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[[George Johnson]] (1887 - 1962) was a British writer, publisher and collector. He was editor of the [[Magic Wand]] from 1914 to 1945.
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'''George Johnson''' (1877-1962) was a British writer, publisher, collector and amateur magician. He was editor of the [[Magic Wand]] from 1914 to 1945.
  
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== Biography ==
 
He published [[Sidney W. Clarke]]'s [[The Annals of Conjuring from the Earliest Times to the Present]] (1929) and [[The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions]] (1920) with [[Adolphe Blind]].
 
He published [[Sidney W. Clarke]]'s [[The Annals of Conjuring from the Earliest Times to the Present]] (1929) and [[The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions]] (1920) with [[Adolphe Blind]].
  
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He had tricks and articles published in [[Magic (Stanyon)|Magic]] and [[Conjuriana]].
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A copy of his unpublished autobiography, "A Wizard's Wallet", was in the Findlay Collection and later sold in 1979 to Till book dealers in London.<ref> Bart Whaley’s Who’s Who In Magic</ref>
 
==Books==
 
==Books==
* A Few Jardine Ellis Secrets (1925)
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* Conjurers' Tales (1910)
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* The History of "The Magic Wand" (1923)
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* [[A Few Jardine Ellis Secrets]] (1925)
 
* Fifty Fakes (1944)
 
* Fifty Fakes (1944)
 
* Magic of the Ancients (1949)
 
* Magic of the Ancients (1949)
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*  C-O-N-J-U-R-I-N-G (1949)
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* Pack a Deck  as "H.G. Sparks"  (n.d.)
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{{References}}
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* http://magicpostcards.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/george-johnson-2/
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* http://magicpostcards.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/george-johnson/
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Latest revision as of 19:57, 1 June 2016

George Johnson
Borncirca 1877
DiedJuly 30, 1962 (age 84)
NationalityBritish
Known forMagic Wand editor
CategoriesBooks by George Johnson

George Johnson (1877-1962) was a British writer, publisher, collector and amateur magician. He was editor of the Magic Wand from 1914 to 1945.

Biography

He published Sidney W. Clarke's The Annals of Conjuring from the Earliest Times to the Present (1929) and The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions (1920) with Adolphe Blind.

He had tricks and articles published in Magic and Conjuriana.

A copy of his unpublished autobiography, "A Wizard's Wallet", was in the Findlay Collection and later sold in 1979 to Till book dealers in London.[1]

Books

  • Conjurers' Tales (1910)
  • The History of "The Magic Wand" (1923)
  • A Few Jardine Ellis Secrets (1925)
  • Fifty Fakes (1944)
  • Magic of the Ancients (1949)
  • C-O-N-J-U-R-I-N-G (1949)
  • Pack a Deck as "H.G. Sparks" (n.d.)

References

  1. Bart Whaley’s Who’s Who In Magic