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MAHATMA - America's Oldest Magic Magazine - Available Here For $10.00-12.50each!!

Postby GranHoudini » April 26th, 2006, 7:37 am

Mahatma Magazine

Heres the ultimate offering for you magazine collectors!!

This large format magazine, measuring 9 1/2"x11 1/2", was the First major magazine in English since "The Conjuror's Magazine" in the late 1700s.

Some time prior to March 1895, Francis J. Martinka, one of the pioneer manufactures and dealers in magical goods in New York, and proprietor of "The Magical Palace" at No. 483 Sixth Avenue, conceived the idea of publishing a magical paper and calling it: "Mahatma".

He had conceived the novel design appearing on the issues, and had gone so far as to have an electro made of this, but about the middle of February 1895, Mr. Martinka concluded it would be best not to allow the publication of a magical journal to conflict with his already large business interests.

The first issues of "Mahatma" were printed by George H. Little (on a Washington hand press) in the rear of Martinkas. What better place, since Martinkas had been known for years as the Magicians Headquarters. It was only natural that the Martinkas were the constant recipients of all the magical news of the day. This they, very courteously, turned over to Mr. Little, in his printing plant in the rear of their shop -and thus- "Mahatma", the pioneer of all magical journalism, was launched out into the World of Magic.

Editors for the various issues were:

V1,#1 to V3,#8 - George H. Little
V3,#9 to V5,#2 - Walter G. Peterkin
V5,#3 to V9,#8 - T. Francis Fritz

This important magic periodical ran from March 1895 to February 1906. It is A Must for the magic historian. This publication is loaded with photos and information on the magic scene of the time. Besides the many ads for the various Magic Dealers, etc., you'll also find a number of early ads for Houdini, some with photos. Possibly Houdini's First ads.

Several of the issues have been rubber stamped by Hamleys Magical Saloon of London, as they were the British distributor of this publication. Some issues have small number of pages with edge tears, mostly small and found at the folds, some are hole punched, some have loose pages, some are out of bound editions.

The list below is broken up into two sections: $10.00each - this is followed by the $12.50each section.

Please email me directly, should you have any questions or wish to place an order.

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Volume 2, #7 - Jan. 1899 - 12pp - Adrian Plate on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Billiard Balls: Three New Moves (Stanyon) - Thimble and Paper Coin (Stanyon) - Conjuring Extraordinary -Bohemian Tricks (Necada) - A Magical Problem (Knowles) - All About Magicians (Kudarz) - The Great Three Card Trick (Sinclair) - New Cage - At a Royal Birthday Party - Henry Hardin's Column: Billiard Balls and Goblets - The Spirit See Saw - The Flying Pellets - The Magic Toothpick - Handkerchief Vanishes - A Good Coin Trick - A Card Wonder - A New Bottle Imp - A Clever Improvement - Flashes.

Volume 2, #9 - March 1899 - 12pp - Prof. Samri S. Baldwin on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Samuel's Egg of Mystery (Browne) - Stollery & Evans versus Maskelyne (Sinclair) - His Misjudged Audience - Wand and Paper Cone (Victor) - Accused of Conjuring Away Pocketbooks - Production of Rabbits (Sinclair) - The Magician's Club (Poem by King) - The Great Three Card Trick (Willson) - Florin vs Penny (Stanyon) - Vanishing Cylinder - New Handkerchief Palm - An Illusion (Sweett) - The Cigarette Paper: Another Method - Henry Hardin's Column: The Ball Wand - The Winged Coin - The Fairy Egg - The Box of Pandora - Floral Illusion (Emerson) A Conjuror and the Sultan of Morocco - Flashes.

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Volume 2, #10 - April 1899 - 12pp - Francis J. Werner on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Leon Herrmann and his Number 13 - Card Trick (Cummings) - Henry Hardin's Column: Magic Archery - Mysterious Rappings - Magnetic Affinity - A New Sand Frame - Flashes - German Notes - Augustus Brown (Poem by Maugle) - The Last Years of Robert Houdin (Burlingame) - Bautier's Vanishing Man (Ladder Illusion) (Burlingame) - Improved Card Cricket (Smythe) - The Birth of Chloris - Flashes - London Notes.

