|Born||George James Johnson|
|Died||July 30, 1962 (age 84) |
Okehampton, Devon, England
|Known for||Magic Wand editor|
|Categories||Books by George Johnson|
George Johnson (1877-1962) was a British writer, publisher, collector and amateur magician. He was editor of the Magic Wand from 1914 to 1945.
He published Sidney W. Clarke's The Annals of Conjuring from the Earliest Times to the Present (1929) and The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions (1920) with Adolphe Blind.
A copy of his unpublished autobiography, "A Wizard's Wallet", was in the Findlay Collection and later sold in 1979 to Till book dealers in London.
- Conjurers' Tales (1910)
- The History of "The Magic Wand" (1923)
- A Few Jardine Ellis Secrets (1925)
- Fifty Fakes (1944)
- Magic of the Ancients (1949)
- C-O-N-J-U-R-I-N-G (1949)
- Pack a Deck as "H.G. Sparks" (1940)
- ↑ Bart Whaley’s Who’s Who In Magic
- Cover, The Magic Circular, Vol. 23, No. 263, April 1929, Mr. George Johnson, M.I.M.C., page 98
- Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 1, No. 4, February 1946, "The Magic Wand" Changes Hands, page 4
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 12, August 1962, Genii Speaks, page 463
- The New Tops, Vol. 2, No. 9, September 1962, London Notes, by Wilford Hutchinson, George Johnson died, page 19
- The Magic Circular, Vol. 57, No. 631, October 1962, Obituary, George Johnson, M.I.M.C., Hon. Vice-President, page 2