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George G. Kaplan

George G. Kaplan

(USA: 24th April, 1902 - 1st September 2001)

Inspired c1914 seeing The Great Leon show at Loew's State Theater in New York. Accountant (CPA) in New York City. Amateur magician. Joined the SAM Parent Assembly #1 in 1928 and named its Dean on his 93rd birthday in 1995 when he was still active in magic. During World War II he entertained at canteens and military hospitals.

Invented The Bombay Mystery card trick (1944). Tricks in Hugard's Magic Monthly 1944-53. Wrote The Fine Art of Magic (1948, 341pp; with a 1955 French translation, 2nd edition 2019 with Warren J. Kaps).

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The Fine Art of Magic, 2nd Edition by George G. Kaplan & Warren J. Kaps[Note: Due to Covid-19 shutdown and slowdown at our supplier we currently see delivery times of 5-7 weeks for the hardcover. At some point this will change, but we do not know when. Under normal conditions, the hardcover will take about 2 weeks to be delivered to you.]

Some have argued that George Kaplan's Fine Art of Magic is the best magic book ever published. Juan Tamariz, who wrote a foreword to this second edition, says: "Hardly a performance where I do not include an effect from this book. It's the only book that contains only good and excellent tricks."

This magic treatise has stood the test of time. It has become a standard magic reference work. The First Edition is one of the most sought after magic books and is now available in its Second Edition, which incorporates additions and corrections from Kaplan's own notes, as well as adds more than 25% new and...

2019 / 12 / 7

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