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George Jenness

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George Jenness
BornGeorge Arthur Jenness
September of 1901
Enfield, England
DiedNovember 7, 1988 (age 87)
Enfield, England

George Jenness (1901-1988) was a London magic dealer and the librarian for The Merlin Magical Society for 18 years.


Became interested in magic after see Maskelyne's Mysteries at the age of 12. He was one of the earliest magical book sellers after World War II and an inventor. Jenness was a magic historian and also a member of the Royal Horticultural Society.[1]

He authored a column in Magician Monthly and his effects were published in Linking Ring.


  • Winner of The Merlin Magical Society's Originality Competition six times


  • Maskelyne and Cooke: Egyptian Hall, London, 1873-1904 (1967)


  1. Magic Circular, JANUARY 1989