52 Lovers Through The Looking Glass

Book by Pepe Carroll
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52 Lovers Through The Looking Glass

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Book by Pepe Carroll (75.00)

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A Neo-Classic Back in Print

Have you heard of the highly sought-after two-volume Fifty-Two Lovers by Pepe Carroll? These hard-to-find books go for big money (over $400 apiece on the second-hand market) for good reason. Pepe Carroll was an ingenious creator and a legendary performer in Spain. Even today, his magical creations and style echo throughout the industry. Now, nearly thirty years after their initial publication, a beautiful, definitive edition collects both books AND adds all his other published and unpublished material.

The result is Fifty-Two Lovers: Through the Looking Glass. This stunning production boasts a brand-new layout and illustrations, and is the proper tribute to Carroll the magic world desires. Juan Tamariz raves about his dear friend Pepe in print and in person, and this is your chance to find out why. This is a book worthy of careful study. Inside you'll find Pepe's seminal Wild Card routine (much copied but never improved), as well as his all-suit production, which is something we consider to be a masterpiece of card magic. The print-run is extremely limited, so act now before the book is sold out again.


Customer reviews for 52 Lovers Through The Looking Glass



Don't let the book cover fool you, it's horrible. 52 Lovers Throught The Looking Glass is an excellent book of magic, written by an artist too soon deceased, Pepe Caroll. It's an excellent investment for any card magic enthusiast. It has now been reissued, although the book has long been out of print, sought-after and hard to find, at unaffordable prices. It's a purchase I'd recommend. Inside, the book is well laid out and well done. So, once again, don't let the cover fool you. Great book (not for begginers).



Carroll’s impact on magic extended his captivating performances. He confounded the legendary magic venue “La Escuela Magica de Madrid) a hub for innovation and collaboration. His influence on the Spanish magical scene was profound, contributing significantly to the resurgence of interest in magic as a respected art form.

In the 1980s, Pepe Carroll gained international recognition through his perfoamces with the Escorial Magic Grip and later, his collaboration with Juan Tamara on the influential magic show “Por Arte de Magia.” Carroll’s unique blend of humor, storytelling, and sleight-of-and set a new standard in magical entertainment.

Tragically, Pepe Carroll’s life was cut short. However, his legacy lives on through his contribution to magic, his impact on the Spanish magical community, and the lasting influence he had on the art form itself. Carroll’s biography is a testament to a magician whose artistry and innovation continue to inspire generations of magicians worldwide.

A highlight that stood out for me was Pepe’s all-suit production - a true gem in the realm of card magic. Meticulously detailed and expertly explained, it unfolds as a masterpiece that transcends the boundaries of traditional card manipulation. The book serves as a treasure trove for aficionados seeking to delve into nuances of Carroll’s acclaimed techniques, offering a comprehensive guide to elevate one’s own magical repertoire.



I have he spanish version of this book and it's nothing but a masterpiece. Pepe was such amazing creator, performer and entertainer. In this book you will find somethig for you no matter the style (except coins). His 9 card monte, suit apparition and reflections routines are a must for any card worker. I even learned poosha d' possha, his handkerchief routine, and I don't even like that kind of magic, but it's THAT good



The materials in this book is fantastic, routine structure is very elegant. However, the explanation sometime isnt very clear but that's is the only flaw odd this book sho definitely this book isnt for beginner card magician. Overall, anyone who bought thid book will not be regretted.



This is a fascinating read and the effects are quite different to the normal cards affair. There are a number of interesting essays and the book opens with a number of contributions e.g Tamariz. The content is certainly worthy of the 5 stars but unfortunately the production values leave a lot to be desired. The font is feint on some pages and the colour are pretty bland. I really like the oversized pages. For me a book is an experience and I want the content to be great and the book appealing. Excellent content though.


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  • sapan asks: Is this reprint of vol 1-2 or different content May i know little bit of details of page and content if possible.. because i got vol 1 of previous 52lover

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It contains the effects from both volumes of 52 Lovers, plus new material. There are 288 large-size pages.
  • Robert asks: Is it a revised text of the original volumes 1 & 2 (aside from the new chapters)? Or is it original text and layout?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's based on the original text, but heavily edited with a completely new layout.
  • Steven asks: Hardbound?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's a beautiful, oversized hardbound book.
  • dean asks: Just to be sure, this is an English copy edition? Thanks

    • 1. Wong answers: I got the book today and it is such a beautiful book. o sorry. This is of course an english book.
    • 2. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Si.
    • 1. Wong answers: I got the book today and it is such a beautiful book. o sorry. This is of course an english book.
  • James asks: Any idea when you will get this back in stock? It didn't last long so and I missed the boat. Hoping I don't have shop the secondary market for a copy.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: As of 5/16/19, we expect more stock in 12 to 14 days.
  • Steven asks: Based on the note under the title, I assume the date has been pushed back to 10/1?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The newest update (as of 6/17/19) is that stock will be available on 6/28/2019. Keep in mind that this is an estimate, and it may change.
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