Jean Nicholas Ponsin

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[[Jean Nicholas Ponsin]] (1801-1863)  who was born in Rheims, France was a schoolmaster and amateur magician. Ponsin wrote a book, which was published in 1853,, entitled Nouvelle Magie Blanche Dévoilée. His book was used by [[Prof. Hoffmann]], together with that of [[Robert-Houdin]], when collecting material for [[Modern Magic]]. A translation of those parts of his work not used by Hoffmann was published in 1937 by [[S.H. Sharpe]] under the title [[Ponsin On Conjuring]].  
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[[Jean Nicholas Ponsin]] (1801-1863)  who was born in Rheims, France was a schoolmaster and amateur magician. Ponsin wrote a book, which was published in 1853,, entitled [[Nouvelle Magie Blanche Dévoilée]]. His book was used by [[Prof. Hoffmann]], together with that of [[Robert-Houdin]], when collecting material for [[Modern Magic]]. A translation of those parts of his work not used by Hoffmann was published in 1937 by [[S.H. Sharpe]] under the title [[Ponsin On Conjuring]].  
  
 
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== References ==

Revision as of 14:51, 17 October 2008

Jean Nicholas Ponsin (1801-1863) who was born in Rheims, France was a schoolmaster and amateur magician. Ponsin wrote a book, which was published in 1853,, entitled Nouvelle Magie Blanche Dévoilée. His book was used by Prof. Hoffmann, together with that of Robert-Houdin, when collecting material for Modern Magic. A translation of those parts of his work not used by Hoffmann was published in 1937 by S.H. Sharpe under the title Ponsin On Conjuring.

References

  • Supplement to The Magic Circular, February, 1953 HOFFMANN MEMORIAL LECTURE, 1952 MAGIC WITH CARDS A LECTURE DELIVERED BEFORE THE MAGIC CIRCLE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 1952 by ERNEST H. C. WETHERED.
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