J. Albert Briggs
John Albert Briggs (November 17 1884 - August 4, 1969) was a magic dealer and editor/publisher of many magazines. He also wrote under his stage names Albert Russell, "Merbak" and "The Great Chandu".
He emigrating to Australia and joined the Australian Society of Magicians in 1922. He was a the founding member and first president of the Australian Magic Circle (1923).
- Stage Magic (1928)
- Magical Revelations (1941)
- Practical Magic (1946)