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Magic related events from the year 1838.

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  • William Clarke, an English writer of fiction who also wrote Boy's Own Book, dies
  • The term Second Sight is first used, circa 1838, by John Henry Anderson
  • Parlour Magic, a book whose contents may have been used in Magician's Own Book, is published
  • The Royal Polytechnic, a permanent science-related fair, opens
  • Ernst Basch, who performed between 1860 and 1887 and was a member of the Basch family, is born, Nov 21
  • Fredrick Accum, a German chemist, dies, June 25