Volume 2, #12 - June 1899 - 12pp - Marshall, The Mystic on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Blindfold Production - Candle Trick - Flower Production - Ghastly Appearance - A Magician's Delights (Poem by Cook) - A New Cake Trick (Delvos) - Swallowed Stones for Years - A Novel Coin Trick (Stanyon) - To Pass a Coin into a Matchbox (Stanyon) - How Many Apples did Adam and Eve Eat? - A Magician at Podunk (Poem by Maugle) - The Modern William Tell (Burlingame) - New Barrel Illusion (Hewes) - To Pass a Half Dollar into a Ball of Worsted - To Put Sand into Water without Wetting It - Henry Hardin's Column: The Divining Card Ladle - The Vanishing Coin - The Faker's Feast - The Magnetic Hat - An Artistic Card Effect - The Deceptive Box - The Magic Flower Pot (Carrington) - Mysterious Disappearance Explained - Flashes - London Notes.

Volume 3, #1 - July 1899 - 12pp - F. Robert Lanskail on Cover.

Items of interest include:

New Card Tricks: By Elliott - New Card Reading (Elliott) - Mystic Flight of Cards (Elliott) - The Modern William Tell (Con't) (Burlingame) - Juggling Tricks (Robinson) - To Change Water into the Color of Blood! - Eatable Candle Ends - A Prosperous Medium in New York (Hewes) - Card Trick (Morrell) - Flashes - Australia - Comments and Conjuring No.2 (Oldridge) - Henry Hardin's Column: The New Plume - The Demon Bell - The Trick of Enchantment - Flying Rabbit - Card Tricks by Elliott: Elliott's New Numerical Card Producers - Elliott's Card Plates and Goblets - Ching Ling Foo's Marvelous Feats Exposed: The Magic Water Bowl - The Three Plates - Wonderful Fire - Buried Alive for Nine Days.

Volume 3, #2 - August 1899 - 12pp - Mr. John Hamley on Cover.

Items of interest include:

The Spider - Cagliostro's Glass (Martinka) - A Madras Miracle - Table Trimmings - The Experiment of Levitation (Hewes) - Restoration of a Torn Up Coat - Flashes - London Notes - Tissue Papers, Ribbon and Flag (Stanyon) - New Pass with Cards (Stanyon) - Disappearing Coin - The Magic Egg - The Butterfly Trick - Amateur and Professional (Elliott) - The Marvelous Lemon Tree - Henry Hardin's Column: Mohammed's Rings - The Plush Bag - The Phantom Flower - The Obedient Coins - A New Coin Trick.

Volume 3, #6 - Dec. 1899 - 12pp - John Whalen on Cover.

Items of interest include:

A Card Trick (Little) - Berlin News - Flashes - Montreal Notes - Cape Town Notes - The Mystic Flower Baskets (McPeek) - Melbourne News - Porter Tremain, Jr. - Chicago News - Our Spelling Bee - A Trick for Hallow'en Flollies - To Cause A Borrowed Watch to Instantly Disappear from Hands (Ducarel) - Vanishing glass of Stout (Ducarel) - The Mysterious Remainder (Knowles) - To Tell the Number of Cards by their Weight - A Mental Process in Kansas - Exposure Ruined a World Startler - The Doomed Palace - Chosen Card Caught on Point of an Ordinary Sword (Ducarel) - Topsy Turvey House - London Notes.
Volume 3, #8 - Feb. 1900 - 8pp - No magician on Cover this month. This issue is also misnumbered as Vol. 3, #7 January 1900.Items of interest include:
A Simple Illusion with Handkerchiefs (Carrington) - Dante's Death - Improved Method for Handkerchief and Soup Plate Trick (Ducarel) - Improved Calculation Feat - Are Indian Jugglers Humbugs! (Interview with Mr. Charles Bertram (Con't)) - Robert Houdin (Burlingame) - To Find a Persons Name in a Real Egg (Ducarel).

Volume 3, #9 - May 1900 - 8pp - Walter G. Peterkin on Cover. Houdini mention on pages 4 and 7.

Items of interest include:

The Fairy Balls (Billimoria) - The Hilliar Card Pass (Hilliar) - Flashes - The Popular Dictionary Trick (Cook) - Kellar's Show (Maugle) - A Wrinkle in the Tambourine Trick (Hilliar) - The Severed Head that Sings - An Improvement on Cylinder and Water Trick (Lynn) - London Notes - Boston Notes - Notes.

Volume 3, #10 - April 1900 - 8pp - Ellis Stanyon on Cover.

