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Herman Boaz

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Herman Boaz
Borncirca 1737
DiedJanuary of 1821 (age 83)
CategoriesBooks by Herman Boaz

Herman Boaz was a German who appeared in Britain during the last decade of the 18th-century and the earlier part of the 19th-century as the Sieur Boaz.[1]

In The Lives of the Conjurors (1876), Thomas Frost refers to him as a "small fry of the profession".

In Miracle Mongers and their Methods, Houdini mentions that Boaz employed a fire-eater billed as the "Man-Salamander" on his program.

One of his more bizarre acts was a hen that laid twenty eggs in a row on a table and then withdrawing from the innards of a hot "roasted jigget of mutton" cards on audience members had earlier written their thoughts.[2]

The Caledonian Conjuror, Mr Arbuckle, stated on his billing that he was one of Boaz's pupils.


The Juggler's Oracle, or, the Whole Art of Legerdemain Laid Open (1826).


  1. HERMAN BOAZ OUT-CONJURED IN GLASGOW By EDWIN A. DAWES in Magic Circular August 1994; reprinted in Complete Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities (2005)