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De Vega

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De Vega

Cover of Sphinx (June 1913)
BornAlexander Mackay Stewart
September 10, 1892
Glasgow, Scotland
DiedJanuary 09, 1971 (age 78)
CategoriesBooks by De Vega

De Vega (September 10, 1892 - January 9, 1971) traveled around Scotland with his own full length evening show and knew most of the "greats" in the golden age of magic.

He contributed to many magazines. His first was in 1909 when he began writing for The Sphinx.[1] Then for The Magic Wand, Sterling's Magical World and Spitari's Wizard's Annuals.

He was a founding member of the Scottish Conjurers Association, a member of the Inner Magic Circle of over 50 years, a member of the British Ring and an Honorary Vice-President of Hull Magicians' Circle.

He invented the Divided Lady illusion which is said to have inspired Robert Harbin's illusion Zig-Zag Girl.


A Whirlwind of Wizardry (1919) with Chris Van Bern

  • Selected Secrets (1926)
  • Patterettes (1929)
  • Summertime Sorcery (1939)
  • Formula X (1947)
  • The Devil's Whisper (1948)


  1. Cover Sphinx, June 1913