Items of interest include:

The Flying Jar of Water (Hilliar) - A New Card Palm (Hilliar) - The Flying Lady (Benjamin) - London Notes - Items from Australia and New Zealand - From Our Paris Correspondent - Berlin - News from South Africa - Here and There - Flashes - Cleveland Notes - The Elliott, Bray, and Nash Card Experiment (Elliott) - Boston Items - Henry Hardin's Column: The Dancing Decanter - An Old Trick Improved -Australian Notes.

Volume 3, #11 - May 1900 - 8pp - The White Yogi (Frank Hewes) on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Two Great Magicians: Carl and Alexander Herrmann - An Addition to the Handkerchief and Soup Place Trick (Gordon) - A New Frame for Appearing Cards (Zeigler) - Flashes - The Hat Incubator (Stanyon) - The Coin of Mercury - Henry Hardin's Column: The Water Snake - A General Utility Piece of Apparatus (Emerson) - The Illusion Evocation (Myette) - From Our Paris Correspondent - A Few Ramblings Remarks (Floyd) - Boston Items.

Volume 3, #12 - June 1900 - 8pp - J. Witt Dougherty on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Exposes - Two Great Magicians: Carl and Alexander Herrmann (Con't) - Notes from England - An Effective Card Trick (Clark) - Thimble and Paper Cone (Stanyon) - Egg Production Extraordinary (Cave) - "New Card Rise" (Elliott) - A Unique Card Experiment (Hall) - The Penetrative Coin: 3 Methods - Notes and Queries.

Volume 4, #2 - August 1900 - 8pp - Balabrega on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Modern Magicians and their Tricks (Evans) - Two Great Magicians: Carl and Alexander Herrmann (Con't) - An Effective Card Finale (Benedict) - The Trick of the Bran and Candy (Durcot) - An Idea in Loading Flowers (Schoell) - Random Notes (Hilliar) - An Improvement in Lighting Hat Lanterns (Figueroa) - From Our Correspondents: South Africa, England, Ireland, Berlin - Notes and Queries - Rising Cards - Rapid Transit (Hoffman) - A New Vanishing Coin (Stanyon).

Volume 4, #3 - Sept. 1900 - 12pp - Frank Ducrot on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Red, White and Blue (Tibbles) - The Magicians Art (Poem by Paine) - Directions for Working the New Card Change (Butler) - A Numerical Marvel (Morrell) - The Wandering Handkerchief (Werheim) - The Progress of Magic (Hoffmann) - A New Coin Trick (Clark) - Something New with Billiard Balls (Clark) - Billiard Ball Sleight (Clark) - Modern Magician and their Tricks (Con't) (Evans) - London Notes - New Card Production - Notes and Queries.

Volume 4, #6 - Dec. 1900 - 8pp - William J. Hilliar on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Indian News - Trunk Tricks - The Chinese Rice Bowls (Con't) - London Notes - Modern Magician and their Tricks (Con't) (Evans) - News from England - Boston Items - Notes and Queries.

Volume 4, #7 - Jan. 1901 - 10pp - F. W. Conradi on Cover. Houdini has a 7 line mention under the column of Notes and Queries.

Items of interest include:

A Few Hints by Retsennab (Retsennab) - Modern Magician and their Tricks (Con't) (Evans) - The Back Hand Card Palm - Henry Hardin's Column: A Card Miracle. - Notes and Queries - New Zealand Notes - Boston Notes - Theatrical Patent - Trunk Tricks (Con't) - West of England News - London Notes - Ireland - Articles on Interest to Magicians - English Items.

Volume 4, #8 - Feb. 1901 - 8pp - Nay Mikels on Cover. Houdini has a 2 line mention under the column of London Notes.

Items of interest include:

William J. Hilliar's Column: Novel Hand Shadows: The French Chef. - The Conductor and Lady Vocalist. - Trunk Tricks (Con't) - Ireland - Art in Magic (Caulk) - Yorkshire Items - Local Items - Modern Magician and their Tricks (Con't) (Evans) - Articles of Interest to Magicians - Australian Notes - London Notes - Montreal.

Volume 4, #9 - March 1901 - 10pp - Durbin on Cover.
Items of interest include:

The Back Hand Palm (Con't) - Modern Magician and their Tricks (Con't) (Evans) - Relief of Ladysmith (D'Aveno) - A Few More Hints (Retsannab) - A Novel Form of Levitation (Sinclair) - Trunk Tricks (Con't) - Frank Ducrot's Rice Bowls (Cucrot) - A New Vanish (Selbit) - London Notes - Articles of Interest to Magicians.

