Sydney W. Clarke
Sydney Wrangel Clarke (1864 - July 12, 1940) was a British barrister (lawyer), noted magic historian and celebrated member of the Magic Circle.
He wrote a comprehensive history of magic that was published as a serial in "The Magic Wand" magazine during the years 1924-1928, which eventually was release in book form as The Annals of Conjuring. Clarke also, for a period, produced the Magic Wand.
During the 1930s, Clarke contributed to magazines such as the Sphinx.
Clarke taught magic to his nephew Brigadier Dudley Wrangel Clarke, a British officer that was head of "A Force", the British deception planning & operations section in the Middle East and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II.
- The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions (with Adolphe Blind) (1920)
- The Annals of Conjuring from the Earliest Times to the Present (1929)
- The Annals of Conjuring (1983)