The Mad Book of Magic
and Other Dirty Tricks - 1970

  • Artist and Writer: Al Jaffee

  • Known printings: Signet 8 / Warner 6

  • Introduction
  • Dedication
  • Foreword: Nick Meglin
  • Simple tricks for simple clods or...
    You can't cheat an honest man and yet we got 60¢
    out of you for this book. Think about that, dum dum!
  • Introducing "The Great Bumbleoni" or
    If you're going to do something wrong, do it right!
  • More simple tricks for less simple clods or
    What to do until the locksmith comes
  • The incredible "Iron Stomach Man" or
    A tough act to swallow
  • "The Great Bumbleoni" gestures hypnotically or
    Slay it with flowers
  • Advanced tricks for simple clods or
    The hand is quicker than the wrist
  • A magician's guide to hecklers, doubters and other vermin
  • The Great Bumbleoni's magic lamp trick or
    What a way to glow
  • Advanced tricks for advanced clods or
    Put a tiger in your turban
  • Ridiculous riddles, pointless puzzles, and ghastly games or
    Fun for the whole family
  • Trick shots for little shots or
    Gun for the whole family
  • More (Yecch!) advanced tricks for advanced clods or
    In advance of more advanced mysticism that would certainly prove too advanced for you if we hadn't prepared you for the big time, so well in advance
  • The scathing knife-throwing trick or
    Stuck again
  • The Great Bumbleoni's unforgettable memory feat or
    or or or or... er... or or...
  • The impossible camel trick or
    The most unheard of thing you ever heard of!
  • Phantastic phenomena or
    Phun phor the whole family
  • In a vast nationwide pre-publication poll,
    this chapter was by far the most popular one in the book.
  • At last the last of (yecch!) advanced tricks for advanced clods or
    For a real dirty trick, do something nice to a masochist
  • The Great Bumbleoni's last stand or
    Aren't you glad this is the final chapter in the book?
    We certainly are!
  • Back Cover - promotional text
1970 printing - Click cover for larger view The Mad Book of Magic and Other Dirty Tricks
Image: John H. Wilson
1976 printing - Click cover for larger view The Mad Book of Magic and Other Dirty Tricks
This image and other variations:
The Mad Museum.