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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A copy of his unpublished autobiography, "A Wizard's Wallet", was in the Findlay Collection and later sold in 1979 to Till book dealers in London.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"  (1940)
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{{References}}
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* Cover, [[Magic Circular|The Magic Circular, Vol. 23, No. 263, April 1929]], Mr. George Johnson, M.I.M.C., page 98
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* Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 1, No. 4, February 1946, "The Magic Wand" Changes Hands, page 4
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* [[Genii 1962 August|Genii Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 12, August 1962]], Genii Speaks, page 463
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* [[New Tops|The New Tops, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 1962]], London Notes, by Wilford Hutchinson, George Johnson died, page 19
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* [[Magic Circular|The Magic Circular, Vol. 57, No. 631, October 1962]], Obituary, George Johnson, M.I.M.C., Hon. Vice-President, page 2
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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 14:40, 15 November 2016

George Johnson
BornGeorge James Johnson
circa 1877
Plymouth, England
DiedJuly 30, 1962 (age 84)
Okehampton, Devon, England
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" (1940)

References

  1. Bart Whaley’s Who’s Who In Magic