Volume 4, #10 - April 1901 - 8pp - Ah Foon on Cover.

Items of interest include:

The Back Hand Palm (Cont') - A Variation of the Bran Trick (Knaus) - The Latest Levitation (Sinclair) - The Obedient Pencil (Caulk) - The Reverse Palm of a Handkerchief (Chapender) - Henry Hardin's Column: A More Mysterious Egg and Handkerchief Trick. - London Notes - A New Card Change (Wethered) - Items of Interest to Magicians - Spirit Rappings (Cook).

Volume 4, #11 - May 1901 - 8pp - Gone (William E. Robinsons illusion) on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Australian News - News from Montreal - The Mechanism of Ghosts (Evans) - London Notes - Harry Helm's Canary Bird Trick (Helm) - The Back Hand Card Palm (Con't) - New Zealand News - A New Card Change (Jenkins) - Sleights with a Cigar (Lucas) - Henry Hardin's Column: An Artistic Trick. - A Few Ideas by Elliott: Elliott's Auto-gravity Wand - Elliott's Improved Nest of Boxes - Dr. Elliott's Improved Vanishing Glass of Water.

Volume 4, #12 - June 1901 - 8pp - H. C. Weber on Cover.

Items of interest include:

The Vanishing Star (Poem by Forbes) - London Notes - South African News - A Few Ideas (Green) - William J. Hilliar's Column: Pass with a Stack of Coins (Downs) - New Coin Substitution (Downs) - The Floating Tumbler (Hilliar) - Clairvoyant Card Trick (Elliott - Dr. Elliott's Mystic Cigar (Elliott) - The Disappearing Pennies (Emerson) - The Mechanism of Ghosts (Con't) (Evans).

Volume 5, #2 - August 1901 - 8pp- Le Clair Zelleno on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Has This Ever Happened To You - Three New Passes (Merton) - The Mechanism of Ghosts (Con't) (Evans) - A Novel Servante - A New Use for the Nest of Boxes (Vinnelle) - Correspondence from India - The Back Hand Card Palm - New Coins from Candle (Merton) - London Notes - Henry Hardin's Column: A Miraculous Divination - A Card Replace (Cohen) - A New Card Change (DeAvolo)

Volume 5, #10 - April 1902 - 8pp - Clinton Burgess and Robert H. Elroy on Cover. 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route.

Items of interest include:

Magic Can Never Die (Mortimer) - Coin Sleight (Werheim) - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Single-Handed Billiard Ball Production - London Notes - The Mystic Scissors, Rings, Spools and Ribbons (Elliott) - A Novel Card Ladder (Peters).

Volume 7, #2 - August 1903 - 8pp - Suee Seen on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

William B. Caulk's Column: Inexhaustible Basket of Flowers - London Notes - Our Office Oracle - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: The Gold Fish Trick - A Review of the "Modern Conjuror and Drawing-Room Entertainer" - Boston "T" Notes - The Wrong Bird -What the S.A.M. Really is Accomplishing (Stevenson) - New York News Philadelphia Notes.

Volume 7, #4 - October 1903 - 8pp - Wah Loo on Cover. - Gray outer wrapper. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Robert Houdin Shuffled the Cards - "After the Flood" - An Experience of Clivette, The Man in Black - William B. Caulk's Column: Cards on the Fan - Our Office Oracle - Boston "T" Notes - S.A.M. Official Column - London Notes - Manchester Notes - New Books - Martina's on Saturday Night (Poem by Sargent).

Volume 7, #5 - Nov. 1903 - 8pp - Marshall P. Wilder on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. -1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

In Memoriam: Bautier De Kolta (Poem by Kaufman) - Novel Idea for Swallowing Wand (Whitely) - Boston Notes - William B. Caulk's Column: Improved Card Fan - Our Office Oracle - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Improved Fishing Rod - Boston "T" Notes - "After the Flood" (Con't) - S.A.M. Official Column - New York News - London Notes - New Books.

Volume 7, #8 - Feb. 1904 - 8pp - Prof. Barney Ives on Cover. -1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

New York News - Philadelphia Items - Boston Items - New Zealand News - Our Office Oracle - William B. Caulk's Column: The Magical Mint - London Notes - Manchester, England Notes - New Books - The Sucker Vanisher (Con't) (Ducrot) - Boston "T" Notes - S.A.M. Official Column - List of Members of the S.A.M. (Con't).

