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Lloyd Jones

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Lloyd Jones

Cover of Genii (1937)
BornLloyd Everett Jones
July 07, 1906
Grass Valley, California
DiedSeptember 18, 1984 (age 78)
Alameda, San Francisco
CategoriesBooks by Lloyd Jones

Lloyd E. Jones (1906-1984) was a pharmacist, book dealer and publisher.


Born in Grass Valley, California, but moved to Oakland as a child.

He was the proprietor of Magic Limited in Oakland, California from around 1941 until his death. His house organs were The Bat, Bat, Jr., S.O.B., Jr. and finally Bat Droppings.

He wrote book reviews for Genii under a column titled "Light From The Lamp" for many years and later in Tops.

Lloyd was the first President of the PCAM, was a founding member and a president of the Oakland Magic Circle, helped to form the Magic Dealers Association and served as a national president of SAM.

In April, 1981 he was made an Honorary Member of the Magic Collectors Association.[1]

He mentored younger magicians, such as Pete Biro, and published,edited, or wrote over 50 books on magic.[2]



  1. Magicol No. 73 (November 1984)
  • Genii 1937 May (cover)
  • The Tops, Vol. 7, No. 7, July 1942, The Name is JONES – Lloyd E., page 4
  • The Bat, No. 29, May 1946, My Father, Stephen Pearce Jones passed away..., page 156
  • M-U-M, Vol. 42, No. 12, May 1953, LLOYD E. JONES, magician-of-the-month, by Leslie Guest, page 350
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 55, No. 1430, June 1973, Californian Cavalcade, by Eric C. Lewis, page 513
  • Goodliffe's Abracadabra, Vol. 56, No. 1432, July 1973, Californian Cavalcade, by Eric C. Lewis (cont.), page 26
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 7, July 1978, Genii’s Lloyd E. Jones, by Bill Larsen (Jr.), page 411, Lloyd E. Jones, At least the one I know, by Pete Biro, page 412
  • Genii Magazine, Vol. 45, No. 10, October 1981, Another Look at Lloyd Jones, by Barbi Walker, page 640, The Reel Works, by Pete Biro, page 642
  • The Magic Circular, Vol. 78, No. 849, October 1984, Obituary, Lloyd E. Jones, by Byron Walker, page 195
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 64, No. 11, November 1984, Broken Wand, Lloyd E. Jones, page 116
  • The New Tops, Vol. 24, No. 11, November 1984, Lloyd E. Jones passed way…, by Byron Walker, page 19
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 77. No. 8, August 1997, JURIS-DICTION, by Dr. Juris aka Robert L. Bluemle, Test your memory, page 110