(London, England: 20th August 1887 - 17th April 1964)
Stage name of Edward Victor Neuschwander, of Swiss parentage. Expert pro cardman, manipulator, and shadowist. Played St. George's Hall often from 1914 to 1926. Played Abanazar in the Aladdin Xmas panto from 1937 on. Magic teacher (Bobby Bernard, etc). Invented the Eleven Card Trick (by 1945).
Wrote Magic of the Hands (1937, 119pp), More Magic of the Hands (1942, 145pp), and Further Magic of the Hands (1945, 103pp), all classic books, plus some booklets. Tricks in Magic Wand. See Rae Hammond, The Magic of Edward Victor’s Hands (1995, 250pp).
1952 Sphinx Award. In the 1940s produced the world's smallest magic set: "20 Tricks in a Match Box". Retired in 1960. His son, Patrick Victor (died 1956), was also a pro shadowist.