Volume 7, #12 - June 1904 - 8pp - The Great Kaufman on Cover. Gray outer wrappers. -1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Boston "T" Notes - The Bridge of Cards - Three Foot Growth of Flowers from Cone (Kaufman) - S.A.M. Official Column - New York Notes - Boston Items - London Notes - Philadelphia Notes - Items from Seattle, Washington - Detroit, Michigan Items - A Spectator's Dishonesty.

Volume 8, #3 - Sept. 1904 - 8pp - Charles Roltare on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - Stevenson - Le Clair Zelleno - Eastern Notes (Devine) - A Hindoo Trick - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Vanishing Glass of Water - Cleveland News - Detroit News - Book Notes - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - London Notes - Philadelphia Notes - New York News.

Volume 8, #4 - October 1904 - 8pp - De Kota on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route (Lower left corner of all pages missing. Thanks to wide margins, no text, etc. are affected. Price reduced due to this)

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - Krieger - Cleveland, Ohio News - The Mystic Trio (Roberts) - Philadelphia Notes - Eastern Notes - Barney Ives - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - New York News - Brooklyn - The Improved Rapid Flight (Anderson) - London Notes - The Creation, Evolution and Appropriation of a Trick (Sargent) - Kellar's Program - Wilder Sails from San Francisco (poem by Adams).

Volume 8, #6 - Dec. 1904 - 8pp - Van Camp on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route
Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - Philadelphia Notes - Stage Exposures (Teale) - Detroit, Michigan News - Prayer or Spirit Opened this Safe - New York News - Handkerchief and Ribbon Combination Trick (Gifford) - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - Improved Spelling Card (Logue) - London Notes - How Old Are You? - Eastern Jottings - Cleveland, Ohio Notes - A Little Wrinkle (Haydn) - Jap Rice Trick (Conran) - Friends (Poem by Melbourne) - Notes and Queries - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Items.

Volume 8, #7 - January 1905 - 8pp - Corona and Miss Violet Doles on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Under the column London Notes, theres a 5 line mention of Houdini doing his handcuff act in Newcastle. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Philadelphia Notes - London Notes - Novel Card Effects (Roberts) - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - New York News - Our Office Oracle - Cleveland, Ohio Notes - Detroit, Michigan Items - Brooklyn Notes - Magic Attributed to Wells - Pittsburgh Items - A Plate Full of Fun (Gifford) Boston Items.

Volume 8, #8 - Feb. 1905 - 8pp - Chung Ling Soo and Suee Seen on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Philadelphia Notes - Pittsburgh Notes - Our Office Oracle - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - Boston Items - Cincinnati, Ohio Notes - London Notes - Notes from New Zealand - Handkerchief Vanisher for Continuous Front and Back Palming (Huddlestone) - Cleveland, Ohio Notes.

Volume 8, #9 - March 1905 - 8pp - Prof. Albert C. Burch on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

And Yet He Was Not Pleased - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - A Popular Novelty - Philadelphia Notes - A Useful Sleeve Servante (Schoell) - New York News - Cleveland, Ohio Notes - Boston Items - London News - Looping the Gap Down-to-Date - Eastern Jottings - Comparison (Eyck) - Another Arrangement for Card Rising a la Thurston (Huddlestone).

Volume 8, #11 - May 1905 - 8pp - Benlare on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Boston "T" Notes - He Was A Practical Young Magician - Specialism in Magic (Kaufman) - Three Legged Lady - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - Story of a Magician and a Monkey (Evans) - Cleveland, Ohio Notes - Society of Detroit Magicians (Kellar) - London Notes.

Volume 8, #12 - June 1905 - 8pp - John J. Goodwin on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - The Annual Banquet of the S.A.M. - Boston Items - New Idea for Sliding Die Box (Schoell) - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - Originality in Magic (Kaufman) - Notes from New Zealand - Society of Detroit Magicians (Kellar).

