Thomas Denton

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Thomas Denton
Born?
DiedJuly 1, 1789
Known forTranslating old magic books to English

Thomas Denton (d. 1789) is known for translating Henri Decremps' La Magie blanche dévoilée and Chevalier Giuseppe Pinetti's Amusements Physiques.

Biography

Denton had been a metal worker and bookseller in Yorkshire before opening a book shop near London. He took an interest in conjuring, translated books to English and also constructed several mechanical deceptions, which he exhibited throughout England.

He came to an untimely end when executed in 1789 for having coin counterfeiting equipment.

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