NOW AVAILABLE:  THE BLUE BOOK OF MAGIC, 2008-2009 FULL COLOR EDITION!  $45, AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEB SITE ONLY OR J. P. JACKSON (TWO JACKS), SAN DIEGO, CA.  REGULAR EDITIONS (22 PAGES OF COLOR) AVAILABLE AT H&R MAGIC BOOKS, $40.  (BOTH WITH YELLOW COVERS)

 

Ron Cartlidge wrote and published Houdini's Texas Tours, 1916 & 1923.  It was released at the Texas Association of Magicians convention Labor Day weekend in 2002.  The Blue Book of Magic is an annual process that started in 2004.  Four editions have been printed to date.  The first two editions actually had blue covers.  The 2006 had an orange cover and the 2007-2008 has a lime cover.

 

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT RON CARTLIDGE'S BOOKS

 

BLUE BOOK OF MAGIC:

 

Duane Price:  "Your book is quite an undertaking to gather all this information into one place, organize it and publish the results."

 

Michel Nicoli:  "A note of thanks!  It has been a tremendous help to me.  Your content organization couldn't have been more logical and easy to use."

 

David Goodsell:  "Wow!  The labor here is impressive".

 

Jamy Ian Swiss (Genii, March 2006):  All in all, the asking price seems meager for this unarguably valuable tool!"

 

 

 

HOUDINI'S TEXAS TOURS, 1916 & 1923:

 

David Goodsell (M.U.M, May 2003):  "This account turns out to be an excellent read, thanks to Cartlidge's thorough research, easy writing style, and insight. We are particularly interested at how well Houdini's personality is portrayed through Cartlidge's skill as a writer.  Most of the information has not seen print before."

 

Eddie Dawes:  "I'm delighted to be able to add your book to the Houdini section of my library."

 

Cesareo Pelaez (Marco the Magi):  A wonderful read.  I couldn't put it down.  It has much new material that has never been in print..  You can quote me on that!"

 

 

BOOKS BY RON CARTLIDGE

 

Houdini's Texas Tours, 1916 & 1923                                        PRICE:  $25

New material on Houdini's two tours to Texas in 1916 & 1923.  Highly acclaimed by M.U.M. magazine as a must have for the Houdini collector.  Well written and received.  Total printed 700.

 

Houdini's Texas Tours, 1916 & 1923 Special edition               PRICE:  $60

This is a special edition of the above book and includes a first day cancellation of the Houdini postage stamp in 2002.  All special editions are signed by the author. This is #4 of 52 printed.

 

Blue Book of Magic, 2004                                                          PRICE:  SOLD OUT

A book for those interested in the prices of used and collectable magic.  The first issue of this price guide on various categories of magic.  100 copies printed.

 

Blue Book of Magic, 2005                                                          PRICE:  SOLD OUT

An updated version of the above book with 53 categories of new and used magic.  One color page.  75 copies printed.  There are a few of these editions still available at H & R Magic Books, Houston, TX.

 

Blue Book of Magic, 2006                                                          PRICE:  $35

An updated version of the above book with 58 categories of new and used magic.  Six color pages.  100 copies printed.

 

NEW!!! Blue Book of Magic, 2007-2008                                 PRICE:  $40

Ten color pages in this absolute must for collectors of magic with 62 categories of new and used magic.  100 copies printed.

 

HOUDINI & THE KU KLUX KLAN                                      PRICE:  Sold Out!

A special book about Houdini, who was Jewish, performing at a Ku Klux Klan Auditorium in Texas.  The only known Klan Auditorium that he ever performed in.  53 copies printed.

 

You may purchase any of these books by using a paypal account.  Shipping is $5 per book.  Sent money to texashoudini@msn.com.  Thank you for your order.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Ron's books are usually available from Andy Greget's Magic Lists, H & R Magic Books, J. P. Jackson (2 Jacks), & Stevens Magic.

 

Please check for availability at texashoudini@msn.com

Order from:  Ron Cartlidge, P. O. Box 40758, Austin, Texas, 78704