The largest work ever published on magic, let alone on the magic of one man. But Stewart James was a remarkable magician, as these three volumes attest. Volumes 1 and 2 of The James File contain nearly 1700 pages of Stewart James's magic, most of it previously unpublished. The third volume presents Bill Goodwin's astonishingly thorough 122-page index to all the material in The James File and in the earlier companion volume, Stewart James in Print: The First Fifty Years.
Here are a few of the comments this stupendous work has inspired:
"A truly monumental achievement. James couldn't have had a better tribute."
- Martin Gardner
"The most fascinating reading I have encountered in a lifetime of perusing the magic literature."
- Charles Reynolds
"Remarkable. It should be in your library."
- Michael Close
"I was floored. Magnificent."
- Larry Becker
"Thrilling and deeply satisfying. A masterwork."
- Jon Racherbaumer
This three-volume set, produced in large format, comprises roughly 1800 pages crammed with brilliant close-up magic and much more.
While the regular edition of The James File is out of print, we still have a small number of the 200 specially bound deluxe sets of The James File available.
Each set is numbered and signed by Allan Slaight, and comes in a sturdy slipcase. Also included only with the Collector's Edition is a VHS tape of Stewart James in a 1987 performance, and 34 additional facsimile pieces of rare James-related memorabilia. There are very few of these sets left, so don't hesitate. When they are gone, this remarkable work will be unavailable in any form.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 30 May, 2014.