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Volume 1, #7 - September 1895 - 12pp - Frederick Eugene Powell on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Shadowgraphy: The Cat - Words From Edward E. Knowles (LeRoy) - The Ace Martin Deceptive Coin Rap - Chapeaugraphy: The Artist - From Our Chicago Correspondent - From Our Boston Correspondent - Prof. Kellar's New Mansion - Odds and Ends (Robinson) - The Mysterious Trunk - The Sand Frame Trick - The Magician's Dream (Poem by F.E.) - The Land of Humbug III (Story by Dr. Albert Merlin)

Volume 1, #9 - March 1898 - 8pp - Harry Kellar on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Crystal Box and Handkerchiefs - Boston Notes - The Cabaret du Niant - The New Cigar Trick (Elliott) - The Best Method of Dealing Seconds (Elliott) - News of the Day - Mahatma's Paper and Cigar Trick - Chemistry of Magic - Chicago Notes.

Volume 4, #1 - July 1900 - 8pp - Professor Hoffmann on Cover.

Items of interest include:

London Notes - Review of Past Year - Items from British Colonies - Two Great Magicians: Carl and Alexander Herrmann (Con't) - A New Vanishing Table (Peters) - An Idea in Card Palming (Forbes) - "Rontgen Outdone" (Tibbles) - A New Back Hand Coin Palm (Victor) - Boston Notes - Henry Hardin's Column: The Perfected Card Star - The Coin Nest. - The Crystal Coffin (Burlingame) - Paris Items - Notes and Queries - Otto Maurer Obituary.

Volume 4, #5 - Nov. 1900 - 10pp - Henry Ridgely Evans on Cover.

Items of interest include:

Modern Magician and their Tricks (Con't) (Evans) - New Card Reading (Delvos) - Two New Palms: The Card Palm (Miller) & The Coin Palm (Cook) - Notes from South Africa - The Haunted Swing - The Chinese Rice Bowls - Ireland - London Notes - Henry Hardin's Column: The Improved Fish Bowls. - Boston Items.

Volume 5, #3 - Sept. 1901 - 10pp - Selbit on Cover. Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey.

Items of interest include:

Important Announcement - A New Coin Effect (Morrell) - A New Move with Cards (Dunworth) - The Lady and the Sphinx (Story by Evans) - The Mystic Flag, Ball of Wool and Cone (Baker) - A Clever Experiment with a Dove (Peters) - He Captured the Lot - News from Austrailia - Mahatma's Torn Corner Card (Merton) - London Notes - An Incident in the Far North (Green) - Notes and Queries.

Volume 5, #5 - Nov. 1901 - 10pp - Victor Selden on Cover. Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey.

Items of interest include:

The Lady and the Sphinx (Con't) (Evans) - London Notes - Boston Items - Reverse Palming Mania (Chapender) - Philadelphia Notes - The Ideal Ink and Water Trick (Fritz) - Original Method for Rising Card Trick, without Assistant (Foley) - Articles of Interest to Magician.

Volume 5, #6 - Dec. 1901 - 10pp - Prof. Ambrose on Cover. Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey.

Items of interest include:

Second Magical Performance at the Theatre Magique - Philadelphia Items - Local Items - London Notes - An Old Card Trick with a New Idea: The Cards on the Palm (Dunworth) - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: A Novel Coin Sleight - Card Trick (Burgess) - A Modern Symposium of Magicians (Mortimer) - Autobiography of a Center Table (Martine) - Boston Items - A Neat Surprise for Concluding the Back Hand Palm (Upson).

Volume 5, #7 - Jan. 1902 - 16pp - Photo of a hand holding five cards on Cover. Each card is different photo of J. DeWitt. Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey.

Items of interest include:

Blessings for the New Year - Ghost Up-To-Date (Evans) - London Notes - The Queen of Flowers - Henry Hardin's Column: The Chromatic Ribbons - Sleight for Keeping Two Cards in View - Evansonia (Evans) - Simple One Hand Handkerchief Production (Galvin) - Card Trick (Burgess) - Sylvester, the Magician - Magician's Vaudeville Contracts (Mortimer) - Montreal Happenings - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: The Aerial Treasury - Passing A Coin Through the Knee - Kanson, King of Komedy Conjurors - Local Items - Boston Items.

Volume 5, #8 - Feb. 1902 - 12pp - Mr. M. Dockweiler on Cover. Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey.

Items of interest include:

The Largest Magical Library in the World (Mortimer) - Ghost Up-To-Date (Con't) (Evans) - Mahatma Frying Pan (Burgess) - Evansonia (Evans) - Society of the Sphinx - London Notes - Boston Items - A Complicated Balance (Selbit) - Philadelphia Items - New Change Over: Multiplication or Color Change with Billiard Balls (Weaver) - A Pretty Card Trick (Dunworth) - Spiritualistic Ties (Caulk) - Card Effects (Burgess) - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Continuous Card Palming - Martinka's Little Back Shop (Poem by Sargent) - New Handkerchief Production (Necada).

