Magic Sets: A Guide by Todd Karr


Magic Sets: A Guide: A Brief Reference Source for Conjuring Kits by Todd Karr
Published for his May 2024 Long Beach lecture on the history of magic sets for the 2024 Magic Collectors Expo.

Limited edition of 100 copies
Each copy hand-signed
Over 175 magic sets detailed
Bibliography with more than 150 works

To accompany the booklet and for our customers’ enjoyment, you can view color images of nearly all of the sets here:

The Miracle Factory’s Todd Karr gave a much-acclaimed lecture on the history of magic sets in Long Beach in May 2024 for the Magic History Expo, and now you can purchase the last remaining copies of the detailed 32-page lecture booklet.

Magic Sets: A Guide┬ámay be the best current source of information on classic magic sets and will prove indispensable to collectors and researchers. The text details Todd Karr’s wide-ranging collection of magic sets from the early Mysto era through classic T.V. Magic sets to modern gems, along with many unusual sets and genres waiting to discover. Each entry records the title, manufacturer, origin, size, color, general contents, and other relevant information.

Magic Sets: A Guide also includes an extensive bibliography of over 150 magic-set-related works from instruction manuals to books on magic-set creators and collectors.

First edition, 32 pp., 8.5 x 11 stapled with blue covers, signed.



1. The Karr Collection of Magic Sets: A Detailed Selection of Modern Conjuring Kits
2. A Select Bibliography of Magic-Set Literature

Additional information

Weight 0.5 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 11 × 1 in