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J. Albert Briggs

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John Albert Briggs (November 17 1884 - August 4, 1969) was a magic dealer and editor/publisher of many magazines. He also wrote under his stage names Albert Russell, "Merbak" and "The Great Chandu".

J. Albert Briggs
BornNovember 17, 1884
DiedAugust 04, 1969 (age 84)

He emigrating to Australia and joined the Australian Society of Magicians in the 1920s. He was a the founding member and first president of the Australian Magic Circle (1923).



  • Stage Magic (1928)
  • Magical Revelations (1941)
  • Practical Magic (1946)