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Title: Disappearing Act

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Title: Disappearing Act Title Record # 426721
Author: Richard Matheson
Date: 1953-03-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: There were two stories called "Disappearing Act" published in 1953. One by Alfred Bester and the other by Richard Matheson. Unfortunately, this created considerable confusion and many sources report this as a single story written by both authors.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1956Translated by Alain Dorémieux
French Escamotage
1957Translated by Manuel van Loggem
Dutch Het Verdwijn-Nummer
1962Italian translation by Andreina Negretti of "Disappearing Act".
Italian Pezzo per pezzo
1966 German Das Verschwinden
1977 Italian Scomparsa graduale
1981Translated by Alain Dorémieux
French Auto-escamotage

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, March 1953 1953-03-00 ed. Anthony Boucher, J. Francis McComas Fantasy House, Inc.   $0.35 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Chesley Bonestell Checkmark
Born of Man and Woman 1954-03-00 Richard Matheson Chamberlain Press   $3.00 252
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Mel Hunter  
Third from the Sun 1955-02-00 Richard Matheson Bantam Books 1294 $0.25 180
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Charles Binger Checkmark
Fiction, #29 1956-04-00 ed. Editors of Fiction OPTA   F100.00 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Philippe Curval Checkmark
Verbinding met Morgen 1957-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Bezige Bij (Schrik in Plastic #4)     198
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Pim van Boxsel Checkmark
Verbinding met Morgen 1957-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem De Bezige Bij (Schrik in Plastic #4)     198
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Pim van Boxsel Checkmark
Urania #278 1962-03-25 ed. uncredited Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 278 150 Lit 160
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole Checkmark
Third from the Sun 1962-06-00 Richard Matheson Bantam Books J2467 $0.40 180
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
De Verschrikkelijke Buiksprekerspop 1966-00-00 ed. Manuel van Loggem Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1008) 1008 ƒ2.00 191
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Dick Bruna Checkmark
Anthologie du fantastique: Tome I : Angleterre Irlande Amérique du Nord Allemagne Flandres 1966-00-00 Roger Caillois Gallimard   F35.00 640
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Der dritte Planet 1966-02-11 Richard Matheson Moewig (Terra Taschenbuch #106) TTB106 DM 2.40 160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Karl Stephan Checkmark
Third from the Sun 1970-09-00 Richard Matheson Bantam Books H5548 $0.60 180
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Les mondes macabres de Richard Matheson 1974-03-00 Richard Matheson Casterman     314
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll J. Palmans Checkmark
Anthologie du fantastique: Tome I : Angleterre Irlande Amérique du Nord Allemagne Flandres 1977-00-00 Roger Caillois Gallimard     642
unknown?The publication record was created from a secondary source and the publication format is unknown.
coll  
Regola per sopravvivere 1977-05-00 Richard Matheson Arnoldo Mondadori Editore (Classici Urania #2) 14209 1,000 Lit 206
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Karel Thole  
Les mondes macabres 1978-00-00 Richard Matheson Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7024) 2-253-02038-9   350
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Checkmark
Histoires d'aberrations 1981-08-24 ed. Roland Stragliati, Jacques Goimard Presses Pocket (La grande anthologie du fantastique #7) 2-266-00425-5   406
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth C. Broutin Checkmark
The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories 1985-00-00 ed. Martin Harry Greenberg, Richard Matheson, Charles G. Waugh MJF Books 1-56731-065-6   550
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
The Twilight Zone: The Original Stories 1985-07-00 ed. Richard Matheson, Martin Harry Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh Avon Books 0-380-89601-X $8.95 550
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Urania #1062 1987-11-22 ed. Gianni Montanari Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 1062 3,500 Lit 160
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Karel Thole  
Richard Matheson: Collected Stories 1989-09-00 Richard Matheson Dream Press 0-910489-10-6 $125 xxii+
889
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Richard Matheson: Collected Stories 1989-09-00 Richard Matheson Dream Press 0-910489-10-6 $25.00 xxii+
899
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll William Stout Checkmark
Richard Matheson: Collected Stories 1989-09-00 Richard Matheson Dream Press 0-910489-10-6 $ xxii+
889
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet 2002-01-00 Richard Matheson Tor 0-312-87827-3 $14.95 335
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Ravenwood  
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet 2002-01-00 Richard Matheson Tor 0-765-30411-2 $24.95 335
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Ravenwood  
La dimension fantastique 2003-01-00 ed. Barbara Sadoul Librio (Librio #150) 2-290-31418-8   155
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth J. K. Potter Checkmark
Richard Matheson: Collected Stories Volume One 2003-12-00 Richard Matheson Gauntlet Press 1-887368-62-0 $16.95 399
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Harry O. Morris  
La dimension fantastique - 1 2005-12-00 ed. Barbara Sadoul Librio (Librio #150) 2-290-33532-0 €2.00 155
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth J. K. Potter Checkmark
Chefs-d'œuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King?Chefs-d'oeuvre du fantastique: de E.T.A. Hoffmann à Stephen King
2007-08-00 ed. Jacques Goimard Omnibus (France) (Collection Omnibus) 978-2-258-07526-9 €25.00 xxiv-1121
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Yan' Dargent  
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