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Elliott's Last Legacy

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Elliott's Last Legacy
AuthorClinton Burgess
Publication Date1923

Elliott's Last Legacy:: Secrets of the King of All Kard Kings was a book on Dr. James William Elliott's magic.

Elliott died before he could finish this book. Clinton Burgess and Harry Houdini collected Elliott's notes and fill in some of the missing explanations.

Originally advertised with the title "Elliott's Legacy to the Conjuring Fraternity", Burgess was bitter when the book was published because Houdini ended up taking most of the credit. Houdini even put his name on the cover in large bold letters.[1]

In the 1980s it was republished by Coles in paperback as "Card Tricks and Conjuring".


  1. CONCERNING "ELLIOTS LAST LEGACY" By John H. Percival, MUM, January 1970
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