(Geneva, Switzerland: 10th October 1862 - 23rd August 1925)
Aka "Le Professeur Magicus". Inspired at age 9 by a magic show. In 1878 at age 16 established a magic shop ("Bosco, Blind et Cie") in Geneva. His hand-written Le Cagliostro, published in Geneva 1878-79, was world's 2nd magic magazine and the 1st in French. A founding member of ASAP in 1903 and early member of the CSP. At age 62 while giving a charity show in Geneva died of a heart attack.
Wrote The Bibliography of Conjuring and Kindred Deceptions (1920, 84pp, with Sidney W. Clarke), a pioneering but now outdated work; and Les automates truqués (1927). Major collector of books (2,134 vols), autographs (916), and other bits of magicana. His collection eventually passed to Jean Garance.
Coauthors: Sidney W. Clarke