Volume 5, #9 - March 1902 - 8pp - Sylvester on Cover. Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey.

Items of interest include:

The Spirit Collar (Caulk) - Society of the Sphinx - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: An Effective Vanish for a Whole Pack of Cards - Single Hand Conjuring - Caught by the Finger Tip (Garland) - Ghost up-To-Date (Con't) (Evans) - London Notes - Card Trick (Burgess) - New Spirit Table Lifting (Green) - Mahatma Frying Pan (Burgess).

Volume 5, #11 - May 1902 - 8pp - Prof. Mingus on Cover. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Flashes - New Rising Cards (Clark) - The Great Handcuff Release - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Billiard Ball Productions (Con't) - Curious Egg Tricks (Ducrot) - London Notes - Boston Items.

Volume 5, #12 - June 1902 - 10pp - W. Golden Mortimer, M.D. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

The Society of American Magicians - The President of the Society of American Magicians (Drew) - The Great Gold Fish Trick (Mingus) - A Good Flower Illusion (Ayres) - The Great Handcuff Escape (Con't) - The Flying Lamp Trick (Shaw) - The Status of Magic in Vaudeville (Mortimer) - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Billiard Ball Productions (Con't) - London Notes - An Open Letter to the Editor of Mahatma (Evans) - At the "Theatre Magique".

Volume 6, #1 - July 1902 - 8pp - Martin Chapender on Cover. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route"

Items of interest include:

The Great Gold Fish Trick )Mingus) - S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - Changing Flag Trick (Schoell) - The Flying Lamp Trick (Con't) (Shaw) - London Notes - Items of Interest - The Great Handcuff Release (Con't).

Volume 6, #2 - August 1902 - 10pp - E. A. Hendrickson on Cover. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

A Letter from S.A.M. (Werner) - S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - From Dr. Elliott's Catalogue - Frank Ducrot's Aerial Angling (Ducrot) - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Billiard Ball Productions (Con't) - Three Shell Game (J.W.) - Items from New Zealand - The Dr. Elliott Hat Load (Elliott) - Mahatma Frying Pan - A Neat Method of Palm Moistening (Parsell) - Card Production (Gysel) - London Notes.

Volume 6, #4 - October 1902 - 12pp - Gray outer wrappers. - Julius Adler on Cover. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - New York News - S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - The Ping Pong Paddle (Mora) - Dressing Most Important Feature of Vaudeville - Notes and Queries - Cagliostro: A Study in Charlatanism (Con't) (Evans) - The Decapitated Princess - A Remarkable Number (Parsell) - Philadelphia Notes - Chicago Notes - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Billiard Ball Profonde - Items of Interest - Collection of Famous Wands - New Books - London Notes - Boston Items - Toledo, Ohio Notes - The Mahatma Kicker - Notes from Australia - Pittsburg Notes.

Volume 6, #6 - Dec. 1902 - 10pp - Francois DeVilliers on Cover. - Pink outer wrappers. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - A Surprising Card Trick (Peters) - Boston "T" Notes - A Deceptive Coin Sleight (Werheim) - Our Office Oracle - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: A Novel Billiard Ball Manipulation - London Notes - Philadelphia Notes - Chicago News - New York News - Cagliostro: A Study in Charlatanism (Con't) (Evans) - Boston Items - New Books.

Volume 6, #8 - Feb. 1903 - 10pp - Trewy on Cover (w/cover article written by Henry Ridgely Evans). - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - Boston Items - S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - Cagliostro: A Study in Charlatanism (Con't) (Evans) - Philadelphia Notes - Boston "T" Notes - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: Billiard Ball Vanishes - New York News - Henry Hardin's Column: Judge Lynch (Con't) - William B. Caulk's Column: Improved Coin Glass - London Notes.

Volume 6, #9 - March 1903 - 10pp - Carl Willmann on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - New York News - Dr. Elliott's Acrobatic Rising Card (Elliott) - Vandalism (Herrmann) - Professor Sleight-Of-Hand (Poem by Lindon) - William B. Caulk's Column: Enchanted Bird Glass - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: The Angle of Invisibility - Subtile Vanish for Two Solid Billiard Balls (Williams) - Items of Interest - "Vanity Fair" - Cagliostro: A Study in Charlatanism (Con't) (Evans).

