CLASSIC TACKLER 16 pages STAPLE BOUND, 1976 1st edition, self-published by Goldstein.
Of course I know that Mr Goldstein had many of his creations previously published in magic periodicals before 1976, but it seems like maybe this was his first "free-standing" book? He has so many publications that no one has enough time or energy to create a bibliography for him, so I could not check this assumption. Anyway, Classic Tackler from 1976 was the first free-standing Goldstein booklet that I ever owned, and certainly was a break-through publication in establishing Goldstein as someone from who we other magicians were going to learn a lot!
Classic Tackler contains his handlings of ten classic card effects, like oil and water, four ace assembly, differential, collectors, follow the leader, ambitious card, etc.
I see a well-worn example of this booklet listed online for $40. Worth it, but I will start bidding much lower for this very nice 1st edition.
previously owned. this booklet is in very good condition, clean and unmarked inside, no tears. A spot on the upper corner of the front cover