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Psychology of Deception (Why Magic Works) by Jason Randal. ‎

Psychology of Deception (Why Magic Works) by Jason Randal. ‎Top Secret Productions. (1982). Appears to be inscribed, "For John/ with Great Pleasure/ Thanks Always For/ Your Friendship and/ support/ Jason Randal/ 3/93". I cannot verify the signature. isbn 10:043558018. pp xii + 208 pages. 6 1/2" X 9 1/4". Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Moderate edge wear. Spine is sun-faded. A 1/2" tear along the back of the spine from the top edge. A smudge on te spine which I believe was created by the remnants of a price sticker. Otherwise, no unusual folds or creases. No tears. No clips. No missing pieces. BOOK: Light cover edge wear. Book appears slightly cocked. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. HD04a

"Jason Randal is a full time working professional who specializes in close-up magic and a unique brand of stage mentalism. Performing since 1973, he has appeared in Las Vegas, on television, and numerous hotels, clubs, and colleges throughout the United State, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean, as well as restaurants, corporate trade shows and private parties.
A Ph.D. in social-psychology, RAndal has pioneered current research into magic theory and practiuce and has lectured at magic conventions, colleges, and the Magic Castle in Hollywood." - a blurb on the book.