Volume 6, #10 - April 1903 - 10pp - Mr. Bennett Springer on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - Chapender - Cagliostro: A Study in Charlatanism (Con't) (Evans) - Ball and Wand Trick (Miller) - "Vanity Fair" (Con't) - Boston Items - "Driftwood Blaze" (Dunbar) - S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - New York News - London Notes - New Handkerchief Trick (Levassor) - William B. Caulk's Column: The Basket Bird Cage - Philadelphia Notes.

Volume 6, #12 - June 1903 - 10pp - F. Alexander on Cover (w/cover article written by Houdini). - Gray outer wrappers. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

New York News - Our Office Oracle - Boston "T" Notes - William B. Caulk's Column: The Champagne Glass and Flowers - Novel Idea in a Coin Glass (Lecher) - Cagliostro: A Study in Charlatanism (Con't) (Evans) - S.A.M. Official Column (Mortimer) - London Notes - Philadelphia Notes - Boston Items.
Volume 7, #1 - July 1903 - 8pp - Oscar S. Teale on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Houdini has a 12 line paragraph telling about his performance for the royalty of Russia. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Our Office Oracle - The Purse and Coin (Williams) - William B. Caulk's Column: Appearing Bird Cage - Boston "T" Notes - Why Not Give It to the Society of American Magicians? - London Notes - Mr. Martin Chapender's Column: The Chinese Rings - New York News - S.A.M. Official Column - Illusion Apparatus Rights - An Incident.

Volume 7, #3 - Sept. 1903 - 8pp - Buatier De Kolta on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

New York News - S.A.M. Official Column - Determined to Bury Somebody - Boston "T" Notes - London Notes - The Peters Wonder Screen (Peters) Some Interesting buy Simple Tricks - Our Office Oracle - Boston Items - Pat Sheedy Turned a Trick on a Smart Man.

Volume 7, #9 - March 1904 - 8pp - Barton, The Merry Wizard on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Under the column New Books, theres a 13 line mention of Houdini getting ready to catalogue his collection. - Under the column London Notes theres a 10 line mention of Houdini escaping from the Charles Peace cell. -1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Simple Apparatus for Card Rising Trick (Wiechers) - New Books - Selected Card Caught on Tamborine (Roberts) - William B. Caulk's Column: Aladdin's Coin Casket - New York News - S.A.M. Official Column - Manchester, England Notes - Boston Items - London Notes - Boston "T" Notes.

Volume 7, #10 - April 1904 - 8pp - Prof. Hartman on Cover. - Under the column London Notes, theres a 14 line mention of Houdinis exploits in England. -1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

S.A.M. Official Column - Queen Flora Illusion - Philadelphia Notes - Detroit News - The Mesmerized Match Box - A Novel Coin Vanish (Girindrashekher) - Boston Items - New York News - London Notes - Boston "T" Notes.

Volume 7, #11 - May 1904 - 8pp - Fred Morphet on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Under the column London Notes, theres a 1 line mention of Houdinis escaping from a set of Handcuffs which took five years to make. -1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Boston "T" Notes - S.A.M. Official Column - Two New Card Tricks: Prepared Four Ace Trick (Kaufman) & Marked Four Ace Trick (Kaufman) - Detroit News - Boston Items - Secrets of Success - Philadelphia Notes - Wizards Ply Rushing Trade in Far Corea - London Notes - New Books.

Volume 8, #1 - July 1904 - 8pp - A. G. Waring on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

New Zealand Notes - Modern Optical Illusions (Wilkie) - Ching Ling Foo At Home (M.B.) - Philadelphia Notes - Boston "T" Notes - Detroit, Michigan News - S.A.M. Official Column - Boston Items.

Volume 8, #10 - April 1905 - 8pp - Martin Chapender on Cover. - Gray outer wrappers. - Column From Our Special European Correspondent. N. Osey. This was Houdini. Love the N. Osey = Nosey. - 1x3 adv. by Houdini. Harry Houdini. King of Handcuffs. Address as per Route

Items of interest include:

Eastern Jottings - New York News - Brooklyn - Philadelphia Notes - London Notes - S.A.M. Official Column (Teale) - A Cup Sleeve Servante (Schoell) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Notes - Roltare's Epigrams - Cleveland, Ohio News.
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