(Andelys, Eure, France: 24th January 1872 - 20th December 1943)
Lawyer. Amateur sleight-of-hand magician, having learned on physician's advice to do finger exercises to cure numbness. Wrote the classic La Prestidigitation sans appareils (1914, 558pp) with English tr by Jean Hugard as Magic Without Apparatus (1945, 527pp). Translated Farelli's Card Magic as La Magie des cartes (2 vols, 1937).