the right item.  Is it an error on Amazon's part saying it is also available in hardback?

Just wondering if anyone has this in hardback.  I guess it would be the old 1980 print.  Are the contents the same? I really prefer hardback.  The paperback has a couple creases in cover I don't like.. bleh.
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I'm pretty sure it's only in paperback. 

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Apparently it was originally published in hardback.  All the copies I've ever had have been paperback.  This is a great little book and one I have gifted to many magicians... unfortunately not all of them recognized it's value. It is now also available in epub format at the following link:

https://store.conjuringarts.org/product/the-secrets-of-alkazar-by-allan-kronzek-epub/

“This little book is an overlooked gem. There is value here for every magician.” - Michael Weber [wink]
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Here’s a used copy in hardback:

https://www.alibris.com/booksearch.detail?invid=15212002877&quick=5969454-4-H-40.00-DOM&keyword=Secrets+of+Alkazar&mtype=B&qsort=&page=&page=1

 

 

 


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Thanks for the info Arthur. I was unaware of the HB version.

When someone asks how they might learn some magic, I always point them to Alkazar. It appears to be aimed at children, but it's great for any beginner.

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Agreed, Mike.  It's a great book, plus if I remember correctly it has an excellent section on presentation.
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I'll try ordering it again in hardback on Amazon, I can get for under $10 shipped it appears.  I guess I'll keep this paperback version as well and see if there are any edits/changes between it and the hardback.  I'll then gift the paper back book to a family member or friend who might get interested in magic after I show them a few tricks.   (The crease isn't so bad, I was exaggerating and being picky.. but I do like hardback for this reason.. like how they hold up.. and I protect every dust cover hardback book with protective non-destructive clear library grade plastic.)
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The author of the Alkazar book, Allan Kronzek, has written some other very interesting items. "Destiny, Chance, and Free Will" has some nice items as does his recent book, "Artful Deceptions." He is known for very interesting presentations involving fairly simple handling.

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Got the book in the mail today; I paid $5 for it including shipping.  Book is in decent shape.  The dust jacket is a bit rough.  I plan on putting brand new Brodart library plastic over it, so it will at least *feel* new.  I can always scan the dust jacket into my computer, piece it together, edit it in photoshop to make look new and reprint one, if I wanted. 

I noticed it originally didn't have in the title "For Young Magician's".. just "The Secrets of Alkazar".

The book is quite a bit bigger than the paper back, thicker paper and bigger print.  Appears to be the same content text-wise.

Tom Huffman did all the illustrations in the old hardback book (1980).  They were all removed in the 1992 paperback.  Each chapter has it's own little drawing which I find pretty cool.  I really like the cover of the book as well.

Here are a few screenshots, including the chapter on The Stamp Collector.

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tw, showed a few more people the stamp collector trick (with double flap switch envelope instead of newspaper cone) today and it seems like a real winner.. perhaps because I have a theme and patter down well.  I execute it well every time and so far absolutely no one has caught on.

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Perhaps it is just me, but this discussion really has me feeling my age.  Every time I read "the old hardback (1980) I cringe.  Wasn't 80's just a few months ago? ago?
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Perhaps it is just me, but this discussion really has me feeling my age.  Every time I read "the old hardback (1980) I cringe.  Wasn't 80's just a few months ago? ago?


I'm with you brother.  I got married and had my first child in the 80's.
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Perhaps it is just me, but this discussion really has me feeling my age.  Every time I read "the old hardback (1980) I cringe.  Wasn't 80's just a few months ago? ago?


"The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older."

"Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines." 

Both snippets from Pink Floyd's, Time. I have viewed the lyrics from young boy to old(er) man, and they have spoken to me in different ways across the decades.


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"The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older."

"Every year is getting shorter never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines." 

Both snippets from Pink Floyd's, Time. I have viewed the lyrics from young boy to old(er) man, and they have spoken to me in different ways across the decades.


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same here.  

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