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Pallbearers Review By Karl Fulves 3-book Set Premiere Magic Source 1st Edition For Sale
L&L Publishing printed this first-edition set of ten volumes in three books, THE PALLBEARERS REVIEW, in 1993. The author, Karl Fulves, makes full use of his extensive network of relationships in the world of magic, and of course avails himself of Joseph K. Schmidt's expert illustrations. The contributors to his books have become a Who's Who in the genre, and the last frame of the gallery provides a shot of many of them; a partial list also follows this description. These books are clean and sound with moderate evidence of reading. I note a ding to the spinehead of the first and third volumes which do not affect the integrity of the books. Mercifully, I see no marking or provenance. Some cursory shopping indicates that comparable sets have fetched over $300 in recent sales--Enjoy! I'll box and ship these for $5.95 and I combine lots for a dollar more after the initial shipping fee. Insurance can be made available. From Wikipedia:
Karl Fulves took overThe New Phoenixmagazine from Don Tanner. He published three more issues and then at issue 400 in October 1965 stated "The bird will be fondly laid to rest." He then started a new magazine calledThe Pallbearers Reviewwhich continued until 1975.
He also started 1967 until 1976.
In 1970, Joseph K. Schmidt submitted Fulves a coin flourish complete withillustrations. Thecontributionwas published in Volume 5, Issue #10 ofPallbearers. Fulves was very impressed with Schmidt's artistic abilities and, coincidentally, was looking for an artist to illustrate some of the lengthier routines. He asked Schmidt to illustrate an effect called Canterbury Cups and Schmidt agreed. Fulves and Schmidt's relationship grew. Fulves was the first person to refer to Schmidt as an "artist". Schmidt has illustrated over Fulves, including Swindle Sheet, Cheat Sheet, Rigmarole, and Verbatim.
Shortly after concluding Pallbearers and Epilogue he announced the birth of a new periodical,The ChroniclesLimited to 36 issues, The Chronicles took from 1978 to 1988 to complete, and during those ten years, some of the finest close-up magic of the period was explained in its pages.
Fulves published many more periodicals over the years including CHARLATAN, UNDERWORLD accompanied by FINE PRINT, INTERLOCUTOR, and MIDNIGHT MAGIC MONTHLY (13 issues, a complete file of which is virtually unobtainable).
A LIST OF (SOME) OF THE CONTRIBUTORS LIFTED FROM ANOTHER LISTING:
John Ackerman, John Agra, Peter Alexis, Al Altman, Theo Annemann, Jack Avis, F.J. Baker, Tony Barlotta, Fred Becker, Bob Bergheim, George Blake, Lou Borin, Ben B. Braude, John Braun, Lu Brent, Robert Brethen, Ken Brooke, Allen Brown, E.G. Brown, Kuda Bux, Bruce Cervon, Ben Christopher, Eddie Clever, Tony Cole, William T. Culpepper, Paul Curry, Fr. Cyprian, Jacob Daley, Bell Derman, Lou Derman, Gari Diringer, Robert Eagle, Alex Elmsley, Bob Farrell, Gene Finnell, Al Flosso, Roy Fromer, George deGhetto, Martin Gardner, Ralph Gironda, Murray Graham, Ray Grismer, Bob Gunther, Ray Hafler, Francis Haxton, Bob Hemple, George Henbeck, Fred Higgens, Arthur Hill, Norman Houghton, John Hudak, Burling Hull, Stewart James, Roy Johnson, Charles Jordan, Stewart Judah, Herbert Kaplan, Earl Keyser, B.B. Koch, Milton Kort, Ken Krenzel, Henry Lannering, S. Lebeoff, Jules Lenier, Bob Logan, Sid Lorraine, Harry Louine, Fred R. Lowe, John Lyon, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Robert Lund, Art Lyle, Leon Maguire, Edward Marlo, Bill Meisel, Ian Mikby, Charles Earle Miller, Ray Miller, Ed Mishell, Mike Morhman, Ed Morrisey, John Mulholland, Robert E. Neale, Don Neilsen, Norm Osbourne, Jay Ose, Robert Page, Robert Parrish, Jack Posetary, William T. Powers, Mike Rogers, Harvey Rosenthal, Ned Rutledge, J.W. Sarles, Len Searles, Tom Sellers, Tony Sheils, Steve Shimm, Bill Simon, Allan Slaight, J. Stewart Smith, R. Sid Spocane II, Art Spring, Kirk Stiles, Bob Still, Mel Stover, Paul Sweetman, Paul Swinford, Fred Taylor, J.G. Thompson Jr., Danny Tong, Dai Vernon, Sandy Vogel, Aaron Wainer, Roy Walton, Peter Warlock, T.A. Waters, Jay Weiler, James West, K. Yost, Peter Alexis, Ted Anneman, Bruce Arnold, Shell Atterbury, Jack Avis, Francis Baker, Al Baker, Tony Bartolotta, Ken Beale, Raymond Beebe, Horace Bennett, Mel Bennett, George Blake, Ben Braude, Fred Braue, Paul Brian, Peter Brooke, Alan Brown, Frank Butler, Bruce Cervon, Ben Christopher, Tony Cole, Stanley Collins, John Cornelius, Sam Dalal, Jacob Daley, Derek Dingle, Mitchell Dyszel, Bradley Efron, Neal Elias, Alex Elmsley, Cy Endfield, Bob Farrell, Arthur Findley, Gene Finnell, Bill Fleishman, Steve Freeman, David Gale, Frank Garcia, Martin Gardner, Ralph Gironda, Ray Grismer, Bob Gysel, John Hamilton, Bro. John Hamman, Jack Hara, Tom Harris, J.K. Hartman, Francis Haxton, Bob Hess, J.N. Hofzinser, Sam Horowitz, Norman Houghton, Robert-Houdin, Jean Hugard, Burling Hull, G.W. Hunter, Eric Impey, Stanley Jaks, Larry Jennings, Marvin Johnson, Roy Johnson, Wilfred Johnson, Brian Jordan, Charles T. Jordan, Stewart Judah, Richard Karp, Wilbur Kattner, Earl Keyser Jr., A. Kojima, Milt Kort, Gerald Kosky, Al Koran, Ken Krenzel, Gene Lawton, Sam Lebeoff, J.A. Lindon, Sam Lloyd, Bob Logan, Sid Lorraine, L. Vosburgh Lyons, Al Mann, W. Mason, Eddie McGuire, W.P. Miesel, Jack Miller, David Moore, Mike Morhman, Joel Moskowitz, Reinhard Mueller, Bob Neale, Carl Newton, Don Neilson, Norm Osborne, Jay Ose, Dave Ossip, Charles Ostin, Robert Parrish, Oscar Pladek, Jack Posetary, Ned Powers, Shirley Quimby, Robin Robertson, Mike Rogers, Harvey Rosenthal, Edmund Rowland, Mort Rudnick, Ed Ryan, J.W. Sarles, Sam Schwartz, Joseph K. Schmidt, Lin J. Searles, Tom Sellers, Allan Slaight, J. Stewart Smith, Art Spring, Bob Stencel, Kirk Stiles, Bob Still, Mel Stover, Cushing Strout, Tom Sullivan, Paul Swinford, Bill Taylor, Fred Taylor, John Taylor, Tenkai, Ed Thiele, Neal Thomas, Frank Thompson, J.G. Thompson Jr., Dan Tong, Dai Vernon, Edward Victor, Roy Walton, Peter Warlock, Oscar Weigle, George Zacharellis, Louis Zingone
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Pallbearers Review By Karl Fulves 3-book Set Premiere Magic Source 1st Edition: $178