The Secret Ways of Al Baker by Todd Karr
We recently uncovered first-printing copies of our out-of-print 2003 classic, The Secret Ways of Al Baker, containing some of the greatest thinking and effects in magic literature. We are releasing a number of books directly from our original stock – mint and still in their original shrink wrap – at a very reasonable price. Copies normally go for $300-500 and up when you can find them.
Al Baker was one of the most creative figures in magic, a master of close-up, stage magic and Mentalism. Now ALL his legendary works are back in print in this huge volume, plus unpublished effects and more. This massive work contains 912 large-format, acid-free, satin-finish pages, hardbound with beautiful full-color dust-jacket by artist Katlyn Breene.
Original new copies from warehouse find
912 pages hardbound with dust jacket
Complete versions of Al Baker’s books Magical Ways and Means, Pet Secrets, Al Baker’s Book, Al Baker’s Second Book, Cardially Yours, and Mental Magic.
Over 700 illustrations
Over 200 additional Baker effects from notes, instructions and journals
A dazzling array of never-before-seen Baker photos and rare memorabilia
Numerous added illustrations by Katlyn Breene
Plus profiles and essays by Eugene Burger, John Carney, Jay Marshall, Max Maven, and Teller
“For me, Al Baker has been a source of deep magical inspiration. I consider Al Baker to be one of the giants of twentieth-century magic.”
— Eugene Burger