Just noticed that the new issue of Gibecire is due to be released soon. Here's the description from the Conjuring Arts website
"Vol. 1 No. 2, Summer 2006. Our new issue is at the printer and due back soon. In it you'll find new articles from Albrecht Heeffer, Mike Caveney and Mitsunobu Matsuyama."
"Where the first issue of Gibecire laid the groundwork hoped for by Conjuring Arts Research Center, this second issue realizes it to a degree that is gratifying. The main goal of the organization is to create a worldwide network of researchers and historians who will, through cooperation, be enabled to aid each other in uncovering the history of the age-old practice of conjuring. This issue provides sound examples on which to evaluate our progress. In the opening article, Mitsunobu Matsuyama begins his investigation into Japanese magic, how it spread to the western world and the roles both Japanese and western magicians played in the process of its assimilation. In exploring his topic, Mr. Matsuyama made contact with researchers in various countries."
In addition, on the Conjuring Arts site, they have an article entitled "Card Men of Mystery, Installment I: The Mysterious Charlier". It is a chapter excerpted from Hoffmann's "Conjurer Dick". http://www.conjuringarts.org