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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 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.