The Tarbell Course in Magic is an 8 volume set of magic books. This set is widely considered to be the most complete magic book set in the world. Over 100 lessons in total can help you master numerous tricks across several disciplines. It’s like having an encyclopedia set for magic tricks.
Volume 1 – 19 Lessons 410 pages
History of Magic, Magic as a Science, Sleight of Hand With Coins, Coin Tricks, More Coin Tricks, The Thumb Tip, Impromptu Tricks, Ball Tricks, Mathematical Mysteries, Effective Card Mysteries, Impromptu Card Mysteries, Mental Card Mysteries, Card Sleights, Novel Card Mysteries, Restoring Torn Papers, Rope & Tape Principals, Handkerchief Tricks, Knotty Silks, Eggs and Silks.
Volume 2 – 14 Lessons 410 pages
How To Please Your Audience, Magic With Wands, Double Paper Mysteries, Magic With Coins, Cigarette Magic, Card Sleights, Selected Card Mysteries, Rising Cards, Egg Magic, Billiard Ball Manipulation, Handkerchief Magic, Rope Magic, “Ghostlite” Mysteries, Illusions (low cost).
Volume 3 – 12 Lessons 418 pages
Routining A Show, Making People Laugh, Intimate Magic, Conjuring With Currency, Modern Coin Effects, Fundamental Card Sleights, Card Mysteries, Card Stabbing, Novelty Handkerchief Magic, Color Changing Silks, Rabbit & Dove Magic Sleights, Illusions.
Volume 4 – 13 Lessons 418 pages
Novelty Magic, Thimble Magic, Swallowing Needles, Unique Card Magic, Rising Cards, Card Transitions, Mental Mysteries, The Thumb Tip, Linking Rings, Magic With Ribbon, Silken Trickery, Slate Tricks, Illusions.
Volume 5 – 13 Lessons 418 pages
Unique Magic, More Unique Mysteries, Four-Ace Effects, Modern Mental Mysteries, Hat & Coat Productions, Oriental Magic, Original Oriental Secrets, Hindu Rope Mysteries, Modern Rope Magic, Magic of the Bambergs, Magic With Bowls & Liquids, Illusions, Publicity & Promotion.
Volume 6 – 12 Lessons 412 pages
Novel Ball Magic, Unique Card Effects, Novelty Magic, Rope Magic, Mindreading Mysteries, Blindfold Effects, Silk & Rope Penetrations, Escapes & Substitutions, Spirit Ties, Modern Stage Magic, Stage Productions, Magic As Theatre.
Volume 7 – 8 Lessons 490 pages
More Mental Magic, Card Magic, Rope Magic, Novelty Magic, Money Magic, Silk Magic, Illusions You Can Make.
Volume 8 – 8 Lessons 434 pages
Thoughts & Advice, Mysteries Of The Séance, Further Unique Mysteries, Magic With Cards, Oriental Magic, Magic Of The Mind, Rope Magic, Chalk Talk Magic, Magic With Apparatus, Comedy Magic, Pantomime Illusions and Making Magic Pay.
Dr. Tarbell wrote and published the Tarbell Course in Magic originally as a correspondence course for professional, amateur, and beginner magicians.